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Date: 12/12/08 06:14 AM

30 Responses to Digitally Assisted Billiards

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18410 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 6:07 am
    Link: Digitally Assisted Billiards - Now everyone can be a pool hustler with the aid of this nerdy little gadget. The playing field is now even.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4574 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 6:20 am
    FAIL! Sorry, but to ignore english on the ball is a fatal flaw.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18410 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 6:23 am
    pmarren, gotta agree with you on that point.
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    iSteal Male 18-29
    154 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 6:28 am
    ill put $100 on the table against that machine. My shout?
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    Robert_D Male 18-29
    589 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 6:34 am
    It`s a really neat concept, but most of the time it doesn`t seem to work yet. Keep working on it guys!
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    aust4beer Male 30-39
    196 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 6:46 am
    Can they get someone who knows how to shoot pool do the demo next time. That guy never makes a ball.
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    drogue Male 40-49
    231 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 7:51 am
    Never put it beyond mathletes to actually have a sense of humor.
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    gerdoggie Male 30-39
    6 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 8:00 am
    This could be the worst thing I have ever seen. A lot of time and effort wasted there for a machine that did not even help make one single shot. Either these guys really suck at pool or that machine really sucks.
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    adarling617 Female 18-29
    94 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 8:00 am
    so cool.
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2390 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 8:32 am
    they should really have like a clear table top with the projector underneath. Also their physiocs engine doesnt seem to be taking into account on how hard they are hitting the ball. I hope they get funding for this. Or have it patented atleast.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 9:34 am
    A good start but more effort needed. Buy a better camera and use a faster machine, for starters.
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    munimula1 Male 18-29
    125 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 10:05 am
    yeah...or you could learn to do that in your head. but in all seriousness it`s a cool concept, but it needs a lot more work.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1359 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 10:09 am
    basically... just practice.... u dont need some complicated crap software to pot a ball. However its a good idea :):) jus doesnt take into account how hard you hit the ball, how bouncy the cushions are, and how fast the cloth is, and how heavy the balls are.
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    Philomath Male 18-29
    174 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    Leave it to Georgia Tech to over-complicate (and fail at) a simple game of pool.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    why not put a porn movie while they play and drink beer? bunch of nerds
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    Cmstamega Male 13-17
    130 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    Exactly, lazyme. Invest a few hundred dollars in a better webcam and faster machine, perfect the program, make an all in one prototype and attempt to put it on the marker.
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    silversoul46 Female 18-29
    189 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    It`s just pool, can`t you just learn to get better by practice?
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    ANCB Male 18-29
    176 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 3:32 pm
    I think it`s pretty awesome. Must have been fun to make.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2690 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    I`m all for the nerd-tastic digital read outs, but I`d rather play the old fashioned way. Things like this only prove that we are getting lazier as a society. We always want something that can do the work for us so all we have to do is sit there and give the command.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 4:42 pm
    I`m gonna make a digital/robot assisted beer pong table. This way, we can watch the robots play and just drink to it.

    Fat and lazy people only! And absolutely no girls... they have cooties.

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    vstorm Male 30-39
    158 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 4:51 pm
    was it just me or did this system not work at all?
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    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 4:53 pm
    that kinda takes the fun outa the game..
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    Pindragon Male 18-29
    601 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    Nerd fail.
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    pick_me Male 18-29
    544 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    fail fail fail
    takes way too long
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    trashcan7 Male 13-17
    564 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    Yeah, the system didn`t work at all.
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    Panicdevil23 Female 13-17
    159 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    That`s just failure...Billiard is a game of skill..
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    Barbarossa69 Male 18-29
    220 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 11:04 pm
    wow you people are missing the point... it isnt about actually playing with this, its about making an interesting gadget... -_-
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15784 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 11:05 pm
    So me bowling with the gates up is just physically assisted bowling?
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    thesmrtppl Female 18-29
    3 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 1:05 am
    hey, cool! no not the gadget, now you can play billiards over someone`s oral presentation! :-)
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2557 posts
    December 18, 2008 at 11:03 pm
    haha he fails anyway

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