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Ĉmeric
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 11:39 PM
What is your opinion of it? Is it a good thing or bad thing?


http://i36.tinypic.com/jhslc1.jpg

This is the gravel lane I live on, public road not my driveway. The Google van didn't bother coming up this road.

http://i35.tinypic.com/w15tac.jpg

Same position but 90° to the right. I'm surprised Google bothered to come down this road but they did.

I'm impressed with the streetviews available. I've been looking up the addresses of my former homes from the past 40+ years to see what they look like now. I personally like it.

Oski
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 11:52 PM
See allot of snakes on those roads??? I'm a herpetologist so Indiana would be a blast for me.

SpearBrave
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 12:14 AM
Oski, I don't know were Ĉmeric lives in Indiana but we have lots of snakes turtles,lizards,frogs,toads etc. in my area.
The is one snake that is always fun to mess with flattens head like a cobra but is not poisonous, the common names are milk snake,cow snake, false viper, and bull snake.
Sometimes I come across Easter timber rattlesnakes and copperheads but not very often.

Oski
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 12:42 AM
The is one snake that is always fun to mess with flattens head like a cobra but is not poisonous

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/mariaasion/easternhognose.jpg

Eastern hognose is what I think you are talking about :thumbup

The bull snake puts up a good show too :D

I'll post a google image of my favorite place in my county if I can find pictures like Ĉmeric. I don't know how he saved the street view image ???

Ĉmeric
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 12:56 AM
See allot of snakes on those roads??? I'm a herpetologist so Indiana would be a blast for me.

Sometimes I come across a black rat snake (http://herpcenter.ipfw.edu/index.htm?http://herpcenter.ipfw.edu/outreach/accounts/reptiles/snakes/Rat_snake/index.htm&2) but it more likely you will see squirrels or deer on these roads. Deer are a particular hazard between sunset &sunrise.

Stygian Cellarius
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 01:07 AM
I use Google Earth and Street view almost daily at work. I'm a civil engineer and this new tool saves me ALOT of time. I rarely have to go to the job site anymore to collect data. I can just view Google Earth and Street view instead and get all the information I need.

Now of course that is a personal reason for liking it and not really addressing the big picture, but at the moment I can think of no negative consequence other than the common argument of giving our enemies the greatest tool they could have ever wanted for collecting intel.

We have become complacent in our prosperity and position of power in the world. Something which never lasts long. We may not have National enemies at the moment that could take advantage of this tool in the fullest, but the time will come, probably sooner than we think. If America was at war with the Third Reich now, instead of 70 years ago and we had Google Earth and Street View. We'd be done for.

Now you'd think that we would take these tools away if that time came, when that time comes and surely we would, but it will be too late. They could just archive the images now and save them for later. Which any smart nation would do and just keep updating their database with new images when their published.

Grey
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 01:11 AM
What's with you Northerners (relatively, anyway) and your harmless snakes? All I ever come across are Copperheads and Water Moccasins.

As far as street view goes, I've heard that Google has gotten in a lot of trouble with accidental nudity and I read an article a few months ago that said some German town wasn't allowing Google's cameras inside.

SpearBrave
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 01:15 AM
http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/mariaasion/easternhognose.jpg

Eastern hognose is what I think you are talking about


ya that is it.:)

Oski
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 01:20 AM
How did you save the street view image? When I try it only gives me options like zoom etc.


Sometimes I come across a black rat snake (http://herpcenter.ipfw.edu/index.htm?http://herpcenter.ipfw.edu/outreach/accounts/reptiles/snakes/Rat_snake/index.htm&2) but it more likely you will see squirrels or deer on these roads. Deer are a particular hazard between sunset &sunrise.

I just happen to have a pet black rat snake, he shows a recessive trait known as "white sided".
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2926/imagedw.th.jpg (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/imagedw.jpg/)

Ĉmeric
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 01:39 AM
How did you save the street view image? When I try it only gives me options like zoom etc.


I took a screenshot. (http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Screenshot-in-Microsoft-Windows) I made sure to erase the highway number in the upper righthand corner next to the camera icon before I saved the screenshot.

SpearBrave
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009, 03:51 AM
What's with you Northerners (relatively, anyway) and your harmless snakes? All I ever come across are Copperheads and Water Moccasins.

We have those too, I just have fun teasing the Hog nose until they flatten out their head.

The street view could take all fun exploring new areas.

Wulfram
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009, 04:55 AM
I just have fun teasing the Hog nose until they flatten out their head.

In Texas we have the King Snake. If you agitate them they will coil up and pretend to be Rattlesnakes, even rubbing their tail across the ground to imitate the sound of the rattle.


The street view could take all fun exploring new areas.

Exactly.


The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
- Marshall Mcluhan

Oski
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009, 05:16 AM
I like the desert and speckled king snakes of texas :thumbup

I think google streetview is just a couple steps away from "big brother" etc.

Its nice to be able to check out our own country, but I think this is available to foreigners and that underminds our own security and privacy.