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12-21-2009   #1 (permalink)
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A video posted to Youtube by a user called wzamen01 entitled "HP computers are racist" demonstrates how the HP face-tracking webcam on the MediaSmart Computer does not track a black man's face.

Wanda and Desi demonstrate how differently the webcam behaves when presented with a white or black face; says Desi, "I think my blackness interferes with the computer's ability to follow me". ....


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I lol'd. It is racist.
 
12-21-2009   #3 (permalink)
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Oh man, I'm still tan from over the summer
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Because software clearly can't be edited to pull this kind of stunt off right?
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that's funny but who cares about face tracking.
 
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Why are they even making the big deal out of it? The guy in the video doesn't even seem to care and looks like he just wants to show it for laughs. It even says in the video description that it's hilarious.
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It was meant for laughs but obviously HP can't ignore it since generally it is a bug/design flaw.
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I lol'ed... even gadgets nowadays is racist... What else?
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Holy shi-

You just can't hide from racist computers anymore!
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Omgawd, I can't stop laughing. I'm not racist, but the way this guy makes the situation out to be.. is just hilarious. XD
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hp fails even more!
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I loled so hard. oh god. that black guy is so funny ^^
 
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My Blackness is interfering with the computer's ability to follow me"
Hilarious Video.
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