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Post by spaced cowboy on Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:18 am

it claims i'm on the entire other fucking side of toronto from where i am. does it have a built in error factor of like 7km or something?...
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Re: the google map for who's online is pathetic

Post by thewalrus on Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:21 am

Wait. What the fuck is this?
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Post by spaced cowboy on Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:33 am

if you click the "who's online" link it displays what we're looking at on the site, and displays where we are on google maps...
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Re: the google map for who's online is pathetic

Post by VS on Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:50 am

Mine is within a couple miles
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Re: the google map for who's online is pathetic

Post by JaysonAych on Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:54 am

Apps like that might be able to get close based on your IP, as in what city you're in, but I don't think they can track you all the way to your house.
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Post by Aristotle on Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:36 pm

yeah, mine is off by 5 miles or so, too. it's probably the center of the county or something.
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Post by SBF on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:39 am

Mines off by about 20 miles to the southwest.
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Post by Omni on Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:03 am

Mine is off by about 18 miles. Not too bad
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Post by thewalrus on Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:23 am

The fact that this doesn't work particularly well is, if anything, a good thing. It's kind of creepy.
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Post by Omni on Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:39 am

thewalrus wrote:The fact that this doesn't work particularly well is, if anything, a good thing. It's kind of creepy.

Yeah, my roomie's iphone pinpointed us to the spot in my house where the couch is. We were sitting on it at the time. :rapist:
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Post by Aristotle on Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:22 pm

haha my gps is about that accurate, too. :roflmao:

i think it's said to be accurate to 3 feet.
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Re: the google map for who's online is pathetic

Post by thewalrus on Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:23 am

Omni wrote:
thewalrus wrote:The fact that this doesn't work particularly well is, if anything, a good thing. It's kind of creepy.

Yeah, my roomie's iphone pinpointed us to the spot in my house where the couch is. We were sitting on it at the time. :rapist:

haha yeah, the iPhone GPS is crazy accurate. It got me to the precise corner of a restaurant I was sitting in with some friends. Nuts.
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Post by spaced cowboy on Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:14 am

Omni wrote:
thewalrus wrote:The fact that this doesn't work particularly well is, if anything, a good thing. It's kind of creepy.

Yeah, my roomie's iphone pinpointed us to the spot in my house where the couch is. We were sitting on it at the time. :rapist:
i like my iphone gps. it's actually useful. and about equal with one of those tomtom units for a car...
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Post by Omni on Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:39 pm

spaced cowboy wrote:
Omni wrote:
thewalrus wrote:The fact that this doesn't work particularly well is, if anything, a good thing. It's kind of creepy.

Yeah, my roomie's iphone pinpointed us to the spot in my house where the couch is. We were sitting on it at the time. :rapist:
i like my iphone gps. it's actually useful. and about equal with one of those tomtom units for a car...

Yeah, if I get an iphone I think that will be one of the features that would make me interested. It's too bad I already have an ipod or it would be even more useful.
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Post by Tailhappy on Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:14 pm

Mine's off by only 4 miles, and nearly directly East of where I live. Spooky.
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Post by Bluntman on Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:19 pm

It puts me in Kentucky.WTF.By corn fields and shit.And AOL in in Virginia I believe.I never been to Kentucky I live in So.Cal.It put me in So.Cal. once. :huh:
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Post by Aristotle on Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:27 am

lol blunt is stealing internet from across the country.
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Post by JaysonAych on Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:06 am

Bluntman wrote:It puts me in Kentucky.WTF.I never been to Kentucky I live in So.Cal. :huh:

That's just what a stalker trying to throw me off the trail would say :unsure:
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Post by TheLightedPath on Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:46 am

I never knew about this before..Its pretty cool. About 40 miles off for me but thats to be expected.
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Post by millertime on Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:25 pm

Mine is off by approximately 370kms. I am in Cold Lake ad it puts me in edmonton
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Post by 911 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:39 am

Mine's only off by a couple blocks

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Post by Pete.Z on Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:12 am

It puts me some 60 km from home,and I just noticed les lives in a parking lot.
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Post by Turbojett on Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:23 pm

mine's off by oh, half the fucking country. It puts me in Oklahoma. And Blunt is in Kentucky. It just doesn't like Californians for some reason.
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Post by 1300ZUK on Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:20 pm

:facepalm:

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Post by zdc_LarryRX on Wed May 13, 2009 6:19 pm

:roflmao: Way off, I'm the red dot in Brownfield.

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Post by Turbojett on Fri May 29, 2009 2:11 pm

Turbojett wrote:mine's off by oh, half the fucking country. It puts me in Oklahoma. And Blunt is in Kentucky. It just doesn't like Californians for some reason.

...and Guapo is standing off in a field somewhere in Kansas.
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