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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
[url]www.google.co.uk[/url]
#2
probabbly just doing it because of the clocks changing
oh just read, it's to promote turning out lights!! saving energy
#3
it's to do with the green awareness
banned#4
stora
[url]www.google.co.uk[/url]


Done what? Change the background and image? All the time. (Just not normally jet black!)
#5
bellabonkers;1796508
probabbly just doing it because of the clocks changing

energy conservation awareness
1 Like #6
Geeky stat: light coloured backgrounds on your computer monitor can use up to 20% more energy than dark colours :-D
#7
Anybody gonna turn their lights off tomorrow?
#8
Is tonight the night the clocks go forward?
#9
ryancs
Is tonight the night the clocks go forward?


sunday night

actually monday morning lol
#10
shanecr;1796584
sunday night

actually monday morning lol

Saturday night?
#11
2008

Clocks go forward

Sunday 30 March 01:00 GMT* (02:00 BST)

* As the UK is presently on GMT, we change our clocks at 1 am on Sunday 30 March.


It is Sunday cheers anyway:thumbsup:
#12
JimmyW
Geeky stat: light coloured backgrounds on your computer monitor can use up to 20% more energy than dark colours :-D


ummm

Google


As to why we don't do this permanently - it saves no energy; modern displays use the same amount of power regardless of what they display.
#13
nacider
Anybody gonna turn their lights off tomorrow?


Ill be driving between 8-9pm but I suppose ill give it a go :whistling:
#14
shanecr
ummm


Oh well, umm, someone told me that 10 years ago :whistling:
#15
JimmyW
Oh well, umm, someone told me that 10 years ago :whistling:


lol CRT rules!!
#16
I'm a maintenance engineer on the runways at heathrow, Well I suppose turning the lights off may have a slight effect on the awareness!
banned 1 Like #17
yawn lame "green" gimmick
#18
jtx
Ill be driving between 8-9pm but I suppose ill give it a go :whistling:


:giggle:
#19
The site says:

"Google users in the United Kingdom will notice today that we "turned the lights out" on the Google.co.uk homepage as a gesture to raise awareness of a worldwide energy conservation effort called Earth Hour. As to why we don't do this permanently - it saves no energy; modern displays use the same amount of power regardless of what they display. However, you can do something to reduce the energy consumption of your home PC by joining the Climate Savers Computing Initiative.

On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.

Given our company's commitment to environmental awareness and energy efficiency, we strongly support the Earth Hour campaign, and have darkened our homepage today to help spread awareness of what we hope will be a highly successful global event.

How green can you be? The UK's carbon footprint is over 500 million tonnes of CO2 per year. Individuals account for 45% of this. Calculate your carbon footprint and find out how you can reduce it by turning off unused lights and other carbon-reducing actions."
#20
I pay for my leccy and i'll use it how I see fit. Thank you and goodnight :)
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#23
Shengis
I pay for my leccy and i'll use it how I see fit. Thank you and goodnight :)


jees, was going to post some clever **** pic of electric nippleclamps or something, but all I can say is don't google image 'electric torture' with safesearch off and look at the last picture on the lop line of results... I don't know if i'm going to be able to plug my speakers in ever again....

(btw car lights joke is genius, that's logged in the brain for the next argument about saving energy)
#24


Hope that's not directed at me.

I couldn't care less about energy saving. Where I live the bills are inclusive of utilities. I use as much as I can to get my moneys worth :thumbsup:
1 Like #25
The " Americans " really should not be preaching " green " to us, it is them that drive around in 5 litre gas guzzlers.:x
#26
they also have the highest percentage of green car ownership now, even if it is all hollywood stars who have a bunch of other cars and jet all around the world...
#27
freeDUMB
Hope that's not directed at me.

I couldn't care less about energy saving. Where I live the bills are inclusive of utilities. I use as much as I can to get my moneys worth :thumbsup:


Not at all mate, I quoted yours because I found it rather amusing that if you click the About link on the blackle site it says this:

In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. Since then there has been skepticism about the significance of the energy savings that can be achieved and the cost in terms of readability of black web pages.

We believe that there is value in the concept because even if the energy savings are small, they all add up. Secondly we feel that seeing Blackle every time we load our web browser reminds us that we need to keep taking small steps to save energy.


Then a bit further down it recommend treehugger, which strangely is a very bright looking site:whistling:

There are a lot of great web sites about saving energy and being more environmentally friendly. They are full of great tips covering the little things that we can all do to make a difference today. Try Blackling "energy saving tips" or visit treehugger.com a great blog dedicated to environmental awareness.
#28
treehugger.com - a great blog dedicated to environmental awareness.
Had a look - can confirm that it's all eco-babble as is much of this green/ fobbing off your 'carbon footprint' stuff.
Let's have earth hour between 2 and 3 tonight, or whenever it is that the clocks change.
#29
The thought behind it is correct on CRT monitors, but nowadays, with 80% of people using LCD's, it makes absolutely no difference at all
#30
For everyone's benefit
Don't forget to turn out the lights, even in the club, that'd be great
Eat in the dark restaurant
#31
4 pints of lager in the club then lights out...
#32
Lol, i posted this when it was 1st planned, 7 months ago :)
#33
boydent999;1799588
Lol, i posted this when it was 1st planned, 7 months ago :)

it would make no difference to City if the lights had been out today :p
#34
Usha Rocks;1799597
it would make no difference to City if the lights had been out today :p
Lol, pains me to say it, but i already said poor we were today :-( Mind you, least we know which division we'll be in next year, do you? :p
#35
What are we supposed to do with the lights out?

Surely we're going to need the tv on so that we can see what we're doing?

Do you think it's being done tonight to take advantage of the clocks going forward? ie people will be going to bed earlier. Also they may quote that from midday to midday there was less power usage than normal, remember that there are only 23 hours in that time frame compared to the usual 24.
#36
Benjimoron
What are we supposed to do with the lights out?

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your either too old or too young to know:)

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