Google Moon Easteregg

Veröffentlicht am 26. Februar 2007 in Allgemein | Keine Kommentare

Visit http://moon.google.com and change the Zoom to maximum. You’ll get a brilliant detail of the moon.

On July 20, 1969, man first landed on the Moon. A few decades later, we’re pleased to cut you in on the action. Google Moon is an extension of Google Maps and Google Earth that, courtesy of NASA imagery (thanks, guys!), enables you to surf the Moon’s surface and check out the exact spots that the Apollo astronauts made their landings.

Googles erster Server

Veröffentlicht am 26. Februar 2007 in Allgemein | Keine Kommentare

Sieht eher etwas chaotisch aus, aber naja…

Google’s First Production Server

…with the hair pulled back, revealing a rack of cheap networked PCs, circa 1999.

Each level has a couple of PC boards slammed in there, partially overlapping. This approach reflects a presumption of rapid obsolescence of cheap hardware, which would not need to be repaired. Several of the PCs never worked, and the system design optimized around multiple computer failures.

According to Larry and Sergey, the beta system used Duplo blocks for the chassis because generic brand plastic blocks were not rigid enough.