The mashup map shows no sightings in Swindon... perhaps they don't need to now that there are a few cameras going spare (even if they are in static yellow boxes!)
Vulture Central is today in full counter-surveillance lock-down mode following the sighting of a Street View Orwellian black Opel in the very street where El Reg has its London headquarters: Street View spycar close to Vulture Central Realising he'd been rumbled by the member of our editorial team who'd just happened to pop …
Am I the only one who thinks that enabling scrolling on google maps is a good idea. Being able to zoom in on congested sections of the map like the south-east would be much more useful.
. . .when are the buggers going to be actually releasing UK Street view.
Seems to me they didn't bother covering the entirity of the US before releasing their street view thang.
Of course, I just want to browse the UK looking for flasher totty. Ladies of the 'slapper' variety.
I posted that one farthest east in the centre of Coventry (going anon!) and I have to say, they've been spotted by other people at my workplace driving up and down the same roads weeks after my sighting.
I get it - confusion tactics! Throw the unwashed masses off the scent of their devious schemes.
"they've been spotted by other people at my workplace driving up and down the same roads weeks after my sighting."
Now you're not so sure which one is the Googlemobile.
Who do the rest of them belong to? How many other nefarious organisations are posing as Googlesnoops and recording all they see and hear around them?
Are they recording or transmitting? - Oh, of course you can't hear anything, but maybe your dog can.
Maybe watching what your looking at on your PC (or Mac or SCC or mobe ffs).
if any of the more irate subjects of FOTW want to hire me to exact revenge on those nastry reg journo's I am sure you'll be pleasantly surprised by my rates.
alternatively the reg can put me on a retainer to prevent such unpleasantness altogether, A pint a week at any of the following pubs would be more than acceptable as payment
- the crown
- the devonshire arms
- the glasshouse stores
"alternatively the reg can put me on a retainer to prevent such unpleasantness altogether, A pint a week at any of the following pubs would be more than acceptable as payment"
A pint a WEEK? Are you insane?
I'd be pushing for "get me absolutely trollied at least once a week or mildy merry at least three times"
Where have our standards gone to?
What we really need is a live update site where people can text in when they have spotted a Google car, like tha paparazzi's have in the US for knowing where celebs have popped up.
This would enable Reg readers to hotfoot it to the area if they were close by and attempt to get snapped with silly face, trousers down, simulating sexual activities etc.
Come on Register, how about a prize for any reader who can manage to get themselves on Uk Streteview pic holding a a Register Logo?
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Not Orwellian: A camera taking a single series of pictures which are integrated into a free mapping service.
Orwellian: Tens of thousands of cameras, arrayed throughout the city, and remotely controlled by government employees whose goal it is to alter public behavior as a whole.
See how that works? Yeah.
They seem to be avoiding the "compicated" bit of the UK, y'know, N.Ireland. Don't see any sightings logged there.
A. This is another of those "UK" things that ends with "filthy paddies not welcome" (which only annoys me because I had to sit through the advert BEFORE being given the old "no dogs, no blacks, no irish" line......If I can't have your product, please can I have 40 seconds of Formula1 back?)
B. They like their knees they way they are, and have correctly deduced that taking a picture of Big Jamsie's Stolen Goods and Cut-Price Firearms Emporium, might not be the smartest thing to do.
Flames, cos that's how the snoopmobile will end up if it DOES pay old BellShaft a visit.