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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.

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?

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?
Mozilla

Submission + - New Apple website causes Firefox to crash (apple.com)

Spiri writes: "Following the announcement of it's new iPods, Apple has released a website promoting the iPod nano: . It appears now that clicking the "Buy Now" button causes Mozilla Firefox to completely freeze in Windows XP. Did Apple (accidentally?) discover a new vulnerability in Firefox?"
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? (slashdot.org)

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

Privacy

Submission + - New York Taxi Drivers Will Strike if GPS installed (gpsdaily.com)

wooferhound writes: "http://www.gpsdaily.com/reports/New_York_taxi_driv ers_threaten_two-day_strike_999.html New York's taxi drivers on Thursday said they would mount a two-day strike in early September if authorities did not scrap plans to introduce satellite positioning systems in the city's yellow cabs. "We are ready to go on strike on September 5 and September 6," Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, which represents some 8,400 of New York's 26,000 cabbies, told AFP."
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Just add water - students invent alcohol powder

spamking writes:


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) — Dutch students have developed powdered alcohol which they say can be sold legally to minors.

The latest innovation in inebriation, called Booz2Go, is available in 20-gramme packets that cost 1-1.5 euros ($1.35-$2).
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I can hear it now . . . "honestly mom it's kool aid.
Data Storage

Submission + - Would you use LightScribe? How about on DualLayer?

BiloxiGeek writes: Well forget the DualLayer idea according to Verbatim.

After recently purchasing a LightScribe enabled burner I ran into a rather significant drawback. Yes it burns pretty much any CD or DVD media. The LightScribe feature is nice and beats the heck out of the sharpie marker and my chicken-scratch penmanship. Now for the problem; I created some iso images of a data DVD close the max of a dual layer DVD. Before I burn I run out to the local stores to find some LightScribe Dual Layer DVD-R's and find that those just don't exist.

Now I'm feeling a little ticked off (ok, I didn't research this aspect of LightScribe beforehand).

I emailed Verbatim to ask when Dual Layer DVD-R's will be available and they told me they have no plans for DL DVD media.

Quote:
The current LightScribe products are available in CD-R, DVD+R and DVD-R only.
There are no plans at this time for a DVD+R DL or DVD-R DL LightScibe product.
Unquote.

Knowing that you can save the cost of labels and ink, print snazzier looking labels for your homebrewed CD's and DVD's but will be limited to single layer capacity DVD's, would you buy a LightScribe drive and the media for your next computer, or get a 12-pack of Sharpie markers?

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