Murphy's Law: Why is my License Plate on Reddit?

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Damnlogin

WTF IS UP WITH ALL THESE SPAMMERS MAN? I know the spam filter was crap but OMFG! Thems some ugly a$$ shoes btw :/

 

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intelati

yo, administrators. block this guy. 8 of 8 posts was spam.

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bautrey

Are you comparing Civ 5 to being shanked in your sleep?  I'm offended!!!!  Civ 5 is a legendary game.

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Peanut Fox

There was an incident in France about a guy who tried to kill another player by stabbing him after losing in a game of Counter Strike.  Apparently he was able to find out who he was, track him down, and then perform a coup de gras.  That is what he is talking about.

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wortwortwort

He meant: He could be killed while he slept or while he was playing Civ 5.

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israel09

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PawBear

I was hoping you'd tell me what it says.  Since you won't? I'll have to contact the NSA.  They'll rework the pixels and make the plate crystal clear   I know they can because I've seen it on telebision.

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reutnes

Murph is a redditor!  Huzzah!  Bacon!

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steevonson

uh... TROL OLD? am I close? or *clicks link* oh, TROLOLO

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ddimick

I'm a little confused about how this is public information viewable by hundreds of thousands of people every year, but when someone takes a picture of it it's an invasion of privacy?

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TheMurph

Words in my mouth, ddimick.  Never said it was "invasion of privacy."

Rather... unexpected loss of privacy, perhaps?  It would be akin to seeing a photo of your house on Digg...

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aviaggio

Well, not speaking of your personally, but every time you see a license plate on TV (for example, in a reality TV show) they blur it out. I never understood this. It's ok for me to see if I'm there in person, but not ok if I'm watching it on TV? That really makes no sense to me. It's not like any old person can just hack into some DMV database. There are much easier ways to figure out where someone lives. Just can't quite figure this one out.

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Mighty BOB!

Well I guess the difference is (you might say) that in order for someone to see it ordinarily they would have to be there in person, and the timing would have to be right.  If it's a photo on the web, it is instantly disseminated to billions of people who would not ordinarily see it ever.  And the odds of a crackpot obsessing over it and going after you increase when more people see it.  (Not that the plate alone would be a reason for that.  They would need a pre-existing reason like hating his guts.)

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israel09

Yeah I've always wondered that too, it seems a bit paranoid to me.  It's the same as people who worry about camera's outdoors... like wtf, if you're that sensitive then dont come outside. ugh.  

but yes I also want to know why they insist upon blurring plates on tv

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