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Saturday, March 02, 2013

M.I.T. Computer Program Reveals Invisible Motion in Video

I thought this was pretty cool and then it got me to thinking maybe there are some baseball applications for this new technology, and maybe not. Could this diagnose future injuries based on pitching motion? Could we literally see the wheels turning in Charlie Manuel’s head?

Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: March 02, 2013 at 10:41 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. valuearbitrageur Posted: March 03, 2013 at 12:04 AM (#4379450)
What if the video can't detect anything moving in Charlie Manuel's head?
   2. shoewizard Posted: March 03, 2013 at 07:59 AM (#4379658)
This is pretty cool. If they can detect heart rate, maybe a manager can receive information about a pitcher heart rate in a tight situation and determine if he needs to head out to the mound to calm him down.

   3. Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle Posted: March 03, 2013 at 09:06 AM (#4379666)
This is pretty cool. If they can detect heart rate, maybe a manager can receive information about a pitcher heart rate in a tight situation and determine if he needs to head out to the mound to calm him down.

Wouldn't it be easier, I don't know, to just use a heart rate monitor?
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: March 03, 2013 at 09:15 AM (#4379669)
Wouldn't it be easier, I don't know, to just use a heart rate monitor?

Luddite
   5. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: March 03, 2013 at 11:40 AM (#4379707)
Why do I have the feeling that some of the first applications are going to be as components of lie detection systems, and of facial recognition technology? (Can't you beat that stuff with a fake mustache?)

Still, the motion amplified segment towards the end could easily be adapted to create a baby monitor that would sound an alarm if the baby stopped breathing for long. I suppose you could also adapt it to tell you if the person on the other end of your video chat is getting turned on.

That these guys are giving it away is fabulous.
   6. bobm Posted: March 03, 2013 at 11:46 AM (#4379711)
Why do I have the feeling that some of the first applications are going to be as components of lie detection systems, and of facial recognition technology? (Can't you beat that stuff with a fake mustache?) porn ?

FTFY
   7. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: March 03, 2013 at 11:46 AM (#4379712)
I surrender.
   8. Don Malcolm Posted: March 03, 2013 at 12:31 PM (#4379733)
Come on, Bob, why on earth would porn benefit from an invisible motion detector? Aside from the ever-present problem of "not getting enough," guys (even those who watch instead of hump) seem most annoyed with a partner (or lust object) who "just lies there," so how is this going to, um, "enhance" the porn experience??
   9. PreservedFish Posted: March 03, 2013 at 12:39 PM (#4379736)
This is pretty cool. If they can detect heart rate, maybe a manager can receive information about a pitcher heart rate in a tight situation and determine if he needs to head out to the mound to calm him down.


I think it would be better to use on opposing players. Perhaps you could learn that a pitcher's heartbeat changes in a perceptible and predictable way every time he prepares to throw a curveball.
   10. Man o' Schwar Posted: March 03, 2013 at 03:08 PM (#4379822)
Come on, Bob, why on earth would porn benefit from an invisible motion detector? Aside from the ever-present problem of "not getting enough," guys (even those who watch instead of hump) seem most annoyed with a partner (or lust object) who "just lies there," so how is this going to, um, "enhance" the porn experience??

Unconsciousness porn (videos where guys have sex with women who are supposedly asleep/drugged/passed out). This technology could show the woman becoming aroused despite acting knocked out, which might make it more exciting for the watcher who was into that sort of thing.
   11. Man o' Schwar Posted: March 03, 2013 at 03:09 PM (#4379823)
Also, this technology is way cool. I think they're spot on with the possible medical uses - monitoring people in isolation units, for example. Plus, just cool.
   12. Gamingboy Posted: March 03, 2013 at 04:04 PM (#4379858)
This has nothing to do with the topic, but I'm watching House of Cards. Quite good.
   13. jyjjy Posted: March 03, 2013 at 10:46 PM (#4379952)
seem most annoyed with a partner (or lust object) who "just lies there," so how is this going to, um, "enhance" the porn experience??

Maybe to you she's just laying there but her minor respiratory variations are crazy hot and that pupil dilation... downright obscene.
   14. Meatwad Posted: March 03, 2013 at 10:51 PM (#4379953)
Kind of hard to be sound asleep during the middle of the day and not notice the penis railing you....just saying
   15. tfbg9 Posted: March 03, 2013 at 11:56 PM (#4379967)
Well I guess we all know what kind of porn the guy who calls himself "Canker Soriano" maturbates to.
   16. STIGGLES don't want to talk about cracker barrel Posted: March 04, 2013 at 12:22 AM (#4379974)
This has nothing to do with the topic, but I'm watching House of Cards. Quite good.
along the same lines, i've been watching "the shield" on hulu, and it is every bit as good as i'd heard it was. and further, i would even say that it stands tall over "the wire".


so far, there's no character that is as great as bodie (who is in the pantheon of great characters, imo), but there's also no character that is as outrageously cartoonish as mcnulty or carcetti or omar or brother mouzonne or ziggy or anyone introduced in the entire 5th season.

and while one of my strongest complaints about the wire was the underwhelming blowoff of the various feuds (from mcnulty always skating by, to marlo never going to jail, to avon getting out after a couple of months, to stringer and avon never actually coming to blows, to omar getting killed by kenard), in the shield, the various conflicts have been settled fairly satisfactorily.


and in addition, i think the wire untracked itself by trying to draw parallels between the police and the gangbangers in an attempt to show that the two groups are just two sides of the same coin, whereas with the shield, you get that dynamic with vic, but then the shield rises above the wire (imo) by introducing a greater evil that provides a foil for vic, that allows the show to play off the dynamic of "is he a good guy who does bad things for a good reason, or is he a bad guy who does good things only to provide cover for his bad acts".

watching the wire, i think they fell so in love with the drug dealers and they tried so hard to humanize them that by the end of the 4th season, the most irredeemably evil characters were the police chief (burrell) and his deputy (rawls).


anyway, that's probably way too long to post in this particular thread.
   17. jyjjy Posted: March 04, 2013 at 02:12 AM (#4379997)
The Shield is good stuff but I don't think a direct comparison to something like The Wire like you are doing here is appropriate. The Wire is a wide ranging ensemble piece with a scope and realism The Shield doesn't even try to tackle instead using a more focused and conventional narrative structure. They may both be about police/criminals in the end but they go about the topic very differently.

BTW might wanna announces spoilers at the beginning of a post like that.
   18. Man o' Schwar Posted: March 04, 2013 at 03:17 AM (#4380000)
Well I guess we all know what kind of porn the guy who calls himself "Canker Soriano" maturbates to.

I was just answering the question. I've learned in many years on the internet, no matter what someone might come up with and think "who could ever be turned on by that?", there will always be someone who is turned on by that. It's just like anything - go into the politics thread, and someone might make a statement and you'd think "who could ever be stupid enough to think that?". Then you realize there is probably a whole bunch of people who are stupid enough to think that.

Life can get weird out in the long tails on the bell curve.
   19. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: March 04, 2013 at 03:23 AM (#4380002)
Oh sure, Canker - though I think I preferred not knowing that that was a thing.
   20. jyjjy Posted: March 04, 2013 at 12:46 PM (#4380218)
Rule 34, all the things are things.

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