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Postby Chetanji » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:34 am

Sorry, couldn't help myself. This looked too cool.:D

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Postby guru » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:02 am

I'm loving this Earth Day version. Maybe best ever.

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Postby Marlow » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:26 am

ya know what's funny about this, is that I use google many times a day, but haven't seen their home page in 6 months, since I downloaded the toolbar into my header. Besides the spam-blocker, it has has a great highlighting tool that makes searching text easy.
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Postby tandfman » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:36 am

I've done the same. It's a great convenience.
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Postby guru » Fri May 16, 2008 3:03 am

Birthday of the laser.

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Postby tandfman » Fri May 16, 2008 4:09 am

Marlow wrote:ya know what's funny about this, is that I use google many times a day, but haven't seen their home page in 6 months, since I downloaded the toolbar into my header. Besides the spam-blocker, it has has a great highlighting tool that makes searching text easy.

tandfman wrote:I've done the same. It's a great convenience.

I just got a new computer and found that I didn't have to download the Google toolbar into my header. It was included in the set-up options, so I just clicked yes, and there it was.
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Postby cullman » Sun May 18, 2008 8:53 am

125th Birthday of Walter Gropius

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Postby guru » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:56 am

NASA turns 50 today.

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Postby Marlow » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:01 am

Anyone else read about cuil.com? It's supposed to be the New Big Thing in search engines, with triple the 'search power' (whatever the heck that means) of google.
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Postby Cooter Brown » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:33 am

Marlow wrote:Anyone else read about cuil.com? It's supposed to be the New Big Thing in search engines, with triple the 'search power' (whatever the heck that means) of google.


Did a search for my name, which I share with a 70s porn star, and came up with zero hits. Google gave me 172,000 hits. FAIL.
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Postby Marlow » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:50 am

Cooter Brown wrote:
Marlow wrote:Anyone else read about cuil.com? It's supposed to be the New Big Thing in search engines, with triple the 'search power' (whatever the heck that means) of google.


Did a search for my name, which I share with a 70s porn star, and came up with zero hits. Google gave me 172,000 hits. FAIL.


It's not supposed to be fully operational till next Monday.
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Postby Dirk Diggler » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:50 am

Cooter Brown wrote:
Marlow wrote:Anyone else read about cuil.com? It's supposed to be the New Big Thing in search engines, with triple the 'search power' (whatever the heck that means) of google.

Did a search for my name, which I share with a 70s porn star, and came up with zero hits. Google gave me 172,000 hits. FAIL.

I got 202,000 on Google but only 130,000 on cuil.
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Postby Cooter Brown » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:08 pm

FARK thread on the failure that is Cuil...http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=3763929
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Postby guru » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:10 pm

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Postby guru » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:18 am

8/8/08

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Postby guru » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:47 am

Great Election Day logo.

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Postby gh » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:14 am

I can see I'm missing a lot of good work by bookmarking directly to google advanced, which doesn't have the fancy logos.
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Postby Marlow » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:21 am

gh wrote:I can see I'm missing a lot of good work by bookmarking directly to google advanced, which doesn't have the fancy logos.

You mean you don't use the G-toolbar, which not only lets you google directly from the internet page you're on, but allows you to highlight selected words, find them in an article, or create a search by highlighting text and right-clicking the mouse?!
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Postby Daisy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:23 am

Marlow wrote:
gh wrote:I can see I'm missing a lot of good work by bookmarking directly to google advanced, which doesn't have the fancy logos.

You mean you don't use the G-toolbar, which not only lets you google directly from the internet page you're on, but allows you to highlight selected words, find them in an article, or create a search by highlighting text and right-clicking the mouse?!


GH uses a MAC. The operating system and safari has all that stuff as default.
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Postby Marlow » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:18 pm

Daisy wrote:GH uses a MAC. The operating system and safari has all that stuff as default.

The google toolbar (not talking about the aux functions) is default in a Mac - how can that be?
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Postby Daisy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:28 pm

Marlow wrote:
Daisy wrote:GH uses a MAC. The operating system and safari has all that stuff as default.

The google toolbar (not talking about the aux functions) is default in a Mac - how can that be?


No, I mean the functions it provides are default. I can't see a reason to use it due to redundancy.
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Postby Marlow » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:47 pm

Daisy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
Daisy wrote:GH uses a MAC. The operating system and safari has all that stuff as default.

The google toolbar (not talking about the aux functions) is default in a Mac - how can that be?

No, I mean the functions it provides are default. I can't see a reason to use it due to redundancy.

oh, so Macs can google, find words in text and highlight stuff without additional utilities also?
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Postby Daisy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:57 pm

Marlow wrote:
Daisy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
Daisy wrote:GH uses a MAC. The operating system and safari has all that stuff as default.

The google toolbar (not talking about the aux functions) is default in a Mac - how can that be?

No, I mean the functions it provides are default. I can't see a reason to use it due to redundancy.

oh, so Macs can google, find words in text and highlight stuff without additional utilities also?


Unless I'm misunderstanding you, yes.

Maybe I should try this thing and see what these extras are really like.
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Postby cullman » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:29 pm

I've got the standard Canadian Google.ca header and can't seem to get the American Google.com page...no matter what I do on my Mac. What a rip!

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Postby tandfman » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:35 am

Yesterday was Veterans Day in the US.

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Postby Marlow » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:39 am

tandfman wrote:Yesterday was Veterans Day in the US.

The local public schools had the day off, but we didn't :( ,
so I just marched around in my Service Dress Blues all day! :D
Most of the kids just wondered why I was 'dressed funny'. :(
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Postby guru » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:00 am

Marlow wrote:
tandfman wrote:Yesterday was Veterans Day in the US.

The local public schools had the day off, but we didn't :( ,
so I just marched around in my Service Dress Blues all day! :D
Most of the kids just wondered why I was 'dressed funny'. :(



Good thing you didn't wear the whites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrPxkAF325g

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Postby lonewolf » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:21 pm

Marlow wrote:
tandfman wrote:Yesterday was Veterans Day in the US.

The local public schools had the day off, but we didn't :( ,
so I just marched around in my Service Dress Blues all day! :D
Most of the kids just wondered why I was 'dressed funny'. :(


Braggart!! :)

Actually, I envy you that you can still get into uniform. My "pinks and greens" seem to have shrunk in fifty years, especially the pinks, but my hat fits just fine.
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Postby tandfman » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:40 am

Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago today.

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Postby guru » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:46 am

tandfman wrote:Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago today.


Not the only one of course.
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Postby Marlow » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:56 am

I just switched to the new Google browser called 'Chrome'. Seems better (fewer crashes, user-friendliness, compatibility with other programs) than my current choice, Firefox, which I thought much better than my old IE.
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Postby tlb747 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:03 am

guru wrote:
tandfman wrote:Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago today.


Not the only one of course.


That is correct! The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin. I wonder why this weekend is "Presidents' Day" weekend instead of Lincoln's weekend? That holiday usually came a week after Lincoln's birthday. Besides, I was born 170 years after the two gentlemen.
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Postby Marlow » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:14 am

tlb747 wrote:That is correct! The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin.


Not to initiate a political debate, but I saw a poll yesterday, which says that Ronald Reagen is considered a 'greater' President than Lincoln . . . :shock:
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Postby Cooter Brown » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:25 am

Marlow wrote:Not to initiate a political debate, but I saw a poll yesterday, which says that Ronald Reagen is considered a 'greater' President than Lincoln . . . :shock:


Who did the poll? There's an organization whose goal l is to have a memorial to Reagan in every county in the US. He's the Second Coming to them.
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Postby Daisy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:12 am

Cooter Brown wrote:
Marlow wrote:Not to initiate a political debate, but I saw a poll yesterday, which says that Ronald Reagen is considered a 'greater' President than Lincoln . . . :shock:


Who did the poll? There's an organization whose goal l is to have a memorial to Reagan in every county in the US. He's the Second Coming to them.


I think their main goal is Mount Rushmore.
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Postby Pego » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:23 am

tlb747 wrote:
guru wrote:
tandfman wrote:Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago today.


Not the only one of course.


That is correct! The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin. I wonder why this weekend is "Presidents' Day" weekend instead of Lincoln's weekend? That holiday usually came a week after Lincoln's birthday. Besides, I was born 170 years after the two gentlemen.


Happy birthday, Tony.
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Postby bad hammy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:48 pm

Marlow wrote:
tlb747 wrote:That is correct! The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin.


Not to initiate a political debate, but I saw a poll yesterday, which says that Ronald Reagen is considered a 'greater' President than Lincoln . . . :shock:

Too funny.

I have the good fortune to work at a place that still has Lincoln's B-Day as a holiday (along with President's day on Monday instead of Washington's B-Day on the 22nd - go figure!).

So happy birthday Abe and Charles! (Both of whom were born about three weeks after one Edgar Allen Poe back in 1809.)
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Postby eldrick » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:26 pm

Marlow wrote:
tlb747 wrote:That is correct! The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin.


Not to initiate a political debate, but I saw a poll yesterday, which says that Ronald Reagen is considered a 'greater' President than Lincoln . . . :shock:


no problem with that

reagan's escalating arms race broke the soviet bank in trying to keep up & destroyed communism & selfishly, removed the soviet threat to western europe

if someone called him the greatest ever, as a european, i woudn't disagree
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Postby bad hammy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:15 pm

eldrick wrote:if someone called him the greatest ever, as
a european, i woudn't disagree

But you would be wrong, by a fairly large number of Presidents . . .
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Postby Marlow » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:17 pm

bad hammy wrote:
eldrick wrote:if someone called him the greatest ever, as
a european, i woudn't disagree

But you would be wrong, by a fairly large number of Presidents . . .

Hey, careful, I clearly have him in the Top 40!
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