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    Mini-Review - 5442-Z4E-S3 AKA B54IR-Z4E S3 - Replacement to the 5442-Z4E

    Since the cameras aren't sync'd to the power line, the odds of them being able to exactly math the grid frequency is zilch. My best guess if that you'd see a slow fading in and out.
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    Plugin for Linux to see live view remotely

    Haven't tried it lately, but when I tried running smartPSS under wine, it was a dismal failure.
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    US Elections (& Politics) :)

    Speaking of spin, in Hannity's recent Trump interview, he asked Trump "“Under no circumstances, you are promising America tonight, you would never abuse power as retribution against anybody?" " Trump responded: “Except for day one I want to close the border and I want to drill, drill, drill.” ...
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    US Elections (& Politics) :)

    Like I said, I'm not jumping into the debate, but pointing out how the talking points can and are spun many directions.
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    Plugin for Linux to see live view remotely

    I guess Hikvision is different. I can see live view from a Dahua NVR on both Brave and Firefox with a Mint distribution. Time-wise it's a bit laggy, but the video quality is good.
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    US Elections (& Politics) :)

    Rewording this to including energy content: Lastly to produce 115,000 BTU of energy (as 1 gal of gasoline), the refinery uses 17,060 BTUs (as 5 kWh of electricity), for a 6.7x increase of available energy! It's then economically shipped via diesel trucks to the pump. The pump dispenser again...
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    Weird things with Christmas lights

    Seeing the assistants explains a lot. :) Study: Owning A Cat Could Increase Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia
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    Weird things with Christmas lights

    Could changing the anti-flicker setting make a difference?
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    Invalid IP Assigned

    The UI should have rejected . But since it didn't, maybe it just truncated the .300 to an 8-bit number, which would have set it to Try looking for it there.
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    Review- New Design Tendelux 10 Watt IR illuminator.

    The illumination angle and distance specs are different, not that I necessarily believe either one. I have a hard time taking any of it seriously with statements like "Features 55 infrared LEDs for better nighttime visibility". It certainly does look the same based on the photos.
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    Giving up on PC + Blue Iris- should I try an NVR?

    I think there's an apples-to-oranges comparison going on here. Even if a particular windows release has some bugs, if you don't run an app or use features and device drivers that have bugs, it can run forever. There have been enough posts to make me believe that BI does not have any system...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    And here comes the out of context deceptive reporting: Bombshell: New Zealand Whistleblower Reveals Over 20% Who Took Pfizer Jab Died Only after reading halfway down the article you might begin to suspect that this headline is only about one batch of the jab, and has little to do with the...
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    US Elections (& Politics) :)

    "Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at Consumer Reports, said that it's not all that surprising that gasoline-powered cars are more reliable than EVs because the latter are a relatively new technology and time is needed to iron out the kinks." This is sure a different take than all...
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    The official "WTF" thread

    "Pringle cans filled with waste from his car" :idk:
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    Progressive Liberal Hypocrisy

    West Belfast: Anti-immigration signage a 'hate incident' If you're white, it's hateful to suggest that your own life matters. "We are under no illusions that 'Irish Lives Matter' is a racist slogan which is directly counterpoised to movements against the oppression faced by black people and...
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    backup software

    This is a command/shell/DOS box script. I run it manually. It's not for somebody who wants automatic and/or scheduled backups. ECHO ECHO Backup d: to f:\d_backups ECHO REM usage: back_d_to_f set DAY=%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%-%date:~10,4% c:\"program files"\7-zip\7z a -r...
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    backup software

    Same with me, years ago. I have the same beef with all of the commercial backup utilities I've used. They start out as nice and simple: Tell them to run a backup, and they create a backup. Then over time, the utilities creep into "bigger and better", and go to running automatically, making...
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    Understanding minimum illumination

    I quit looking at the Minimum Illumination spec after buying a 2231 because it has a better spec than the 5231. The 5231 spec is 0.006 lux, and the 2231's spec is 0.002 lux. With both of them side-by-side, I can't see any difference in their low light performance.
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    Chainsaws (Gas/Battery/Corded)???

    Let me join you hating the flippy caps, which my MS250 has. I keep a spare gas cap so I don't get shut down in the middle of a job again.
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    backup software

    I use 7zip for everything but occasional system images. I would assume that the current macrium you have will continue to work for at least a few more years. The little script below uses 7zip to back up a data drive to a zip file on a backup drive, putting it in a designated directory with the...
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    Recommendation for Animal detection

    Please do report back if the better Hikvision cameras work for animal detection. With Dahua, I'm afraid that the NLA older 5442s are the end of the line for catching animals. I'm adding a teaser picture of what we're not able to have. It's an enlarged crop from a 4k-x at 2AM, lit only by...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    The cause of heart attacks and other maladies in the vaxxed has been found. You selfish science deniers who refused the vax not only caused those who did take it to catch covid, but now you're causing the vaxxed to have heart attacks, strokes, dizziness, and other malfunctions. Follow the...
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    My unfortunate experience is they can get through a hole the size of a nickle.
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    Safe shutdown procedure

    I have many times rudely pulled the network cable carrying power to a camera when moving a camera or troubleshooting, and never had any problem whatsoever with the camera. The disclaimer is that it sounds like you will be doing this a lot more than I have, exposing yourself more to a low...
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    Progressive Liberal Hypocrisy

    15 defects of many IPCT members, quite possibly the majority.
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    Recommendation for Animal detection

    I'm assuming that the ....0.8.R firmware won't work in the S3 models. It would take somebody trying it to be sure, but I have little hope for it. I don't think any of the lower end cameras that will pick up animals come even close to the 5442 for low light image quality, so they are not viable...
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    Camera reliability?

    I have 10 cameras hanging on trees and fence posts fully exposed to the rain, snow, and temp extremes. No junction boxes, just common sense in the connections. The cameras are so far reliable. I do get a moisture-related failure in a connector about once every 2 years, which so far has been...
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    Progressive Liberal Hypocrisy

    MSN proves the liberals were right all the time...;) Some of America’s Costliest Cities Offer Best Middle-Class Life " Some of the most expensive major cities in the US — like San Francisco and Washington — also offer the best living standards for mid- and lower-income households..."
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    Review - EmpireTech IPC-TPC124X-AI 1/2.7'' CMOS 4MP Thermal Network Mini Hybrid Eyeball Camera

    Considering the 1/2.7 sensor it strikes me as perfectly reasonable.
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    Is this Cat 6 cable any good?

    I've crimped a couple hundred connectors on awg23 cat6 with no problem related to wire gauge. Just have to get connectors specified for cat6 cables, most of which are awg23.