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Comment Re:Zoneminder HCL (Score 1) 133 133

what are you talking about? These $200 kits are plug and play. They're configured to record 24/7 even. You just need to plug the cameras in, and you're done.
Zoneminder needs a beefy PC for more than a few cameras. It's extremely inefficient.
Ubiquiti's AirVision software was based on that, and people were known to run 8-core xeons to manage 10-20 cameras. They rolled their own solution and now you can handle 10x as many cameras with the same hardware.

Comment Re:Guilt by association! (Score 1) 334 334

your personal, established Facebook account and not some throwaway.

You're not trying to imply that people should violate an EULA or TOS, right? Because Facebook's TOS explicitly state that every account MUST represent a single person, and a single person SHALL NOT HAVE MORE THAN ONE ACCOUNT.
Soon the FBI will be arriving at your location to determine wether you're in a violation of TOS, a crime worse than murder, rape, genocide or treason.

Comment Re:Meth (Score 1) 431 431

in Argentina it's simply forbidden to buy chemicals of, basically, any sort.
You can barely find HCl "cement cleaner" at hardware stores anymore. And if you do, it's laced with I don't know what other acid that makes it unusable for meth manufacturing.
Lab-grade acids are completely out of the question. Even real labs have difficulty to get the right "permissions". So guess what: government-owned labs suddenly started consuming a lot more chemicals than before, since private labs now (illegally, of course) buy from them to get the needed chemicals.
Even having a chemicals license is dangerous: now a narc can come and make you an offer you can't refuse, and force you to buy chemicals for them.
All of this started a few years ago with the "triple crime" where 3 guys were found murdered. They were owners of pharmacies. They thought it was a good idea to sell efedrin to the narcs... until they wanted out. You don't get out of the mafia.
Of course, no one bothered to check why a certain high-profile reputable chemicals supplier was importing 40 tons a year of efedrin, when the number used to be less than 1 ton a year. Did everyone suddenly started getting the flu?

Comment Re:Miserable? (Score 3, Interesting) 215 215

They aren't mistakes AND they're so small, most people don't bother. Bill an extra "wrong" $5 every month to 10 million customers, though, and what do you get? A few thousand people calling about that charge, and getting it as credit in their next bill, and the rest of the millions just paying it without noticing.

Comment Re:Miserable? (Score 1) 215 215

Man, envy is such a horrible thing.

You must be ANGRY at Bill Gates. I mean the amount of money he has, and you, here, a fucking lowlife, whining about a woman that managed to beat the kind of company that screws you every day of the year, and you just whine but do nothing about.

A large number of installed systems work by fiat. That is, they work by being declared to work. -- Anatol Holt