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(The Week)   The military needed to install sensors along the Korean border that could detect movement, and easily distinguish human faces so animals wouldn't trigger a false alarm. Then someone at the Pentagon apparently used an Xbox One   (theweek.com) divider line 12
    More: Interesting, Animals, Microsoft Kinect, borders, Korean border, Korean, Hellfire missile, sensors, DMZ  
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2014-02-19 11:54:17 AM  
You know who else installed sensors to detect movement?

The Dharma Initiative
 
2014-02-19 12:06:51 PM  
You know who else installed sensors to detect movement?

T. Rex.
 
2014-02-19 12:15:02 PM  
Skip the "alarm" stage and have the sensors automatically trigger robot-targeted machine guns. Animals will get the memo eventually.

Otherwise, the invasion force will look like this.

cdllife.com
 
2014-02-19 12:18:34 PM  
Easy... The North Koreans just need to say "xbox, sign out" when they go to the front line.
 
2014-02-19 12:20:07 PM  

semiotix: Skip the "alarm" stage and have the sensors automatically trigger robot-targeted machine guns. Animals will get the memo eventually.

Otherwise, the invasion force will look like this.

[cdllife.com image 560x280]


clio.missouristate.edu

Or this.

/technology may be very smart these days but humans are still pretty good at stealth or simply overwhelming systems
 
2014-02-19 12:37:24 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: semiotix: Skip the "alarm" stage and have the sensors automatically trigger robot-targeted machine guns. Animals will get the memo eventually.

Otherwise, the invasion force will look like this.

[cdllife.com image 560x280]

[clio.missouristate.edu image 500x330]

Or this.

/technology may be very smart these days but humans are still pretty good at stealth or simply overwhelming systems


There was a story I heard from Quantico a few years back where the Marines were testing out some sort of auto-sentry device that could detect movement and body heat and spot would be infiltrators of a perimeter line.  Observing the test were the contractors, several high-ranking officers and a Gunnery Sargent who was a former sniper.    After watching it perform very successfully all day against soldiers trying to sneak up to their position; the gunnery sergeant asked for permission to test the system out himself.  When it was granted he disappeared for a while, and as night fell the brass began to wonder where he's gotten to, as the test continued under night time conditions.

They didn't wonder anymore when the CO of the test found himself with a Ka-Bar pressed to his throat while returning from the latrine.  Nearby was a discarded umbrella lined with aluminum foil that the now ghille-suited sergeant had used to baffle the system and slip undetected "under the wire"
 
2014-02-19 12:58:03 PM  
Hmm auto-sentries.. not so good when your enemy could give two shiats about its people/drones

i338.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-19 01:03:07 PM  
Yeah, wasn't this a story like 2 weeks ago, or have I been using Obama's time machine again?
 
2014-02-19 04:32:14 PM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, wasn't this a story like 2 weeks ago, or have I been using Obama's time machine again?


Repeat.
 
2014-02-19 05:34:39 PM  
And, taking its cues from the Pentagon, China's People's Liberation Army released the not-so-subtle first person shooter Glorious Mission, which inundates players with fiery nationalistic propaganda as they slog through boot camp and ultimately face off against America in a bloody showdown.

So China gets butthurt when we make them the target of games(Homefront) and film(Red Dawn remake), but it's cool to have your recruiting tool target the US
 
2014-02-19 06:11:10 PM  
You do realize that the Kinect system's ID and motion softwar was originally invented for the Israeli Army by an Israeli company called PrimeSense which Microsoft bought the Software off of (though last year Apple bought PrimeSense). The IDF is currently using it both in training and for border monitoring. SO the US is actually using the Kinect for what is was invented for
 
2014-02-19 08:36:37 PM  
decentmess.com
Pentagon's new toy wing?
 
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