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It’s more like Predator than Harry Potter

Read this post at Ars Technica about the research into clothing that will trick facial recognition systems, the idea being that rather than disguise one’s face, the clothing would have a design that would exploit the features of the software and confusing the system. This quote in particular leapt out at me:

“I have a full belief that we actually probably all own things that may exhibit some of the principles that we want to see in blocking image detection, or gait detection, or even facial detection,” she continued. “And if you give people the ability to test it by themselves at home, and to do a sort of trial and error on their own, it can make them realize that they’re smart enough to figure their stuff out. So we don’t have to rely forever on experts to be the people that save us from surveillance.”

Kate Bertash, https://adversarialfashion.com

The whole thing is worth a read.

Source: Some shirts hide you from cameras—but will anyone wear them? | Ars Technica

Doctor 420

Just playing around with my iPhone about a year ago. Shot it with the ‘Super 8’ app; cut it and added titles & music with iMovie. Even used iMovie to upload it directly to YouTube from my iPhone. Thanks for watching. Hope you enjoy it.


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Doctor 420 at YouTube.

(Belated) Follow Friday – Celebrity Apprentice 2012 Edition

For the uninitiated, on Follow Friday Twitter users tweet out the names of other Twitterers that they think might be cool or interesting to follow. This is my list for this week, which covers The Celebrity Apprentice 2012, and it’s a couple of days late, because I pulled it out of my ass shortly before The Celebrity Apprentice season premiere. Shot and edited on an iPhone 4 using iMovie. Hope you enjoy watching it; thanks for taking the time.


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(Belated) Follow Friday – February 19, 2012 at YouTube.

My thoughts on Viddy

A few weeks back I downloaded Viddy and played with it a bit. At the time, I tweeted that I thought it was cool with a couple of caveats and that I would follow up with more details. Well, after playing with it a couple of more days, the cons started to outweigh the pros pretty quickly. Given the amount of hype Viddy received and continues to get, I didn’t want to hate on it for a few (what seemed to be) minor bugs so I decided to hold off on writing anything further until a software update or two came out. During the last few weeks though, my opinion of Viddy went from “It’s pretty cool,” to “It kinda sucks.”

If you don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, check out this slideshow for an explanation of what Viddy is and how it works:

If the embedded presentation doesn’t load, click to seeViddy Screenshot Slideshow at Google Docs.

Seems nice, don’t it? There’s a sample video of all the filters at the end of this but first, my thoughts on Viddy after a few weeks of real world use.

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