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There are yet another side to all this

There are yet another side to all this

Posted Oct 23, 2008 3:57 UTC (Thu) by flewellyn (subscriber, #5047)
In reply to: There are yet another side to all this by felixfix
Parent article: OpenStreetMap contemplates licensing

Sure, but in this age of satellite imaging and global information networks, how well would such measures actually work?


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There are yet another side to all this

Posted Oct 23, 2008 4:24 UTC (Thu) by felixfix (subscriber, #242) [Link]

In this age of global information networks, how well does censorship work?

Why you would expect any dictatorship to be modern and up to date in their thinking is beyond me.

Not very well at all - it does not mean you'll not be jailed

Posted Oct 23, 2008 5:26 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

Compare this and this. Note: both maps contain kind of "black hole" in the middle of the town. Sure: it's some kind of top-sikrit object. I'm pretty sure appropriate Google search reveal which object exactly - but it does not mean you'll not be jailed for possesion of map of that object.

It does not work as military precaution but it works very well indeded if you want to punish someone :-)

404 - black hole not found...

Posted Oct 27, 2008 14:54 UTC (Mon) by hummassa (subscriber, #307) [Link]

I think your tup-sikrit installation is not a lot tup-sikrit anymore, because I can't see any black holes, not in Google Maps, and not in Yandex...

Stange - I can see it clearly.

Posted Oct 27, 2008 18:15 UTC (Mon) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

Have you really expected BLACK hole? Oh, silly me. It's GRAY. Big difference there. See "ulitsa Tihonravova"? See buildings across the street? On other side - there are numbers 28,30,32,36,38/2, 40, 42. On the other side... On satellite there are over 20 building of different sizes. On the map... nothing. Huge gray blob. WHY these buildings are not marked? Yup: that's top-sikrit object in question. MCC to be exact.

Just like another example it's pointless and stupid. Yet it's law.


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