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(The New York Times)   How many licks does it take to get to the center of a digital lollipop? (link replaced)   (bits.blogs.nytimes.com ) divider line
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2013-11-23 12:35:01 PM  
If by "digital lollipop" you mean "paywalled article", and by "licks" you mean "mouse clicks through your browser's cookie settings", then the answer is....

forget it, I'm going back to the pink lingerie thread.
 
2013-11-23 12:39:21 PM  
cant view TFA, requires login.
 
2013-11-23 12:45:37 PM  
Three
 
2013-11-23 12:50:36 PM  
Subby needs a cock punch!

Ivo Shandor: forget it, I'm going back to the pink lingerie thread.


You're next if you don't stop bogarting the link.
 
2013-11-23 01:10:25 PM  

TheSwizz: Subby needs a cock punch!

Ivo Shandor: forget it, I'm going back to the pink lingerie thread.

You're next if you don't stop bogarting the link.


Modmins too
 
2013-11-23 01:12:14 PM  
Same problem here.

I don't think that this could be described as an unqualified success.
 
2013-11-23 01:13:14 PM  
"n"
No, wait. "m"
No, "l". Yeah, that's it.

That's my final answer: licks = "l"
 
2013-11-23 01:39:14 PM  
Advertisers might include the taste of a product in an add on your computer or television. Movies could become more interactive, allowing people to taste the food an actor is eating. And the technology could even have medical applications, allowing people with diabetes, for example, to taste sugar without harming their actual blood sugar levels.
"In a gaming environment we could come up with a new reward system based on taste sensations," Mr. Ranasinghe told New Scientist. "For example, if you complete a game task successfully, or complete a level, we can give a sweet, minty or sour reward. If you fail we can deliver a bitter message."


Yes, this is exactly what's going to happen.  People will sit there watching tv or playing video games with some electronic device in their mouth, holding it on their tongues the whole time, so that occasionally an electronic signal would cause them to taste salt or sugar or bitterness.  And diabetics, instead of just using a non sugar sweetener like nutrasweet, will put this device in their mouth, as the electronic simulation of tasting sweetness would be such a wonderful experience for anyone.
 
2013-11-23 01:48:26 PM  
If this experimental work ever makes its way to the commercial world - assuming it's not too expensive to produce - you could imagine a number of scenarios where it could be used.
Advertisers might include the taste of a product in an add on your computer or television. Movies could become more interactive, allowing people to taste the food an actor is eating. And the technology could even have medical applications, allowing people with diabetes, for example, to taste sugar without harming their actual blood sugar levels.
"This may have huge implications for pornography," Mr. Ranasinghe told New Scientist. "For example, the taste of various bodily fluids can be simulated, opening up a whole new world of possibilities. But we must be cautious and think ethically to avoid simulating the two girl, one cup experience."
 
2013-11-23 02:43:51 PM  

Theaetetus: If this experimental work ever makes its way to the commercial world - assuming it's not too expensive to produce - you could imagine a number of scenarios where it could be used.
Advertisers might include the taste of a product in an add on your computer or television. Movies could become more interactive, allowing people to taste the food an actor is eating. And the technology could even have medical applications, allowing people with diabetes, for example, to taste sugar without harming their actual blood sugar levels.
"This may have huge implications for pornography," Mr. Ranasinghe told New Scientist. "For example, the taste of various bodily fluids can be simulated, opening up a whole new world of possibilities. But we must be cautious and think ethically to avoid simulating the two girl, one cup experience."


Lawl.  I am imagining the day after this device is released when some hacker goes out and gives everyone in the Eastern timezone a mouth full of shiat.

Alternately people will send out internet links like the ones where you have to turn your speakers way up and stare at a picture only for a sudden loud noise to play.  You would be eating a tasty burger, but then halfway through, "Bam, shiat sandwich".
 
2013-11-23 03:45:38 PM  
So an electronic cig without the nicotine.
 
2013-11-23 03:49:30 PM  

RogermcAllen: Theaetetus: If this experimental work ever makes its way to the commercial world - assuming it's not too expensive to produce - you could imagine a number of scenarios where it could be used.
Advertisers might include the taste of a product in an add on your computer or television. Movies could become more interactive, allowing people to taste the food an actor is eating. And the technology could even have medical applications, allowing people with diabetes, for example, to taste sugar without harming their actual blood sugar levels.
"This may have huge implications for pornography," Mr. Ranasinghe told New Scientist. "For example, the taste of various bodily fluids can be simulated, opening up a whole new world of possibilities. But we must be cautious and think ethically to avoid simulating the two girl, one cup experience."

Lawl.  I am imagining the day after this device is released when some hacker goes out and gives everyone in the Eastern timezone a mouth full of shiat.

Alternately people will send out internet links like the ones where you have to turn your speakers way up and stare at a picture only for a sudden loud noise to play.  You would be eating a tasty burger, but then halfway through, "Bam, shiat sandwich".


And that ends this technology. Picture Syrian cyber army/Anonymous making everyone in the US watching American Idol all taste a shait sandwich at once.

Fool me once, joke's on me.
 
2013-11-23 04:39:54 PM  
I've never made it without bitting
 
2013-11-23 04:41:05 PM  

2chris2: Advertisers might include the taste of a product in an add on your computer or television. Movies could become more interactive, allowing people to taste the food an actor is eating. And the technology could even have medical applications, allowing people with diabetes, for example, to taste sugar without harming their actual blood sugar levels.
"In a gaming environment we could come up with a new reward system based on taste sensations," Mr. Ranasinghe told New Scientist. "For example, if you complete a game task successfully, or complete a level, we can give a sweet, minty or sour reward. If you fail we can deliver a bitter message."

Yes, this is exactly what's going to happen.  People will sit there watching tv or playing video games with some electronic device in their mouth, holding it on their tongues the whole time, so that occasionally an electronic signal would cause them to taste salt or sugar or bitterness.  And diabetics, instead of just using a non sugar sweetener like nutrasweet, will put this device in their mouth, as the electronic simulation of tasting sweetness would be such a wonderful experience for anyone.


Interactive pussy licking with your porn is the killer ap.
 
2013-11-23 05:05:45 PM  
(link replaced) with an NYTimes article? I thought we at Fark didn't like NYTimes. Or is that Eurasia we've always been against?
 
2013-11-23 05:42:00 PM  

Gig103: (link replaced) with an NYTimes article? I thought we at Fark didn't like NYTimes. Or is that Eurasia we've always been against?


The original link was also NYTimes but it just went to a login page.


TheSwizz: You're next if you don't stop bogarting the link.


Here if you're still looking. It started slowly but it has taken off quite nicely now.
 
2013-11-23 06:31:38 PM  
Yeah, great, until someone sends you hello.jpg.
 
2013-11-24 07:02:33 PM  

FrancoFile: Three


I love that this is the third post in the thread.
 
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