Google Maps Arrives on NES

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Sparky49, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Sparky49

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    Hi all, browsing the news returned this interesting find.

    "Google is proud to annouce that it will be releasing its popular tool, Google Maps, on the most popular computer entertainment system ever - the NES. Users can expect to buy a cartridge within the month...

    ...Technical limitations were overcome by connecting over 100'000 servers to provide real time, 8 bit maps generated by cloud computing."

    Wow! This stuff looks pretty neat.

    You can access a demo by visiting Googlemaps and clicking the "Quest" icon in the top right.

    Here's a video demo:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rznYifPHxDg&list=FLnIQPPwWpO_EFEqLny6TFTw&feature=plcp

    What sort of market for this product? How many folks still have an NES?

    Sparky

    EDIT: This video also contains some useful technical info:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0
     
  2. Wendy

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    What is NES?
     
  3. Lightfire

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    Nintendo Entertainment System
     
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  4. Sparky49

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    Come on Bill, you're not that young! :p

    (Brave last words??:D)
     
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  5. Wendy

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    I used a C64, then a C128, then went on to 386's. I have never owned a console in my life, though I played many a game.
     
  6. Sparky49

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    So are you using a 386 to post now?

    The videos should explain a bit better.
     
  7. t06afre

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    He he and which day is it to day ;)
     
  8. Sparky49

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    Check it out on Google Maps - no joke.
     
  9. Wendy

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    Nope, but I am using a 8 year old MB, that has been added on to until it is completely maxed out. I would have still been using one I had 13 years ago, but when it blew I had a little trouble getting a new one.
     
  10. Sparky49

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    Cool cats.
     
  11. Wendy

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    Interesting. I finally viewed the video, now I get it.
     
  12. maxpower097

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    Google always goes all out with their april fools jokes. I posted one they did a couple years ago where you got free internet by flusing a cat5 down your toilet and google engineers in scuba equip were swimiming in the sewer system to plug it in. TiSP is what I think it was called. Just google "Google toilet broadband" But they went all out on the site like it was real, FAQ's, photo's of the kit, diagrams or flushing the wire and google plugging it in. You'd almost think it was real it was done so well.
    http://www.google.com/onceuponatime/tisp/
     
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  13. spinnaker

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    Don't worry Bill I was not sure what it was either. :) But I did have a general idea.
     
  14. maxpower097

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    We had Apple 2e's and c's.
     
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