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3 hours ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

Get any "interesting" images of others "posing" for the camera?

No, not really. The other people that were captured in the webcam images were just going about their business. Imagine that... ;)

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On 2/19/2018 at 2:02 PM, niraD said:

I wrote a script to save copies of the webcam image repeatedly, then went to the webcam site and posed for a while, then sifted through the saved images to pick the one I thought was best.

I once wrote an entire Windows application to do the same thing, to capture webcam pictures. I wrote it for a certain webcam atop Mount Washington knowing in 2009 that there was no cell service. I left my software running back at the hotel. Knowing the alleged refresh rate of the camera I knew how long I should have hung out in front of the camera. Research paid off. I still use the software today in certain situations.

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On 9/4/2017 at 8:19 PM, simpjkee said:

Ultimately, I decided to use it the "right" way and it's been a headache ever since.

As noble as I believe your idea was, you still should have known how controversial your subject matter would be in some warped sectors of humanity. Self inflicted headaches?

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On 2/18/2018 at 10:51 PM, cerberus1 said:

Cachers maybe, but the couple webcam owners we know say it's sometimes a real pain-in-the-can to maintain.  Add in the reports we hear over phony/selfie logs on long-absent owners, and I'd bet HQ might be a bit more relieved if/when they eventually go bye-bye.   :)

True. I bet it is hard to maintain. Thanks for the input.

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We are a little over two months away from the new virtual closing date. Could someone with the know-how be able to query how many of the 4,000 virtuals (the approximate number given) have actually been hidden? Thanks!

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10 minutes ago, Pezdude said:

We are a little over two months away from the new virtual closing date. Could someone with the know-how be able to query how many of the 4,000 virtuals (the approximate number given) have actually been hidden? Thanks!

You can easily use project-gc to get the info you want:

 

https://project-gc.com/Tools/MapHiddenMonth

 

Select Virtual. Then select the months you wish to cover. No membership required.

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