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Comment: Re:My favorite one... (Score 1) 94

standards will slip on this as well though. It used to be if you wanted to understand someone on a phone call you would use a land-line - now we just accommodate really poor audio quality. Don't believe me? Ask a transcriptionist what it's like to transcribe something from a cell phone.

Comment: Re:Upside Down? (Score 2) 142

by binarybum (#49077917) Attached to: Breakthrough In Face Recognition Software

We are finally going to catch this guy!! -

(the problem is the background - your brain is very good at understanding what upside-down means, but an algorithm trained by seeing tons of right-sided up images only understands that a silo is rounded on top and straight on the bottom. - The question I have, is what are the pratical implications of all the extra processing power that might take? Finally figuring out who that gymnast was from that circ-du-soleil screenshot? )

Comment: Re:Since when are terms of service court enforced? (Score 1) 77

by binarybum (#49071003) Attached to: Company Promises Positive Yelp Reviews For a Price; Yelp Sues

Kind of slanderous statement for an AC to make. Yelp has been in the spotlight for this kind of thing ever since a class action lawsuit in 2011. Any evidence of them doing what you are claiming would garner tons of attention and congratulations btw you would have a pretty strong case against them. I call flat out shenanigans on this post and encourage modding this down unless you can provide some degree of evidence backing such a claim.

Comment: ooh, my eyes (Score 1) 62

by binarybum (#48995597) Attached to: YouTube Launches Multi-Angle Video Experiment

I tried to watch the sample video thing. Terrible issues with audio-continuity between the views. Seeing that dude's fanny pack was a great example of why nobody needs \ wants this. I might have had some degree of respect for the guy despite his annoying voice if I hadn't switched to the view that showed the bejeweled fanny-pack. Editing exists for a reason, just like elected political representatives. This is like those people that show you their completely unedited vacation photos- all 568 of them. It kills the magic. If done very very well, I could imagine this maybe being useful for porn (but only until good holograms become available).

Comment: Re: In other news... (Score 2) 307

by binarybum (#48947419) Attached to: The NSA Is Viewed Favorably By Most Young People

my guess is that the NSA ha.... {carrier interrupt.... flagged term detected...refrence auto replace library S:\NSA\project pawn everything\standard response1.txt} "is really just so awesome, all kids like it, totally rad like {auto field\ insert up to date NSA authorized popular rap music singer}! .{\resume native post}

and that's probably why the results look that way.

Comment: Some front page editing? (Score 1) 413

C'mon /. editors. The example at the end of this summary paragraph is really graphic, jarring and terrifying. It's a little much for a front-page headline summary and frankly unnecessary to the subject of the story anyway. A little bit of journalistic couth would be appreciated.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov