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    http://earth.google.com/

    Hehe this is fun. Where I live isn't in too much detail, but still! Found my house, school, girlfriend's... Britain is so small...


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    Can you see Area 51?

    Do I need to download it?
    how big is it?

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    Careful with the maps and co-ordinates brother, I'll bet Kaiser is fueling the V2s as we speak.
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    As cool as this seems, i would like to know why the hell it seems to have started off floating in space and why the hell it can't even find england.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    Default Re: I can see my house with Google!

    Can you see Area 51?
    Just what I thought lol. Anyone know the coordinates?

    It's about 10mb, it streams it as you look.

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    All I get is a blury mess.

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    Hm....well, i've found the area where my house is, but all there is a blurry mess.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    Hmm, some of the screenies on the website showed 3D buildings...is this only for some areas?
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    Heheh, i just found Big Ben. A pat on the head to anyone who can find it first and show the proof!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    My house in London is just outside the detailed bit, so it is just a blur

    The images are also over a year old as it doesn't show the new sports hall and halls of residence at my uni.

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    Heh, too lazy.

    You need to wait for the maps to download, is pretty quick on 2mbit. Some areas don't get that detailed, big cities seem to. So does Bagdad...

    Area 51 is just a white blur because it's all built on a salt plain.

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    I found it.

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    List of landmarks found so far:

    Big Ben, London, England
    London Eye, London, England
    Statue of Liberty, New York, USA
    Ellis Island, New York, USA
    My house, Somewhere near Huddersfield, England
    The site of the former World Trade Centre, New York, USA
    The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA
    Alcatraz Prison, San Francisco, USA
    Albert Docks, Liverpool, England
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    Albert Docks, Liverpool, England
    Not in any detail though.

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    Oh your god, that is so cool! Go to Mt St Helens, and make sure you have the 'terrain' option ticked. Then, use the tilt tool, and you can see 3D Mt St Helens! It's cool! Heheh, i think i know what i'm going to be doing for the next week or so...and btw, i found the Colosseum and the Vatican.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    And this is how I find out my neighbor three doors down has had a pool this whole time?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beirut
    Careful with the maps and co-ordinates brother, I'll bet Kaiser is fueling the V2s as we speak.
    Na, I am. I mean.........nice day, eh?

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    Coolest. Thing. Ever.

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    This is fantastic! Wow wow wow!
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    Go to the Grand Canyon with terrain switched on. Amazing...
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    "Beta Temporarily Closed" just my luck
    From this land I was made
    For this land I will fall

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    Heheh, i've found a nice way of viewing the world. Put yourself at a height of about 200-240 miles (operating height of the space shuttle) and then tilt the camera so you can see the curvature of the Earth. Then, put yourself into a slow orbit. It's the closest you'll ever get to going into space.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ranika
    I'm being assailed by a mental midget of ironically epic proportions. Quick as frozen molasses, this one. Sharp as a melted marble. It's disturbing. I've had conversations with a braying mule with more coherence.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinus
    I found it.
    Maybe you should edit your post for your own saftey. Anyhow I guess it's just a small oversite in what you wrote

    "Beta Temporarily Closed" just my luck
    Same foe me
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    Maybe you should edit your post for your own saftey. Anyhow I guess it's just a small oversite in what you wrote
    I was talking about Big Ben.

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    I can see my mouse with google!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinus
    I was talking about Big Ben.

    Just don't provide a link
    When a fox kills your chickens, do you kill the pigs for seeing what happened? No you go out and hunt the fox.
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    I guess it's down for all of you too?

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    Works for me, dont know what it means when talking about an account, at least I didnt create any.


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    Curses! Why am I always too late? Arrghhh.

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