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Google is starting to bug me

  1. May 21, 2010 #1

    lisab

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    OK, I think it's clever that Google changes its home page now and then, to honor a holiday or other significant event.

    But today's is just annoying. It's Pac-Man's 30th birthday...fine, a big *yawn* from me but I liked the graphic. But if you leave the home page up for a few minutes, the theme "music" starts to play! And it doesn't stop!

    Wow, that's really annoying!

    (Is this just a US thing?)
     
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  3. May 21, 2010 #2

    S_Happens

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    Even better, when the music starts you can actually play Pac-Man in the graphic.

    I didn't realize it until I read this thread and tried it for myself.

    Edit- I get bored with all the google celebrations as well, but this was a pleasant surprise.
     
  4. May 21, 2010 #3

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    Odd, Kurdt said he saw the pacman thing, But all I'm getting is a plain google sans any graphics, so I thought maybe it was a UK thing. I am getting thier really annoying new page format though.
     
  5. May 21, 2010 #4
    did you hit 'insert coin'?
     
  6. May 21, 2010 #5
    Yeah, I'm in the US and I get the same annoying Pacman graphic/sound thing on Google.
     
  7. May 21, 2010 #6

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    Annoying? more like AWESOME!!

    You can put in a 2nd coin and have 2 players!! WOOOOOT!!!
     
  8. May 21, 2010 #7

    drizzle

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    I get it too. The music freaked me out, I didn't expect it.
     
  9. May 21, 2010 #8

    Gokul43201

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    Ditto!
     
  10. May 21, 2010 #9
    Why are you sitting on the homepage for extended periods of time?
     
  11. May 21, 2010 #10
    It gets really difficult when you get to level 5 or so and the ghost things can actually move faster than Pac-Man!
     
  12. May 21, 2010 #11
    seems to go in random directions sometimes, but i did get past a couple of levels
     
  13. May 21, 2010 #12

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    They move faster than you starting at level 2.

    Guess it's now obvious what my productivity over the last couple hours has been.
     
  14. May 21, 2010 #13

    lisab

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    I usually have it open, along with a national news site, a local news site, PF, and sometimes a weather site, all in the same browser but on different tabs. And my mail, of course. All that sits under what I'm working on (usually a spreadsheet or Word document). Personal quirk, I guess.
     
  15. May 21, 2010 #14

    Evo

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    I guess maybe I don't see it because I haven't cleared my cache?
     
  16. May 21, 2010 #15

    lisab

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    I advise you to not clear your cache.
     
  17. May 21, 2010 #16
    I loved the concept, but the execution is lacking, and the sound IS annoying as hell, especially if you are not expecting it.
     
  18. May 21, 2010 #17

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    lol.
     
  19. May 21, 2010 #18
    Pacman owns, I have the game on google.ro + the music :P
     
  20. May 21, 2010 #19
    Damn it, the music keeps making me jump, but my love of pacman keeps me from getting angry. That, and the music for Tetris are ICONIC.
     
  21. May 21, 2010 #20
    All your base are belong to us !
     
  22. May 21, 2010 #21
    Ancient Greek version: [PLAIN]http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/4694/trojanhorse1of8.jpg [Broken]
     
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  23. May 21, 2010 #22

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    Tetris has music?
     
  24. May 21, 2010 #23
    You're kidding, right?

    I think you are, but just in case:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/NmCCQxVBfyM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param [Broken] name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/NmCCQxVBfyM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>
     
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  25. May 21, 2010 #24
    This is awesome.
     
  26. May 21, 2010 #25
    Oh, and the original midi of the 600 AD theme from Chrono Trigger, that I once recreated in a junky little program for MSDOS called CubicPlayer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RqZaFDA7PXY&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param [Broken] name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RqZaFDA7PXY&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

    And the lovely piano version:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Hk6AVDeID78&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param [Broken] name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Hk6AVDeID78&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

    DanP: Yeah, when I first saw that I laughed so hard I was nearly hypoxic!
     
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