Monday, October 31, 2011
Ability to simultaneously monitor the speed of either oncoming or outgoing vehicles in up to four (4) lanes of contiguous traffic using one single speed sensor.
The sensor automatically measures vehicle speeds in control area and creates a pair of high resolution images for each violation:
- Wide-angle image of multiple targets in the traffic flow situation, with the violator(s) clearly identified;
- A close-up image of each violator with a clearly visible license plate.
Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 9:08 PM
Subject: realtime multi-tracking systems?
To: John Sokol <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Nicholas Vella <NVella@protingent.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 6:07 PM
Subject: Software Engineer- Digital Content/Video/Media Streaming- Cisco (San Jose, CA)
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have this position copied below open at Cisco.
Successful candidate will be actively participating in the initial stages of developing Enterprise content distribution system. Interacts with product manager to help define the roadmap, write functional specification, design documents, apply virtualization concepts, implementation, mentor other team members. Collaborate with other groups/BUs for cross functional leverage, help evolve the architecture and hands-on contribution to compelling timelines.
Proficiency in large scale and complex system design and development using C/C++
Fairly good experience with Java, scripting languages like Perl
Overall 3-7+ years of experience in relevant domain and technologies. BS/MS degree in engineering/technology, advanced degree preferred.
Experience with multiple development environments (Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac).
Solid background in digital content process flows and media streaming technologies by the broadcast and digital video delivery industries, including telcos and IPTV.
Broad knowledge of multiple technologies, including SOA, application integration, infrastructure design, media storage, and solution architecture.
Experience in video transmission/streaming over IP network; RTP/RTCP/RTSP
Understanding of video technologies such as ACNS, WAAS, CDN, streaming/multicasting, Windows Media, Flash, Quick Time, and transcoding / encoding appliances.
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Wonderful things happen when cool technology meets great entertainment. Cable television expanded our viewing possibilities from just a handful of channels to hundreds, and brought us some of the most defining media experiences of the last few decades — think MTV, ESPN and CNN. Today, the web is bringing us entertainment from an even wider range of talented producers, and many of the defining channels of the next generation are being born, and watched, on YouTube.
As many of you may recall (and hurriedly navigate away from this page), we took a two-part look (Analog Age and Digital Age) at the many premature obituaries self-published by the recording industry with every new technological development (cassette tapes, mp3 players, the internet). This time around, we'll be recounting the many near-fatalities suffered by the motion picture industry at the hands of various inventions and services.
Before the advent of motion pictures, there was live theater. Performed live by live actors and actresses (but more frequently by actors in wigs), theater enthralled thousands with its over-emoted lines, bellowed by all manner of waiters, maitre'ds and pool boys.
While kings and queens encouraged young playwrights to "sell out," the general public was amused by bawdy puppet shows and other lowbrow works, including the bawdiest of puppet shows: finger puppets. (You know what I'm talking about.) [Ed. - No one knows what you're talking about. Ever.] It had something for everybody and this "something" was usually expositionary songs and minimal sets.
Live theater flourished for centuries, becoming the common man's escape from crushing reality and taking him to places previously only glimpsed in his fevered (and Black Plagued) imagination. Whether it came in the form of Greek dramedy or Shakespearean sitcom, theater was the only game in town.
The lively art expanded and mutated, bringing forth several new artistic forms, both legitimate (opera, musical, kabuki) and illegitimate (off-Broadway, mime, pro wrestling). Others operated at the fringe, trafficking in dubious artistic merit and collecting money no one else would touch (cosplay, Samuel Beckett).
Just when it appeared that nothing would loosen theater's stranglehold on the public's entertainment dollar, something loosened theater's stranglehold on the public's entertainment dollar.
Little did Lumiere realize, when he debuted his first "moving picture," that his new invention would revolutionize the entertainment industry, mainly by killing off most of it and homogenizing the rest.
Proponents of the established live entertainment industry noted that the proliferation of "movie" houses would adversely affect its business, what with better entertainment being provided at half the price. They staged protests at major theaters, waving placards bearing slogans like "Motion Pictures Are Killing the Theater Industry" and (once the first concession stand was installed) "They're Also Killing Dinner Theater." This battle was carried to citizens of developing nations via propaganda stating that the "motion picture camera" was capable of "stealing over 30 souls per second."
The first movies were a spectacle of sight and sound, although most of the sound was nothing more than the projector running or a drunken former cabaret piano player banging away lustily at his instrument and most of the spectacle was of, like, a horse running or something.
With the advent of sound, motion pictures were now on par with live theater's use of voices, sound effects and coughing audiences. The sky was the limit! With Al Jolson's game-changing, black-faced "The Jazz Singer," Hollywood knew it had a hit on its hands. An audible hit. With racist overtones.
Soon every Tom Screenwriter, Dick Producer and Harry Director were jamming their movies full of chattering heads, cramming every free space in the film with nonstop, fast-paced talking. Even the dames got into the act, see? No wisecrack was left uncracked. No song was left unsung. No woman ever walked sultrily into a detective's poorly lit office unnarrated.
This addition of sound proved to be a deathblow for the theater. With the live-r of the lively arts effectively bleeding out (except for pockets of resistance both on and off-Broadway), movie-going became America's favorite pastime, supplanting the wireless, baseball and beating Irishmen.
A new breed of heart-throb rose from Hollywood and spread throughout the nation, taking advantage of swooning women and inconclusive paternity tests. The motion picture industry rushed through its Bronze and Silver Ages, riding the crest of fast-paced dialogue and cries of "What a dame!" But no sooner had the triumphant industry kicked up its feet and rested its head on its laurels, then disaster struck.
A disaster called television.
[Those of you following along will remember the cliffhanger ending of Volume 1, in which it was revealed that "something" would come along and destroy the movie industry with its tiny screen and tinny sound. In this followup, we reveal the true killer of the film industry, which is also one of the many pretenders to the throne.]
A Disaster Called Television
Little did Roger Philco and Francois Magnavox know when they assembled the first "magic picture box" that it would change American society as we knew it, mostly for the worse.
There was no indication during its early broadcasts of test patterns, puppet shows and white men in blackface that the daily life of Americans would soon revolve around it. Instead of gathering around the wireless to watch Dad get drunk and curse the Yankees, the whole family would gather around the tiny screen to watch Elvis from the waist up or catch breaking footage from the moon landing set.
The movie industry understood how serious this new threat could be and stepped hastily over the still-cooling corpse of live theater to denounce the new "tele-vision," which would surely destroytheir precious industry. They lamented this turn of events, cursing every new box office record and crying into their stacks of $1000 bills.
Representatives of the "dying" industry called on Congress to do "something" about the "talking picturemajig." How can we get people to sit in front of our 42-foot screens, enjoy our Technicolor and Sensurround when they have 3 inches of black and white power at home, all coming to them in deafening mono?
Congress was too busy watching the National League Championship to be bothered by an outdated industry and their rhetorical questions, no matter how many bribes and high-dollar hookers they waved around. Another blow was struck when forward-thinking Dwight Eisenhower announced his bold plan for America: a television in every house, a car in every garage and an epidemic of childhood obesity.
Disaster? Or Powerful, Distracting New Ally?
The movie industry was premature in its panic. Americans soon proved they had the leisure time for both activities, which could easily be squeezed in between backyard barbecues and conceiving the eventual bankrupters of Social Security.
During the early '50s, the average male enjoyed a 25-hour work week, divided between harassing the typing pool, pounding martinis and hitting the golf course. The remaining time they spent watering the lawn, washing the car, pounding martinis and pounding the wife (mostly in a sexual fashion, but often in a physical fashion).
TV grew and grew, becoming the focal point of American family life. Television producers turned the mirror on the public, reflecting life as they knew it in the form of sitcoms, playing up spousal abuse ("I Love Lucy," "The Honeymooners") and sexless marriages (every other sitcom). They also went after more respected institutions with uncanny accuracy. (See also: "The Andy Griffith Show" and its devastating take on inept law enforcement and artistic whistling, or "Bewitched" and its brilliant satire of the advertising world, long before "Mad Men" made it cool to be casually sexist again.)
As its influence grew, television turned its unblinking eye on other "hot button" topics such as the Korean War ("M*A*S*H*"), teen hoodlums ("Happy Days") and greed (every game show). TV devoured everything in its path over the next 50 years, before going all ouroboros and devouring itself, shitting out show after show containing no actors, no script and starring everyday people like Balloon Boy's dad.
As the airwaves were conquered by Joe Gloryhound and his occasionally-swapped wife, the film industry breathed a sigh of relief, knowing that TV's "tapped-outness" would allow them to continue to collect billions of dollars a year cranking out sequel after sequel. Directors such as Michael Bay were allowed to continue trafficking in explosions and recycled punchlines. All was well in the word, until...
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Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 9:04 AM
Subject: Speed your Finishing Workflow with Smoke and AJA
To: "Sokol, John" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Steve T
Date: Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM
Subject: Best Halloween costume EVER
Only a geek could come up with this - it requires two iPads and some
way to stick one on your back and one on your front and that's it:
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Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 2:01 AM
Subject: CCTV Imports Halloween Free DVR Giveaway
From: Elva <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re:License Plate Capture Camera From CCTVSTARS
To: John Sokol <SOKOL@videotechnology.com>
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Saturday, October 29, 2011
From: "Brenda Stern" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Oct 29, 2011 2:50 PM
Subject: Video installation by Arthur Liou opens Friday, Nov. 4
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