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Fan with pattern recognition

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As the summer regrettably is with us out here, I propose an electric fan, with a camera and basic pattern recognition.

Patterns to be recognised are

1) Someone with lots of small pieces of paper in their hand

2) documents on a table/desk

3) anyone attempting to roll a cigarette (ie me), at the sight of these, the fan uses an emergency brake to halt. And beeps a bit.

Optional air-compressor and long moveable tube ensures that the mosquito almost, but not quite, gets to bite you, before is is blown away from you by a jet of air..

not_morrison_rm, Jul 10 2014

Another automated fan evil_20laugh_20activated_20hand_20dryer
I think this is one that went off when [xandram] started laughing [lurch, Jul 12 2014]

Exhibit A http://www.yelp.co....e-pavement-london-2
[not_morrison_rm, Jul 12 2014]

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       Sort of like a groupie but with more style & dress sense?
Skewed, Jul 11 2014
  

       Er.....no.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 11 2014
  

       So it's like:   

       “Boy, da Bears really stink dis year.”   

       “Yeah, dey stunk las’ year too, an’ da year before dat weren't so hot neither.”   

       “Guess dat's just what dey do, dey stink.”   

       “Yep, buncha goddamn mooks dose Bears.”
ytk, Jul 11 2014
  

       LEAVE MY BEARS ALONE, [ytk], they don't need your help. If you don't, I'll turn my fan on you.   

       As for the idea, I like the thought of this, I like the feel of this, I would like to have this, a lot. I also don't like it when the fan is on, and it blows over my hot pizza making it cold too quickly. So pizza I.D. would be crucial.
blissmiss, Jul 11 2014
  

       + yes good, although I thought it would be funnier if the fan accelerated when it saw 1, 2 or 3!! Haha, I'm just a sadist...
xandram, Jul 11 2014
  

       Detroit has been trying to figure out this technology for at least since 1957, when the Lions last won anything. So far, the only pattern they've found is 'wait 'til next year...'
RayfordSteele, Jul 11 2014
  

       //Er.....no//   

       Sorry, just read the title & couldn't resist.   

       So robot fans then that now to blow & not to blow, nifty [+].   

       At the very least its a 'cool' new toy for the hackers to try & get into, [bigy]'s already started.
Skewed, Jul 11 2014
  

       linky?
Skewed, Jul 12 2014
  

       It is?
not_morrison_rm, Jul 12 2014
  

       It is?
blissmiss, Jul 12 2014
  

       I think [biggy sleeps] left out some punctuation:   

       //it was a reference to a, well, “known” hb idea.//
ytk, Jul 12 2014
  

       psh its called a computer
HitsMiss, Jul 12 2014
  

       I am now more confused...a "well-known" idea, and a d a stage whisper "psh its called a computer".   

       Anyway, reading Tim Power's Declare, kind of British 1960's spy story, was doing ok until we got to "sidewalk"..tch, American authors...   

       I refer you to Exhibit A, The Pavement, Clapham. Linky.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 12 2014
  

       Good god, never knew there was an Armenian surname of Mamelian....so were I blessed I could say "I am Mamelian, and so are most of my relatives".   

       The fun we miss with all the boring old British surnames.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 13 2014
  
      
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