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Comment Re:Where I live, OpenStreetMap is much better... (Score 0) 263

I have reported many errors that I have found on Google Maps to the team using the tiny "Send Feedback" link in the lower right corner and they have always sent me a response when the issue has been resolved. It takes a month or two but they are listening and fixing. I regularly contribute to OpenStreeMap as well. I use many different map sources/software/apps and pick the appropriate one for my situtation.

Comment Re:Oh, they're a big company, (Score 0) 527

Same here. I have a Windows 10 Pro machine that was upgraded from Windows 8.1 and I have not seen that. I also have a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro on a bootcamp partition on my MacBook Pro where I have also not experienced any of those things. Is it a difference between Pro and Home?

Comment Re:Tiny Tiny RSS (Score 0) 287

I just installed it on my linode server and it works great with the 400+ feeds that I exported from Google Reader. I also installed the Android app since I read most of my news during my commute and so far it seems pretty solid. It could use automatic downloading for offline reading and some other little things but otherwise very usable especially since it syncs my read articles with the server. It's all open source so maybe I will give a shot at adding some functionality myself.

Submission + - Red Dwarf to Return in 2010 (ganymede.tv)

An anonymous reader writes: During this weekend's Dimension Jump XV (the official Red Dwarf fan club convention), it was announced that UK freeview cable network Dave has commissioned six new Red Dwarf episodes. Set to be released some time in 2010, it is strongly hinted that these episodes will be filmed before a live studio audience.

How Google Earth Images Are Made 122

An anonymous reader writes "The Google Librarian Central site has up a piece by Mark Aubin, a Software Engineer who works on Google Earth. Aubin explains some of the process behind capturing satellite imagery for use with the product. 'Most people are surprised to learn that we have more than one source for our imagery. We collect it via airplane and satellite, but also just about any way you can imagine getting a camera above the Earth's surface: hot air balloons, model airplanes - even kites. The traditional aerial survey involves mounting a special gyroscopic, stabilized camera in the belly of an airplane and flying it at an elevation of between 15,000 feet and 30,000 feet, depending on the resolution of imagery you're interested in. As the plane takes a predefined route over the desired area, it forms a series of parallel lines with about 40 percent overlap between lines and 60 percent overlap in the direction of flight. This overlap of images is what provides us with enough detail to remove distortions caused by the varying shape of the Earth's surface.'

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