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    Thumbs up Google Earth!!

    Many of you probably know about this already.. but I just recently found out about it.. and I think it is wicked neat..! (made using OpenGL!!)

    http://earth.google.com/
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    Erm yeah you can also run it in DirectX
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    Grrr... no Mac support yet.

    I went in for a physical a month ago, and the doctor was playing around with this program in the exam room... he was showing me his new house, the nearby golf course, etc. It was rather entertaining.
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    WTF was the doctor doing with that in the patient's room?
    EntropySink. You know you have to click it.

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    great now when im spying on your house, with my
    personal satelite, ill know which window to look in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    WTF was the doctor doing with that in the patient's room?
    Beats dealing with sick people all day long, eh?
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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    Are you a bad enough dude to find area 51?

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    Practically useless to anyone who isn't American/Canadian though. My area is limited to about a 1000ft view, tried looking at London and that's not much better.

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    Are you a bad enough dude to find area 51?
    Just erase the squiggly "s" from the coordinates:
    http://www.ufomind.com/area51/ref/latitude.html
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    Cant see my house for some reason...

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    When I played around with it (gave it an address), it was close, but not dead on. You may have to search around a little.
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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    It seems that some areas go to a higher resolution than others.
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    hows this for resolution
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    Is there an option like "Draw Everything Nicely" that I forgot to check?

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    Woo for post 300. Wish it was a more meaningful post. Ah well, I wish a lot of things I did were more meaningful. One more can't hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epo
    Is there an option like "Draw Everything Nicely" that I forgot to check?

    EDIT:
    Woo for post 300. Wish it was a more meaningful post. Ah well, I wish a lot of things I did were more meaningful. One more can't hurt.
    It seems that if the areas are more rural (less people = less important) the photos are less detailed. Notice how in the major cities you can see people on the sidewalk, and cars in the street.

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