digital tv converter box with video camera inside.

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Tango3, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I thought th e ccd camera in the converter box scare was just a little too far over the edge..but "this guy" says he opened a maganavox unit and plain as day there's a micro video camera on the board. did he hot glue one in there just for a hoax video?

    looks like a commonlyavailable micro camera to me.

  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    May be!
    But today, who knows?
  3. Sharpie44

    Sharpie44 Monkey++

    Ya know I have one big problem with things like this. How could the Government possibly have the man power to even sift threw all the channels that they are supposedly watching us with. Labor cost is a big part of the national budget. They would have to have a reason to watch you specifically and how often are you actually doing something that would be worth there time to watch. They can go ahead and video tape me if they like. There going to be watching a lot of beer drinking and napping. That's about it. The guy watching is going to lose interest after the first 30 minutes.
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    agreed thats a big part ofmy disbelief..I've been on the monitor side of cctv operations. If this is true, it needs to come out. Even if they only tune in to "troublemakers( nekkid, eating cheetohs in a bean bagchair :) "
  5. BigO01

    BigO01 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    With as strong as the Child porno laws are getting even a branch of Big brother would be pretty stupid to do something like this , first time some1 gets caught monitoring a 8 YO changing her shirt or underware you just know another 1 of the Feds would turn them in as a Perv if for nothing else to curry favor with the boss or perhaps establish themselves as a political player .

    With so many whistle blowers these days they couldnt keep it quite and it would hit the news , when it comes to something like a Child Porno investigation I doubt even a sitting President could survive the fall out if he sanctioned these kinds of of illegal tapes of citizens lives .
  6. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    "( nekkid, eating cheetohs in a bean bagchair :) "

    Dangit, Tango! Are you plugged into my box!? [ROFL]

    <I will check that box........>
  7. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    What's a beanbag?
    Wait, an idea,...nope,..... I was wrong!
    Oh, wait..... here it comes again...!
    Maybe they ONLY monitor certain people when they show certain ads for you to buy something?
    The Ab Flex 2000 ?
    Maybe Viagra commercials?
    Nah too many of those!
    Maybe, they monitor all of us, when they show the prez givin' a speech, especially the funny one's, like at Caterpillar?
    Yup I think,....
    Nope, I was wrong,'s gone again!
  8. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    [fnny][fnny][dunno]Naw seawolf turned the channel long ago,I'm watchin' the "CRC network":oops::)[boozingbuddies][lolol][lolol]ALL "C" all the time. !!
  9. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    Yeah definately a hoax. Silly bastard attached a micro cam to the transformer. An engineer he ain't. [loco] The PCB and case would have a purpose built riser to accomodate any other circuitry or hardware.

    Just another loon playing on peoples' fears to spread piles of crap at the speed of the interwebs. No talkback circuitry in evidence in the boxes. Now if you see hundreds more cell towers pop up in every city across America overnight you might start to at least wonder... Until then it's pretty safe to say that the digital bxxes in and of themselves are fairly benign. Taking analog transmissions off the affected bands does help to narrow who transmits and what they transmit, however. But then, we're limited choice wise in pretty much all facets of our lives. Nothing new here.

  10. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    :oops::oops:Ask her yourself![peep]
  11. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Youve got good eyes I'll have to watch it again, I know what a transformer looks like...:rolleyes:
  12. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Well, I finally broke down and got my Box hooked up. Was limited to only PBS until I checked out the site, plugged in my addy and got the list of stations, directions and distances from me.
    Once I aimed the rabbit ears, and had the Box rescan - BINGO! Got the stations around me.
    Some have multiple channels. Unfortunately, my local FOX channel has moved further away, and I no longer get to watch The Simpsons.....

    Need a tall outdoor antenna.
  13. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ron White is freaking hilarious! I could give him material from living here in the Panhandle.... [boozingbuddies]
  14. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    It's crap like this that keeps us all in tin-foil even while the sky is falling.
  15. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Yep - I listened to some good music last night, with telly turned OFF during Big Ear's State of the Police State report. Didn't need to get myself worked up seeing him and hearing his lies.
  16. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I think we called it right hoax! Alex Jones mentioned in his podcast...dang we good...
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