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Comment Re:Two eyes are better than one (Score 1) 106

This could be solved by replacing the IR source in the 'projector' (actually a point source and a pinhole grid) with one of a different wavelength, and adding appropriate filters to the IR cameras in each Kinect.

Or maybe timing the grid light to be off while the other camera is on and vis-versa. Alternating back and forth quickly like the 3D LCD 'shutter' lenses. This way the grids would not interfere with each other. Don't have to turn off the cameras, just don't use the 3D grid data from those frames where the opposite grid is being used.

Just my .01 worth. :)

Comment Re:Think of the constitution. (Score 1) 745

Consider, do you need to be convicted by a jury of your peers to be confined to quarantine if you have a dangerous infectious disease? Is quarantine of those with infectious diseases punishment?

What if that person has been diagnosed with something like HIV? Should they be quarantined against their will since they poses a risk to public safety?

It's a slippery slope with shoddy breaks.

Wireless Networking

Submission + - MIT demonstrates wireless power transfer (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "Power wires are dead, long live power cords. A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has experimentally shown how everything from iPods to laptops could be wirelessly recharged by using a carefully designed magnetic field to deliver power to such devices from a range of 10 to 15 feet.WiTricity is rooted in such well-known laws of physics that it makes one wonder why no one thought of it before. "In the past, there was no great demand for such a system, so people did not have a strong motivation to look into it," points out MIT professor John Joannopoulos. The researcher said MIT would handle licensing of the technology should it be used in a consumer service or product in the future. http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/1599 8"

YouTube Founders Interviewed 122

An anonymous reader writes: "FORTUNE's Adam Lashinsky interviews co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. 'In just five months, YouTube has gone from beta testing to part of the national zeitgeist. The website is a place where anyone with a home video can post it online and create an endlessly entertaining diversion for bored office workers -- who've been watching 40 million clips a day.'"

Sony Rootkit may Lead to Regulation 266

An anonymous reader writes "Computerworld has a story about DHS officials meeting with Sony to read them the riot act, following the rootkit fiasco. From the story: 'A U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official warned today that if software distributors continue to sell products with dangerous rootkit software, as Sony BMG Music Entertainment recently did, legislation or regulation could follow.'"

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