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Still Think Big Brother Ain't Watching You?
Reaganite Republican ^ | August 24, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 08/24/2011 5:55:26 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

This ought to instill an appropriate level of fear, then


The above photo by Ronnie Miranda appeared various places following the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver in mid-June.

But the original is not just any wide-angle shot, for what he captured was actually a massive 1.0 gigapixel (one billion) digital image.

Such technology offers astonishing detail that is obviously useful to anyone working in law enforcement or security/intelligence -how useful?

Simply click on the pic above and then zoom right down by double-clicking on anybody in the crowd... pretty scary.

One can clearly see the faces of almost every single individual (prior to the trouble breaking-out) with just this one pic- and there were thousands upon thousands of people there.

Combine this with rapidly-evolving face recognition technology and the unsettling Orwellian implications are plain.

You expected to retain a speck of privacy in the 21st century?

How quaint- get ready to be disappointed.


Do note that this technology was simply something in the hands of a private commercial photographer: just think what the police/FBI/CIA/DHS/military must have at their disposal (!)


Alas, the unprincipled partisan snake (who speak with forked tongue) that still occupies the Oval Office provides constitutionally-aware patriots with additional cause for concern:

you've got to wonder how many 'gigapixel' photo crews the progs have shadowing GOP candidates and TEA Party events-

I'd bet money they're doing it already, not to mention DHS keeping an eye peeled for those (non-existent) white, middle-aged terrorists (and other Obama political opponents) Big Sis mumbles about periodically.


Scotland Yard and MI-5 fancy this sort of thing, too- in a big way: in fact they've already got one public CCTV camera for every 32 people in the UK...

appalling wall-to-wall voyeurism the DDR's incessant Stasi snoops could only dream of.



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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: cameras; cctv; spying; surveillance

1 posted on 08/24/2011 5:55:30 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

I want one


2 posted on 08/24/2011 6:02:26 AM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Reaganite Republican
incredible. I found a really good looking blonde.

It's probably safe to assume that the same "focus" is being placed on all social and physical metrics in order to profile and identify..."threats."

Just wait until they think they know how to read "brain prints."

I really need to write that story...

3 posted on 08/24/2011 6:03:37 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Reaganite Republican

I found heads missing from some bodies I found other heads superimposed on others. There are mistakes like this that could be use to say the photo is not a 100% accurate.


4 posted on 08/24/2011 6:08:22 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Reaganite Republican
You expected to retain a speck of privacy in the 21st century?
Privacy expectations, even while rioting on public streets and destroying private property?
I have no problem using this technology if it stops rioters, violent anarchists, flash mobs, etc.
The alternative is to shoot the SOBs on sight ... which no one has the b@lls to do anymore.
5 posted on 08/24/2011 6:09:07 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: riverrunner

I found Waldo!


6 posted on 08/24/2011 6:11:57 AM PDT by petercooper (2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
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To: riverrunner

BEFORE THE RIOT version 1 - The Vancouver Canucks Fan Zone along Georgia St. for Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final was captured at 5:46 pm on June 15, 2011. It is made up of 216 photos (12 across by 18 down) stitched together, taken over a 15-minute span, and is not supposed to represent a single moment in time. The final hi-res file is 69,394 X 30,420 pixels or 2,110 megapixels.


7 posted on 08/24/2011 6:15:15 AM PDT by petercooper (2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

what I find odd is that they do this, but they cannot stop identity theft.


8 posted on 08/24/2011 6:15:22 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: oh8eleven
Privacy expectations, even while rioting on public streets and destroying private property? I have no problem using this technology if it stops rioters, violent anarchists, flash mobs, etc.

The problem is not "using it against the bad guys...", the problem is when they decide YOU are a bad guy, and you've got no place to hide.
9 posted on 08/24/2011 6:18:18 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: the invisib1e hand
I found a really good looking blonde.

In Vancouver? Huh...

Actually, I just found a good looking redhead too.

Who'da thunk it?

10 posted on 08/24/2011 6:25:51 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Years ago I had heard that the NSA had a program called Echelon that would pickup audio from air waves and would activate or capture certain words.


11 posted on 08/24/2011 6:27:00 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: BikerJoe

You of all people should know Terry, there’s always someone watching.


12 posted on 08/24/2011 6:27:25 AM PDT by CGalen
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To: BikerJoe

Exactly- after 9/11 I had a “whatever it takes” attitude, but the relentless abuses of power, racism, and ludicrous agenda of the Obammunist era have a way of making you reconsider a few things.


13 posted on 08/24/2011 6:36:34 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

I would have to see one of these take at “Jones Beach” to really understand the technology ...


14 posted on 08/24/2011 6:44:28 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Let me know when you find that picture LOL


15 posted on 08/24/2011 6:45:29 AM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: Reaganite Republican
In something related-
A few months back I was made aware that a violent fugitive was holding-up in a house a 1/2 block away from my own. I sent an "anonymous" tip to the authorities from my home PC that connects to the internet through an "anonymous" proxy. 10 minutes later, there were agents at my door asking me if I knew anything about the fugitive I'd reported. They never said anything about my "anonymous" tip, but my house was the only house they stopped at on the block.
16 posted on 08/24/2011 6:46:41 AM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Something is not quite kosher with the crowd pic. Its been altered in some form.

Got the gigpixel site (click on the pic) Find the Hamilton street sign then place your cursor on it and zoom in till you can make out people's faces well.

Now look to 11 O'clock postion for a street lamp that is above the crowd's heads place your mouse on the upper left hand corner of the street sign amd then move it toward the street lamp. As you move your cursor towards the street lamp look for a guy wearing a Cincinnati Reds Cap. the guy to his lower right wearing sunglasses has his head sorta removed from his shoulders. Follow the wires to the right and you will find a guy in a green shirt with part of his face gone.

I wonder if this is in the original pic or is it some artifact from the zoom process?

17 posted on 08/24/2011 6:48:49 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: WackySam

There is no such thing as being “anonymous” on the internet.


18 posted on 08/24/2011 6:52:25 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Reaganite Republican

So, how many London rioters have been identified with all this high-tech surveillance?


19 posted on 08/24/2011 7:03:38 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

And being concerned about your privacy is a character trait of a possible domestic terrorist. Just ask the FBI.


20 posted on 08/24/2011 7:06:51 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Here's another example of gigapixel technology, in this case used for benevolent purposes.

www.gigascapes.com

21 posted on 08/24/2011 7:14:03 AM PDT by Pres Raygun
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To: Mad Dawgg

I think you found the boundary where two of the pictures were pasted together. The wire seems to have been used as the border between the two pics, but for some reason, in that section, the pics were misaligned.

It’s a bit difficult to figure out exactly where the misalignment occurred. There’s a guy with his head sitting almost on his shoulder, but right behind him, a couple of guys look intact. I wonder if maybe a few people took a step to the left or right at the moment the adjacent pictures were taken.

It’s pretty amazing photo technology. I would have been more impressed had it been taken in one giant pic.


22 posted on 08/24/2011 7:18:38 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom
"I think you found the boundary where two of the pictures were pasted together."

ahh hah. I was under the mistaken impression that this was one big pic. This makes sense then.

23 posted on 08/24/2011 7:25:03 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I read a science fiction story once, back in the 70s, where someone had found a photo of ancient (pre-dinosaur) Earth, left behind by some extraterrestrial visitors.

The photo showed continents. It could be zoomed in further and further to focus on individual plants or insects, and then even further to look at the cellular structure.

We’re not there yet, but it looks like we’re catching up.


24 posted on 08/24/2011 7:26:20 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Anybody watching me is gonna be awfully bored.


25 posted on 08/24/2011 7:31:08 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

That’s what I’m betting on. Paranoia about being monitored gave way to realization the observer will be too bored to care.


26 posted on 08/24/2011 7:38:34 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ctdonath2

Anybody worried about being monitored is either up to no good or has an awfully high opinion of himself... /lol


27 posted on 08/24/2011 7:53:10 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

Paranoia Quotes

I was walking home one night and a guy hammering on a roof called me a paranoid little weirdo. In morse code.
-Emo Phillips

No matter how paranoid I get, it’s never enough to keep up.

The question is not whether I’m paranoid, it’s whether I’m paranoid enough.

The truly paraniod are rarely conned.

Doesn’t matter if I’m paranoid - they’re still after me.

I sincerely believe people talk about me. Mine would be a pretty meaningless existance if they didn’t.

Why are some people terrified of “black helicopters” and don’t even notice that they are being monitored almost constantly by the whole network of obvious surveilance cameras, credit cards, ATMs, EZpass, company ID/access cards, magazine subscriptions, SSNs, taxes, fees, video rentals, Internet firewall recording, ‘cookies’, ... ?

Paranoia: the belief that someone cares.

Paranoia is the belief in a hidden order behind the visible.

When everyone is out to get you, paranoia is only good thinking.

“Paranoia is knowing all the facts.”
- Woody Allen

“Paranoia is just another word for longevity.”
- Laurell K. Hamilton, The Laughing Corpse

“Perfect paranoia is perfect awareness.”

“Paranoia is reality seen on a finer scale.”
- Philo Gant, Strange Days

“The issue is not whether you are paranoid, the issue is whether you are paranoid enough.”
- Max, Strange Days

“Why are you so paranoid, Mulder?”
“Oh, I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I find it hard to trust anybody.”
- Scully & Mulder, The X-Files, “Ascension”

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re
always afraid. You step out
of line, the man come and
take you away.

“I don’t agonize over decisions as much these days. The criteria of what’s important to me is clear. The insecurity that you feel, and the paranoia that you feel, have been around for a long time — you know it’s a liar because it’s been lying to you all along — every time you start something new. You get used to it, and you sort of go, ‘Oh, you’re showing up again, well f*** you.’”
- John Cusack

Freedom is just a hallucination created by a pathological lack of paranoia.

Paranoia doesn’t mean the whole world really isn’t out to get you.

If you ever wanted to know what a person with acute paranoia looks like, just keep watching.

I have the power to channel my imagination into ever-soaring levels of suspicion and paranoia.

Paranoia is heightened awareness.

Paranoia is a social disease—you get it from screwing other people.

“Paranoia is the delusion that your enemies are organized.”
- Arthur D. Hlavaty.

“This is the Nineties, Bubba, and there is no such thing as Paranoia. It’s all true.”
- Hunter S Thompson

“There are two kinds of paranoia: Total, and insufficient. I am both, because if you think you are sufficiently paranoid, you’re not.”
- Guildenstern, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

“The truly paranoid are clever enough to not *act* paranoid.”
- Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation

“When everyone _is_ out to get to you, being paranoid isn’t going to help.” -
- Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation

“When did you get so paranoid?”
“When they started plotting against me.”
- The Paper

“Paranoia is only the leading edge of the discovery that everything in the world is connected.”
- `The Illuminatus Trilogy’

When you’ve been through everything I have, paranoia is merely a precaution!

Paranoia is not the belief that everybody’s out to get you — they are.
Paranoia is the belief that everybody’s conspiring to get you.

The greater the concentration of power, the greater the paranoia it generates about its need to destroy everything outside itself.

I love this job. Nothing like paranoia and neurosis. Who needs a Coke habit? I’ve got journalism!!

There’s something inherently American about paranoia. Given the increasing scarcity of rational things to fear in 20th century American society, we dream up theories whose inevitable result is the chaotic disruption of our comfortable, orderly life-usually with dastardly consequences. I think we get a perverse thrill that comes from it.

“Mulder, are you suggesting that we somehow create our own quirky focal points of paranoia, as a result of the lack of things that are worth fearing in our day-to-day lives? That we’re not whole as beings without something to worry about, something to keep our eye on?”
“That’s my point exactly, Scully. What if, in a society characterized by a Goldilocks economy, we can’t find anything to worry about? What if we somehow go looking for things to fear, things that will destroy this economy, things that will reach every corner of government, every
enterprise, every man, woman, and child?”
- X-Files


28 posted on 08/24/2011 7:59:21 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Reaganite Republican

That photo is not really so remarkable.

We have surveying scanners that will at least triple the resolution obtained in that photo. Cost is high, but the tech is readily available.

If you don’t want to buy the instrument, you can rent it at almost any surveyor’s supply shop for about $100 per day.


29 posted on 08/24/2011 8:09:19 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012!)
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To: ctdonath2

Stay alert.
Trust no one.
Keep your sidearm handy.


30 posted on 08/24/2011 8:30:57 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Scythian
I would have to see one of these take at “Jones Beach”
The best years of my youth ...
... sitting on a blanket at JB and deciding which babe to go after.

31 posted on 08/24/2011 9:11:29 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Yep, definitley one of the best beaches, spent a lot of time there myself. I think we need a daily “GigaPixel Photo” of the beach myself.


32 posted on 08/24/2011 9:51:18 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: oh8eleven

Your government has classifed conservatives and Vets as domestic terrorists now. So this total control thingy is not being used like you assume - for bad guys.

The ideology of these bad guys (leftist rioters) are not listed as domestic terrorists by Homeland inSecurity. The ideology, values and causes of the Tea Party people are law enforcement’s named domestic terrorists.

There is little to celebrate about an ever growing police state for conservatives.


33 posted on 08/24/2011 11:05:59 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: the invisib1e hand
I found a really good looking blonde.

Whew, I thought you saw your wife with me............

34 posted on 08/24/2011 1:18:59 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: television is just wrong
but they cannot stop identity theft.

If it's facial identity you're worried about, don't.......I met you.

35 posted on 08/24/2011 1:21:47 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: editor-surveyor

yikes!


36 posted on 08/25/2011 4:41:16 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: oh8eleven

What are you restrained from now, chasing tail or sitting on blankets?

lol


37 posted on 08/25/2011 4:43:18 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
What are you restrained from now, chasing tail or sitting on blankets?
Actually neither, but I now live on the shores of Lake Ontario ... Jones Beach it's not.
38 posted on 08/25/2011 5:34:39 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Rappini
They still use it. Every electronic signal in the air is captured. Problem is there are not enough humans to sort it so now they are working on computer programs to classify a gazillion bytes of data a day.
39 posted on 08/25/2011 5:38:56 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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