Our November article (“Tech-Wiz quietly achieves anti-mosaic breakthrough”) has triggered an unprecedented response from around the world. It has been both our most-read article, as well as our most-commented-on article. With such a reaction, we thought it would only be right to give Hirogari Seibyo a chance to address your feedback and queries. Fortunately, Seibyo agreed to meet with me again, so it’s over to you guys…
Jeffrey Taylor: Can you tell us a little bit more about the technology behind your mosaic buster?
HS: You can play most files directly, and can use it as a video player, and the mosaic looks a lot better, but you won’t get really de-censoring without using TecoGAN/Wifey2X (which is free from GitHub but it takes work to setup; instructions are included in JAVPlayer).
With TecoGAN/waifu2X you can use just CPU power to compute the images but it takes forever. TecoGAN using Nvidia CUDA is the best route. Done right you can get much better results than this particular video. There is also the DeepCreamPy which doesn’t work as well but is also supported by the program.
You can also try using TecoGan4X then do the deMoasic (you can make an SD video into an HD one fairly well), but it takes an insane amount of time. My buddies use a 1080Ti and it’s still really really slow for even moderately short videos.
Robin Baker: How dare you say that masturbating addicts are the “real victims of the adult video industry. Do you have any idea how many women have had their lives ruined by appearing in porn!? Shame on you. May you never breed.
HS: Aww… Womp womp.
Julian Farmer: The mosaic law has been the one law that has allowed the major JAV companies to laugh at us poor JAV addicts. It’s kind of been like, “We’ll take your money, but we don’t have to show you any pussy.” Now we can see vaginas, and it’s kind of like an aborigine getting his first taste of citizenship and all the human rights that go with it.
HS: What can I say? Welcome to the land of the free, fellow citizen!
Andrew Fisher: I just love Japanese girls with dark labia. Thanks for allowing me to narrow the field of AV actresses who I’d love to bang given the chance.
HS: Yeah… I think European guys, more than Japanese guys, focus on things like density of pubic hair and labia. I’ve heard that the French guys are really particular about the downstairs region, whereas the Americans and Canadians show a lack of sophistication by simply focusing on breast size. It’s like they haven’t grown out of those 80’s college fraternity movies.
Margaret Cooper: For years the mosaic law has been the only thing that has allowed actresses to keep a shred of dignity, and now you’re taking that away from them. Did you ever think about that? You disgust me. You may have brains, but they’re full of shit.
HS: One of those, eh?
William Buttermaker: Surely you can set up a patreon fund so that you can benefit from your invention?
HS: It really is not an option. What I’ve done is illegal, and I can’t risk any kind of exposure. Funds from a patreon account would have to come into an account in my real name, and anyone curious enought could find out who I am, and make my life hell. I’d be kicked off campus, disowned by my family, and probably prosecuted by the very people who benefit from my hard work.
Todd Hunter: Can you tell us more about your mother’s extra-marital relationship? Would your mother’s lover really dump her if you were ever linked to your tech-breakthrough?
HS: They share an apparently intense physical relationship, which I try not to think too much about. My mom assured me that while her senior bureaucrat lover wouldn’t cast her aside, he may force her to start paying for the school uniforms, ropes, and candles that they use.
Nigel Butcher: I work for an NPO in a impoverished sub-Saharan village where life is a day-to-day struggle. Malnutrition, infant mortality, and malaria are never far away. We do, however, have a William Kamkwamba style wind power generator. So, despite the incredible scenes of heartbreak every day, the people of the village have now been exposed to the wonder of uncensored Japanese pornography. We shall be forever grateful to you.
HS: Thanks for those kind words. I’m happy to hear I’m making a difference to those in need.
Anne Carpenter: I just wanna say, “J-cocks rock!”
HS: What can I say to that? You’re welcome to cast your eyes over mine anytime you’d like!
Ron Cook: I’d never seen a vagina squirt like that. You’ve opened my eyes.
HS: They tend to do that a lot these days. A guy’s gotta prepare the plastic sheets prior to doing the business. From my experience few women want to stick around to clean up the mess.
Debbie Ironmonger: So, your mother is having an affair. How about your father? How does he cope with being a cuck?
HS: My father manages to keep it together. He’s a good provider, so there’s been no talk of divorce. He’s a busy guy anyway, going to The Philippines once a month on business. He has a lot of contacts down there, and his hands are full making sure everyone’s kept happy down there.
Edward Skinner: I love it when an actor teases the actress by lightly rubbing the tip of his knob along the labia. Thanks to your hard work, I’m now able to see this in close-up. As a consequence, I’m shooting early, but I like it.
HS: This is what my work is all about. I’m printing this quote and putting it by my screen to help me in moments of self-doubt.
Pip Turner: I’m married to a Japanese woman and we have two little children, so although I’ve seen everything many times, it’s been a while since I’ve caught a glimpse of anything. These days, my wife is happy with Italian lessons, shuffling around the house in slippers and an apron, and wearing fluffy socks to bed. Thanks for allowing me to take a trip down memory lane.
HS: Slippers and fluffy socks? That’s the image she projects at home. Tell me, how does she look when she steps out for those Italian lessons?
Lee Archer: It’s a tragedy that the world can’t know your name, which should stand alongside the giants of invention in Japan. It’s not fair that others have profited from the Walkman and tamagochi, yet you can’t make one yen of profit. The system stinks.
HS: This message means more to me that any crisp note featuring the face of an old man possibly could.
Vera Potter: Why don’t you aim a little higher with your tech-skills? I mean, creating a mosaic-busting app can’t really be compared to landing a robot on Mars, can it?
HS: You might say that, but rather than focusing on exploration for the future of all humankind, I prefer to concentrate on instant gratification. If you want to judge me for that, go right ahead.
And that’s where we’ll end our little Q&A session. Many thanks to all of you who have contributed.