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#1 riahc3

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:33

Hello,

I tried changing my clock on my PC to see what happens on 2014, but the Google new year Doodle stays the same. Why would Google make the doodle server side instead of client side?


#2 Anibal P

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:40

So you can't cheat and see it early, duh



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:58

Hello,

So you can't cheat and see it early, duh

Really no reason because I go to www.google.co.nz and see it early....

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:26

I thought that would have been obvious! It probably wont have gone life until your timezone went across the threshold. 



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:44

When you go to Google (or any web site) you are loading the page from their server so of course it is server side. How else would it work?

 

Going to the New Zealand site means you are going to a another Google server in a different part of the world and different time zone.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:45

When you go to Google (or any web site) you are loading the page from their server so of course it is server side. How else would it work?

 

Going to the New Zealand site means you are going to a another Google server in a different part of the world and different time zone.

 

... client side?  :laugh:



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:54

I don't think a lot of people care about the Google doodles that much, so it would be a wasted effort. :)



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:06

Hello,

When you go to Google (or any web site) you are loading the page from their server so of course it is server side. How else would it work?

Oh ok, so thats why things like this work, right? http://www.quackit.c...te_and_time.cfm

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:23

Hello,
Oh ok, so thats why things like this work, right? http://www.quackit.c...te_and_time.cfm

:rolleyes:

 

Google's Doodles are hosted on their home page which is on their servers, you asked if the Doodles were server side and obviously they are. It's not going to change just because you set your clock to a different time. Of course they can get your local time with javascript but they aren't going to make multiple copies of their home page so they can give different doodles to people in different time zones or for people who for some bizarre reason want to set their clocks wrong to see what happens. If you want to see the Doodle for a certain event just wait for that event to start, your complaint is ridiculous.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:39

Surprised this had to be asked.  Pretty obvious it's controlled server side.

 

Are you expecting then to be able to move your clock a week forward to get the lottery results early?



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:27

Are you expecting then to be able to move your clock a week forward to get the lottery results early?

He could get the lottery results earlier if he visited the New Zealand lottery website, duh!



#12 Nick H.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:37

Why would Google make the doodle server side instead of client side?

Here's a different question: Why would they make it client side? Would they gain anything from doing that?

This seems an odd thing to focus on. I'd have just seen that it was server side and left it at that. Then again, I wouldn't change my clock to see a new doodle in the first place. :laugh: