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Postby suntzu » Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:10 am

too many screen hours registering bills :D
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Postby androl » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:21 am

suntzu wrote:Indian with ipod LAT 50° 0'37.87"N LON 110° 6'45.80"W

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quite near that face is a huge dart board :o
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Postby Fons » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:26 am

There is still this building in San Diego

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Postby BaliBennie » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:48 am

They are going to do something about this building. This Navy building will be camouflaged for $600,000. Landscaping, rock structures and solar panels should help disguise its shape.

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Postby androl » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:02 am

now look at what they did in China 8O

they made a huge 1:500 model landscape:
http://maps.google.de/maps?t=k&ll=38.26 ... 50925&z=16

and it is a model of a 500 km big area of the chinese-indian border:

http://maps.google.de/maps?ll=34.231022 ... 17&t=k&z=7

(from www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1674258/posts)


a funny maze
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=52.24953 ... 8&t=k&z=17
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Postby androl » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:46 pm

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Postby androl » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:31 am

androl wrote:http://maps.google.de/maps?ll=48.712605,9.290603&t=k&z=20
these are four 4m high walls that form a square. There are 15 cm wide gaps between each two walls, I saw some grass through these gaps, but without a camera, I couldn't see what's in the centre of the thing.

same thing but with only three walls, same town, 5 km away, very strange
http://maps.google.de/maps?ll=48.736361 ... 4&t=k&z=20
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Postby androl » Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:19 pm

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Postby Dakkus » Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:50 pm

That's some reeeal bad way of censoring. Firstly, if you zoom a bit out, you see everything somewhat clearly. That, together with the fading at the sides of the cencored area, makes it super easy for anyone interested to figure out what's going on.
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Postby helloggs » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:32 pm

Errm, I don't think that the purpose of this measure was to hide the existence of the airbase, a simple search on Wikipedia explains quite clearly what is located there. The main point is rather to hide the "important" details. :wink:

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Postby Dakkus » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:55 pm

helloggs wrote:Errm, I don't think that the purpose of this measure was to hide the existence of the airbase, a simple search on Wikipedia explains quite clearly what is located there. The main point is rather to hide the "important" details. :wink:


Of course I figured that out. However, they just arrested a criminal in Germany by unscrambling a picture cencored in that manner. That pretty well proves it's possible doing that.
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Postby eddydevries » Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:52 pm

Maybe otherwise the activists would be visible, who protested against the chop of the wood at the other side of the Dutch border for this German airfield.
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Postby helloggs » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:45 am

Dakkus wrote:Of course I figured that out. However, they just arrested a criminal in Germany by unscrambling a picture cencored in that manner. That pretty well proves it's possible doing that.


Maybe, but not by "zooming out a little." :P

I am not sure what "criminal arrested in Germany" you are referring to, if you're talking about the Canadian child abuser, that's a case a little different. If you look at the pictures, he just "swirled" the pixel information, i.e. all the pixels that picture ever contained are still there but have moved from their original position:

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Still, it took the BKA's experts about three years to produce a proper image from the swirled pic. Contrary to all that, the censored part of the google map linked above clearly has lost pixel information.

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Postby androl » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:15 pm

that's right, you cannot unscrambe an image where the detailed information has been removed. That part of the map is now just in a less detailed resolution, just like other parts of the world where Google has no detailed maps.
Also, not Google did the censoring, they say they got already censored map data. In the eastern part of the airbase, the censored map is fading into an uncensored map where you see more details.
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Postby androl » Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:53 pm

this part of the earth is under a very black cloud 8)
http://maps.google.de/maps?ll=47.874217 ... 4&t=k&z=17

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