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Re: Another reason to not buy Kinect
said by mogamer:I haven't played a ton of Kinect games, but that's more or less my general assessment as well. Based on some of the "tracking" it has done playing a game, it has trouble finding a large, 300lb man standing all by his self in a large empty room who is trying to be identified. Not a chance in hell it can actually identify multiple people specifically who are just sitting around casually watching.
Besides the fact that Kinect games suck.
Re: If this thing uses IR...
said by TheHelpful1:Kinect uses stereoscopic IR cameras for 3D vision and a color camera for miscellaneous other purposes. A static 2D image will not fool the 3D tracking.
Don't point it at the wall. Make a screensaver of people just sitting there and point it at that all day. Share the screensaver online and encourage other people to do the same
Re: unplug it
said by pittpete1:She does it religiously of course! I know I'm in her course daily! :P
I keep the kinect unplugged till the kids want to use it.
Kinect sucks any way.
Only reason we got it because the wife wanted to Zumba.
Ask me how many times she Zumbbed?
eff this Incredible. Nielsen is probably drooling.........
Just what we really need. Less privacy. More statistics.
This part is especially insane:
There are teenagers who are larger than some adults, and some adults who are smaller than teenagers. How they expect the latter part to function at all is insane.
Or, if the number of viewers exceeds the limits laid out by a particular content license, the system would halt playback unless additional viewing rights were purchased.
The system could also take into account the age of viewers, limiting playback of mature content to adults, for example. This patent application doesnt explain how that would work, but a separate Microsoft patent application last year described a system for using sensors to estimate age based on the proportions of their body.
The first part is also a mess of an idea.
Hell, the whole thing reeks of "bad idea," but there are obviously people who disagree.
This is the dumbest shit I've heard You can guarantee that if people somehow like this idea, I will no longer buy X-Box products, I meant I have a 360 Elite right now that I don't even hardly play, why would I want an X-box that spys on me when I'm doing whatever it is I'm doing on my X-box? And then the audacity to openly admit they are doing this so that they can charge per person for videos you rent or etc? Geevus, can you imagine those "Movie watching night parties" people would be having? I can already see the Facebook invite going something like this...
"Please ensure you bring $25 to cover yourself for the movie, only up to 4 other people can watch for free, also BYOB!"
This is just ridiculous, these companies are always looking for a way to milk the cash cow called movie theaters, and now they want to install it in your home.... What's next? They're going to start charging a monthly fee for the video service on top of the X-box live membership, and then charge $X per person per video? Eff that!
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Albert Einstein