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Old June 5th, 2014, 10:37 PM   #25601
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Notice how Cape Town is further away from e.g. Paris than Magadan is, although it looks much closer. Blame the Mercator projection.
It's fairly ridiculous that Google has opted for Mercator projection instead of equidistant one, which is (personally) more important in account of route planning. But yeah, it should probably require google earth interface
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Old June 5th, 2014, 10:39 PM   #25602
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I hope you'll be very happy together.

EDIT: Arrows for Road_UK, re France. I hate it when that happens.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 10:55 PM   #25603
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Africa is scary.

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Old June 5th, 2014, 11:02 PM   #25604
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Africa is scary.

Because the reference parallel is not equator but +- 40°N.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 11:04 PM   #25605
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Google Car in Portsmouth.

Here is a short and, I am afraid, poorly recorded movie for those, who dream to become a Google Street View's drivers and find that job particularly fascinating. Personally, I would dare to say that such profession may have quickly turned into a very boring job...apparently after some time. On the beginning, yes, it could make many pretty happy

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Old June 6th, 2014, 09:39 AM   #25606
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Comparison of satellite images of Slovakia in 1950 and 2014. Some motorways are depicted as well:

http://komentare.sme.sk/c/7219724/ak...slovensko.html

Just click and drag the divider between BW image from 1950 and coloured image from 2014 :-)
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Old June 6th, 2014, 10:27 AM   #25607
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I seriously doubt there were satellites in 1950...
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Old June 6th, 2014, 11:20 AM   #25608
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Comparison of satellite images of Slovakia in 1950 and 2014. Some motorways are depicted as well:

http://komentare.sme.sk/c/7219724/ak...slovensko.html

Just click and drag the divider between BW image from 1950 and coloured image from 2014 :-)
Sputnik wasn't launched until 1956 . So the imagery from 1950 was definitely taken from airplanes.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 12:22 PM   #25609
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Yeah, I meant aerial images... :-)
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Old June 6th, 2014, 04:10 PM   #25610
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Africa is scary.
Africa is big. Very big.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 05:28 PM   #25611
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Traffic in Wien sucks big time right now. 1h15m to get from A21 (west) to A4 (east).
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Old June 6th, 2014, 05:56 PM   #25612
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Traffic in Wien sucks big time right now. 1h15m to get from A21 (west) to A4 (east).
traffic in Wien always sucks. if it is not crowded, then you must drive 80 on empty wide motorways in the middle of the night
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Old June 6th, 2014, 05:58 PM   #25613
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80 was just a dream today...
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Old June 6th, 2014, 06:01 PM   #25614
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80 was just a dream today...
i know. i wrote in the middle of the night.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 07:09 PM   #25615
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Um...

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Old June 6th, 2014, 08:03 PM   #25616
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Um...

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Old June 6th, 2014, 08:04 PM   #25617
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You live in Jakarta now?
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Old June 6th, 2014, 09:03 PM   #25618
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That was just a joke, I'm not in Jakarta.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 09:31 PM   #25619
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Four 14-15 yrs old girls have died today in accident on D1 motorway in Slovakia near Piešťany.

The bus were reported to rolled off the carriageway, probably due to drowsiness of the driver. According to the trajectory, after having woken up, driver tried to get back to the road , but unfortunately, the slope near road was too steep and thus, the bus turned over. People in respective discussions are asking why there were not crash barrier installed.

Bus were full of high school students getting back from school trip at the end of the semester.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 10:15 PM   #25620
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E-mail of the Day:

(From a co-worker on her way to the beach):

"SUBJECT: Dumb question.

"Is fast lane left or right?"



No, I'm not making this up. At least (she claims) she wasn't behind the wheel at the time. And she wasn't born in the U.S. and didn't learn to drive here, so it's not our fault. :-P
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