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07-30-2013 02:47 PM
KittyPrawn
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Originally Posted by bc3_Jeep View Post
I did NOT misunderstand..... He had NO idea of his daughters activities and was oblivious to the facts, until a THIRD party intervened on his daughter's behalf.
I lived with both my parents who were very involved in my life. They had no idea the stuff I was doing on the internet. He had no idea that a boyfriend hacked her myspace and caused havoc. My parents probably wouldn't have known that either. That doesn't mean he's a bad father or an uninvolved father.
07-30-2013 02:25 PM
bc3_Jeep
Parenting is a TWO way street.

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Originally Posted by KittyPrawn View Post
I think you misunderstood his story. He never said he wasn't in contact with his daughter. It wasn't his ex that had to track him down. It was a friend's mom who tracked him down.

I did NOT misunderstand..... He had NO idea of his daughters activities and was oblivious to the facts, until a THIRD party intervened on his daughter's behalf.
07-30-2013 12:10 PM
DigDug
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Originally Posted by lysol View Post
Honestly, the way this world is heading in this digital age, it might be a smart thing to just hide yourself the best you can. Honestly, you don't know what the internet is going to be like down the road.
You said it. Look at mobile license plate readers that the man is using. They can scan hundreds of plates an hour just by driving through parking lots. And most are private lots!

Google picture search is getting better. Someday soon you will be able to search on the photo of a person and it will pull up every photo of that person on the whole internets. Give it a try. It's not that great yet, but just wait....

Very scary stuff. Paranoid? Maybe. Maybe not so much. Better safe than sorry if you ask me.

If posting your plate is not such a big deal, why not put your full name and address in your sig? Almost no difference for someone with the initiative to find out more about you.

I'm sure if some of the freaky 3000 mile oil changers on this forum found out where I live they would come and change my oil just to piss me off!
07-30-2013 11:59 AM
Jeeps_and_Boats I see you.
07-30-2013 10:39 AM
joeuncool There are many of us old timers out there who remember a time when anybody could go down to their DMV, give them a plate # and walk home with copy of that vehicle's registration no questions asked. At some DMV's they might have charged you a fee. It was usually around $2.

Maybe many of us old timers don't realize there was a law passed called the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 which eliminated the above situation. I didn't know this law had passed but it has been a long long time since I have inquired about looking up a plate. The law does provide provisions in which the plate can still be looked up. 2 of these 14 things include towing companies or employers.

I did find a service that will look up a plate if you qualify under this law. I could probably get away with telling them that I am with WF towing and need to get in touch with the owner or tell them that the owner works with me at WF Inc. Problem is, I don't want to pay 40 bucks to see if it would work. There is also a provision in the law, of course, for people lying about why they are looking up plates.

Obscuring a license plate on the internet became a habit for most of us because of the above and because we leave trails of more "personal" reasons for somebody to get pissed off at us through things like forums. This may put more of a target on us than a glancing look at our plate among hundreds of other plates out there on the road.

I doubt anybody on this forum really cares, however, on the internet you have to be careful about issuing challenges for anybody to find out information about you. Remember the creator of LifeLock who used to put his social security number in all his ads and claim nobody could do anything with it because LifeLock was so good? You don't see that in any of his ads anymore. His identity was stolen after that.
07-30-2013 10:01 AM
KittyPrawn
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Originally Posted by bc3_Jeep View Post
First.... shame on you for not being in constant contact with your daughter... whether she or ex wanted you to or not. That is YOUR responsibility as her parent.

Second.... finding someone is not hard.... it is the accessing them that is hard. My Dad was never around when needed... only when he CHOSE to be. Owed more than $50,000 in back child support when he was killed. leaving children to their own devices because you cannot be bothered is evil incarnate.
I think you misunderstood his story. He never said he wasn't in contact with his daughter. It wasn't his ex that had to track him down. It was a friend's mom who tracked him down.
07-30-2013 09:13 AM
bc3_Jeep
I was on all three......incorrect info....

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Originally Posted by Lusus_Naturae View Post
Mayo softens the skin, and goes well with bacon...

On further note - a few years ago when my daughter was in her early teens, she started dating a boy. She was living with my ex at the time, who let her do whatever she wanted online. Long story short, the kids had a 'fight' and broke up - he hacked her myspace and freaked out another friend who took her mom. Her mom freaked out, and spent the $19.95 on one of those web services to track me down. I never had much of a public profile - but she was able to locate my address and phone number easily. I got a spooky call from the friend's mom wanting to arrange a meeting with me to give me a printed script from my daughter's myspace page showing everything. I was glad at the time to get the info, and after I got the proof I was able to crack down on my ex and my kids online, but knowing how easy she got the info made me reconsider things too.

Tracing a plate isn't hard, but aside form paying, all it takes is time and footwork - and knowing people.

Before worrying too much over the plate (I still will hide mine online), take a look at how much of your info shows up on the sites below. Most of the findings are from public information too, the internet just makes it easier to find now. The first two are free, the last is $1 for details.

WhitePages

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People Search from Intelius searches billions of public records instantly. Search free now!
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First.... shame on you for not being in constant contact with your daughter... whether she or ex wanted you to or not. That is YOUR responsibility as her parent.

Second.... finding someone is not hard.... it is the accessing them that is hard. My Dad was never around when needed... only when he CHOSE to be. Owed more than $50,000 in back child support when he was killed. leaving children to their own devices because you cannot be bothered is evil incarnate.
07-30-2013 06:03 AM
KittyPrawn
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Originally Posted by Lusus_Naturae View Post
Mayo softens the skin, and goes well with bacon...

On further note - a few years ago when my daughter was in her early teens, she started dating a boy. She was living with my ex at the time, who let her do whatever she wanted online. Long story short, the kids had a 'fight' and broke up - he hacked her myspace and freaked out another friend who took her mom. Her mom freaked out, and spent the $19.95 on one of those web services to track me down. I never had much of a public profile - but she was able to locate my address and phone number easily. I got a spooky call from the friend's mom wanting to arrange a meeting with me to give me a printed script from my daughter's myspace page showing everything. I was glad at the time to get the info, and after I got the proof I was able to crack down on my ex and my kids online, but knowing how easy she got the info made me reconsider things too.

Tracing a plate isn't hard, but aside form paying, all it takes is time and footwork - and knowing people.

Before worrying too much over the plate (I still will hide mine online), take a look at how much of your info shows up on the sites below. Most of the findings are from public information too, the internet just makes it easier to find now. The first two are free, the last is $1 for details.

WhitePages

Spokeo People Search | White Pages | Find People

People Search from Intelius searches billions of public records instantly. Search free now!

Protecting yourself should not only come from physical presence or firearms owned - it should also come from your interweb securities. Right to privacy is becoming thinner and harder to keep these days.
Those sites have never had my accurate information. They still don't. I'm not saying that it isn't impossible to track someone down on the internet, but I am saying it isn't as easy as people seem to expect.

If you're really nervous about your online presence, you honestly should just limit your online presence to nothing. If someone with computer skills wants your information, they will get your information. Likely, someone wouldn't get your information from the license plate number, but from information that can be obtained simply from photo data.
07-30-2013 05:59 AM
Flynn
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Originally Posted by bc3_Jeep View Post
I actually DARED a guy on here who was harping about privacy issues to FIND ME......even offered to pay his gas...... no takers so far....... offer still out there.....

Might even buy you a beer..... the plate is right over there <<<<<<<<<
thanks for the laugh!
07-30-2013 05:45 AM
denovo I know it sounds silly considering everyone on the street can see your license plate, but the real reason people do it is so their online presence can be minimized (especially if you live in a small place). By not hiding it, people can track what you been upto, what you saying, etc. It's not a big deal, but for some people, it's worth the minimal effort.
07-30-2013 03:42 AM
flipmeover
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Originally Posted by hipshot33 View Post
"Don't worry nobody looks at this stuff." - Anthony Weiner
rofl
07-30-2013 03:03 AM
Lusus_Naturae
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Originally Posted by blkrubi88 View Post
Really, you gonna screw up a good pair of boobs with mayo?
Mayo softens the skin, and goes well with bacon...

On further note - a few years ago when my daughter was in her early teens, she started dating a boy. She was living with my ex at the time, who let her do whatever she wanted online. Long story short, the kids had a 'fight' and broke up - he hacked her myspace and freaked out another friend who took her mom. Her mom freaked out, and spent the $19.95 on one of those web services to track me down. I never had much of a public profile - but she was able to locate my address and phone number easily. I got a spooky call from the friend's mom wanting to arrange a meeting with me to give me a printed script from my daughter's myspace page showing everything. I was glad at the time to get the info, and after I got the proof I was able to crack down on my ex and my kids online, but knowing how easy she got the info made me reconsider things too.

Tracing a plate isn't hard, but aside form paying, all it takes is time and footwork - and knowing people.

Before worrying too much over the plate (I still will hide mine online), take a look at how much of your info shows up on the sites below. Most of the findings are from public information too, the internet just makes it easier to find now. The first two are free, the last is $1 for details.

WhitePages

Spokeo People Search | White Pages | Find People

People Search from Intelius searches billions of public records instantly. Search free now!

Protecting yourself should not only come from physical presence or firearms owned - it should also come from your interweb securities. Right to privacy is becoming thinner and harder to keep these days.
07-29-2013 11:47 PM
Drakea94
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Originally Posted by blkrubi88

Really, you gonna screw up a good pair of boobs with mayo?
Mmm hot sauce.
07-29-2013 09:40 PM
blkrubi88
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Originally Posted by terminator012 View Post
I like boobs and bacon especially on the same samwitch with some mayo.
Really, you gonna screw up a good pair of boobs with mayo?
07-29-2013 09:33 PM
Jaker jk Man I hope the guy in New York who trace my plates doesn't decide to fly to California to steal my jeep, because he might be going back in a coffin

And just because I can
07-29-2013 09:08 PM
bc3_Jeep Now I feel like cleaning MY .40... and the 9mm... and the .45..... and the Judge.... and the 6 shotguns..... and the 4 carbines...... and the derringers.....
07-29-2013 09:08 PM
terminator012 I like boobs and bacon especially on the same samwitch with some mayo.
07-29-2013 08:55 PM
ReggieJk I also always wondered this. Doesn't make sense if u ever drive ur jeep outside the garage with the license plate displayed. But, I am currently wearing a tin foil hat so the government can't monitor my thoughts.... Haha!
07-29-2013 08:52 PM
blkrubi88
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Originally Posted by Barrie View Post
Damn!!! Boobs and bacon in the same thread!!!!!!!! I've died and gone to heaven. Attachment 279245 Attachment 279246
Boobs and bacon, this is turning into a good thread.
07-29-2013 08:41 PM
lysol
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
cleaning my Glock and my old 44 mag calms by nerves lol.
Speaking of, you just reminded me that my .40 is dirty... lol.
07-29-2013 08:30 PM
ramu3527
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Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post
I think it's sexy...Kinda like back when I was a kid and the news would put black censored stripes over boobs.
LMAO...AHHH you funny
07-29-2013 08:20 PM
O_M_Jeep Everytime I see an ebay ad or forum pic with a plate covered up I wonder if they also cover them up when driving. Privacy is fine, but I would not want to live in that much constant fear.
07-29-2013 08:16 PM
Matthew_JK
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Originally Posted by bc3_Jeep View Post
I actually DARED a guy on here who was harping about privacy issues to FIND ME......even offered to pay his gas...... no takers so far....... offer still out there.....

Might even buy you a beer..... the plate is right over there <<<<<<<<<
I just googled "license plate lookup" and got 1 hit for your plate. I didn't feel like paying the fee for the info. Because, I'm not a stalker. Nevertheless, doubt exists in my 2nd grade educated mind that, looking up plate info is possible.

P
07-29-2013 08:15 PM
chucky cheese Back around 2006 there was a guy on here who could tell what type of computer you were on, your location ect. It was kind of creepy. And we are talking 7 years ago. How he did it? I don't know. Boobs and bacon rule.
07-29-2013 08:03 PM
hipshot33 "Don't worry nobody looks at this stuff." - Anthony Weiner
07-29-2013 07:53 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by lysol View Post
Honestly, the way this world is heading in this digital age, it might be a smart thing to just hide yourself the best you can. Honestly, you don't know what the internet is going to be like down the road. I have had pictures of my motorcycle snatched and posted on a lot of other people's Instagram accounts. That is only the start of it.

I feel it is a tough job to remain as much anonymous as I can, but it calms the nerves. There is too many people in this world as it is and a little work can go a long way to keep from being taken advantage of. Now the odds of someone doing something now is slim, but who knows in the future.
cleaning my Glock and my old 44 mag calms by nerves lol.
07-29-2013 07:50 PM
lysol Honestly, the way this world is heading in this digital age, it might be a smart thing to just hide yourself the best you can. Honestly, you don't know what the internet is going to be like down the road. I have had pictures of my motorcycle snatched and posted on a lot of other people's Instagram accounts. That is only the start of it.

I feel it is a tough job to remain as much anonymous as I can, but it calms the nerves. There is too many people in this world as it is and a little work can go a long way to keep from being taken advantage of. Now the odds of someone doing something now is slim, but who knows in the future.
07-29-2013 07:46 PM
Barrie
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Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger View Post
FIFY.



Mmmmm. Boobs.
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Originally Posted by Dempsey View Post
Now that's a good topic. Watched Loopers last night. It had some in it but wasn't very impressive.

Only thing that is better is if we add bacon. Man I love bacon. Had me a BLT for supper. BLT's are awesome.
Damn!!! Boobs and bacon in the same thread!!!!!!!! I've died and gone to heaven. Attachment 279245 Attachment 279246
07-29-2013 07:43 PM
bc3_Jeep A guy can have houses in MANY states..... and title his vehicles in ANY state he lives in AND park his vehicles where ever he chooses...... offer still stands....
07-29-2013 07:17 PM
PissAnt
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Originally Posted by bc3_Jeep View Post
I actually DARED a guy on here who was harping about privacy issues to FIND ME......even offered to pay his gas...... no takers so far....... offer still out there.....

Might even buy you a beer..... the plate is right over there <<<<<<<<<
A car dealership with access to the motor vehicle division could trace your plate. However, not the average Joe.
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