Sunday, September 23, 2007

Yet Even More Cameras...

..but these are more of the fun ones.

I was over at Jennifer's blog and noticed she had a link to some live web cams of beaches in Southern California. I wanted to leave a comment to remind her to check out some of the local web cams, including the one at Camel Rock, in case she hadn't already done so.

I went to Humguide to try and find the listing of local web cams so I could provide a link but I couldn't find the listing of local web cams. I did find one link that should have gone to the Camel Rock web cam but it was dead. Did they take the Camel Rock camera down?

So, no luck with the old page that had the three or four local web cams on it (Old Town Eureka, Arcata Plaza, etc.). I did find this page of Caltrans web cams, though. I think I mentioned here before the cams Caltrans has at Confusion Hill. I didn't know the had all those other ones. They even have one covering Broadway at Wabash, in Eureka.

Fun stuff to browse through. Note that the picture you first see isn't the most current. Click on the link for the last eight images for that one.
In closing, not to be completely apolitical in today's post: What purpose would be served by having a web cam covering, not just Broadway and Wabash, but the other locations.And how much does this cost?


At 7:30 AM, Blogger Fred said...

I just noticed some of those cams aren't working. Also noticed the latest images are at least a couple days old on all of them.

At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's part of a CALTRANS surveillance system for road conditions, although they do zoom well enough to read license plates, thus feeding in to the CHP/Homeland Security tracking system. So yeah, they're part of the problem, but those cameras are chicken feed compared to the high-tech spy cams about to go up on the Plaza.

At 12:07 PM, Blogger ♥NiccoleLynn® said...

well how do we see those?

At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For years, certain patriotic but underappreciated Americans have been warning us that U.S. spy satellites are so accurate they can read the names of magazines held in the hands of pedestrians as they walk on Eureka City sidewalks. In that way, the government keeps track of what we are thinking.

Soon, the government will implant computer chips in our heads that will direct our hands when we enter the voting booth. People will think they are identifying their health conditions to hospitals in case of medical emergencies. Little will they know that by accepting the implantation of those tiny chips, they will have surrendered their individual freedoms. Thus the illusion of Democracy will be maintained while Corporatist Plutocracy reigns.

Think about that for a while. (Those of you who don't yet have the chips.)

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Chas said...

The only problem with cameras are for those doing something wrong. All the indifference towards the cameras only make me wonder 'what people are doing against our society's laws?'

Maybe a few more cameras will help promote vehicles for stopping at crosswalks and it might save a life, who knows, but also, i bet the cost for the installation and operation of cameras can be used better in other places.


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