Odd Question about Defrosters

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  1. LnG

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    Ok. A few months back I pulled over to get some sleep and a car pulls up behind me. I thought it was odd because it was a fire zone. No parking. Being afraid for my safety I took my phone out and when they didn't leave (rough town) I used it as a mirror to see who was in the car.

    I zoomed in and took a photo and the freakiest thing happened. There was a photo on my photo....on the photo I took there is a little box that looks like another photo. In the small box is a picture of someone looking down at their phone camera? and it showed up in my PHOTO! I can upload the photo but some tard will just say I photoshopped it.

    Does anyone know if the defroster lines on the windows are used to invade our privacy...(physics/chem majors would probably be able to understand where I am going with this)....or could it be my phone was hacked some how? It isn't an Apple, so no FaceTime. I do have a mirror with a small LCD screen but the small box was of someone looking down at their phone camera? Maybe the Toyota system on my old car is old enough to have glitches and be termed 'obsolete' for that very reason? There are so many different parts on a car that belong to other people, even though we physically paid and have possession....it makes me wonder. Needless to say I'm going to dismantle the defroster in the back window when I get the new car. :)

    This might be a topic for a different kind of forum board altogether ..... (n)o_O
     
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    Indeed, it might be.

    I had some physics and chem myself, and as far as I know, those resistive traces across the back window get warm when electric current passes through them, and that helps keep the frost off.
     
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    That has NOTHING to do with your car.
    It has everything to do with your phone.
    Or the operator who needs to see a shrink. :rolleyes:
     
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    whatever happened to the car behind you? was it a Walsmart parking lat?
     
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    Post the dang picture.
     
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    no just a 'regular' street. They stayed there for a while - 40 minutes and then U turned.
     
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    maybe they were tired too
     
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    The windows are not regular glass either. All I know is something happened where it flipped and showed on my screen. I use at least one camera cover...but I do have an imported rearview mirror with cameras and small lcd. Perhaps an infrared hack?
     
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    The question is was the hack intentional or something I accidentally stumbled on.
     
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    So this whole time you were parked in a fire zone?

    Reading the post, I can't quite grasp why the OP thinks the picture in picture "picture" has anything to do with the defroster lines in the rear window. I'm pretty sure the defroster lines, are exactly what they are....elements on the glass to defrost your window.
    As far as the unexpected format of the picture taken with your phone as you invaded the privacy of the person behind you, I'd blame that much, much more on your phone than your Prius rear window.

    Were you attempting to take a picture out of your rear window by taking a picture of your rear view mirror?
    Because if you start taking pictures of mirrors, all bets are off.
     
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    The person pulled up behind me, which is where the fire zone is. Again, the fire zone is behind the place I stopped, which is why I parked there. No I was taking photo through the back window and of course their front window...The problem is the amount of tech (including software code), materials (metals) and zoning involved ...I would have to recreate it to isolate this. Also, there was a number of weird marks on the upper portion of my back window. It looks like pings. That is the only reason I assumed the defroster (which is hooked up by a connector on the passenger side under the window). Anyone ever see the laser from a Speed detector? The damage it can do over time to a license plate. Can anyone tell me without googling the materials of a license plate over the last 100 years? Police now have so much tech and rights involved with property and travel are diminishing so quickly I really would not be surprised if that is the origin.

    Ok, never mind guys.
     
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    this thread is locked, no more replies allowed.

    you do not have sufficient authority to post here.
     
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    I'm sure I have no tangible hypothesis as to how what happened, happened.

    It's been too long, I can't honestly remember my Prius back-window that specifically.
    On my Honda Fit. at certain angles or in certain light I see a series of round shapes. I've been told these are just ques the robotic window installers use to install the window in the factory.
    That's all I can add.
     
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    Well it probably SHOULD be......because it is pretty pointless......but it isn't.
     
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    Most alien abduction reports seem to stem from sleep deprivation. Maybe this episode too?
     
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    obviously, no one pays attention, same at home as well
     
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    So you tried to shoot a picture over your shoulder using the front-facing camera, and inadvertently took a picture with the rear-facing camera, and wound up with a picture of the rearview mirror which had an image of you looking at your phone?
     
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