Usually the way it works is the camera software updates the same file
name when it sees motion (pixel change) and the FTP client sees the
file time/date change and uploads it. That is how Fling works anyway.
My hubby is retired cop. I hired on to paint the condo upstairs from us
when the owner was getting ready to sell. Hubby "helped" for a while,
usually doing "step 3" when I was preparing to do "step 2". Like
priming spots that were just patched.....so I decided to lock the door
and not accept "help". He knew that folks on second floor never lock
the doors to their balconies......being the gadget freak that he is, he
bought a power roller to do the walls/ceilings. Cleaned the power
roller with denatured alcohol for some reason. Spilled that on carpet,
which caused the carpet to buckle.....thanks, honey. He filed in August.
I tell people not to leave their garage door opener remote in their car in
plain view...open the overhead door and you're pretty much in since most
people don't lock the door from garage into the house.
And of course when having your car serviced at a shop never give them
anything but your car keys.
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I always offered to bug not only the overhead garage door but also the
interior door leading from the garage to the house. I'd put a longer delay on
the roll-up door and a short delay on the inside door. We would install a
keypad just inside the door to the house. I made it a selling point since
most of our competitors didn't even bother protecting the roll-up door and
those who did never bugged the inside one.
There is a free program called DorGem210 (http://dorgem.sourceforge.net )
that lets you configure your web cam for motion detection and save
photos on your system and also to a remote FTP site. It can handle
multiple web cams. So even if your computer is stolen you can access the
FTP site with another computer and send the burglars pictures to the
police. You should also upload all your serial numbers of computers,
guns and anything else to a remote FTP site.
There are some other free programs that do this too. AbleCam is another.
It's good that the sign warns "video stored off-site".
A few years ago, a couple of Maine teen-agers broke into a boat shed at a
boat repair shop. Their plan was to steal the radios from the boats to
listen in on police frequencies. Half-way through the caper, they noticed
the video camera.
What to do?
They burnt the boat shed to the water line!
Fortunately, the video was off-site and it took the local fuzz about two
minutes to identify the culprits. Then it got bad.
One of the boats belonged to George H.W. Bush and the Secret Service got on
the case. The 17-year old they let the state handle. After restitution, he
got five years probation.
The 16-year old was charged with domestic terrorism and sentenced to the
only maximum security federal prison for juveniles, somewhere in
Pennsylvania, until he turns 25.
So there he is, locked up for nine years with (mostly) drunk Indians.
Crime don't pay.
You may remember the Constitution busting "Patriot Act"? Section 802
"domestic terrorism" gives the Feds the wide reaching authority to
declare almost anything "domestic terrorism" which then allows them to
Yep. I'm awarte of the so-called "Patriot" Act, which we agree was nothing
but the Bush administration's way of ignoring things they don't like, such as
the US Constitution. The definition of domestic terrorism in the act follows:
(a) DOMESTIC TERRORISM DEFINED- Section 2331 of title 18, United States Code,
(1) in paragraph (1)(B)(iii), by striking `by assassination or kidnapping' and
inserting `by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping';
(2) in paragraph (3), by striking `and';
(3) in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting `; and';
(4) by adding at the end the following:
`(5) the term `domestic terrorism' means activities that--
`(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal
laws of the United States or of any State;
`(B) appear to be intended--
`(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
`(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
`(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction,
assassination, or kidnapping; and
`(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United
(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 3077(1) of title 18, United States Code, is
amended to read as follows:
`(1) `act of terrorism' means an act of domestic or international terrorism as
defined in section 2331;'.
Reading that I see nothing related to the story posted in this thread, which I
suspect might be modern urban legend (aka bullshit).
I see you reach conclusions about the Patriot Act the same way you reach
conclusions about the truthfullness of the story.
The original posting was (mostly) true. Here's how you can tell:
* I posted it, and
* Doug went to the trouble to find the original story and posted two links:
Would you like some links regarding the actual workings of the Patriot Act?
Granted, but it seems there was no domestic terrorism charge.
I don't know who you are so that's no proof.
Doug's participation in a thread usually signals a decline in the discussion.
I looked it up, too, and found that while the story was based on fact, the
"domestic terrorism" part was not. I assume that was how you heard it -- no
implication was intended that you misled us. I hope it didn't seem as though
I thought that.
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