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Old 12-25-2008, 11:01 AM
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:15 AM
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Its personal preference. You can take a license plate number and find all the info of the owner, meaning the location of the car. Obviously the plate gets seen by people driving but how many people are going to remember or write it down but hwats the point of making it easier. If someone wants to break into your house are you gonna say why bother locking the door? It's piece of mind more then anything and its not hurting you or anyone else so in the end everyone is happy.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:52 AM
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Yeah, I never blur my license plate pics in pictures. I do it when I post other people's cars, but not my own. I figure, if your car is souped up enough, people will recognize you anyway regardless of what your license plate number is.

I didn't know you could look up where somebody lives by their license plate though. At least my car is registered to a different address.
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Yeah, I never blur my license plate pics in pictures. I do it when I post other people's cars, but not my own. I figure, if your car is souped up enough, people will recognize you anyway regardless of what your license plate number is.

I didn't know you could look up where somebody lives by their license plate though. At least my car is registered to a different address.
Finding people's personal info. from a license plate, like home address, isn't that easy. You can buy software that lets you find out personal info. like court records, etc., with just a person's name and address, but getting info. from a license plate does not work in most states. It does work in Texas, but does not work in California for anyone other than law enforcement.
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yeah mainly because you can find the owners address,
that's all i've learned from it.

but ehh, it looks cleaner in pictures when they like.. clone stamp it out
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Iam a towtruck driver and we look up the info of the car by the license plate number or vin number we can find out the house address the legal owner the bank info,if the owner has a valid drivers license and valid registration.so I cover up both license plate and vin number
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Iam a towtruck driver and we look up the info of the car by the license plate number or vin number we can find out the house address the legal owner the bank info,if the owner has a valid drivers license and valid registration.so I cover up both license plate and vin number
So, what would you do with the information?!

I mean, so what?
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well theives could find out the location of where the car is registered to and maybe steal the car..the towtruck company only use the info to make sure the person picking up the car from our tow yard is the registered owner
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:06 PM
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There are three orange Fits in Anchorage, no point in blurring it out.
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well theives could find out the location of where the car is registered to and maybe steal the car..
In general, thieves are opportunists. Your average thieve won't have access to the state department licensing bureau records/database. It's much more likely they would simply spot the car sitting somewhere, then try to steal it.
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I blur out my license plate so when I post pics of me robbing a bank they can't see it is my car in the pictures.....

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Firstly, Happy Holidays.

Secondly, how are "they" going to steal a car with a transponder system when the key is one of a billion possible codes, PLUS they need the proper mechanical cuts AND its a laser cut type key?! ($8000-$10,000 needed for equipment and blanks.)

IT seems silly, to me. That's all I mean.

"Incognito" is over-rated!

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P.S. I could find out more about a person just by asking around! That's how I track-down slow payers and other dead-beats.
Just an idea, if I steal your locksmith Fit with all the goodies in the rear, can I then steal/break into just about anything? I realize there is a high skill level to it all, just thinking about it now so when I watch Law & Order the next time and they have this as a plot line I will know the truth.
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There are three orange Fits in Anchorage, no point in blurring it out.
Keep showing those Alaska outdoor photos and there will be a new blue Fit in the area with Alberta plates. Stunning nature, is it possible to get a bad photo?

And I thought the Yukon was easy on the eyes...
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:32 PM
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I haven't taken any in a while... This calls for a road trip! I do have one picture from a failed mountain climb, my climbing partner's face and water hose says it all.

-15*F at the base, traveled one mile in two and a half hours, then 200 feet every fifteen minutes. -25*F when we gave up on breaking trail through 2 foot deep powder that rendered snow shoes useless.

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Old 12-28-2008, 08:25 PM
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I blur out my license plate so when I post pics of me robbing a bank they can't see it is my car in the pictures.....


I'll be sure to cheer for you when I see you in a police chase video . You have one awesome looking Fit!
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if you were smart you would just register your plates to a different address
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