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(AM and PM News)   Farker GWSuperfan is doing a happy dance over his latest victory in local politics   (nctimes.com) divider line 95
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2012-08-05 03:14:12 AM

steamingpile: Way to waste tax money.


it was free, mensa.

Miss Stein
I would've killed for an indoor mapping app. Save me hours tracking down lost hospital execs.
I would have killed for smarter signs so idiots dont walk about always with a device in their hands.
Like saying ones destination, the computer hears the voice, maps a out a route, and gives directions.Sometimes in the corridor / lifts .

I mean, good on ya GW, but- i just hate folks navigating without looking at whats right in front of their feet .
 
2012-08-05 03:18:44 AM

Degenz: ArcadianRefugee: Degenz: I don't get it.

Now you can use your phone to access the "your are here" floor plans laid out on most floors.

You know, in case you're stupid.

/or your local gov't is and doesn't have such things


Fail is me.

Ah, okay. Thanks.

I don't even own one of those stupid phones and I never will. The farking idiots who use that app will fall in a manhole or get run over before they have a chance to go to the courthouse.


Relevant.
 
2012-08-05 03:45:14 AM
Great, now they cant even rearrange the farking office furniture.
 
2012-08-05 03:47:25 AM

Cyno01: Great, now they cant even rearrange the farking office furniture.


What's the fun in that?
 
2012-08-05 04:12:01 AM
Why?
 
2012-08-05 04:21:17 AM
Wow, that's pretty neat. Congrats!
 
2012-08-05 04:22:46 AM

GWSuperfan: steamingpile: Way to waste tax money.

Holy shiat! I'm getting trolled in my own thread!


Yeah, well, remember I was getting trolled at the Fark party?

:)
 
2012-08-05 05:44:04 AM
Excellent idea - congratulations!
 
2012-08-05 05:50:37 AM

GWSuperfan: I'm the "Oceanside computer systems and website consultant" who was quoted in the article and was "instrumental in bringing Google to the city" :P


Bring Google Fiber there next.

/congrats
 
2012-08-05 06:32:44 AM

themindiswatching: GWSuperfan: I'm the "Oceanside computer systems and website consultant" who was quoted in the article and was "instrumental in bringing Google to the city" :P

Bring Google Fiber there next.

/congrats


No, bring it to Aliso Viejo >:|
 
2012-08-05 06:36:45 AM
www.lab404.com

ZOOLANDER SAYS CONGRADULASHIONS. Now how about getting your Google buddies to install that $25 per month gigabyte internet service like they did in Kansas City in SoCal. Screw LA just San Diego and OC.
 
2012-08-05 08:41:21 AM
If you want to do something good for Oceanside make the wait at The Beach Break Cafe shorter.
 
2012-08-05 09:02:26 AM

SpinStopper: Collision Avoidance vs. Collision Detection and Correction. This ought to be FUN!


There is no need to bring either ethernet or wireless into this. Nor carrier sense multiple access/ collision avoidance.
 
2012-08-05 09:05:30 AM

GWSuperfan: steamingpile: Way to waste tax money.

Holy shiat! I'm getting trolled in my own thread!


Welcome to Fark :)
 
2012-08-05 09:14:45 AM

GWSuperfan: steamingpile: Way to waste tax money.

Holy shiat! I'm getting trolled in my own thread!


Don't worry, the bomb-planting terrorists will thank you one day.

Boom!
 
2012-08-05 09:24:42 AM
Nydegger, please.
 
2012-08-05 09:28:44 AM
If only there were some Internet-based method for people to pay their water bills... hey, an app that helps them physically walk around City Hall, that's the ticket!
 
2012-08-05 11:10:51 AM
Don't let them enable streetview in the public restrooms. That would be gross and potentially an invasion of privacy.
 
2012-08-05 11:12:18 AM

whatsupchuck: Don't let them enable streetview in the public restrooms. That would be gross and potentially an invasion of privacy.


There are no photos involved. It's all just 3-D modeling of the interiors.
 
2012-08-05 11:43:07 AM
OK, don't let them 3-D model any dudes standing in front of the 3-D urinals 'cause that would be weird.
 
2012-08-05 11:58:23 AM
I am looking forward to when you can put on a set of goggles, and wander through a building shooting at baddies, zombies, etc.
encrypted-tbn3.google.com
 
2012-08-05 12:19:09 PM

Super Chronic: If only there were some Internet-based method for people to pay their water bills... hey, an app that helps them physically walk around City Hall, that's the ticket!


Internet banking is not common in the US?

/honest question
 
2012-08-05 12:20:22 PM

Dansker: Super Chronic: If only there were some Internet-based method for people to pay their water bills... hey, an app that helps them physically walk around City Hall, that's the ticket!

Internet banking is not common in the US?

/honest question


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2012-08-05 12:27:59 PM

Dansker: Super Chronic: If only there were some Internet-based method for people to pay their water bills... hey, an app that helps them physically walk around City Hall, that's the ticket!

Internet banking is not common in the US?

/honest question


It is, but there are those who still pay their bills the old school way, but either visiting the utility office or sending in a check. Also, if you move to a new city, some utility companies require you to visit their office in order to sign up for service.
 
2012-08-05 12:35:29 PM
Nice one GW, that's really cool.

I can see this having great opportunities for people with disabilities, too.

/"You are now in the Braille Playboy section of the library"
 
2012-08-05 12:43:25 PM

bobbette: /"You are now in the Braille Playboy section of the library"


WIN!
 
2012-08-05 12:54:11 PM
Congrats, GW!

If you're lucky, they'll have as-built drawings of the buildings in AutoCAD... I was dev lead on an access control system for a government campus, and one of the requirements was for security to be able to pull up a location map whenever there was an alarm so they knew where to go to shoot someone. We accomplished that by taking the ACAD drawings, exporting them to SVG, and making a little control that would zoom and pan to the spot automagically. If they renovated the building there was an automated process to re-export the drawings with the access-controlled door on a different layer (since they hardly ever changed.) I also wrote hooks for a later version that could provide up-to-the-minute locating for anyone with an access card.

I have no idea if that could be applied to Google's way of doing things, but with existing drawings and a little work by some intern to define what's a hallway and what isn't, you could save a lot of work.
 
2012-08-05 01:15:25 PM
And they say long haired hippies never do anything.
 
2012-08-05 01:17:51 PM

TFerWannaBe: Excellent idea - congratulations!


Wait, you're giving him credit for the idea, not Google?
 
2012-08-05 01:20:58 PM

fragMasterFlash: fragMasterFlash: (hint: n sub>

frogdamn fltrpwnage!

*flounces off in a huff*


People still flounce?

Huh, maybe I need to get out more. And flounce. It could be fun :-)

Anyway, congrats, subby!
 
2012-08-05 01:32:10 PM
And for those who have forgotten, GWSuperfan was also instrumental in keeping his local public library from being outsourced this past February, 2012/
 
2012-08-05 01:42:47 PM

consider this: TFerWannaBe: Excellent idea - congratulations!

Wait, you're giving him credit for the idea, not Google?


Google wanted to map the library. I pushed to expand it beyond that
 
2012-08-05 01:48:03 PM
Thanks, Super Chronic and Bathia_Mapes.
 
2012-08-05 02:18:48 PM

Bathia_Mapes: And for those who have forgotten, GWSuperfan was also instrumental in keeping his local public library from being outsourced this past February, 2012/


*follows link and reads*
Huh. Nicely done.
 
2012-08-05 02:52:41 PM

GWSuperfan: Google wanted to map the library. I pushed to expand it beyond that


Google has been offering mapping of building interiors since last year and anybody can apply to have any business mapped. You might just be tooting your own horn a little much.
 
2012-08-05 03:07:02 PM

consider this: GWSuperfan: Google wanted to map the library. I pushed to expand it beyond that

Google has been offering mapping of building interiors since last year and anybody can apply to have any business mapped. You might just be tooting your own horn a little much.


Getting the city council to approve having it done, however (over the objections of the City's CIO, I might add)....
 
2012-08-05 03:14:37 PM

GWSuperfan: Getting the city council to approve having it done, however (over the objections of the City's CIO, I might add)....


Well see, that's another matter. Now I can actually say good job.
 
2012-08-05 04:22:00 PM
Won't this make it much easier for terrorists? Befuddling them with labyrinthine government building layouts is our final line of defense.
 
2012-08-05 04:41:24 PM
Fisheye all the things!
 
2012-08-05 05:37:34 PM
I don't know how big the Oceanside Libraries are but when I visit a large library, say with several floors of stacks, it often takes a while to navigate to where a book is (what floor, what section, what row, what shelf) and the end stages often involves scanning a bunch of signs and book spines to narrow down the call number range.

A really cool ap would take a call number (somehow automatically from a catalog look up) and navigate you directly to the shelf where it should be found.
 
2012-08-05 06:31:00 PM

HairBolus: I don't know how big the Oceanside Libraries are but when I visit a large library, say with several floors of stacks, it often takes a while to navigate to where a book is (what floor, what section, what row, what shelf) and the end stages often involves scanning a bunch of signs and book spines to narrow down the call number range.

A really cool ap would take a call number (somehow automatically from a catalog look up) and navigate you directly to the shelf where it should be found.


Now, that would be handy. Our local library's main branch in downtown Eugene has four floors, three of which have the stacks, DVDs, CDs, etc. (fourth floor has the meeting rooms).
 
2012-08-05 10:27:40 PM
This will be great until somebody figures out a way to use it to shoot somebody or look up somebody's dress.

/which is why we can't have nice things.
 
2012-08-06 09:37:09 AM
Congrats, man!

/Can we have a Happy Tab please?
//Not that kind of tab, put those away...
 
2012-08-06 04:11:58 PM
Nice job Mr. Wilson!
 
2012-08-07 02:43:18 AM
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