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+ - CATaLOG - An RFID cat tracker-> 2

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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

by peterprior (#27089315) Attached to: UK School Introduces Facial Recognition

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

by peterprior (#26652471) Attached to: Ireland's Largest ISP Settles With Record Industry

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.

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