[TriLUG] this is a serious question - how to detect things in photos with Linux

Chris Knowles cknowles2112 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 09:14:59 EST 2012

There are some weeks/months where I wonder if I should still be around

Then a thread like this comes along.

The combination of interesting information (the militarized water cannon
drone in the backyard powered by python is spectacular.) and the wonderful
humor (UPF, I think I aspirated a piece of bacon) make it worth while.

Sadly, I agree that computer vision probably isn't up to the task of
removing EVERY 'inappropriate' image that will get thrown at your booth.
 And the price for failure is likely high, in that it will be the company's
image at stake.

Of course, the usual case for spam 'fixes' is one that will work here
too... make them pay.  If I have to pay a dollar, I'm less likely to go out
of my way to get banned.  Of course, that may not even be an option for
you.  But I think *some* sort of human (sorry, UPF) based solution will
need to occur, either on the filtering side, or using the psychology of
these silly primates.


On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 8:40 AM, Carl Crider <c.crider at gmail.com> wrote:

> Note:  I call dibs on the UPF protocol! Dont confuse it with sunblock.
> Upright Primate Filters are NEVER exposed to sunlight.
> :)
> On Dec 8, 2012 5:18 AM, "Peter Neilson" <neilson at windstream.net> wrote:
> > On Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:40:11 -0500, Carl Crider <c.crider at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >  upright primate filters the images
> >>
> >
> > This is, I believe, indeed the only possible solution. A gadget such as
> > described would either be an economic failure, and swiftly vanish for one
> > reason or another, or else it would become the focus of intense malicious
> > testing. The testing crew would quickly discover set after set of
> salacious
> > patterns that would get through the automated filter. An "upright
> primate"
> > would need to work 24/7 improving the filter.
> >
> > Eventually the fad would fade, and the filter, the primate and the upload
> > booth would all be unemployed. Some other crazy contraption would appear
> > instead, perhaps the 3-D printer booth intended to produce
> > head-and-shoulders busts in genuine simulated bronze. Busy booth-hacker
> > youth would quickly attempt sculpting "other" busts and a new filtering
> > project would arise, eventually to fail as well. Supermarket tabloid
> > headline: BUST BOOTH BUSTED. Full report on slashdot.
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