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  • Wired security system???

    04/28/2020 1:44:56 PM PDT · by oldasrocks · 34 replies
    I am trying to set up a security camera for the front gate. I need to hard wire it because out net goes down often out here in the country. NO company I can find can reach over 70 ft hard wired and I need 700 ft. All I want is a camera with IR back to a monitor in the house. All aside fences are protected with a thick stand of blackberries. Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this?
  • A new camera can photograph you from 45 kilometers away

    05/04/2019 12:20:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 65 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 5/3/19 | by Emerging Technology from the arXiv
    Developed in China, the lidar-based system can cut through city smog to resolve human-sized features at vast distances. Long-distance photography on Earth is a tricky challenge. Capturing enough light from a subject at great distances is not easy. And even then, the atmosphere introduces distortions that can ruin the image; so does pollution, which is a particular problem in cities. That makes it hard to get any kind of image beyond a distance of a few kilometers or so (assuming the camera is mounted high enough off the ground to cope with Earth’s curvature). But in recent years, researchers have...
  • Feisty Cheney fires long-distance shots

    02/24/2007 8:11:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,152+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/24/07 | Rohan Sullivan - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - Vice President Dick Cheney, in a series of blunt and sometimes biting statements during a visit to Asia, defended the Iraq war, attacked administration critics at home and warned that the U.S. would confront potential adversaries abroad. His visit was meant to thank Australia and Japan for their support in Iraq. But in a series of public appearances and media interviews, Cheney's tone was typically feisty. Answering growing criticism in the U.S. and Australia, he defended the Iraq war as a "remarkable achievement" in one speech, and dismissed suggestions his influence in Washington is waning. At a...
  • AT&T Gets DOJ OK on BellSouth Buyout

    10/11/2006 10:49:42 AM PDT · by Livin_large · 11 replies · 587+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 11, 2006 | Lara Jakes Jordan
    DOJ Approves AT&T-BellSouth Merger Plan; FCC Members Copps and Adelstein Criticize Move WASHINGTON (AP) -- AT&T's $78.5 billion buyout of BellSouth Corp. won Justice Department approval Wednesday, a decision that sets the stage for further reuniting modernized parts of the old Ma Bell phone monopoly broken up by the government in 1984. The Justice Department approved the deal without conditions, which leaves the Federal Communications Commission as the final hurdle to the merger creating the nation's biggest provider of phone, wireless and broadband Internet services. The decision was immediately criticized by the FCC's two Democratic members -- Jonathan S. Adelstein...
  • PLA Maneuvers with Intervention to N. Korea in Mind?

    09/12/2006 5:28:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 775+ views
    Kyunghyang Shinmun ^ | 09/11/06 | Hong In-pyo
    /begin my translation PLA Maneuvers with Intervention to N. Korea in Mind? 09/11/06 China's PLA is reportedly conducting training exercises designed to cope with crisis in Korean Peninsula Chinese state media, Xinhua, reported, "Total of 6,000 troops, made up of mechanized infantry brigade(3,000) from Shenyang Military District and its opponents(3,000), an armored brigade from Beijing Military District, went into training exercises against biochemical, naval, and aerial attacks. It started on Sept. 5 on a training base under Beijing Military District, located on a steppe in Inner Mongolia." 190th Mechanized Infantry Brigade of 39th Corps under Shenyang Military District finished map...
  • Ever wonder why?

    04/29/2006 1:32:57 PM PDT · by litehaus · 16 replies · 668+ views
    self | litehaus
    Why all the 'Phone" companies offer 'free calls' to P.R.,Guam, Canada, all over USA...BUT---Not Mexico?
  • Soldiers Exchange Vows Via Teleconference

    11/25/2005 10:15:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 456+ views
    AP ^ | 11/25/5
    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The bride wore camouflage and combat boots. The groom, 7,000 miles away in Qatar, forgot the ring. But nothing could stop the wedding. Staff Sgts. Courtney Reynolds, 26, and Christopher Bowden, 25, exchanged vows via teleconference Friday, kissing the video monitors when a chaplain pronounced them married. "I always said I was going to be untraditional," said Reynolds, who wore a white veil along with her uniform. She said she decided to forgo a wedding dress because she knew Bowden would be wearing camouflage. The couple had dated for five years, and with deployments...
  • (Vanity) PhoneHassle; or, To Serve Man

    08/07/2005 9:56:54 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies · 1,310+ views
    grey_whiskers | 08-07-05 | grey_whiskers
    Recently, I had an end-of-day conversation with my wife concerning how her day had gone. She explained that she had spent an infuriating hour on the phone with an (unnamed here) telephone company, trying to get information out of them about a new promotional rate for long-distance calling. It was like pulling teeth. My wife had initially called the (toll free for your convenience) number from the TV screen, and was first confronted with a maze of bewildering and contradictory instructions. ("Child-proof messaging," she called it.) When she finally did reach a human at the other end, the operator was...
  • New tax for broadband customers?

    07/02/2005 1:25:00 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 46 replies · 2,175+ views
    CNET News.com ^ | Fri Jul 01 2005 | Anne Broache
    Many broadband customers will pay new universal service taxes akin to those on their telephone bills if Congress bows to suggestions from rural legislators... The USF currently collects a fixed percentage of revenues from long-distance, wireless, pay phone and telephone companies so that it can pass on subsidies to low-income customers, high-cost areas, and rural health care providers, schools and libraries. Most companies come up with their share, set for this quarter at 10.2 percent, by charging their customers a fee. The USF should continue to be "industry funded," but the base of contributors should be expanded to "all providers...
  • Working Assets - Disturbing "Progressive" long distance program

    04/12/2004 9:24:03 PM PDT · by ntnychik · 10 replies · 146+ views
    vanity | April 12, 2004 | ntnychik
    I got some really disturbing mail today from something called Working Assets Long Distance. If you join their long distance telephone plan, you get a free pint of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream every month for a year, 60 free minutes of long distance for 3 months, paid connection fee, free calls every day to targeted decision-makers, and 1% of charges to progressive nonprofit groups. "Progressive organizations" that were listed were ACLU, Stand for Children, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, Doctors without Borders, Amnesty International, Center for Economic Justice, Planned Parenthood, Sweatshop Watch, and Children's Defense Fund (of Marian Wright Edelman...
  • Working Assets - Disturbing "Progressive" Long Distance Program

    04/12/2004 9:10:16 PM PDT · by ntnychik · 73 replies · 1,108+ views
    vanity | April 12, 2004 | ntnychik
    I got some really disturbing mail today from something called Working Assets Long Distance. If you join their long distance telephone plan, you get a free pint of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream every month for a year, 60 free minutes of long distance for 3 months, paid connection fee, free calls every day to targeted decision-makers, and 1% of charges to progressive nonprofit groups. "Progressive organizations" that were listed were ACLU, Stand for Children, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, Doctors without Borders, Amnesty International, Center for Economic Justice, Planned Parenthood, Sweatshop Watch, and Children's Defense Fund (of Marian Wright Edelman...
  • Man wants off the hook in phone scam

    03/27/2004 2:32:17 AM PST · by Keltik · 34 replies · 193+ views
    Lacrosse Tribune ^ | 3-26-04 | JOE BUTTWEILER
    Jeff Reikowski is dreading the arrival of his March phone bill. Over the past two months, he has been charged for more than $1,000 in international calls he didn't make, to a place he'd never heard of — Sao Tome. He called the phone company to dispute the January bill. Several conversations later, about $800 in disputed charges for that month were dropped. But he's still on the hook for more than $300, including taxes, for February calls to the same number in Sao Tome, which is the capital city of the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, islands in...
  • Sticking it to MCI.

    03/05/2003 12:05:47 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 37 replies · 366+ views
    As you all know Anti-American Danny Glover is doing MCI phone commercials. Today I got a call from a telemarketer, and it went like this... Telemarketer: Hi this is Susan from your local MCI neighborhood, and I was calling to see if you would like to try MCI. Me: MCI? Telemarketer: Yes this is Susan, and from your local neighborhood MCI, and we would like to know if you would like talk to you about switching your phone service. Me: Ohhhh yes. I've seen the commercials with Danny Glover. Telemarketer: Yes!! Me: I don't think I'll be buying anything from...