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(BBC)   This CCTV footage looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from trying to get out of quite a few speeding tickets in my time   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 30
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2013-01-31 09:44:02 AM
Shadow lengths? Is that a thing? How did they get a metric?
 
2013-01-31 09:45:09 AM
Changing the date on your CCTV system and recording some footage is hardly "shopped",
 
2013-01-31 09:49:59 AM
It seems the police went to extraordinary lengths as well for a relatively meager speeding ticket.
 
2013-01-31 09:51:23 AM
The cops invented these tricks.
 
2013-01-31 09:51:32 AM
A Ford driver would heve been smart enough to get away with it.
 
2013-01-31 09:52:10 AM

jehovahs witness protection: A Ford driver would have been smart enough to get away with it.


FTFM dammit
 
2013-01-31 09:53:58 AM
I think the whole frickin' article is shopped.  Since when do you Limeys use MPH?  That's our stupid measuring system.  Wouldn't it be KPH?
 
2013-01-31 09:58:13 AM

Too Pretty For Prison: I think the whole frickin' article is shopped.  Since when do you Limeys use MPH?  That's our stupid measuring system.  Wouldn't it be KPH?


No.
 
2013-01-31 09:59:30 AM

Too Pretty For Prison: Since when do you Limeys use MPH?  That's our stupid measuring system.  Wouldn't it be KPH?


My mind was actually blown when I found out the Brits actually used miles for distance and not kilometers. Everything else imperial clearly sucks though.
 
2013-01-31 10:07:51 AM

DubtodaIll: Shadow lengths? Is that a thing? How did they get a metric?


By figuring out the tilt of the earth, position of the sun in the sky and cross referencing that with the date and time as shown in the video?
 
2013-01-31 10:12:12 AM
Seems an incredible waste of time and effort by all involved for a stupid speeding ticket.
 
2013-01-31 10:22:13 AM

DerAppie: DubtodaIll: Shadow lengths? Is that a thing? How did they get a metric?

By figuring out the tilt of the earth, position of the sun in the sky and cross referencing that with the date and time as shown in the video?


Short answer: math. How does it work?
 
2013-01-31 10:22:36 AM

DubtodaIll: Shadow lengths? Is that a thing? How did they get a metric?


Eratosthenes  was a Greek mathematician who provided the first accurate calculation of the circumference of the earth about 2,200 years ago.

Through out his travels in the Mediterranean he noticed differing lengths of shadows cast by columns of similar contemporary design at different times of the year.

He inferred from this consistent observation that the planet was spherical and calculated it's circumference with an incredible degree of accuracy.

It's been an established thing for quite some time.
 
2013-01-31 10:27:15 AM

DubtodaIll: Shadow lengths? Is that a thing? How did they get a metric?


If given the time of day and date of the year, i can calculate to the inch the shadow of any object. Its very predictable. Its done quite often for building planning.

wiki.naturalfrequency.com
 
2013-01-31 10:30:36 AM
Changing the date on my work computer and re-saving work got me out of a couple of pickles at my old job.
 
2013-01-31 10:33:55 AM
Roger Moore, 44, of Stentaway Road,

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JAMES BOND, NOOOOO!!!  Why did you do it?!
 
2013-01-31 10:45:22 AM
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"That is a rare photo of Sean Connery signed by Roger Moore, it is worth one hundred and fifty dollars."
 
2013-01-31 10:58:03 AM
What a Plymouth driver may look like:
image.popularhotrodding.com

What these cops may look like:
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-01-31 11:04:55 AM
And I'd like to point out that these tapes have not been faked, or altered in any way. In fact they have time coding, which is very hard to fake.

For the benefit of the court would you please explain "time coding."

Well, uh... just because I don't know what it is, it doesn't mean I'm lying.


obscurity level 6
 
2013-01-31 11:05:41 AM
FTFA:  However, police experts noticed the shadows in Moore's driveway on the CCTV were too long for February.

ORLY?

How about too short for February.
 
2013-01-31 11:46:00 AM
51 mph in a 40 mph zone? Surely the penalty for that is pretty small. Just pay the damn thing and get on with your life.
 
2013-01-31 12:05:56 PM
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2013-01-31 12:16:48 PM

99.998er: It seems the police went to extraordinary lengths as well for a relatively meager speeding ticket.


Their manhood was at stake.
 
2013-01-31 12:33:21 PM
However, police experts noticed the shadows in Moore's driveway on the CCTV were too long for February.
Prosecutors said police analysts found the CCTV was created five months later as "the shadows cast across his drive equated with July 2011 rather than February 2011".



Isn't that backwards? Wouldn't the shadows be longer in Feb when the sun is lower in the sky?
 
2013-01-31 12:38:17 PM

Rich Cream: However, police experts noticed the shadows in Moore's driveway on the CCTV were too long for February.
Prosecutors said police analysts found the CCTV was created five months later as "the shadows cast across his drive equated with July 2011 rather than February 2011".


Isn't that backwards? Wouldn't the shadows be longer in Feb when the sun is lower in the sky?


It's based on the time of day too.
 
2013-01-31 12:48:13 PM

Egoy3k: Rich Cream: However, police experts noticed the shadows in Moore's driveway on the CCTV were too long for February.
Prosecutors said police analysts found the CCTV was created five months later as "the shadows cast across his drive equated with July 2011 rather than February 2011".


Isn't that backwards? Wouldn't the shadows be longer in Feb when the sun is lower in the sky?

It's based on the time of day too.



And at the same time of the day shadows are longer in the winter than they are in the summer.
 
2013-01-31 12:51:11 PM

Rich Cream: Egoy3k: Rich Cream: However, police experts noticed the shadows in Moore's driveway on the CCTV were too long for February.
Prosecutors said police analysts found the CCTV was created five months later as "the shadows cast across his drive equated with July 2011 rather than February 2011".


Isn't that backwards? Wouldn't the shadows be longer in Feb when the sun is lower in the sky?

It's based on the time of day too.


And at the same time of the day shadows are longer in the winter than they are in the summer.


Daylight savings time can cause this to be untrue but other possibilities are;

The UK is now located in the southern hemisphere
The author made a typo
the cops are liars
 
2013-01-31 12:56:37 PM

Egoy3k: The UK is now located in the southern hemisphere
The author made a typo
the cops are liars


Well yeah but that's besides the point. I thought I was misunderstanding the method.
 
2013-01-31 02:16:36 PM

sherold: Too Pretty For Prison: Since when do you Limeys use MPH?  That's our stupid measuring system.  Wouldn't it be KPH?

My mind was actually blown when I found out the Brits actually used miles for distance and not kilometers. Everything else imperial clearly sucks though.


We give our height in feet and inches, no Brit would ever say they were 182 CM, weight in stone and pounds, drink pints and on the road speeds are in MPH and distances are in Miles.

We Brits laughed at Bridget Jones' Diary where she have her weight in pounds. If she was actually British she'd have used Stone and Pounds, ie "I weigh eight stone three pounds"
 
2013-01-31 02:59:35 PM

Keeve: And I'd like to point out that these tapes have not been faked, or altered in any way. In fact they have time coding, which is very hard to fake.

For the benefit of the court would you please explain "time coding."

Well, uh... just because I don't know what it is, it doesn't mean I'm lying.

obscurity level 6


Take off, eh?
 
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