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    Did you download that GE-Skype?

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    The only reason is that GE is making an April-joke with us. I've checked the myplaces, exchanged it by the default one and it's still there. So the changes made to send us friendly visitors must coded somewhere else. And the only institution can do that is GE.

    Edit: I am pretty sure it's GE, not GE-Skype. I've started my notebook haven't used the last days and the visitors are there too.
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    Maybe not only an april joke but something like an easter egg...
    So maybe more to come.


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    I could bet tomorrow the visitors are gone.

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    I could not for the life of me figure out what you guys are talking about - there was no friendly visitors that I could find in GEarth. I even did a file search for friendly visitors, couldn't find it.

    Then I realized that today is Gary Grinaker's favorite day. And I also realized that GEarth had been running all night. So I closed GEarth and reopened it.

    Yep, the little blue men are there, washing their windows and barbecuing burgers and dogs! They appear to be plugged into GEarth.

    I'm moving it from my temporary places to my favorites, it will be interesting to see what it looks like tomorrow.

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    http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthrea.../page/0#371009


    i cant even find what everyones on about though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nee
    i cant even find what everyones on about though!
    Open GEarth, check your temporary places.

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    OK, here are the facts on this file so far.
    1. It is downloaded as an update onto GE at startup of program.
    2. It is not affiliated with GEH, it is universal.
    3. It is not a known threat by Norton, CA eTrust, Sptbot S&D, or Microsoft Anti-Spy Beta(all updated 10:00 pm EST [-6:00GMT])
    4. And finally, you guys were right, that's all it is, is an April Fool's Joke , because I advanced my clock on this computer and they were gone!


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    i ebt everyone has it...either a prank by google..or its on sum file weve all downloaded.
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    Default GE-Skype was launched on March 31st

    So all of a sudden my new tool GE-Skype was accused of containing aliens, being a April 1st foolsday joke. It wasn't, GE-Skype was launched on March 31st and it still exists.

    Because of the fuzz, noone really replied...

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    Default Our unwelcome little visitor

    I've tried shifting the system time forward as suggested but this little visitor just dosn't know when to leave home.
    Has anyone actually managed to get this unwelcome guest to leave! and how!
    Has he reached places others fear to tread?

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    I haven't done anything (but let time passing by which I can't manipulate) and the visitors have left the planet earth.

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    Seems it was april fools, mine have gone home too and what is GE-Skype is it anything to do with skype or am i being really nieve after a heavy night???????

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    Default My little reluctent to leave visitor has gone

    I refer to my earlier post and that my little friendly visitor has at last packed his bags and left.

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    I moved the friendly visitors file from temporary place to my places yesterday, figuring that the blue men would be gone today.

    So - if anybody didn't get around to using GEarth on Saturday, April 1, here is what everybody saw.
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