Google tries to turn out the lights in San Francisco

Google tries to turn out the lights in San Francisco

Summary: The Google homepage turned out its lights yesterday in support of the of the Lights Out SF initiative. The Google homepage was turned completely black for users connecting from San Francisco -- but the goal wasn't to save energy directly (like some people think it would) but to convince everyone in San Francisco to flip the switch for one hour between 8 and 9PM.

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The Google homepage turned out its lights yesterday in support of the of the Lights Out SF initiative. The Google homepage was turned completely black for users connecting from San Francisco -- but the goal wasn't to save energy directly (like some people think it would) but to convince everyone in San Francisco to flip the switch for one hour between 8 and 9PM.

Google trys to turn out the lights in San Francisco

Today, pictures of the spectacular (or not) results of this effort were published on the official website -- I guess this is proof that it's easy to make people listen, but getting them to act is another story. It was a nice effort though -- Google did their part to spread the word, and maybe next year there will be more support.

Topics: Google, Browser, Software Development

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  • Have we come to this?

    We can split the atom and we're reduced to turning out the lights for an hour each night like some third world country.

    Thank you environmentalists. In thirty years we'll look like North Korea.
    frgough
    • Oops - you made a mistake...

      You meant "thank you citizens who can't be bothered to use any resource wisely". Or you can try to pin the blame on China, who wants to use as much energy as the US has plowed through.
      ejhonda
      • Energy shortages

        in the world are all government induced, not the result of scarce resources. Do some research and try again.
        frgough
      • Using resources wisely

        We have enough Uranium and Thorium on this planet to provide all the energy needs of the World at the U.S. level of consumption for a million years, yet we are using almost none of it because people have been brainwashed into thinking nuclear waste is the most dangerous substance on the planet.

        We are dripping in Oil in the United States, but environmentalists have brainwashed you and the U.S. government into putting it off limits.

        CO2 is a trivial greenhouse gas (a change in relative humidity of 1% has the same greenhouse effect as increasing CO2 levels by 100 times), yet Kansas has denied two coal-fired power plants because the government has declared CO2, an essential nutrient for plant life, a pollutant.

        I repeat my original point. Environmentalists are pushing this country and the rest of the Western world back into the dark ages. Cheap and abundant energy is the key to improving the human condition, but Asses like Al Gore actually think that people in Africa should be denied this and continue to live in misery and poverty because it will save the planet.

        Environmentalism is an evil moral system that harms humanity.
        frgough
        • Thanks for the laugh!

          You are so wrong that your remarks are laughable! <b>The harm people such as yourself cause is no laughing matter!</b>
          Master Dave
      • Blame game

        It's odd how people keep blaming China for wanting to consume as much as the US. Isn't it the US who should start taking more initiatives to cut down on their energy footprint? After all, the USA is such an <i>advanced</i> country with less than half the population of China, yet it's consuming more energy. And ppl [<i>Westerners</i>] are blaming it. Like, wth?
        cardinal4
  • "trys" ??? How 'bout "tries".

    Mistakes all over the place today...
    ejhonda
    • Re: "trys" ???? How 'bout "tries".

      Look at that... thanks for pointing that out! :)
      Garett
  • Is anything else they gonna try

    IF this is all planned than i think its good. But who knows if they are going to try something else. May be a <a href="http://hubpages.com/hub/Spyware_Bot_Review">spyware Bot</a>.
    chankya