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Journal by Marxist Hacker 42

My wife is looking for a Wifi network security camera for the daycare. Ideally, we want one that we can set up an account on a remote server with a username and password that we share with parents.

Anybody have any suggestions?

Comment: Re:track record (Score 2) 279

by sootman (#48936973) Attached to: US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

Thanks for the perfect setup for this old joke...

On a four-engine plane over the Atlantic the pilot announces on the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've just lost an engine, but there's nothing to worry about. This plane flies perfectly well on three engines. It just reduces you speed a little so we'll be about a half-hour late."

A few minutes later, another announcement: "Ladies and gentlemen, we've lost another engine. We'll still make it, but that'll slow us down a little more. We'll be about an hour late."

Soon there's yet another message: "We've just lost power on a third engine. I think we'll be OK, but plan on being two hours late."

One of the passengers turns to his neighbor and says, "I hope the fourth one doesn't quit. We'll be up here all day."

Comment: Re:"Broadband" is a stupid name (Score 1) 408

by wiredlogic (#48933455) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

It is no less applicable than "Hi-Fi" or "Solid State". "Broadband" is just another term for wide bandwidth. It implicitly encompasses higher data rates as a consequence of using more of the spectrum. Coding techniques have almost reached the Shannon limit so the only way to improve data rates is with more bandwidth. This terminology stems from radio engineering which, incidentally, is precisely what the FCC oversees.

A more useful application of pedantry would be to wage a war against all the dullards who call the internet "the web" even if they aren't using HTTP.

Education

Nobel Laureate and Laser Inventor Charles Townes Passes 73

Posted by samzenpus
from the rest-in-peace dept.
An anonymous reader writes Charles Hard Townes, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for invention of the laser and subsequently pioneered the use of lasers in astronomy, died early Tuesday in Oakland. He was 99. "Charlie was a cornerstone of the Space Sciences Laboratory for almost 50 years,” said Stuart Bale, director of the lab and a UC Berkeley professor of physics. “He trained a great number of excellent students in experimental astrophysics and pioneered a program to develop interferometry at short wavelengths. He was a truly inspiring man and a nice guy. We’ll miss him.”

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