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Comment The CC in CCTV? (Score 4, Interesting) 214 214

I always thought the CC in CCTV stood for 'Closed Circuit', meaning the pictures are not being broadcast.

I know they're not being broadcast over RF but shouldn't making them available to anyone via a website be classed as 'broadcasting' therefore making it Open Circuit TV or just 'TV' ?
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Submission + - CATaLOG - An RFID cat tracker-> 2 2

peterprior writes: "I've been building an RFID cat tracker — dubbed CATaLOG — for the last few months using an Arduino Microcontroller and the newly available ethernet shield. I've documented my progress and how I went about it over on the project pages as well as doing an O'reilly Ignite presentation on it a few days ago. You can view the live cat status or follow the cats over on Twitter."
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Comment Re:Bloody idiots (Score 3, Insightful) 214 214

Not only that - but who has the time to "quickly and effectively print data off from the system showing who was on site" when there is a bloody fire alarm. When I was in school we were told to leave everything and get out, not wait for a laser printer to warm up or an epson stylus to clean its printer cartridges.

Comment A comparison (Score 5, Insightful) 222 222

I wonder how people would react if the postal service were allowed to hold envelopes up to a light, say "theres a CD in there which could have illegally copied copyrighted data on it!" and then after doing that 3 times, stop all mail to your house without having to provide any actual evidence or give you a chance to prove your innocence.

A slow pup is a lazy dog. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"

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