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Old 10-30-2012, 12:58 PM   #16
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Don't advertise your plates, people have lost cars, bikes and a lot more by crooks
Having a plate number, guess what if its registered to home address they now know where you live
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:00 PM   #17
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Don't advertise your plates, people have lost cars, bikes and a lot more by crooks
Having a plate number, guess what if its registered to home address they now know where you live
And that can't be done just by seeing your plate on the road while you're in the vehicle?
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:11 PM   #18
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Don't advertise your plates, people have lost cars, bikes and a lot more by crooks
Having a plate number, guess what if its registered to home address they now know where you live
Just about anybody sophisticated enough to do a plate lookup to get address information probably has other ways of causing harm.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:07 PM   #19
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Don't advertise your plates, people have lost cars, bikes and a lot more by crooks
Having a plate number, guess what if its registered to home address they now know where you live
Do you have documentation of this ever happening? Even once?

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Old 10-30-2012, 02:41 PM   #20
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And that can't be done just by seeing your plate on the road while you're in the vehicle?
Right. Not to mention that this crook is local. I don't think looking on the internet for bikes to steal would be as efficient as going to a place where bikes frequent (like a dealership) and writing down plate numbers.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:50 PM   #21
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And when a potential buyer/crook calls to see the vehicle, what do you do? You typically* give him your home address.

If somebody has enough access to the DMV/MVA to get your personal info, they don't need to get your plate off the internet.

*It never hurts to meet potential buyers at public places, but how many people actually do that?
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #22
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And when a potential buyer/crook calls to see the vehicle, what do you do? You typically* give him your home address.

If somebody has enough access to the DMV/MVA to get your personal info, they don't need to get your plate off the internet.

*It never hurts to meet potential buyers at public places, but how many people actually do that?
It's much more safe not to sell motorcycles, only buy them.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:21 PM   #23
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It's much more safe not to sell motorcycles, only buy them.

and avoids the dreaded regret. BTDT
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:42 PM   #24
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Do you have documentation of this ever happening? Even once?
I know someone who has a sister-in-law who had a friend who posted it on facebook. It must be true.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:49 PM   #25
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I know someone who has a sister-in-law who had a friend who posted it on facebook. It must be true.
Yep, I know that same someone.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:10 PM   #26
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*It never hurts to meet potential buyers at public places, but how many people actually do that?
I do that... usually a local coffee shop, and when I unloaded my nighthawk this past spring I even threw in a cup of coffee to sweeten the deal. Works every time.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:49 PM   #27
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I generally obscure mine for fraud purposes - license plate cloning. It's one thing if you see my truck parked in the driveway, obviously the plate's readily visible... but one can do a google image search for "white pickup" and possibly come across mine.

So some guy in teh state or country with a truck like mine makes a plate similar enough that a camera can't tell a difference between it and mine, then goes off blowing tollbooths, pump-and-run, or any other sort of crime... i'd be the one getting the phone calls about it, if not worse.

Or you could play a sick joke on someone and phone it in as stolen. Here's the vehicle description, here's the plate. Especially if you're posting it for-sale.

A couple of quick swipes with a clone or smudge tool, or just frame the shot so the plates are obscured... not too hard to do, could save a lot of headaches down the road.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:44 AM   #28
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A couple of quick swipes with a clone or smudge tool, or just frame the shot so the plates are obscured... not too hard to do, could save a lot of headaches down the road.
And that works the majority of the time--most people outside of the internet's basement or LE won't know how to fire up CS3 and undo it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #29
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If you are really concerned, just take the plates off before you take the picture or be "old skool" and throw a rag over it. You guys are wayyyy over thinking this.

In so far as the desired "effect" being undone, I think some of you might be thinking of that pedophile douchebag that they tracked down and caught in Thailand by un-swirling his avatar picture.
  1. http://www.schneier.com/blog/archive...ling_a_ph.html
  2. http://boingboing.net/2007/10/08/unt...-photo-of.html

If you're really interested in the mechanics and discussion of this fascinating topic or reversing convolutions (called "deconvolution" btw) this will get you started, but your head might explode trying to understand it if your background doesn't include some exposure to digital image processing on a more than passing interest level and a good dose of math. Have fun... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deconvolution
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:26 PM   #30
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If you are really concerned, just take the plates off before you take the picture or be "old skool" and throw a rag over it. You guys are wayyyy over thinking this.

In so far as the desired "effect" being undone, I think some of you might be thinking of that pedophile douchebag that they tracked down and caught in Thailand by un-swirling his avatar picture.
  1. http://www.schneier.com/blog/archive...ling_a_ph.html
  2. http://boingboing.net/2007/10/08/unt...-photo-of.html

If you're really interested in the mechanics and discussion of this fascinating topic or reversing convolutions (called "deconvolution" btw) this will get you started, but your head might explode trying to understand it if your background doesn't include some exposure to digital image processing on a more than passing interest level and a good dose of math. Have fun... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deconvolution
Not me, but I'm glad they did.

My experience comes from witnessing first hand what anon can do re:somebody posting a naughty photo of their SO without properly convoluting (am I using that word right?) the face on the image. Within enough hours to be counted on the fingers of one hand the SO's name, address, and FB page address are up on pastebin, and not because someone who knows her IRL recognized her.
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