Google 7th Sept.10

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  1. John Bull

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    What the hell is all this about ? Google has a barrage of balloons flying all over the place ! Have they gone mad ?
     
  2. twl845

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    It's Google Chrome's 2nd Birthday!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!:D
     
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    Mad and megalomaniacal!
     
  4. John Bull

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    Hello TW, your revelation is stunning, it`s made my day.

    I admit it is a lovely piece of adolescent fun, absolutely fantastic, I like it, but Google Chrome`s 2nd Birthday is about as much interest to me as watching paint dry.

    John
     
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    Amen to that. LOL
     
  6. Zeena

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    Hi :)


    Re: The Google Bubbles

    I've Bookmarked It :cool:
    Just in case one day I ever get fed up with.. iGoogle

    One Question Though :doubt:
    Will me bookmarking it actually work?
    OR
    Will the page cease to exist after a few days?

    Waiting for my son to get home from school... So I Can Show Him :D

    Zeena

    PS.
    Just realised that the bubbles don't look anywhere near as cool in IE8 as they do in Firefox o_O
     
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  7. John Bull

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    Zeena,
    These bubbles are terrific. They go haywire at the cursor and fly all over the place. It is the most attractive and interesting gimmick that Google have ever done.
    Oh Zeena, I do not think a Bookmark will be any good, Google will deactivate their dynamic Picasso when they dump it. Presumably soon.

    Most of Google`s celebratory nightmares are so boring it`s a big yawn, but this one is great. I have chased the damned things all over my Homepage with the cursor, but ain`t popped a bubble yet.

    John

    IE8 ? That`s like something creaking open the coffin lid at sunset. A living fossil. My IE8 icon on the Desktop is so cluttered up with spiders webs that I dare not use it in case the cooling fan sucks it all into my PC and clogs it up.
     
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    Hi John :)

    Oh! .. That's So Sad!
    Really wanted to keep the Google Bubbles :'(

    I'm mostly a Firefox user :cool:
    Opera is my second choice.
    IE8 Comes Last!
    But my teenage son still insists on using IE8 :rolleyes:
    Think he's almost ready to be converted though.
    As he's just now starting to notice little things he can do in Firefox and Opera.. That he can't in IE8.

    Thanks!

    Zeena
     
  9. John Bull

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    Zeena,
    Tell your son to stop walking backwards, leave IE8 for those who like to travel in the slow lane and use Firefox or Opera or anything but IE8.

    Joking apart, IE8 is quite good, it fly`s but Wright`s flying machine has long been superseded by things like the F-15 etc.
     
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    Sorry to change the subject, but I learned that XP users won't be able to get IE9. So it's IE8 for you until you upgrade your OS. I only use it if Chrome or FF can't read a site, which is every couple of years. :p
     
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    I could play with these bubbles all day long (he muttered from his psych ward).
     
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    Unless I'm looking in the wrong place, I don't see these 'bubbles' when I visit Google's UK page.

    Edit: Forget that - NoScript was blocking it. lol
     
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  13. John Bull

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    I`ve just gotta add this before they all go POP !

    ===== Right, sing after me then :-

    I'm forever blowing bubbles,
    Pretty bubbles in the air.
    They fly so high,
    Nearly reach the sky,
    Then like my dreams,
    They fade and die.

    Fortune's always hiding,
    I've looked everywhere,
    I'm forever blowing bubbles,
    Pretty bubbles in the air.

    DE-DA-DE-DA
     
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    Coming to a JavaScript benchmark near you....:eek:
     
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    8th Sept.10 - they`ve all been popped ! But I will remember that remarkable display for a very long time. I think it was ingenious, never seen anything like it.

    John B
     
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