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Comment Elk Products M1 Series (Score 3, Informative) 248 248

I had a good experience building a DIY security system based on a M1 controller from Elk Products. The documentation was clear and there are add on options for connecting it to the internet and interfacing with other home automation equipment.

http://www.elkproducts.com/product_family_overview.html

Comment Wayback Machine Exclusion is Permanent (Score 2) 101 101

If you add a deny all robots.txt, the domain will be permanently excluded from the archive.org wayback machine, regardless of if you change it to allow later.

Currently there is no way to exclude only a portion of a site, or to exclude archiving a site for a particular time period only.
When a URL has been excluded at direct owner request from being archived, that exclusion is retroactive and permanent.

http://archive.org/about/faqs.php#14

Comment Why ditch the mics? (Score 1) 85 85

If the current mics are giving you decent audio, it would be way simpler just to either connect them to the sound in on an existing computer, or if there isn't already going to be something always on, you could set up a plug computer which could easily upload the recordings, or perhaps even host them its self. Something like the SheevaPlug should be more than enough.

Comment So, wait, what does it actually do to fix things? (Score 5, Insightful) 113 113

So as far as I can tell, even after reading the so called technical explanation, it reboots the computer into Linux and then downloads magic buzzword driven pixie dust from the cloud, thus allowing it to solve all your computer problems.

Comment List of Members (Score 3, Informative) 68 68

From: http://www.gig-u.org/
  • Arizona State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Colorado State University
  • Duke University
  • George Mason University
  • Howard University
  • Indiana University
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Penn State University
  • University of Alaska
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Florida
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Montana
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest University
  • West Virginia University

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