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    You really shouldn't try to commit burglaries in your own car

    Thanks for this detail. So, about 8 msec exposure, comparable to what I use. That 2MP 1/2.8" Starlight sensor rocks. My neighborhood is much darker, and several of my cameras are higher res affairs more optimized to daytime. I don't come close to that clarity even with a heap of supplemental IR...
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    You really shouldn't try to commit burglaries in your own car

    What type of camera is the PTZ around ~1:39? I'm blown away by the clarity and lack of grain/motion blur. Maybe your neighborhood has lots more light than mine, or maybe I'm doing something wrong.
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    Dahua Camera Captures Jupiter And It's Moons

    That totally rocks. I've been thinking about getting a PTZ aimed "up"... this was inspirational...
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    Hardware Dedicated Blueiris PC? is it a Good Deal ?

    I was about to suggest getting a <$300 eBay PC (I have one that was $250 2 years ago), but 28 or 30 cameras is out of my league. Cost of PC irrelevant compared to cameras. I don't think the i7-9700 is a laptop CPU... usually those end in -U or -T, and are power saving variants...
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    Lazy & careless Amazon driver TWO days in a row

    In Maryland where I grew up, a wanna-be cat burglar tried to break into an art museum. The intent was to open one of the skylights and come down on a rope. Least competent criminal apparently encountered some problem while opening the skylight, fell through it, and was seriously injured in the...
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    Tapatalk update

    Thanks @Mike . I never bothered to report any issues, but I noticed with Tapatalk the "like" button doesn't give options (like love, sad, mad...). I wonder if this would be fixed with an update?
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Active cases is not a terribly useful metric because it requires a lot of follow-up to maintain. Cases overall is a useful one because it is a leading indicator ... while many cases are relatively harmless, many are not, and ICU usage tends to follow within a couple weeks of a case spike...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Please link your source. I believe that the analysis above doesn't take into account that the most common commodities listed along with COVID-19 on death certificates are actually CAUSED BY COVID-19. This creates a false perception that most people who died had a serious pre-existing condition.
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    People, virions leaving the body through nose and mouth are mostly attached to droplets of water that are large enough to be caught by plain masks. The smoke analogy is bogus... Cigarette smoke particles aren't attached to water droplets Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    OK, ok, if you don't believe it that's fine. :) But for the record: warm, wet spray is trapped on the way out much better than fine, dry particles on the way "in." No doubt. Funny story: I was drinking some diet coke inside an airport while checking in (returning from my father's burial) in a...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    No, not at all. Outgoing droplets bearing virus are large and wet and relatively easily stopped by masks. In air the water evaporates and the particle size shrinks and is more easy to make it through the mask of a healthy person wearing a mask. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    One more thing: just because 70% percent are mask wearers actually says nothing about how infective they are while wearing a mask. Maybe without the masks they would have infected 10x as many people... It's not a simple math equation. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    That's not a proper interpretation of cause and effect. Look, I'm up to my eyeballs in budget stuff today, but real briefly: The best way to determine the real impact of masks as source of infection control would be to have a large number of people observed over time in an environment where...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Please read the study (here). It was done in Denmark in April and May, and it measured how many people got sick via COVID-19 and several other respiratory viruses while wearing masks in an environment where mask wearing was uncommon, and if you go back and do research you'll find prevalence of...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    That study is getting a lot of attention. While there are a lot of limitations on what it can show, the key finding it reports is that the masks didn't prevent healthy mask wearers from getting sick. The main thing wearing masks does is reduce the spread from infected wearers. So, your first...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Dems getting even one of the Ga seats would be an amazing turn of events. Taking both would rank as as a Dem wet dream fantasy of the same order as Trump trying to overturn Biden's victory. And with that, I'm out for the day. Stay safe all. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    I agree people celebrating in the streets mask less and hugging each other were idiots. There's a pandemic a-goin' on! I also consider anyone that goes into a restaurant operating at anything close to normal capacity an idiot. The health care model arguments are rather timeless and will...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    A good argument... In favor of decoupling employment and health care coverage! Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Sorry about your steakhouse. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/11/third-surge-breaking-healthcare-workers/617091/?fbclid=IwAR0yiNCDN9DBsy0Yt2m7YNYbwizVrExdq9RNr02popVkZ3UghXVxxFavmUY Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    What mask? :rofl: :rofl:
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    I'm very sorry for your loss, and your family did the right thing to make sure cause of death was correctly reported. I don't know what month this happened in, but I do know that early on tests weren't fully available and at that time the treatment and precautions taken were the same whether it...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    My last post of the day: I'm not preaching full/total China style lock downs with no access to doctors. I'm saying people should wear masks, not go clubbing, minimize indoor gatherings. Yeah, it sucks if you own a restaurant or a gym. I'm all for govt assistance / PPP style help to businesses...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Look, I'm very familiar with the numbers and how to read them. So let's just look at the top of the chart: So, somewhat more than 220k people died where COVID-19 was listed on the death certificate. Close to half of them had influenza/pneumonia listed. No surprise; COVID-19 causes...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    I'm 53 and have a BMI in the 30-31 range. I'm at elevated risk. My wife is immunocompromised and is also at elevated risk, but she is a medical professional and interacts with patients as part of her job. The CDC numbers you cite are misinterpreted. Just because there are comorbidities along...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Meanwhile, until the vaccine is released, this from another forum should be used as guidance:
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Mostly, yes you are right. However, it's important to consider that some folks either can't take certain vaccines due to medical conditions, or who have compromised immune systems and simply won't mount an effective response. There's also the very young to be considered (too young to be...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    @vandyman , as for taking your chances, just consider that we've had a quarter million dead more or less from this thing in just 8 or 9 months, despite massive lockdowns, masking, and so on. If we hadn't done those things, we would have a much higher death toll. Now that it's surging again, we...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    He started by describing his fact based approach for figuring out his personal Thanksgiving. That's a good start. The rest, we'll just have to wait and see. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Our leaders should lead by example, for sure, demonstrating prudent choices and emphasizing public safety. Unfortunately too many on both sides of the spectrum think they are above it all. [emoji35] Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Good interview with Bill Gates. I know he triggers some of you guys for some reason. Enjoy! https://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-rashida-jones-on-anti-maskers-are-like-nudists-2020-11 Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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