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South Koreans Using Kinect To Monitor DMZ

samzenpus posted about 6 months ago | from the state-game dept.

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Nerval's Lobster writes "The South Korean government is reportedly using Microsoft's Kinect motion-based game controller to monitor the heavily guarded DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) that separates the country from North Korea. The brainchild of freelance South Korean developer Jae Kwan Ko, the system is reportedly capable of differentiating between people and animals. (Hat tip to Kotaku, which originally ferreted out the story from South Korean publication Hankooki .) That makes it superior to the infrared systems already in use along the DMZ, which have a harder time determining whether a moving object is human. The Kinect-based system can send alerts of suspicious activity to the nearest military outpost. While the South Korean government reportedly installed the hardware at select portions of the DMZ last year, news about it is only emerging now—and details are relatively scarce, considering how this is a military project. Despite that secrecy, the South Korean government is playing up Jae Kwan Ko's contributions, highlighting him in the local media as an example of innovation and creative drive. Largely self-taught, he makes money by building apps for various mobile platforms—most of which, presumably, have nothing to do with detecting military threats."

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Sad times (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142615)

It's sad that we live in a world where this is even necessary.

Re:Sad times (2)

i kan reed (749298) | about 6 months ago | (#46142725)

It wasn't "necessary" for the past 50 years, it just makes the terrible cold war the Koreas are in a little easier by means of technology.

Re: Sad times (0)

iamhassi (659463) | about 6 months ago | (#46142743)

And why isn't the US using this on our southern border?

Re: Sad times (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142771)

Why would we want to stop the influx of Undocumented Democrats?

Re: Sad times (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142853)

Or keep hoping that the morons in Texas will leave?

Re: Sad times (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143045)

Why should morons leave? It's the smart folk who suck.

Re: Sad times (1)

i kan reed (749298) | about 6 months ago | (#46142781)

I suspect the simple answer is that we have a constitution that forbids it(not that that stopped the NSA, but losing one battle doesn't mean we should surrender on the other)

Re: Sad times (1)

Githaron (2462596) | about 6 months ago | (#46142843)

We do? Which part?

Re: Sad times (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142883)

You must not have heard that borders and areas within 100 miles are "constitution free zones". I find it extremely convenient that these areas happen to correspond with 80% of the national population.

Re: Sad times (1)

superwiz (655733) | about 6 months ago | (#46142885)

Forbids what? Protecting the national border? Or forbids the federal government from having an immigration policy? Just generally.. wha?

Re: Sad times (2)

i kan reed (749298) | about 6 months ago | (#46142933)

Forbids government monitoring of every person in the area without warrant.

Re: Sad times (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142951)

Why can't the US government monitor violent insurgents? Really?

Re: Sad times (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143005)

By violent insurgents, do you mean everyone who didn't vote for Obama?

Re: Sad times (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143049)

Those people typically are violent and are the type that typically owns guns.

Re: Sad times (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143085)

You must not have seen the Obama voters in Chicago rioting to celebrate Obama's victory.

Re: Sad times (1)

i kan reed (749298) | about 6 months ago | (#46143203)

Who, exactly, is an insurgent?

I mean, I'd place my argument, but it honestly sounds like you posted this just to be an easily destroyed straw-man, and I don't want to contribute to trolling.

Re: Sad times (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about 6 months ago | (#46143537)

You are an insurgent if you are not a member of homeland security or the united states military.

Re: Sad times (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143953)

And - as Edward Snowden proved - even if you are ;-)

Re: Sad times (1)

LordLimecat (1103839) | about 6 months ago | (#46143435)

The constitution forbits government intrusion into personal effects without a warrant, not public information / video.

When youre in public, you're fair game-- get over it.

Re: Sad times (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 6 months ago | (#46143499)

The constitution forbits government intrusion into personal effects without a warrant, not public information / video.

When youre in public, you're fair game-- get over it.

You realize that's bullshit, right?

"Personal Effects" == "the shit you have in your pockets, right now."

This ain't NYC, they can't make you bunny-ear your pockets just because you're walking down a sidewalk.

Re: Sad times (4, Informative)

mythosaz (572040) | about 6 months ago | (#46143989)

Forbids government monitoring of every person in the area without warrant.

First, the idea that a camera pointed at a border is somehow forbidden -- wouldn't want to monitor every person in an area without a warrant, now would we -- is silly. Someone call DOT and have them take down the freeway cams.

That said, we already employ vibration, and magnetic remote sensors, as well as cameras in both visible and infrared, plus software that helps determine if an event is human, animal or other in watching our borders (Canada and Mexico). It seems like a Kinect-based system would do even better. It'd stop CBP officers from responding to wolves tripping sensors.

http://www.policechiefmagazine... [policechiefmagazine.org]

Re: Sad times (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about 6 months ago | (#46144253)

Forbids government monitoring of every person in the area without warrant.

I don't think there is any such restriction on general monitoring. Police cars have license plate scanners, for instance, and government buildings have surveillance cameras. They are monitoring every person in the area without a warrant. Scanners like these wouldn't even identify people, they would just indicate that there is a person there. I don't think there's anything illegal about that.

Re: Sad times (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about 6 months ago | (#46143523)

Homeland Security can beat the shit out of you and violate you in any way they want within 100 miles of the border without any recourse on your part. You have no say and you cant do a damn thing.

All to protect "Merica" from the boogymen.

Re: Sad times (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142911)

The constitution is a piece of toilet paper.

Re: Sad times (1)

EdIII (1114411) | about 6 months ago | (#46143081)

What about monitoring the border like that violates the Constitution?

I'm very adamant about the 4th and privacy, but monitoring the stretch of the border with at most 100ft resolution does not seem to create mass violations of privacy.

We should be protecting our border.

Aside from this particular piece of tech, there are the Constitution Free Zones. That is a much bigger problem than some Kinect's looking for human shapes along side the border. I would choose the Kinect's at the border or over the Totalitarianism Zones in the US.

At least the border is small and doesn't directly affect over 70% of the population of the US.

Re: Sad times (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143341)

You are making the very common mistake, especially on slashdot, of confusing your opinions on what should be in the Bill of Rights (the first 10 Amendments), and not what actually is in the Bill of Rights, with the entirety of "the Consitution". Your opinion of what is in the Constitution is at odds with what it actually says.

Article I, Section 8 specifically grants powers to Congress including "regulating commerce with foreign nations" and "providing for the common defense and general Welfare of the United States". Border monitoring is entirely within those rights.

You're assuming that the Fourth Amendment trumps the power of Congress to monitor borders; this is usually the basis of an argument that you are making. It does not. The 4th Amendment protects the rights of citizens to not have their things searched or siezed without a judicially sanctioned warrant based upon probable cause; having motion sensor controlled cameras on the border is highly questionable if it runs afoul of the 4th Amendment.

Re: Sad times (1)

i kan reed (749298) | about 6 months ago | (#46143361)

Well, I'm not assuming that so much as I am asserting that it could be construed to be a violation of privacy depending on deployment(while leaving that crucial context out of my original post like an ass).

Re: Sad times (5, Insightful)

Qzukk (229616) | about 6 months ago | (#46142981)

The easy answer:
1) the liberals hope they'll vote for them because they tend to be poor.
2) the Republicans hope they'll vote for them because they tend to be Catholic and anti-abortion.

The real answer:
X) the corporations hope they'll work for them at sub-market wages because they're entitled to cheap labor.

It's telling that back when Bush Jr was governor here, he'd talk a big talk about cracking down on immigrants, then he'd be called into a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, and he'd tone it down after that. He got to be president and his puppet masters had to make him come down against the Minutemen militia, despite the fact that no matter what your opinion of the second amendment is, just about every interpretation of it supports a regulated militia for the defense of our borders from invasion.

Re: Sad times (0)

Dahamma (304068) | about 6 months ago | (#46143553)

No, the real answer is that they are undocumented NON-citizens, so they can't vote.

And before anyone says "why would that stop them?" Many studies have shown that there is near zero voter fraud from non-citizens trying to vote. The attempts to require an approved government id to vote are not meant to stop voter fraud, they are meant to intimidate minorities into not voting.

Re: Sad times (1)

ScottCooperDotNet (929575) | about 6 months ago | (#46143249)

Maybe because the Mexicans haven't sent commandos to assassinate our President [wikipedia.org] or have an uneasy truce with the US?

Or because the Democrats view Mexicans as future voters, and the Republicans look at them as cheap labor?

Re: Sad times (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 6 months ago | (#46143483)

And why isn't the US using this on our southern border?

Because Predator Drones, [cbp.gov] that's why.

Re: Sad times (0)

Lumpy (12016) | about 6 months ago | (#46143511)

Because we actually want them here. Outcry about "illegals" is only for handwaving and posturing, republicans don't want to pay $20 an hour for their gardening and lawn mowing so they actually do not want to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants they can under pay.

Can you imagine, a rich republican being forced to pay someone a living wage to clean their house or mow their lawn? Outrageous!

Re: Sad times (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142915)

Or in reality it's just a ad for microsofts "new" kinect. "Use the same technology that is used to stop evil North Koreans that kill their uncles, urinate on them, feed them to dogs, kill and burn the dogs, feed the ashes to cows that they boil alive then render it down to dust that they stomp in to the floor of a whore house. That's how evil they are!!!!........... And now you can play game with the same tech that stops them from taking over the world!!!"

Re: Sad times (1)

datapharmer (1099455) | about 6 months ago | (#46142955)

Play "patrol the boarder" on Xbox Live for just $19.95 per month! See how many illegal border crossings you can catch!

Re: Sad times (1)

ackthpt (218170) | about 6 months ago | (#46143031)

Play "patrol the boarder" on Xbox Live for just $19.95 per month! See how many illegal border crossings you can catch!

I think they were spending more than that on beer alone.

Re:Sad times (1)

ackthpt (218170) | about 6 months ago | (#46143019)

It wasn't "necessary" for the past 50 years, it just makes the terrible cold war the Koreas are in a little easier by means of technology.

How about those massive tunnels under the DMZ? The North continues to labor under the belief they will one day liberate the people of the south from evil, vampyric capitalists.

Re:Sad times (1)

superwiz (655733) | about 6 months ago | (#46142855)

Did we ever not? Or are you just generally sad?

Sooo... (1)

ZipXap (2773541) | about 6 months ago | (#46142625)

Dress in your bear costume and slip across undetected...

Re:Sooo... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142657)

Aha! A Nouth Korean agent! Someone call Hans Brix!

Re:Sooo... (2)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about 6 months ago | (#46142691)

Damnit, you beat me to it. This system will be no match for the infamous Seventh Furry Battalion.

In other news North Korea attempted a raid (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142655)

Witness describe a hoard of armed men running through the DMZ yelling "Xbox OFF!"

Re:In other news North Korea attempted a raid (-1, Offtopic)

BrianSoCal (1519721) | about 6 months ago | (#46142809)

Mod parent up!

Re:In other news North Korea attempted a raid (1)

cold fjord (826450) | about 6 months ago | (#46143265)

The secret battle cry of the North that signifies they are coming to liberate their brothers in the South: Ree Loy Jenken!!!

Re:In other news North Korea attempted a raid (1)

Minwee (522556) | about 6 months ago | (#46143641)

Ree Loy Jenken!!!

Chicken have at least I.

Re:In other news North Korea attempted a raid (1)

OakDragon (885217) | about 6 months ago | (#46144057)

Sadly, most North Koreans could never claim that at least they had chicken.

Re:In other news North Korea attempted a raid (1)

mythosaz (572040) | about 6 months ago | (#46144033)

Witness describe a hoard of armed men running through the DMZ yelling "Xbox TURN OFF!"

FTFY.

Re:In other news North Korea attempted a raid (1)

Ranbot (2648297) | about 6 months ago | (#46144077)

This just in... there was a follow-up raid of South Korean troops dressed up as animals to evade Kinect detection!

PS2 missile guidance (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142681)

Reminds of when people were afraid that Saddam Hussein would form a Beowulf cluster of PS2s for missile guidance control.

dance dance revolution... (1)

schlachter (862210) | about 6 months ago | (#46142701)

will the south koreans now see lines of north koreans on their borders dancing in front of the kinect sensors?

dancing is ... (2)

Martin S. (98249) | about 6 months ago | (#46143159)

Dancing is for decadent westerners.

Citizens of the glorious Peoples Republic do not engage in such degenerate nonsense.

easy workaround (4, Funny)

slashmydots (2189826) | about 6 months ago | (#46142707)

When the kinect won't shut up about 2 people being in front of it or won't switch primary users, we just build a small fort around ourselves with couch cushions and tada, complete invisibility. I hope the Koreans haven't developed couch cushion technology.

Solid Snake : master of disguise (4, Funny)

oneiros27 (46144) | about 6 months ago | (#46142895)

For years people have complained about how much of an idiot security guards have to be for Solid Snake to be able to sneak around under their noses by hiding in a cardboard box.

Now someone's actually built a system that would make it completely effective ... and they used video game controlers to do it. Coincidence?

(conspiracy theorists can now discuss the probability that Konami paid them to it)

Re:Solid Snake : master of disguise (1)

slashmydots (2189826) | about 6 months ago | (#46143189)

Nooooo, if Konami was behind it all, they'd line up a grid of Dance Dance Revolution pads on the border. They have some very sensitive sensors in them.

Re:Solid Snake : master of disguise (1)

Dahamma (304068) | about 6 months ago | (#46143615)

line up a grid of Dance Dance Revolution pads on the border

Attached to land mines!

Re:Solid Snake : master of disguise (1)

Em Adespoton (792954) | about 6 months ago | (#46144239)

line up a grid of Dance Dance Revolution pads on the border

Attached to land mines!

Make sure you get those steps right; you don't want to get a low score!

Why is the south doing this? (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about 6 months ago | (#46142711)

I thought South Korea mostly welcomed people who were defecting from the north. If the North was trying to launch an attack of any significance I wouldn't expect the IR system would have a hard time identifying it.

Re:Why is the south doing this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142775)

Not defectors, military inflitrators. Keep in mind the Korean War never actually ended and that the two countries still occasionally trade shots.

Re:Why is the south doing this? (1)

superwiz (655733) | about 6 months ago | (#46142919)

Crossing a border undetected is not defecting. Crossing a border and then asking for asylum from the authorities is defecting.

Re:Why is the south doing this? (4, Informative)

jittles (1613415) | about 6 months ago | (#46143247)

I thought South Korea mostly welcomed people who were defecting from the north. If the North was trying to launch an attack of any significance I wouldn't expect the IR system would have a hard time identifying it.

Due to incident [wikipedia.org] after incident [wikipedia.org] the Korean troops have to be very careful who they let across the DMZ.

Re:Why is the south doing this? (1)

Mashiki (184564) | about 6 months ago | (#46143597)

I thought South Korea mostly welcomed people who were defecting from the north.

Not really, if you asked people on the streets you'd find that they'd be happier if China took their pseudo-province with them and dealt with the people there. N.Korea is effectively an entire brainwashed country, and in some cases like another poster pointed out, filled with dangerous brainwashed people.

Not to forget that N.Korea's favorite past time is kidnapping young girls and women from S.Korea and Japan, giving them off as sex slaves to the higher ranking members of the military.

Re:Why is the south doing this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143903)

N.Korea is effectively an entire brainwashed country, and in some cases like another poster pointed out, filled with dangerous brainwashed people.

So not all that different from America then?

Re:Why is the south doing this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46144191)

Right, the rest of the world's been brainwashing Americans for years to make them believe in the greatness of having a big central government, and by the 1950's it paid off.

Re:Why is the south doing this? (1)

Em Adespoton (792954) | about 6 months ago | (#46144269)

N.Korea is effectively an entire brainwashed country, and in some cases like another poster pointed out, filled with dangerous brainwashed people.

So not all that different from America then?

America isn't filled yet.

Re:Why is the south doing this? (1)

trytoguess (875793) | about 6 months ago | (#46144153)

Not to forget that N.Korea's favorite past time is kidnapping young girls and women from S.Korea and Japan, giving them off as sex slaves to the higher ranking members of the military.

Don't suppose you have a recent source for this claim? While N. Korea is the kooky nation in Asia, I find this claim rather outlandish.

Re:Why is the south doing this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46144291)

Probably just another way for the south to keep an even closer eye on it's neighbor. The DMZ has a fair amount of posturing from both sides after all. See how South Korean troops will be in a basic martial arts stance while watching the border for example.

On a minor note, this tech won't do much for or against N. Korean defectors because virtually none of them enter the South through the DMZ. See this [cnn.com] CNN article which mentions that in recent memory there's been one DMZ defection in 2010 and another in 2012.

war is only a game (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142831)

Let's see, USA has America's Army, PRC has The Glorious Mission, what does ROK call their war recruitment game?

join or die (2)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 6 months ago | (#46142901)

I think that is what it is up north.

Re:war is only a game (2)

Dahamma (304068) | about 6 months ago | (#46143623)

Life.

Re:war is only a game (5, Funny)

Minwee (522556) | about 6 months ago | (#46143667)

Let's see, USA has America's Army, PRC has The Glorious Mission, what does ROK call their war recruitment game?

"Who Wants To Eat Something?"

Big deal (1)

sl4shd0rk (755837) | about 6 months ago | (#46142833)

Video monitoring at a Colo is pretty standard these days.

Differentiating between people and animals? (1)

schwit1 (797399) | about 6 months ago | (#46142847)

What are people insects or vegetables?

Re:Differentiating between people and animals? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143117)

Insects are animals.

Re:Differentiating between people and animals? (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about 6 months ago | (#46144003)

Most people divide creatures into "tasty" and "non-tasty". It simplifies things.

microsoft not responsible for war (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 6 months ago | (#46142869)

microsoft not responsible for war

Re:microsoft not responsible for war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143193)

microsoft not responsible for war

The Browser Wars would say otherwise. And Microsoft played the part of Hitler there for quite a while with IE, so don't give me that shit they're not responsible. Monopolies take work to maintain a forced status quo.

Re:microsoft not responsible for war (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143397)

Did Microsoft ever figure out how to make it work with black people?

Maybe that's what they were doing with Dennis Rodman over there, supplying him with a few fertile women in hopes of breeding black soldiers who won't be seen by kinect.

So That's what happened... (0)

bobbied (2522392) | about 6 months ago | (#46142873)

It wasn't Windows 8.1 sales that kept Microsoft out of the doldrums last year, they where selling X-Box/Kennect systems to the Koreans. All 20 of them.

I KNEW it wasn't that hokey "Pay us $45/year for Office" license scheme or that Windows 8.1 sales slump that was keeping them afloat. Remember Dell went private and PC vendors all where reporting 20% decreases in sales numbers. Oh no, they where cashing in on X-Box sales.

Sarcasm off now. What ever works, but using Kennect? Really?

Re:So That's what happened... (1)

Ozymandias_KoK (48811) | about 6 months ago | (#46143099)

Come on, now. There's a lot more than 20 Koreans, you know.

Re:So That's what happened... (1)

bobbied (2522392) | about 6 months ago | (#46144111)

Well, Only 20 North Koreans can afford an X-Box....

Actually, because they only use this new "system" on part of the DMZ, I figured they didn't use very many of them. Haven't a clue how many they actually used.

Easy workaround. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46142921)

Just dress up like a woodchuck and you are golden!

"X-Machine-Gun-Box!" (1)

Zaatxe (939368) | about 6 months ago | (#46142963)

"Turn off!"

I see what they're trying to do here... (1)

Floyd-ATC (2619991) | about 6 months ago | (#46142973)

1. Find a way to crash Kinect, a Microsoft product. 2. Invade North Korea undetected. ...This is obviously an attempt to have the south koreans and americans laugh themselves to death.

Wave for Kinect. (1)

Jeff Flanagan (2981883) | about 6 months ago | (#46143025)

The tragic flaw being that the North Koreans won't wave to tell Kinect to recognize them.

A convergence of Sci-Fi and reality (1)

Virtucon (127420) | about 6 months ago | (#46143041)

I hadn't thought of this with the Kinect controllers becoming available but with this application it appears we can now build the Marine Automatic Machine Gun from Aliens!, the UA-571C! [wikia.com] Should I just Kickstart it or what?

Just what I need to keep those pesky kids off my lawn!

MAX RANGE: 15 FEET !! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143107)

Or about 2 metres !! Or 4 yards !! Go Broncos !! Get your ass silly kicked !!

Re:MAX RANGE: 15 FEET !! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46143793)

Or about 2 metres !! Or 4 yards !! Go Broncos !! Get your ass silly kicked !!

Leave Peyton Manning's arm strength out of this.

Easy! (2)

arielCo (995647) | about 6 months ago | (#46143353)

It's a job for the Ananthropomorphic Infiltration Suit: http://i.imgur.com/ilwyj.jpg [imgur.com]

CIA Playing Warcraft (1)

DarthVain (724186) | about 6 months ago | (#46143387)

As the Korean military justifies buying video games for all their lounges.

"En, yeah, they are in the DMZ, yeah that's right, monitoring for incursions! Oh you want to see them, well I guess you could, they are surrounded by several million landmines, but go right ahead, I am sure accounting will appreciate your diligence..."

How long until they can connect it to a gun? (2)

swb (14022) | about 6 months ago | (#46143449)

I wonder how long until they can connect it to a gun and have it automatically neutralize threats?

It's not hard to imagine a network of sensors and guns that can be used to automatically target infiltrators and neutralize them.

Re:How long until they can connect it to a gun? (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 6 months ago | (#46143571)

I wonder how long until they can connect it to a gun and have it automatically neutralize threats?

It's not hard to imagine a network of sensors and guns that can be used to automatically target infiltrators and neutralize them.

I'm fairly certain that automated 'defense' systems violate the Geneva Conventions.

Which translates to, "you're likely to see the US government use the system on domestic protesters long before you see it in actual combat between two nations."

Re:How long until they can connect it to a gun? (1)

Kaenneth (82978) | about 6 months ago | (#46143819)

They have those already; they are just very expensive, COTS (Common Off The Shelf) hardware has many advantages.

Re:How long until they can connect it to a gun? (2)

SuiteSisterMary (123932) | about 6 months ago | (#46144297)

Yesterday's 10,000 dollar specialty equipment is today's 200 dollar video game accessory. Wiimote, Kinect, wii balance board, all come to mind right away.

Re:How long until they can connect it to a gun? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 months ago | (#46144001)

Probably not right away, if your goal is to kill the infiltrator then automated devices have been around for ages, search for "landmine".

deceptive titles: it's Kinect inspired software (2)

Gravis Zero (934156) | about 6 months ago | (#46143809)

what they are using is based on the same recognition semantics that the Kinect uses. bottom line: it's software that is inspired by how the Kinect works what uses their existing hardware thus saving oodles of money.

Re:deceptive titles: it's Kinect inspired software (1)

OakDragon (885217) | about 6 months ago | (#46144087)

But what kind of fun commentary can we get out of that?

Re:deceptive titles: it's Kinect inspired software (1)

Cedric Tsui (890887) | about 6 months ago | (#46144503)

Oh. Yeah... you're right. The slashdot article mis-quoted the parent article. Okay. That's less insane now.

Blowback (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about 6 months ago | (#46143981)

capable of differentiating between people and animals

Then the north will just arm their animals as a work-around.

You know, the Right to Arm Bears.

Microsoft windows? (1)

Gary (9413) | about 6 months ago | (#46144075)

But are they actually using Microsoft Windows to monitor the Kinnects? That could bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "Blue Screen of Death".

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<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>