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fp (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14079953)

so easy

Fucking crashdot slowd (1)

Adolf Hitroll (562418) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080154)

Who is fucking crapdot to decide what is great or divine instead of me.... an hour ago, this was about what to read to be "in", now, it's about their almighty Google P.O.S. ...
Who do you think you are?
I'll tell you what to think of you: You are fat smelly nerds. Neil Gaiman is an arsehole and so is Linus Torvalds,.
A computer is nothing else than a fucking screwdriver for clumsy idiots and masturbation will never make you better.
Reality is not limited to your shiny new 23 inch Dell monitor and eating will make your unexercised body even fatter.
Making love is not a concept, it's about unleashing 2 people who love themselves IRL on one another.
Texas is gross and Louisiane is giving you the finger.
And real women just giggle at your social ineptitude.
Computing is not about comparing oneself to Leonardo da Vinci, it's about repeating the same boring task instead of an administration clerk.
Fact is YOU ARE TEH FUCKING LUSERZ THAT THINK YOU MATTER...

Re:Fucking crashdot slowd (1)

Rib Feast (458942) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080330)

Actually it's a 24" Dell monitor, they don't make a 23"

(sorry had to be a nerd)

Oh, please... (-1, Flamebait)

houstonbofh (602064) | more than 8 years ago | (#14079956)

Am I the only one sick of "Man takes a piss" being a headline if the man is from, works for, or is in some way near Google? I mean what is the threshold for news these days?

God help us all... (1, Funny)

Eternal Vigilance (573501) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080141)

God help us all if Brad & Angelina meet Jen & Vince during a tour of some new Google office space.

"Don't cross the streams."
"Why?"
"It would be bad."

Re:God help us all... (1)

aug24 (38229) | more than 8 years ago | (#14081072)

"Don't cross the streams"

The last time I heard this line was in the loos at The Hobbit pub in Southampton. Keith nearly pissed on me doing the actions.

Funny though.

J.

Hmm (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14079957)

I don't see why Google needed doodles drawn for them. They have a search engine filled with thousands if you turn off the adult protection.

Re:Hmm (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080089)

So I'm looking for Invader Zim pictures and searched "zim"...

http://images.google.com/images?q=zim&hl=en&btnG=S earch+Images [google.com]

What a sad, sad world.

Re:Hmm (1, Informative)

Denyer (717613) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080106)

"Moderate SafeSearch is on"

Yeah, someone really misfiled that one... (although Tripod have removed the site in question. It's a photo of a penis, for those who don't feel like clicking the link.) Possibly it got selected by a human at Google, the image was switched or defaced, and then was automatically updated by a crawler bot.

Re:Hmm (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080126)

its an algorithim.. do you really think Google has enough man power to search the entire internet for images and index them on a regular basis?

Prizes (5, Funny)

The New Andy (873493) | more than 8 years ago | (#14079966)

The winner of the Doodle 4 Google contest is Lisa Waiwaina, age 11. For her doodle, titled "Day of the Child," her prize was an upper case "G" of frosted glass, and her school won an interactive whiteboard.

Obvious jokes:

1) Much better than those non-interactive whiteboards which ignored your marker completely.

2) Does the whiteboard display advertising relevant to whatever you draw on it.

3) "her prize was an upper case "G" of frosted glass" - when you put it in those terms, yes that prize does sound like a joke.

Re:Prizes (4, Funny)

Army of 1 in 10 (931706) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080056)

2) Does the whiteboard display advertising relevant to whatever you draw on it.

That's nothing that the right Firefox plugin can't handle! ;)

Re:Prizes (0)

neiljt (238527) | more than 8 years ago | (#14081049)

That's just silly -- whoever heard of a whiteboard running Firefox?

Re:Prizes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14081132)

But can it run linux?

Re:Prizes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080192)

1) Much better than those non-interactive whiteboards which ignored your marker completely.

That's usually the marker's fault, dude... Well, unless some prankster soaped the whiteboard to make it "non-interactive"

200-man headcount? (3, Insightful)

essence (812715) | more than 8 years ago | (#14079974)

only men work there? no? how hard is it to say 200 person? come on.

Re:200-man headcount? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14079985)

about as hard as it is for you to not be an anally retentive prick

Re:200-man headcount? (0, Troll)

essence (812715) | more than 8 years ago | (#14079992)

would you be upset if it said 200 woman headcount (but of course that would include men as well) ?

Re:200-man headcount? (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080078)

would you be upset if it said 200 woman headcount (but of course that would include men as well) ?

Yes, because it would be far from normal english.

From the dictionary.com's usage notes about man:
Traditionally, many writers have used man and words derived from it to designate any or all of the human race regardless of sex. In fact, this is the oldest use of the word. In Old English the principal sense of man was a human, and the words wer and wyf (or wæpman and wifman) were used to refer to a male human and a female human respectively. But in Middle English man displaced wer as the term for a male human, while wyfman (which evolved into present-day woman) was retained for a female human. Despite this change, man continued to carry its original sense of a human as well, resulting in an asymmetrical arrangement that many criticize as sexist. Nonetheless, a majority of the Usage Panel still accepts the generic use of man, although the women members have significantly less enthusiasm for this usage than the men do. For example, the sentence "If early man suffered from a lack of information, modern man is tyrannized by an excess of it" is acceptable to 81 percent of the Panel but a breakdown by sex shows that only 58 percent of the women Panelists accept it, while 92 percent of the men do.

While women are less accepting of the general use, at least according to that information, a majority still is.

Re:200-man headcount? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080081)

Completely and while we are at it lets standardize on a world language, and make everything politically correct so that we can accost the non-adopters. I bet if you petition long enough it might be a crime to disagree.

Once again quit nitpicking, you get angry over simple laziness. How about getting over something that truly matters, like the salary gap in genders, or workplace sexual harassment and accept man as a non gender specific term for those to lazy to write out person. Focus on the issues, not the labels.

Re:200-man headcount? (3, Interesting)

essence (812715) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080110)

I do focus on lots of real issues. I'm not a slashbot. It took me 2 minutes to write that comment, in the hope that it would make some people think. Sure, most people are used to using man to mean both men and women, including allot of women. But writing person instead of man does make it more accessible to women (and men) who might be offended or alienated. It's not that hard to change the little things like that. I find it interesting that so many people get upset that i pointed it out.

and no, i wouldn't want to make it a crime to disagree. Creating laws for this sort of thing doesn't work. People don't like being forced to do things. The only solution is discussion and action by people, not the state.

Re:200-man headcount? (1)

koekepeer (197127) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080243)

"It's not that hard to change the little things like that."

it's also very easy to not attribute meaning to something that isn't meant to insult or discriminate.

"I find it interesting that so many people get upset that i pointed it out."

you are projecting. how do you know they are upset?

one reason people might react is because they don't like being told how to speak. "live and let live" - might make things a lot easier for everybody.

many people who get worked up about these issues forget that in 99% of the cases people don't mean anything by what they write. it is the responsibility of the reader to take something seriously or not. when in doubt, *ask* for the intention of the writer :-) this way you are always sure and you don't need to read into someone's responses, jump to conclusions, and upset the other in the process :-) it's "the principle of not fighting". very useful.

Re:200-man headcount? (1)

essence (812715) | more than 8 years ago | (#14081105)

"It's not that hard to change the little things like that."

it's also very easy to not attribute meaning to something that isn't meant to insult or discriminate.

Of course most people don't mean to insult or discriminate. The language is entrenched in our culture.


"I find it interesting that so many people get upset that i pointed it out."

you are projecting. how do you know they are upset?

Well the AC up furthur called me an 'anally retentive prick'. The usage of prick mainly indicates this.


one reason people might react is because they don't like being told how to speak. "live and let live" - might make things a lot easier for everybody.


Just saying its ok because somebody didn't intend it to be sexist doesn't mean it's not sexist. And just to pass it off and say live and let live just feeds patriarchy. It not easier for everybody, maybe most people, but not everyone.

If we want a society that is free of sexism, patriarchy, then we have to become conscious of how we are executing those very things, whether it's sexists language, or sexist behaviour. Then we have to make an effort to change it.

Re:200-man headcount? (1)

thousandinone (918319) | more than 8 years ago | (#14081171)

"Just saying its ok because somebody didn't intend it to be sexist doesn't mean it's not sexist."

I would argue that because spoken language as it is today is a creation of mankind, that there is no absolute meaning to anything, and when it comes down to it, the only meaning associated with something one says is the one that you associate with it. Sarcasm and satire come to mind. What it comes down to is, your words only carry the meaning that you apply to them, and if someone else chooses to interpret it incorrectly, the problem lies with them and not with you. After all, s/he is the one getting all worked up largely over nothing. The feminists who would go up in arms over the usage of the word "man" instead of "person" are the type who are just looking for something to raise hell about.

I find the whole concept we have of speaking in a "politically correct" manner to be foolish and offensive. So in the interests of not offending me, please be "politically correct" by not forcing your "political correctness" upon me.

Re:200-man headcount? (1)

koekepeer (197127) | more than 8 years ago | (#14081272)

my point exactly

Re:200-man headcount? (1)

essence (812715) | more than 8 years ago | (#14081286)

I'm not forcing anything upon you. I'm trying to have a discussion. You choose to read my words.

I also think your argument is pretty lame. People say things with intent all the time. and it can be correctly interpreted by another person.

The point I was getting at is that our society has sexism (and allot of other negetive things like racism) entrenched in it, and people don't even realize they are being sexist. It's usually the people who aren't oppressed by sexism who are most vocal against people like me who make such observations. I'm guessing, but I bet most, if not all, of the attacks on me posted in this thread were made by men.

Re:200-man headcount? (1, Funny)

Onymous Hero (910664) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080303)

including allot of women

What are you, fucking 10 or something?

Re:200-man headcount? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080979)

Personally, I'm upset that they only focused on heads. How many legs, arms, penises and boobies work at Google?

Re:200-man headcount? (1)

thousandinone (918319) | more than 8 years ago | (#14081218)

400 arms, 399 legs, 199 penises and 2 boobies.

Re:200-man headcount? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080334)

After all, please, look around: isn't all this silly mad obsession about politically correct words precisely meant to distort the attention or hypocritically hide the real issues behind a curtain of beeps and flowers?

Don't say 'man' but torture? C'mon.
Sorry for OT.

Re:200-man headcount? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080137)

Shouldn't that be "anally retentive cunt" ?

Re:200-man headcount? (4, Insightful)

aussie_a (778472) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080007)

Wow, get over yourself. Most English speakers have a male bias in their speech. Deal. It's this sort of political correction that drives me up the wall.

Re:200-man headcount? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080246)

God, don't you ever think about the people that can't afford walls to climb up???
Argh, just, i'm disgusted.

Re:200-man headcount? (2, Insightful)

gihan_ripper (785510) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080188)

I completely agree with your comment. As a (male) professional mathematician, I see outrageous overt sexism in the academic commmunity, but whenever anyone suggests the use of gender-neutral terms they are often lambasted (largely by the older generation) as politally correct weenies.

The point that many science geeks completely fail to realize is that 'labels' are important. Our use of language deeply affects our relationship with the world and the manner in which we perceive our environment and fellow human beings.

At a certain very old university, I've known a number of mathematicians who were extremely distressed by the display of a "Men of Mathematics" poster. Yes, our current use of the English language allows us to describe any collection of workers as male, but this is an anachronism, harking back to a time when only men did "real" work. In the same manner, it used to be commonplace, well into the 20th century, to refer to someone who drove a hard bargain as a Jew. Now tell me is it mere 'political correctness' which prevents us from using the word Jew in this way, or is it that we have become a more enlightened species?

Re:200-man headcount? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080240)

You're a 'professional mathematician'. You have bigger problems than the term 'man' being the collective noun for a group of human beings.

Focus man, focus.

Re:200-man headcount? (2, Insightful)

koekepeer (197127) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080270)

"Now tell me is it mere 'political correctness' which prevents us from using the word Jew in this way, or is it that we have become a more enlightened species?"

if you were truly enlightened, would it even affect you if someone called someone else a jew? why do, in issues of (presumed) discrimination/racism, people invariably assume the worst in other people? maybe because we *all* are prejudiced?

methinks a better way to increase the peace is to stop assuming and projecting our own prejudice onto others. works a heck of a lot better than pointing the finger and saying "you are bad because you are prejudiced". this while, in fact, you are saying: "you are bad because you just said something i associate with being prejudiced", revealing your own prejudice in the process. hypocrisy invokes conflict. understanding and acceptation creates peace.

Re:200-man headcount? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080209)

how hard is it to say 200 person?

If you say 200 person, some politically-correct-nazi will jump out at you, and chasticize you for not saying 200 perdaughter.

Re:200-man headcount? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080230)

person??

Excuse me, but some of them might be perdaughters.

Re:200-man headcount? (1)

Jetekus (909605) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080250)

Oh please. You answered your own complaint there. Noone in their right mind would possibly think that only men work there, and anyone who speaks fluent english would understand that that is an anachronism.

Did you know that when referring to a group of people of both genders mixed together, the french use the MASCULINE plural form of adjectives? Why not go after them? Oh yes, because it's part of the history of the language, as is the english example.

No women I know think that this is somehow a male plot to slowly eat away at their confidence, but maybe my friends are a little more secure than you.

Oh and my Algebra and Geometry lecturer (at Cambridge, England) refers to plurals of students and mathematicians in general as female. Haven't seen any men complaining yet...

Re:200-man headcount? (1)

gihan_ripper (785510) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080419)

No women I know think that this is somehow a male plot to slowly eat away at their confidence, but maybe my friends are a little more secure than you.

Oh and my Algebra and Geometry lecturer (at Cambridge, England) refers to plurals of students and mathematicians in general as female. Haven't seen any men complaining yet...

Perhaps your friends are more secure. But unlike you, my colleagues are not in Michaelmas term of their first year, but rather are senior mathematicians at an older English university.

Re:200-man headcount? (2, Insightful)

ggy (773554) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080274)

Hmm... It's a building full of geeks. So I'd say the chances are quite good! ;)

Re:200-man headcount? (3, Interesting)

Moses_Gunn (778857) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080583)

Feeding a troll here, but this irks me. I haven't researched this DEEPLY, so I may be wrong, but this is my understanding of the issue. Most languages (including those that I have studied: German, Spanish, and Arabic) have gendered nouns. For instance, in German the word for "the" is der, die, or das for masculine, feminine, and neuter respectively. Somewhere along the line, English lost this feature, and nouns no longer have gender. However, originally, the word "man", in the context of referring to "mankind" was of NEUTRAL gender. Thus, not only is today's use of the word "man" to mean "people" NOT sexist, but is actually gender correct.

Read more here under the "Etymology" section:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man [wikipedia.org]

Not to mention the fact that it doesn't sound STUPID like "200-person". ;)

Re:200-man headcount? (1, Funny)

LSD-OBS (183415) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080603)

There's hidden evidence [zdnet.com.au] in the pictures. Why else would there be an entire floor devoted to a toilet cleaning company unless we're talking about 200 geek men?

Re:200-man headcount? (0)

Goth Biker Babe (311502) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080715)

Mod that funny! That is so right!

Stanislav Lem (-1, Offtopic)

hbuschme (751015) | more than 8 years ago | (#14079976)

I wonder why there are none of Stanislav Lem's novels on the list. He "invented" a lot of stuff which is realised/implemented in computer science laboratories nowadays.

Disappointing... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14079978)

...No matrix-entrance chair, no bridge, no engineering... What kind of a starship is this googleplex?

Googleplex (1, Funny)

jurt1235 (834677) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080062)

Isn't that the name of the new mediaplex, but than sponsored by Google? What movies do they run this weekend?

Since when... (5, Insightful)

mulhall (301406) | more than 8 years ago | (#14079993)

...is a picture of an office block news?

Re:Since when... (0)

ksheff (2406) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080018)

some people are obsessed with what Google might be doing. I guess they have nothing better to do.

Re:Since when... (1)

agapits (888810) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080182)

maybe it's because of the lighting. no, maybe because of the beautiful windows.

Re:Since when... (0, Troll)

papukanghi (519689) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080374)

Since google started bribing slashdot with advts.

--
Slashdot:
    stuff about google. who cares if it matters.

Re:Since when... (0)

Oscaro (153645) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080622)

Of course Google and Slashdot are big friends.

For that reason EVERY slashdot page includes the much-discussed google-analytics scripts (see here [slashdot.org] ) are included on every page on this site.

Just check a page source code...

When techs add to London congestion? (1)

Morgaine (4316) | more than 8 years ago | (#14081213)

I've never understood why tech companies locate to areas of extreme congestion and high prices like central London, when their personnel would gain so many benefits from just a small shift outwards from the centre by 10-15 miles or so.

It's an online business, for crying out loud. Why submit your people to the torture of daily commuting into a sardine can, and the costs that go with it?

This doesn't apply just to Google of course, but Google is an excellent example of the problem.

And no, it's not because that's where the fat pipes are, not anymore.

OUTGOING (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14079996)

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Hey google where's data center photo? (5, Informative)

vivekg (795441) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080010)

Drawing by kids are ok, office is just like any other modern office but what I wanna see some pics of data center .. This is what I know so far, photo:the early days of Google's data center http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=1709 [zdnet.com]

Re:Hey google where's data center photo? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080525)

I remember seeing a great webcast/video once about google's data center - cant seem to find it right now but I know it's out there ...

PICS - MIRROR (4, Informative)

Eightyford (893696) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080026)

If you don't want to click through 15 pages of ads you can view the pics here: just pics though, no text [eightyford.com]

Re:PICS - MIRROR (2, Interesting)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080098)

http://www.eightyford.com/google/02-googleplex.jpg [eightyford.com]

What the... Oh right, this is England. :-s
Anyway, where's the male kids?

http://www.eightyford.com/google/06-googleplex.jpg [eightyford.com]

Cute, the trademark sign in a heart!
I'm sure they'll grow up to become good business(wo)men. :-)

Re:PICS - MIRROR (1)

Eightyford (893696) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080114)

06-googleplex.jpg [eightyford.com]
Cute, the trademark sign in a heart!
I'm sure they'll grow up to become good business(wo)men. :-)


I think the "g" looks like Raphael the ninja turtle.

Re:PICS - MIRROR (1)

Eightyford (893696) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080122)

And the "g" on this one too: 12-googleplex.gif [eightyford.com]

Weird.

Datacenter pictures (5, Interesting)

this great guy (922511) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080031)

We have often read about Google's datacenters on /. but AFAIK we have never seen any picture of their datacenters. So if somebody has something to say/show about this (even insiders :P), please reply to this post.

Re:Datacenter pictures (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080233)

The video from this link has amazing info and pictures of the datacenters.
http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.asp?rid= 2459 [uwtv.org]

Re:Datacenter pictures (0)

coolcold (805170) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080694)

The picture of their data is below:






a Google bangalore saga (3, Funny)

Gopal.V (532678) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080042)

Some guys from Yahoo Bangalore recently stalked google [flickr.com] , apparently they came back quite unimpressed.

At least one sign... (4, Funny)

Justen (517232) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080043)

It must be a sign that Slashdot folk are aging (and maturing, and having kids, etc.) when photos of elementary school children on a field trip is now a top story.

justen

No, another sign (1)

pedantic bore (740196) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080621)

No... It must be a sign that slashdot readers are mesmerized by Google when a doodle contest held on Google premises is a front-page story. Hey, we might get to see what their cubicles look like!

Slashdots apparent obsession with Google makes People Magazines "bennifer" story look like an idle fancy. Let's move on.

Great doodles (2, Interesting)

Lewisham (239493) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080044)

I love these doodles! Google should have a user-submitted doodle every day; spice it up a bit.

Maybe there's a Greasemonkey script here...

Non-karma whoring link (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080046)

looks to be slashdotted, heres the non-karma-whoring cache

http://zdnet.com.au.nyud.net:8090/insight/software /print.htm?TYPE=story&AT=39223136-39023769t-100001 02c [nyud.net]

And from New York... (3, Informative)

pomo monster (873962) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080091)

Curbed.com [curbed.com] has a photo tour of Google's new office in Chelsea [curbed.com] (15th at 8th), for which they just signed the lease a few days ago [nypost.com] . At 311,000 square feet, it's over three times the size of their previous midtown space.

The floor's not much to look at now, but I'm looking forward to seeing it fully decked out when they throw a party someday (keeping my fingers crossed!) I'll invite y'all.

All the children drew "tm" (4, Funny)

anzev (894391) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080123)

It's interesting to me how all the children drew the TM mark in the upper right corner of the image. I wonder... :-) Starting young I see... Maybe it's so we can say "In soviet Russia, the TM draws you in the upper right corner" :-), or "imagine a beowulf cluster of thesee"

Re:All the children drew "tm" (1, Interesting)

badevlad (929181) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080159)

In Soviet Russia the TM sign was not used. We began to use it when USSR was broken. May be because of this the Soviet Union was broken?..

Re:All the children drew "tm" (1)

zqad (612317) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080179)

If you look with your eyes, you may see that in 2 of 5 pictures, the TM is clearly done after the kids are done with the drawings.

Plus they probably had the original Google-logo with the TM to base their doodles on.

Re:All the children drew "tm" (2, Funny)

KylePflug (898555) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080196)

If you look with your eyes, you may see that in 2 of 5 pictures, the TM is clearly done after the kids are done with the drawings.
I'm glad you pointed that out. I'd been looking with my feet, and hadn't seen that.

Re:All the children drew "tm" (2, Informative)

artifex2004 (766107) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080968)

If you look with your eyes, you may see that in 2 of 5 pictures, the TM is clearly done after the kids are done with the drawings.

Plus they probably had the original Google-logo with the TM to base their doodles on.


Sure looks to me like these were just xerographed logos, that they colored with crayons and markers. Meaning the TM wasn't added after, it was there all along, just ignored by some children. So perhaps counter-jokes about kids starting young ignoring trademarks and copyrights are more appropriate. 2 in 5? 40%?

Aghh (2, Interesting)

t_allardyce (48447) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080148)

Why do all modern buildings have to look so cheap? That's nearly as bad as a 60's concrete monstrosity.

Google's office in Ukraine (1)

badevlad (929181) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080170)

I will wait for Google office in Ukraine. Why they forgot about our country? :)

Re:Google's office in Ukraine (1)

themoodykid (261964) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080239)

And Poland! They forgot Poland!

Re:Google's office in Ukraine (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080323)

Isn't The Ukraine a province of Russia though?

*finds cover*

Ding ding! Here comes the... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080184)

Grade for each drawing:

F
F
F
F
F

With apologies to maddox... :)

Interresting (2)

davlucas (932745) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080256)

I don't know how was made the test, but it seems to me very symbolic that the 10-11 y.o. children recognize the google graphic policy.
Well, most of them should have internet at home, BUT I'm not sure they can draw logo of other big firm as easilly as they did with the google one.
Concerning the google desks, I suppose these desks are for the commercials entity, as the technic ones don't really need desk all over the world. At least, I don't see the interest to rent a building if the same can be done from home.
In a nutshell, congratulations for GOOGLE which is the only one 1999 startup to have succeed.

Google moonplex (1)

poeidon1 (767457) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080259)

Now the next remains is pics of google moonplex and moodles :D.

Huh (1)

NitsujTPU (19263) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080263)

the office opening for schoolchildren

Why did the office open for schoolchildren?

Pictures (1)

smallguy78 (775828) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080369)

Sooo lots of pictures of google doodle, a few lounges and a plaque showing that they share their offices with Rentokill.

I suppose if you appreciate artwork of 10 year olds it's an interesting scoop.

I like Google as much as the next geek but... (1)

pandrijeczko (588093) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080540)

...yet again, just another corporate exercise in the "brand brainwashing" of our kids ala Macdonalds, Disney, etc.

google-analytics on Slashdot (4, Informative)

Oscaro (153645) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080597)

I know I'm going almost off-topic, but I think all slashdot readers should know that the much-discussed google-analytics scripts (see here [slashdot.org] ) are included on every page on this site.

Check the page source and see for yourself.

Why London (1)

artg (24127) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080701)

London ?

With all their money and the choices available in the UK, couldn't they find somewhere pleasant instead ?
Try Bristol, Bath, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford and make an office people will actually want to work in ..

Re:Why London (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080851)

Because that's where all the IT expertise is?

Re:Why London (1)

Psiren (6145) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080880)

Yeah, that's just what Cambridge needs, another bunch of socially incapable "intelligent" people. Sometimes it amazes me that these people manage to get past their teenage years without killing themselves in some pointlessly stupid way. They may be shit hot in their chosen field, but they have the common sense of cheese sandwiches.

Re:Why London (1)

Netscryer (896237) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080945)

7 million people disagree with you (including me). London's great :-)

Re:Why London (1)

mjmartin_uk (776702) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080992)

Yup, I agree, London is great!

Re:Why London (1)

Bertie (87778) | more than 8 years ago | (#14081268)

Is that why those seven million people are so irritable and miserable-looking all the time? It's one of the most hostile environments I've ever encountered, full of self-important pricks who think they're Really Busy and In A Hurry and woe betide you if you get in their way. The mayor's transport policy seems to be to make it so annoying to drive your car that you'll give it up and use the inadequate, unreliable, overpriced public transport system lest you go on a killing spree. There can't be anywhere in the world that gives so little for so much money. Those people are mostly there either because the jobs are, or because they've been conned into thinking it's where it's at. Like the man says, if more companies set up somewhere pleasant, we could start getting away from this silly London-centric view of things and maybe London would be less of a dump.

Google NYC (2, Informative)

RTSKABJ (899291) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080759)

Pictures of the new NYC Googleplex have been posted online as well, here [curbed.com] .

You FAIL it (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080761)

Elitist (1)

Cwaig (152883) | more than 8 years ago | (#14080849)

Looks elitist to me - those photo's don't show regular London primary school kids. They look distinctly like the privately educated kid's of rich families, from an all girls public school nearby in Chelsea. Probably the school attended by the Google UK management's kids...

Note: for those of you lucky enough not to be familiar with London, that's some of the most expensive real estate in the world. And in the UK, public school == fee paying school. Ie. Only the rich and privileged get to go there.

mod dow8 (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14080969)

To use the GNAA Duty to be a big create, manufacture Are almost AND EXCITING; of the warring documents like a influence, the engineering project

Isn't that... (1)

bobbo69 (905401) | more than 8 years ago | (#14081195)

...the old Enron building?
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