Posts Tagged ‘mast’

A Google Maps Car at Rest, Demasted and Covered Up

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Add this sighting to The List.

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Google Isn’t the Only Company Mapping the Presidio – What is this Subaru Detecting All Over Town?

Friday, August 27th, 2010

[UPDATE: OMG, the blue car below might actually be from Google. See the comments. I fear the worst. Courage…]

[REUPDATE: Bluoz, that guy who just loves to hate on Randy Shaw and that whole Tenderloin Housing Clinic / BeyondChron public-private real-estate/media empire, confirms the Googleness of this Subaru. It says “Google” right on the side of the thing. They’re ba-aaaack! First chemtrails and now this.]

Remember this scene back from aught-eight, when the Google Maps car got pulled over in San Francisco’s Presidio?


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Now, it turned out that the Google Car driver  got ticketed, but not for a moving violation. Apparently, Google didn’t feel the need to secure a permit to photograph this National Park for commercial purposes, even after discussing the issue with the Presidio Trust. But Google showed up anyway so somebody called the federales and Google got an expensive citation.

Well, Google isn’t the only operator of maps cars about town, it seems. Check out this new one, one that only just recently ventured into our Presidio:

What is the driver mapping with that masted array? And does the Silicon Valley company that sent it here doing whatever it is it’s doing  have permission from the Presidio Trust?

Don’t know and don’t know.

Keep a look out.

And to our corporate overlords, I say this: Any Car Color But Black:

“Project requirements
20 cars where allocated to Germany. We felt that the remaining visible black on the cars was still playing a negative role especially with the derogatory press that Street View had received in the past year.

What we did
We co-ordinated with Googles Geo team, logistics team and Street View car teams to produce a full car wrap that would cover the whole car. The chosen designs were then implemented by Picture onto 20 cars over a period of 5 days in Stuttgart.”

Why are We Lowering Our Flags Today for Super Cracker Senator Robert Byrd?

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Flags are lowered about town today for Robert Byrd, the U.S. Senator who favored any and all bridges to nowhere (provided that Nowhere began or ended in the state of West Virginia.) Now, let’s hear from Bill Clinton:

They mention that he once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, and what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means,” Clinton said. “He was a country boy from the hills and hollows of West Virginia. He was trying to get elected.”

O.K., but wasn’t it Robert Byrd who created and signed up the entire chapter? Yes, actually. Are all “country boy[s] from the hills and hollows of West Virginia” Klan members? No, actually. Not even back during WWII.

The scene today and last Saturday:

Oh, and speaking of WWII, what about this?

“I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”

Now, I’m not sure when Bob Byrd made that statement but it was some time during that war when black pilots in propeller planes were taking on German jets over Europe. Is that why he boycotted WWII?

And, as far as “trying to get elected” is concerned, the only election he won during his “fleeting” association with the KKK was the Kleagle office of the chapter he started.

When you’re 12-stepping away from your past, you need to come clean. Otherwise it doesn’t work.

So, Why are We Lowering Our Flags Today for Super Cracker Senator Robert Byrd?

Oh well.