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If MacGyver had a cousin… Answered

not my work but thought youi guys would appreciate this:

http://theberry.com/2010/06/17/if-macgyver-had-a-cousin-24-photos/

apologies if this has been posted before

theWolf

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whitewolf88

9 years ago

never heard of Tineye. thanks for it though, will come in handy soon.

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kelseymh

9 years ago

I'm curious about how many of those photos have been copied (and relabelled) from There, I Fixed It.

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Lithium Rainkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

I recognize at least 11 of them. Tineye would probably reveal they all are.

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kelseymhLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

What's "Tineye"? No, wait, I know the answer to that...LMGIFM :-) Interesting. Have you used it? What's your impression of how well it works?

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Lithium Rainkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

I use it a fair amount. In my experience it's absolutely fantastic for finding duplicates, similar images, and different sizes of an image.

It can be tricky (but not impossible) to use it to determine the original source of an image, seeing as how that's not its stated intended use. If you're using it to figure out an image's source, (whether that's through which pages link to it, finding a wiki page that links to it, etc) it works best if the image is at least somewhat esoteric, because sometimes it returns a loooot of hits.

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kelseymhLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Awesome! Thank you very much for the analysis. One of the big problems is that (unless you're Google), there is no way to know when a particular Website first acquired/created a particular file. Without that temporal data, there's no conclusive way to track the provenance of information on the Web.