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ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
A black dot on 07/27/2006 06:11:46 MDT Print View

Why is there a black dot in the bottom right corner of the second 'A' in BACKPACKINGLIGHT at the top of this site ?

Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: A black dot on 07/27/2006 08:26:32 MDT Print View

It's a security camera. You weren't supposed to notice.
-Mark

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
security on 07/28/2006 06:05:22 MDT Print View

You mean people can see how boring my life is !? ?!? ?!? 1

Mark Regalia
(markr) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz
Re: security on 08/23/2006 13:42:54 MDT Print View

No they collect the images of you looking at the site while you are work and sell it to your employers. It's how they finance the site.

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
Re: Re: security on 08/23/2006 17:45:38 MDT Print View

If you possess the new prototype beryllium/cuben mouse you can click on it and it will take you to the real backpackinglight.com website.

Scott Ashdown
(waterloggedwellies) - F

Locale: United Kingdom
Re: security on 08/23/2006 19:56:04 MDT Print View

I thought it was because black ink weighed less than red ink. They have tried to save a bit of weight in the title without anyone noticing. In the future all letters of the alphabet will save weight this way!!!!

Edited by waterloggedwellies on 08/24/2006 11:14:23 MDT.

Douglas Frick
(Otter) - MLife

Locale: Wyoming
Re: Re: security on 08/23/2006 23:02:55 MDT Print View

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Edited by Otter on 08/23/2006 23:05:27 MDT.

Mike Storesund
(mikes) - F
Re: A black dot on 08/24/2006 18:13:16 MDT Print View

Are you sure there is a black dot on the website? It could be your monitor ;O)

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
dotty and spotty on 08/27/2006 05:34:52 MDT Print View

Sounds like a conspiracy going on !

I've checked and it's not my monitor.
For weeks now (or even long before I came along) there is a one pixel black spot/dot/spy hole at the bottom righthand corner of the 2nd 'A' in BACKPACKING.

Can anyone else confirm that they can see it?

Of course it's meaningless, but that makes me obsess/wonder even more !

Mike Storesund
(mikes) - F
Re: dotty and spotty on 08/27/2006 11:21:43 MDT Print View

I hardly noticed at my normal setting of 1280x1024, but I do see it and more so at the 1024x768 settings. Increase your settings and forget about it.

If you want to obsess about a conspiracy, consider the Internet itself, of which we can thank Al Gore for inventing!!! hahaha
WWW (as in World Wide Web) can be translated in a round-about way to be 666 (the mark of the devil); all languages have been converted into a single international language of ones and zeros. Not only that, everything transferred between banks now is electronic. Our varied international currencies has also been converted into a single currency of ones and zeros as well.
The government is mandating (through Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) healthcare and financial industries only allow access to their networks via TCP/IP which even though connections may be made through “secure” tunnels, the information can still be captured and potentially decrypted, therefore allowing the WWW 'Big-Brother' to find out everything about you. At least with a modem access, it can be unplugged and your closed network remains just that... closed..
Lets not even get into the “Verichip” conspiracy. George Orwell's "1984" was just a couple decades off.

Edited by mikes on 08/27/2006 11:26:13 MDT.

Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: dotty and spotty on 08/27/2006 13:43:35 MDT Print View

"Can anyone else confirm that they can see it?"

Yes, I do see it, and it bothers me too. Ryan, Alan, Carol, Will, Doug, anyone... ease our minds. Tell us about the dot.
-Mark

Scott Ashdown
(waterloggedwellies) - F

Locale: United Kingdom
Re: Re: dotty and spotty on 08/27/2006 13:51:47 MDT Print View

I found 21 other websites on the net with a solitary black dot on one of the letters in the main graphic title. When you sort these letters out in the order that their respective websites were first created (Including this one) they spell out the phrase "Bill Gates is Watching You".

Also, if you load the BPL graphic into some state of the art graphic editing software and zoom into the dot (It's a micro dot), it contains the entire works of Shakespear. AMAZING!!! ;-)

Edited by waterloggedwellies on 08/28/2006 03:27:28 MDT.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Re: A black dot on 08/27/2006 15:44:35 MDT Print View

Confirmation.

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
still there on 08/28/2006 06:11:44 MDT Print View

I'm still curious though ! !

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
pixel on 08/28/2006 06:15:15 MDT Print View

I just looked at the logo in Photoshop. Web graphics are low resolution so when I zoomed in it is just a black pixel. How dull. Maybe a little fault in the original file. I wish it was Shakespeare or a camera.

Scott Ashdown
(waterloggedwellies) - F

Locale: United Kingdom
Re: pixel on 08/28/2006 07:10:15 MDT Print View

Ian, yep the government is watching you. These pixel cameras are the latest thing.

They watched your cats birthday last Chrismas on line. They know everything!

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
infiltrator on 08/31/2006 06:35:16 MDT Print View

Now come on Mr Ashdown, or should that be Agent Ashdown. Was it a fluke that you mentioned my cat and his birthday AND christmas all in the same breath !?! My cats birthday IS actually christmas day !!!!!!!!!
If that black dot IS A CAMERA then how come you are on the other end of it ?????

Scott Ashdown
(waterloggedwellies) - F

Locale: United Kingdom
Re: infiltrator on 08/31/2006 08:14:45 MDT Print View

Ian, thought that might make you freak out! Your mention of the pixel camera made me want to play with the idea.
Well, I do know that your cat is fast approaching his sixth birthday. Cats are certainly great pets and much easier to look after than say ...... goats!

Seriously though, I just searched the BPL site for any of your postings and extracted key data and then did a google search on that. It took me a few minutes over a cup of coffee and found your Virtual Tourist postings and mention of your cat and the story of how you came to own him. I just figured I'd add to the forum atmosphere over that PIXEL for a giggle.

So, no, i'm definately not watching you through some fantastical pixel camera.

Hmmm, Agent Ashdown, that does have a ring to it.

All the best.

Scott.

Edited by waterloggedwellies on 08/31/2006 17:11:08 MDT.

ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
Agent Ashdown on 09/01/2006 04:33:57 MDT Print View

I'm still laughing !!!

Agent Ashdown . . .
sounds pretty good ! ! !

PS. the black dots still there.