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Google Goes Green By Going Black

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pete Incaviglia, May 5, 2009.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Anyone seen this?


    Apparently, it takes less energy to produce a black screen than white. So google is now saving energy.

    Sorry if it's a D_B.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member


    Blackle is a for-profit website powered by Google Custom Search and run by Heap Media Australia, which aims to save energy by displaying a black background color for search result , Similar to that of the non profit equivalent Trophic.org.uk which offers the same service with the added incentive of being solar powered, Blackle is currently launching its own search engine, ditching the Google Custom Searchpages.[1][2]
  3. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Thanks TSP. I just had it sent to me via email and explained to me the simple way I explained it.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    thanks a lot . I clicked on link and my screen went black.

    I had to do partial restoration to get it back to normal
  5. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Many Kentuckians still sing about of Blackle. [crossthreadreach]
  6. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    From our techies: the energy differential is so marginal, they probably used more energy developing it than everyone would by switching from Google to Blackle.
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Once you go Blackle, you never go backle.
  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Oh, that was terrible, Batman.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Just taking a hack at a hanging curve, TBF.
  10. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Couldn't have happened to a more deserving person.
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Back in Blackle!
    Hit the sackle!
    Been so long I'm glad to be backle!
  12. I Digress

    I Digress Guest

    There are few things on this earth I hate more than white type on ANY color background... kills my eyes...damn kids, get off my lawn!
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