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Submission + - Google street view no longer limited to streets->

heidaro writes: It’s time for Google to rename its Street View feature. Google Maps’ Street View is no longer limited to streets, the company is now using tricycles to photograph off-road locations like the gardens at the San Diego Art Institute or Château de Chenonceaux in Civray-de-Touraine, France.
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Submission + - Did Chinese TV pass off Top Gun footage as a milit-> 1 1

heidaro writes: "As part of its ongoing expansion, has the People's Liberation Army signed up Goose and Maverick? Chinese bloggers are accusing state broadcaster CCTV of using repurposed footage from the 1986 film Top Gun for a story on a recent air force drill."
Is it just me or are communist nations very skilled an embarrassing themselves?

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Comment Peak oil & 2008 recession (Score 1) 386 386

Many people are for the hypothesis of having moved past peak oil having caused the 2008 recession, especially ENV academics. Another thing some of those people and others say is that the current unemployment is here to stay, it will not go back to what it was like before.

Comment Re:€ (euro) (Score 1) 868 868

I don't know about you but to me boycotting banks sounds like a good idea as long as you can store your money safely.

Maybe it's just because I'm Icelandic and I'm aware of the reality of the bank being able to tell you that you cannot withdraw money because they lost it.

Not to mention that I look down on most economists and people in business and consider them leeches of society. I hope technology can replace them before I die, especially the bankers.

Comment Question everything (Score 2) 274 274

This happened one year ago (see article) and what interesting data could one possibly hope to find within the walls of the Icelandic Parliament? And even if there was any, there are easier ways of looking for it than gaining entry to the offices and leaving a laptop there. It's even more silly to think Wikileaks were involved.

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. -- Theophrastus