Me and My Nine Iron

January 26, 2010

Face-detection fail


Last year, a blogger posted about the Nikon S630’s flaw in its face-detection technology, as the camera would flash a notice if it thought someone in the picture blinked. The Chinese blogger found that the same notice flashes when Asian eyes are open.

Her original post here.

Last month, a YouTube video was posted of a web camera on HP’s Mediasmart laptop computer, which has a face-tracking and recognition technology that follows you around, that does not pick up on “negroes.” Hey, at least it doesn’t flash a message saying, “Are you in front of the camera?” Maybe they should call these “race-detection” instead.

On Tuesday, President Obama said that an audiotape released Sunday by

"You dumb Americans."

Osama bin Laden showed weakness in how he tried to take responsibility for the failed Christmas Day airplane bombing.

At about the same time, the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation gave the Obama administration a failing grade for its efforts to prepare for and respond to a biological terrorist attack.

Way to go, Obama. Way to go.

BJ

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2 Comments »

  1. Hahah, that’s racist.

    So do I. ;( In the meantime, here’s Jackie hard at work.

    http://cbs2.com/slideshows/Jackie.Johnson.Weathercaster.20.633348.html

    Comment by Bryan — January 26, 2010 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

  2. I had a lengthy diatribe outlining how we’re so quick to call anything racist but then decided to provide a joke instead of rambling paragraphs…

    How do you blindfold an asian?

    With dental floss!

    BTW, I want the Jackie Johnson outfit review section.

    Comment by D — January 26, 2010 @ 2:42 pm | Reply


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