blackle.com: Google search engine, only with a different (energy saving) interface
Thread poster: Nicolas Coyer (X)

Nicolas Coyer (X)  Identity Verified
Colombia
Local time: 15:28
Spanish to French
+ ...
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]


 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:28
Member (2006)
Dutch to German
+ ...
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 songsicon_wink.gif


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 22:28
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
+ ...
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


 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:28
Member (2006)
Dutch to German
+ ...
maybe not a hoax... Dec 10, 2009

Samuel Murray wrote:

it's not intended to deceive



Maybe that's true, but who knowsicon_wink.gif

Either way: it doesn't work.





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


 

Andrzej Mierzejewski  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 22:28
Polish to English
+ ...
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 mysteryicon_wink.gif.

AM


 

Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 23:28
Member (2008)
English to Russian
+ ...
good old joke Dec 10, 2009

icon_biggrin.gif

 

Nicolas Coyer (X)  Identity Verified
Colombia
Local time: 15:28
Spanish to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
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 songsicon_wink.gif


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

blackle.com: Google search engine, only with a different (energy saving) interface

Advanced search






Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »
SDL MultiTerm 2019
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2019 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2019 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search