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Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

bfmorgan You don't want to be in Joe Arpaio's jail (200 comments)

This will have a chilling effect on hobbies in AZ. Joe Arpaio's jail is a deterrent like no other jail in the USA.

about 2 months ago
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Passport Database Outage Leaves Thousands Stranded

bfmorgan Over Improved (162 comments)

We call this being over improved. So much for testing.

about 3 months ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

bfmorgan And no one will go to jail (266 comments)

So why is lying to Congress not a punishable offense?

about 3 months ago
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US Coast Guard Ship To Attempt Rescue of 2 Icebreakers In Antarctica

bfmorgan Re:Semper Paratus (382 comments)

Coastie

about 10 months ago
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US Coast Guard Ship To Attempt Rescue of 2 Icebreakers In Antarctica

bfmorgan Semper Paratus (382 comments)

Always Ready

about 10 months ago
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6TB Helium-Filled Hard Drives Take Flight

bfmorgan Helium Leaks (297 comments)

Helium love to leak. How long will these have the He pressure they need to work?

about a year ago
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Researchers Discover Another Layer To the Cornea

bfmorgan And... (74 comments)

"I see", said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.

about a year ago
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Dashcams Going High-Def, High-Tech

bfmorgan Re:Raspberry Pi with camera (93 comments)

The 12 volt to USB was just one I had laying around the parts box. The camera was from http://www.element14.com/community/groups/raspberry-pi-accessories The 64 GB card was bought at Costco. The instructions that I leveraged were from the installation instructions for the pi camera at http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-54359?ICID=rasp-accessory-group I added a few scripts to manage the startup and storage of the video. When the unit powers up (when I start the car) it starts. When I shut the car down I press a button before shutting the car down that stops the recording and stores the video file and shutdowns the pi. Each time I run this in the car I have to park the car in the garage and transfer via wifi and ssh the video files. Its a hack at this point, but some of the video management stuff can be made better. The pi camera doesn't like the dark, but there are ways to make the pi camera IR sensitive by doing a little bit of surgery to remove the IR filter. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure that several others may be offering this version of the camera soon. Hope this helps,

about a year ago
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Dashcams Going High-Def, High-Tech

bfmorgan Raspberry Pi with camera (93 comments)

I mounted the camera in front of the rear view mirror. The pi was in the overhead console with a 12 volt to USB converter supplying power from the overhead light. 64GB SD card allows for a lot of video to be stored. Cost less than $100. I'm sure there are cheaper ways, but this is what I had available.

about a year ago
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Researchers Infect iOS Devices With Malware Via Malicious Charger

bfmorgan So... (201 comments)

Always practice "Safe Charging"

about a year ago
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DoD Descends On DEFCAD

bfmorgan The horse has left the barn... (496 comments)

These files have been available for a day and have propagated to many other sites. So much for control.

about a year and a half ago
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Supreme Court Upholds First Sale Doctrine

bfmorgan Treaty will over ride this decision (648 comments)

A cleaver media consultant will find a way to attach a clause to a treaty that will over ride this decision.

about a year and a half ago
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Drug Allows Deafened Mice to Regrow Inner Ear Hair

bfmorgan What, Hey? (80 comments)

What, hey?

about 2 years ago
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Google Chrome 25 Will Disable Silent Extension Installation

bfmorgan Yeah! (121 comments)

Thank you

about 2 years ago
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Lamar Smith, Future Chairman For the House Committee On Science, Space, and Technology

bfmorgan Just vote them in to office (292 comments)

Please vote them in to office.

about 2 years ago
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Artificial Wombs In the Near Future?

bfmorgan Reservations for (367 comments)

A Womb with a view.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Finding a Security Breach On Shared Hosting?

bfmorgan Switching Host is best. (168 comments)

Don't reward bad behavior. I recently severed a relationship with a hosting company of more than ten years because there support had gone from great to terrible. We had a problem and they wouldn't or couldn't fix the problem so I switched. The switch didn't come without some pain, but now everything is back to normal. Don't reward bad behavior, period.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Am I Too Old To Retrain?

bfmorgan Been there, done that (418 comments)

I was in your same position in my forties. An old mentor gave me this advice...What is the general area in computer technology that you like to do and then build on that. Building, in my case was finding a job in data architecture (starting position) and start doing and learning. This way you are interested enough to slog through the learning curve and still getting a pay check. Hope this helps,

about 2 years ago
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One Tenth of China's Farmland Polluted With Heavy Metals

bfmorgan Welcome to 20th Century Capitalism (412 comments)

Industrial growth is always a surprise to agricultural economies that try to modernize using manufacturing as a basis. Great Britain in the 19th century, USA in the 20th and now China. China has the money, but I'm afraid not the will to avoid these types of environmental disasters. A central government should be able to recognize this and make the changes, but if they have succumb to the capitalist influence pedaling method used in the West, they are doomed. It will take the will of the people to force the changes. Welcome to the club,

more than 2 years ago

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