Friday, September 05, 2008

The Real Bridge to Nowhere

I was taking a random tour of Russia in Google Maps when I came across this:

At first glance it looks like a major bridge that disappears halfway into the lake.

Anyone know what the heck that is?


odograph said...

It looks like a moving object to me, a plane ,or a satellite below the camera.

Rebelfish said...

Good idea. That would explain its fade in and out. And if it's not in the air, it's HUGE -- over a miles *wide*.

Fat Knowledge said...

Yeah, I was thinking plane, but then it seemed too big for that. I like your idea of a satellite. I think that would do it.

And yeah, it is huge. You lose your sense of scale sometimes when you are zooming in and out on Google Maps.

Fat Knowledge said...


I saw that you were thinking about the EEE Box. I bought one, but then it had issues with my monitor, so I passed it off to my Mom. In the little time that I used it, I loved the small form factor, 20W power draw, nearly silent operation and easily assessable ports (since it was on my desktop). Power wise I thought it was workable, but I was disappointed that if I had a Youtube going in one window, that browsing in another window caused the youtube to get jumpy and audio was lost for a brief second. If it had like 15% more power, I think it would have been perfect as a web-browsing machine. I am not sure it was the CPU that is the issue though, as when I got the bad behavior on Youtube, the CPU wasn't at full capacity (looking at Task Manager's meter). I think it might be the graphic card that is the issue. I am not sure I would recommend this one, but next generation should be good to go.

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