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  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2006 at 1:08 am
    Link: Golden Ratio - Kind of interesting, I`ve never heard of it.
  2. Profile photo of Sparkly
    Sparkly Female 30-39
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    January 9, 2006 at 2:23 am
    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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    Rockstrongo Male 13-17
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    January 9, 2006 at 2:42 am
    ipod sucks
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    Rockstrongo Male 13-17
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    January 9, 2006 at 2:43 am
    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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    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 2:54 am
    I Like The Red One.
  6. Profile photo of Sparkly
    Sparkly Female 30-39
    240 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 2:57 am
    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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    myshuno83 Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 3:24 am
    Who hasn`t heard of the golden section?! I`m sure more people don`t know about golden showers! :P
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    rolez Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 4:07 am
    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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    FRANCESUX Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 4:09 am
    ^^^ seriously what proof? u mean a RULER??
    please remove head from ass before posting.
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 4:21 am
    Math makes people angry >-(
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    notapervert Male 13-17
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    January 9, 2006 at 5:27 am
    hm
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    asquared Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 6:46 am
    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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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2006 at 8:01 am
    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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    Mr.knowItAll Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 8:34 am
    "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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    Nihonto Male 13-17
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    January 9, 2006 at 8:37 am
    I`ve heard of the golden ratio before
  16. Profile photo of FRANCESUX
    FRANCESUX Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 9:58 am
    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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    notapervert Male 13-17
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    January 9, 2006 at 10:32 am
    lol.now now people no need to fight.
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 11:28 am
    -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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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 11:29 am
    forgot to take off the frame. Here`s those links:

    http://milan.milanovic.org/math/english/...

    http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~demo5337/s97b/...

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    Twist_13 Male 70 & Over
    64 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 11:50 am
    I hate the shape of the iPod, that is why I have another MP3 player.
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    for_serious? Female 13-17
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    January 9, 2006 at 11:53 am
    Booooo, I wanted to see if I had the "perfect face" but I`m no good at math.
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    griffith12 Female 18-29
    206 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 12:02 pm
    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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    mintyboy3000 Male 18-29
    382 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 12:04 pm
    I saw a program about this and they worked out which stars are more attractive... hehe
  24. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 12:27 pm
    -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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    yakkitori Female 13-17
    630 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 12:32 pm
    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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    Mat Male 13-17
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    January 9, 2006 at 3:14 pm
    Never heard of a "golden ratio" before...
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 3:47 pm
    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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    Jillish Female 18-29
    20 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 3:54 pm
    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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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 4:30 pm
    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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 4:55 pm
    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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    Rammstein221 Male 13-17
    407 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 6:13 pm
    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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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 7:26 pm
    HOBYandy: never said they were.
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    thanna Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2006 at 7:35 pm
    -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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    asquared Male 18-29
    91 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 7:37 pm
    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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    KapnKaos Male 30-39
    53 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 7:41 pm
    If an iPod is attractive, does that mean VIKI from iRobot is a sex symbol? :-O
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    catlvr887 Female 13-17
    533 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 8:51 pm
    i learned the golden ratio in fifth grade. with Donald Duck.
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    stikfas Male 13-17
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    January 9, 2006 at 10:04 pm
    normally I dont say stuff like this but these comments are better then the post.
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    SnowWolf Female 13-17
    349 posts
    January 9, 2006 at 10:11 pm
    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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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    January 10, 2006 at 12:03 am
    Hey, the H320 doesn`t look like an ugly brick! It`s the best player I`ve ever had!
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    jizzos Male 18-29
    194 posts
    January 10, 2006 at 2:19 pm
    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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    LiLBlond3790 Female 70 & Over
    300 posts
    January 12, 2006 at 9:26 pm
    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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