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28159 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Jan 2010 at 3:21 PM (9 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2010-01-22 12:55:51 PM  
SUPPLIES!
 
2010-01-22 01:16:26 PM  
If only these cameras were mandatory at the DMV.
 
2010-01-22 01:23:18 PM  
Racism charges? Honestly? FFS. Just...dammit.
 
2010-01-22 01:38:51 PM  
FTFA: "It's surprising HP didn't get this right"

Says someone who has apparently never used an HP product.

It's all crap.

/their calculators used to be good
//I don't know about now
 
2010-01-22 01:39:23 PM  
"I think my blackness is interfering with the computer's ability to follow me,"

Well, at least it works that way on something.
 
2010-01-22 01:44:54 PM  
lol, this article reminds me of my sister.

We are half asian (japanese) and I ended up with anglo shaped eyes, but she has very asian shaped eyes. When we were growing up and my mom wanted to take a picture of us, she would tell my sister to smile. But when my sister smiled, her eyes would look like they were shut. So mom would tell her "open your eyes!". As a result, a lot of pics of my sister as a child look like she is receiving UFIA.
 
j4x
2010-01-22 01:48:28 PM  
Mmmmmmm, half asian girls.
 
2010-01-22 02:16:38 PM  
I'm going to go to Nikon's and Canon's headquarters, and demand they show respect for Asians.
 
2010-01-22 02:56:30 PM  
Face detection, which is one of the latest "intelligent" technologies to trickle down to consumer cameras, is supposed to make photography more convenient. Some cameras with face detection are designed to warn you when someone blinks;

FFS on this too. It's a digital camera, you can take 500+ pics before you have to find another SD card to use. Take a bunch of pics, keep the best one of the lot. People really need cameras to do their work for them?

/Still own an original, working, Canon AE-1. Lawn and all of that.
 
2010-01-22 02:58:20 PM  
You would think that Nikon, being a Japanese company, would have designed this with Asian eyes in mind."

Maybe they simply had Japanese eyes in mind, not all Asians?

It's a bit much to call it racist, but it certainly is a stupid flaw.
 
2010-01-22 03:00:55 PM  
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2010-01-22 03:21:51 PM  

Hau Ruck: Face detection, which is one of the latest "intelligent" technologies to trickle down to consumer cameras, is supposed to make photography more convenient. Some cameras with face detection are designed to warn you when someone blinks;

FFS on this too. It's a digital camera, you can take 500+ pics before you have to find another SD card to use. Take a bunch of pics, keep the best one of the lot. People really need cameras to do their work for them?

/Still own an original, working, Canon AE-1. Lawn and all of that.


I actually still have an AE-1, too. Don't use it though -- it's a pain buying film and getting it developed.
 
2010-01-22 03:24:08 PM  
Does the camera refuse to take photos until everyone's eyes are open? Does it automatically delete any photos that it thinks someone blinked?

No? Then click past the message and get on with your life.
 
2010-01-22 03:24:37 PM  
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The corrected software will only take pictures of asian women with their breasts exposed.
 
2010-01-22 03:25:06 PM  
http://twitter.com/yesmichaelkay/status/5433692786
 
2010-01-22 03:25:22 PM  
Well it's clear to me they should've just taken Prince Philip's advice and left.
 
2010-01-22 03:25:29 PM  
Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
 
2010-01-22 03:25:37 PM  
The technical team behind it all.

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2010-01-22 03:25:44 PM  

Imperialism: http://twitter.com/yesmichaelkay/status/5433692786


Wrong one. This is correct: http://twitter.com/yesmichaelkay/status/3189090734
 
2010-01-22 03:26:26 PM  
I have a similar problem with cheap cellphones. They all sound the same to me.
 
2010-01-22 03:27:41 PM  
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Hot like (some) half Asian chicks.
 
2010-01-22 03:27:46 PM  
Wow! This is months old. I'm surprised there are still people who hadn't heard about this.

But that said, yes this is racist. Damn you Japanese companies with your hatred for asians!
 
2010-01-22 03:27:50 PM  
i ror'ed
 
2010-01-22 03:27:55 PM  
How does the camera in question do in recognizing pictures of their sideways vagina?

/It is sideways, right?
//That's what I heard, I've never explored the adventures of Marco Polo.
 
2010-01-22 03:28:12 PM  
Did someone blink LOL!

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2010-01-22 03:28:23 PM  

oldfarthenry: If only these cameras were mandatory at the DMV.


I raffed. I ruse.
 
2010-01-22 03:28:37 PM  

Barakku: Racism charges? Honestly? FFS. Just...dammit.


I read this article earlier and everyone dropping the "r-bomb" was quoted as joking, as in "I put a joking post on my blog about my racist camera."

Not everyone is so automatically butt-hurt about imagined slights as your editors lead you to believe, Mass Media.
 
2010-01-22 03:29:34 PM  

Aarontology: You would think that Nikon, being a Japanese company, would have designed this with Asian eyes in mind."

Maybe they simply had Japanese eyes in mind, not all Asians?

It's a bit much to call it racist, but it certainly is a stupid flaw.


Look at Japanese animation. The characters pretty much all have non-Asian eyes*. Why is that? Has Western media so invaded the Japanese consciousness that they see European eyes as the standard of beauty?

* Was going to say "anglo" eyes...but realized that there's not a ball hair's worth of difference between the eyes of those in England and those on the continent.**

** Realizes that "anglo" has become, in some quarters, a synonym for "white." But thinks people who use the term "anglo" in that way are morons, who deserve to be sterilized.
 
2010-01-22 03:29:58 PM  

Sybarite: "I think my blackness is interfering with the computer's ability to follow me,"

Well, at least it works that way on something.


Now if it had said "did someone steal your camera" whenever you snap a black person's photo... that would have been racist.
 
2010-01-22 03:30:24 PM  
I hear Miley was on of the testers involved.


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2010-01-22 03:30:24 PM  
Can we turn this into a thread featuring hot asian women? It is related, right?
 
2010-01-22 03:30:30 PM  
j4x: Mmmmmmm, half asian girls.

bears repeating
 
2010-01-22 03:30:53 PM  
Hot Asian chick thread please

 
2010-01-22 03:31:01 PM  
haha, as a half asian, i'm getting a kick out of this. I have asian eyes, so if i'm laughing hard or have a really large smile, my eyes basically close.
from this ^_^ to this > _
 
2010-01-22 03:31:21 PM  
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2010-01-22 03:31:27 PM  
ror
 
2010-01-22 03:31:32 PM  
Facial recognition is still in its infancy. If you give a damn at all about it, stop making complaints that open the door to frivolous litigation, or companies will distance themselves from the technology and it will stall. Pointing out that it doesn't work helps developers refine the process; calling it "racist" panics the company lawyers and PR teams, who will then pass their panic on to those who make decisions.
 
2010-01-22 03:31:49 PM  

Aarontology: It's a bit much to call it racist, but it certainly is a stupid flaw.


Stupid, really? Regale us with your breakthrough invention, by all means.
 
2010-01-22 03:32:05 PM  
damnit. can't finish the EMOTICON!!!
 
2010-01-22 03:32:27 PM  

j4x: Mmmmmmm, half asian girls.


Half black for me. What about you.
 
2010-01-22 03:32:36 PM  
asians=aliens (not the size but the shape)
 
2010-01-22 03:32:43 PM  
When Joz Wang and her brother bought their mom a Nikon...

Yeah, a Japanese camera company made a camera that is racist towards Asians.

Good luck with that lawsuit.
 
2010-01-22 03:33:15 PM  
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2010-01-22 03:33:18 PM  
just put some dog meat in front of them... their eyes will open right up.
 
2010-01-22 03:33:31 PM  
Joz Wang?
 
2010-01-22 03:34:28 PM  

eraser8: Look at Japanese animation. The characters pretty much all have non-Asian eyes*. Why is that? Has Western media so invaded the Japanese consciousness that they see European eyes as the standard of beauty?


And they speak in perfect, un-accented American English. The lead in The Cat Returns sounded exactly like Anne Hathaway!
 
2010-01-22 03:34:44 PM  

bhcompy: nerdismcomics.com


I don't think the cameras will have any problems picking up the faces of those skeletons.

Seriously.

/plus, they're making yummy burgers
 
2010-01-22 03:34:55 PM  

meatofmystery: j4x: Mmmmmmm, half asian girls.

bears repeating


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What a half-asian girl may look like
 
2010-01-22 03:35:46 PM  

OtitisMEDIA: How does the camera in question do in recognizing pictures of their sideways vagina?


HP's porn camera is still in development. They haven't perfected the smudge-proof lens and it has trouble letting an armpit from an asscrack.
 
2010-01-22 03:35:59 PM  

DirkTheDaring: What a half-asian girl may look like


moar
 
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