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Old 01-24-2013, 01:21 PM   #1641
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This just goes to show how fast technology changes, as if we didn't already know that. The Kinect came out a little over 2 years ago and was the first of its kind. In a scant two years time the same technology has shrunk and the resolution has increased by a factor of 10 (1.3mm to .01mm)
I pre-ordered one of these but then cancelled it because I wanted to see what the reviews were before taking the plunge. The preview video is pretty slick, but I feel that more applications need to support it before I buy one.

As soon as Solidworks supports it, I'm in.
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A special on the ARGUS IS surveillance system BAE is working on..my dad is a chief engineer at lockheed martin developing the IR version of the same camera in conjunction with BAE. Pretty cool video.
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A special on the ARGUS IS surveillance system BAE is working on..my dad is a chief engineer at lockheed martin developing the IR version of the same camera in conjunction with BAE. Pretty cool video.
10 PETABYTES a day?! Jesus christ. That's almost too much to believe, but it's the gov't we're talking about. That's ridiculously awesome and scary at the same time.
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I've seen one of the FPA's for the upcoming Argus IR...sooo cool!
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A special on the ARGUS IS surveillance system BAE is working on..my dad is a chief engineer at lockheed martin developing the IR version of the same camera in conjunction with BAE. Pretty cool video.
So the first line in that video is "this is the next generation of surveillance"

Are you and your dad proud of the fact that he works for a company that builds bombs and war machines to kill other people all over the planet? Or that he is developing more sophisticated equipment to spy on all of us?

Yea, real cool...People working for these companies are mindless zombies that are doing nothing for society but contributing to war, death and invasion of personal liberties.
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So the first line in that video is "this is the next generation of surveillance"

Are you and your dad proud of the fact that he works for a company that builds bombs and war machines to kill other people all over the planet? Or that he is developing more sophisticated equipment to spy on all of us?

Yea, real cool...People working for these companies are mindless zombies that are doing nothing for society but contributing to war, death and invasion of personal liberties.
GTFO with your philosophical BS. This thread is about science and as a science project, that system is damn cool.

Start a new thread if you wish to debate the ethics of defense contractors and their employees.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:27 PM   #1649
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This is a video of my dad's friend's company, it gives a good basic overview of Infrared tech,manufacturing etc.

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So the first line in that video is "this is the next generation of surveillance"

Are you and your dad proud of the fact that he works for a company that builds bombs and war machines to kill other people all over the planet? Or that he is developing more sophisticated equipment to spy on all of us?

Yea, real cool...People working for these companies are mindless zombies that are doing nothing for society but contributing to war, death and invasion of personal liberties.
Great tunnel vision, speaking about a subject you obviously know nothing about. Yes, we all make bombs all day everyday. That's literally exactly what we do. Let's keep this on topic, I'm not going to bother responding from here on out.

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GTFO with your philosophical BS. This thread is about science and as a science project, that system is damn cool.

Start a new thread if you wish to debate the ethics of defense contractors and their employees.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:53 PM   #1652
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this is cool.

those "ice fish" are pretty bad-ass,

"Ice fish are one of the few fish species that doesn’t let frigid temperatures get under their skin. Ice fish possess a natural antifreeze chemical in their blood and body fluids that allow them to survive the freezing, ice-laden waters surrounding the Antarctic."

I could use some of that natural antifreeze in my blood with the temp's we are getting right now.
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So the first line in that video is "this is the next generation of surveillance"

Are you and your dad proud of the fact that he works for a company that builds bombs and war machines to kill other people all over the planet? Or that he is developing more sophisticated equipment to spy on all of us?

Yea, real cool...People working for these companies are mindless zombies that are doing nothing for society but contributing to war, death and invasion of personal liberties.
I'm picturing you wearing a tin hat as you write this, the walls of your house lined with aluminum foil.

Put a different way... We're the good guys. Without companies like Lockheed and BAE making things like F16's and drones, we wouldn't have those personal liberties you write about.

You know who doesn't have personal liberties? Iranians, Cubans, and North Koreans. The Soviets sure as heck didn't.

Sucks that it takes war and death to keep us safe, but that's just the way the world works.
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this is cool.

those "ice fish" are pretty bad-ass,

"Ice fish are one of the few fish species that doesn’t let frigid temperatures get under their skin. Ice fish possess a natural antifreeze chemical in their blood and body fluids that allow them to survive the freezing, ice-laden waters surrounding the Antarctic."

I could use some of that natural antifreeze in my blood with the temp's we are getting right now.
And that's what whiskey is for.
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