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Offline wyldkatt

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After watching this news broadcast,
you just might need to reconsider that.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=7621105

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Thanks for that info, everyone needs to be careful about this sort of thing. You can get yourself or your children killed if the wrong person finds out you have valuables.

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Suggestion: use a dedicated camera to photograph coins and other valuables. The cameras that I am familiar with don't have a GPS built into them so the images don't contain location information. They usually have higher resolutions and better optics than smart phones, too.

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Maybe some of the more "techy" members can help on this as well.

I'm thinking that some of these digital cameras, that can remember the date stamp,
and time, without a battery in them, may well have this GPS technology.
They are apparently in touch with some sort of satellite. yes?

I'm using the W-A-G method on this one though. (Wyld Ass Guess)

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Travel zoom types of cameras DO often have a GPS built in, and they include that info with photos. GPS-enabled cameras are becoming more common.

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If a camera/smartphone has built-in GPS, would it be documented in its user manual? Or is it like Microsoft's undocumented features?

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It should be in the manual. It's a major selling point of the camera.

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Not only the camera but also our real names as well that we should be aware of. Moreover, we should always keep our high-valued coins in a safty deposit box at a commercial bank. :001_cool:

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Moreover, we should always keep our high-valued coins in a safty deposit box at a commercial bank. :001_cool:

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I plan to keep some in a freezer. I think it'll take care of germs, is safer and conserves the coins better. Does anyone know if the low temperature would affect the PCGS/NGC holders? Alternatively, under the pillow for the less rare ones.

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You should store them at room temperature. Putting them in the freezer causes the humidity of the air inside the holder to condense on the coin. Basically, you're soaking it in water when you put it in the freezer. The low temperature causes the air pressure inside the holder to drop below normal, and that forces cracks in the holder seal to form and open up, to allow more air in. Then, when you take them out, the reverse occurs, and air is expelled. Do that once or twice, and you've just broken the seal on your holder.

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Re: Have you ever posted your collections, or coin pictures online? Bummer.
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 07:07:38 PM »
I plan to keep some in a freezer. I think it'll take care of germs, is safer and conserves the coins better. Does anyone know if the low temperature would affect the PCGS/NGC holders? Alternatively, under the pillow for the less rare ones.

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Re: Have you ever posted your collections, or coin pictures online? Bummer.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 07:20:59 PM »
 Then, be aware about the security because your freezer at home will be very valuable. :drool:

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Re: Have you ever posted your collections, or coin pictures online? Bummer.
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2011, 10:42:19 AM »
Maybe some of the more "techy" members can help on this as well.

I'm thinking that some of these digital cameras, that can remember the date stamp,
and time, without a battery in them, may well have this GPS technology.
They are apparently in touch with some sort of satellite. yes?

I'm using the W-A-G method on this one though. (Wyld Ass Guess)

~wyld~
No, cameras have an internal fixed battery for their clock. (much like computers)

And here are instructions for disabling geotagging in smartphones. For pictures that already been geotagged, you can delete metadata from jpg to get rid of the geotags.

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Re: Have you ever posted your collections, or coin pictures online? Bummer.
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 10:58:33 AM »
Welcome to the forum zaq.

And thanks for the fixes.

Great info.

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Re: Have you ever posted your collections, or coin pictures online? Bummer.
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011, 09:33:35 PM »
Yes, welcome to the forum, and thanks for sharing the information.