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Ninjahedge
March 13th, 2007, 10:20 AM
Amazing what you can do with a good camera these days...

And, if you want, check out the thread they linked to.

What a couple of losers!

Punzie
June 10th, 2007, 03:35 AM
Re: this thread, originally in News forum, entitled, "Not so fast there, Skippy..." (Involved a long-lense camera that captured a hit-and-run accident.)

- I temporarily renamed it. Since you are the author, you can give me a different (descriptive) name if you wish, and I'll change the title.

- As you can see, I moved it to Anything Goes. If you want to lead the thread in the direction of news, please let me know, and I'll move it back to News.

- Your link broke and I removed it. Since there was no accompanying text to the link, you may want to add a working link and more text to the first post.

Ninjahedge
June 12th, 2007, 12:02 PM
Again rap, I have no idea WHERE the link originally came from, so removing the entire thing makes it nearly impossible for me to update it.

I appreciate the effort, but please try using a lighter touch when moving/editing things. A lot gets lost in the translation (both verbal and positional!)

Also, the story had very little to do with the practical uses of long lens cameras.....

>sigh<

Punzie
June 20th, 2007, 10:31 AM
- Your title of your thread, "Not so fast there, Skippy," was non-descriptive. It needs to be renamed so that a search could be better facilitated. (I am still waiting for you to give me a new name.)

- Your original link was broken and non-descriptive.

- You did not post the actual article.

- I moved it from News to Anything Goes because from what little I could glean, the latter seemed to suit the topic better.

- The topic received zero responses in News, and it sunk way down the forum. You showed no sign of updating it or reviving it.

- You ignored my past PM to you about this topic; you are first showing your dissatisfaction in public now.


These reasons, in total, are enough to close this topic. Instead, we can try to revive it by attempting to fetch the original link and posting the content. Let me know if you'd like to do this.

Ninjahedge
June 20th, 2007, 11:28 AM
The link, before it was broken, showed something that was captured using that camera NOT a critique on the camera itself.

The search of the OT could have been done with the base address of the dated link. Now that it has been removed, I canot go back to the homepage of the site I got it from and backtrack to get an updated link.

Do whatever you want Rap. Please spare me the bullet points, you are not making me like your decision any more.

Meerkat
June 22nd, 2007, 01:08 AM
The way you two argue - are you married by any chance?

lofter1
June 22nd, 2007, 01:58 AM
It seems there's a bit of misunderstanding here ...

I think I remember NH's original post on this thread -- it had a link to a pic from the new Google Map Street Level thingy -- and was a pic of a guy taking a leak by the side of a road.

It was pulled from Google after a couple of days (as were a bunch of other pics that were deemed to have invaded the privacy of others).

It was a funny post. But once Google pulled the pic the thread had no reason for being. And there is no way to revive it.

So ...

One could either let it wither into the corner of wny OR one could kill it and sweep it up and throw it away.

No doubt I've got a bunch of threads I started that no one has shown interest in. If it serves wny to delete those threads (for whatever reason) then I have no problem with that. Chances are if I haven't bumped a dormant thread then I have no interest in it any longer and really can't be bothered to maintain / update it.

If it is considered "bad form" to post a weird item as a new thread then I apologize. Sometimes I run across something that strikes me as funny / interesting and want to share it. Sometimes they generate interest and take off. Many times they don't.

If it's my responsibility as the Original Poster to keep a thread going then please let me know that and I'll take appropriate action.

Punzie
June 22nd, 2007, 02:32 AM
The way you two argue - are you married by any chance?

Ooh, better stop that rumor...
He's married to a human!

Signed,
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i130/Rapunzel61/EWNY/Wacky/punz.jpg

ZippyTheChimp
June 22nd, 2007, 06:25 AM
It seems there's a bit of misunderstanding here ...

I think I remember NH's original post on this thread -- it had a link to a pic from the new Google Map Street Level thingy -- and was a pic of a guy taking a leak by the side of a road.That was a post in the Google Earth thread, but yes, it's the same situation - a candid street scene that was eventually pulled.


One could either let it wither into the corner of wny OR one could kill it and sweep it up and throw it away.Let sleeping dogs lie.


If it is considered "bad form" to post a weird item as a new thread then I apologize.Nope.


If it's my responsibility as the Original Poster to keep a thread going then please let me know that and I'll take appropriate action.Not anyone's responsibility, but anyone can revive any dormant thread if they have something to add to it.

Ninjahedge
June 22nd, 2007, 09:22 AM
You mean something like this:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/internet/06/01/google.candid.camera.ap/index.html

or this:

http://consumerist.com/consumer/privacy/google-streets-view-project-manager-speaks-about-privacy-concerns-266482.php

>snip<

Google Streets View Project Manager Speaks About Privacy Concerns (http://consumerist.com/consumer/privacy/google-streets-view-project-manager-speaks-about-privacy-concerns-266482.php) 27,650 Views




http://consumerist.com/assets/resources/2007/06/amomenttohimself.jpgFreakonomics has an interview with Stephen Chau, the product manager for Google (http://consumerist.com/consumer/google/) Maps, about Google's new feature "Streets View (http://consumerist.com/consumer/streets-view/)" and the resulting concerns consumers have had about their privacy (http://consumerist.com/consumer/privacy/) after several people were caught on Google's cameras sunbathing, leaving strip clubs, or um...whatever.
3. Did you address specific privacy concerns from the outset?
At Google we take privacy very seriously. Street View only features imagery taken on public property and is not in real time. This imagery is no different from what any person can readily capture or see walking down the street. Imagery of this kind is available in a wide variety of formats for cities all around the world. While the Street View feature enables people to easily find, discover, and plan activities relevant to a location, we respect the fact that people may not want imagery they feel is objectionable featured on the service. We provide easily accessible tools for flagging inappropriate or sensitive imagery for review and removal.
Each Street View imagery bubble contains a link to "Street View Help" where users can report objectionable images. Objectionable imagery includes nudity, certain types of locations (for example, domestic violence shelters) and clearly identifiable individuals, if those individuals request takedown. We routinely review takedown requests and act quickly to remove objectionable imagery.
Chau also discusses Google's process for removing sensitive buildings (such as domestic violence shelters) from Streets View. What do you think? Is this a violation of privacy (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=south+san+francisco,+ca&ie=UTF8&ll=37.637072,-122.475243&spn=0.117722,0.152435&t=h&z=13&om=1&layer=c&cbll=37.617952,-122.485275&cbp=1,229.631218630677,0.537615695775255,3) or a useful service for consumers? —MEGHANN MARCO

Google Maps Project Manager Speaks Out On "Street View" (http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/2007/06/05/google-maps-project-manager-speaks-out-on-street-view/)[Freakonomics]
(Photo: Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=south+san+francisco,+ca&ie=UTF8&ll=37.637072,-122.475243&spn=0.117722,0.152435&t=h&z=13&om=1&layer=c&cbll=37.617952,-122.485275&cbp=1,229.631218630677,0.537615695775255,3))

http://track.gawker.com/stats/count/post?i=266482&s=b9d2eb7a

>snip<


Has a LOT to do with long lens cameras.

Thanks for the reminder there Loft!

Ninjahedge
June 22nd, 2007, 09:49 AM
And, although this one was funny Loft, It was not the one I was looking at.

I have no idea now what the original link was, but suffice to say t was not an expose on the uses of telephoto lenses... ;)