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Comment: Re:So wear a Guy Fawkes mask (Score 1) 129

by pr0file (#47927289) Attached to: FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

I do not consent.

Unfortunately, many of the sheep in this country (and elsewhere, particularly Australia and the British Empire) simply don't care.

You are overruled. Move along...

Incidentally, on this day back in 2001 Richard Stallman talked about this same thing... it appears people really and truly don't care (enough) about the consequences of this. After all, people had 13 years to kick up a stink right?


Google Engineer Sponsors New Kinect Bounties 96

Posted by Soulskill
from the dead-or-alive dept.
ashidosan writes "Hot on the heels of the Adafruit competition, Matt Cutts (a search spam engineer at Google) is sponsoring two more $1,000 bounties for projects using Kinect. 'The first $1,000 prize goes to the person or team that writes the coolest open-source app, demo, or program using the Kinect. The second prize goes to the person or team that does the most to make it easy to write programs that use the Kinect on Linux.'" Relatedly, reader imamac points out a video showing Kinect operating on OS X.
PlayStation (Games)

Long-Delayed L.A. Noire Gets Trailer, Spring 2011 Release 54

Posted by Soulskill
from the dark-and-stormy-night dept.
It's been years since the announcement of L.A. Noire, an expansive murder mystery game set in 1940s Los Angeles. After several lengthy delays, Rockstar Games has now posted a trailer and confirmed that the game will release in Spring of 2011. One of the game's major undertakings is to step up the realism of the voice acting and the way characters' faces and bodies are animated, "allowing players to analyze every subtle nuance of an actor's performance in order to get to the truth." The trailer shows in-game footage (though not actual gameplay), and while it's always a good idea to take such displays with a grain of salt, the facial expressions do look pretty realistic.

Wolfenstein Gets Ray Traced 184

Posted by Soulskill
from the ach-mein-framen dept.
An anonymous reader writes "After showcasing Quake Wars: Ray Traced a few years ago, Intel is now showing their latest graphics research project using Wolfenstein game content. The new and cool special effects are actually displayed on a laptop using a cloud-based gaming approach with servers that have an Intel Knights Ferry card (many-core) inside. Their blog post has a video and screenshots."

Comment: Re: I get less than 2% - don't even need filters (Score 1) 330

by pr0file (#27422587) Attached to: Spam Back Up To 94% of All Email

I simply don't understand how or why people only ever have 1 email address and give it out unconditionally to anyone who asks for it. How can people live like that?

While I use these same techniques to limit spam to my email addresses, you and I are in the minority of people who have the resources, time and savvy to do this.

Without a wide-spread educational campaign I don't think it's fair to expect the average user to have the time or resources to do this, let alone even have the idea. The average user will prefer to rely on their provider supplied spam filter than mess about with 130 addresses.


Dude.. you have 130 email addresses??

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