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Haochi [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, April 1, 2006
14 years ago

This is not from Google, it made by Kevin Jarnot...
It sucks...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

No, apparently it's actually not from Kevin, but official.

Look at this post where Kevin found it:
bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthread ...

The user BillTheCat already made official sounding announcements on this Keyhole BBS:
bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthread ...

alek [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Philipp is correct – Google inserted this at the source – it's not a user-generated photoshop job.

Mark [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Ha, that's funny. For the offline version, the coordinates are:
37 14'41.55"N, 115 49'12.37"W

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I assume that you have click on this link: jarnot.com/misc/area51-aprilfo ...

If it is official, it should be link to google, or maybe keyhole.

Most [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Hwy guys. I just tried to open Google Earth and it said that I have to sign in with a license key. What is that? It worked before and now it won't let me in. Strange....

Michael Akerman [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

If you want to get there more easily, open Google Earth, open the Places menu. Scroll down to temporary places.

It appears Google had GE automatically download a placemark on loading today that overlays the alien image.

I've saved mine for future enjoyment :-D.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Most, you can click "enter free mode" or something to the right side of that dialog.. that should get you in.

Ashman [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

Aww is it gone now? I cant see it.

Michael Akerman [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.p ...

Someone uploaded the placemark, so you can still see it by opening that.

Ashman [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

Haha! Yay!

teodora [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

strange, i could only find them in the PC version, on the Mac there was nothing

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