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September 23, 2012

100 grand landmarks as seen from Google Maps

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From DailyTekk:

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It's a wonderful world we live in and Google is doing an amazing job of mapping it. Most people use the service to get directions, but Google’s satellite images also capture the world's landmarks, which look a little different than you may be used to when viewed from the sky.

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Have you ever wondered what the Statue of Liberty (the one in the US — yes, there are two), Niagara Falls, the London Eye, the famous Hollywood sign or the Sea of Galilee look like when viewed from above? Well, before 1999 you would have needed a plane and millions of dollars to travel the world and see. Now, for free, Google Maps will transport you anywhere in the world.

As of 2012, Google Maps contained over 20 petabytes of data (that’s 21 million gigabytes). It uses images that are updated approximately every two weeks, according to Mashable. As you may note, some images appear blurry. This is because governments (or third party satellite owners) can have the images blurred before they reach Google (just try looking up sensitive locations in Washington, D.C.).

Total items listed: 100. Time to compile: 12+ hours.

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Pictured from the top down: the Eiffel Tower; the Statue of Liberty; the Hollywood Sign.

Fair warning: There goes the day (for once, no exaggeration).

September 23, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Hand broom

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Hand made in Massachusetts from corn stems, jute, leather, and wire.

16" x 7".

$58.

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My first four months on Facebook in 2007

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Above, the sum total of my Facebook activity in 2007.

Times change, but people really don't.

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Sailboat Napkin Holders

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From The Green Head:

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"These nautical napkin holders

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transform your boring old square napkins

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into mighty sails with just a simple fold."

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Red or Black: $14 (napkins not included).

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"Take Me Home, Country Roads" — John Denver live in 1983 in a wonderful duet (video)

I love this.

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What do you mean I'm always too busy?

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Rubber stamp with solid beech handle.

8.5" x 5" x 1.5".

$24.50.

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10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life — John Cage and Sister Corita Kent

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[via Explore and Brain Pickings]

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Flat Life Clock

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"A two-dimensional image performs as if it were the three-dimensional object: a fully-functional clock."

Printed PET and electronics.

23.5" x 16.5" x 0.25".

$150.

September 23, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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