Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Software

+ - Facial recognition software for online dating->

Submitted by Arashtamere
Arashtamere (1178557) writes "ActiveSymbols has built a facial-recognition search engine to give online daters the ability to search for mates who look like celebrities, but ultimately hopes its technology will be used for more important issues, such as helping law enforcement track down child molesters. The Eyealike Visual Search platform analyzes facial features such as eyes, nose, mouth, chin, skin tone, hair color, texture and length, and compares them to hundreds of thousands of photos on the Web. Beta participants can upload their own photo to discover which celebrity they look like, or click on a celebrity they find attractive and search for daters with similar facial features. The public beta site crawls through about 300,000 images of males and females posted on dating sites. The company's president hopes law-enforcement agencies will want to use this facial-recognition technology to search the Web to find the whereabouts of criminals, such as accused child molesters who may have posted their own photos on a Web site."
Link to Original Source
It's funny.  Laugh.

New Project To End Stupidity Online 336

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the then-they-make-a-better-idiot dept.
mrneutron2003 writes to tell us that StupidFilter, a new Open Source project started by Gabriel Ortiz and Paul Starr, plans to provide an intellectual prophylactic for memetically transmitted diseases. "Too long have we suffered in silence under the tyranny of idiocy. In the beginning, the internet was a place where one could communicate intelligently with similarly erudite people. Then, Eternal September hit and we were lost in the noise. The advent of user-driven web content has compounded the matter yet further, straining our tolerance to the breaking point. It's time to fight back."
The Matrix

+ - Online ad tracking targetted by privacy groups->

Submitted by
Technical Writing Geek
Technical Writing Geek writes "A coalition of privacy groups Wednesday called for creation of a "Do Not Track List," that would prohibit advertisers from tracking online movements of consumers.

Similar to the popular Do Not Call telephone lists, the Internet proposal comes as online advertising revenues are growing rapidly, providing critical revenue to startups and Web giants such as Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071031/ap_on_hi_te/online_advertising_privacy;ylt=omg_wtf"

Link to Original Source
Security

+ - QVC computer glitch scammer enters guilty plea->

Submitted by
coondoggie
coondoggie writes "A computer glitch in home-shopping network QVC's computers let a woman scam the company for $412,000 and more then 1,800 items. That woman, Quantina Moore-Perry, 33, of Greensboro, NC pled guilty to the scam in Federal court this week and agreed to surrender the $412,000. Authorities said Quantina Moore-Perry of Greensboro, exploited a glitch in QVC's computer system where she would receive merchandise without being charged if she canceled an order immediately after placing it. Authorities said there was no evidence Perry caused the computer glitch, rather she just took advantage of it. Perry then took the 1,800 products she received and resold items on eBay from March to November 2005. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/21356"
Link to Original Source
Microsoft

+ - DirectX 10 is Dying->

Submitted by ChristmasOnMars
ChristmasOnMars (1030252) writes "ExtremeTech's Joel Durahm points out that DirectX 10 is a dog, noting that Microsoft made a lot of promises that aren't coming true. "I haven't noticed much of a performance improvement, or the promised visual splendor, that Microsoft seems to think DirectX 10 provides. So far, in most games, engaging DirectX 10 mode cripples them on all but the most powerful computers.""
Link to Original Source

"You need tender loving care once a week - so that I can slap you into shape." - Ellyn Mustard

Working...