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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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Postby bad hammy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:22 pm

Marlow wrote:
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!

I agree with you there. I am not anti-Reagan, but I think putting him even in the top 10 of Presidents is ludicrous.
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Postby Marlow » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:31 pm

He was a very likeable girl - it's just that I can think of at least 10 others, from the original George W, through Teddy, to Franklin, through, ugh, yes, Clinton.
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Postby Cooter Brown » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:12 pm

There's a book out called Tear Down This Myth that dispels the revisionist history regarding Reagan.
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Postby Bob H » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:40 pm

tlb747 wrote:The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin. . . . I was born 170 years after the two gentlemen.

It happens that you share a birthday not only with Lincoln and Darwin, but also with Henry Rono and with me.

Hope you had a good one. I did.
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Postby skyin' brian » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:03 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.


Actually what we celebrate as "Presidents' Day" federal holiday is technically still a holiday observing Washington's birthday. Lincoln gets his own holiday in a few states (including my native Illinois -- I think a few years in school we got out on Lincoln's birthday, celebrated on Feb 12th every year and also for the federal holiday...unfortunately, schools eventually started opting out of several federal holidays.)

Wednesday night I was going to trim my full beard into the Lincoln style that you see in all of those pictures but messed up and had to go clean-shaven (young Lincoln?). Oh well.
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Postby Cooter Brown » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:21 am

bad hammy wrote: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!).


Texas state employees get LBJ's birthday and Confederate Heroes Day (formerly known as Robert E Lee's birthday). I imagine they'll get W's bday when he kicks the the bucket.
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:37 pm

bad hammy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
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!

I agree with you there. I am not anti-Reagan, but I think putting him even in the top 10 of Presidents is ludicrous.

A panel of CSPAN experts disagrees with bad hammy, giving Reagan the number 10 spot.

http://www.c-span.org/PresidentialSurve ... nking.aspx
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Postby Marlow » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:39 pm

bad hammy wrote:A panel of CSPAN experts disagrees with bad hammy, giving Reagan the number 10 spot.


Isn't like asking the senior Gestapo staff to rank their favorite war heroes?
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Postby cullman » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:14 pm

I'm trying to figure out how Rutherford B. Hayes dropped 7 places since the last survey. :?:

cman :o
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Postby bad hammy » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:03 am

cullman wrote:I'm trying to figure out how Rutherford B. Hayes dropped 7 places since the last survey. :?:

cman :o

That, and US Grant moves up ten spots. What did they do in the last nine years to deserve such drastic re-evaluations??
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Postby tlb747 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:31 am

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Postby guru » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:48 am

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Postby Marlow » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:43 am

Happy B-Day, Sammy!
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Postby wineturtle » Mon May 25, 2009 5:19 am

No Memorial Day Art?
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Postby tandfman » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:37 pm

Google now has the moon landing thing, but I can't seem to import it here.
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Postby Daisy » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:43 pm

tandfman wrote:Google now has the moon landing thing, see picture below.
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wineturtle wrote:No Memorial Day Art?

http://www.google.com/holidaylogos.html
See that link for all the ones they have done.
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Postby rasb » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:31 pm

with relation to the thread title, and not from personal experience....

* When you disrobe in front of a woman, and she says "wow", and faints in the intensity of the moment !!! .... I'm just saying... :)
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Postby Daisy » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:39 pm

rasb wrote:.... I'm just saying...

Maybe she's just scared off by the spines?
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby Jon » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:31 am

A link from today's google homepage:
http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/landing ... oranimals/
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby guru » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:01 am

We're not in Kansas anymore. Or are we?

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http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/ ... -name.html
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby wamego relays champ » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:35 pm

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This was back in October 2009, in celebration of the 57th anniversary of the first US Patent for the barcode.

Explanation here: http://techcrunch.com/2009/10/06/new-go ... e-barcode/
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby JRM » Fri May 21, 2010 11:12 am

May 21st, 2010: 30th anniversary!

You can actually play the game, too, by clicking on the image to move. Press "Insert Coin" to begin, of course!

http://www.google.com/

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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby gh » Fri May 21, 2010 3:13 pm

man, I sucked then, suck now!
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby guru » Tue May 25, 2010 5:16 pm

$120 million in lost productivity Friday thanks to the Pac-Man game.

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/arch ... ion/57247/
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby guru » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:45 am

Outstanding 70th birthday tribute to John Lennon, while it lasts(sorry, no doodle-specific link as I post this).

http://www.google.com/


On Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... YHCeUfoAnw
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby gh » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:25 pm

and credit goes to (this actually made the front page of the SF Chronicle):

<<...They are unknown, but their works of art are seen by hundreds of millions of people across the globe. They were art nerds in school - teased by peers or called to the principal's office for doodling in class - but are now working at one of the world's most important companies.

They are Google doodlers....>>

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... z16oM3NA9z
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby tandfman » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:05 am

Google has one up today, but I haven't figure out how to copy and paste it in here.

At any rate, Happy New Year, everyone!
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby Marlow » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:04 am

tandfman wrote:Google has one up today, but I haven't figure out how to copy and paste it in here.

Right click on the image, copy image url, paste here, highlight and then click on the Img button above this box.
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