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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

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Katrina Kostolany

[Quote: "My wild (and not politically correct) speculation: roughly speaking, Indian faces are similar in shape and proportion to European faces, albeit with an "exotic" (to Western eyes) overlay: stronger cheekbones, darker skin, almond-shaped eyes, and so on."]

This is because from an evolutionary standpoint, the people of Northern India are part of the same Caucasoid group as Europeans. Many Central European tribes migrated eastwards and settled in the Indus Valley. They were then followed by further migrations and invasions by Scythians & Greeks (i.e. Alexander the Great). The darker skin is merely an adaptation over time to the hotter climate . So your speculation is not too far-fetched :)

Torley Linden

Not a coincidence that another site with face-recognition, capabilities, Riya.com, has an Indian base too.

And seems like this can extend popular to things, e.g. put in a photo of an SL couch and see what other couches it looks like.

moo Money

I ran my avatar through the site and it came up with Joan Crawford (66%) and Greta Garbo (66%)

Siobhan Taylor

Hi, I didn't see this one first time round, but just gave it a go now and got the following matches (among others)

Marilyn Monroe
Bipasha Basu
Tyra Banks

and zOMG Geri Halliwell (maybe I'll pass on that one) ...

Anyway, that was fun ...

forseti svarog

too funny. Had to try it -- came up with harrison ford. No complaints about that one lol

Edav Nomad

I just read about this and tried it out. I came up with Jack Nicholson as the top male pick (61%) and Neve Campbell as the top female pick (62%)

Sabrina Doolittle

I don't know the technical tems for this, but I'm pretty sure its the ratio of face width across the eye/upper cheer region vs face length. The standard of main stream beauty in SL seems to be skewed towards heart-shaped faces and heads rather than oval shaped heads, which is certainly what very white, very anglo me has in real life. (My annoyingly beautiful half sister, however, has a heart-shaped face and olive skin and is constantly being asked if she's Indian.)

Jade Fondue

I tried it with my SL avatar and a character I play on Guild Wars. My SL avatar came out as Meg Ryan and my Guild Wars character was Julie Christie.

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