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  • New iPhone 4 problem: Camera crashes, takes down FaceTime

    07/05/2010 9:32:11 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 151 replies · 1+ views
    Silicon Beat ^ | June 28th, 2010 | Troy Wolverton
    You’ve heard about the yellow screen splotches and the wonky antenna that requires you to hold the new iPhone just right. But now a new issue is coming to light: a faulty camera system that not only affects your ability to take pictures, it can foil your attempts to use FaceTime, the video chat feature that is the iPhone 4’s top talking point.
  • Thieves caught on camera to steal camera Thieves caught on camera trying to steal camera

    06/08/2010 6:02:37 AM PDT · by runningbear · 19 replies · 46+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | June 7, 2010 | Merrill Balassone
    "Picture this: A hammer-wielding man pries a security camera from the side of a Modesto law office. It takes him a couple of minutes. And all the while, the camera is rolling, perfectly capturing his grimacing face as he works."
  • A Video Gun Sight That Keeps Soldiers Out of Danger

    05/27/2010 10:09:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 682+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 5/24/2010 | Nicole Dyer
    The Rolling Green hills of Sonora, California, no longer lure prospectors with the promise of gold, but for Matthew Hagerty the draw is just as powerful: They’re a secluded hideaway ideal for perfecting his military invention, called SmartSight. Ten years in the making, SmartSight is a gun-cam system that allows a soldier to see around corners and shoot targets without putting himself in the line of fire. It consists of a wireless video camera mounted to the rail of an M4 or .308 SOCOM carbine, a small computer worn on a military vest, and a thumbnail-size color head-up display affixed...
  • Sick of “Gotcha Government”? Pass an Anti-ROB Act

    05/20/2010 10:22:12 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 9 replies · 348+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | 5/20/2010 | David Scalzo
    One of my genuine concerns with the direction of our society is the rise of ‘Gotcha Government’. By that, I mean a government that increasingly regulates the minutiae of our lives and imposes increasingly extreme punishments when we fail to precisely adhere to each meddlesome stricture. Get a parking ticket lately? It’s probably $50 or more (‘Gotcha!’). Try to buy some beers at Jewel on Saturday morning, or at the airport waiting for a flight? Get out your ID, Grandpa. No matter how old you look the proprietors fear government stings to catch them “in the act” (‘Gotcha!’). Don’t get...
  • What was that UFO whirring over Windermere Cup race?

    05/03/2010 7:02:38 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 932+ views
    seattlepi ^ | May 2, 2010 | Joshua Trujillo
    Crowds cheered Saturday for the University of Washington Men's rowing team as they pulled far ahead of Syracuse and Oxford. But the little electric helicopter that was speeding low over the water, chasing the rowers, got almost as much attention from the tens of thousands gathered for the race with oohs and aahs trailing the whirring contraption. So what was it all about? Well apparently it is a somewhat secretive camera platform. The operator asked photographers gathered at the Conibear Shellhouse not to take closeups of the prototype helicopter that had just been center stage along the Montlake Cut. This...
  • Red-light camera stolen in South Seattle

    05/02/2010 11:28:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 796+ views
    SEATTLEPI ^ | Apr 30, 2010 | CASEY MCNERTHNEY,
    People who ran a light recently at a South Seattle intersection known for red-light cameras have caught a break. The camera ...was stolen earlier this month and police are still searching for it. A police spokesman said they've identified a car they believe was involved in the theft, but the investigation is ongoing. The camera is owned by American Traffic Solutions, the vendor that contracts with the city. Under normal circumstances, the city pays $3,750 per month for the camera service. Between July 26, 2006 -- the first day a red-light camera ticket was issued in Seattle -- and May...
  • Hayward men get six months for BB gun hate-crime shooting (Muslims go on Rampage with BB gun)

    04/26/2010 12:51:35 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 53 replies · 1,595+ views ^ | 04/22/2010 | By Eric Kurhi
    SAN FRANCISCO — Three Hayward cousins have pleaded guilty to shooting a man in the face with a BB gun because they thought he was gay, and were sentenced to six months in jail. Mohammad Habibzada, 24, Shafiq Hashemi, 21, and Sayed Bassam, 21, also will be on probation for three years and must complete as much as 400 hours of community service, including 40 hours of hate-crime sensitivity training, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Police said the men went to San Francisco on Feb. 26 armed with an air rifle and video camera, targeting people who...
  • Prosumer Bridge Camera VS DSLR

    04/22/2010 4:10:44 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies · 704+ views
    self | April 22, 2010 | swampsniper
    When I bought my Sony DSLR I hung on to my Panasonic FZ30 and my old Olympus c2100. Sometimes I want to travel light and there are situations where the smaller camera gets results with less effort. The rose is from the Panasonic, amaryllis fron the Sony.I'm on my second FZ30 I ran the first one until it stopped, lots of shots.
  • New speed cameras trap motorists from space [Ruled Britannia alert!]

    04/20/2010 10:02:11 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 12 replies · 641+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 20 April 2010 | Richard Savill
    The cameras, which combine number plate reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver, are similar to those used in roadworks. The AA said it believed the new system could cover a network of streets as opposed to a straight line, and was “probably geared up to zones in residential areas.” The Home Office is testing the cameras at two sites, one in Southwark, London, and the other A374 between Antony and Torpoint in Cornwall. The `SpeedSpike’ system, which calculates average speed between any two points in the network, has been developed by PIPS Technology Ltd, an American-owned company with...
  • Behind the Lens: Combat Camera Afghanistan

    04/05/2010 4:44:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 337+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Staff Sgt. Christine Jones, USA
      Story by Staff Sgt. Christine Jones22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Seconds can feel like hours . . . pulse racing, heart pounding, hands shaking uncontrollably, as all around lives are changed forever in the blink of an eye. But in that blink, time doesn't stop. Life is still happening around you and it is your mission to photograph every part of what is happening in that moment. Even after an explosion.As Combat Camera, that is the job. As a member of the 4th Combat Camera Squadron it's my mission.Images and video by 4th Combat Camera...

    04/01/2010 8:17:00 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 72 replies · 3,189+ views
    Smooth Camera Catches Obama Stumbling But Plays It Off Like Nothing Happened
  • The speed camera that isn't: Motorists cut back gas as they pass ex-policeman's bird box

    02/22/2010 3:48:02 PM PST · by GAB-1955 · 9 replies · 597+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 2/22/2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A bird box resembling a traffic camera has put the brakes on speeding motorists racing through a village. Retired police officer Bill Angus placed the box on a pole at the edge of his property in order, he says, to offer a little help to the local birdlife.
  • Could a Frozen Camera Dethrone Hillary and Norgay as the First to Summit Everest?

    01/28/2010 10:24:39 AM PST · by Palter · 28 replies · 1,954+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 26 Jan 2010 | Larry Greenemeier
    Photo detective work could solve an enigma nearly nine decades old. But will it vindicate Hillary's historic climb or rewrite the record books? On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their camp less than a kilometer from the summit of Mount Everest on a mission to be the first mountaineers to ascend the world's highest peak (8,850 meters). They were never to be heard from again. Whether either man reached the summit—almost three decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic 1953 climb—has been an open question for nearly 86 years. Although more than half a...
  • Are Face-Detection Cameras Racist?(partial to Caucasians)

    01/24/2010 6:55:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 635+ views
    Time ^ | 01/22/10 | Adam Rose
    Are Face-Detection Cameras Racist? By Adam Rose When Joz Wang and her brother bought their mom a Nikon Coolpix S630 digital camera for Mother's Day last year, they discovered what seemed to be a malfunction. Every time they took a portrait of each other smiling, a message flashed across the screen asking, "Did someone blink?" No one had. "I thought the camera was broken!" Wang, 33, recalls. But when her brother posed with his eyes open so wide that he looked "bug-eyed," the messages stopped. Wang, a Taiwanese-American strategy consultant who goes by the Web handle "jozjozjoz," thought it was...
  • Coakley goons wrap cameraman up in campaign sign

    01/18/2010 8:36:35 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 137 replies · 9,813+ views
    Washington News Alert ^ | January 18, 2010 | Robert Romano
    Springfield, Mass. —A cameraman working on a ballot integrity initiative with Americans for Limited Government Foundation was wrapped up in a large Martha Coakley campaign sign by her supporters as he tried to video the campaign rally. According to Erich Heyssel, who was attempting to film a Coakley campaign event, “While filming at a Martha Coakley event I was approached by two men holding a 4×8 sign. They proceeded to hold the sign up in my line of sight, I tried to move, and was continuously blocked by these men and their sign.” Heyssel continued, “The situation escalated as they...
  • Best Security Camera (Vanity)

    12/26/2009 8:29:36 AM PST · by Paisan · 6 replies · 617+ views
    Anyone have any info on Home Security Cameras? I'm looking specifically for a Day\Night camera with excellent long range nightime capabilities - 60 feet and beyond. I've read numerous reviews on various cameras but I was wondering if anyone had any specific favorites they would recommend. Thanks !
  • Dell tech flashes woman with (her own) jubblies {breasts}

    12/13/2009 6:47:14 AM PST · by pikachu · 47 replies · 4,272+ views
    The Register ^ | December 13th, 2009 | Rik Myslewski
    A DellConnect IT specialist has been accused of intercontinental sexual hijinx for remotely flashing a woman client with a nude photo - of herself. According to a report in The Orange County Register out of Santa Ana, California, 45-year-old Stacy Gore received the boobular surprise when she was working with an India-based Dell tech-support drone to disinfect her virus-infected PC. After a reported two and a half hours of remote ministrations to the ailing computer, Gore was surprised to find herself staring at her own breasts - onscreen, that is. "It creeped me out," she told the OCR. The DellConnect...
  • Teen's video snags surprise locker thief suspect

    10/24/2009 11:26:19 PM PDT · by bogusname · 37 replies · 2,299+ views ^ | October 22, 2009 | ZACHARY R. DOWDY
    Her senior year was just a month old at Newfield High School in Selden when Tiana Rapp, 17, opened her gym locker and discovered someone had pilfered a whopping $150 from it. Police have arrested a hall monitor, Linda Cubano, and charged her with three counts of petty larceny in connection with the thefts. Rapp said she had reported the missing money to school officials, who suspected a student was responsible. But something didn't add up, she said, because the girls' lockers were patrolled by an adult hall monitor. The criminal struck again a couple of weeks later: That time,...
  • 'Frankencamera': A Giant Leap For Digital Photos?

    10/12/2009 7:20:19 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 34 replies · 1,680+ views ^ | 11 October 2009 | npr
    It's big. It's ugly. And it's made from recycled parts, at least for now. It's called the "Frankencamera" — and it might someday change the way you take pictures.Computer scientists at Stanford University say the new camera works something like an iPhone: It can be altered in nearly infinite ways, depending on the applications downloaded to it.Even the best digital camera on the market today has lots of limitations, the professor behind the prototype, Marc Levoy, tells NPR's Guy Raz.Say you want to take a photo of your child playing with a new toy in a dark room, near a...
  • From the Eye of the Albatrosses[Animal Camera]

    10/11/2009 10:12:10 AM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 820+ views
    PLoS One ^ | 07 Oct 2009 | PLoS One
    Albatrosses fly many hundreds of kilometers across the open ocean to find and feed upon their prey. Despite the growing number of studies concerning their foraging behaviour, relatively little is known about how albatrosses actually locate their prey. Here, we present our results from the first deployments of a combined animal-borne camera and depth data logger on free-ranging black-browed albatrosses (Thalassarche melanophrys). The still images recorded from these cameras showed that some albatrosses actively followed a killer whale (Orcinus orca), possibly to feed on food scraps left by this diving predator. The camera images together with the depth profiles showed...
  • Photos caught Kenmore East principal stealing

    09/18/2009 7:27:06 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies · 1,044+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | September 17, 2009 | Mary B. Pasciak
    Police release pictures of Kenmore East theft; Ostanski pleads guilty by Mary B. Pasciak NEWS STAFF REPORTER Updated: September 17, 2009, 10:57 AM / For months, Town of Tonawanda police have said the proof that former Kenmore East High School Principal LuAnn E. Ostanski stole money from her school was in the photos. Wednesday, the reason they said that became as clear as the photos themselves. Shortly after Ostanski pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and agreed to pay a fine, Town of Tonawanda police granted The Buffalo News' long-standing request to release the photos that sealed the case against...
  • Do Police Have The Right To Confiscate Your Camera? (Answer is NO!)

    08/06/2009 11:35:29 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 45 replies · 1,621+ views
    Photography Is Not A Crime ^ | January 21, 2009 | Carlos Miller
    Seconds after BART police officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Oscar Grant, police immediately began confiscating cell phones containing videos that have yet to see the light of day. [...] But the truth is, police had no legal right to confiscate a single camera. “Cops may be entitled to ask for people’s names and addresses and may even go as far as subpoenaing the video tape, but as far as confiscating the camera on the spot, no,” said Marc Randazza, A First Amendment attorney based out of Florida and a Photography is Not a Crime reader. Bert P. Krages II,...
  • Three Ethiopian Exchange Students 'Vanish' During Trip To Houses Of Parliament

    07/24/2009 10:41:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,016+ views
    July 24th 2009
    Three Ethiopian exchange students 'vanish' during trip to Houses of Parliament By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 24th July 2009 Three African exchange students have vanished during a trip to the Houses of Parliament. The three Ethiopian men were among a group of nine visitors who were staying with families in Hartlepool as part of a three-month visit to the UK. But at the end of a day's tour in the Houses of Commons and Lords, the trio failed to turn up and organisers Global Xchange were forced to report them missing. Missing: Muluneh Tilahun Abera (left) and Habtamu Debela have not...
  • 3 Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Highly Sensitive U.S. Technology to China

    08/05/2009 1:40:48 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 14 replies · 1,019+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 4, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Central District of California
    LOS ANGELES—In two separate cases, three men have been sentenced to federal prison for attempting to transport sensitive and advanced U.S. technology to the People's Republic of China (PRC). Two men were sentenced yesterday, and another man linked to one of the schemes was sentenced last week to five years in prison. William Chi-Wai Tsu, 61, a Beijing resident, was sentenced yesterday to 40 months imprisonment for his role in exporting high-tech integrated circuits with military applications to the PRC. In a separate case, Tah Wei Chao, 53, of Beijing, was sentenced yesterday to 20 months imprisonment after pleading guilty...
  • Captured On Camera: The Moment Suicide Bomber Blew Himself Up In Luxury Indonesian Hotel

    07/17/2009 10:04:55 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 2,149+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 17th 2009
    Captured on camera: The moment suicide bomber blew himself up in luxury Indonesian hotel killing eight DAVID WILLIAMS 17th July 2009 Terror group Jemmiah Islamiah blamed for first terror attack in Indonesia in four years CCTV images emerge of one of bombers planting explosive device inside hotel These are the last seconds in the life of one of the two suicide bombers today brought death and carnage to two luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Captured on CCTV in the reception of the five-star Ritz Carlton hotel, the man in a baseball cap pulls a small wheelie-bag behind him...
  • Combat Camera Teams Document Military at War

    07/09/2009 4:46:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 277+ views
    American Forces Press Service | Ian Graham
    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2009 – From the use of newspapers and pamphlets to stoke the American Revolution to embedded journalists in the War in Iraq, the media has played a major role in every American conflict. A story often lost in the mix is that of military journalists -- men and women in uniform whose weapon of choice isn’t an M4 carbine with a laser sight, but a D3 with a 17-to-200mm lens. Members of the Air Force’s Combat Camera team spoke in a July 7 “DoDLive” bloggers roundtable about their role in documenting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....
  • Democrat Run 'Huffington Post spreading anti-Semitic hate'

    06/15/2009 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Tigen · 42 replies · 1,451+ views
    WND ^ | June 14, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – The Huffington Post is serving as an Internet meeting place for the spread of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda, including wild conspiracy theories and vicious slurs, according to a new report. The Committee for Middle East Reporting in America, or CAMERA, monitored the Huffington Post for a brief period in March and May, finding the talkback threads that accompany the site's news articles and opinion columns routinely contained an alarming amount of hate material. The report said that while such talkbacks can also be found at other sites, such as Britain's Guardian and the Independent newspaper websites, CAMERA...
  • Camera grid to log number plates[UK]

    05/26/2009 8:40:58 AM PDT · by BGHater · 7 replies · 430+ views
    BBC ^ | 22 May 2009 | Richard Bilton
    A national network of cameras and computers automatically logging car number plates will be in place within months, the BBC has learned. Thousands of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras are already operating on Britain's roads. Police forces across England, Wales and Scotland will soon be able to share the information on one central computer. Officers say it is a useful tool in fighting crime, but critics say the network is secretive and unregulated. Kent's Chief Constable, Michael Fuller, commented: "We've seen an increase of some 40% of arrests since we've been using this technology. "I'm very confident that we're using...
  • Obama: More Traffic Cameras Needed to 'Monitor' People

    05/15/2009 6:30:18 AM PDT · by What127 · 57 replies · 1,677+ views
    Peter Hudler FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON- In an "off-the-record" conversation with reporters, President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to distribute traffic cameras in moderately populated residential and commercial areas in order to 'monitor' the people who live and work there. The conversation was leaked to the media this afternoon. "People drive fast, people drive poorly, and people die," the President said in the discussion. "We now have cameras at traffic lights to prevent this and catch those who break the law. But we could do so much more. "Think about the possibilities if we expand the traffic cameras. At every...
  • Taliban gunmen shooting couple dead for adultery caught on camera (is Pakistan about to fall?)

    04/25/2009 10:02:57 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 48 replies · 2,162+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 4/25/09 | Saeed Shah
    Taliban gunmen have been filmed executing a surprised couple whom they repeatedly shot for the alleged crime of adultery.Their deaths were squalid, riddled with bullets in a field near their home by Taliban gunmen as the execution was captured on a mobile telephone. In footage which is being watched with horror by Pakistanis, the couple try to flee when they realise what is about to happen. But a gunman casually shoots the man and then the woman in the back with a burst of gunfire, leaving them bleeding in the dirt.
  • CAMERA's MAJOR Win Against the BBC-Standards Watchdog Rules Israel Coverage BIASED

    04/15/2009 10:27:01 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 279+ views
    CAMERA/The Lid ^ | 4/15/09 | The Lid
    Have you ever sat in front of a bowl of salted peanuts at a party? You have one, then another and pretty soon you don't want any more, but as long as their is one peanut left you just can't stop eating them. You never have them at home and you aren't really very hungry but you can't pass up the opportunity to eat them. That is what the BBC is like when it comes to Israel. They know their news reports are filled with lies, half-truths and other bull crap (when it comes to Israel BBC stands for Biased...
  • Bankrupt Polaroid Sold for $59 million (By Private Equity Company)

    04/02/2009 7:31:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 843+ views
    Private equity firm Patriarch Partners snapped up the assets of the photography pioneer with a cult following.New York-based private equity firm Patriarch Partners won the auction for bankrupt Polaroid Corp's assets, both companies said Thursday, with Patriarch winning over three rival bidders. The result of the auction, which ended Tuesday, is subject to court approval at an April 6 hearing. The assets Patriarch is buying include the company's name, intellectual property, and photography collection. It beat bids from PHC Acquisitions, Hilco Consumer Capital Corp and Ritchie Capital. Patriarch's bid totaled $59.1 million, the company said. "We look forward to reconnecting...
  • Cops Arrest Priest For Filming Them[Connecticut]

    03/15/2009 8:18:43 AM PDT · by BGHater · 153 replies · 3,039+ views
    AP ^ | 13 Mar 2009 | AP
    Police Report Says Priest Wielded Unknown Object; But Cop On Tape Knows It’s A Camera A Roman Catholic priest who monitors law enforcement treatment of minorities with a video camera released footage that appears to contradict the police account of his own arrest. A police report says the Rev. James Manship was confronted and arrested Feb. 19 because he was holding an "unknown shiny silver object" and struggled with an officer who was trying to take it from him. But a 15-second video released this week by Manship's attorneys shows East Haven police Officer David Cari asking Manship, "Is there...
  • Best Video Camera for YouTube?

    02/21/2009 2:42:10 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 5 replies · 1,209+ views
    February 21, 2009 | Jeff Cahndler
    Which YouTube ready cameras have you used and how do you like them?
  • Montana Legislature Considers Red Light Camera Ban

    02/17/2009 6:55:59 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 26 replies · 866+ views ^ | 02/17/09 |
    Montana state lawmaker seeks to outlaw red light cameras. The Montana state House Transportation Committee yesterday held a hearing on legislation designed to thwart municipal attempts to install red light cameras. The city of Bozeman had hoped to have its automated ticketing machines operational by May, but state Representative Bill Nooney (R-Missoula) wants to cut the program off before it can begin. "An automated enforcement system designed to detect traffic violations that is attached to a traffic control device may not be used to enforce traffic laws," House Bill 531 states. The Bozeman City Commission voted 4-1 last October to...
  • Do police have the right to confiscate your camera?

    01/26/2009 7:36:02 AM PST · by BGHater · 64 replies · 2,562+ views
    Carlos Miller ^ | 21 Jan 2009 | Carlos Miller
    Seconds after BART police officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Oscar Grant, police immediately began confiscating cell phones containing videos that have yet to see the light of day. In fact, the only videos that have been seen by the public were filmed by people who managed to leave the scene before police confronted them.In one instance, police chased after Karina Vargas after she stepped on the train, banging on the window after the doors closed and demanding her to turn over the camera. The train sped away with Vargas still holding her camera.Her video, which did not show the...
  • Apple files patent for camera hidden behind display

    01/10/2009 7:47:34 AM PST · by BGHater · 29 replies · 1,033+ views
    Apple Insider ^ | 08 Jan 2009 | Zach Spear
    We've already seen the iSight indicator light "disappear" behind the bezel of Apple's MacBook and iMac computers. A recently published patent application could make the iSight itself not only disappear, but move to the middle of the screen. MacBooks, iMacs, and even iPhones and iPod touches could take advantage of the new technology. Submitted in July 2007, the filing details plans for a camera mounted behind a display that could capture an image "while the display elements are in an inactive state (in which the display elements are darkened and at least partially transparent)." According to the document, a similar, additional system...
  • Local teens claim pranks on county's Speed Cams

    12/22/2008 6:18:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 92 replies · 3,459+ views ^ | 12/20/2008 | By Joe Slaninka
    As a prank, students from local high schools have been taking advantage of the county's Speed Camera Program in order to exact revenge on people who they believe have wronged them in the past, including other students and even teachers. Students from Richard Montgomery High School dubbed the prank the Speed Camera "Pimping" game, according to a parent of a student enrolled at one of the high schools. Originating from Wootton High School, the parent said, students duplicate the license plates by printing plate numbers on glossy photo paper, using fonts from certain websites that "mimic" those on Maryland license...
  • "Creepy": Six Middle Eastern men take multiple photos of 2010 G8 Summit site

    12/01/2008 11:37:48 PM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 1,543+ views
    The Globe and Mail (August 25, 2008) via JIHAD ^ | September 1, 2008 6:40 PM | Roy MacGregor/The Globe and Mail
    HUNTSVILLE, ONT. — ARTICLE SNIPPET: "On Friday, Aug. 8, a vehicle pulled into the Pow Wow parking lot and discharged six men, all dressed in what the locals would call "city clothes" - including dark slacks and leather-soled dress shoes. Without bothering to check with the office, they went down to the beach and began taking photographs of each other, each time with Deerhurst - including the cupola that rides over the main building - in the background." ARTICLE SNIPPET: "These six English-speaking men appeared to be of Middle-Eastern origin. But what really set them apart was their complete unfamiliarity...
  • Where is Bill Ayers now? Still waiting for a reporter to do their job and ask this guy

    10/10/2008 11:33:51 PM PDT · by · 8 replies · 345+ views ^ | October 11, 2008 |
    Damn people, Reporting 101, you would think they would be camped outside of his home. If Ayers’ wife had disappeared wouldn’t Fox News and Greta/Geraldo be pitching a tent in his backyard. I mean Fox News is supposed to be conservative leaning, get someone over there and get Ayers on the record right now. What is your current relationship with Obama? What was your role in Obama getting on the Annenberg project board? How closely did you work together in the use of the 50 million dollars that Annenberg gave you? Did you know Obama when he was at Columbia...
  • Man Jailed After Taking Photo of Police Van Ignoring 'Wrong Way' Sign

    08/22/2008 10:15:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 169+ views ^ | 20 August, 2008 | na
    A British man was jailed for five hours after he photographed a cop reversing the wrong way up a one-way street. After Andrew Carter snapped the cop van, officer Aqil Farooq leaped out, hit the camera to the ground, handcuffed him and bundled him into the back of the vehicle. The plumber, 44, was arrested for supposedly being drunk, resisting arrest and assaulting the officer with the camera. He was kept in cells before finally being released on police bail at midnight. Carter, of Bedminster, Bristol, said: “I was nearly knocked down there once so when the police van went...
  • Illegal Surveillance

    08/21/2008 7:03:47 AM PDT · by pfflier · 7 replies · 181+ views
    Vanity | pfflier
    We all heard about the person who sat next to traffic and pointed a hair dryer at oncoming cars to see their reactions.I tried it with illegal aliens and a throw away camera. I went to the local gathering places, Circle K, Home Depot, wherever they gather waiting for an early morning pick-up. The minute they saw the camera, they dispersed. Some ran, some wandered away, but the outcome was undeniable. They left!I decided to expand the experiment and took the camera to Wal-Mart. It worked there too! The illegals got out of the store and walked away. Some around...
  • Haunted High? Some Say Camera Captured Ghost at Asheville High School[NC]

    08/08/2008 8:22:40 AM PDT · by BGHater · 28 replies · 702+ views
    WSPA ^ | 07 Aug 2008 | Connie LeGrand
    Is an area high school haunted? Asheville is abuzz after video was captured by a motion-activated camera at Asheville High school at 2:51 a.m. Friday, August 1. In the video, a dark image –some say looks like the silhouette of a child- appears by an elevator. The image advances forward and is again captured in the hallway. It’s something, so far, the Asheville School District says can’t be explained. Charlie Glazener, Executive Director of Public Relations for the District says, “I’m a logical person, and I wanted to be able to explain to these folks, or anybody, this is what...
  • Mary Landrieu(D) "Get it outta my face"

    07/18/2008 11:21:34 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 15 replies · 187+ views
    youtube ^ | 07/15/08 | youtube
  • Lower Police to Get Surveillance Cameras from Army Program[NJ]

    07/05/2008 10:05:08 AM PDT · by BGHater · 2 replies · 94+ views
    Cape May County Herald ^ | 03 July 2008 | Herald Staff
    ERMA — Lower Township Police Chief Edward Donohue announced that the Department of Homeland Security will provide the Lower Township police with a Real Time Video Surveillance System through the U.S. Army’s Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program, or CEDAP. Donohue stated that the police department applied to the Army’s CEDAP Program last year for the system. The system consists of several cameras that can feedback live video to police headquarters or vehicles from several miles away. Donohue states the system will be utilized for police surveillance operations, tactical operations, and to monitor critical infrastructure as needed. For security reasons, Donohue...
  • Hidden spy camera to catch fly-tippers is taken to rubbish dump

    07/02/2008 9:55:59 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 17 replies · 842+ views
    The Telegraph, UK ^ | 30/06/2008 | Tom Peterkin
    A spy camera, estimated to cost Ł10,000 and designed to catch fly-tippers, was cleared by council workers after it was concealed in a rubbish bag. The expensive camera was placed inside a black bag beside a notorious illegal fly-tipping site. The disguise was so good that workers for Chichester District Council, West Sussex, cleared the camera believing it was genuine rubbish. "Because the camera had been hidden in something that looked like rubbish, they cleared that away as well," said John Cherry, the deputy council...
  • Dark Energy Survey Advances

    06/25/2008 2:21:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 131+ views
    Dark Energy Survey AdvancesJune 25th, 2008 Figuring out what makes up 73 percent of the universe is no small matter. But the late 20th Century discovery that the rate of expansion of the universe is not slowing but accelerating makes the research all but imperative. The Dark Energy Survey is behind the construction of an extraordinarily sensitive camera that will be installed on the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIA) 4-meter telescope in Chile, with the aim of creating an unprecedented sky survey to probe these questions. I’m looking at the original proposal for the DES survey as submitted to...
  • Man jumps from plane with no parachute, dies

    06/07/2008 11:02:20 PM PDT · by Westlander · 31 replies · 397+ views
    AP ^ | 6-7-2008 | AP
    DUANESBURG, N.Y. - A 29-year-old man leaped out of a plane at 10,000 feet with a camera but no parachute Saturday. His body was found next to a house with a damaged roof, police said. Sloan Carafello of Schenectady, who was observing on the flight, followed an instructor, student and videographer out the door, wearing no skydiving gear, officials said.
  • Camera On Mars Orbiter Snaps Phoenix During Landing

    05/26/2008 8:20:13 PM PDT · by blam · 70 replies · 231+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-27-2008 | National Aeronautics And Space Administration.
    Camera On Mars Orbiter Snaps Phoenix During LandingNASA's Mars Phoenix Lander can be seen parachuting down to Mars, in this image captured by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Calech/University of Arizona) ScienceDaily (May 27, 2008) — A telescopic camera in orbit around Mars caught a view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suspended from its parachute during the lander's successful arrival at Mars Sunday evening, May 25. The image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter marks the first time ever one spacecraft has photographed another one...
  • Red light camera monkey business may be a national trend

    04/14/2008 4:09:35 PM PDT · by Disambiguator · 23 replies · 94+ views
    ars technica ^ | April 13, 2008 | Joel Hruska
    Red-light cameras are often billed as a great way to improve traffic safety and prevent speeding. A few cities across America, however, have been caught short-timing their own yellow lights below legal levels, in what may be an attempt to boost ticket revenues by giving drivers less time to come to a stop. So how many anecdotes do you need to pronounce something a trend? It's hard to say, especially when the anecdotes in question support the abolishment of something as universally hated as the red light camera. Six possible red light "gotcha" stories, some of which go back as...