With so many of us working from home over the last two years, it’s really become apparent that people generally dislike sitting all day with pants on. Until such a utopian time when all clothing is considered unisex, and just as many men as women are kicking it in loose, flowing skirts and dresses, you may want to remember to actually wear something on your lower half, uncomfortable though pants may be. But there is another way — you could build [Everything Is Hacked]’s pants filter and continue to be a chaos agent. Check out the video after the break.
That’s right, whether you forego or just forget to dress yourself below the equator, the pants filter has you covered. It works like you might expect — machine learning tracks body landmarks and posture to figure out where your NSFW region is and keep it under wraps.
By default, it blurs everything below the belt, or you can draw on pants if you’re inclined to be in revealing tighty-whities and prefer more coverage. You can adjust the width of the pants to cover the covid-19 you may have put on since 2020, and even change the pants to match your shirt.
We love that [Everything Is Hacked] had the um, gumption to test the pants filter in public at what appears to be a local taco joint. After the first few rounds of weird looks, he switched to a pants moustache to save face.
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42 thoughts on “Why Get Dressed When There Are Software Pants?”
“With so many of us working from home over the last two years, it’s really become apparent that people generally dislike sitting all day with pants on. ”
The Scots had the right idea. Wear a kilt.
Nudist have it more right…
Or, as Scottish actor Sean Connery once observed, ultimately resulting in “dragging one’s yam sack thru the brambles”.
He took care of that in Zardoz.
Ah, a good idea, but why not take it even further? Do the reverse instead!
Drape a pair of pants in front of the camera and let the filter digitally add me in?
Icky icky icky . Nothing more comfortable than a well fitted pair of denim jeans.
None of this swinging in the breeze nonsense
To each their own, I say.
I find the greatest comfort from wearing a nice, slightly fluffy pair of oversized sweatpants.
Then the poor food delivery guy has to remind you that software pants have limitations.
At last, a real use case for Augmented Reality.
That’s how porns start.
Let me just pay for this pizza … *checks pockets for wallet* … oh looks like I don’t have my wallet … or pants! *bowchickawowwow*
Leave a pair of VR goggles on the doorstep and post a “put on before ringing” sign.
I’m suddenly reminded of the 1st episode of Malcolm in the Middle. 😁😂
Is the Burqa option available? I might have some customers interested, close to olympic games.
I thought this would be about paper pants, print out as needed. That was a fashion thing in the sixties. At least, there were paper dresses.
I had a new-in-package paper dress when I was a kid. I couldn’t resist opening it and wearing it around for a while. I wish I hadn’t!
I can’t remember if my sister had one, or the idea got such press that the idea seems very familiar.
IIRC, it was stereotypically 60s, with a flower print in green, yellow, pink, and orange, all Day-Glo shades (of course). Absolutely fabulous.
A check says Peter Max made paper dresses. Maybe easierto print than fabric, I don’t know.
You should have made a photocopy.
I must be some kind of bizarro. I can’t imagine anything *less* comfortable than running around without pants on. Skin sticks to furniture upholstery, and it seems like there’s always some piece of furniture waiting to “bite” me on the ankles.
Do people really, seriously bum around the house without pants, or is this some kind of humorous meme that has gone too far?
Man, this is definitely a thing. I dont have pants on right now ^^.
they do. frequently. and fabric is typically less sticky than leather.
do with that information what you will.
Lots of times when it’s warm, I don’t wear anything. The only downside is when soldering.
Or, cooking bacon.
Without more than just pants. But it’s certainly local climate dependent.
I’ll just leave this here
Isn’t it odd how one can do something without knowing what it’s called?
Maybe it’s a difference in furniture. I have had a leather chair, a fake leather desk chair, and some vinyl (or other plastic) covered folding chairs; I would not sit on any of those without pants. But I wouldn’t sit on many of them for any period of time, because they were not very comfortable.
But the upholstered sofa and chairs, even my desk chair has woven fabric covers, those are all quite comfy.
I wouldn’t want an upholsted chair in a dining room, but small apartment life means not having a dining room!
Umm.. nope. I don’t get it. I’ve seen enough other no-pants references to get that this is a thing. but in most situations I feel much better with pants, thank you!
I think the problem is more that too many people have prioritized style over comfort and utility. Yes, I get that people want to look good but I’m pretty sure that for most of us comfortable pants is more stylish than no-pants at all.
Find a pair that is loose fitting, and has slightly short legs. No I’m not talking about knickers, but the cuffs shouldn’t be dragging on the ground. And pockets, get pockets! I don’t care what it does to your lines. Save that for the singles bar. (app-dating, just don’t do it) We are tool using apes, not monkeys. Surely you have something that you would like to have conveniently stored on your person!
I know, comfortable pants aren’t going to give you sexy curves, a nice ass or an appearance that is 10 pounds lighter than you really are. But that just makes you look normal, not ugly. And it’s not like going pantsless would either. Unless of course you are among the lucky (or dedicated) few for whom it would. In that case please, skip the Zoom filters and just go for it! Enjoy that fresh air!
I dress the same working from home as I did when working in the office. The only difference is the shoes. I wear sneakers instead of brogues. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brogue_shoe)
At home I use an execise bike instead of an office chair – sneakers are better on the pedals. (https://hackaday.io/project/180836-desk-ercising-with-the-exer-desk/details)
Blue jeans, button down shirt, wool socks, sneakers. Comfy as all get out.
I’m jealoous. I miss working from home!
I have to wear Khakis at the office except Fridays when I can wear jeans.
I HATE wearing khakis. I suppose objectively khakis are probably more comfortable than jeans. But.. ever since high school until now (except in college) khakis have been what I am required to wear while at school or work and jeans have been what I wear the rest of the time, except when it’s too hot then shorts.
So anyway.. my brain is programmed now to associate khakis with doing what I have to do and jeans with doing what I want to do so I really dread putting them on.
Hiking pants. They’re thin as slacks, khaki-colored and very comfortable.
camo pajama pants, lightweight, not heavy flannel… unless you’re close they look like camo combats or cargos, and if ppl clock them as jamas, they’re still camo, so it’s like is this guy a total suck, or toxically masculine???… so it balances out to “normal dude” … well that’s my theory… you can at least wear them to Walmart without feeling overdressed.
If anyone has seen “The Pentaverate” you know that Netflix needs to invest in this technology.
Pants, much like sleep, is for The Weak.
> Until such a utopian time when all clothing is considered unisex, and just as many men as women are kicking it in loose, flowing skirts and dresses
No need to wait for utopian times, start wearing skirts today!
(I started back in 2018, never regretted it.)
“Honey, where are my PAAAANTS?”
Not sure I get the joke…
It’s from the Lego Movie
So it turns out that this is a real world problem, as recently demonstraited here.
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