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Ask Slashdot: State of the Art In DIY Security Systems?

chazchaz101 Elk Products M1 Series (248 comments)

I had a good experience building a DIY security system based on a M1 controller from Elk Products. The documentation was clear and there are add on options for connecting it to the internet and interfacing with other home automation equipment.


1 year,25 days

Google Cache Makes Murdoch's K-12 Site Look Obscene

chazchaz101 Wayback Machine Exclusion is Permanent (101 comments)

If you add a deny all robots.txt, the domain will be permanently excluded from the archive.org wayback machine, regardless of if you change it to allow later.

Currently there is no way to exclude only a portion of a site, or to exclude archiving a site for a particular time period only.
When a URL has been excluded at direct owner request from being archived, that exclusion is retroactive and permanent.


about 2 years ago

Apple: 75% of Our World Wide Power Needs Now Come From Renewable Power Sources

chazchaz101 What about manufacturing? (262 comments)

It seems a bit deceptive for a company selling physical goods to put out a headline like this while apparently ignoring the energy used to actually manufacture their products.

about 2 years ago

Google Reader Being Retired

chazchaz101 Re:Good Replacements? (386 comments)

Netvibes set to reader view appears to look pretty similar from what I can see, but all the RSS reader sites I try seem to be down at the moment. Anyone have experience using it?

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Recording Business Meeting Audio On an Intranet?

chazchaz101 Why ditch the mics? (85 comments)

If the current mics are giving you decent audio, it would be way simpler just to either connect them to the sound in on an existing computer, or if there isn't already going to be something always on, you could set up a plug computer which could easily upload the recordings, or perhaps even host them its self. Something like the SheevaPlug should be more than enough.

more than 2 years ago

Startup Turns Fixing Your Grandma's PC Into a Game

chazchaz101 So, wait, what does it actually do to fix things? (113 comments)

So as far as I can tell, even after reading the so called technical explanation, it reboots the computer into Linux and then downloads magic buzzword driven pixie dust from the cloud, thus allowing it to solve all your computer problems.

more than 2 years ago

Are We Failing To Prepare Children For Leadership In the US?

chazchaz101 There are still som places... (754 comments)

The Adventure Playground in Berkeley, California lets kids run around with hammers, nails, paint, wood, and, in fact, saws, allowing them to build what they want with adequate but limited supervision. They even have a zip line.

more than 2 years ago

Cost of Pre-Screening All YouTube Content: US$37 Billion

chazchaz101 Re:Crowdsource the effort (345 comments)

Um... Youtube has had a flag this option for a long time now.

more than 2 years ago

Mastercard, Visa To Help Target Ads

chazchaz101 Master Card Opt Out (222 comments)

Master card appears to have an opt out page. Anyone know if there's something similar for Visa?

more than 3 years ago

29 Universities Seek High-Speed Networks

chazchaz101 List of Members (68 comments)

From: http://www.gig-u.org/

  • Arizona State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Colorado State University
  • Duke University
  • George Mason University
  • Howard University
  • Indiana University
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Penn State University
  • University of Alaska
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Florida
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Montana
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest University
  • West Virginia University

more than 3 years ago

Playdough For Fun and Profit

chazchaz101 Alligator Clips (70 comments)

They're cheap, don't make a mess, don't dry out, and probably conduct better too.

more than 3 years ago

The Next Phase of Intelligent TVs Will Observe You

chazchaz101 Electrical Tape (294 comments)

I see you've covered the camera with electrical tape. Would you be interested in these other privacy related products?

more than 3 years ago

Cleaning Up Japan's Radioactive Mess With Blue Goo

chazchaz101 Price? (102 comments)

Does anyone know how much this stuff currently costs? Everything I can find says call for quote, which probably isn't a good sign.

more than 3 years ago

North Korean Domain Names Return To the Internet

chazchaz101 Re:.kp Webmail? (135 comments)

On further research, it appears that the domain does not have an MX record and that registration seems to fail if the commented out submit button is re-enabled via firebug.

about 4 years ago

North Korean Domain Names Return To the Internet

chazchaz101 E-shop (135 comments)

I wish the E-shop on http://www.naenara.com.kp/en/ wasn't "now in suspension." I could totally go for a t-shirt or something.

about 4 years ago

North Korea Opens .kp Sites On the Internet

chazchaz101 Re:DPRK ip block info... (175 comments)

Why on earth is all the text on that news site in Arial except the names Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung, which are always in Tahoma?

more than 4 years ago

Xbox Live Pricing To Go Up To $60 Per Year

chazchaz101 Makes Sense (199 comments)

Well, with the price of gold these days...

more than 4 years ago


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