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(CTV News)   Google sends street view cars to capture Sandy aftermath. Hilarity ensues   (ctvnews.ca) divider line 16
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2013-01-05 09:30:45 PM
6 votes:
Whiners: "Oh my God, that'll lower our property values!"

Um, no, the wrecks of former multi-million dollar houses sitting in the water will do that.
2013-01-05 09:47:42 PM
5 votes:
Its good for farking history. Nothing could be more honest/complete/unbiasede to document the damage than Google street views.
2013-01-05 09:37:38 PM
5 votes:
Photographers have captured the aftermath of disasters for 150+ years now what's the big deal?
2013-01-05 10:12:37 PM
3 votes:

fusillade762: Others, however, say that mapping the storm's aftermath could be used as a means to raise awareness of the magnitude of the damage

Seems like the benefit of this would outweigh the "O NOES, PROPERTY VALUES!!!" complaint.


That's kinda part of the problem, though. When you're shouting at someone to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, it gets harder if you can see with your own eyes that they just lost their legs, boots and all.
2013-01-05 09:41:26 PM
3 votes:
Others, however, say that mapping the storm's aftermath could be used as a means to raise awareness of the magnitude of the damage

Seems like the benefit of this would outweigh the "O NOES, PROPERTY VALUES!!!" complaint.
2013-01-05 10:58:31 PM
2 votes:

thisispete: After the Christchurch earthquake, the National Library of New Zealand commissioned a photographer to record the damage for posterity. Someone, whether a public or private institution should be doing this sor of thing after major disasters, not only for history but also so it can help teach us what went wrong and what we might do to mitigate such disasters in the future.



What? Learning from mistakes?

Blasphemer!
2013-01-05 10:03:23 PM
2 votes:
Are they upset in case people didn't know their homes had been destroyed by the FREAKING STORM OF THE CENTURY? It's not like it wasn't on the news or anything.
2013-01-05 09:51:47 PM
2 votes:
A statement from New York City's mayoral spokesperson indicated that city officials had collaborated with Google to document the devastation as a means to fundraise.

Well, vote out the government then if it upsets them that much. Sounds like Google was polite about it really.
2013-01-05 09:51:39 PM
2 votes:
Hey, Complainers, the storm wasn't a big secret. We sorta heard how bad it was. Your property value is already crap because your lot is covered in debris.

/people can never see the positive side of anything
//and being scared of technology is getting a little old
2013-01-05 11:44:33 PM
1 votes:
Sucks when someone interferes with your plans to defraud buyers.
2013-01-05 11:26:28 PM
1 votes:

ekdikeo4: Whiners: "Oh my God, that'll lower our property values!"


This. In one.

One-note song-singers. Everything's gonna lower your property values. Especially zombies.
2013-01-05 10:55:57 PM
1 votes:
After the Christchurch earthquake, the National Library of New Zealand commissioned a photographer to record the damage for posterity. Someone, whether a public or private institution should be doing this sor of thing after major disasters, not only for history but also so it can help teach us what went wrong and what we might do to mitigate such disasters in the future.
2013-01-05 10:08:50 PM
1 votes:
All my bosses live 2000 miles away in Long Island and New Jersey. Frankly I've never worked for more self obsessed a-holes in all my life. They were the worst people I've ever worked with before Sandy and they are still the worst people I've ever worked with. Fark them!
2013-01-05 09:56:25 PM
1 votes:
Wasn't Staten Island the dumpster for Manhattan?
2013-01-05 09:53:07 PM
1 votes:
"ZOMG USING TECHNOLOGY IN A WAY THAT IT HASN'T BEEN USED BEFORE IS SCARY TO ME" said the luddite.
2013-01-05 09:48:55 PM
1 votes:
I, for one, am glad that Google is doing it's best to make sure that when I drag Pegman to a street highlighted in blue on their maps I see the most up-to-date Streetview imagery possible. These things are necessary for my trip planning.
 
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