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TAW_Oilburner
06-18-2007, 04:31 PM
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid9325799...3050&bctid=933742930 (http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid932579976?bclid=932553050&bctid=933742930)

TAW_Oilburner
06-18-2007, 04:31 PM
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid9325799...3050&bctid=933742930 (http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid932579976?bclid=932553050&bctid=933742930)

Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-18-2007, 04:49 PM
I want one. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

BaldieJr
06-18-2007, 05:30 PM
that'll make for some interesting table-top gaming.

those who partake in certain herbs would probably be the earliest adopters of this technology.

LStarosta
06-18-2007, 05:36 PM
That is quite tits.

BillyTheKid_22
06-18-2007, 05:45 PM
COOL!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Airmail109
06-18-2007, 05:56 PM
You know humanities ****ed when your coffee table can connect to the net and is equipped with IR cameras

Oh well, it brings a new meaning to sex on the table

PBNA-Boosher
06-18-2007, 11:31 PM
Oh God Aimail. You just opened up a whole new can of worms. Talk about shutting off the webcam beforehand....

FlatSpinMan
06-18-2007, 11:53 PM
That's brilliant. It really looks like something that could take off in the near future.

ploughman
06-19-2007, 04:20 AM
Wow, that is bright and shiney. Me want.

neural_dream
06-19-2007, 04:38 AM
I had tried this table 4 years ago when it was first being tested in the human-computer interaction research group of Imperial College. The concept was that it would enhance coffee-table discussions by having the latest news "floating" around in front of you. The obvious finding was that it was useful only as a gimmick and as an artificial starting point of discussion between strangers, and that the researchers making it would be better off using it as an Internet browser substituting their smartphone. That was the point Microsoft got in the game (until recently it was HP and one more I think funding its development).

WhtBoy
06-19-2007, 06:24 AM
I've been telling the "paperless office" crowd for years that until we get a desk that is our computer monitor there will never be a paperless office. The best representation of this that I've seen is in the movie "The Island".

Maybe they will be able to produce it in a cost-effective and durable product so that before I die it will be possible to implement this on a fairly inexpensive office/home desk.

--Outlaw.

Feathered_IV
06-19-2007, 06:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
That is quite tits. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LStarosta, were you by any chance bottle fed as a baby? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

LStarosta
06-19-2007, 08:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
That is quite tits. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LStarosta, were you by any chance bottle fed as a baby? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No. Tits is an expression we like to use in the civilized world. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

That'd be like "dog's bollocks" is used by folks who didn't get exposed to enough canine genitalia when they were young.

It's wrong.

Airmail109
06-19-2007, 08:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
That is quite tits. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LStarosta, were you by any chance bottle fed as a baby? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No. Tits is an expression we like to use in the civilized world. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

That'd be like "dog's bollocks" is used by folks who didn't get exposed to enough canine genitalia when they were young.

It's wrong. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

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Feathered_IV
06-19-2007, 09:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
That is quite tits. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LStarosta, were you by any chance bottle fed as a baby? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No. Tits is an expression we like to use in the civilized world. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

That'd be like "dog's bollocks" is used by folks who didn't get exposed to enough canine genitalia when they were young.

It's wrong. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So you've *cough* had plenty of canine genitalia then? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Philipscdrw
06-19-2007, 10:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BaldieJr:
that'll make for some interesting table-top gaming.

those who partake in certain herbs would probably be the earliest adopters of this technology. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
What, people who drink tea?

Waldo.Pepper
06-19-2007, 12:00 PM
OK its neato. But call me a Luddite then because I don't think that for the average consumer home user this will fly as high as some think.

It seems an overly elaborate (read as expensive) thing for such a simple task. Very far out and futuristic. I remember reading years ago how headboards will have robot arms that will come out of it and make the bed for you! Neato! Or you can just buy a Duvet and flip it back yourself.

I would prefer to save several hundred dollars and keep using a wire to transfer files. Anyone care to hazard a guess on how fast spinning and resizing an image will get old? To be honest I didn't see much else being done besides spinning and resizing.

Divine-Wind
06-19-2007, 12:28 PM
LUDDITE!

DuxCorvan
06-19-2007, 04:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WhtBoy:
I've been telling the "paperless office" crowd for years that until we get a desk that is our computer monitor there will never be a paperless office. The best representation of this that I've seen is in the movie "The Island".

Maybe they will be able to produce it in a cost-effective and durable product so that before I die it will be possible to implement this on a fairly inexpensive office/home desk.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There will never be a "paperless office" because companies, administrations and citizens want physical proof of facts and rights. Cybernetic files and data are nothing but electronic smoke, nothing a notary can sign in.

You can have digital certificates, fancy data disks, gorgeous virtual desks, but if you have to prove someone's dead, they'll still want the good ole Death Certificate printed on official paper with an indelible ink doctor sign in it.

Be sure these computer geniuses, fathers of the superdesk, have real paper contracts with Microsoft, locked somewhere at home.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-19-2007, 04:24 PM
True, Dux.

Philipscdrw
06-19-2007, 05:38 PM
I temped in a doctor's surgury in London last year. My job: scanning in letters sent from the hospitals about the patients, and attaching them to the patient's notes database. Then, when a doctor is consulting a patient, she can see all the relevant letters and test results and etc straightaway from her PC. After I've verified that the documents are correctly attached, I mark the document as 'scanned', they get shredded.

Can't help but think that it would be much easier if the results were simply emailed in...

(But with the NHS it can't be that simple, there must be a 6billion project to farm out to some conglomerate who coincidentally provides many advisors to Downing Street, and would be challenged to code a Minesweeper clone...)

Low_Flyer_MkVb - are you a bus driver?

general_kalle
06-20-2007, 11:39 AM
cool,
ive seen another clip like that one about it.
now we can aktually have a Virtual cockpit where we can Touch with our Real hands.
place one of those boards Vertical and volare, you got your Intruments in the plane,
move down the Gear lewer or trim your plane to perfektionism.

neat

Freshman73
06-20-2007, 03:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Philipscdrw:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BaldieJr:
that'll make for some interesting table-top gaming.

those who partake in certain herbs would probably be the earliest adopters of this technology. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
What, people who drink tea? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe a tea made of a certain mushroom