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The Abandoned Google Project Memorial Page 52

Posted by Soulskill
from the Hello!-Wave-Lively,-Reader! dept. writes: Quentin Hugon, Benjamin Benoit and Damien Leloup have created a memorial page for projects adandoned by Google over the years including: Google Answers, Lively, Reader, Deskbar, Click-to-Call, Writely, Hello, Send to Phone, Audio Ads, Google Catalogs, Dodgeball, Ride Finder, Shared Stuff, Page Creator, Marratech, Goog-411, Google Labs, Google Buzz, Powermeter, Real Estate, Google Directory, Google Sets, Fast Flip, Image Labeler, Aardvark, Google Gears, Google Bookmarks, Google Notebook, Google Code Search, News Badges, Google Related, Latitude, Flu Vaccine Finder, Google Health, Knol, One Pass, Listen, Slide, Building Maker, Meebo, Talk, SMS, iGoogle, Schemer, Notifier, Orkut, Hotpot, Music Trends, Refine, SearchWiki, US Government Search, Sparrow, Web Accelerator, Google Accelerator, Accessible Search, Google Video, and Helpouts. Missing from the list that we remember are Friend Connect, Google Radio Ads, Jaiku, SideWiki, and Wave.

We knew there were a lot, but who knew there'd be so many. Which abandoned Google project do you wish were still around?

Comment: Re:Ok then... (Score 1) 223

by ultranova (#49199519) Attached to: How Activists Tried To Destroy GPS With Axes

When they start comparing reality to sci-fi apocalypse movies then there is a problem.

And yet the ability to tell stories - to take a premise and run a mental simulation to see the consequences - is what allows you to plan your actions. Even your ability to walk depends on it. There's no difference in principle between "if I cross the street without looking both ways, I might get run over by a car" and "if I build autonomous weapons, they might turn on me". Heck, the case could be made that all the fictitious stories about a nuclear apocalypse is what kept it from happening, since they made sure no one was the least bit uncertain about the results.

Comment: Re:I have said it before (Score 1) 375

by ultranova (#49199357) Attached to: French Nuclear Industry In Turmoil As Manufacturer Buckles

Right, and when it comes to power generation deaths are the only metric that matters.

Well, don't keep us in suspense: what are these important metrics we should sacrifice human lives to improve?

Well, what metrics do you think make driving worth while at the expense of human lives? If deaths were the only metric cars would be banned.

...You know, it's okay to admit you didn't think your post through. You don't have to fight every debate to the bitter end if you don't have anything sensible to say. And when the subject actually has effects on the real world, perverting logic to "win" is immoral or even outright evil.

Comment: Re:They do what they're paid to do... (Score 1) 349

Yeah it's amazing how clueless Congressional boiler plate responses can be. I've sent emails to my Congressman in favor of a particular new project and EVERY TIME I get back emails thanking me for sharing my opposition to it, with a long list of things he intends to do to prevent the project from ever happening.

It's almost like they don't care about the little people's views...

Comment: Re: Many are leaving ham radio too (Score 1) 135

You have the Part 15 and ISM services for that. You really can buy a microwave link that's metropolitan-distance and legal to use.

We lost much of our 440 capability to PAVE PAWS in California. Remember, Amateur Radio is not the primary service on many bands. The military is on 440.

Comment: Re:Many are leaving ham radio too (Score 1) 135

If you want that nearly infinite microwave spectrum, you have the Part 15 and ISM services. Absolutely nothing is stopping you. Power is not the issue with those frequencies, it's line of sight and Fresnel zones.

No, I absolutely do not have to prefix my words with anything. You do that by posting as an anonymous coward. I use my real name to indicate that I stand behind my words.

Comment: Re:Sounds cool (Score 1) 62

If it's transparent, I want it on my windshield. Even if it wears off after a year, this is still a major win.

You can use Rain-X and have it wear off after a week, or one of the many various hydrophobic coatings-in-a-can and have it last maybe a month, right now.

If I rode a motorcycle I'd put it on the visor, that actually seems practical.

Comment: Re:A serious question (Score 1) 247

by drinkypoo (#49198473) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

even those that are hooked on the extensions going to one of the alternate like PaleMoon,Waterfox, IceDragon,etc.

This is only one step off the reservation. If Firefox gets decrapified and released as 64 bit then I'll step right back across the line. I'm running Pale Moon now, but the whole point of doing so is that it's still Firefox.

Comment: Re:Is this such a bad thing? March of progress... (Score 1) 247

by drinkypoo (#49198435) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

The problem with Firefox is that it's not much better than IE and is following the exact same trajectory of constantly getting crappier.

Wait, IE has gotten less crappy with each release, but Microsoft has decided that it's reached its lea of crap, and so they're delivering a new browser with their new Windows. That seems like IE just fell off the opposite trajectory.

Comment: Re:Goodbye, Ubuntu (Score 1) 360

by drinkypoo (#49198369) Attached to: Ubuntu To Officially Switch To systemd Next Monday

I left years ago when they decided to not give a fuck about good display support. Someone sure has the blinders on.

Since I have an nVidia card, I'm really not having any problems. I recently upgraded from a 450GTS OC to a 750 Ti (per Slashdot groupthink) and continue to not have problems there.

Mommy, what happens to your files when you die?