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#204375 - 01/26/12 03:47 PM 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.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#204663 - 02/14/12 06:41 PM Re: Google's logo today! [Re: Jackie]  
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Today's is ... a little odd; but cute enough, I guess.

#204668 - 02/14/12 10:15 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 01:11 PM 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

#204837 - 02/22/12 03:06 PM 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 07:39 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.

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#204847 - 02/22/12 11:19 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.

#204852 - 02/23/12 10:39 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

#205005 - 03/03/12 05:13 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

#205012 - 03/03/12 04:01 PM Re: Dr Seuss birthday [Re: Candy]  
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Neat old cartoon. Private Snafu.


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