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?

4 comments:

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...

Odograph,

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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