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Old 25 Apr 2007
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Cheap crossing!!!

Go to www.google.com ,click on "maps"

click on "get directions

type " New York " in the first box (the "from" box)

type " London " in the second box (the "to" box)

hit `get directions`

scroll down to step #24

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Old 25 Apr 2007
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with your Passport between your teeth......

excellent find !!
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Old 26 Apr 2007
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You can't trust these mapping programs,
I'd swim to lands end and then go overland from there.

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Old 27 Apr 2007
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C'mon, at least a boat...
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Old 27 Apr 2007
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Guys, don't miss the point here! Geeks have a sense of humour too!

If the person doing the request for directions has such a bad sense of geography (sorry, but maybe I'm over generalising about people of our colonial brothers) that they don’t realise that there is three and half thousand miles of water between New York and London, then they deserve the answer they get.
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Old 4 May 2007
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Unhappy to smart for me...

The problem with Google is that they are to smart. To smart for themselves and to smart for me.
When I type in www,google,com a initial server scans my IP-range and decideds I come from Thailand and therefor speak Thai.
So I get a Thai-google-screen.
Luckily I have a google-account and in that it says that I am dutch... So the coockies on my PC tell them to show a dutch-screen.
So now I get a dutch google-screen with a button to switch to Thai.

Don't you just love modern tech-stuff.

For this same reason I can not open a Paypal account. I tried once and they treatened to sue me and blacklisted my mastercard. Such friendly people.

Internet is great, International connections are fine, but dumb-ass controll-freak take us back to 1900... and their proud of it.

So, to say short.... I can not see the funny stuff since I don't have a maps button and can not get one.... unless I log into a britain ISP (but from Thailand that is rather costly)


ps. The same is true for this editor. It won't let me type the google-url, it changes it into a nice colored word. We loose controll from the machines fast.
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Unhappy it's a conspiracy

I think I pissed off Mr. Google. Now I only get Rusian google and a button to choose for Thai google.
Me and my big mouth...... I'm sorry big brother, I did not mean it...

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