Because that’s some damned fine programming, there.
Google gets it. pic.twitter.com/58rURizo2u
— You had one job (@_youhadonejob) February 16, 2015
PS: Don’t spoil the moment for me, here. Just let me have this one.
I think that this is a reasonable way of doing things: the rest of the planet can keep their signage, and we don’t have to worry about learning other languages. Win-win!
— Alex Howard (@digiphile) January 14, 2015
Mind you: as a certain engineer I know notes, all demos are faked.
I’m going to forgive them this one.
She really was a lovely woman, and that is a lovely sketch.
The Amiga 500 lives again — in Google’s browser.
Google developer Christian Stefansen on Thursday resurrected a version of the venerable computer system from the 1980s in the form of a Web app that runs in Chrome. Forty-year-olds who want to relive their childhoods or younger people who want to see just how hard their elders had it can visit the Amiga 500 emulator for Chrome online, boot the machine, and play some games.
Via Steve Jackson Games.
And it’s a doozy:
So, par for the course for Google, really.
…most wonderful person that they’ve ever known in their lives. Slate, of all organizations, summed it up best:
— Timothy P Carney (@TPCarney) June 7, 2013
Basically, it looks for all the world like Google and Facebook got some sort of recommended talking points memo designed to end this hullabaloo by giving them something suitably vacuous to say that would allow them to, I think, progress past this issue and move on.
…OK, I’ll stop now.
I mean, I like Firefox, but dear God but I want this:
Google’s Chrome browser might soon be getting an easy way to tell you which open tabs are making noise, or recording it. The new feature is part of the latest Chromium build, and features a throbbing EQ animation over the noisy tab’s favicon (video below) to tell you and your system that it’s doing audio stuff. Chromium is the open source project that feeds into Google’s Chrome browser, and is often the first place that its new features show up.
Via Instapundit. I don’t know why this isn’t built into every browser anyway, honestly.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, gave a remarkable interview this month to the Washington Post. So remarkable that Post editors preceded the transcript with this disclosure: “He had just come from the dentist. And he had a toothache.”
“So we get hauled in front of the Congress for developing a product that’s free, that serves a billion people. OK? I mean, I don’t know how to say it any clearer,” Mr. Schmidt told the Post. “It’s not like we raised prices. We could lower prices from free to . . . lower than free? You see what I’m saying?”
Yeah, Eric: you’re saying that your company got mugged by the branch of the legislature (i.e., the Senate) still controlled by the political party (i.e., the Democrats) that you’ve been giving a badly-disguised leg up for some time now, and you don’t care for it.
Let me explain this one: there’s a debate Thursday that’s being sponsored by FoxNews & Google. Google is letting people submit questions via YouTube – frankly, this has more than a slight whiff of gimmick about it, but let’s roll with the notion for a moment. The preliminary survey of submitted questions indicate that the top two categories of questions submitted are “Government Spending” and Debt (17%) and “Jobs & Economy” (16%), with “Social Issues” (12%) and “Energy and Environment” (9%) being the next two. By my calculations, that means that roughly 54% of the questions being submitted involve one of those four topics, which I think that we can all agree are legitimately of interest to Republican voters, yes?
Well, WE HAVE YET TO HAVE A 2012 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY DEBATE WHERE FIFTY-FOUR PERCENT OF THE QUESTIONS WERE LEGITIMATELY OF INTEREST TO REPUBLICAN VOTERS. We have, instead, had inane questions at worst and invitations to intra-debate sniping at best. I for one am getting tired of it. And, apparently, I’m not the only one, either. (more…)
(Via Hot Air Headlines) To summarize this Politico article: Google’s testing out a new ad program that harvests email addresses. Fine*. This appeals to political campaigns. Also fine. A NRSC staffer saw something that looks like said ad program – one apparently bought by the Obama campaign – on Real Clear Politics last month, and emails Google’s ad people to get a pricing on a similar service. Still fine. But Google informed the NRSC staffer that:
“This is a pre-alpha product that is being released to a select few clients,” [a Google saleswoman] wrote in an email, referring to the first stage of a product’s roll-out. “I’d be happy to get you into the beta if you’re interested.”
Not fine. (more…)