And The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen (_redpanda_) wrote in metaquotes,
And The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen
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daniels_pengies: "Who knew Nevada was full of deserts and mountains???"

I decided to check out the controversial technology. Upon going to http://maps.google.com, I immediately COULD NOT find the link to this so-called satellite mapping. Little did I know, however, that google had cleverly hid it in plain view on the upper right hand side of the page. It had been disguised under the link name "satellite," which I understand is actually a German word meaning "I want to look into your house now."

By Clicking on the clever "satellite" link, the normal Google U.S. graphic map that usually decorates the main searching page suddenly disappeared, only to be replaced seconds later by a REAL LIFE image of the U.S. For a few minutes I think I sat in awe, and probably drooled a little bit. Then, as boredom was about to set in, I decided to fiddle with the program. I searched for silly things at first: my home town, pizza places, Bush's integrity...you know, things that you'd think should be easy to find via satellite, but sometimes turn out to be next to impossible to locate.

-- the whole awesome post (in which the OP goes hunting for Area 51 and finds out the Homeland Security is pointless) is here -- with images!
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