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#541 todd

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 08:24 AM

Wonder if they are going to add the slave pens to the FN exhibits. British abolishment of slavery had a devastating impact on the first nation economy throughout all of Canada.
 
I am assuming that in the spirit of the new accuracy they are going to show both the good and the bad.

The colonial system is designed to force you to work?

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#542 aastra

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 03:01 PM

 

We wouldn’t let the anti vax group control the Covid narrative, we leave that to professionals. Maybe we should offer the museums professionals the same respect.

 

Securing the establishment's control over narratives should always be the top priority. But you just know there will be a disrespectful minority who think they have a right to ask questions, raise issues, or point out contradictions and failures. Such people tend to be especially energized whenever the establishment makes a succession of colossal errors, which only further emphasizes the importance of controlling the narratives.

 

We wouldn't let the anti-spandrel group control the architectural design narrative. Nor would we let the anti-war group control geopolitical narratives. Nor would we let the anti-exploitation group control addiction and homelessness narratives. We sure didn't let the anti-replacement group control JSB-replacement narratives. This is governance 101.


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#543 Mike K.

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:00 PM

RBCM’s is webcam has been nixed: https://royalbcmuseu...channel/web-cam

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#544 Nparker

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:02 PM

RBCM’s is webcam has been nixed...

#transparency



#545 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:08 PM

RBCM’s is webcam has been nixed: https://royalbcmuseu...channel/web-cam

Hopefully it caught the Cook statue vandals though.

Ongoing technician issues. OK. When it started there was no Ring doorbells etc. The technology has become next to free really.

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#546 Mike K.

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:17 PM

Swans Hotel also shut down their webcam.


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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:18 PM

Realizing their own service could be used to identify criminal activity by those with affiliation to their own agendas, they quickly took it down.
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#548 Mike K.

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:22 PM

Realizing their own service could be used to identify criminal activity by those with affiliation to their own agendas, they quickly took it down.

 

It seems rather peculiar, doesn't it? It has been operating for so long that I don't recall it not being available. At least a decade? 15 years maybe? 


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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:47 PM

It seems rather peculiar, doesn't it? It has been operating for so long that I don't recall it not being available. At least a decade? 15 years maybe? 

 

The problem is that the camera is too narrowly focused and only shows one perspective. It has to be replaced but it may take 5 years+ to seek consensus.


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#550 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:48 PM

Oh man, that was good. Nuance.

Yes it probably needs a colonial/settler lens applied. They are expensive to retrofit over older cameras.

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#551 Nparker

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 03:50 PM

The problem is that the camera is too narrowly focused and only shows one perspective...

Post of the day.  :thumbsup:



#552 Klapecki

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 05:14 PM

Like the rest of the museum, infrastructure upgrade required…

Oh man, that was good. Nuance.

Yes it probably needs a colonial/settler lens applied. They are expensive to retrofit over older cameras.



#553 todd

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 07:36 AM

Swans Hotel also shut down their webcam.

I prefer the Vegas cams anyway. Time Square is nice sometimes. This is my favourite: https://youtu.be/CUyy8rBnuzY put that on in the background for hours sometimes

Rarely do Victoria cams prefer to see that in person would be nice for the tourists I guess. Large TVs are cheap these days
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Posted 03 December 2021 - 10:24 PM

Asked about the camera. Apparently it failed, and is in a precarious position that requires specialized access to replace. It may or may not happen.

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 07:41 AM

Asked about the camera. Apparently it failed, and is in a precarious position that requires specialized access to replace. It may or may not happen.

Really? ... the museum gets a yearly grant from the Provincial Government of around $12 million dollars.

 

Do you honestly believe that they can't get access a camera (in their own building) to replace it?

Don't forget ... their available yearly cash resource with which to fund this "project" is $12 million dollars.

 

It's no more complex than noting that the museum has now heartily embraced blatant dishonesty as their business model.


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#556 Nparker

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 08:14 AM

...It's no more complex than noting that the museum has now heartily embraced blatant dishonesty as their business model.

Blatant dishonesty in the name of social justice is A-OK.

 

ps: "Blatant Dishonesty" is an alternate headliner at the 2022 Tinto Rocks festival


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 10:39 AM

Asked about the camera. Apparently it failed, and is in a precarious position that requires specialized access to replace. It may or may not happen.

 

So it is harder to replace then it was to install in the first place? Perhaps they could put it in a non-precarious position and get a similar view. You would think that with all of the highly paid staff at the RBCM one of them could figure it out. 


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#558 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 10:41 AM

Is there some alterior motive here?

It’s impossible to believe that it can’t be simply replaced, but is there any reason for a conspiracy?

#559 Klapecki

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 07:18 PM

Definite conspiracy to deprive you of downtown views.

#560 Spy Black

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 06:43 AM

Definite conspiracy to deprive you of downtown views.

Tourism is colonial, and the Inner Harbour is Victoria's jewel in the crown.

I guess it's been determined that no RBCM bandwidth shall be made available for such a colonial pursuit as on-line viewing of the tourist-centric Inner Harbour.

 

But the "why" is actually irrelevant, it's the blatant dishonesty of claiming "it's hard to get to" that is galling for the B.C. residents that fund the museum to the tune of $12 million per year ... only to be lied to by museum (mis) management when an honest question is asked of them.

 

The museum is failing to listen to the wishes of residents anyway, and it's no less galling ... but simply stating that "we no longer consider providing tourist views of the Inner Harbour as part of our mandate" is at least honest.

Museum managements bull-headed remake of a much loved Provincial resource marches on to the tune of SJW's and UVIC egg-heads shoving a completely revised history of B.C. down the throats of the majority of British Columbians whose family history lies in fishing, hunting, mining, logging ... and has nothing whatsoever to do with B.C. First Nations.


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