does/did the IPad I have easter eggs? how about the IPAD 2

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    Its that time of year so I wondered it the I2 had any easter eggs?
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    And this means, what exactly?
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    An 'Easter Egg' is programmer jargon for an undocumented feature - but usually refers to something out of the ordinary that a programmer puts there almost as a joke. Some of the early Macs had an Easter Egg that, by pressing a certain key combination, would bring up a picture of Steve Jobs, for example.

    So, by Easter Egg, we're not really talking about a feature that the guys writing the manual forgot to document - it's a surprise, a joke almost.

    The term comes from the tradition, in some countries, at Easter of hiding Easter Eggs and the kids have to search the house or garden to find them.

    Has anyone found any for either the iPad1 or iPad2?

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    You're so useful.

    You're so useful. You're almost robotic. It must be in the scottish water *coughs*liquor! One day, I'll have the pleasure of traveling to Scotland and maybe become as smart as you!
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    I am a robot...you may remember that one of the early computer pioneers, Turing, devised a test for an intelligent computer - i.e. when could we really call computers 'intelligent'. His test was simple, you put a computer on one side of a wall and a real human on the other side of the wall. The person communicates with the computer without knowing, in advance, whether they're talking to a computer or another person.

    A computer, Turing suggested, could be called 'intelligent' if the person was unable to determine whether they were talking to a computer or another person.

    Obviously I've just failed the Turing test......:(

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    Can I go?
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    Eliza: Why do you say "Obviously I've just failed the Turning test........:( "?


    ;)
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    Yup. Somebody said in Europe you can drink if you can see over the counter. I can c but I can't pay. YOU BUY THE LIQUOR. I'll sail the boat. I'll be by Cali in the morning. Well take the middle passage and be at the Robotics plant by dusk. Tim might need a reboot by then.

    It's a psychology thing. The robot definitely wouldn't have explained it though. Lol. Similes facsimilies. The power of the word like in the 21 century.
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    Sorry, trying for an obscure bit of trivia humor. ELIZA is an old program that was often cited when people talk about the Turing test. It was meant to simulate a psychoanalyst, and the response I gave was typical of an ELIZA conversation.

    ELIZA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Just my sense of humor proving that it sometimes lacks common sense.
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    Spoof much better than psych class
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    I've been hijacked :)

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    Lol I was thinking the same thing tonight.
    I noticed the un-mute says ringer on the volume popup.

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    Sorry :p

    I did a search and the closest thing I could find was in iBooks. If you drag the shelf down as far as you can you'll see a classy touch of apple decor. Pretty weak, I know.
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    My all time fav ee was in Microsoft excel #. Not sure on the version. You could make a toolbar shortcut that put you in a 3d space that was really cool. I'll see if I can find the info on it. there was also an 8ball one in office.

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    Yes, but you get an "A" for effort!

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    The iPad (both versions) has an easter egg:

    1 - Ipad has to be idle (standby) inside a protective case or magnetic cover/stand (which turns it off automatically) laying on a table for a while
    2 - Locate the center of the screen, from outside the cover
    3 - Drive a 2-inch steel nail across the cover and iPad (use a hammer), optionally nailing both to the table
    4 - When the owner tries to open the case/cover, s/he will present a variety of rapidly changing colors and sounds

    Not funny if done with your own iPad, as you don't get to see the colors.
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    Ummm, Tim could you be a little more specific on what exactly an "easter egg" is as it pertains to programming? Hahahaha
    As the other poster has said . . . you are a true jewel to this forum . . . thanks
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    Man....I haven't looked for easter eggs in a long time. It's not like Apple to have many though. Over the years there have been many in Microsoft products but I haven't seen a whole lot in Apple stuff.
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