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Current weather on Google Earth. How cool is that?

Just today I heard about a feature on Google Earth that had escaped me. (Has it been there all along?) If you bring up Google Earth and look over at the left sidebar you will see an area labeled “Layers.” Go down to Weather and put a check mark beside it. Voila! Current weather conditions.

Here’s the weather in my neck of the woods at 7:00 PM on August 3, 2010.

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You like loud? I’ll give you loud.

A Waterloo [Iowa] man faces a disorderly conduct charge after he retaliated against noisy neighbors by blasting an air horn in their direction.

Carl Herold said he got tired of the “hippie tunes” constantly coming from across the street. The 62-year-old bought an air horn from an old dump truck last week, pointed it at his neighbor’s house, connected it to an air compressor for power and started tooting away.

via The Des Moines Register.

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Douglas Adams

“He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.”

Douglas Adams

English humorist & science fiction novelist 1952 – 2001

via  The Quotations Page.

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