doctorow at July 7th, 2014 12:00 — #1
wrecksdart at July 7th, 2014 12:47 — #2
Going to read the article shortly, but I wanted to make note of this somewhat minor annoyance I've recently found on Gmaps. The U.S. Capitol building is labeled as the "Legendary home of the US Legislature". This internet pedant says, "Umm, no!" First, it's the "U.S." Legislature, if you're hardcore, but that oversight is somewhat understandable. Calling it "legendary" on the other hand, is a total Fail, unless the author of that change is referring to what some might call the legendary stupidity of the people who inhabit that building from day to day (and I don't think that was the intent):
unclehighbrow at July 7th, 2014 13:50 — #3
Calling this a security hole is a bit of a stretch. I can say Barbara Oliver & Co Jewelry is closed pretty much anywhere on the internet, here included. I think it's irresponsible to dilute the meaning of security hole like this.
brncarnell at July 7th, 2014 14:01 — #4
This did happen to me once..I want to a business because the Google Maps entry had hours listed indicating the business was open at the time when, in fact, it was closed.
I simply assumed that someone other than the owner of the business had put the hours in. Interesting to think a competitor might have done that on purpose.
x_astromachine_ at July 7th, 2014 14:36 — #5
It's called "legendary" because, in times long long ago, people there used to actually legislate.
sim0n at July 7th, 2014 14:36 — #6
What they mean by "legendary home" is "It's a fairy tale to think that the legislature is actually here and not in the top floor offices in some big bank's skyscraper".
tuseroni at July 7th, 2014 18:17 — #7
this explains why i have found a few places on google maps only to see they have "permanently closed" only to find that they are open and running just fine.
cowicide at July 8th, 2014 03:07 — #8
The other "nice" thing about Google Maps is if you manage to figure out how to import your Placemarks from Google Earth, it'll do it but without showing any of the text labels on the Placemarks in Google Maps unless you click on them the first.
Sometimes I have to wonder if the developers at Google every really use their own software very much.
doctorow at July 12th, 2014 12:00 — #9
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