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  • Paintball-blasting home security camera redefines 'enter at own risk'

    04/17/2024 9:54:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    New Atlas ^ | April 14, 2024 | Bronwyn Thompson
    The creators of PaintCam Eve want it to be a new, rather artistic force in neighborhood watchPaintCam The humble security cam is now ready and willing to choose violence. A big-thinking Slovenian startup has created a curious smart security camera that doesn't just spy on your visitors, but will actively open fire on potential intruders with paintball pellets – or even tear gas rounds – with "ultra high precision." What could possibly go wrong? Do-it-yourself home security systems are commonplace these days. They're clever and simple enough that more or less anyone can install one to keep watch on property...
  • Unexpected Discovery of “Impossible Galaxy” Shatters Astronomical Boundaries

    03/15/2024 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    The unexpected discovery of the dwarf galaxy PEARLSDG, which is isolated and quiescent, challenges established views on galaxy evolution and highlights the capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope in uncovering cosmic phenomena. (Artist’s concept.) Credit: PEARLSDG, an isolated dwarf galaxy found by the James Webb Space Telescope, defies standard galactic evolution theories by not forming new stars, indicating a need to revise our understanding of galaxies. A team of astronomers, led by Arizona State University Assistant Research Scientist Tim Carleton, has discovered a dwarf galaxy that appeared in James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) imaging that wasn’t the primary...
  • Teen killed in caught-on-camera school stabbing ID’d as suspect’s family insist it was self-defense

    11/29/2023 1:16:25 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/29/2023 | Olivia Land
    The teen killed in a grisly caught-on-camera stabbing in a North Carolina school gymnasium has been identified by his loved ones as a sports-loving high school freshman — while relatives of the alleged perpetrator insist he acted in self-defense and was bullied. Devlin J. Ferrell, 15, died from a stab wound sustained in the vicious Monday-morning brawl that spilled into the gym of Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, his family confirmed to WRAL News. Ferrell and an unnamed second victim, 16, were struck with a sharp object by a classmate, footage of the incident showed.
  • Kidnapped sign outside ‘Times’ office accuses paper of ‘whitewashing Jew-hatred’

    11/20/2023 5:34:32 PM PST · by Conservat1
    JNS ^ | 20 Nov 2023
    The New York paper of record has drawn a “false moral equivalence” between those who put up posters calling for the release of hostages and those who tear the posters down, per CAMERA. Posters depicting Israeli hostages that Hamas terrorists are holding in the Gaza Strip near a large billboard that the watchdog group CAMERA took out near the Midtown Manhattan offices of “The New York Times,” November 2023
  • Hobbs vetoes red-light camera ban. ( Arizona )

    06/01/2023 4:21:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Center Square ^ | May 26, 2023 | Cole Lauterbach
    Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday vetoed legislation that would have outlawed red-light cameras in Arizona. ... studies have shown increases in rear-end collisions due to drivers abruptly stopping when a light turns yellow ... Sen. Wendy Rogers, R-Flagstaff, said the cameras are "cash cows" for municipalities and the companies that operate them. "Cities and towns use the photo radar scheme to collect millions of dollars from unwitting statewide drivers each year. This traffic citation scam enables third-party companies to exploit Arizona drivers, ... Rogers said in a hearing that the companies who operate red-light cameras keep roughly 75% of the...
  • Meet the Socialist Priest Who Inspired the Architect Behind the Great Reset

    04/09/2023 3:46:24 AM PDT · by gattaca · 25 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | April 3, 2023 | Andrew Miller
    The World Economic Forum is trying to make the Red Bishop’s dream a reality. Who is the most dangerous person in the world? An increasing number of people say it is World Economic Forum chairman Klaus Schwab. This Swiss engineer is not a head of state, nor does he command his own army. He does not possess his own nuclear arsenal. Yet as the architect behind covid-19 lockdowns and the Great Reset, Schwab has done more to suppress individual freedom, end free markets, destroy national sovereignty, and promote global tyranny than anyone alive. Klaus Schwab’s father, Eugen Schwab, was a...
  • France 24 Journalists Suspended For Praising Hitler and Hamas, Following CAMERA Report

    03/17/2023 11:34:48 AM PDT · by Postel · 22 replies
    Camera ^ | Mar 12, 2023
    CAMERA’s exposé, which can be read here in full, demonstrates that the four journalists failed to live up to France 24’s charter of ethics. In numerous social media posts, the journalists can be seen praising Hitler, minimizing the Holocaust, and glorifying Hamas-affiliated terrorists who murdered and maimed scores of Jewish civilians. “Professional journalists are expected to hold up basic standards of objectivity, which obviously includes not cheerleading for Hitler and Hamas-inspired terrorism,” said Andrea Levin, CAMERA executive director. “We commend France 24 for promptly investigating this serious situation, and we hope that the news outlet cuts ties with these apologists...
  • The privacy loophole in your doorbell

    03/12/2023 6:16:24 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/07/2023 | Alfred Ng
    The week of last Thanksgiving, Michael Larkin, a business owner in Hamilton, Ohio, picked up his phone and answered a call. It was the local police, and they wanted footage from Larkin’s front door camera. Larkin had a Ring video doorbell, one of the more than 10 million Americans with the Amazon-owned product installed at their front doors. His doorbell was among 21 Ring cameras in and around his home and business, picking up footage of Larkin, neighbors, customers and anyone else near his house. The police said they were conducting a drug-related investigation on a neighbor, and they wanted...
  • Police chief pledges Flock Safety cameras will help fight crime, not violate residents' privacy

    02/20/2023 7:18:45 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 7 replies
    the Pontotoc Progress ^ | 3/14/23 | By DAVID HELMS
    At the February 7 Pontotoc Aldermen meeting Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor addressed concerns and assured a small group of residents that the police department’s soon to be installed Flock Safety cameras would be used solely to fight crime and bolster safety and not invade or spy on the privacy of Pontotoc residents. At the January 17 board meeting Pontotoc Aldermen voted unanimously to approve a two year subscription contract with Flock Safety Inc. for operation of eight of their license plate reader cameras in the city of Pontotoc. Pontotoc County resident Adam Miller and Pontotoc resident Kyle Eubank addressed...
  • Red-light camera officials caught on FBI wire talking about giving perks to suburban mayor, unsealed document shows

    02/18/2023 4:50:22 AM PST · by Salman · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb 17, 2023 | Jason Meisner and Joe Mahr
    A recently unsealed court document reveals for the first time that two top officials at a red-light camera company were caught on undercover FBI recordings talking about giving a suburban mayor campaign contributions and other perks at the same time their firm was pressuring the mayor to increase ticket revenue. The 2018 FBI search warrant, which sought court approval to search an email account of then-Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta, was part of the broad, yearslong investigation into corruption surrounding red-light cameras operated by SafeSpeed LLC, a probe that has netted charges against more than half a dozen public officials, businessmen...
  • Major U.S. city's plan to spy on citizens draws fierce opposition

    06/12/2022 2:03:06 PM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 06/12/2022 | Bob Unruh
    Plans by the city of Houston to require businesses to install surveillance cameras – and then give police access – has drawn a warning letter from a second civil-rights organization. WND reported in May when the Institute for Justice warned city officials the spy plans were unrealistic and illegal, because they would be in violation of the 4th Amendment. Now the Rutherford Institute is raising related concerns. The civil and religious rights organization said the city's "Exterior Security Cameras Ordinance" is nothing more than a "thinly veiled attempt to evade oversight and accountability for Fourth Amendment violations." The ordinance was...
  • Tech PING! Thinking I need a security system. Has anyone looked at them? Thoughts? I want a stand alone with night vision and recording capacity. Is there such a duck?

    01/11/2022 9:33:06 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 86 replies
    the brain of the soup | 01.11.22 | chickensoup
    Tech PING! Thinking I need a camera security system. Has anyone looked at them? Thoughts? I want a stand alone camera system with night vision and recording capacity. Something that would work with my wifi? Something that works in the dark? (we live in the woods) Is there such a duck?
  • Researchers shrink camera to the size of a salt grain

    12/02/2021 11:50:22 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Princeton ^ | 11/29/2021 | Molly Sharlach
    Micro-sized cameras have great potential to spot problems in the human body and enable sensing for super-small robots, but past approaches captured fuzzy, distorted images with limited fields of view.Now, researchers at Princeton University and the University of Washington have overcome these obstacles with an ultracompact camera the size of a coarse grain of salt. The new system can produce crisp, full-color images on par with a conventional compound camera lens 500,000 times larger in volume, the researchers reported in a paper published Nov. 29 in Nature Communications.Enabled by a joint design of the camera’s hardware and computational processing, the...

    11/19/2021 10:18:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    The camera relies on a light capture system called “synthetic wavelength holography,” according to a press release from Northwestern Engineering. It works by scattering laser light onto hidden objects, then bouncing it back to the camera, where an AI reconstructs the signals to show the hidden object. A paper of the researchers’ findings has been published in Nature. Since the holography method allows the scientists to see fast-moving objects such as cars driving around corners, or even a heart beating through a person’s chest, it could be used in early-warning navigation systems for automobiles or for non-invasive medical imaging. The...
  • Biden to get COVID-19 booster on camera once fully approved

    09/20/2021 12:14:28 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/2021 | Brett Samuels
    Biden to get COVID-19 booster on camera once fully approved © Getty Images President Biden plans to get his COVID-19 booster shot on camera once it's fully approved for Americans over the age of 65, which could happen in the coming days. "He will do so and he will do so on camera. I don’t have a date for you exactly. It’s important to note, just to take a slight step back, that there are still a couple of additional steps in the process," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. A federal advisory panel on Friday unanimously voted...

    09/04/2021 6:46:46 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 49 replies ^ | 9/3/2021 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Rick Wiles, a non-denominational senior pastor at Flowing Streams Church in Vero Beach, Florida with a popular online news site called TruNews, is known for promoting racist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Despite (or perhaps due to) Wiles’ rabidly anti-Semitic statements, Trunews has over 100,000 followers on Facebook. Wiles has a history of blatant anti-Semitism and was called out for it yet again by Dexter Van Zile of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA).
  • Say goodbye to your camera bump: Miniaturized optics through new counterpart to lens

    06/10/2021 9:51:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies ^ | 6/10/2021 | University of Ottawa
    Operating principle of a spaceplate. a, A spaceplate can compress a propagation length of deff into a thickness d. For example, a beam incident on the spaceplate at angle θ will emerge at that same angle and be transversely translated by length w (resulting in a lateral beam shift ?x), just as it would for deff of free space. b, Adding a spaceplate to an imaging system such as a standard camera (top) will shorten the camera (center). An ultrathin monolithic imaging system can be formed by integrating a metalens and a spaceplate directly on a sensor (bottom). Can you...
  • The End of a 40-Year Love Affair: Saying Goodbye to Nikon

    06/10/2021 6:14:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/10/2021 | Stephen Green
    Don’t fret, my brother and sister Nikon shooters — our favorite brand isn’t going anywhere.Not yet, anyway.But the writing is on the wall, and this 40-year Nikon shooter just put all his gear on eBay to finance the move to former nemesis, Canon.This was a sad decision to make, but ultimately an easy one.Let’s look at the former first.Dad was the kind of man who thought what every 12-year-old boy (or at least his 12-year-old boy) needed for Christmas was a Nikon.That was 1981. Just a few months shy of 40 years ago.I was nearly floored when I took the...
  • Trapped Spider Flinches When California Woman Taps Phone Screen To Focus

    06/04/2021 7:16:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Item Fix ^ | 06/04/21
    Annette shows the spider she found in her garage that she trapped inside a glass jar. Her friend has her phone camera out and pointed at the spider. They find out that every time Annette's friend taps the phone screen to focus, the spider inside the jar moves and flinches like she is directly touching it in this creepy clip from Riverside, California on May 27.
  • MTA pulls security cameras from NYC subway train due to vendor’s ties to Chinese facial recognition company

    04/23/2021 9:14:19 AM PDT · by Salman · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | APR 22, 2021 | CLAYTON GUSE
    The MTA on Thursday abruptly halted a program to test new security cameras on subway cars — a day after the Daily News raised questions about the ties the company providing the technology has to a Chinese firm that specializes in facial recognition technology. Transit managers last week sent a memo to subway crews alerting them of new video cameras installed on a four-car G line train. The new tech is part of a years-long effort by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to improve security and put more eyes underground. The test program installed four cameras in each of the cars,...