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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1125 on: July 03, 2019, 09:58:26 am »

It's not so much the parking as the reporting that's surprising:
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It could be an example of bad parking as a political protest.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/blatant-contempt-mercedes-driver-worst-3043542
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1126 on: July 03, 2019, 01:29:32 pm »
What on earth is the justification for blanking out the reg plate ?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1127 on: July 03, 2019, 02:15:00 pm »
I think news sites do that reflexively nowadays, there doesn't need to be a reason. 
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1128 on: July 03, 2019, 06:26:07 pm »
It's not so much the parking as the reporting that's surprising:
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It could be an example of bad parking as a political protest.

Political protest against what? against new cycle paths? Probably the kind of person who shouts "Cycle path" against every cyclist on the road  :facepalm:

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1129 on: July 03, 2019, 11:02:54 pm »
Against this dreadful infringement of their right (enshrined in the Geneva Convention and the UN Charter) to be superior to the non-motorized population.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1130 on: July 04, 2019, 01:22:27 pm »
I'm not sure it is a protest, some motorists genuinely do believe anywhere convenient* that fits their car is fair game as a parking space.

*within a maximum of five metres of their destination.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1131 on: July 05, 2019, 12:45:16 pm »
Be a shame if someone were to walk over that shiny Mercedes while wearing crampons.  Bonus points for ice-axe damage to the windscreen.  "Sorry, ossifer, I thought it was a new kind of climbing wall.  I really must go to the optician."
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1132 on: July 21, 2019, 08:02:17 pm »
Should've gone to Mercsavers?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1133 on: July 26, 2019, 07:59:41 am »
What on earth is the justification for blanking out the reg plate ?
The reg seems to be blanked out in this photo too – even though the accompanying story names the driver.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/26/man-73-and-his-two-dogs-survive-four-days-lost-in-oregons-remote-high-desert

(It's a story of ill-judged audaciousness and good fortune rather than parking)
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1134 on: July 26, 2019, 09:39:54 am »
What on earth is the justification for blanking out the reg plate ?

I think that started when people got worried about being found out via Google Streetview.  Who then got so bloody overzealous that half the street-signs in their pics became illegible.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1135 on: July 26, 2019, 12:01:45 pm »
What on earth is the justification for blanking out the reg plate ?
The reg seems to be blanked out in this photo too – even though the accompanying story names the driver.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/26/man-73-and-his-two-dogs-survive-four-days-lost-in-oregons-remote-high-desert

(It's a story of ill-judged audaciousness and good fortune rather than parking)

The amazing thing is that it took about the same time to summon an ambulance to Nowhere, Oregon as it does to get one in Sible Hedingham.   :o
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1136 on: July 26, 2019, 04:32:32 pm »
The roads which do exist out there have an amazing amount of no traffic on them :D
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1137 on: July 26, 2019, 05:46:28 pm »
What on earth is the justification for blanking out the reg plate ?

I think that started when people got worried about being found out via Google Streetview.  Who then got so bloody overzealous that half the street-signs in their pics became illegible.

You mean like the gentlemen pictured receiving a professional hand with his tensions in, IIRC, Manchester? Or the Prague gentleman seen in a solo performance in a window seat? Both have been blurred out. Ditto for my own appearance on Streetview, which doesn't involve an act of moral pollution.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1138 on: July 27, 2019, 09:50:18 am »
I once discovered a postie having a quick whizz round the back of his van, somewhere south of Dunkirk.  AFAIK he's still there.

At least grundyish blankings-out aren't impediments to route-planning.  Seeing street-signs blurred out because Gargle's algorhythm method takes them for car-numbers is bloody annoying - reminiscent of removing road-signs and railway-station name-boards in anticipation of the invasion in 1940.

I've yet to see a car number-plate reading "Rue des Acacias".
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1139 on: July 27, 2019, 10:10:03 am »
The amazing thing is that it took about the same time to summon an ambulance to Nowhere, Oregon as it does to get one in Sible Hedingham.   :o
As the Mayor says, no traffic and easy navigation, plus – though I don't know what happened in Sible Hedingham – presumably some triage is involved and this case really was urgent.
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Kim

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1140 on: July 27, 2019, 01:14:01 pm »
I've yet to see a car number-plate reading "Rue des Acacias".

That's half the problem, I suspect.  No simple algorithm for determining whether a random string is a car number plate.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1141 on: July 29, 2019, 12:13:11 pm »
I've yet to see a car number-plate reading "Rue des Acacias".

That's half the problem, I suspect.  No simple algorithm for determining whether a random string is a car number plate.

There must be a simple algorithm for classifying "random string on a car" and "random string on a post"

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1142 on: July 29, 2019, 12:31:39 pm »
I've yet to see a car number-plate reading "Rue des Acacias".

That's half the problem, I suspect.  No simple algorithm for determining whether a random string is a car number plate.

There must be a simple algorithm for classifying "random string on a car" and "random string on a post"

Absolutely.  It's called a neural network, and while the algorithms themselves are simple, they're computationally expensive and only as good as the data they're trained on.  They're also notorious for taking unexpected shortcuts: You might think you've trained it to recognise numberplates, but it might actually have learned to recognise a specific font or background colour or proximity to a wheel or the 137 individual models of car in the training set or something.  This is basically the same class of problem that self-driving cars are up against.

It's worth the effort for google to use it to avoid data protection headaches, but since they want to avoid false-negatives, they accept the high rate of false positives.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1143 on: July 29, 2019, 05:55:20 pm »
Don't they have ranks of poorly paid people in the Philippines to do this?

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1144 on: August 02, 2019, 11:17:47 pm »


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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1145 on: August 08, 2019, 05:06:05 pm »


 :facepalm:
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1146 on: August 08, 2019, 05:55:53 pm »

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1147 on: August 08, 2019, 06:13:58 pm »
Our local Tesco Express one house back had a disabled parking bay that overlapped the cycle stands, so it was impossible to use the parking space and the stands simultaneously.

I probably don't have to say that the only disability required to use that parking space seemed to be the possession of an oversized car.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1148 on: August 08, 2019, 08:21:40 pm »
Worth a cable lock to see how much trim they’d lose when reversing. :demon:
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1149 on: August 09, 2019, 11:28:35 pm »
Worth a cable lock to see how much trim they’d lose when reversing. :demon:
That thought crossed my mind also ;D
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