Golden Ratio

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in
http://www.deltaflow.com/?p=199

Kind of interesting, I"ve never heard of it.
There are 41 comments:
Female 300
im sorry i know i can be really out of it sometimes but...what is it a ratio of? The measurements of the dimensions of an ipod? Who the hell cares?
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Male 194
yeh! davinci code! good book, i recommend it. and the first one, angels and demons, even better in my opinion.
but wow,yeh, thinking bout it i hate ipods cos everyones got them n the headphones SUCK but it does look really good.
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Female 3,562
Hey, the H320 doesn`t look like an ugly brick! It`s the best player I`ve ever had!
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Female 349
The golden ratio is definately real but there`s much more to it than explained in this article. There is like mentioned the Fibonacci sequence and the golden rectangle which a rectangle that when cut a certian way can repeat itself indefinetly.
And the golden rectangle isn`t just found in the ipod. It can be found virtually anywhere in the world. Women even wear high heels to try and become porportioned to the golden rectangle. The Greeks were espcially obsessed about the golden ration and made all of their buildings in porportion to them.
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Male 1,808
normally I dont say stuff like this but these comments are better then the post.
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Female 533
i learned the golden ratio in fifth grade. with Donald Duck.
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Male 53
If an iPod is attractive, does that mean VIKI from iRobot is a sex symbol? :-O
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Male 91
francesux. the reason you use the exact measurements is to get to those exact decimals. it makes sence to use a more accurate means, and if the company provides the dementions for you, why should you do the measurements, its lunacy.
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Male 254
-And another thing, if this ratio is so important, how come they only have it to 3 decimal places?

umm, a number can stop at any decimal place it needs to. a number that is important is pi, and that number never ends

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Male 2,958
HOBYandy: never said they were.
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Male 407
Well, this is strange, I`m doing a project in Math class that`s due tommorow on this very subject.

And I beleive your eye wouldn`t be able to distiguish 1.618 from 1.6185 so anything beyond the third doesn`t matter.

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Male 10,440
golden ratio creates the golden rectangle. What they forgot to say was if you remove a square from that rectangle, what remains is another golden rectangle.

And another thing, if this ratio is so important, how come they only have it to 3 decimal places?

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Male 1,407
I learned about the Golden Ratio in my seventh grade pre-algebra math class...I`m surprised so many of you haven`t heard of it. And I went to a public school too.
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Female 20
Yeup, I learned all about the Golden Ratio in Art History at university. It`s pretty interesting once you get your head around it. A lot of Gothic church roofs and spires were created using the ratio. Many plants and shells are naturally formed with this ratio too!
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Male 3,060
b-hazard: no person is perfectly proportional.

and any site that talks about golden ratios without touching the fibonacci sequence is pretty much crap.

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Male 1,523
Never heard of a "golden ratio" before...
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Female 630
that was quite gd i think that iPod nano is most attractive mp3 player... not cos i have one or anything..
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Male 2,958
-i have no idea what any of the above people are talking about. golden ratio? i was hoping for something interesting to normal people.-

...I posted links explaining the ratio and why it`s `interesting`

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Male 382
I saw a program about this and they worked out which stars are more attractive... hehe
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Female 206
i have no idea what any of the above people are talking about. golden ratio? i was hoping for something interesting to normal people.
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Female 1,403
Booooo, I wanted to see if I had the "perfect face" but I`m no good at math.
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Male 64
I hate the shape of the iPod, that is why I have another MP3 player.
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Male 2,958
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Male 2,958
-Personally i already knew this. it was a main theme in "the davinci code" so after i read it i looked into it and found many things that have it.-

Same here. Didn`t read the article, but I know the Golden Ratio is real. One example (from The Da Vinci Code) is to measure from your shoulder to your middle fingertip, and divide that by the distance from your elbow to your fingertip (I`m pretty sure that`s it) and you`ll get 1.618.
http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

And the `proof` is the fact that the iPod comes close to being a rectangle that uses the golden ratio.
http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

(BOTH of the links above were found on the page that was originally posted on IAB)

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Male 2,567
lol.now now people no need to fight.
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Male 396
asquared, if u cant figure out with a ruler that one side of an object is about 1 1/2 times as big as another, youre probably retarted.
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Male 12
I`ve heard of the golden ratio before
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Male 608
"Saying that the ipod has “the perfect design” is idiotic anyway. That’s like saying the Mona Lisa was the perfect painting. There is no “perfect” in art. There is just good and not so good. Both lying in the eye of the viewer"...

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Male 2,720
Yeah, the Golden Ratio is really kind of interesting, if you are in any way inclined towards learning how the world around you works.
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Male 91
Monday, January 09, 2006 4:09:03 AM
^^^ seriously what proof? u mean a RULER??
please remove head from ass before posting.

seriously, did you read his post? he said the demenntions were available online. now you dont need a RULER you need a CALCULATOR to do the division. seriously. before you critisize someone make sure YOUR head is out of your ass.
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Personally i already knew this. it was a main theme in "the davinci code" so after i read it i looked into it and found many things that have it. congrats to buddy for finding this article

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Male 2,567
hm
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Female 1,972
Math makes people angry >-(
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Male 396
^^^ seriously what proof? u mean a RULER??
please remove head from ass before posting.
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Female 165
Intresting, i knew about the golden ratio and how much it is used around us, but never figured it would go as far as to be integrated into ipod design.

Makes sense though.

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Male 135
Who hasn`t heard of the golden section?! I`m sure more people don`t know about golden showers! :P
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Female 240
Uh, anyone with a calculator can find all the "proof" you want - the dimensions of the iPod are easily obtainable online, and basic familiarity with fractions will let you find the Golden Ratio all by yourself. If you want "proof" of the Golden Ratio, just Google it, for heaven`s sake - it has a long history in both mathematics and art. If you would rather listen to some idiot teenaged boy, though, then go ahead and give yourself a slap in the face...
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Female 2,144
I Like The Red One.
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Male 331
and there is no proof to this... he gave no real proof... anyone who believes this should receive a firm slap to the face
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Male 331
ipod sucks
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Female 240
M106D, that is the lamest first post ever.
I`ve heard of the Golden Ratio before but didn`t connect it with the iPod. Any article that starts with "The Apple iPod is the world’s most beautiful MP3 player" is fine by me!
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Male 10,115
Link: Golden Ratio [Rate Link] - Kind of interesting, I`ve never heard of it.
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