Dark matter island in the Pacific?

  1. jcsd
  2. Simon Bridge

    Simon Bridge 15,282
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    Wasn't there a plane crash near there?
     
  3. Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    The same island was proven not to exist previously. I don't know why the current crop of people think they are the first people to realise this.
     
  4. Simon Bridge

    Simon Bridge 15,282
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    It's like Momoto's nose.
     
  5. Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    Further study of the area may well help to solve the problem of Atlantis and Brigadoon.
     
  6. Evo

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    Did google actually photoshop that in?

    Google maps are full of errors. They have my street wrong. I keep trying to use their "service" were you can send them corrections to map mistakes, but the service is broken.
     
  7. jim mcnamara

    jim mcnamara 1,554
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    Evo -

    I am sorry to inform you that your street does not in fact exist. It does seem odd that you are able to go home everyday....

    Sometimes we deal with correcting GIS information for our physical plant: meters, customer sets, etc., (gas company). About 5000 meters and associated stuff took an unplanned trip to the middle of the Indian Ocean. Dredging those suckers up from the abyssal plain was a miserable task. And expensive, too. :)

    Actually, a tech managed to invert signs on lat and long values for these plant items. It got propagated to our maps. So Scotty beamed all the items down to the ocean depths. All of the altitude values were way off, as well. People running those maps off on plotters had a cow...

    ...there was zero topographic information. No cities or streets either.

    Rather like Evo's street I think. Evo, check your GPS to make sure you, too, are not really at home under the sea.
     
  8. Evo

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    LOL!! That would be funny except I can't get pizza delivery without the call from the store manager about their driver reporting a prank order. :frown:

    The google map shows to enter from the neighboring subdivision, go down, turn left and arrive at my house. Great, except the road doesn't go through, it ends in a hill, and there's a fence. The street doesn't go through. I've been trying for 5 years to get google to correct it. Perhaps if they fixed their map error reporting they could get corrections.

    I even tell them about the map error. It never gets to the driver. I've had deliveries take an hour and a half when the kid returns to the store, takes off with another order and my food sits there until I call and try to get it re-sent.

    AAARRRGH!
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  9. Evo

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    Lol, that's pretty bad!
     
  10. Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    It's the Island from the the TV show "Lost". Just ignore it, it'll go away.
     
  11. jtbell

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    Maybe it's Gilligan's Island!
     
  12. Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    I used to have the same problem Evo has. I live in the backwoods, and if I plug my normal address into GPS it takes me to dead end. So one day I started to experiment and turns out if I type 666 into my address it led me to my front gate. So I jokingly refer to my entrance as the Gates to Hell now.
     
  13. Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    Nah, Gilligan's Island is a cute little thing in a bay on Oahu.
     
  14. Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    How is this possible? I thought we took satellite photos of the Earth?
     
  15. Evo

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    Yes, and then someone says, ok, these older maps show an island, and I don't see it, so let's photoshop one in. The same way google maps shows that people can drive straight through a small cliff on a road that doesn't exist as the only way to reach me.
     
  16. Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    I'm curious to how they came to the conclusion to photo-shopping images of earth to satisfy a map that is supposed to model the earth. I guess it just didn't come to their mind that there is no island and they thought the photos weren't high resolution or something?
     
  17. Evo

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    According to the article in the OP.

     
  18. Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    Oh so Google makes their maps? I thought Google Earth was based on actual images.
     
  19. Evo

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    That doesn't mean they can't tweak them.
     
  20. Re: Dark matter island in the Pacific??

    The earth is made of dark matter. All except for this island that is.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thead via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?