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Seagate Goflex Hard drive logo = Polar Clock? What's the Time-Date?

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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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Was reading this post here - New crop circle: a polar clock? If so, it gives a precise date in August (august 4th)

And had only then learned what a polar clock was. link - Polar Clock

So I look down and on my Seagate GoFlex Desk HardDrive, there's a very similar graphic image .. used as a logo of sorts for the GoFlex drive series.

I'm wondering if this is indeed a polar clock, then what time does it register, and what would that time signify to the manufacturer or the buyer.

if i wanted to guesstimate (don't know how to reverse-read a polar clock) ..
i rotated all the circles to all have the same ) "0 degrees" point of origin


so i downloaded a polar clock screen saver and set my computer's clock to Aug 19th and found the Month and Day were spot on for the alignment of the rings ... didn't do anything further for the hours or minutes
but hypothetically it could begin with year, month, day, hour


maybe the logo is indicative of the sectors of the disk in the hard drive.. but it looks a lot like a polar clock.




posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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Possibly it records the date/time of manufacture or QA check?



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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but hypothetically it could begin with year, month, day, hour


Polar clocks don't do years. Years don't cycle. They just go on and on. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, and months cycle. Years don't.

Is it really hard to believe that the logo represent disk tracks?

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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
Possibly it records the date/time of manufacture or QA check?


newp... same on all...










it's their "logo" for the GoFlex series



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
 


but hypothetically it could begin with year, month, day, hour


Polar clocks don't do years. Years don't cycle. They just go on and on. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, and months cycle. Years don't.

Is it really hard to believe that the logo represent disk tracks?


edit on 6/7/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)


i had suggested that....

Originally posted by prevenge
maybe the logo is indicative of the sectors of the disk in the hard drive.. but it looks a lot like a polar clock.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:31 PM
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Yes, I know you did. But you also said "but".
www.goodlogo.com...



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by prevenge
 

Yes, I know you did. But you also said "but".
www.goodlogo.com...


o you sho shmarrrt! thnx. case closed.


all that photoshoppin an calculatin an mystery solvin... oh man..
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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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It's a visual representation of how many sectors will still be readable after you drop it and also the expression your face will make if you do.

Now why can't they make things that work and keep working, even without being dropped? A hard drive guarantee is just that, a guarantee it will "break" eventually.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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I searched but couldn't find any info on the origin of the Seagate Wave logo, but perhaps you can ask yourself...

Seagate Community Forum

It's worth a try



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by prevenge

Originally posted by Phage
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Yes, I know you did. But you also said "but".
www.goodlogo.com...


o you sho shmarrrt! thnx. case closed.


all that photoshoppin an calculatin an mystery solvin... oh man..
edit on 6/7/2012 by prevenge because: (no reason given)



watch aug 19th be a major solar flare that wipes out ALL HARD DRIVES...

oh joy



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Maybe build your own polar clock. Interactive to set static times. Then you can read magic time arcs. Maybe forward as a request to the ats geeky techy computers and sciences forums. Maybe.




Came from Provotis - Polarclock of digi magiks


edit on 7-6-2012 by emberscott because: (no reason given)



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