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    When the US congress awarded new military rifles to Americans who as Teenagers fought the enemy with their own rifles

    Teenagers vs the British Empire: Smith Bateman's Hall Rifle
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    In full: Rowan Atkinson on free speech

    In full: Rowan Atkinson on free speech The forerunner of the Defend Free Speech campaign was called “Reform Section 5”. This speech by Rowan Atkinson at the launch event in Parliament in 2012 should be heard by every politician, journalist and campaigner before they start calling for laws to...
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    Vinyl Siding, watch this video on how easy it can be to work with

    This should give those with Vinyl Siding numerous ideas on how to run IP PoE cables under the siding How to Replace Damaged Vinyl Siding Today I'm sharing with my secret vinyl siding weapon. It's a vinyl siding tool that costs less than ten bucks, and can save you tens of thousands of dollars...
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    Alexa We Need Guns - Home Automation Setup

    Alexa and security camera automatic is only the start... Alexa We Need Guns - Home Automation Setup
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    Would your setup be able to ID these suspects

    This is a great example of a potential attack which your system should be able to assist in helping to ID the suspects. Test this scenario 1) Can you ID someone running on the sidewalk in front of your driveway? 2) Can you ID a car in front of your house? 3) Can you ID suspects wearing a hoodie...
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    Youtube - Monetization / de-monetization issues clearly outlined by a youtube lawyer

    FYI - or why meaningful content is not paying compared to fluffy connect on youtube Is Youtube Monetization POLITICAL? Viva Frei Vlawg Viva Frei 299K subscribers I seem to be back in the YouTube algorithm bad-books... Here is my breakdown with all that is wrong with the system...
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    Dahua 8MP Lite model cameras with 8MP 1/2.7" and 4MP 1/3" sensors labeled as "starlight" models. September 2020

    Noticed a number of Dahua Lite models ( OEM Global ) cameras labelled as "starlight" models with 8MP 1/2.7" sensors Has me wondering about what is going on, as I would not think these 8MP cameras with 1/2.7" sensors would perform well as we like in low light conditions ( now that we've reviewed...
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    Deconstruction of a dangerous misleading youtube review "Finding the BEST 4K Security Camera NVR Package (Reolink vs Amcrest vs Swann)"

    Executive Summary: DO NOT be a sheep. Ask what a reviewer can be missing, ask if a reviewer is using hype words to sell the cheapest product. Test your cameras and kits right away. Just do a bench test. Test real world conditions. Test moving suspects. Test at night, test at day. Use a test...
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    Police arrested wrong man based on facial recognition fail, ACLU says

    Basically: Need more that facial recognition as evidence, due to numerous false positives with facial biometrics ( Bruce Schneier has covered this topic numerous times... too many people look alike... Schneier on Security ) Police arrested wrong man based on facial recognition fail, ACLU says...
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    A hoodie and a hand is all you need to render a Swann Camera inert

    Advertisements and product descriptions sometimes leaves me wondering.. why on earth do they put cameras up too high.. this from Swann 8 Camera 8 Channel 4K Ultra HD DVR Security System DVR-5580 with 2TB HDD & 8 x 4K Heat & Motion Sensing Warning Light Security Cameras PRO-4KWLB...
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    FYI - 18 ft Gorilla Ladder on sale now at Home Depot $89

    FYI - picked one of these up on a sale awhile back and I've really found it very sturdy and useful for setting up cameras, thus I wanted to share this with others. Gorilla Ladders 18 ft. Reach MPX Aluminum Multi-Position Ladder, 300 lbs. Load Capacity Type IA Duty Rating Lightweight design is...
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    Swann OEMs Hikvision, RaySharp

    Swann OEMs 1) Hikvision - prior to 2020 Swann carried many Hikvision products 2) RaySharp - 2019/2020+ Swann now carries what appears to be RaySharp products
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    LaView OEMs Hikvision, Dahua, RaySharp

    LaView has products from at least 3 OEMs ( 4/2020 ) that I have seen. 1) Hikvision OEM - typically was their major OEM prior to 2019 2) Dahua OEM - LaView Saturn line 3) RaySharp OEM - newer models sold by LaView 2019+ ( I am basing this on similar looks of models I see on their product pages )
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    Critical bugs in dozens of Zyxel and Lilin ( DVR ) IoT models under active exploit

    Critical bugs in dozens of Zyxel and Lilin IoT models under active exploit DAN GOODIN - 3/21/2020, 8:55 AM "Criminals are exploiting critical flaws to corral Internet-of-things devices from two different manufacturers into botnets that wage distributed denial-of-service attacks, researchers...
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    Cloud service misconfiguration compromises private data ( i.e. do not trust the cloud )

    "Google has disclosed a nightmare of a security and privacy bug affecting Google Photos users: for a time, it was possible for private videos to be downloaded by unrelated users " "Some videos in Google Photos were incorrectly exported to unrelated user's archives. One or more videos in your...
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    Warning: Watch for false POE kits from vendors on Amazon, Ebay - such as this "POE" kit from Sannce / Annke ( XPOE )

    Recently a deal was posted on another forum with regards to a PoE security camera system. SANNCE 1080P POE Security Camera System $xxx.xx + free shipping 【Super easy PoE installation】 only a single Ethernet cable is needed to transmit video signal and power the camera simultaneously, separate...
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    Plan for more than 2 cameras... package thieves

    Can you ID these 2? Ring camera watching the driveway ( thankfully has a embedded time stamp 11/19/2019.. ) and a view of the packages they stole Often when starting out with security cameras, folks tend to underestimate how many they need to produce the results they want. Personally I...
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    "4K" cameras captures package thieves in board daylight. Can you easily ID the perps?

    Here's what appears to be a good "4K" security system setup capturing a package thief and accomplish driving a nice car in good lighting conditions. Review the video on a "4K" screen and determine if you can ID the suspect and the car. hint - this is why I really like cameras at the front...
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    Squirrel porch pirate!

    Honest Amazon! "A dog ate my homework"... no wait, .. "A squirrel took my Amazon package"...
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    Porch Pirate vs. Glitter Bomb Trap 2.0

    New Improved, better youtube celebs, even a movie celeb ... AND already 2Million+ views!!! Holy smokes! Porch Pirate vs. Glitter Bomb Trap 2.0 2,124,655 views •Dec 15, 2019
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    Bending PVC pipes: Hot sand method.

    Hot sand method for bending PVC pipes. Found this useful: Note: PVC pipes may droop in hot attics, so remember to appropriately secure them.
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    FYI - LaView customer's CC info hijacked during BF-cyberweek 2019

    FYI - LaView customer's CC info hijacked during BF-cyberweek 2019 From another forum:
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    New South Wales Australia rolls out cell phone detection cameras. It's for your own good.

    World-first mobile phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia New South Wales hopes to cut fatalities on the state’s roads by a third with devices that operate day and night in all weather World-first mobile phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia
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    FYI - Black Friday deal (?) - Dahua 2MP IP PoE Dome security camera model N22AL12 ( Dahua starlight ) B&H $52.50

    Dahua 2MP IP PoE Dome security camera model N22AL12 ( Dahua starlight ) B&H $52.50 FYI - stumbled upon this looking for BF deals.. Dahua Technology Lite Series N22AL12 2MP Outdoor Network Mini Dome Camera with Night Vision BH #DAN22AL12 • MFR #N22AL12 Dahua Technology $52.50 1/2.7-in. 2 MP...
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    KB homes "KB Secure, Camera Prewire" fails to run cables to appropriate locations on new home construction in Las Vegas.

    KB homes "KB Secure, Camera Prewire" fails to run cables to appropriate locations on new home construction in Las Vegas. IPCT member Vg247 encountered the following issue: KB Homes sold an option to pre wire for "KB Secure, Camera Prewire" for $145 per location ( one cat5e/6, one coax cable...
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    Dahua OEM cameras carried by Security King

    In preparation for the 2019 Black Friday - Cyberweek deals I wanted to do some recon on various vendors. This post is covering some of the cameras that Security King is listing as IP cameras on their website. This is NOT a recommendation to purchase from Security King as I have no experience...
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    Fixer upper - abandoned mansion

    talk about a fixer upper... ( Matt Risiner stops by to assist Matt from Demo Ranch ) ( man! I need to just run a youtube channel full time.... )
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    LaView Saturn / Dahua OEM 5MP mini-bullet IP POE deal 2 pack for $124.xx

    FYI - posted this as a reply in another thread. Thought others maybe interested. Hi @99ls1tj I noticed the following deal on another forum LaView Saturn Series 5MP mini Bullet Ourdoor PoE IP Camera,3.6mm, h.265+, True 120dB WDR, IP67, IVS, 2-pack SKU LVS-DHPB8652W-36-2P Availability: In...