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(io9)   Techies at Google say that their mapping software has a "glitch" and that Google Earth did not really capture evidence of secret Chinese anti-grav technology. Sure, that's what they WANT you to believe   (io9.com) divider line 4
    More: Unlikely, Google Earth, Google, Chinese, Chinese anti, Ed Catmull, 3D modeling, depth of field, topography  
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2013-01-11 11:27:57 AM  
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When you're mapping software works, people will few the texture mapping issues as a funny novelty.

When you're mapping software is crap, people will take every single issue and view it as evidence of incompetence.
2013-01-11 09:22:44 AM  
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RexTalionis: Slaxl: Hah, I like the comments "oh when Apple does it it's terrible, now when Google does it it's cool?" I remember when Apple maps issues were coming to light, and this one surfaced, they all said "Google does it too!" and in their defense they were right, because this is the least significant issue ever, but don't pretend it wasn't brought up and discussed previously.

Apple's problem is that a lot of the locations in Apple Maps aren't where they should be. For instance, my local Morton's is located nearly half a mile away from its location shown in Apple Maps. Graphical glitches can be forgiven. Graphical glitches in addition to bad mapping data? Yeah, that's more of a problem.


Apples problem is that they build, package, and sell pretentiousness. So, it's a big when they fail.

Because fark those guys.
2013-01-11 09:20:24 AM  
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RexTalionis: [i1212.photobucket.com image 850x566]


Fake picture. No one could really have 4 bars on AT&T.
2013-01-11 08:45:29 AM  
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Slaxl: Hah, I like the comments "oh when Apple does it it's terrible, now when Google does it it's cool?" I remember when Apple maps issues were coming to light, and this one surfaced, they all said "Google does it too!" and in their defense they were right, because this is the least significant issue ever, but don't pretend it wasn't brought up and discussed previously.


Apple's problem is that a lot of the locations in Apple Maps aren't where they should be. For instance, my local Morton's is located nearly half a mile away from its location shown in Apple Maps. Graphical glitches can be forgiven. Graphical glitches in addition to bad mapping data? Yeah, that's more of a problem.
 
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