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Irene Adler

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The map function is pretty nifty, but kinda creepy. I makes it seem like, if I wanted to, I could just look up where you live, and show up on your doorstep. (Aaron might not like that so much, though)

However, the thingy says I'm on in a different side of the highway that Aaron and I live next to.

How odd.
 

jhuggett

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IP lookups aren't very accurate really, they are made off records keep by Internet Service Providers. Some are really far off, like in the case of cellular internet cards.
 

puros_bran

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(The internet rumor monger)

Irene said her and Aaron had split up. Apparently she has moved out of the house! Oh My!




I am from all over if you IP me, but mostly I show up as a Canadian. Lol
 

Hermit

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Hey, that's pretty cool!
I didn't know about that.
They missed my house by about five miles;
I guess nobody will be dropping by. :lol:
 

Puff Daddy

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I'll be darned, I never knew that was there :cyclops: I musta went to the same school as Buck :rabbit:

Not terribly accurate. Missed be by over 100 miles. Looks like the Comcast server hub (or whatever) is in San Jose.
 

JJPHOTO

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Wow that's cool, never knew that was there. It was off by about 8 states when I was at work, but is right now that I'm home. Guess at work they run it through a corporate service center so they can monitor what we do.
 

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That is pretty cool but I am on my company issued laptop right now which has all kinds of security bells and whistles and it dosen't allow my location to be visible.
 

Rail Man

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Huh, well I'll be damned. According to the map it looks like I'm operating out the middle of a field in the middle of nowhere. Not only is it about 15 miles off but it's not even close to where my internet provider is based out of! Perhaps in a few more years the magical entity of the internet will not only pinpoint the location but also provide a live video feed from an orbiting satellite.

And they are getting closer! How's this for creepy? Using Google maps I can show you the gas station I typically fill up at on a daily basis (I'd show my apartment, but they don't have that available yet):
http://tinyurl.com/9xbmtp
Or the office I'll report to after January 5th
http://tinyurl.com/8jn8eo

Stranger and stranger stuff out there every day!
 

CPT/VSG

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I never noticed that before, either. Of course, it has me in Kansas, when I'm in Ohio. My wife's from Kansas but I don't think that explains it.
 

Irene Adler

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Rail Man":b1fo4qd5 said:
Using Google maps I can show you the gas station I typically fill up at on a daily basis (I'd show my apartment, but they don't have that available yet):
I live about 1000 miles from where I grew up, so I like to get onto Google maps sometimes and "visit".
 

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It has been said you should learn something every day,,,I never knew {being computer illiterate) this function existed ,,,,pretty precise in my case,, only two miles off, and living in a pond,,,,very convenient for ice fishing,,,wonder if the perch are biting,,,,,Thank you Irene,,,
 

puros_bran

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Stupi thing shows me all the way down in Garret. LOL... Go north young IP.
 

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I am in a sleigh over the Adler's house.
Ho Ho Ho....Merry Christmas to all
:santa:
 

jeepernick

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For shits & giggles looked again today and it has me within 2 miles of the house. Not sure why the change in location from the other day. Too much tech savvy to figure that one out.
 
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