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  1. Jan

    $11-million fraud charge for Sandton businessman

    I honestly just used the iframe Facebook itself provides when you click on "Embed" in the video's menu. I can't reproduce the error at all. This is the code they give: <iframe...
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    $11-million fraud charge for Sandton businessman

    Yikes. That's quite a headline. All that wouldn't even fit in a tweet!
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    $11-million fraud charge for Sandton businessman

    That's a Facebook video. You have Facebook blocked, don't you? :laugh:
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    $11-million fraud charge for Sandton businessman

    The header image, the Facebook video embed midway through the article, or the image of Okeke lower down? (They all show for me across various browsers. Script blocker on your side, maybe?)
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    South Africa faces big licence plate recognition battle

    Indeed. My post was meant to be read in the context of my previous reply to Ook. There's something to be said for the relative ease with which he was able to cobble together a working system, but as you said, it's another thing entirely to build something that's production-ready. Just the chain...
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    South Africa faces big licence plate recognition battle

    That's a common reaction when people see two parties fighting in public, I think. I've seen it happen on a smaller scale on forums and people don't even make a big noise about being unimpressed by it — they just quietly leave. I guess what convinced me that Visec Sub Sahara was in the right...
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    South Africa faces big licence plate recognition battle

    You can probably save many millions this way, though (via @czc): https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-i-replicated-an-86-million-project-in-57-lines-of-code-277031330ee9/...
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    South Africa faces big licence plate recognition battle

    No... I was worried that I didn't make this clear enough. Based on the facts in front of me, Visec Sub Sahara are the good guys (or as good as you get in business), and they are trying their damnedest to recover from a bad situation. I guess it's up to clients to decide whether to jump ship...
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    South Africa faces big licence plate recognition battle

    You've kind of covered it: That's many millions of development capital. And then you have to convince people to use yours instead of someone else's. There's also an argument to be made for sharing data between LPR/ANPR users rather than balkanising the client base... but that's another story.
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    South Africa faces big licence plate recognition battle

    Yeah this goes even deeper than these first 3000 words allowed me to go. This is just the facts of the case, and the perspective of the companies involved. As a result of this mess, clients have been severely impacted.
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    Frogfoot in Garsfontein = big mess

    They rolled out our fibre in Centurion and we had minimal issues. In fairness, most of the backhaul was already in place (AFAIK most fibre providers in the area use DFA and MFN for backhaul), so they didn't need to dig up many sidewalks. Thanks for the tag. It'd be great to check in on this...
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    How the DA is hurting fibre-to-the-home in Pretoria

    Are you 100% sure that it was the fault of the fibre contractor? Because we've had DA ward councillors in Tshwane blaming fibre network operators for outages when they weren't to blame at all. Telkom is not exactly falling over its feet to maintain its copper network anymore, and two months'...
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    How the DA is hurting fibre-to-the-home in Pretoria

    Agreed. I just don't think this is the solution. Similar experience with Frogfoot. We had one or two complaints from older residents, but they were attended to speedily and professionally when raised with the site manager. I guess that's one way to view it. Clearly you and I do not belong to...
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    How the DA is hurting fibre-to-the-home in Pretoria

    This discussion is interesting to me because it demonstrates a fundamental difference in where people place value. I would accept any amount of temporary inconvenience so long as top-notch fibre infrastructure was available to me at the end of it. I'd have to sit down and do the calculation...
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    How the DA is hurting fibre-to-the-home in Pretoria

    I may not have been as verbose as I needed to be here... This is with respect to the actual hole. AFAIK the overall work may take longer than a day, but they need to be able to open and close the trench in a day. As a point of interest, what kind of damage are we talking? How much did (or...
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