Why do the Google Map Icons perpetually cast their shadows as though the sun were setting in the West?

It’s 9:32 AM EST Google. In the year 2012 no less. 

You guys are our generation’s “tomorrow people”. You’re so cutting edge, your tablet PC gives you paper cuts. However, I don’t give a shit if you fly to work in a rocket car and drink free trade coffee from the future corpo-nation state Guatemala PrimeCafe LLC, if it’s 9:32 AM the sun is rising in the east and shadows are cast to the west.

You’re on notice Google. What would Anaximander say?

Just figure it out. ASAP.

“To the extent that free flow of information threatens the powerful, those in power will seek to suppress it.”
— Sergey Brin
Boom tho. Boom tho.
“When the Chinese told Google that they had to block sites or they couldn’t do [business] in their country, they managed to figure out how to block sites.”
— Chris Dodd, former Democratic Senator from Connecticut and current head of the MPAA lobby. To be clear he is invoking the Great Chinese Firewall as a reason SOPA is a feasible and good idea.

gonzodave:

Good for Google. I suggest these illegal requests are desperate attempts to mitigate the coming civil and criminal litigation that will be levied against municipal workers (read: irresponsible, badged, public sector workers with guns) who are liable.

self-ownership:

According to Google:

We received a request from a local law enforcement agency to remove YouTube videos of police brutality, which we did not remove. Separately, we received requests from a different local law enforcement agency for removal of videos allegedly defaming law enforcement officials. We did not comply with those requests, which we have categorized in this Report as defamation requests.

Reasons for content removal from those who serve to “protect” us include defamation, privacy and security, national security, government criticism, and violence (more than likely initiated on their behalf).

If they’re here to “protect” us, what could they possibly have to hide?

What is Google Chrome OS?

been waiting for this for about 4 years now. 

FINALLY TERMINAL COMPUTING IS COOL AGAIN.

New York City 3D in Google Earth

GOD DAMNIT GOOGLE! THIS IS INSANE! DO CHICAGO NEXT PLZ?

roughingitblog:

Egbert Viele’s 1874 Map of Manhattan overlaying Google Earth.

(View In Google Earth)

roughingitblog:

1700’s City Plan of Old New York overlaying Google Earth.

(View In Google Earth)

see you soon NYC.

Biking Directions now on Google Maps!