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    spy cameras

    In an article discussing privacy issues here is a excerpt about the x10 camera from SecurityNewsportal(i'd include their address but it was given as ads.doubleclick.com, really concerned about privacy) i think you'll find amusing.


    First let's look at the company's subtly
    lurid appeals to the porn fan in all of us. X10's ads get a lot of attention
    because they almost always
    feature attractive young women looking seductive. Seductive as defined by
    cheap bottom-feeding smut sites, at least. What is it about wireless cameras
    that X10 so associates them with young women in spaghetti-strap tanktops?
    Consider a recent ad
    that features a young blonde posed seductively among pillows in a cotton
    nightgown with the message, "I use it to capture special moments on video."
    Uh huh. Even the accompanying image of someone claiming "I use it for home
    security" features a teenage girl in a tanktop, about to bite into a
    succulent peach.
    If X10 were selling home security, we'd see images of
    burglars caught and of nervous middle-aged suburban homeowners, not
    fruit-licking jailbait.
    With a Peep, Peep Here
    Of course, using cameras to capture "special moments" is all well and good.
    But when the main selling point of this brand of tiny wireless camera is
    that it can be placed unseen by those observed, an eyebrow or two must be
    raised.
    Speaking of voyeurism: Shot
    of a house, at night, with lights on and drapes open. Superimposed over
    that image, attractive woman in midriff-baring strappy tanktop, lost in her
    own world, perhaps dancing, thumbs slipped seductively into her belt. The
    tempting caption: "See what you've been missing." The probable excuse:
    It's for watching your own home, for security purposes. The
    justified response: Yeah, right.
    Here's one:
    Attractive woman in bikini top, apparently unaware of the camera looking up
    at her from somewhere below her waist. Caption: "Expect to see the
    unexpected." Expect to get your voyeuristic butt arrested, Skippy.
    Eye Spies
    So you're misled to think that a visit to the company site will give you
    lots of soft-core porn stories of secret videotaping of sexual
    misadventures. You get over your disappointment and what do you read
    about? Here are a few X10 ideas of spies like us:
    the student who catches his roommate invading his privacy -- an irony that
    passes without notice on the site;
    the retiree who electronically stakes out his cherry tree to see who's
    stealing the fruit;
    the "Graffiti Cam";
    the father and sons who terrify the returning wife by dropping a "web" of
    fake spiders on her, then grab her from behind -- all caught on the spy
    cam for later laughs;
    the sad sack who "gets a life" by setting up the remote camera so he can
    watch his pet goldfish when he's away from home; and -- drumroll, please --
    the mother who sets up a spy camera to catch her kids and husband drinking
    milk straight from the carton.
    If I'm living in a world in which tiny cameras are sold with voyeuristic pop-up come-ons and
    family members furtively gear their homes with elaborate spy technology to enforce such
    petty
    regulations as not drinking milk from the carton, government spying might
    actually be a relief.

    :-)
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 The Prophet said, Isnt the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man? The women said, Yes. He said, This is because of the deficiency of a womans mind.
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    Re: spy cameras

    Originally posted by Tedob1

    fruit-licking jailbait.
    LMAOROTF

    Those adds drive me nuts. The WebAttack freeware site is one of my favorite places to visit. But they hit you with those damn camera adds constantly. Good post. It took some creative thinking for that rant. It's better than one of my anti MS patch/hotfix rants.
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    Yahoo gives you those ads too. And yes, the blatantly advertised voyeurism is a little strange...
    Why am I still here?
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    Yahoo gives you those ads too. And yes, the blatantly advertised voyeurism is a little strange...
    Why am I still here?
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    They actually lost money when they changed their marketing to try to attract non-porn people to their product.

    BTW. If you've ever used one of those POS then you'd realize that 100 feet from the camera you don't get squat. i wanted to set up a litlle home security thingy with those and let me tell you they don't work for $hit. POS.

    Did I ention they are POS.
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    Originally posted by KorpDeath
    [B]BTW. If you've ever used one of those POS then you'd realize that 100 feet from the camera you don't get squat. i wanted to set up a litlle home security thingy with those and let me tell you they don't work for $hit. POS./B]
    Ditto. I found the best way to do it is to go out and purchase a commercial grade video camera color or b/w. Then a good old fashioned vcr. I did do a security setup one time with another brand that offered web monitoring for this guy. It sucked as well and they took him for big $. I learned my leason this way as well. I got a high $ webcam from the most popular maker (we know who) and up to about 25 feet it was fine. After that no good on watching people. It worked great at the puter though. LOl I should have saved the $. We live, we learn.
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