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Incoming Boss Alert

Close that personal file on your computer before you get caught surfing on company time.
 
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Basically, it's a modified webcam that sits on top of your cubicle wall (for those of us that have cubicles) on a constantly-rotating pedestal (it spins really fast). As it spins, it snaps pictures of every person within visible range, cross-referencing the pictures with pictures of all your supervisors that you have stored in a secret file. (non-matches are instantly deleted)

If it snaps a pic that matches one in your boss file, the device emits a low-volume ascending tone, and displays on the pedestal (via digital LCD display) the boss's proximity in meters/feet/yards/etc... (unit of measurement selectable).

(for maximum benefit, use in conjuction with the [self-spinning chair], which comes equipped with an automatic shutoff if a Boss is detected within 3 meters)

21 Quest, Oct 10 2006

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[theircompetitor, Oct 10 2006]

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       Or just take a saw to the cubicle walls, so you can see to the horizon.
DrCurry, Oct 10 2006
  

       Yeah, but if he sees you first, you're screwed, and if you're blind-folded enjoying the Self-Spinning Chair, you'll never hope to see him first.
21 Quest, Oct 10 2006
  

       Tear down the wall.
zeno, Oct 10 2006
  

       //tear down the wall// and get fired for vandalism... wonderful idea, if the world really worked the way it did in the movie Office Space.
21 Quest, Oct 10 2006
  

       Impractical
Overly complex
Probably expensive
  

       I love it. Where can I get one? (Note time of post during normal working hours...)
  

       I'm lucky...my boss has squeaky leather shoes, I can hear him coming with plenty of time to close a window.
Freefall, Oct 10 2006
  

       RFID eclairs and sensors would work better. Also might get you a raise.
baslisks, Oct 10 2006
  

       I am hearing that the face recognition software is working very well in stadiums and arenas during large sporting events. But I am sure that they get several "false-positive" readings. Its not so bad to get 25 to 30 false readings in a crowd of 18,000 people.. but if the system keeps alerting you because it picks up the other 4 to 5 guys that look similar to your boss, eventually you will ignore the alert when the boss REALLY comes.
Jscotty, Oct 11 2006
  
      
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