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(CNBC)   You can still claim eight inches, but soon even your iPhone will know it's really only three   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2605 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Jun 2018 at 11:36 PM (1 year ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-06-13 09:13:15 PM  
I can't believe you-know-who isn't in here already.
 
2018-06-13 09:31:01 PM  

fusillade762: I can't believe you-know-who isn't in here already.


Hey, what's going on in this thread?
 
2018-06-13 11:41:15 PM  

8 inches: fusillade762: I can't believe you-know-who isn't in here already.

Hey, what's going on in this thread?


Hypothetically, is calling yourself out a violation of FARK's terms of service?
 
2018-06-13 11:42:52 PM  
Good use of technology.  I bet it could be adapted to mapping interior spaces.
 
2018-06-13 11:48:52 PM  
Oblig: I've had several apps like this on the other platform since at least 2010. Some even work reasonably well.

"Added bonus": depending on how you evaluate the distance to the ... err ... object, you'll measure it to be anywhere between 0 and infinity inches, most likely between 2 and 30.
 
2018-06-14 12:20:42 AM  
My dick pics are art. It's not about sex.
 
2018-06-14 12:22:07 AM  
I'm a grower damn it!
...and uncut to boot. ;)

/it is too my personal erotica site!
//doin it wrong.
 
2018-06-14 12:25:27 AM  
Considering the problems things like face recognition and detection have with dark skin, there's a possibility the ranging data necessary won't work on dark skin. IR in particular can have a problem with dark tones, and that's not cool.
 
2018-06-14 01:10:22 AM  

UsikFark: Considering the problems things like face recognition and detection have with dark skin, there's a possibility the ranging data necessary won't work on dark skin. IR in particular can have a problem with dark tones, and that's not cool.


Then the social justice warriors will come out of the woodwork and claim the iPhone measure app is racist.
 
2018-06-14 01:49:41 AM  
Does it work internally?
 
2018-06-14 06:07:57 AM  
I have seen apps claim this ability for over a year on Android. Googling around I see a measure anything app dates back to 2011. That said... Any of the ones I see seem like they are fairly inaccurate according to reviews.

How accurate is Apple's version?
 
2018-06-14 06:33:25 AM  
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2018-06-14 08:01:07 AM  
How did the article not mention that in iOS 11 with an AR capable iPhone, you can download any of a slew of free apps that do the same thing? Apple is just including it with the next version. I think they've been available since October.
 
2018-06-14 08:02:57 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Good use of technology.  I bet it could be adapted to mapping interior spaces.


If you have an AR capable iPhone, download magicplan, you can blueprint out your house showing the app where the corners are. Uses the same tech the measuring apps do.
 
2018-06-14 08:08:00 AM  

8 inches: fusillade762: I can't believe you-know-who isn't in here already.

Hey, what's going on in this thread?


I stuff 3 socks and a bar of beauty soap down my pants.
 
2018-06-14 08:09:36 AM  
Well if you don't count the 5 inches of gunt fat....
 
2018-06-14 08:46:46 AM  
I use CamToPlan on my Android phone. Seems to work well.
 
2018-06-14 08:52:30 AM  
A nerd at work tried to convince me an app like this would be useful for my woodworking. I'm quite certain 1/2 inch gaps in my work would be noticed.

/they're prolly good enough for seeing if a couch fits in a room
//A tape measure is always good enough
//Five
///Three, sire
 
2018-06-14 08:54:52 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: 8 inches: fusillade762: I can't believe you-know-who isn't in here already.

Hey, what's going on in this thread?

I stuff 3 socks and a bar of beauty soap down my pants.


beauty soap? not just regular soap, it has to be beauty soap..?
 
2018-06-14 08:57:37 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: A nerd at work tried to convince me an app like this would be useful for my woodworking. I'm quite certain 1/2 inch gaps in my work would be noticed.

/they're prolly good enough for seeing if a couch fits in a room
//A tape measure is always good enough
//Five
///Three, sire


I showed this link to Good Bekovich whow works in construction and demolition and it was quite cross. Really really, on a professional level just.. just use a tape measure.

PRO TIP: I kea give away free disposable tape measures. they're free, and disposable, gives you an idea of what they're for.
 
2018-06-14 11:00:02 AM  

Quantumbunny: I have seen apps claim this ability for over a year on Android. Googling around I see a measure anything app dates back to 2011. That said... Any of the ones I see seem like they are fairly inaccurate according to reviews.

How accurate is Apple's version?


The app I've used comes with a roll up magnetic yardstick to place in the shot and is meant to measure large things like pylon signs. Accuracy is not it's strong suit.
 
2018-06-14 12:37:12 PM  

bekovich: Tyrone Slothrop: 8 inches: fusillade762: I can't believe you-know-who isn't in here already.

Hey, what's going on in this thread?

I stuff 3 socks and a bar of beauty soap down my pants.

beauty soap? not just regular soap, it has to be beauty soap..?


They're curved and smaller than regular bars.
 
2018-06-14 12:47:11 PM  

Unikitty: They're curved and smaller than regular bars.


ah of course.  silly me.
 
2018-06-14 01:55:09 PM  

bekovich: Unikitty: They're curved and smaller than regular bars.

ah of course.  silly me.


I don't know why I know these things, I just do.
 
2018-06-14 07:03:05 PM  

Unikitty: bekovich: Unikitty: They're curved and smaller than regular bars.

ah of course.  silly me.

I don't know why I know these things, I just do.


You're a fount of odd knowledge, that's for sure.
 
2018-06-14 07:17:54 PM  

Boojum2k: Unikitty: bekovich: Unikitty: They're curved and smaller than regular bars.

ah of course.  silly me.

I don't know why I know these things, I just do.

You're a fount of odd knowledge, that's for sure.


I can think of worse things to be known for -- it's come in handy quite a few times in my life.
 
2018-06-14 07:26:40 PM  

Boojum2k: Unikitty: bekovich: Unikitty: They're curved and smaller than regular bars.

ah of course.  silly me.

I don't know why I know these things, I just do.

You're a fount of odd knowledge, that's for sure.


Sorry, on paper, my comment looks way snarkier than it should. More of a *shrug* at least I'm known for something than "OMG how dare you call me a fount of odd knowledge".
 
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