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New Google Earth is Pretty Impressive

04/18/2017 10:58 AM

Here is the link to the video if you can't see it below.

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04/18/2017 11:09 AM

So, do you find the resolution to be enhanced over the old version? How much memory does it take?

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04/18/2017 11:54 AM

It only uses your short term memory.

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04/18/2017 12:00 PM

I don't have much memory left right now. Out of my 32GB system, 31.9 is in use. Mostly system files (pee algorithm taking up more space these days, along with smoking algorithm). Should I get an external drive? Large Thumb drive? My thumbs are sort of smallish.

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04/18/2017 12:04 PM

You could use your old floppy drive....

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04/18/2017 12:24 PM

I wish this thing had a hard drive.

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04/18/2017 8:20 PM

What, you mean a nurse?

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04/18/2017 11:58 PM

Not much memory, it's all in the cloud.

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04/18/2017 11:30 AM

When does the 3-D version come out?

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04/18/2017 11:46 AM

I'm living it now!

But the area I can view is rather localized though.

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04/18/2017 12:06 PM

This is pretty cool looking, I will download it and chrome when I get home today.

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04/18/2017 12:37 PM

What is lacking there is your actual life. I bet that's also a part on their check list?

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04/18/2017 1:26 PM

Let's not delve into trade craft here today.

How else are we supposed to know for whom the bomb blows?

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04/18/2017 2:33 PM

You must have plenty of bombs to blow and watch. I'd rather not.

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04/18/2017 1:28 PM

That's friggin' amazing. Beats the hell out of their old 3D-modelling technique which made everything look like it was draped in texture-mapped cloth.

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04/18/2017 1:28 PM

Impressive,...

Its almost as good as CGI...

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04/18/2017 1:41 PM

Well, I navigated to where I live, and just saw an older picture of the house before we built our steel fence. I was hoping to catch the milk man there, but no joy.

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04/18/2017 2:32 PM

Wow,... It is unbelievable....

I navigated to where I live... my house is now gone and now there's a new walmart there instead... ,... I knew I should have gone to that town meeting last week when they were voting on the new walmart in our area...... it passed by just (1) vote...

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04/18/2017 1:41 PM

My place 4 years ago when the big construction project was still going.

This would have been about a month after I had picked up the old house from where the big hole is for the basement for the new house was started and moved it down to where it's at now under the trees at the lower part of the yard.

No Google maps (or major site construction work) updates since.

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04/18/2017 1:53 PM

Where's your pet buffalo?

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04/18/2017 2:03 PM

"No Google maps (or major site construction work) updates since. "

Yes there is

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04/18/2017 2:39 PM

Now that be a tire fire!

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04/18/2017 2:47 PM

I'll bring the marshmallows...

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04/18/2017 5:19 PM

I'm so jealous right now.

I could have heated my place off that stockpile for the next 100 years.

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04/18/2017 6:03 PM

Was just thinking that could have burnt tyres to thaw-out that frozen ground for your new shed a couple of years back, no?

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04/18/2017 9:25 PM

No frozen ground issues for the shed work here. That was a summer job. The closest I got to having cold issues with ansy shed work was last winter with the floor epoxy when the new mini boiler went in the shed.

At ~40F two part epoxy takes a long time to cure.

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04/18/2017 9:36 PM

Was thinking of your post of a couple years ago where you had a question about thawing-out frozen ground?

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04/18/2017 11:01 PM

I forgot about the entry way shed project and the Ex wanting it done in the winter.

Nothings impossible when someone else is doing all the work and paying for it.

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04/19/2017 12:14 AM

Been there. Done that. Pressed the 'Launch' button.

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04/19/2017 12:20 PM

Something new came across my radar this week.

The MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) movement which is almost entirely driven by the of the 3rd round of hyper unrealistic and irrationally/not thought out women's rights.

Men Going Their Own Way feminism counter reactive movement

What's driving it pretty much sums up what my Ex became.

Guess they even have a forum too.

MGTOW forum

I may have to become a member.

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04/19/2017 12:34 PM

Interesting choice of logo. Might be considered something of a 'visual double-entendre.'

I prefer seeing mine disappear into an insignificant speck in the rear-view mirror. Joining something like that would serve only to remind me of her existence.

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04/19/2017 2:22 PM

Helps keep the man haters out I guess.

Sort of like the defining a warriors territory with severed heads on spikes thing.

A bit of the 'If you didn't come in peace or for serious battle you better just stay out' sort of visual warning system.

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04/21/2017 7:00 AM

looks like a fierce bunch.

yikes!

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04/18/2017 9:41 PM

In fact, one of the things we would do when we mixed up special thixotropic epoxies was to immediately put it in the freezer (-10 degF) and the pot life would be about 24 hours if we were doing assemblies that required a small amount every half-hour or so. I would just take a small scoop ( <1 cc) and carve out a bit, let it warm up for a minute or so at room temp, then proceed with the assembly.

A standard dispenser with mixing nozzles worked fine for the run-of-the-mill mixes.

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04/18/2017 10:02 PM

Room temp in Minot, North Dakota IS -10F.

He had a flamethrower on it.

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04/20/2017 10:05 PM

It's an improved look, but their data/photos are showing their age. I went looking for the irrigation canal in an irrigation project that finished more than 3 years ago, and there is still no sign of it on Google Earth.

Given the choice between a swanky user interface and up-to-date data, I will take the latter every time.

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04/21/2017 6:54 AM

I'm sure they will heed your advice and promptly install permanent cameras everywhere on the to keep google earth as up to date as possible.

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04/21/2017 10:32 AM

They have them. Year by year in fact. The problem is they are not on the public access side of things.

I was at a meeting with the local county engineers a month or so ago regarding a new road project that's going through here and they had Google Earth satellite photos of where I am at for every year up to 2016 for reference.

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04/21/2017 7:38 AM

When did google buy the earth? I bet they brought it off of Virgin ;).

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04/21/2017 9:09 AM

Nah, they couldn't find a virgin.

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04/21/2017 4:31 PM

Around here unicorns are more common than virgins.

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