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The OSU Linux Users Group made a huge crop circle, based on the how-to-like photos you could build one like it (or something) else – “Does the sudden appearance of a Firefox crop circle imply which browser extraterrestrials prefer? We don’t know, but it was still fun to make.

Planned in under two weeks and completed in under 24 hours, the crop circle had a final diameter of 220 feet. We constructed the circle in an oat field near Amity, Oregon, where it was completely invisible from the road but unmistakable from the sky. Our team consisted of 12 people, mainly OSU students, and we carefully stomped down oats from 3:30pm Friday afternoon until 2:30am, putting on the finishing touches between 7:30am and 11:00am Saturday, August 12.”Link & photos.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. screaminscott says:

    I hope they plan to compensate the farmer for the loss of his crops!

  2. Culito says:

    I don’t know, the way firefox has been crashing every 5 minutes has got me worried. I might be making an “Opera” crop circle soon.

  3. spongebathe says:

    saw it on the slashdot (i subscribe to their rss feed too)

  4. spongebathe says:

    saw it on the slashdot (i subscribe to their rss feed too)

  5. aolshove says:

    This crop circle crap has got to stop. Farmers are literally losing tons of grain for the sake of “art” but going uncompensated.

  6. gordonel says:

    If you take a look at the article, you’ll see that we had full permission (and enthusiasm!) from the farmer.

  7. gordonel says:

    If you take a look at the article, you’ll see that we had full permission (and enthusiasm!) from the farmer. We stomped down about half an acre of oats in an 80 acre field.

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