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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne
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Posted:In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. Since then there has been skepticism about the significance of the energy savings that can be achieved and the cost in terms of readability of black web pages.

so, here it is: http://www.blackle.com/

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Invader Xan
Invader Xan

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Posted:Don't know about it saving energy, but hey, it looks cool. smile

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Doc Lightning
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Posted:So a CRT probably burns more energy projecting a white pixel than a black one, but how about an LCD or plasma display?

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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Posted:hmm interesting.....I would totally change from google as my home page to that if it had the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button
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Brenn
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Posted:blackle appeases my DOS GUI fetish smile

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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

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Total posts: 1965
Posted:looks much better

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Groovy_Dream
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Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


So a CRT probably burns more energy projecting a white pixel than a black one, but how about an LCD or plasma display?



Yea I'd be surprised if there is any difference between black and white on an LCD monitor.


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FoxInDocs
FoxInDocs

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Location: Adelaide, SA
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1848
Posted: Written by: Brenn


blackle appeases my DOS GUI fetish smile



hear hear.


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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Posted:i also noticed there is no image search Blackle is out

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Invader Xan
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Posted:No maps either... Pity really.

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dirkjently
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Location: melbourne
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 22
Posted:pfft, i like elgoog better http://elgoog.rb-hosting.de/index.cgi always a fun prank to play on friends that have google as their home page.

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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Posted: Written by: dirkjently


pfft, i like elgoog better http://elgoog.rb-hosting.de/index.cgi always a fun prank to play on friends that have google as their home page.



that is really cool if it worked like a search engine, but when you do a search a bunch of irrelevant stuff comes up, also no image search. USELESS.


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