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[#] Mon Mar 19 2012 10:54:02 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Does anyone have experiences with IP cameras, wireless or otherwise. Comments
suggestions appreciated.

I'd be interested in knowing if anyone has located a *cheap* IP camera. I'd love to deploy a few of them in and around my house -- partially for security but mostly for the fun factor. :)

[#] Mon Mar 19 2012 13:07:40 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I looked at but have no experience with

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16881381070 (My old boss uses)
http://foscam.us/

[#] Mon Mar 19 2012 13:08:00 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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<me hands ninjas invisibility cloaks>

[#] Wed Mar 21 2012 17:32:22 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The ninjas do not need to be seen; we will take care of them using explosives planted on the decoy snowblower.

<looks at the weather>

One snowstorm the entire season. Looks like you lost this round.

[#] Wed Mar 21 2012 21:54:50 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Yep. I was fairly disappointed.

[#] Thu Mar 22 2012 07:05:53 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Sun Mar 25 2012 12:33:04 EDT from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Need a new laptop. Was looking at perhaps Asus K53E-BBR15 for $449.99: http://deals.bestbuy.com/laptops2/product/4854891/asus++156quot+laptop++4gb+me
mory++500gb+hard+drive++matte+dark+brown+suit

or

Samsung NP305E5A-A03US for $479.99: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=176
6274&CatId=4938

There is also a Toshiba and Gateway lappy with similar specs (either Core i5-2450M or AMD A6-3420m).

Comments/suggestions/s? How do Asus/Samsungf/Gateway/Toshiba stack up against the other? Longevity? Durability? etc.?


[#] Sun Mar 25 2012 13:56:41 EDT from Uncle Dave @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Wow!  I like it.

 



[#] Sun Mar 25 2012 16:03:41 EDT from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Found this one, too -- I have some Staples reward dollars which would brin the price down to $450 -- I think I'm goin with this -- it's worth it for the extra 2GB RAM ...

Dell Inspiron 15RN-3647 15.6" Laptop - $499.99
http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspiron-15RN-3647-156-Laptop/product-nr_423373

[#] Sun Mar 25 2012 19:49:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'm still a fan of Toshiba; we have two of them here and they're well built.
But as I mentioned elsewhere, I think my next laptop will probably something more like the Asus Transformer than a traditional laptop (once the prices come down of course).

[#] Thu May 17 2012 22:56:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Check this out.

 

New $74 Android mini computer is slightly larger than a thumb drive

This little Linux box packs a 1.5GHz ARM CPU and 512MB of RAM.

http://goo.gl/q0X6f ]

 

I'm so excited about devices like this starting to become available at super-low prices.  Eventually the SoC's will become so commoditized that they'll simply build them into every new monitor and television.  The specs on this one are quite reasonable for running Android, which would make it perfect if you wanted to combine it with a monitor and make a nice little Internet terminal, or if you wanted to plug it into your TV and use it to watch YouTube etc.

I was going to buy a Raspberry Pi when they became available, but now I might change my mind.



[#] Fri May 18 2012 20:50:46 EDT from Sig @ Uncensored

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I'm waiting for the Army to wise up and build a Linux distro for something like this (or heck, even just a regular bootable USB distro) for our use so everyone could have a common operating environment, the tools they need no matter where they are, etc. Instead, we have a portal straight out of 1998 and a bunch of Windows-only apps and IE-only web pages necessary for our admin.

[#] Sun May 20 2012 08:21:58 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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*snkt*

"Army to wise up"...

*stifles urge to laugh*

[#] Tue May 22 2012 16:55:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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And here's another one.

[ http://apc.io ]

This one will sell for USD $49. It only runs at 720 resolution instead of 1080, but it has a lower price, includes both HDMI and VGA outputs, and if you look at the photos it is obviously designed for you to "build a computer out of it."

Network Computing was touted in the 1990's as the future. The future is here.

[#] Tue May 22 2012 21:40:08 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Storing all your data on someone else's servers scares the hell out of me. We are headed that way, but it
scares me.

[#] Wed May 23 2012 10:50:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Who ever said the server has to belong to someone else? I think the real opportunity here is for computing environments where all of the brains and data are on *your* servers.

(As appropriate, "your servers" can mean your personal server, or your organization's own servers, or even servers run by a provider you trust, as opposed to in a gooplesoftzon data center somewhere.)

[#] Wed May 23 2012 11:20:06 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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That is the problem, most people don't have their own server. Probably most of those people don't care if their data is stored on
someone else's server but not everone has access to that as you do. I have found that my home IP address seems to be pretty static,
even after replacing the modem but the up stream on this line is horrible. I can not afford a business line or a new server at this
time. Most people are not as lucky as you and have access to a trusted service.

[#] Wed May 30 2012 20:12:43 EDT from kc5tja @ Uncensored

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Long live the 3270! :)

[#] Thu May 31 2012 03:24:21 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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You have to question what the risks are if someone has access to all of your files. I realize that anything I write in a GMAIL could theoretically be read by any Google employee... They'd be seriously bored if they did though. I'm just not worried.

For a business, it's a different story - you might have trade secrets and such.

Privacy isn't something that really exists, unless you're under the covers with the curtains drawn.

What's more, it NEVER really existed. Any time you have a society, people want to know other people's secrets. 

The internet's made it easier to do on a mass scale. In some ways, that's better, because chances are, the people snooping on you will never meet you. 

Yes, I sound a bit tinfoil-hat here... 

The other side is - don't let your fear of intrusion control you. Control data that needs controlling, and accept that everything else *could* be seen by someone somewhere.

(btw, I use credit cards online and have never had one stolen, though I do choose PayPal whenever possible, because I think it's slightly more secure.)



[#] Thu May 31 2012 06:11:55 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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At my old job (small business) we used "Google for your domain" for email, but there were a few of us worried about private information.
We had our own server for everything else but we reached a point where we couldn't keep up once the spam started to hit.

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