Friday, January 22, 2010

PC comes to Cameras

Face-Detection Cameras: Glitches Spur Charges of Racism - TIME

...HP isn't the only company whose cameras have exhibited an accidental prejudice against minorities, since many brands could be using the same flawed code. TIME tested two of Sony's latest Cyber-shot models with face detection (the DSC-TX1 and DSC-WX1) and found they, too, had a tendency to ignore camera subjects with dark complexions.

My Type of Marxist

I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8 to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30.

- Graucho Marx - 'Idol' Sensation General Larry Says 'Pants on the Ground' Being Stolen - 'Idol' Sensation General Larry Says 'Pants on the Ground' Being Stolen
General Larry Platt, who became a national obsession after performing his original tune "Pants on the Ground" during an "American Idol audition," said Thursday that he is being taken advantage of by folks looking to make a fast buck from his hip hop tune and is searching for representation, Fox News reported.
Platt, a civil rights soldier turned rap impresario, said he wants to protect his song.
In just a little over a week, his hit song made its way from American Idol to the radio and even the football team the Minnesota Vikings' locker room.
SLIDESHOW: 'Pants on the Ground' Goes Viral.
Platt said he knew all about the use of his song and likeness without his consent.
"I need a copywriter to help me. They are stealing my stuff," he said.

You just can't Make this stuff Up! - Scorned Mistress of Married Obama Adviser

Scorned Mistress of Married Obama Adviser Posts Billboards Nationwide - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News -

This billboard -- which also has gone up in Atlanta and San Francisco -- is the ultimate act of revenge -- a very public retaliation by a dumped mistress aimed at a very wealthy, and married, businessman who is an adviser to President Obama.

Zebron and James