Reminds me of the skit in the Horror Movie Show I mentioned earlier from WJW-TV Cleveland in another thread..
Channel 8 weatherman Dick Goddard was bragging about the station's newest Weather Radar "Super Doppler Googleplex" when the camera pans in closer..closer..closer..until we see an attractive lady taking a bath..Goddard sees this and tries to cover it with his suit coat..a little too close..lol
Yup.... That's what's it's down to now.
With the latest google earth pics I can very clearly see the individual lnb's on my dishes.
Bye bye privacy..
And it will just get worse. I think they take new photos every two years unless there's a hurricane then they'll take them shortly after. Every year they get better.
I remember back in 2001 or 2002 Microsoft Terraserver went public. I could barely make out my house on what looked like 1980's black and white photos taken with a 1940's Brownie camera strapped to a bi-plane.
It was truly awful quality.
I read that they are walking into businesses with google cameras now so they can do street view INSIDE STORES! (article: Google Maps Provides Street View-Look at Store Interiors | PCWorld)
I know the government already has photos of the inside of my house, after two hurricanes FEMA inspectors came into my house with cameras and photographed everything. They even opened the closet doors and took photos.
I guess because I was filing a hurricane damage claim and they wanted photos so some pencil pusher could look at them and say "Nope. The slab is still there, I see no damage, claim denied!" which is essentially what happened.
So on one hand I like that I can see very detailed views of my dishes, it makes for easy planning and works super great for dishpointer.com but, in two years, what level of detail will they then have? It's not like google notifies you of when they will be driving around with the street view car or when they will be taking satellite/airplane/drone photos so that you can OPT OUT by going indoors during that time frame.
I'm not a real big fan of this brave new corporate world..
You can even go put the Christmas lights up for her on that thing because you posted a photo last season of yourself doing such a nice job on your own monster BUD!
Hmmm. BUD - Bohemiath Utopian Dish!
I might put LED lights on it. One of the local TV stations has a very large dish right next to the highway with their logo painted on it really big. And they have bright lights built into it so it's fully illuminated at night. They use images of the illuminated dish in all their propaganda as well.
Just to mess with my neighbors, I ought to get that giant 16' dish and paint a great big, huge Illuminati eye image in it, light it up at night and aim it at their house. I'll bet they'll soon start shopping around for a new place to move to. :dev