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lilBuddha
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So, we have snowdays and geoguessr; what other timewasters have you found?
Here is a new one: Land Lines

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Kelly Alves

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The "Drag" function is fun. And I just wound up 10 miles away from where I am at. [Snigger]

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Lyda*Rose

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Yeah, I just wasted about ten minutes with Land Lines. Got a lot of Arizona- looks like you can find ANY shape in Arizona. The coolest thing that came up was Liberty Island, looking straight down on the Statue of Liberty. [Yipee]

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Lyda*Rose

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Ooo! Ooo! Give this a whirl: Kaleidoscope Painter!

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Huia
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
Ooo! Ooo! Give this a whirl: Kaleidoscope Painter!

It's your fault I didn't get to bed at a reasonable hour last night [Biased] .

Thanks for posting that - I love it.

Huia

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
Ooo! Ooo! Give this a whirl: Kaleidoscope Painter!

Oooh! I remember that one from when I was first on the internet in the late 90s!

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Roseofsharon
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[/qb][/QUOTE]Oooh! I remember that one from when I was first on the internet in the late 90s! [/QB][/QUOTE]


Jigidi has been around for a few years, too.

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Piglet
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There are several "daily jigsaw" sites - I love them.

When I'm in the mood for Geoguesser I can have some very late nights indeed.

Does anyone else find you can be several continents away on one round, and within a few feet the next?

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Roseofsharon:

Jigidi has been around for a few years, too.

JigZone is my preferred daily timewaster.

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Lyda*Rose

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
Ooo! Ooo! Give this a whirl: Kaleidoscope Painter!

Oooh! I remember that one from when I was first on the internet in the late 90s!
Yeah, I seem to remember seeing it at a UCLA site back around 2000. I assumed one of the Bruin nerds came up with it. I'm not sure if that is true.

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Penny S
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I use the geoguesser version that only hangs out in the UK. I find it curious how many times it arrives in a cul-de-sac in a boring modern estate, or, conversely, down a long and winding lane with passing spaces, and never lets me use my knowledge of the geology to guess where I am. There are lots of hilly bits about the islands, but it doesn't like them very much. (Except once, when it landed by a notable mountain in the west of Scotland.) It did once land by a roundabout on the way to my local Lidl, but usually chooses places where there is nothing distinguishable.

I take a screen grab of the starting position, go off to find some sort of notice, signpost or such, and then engage Google Maps and Street View to get within a few yards/metres of the start.

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Goldfish Stew
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Make the neural network guess your sketches....

I still don't know if I'm more disappointed when it doesn't get 5 out of 5 or when it does.

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DonLogan2
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226.2m away, BOOYAH!

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Penny S
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1.3m - helped by it being at the very end of a footpath!
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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Penny S:

I take a screen grab of the starting position

The small flag will also take you back to the start.

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