Big Brother is here:
Following last fall’s reports about Google Street View cars spotted in Eastern Europe, it seems it’s NORC that’s been pushing the first Street View for Romania (and other places in Eastern Europe).
The images are at a decent resolution and they seem quite well-processed (manually edited to at least blur out vehicle registration plates). Of course, the overall look and feel is not as well polished as Google’s own service but it’s a huge step, considering the big players don’t even have decent road-maps for this area.
£35k = (UK£ 35) * Boltzmann constant = 7.13872141 × 10-22 m2 kg s-2 K-1 U.S. Dollars
Google Reader added feed trends. Cool!
Ok, so you buy your stuff on the Internet. And get it delivered to you via a courier service. Or you’re using one for work-related shipments. Or some friend just sent you a package. How do you know where it is and how long it will take until it’s delivered? Well, you go the courier’s site, enter the shipment reference number, or AWB, or whatever… and you see it’s track log. Simple, right?
Not quite… First you have to figure out the courier’s site (that’s generally easy). Then you have to find where is the packing tracking section (yes, there are still big couriers that don’t have it on the first page). But you manage through all this only to find out you have to do it all over again each time you need to check the same package.
No more! Really!!!