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Friday Cephalopod: Google is putting transmitters on everything now

nautilus-with-transducer

How else is Google Maps going to get coverage of the 70% of the planet underwater?

(via Cephalove)

Comments

  1. Blondin says

    Oh, boy. Now all the smart-ass deep see denizens will stage fake scenes when ever they see the Google Nautilus coming.

  2. says

    Uh-huh, just assume that the cephalopod didn’t make it itself.

    [IDiot]After all, it makes all sorts of machines for its own body[/IDiot]

    Maybe it’s the Designer. You just never know, could be God, could be aliens, could be nautilus. We need a textbook that says so.

    Glen Davidson

  3. Geral says

    The title to this post is kind of misleading. It makes it sounds like Google actually added a transmitter to the creature in the picture however the article linked to makes it clear that scientists have added the transmitter as a part of their research.

  4. says

    They’re really smart. That one is a Packer’s fan, you can tell from the cheese hat he’s wearing under the camera.

  5. Ing:Intellectual Terrorist "Starting Tonight, People will Whine" says

    That’s not google. it’s apple. it’s cephalIpod

  6. Cuttlefish says

    Don’t waste your pity, Olav–that’s Bob Nautilus, and he’s a jerk. Kept talking about how he wanted to “pimp his ride”, and we all said “Bob, you’re a Nautilus–you swim backward, you already don’t know where you are heading, you really don’t need a hood ornament.” But he’s all “no, this will be cool, you just wait, you’ll be so jealous”, and the neighbors were all “yeah, yeah, we’ll believe it when we see it”.

    And so then he pretty much had to do *something*, or he’d never hear the end of it. But. But. But, the thing is, he’s too cheap to do it right. So he went to 6 shops–6 different shops–to price what it would take to get his shell detailed and put in the stereo system and home video setup… and he couldn’t afford it. He should have just sucked it up and let us tease him, but noooo. He went to the high school shop class and talked to Mr. “Three-Fingers” Jacobsen, who laughed his ass off at him and got a couple of stoners who wanted an extra credit project so they wouldn’t flunk outright. A bit of bondo, a fiberglass and epoxy canoe repair kit, and a five-finger-discount laser pointer later, and it’s “Nautiluses with frikken lasers on their heads, dude…my hand is so big!”, and Bob has to pretend it’s what he wanted all along.

    Like I said, he’s a jerk.

  7. Azuma Hazuki says

    Thanks, eddarell and Cuttlefish, I needed the laughs :) The cheesehead thing is funny considering where I live now.

  8. frankb says

    1. That’s an informant wired for sound.

    2. That is an ocean current cop with a speed gun.

    3. Homeland Security is beginning their belated search for Captain Nemo.

    …ok, I’ll go away now.

  9. Gvlgeologist, FCD says

    You’re all wrong. That is a camera, true, but… it’s pointed backward, like the backup camera in some vans. Now the Nautilus can finally see where he’s (or she’s) going.

  10. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    How else is Google Maps going to get coverage of the 70% of the planet underwater?

    Employ some giant squid – I gather they can swim much deeper and have more intelligence to help then gain a better view.

    I suggest bribing them with lasers to use against sperm whales!

  11. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    D’oh! Blockquote fail, sorry. First sentence supposed to be in quotes o’course.

  12. David Marjanović says

    “Nautiluses with frikken lasers on their heads, dude…my hand is so big!”

    Thread won, unsurprisingly.