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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:39 pm
 


Title: Google Earth Uncovers Mysterious White Lines in Chinese Desert | NewsFeed | TIME.com
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Date: 2011-11-16 10:26:34


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:39 pm
 


Wired has a good article too, with more photos:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/11/china-gigantic/


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:21 pm
 


Interesting...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:51 pm
 


This one intrigues me.

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It's almost fractal in nature, but I'd bet there are no two angles in it the same. But it still fits in the rectangular confines.

I wonder if they are just trying out engineering and surveying techniques.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:20 pm
 


Reminds me of their olympic pool design. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:09 pm
 


China apparently likes Christo? :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:36 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:
This one intrigues me.

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It's almost fractal in nature, but I'd bet there are no two angles in it the same. But it still fits in the rectangular confines.

I wonder if they are just trying out engineering and surveying techniques.


There are a few that are the same, but you are right, for the most part the angles are completely random.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:53 pm
 


http://www.space.com/13646-mystery-structures-china-desert-spy-satellite.html

Interesting. Likely calibration points for Chinese spy satellites.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:53 pm
 


Gunnair wrote:

Interesting. Likely calibration points for Chinese spy satellites.


As good an explanation as any. As to the size.

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The calibration targets are larger than might have been expected, he said, suggesting that the satellite cameras they are being used to calibrate have surprisingly poor ground resolution.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:35 pm
 


Some photo hacker has been playing with pictures. They're false.

If you copy any of those pictures then increase the exposure of them on a photo editing program you can see they're all pictures of other things in other places that have been laid over top of the google maps pictures.

Clever, but the person who did it should be horsewhipped for their malicious interference.

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Nuggets wrote:
Some photo hacker has been playing with pictures. They're false.

If you copy any of those pictures then increase the exposure of them on a photo editing program you can see they're all pictures of other things in other places that have been laid over top of the google maps pictures.

Clever, but the person who did it should be horsewhipped for their malicious interference.

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Uhh.... Doubt it.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:50 pm
 


Mr_Canada wrote:
Nuggets wrote:
Some photo hacker has been playing with pictures. They're false.

If you copy any of those pictures then increase the exposure of them on a photo editing program you can see they're all pictures of other things in other places that have been laid over top of the google maps pictures.

Clever, but the person who did it should be horsewhipped for their malicious interference.

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Uhh.... Doubt it.


Whatever. Suit yourself but I suggest you do it yourself first before doubting it. Let your own eyes by the judge instead of what some hacker posts on internet to fool you.

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It's on Google Earth. What possible reason would there be to do this? Just to screw with people? if there was a hole in Google Earth that let people cram in their own imagery I don't know why this would be what they did. You'd think it would be something like pornography or expletives or something.

You would also think it would be everywhere and constant; not a one time case of some desert in China.


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Mr_Canada wrote:
It's on Google Earth. What possible reason would there be to do this? Just to screw with people? if there was a hole in Google Earth that let people cram in their own imagery I don't know why this would be what they did. You'd think it would be something like pornography or expletives or something.

No. Whoever did it is some clever fearmongerer who isn't going to bother with stupid juvenile stuff like that. They did it to mess with the minds of people wearing tinfoil hats who are eager to believe all kinds of conspiracy theories and believe the worst of China. Guess who that might be that would take the bait hook, line and sinker. LOL.

Edit the pictures and see for yourself. They're just obscure images laid over top of google earth images.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:02 pm
 


Nuggets wrote:
Mr_Canada wrote:
It's on Google Earth. What possible reason would there be to do this? Just to screw with people? if there was a hole in Google Earth that let people cram in their own imagery I don't know why this would be what they did. You'd think it would be something like pornography or expletives or something.

No. Whoever did it is some clever fearmongerer who isn't going to bother with stupid juvenile stuff like that. They did it to mess with the minds of people wearing tinfoil hats who are eager to believe all kinds of conspiracy theories and believe the worst of China. Guess who that might be that would take the bait hook, line and sinker. LOL.

Edit the pictures and see for yourself.

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All those news services and science websites are suckers. Guess you told 'em. :lol:


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