View Full Version : Something I found in the internet about GEH

04-10-2006, 06:51 PM
Google Earth Hacks

"If you haven't already downloaded Google Earth, perhaps you're better off avoiding it. Although it's free and incredibly entertaining, it will cause you to lose dozens and dozens of potentially productive hours of your life. The coverage of most of the U.S. is very good, and surprising chunks of the rest of the world have excellent imagery. Pyongyang in North Korea is blurry, but the area of North Korea at north latitude 39 deg 47 min near the Chinese border has breathtaking detail. As luck would have it, there is a nuclear reactor there too. The view of Fallujah in Iraq is similarly impressive.

But just when you think you've wasted enough time roaming the world on your own, along comes Google Earth Hacks, in which you find fascinating ways that other folks have added value to Google Earth with pointers, annotations, and overlays. Lots of other people are out there marking up the Earth with things like the stages of the Tour de France. See what those mountain stages really look like. Some places, like Mount Everest or the Bikini Atoll, not only include descriptions but also higher resolution imagery superimposed on Google's own. In summary, Google Earth plus Google Earth Hacks is just a terrifying vortex of lost time. Pretend I never told you any of this. Now I'll look at just one more file before I go to bed... "


04-10-2006, 07:47 PM
hehe very true!

I spent literally days compiling a "Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown" walking tour of the various film/fiction locations, with screen captures from the films, the lot. For what? No idea, seemed like a good idea at the time.

Its amazing the time this program eats up.
I suppose its better than being addicted to The Sims hehe :spin:

04-10-2006, 08:14 PM
Very True :lol:

04-10-2006, 10:51 PM
In summary, Google Earth plus Google Earth Hacks is just a terrifying vortex of lost time.

Nah - I estimate I've lost less than 1,000 hours over the last 8 months. Let's see - 1,000 hours divided into eight months = 125 hours a month.

Let's see - 125 hours divided by 4.333 weeks in a month = 28 hours a week.

Let's see - 28 hours divided by seven days in a week = 4 hours a day.

Man, I have got to get a life.

Nah, really, it is possible to cut down. I must have spent six hours a day when I first found GEarth and GEH. Now I'm down to about one hour a day.

Let's see - 365 hours a year = about nine 40-hour work weeks.

Man, I have got to get a life.

04-15-2006, 09:43 AM
its true but i dont want to know that i have no life