I don't disagree with your comment per se, but I think you missed the point of Nursie's comment.
sanman2 said "India's poor" are "turning their noses up" at the Nano.
However, 32.7% of Indians live in poverty. Because of this, Nursie rightly pointed out that "India's poor" probably have bigger concerns than which car to buy.
If sanman2 had said "members of India's lower middle class are already turning their noses up at the Nano" there would be no argument here.
I have been to India several times in the last 10 years and seen huge numbers of people sleeping on the streets and in shanty towns.
Exactly, it is. But who doesn't have a fake facebook account ?
Logic failure. Just because you have one account for social use and one for business, one of which you could call "fake", and you consider that "okay", doesn't suddenly mean that you have to accept that all fake Facebook accounts have to be "okay". Fake accounts for the purposes of astroturfing or propaganda are definitely not okay.
In my company's sales team most everybody has at least a "commercial" and a private account. That means our company "has" euhm
Just because some of your peers do it doesn't necessarily make it okay. http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/07/15/1351204/Internet-Astroturfer-Fined-300000
The weird part is that some of these geeky proposals seem to have been sprung on total non-geeks. For example, having to sort out an accidentally-minimised window, or having to drive them to a PC... Doesn't this seem a bit self-indulgent of the person doing the preposing?
I wonder how red the recipients of these proposals went when their friends asked how the question was popped?
Posted by timothy on 2011-01-01 1:02
from the ends-justify-the-means dept.
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Can't speak for GP but I've done better using just a JPEG of a background. You can't see when I move at all.
Are you joking? The whole point is to be able to see when he moves. It's a special effect to show a sci-fi kind of "cloaking". Sure you could implement something similar with a standard webcam, but the novelty here is that he seems to use the Kinect's depth information to work out how much distortion/lensing effect to apply. Hence when he stands against the bookshelf in the background, he disappears completely.
I'm pretty sure I remember coming across a news piece that said exactly this a good 10-20 years ago..
Yep, it's old news. Here's an article from 2004, about some research done in the UK: http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20040412.html
Here's the summary of the paper at ACM.org: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=993187
You can find also find the PDF.
But hey, a lot of people are on facebook, let's blame it on that.
You do realise that Britain is not part of the United States, don't you?
Facebook has long been the UK’s most popular Social Networking site and now has over 19 million active users. In May 2009 alone Facebook.com received 23.9 million visitors in the UK. Other popular social networking sites continued to struggle to keep up with Facebook – Bebo followed as the second most visited UK Social Network (8.5 million visitors), then Windows Live Profile (6.9 million visitors) and MySpace Sites (6.5 million visitors)...