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If you mod me down... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26796193)

...that means that you are gay.

Arts Degree (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26796241)

1. Finish Arts degree
2. Wait for google Street view van
3. ??
4. Profit

Netculture (5, Interesting)

51M02 (165179) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796251)

This does show how much being online is part of everyone culture now. Back in the 90's putting a web page with your pictures and we would have easily called you narcissist and think of you as a jerk.

But now, euh... no sorry, nevermind.

Re:Netculture (2, Funny)

El Torico (732160) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796669)

This does show how much being online is part of everyone culture now. Back in the 90's putting a web page with your pictures and we would have easily called you narcissist and think of you as a jerk.

I just thought that narcissist jerks had found another outlet.

very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (-1, Redundant)

tyroneking (258793) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796261)

... 'cause I think the partially nude woman in the car at the back of the scene was a bit unnecessary
not being a prude or anything but kids could be viewing it

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26796303)

Sorry, but you're a prude. There's nothing wrong with the human body.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26796305)

the partially nude woman

Boy, you really want people to, um, read the article, don't you?

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (5, Insightful)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796347)

I hate to break this to you; but most children have logged hundreds of hours with partially nude women before they hit kindergarden. Somehow, only a few of them grow up to be serial killers.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (-1, Flamebait)

FTWinston (1332785) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796575)

Most? Citation or this is demoted to "many"

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26796831)

Breastfeeding? Hello? Do you know anything about the human reproductive process?

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26797443)

Duh, of course not. He's posting to Slashdot...

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1)

iwein (561027) | more than 5 years ago | (#26798395)

It's a disgusting habit I know, but it happens a lot. Even in the US [kellymom.com].

You can do the math yourself, but I think "most children" is a valid classification.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26800627)

You do realise we all come out of a vagina right?

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (5, Funny)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796607)

Geez, don't remind me! My four month old is probably at home at this moment with my topless wife!

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (4, Funny)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796659)

Geez, don't remind me! My four month old is probably at home at this moment with my topless wife!

That's it. I'm calling child protective services. It's clear that your wife is not fit to be a mother.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26796779)

My four month old is probably at home at this moment with my topless wife!

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. Pictures are also important.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26798483)

I'm trying to decide if this should turn me on or off...

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1)

bFusion (1433853) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796617)

Hell, we were BORN out of a partially nude woman, I don't see what the problem is here.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796731)

You've seen parts of your mum your father will never get to see.

Unless she particularly likes surgical steel.

*Cringe*

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796905)

... have logged hundreds of hours with partially nude women...

It is quite apparent that the number of hours you've "logged with partially nude women" is largely consistent of WoW characters or RedTube.

Or are you making reference to a certain practice made popular in Germany?

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1)

tyroneking (258793) | more than 5 years ago | (#26797253)

I hate to admit it but I was fibbing - there is no nude woman in the picture --- oh how I hate 4chan and the LOLs mentality it has instilled in me ...

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26798359)

you made me loose 15 minutes of my work time, you insensitive cloud!

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1)

tyroneking (258793) | more than 5 years ago | (#26803767)

Cloud! Cloud? I'm an insensitive cloud? How dare you!
I have never been a cloud... all fluffy and (even worse) white and full of either recycled urine or recycled tears ... not me sir/madam
I am, and always will be, a clod ...

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (4, Funny)

terjeber (856226) | more than 5 years ago | (#26797637)

Somehow, only a few of them grow up to be serial killers.

Pretty sure that if you study the matter, the time spent around partially nude people is inversely proportional to your propensity to shoot up a school-yard later in life.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (2, Insightful)

Oidhche (1244906) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796361)

What's wrong with kids seeing partially nude women? Most kids have seen partially nude women regularly when they were infants, and nearly everybody has seen a vagina up close once, and I mean really up close.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1)

suggsjc (726146) | more than 5 years ago | (#26797117)

nearly everybody has seen a vagina up close once, and I mean really up close.

I was about to say something stupid and ask why you said "nearly everybody" but then I realized "oh yeah, c-sections" and then I realized that it is possible for some of the people here to have actually never had any contact with a vagina whatsoever.

As a side note, when you are being forced through the vagina in a natural birth, are you even capable of "looking" at that point?

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1)

witherstaff (713820) | more than 5 years ago | (#26799909)

Or as the BBC show coupling said in the Lesbian Spank Inferno episode : Halfway down the birth canal we're already enjoying the view

Do a youtube search for the clip if you haven't seen the show - it's worth it.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (3, Interesting)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796417)

... 'cause I think the partially nude woman in the car at the back of the scene was a bit unnecessary

Don't forget to look up. The shot of the people screwing on the balcony is priceless.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (2, Funny)

wisty (1335733) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796419)

It's teh internets. I'm afraid they have already seen far worse.

By "public art", I was expecting more gaping anii.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (2, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#26799623)

By "public art", I was expecting more gaping anii.

I think you are confusing "public art" and "pubic art".

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (2, Insightful)

daniduclos (1329089) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796513)

Although one can argue that exposing kids to sex scenes can be harmful to them, (partially, even) nudity does not equals automatically to sex, you know...

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26799621)

Although one can argue that exposing kids to sex scenes can be harmful to them, (partially, even) nudity does not equals automatically to sex, you know...

One can argue that all nudity is sex. One can even sue you for denying it. One can jump off a bridge for all I care.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1)

terjeber (856226) | more than 5 years ago | (#26797599)

I think the partially nude woman ... not being a prude or anything but kids

"The Kids" - standard excuse for the prudes and the lovers of censorship. Sorry, doesn't compute. It is usually the ones that have issues about watching partially, or fully for that matter, nude people of either gender that eventually run into their work-place and shoot everybody. People with a healthy attitude towards nudity rarely do.

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26803345)

> "not to be prude"

The word you're looking for is "sexually repressed Puritan". For God's sake, I was scanning the view for five minutes and couldn't even see what you were talking about.

In any case, there's a wonderful country where all women are kept covered by heavy black blankets so you can't see any of their skin at all, except their eyes. It's called "Iraq". Don't forget to write!

Re:very cool - and a bit naughty I guess... (1)

ImYourVirus (1443523) | more than 5 years ago | (#26803659)

Well it's down now I hope you're happy, I didn't get to see it. Anyone have a static link to what I missed? xD

Why this is important (3, Interesting)

professorguy (1108737) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796307)

This is important work because now when you are caught (forever) in an embarrassing position by Street View, you can claim it was an art project.

.

Just getting people to look at street view and think "Maybe they did this on purpose because they saw the van coming" is great. Don't trust everything you see is a good lesson for those who would use this technology against you.

Just flash it...or maybe street theatre (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26796317)

Don't get so complicated. Just lift your shirt and flash the google van. (what the heck, even if you're a female...do it! :-)

Or do some street theatre... I suggest zombies with guns would be real cool. (ob slashdot: or dress up as sharks with frikken lasers)

Slashdotted (1)

Yvanhoe (564877) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796335)

This is slashdotted, maybe we could have the link in google maps directly ?

Re:Slashdotted (4, Informative)

Nrbelex (917694) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796413)

It's not Slashdotted, but here's a link [google.com] anyway.

Re:Slashdotted (1)

kalirion (728907) | more than 5 years ago | (#26798111)

Looks to me as if it's google itself being slow. I doubt it's slashdotted, but what's going on? Then again, maybe it's just my company's network :)

Re:Slashdotted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26796473)

Here's the link: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Sampsonia+Way,+Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania+15212&sll=35.834793,-78.686829&sspn=0.040011,0.077248&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=FZBTaQId4SE7-w&split=0&ll=40.456793,-80.012462&spn=0.009388,0.019312&z=16&iwloc=addr&layer=c&cbll=40.456764,-80.012568&panoid=-cuiUB5-KpSUnCqh7wNrkw&cbp=12,76.8589219974676,,0,0.01475299505672914

Yes, I know it's huge but it's the only way I know how to do it.

scripts from file://? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26796377)

Great work, B. Kinsley:

<script type="text/javascript" src="file:///Machintosh HD/Users/bkinsley/Documents/CMU 2008/google project/postproduction/website/test site/test2/Scripts/AC_ActiveX.js">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="file:///Machintosh HD/Users/bkinsley/Documents/CMU 2008/google project/postproduction/website/test site/test2/Scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js">

Re:scripts from file://? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26797897)

And nice spelling of Machintosh!

Better if it is not in the live version (1, Insightful)

Deag (250823) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796577)

I hope it isn't. Or at least have it an option.
It would ruin the feeling of wandering around streets and getting an idea of somewhere.

Sort of defeats the point of the system.

Re:Better if it is not in the live version (2, Insightful)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796635)

It's a back-alley in Pittsburgh. Trust me, the pictures are better with the band/marathon/garage scientists/etc.

An elaborate prank... (4, Funny)

tinkerton (199273) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796663)

if *everyone* now dresses up their streets as other streets when the google street view car arrives then google will show it all wrong and Washington will look like Moscow and Moscow will look like London and we can all have a laugh and we can go to sleep at night feeling we've done something useful.

Re:An elaborate prank... (2, Insightful)

socsoc (1116769) | more than 5 years ago | (#26797063)

I don't see how it could be a prank when the Streetview guys were in on it.

Re:An elaborate prank... (2, Insightful)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 5 years ago | (#26797209)

I don't see how it could be a prank when the Streetview guys were in on it.

For this example, I agree with you. As the article & google guys mentioned, it's more of an easter egg. Of course, turning it into an exhibit sort of defeats that, too.

Re:An elaborate prank... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26797409)

if *everyone* now dresses up their streets as other streets when the google street view car arrives then google will show it all wrong and Washington will look like Moscow and Moscow will look like London and we can all have a laugh and we can go to sleep at night feeling we've done something useful.

Actually, if you read the article (I know, I know), you'll see that they missed when Google drove by and had to ask them to come back. Lame.

Z word? (4, Funny)

boris111 (837756) | more than 5 years ago | (#26796825)

Can't find any zombies... not interested. This is Pittsburgh after all!

Re:Z word? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26797327)

Yes, the zed-word! Where are those Apple Store Zombie Flash Mobs when you need them?

Dumb question (5, Interesting)

j00r0m4nc3r (959816) | more than 5 years ago | (#26797099)

How do people know when the Google car will be scheduled to assimilate their neighborhood? Is there some web site that shows the schedule?

Re:Dumb question (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26797343)

The pittsburg people arranged an appointment with the google streetview team, which is why they were able to prepare.

Originally the google car wasn't even supposed to go through that alleyway.

Re:Dumb question (1)

junglee_iitk (651040) | more than 5 years ago | (#26798145)

Come on! No need to troll the guy just because he didn't RTFA :)

"They had already shot that street. Pittsburgh was already done," Kinsley tells us by phone from Iceland, where he now works. "In the end, they were willing to reshoot the area just for us. There wasn't any guarantee that what they shot would go live." But it did: Just Google "Sampsonia Way Pittsburgh," and there they are (though you'll have to scroll around to find all of the scenes).

Re:Dumb question (1)

obarthelemy (160321) | more than 5 years ago | (#26797349)

Mmmm... "assimilate"... sounds like a cross between Dark City and Matrix.

Re:Dumb question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26797537)

Mmmm... "assimilate"... sounds like a cross between Dark City and Matrix.

Or, like, you know, The Borg..

Re:Dumb question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26803809)

Yeah, that made me feel old.
And I'm only 20 :(

Now how the hell did that child get a UID ~100,000?

I could tell you... (1)

tinkerton (199273) | more than 5 years ago | (#26800949)

but then my new Google-car-ad-spamming business proposal would be dead from the start. There's an awful lot of sandwichmen I have to pay to be in the right spot at the right time.

Face blurring (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26797393)

One of the first things I noticed in this scene, is the face blurring which is supposed to protect privacy, does not work. It's obvious that it's in use, there are a few faces blurred. But the majority of them are clearly visible.

Re:Face blurring (3, Informative)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 5 years ago | (#26797743)

I think that's because this entire project was all arranged with google. Some people must have signed a release or opted out of facial censorship. When I usually use streetview all of the faces I see are censored.

Re:Face blurring (1)

pelrun (25021) | more than 5 years ago | (#26798089)

Of course their faces aren't obscured! They gave their permission to be shown.

Kelso's Corner? (2, Interesting)

nschubach (922175) | more than 5 years ago | (#26798005)

Just curious...

Why was a blog that just did a copy/paste of a Washington Post article that was in the summary linked to in the summary? Isn't that a bit redundant or were the owners of the blog looking to get hits?

Re:Kelso's Corner? (1)

Urban Garlic (447282) | more than 5 years ago | (#26803669)

Submitter here -- Kelso's Corner was where I first saw it, so I felt some credit was due. They also had the broader link to more content about public art on Google StreetView, so I felt they added a bit of value. I figured if that sort of thing was a problem, our dutiful and diligent Slashdot editors would edit it appropriately.

For the record, I have no affiliation of any kind with Kelso's Corner, the Washington Post, or Google.

Misleading Headline (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26799923)

The title of this story could have just as easily been: Google street view camera car disrupts local marching band practice in Pittsburgh. That is to say, I really wasn't impressed by their show of creativity and 'art'. Bah humbug.

Sampsonia with a P (3, Interesting)

MillionthMonkey (240664) | more than 5 years ago | (#26800079)

My jaw dropped when I saw this article. I lived on Sampsonia Drive nine years ago, which is incredible, because it's one of the shortest little streets in Pittsburgh.

I'm amazed that there is a custom Slashdot spelling even for such a tiny little one-way street in Pittsburgh. You remove the "p" from the middle. What do you put it? I guess you can just stick it behind a colon, like this :P

My girlfriend and I were paying a rent of $400/month to live on this street. It's in a really poor part of the North Side of Pittsburgh. We were the only white people in the neighborhood I think, but even though we stuck out a little, this was the nicest neighborhood I ever lived in. Everyone was really pleasant; it's a fun little place. I'm totally not surprised that they would arrange something like this there. Plus, $400. That was sweet even back then.

Here are some 8-9 year old pictures of it:
A pretty sunset [photobucket.com] where you unfortunately can't really see anything...
Facing eastward [photobucket.com] with my 86 T-Bird in the foreground
Facing westward [photobucket.com]
Facing eastward [photobucket.com] again.

And BTW this wasn't the first time I've looked at the Google Maps street view on Sampsonia. These people weren't there last time.

Confused (1)

volcanopele (537152) | more than 5 years ago | (#26801801)

The main article is slashdotted but the Washington Post article suggested googling "Sampsonia Way Pittsburgh" and I don't see anything artsy. I did find two guys having a sword fight at the corner of Sampsonia Way and Federal St. though...

seX with A NIGGA (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26802339)

inventing excuses of openBSD. How

My favorite streetview scene (1)

Almahtar (991773) | more than 5 years ago | (#26803105)

My favorite streetview scene would be this picture of my friend's car Sharky [google.com]. This link brought to you by sharky, driving down the property value of its neighborhood since 2006.
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