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Old 08-11-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Face recognition?!!

Drowned my Canon SD600 digital camera when beaching the dinghy on Angel Island the other day. Today, replaced it with a Canon S110 ($350, about the same inflation-adjusted price of the six-year-old SD600). Fortunately, I was already thinking of getting a new camera since the SD600 uses getting-harder-to-find 2GB memories.

One unexpected feature of the S110 is its face-recognition function. Amazing! ... Nevertheless, this reminds me how easily governments can now monitor our comings and goings.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Just like cameras at intersections and along the road records our tag numbers.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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Mark next time you drown your camera rinse it off real good in fresh water and put it in the fridge for a couple days. Drys it out thoroughly and slowly. Works like a charm with all electronics that go swimming.
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Mark next time you drown your camera rinse it off real good in fresh water and put it in the fridge for a couple days. Drys it out thoroughly and slowly. Works like a charm with all electronics that go swimming.
I've heard the same thing about putting it in rice. Presumably they mean uncooked But it makes sense, that would draw out the moisture.

And the face recognition capability has been available in software for years. Google's Picasa for example. You actually have to turn that feature off if you don't want it. It IS a good reminder of what our gov't, and more so big corporations who want to advertise to us, are capable of. Not sure I'm ready for a tin-foil hat yet, but it does give one pause. The Facebook generation is already used to a total lack of privacy. Maybe it'll all be OK.
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And the face recognition capability has been available in software for years. Google's Picasa for example. ...
The technology is so inexpensive now it's bound to be/get ubiquitous.
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And don't forget the "Black Box" in your car. If you don't have a car with one now, you will eventually.
That's why you always buy older cars.
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That's why you always buy older cars.
If all goes well, I'll never buy another. Ford pickups are reputed to run forever. I'm looking to find out.
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If all goes well, I'll never buy another. Ford pickups are reputed to run forever. I'm looking to find out.
Damn cell phones are just as bad. This HTC I have never shuts off.
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