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LostSurfer
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

LostSurfer

I'd be in trouble if I had to eat an antelope now
Location: The Isles of Scilly

Total posts: 278
Posted:Does anyone else find this program incredibly intriguing, but also incredibly unnerving? I love looking at all these cool place around the world, even re-visiting beaches etc and places i've been travelling, but it definitely gives me a sense of voyeurism, something i'm not too sure i'm happy about.



I'm quite glad that where I live isn't covered by it, there's just something not quite right here...



Of course for a thread with interesting places to look at go here! wink

EDITED_BY: LostSurfer (1130580358)


"Everything in moderation. Even moderation itself. From this it follows that you must, from time to time, have excess. And this is going to be one of those occasions"

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:It really freaks me out for some reason.

It's awesome, but bizarre!


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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BrettStar
PLATINUM Member since Oct 2004

BrettStar

old festy hand


Total posts: 765
Posted:its really weired i can see my old car parked in the drive its just not quite right...

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Imbalance
GOLD Member since Sep 2005

Imbalance

not different, just not the same
Location: Charlotte, NC

Total posts: 263
Posted:the pic over my house also has me parked at home. however most of the area around me isn't updated. several buildings and what not have been built. On google earth all ya see is just a bunch of dirt. so the images gotta be at LEAST a year old around me.

I once learned every move that there was,
Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
So now I struggle to dream.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I don't find it voyeuristic. No more than driving through a neighborhood to have a look around. And the drive gives you much better resolution...

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield

Total posts: 3252
Posted:Written by: BrettStar

its really weired i can see my old car parked in the drive its just not quite right...



Give it a few more years and you'll be able to wander out the house with your laptop, and give yourself a wave wave


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
Posted:yeah dave, then that'll be creepy.

*looks for girls sunbathing

wink


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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Posted:Check these out, just copy and paste them into your google earth search bar . . .

37 24' 28.36" N , 116 14' 15.93" W

37 24' 05.83" N , 116 52' 04.29" W

37 24' 59.90" N , 116 51' 35.99" W

Heres another one, if you measure it each line is exactly .75 miles long and the spacing between the circles is equal!

37 37'41.15" N , 116 50' 54.58" W


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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:<wanders around the globe>

Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering...

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Unfortunately it not clear if I zoom in to see my house. frown

Oh well.


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted:mmm... yes, everywhere i try and look, is just fuzz when it gets close up. guess it's not important enough to be spied on frown

Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:I had a plan that we could set up a set of placemarks of all the poi meets around the world.

I couldn't be bothered however...

smile


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Hey that's an awesome idea!

But ugh.....the effort...


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted:not if one person from each poi place did it just for their own meet...

Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Quite...

there's the Google Earth BBS where you can upload placemarks to, but i think you have to pay to be able to upload the markers.

But it would be cool - visiting a country - see who spins where smile


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Written by: NOn

not if one person from each poi place did it just for their own meet...



yeah - but ideally you'd want to group them all under one "family" of things - otherwise you'd get 100's of seperate places marked...


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:how about getting people to post co-ordinates in the 'meet others' and events section: type in the co-ordinates, a few visual directions maybe....?

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:i can see my house bounce

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:You Burners out there...



Find Gerlach, NV.



Google Earth caught BRC in the throes of setting up for this year! biggrin



Now, most of Nevada is a blur...and yet BRC is sharp and clear.



Think there might be a Burner here and there at Google? (in fact, the founders are Burners...and, I might add, Stanford grads)

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-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Sniper
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Sniper

Snoochie-boochie-noochies!


Total posts: 663
Posted:most of it, area 51's still nice and clear though

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Thank you for the summary of the BMAN NYC list Doc.

Now all I need to do is make fun of Stacy and they're all caught up.

wink


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Here is my home:

50 03' 53.79'' N 14 18' 22.14'' E

smile
:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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Sakura_Moon


Sakura_Moon

Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...

Total posts: 1803
Posted:I cant figure the blasted things out...

.:Pink Exocutioner:.

I am Jack's Raging Bile Duct...

Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:51 24' 30.39'' N 0 29' 24.15'' W

dead on top of my house, no missiles please Mr Bush biggrin


An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Poi_Ro


Poi_Ro

member
Location: Manchester UK

Total posts: 55
Posted:fantastic program if u can get it to work..

It keeps crashing my pc all the time.. got so fed up of it crashing.. i just uninstalled it..

Great program but just think what bad things it could be used for.. eg terrorism.. umm


Thats Mr Poi-ro!
Qualified SCUBA Diver.. Not worked out how to fire spin and dive at the same time yet.. grr

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L0s3r_r@v3r
SILVER Member since May 2005

L0s3r_r@v3r

enthusiast
Location: Swansea, Ma (US)

Total posts: 274
Posted:bump
and
I'm at work- bored- and zooming around New Zealand. Then I got the idea to look for HoP and found it.

You can see the Street View of it at:
4332'55.47"S 17234'2.50"E
copy and paste it into search


You know what I'm thinking about right now? That's right, Tacos!

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jason_sciple
BRONZE Member since Apr 2009

jason_sciple

^---(In The Bushes stealing your poi moves MWHAHAHA)
Location: Gulfport,MS

Total posts: 25
Posted:Originally Posted By: L0s3r_r@v3rbump
and
I'm at work- bored- and zooming around New Zealand. Then I got the idea to look for HoP and found it.

You can see the Street View of it at:
4332'55.47"S 17234'2.50"E
copy and paste it into search


^ ---- great idea had a look and its beside Wigram brewing ? is that a beer joint HOP guys smile . but very creepy program make sure on the bottom left you have all the boxes checked and it will show a camera click that and you get a view from the street from i guess a car lol ?


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L0s3r_r@v3r
SILVER Member since May 2005

L0s3r_r@v3r

enthusiast
Location: Swansea, Ma (US)

Total posts: 274
Posted:yup- Google has a brigade of cars equipped with 6 high def still cameras that take a photo every 5 meters or so

You know what I'm thinking about right now? That's right, Tacos!

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jason_sciple
BRONZE Member since Apr 2009

jason_sciple

^---(In The Bushes stealing your poi moves MWHAHAHA)
Location: Gulfport,MS

Total posts: 25
Posted:Thats so scary Too bad I cant know when they come by I would spin me some poi naked for my address smile

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L0s3r_r@v3r
SILVER Member since May 2005

L0s3r_r@v3r

enthusiast
Location: Swansea, Ma (US)

Total posts: 274
Posted:Ha- Yeah it's a bit- Freaky but it's not breaching privacy or any law so let them do it I say!

Edit- Also they ALWAYS blur out people's faces- and license plates I believe.

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You know what I'm thinking about right now? That's right, Tacos!

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