You may also experience a popup that says "unable to connect to servers" or if it finally does come up and you zoom down everything is fuzzy (no detail).
Do this (on Windows):
1. click on Start (Windows Icon on lower left corner)
2. In the Search box enter "Internet" (without the quotes)
3. click on "internet options"
4. click on "connections"
5. click on LAN settings
6. uncheck "Automatically detect settings"
7. restart Google Earth

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Ou812 4 years 51 weeks ago
#1

palindromedary,

If you like fiction, I think you'll enjoy "Trust Your Eyes" by Linwood Barclay. Thomas Kilbride is a schizophrenic who spends his days and nights on a Web site called Whirl360. He travels the world without ever leaving his bedroom and memorizes the details of every street in every city. Then one day, he sees an image that looks like a woman being murdered in a window in New York City. Thomas’s brother, Ray, knows Thomas’s paranoia all too well. But if this time it’s real, both of them will have more to deal with than Thomas’s delusions. Because someone somewhere is watching them.…

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Palindromedary 4 years 51 weeks ago
#2

Ou812: Sounds like a pretty interesting book. I don't know about the schizophrenic or paranoia part (;-}) but the Thomas Kilbride character seems pretty close to home. I do a lot of traveling the world from Google Earth and found that game, GeoGuessr, a lot of fun. I certainly don't memorize the details of every street in every city...that's pretty far fetched....for me anyway. And not all of those Google Earth satellite photos are in the current year..some are a couple of years old. Same with the Google Street views. I have seen some interesting Google Earth sites, however. I know a lot of people search Google Earth for interesting artifacts. Sometimes it's a plane caught in flight...or a woman sun bathing or some occult symbol.
-31° 59' 15.99", +152° 34' 15.66"
http://freakyphenomena.com/article/4-possible-alien-artifacts-google-earth

Naked sunbathers caught on Google Earth:
http://googlesightseeing.com/2006/11/top-10-naked-people-on-google-earth/

Well, time for me to take a shower. ;-}

Ou812's picture
Ou812 4 years 51 weeks ago
#3

It's believe able and a page turner. Thanks for the links, I'll check them out.:)

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