Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saturday Shopping, GPS Brain, Blonde Password

Saturday Shopping

My wife and I went shopping on Saturday. Our goal was to pick up an outdoor table for our back porch and a nice lamp. We came home with flip-flops and a new computer.


GPS on the brain

"Engineers develop enhanced vision; GPS tracking tech for your brain"

Do you see what I see?It's eye-tracking technology that is linked into GPS satellites and your cell phone. It can see what you're seeing and tell you information about it.

From the article...

"If the user closes their eyes for two seconds, a request is made for information about the object(s) in front of them."

"In an example of a real-life application, a person who bumps into an old friend on the street could recall their name and the date of their most recent encounter."

Yeah, that wouldn't be awkward at all. "Hi there, uh..." Then close your eyes for two seconds. Then wait for the auditory playback to tell you who this person is. Then, pop your eyes open and say, "Joe! Yeah, Joe! Haven't seen you since that... uh... thing..." Close your eyes for two more seconds. Then wait for the auditory playback. Then, pop your eyes back open to discover that Joe now thinks you're a Stepford Wife.

I'm all in favor of computers eliminating our human need to think, but we're not quite there yet. :)

Blonde Password

From the email archive:

During a recent password audit, our I.T. discovered a blonde was using the following password:


When they asked why such a long password, she said she was told that it had to be at least 8 characters long and include at least one capital.


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