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is this google’s idea of a graceful exit?
Google recently sent the users of video.google.com service a notice saying that it was discontinuing this service, and urging them to migrate their videos to YouTube.
forget one-click migration to YouTube, my videos have disappeared altogether, and there’s no one to talk to.
I had a couple of dozen of videos on google video. when I logged in to download and move them, they simply weren’t there. oh well, I thought, momentary glitch. but no – they haven’t re-appeared. support? google have closed down all the google video forums, so you can’t post any issue. Strangly enough, even the service termination notice doesn’t appear on video.google.com or any of google’s official blogs. For lack of alternatives, I posted an issue on the YouTube support forum. I haven’t received any response.
Ok, google has the right to shut down a free service it has been providing for years. A bit of a longer notice period would be nice, some migration tools would ease the pain. But that’s up to them. However, this goes way beyond reasonable behaviour. Can I please have my videos back?
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I’m running FireFox 126.96.36.199 on Win XP. Since Friday, every time I launch gmail, my browser freezes. A quick look at the windows task manager shows two(!) instances of firefox in the applications tab, one linked to the firefox process, the other to an explorer process. The firefox process continues to chew up memory until I kill it.
Two friends have alerted me today to a petition demanding that google delist a certain hate site which comes up when you search for the word Jew. That site is clearly a poorly done, pathetic obnoxious hate site. Yet I have a problem with the idea of tampering with search results, even in a case like this. Google have added a note on the top of the page, which I think is just about as much as they should do.
I was reading on Slashdot that -
“Recent commentary at Nature Climate Change describes an on-going debate about the energy savings associated with the background colors used by high-traffic websites such as Google and the NYTimes. A back of the envelope calculation has suggested energy savings of 750 Megawatt hours per year if Google switched their background from white to black. In response, a new version of Google called Blackle was created. However, other calculations by the Wall Street Journal suggest minimal energy savings.”
And I’m thinking, what could be easier than for google to put a ‘night vision’ checkbox on iGoogle? Or in the preferences page? iGoogle is my home page, and my personal portal to the web. So I spend a lot of time there. Also, the setting could be applied to gmail, docs, etc.
And if not google, then maybe someone could make a firefox extension for this?