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del griffith, Sunday, 21 July 2019 03:01 (seven months ago) link

pplains, Sunday, 21 July 2019 03:16 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...,-97.3690477,3a,75y,76.48h,88.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sdmjm1DpSrYh7JeOb2fNHGg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Now go to "Street View 2011" in the upper left corner and click on 2015.

pplains, Friday, 11 October 2019 02:15 (four months ago) link

Can we talk about that basketball hoop though?

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 11 October 2019 11:22 (four months ago) link

too high ffs

nashwan, Friday, 11 October 2019 11:45 (four months ago) link

Well, you should have seen it in 2007.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 11 October 2019 12:05 (four months ago) link


☮ (peace, man), Friday, 11 October 2019 12:17 (four months ago) link

Not even going to ask about the couple in the first shot.

pplains, Friday, 11 October 2019 12:30 (four months ago) link

bad sidewalk, Kansas City

cherry blossom, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 16:04 (four months ago) link

One day I will again find the street where over the course of 5 years of streetviews, a woman gradually paints a fence

cherry blossom, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 16:09 (four months ago) link

That sidewalk is pretty bad.

BUT I would almost bet that the 9th Street sidewalk originally ran down to the corner to Woodland (behind the camera.)

Maybe when they added Mary Lou Williams Ln. (and cut off 10th Street from the rest of 10th Street), they realized MLW needed a sidewalk as well. So they just laid one out until it met the 9th Street sidewalk.

I dunno, still poor municipal planning, but it's The Paseo.

pplains, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 16:51 (four months ago) link

Through the decades, over and again, my whole life on that sidewalk.

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 17:21 (four months ago) link

cherry blossom, Saturday, 26 October 2019 05:11 (four months ago) link

Not what it looks like from that one picture imo - the guy holding the camera looks pretty happy (turn around, click one/two arrows forward & then 360, they're all just walking in a row) & the photos are called "Hairatan Customs"

StanM, Saturday, 26 October 2019 08:37 (four months ago) link

I wasn'really sure what it looks like! It is right on the border, but I presumed it was maybe some kind of tour guide. I know a guy that went on holiday to Syria (sometime around 2009?) and he had that kind of setup

cherry blossom, Saturday, 26 October 2019 09:46 (four months ago) link

The entire city of Stepanakert, Artsakh is like a series of 1970s postcards. The colours!

cherry blossom, Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:09 (three months ago) link

Just up the road is We Are Our Mountains, a monument that looks like a Pink Floyd album cover:

According to Wikipedia it was the centre of controversy during the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 because the Armenian contestant used an image of it as a stage backdrop even though it's technically on Azerbaijani territory.

I'm sure the people of Ilxor are familiar with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and regularly discuss it during dinner parties. I too have always been aware of it, ever since I read about it on Wikipedia a few minutes ago.

I'm going to try and drop it into casual conversation in a way that suggests I have been aware of the conflict forever. If all of you agree to be quiet no-one need ever know that my entire persona is built on lies.

Also, it's not really Street View, but I visited Shenzhen a couple of weeks ago, and Google's map of the border area is wrong. There's a large blank spot at the border crossing the Shenzhen's roads are broken:

Apparently it's a quirk of how different countries implement the GPS coordinate system - China uses a different system to the rest of the world, including Hong Kong, so although Google's satellite images are correct the roads at the border area overlap and go wrong.

When I went I used OSMAnd on my mobile phone, which was accurate, but according to Wikipedia it has been illegal since 2002 for entities other than the Chinese government to publish "significant geographic information" on China so I wonder if I was breaking the law. Merely using OSMAnd with my phone's location service turned on isn't technically publishing, but I wouldn't have fancied trying to argue with a Chinese policeperson. For the record I used OSMAnd to search for fast food->McDonalds but in the end I went to KFC and a Vanguard supermarket, where I was mesmerised by a bag of Tesco boiled sweets.

Ashley Pomeroy, Sunday, 3 November 2019 21:45 (three months ago) link

Tying cherry's and ashley's posts together:

pplains, Monday, 4 November 2019 00:23 (three months ago) link

I saw a google streetview car driving around today. First one I've seen in action! Unfortunately I didn't have my 'Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself" towel with me so I was at a loss as to what to do

cherry blossom, Monday, 11 November 2019 09:25 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

I had no idea there's a solar system view on Google Maps, but anyway there is and you can blast through a cheesy hyperspace effect to wander round the planets and pretend you're some kind of post-human AI.

You’ll only be able to use the space feature—and experience the hyperspace tunneling—on desktop versions of Chrome, but it’s easy to find and use:

Go to Google Maps.
Click the “Satellite view” button at the lower-left of the screen.
Click the super-tiny “Global view” button at the top of the navigation controls in your browser’s lower-right corner.
Using either the “-” key, your mouse wheel, or the Google Maps zoom controls, zoom out until you’re in the planetary view of Earth.
Select one of the various planets and moons from the list on the left, and you’ll blast through hyperspace to your new destination. Eligible destinations include Mars (to visit Dr. Manhattan), Europa (to recreate the journey of that 2013 sci-fi film), and the International Space Station (to say hello to everyone currently zooming around our planet).

it's after the end of the world (Matt #2), Monday, 6 January 2020 18:33 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

nothing in the dialog (unregistered), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 09:42 (three weeks ago) link


nashwan, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 11:11 (three weeks ago) link

The anticipation and payoff so glorious

nashwan, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 11:12 (three weeks ago) link


Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 11:18 (three weeks ago) link


El Tomboto, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 14:04 (three weeks ago) link

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