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  • Salaman 26 May 2013 14:00:38 19,312 posts
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    snowbored wrote:
    My best and final Geoguessr! 32,368 It took a lot of work!

    The hardest one was in Russia, because I have absolutely no knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet. It took a lot of Googling phone numbers on signs to get the region, then monuments to get the town.
    So you Geogoogled instead of geoguessing basically.
    I managed to get 16k sofar but that was just by looking about and randomly pointing out a possible location on the map. You know... guessing as it were.
  • speedofthepuma 26 May 2013 14:05:53 13,309 posts
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    It's actually incredible fun to Geo-google. My friend got within 20cm of one spot. It's like being a real life detective.

    I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.

  • senso-ji 26 May 2013 19:50:08 5,973 posts
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    Planking and Hadokening are for pussies:

    Sidewalk skiing is what the tough kids are all doing
  • Ziz0u 27 May 2013 10:54:36 8,515 posts
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  • monkehhh 27 May 2013 11:03:58 3,437 posts
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    .

    Edited by monkehhh at 11:04:15 27-05-2013
  • monkehhh 27 May 2013 11:03:58 3,437 posts
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    @ZizouFC Classy comments on there, even for YouTube..
  • Ziz0u 27 May 2013 11:04:56 8,515 posts
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    Youtube comments sections are some of the worst.
  • FWB 27 May 2013 11:13:57 44,858 posts
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    Always brings out the vocal pricks.
  • speedofthepuma 28 May 2013 02:36:20 13,309 posts
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    geoguessr 32382 and I'm done.

    I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.

  • Mola_Ram 28 May 2013 04:25:04 7,770 posts
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    ZizouFC wrote:
    She's 13 and she called him an ape. Sure, it was a stupid thing to say, but imo the reaction was a bit over-the-top, with her family being taken into counseling, her picture plastered over the news, etc.
  • Nanocrystal 28 May 2013 05:18:21 1,088 posts
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    The guy has publicly forgiven her and asked people not to hound her. He's a class act. The media going mental is another thing altogether.

    (Go Cats!)
  • Mola_Ram 28 May 2013 06:07:35 7,770 posts
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    Yeah, but Goodes also said this:

    "Racism has a face. It's a 13-year-old girl."

    It has died down now, but that comment was completely over the top. She's 13! She was pissed off that her team was losing, and probably had no idea what she was saying.

    Which of course is not an excuse, but really... that'd be pretty low on the heirarchy of insults that he's probably had to listen to up until now.
  • Ziz0u 28 May 2013 07:31:00 8,515 posts
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    Do you think she meant it in a "racist way" or more to do with how hairy he is or something?

    To be fair he probably had no idea at the time that she's only 13.
  • Tonka 28 May 2013 08:03:36 20,887 posts
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    Leonidas?

    This is RAAAACISM!!

    ROFL

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Ziz0u 28 May 2013 09:05:24 8,515 posts
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    Edited by ZizouFC at 09:05:46 28-05-2013
  • Psychotext 28 May 2013 09:39:01 54,516 posts
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    ZizouFC wrote:
    To be fair he probably had no idea at the time that she's only 13.
    "Only" 13? You might not be massively savvy at that age, but I've got a 13 year old niece and she knows perfectly well what's right and wrong and what would be considered racist (especially as it seems many jokes now contain racist elements to be edgy).
  • BillMurray 28 May 2013 12:36:58 7,814 posts
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    SNAAAAAKE!

    Great little Adult Swim flash game. You're basically a snake that destroys lots of things. That's all you really need to know.
  • OptimusPube 28 May 2013 14:37:16 3,176 posts
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    Crazy man powered ferris wheel.

    Danny MacAskill gives me a boner

  • snowbored 28 May 2013 19:44:49 454 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    snowbored wrote:
    My best and final Geoguessr! 32,368 It took a lot of work!

    The hardest one was in Russia, because I have absolutely no knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet. It took a lot of Googling phone numbers on signs to get the region, then monuments to get the town.
    So you Geogoogled instead of geoguessing basically.
    I managed to get 16k sofar but that was just by looking about and randomly pointing out a possible location on the map. You know... guessing as it were.
    Yes I did GeoGoogle (good word!). I have GeoGuessed quite a few times too and got around the 16k mark like yourself.

    I don't think GeoGoogling goes against the spirit of it. By trying to find exactly where the start point was I learned a little bit about each place I had to find, I now know that there is a monument in Volgodonsk called the Peace Atom and that you can go to the Arctic circle via the Dalton highway in Canada.

    I think it is more of a challenge and more educational to try to get the exact point by searching landmarks etc. on Google than it is to take a guess that a town is somewhere in Russia because the sign posts look Russian.
  • Salaman 28 May 2013 22:17:58 19,312 posts
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    yeah I guess. I quite enjoy the "look around a bit" try to deduce where the heck you might be from the way lines on teh street are painted, the signs, the language and have a stab at it.
    A bit like you'd be dropped there without a smartphone and you'd have to work it out.

    I guess trying to research it can be equally fun. I'll have to give it a go sometime.

    Two suckiest points I got dropped sofar was a road running through the middle of a big empty landscape, going off to the horizon in both directions with not a sign or building in sight. :-)
  • speedofthepuma 28 May 2013 22:26:05 13,309 posts
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    I got 0km as a result in my run, one of those roads into nowhere in Alaska, but followed it to a sign and then tracked back.

    I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.

  • snowbored 29 May 2013 00:12:30 454 posts
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    speedofthepuma wrote:
    I got 0km as a result in my run, one of those roads into nowhere in Alaska, but followed it to a sign and then tracked back.
    I must have spent 10 minutes clicking up one of those roads and finding no signs or any kind of landmark. I returned to the start point, turned around and there was a sign right behind me all along!

    This game has made me wish I had the time and money to travel the world a lot more, some of the places are stunning and I would never have looked them up otherwise.
  • mal 29 May 2013 00:34:36 22,727 posts
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    ZizouFC wrote:
    Guess, the fosbury flop is over then, eh?

    OptimusPube wrote:
    Crazy man powered ferris wheel.
    Fucking hell! I so want to do that. Bagsie no hanging on to the 666 carriage though!

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • OptimusPube 29 May 2013 12:49:00 3,176 posts
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    Just a bald eagle pinching a catch.

    Danny MacAskill gives me a boner

  • Tonka 29 May 2013 12:57:07 20,887 posts
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    snowbored wrote:
    speedofthepuma wrote:
    I got 0km as a result in my run, one of those roads into nowhere in Alaska, but followed it to a sign and then tracked back.
    I must have spent 10 minutes clicking up one of those roads and finding no signs or any kind of landmark. I returned to the start point, turned around and there was a sign right behind me all along!

    This game has made me wish I had the time and money to travel the world a lot more, some of the places are stunning and I would never have looked them up otherwise.
    I like how you are playing it in a completely different way than I. One that makes a different kind of sense. I might try it some time. As it is I'm constantly misplacing Australian places.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • OptimusPube 29 May 2013 19:30:34 3,176 posts
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    Er love I think you may have the painters and decorators in.

    Danny MacAskill gives me a boner

  • Ziz0u 29 May 2013 19:40:26 8,515 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    snowbored wrote:
    My best and final Geoguessr! 32,368 It took a lot of work!

    The hardest one was in Russia, because I have absolutely no knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet. It took a lot of Googling phone numbers on signs to get the region, then monuments to get the town.
    So you Geogoogled instead of geoguessing basically.
    I managed to get 16k sofar but that was just by looking about and randomly pointing out a possible location on the map. You know... guessing as it were.
    Yeah, I don't think you're supposed to Google...
  • gunark 29 May 2013 22:51:56 711 posts
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  • KayJay 29 May 2013 23:34:57 5,289 posts
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    I know it's late and I'm tired. But I just couldn't stop!! :)

    http://youtu.be/H9vztQ7Z9sQ
  • X201 30 May 2013 05:35:39 15,605 posts
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    gunark wrote:
    Well it goes without saying that that a guy interviewing would be porn actresses would be very NSFW but he doesn't so much interview them as...well, see for yourself. Don't worry, no nudity.
    Its just a video full of personal abuse.

    /checks thread title


    Its the exact same stuff that is in the news at the moment
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22701082

    Edit: Initially had quoted vid. Removed to avoid its propagation.

    Edited by X201 at 09:28:45 30-05-2013
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