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Wrao
Yarp
 
Join Date: May 2004
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2005-03-16, 11:31

http://labs.google.com/googlex/

neat
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ast3r3x
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2005-03-16, 11:38

Yeah...seems like that person is a mac fan...not just because the dock like zoom, but...
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"Roses are red. Violets are blue. OS X rocks. Homage to you."
...gives it away.
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SledgeHammer
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Join Date: May 2004
 
2005-03-16, 12:13

Google labs is a fun place.
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octavist13
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Join Date: Jan 2005
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2005-03-16, 13:42

Very cool.

This is kinda off subject, but do you guys remember Doogie Howser, M.D.?

Check this out.
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Gargoyle
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2005-03-16, 16:27

hmm, link has gone!
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Brad
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Join Date: May 2004
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2005-03-16, 16:48

"The requested URL was not found on this server."

See, this is why we have this part in our Guidelines.
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Furthermore, threads with no original content will not be allowed. Do not post a link or quote an article while contributing little to nothing of your own.
So, what was it?
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Banana
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Join Date: Feb 2005
 
2005-03-16, 17:04

FYI,

that link worked earlier this AM. I guess we weren't supposed to be loooking at it... Hopefully, Google Legal dept isn't going to subpoenas AN anytime soon....

Seriously, it is essentially a google search page with a os x feel... they have a dock button/widgets above the search bar with the icons for each function... and as above, a poem about mac os. really cool.

To quote Stephen King in Tommyknockers... "Too late, too late, too late, TOOO LATTEE!!!"
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ast3r3x
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2005-03-16, 17:23

Where it has the different types of searches (ie Web/Images/News/Froogle) it had their icons. And the icons zoomed as you scrolled over them, and the name appeared over top, much like it does in the dock. It was relatively the same except it had the poem I showed earlier on the page.
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Paul
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2005-03-16, 17:28

Woah. Gone...
It was just a bunch of icons over the google search box instead of the text hyperlinks that are normally there. They also behaved like the dock (with magnification).

Edit:
The thread at AI nailed it. Probably copyright issues with "X", the poem, and the "dock".

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hustlin
 
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2005-03-16, 18:10

Here you go (sans the images)

It's all about the dock
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Brad
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2005-03-16, 18:42

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Originally Posted by Paul
Probably copyright issues with "X", the poem, and the "dock".
Unless Google used icons directly from Mac OS X, there's nothing Apple could do about this. The scaling idea has been around for a long time and there are several implementation other than Apple's (besides that, Google's isn't so great) and the "X" naming is no different than the hundreds of other developers that tacked "X" onto their products names after Mac OS X came out.

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ast3r3x
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2005-03-16, 19:03

Yeah, I don't know why the took it down.
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InactionMan
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2005-03-16, 23:01

Here's a kinda working version of it.

http://www.hddvdr.co.uk/google.htm

If this is the result of Apple Legal than someone in Cupertino has clearly lost their mind.
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SledgeHammer
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2005-03-17, 00:30

Much more likely that people here have lost their minds and attribute every Internet oddity to the work of Apple Legal.
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Brad
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2005-03-17, 00:36

Bingo.

In case no one noticed, Google Labs is a testing ground for new features. You should expect things there to come and go and work and break without notice.

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torifile
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2005-03-17, 00:44

I'm not sure what the big deal is. Rollovers on the icons to make them look bigger?
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Wrao
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2005-03-17, 00:56

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Originally Posted by torifile
I'm not sure what the big deal is. Rollovers on the icons to make them look bigger?
Hey, you sound like a windows user.

Personally, I Think it would be neat if they made it so safari users are automatically forwarded to the fuax-es-ten google homepage. Just for fun, of course ideally it would be an option for those who don't care.
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alcimedes
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2005-03-17, 00:58

http://www.alcimedes.com/googlex.html
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bostongeek
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2005-03-17, 08:44

I wonder if GoogleX was meant as a tribute to Apple during the upcoming anniversary and release of Tiger? You know how they do themed pages for certainly key dates throughout the year, this might have been a preview of what is coming in April.
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