KarmicDisaster: Citizen 129874, face the telescreen.
doczoidberg: Just put a piece of electrical tape over it.That's what I did with the camera embedded in my laptop.
blahpers: Why the bloody butt-fark would anybody willingly put one of these in their home? Have people gone insane?/crazy_pills.jpg
jfivealive: I will have to make sure that before I hit power on my remote control, I drop trow, turn around, bend over, and place my chocolate starfish so close to the camera they can smell my stink nuggets. I wonder what kind of recommendations my browneye would get, hmm.
BizarreMan: jfivealive: I will have to make sure that before I hit power on my remote control, I drop trow, turn around, bend over, and place my chocolate starfish so close to the camera they can smell my stink nuggets. I wonder what kind of recommendations my browneye would get, hmm.Jersey Shore or Honey Boo Boo
Jim_Callahan: Eh, I have no real problem with this.I mean, if it's used to do shiat like count the people in the room for DRM purposes, I'll have an issue with it, and I'd probably turn it off at that point if I had one, but largely I like the notion of having the hardware for gesture controls on everything, lot more sanitary than everyone handling a physical controller all the time. And, similarly, I kinda like the idea of using facial recognition to allow bypass of the login procedure, that seems pretty convenient. Assumably if I get an eye injury and have to wear a patch or something there will be a software bypass I can click, it's not like they'd just make it randomly lock me out forever.I mean, I unplug my webcam when not in use as much as the next guy, but there's such a thing as letting your paranoia get in the way of basic progress.
blahpersWhy the bloody butt-fark would anybody willingly put one of these in their home? Have people gone insane?
Quaker: FTFA: "...Erik Huggers (VP at Intel Media)... did say that the US isn't ready for entirely à la carte options and that Intel will be selling bundles of content..."[www.addictinginfo.org image 494x500]
OnlyM3: Do you carry a cell phone? One that can be turned on at any time remotely to do exactly what this TV is supposed to do?
mjbok: He's right, because people have no idea how the current model works. You want Comedy Central. That's $12 a month. Many people will end up paying roughly the same for cable (or potentially more) with fewer channels.
A Terrible Human: In other news more of my paranoid delusions are becoming true.
yellowcat: A Terrible Human: In other news more of my paranoid delusions are becoming true.Back in the mid-80s i worked for AT&T, customer service 800 number. Some crazy lady in Jacksonville kept calling in (100s of times a day), saying her husband worked for the government and had installed a device on her TV that allowed her to see who she was talking to on the phone. I never talked to her, always wanted to. Was going to ask if she liked my haircut. She actually got her phone taken out because she wouldn't stop calling us.Wasn't you was it?
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