blackle.com: Google search engine, only with a different (energy saving) interface
Thread poster: Nicolas Coyer
Nicolas Coyer  Identity Verified
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Dec 10, 2009

Hi everyone,

In these times of energy saving and global warning, I thought I would share a link I found in an article a few months ago. It is supposed to help save Watts on each search because of the black background used (instead of the usual white). They even show how many watts you helped save. Have a look by yourself. It is the same ole Google search engine, only with a different interface.
www.blackle.com

They are even some local versions for some European languages.

Enjoy!

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-12-10 03:15 GMT]

[Modifié le 2009-12-10 04:25 GMT]


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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Hoax Dec 10, 2009

Dear Nicolas,

this has been around for some years and basically is a hoax. Although there is an extremely(!) small amount of power saving on old fashioned CRT monitors (which are hardly ever used nowadays), the power consumption of TFT monitors (which probably 99% of all computer monitors are today) does not depend on what is being displayed.

If you actually still do use a CRT monitor, trying to save power using blackle is a bit like turning the volume of your radio down a little during the gap between two songs


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Not a hoax, but not true either Dec 10, 2009

Nicolas Coyer wrote:
They even show how many watts you helped save. Have a look by yourself.


It's not a hoax (well, it's not intended to deceive), but it is based on some incorrect assumptions. Google responds here:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/is-black-new-green.html


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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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maybe not a hoax... Dec 10, 2009

Samuel Murray wrote:

it's not intended to deceive



Maybe that's true, but who knows

Either way: it doesn't work.





[Bearbeitet am 2009-12-10 10:41 GMT]


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Andrzej Mierzejewski  Identity Verified
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Ampermeter Dec 10, 2009

with 0.001 A resolution connected between the receptacle and your monitor - that's the only device necessary to solve this mystery.

AM


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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good old joke Dec 10, 2009



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Nicolas Coyer  Identity Verified
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ok Dec 11, 2009

Yes, your comment makes sense. I hadn't thought of it that way.

efreitag wrote:

Dear Nicolas,

this has been around for some years and basically is a hoax. Although there is an extremely(!) small amount of power saving on old fashioned CRT monitors (which are hardly ever used nowadays), the power consumption of TFT monitors (which probably 99% of all computer monitors are today) does not depend on what is being displayed.

If you actually still do use a CRT monitor, trying to save power using blackle is a bit like turning the volume of your radio down a little during the gap between two songs


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