Archive for the ‘funny’ Category

Computer vision is hard!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Today’s xkcd comic is relevant to this blog.

xkcd comic #1425

Mouse-over text: “In the 60s, Marvin Minsky assigned a couple of undergrads to spend the summer programming a computer to use a camera to identify objects in a scene. He figured they’d have the problem solved by the end of the summer. Half a century later, we’re still working on it.”

Hollywood and image processing

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Hollywood distorts everything, but especially likes to make up its own science. People writing the scripts for these movies clearly have no understanding of even basic science. They read too much stuff on the Internet about quantum mechanics, radiation, genetics, you name it. They then proceed to make up their own explanations for what they read, and give these explanations to their audience. The biggest propaganda machine the world has ever known is working hard to misinform the world about science.

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The sources of noise

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Noise in images perturbs measurements and makes the lives of image analysis people interesting. There are many sources of noise, depending on the imaging modality: photon noise, thermal noise, electronic noise, quantization noise, etc. I have just found out about another source of noise: etheric entities. Apparently these etheric entities appear especially in “certain photos of human/reptilian hybrids such as Bush or Obama,” and are completely indistinguishable from other types of noise. I’m not looking forward to test my algorithms against this form of noise.