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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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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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Postby gh » Fri May 21, 2010 3:13 pm

man, I sucked then, suck now!
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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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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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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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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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Postby tandfman » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:57 am

Thank you, Marlow. I think I once knew how to do it but at that hour of the morning, I couldn't even figure out how to type "figured." :oops:
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Postby Marlow » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:52 am

tandfman wrote:Thank you, Marlow. I think I once knew how to do it but at that hour of the morning, I couldn't even figure out how to type "figured." :oops:

Well, if you posted TOMORROW at 7am, THEN i'd really be impressed!
My plan for the New Year is to be up at the crack of noon . . .
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Postby tandfman » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:40 am

Good morning, Marlow. Happy New Year!
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Postby Marlow » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:44 am

tandfman wrote:Good morning, Marlow. Happy New Year!

And a happy New Year to you - and all!
(and yes, I'm impressed you're up that early! :wink: )
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Postby tandfman » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:21 am

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Postby Marlow » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:04 am

Love today's in honor of Jules Vernes' birthday = 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&tab=iw
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Postby tandfman » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:53 pm

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Today is apparently Thomas Edison's Birthday
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Postby guru » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:43 pm

tandfman wrote:Today is apparently Thomas Edison's Birthday



Indeed it is! :lol:

http://www.yourdailymedia.com/video/watch/2754/
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Postby tandfman » Mon May 09, 2011 7:42 pm

http://www.google.com/logos/2011/hargreaves11-hp-11.jpg

And today is the birthday of Roger Hargreaves, an author of children's books. I must confess that I'd never heard of him.

I'm afraid that image had too many pixels for the Message Board system to handle. You''ll have to open the URL outside of this box.
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby JRM » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:12 pm

Give it up for Fermat's Last Theorem! Way to go, Google:

http://www.google.com/
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Postby Marlow » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:05 pm

JRM wrote:Give it up for Fermat's Last Theorem! Way to go, Google:
http://www.google.com/

Made me read the wiki article. I didn't realize his famous unsolved 'theorem' was scribbled in the margin of a book!
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Postby guru » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:12 pm

Direct link to the above-mentioned doodle.

http://www.google.com/logos/2011/pierre ... 011-hp.jpg
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby JRM » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:42 am

The final frontier (September 7th, 2012):

https://www.google.com/

It's also a good test of your knowledge of the series (e.g. how to defeat the Gorn).

* Also, gotta love the 'Red Shirt' sweating bullets on the transporter pad.
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Postby gh » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:30 pm

I got to have fun in London when they interviewed Patrick Stewart (oh, sorry, SIR Patrick!) on the infield in the break between the 100 and long jump the first day of the decathlon. He showed quite the knowledge of the sport (he was a hurdler in his youth) and of course has one of the world's great voices/deliveries.

After they were done they threw it back up to me, and I couldn't resist. I said, "Getting back to the action, over on the backstretch it's tiem for the decathlon men's long jump [insert long pause for effect, then my best imitation of...] Make it so, Numbah 1!"

He then came up to the booth and chatted awhile. Absoltuely delightful man. Was off to Israel the next day for a new film.
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Postby Marlow » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:30 pm

gh wrote:Make it so, Numbah 1!"

Jean-Luc Picard
Greatest character in Sci-Fi EVER!!!
ST:TNG - Greatest sci-fi TV show EVER!
One of the best shows ever on TV.
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Postby Vince » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:48 am

Interesting and typical Hollywood greed over the rights to the memorable Star Trek theme song. This link describes the spat between Roddenberry and Composer Alexander Courage.
http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/trek.asp
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Postby Marlow » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:13 am

Today Google celebrates its 14th birthday. You can see the birthday cake on the site's home-search-page, but . . . this is the wrong day (by their own admission - they say they like to celebrate their birthday whenever they want some cake). As Wiki says:

Wiki wrote:The domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997, and the company was incorporated on September 4, 1998.


I can't even imagine my life without Google (or its ilk). I look up at least a dozen things a day!
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby 502CD » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:39 am

Marlow wrote:I can't even imagine my life without Google (or its ilk). I look up at least a dozen things a day!


When your company name turns into a verb you know you're doing pretty well.
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby JRM » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:09 pm

I remember meeting with my Ph.D. advisor one day, probably early 2000 or 2001. He was commenting about the new search engine that was becoming all the rage, devised by a couple of Computer Science guys out of Stanford. We admired their ingenuity, but also chuckled at the name (a "google" is 10^100), and furthermore wondered the consequences of entering a world dominated by Yahoo!, Netsearch, and all those other engines-du-jour......
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Re: You KNOW It's Big When....

Postby tandfman » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:12 pm

The ultimate Google home search page?

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/b ... oogle.html
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