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Why didn't NI think of this?

Why didn't NI think of this?

Let Google show the way! NI needs to make 8-bit LabVIEW for NES!!! 

 

Yes, I really mean all those exclamation points.

 

!!!!

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57407545-71/googles-hilarious-april-fools-maps-launch/

 

I swear I was laughing through the whole thing.

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:rofl

 

Love it!

 

 

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It actually works really well, even the street view. Here's an intersection near UCLA.

 

 

 

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Did NI do an April First announcement? I haven't found one. I was looking...

 

Rob

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Yea, it sucks that April 1 is on a Sunday this year.

 

Don't forget to check out http://www.google.com/racing and watch the video of their autonomous NASCAR. The interviews were very reminiscent of Borat. This video shows what happens when an autonomous Google NASCAR gets loose and heads to town unoccupied.

 

 

Spoiler
April Fools!!!

 

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LabVIEW 2012


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Christian,

 

Did street view actually work for you or did you make that image yourself?

 

I can see the satellite map in the cheap graphics, but streetview looks like the normal everyday pictures.

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Yes, street view works just fine in 8 bit. Even found my house. You need to place that viking character above the zoom control. Smiley Happy

 

If it does not work for you, maybe you should verify your system requirements.

 

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I haven't found any hiddden monsters, but I found two "propeller heads" near the location of the new Google Campus in Venice (Cool Claes Oldenburg entrance to the Frank Gehry building btw.). Smiley Very Happy

 

 

 

 

 

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Still working fine here. I don't think your link says that they removed it, but simply that many people did not notice its availability. Smiley Wink

 

(Sometimes the original image flashes for a few milliseconds before the 8 bit version shows (I think it is only 4 bit (16 colors or even less, but who's counting Smiley Wink

Maybe the servers are overloaded in your area so the conversion fails?)

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