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The Icon Bar: News and features: Where are you?
 

Where are you?

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 10:20, 30/1/2003 |
 
Just got a message from Gürkan Sengün who has set up a page to map computer users around the world! After adding a few details such as location (obviously), nick, favourite OS and so on, you get added to the world map - and also help boost RISC OS's standing in the ratings :)

There's already a RISC OS section (with a paltry two users - we can improve that!), and if you don't know where your home is in lngitude and latitude there are links to sites that will work it out for you - or use www.streetmap.co.uk which can convert postcodes into various different formats.

Geocaching and other location-based stuff is the latest in thing with the geek crowd, so here's your chance to put RISC OS on the map (wah, wah, wah, waaaaah).

Source: Gurkan Sengun
 

  Where are you?
  SparkY (13:01 30/1/2003)
  rich (13:22 30/1/2003)
    SparkY (14:21 30/1/2003)
      Chris Williams (14:41 30/1/2003)
        Gürkan (17:42 30/1/2003)
          ad (17:49 30/1/2003)
            SparkY (19:57 30/1/2003)
              Phlamethrower (00:17 31/1/2003)
                lurker89 (00:57 1/2/2003)
                  Gürkan Sengün (10:13 1/2/2003)
                    epistaxsis (14:34 1/2/2003)
                      andypoole (15:36 1/2/2003)
                        cterran (17:50 1/2/2003)
                          lurker90 (10:54 6/2/2003)
                            Phlamethrower (13:00 6/2/2003)
 
Gavin Message #91663, posted by SparkY at 13:01, 30/1/2003
Danger! Danger! High Voltage!
Posts: 682
Is there a RISC OS section? I see a RiscOS section... :(
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Richard Goodwin Message #91664, posted by rich at 13:22, 30/1/2003, in reply to message #91663
Rich
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Posts: 6780
It's a miracle he knows anything about RISC OS, so I'm happy to forego the usual typographical pedantry.
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Gavin Message #91665, posted by SparkY at 14:21, 30/1/2003, in reply to message #91664
Danger! Danger! High Voltage!
Posts: 682
I wasn't meaning to be sarcastic - I was seriously wondering if he was referring to us lot. And if so, we can surely politely correct him.
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Chris Williams Message #91666, posted at 14:41, 30/1/2003, in reply to message #91665
Unregistered user Actually, I was pointed to this page and emailed Gurkan about it, telling him about RISC OS (yes "RISC OS") and gave him a bunch of links to RISC OS sites.

Chris. drobe. cookies.

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Gürkan Message #91667, posted at 17:42, 30/1/2003, in reply to message #91666
Unregistered user sorry that i got RiscOS wrong, i've changed it to RISCOS now, no there can't be a space, but at the bottom of the worldmap there's links to the respective os's, it's right there.
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Andrew Duffell Message #91668, posted by ad at 17:49, 30/1/2003, in reply to message #91667
ad

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:) Thanks :)
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Gavin Message #91669, posted by SparkY at 19:57, 30/1/2003, in reply to message #91668
Danger! Danger! High Voltage!
Posts: 682
Nice one :)
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Jeffrey Lee Message #91670, posted by Phlamethrower at 00:17, 31/1/2003, in reply to message #91669
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

Posts: 15065
RISC OS has jumped up to 42 now :)
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lurker89 Message #91671, posted at 00:57, 1/2/2003, in reply to message #91670
Unregistered user i and friends voted yesterday, but the number has not changed, is this a trick?
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Gürkan Sengün Message #91672, posted at 10:13, 1/2/2003, in reply to message #91671
Unregistered user No it's not a trick, just wait until i update the data/input, it is still manual and therefore a pain to correct wrong entries about 1-5% and reject entries which can't be corrected.

feel free to help on irc.debian.org #debian-worldmap

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keith dunlop Message #91673, posted by epistaxsis at 14:34, 1/2/2003, in reply to message #91672
epistaxsis

Posts: 159
its up to 140 - odd now :)

all we need is the other 2500 users to sign up - then we'd be top of the list!

;-)

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Andrew Poole Message #91674, posted by andypoole at 15:36, 1/2/2003, in reply to message #91673

Posts: 5552
Nearly beating Windows :D
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Chris Message #91675, posted by cterran at 17:50, 1/2/2003, in reply to message #91674
Member
Posts: 163
Phlamethrower, I never knew you lived in the middle of the North Sea....

(Take a look at the Europe map)

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lurker90 Message #91676, posted at 10:54, 6/2/2003, in reply to message #91675
Unregistered user Now when i look there is no acorn/riscos at all!
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Jeffrey Lee Message #91677, posted by Phlamethrower at 13:00, 6/2/2003, in reply to message #91676
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

Posts: 15065
...
redhat 176
windows 174
riscos 135
gentoo 133
beos 107
...

cterran: Yup, my coordinates are wrong. I blame streetmap.co.uk ;)

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