It could be an 'artifact' left there by the mapping supplier in order to trace who steals their maps. There's a lot of paper maps with cartographer's follies which can be used to prove that a map was copied, such a s a non-existent bend in a road.
31 posts • joined 29 Jun 2009
Google could really do with easy to find metadata about their streetview and sattelite imagery. I can only judge this locally based on what cars my neighbours own, when the builders spilt that paint on the road etc.
Knowing when a streetview photo was taken would make it a lot easier for businesses to judge what the site conditions are like without having to drag ourselves out of the office for a site visit. Don't google know how useful this free resource is to some of us?
I had to google the EQNZ as well. It wouldn't have hurt to write "New Zealand Earthquake" would it? Just so the rest of the world could understand.
I don't know how she can claim "I didn't realise it was wrong.". When I did jury service, we were told once by the usher, by the judge at the start of the trial, and again by the judge before being sent home "Don't discuss the trial with anyone other then the rest of the jury, and don't look it up on the internet, facebook or twitter." You'd really have to struggle to not understand that.
Why not just get the traffic lights to raise a large barrier of spikes when the lights turn red. Red light runners will then be faced with the choice of stop, or impale themselves on a large bed of spikes. There may be a few incidents until people get it into their heads that driving needs consideration for others and your full attention, rather than concentrating on sending a text to your mates. Call it natural selection.
Obviously, it'd mean that emergency services vehicles, who are allowed to treat red lights as give way signs when using lights and sirens, would need some form of controller to lower the barriers when they are on a shout.
This is good (for me)
My kids like to watch videos on youtube, usually with me aswell, but as a parent, it's really annoying when they are watching an innocuous vido about Club Penguin puffles or something only to see a comment right underneath it of "Dude, this Club penguin **** sucks ***** you f***** a****h****"
(without the asterisks). So having the comments hidden by default, and swear filtered automatically means they're less likely to turn and ask me "Daddy, what does F.... mean?". I'm under no illusion that this will be wrapping them in cotton wool, but it'll help them accidentally seeing this sort of thing whilst browsing.
Actions in the event of fire
Unplug machine (if you can get to the plug without endangering yourself)
Empty contents of CO2 extinguisher into ventilation slots
Call fire brigade (unless you're very confident that it's completely out)
Think "Oh wow! I'll just grab my iPhone and video it so I can be an internet hero"