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how come stevie never posts here anymore?

fap fap fap wtf crazy caps self-publishe... (1) (rent), Thursday, 19 March 2009 12:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

follow fallen branch on top of of electric box thing and that's my bedroom window open.
<iframe width="425" height="240" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/sv?cbp=12,305.3486422857701,,0,5&cbll=53.449877,-2.274035&panoid=&v=1&hl=en&gl=uk";></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=Manchester+M16+0ED,+UK&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=20.193763,51.328125&ie=UTF8&z=14&iwloc=addr&layer=c&cbll=53.449877,-2.274035&panoid=ZNCaZJ_8g0IndtzdwAVJEg&cbp=12,305.3486422857701,,0,5&ll=53.457547,-2.270136"; style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>

not_goodwin, Thursday, 19 March 2009 12:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

fucking hell, what a mess.
sorry everyone, any mods wanna make it look pretty, feel free.

also ledge, soz!

not_goodwin, Thursday, 19 March 2009 12:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'm complaining to my mp.

ledge, Thursday, 19 March 2009 12:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

fair enough, tell mine too, it'll give him something to do.

not_goodwin, Thursday, 19 March 2009 12:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

my mate just sent me photos of both the outside of my house and my girlfriends. theyve got the numbers wrong which is a bit less unnerving. my upstairs window is open though, and it also makes my house look lovely, i hope it doesnt mean we get robbed

straightola, Thursday, 19 March 2009 12:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

It can't get past the gates of my poncey estate. Take that, The Man!

McDonaldinho (Matt DC), Thursday, 19 March 2009 12:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Bloody typical - Derby, Nottingham, Coventry...no Leicester...we are truly the Forgotten City.

Say what you like Professor Words (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 19 March 2009 12:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

Amazing quality though - seems better than a lot of the US streetviews - are they using a different camera?

Say what you like Professor Words (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 19 March 2009 12:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

And they seemed to have gone around Birmingham city centre in the dark...

Say what you like Professor Words (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 19 March 2009 13:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hull of course is the first and true Forgotten City and we've been left out again here. ( leicester missing is wrong too.)

Scunthorpe though... why? eh?

tomofthenest, Thursday, 19 March 2009 13:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh hey, Oxford streetview!

Which goes no further west than the station, so I can't invite you all to spy on my work. Not that you'd want to.

I accidentally ended up outside my GP's surgery when trying to drag the icon to somewhere a couple of blocks away from it, and am relieved to note that I am not pictured coming out of the door clutching pamphlets about embarrassing conditions or anything.

a passing spacecadet, Thursday, 19 March 2009 13:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Daily Mail readers wade in - difficult to tell which ones (if any) are taking the piss...

Say what you like Professor Words (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 19 March 2009 17:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

What an invasion of privacy-google is a cancer and should be obliterated, what happened to our right of privacy, I saw one of these last week parked in a private driveway near Totton College in Southampton am I glad I'm emigrating.

Say what you like Professor Words (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 19 March 2009 17:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wow. Just looked at a picture of my house without any cars in the driveway and got a little creeped out. This is what your house looks like when someone's casing the joint!

Eephin' Pageant (kingkongvsgodzilla), Thursday, 19 March 2009 18:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Fancyapint.com in like Flynn!

from beyond the anal destiny citrus fruit explosion (gnarly sceptre), Thursday, 19 March 2009 18:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've been caught by the Google street view van TWICE now. The first one seems to be gone now, thank fuck.

The Lost Boys Buff Guy Playing Sax (rockapads), Thursday, 19 March 2009 19:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

link?

ice cr?m, Thursday, 19 March 2009 19:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

The camera seems to be going mental around ledge's place--side-on and close to the google van on both sides it's all distorted, all around the streets in that area

James Morrison, Thursday, 19 March 2009 22:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

Actually, it's like that all over the UK: software seems to have done a bad job editing out the van.

James Morrison, Thursday, 19 March 2009 22:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think its funny you guys are all "omg this is creepy" - when streetview debuted in Aus last year everyone I knew was completely "OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER LOOK THERES MY HOUSE!" at work and productivity went to zero for about 4 hours.

one art, please (Trayce), Thursday, 19 March 2009 23:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm excited!

Say what you like Professor Words (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 19 March 2009 23:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also we don't do any work anyway.

Say what you like Professor Words (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 19 March 2009 23:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

omg this thing is so funking useful!!

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Friday, 20 March 2009 00:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think its funny you guys are all "omg this is creepy" - when streetview debuted in Aus last year everyone I knew was completely "OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER LOOK THERES MY HOUSE!" at work and productivity went to zero for about 4 hours.

Same here--people spent all their time finding pics of workmates roaming the streets and sticking them up on pinboards.

James Morrison, Friday, 20 March 2009 00:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

Street view in my suburb ends two blocks from my house. :\

lolling through my bagel (Pancakes Hackman), Friday, 20 March 2009 00:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Holy crap, wait, no, they changed it! I can tell this was taken on a Thursday morning, sometime between 8am and noon, because there is recycling waiting to be picked up on my tree lawn, but the trash has been picked up already.

lolling through my bagel (Pancakes Hackman), Friday, 20 March 2009 00:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

if only SPECTRE in james bond had this tool
http://local.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Greek+St&daddr=Dean+St+to:Margaret+St&hl=en&geocode=FRYMEgMdxv_9_w;FUIQEgMdqvX9_w;FUYTEgMdVs_9_w&mra=cc&via=1&rtol=0,1,2&dirflg=w&sll=51.513717,-0.134647&sspn=0.004901,0.009656&ie=UTF8&ll=51.514485,-0.135323

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Friday, 20 March 2009 00:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

if anything i think the widespread acceptance, even excitement, is more disturbing than the actual photos - i don't assume my flat will be burgled or that i'll be stalked b/c of it (though if i'd had stalker problems ever i'd be petrified about it) - it just transgresses a basic expectation of privacy for me. ok, any random lunatic could take pictures of my flat and put them on flickr or whatever, but that would still be indefensibly creepy, and this just makes the creepiness so much more official. it's awful.

lex pretend, Friday, 20 March 2009 00:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

people can walk down your road

unaustralian (jabba hands), Friday, 20 March 2009 01:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

lolling through my bagel (Pancakes Hackman), Friday, 20 March 2009 01:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

People taking pictures of your flat would only be creepy if they are doing it because they wanted to take a picture of your flat for no reason (or for personal reasons to you)?

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Friday, 20 March 2009 01:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Pancakes Hackman, why does your neighbourhood hate front fences?

ambulance chaser (S-), Friday, 20 March 2009 01:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Beats me! They're not very common in this entire suburb.

A lot of the families here are Orthodox Jewish, and have tons of kids who all run around through each other's yards, so maybe that's part of it? We're going to put up a small fence or hedge, though.

lolling through my bagel (Pancakes Hackman), Friday, 20 March 2009 01:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

How about some piano wire six inches off the ground?

ambulance chaser (S-), Friday, 20 March 2009 01:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

yah its not like all the houses are tagged with who lives there. it's just streetscapes right? no different to driving down to high st to see what it looks like

I'm looking for a new flat at the moment and am finding this thing very helpful

sonderborg, Friday, 20 March 2009 02:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

stfu creep

\∫Öζ/.... argh oh noes! (ken c), Friday, 20 March 2009 03:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

All the orthodox jews in my neighbourhood must have complained to google, because within weeks of my area going up on streetview, large chunks of the surrounding streets disappeared again. Not whole streets - just bits, 2-5 properties wide.

It then occurred to me each was where a temple or jewish high school was.

I dont understand the paranoia, but eh *shrug*. Its not like the places arent blazingly obviously jewish temples/schools when you pass them on the road!

one art, please (Trayce), Friday, 20 March 2009 03:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

They snapped my place on trash day too.

Makes it look like there's always trash in front of my house :(

Nate Carson, Friday, 20 March 2009 10:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

- can you seriously not work out why jewish bodies might not want detailed pictures of their institutions, locations and environs on the internet
- do you seriously think that people being able to walk down your street on is the same level of intrusion as this

lex pretend, Friday, 20 March 2009 10:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't see how someone looking at a static picture of my house counts as intrusion.

ledge, Friday, 20 March 2009 10:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

not seeing the big deal here.

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Friday, 20 March 2009 10:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

i mean the problem. the application itself is kind of woah.

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Friday, 20 March 2009 10:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

Dont get me wrong, I know exactly why they'd want to be removed. I just think it's a bit uneccesary - these are very visibly jewish institutions with signage and gates and banners and its not like theyre area 51 or something. Still, I dunno.

one art, please (Trayce), Friday, 20 March 2009 10:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also a picture of a house on an indeterminate date months ago. Aren't churches/synagogues/places of worship marked on maps anyway? Now you can see a picture and see that the big churchy-looking building at the address of a church is actually a church after all.

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Friday, 20 March 2009 10:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

next thing you know they'll be publishing books with people's names addresses and phone numbers in.

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Friday, 20 March 2009 10:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

They took the picture of my house well over a year ago cos the front yard isn't covered in rubbish and weeds, it looks all neat and tidy. I gave up trying to clean it up a long time ago, it was a losing battle.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Friday, 20 March 2009 10:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

will never happen

lo (cozwn), Friday, 20 March 2009 10:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

if you saw someone outside your flat staring at and studying the building - not in a casual, walking-past way, but loitering and looking closely & carefully - would you not be creeped out and discomfited? if i saw that i'd be calling the fucking police. if someone physically did that there's a reasonable expectation that someone would see them, but the thing with google street view is that anyone can do this without you knowing.

apparently there was some furore when this was rolled out in japan - cis sent me links to the debate here and here - cut through the "cultural divisions" argument and plenty of the points are massively otm

also you may not necessarily have had problems with stalkers, or wanted to keep certain people from knowing too much about where you live or work, but it should seem obvious that plenty of people do have to think about such issues.

lex pretend, Friday, 20 March 2009 10:38 (5 years ago) Permalink


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