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#197168 - 02/08/11 12:43 PM Google's logo today!
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Quick, you-all, check it out--it's really neat!
20,000 Leagues

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#197169 - 02/08/11 01:40 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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steampunk!
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#197188 - 02/09/11 01:23 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Blast! It seems to be gone.

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#197189 - 02/09/11 01:39 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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see next for video.


Edited by tsuwm (02/09/11 01:01 PM)

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#197192 - 02/09/11 07:40 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: tsuwm]
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I saw it....and played.

If you missed it here is a recording on YouTube

google Jules Verne

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#197197 - 02/09/11 10:49 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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I got here too late, I guess.
Hope you enjoyed it, any link I click erases my connection
to webmail.
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#197198 - 02/09/11 10:50 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Originally Posted By: Candy
I saw it....and played.

If you missed it here is a recording on YouTube

google Jules Verne


Nothing here either: just erases my connection to webmail
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#197224 - 02/10/11 05:49 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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I'll send it to you Luke.
Its worth seeing....a masterful google doodle.

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#197244 - 02/10/11 11:18 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Thank you, thank you very much.
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#197251 - 02/10/11 01:26 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Funny, that Google Jules Verne link works now.
Go Figure.
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#198035 - 03/05/11 07:38 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Todays Google Logo is celebrating Will Eisner. This link will take you to a short biography. He coined the term 'sequential art'. Now that phrase didn't come up when were were all discussing comics/animation etc.







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#198043 - 03/05/11 08:49 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Thanks for sharing that, Candy. We didn't get that on the US site.

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#198050 - 03/06/11 12:39 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Ha....maybe its because its not the 6th of March in USA yet
Maybe tomorrow for you guys laugh

Its celebrating Will's birthday....
WILL EISNER was born William Erwin Eisner on March 6, 1917

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#198057 - 03/06/11 07:15 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Yup. That's it. You're our window into the future.

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#198073 - 03/06/11 11:09 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Thanks for sharing that, Candy. We didn't get that on the US site.


It's there today, as I'm sure you've all noticed.
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#198099 - 03/07/11 07:57 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Yup. That's it. You're our window into the future.


Hay..great idea...now if only I could see the winning lottery numbers we could make a fortune.

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#198114 - 03/07/11 11:16 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Don't push your luck.
I have to click the four spinning circles to see the
Google of the day or whatever it is called, I have
a desktop picture on the page.
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#198671 - 03/31/11 10:51 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Robert Bunsen today!

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#198672 - 03/31/11 10:56 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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Thank you. I was wondering. It is very clever indeed.
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#198677 - 03/31/11 09:00 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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This is a pretty good article about him.
Luke--next time, click on the logo.

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#198678 - 03/31/11 09:34 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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I have my own picture on the Google desktop page, or whatever
it is called, when it stays there. I has the tendency
to disappear every so often. So I did see the Bunsen
drawing today, and found it impressive.
NOW to read the article. Thanks.
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#198684 - 04/01/11 08:13 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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I agree Jackie. Thats what I do smirk

Don't you just love some peoples imagination!

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#199053 - 04/12/11 04:16 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Talking about star gazing (well that was in another thread)....what do you think today could be the 50th anniversary of?

Google Logo

Yuri Gagarin





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#199054 - 04/12/11 04:49 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин,[1] Russian pronunciation: [ˈjurʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksʲeɪvʲɪtɕ ɡɐˈɡarʲɪn]; 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.


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#199055 - 04/12/11 08:48 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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OUTSTANDING!

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#199060 - 04/12/11 11:13 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Originally Posted By: Candy
Talking about star gazing (well that was in another thread)....what do you think today could be the 50th anniversary of?

Google Logo

Yuri Gagarin



I guess yours does not show it. Mine shows a space suit
and flight: as Bran says: Yuri Gagarin. Boy do I remember
that. Really got the space race started after the
situation with the dog who died in space.




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#199063 - 04/12/11 05:52 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
the dog who died in space.
[/quote]

Laika?

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#199065 - 04/12/11 07:35 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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Yes!!!
That was the dog's name. Thanks.
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#199073 - 04/13/11 03:02 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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I recall being excited by news of the launch, but devastated by her death. 'Twas the stuff of nightmares.


Edited by Tromboniator (04/13/11 03:02 AM)

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#199078 - 04/13/11 05:56 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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The logo has disappeared from my previous post
my fault...I posted the google logo of the day
and now that day has past crazy

This is it, found on YouTube (I'll remember that for next time)

5, 4, 3, 2, 1....blast off

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#199092 - 04/13/11 10:58 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
I recall being excited by news of the launch, but devastated by her death. 'Twas the stuff of nightmares.



I still feel it, love of animals, especially dogs, I guess.
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#199140 - 04/15/11 02:30 AM Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Google celebrates Charlie Chaplin 122nd birthday. He was born 16th April 1889.

Such a talented man, his works are still very watchable.




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#199161 - 04/15/11 11:02 AM Re: Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle [Re: Candy]
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Thanks, Candy.
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#199172 - 04/15/11 06:13 PM Re: Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle [Re: Jackie]
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I just saw that--WAY cool! A whole movie!

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#199199 - 04/17/11 02:53 AM Re: Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle [Re: Jackie]
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Charlie Chaplin was the ultimate wordsmith. I'll never forget the time he said, "...".

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#199211 - 04/17/11 11:01 AM Re: Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle [Re: obihave]
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Google is actually pretty neat remembering things this way.
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#199294 - 04/22/11 08:56 AM Google Logo celebrates Earth Day. [Re: Jackie]
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Celebrating the other ED.


Edited by TheFallibleFiend (04/22/11 08:56 AM)

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#199307 - 04/22/11 09:18 PM Re: Google Logo celebrates Earth Day. [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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Originally Posted By: TheFallibleFiend
Celebrating the other ED.


I saw it and isn't it great.

I was waiting for it to appear on YouTube so I could post it here grin (I don't know about copyright for those things, I must look into it, 'cause I could have downloaded it, maybe! )

Earth Day

can you open this link, Luke?

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#199311 - 04/23/11 11:11 AM Re: Google Logo celebrates Earth Day. [Re: Candy]
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I actually lost track of what this thread is talking about.
Earth Day has been around since 1970, the UN celebrates
it on the Vernal Equinox, yesterday in the USA, which
was also Good Friday, and that is more important to me
than ED. Until the government does something about it
all, it is almost a waste of time. You should see the
idiocy regarding recycling in this part of the world.
'Just dig another landfill"- is their attitude. So it is
all mute.
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#199427 - 04/26/11 07:43 AM John James Audubon [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Todays google doogle celebrates the birth 226 yrs ago of John James Audubon, the naturalist and artist who catalogued the birds of America.

I had not heard of him but I enjoyed reading about his personal life. So amazing! His drawing of birds, realistic.


google doogle

A copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, sold for £7.3m It is one of the best preserved editions of the 19th century masterpiece.



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#199436 - 04/26/11 01:39 PM Re: John James Audubon [Re: Candy]
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There is a monthly magazine concerning birds and all
wildlife, with his name, Audubon. Very fine.

Very old rumor that J J Audubon was the long lost
Dauphin of France. Persisted for years. Still hangs
around in certain places.
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#200366 - 06/09/11 03:41 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Oh my gosh, you can play today's! Run your cursor over the strings! grin
Google

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#200367 - 06/09/11 04:30 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
Oh my gosh, you can play today's! Run your cursor over the strings! grin
Google


and did you notice the record button? (may be just for USians)

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#200368 - 06/09/11 05:20 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: tsuwm]
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I had some fun this morning playing that halfbaked child toy guitar. It's fun to struggle for a tune.

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#200369 - 06/09/11 07:12 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
Oh my gosh, you can play today's! Run your cursor over the strings! grin
Google


This story even made the evening news on NBC.
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#200373 - 06/09/11 11:29 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Does anybody here have perfect pitch, by any chance? eta? I'm wondering if the bottom string on the left is an A.

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#200375 - 06/10/11 12:12 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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I accidently got stuck with iGoogle which has no logo and I can't get rid of it and go back to google.com.

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#200376 - 06/10/11 12:53 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Zed]
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I use iGoogle by choice, but you can easily get to the logo by clicking on the sprocket(?) in the upper right corner, which is labelled Options - one of which is Classic Home.

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#200379 - 06/10/11 05:36 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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I don't have perfect pitch, but it's a B.

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#200380 - 06/10/11 06:16 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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Wow that was fun...it not only records my composition, but I can play it back. How clever is that whistle


Google says that the doodle was made using a mixture of JavaScript, HTML5 Canvas, CSS, Flash and other tools like Google Font API, goo.gl and App Engine.

Its impressive, so much work and such a shame its will last only one day!

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#200383 - 06/10/11 09:05 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
Does anybody here have perfect pitch, by any chance? eta? I'm wondering if the bottom string on the left is an A.


Tromb's got your back.

:¬ )
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#200385 - 06/10/11 10:26 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Originally Posted By: Candy

Its impressive, so much work and such a shame its will last only one day!


Eventually it should be moved here: http://www.google.com/logos/

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#200386 - 06/10/11 10:54 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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It's very distracting if you're on to some serious business.
Like trying to harvest more nilas definitions. ;-)

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#200388 - 06/10/11 11:15 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: BranShea]
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Thanks Fiend for the site where they store them. Nifty.

And it is time to get a daffy into Bran.
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#200393 - 06/10/11 04:18 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Daffy?

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#200395 - 06/10/11 06:27 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
Daffy?


a "daffynition" for the round of Hogwash that Bran is hosting.
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#200396 - 06/10/11 06:57 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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Daffy?
Yes Mr. Trom. Try one. A definition for the word nilas, a very bendable word with possibilities in all directions.
Send your def. daf. or daffy to me by PM before the end of coming Sunday and you'll shine in the gallery of honor.... tja, something like that.

( no dictionaries allowed in any way and if you know the word you are kindly asked to pretend you don't and make up something memorable.)

Publication and voting will be from Monday, no pictures or other fancies included this time as I still work from a page with an error warning on it.

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#200401 - 06/11/11 04:21 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: BranShea]
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

a "daffynition" for the round of Hogwash that Bran is hosting.


Ah! Of course, I knew that, but I interpreted it from Luke's sentence to be a sort of ice-cream-on-a-stick that Bran obviously needed.

Originally Posted By: BranShea
Try one.


I'll see if I have time and inspiration – I missed the start, time is short, and I have a busy weekend. End of Sunday in whose time zone?

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#200403 - 06/11/11 08:35 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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Nothing more confusing than interpretations but.... Your time zone is fine, gives you at least seven extra hours.

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#200406 - 06/11/11 11:11 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: BranShea]
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Ah! Of course, I knew that, but I interpreted it from Luke's sentence to be a sort of ice-cream-on-a-stick that Bran obviously needed.



Sorry for the confusion Trom.
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#200417 - 06/11/11 03:03 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Not your fault, just the direction my brain alleged brain took it.

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#200419 - 06/11/11 08:30 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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Ice-cream-on-a-stick sounds good right about now.
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#200421 - 06/12/11 05:42 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Me too...I'm off to get one now LOL

The people of google left the guitar up for a second day, because it was so popular.

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#201259 - 07/20/11 05:34 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Can you guess today's google reference?



Peas...yes, but peas with meaning.

Gregor Johann Mendel (July 20, 1822 – January 6, 1884) is the "father of modern genetics". Today celebrating 189th anniversary of his birth.

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#201272 - 07/20/11 11:00 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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I thought it was going to be my lunch salad.
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#201287 - 07/21/11 08:25 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Lucky that Gregor Mendel had more on his mind than food.

Though I bet even he would be surprised where his experiments have taken genetics these days.

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#201288 - 07/21/11 09:05 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiments_on_Plant_Hybridization

"In 1936, the statistician R.A. Fisher used a chi-square test to analyze Mendel's data and concluded that Mendel's results with the predicted ratios were far too perfect, indicating that adjustments (intentional or unconscious) had been made to the data to make the observations fit the hypothesis"

Of course this does not diminish the importance of his work. Here's his paper translated to English:
http://www.mendelweb.org/Mendel.html
(By chance this is on my reading list to finish before the end of the year.)

It's worth noting that Darwin's Origin of Species was published in 1859, prior to Mendel's work. From http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1228/pg1228.txt

"The laws governing inheritance are quite unknown; no one can say why the same peculiarity in different individuals of the same species, and in individuals of different species, is sometimes inherited and sometimes not so; why the child often reverts in certain characters to its grandfather or grandmother or other much more remote ancestor; why a peculiarity is often transmitted from one sex to both sexes or to one sex alone, more commonly but not exclusively to the like sex."

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#201293 - 07/21/11 11:29 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Heard a story yesterday that some town, neighborhood or some
such are making owners of dogs get DNA testing, so everyone
will know whose dog leaves droppings on their lawns.
The extent our science takes us is so utterly amazing.
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#201298 - 07/21/11 07:26 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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PCRing our way to GATTACA?

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#201300 - 07/21/11 07:53 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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#201305 - 07/22/11 06:20 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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And today is Alexander Calder's birthday. Go. Give it a spin.

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#201308 - 07/22/11 08:05 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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#201313 - 07/22/11 09:57 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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#201320 - 07/22/11 08:59 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Give it a spin. Can't. I don't have a laptop. I'm thinking that's what I'll get when this one goes, though: it just looks so big and clunky now!

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#201322 - 07/22/11 09:25 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Just a mobile.
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#201323 - 07/22/11 09:39 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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It did spin for me....but I had no control over it, it was just random.


Calder.....ah, artist, boiler-man, seaman and engineer and circus follower! I know him now. Great article, thanks Luke.

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#201332 - 07/23/11 10:37 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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if you use the Google browser [Chrome], you can give the individual arms a spin.

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#201872 - 08/17/11 07:33 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: tsuwm]
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Google's done it again. Mouse over to get the text.

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#201873 - 08/17/11 08:20 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Yip....thanks, I see it

and I have that same problem LOL

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#201883 - 08/17/11 11:10 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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I've been working at it for 3-4 minutes, and nothing happens.
Oh well, Google Chrome is OK sometimes.
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#201891 - 08/17/11 10:51 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Wuzzat Fermat?

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#201902 - 08/18/11 09:46 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Wuzzat Fermat?

Famous math guy (link).
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#201903 - 08/18/11 09:48 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Oh well, Google Chrome is OK sometimes.

Works with Chrome for me, after all it's Google's product. You just need to keep the cursor still while hovering over the pic and you get a balloon text with a joke in it. It helps if you know who Fermat was and his theorem, too. Kind of a nerd joke for math geeks.
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#201908 - 08/18/11 10:43 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: zmjezhd]
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No, don't get me wrong. I did mis speak there. I use
Google Chrome, but it did not show anything. I guess it's better
luck for me next time.
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#201925 - 08/19/11 07:03 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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It was gone by the time I saw your post last night, Jackie.

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#202039 - 08/24/11 05:55 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Google does it again. Jorge Luis Borges's birthday.

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#202040 - 08/24/11 07:54 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Re Jorge Luis Borges



When searching google.com, this colourful montage appears showing a maze of “magical realism”.
An old man is standing in the picture of complex scenery including a library, labyrinths, staircases and “forking paths”.

Clicking on the original picture takes the viewer to information about Jorge Luis Borges. He would have been 112 today.

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#202042 - 08/24/11 08:11 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Link to other thread on this site

Borges

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#202306 - 09/06/11 01:22 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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All Queen fans go today, and click on the button. So cool that they do things like this!

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#202307 - 09/06/11 02:25 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Very interesting, I'll admit.
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#202310 - 09/07/11 01:36 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
All Queen fans


Rats!! I missed it.

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#202315 - 09/07/11 09:28 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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it can be found in many places - here's one.

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#202316 - 09/07/11 10:57 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
All Queen fans go today, and click on the button. So cool that they do things like this!



And this time I did not miss it.
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#202330 - 09/07/11 11:11 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: tsuwm]
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
it can be found in many places - here's one.


Thank you, I appreciate that. Should have been obvious to Google it. I'm not firing on all cylinders of late (read that as you will!), but I hope for better in the near future.

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#202332 - 09/08/11 05:07 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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Poor you Peter....hope you get better soon.

I missed it too, so thankfully have caught it here.
Absolutely fabulous Google.

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#202338 - 09/08/11 10:37 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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#202347 - 09/08/11 08:49 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Ditto that.

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#202351 - 09/09/11 04:48 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Thank you, my friends. The worst seems to be over, but I ain't dancin' yet! Hope to go to the theater tomorrow night: last show of the season.

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#202352 - 09/09/11 10:54 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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That always perks you up, enjoy.
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#202635 - 09/27/11 06:55 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Doogle Google turns Thirteen!

Going to Google's website on Tuesday you will see a birthday cake with one of Google's earlier logos.

Clicking on the doodle will take you to a search results page, with - what else? - Google as the top result.

Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

They originally called the new search engine "BackRub."

Eventually, changing the name to Google, originating from a misspelling of the word "googol." the number one followed by 100 zeros.

I cant imagine Backrub ever being as catchy!

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#202646 - 09/27/11 09:27 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Ew--no.

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#203106 - 11/06/11 07:15 PM Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: Jackie]
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Though its not a very exciting doodle I felt it must be commented on...because this woman deserves to be remembered.

Marie Skłodowska Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish–French scientist who among her achievements coined the word, radioactivity.



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#203108 - 11/06/11 10:08 PM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: Jackie]
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Thanks for the update, Candy.

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#203110 - 11/07/11 05:13 AM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: Candy]
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...because this woman deserves to be remembered.


I second that.

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#203118 - 11/07/11 09:58 AM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: Jackie]
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"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful." ― Marie Curie

At a public meeting to name the new High School, there were suggestions to name it after "Ronald Reagan," and other political heros and war heros, but my oldest who would be attending the school raised her hand and suggested "Marie Curie High School." All suggestions were rejected in favor of a geographical name (consistent with the other high schools in the county).

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#203119 - 11/07/11 10:12 AM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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We have one named for Warren Buffet, the Oracle.
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#203443 - 11/23/11 08:28 AM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: Jackie]
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Today's US Google doodle. Click on the individual tail feathers, the feet, and the head. Then click on the wing.

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#203452 - 11/23/11 12:53 PM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: Faldage]
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that's odd, this is ours... google doodle (stanislaw lem)
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#203453 - 11/23/11 01:37 PM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: bexter]
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When I click on your link, I get our Turkey: the same
one explained above.
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#203454 - 11/23/11 04:06 PM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: LukeJavan8]
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no! ours is brilliant...best doodle made so far i think! try googling google doodle stanislaw lem
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#203456 - 11/23/11 05:13 PM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: bexter]
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#203457 - 11/23/11 05:20 PM Re: Google Honors Madame Marie Curie With A Doodle [Re: bexter]
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no! ours is brilliant...best doodle made so far i think! try googling google doodle stanislaw lem




That is pretty awesome, all right. thanks.
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#203613 - 12/03/11 04:23 AM Google Doodle pays tribute to Mark Twain [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Google Doodle ~ depicting scenes from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on November 30th.

The full-width illustration greeting web users logging on to the search engine portrays an episode in the novel in which the protagonist is made to whitewash a fence. Resembling a drawing from a children's story book, the picture appears to show Tom and his friend Ben at various stages of the paintwork job, with the 'e' and half the 'l' of "Google" subjected to their brush.

Did you know that Mark Twain was his pen name? He was born
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 176 years ago.



Remember this thread??
I wonder if changing those words has made any difference in the end.....

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#203615 - 12/03/11 06:17 AM Re: Google Doodle pays tribute to Mark Twain [Re: Candy]
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I just finished reading (the authentic) Tom Sawyer for the first time in fifty years, and, after a couple of books in queue ahead of it, will read Huckleberry Finn for the first time ever. Wonderful writing.

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#203621 - 12/03/11 09:04 AM Re: Google Doodle pays tribute to Mark Twain [Re: Tromboniator]
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You're right - two very fine books which are among my top favourites. Indeed, my daughter is named after Tom's girlfriend, Judge Thatcher's daughter.
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#203624 - 12/03/11 10:40 AM Re: Google Doodle pays tribute to Mark Twain [Re: Candy]
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Originally Posted By: Candy


Google Doodle ~ depicting scenes from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on November 30th.

The full-width illustration greeting web users logging on to the search engine portrays an episode in the novel in which the protagonist is made to whitewash a fence. Resembling a drawing from a children's story book, the picture appears to show Tom and his friend Ben at various stages of the paintwork job, with the 'e' and half the 'l' of "Google" subjected to their brush.

Did you know that Mark Twain was his pen name? He was born
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 176 years ago.



Remember this thread??
I wonder if changing those words has made any difference in the end.....



Yes, I remember the thread, and I repeat what I said then:
It is the nonsense we have in this country called
"Political Correctness" perpetuated by the media.

There is a show on AMC now called "Hell on Wheels" which
makes Twain mild by contrast, and there is no political
correctness in its vocab. Just the way it was with the
building of the Transcontinental railroad.
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#203625 - 12/03/11 10:45 AM Re: Google Doodle pays tribute to Mark Twain [Re: Tromboniator]
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I read both of them or an either/or situation, at least once
a year. And I only do that with no more than three books,
as there are so many out there that are good. I have all
the Huck movies on DVD and watch them a lot as well.
I live close to where Twain lived and wrote and have been
there as well. Its like home.
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#203898 - 12/24/11 08:33 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Boo on Google for their physically incorrect snowflake. But go ahead and click on the colored squares anyway. Be sure to have the sound set at a reasonable level.

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#203899 - 12/24/11 09:55 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Somewhere I was told that not one snowflake is like the other. And still it can be incorrect?

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#203900 - 12/24/11 10:03 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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All snowflakes are based on hexagons. This one is an octagon. The molecular structure of water does not allow that.

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#203901 - 12/24/11 04:21 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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yeah, that's actually pretty sad. I wonder who let that slip by?
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#203902 - 12/24/11 09:32 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Sure enough. Growf!

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#203953 - 12/31/11 12:59 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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No mistakes in todays google doogle...its time to party.

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#203957 - 12/31/11 07:18 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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No mistakes in todays google doogle...its time to party.


Amateur night. The last of the big three.

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#204101 - 01/07/12 06:28 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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They've done it again.

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#204115 - 01/07/12 10:58 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Mercy--I'm glad they told me what it was. I never watched that show. Very strange-looking people.

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#204127 - 01/09/12 07:59 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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I never watched that show.

It was a series of comics in the New Yorker long before it made it to TV in the mid-'60s.
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#204137 - 01/09/12 10:49 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Ah; merci.

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#204143 - 01/10/12 06:00 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
They've done it again.


Your link has disappear Faldo...remember that google doodles change after 24 hrs

Here is story~
Addams Family

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#204147 - 01/10/12 06:54 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
They've done it again.


Your link has disappear Faldo...remember that google doodles change after 24 hrs




Well, it's not today anymore.

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#204149 - 01/10/12 07:00 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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It's always today!
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#204151 - 01/10/12 07:06 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Not everywhere. It's tomorrow in New Zealand.

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#204153 - 01/10/12 07:29 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Goody! Let's go there for some jam!
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#204165 - 01/10/12 12:06 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Weather conditions here are so bad that it's still yesterday.

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#204166 - 01/10/12 12:12 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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That's OK - I've now got two possibilities for jam!
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#204172 - 01/10/12 02:59 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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That's OK - I've now got two possibilities for jam!
laugh

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#204186 - 01/12/12 12:52 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Yesterday they honored (Saint) Nicolas Steno - the "father" of stratigraphy who discovered the paleontological "principle of superposition."

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#204192 - 01/12/12 09:54 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Well, for heaven's sake--I took several geology courses but don't recall ever hearing of him. Thanks! Oh...wait. Oh, no! FF, you are terrible!! GROAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN!!!

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#204194 - 01/13/12 04:59 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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01/12/12
Nicolas Steno's 374th birthday, Danish pioneer in both anatomy and geology.

Were you not around then Jackie??

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#204213 - 01/13/12 09:38 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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Hardy-har-har.

I thought Steno - the "father" of stratigraphy was going to lead into that this person invented stenography.

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#204216 - 01/14/12 07:41 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Hey! Stenography rocks!!

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#204225 - 01/15/12 01:53 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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My sediments exactly!

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#204226 - 01/15/12 01:56 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Tromboniator]
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I once opened a local variety show as a cave man, beating two stones together – billed as The World's First Rock Band.

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#204230 - 01/15/12 08:37 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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The writing was on the wall back then..Peter.

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#204232 - 01/15/12 10:57 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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No, no--that was pictographs, not stenography, that he did!

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#204233 - 01/16/12 06:58 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Petroglyphs. Peter's symbols. My cue cards for the cave man gig.

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#204235 - 01/16/12 08:40 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Actually I was thinking of steganography.

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#204240 - 01/16/12 10:34 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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Somehow I thought you did, Faldage. And yes, it Peters. wink

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#204365 - 01/25/12 07:07 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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26th January is Australa Day holiday.
Todays logo (well in Australia...I dont know about the rest of the world, maybe NZ too?) comes as a result of a competition run by google. The theme '‘My Future Australia’. The winner, Timothy Winkels. It didnt state Tim's age but he is a student. This is what he said....

My Future Australia is creating more National Parks and saving the environment. I want a place to go when the world around me darkens, and the only place I could find refuge in is nature itself, away from man-made environment and people. Sometimes nature is such a good refuge that I escape my own self. The environment saves me, so I am responsible enough to save it.




It looks a very peaceful place.

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#204370 - 01/25/12 10:46 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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The environment saves me, so I am responsible enough to save it. Wow. What wisdom.

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#204375 - 01/26/12 10:47 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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When the world around me darkens. A truly personal emotion,
and looking at the state of the world sometime....
His drawing is beautiful.

Happy Australia Day, Candy.
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#204663 - 02/14/12 01:41 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Today's is ... a little odd; but cute enough, I guess.

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#204668 - 02/14/12 05:15 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Yes, I thought it was a bit twee - but it did raise a smile.
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#204673 - 02/15/12 08:11 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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I missed that it was a video....I just thought it was 'an unremarkable picture'....found the video today...and love it.

Valentines Day

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#204837 - 02/22/12 10:06 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Candy]
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A strange one, today, for Hertz's 155th. Usually, the logo spells Google in a strange way - does anyone out there know enough about Hertz waves to translate what they show today as "Google?"
(Silly question - there's ALWAYS someone on this board who knows, whatever is asked!)
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#204843 - 02/22/12 02:39 PM Hertz [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Frequency (cycle speed) is measured in the units called "hertz," named after a person.

1 Hertz = 1 Cycle per second, but usually we just abbreviate this to 1/s (1 over second).

It's used in the physics of sound, as well as electrical engineering - probably in mechanical engineering, too.

The X axis on the google doodle denotes time, t. The Y axis is some function of the sine or cosine of the t value.

A simple example is something like Y = A*sin(B*t + C)
The example given in the doodle has a variable frequency.


Edited by TheFallibleFiend (02/22/12 02:42 PM)

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#204847 - 02/22/12 06:19 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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It's basically just roughly outlining the normal Google logo. Look at the pattern of descenders and ascenders and the relative sizes and shapes of the approximations of the sine waves.

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#204852 - 02/23/12 05:39 AM Re: Hertz [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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Originally Posted By: TheFallibleFiend
Frequency (cycle speed) is measured in the units called "hertz," named after a person.

1 Hertz = 1 Cycle per second, but usually we just abbreviate this to 1/s (1 over second).

It's used in the physics of sound, as well as electrical engineering - probably in mechanical engineering, too.

The X axis on the google doodle denotes time, t. The Y axis is some function of the sine or cosine of the t value.

A simple example is something like Y = A*sin(B*t + C)
The example given in the doodle has a variable frequency.


Excellent explanation...thanks FF

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#205005 - 03/03/12 12:13 AM Re: Dr Seuss birthday [Re: Candy]
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(Wofa's quote from other thread...but I moved it here)

I was looking out for Google Doogle celebrating the birth of Dr Seuss frown

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
No. Apparently they chose not to recognize it. Conceivably they were even discouraged from doing so because of copyright issues.


How sad they think like that. I know its just to protect his memory from graffiti but he is remembered and loved by many children and adults and it would have been a nice tribute.




On Friday, we must adopt the words “Hooray!” With a “Yip yip yippee yay,” to celebrate his birthday.

Words made up by Dr Seuss


And something you might not have known about Dr Seuss....

This is one of 26 Private SNAFU (Situation Normal, All F***ed Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers.

Booby Trap

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#205012 - 03/03/12 11:01 AM Re: Dr Seuss birthday [Re: Candy]
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Neat old cartoon. Private Snafu.
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#205410 - 04/09/12 09:42 AM Re: Dr Seuss birthday [Re: Jackie]
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Today's is cool. I kept waiting and waiting for it to stop; finally I clicked the square that I'd started it from, and then it went to where I could find out who the guy was. Their legs are not all in sync, are they?

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#205412 - 04/09/12 11:26 AM Re: Dr Seuss birthday [Re: Jackie]
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Nope: good catch, however.
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#205413 - 04/09/12 11:49 AM Re: Dr Seuss birthday [Re: Jackie]
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Their legs are not all in sync, are they?



They're at different times in the cycle.

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#205424 - 04/10/12 09:07 AM Re: Dr Seuss birthday [Re: Jackie]
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
Today's is cool. I kept waiting and waiting for it to stop; finally I clicked the square that I'd started it from, and then it went to where I could find out who the guy was. Their legs are not all in sync, are they?


I knew who they were honoring immediately, but I didn't recall the name. Since I was reminded yesterday, I have forgotten again. Perhaps others are similarly neuro-retentionally disadvantaged.

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#205601 - 04/24/12 07:25 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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If today is April 24 on your planet, unzip it.

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#205602 - 04/24/12 10:41 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Faldage]
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I caught it right away and unzipped...that is quite clever.
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#205604 - 04/24/12 02:58 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Me too - I was fascinated by the programming techniqes necessary for this. Really cool!
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#206186 - 06/23/12 10:08 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Google

Alan Turing's birthday!

EDIT: I can't begin to figure it out. Here's some outright thievery:
The Alan Turing doodle that Google posted on the occasion of British mathematician and the father of computing's 100th birth anniversary is easily the most cryptic Google doodle till date.

Google has brought to digital life one of Turing's incredible work (and an eventful life that ended in tragedy), the theoretical Turing machine that he proposed in a mathematical paper. This Turing machine doodle, unlike most other doodles isn't meant for general Google users but is instead targeted towards those with a knowledge of computer programming - a science of which Turin was a pioneer.

While the initial task on hand seems to be spelling out the letters g-o-o-g-l-e in binary in six steps. On successfully completing each step the letters of the greyed-out Google logo get filled with colour, one at a time. But Google wouldn't have let its tribute to the famous code breaker get decoded in a breeze. "If you get it the first time, try again... it gets harder!," Google said in a post on its official blog.



Edited by Jackie (06/23/12 10:26 AM)

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#206299 - 07/01/12 09:39 AM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]
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Happy Canada Day!

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