Google Earth Photos

To: "John Graff" <>
Subject: Google Earth Photos
From: "Dave Torr" <>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 06:37:57 +1000
I could argue that:

a) With a webcam you are merely transforming a form of electro-magnetic
radiation into another and then back again, so it should count
b) Even with the best optics you actually only get 9x% of the light coming
through, so it can't be a "full" tick as you haven't had the full experience

but I won't!

On 30/06/07, John Graff <> wrote:

Consider the (?)physics of it. If you're looking at a bird through
binoculars/scope, you are technically  still seeing light rays from the
actual bird as all the lenses do is bend the light. If you're watching a
webcam, you're not seeing light from the actual bird.

How's that for a technical argument ;)

John Graff


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