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Comment ZoneMinder & GrandStream (Score 1) 134

Without knowing what the OP means by affordable it's really hard to give suggestions. I've got multiple GrandStream cameras running on a ZoneMinder system. The cameras support 1920x1080, night vision with the IR LED's built-in, Power over Ethernet. I've used analog cameras plugged into a BlueCherry capture card. Resolution was low, night vision was OK (but not as good as the GrandStream), had to string the signal cable and power cable to the cams. Overall I like the new setup a lot more. Grandstream does require DirectX to view the stream through their web interface but I've never used it. I only use the web interface to set resolution, frame rate and other setttings. All the motion detection is done in ZoneMinder. When I want to view what the camera is seeing I either use ZoneMinder or vlc directly to the RTSP feed.
The Military

United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea 567

skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States has started flying B-2 stealth bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the U.S. Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The U.S. military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The U.S. also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting its allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' mainland."

Comment An April Fools Day joke in May? (Score 3, Funny) 274

History has shown that the human leg is an often untapped behemoth of energy, having in the past powered generators, submarines and, of course, deep space hair dryers aboard Red Dwarf.

Next thing you know they'll be reporting that Lister has been hired to peddle the thing around London. They tried to hire Cat but he was afraid being outside in the summer heat and humidity would ruin his fantastically perfect hairdo.
Hardware Hacking

Submission + - SysAd Hardware search

BiloxiGeek writes: I'm trying to find a piece of equipment and so far I'm coming up with nothing. I have a number of workstations scattered throughout the building that are headless. No monitor, no mouse, and some have no keyboard. They just sit in a corner and do their thing. It would be nice to move them into the server room and connect them to our IP KVM but that's not an option at this time.

What I'm trying to find is a lightweight, easy to carry, monitor, keyboard and mouse. Occasionally I need to get to those systems directly and have to lug around an LCD, keyboard and sometimes a mouse and that gets really obnoxious. I'm thinking the LCD should be no more that 17" or it would kind of ruin the whole portable idea. The keyboard and mouse should be USB and PS/2 compatible but I'd settle for just USB. I suppose it would probably end up looking like a laptop, but be more like a single port, portable KVM, without the KVM switch capability.

Do you know of anyone manufacturing such an item?

Comment Let just ignore... (Score 1) 82

The fact that the military has had containers hosting communications, power production and AC equipment for decades. All of them transportable by air, land or sea. I worked in just such a box in Saudi Arabia in 1986, and that thing was probably 20 years old then.

But of course all these companies are the great innovators. Didn't MS invent them internets for us?

Communications

Submission + - SIPRNet in a handheld!

BiloxiGeek writes: Lots of reports coming out that the NSA has approved a mobile handheld to access classified data networks, voice and email. This just seems like a recipe for disaster.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3442358&c=FEA&s=TEC
http://www.gdc4s.com/content/detail.cfm?item=32640fd9-0213-4330-a742-55106fbaff32
http://www.military-information-technology.com/article.cfm?DocID=1977
http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=5890
Movies

Submission + - NetFlix site down..->

BiloxiGeek writes: CNet is reporting the NetFlix site has been down for over 4 hours and there's no estimated restoration time coming from customer service. I've tried it off and on for at least the last four hours and keep getting:
The Netflix web site is temporarily unavailable. Our site is temporarily down. We're working hard to get the site up as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. You can contact Netflix Customer Service at 1-888-638-3549. — Your friends at Netflix

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United States

Submission + - MA Treasurer Arrested for 3 Peaches at Airport 2

boot1780 writes: The treasurer for the state of Massachusetts announced that he and his family arrested by US Customs officials and "treated like criminals" on their way back from Italy due to three peaches in his daughter's carry-on bag. "It felt like we were being interrogated and found guilty without any process, no explanation, no rundown of our rights," he said. He was told he had to pay a $300 fine or spend a night and jail, but wasn't told that paying the fine waived any right he had to an appeal. Well, they nabbed the girl with the three peaches. Any word on Osama yet?
AMD

Submission + - Dell and AMD, One Year Later

Anonymous writes: One year in to his relationship with AMD, Michael Dell seems pretty satisfied, according to his remarks at the Citigroup technology conference. Key quote: "It is simply unacceptable for a company of Dell's size to only have one of those choices. So we have quite a complete spectrum of both 'A' and 'I' flavors and we'll continue to do that." He seemed to have given a thumbs up to Barcelona.
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - POLL:Where are those Elliptical galaxies pointing?->

BiloxiGeek writes: What do you think those elliptical and aligned galaxies are pointing at?

— George "DubYa" Bush
— Osama "I'm gonna get you sucka" bin Laden
— Hillary "I wear the pants" Clinton
— Waldo
— The elusive 3rd step (???) before "Step 4. Profit!"
— Cowboy "Scape Goat" Neal

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