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Date: 04/25/12 02:03 PM

42 Responses to Introducing UrtheCast: Google Earth On Steroids

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    Link: Introducing UrtheCast: Google Earth On Steroids - Want to see yourself live, from space? Maybe now you can with the world`s 1st hi-def, streaming video platform of Earth
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36204 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Just when you thought it was safe to sunbathe nude in your back yard.
  3. Profile photo of tohac
    tohac Male 18-29
    51 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    NFL gonna sue for copyright infringement
  4. Profile photo of Theyoyoguy
    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
    462 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    Wait, so I can pause the video and zoom in to my house? No drating way
  5. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4888 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Canada + Russia the force is strong.
  6. Profile photo of DeanoBoz
    DeanoBoz Male 40-49
    195 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    I wonder if the images will be admissible in court?
  7. Profile photo of s1cKs0uL
    s1cKs0uL Female 18-29
    394 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    They said I was being paranoid when I was convinced the government was always watching me... *rocks back and forth in a corner*
    Now two countries are admitting it...
    Where`s the resperidone when I need it heh.
  8. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    That`s some epic music for a simple concept.

    As great as it sounds, I bet it will run into privacy trouble.
  9. Profile photo of daverazor
    daverazor Male 50-59
    198 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    Finally can check me out some UFOs
  10. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    Big Brother is watching.
  11. Profile photo of uatme
    uatme Male 18-29
    1068 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    1 meter resolution, does that mean 1 square meter at ground level = 1 pixel. If so I think your fine Gerry
  12. Profile photo of kingdomCome
    kingdomCome Male 18-29
    338 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    forgive me if I`m wrong, but 1 metre resolution isn`t gonna let you see very much detail. The images they use to exemplify what they`re talking about "...or sporting events" is pretty mis-leading. It`s gonna be interesting, but nothing like what you see here.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1596 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm
    see them going bust within the year
  14. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    Privacy trouble? Probably not. They sure do make it sound more impressive than it actually is.

    "The camera will provide a 40 km wide, high resolution, color image down to as close as 1.1 metres."
    Meaning 1.1 meters = one pixel, spy satellites have been doing much better for a very long time, and clearly they cannot easily find WMD`s

    Hubble has a resolving power of 0.1 arc-seconds, if you pointed it at earth, you`d still be limited to `15-centimeter pixels`
  15. Profile photo of aRTCy
    aRTCy Male 30-39
    18 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    Can you imagine the crimes that you can solve with this thing?!
  16. Profile photo of DeanoBoz
    DeanoBoz Male 40-49
    195 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    Focus it on Loch Ness, 24/7.
  17. Profile photo of SuperN00B
    SuperN00B Male 30-39
    270 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Spying on nude beaches here we come!
  18. Profile photo of t4rrorist
    t4rrorist Male 18-29
    1 post
    April 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    Hey quick question from a new user. Are we allowed to submit links more than once with different descriptions? Does that help? I have a WTF vid tryna get it out there.
  19. Profile photo of SuperN00B
    SuperN00B Male 30-39
    270 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    Spying on nude beaches here we come!
  20. Profile photo of darkmagic14n
    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Google invading on your privacy? more likely than you think

    key highlights from my link:
    "The cars with roof-mounted cameras...were mapping local Wi-Fi networks"
    "He says Google also admitted taking in data over those networks that weren’t password protected."
    "Google had in its possession full e-mails and conversations and web pages that web browsers had visited"
    "The FCC found no laws were broken"
  21. Profile photo of han5nah
    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    They spelled Earth wrong.
  22. Profile photo of uatme
    uatme Male 18-29
    1068 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    @t4rrorist IAB doesn`t negotiate with terrorists
  23. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm
  24. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    Remember, Big Brother is watching you.
  25. Profile photo of turbotong
    turbotong Male 18-29
    600 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    big brother is watching
  26. Profile photo of turbotong
    turbotong Male 18-29
    600 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    damn, i got beat by bacon
  27. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    How many people would be making amature space movies with this...
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    o yea look how cool, thanks big brother
  29. Profile photo of ShudBWorking
    ShudBWorking Male 18-29
    86 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    ummm... when this gets bigger, like say enough cameras to cover the whole earth all at the same time, won`t this be a problem if your a protected witness, or anything like that? The person(s) looking for you could get an idea of where you are and just find you with this.
  30. Profile photo of PizzaPits
    PizzaPits Male 18-29
    553 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    I don`t think this is a good idea at all... What happened to privacy? Does that even matter anymore?
  31. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    i suspect, when this becomes active, heaps of crime taking place in bad weather.
  32. Profile photo of pigsnout5
    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
    546 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    how am i suppose to see a land slide or tsunami halfway across the world if the cameras are on me at that time? and if it`s live how can someone pause or rewind it? i`m so confused...
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    onefallswoop Male 30-39
    40 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Just because you can, doesn`t necessarily mean you SHOULD.
  34. Profile photo of danagamer
    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    yeah, lemmy know when that`s ready
  35. Profile photo of clockwork208
    clockwork208 Male 30-39
    835 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 12:58 am
    Fold me up one of them there tinfoil hats, willya Wilbur?
  36. Profile photo of Ozmose
    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 1:13 am
    Let`s see how fast, and how many things the government can black out in the first 24 hours.
    It would be nice to get a detailed look at Area 51, though I doubt it will ever happen.
  37. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 1:47 am
    I can see hunters using this to kill the last of a species.
  38. Profile photo of sutra46
    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 6:38 am
    Assuming this will be on subscription view.
    They must have astronomical legal expenses.
    I already know who I am obsessively but harmlessly stalk
    How muchie?
  39. Profile photo of burbclaver
    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 7:04 am
    Phew, Thought it said Urethracast. I`m sure nobody would want that!
  40. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 9:21 am
    Google has had lots of legal problems associated with Google Earth and Street View, so I assume this will face a myriad of similar problems.
  41. Profile photo of ChainsawNbud
    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
    744 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 5:15 am
    At first I thought it said ArethaCast, and we were going to get to see what Aretha Franklin had for breakfast.
  42. Profile photo of dense
    dense Male 30-39
    1 post
    April 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    Is it just me or did that second guy sound like Kripke from the Big Bang Theory?!

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