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      07-25-2006, 01:23 PM   #23
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Did you also know that your driver license is public info? I can view your driver license online if I wanted too. Don't believe me, check this out (you can blame homeland security for this). Don't say I did not warn ya.

http://www.license.shorturl.com/

Damn I was having a bad hairday when they took my license pic:

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      07-25-2006, 01:45 PM   #24
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Damn I was having a bad hairday when they took my license pic:



you need to give up your e90, you are only allow to drive a Moped...
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      07-25-2006, 01:47 PM   #25
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      07-25-2006, 01:52 PM   #26
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you need to give up your e90, you are only allow to drive a Moped...
Nice only two wheels and two springs to change out now.. It's going to be slammed and rolling on 13's!!!
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      07-25-2006, 01:55 PM   #27
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as you request, I got this info off your plate

You live in Costa Mesa, CA, you purchased car from Crevier, Jet Black. your one story house with one car garage has stuco wall and blue trim
Come on, you got that info from one of my Garage photos which was taken at my friend's house in Gardena, CA. Now what is someone gonna do with that?
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      07-25-2006, 01:58 PM   #28
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      07-25-2006, 02:00 PM   #29
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Nice only two wheels and two springs to change out now.. It's going to be slammed and rolling on 13's!!!
Hey, less expensive to mod a Moped and you still have some money left to get a new hairstyle...
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      07-25-2006, 02:23 PM   #30
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Hey, less expensive to mod a Moped and you still have some money left to get a new hairstyle...
Good idea, but I was going to shave my head to reduce drag...

Maybe I'll install a turbo/intercooler setup with the money I save?
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      07-25-2006, 02:38 PM   #31
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Good idea, but I was going to shave my head to reduce drag...

Maybe I'll install a turbo/intercooler setup with the money I save?
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      07-25-2006, 02:52 PM   #32
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Frankly, there is no rational reason to obscure your license plate information or your VIN. But it is fun to show off your mad Photoshop skillz by doing so in creative ways.

I realized yesterday, I can see every single VIN for every BMW on the boat across the Atlantic with me. But who cares?
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      07-25-2006, 03:15 PM   #33
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So how is this different than someone in your neighborhood or at your worksite copying your license plate down? Is someone really gonna travel 5 states to steal valuables out of my car?
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      07-25-2006, 03:28 PM   #34
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Since I use my real name as my name on the board, I don't see much benefit in blurring out my plate. It would be relatively easy for someone to find out where I live, where I work, and, consequently, where my car is parked just using my name and location. Pretty much anyone who sees me driving can find out all kinds of information about me with little effort, since I have a ham radio plate on the car. That kind of info can be looked up online for free, from the FCC database.

I suppose blurring the plate, coupled with a cryptic user name on the forum, may make it more difficult for the casual thief to gather information about you. Blurring the plate certainly doesn't make it EASIER to find you, and in that respect, I suppose it's cheap insurance.

All in all, though, if someone wants to go to that effort to find information about me, more power to them. I have insurance on the car for any damage or theft, and I follow the Roosevelt philosophy of "Speak softly and carry a big stick" to account for all those who want to track me down for bad purposes unrelated to auto theft. I generally don't cut people off or drive like too much of an idiot or a jerk, though, so there is not likelihood that someone will track me down for that reason.

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      07-25-2006, 03:51 PM   #35
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Why do they blurr them out on TV shows like COPS? I suppose to protect people, no?
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      07-25-2006, 06:13 PM   #36
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Why do they blurr them out on TV shows like COPS? I suppose to protect people, no?
No, only to protect the producers from potential law suits, nothing more.
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      07-25-2006, 06:28 PM   #37
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no, but this is a big concern of mine, what if you pissed off someone on the forum that lives in teh same city as you? next time they see yoru car, they might vandalize it

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So how is this different than someone in your neighborhood or at your worksite copying your license plate down? Is someone really gonna travel 5 states to steal valuables out of my car?
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no, but this is a big concern of mine, what if you pissed off someone on the forum that lives in teh same city as you? next time they see yoru car, they might vandalize it
You honestly think you might piss someone off here that bad?

I don't know you, and I'm honestly not trying to offend you.

But doesn't that say more about your potential than someone else's?

On the other hand, I could never get emotionally involved enought
about anything that might be said here to get that pissed off at someone.
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      07-25-2006, 07:20 PM   #39
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there really is no value, except that people may feel more secure -- albeit that it may be a false sense of security, but nevertheless...

all those people who blur out their license plates - if they are that concerned, i would assume that they don't do any online shopping either? since giving out your CC info online i would say is by far more dangerous. verisign logo or not, the net is not full proof, anyone can steal your identity. I can just take any old license plate number out of the parking lot and go to DMV and buy the personal information including home address, age, bday, etc (although i'm not sure if they still do this). eh....who knows y people do what they do
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      07-25-2006, 07:23 PM   #40
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no, but this is a big concern of mine, what if you pissed off someone on the forum that lives in teh same city as you? next time they see yoru car, they might vandalize it

This is generally a forum of BMW fanatics. Why would any of us want to go and defile our pride and joys? If you pissed someone off that much, you're really trying hard to do it. I agree with CMD. Now please don't come down here and bash my hood. Haha
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      07-25-2006, 07:41 PM   #41
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this is after all the internet, hey, I agree most of us are civil, but who knows, do you know every single members here that well? can you read their mind? why do serial killers kill people?
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      07-25-2006, 08:01 PM   #43
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exactly, maybe in an Utopian world where we can assume all beings are good at heart
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