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Old May 8th, 2015, 09:06 AM   #31461
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More precisely, it is focal lenght. greater the focal lenght, photo is more compressed (distance from subject to background appears smaller). That looks like 300mm +.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 03:46 PM   #31462
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Of course it is zoom, who would think else?
A lot of media apparently. I've seen headlines like 'not for the faint of heart' or 'scary bridge'. A while ago it was even claimed that small engined cars could not climb the bridge.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 07:04 PM   #31463
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Meet Zappa, The Sid Lookalike Dog With A Floppy Tongue[/B]
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Old May 8th, 2015, 07:57 PM   #31464
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More precisely, it is focal lenght. greater the focal lenght, photo is more compressed (distance from subject to background appears smaller). That looks like 300mm +.
It is called dolly zoom.
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Old May 9th, 2015, 03:31 PM   #31465
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I've just bought Egyptian potato. I have no idea how a 95-% desert country with 90 million people can export potato.
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Old May 9th, 2015, 04:08 PM   #31466
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Do tell if they taste well
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Old May 9th, 2015, 04:15 PM   #31467
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I had it as salad, so it wasn't very representative (but the taste was fine).
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Old May 9th, 2015, 04:17 PM   #31468
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Meanwhile "ram vs car"
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Old May 9th, 2015, 07:03 PM   #31469
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I've just bought Egyptian potato. I have no idea how a 95-% desert country with 90 million people can export potato.
once i saw chestnuts with origin North Korea. i don't know if someboday has been joking with it or it was really true (i doubt thay employees would joke with origins beside strict inspections)
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Old May 9th, 2015, 07:46 PM   #31470
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Ugh, I cannot work with the new Google Maps. It's total rubbish. When you're zoomed out to view a country, and drag a different route, it often doesn't snap to the motorway, but some local road nearby which you can't see at that zoom level. Or it snaps to the carriageway in the other direction, giving you two U-turns at the nearest exits.

Example. A route from Tours to Reims. When I drag the route to A19 instead of through Paris, it seems alright.


Except when you zoom in, it shows what Google Maps really does to your route:
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Old May 9th, 2015, 07:58 PM   #31471
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Yeah, it's rubbish for me too. Slow and unresponsive, missing some important features like measure tool. Alternative routing is often meaningless.
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Old May 9th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #31472
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Alternative routing is often meaningless.
Yep, sometimes outright ridiculous. Take a look at this... A 2 hour detour that makes no sense at all.

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Old May 9th, 2015, 08:16 PM   #31473
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Alternative routing is absurd when normal route is really shortest and quite direct. For example take a look at proposed routes between Ljubljana and Zagreb, which are connected by direct motorway.


Which sane person would choose second variant?
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Old May 9th, 2015, 08:45 PM   #31474
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Use the old version while you still can.
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Old May 9th, 2015, 09:16 PM   #31475
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And then when it dissapears?

It's better to get used to new version, old version is already too hidden and doesn't allow logging to my google account.
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Old May 9th, 2015, 09:23 PM   #31476
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And then when it dissapears?
Then we mourn.
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Old May 9th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #31477
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My Maps feels very bulky. It's much slower than the regular Google Maps. But the presentation of routes is better than Google Maps (for videos for example).

Google has a history of introducing new formats and projects while they are not finished. Gmail had a beta tag for years. The new Google Maps has had the function to return to classic for a very long time, indicating that perhaps Google wasn't happy with it either.

I'm not really a fan of the 'one size fits all' approach much of the internet applications are today. Some websites are terribly designed for desktop users with a lot of unnecessary scrolling, in particular large headers that take up almost the entire first page.
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Old May 9th, 2015, 09:46 PM   #31478
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It's better to get used to new version, old version is already too hidden and doesn't allow logging to my google account.
I'm logged in on Google whilst using the old version of Maps
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Old May 10th, 2015, 09:53 AM   #31479
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Alternative routing is absurd when normal route is really shortest and quite direct.
Yes, but this is due to the way the algorithm works. (I assume that Google prioritises higher class roads for route calculating)
That's why it's lookes like nonsense and I think they could remove this feature again.

It's the same with congestions. Google Maps suggests to use the motorway with the congestion, apart from the case, that the alternative route is much faster.
If you use Google Maps Navigation on your mobile phone, then Maps will recalculate the route before the congestions and will say: Hey there's a nice local road which saves you tens of minutes.

So I wonder why they don't implement some markers for alternative routes when displaying the route on your computer.
I often don't use Maps on my mobile phone, because I know the route, but I'm 100% sure, that I don't know the best ways to avoid traffic jams. So Google could display those, that would be a more useful feature than alternative routes with +100km and +1h travel time.
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Old May 10th, 2015, 10:52 AM   #31480
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Instead of showing an alternate route around Paris, or an alternate route that isn't much slower but avoids some tolls, it shows a long alternate route that makes no sense at all.

Do they test their products at all?

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