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Mark Lanctot
2006-02-06, 14:23
Been playing around with Google Earth lately. According to GE, this is Slim Devices.

Incidentally, it measures as 1.21 miles from Google's headquarters. Unfortunately the insanely high-resolution image of Google's HQ doesn't extend out this far or we'd be able to see Sean on the roof getting a tan!

:-)

seanadams
2006-02-06, 14:35
Nope, that's a recycling center. And the next building to the West is a great place to get a German transmission repaired.

Slim Devices is in the next building south of there, the one running East-West.

Mark Lanctot
2006-02-06, 15:26
Nope, that's a recycling center. And the next building to the West is a great place to get a German transmission repaired.

Slim Devices is in the next building south of there, the one running East-West.

Dang. GE strikes out again. Its map database seems a little off.

This would be it then:

seanadams
2006-02-06, 16:40
Yep that's it. The image is quite up-to-date by the way. I can tell from the state of highway 101 construction that it's about six months old. Also taken on a weekend judging by the one car in the parking lot which might have been mine. :)

Robin Bowes
2006-02-06, 18:20
seanadams said the following on 02/06/2006 11:40 PM:
> Yep that's it. The image is quite up-to-date by the way. I can tell from
> the state of highway 101 construction that it's about six months old.
> Also taken on a weekend judging by the one car in the parking lot which
> might have been mine. :)

Nah, yours would have been halfway up the kerb, wouldn't it? :)

R.

seanadams
2006-02-06, 18:50
Nah, yours would have been halfway up the kerb, wouldn't it? :)

R.

True, that one does seem to be in an actual parking spot - and only slightly crooked. :)

stinkingpig
2006-02-06, 23:35
seanadams wrote:
> Nope, that's a recycling center. And the next building to the West is a
> great place to get a German transmission repaired.
>
> Slim Devices is in the next building south of there, the one running
> East-West.
>
>
>
Interesting... using the address, Google Earth/Maps is about three
houses off when looking at my house too. Makes ya wonder.

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mikerob
2006-02-07, 02:08
Interesting... using the address, Google Earth/Maps is about three
houses off when looking at my house too. Makes ya wonder.

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They have also shifted the Greenwich meridian...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/06/greenwich_meridian/

Skunk
2006-02-07, 08:07
Sounds about as accurate as guided missle technology. At least it's free.