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The New Nazca

2011-11-14 20:44:40.437907+00 by petronius 2 comments

We are used to trying to figure out the inscrutable Chinese, but here is a new enigma: according to Gizmodo, Google Maps is showing huge, miles-wide constructions out on the Tibetan Plateau and the nearby deserts. A radar array? The Chinese answer to HAARP? An attempt to teach PinYin to the Martians? Feel free to speculate.

[ related topics: Invention and Design Cryptography Maps and Mapping Conspiracy Government ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-11-14 23:54:35.868713+00 by: Dan Lyke

Sightings from 2009MeFi thread.

Looks like the successor to QR code.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-11-15 16:07:42.977353+00 by: petronius

somebody over at the Guardian suggests that if you point your Iphone at the shape you will get linked to the Chinese Tourism Council!