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Comment Great for video production (Score 1) 161

This would be a great alternative to greenscreening a window for an indie movie production. Hang the remote on the cameraman, and then you dont have to worry about tracking the motion, and comping in a fake shot. And reflections from the room should show up correctly too.

Comment Re:One word: Maintenance (Score 1) 131

I have created a few installations like you're talking about and I have to agree that this is the most important point. You have to design everything with the idea that a bunch of 6 year olds are going to be banging on it for several hours straight everyday. And likely, noone from the museum staff will come by to check it out but maybe once a week. If you're looking at using buttons, I suggest going to a company that makes elevator button panels. Those things are indestructible.

Also, you have to remember to design things to be wheelchair accessible.

Software

Submission + - Lightroom vs. Aperture

Nonu writes: Adobe has officially released its Aperture killer, Lightroom, and the reviews are starting to pop up. Ars looks at Lightroom and concludes that it's a better choice for those without bleeding-edge hardware. 'Aperture's main drawback is still performance as it was designed for bleeding edge machines. On a quad Core 2 Duo Xeon, it is very usable but Lightroom just feels faster for everything regardless of hardware. Since Aperture relies on Core Image and a fast video card to do its adjustments (RAW decoding is done by the CPU), it's limited to what the single 3-D card can do. Lightroom does everything with the CPU and so it is likely to gain more speed as multicore systems get faster.'
Networking

Submission + - Malicious javascript can change router DNS.

aonic writes: "Apparently the security scare du jour is that a website with malicious javascript can change the DNS settings on your router. In theory this allows for phishing attacks to happen, once your dns is compromised. Suddenly www.bankofamerica.com resolves to something besides the BofA website.

Solution from TFA? "Change your router password!"

Uh, duh?"
Movies

Don't Believe What You See at the Movies 441

MattSparkes writes "Many images you see in a magazine are Photoshopped, and it's getting less and less likely that what you see at the cinema is any more genuine. In the film 'Blood Diamond', tears were added to Jennifer Connolly's face after a scene was shot. According to The Times, digital effects artists can even change actors' expressions. 'Opening or closing eyes; making a limp more convincing; removing breathing signs; eradicating blinking eyelids from a lingering gaze; or splicing together different takes of an unsuccessful love scene to produce one in which both parties look like they are enjoying themselves.' The article mentions the moral qualms digital effects people have over performing these manipulations, and the steps actors are taking to protect their digital assets."
Security

Submission + - Phishing Scan Uses Google Maps

morgan_greywolf writes: "According the the PC World, a new phishing scam uses Google Maps to pinpoint the physical location of the victim's computer:

Account holders with at least two Australian banks have become victims of a phishing scam in which malicious code reveals the physical location of affected IP addresses using Google Maps. Bank account holders in Germany and the U.S. have also been targeted.

Identity theft anyone?"
User Journal

Journal Journal: God as identified and/or defined by US (Good, Bad, or Evil)? 3

God as identified and/or defined by anyone, anything, any religion, any government ... has never existed. IOW: a god cannot be copyrighted, claimed, patented ... except by weak, fearful, slaves of "the unknown and may never be" destiny/option.

Too Know and Too Fear will always be mutually exclusive or inversely proportional!

User Journal

Journal Journal: Ford Vehicles to Read Email 1

In an update to a prior Slashdot story from December, news sources such as WBIR are carrying news states the new Ford and Microsoft service called Sync will be hitting the roads in the fall of 2007, as mentioned at the recent Chicago Auto Show. The service would be able to read the emails and using an audio system will be capable of reading the email contents aloud.

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