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Postby GypsumWolf » Oct 11, 2006 6:03 pm

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Postby Wayne Harrison » Oct 11, 2006 8:49 pm

Well, at least we know now it's not a satellite image (or maybe it is and that's an alien). But it's really funny.
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Postby Ralph E. Powers » Oct 11, 2006 11:42 pm

I zoomed it back down to where there were clouds... then asked someone to tell me "what's wrong with this picture?" then clicked one zoom up at a time... til they went... woah... look at the size of that thing! :doh:
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Postby fuzzy-hair-man » Oct 12, 2006 12:58 am

I'm assuming that the photo was taken from an aircraft (ones zoomed out further are from satalite I guess (clouds appear and disappear as you zoom in and out)) so the bug could have physically been there.

Given that the images are built by joining a whole heap of images you might not be able to tell how big the bug should show up.

BUT

I don't know if I understand cameras all that well but looking at it the bug is in pretty clear focus but the ground surrounding the bug is also in focus (well no different to surrounding photos). As I understood it cameras would have a great deal of difficulty focusing on an extreme macro (the bug) and the distance to the ground at the same time.

therefore is someone at google having a joke? :? or did I just think about it to much :oops:
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Postby cavemanjonny » Oct 12, 2006 12:43 pm

I would guess that the bug was introduced when the original photos were digitized by Keyhole or Google or whoever did it. A lot of the USGS photos at Terraserver have hairs and dust and what not on them, which were definitely introduced after the photos were taken.

If you poke around Terraserver long enough looking at the topo maps for the area around Jasper, TN, I believe you'll even find a tile that has part of the collar from the maps that they digitized. I forget where and what scale exactly. It's around there somewhere.
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Postby Ralph E. Powers » Oct 12, 2006 1:58 pm

Not sure if this is accurate... someone on another forum posted this reply...
you know the story where the term computer bugs came from... during WW2, little bugs would get in the radar sensors, and they literally had "bugs!" The label stuck.
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Postby icave » Oct 13, 2006 11:17 am

Just earlier this year, tiny ants invaded one of our sound level meters during a 24 hour measurement. The instrument was locked inside a pelican case, but they found a small hole and managed to get in. The meter was not working, so we took the battery cover off and found ants inside. If you looked carefully, you could see them crawling on the circuit board inside the meter.

It cost us $1000 to get our bugs fixed.
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Postby Ralph E. Powers » Oct 16, 2006 12:19 am

icave wrote:It cost us $1000 to get our bugs fixed.

D-does that mean t-they c-can't breed any more?
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Postby bigalpha » Oct 17, 2006 12:56 am

speaking of google flaws -- http://www.googlehacks.com has a lot of crazy lookin' stuff. Has thumbnails of the pics - but you'll need googleearth if you want to see it in it's high-res goodness!
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Postby hydrology_joe » Oct 17, 2006 12:54 pm

Use Google Earth to locate the flood control basin located at 2617 Easton Blvd in Des Moines IA. I am refraining from posting an image because it is graphic... YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
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Postby cob » Oct 17, 2006 2:20 pm

hydrology_joe wrote:Use Google Earth to locate the flood control basin located at 2617 Easton Blvd in Des Moines IA. I am refraining from posting an image because it is graphic... YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED


took me awhile to see it... wonder what that means?
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Postby Grandpa Caver » Oct 17, 2006 5:45 pm

I gotta think it means whoever designed the facility probably had a sense of humor!
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Postby cob » Oct 17, 2006 7:00 pm

Grandpa Caver wrote:I gotta think it means whoever designed the facility probably had a sense of humor!


amen brother, amen.
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Postby bigalpha » Oct 17, 2006 7:37 pm

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