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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!! - http://img.izismile.com//img/i...

(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.

In English, every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming languages.

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