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Old September 1st, 2011, 04:50 PM   #11021
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Fear of dirt roads? Try this : http://maps.google.es/maps?ll=41.588...197.25,,0,1.11

In some countries Street View is not avalaible, that explains why coverage stops at borders. However, you can cross from Spain to France . About the gaps on major routes, perhaps anybody has complained and then they removed imagery.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 05:44 PM   #11022
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Coldest summer in London since 1993, the average high this August was 19
i think that we will have one of 5 hottest Augusts in history here in Croatia. first half of July was also "in that mood" but second half was incredibly cold, so at the end it was average. but August won't be average.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 07:11 PM   #11023
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I acutally can't believe that it is 24, in Bratislava it is 27 for July/August and we get much warmer summers. In the UK if they rarely get even more than 25C don't they?

Btw, last 2 weeks it has been above 30/35, this week every day it is above 25C which is pretty normal for Bratislava but it can hardly ever happen in London.
In most of the UK yes, but the South East is much warmer. It gets to 25 in London a lot. The warmest its ever been in London is 38. Every day over 25 for a long period is rare in London
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Old September 1st, 2011, 07:24 PM   #11024
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In most of the UK yes, but the South East is much warmer. It gets to 25 in London a lot. The warmest its ever been in London is 38. Every day over 25 for a long period is rare in London
I spent 10 months in the UK, I lived in the South West and we didn't get many days when it was more than 25, of course it is different in the city where is just concrete and nothing else. Even if it was 23C people were saing that it is bacon .

Btw, being a Portuguese how the hell can you cope with such a weather and lifestyle?
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Old September 1st, 2011, 07:36 PM   #11025
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Characters in the UK get really excited when the temperature hits 15c. All the England and Lonsdale t-shirts comes off and people can gaze at the ugliest tattood bodies you have ever seen. Funny old place, England.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 07:42 PM   #11026
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I spent 10 months in the UK, I lived in the South West and we didn't get many days when it was more than 25, of course it is different in the city where is just concrete and nothing else. Even if it was 23C people were saing that it is bacon .

Btw, being a Portuguese how the hell can you cope with such a weather and lifestyle?
The South West is pretty much all quite near the sea though, and some years are better than others, there hasn't been a proper summer since 2006.

I'm both English and Portuguese, so I'm pretty used to both. It rains more in Portugal though, Figueira's right on the sea so its always windy and raining, where I am is at least 100km from the sea.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 07:43 PM   #11027
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Characters in the UK get really excited when the temperature hits 15c. All the England and Lonsdale t-shirts comes off and people can gaze at the ugliest tattood bodies you have ever seen. Funny old place, England.
..late February, temperature hits 10C, sun is shining after 4 months, in one second England changes to place in the sun, English wear flip flop, shorts and just t-shirts.. come down to the docks/lakeside with friends and pretend that they are not cold. Good old weird England.

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The South West is pretty much all quite near the sea though, and some years are better than others, there hasn't been a proper summer since 2006.

I'm both English and Portuguese, so I'm pretty used to both. It rains more in Portugal though, Figueira's right on the sea so its always windy and raining, where I am is at least 100km from the sea.
I have just realised I heard that weather in Portugal isn't that great as one may think, but anyway I guess it is much warmer even on the windy coast.

I didn't know you are English. Which country do you prefer then? Do you fell more like English or Portuguese? If I may ask..; )
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Old September 1st, 2011, 07:51 PM   #11028
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Not really, its warmer in Figueira in the winter, but not in the summer. Its further out to the sea than most places in Portugal.

I don't prefer either country really, there are good things about both. I don't really feel English or Portuguese
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Old September 1st, 2011, 08:03 PM   #11029
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Not even when you're eating in England?
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I miss these English jokes so much.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 08:07 PM   #11031
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Can someone explain why Google Street View coverage, in country areas, usually ends where asphalt ends? Do they fear to have their Google Cars covered with mud or dust?
And why there are gaps even on major covered roads?
And why coverage also ends where a road cross a border (I-A, I-SLO, etc...)?
Different legislation in different countries. E.g. in Slovenia they asked the "information comissioner" for opinion and she said well that they should blur the faces etc during capturing or immediately after, i.e. doing it in US labs is way too late. Without this it would mean Google collects personal information, which is allowed only by law or with each person's consent, both of which is impossible in this case. Google offered to publish in media when and where they are going to drive around but apparently it's not enough because of course not everybody would see the notice.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 08:24 PM   #11032
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I think the law here would be that anything that's visible to the public - the outside of your house, for example - can't be considered private. (It's certainly the case in the context of criminal law: if you leave evidence of a crime in plain view on your front lawn, the police don't need a warrant to pick it up.)
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Old September 1st, 2011, 08:46 PM   #11033
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Of course, houses weren't a problem, specific examples given of things that should be blured were faces, license plates, people in embarassing situations, view through a window.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 09:17 PM   #11034
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Actually, I believe there were complaints somewhere - Germany perhaps - about people's houses being photographed. License plates, frankly, I think the same logic would apply to. Things visible through a window, well, if it's visible to the Streetview car, it's still visible to anyone who should happen to be passing, so those people should be more careful about putting their blinds down. But I see their point of view....
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 01:23 AM   #11035
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I came across a sign in Montréal that says "stop"

http://maps.google.com/?ll=45.484935...130.06,,2,1.16
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You know, you had me all ready to be shocked. I was imagining a sign that said "STOP" and only "STOP."

Then I open the picture and see "ARRÊT - STOP." That was actually standard up there the first time in Quebec in the late 70s (although I actually seem to remember it being the other way around: "STOP - ARRÊT."

I think they just say "ARRÊT" now. Bottom line, it's an old sign.
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The Québec issue is interesting, because they don't use ARRÊT in France.
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Canadian French it totally different then French French anyway. Canadian-French films are subtitled in France because the French don't understand a word otherwise...
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 02:09 PM   #11039
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More than the few words and expressions used only in Quebec or France, the main problem is the accent, at least for me.



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Actually, I believe there were complaints somewhere - Germany perhaps - about people's houses being photographed.
Yep, I took a random residential street in Stuttgart and at least three houses are blurred in Streetview:
http://maps.google.fr/maps?q=stuttga...240.31,,0,8.34

When taking photos for whatever purpose, people often ask to not take pictures in Germany.
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You know, you had me all ready to be shocked. I was imagining a sign that said "STOP" and only "STOP."

Then I open the picture and see "ARRÊT - STOP." That was actually standard up there the first time in Quebec in the late 70s (although I actually seem to remember it being the other way around: "STOP - ARRÊT."

I think they just say "ARRÊT" now. Bottom line, it's an old sign.
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