June 6, 2013

Prove you're not a photograph.

If I were to get the "wrinkle your forehead" test, I could not do it. And not just because I have bangs. I cannot make that horizontal lines thing happen.

27 comments:

edutcher said...

Just type in a password already.

urban_hermit said...

Give it a few years.

Chip S. said...

Botox?

Jaske said...

It's not the bangs hiding wrinkles, it's the ego smoothing skin via expansion. Or product, whichever.

Astro said...

Swollen head.

bagoh20 said...

I can't make it go away.

ricpic said...

Raise both eyebrows. Presto: forehead wrinkle.

Ann Althouse said...

"Botox?"

I was going to say people with botox have the same thing, but for me it's like the way some people can't roll their tongue.

"It's not the bangs hiding wrinkles, it's the ego smoothing skin via expansion. Or product, whichever."

What does that even mean?

"Raise both eyebrows. Presto: forehead wrinkle."

I understand the concept but it doesn't work.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks for the tip though!

Lem said...

Are phones that vulnerable that security innovations are making it imperative or is this a let us show you what we can do just because we can kind of thing.

Or maybe a little of both.

JAL said...

Can you even raise both eyebrows at the same time?

Being a skeptic of many things, I would think this would be your normal -- or perhaps it is the furrowed brow?

edutcher said...

If you ever get mad at Meade (if), you can always copy that look.

KLDAVIS said...

When I upgraded my Android phone, I thought the facial unlock feature was cool. The first time it asked me to blink, I laughed out loud. Oh, so someone would have to cut the eyes out of a picture of me...so much more complicated. It reminded me of a (perhaps apocryphal) story about cigarette machines in Japan that younger kids would fool with pictures from magazines.

As upper case, symbols and numbers became required in passwords, so will the newest security features need to become ever more complex. And, as they do, those who are truly motivated to skirt them will always stay several steps ahead.

Lem said...

I don't have a lockout on my phone.

Its ridiculous.

BarrySanders20 said...

So it's true what they say about Brits and bad teeth.

And now the hair too?

Jaske said...

" ego smoothing skin via expansion" = swelling head
Product = make-up
Just a joke, fluffernuttered.

Ann Althouse said...

"Can you even raise both eyebrows at the same time?"

It's easier to raise both eyebrows at the same time to to do the one-eyebrow thing. Like blinking versus winking.

Pribek said...

Future top road hazard: gurning while driving.

Lem said...

It's easier to raise both eyebrows at the same time to to do the one-eyebrow thing. Like blinking versus winking.

The need to verity the truthiness of Althouse's remarks via an electronic intertubes podcast video slash fax transcript, and any other terms covered by my patens, arises.

madAsHell said...

"Stop it!!...or else your face will freeze like that"
Things my mother would tell me.

C Stanley said...

Two of my kids, as toddlers, asked, "Dad, why do you have those lines on your forehead?" when they had done something to irritate him. Although they asked in innocence, truly not getting that he was a bit ticked off at them, it was actually pretty good strategy because it made us laugh.

MadisonMan said...

I can raise my left eyebrow but not the right one.

Palladian said...

It's simply a way for Google to collect and connect even more of your information. They have everything that has ever been written by or about you on the web, they have all your email (if you use gmail) and at least some of it if you've ever emailed a gmail account, they may have your mobile phone number (anyone who uses a Google service is aware how often they ask for that), they have pictures of your house. With the facial recognition, Google now has your face, and can use the different expressions it asks you to make to calculate fairly accurate measurements of your features, which allows them to more easily identify you in photographs and their surveillance footage... err, I mean Street View.

And Google really likes the current American administration, so....

The Godfather said...

If Eric Holder wants the info on my phone, does he have to make a funny face? If my phone camera caught that, it might even be worth the privacy intrusion.

Rusty said...

JAL said...
Can you even raise both eyebrows at the same time?

Being a skeptic of many things, I would think this would be your normal -- or perhaps it is the furrowed brow?

I bet our hostess can give the single eye brow of derision. So much can be said without saying a word.

elkh1 said...

Google's Schmidt will send your silly mug to his buddies in the Obama White House to build up their face recognition data base.

Freeman Hunt said...

The regular way I raise my eyebrows doesn't do it. But if I imagine that I'm pinching the space between my eyebrows together while pushing it up forcefully at the same time, I can make it happen.

I would not like to have to do this to unlock my phone.