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Woman Sues Google Over Street View Shots of Her Underwear 417

Posted by samzenpus
from the airing-your-clean-laundry dept.
Kittenman writes "The Telegraph (and several US locals) are covering a story about a Japanese woman who had her underwear on the line while the Google car went past. She is now suing Google: 'I was overwhelmed with anxiety that I might be the target of a sex crime,' the woman told a district court. 'It caused me to lose my job and I had to change my residence.'"

Comment: Re:Polygraph (Score 1) 452

by BackwardHatClub (#32561462) Attached to: The Truth About the Polygraph, According To the NSA

Kind of reminds me of that story some cops told of when they used a polygraph-lie detector on a suspect. The main problem is they didn't have one, so they took a photocopier and put a piece of paper with the word "LIE" on it in big bold letters in the scan plate. Then they brought in the suspect, told him it was a lie detector, and started questioning him. Everytime they thought he was lying, they hit the copy button. Even though this was a few years back, I still find it hard to believe the suspect was that stupid.

That was from one of the season's of The Wire.

Comment: Re:Privateer, Syndicate and Dune 2000 pretty pleas (Score 1) 142

by BackwardHatClub (#29052927) Attached to: EA Looking Into Reviving Classic Games?
The big difference between EVE and Privateer is that you can actually fly your ship dynamically in Privateer. In Eve you can maneuver but it's very much like a capital ship battle, point and click and wait. Excepting a few classes (like the interceptor) there's almost no need to try and manually fly your ship. Privateer featured real dogfighting and the market based economy which is something I'd love to see in a new game (or even MMO).

Comment: Hit the nail on the head (Score 2, Insightful) 1127

by BackwardHatClub (#27429707) Attached to: Linux Needs Critics
As a non Linux guy, I've been interested in installing Linux several times but the community has turned me off. If you go on a forum or something similar and suggest a feature you're often told that you're doing it wrong. That's probably true, but it's poor attitude for growing a client base. Me: I'd like mirrors on my car to assist in backing up. Linux community: The best way to back up is to turn around and look out your rear window. While technically correct, how many people back up using their mirrors?

Comment: Re:traction control (Score 1) 1224

by BackwardHatClub (#25291529) Attached to: Ford To Introduce Restrictive Car Keys For Parents
To clarify they did not have ABS anytime recently. ABS and traction control were both invented in part by F1 teams and trickled down into production cards, but ABS has been banned for decades. Traction control was only banned last year. F1 cars did have a sensor that, essentially, spun the engine up when it sensed a tire lock up, this kept the rear tires from locking up which is why until this year you often saw cars with front tires locked and the rear tires spinning or barely smoking.

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