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Author Topic: G Doodle honors Mr. Hz  (Read 1160 times)
K0OD
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« on: February 21, 2012, 09:56:27 PM »

Today's Google Doodle honors Heinrich Hertz (February 22, 1857 – January 1, 1894)  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Hertz

https://www.google.com/

"IN A WORLD UNLOOSED by wireless technology, it’s only fitting that we’re still tethered, somehow, to the history sparked by Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.

It was Hertz who showed that electricity can be transmitted via electromagnetic waves — scientific proof that signaled the way toward developing wireless telegraph and radio. And today, Google celebrates the 155th anniversary of the German physicist’s birth with an elegant “Doodle” on its search homepage.

The bright, undulating Doodle, which is an animated GIF, was created by Sophia Foster-Dimino, a Bay Area-based illustrator and cartoonist who joined the Google Doodle team in 2010, shortly after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design.

“For this Doodle, we chose to create a simple and elegant homage for Heinrich Hertz, whose research into electromagnetic waves contributed to the invention of the radio, television and radar,” Foster-Dimino tells Comic Riffs. “So extensive were his experiments that there’s a unit of frequency, the hertz, named for him — hence our wavy Doodle!”
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NR4C
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 07:26:09 AM »

That's real neat. 

So when do we get to honor M. K. Cycle, for whom we originally honored as the unit of frequency.


...bill  nr4c
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WA2ONH
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 07:54:12 AM »

... K0OD

Thanks for the notice @ Google. Always like their special graphics on Anniversity dates.

Something caught my eye I never saw before being used for Google.
Why the use of https: vs http://www.google.com?

What does using "https" do? Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 08:07:39 AM »

It means it's "secure."  From Wikipedia, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a combination of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) with SSL/TLS protocol. It provides encrypted communication and secure identification of a network web server. HTTPS connections are often used for payment transactions on the World Wide Web and for sensitive transactions in corporate information systems."
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 08:38:58 AM »

I've noticed that secure "https" showing up for the past few weeks.

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Herr Hertz gets credit for discovering/inventing radio but he saw his primitive lab discovery only as  a way to verify Maxwell's earlier work. Supposedly  a student asked him about the practical value of his demonstration and Hertz replied famously, "Nothing, I guess."

Who invented radio?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Edward_Hughes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention_of_radio
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 08:53:34 AM »

Thanks for your replies.

Like the man said, Google is your friend and ...

http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=173733

SSL Search
With Google search over SSL, you can have an end-to-end encrypted search solution between your computer and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party. This provides you with a more secure and private search experience.

As we make SSL available, SSL search will be the default when you are signed in. When SSL search is in use, the URL will be https://www.google.com (note the extra “s”) and your browser may also provide a visual indication that you are using SSL, such as a lock icon in the URL bar. You can also navigate directly to https://www.google.com or to https://encrypted.google.com if you are signed out or if you don’t have a Google Account.

Goto above link to see further details.

Good! Now no 3rd Party will know what Antennas search I'm doing!

So, it seems things, they are a changing! Thanks.
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