Google Chrome

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  1. River Ape Valued Senior Member

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    Worried about being spied on by Google? It's not them you should worry about. Your every electronic communication is hoovered out of the ether by Echelon tracking stations following every communications satellite -- and, in the case of Europe/Middle East, is analysed here in my home town of Cheltenham by UK's most powerful computers at the "Donut".

    In fact, mentioning Echelon and Cheltenham in the same communication flags up secondary analysis!
    WARNING: Even quoting me will bring you to the attention of the authorities!
     
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  3. superstring01 Moderator

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    I just downloaded it last night. I'll be using it a bit over the next week to see how it feels.

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  5. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    When you accept the EULA you agree that anything you upload through chrome, Google has rights to do whatever they want with.
     
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  7. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    nice.

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  8. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    Does anybody know if Chrome is any good?
    I was going to try it out. I don't like FF because certain pages have errors whereas IE displays everything perfect. While I don't like the yellow bar that you cannot get rif of on IE, I still use it. I would prefer a better browser that displays everything like IE, and has no bloody yellow bar.
     
  9. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    I'e downloaded it, and so far it seems an improvement on the old google in terms of getting to the places you use regularly, and it's nice to be able to change fonts etc.

    The old Windows top of page has disappeared though, so my extra toolbars have gone. I work almost 100% through google anyway, so this won't affect me much, and the extra space is nice.

    Some people may not like it for that reason.

    I think I'll stick with it.

    As for google storing details of my browsing habits, so long as they are not given to anyone without a court order, I am not worried about it personally.

    However
    Some Internet bodies have been accused of supplying restrictive regimes with this type of information. Typing the word "democracy" into a search engine in China might cause you a great deal of trouble.

    Needs regulating.
     
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  10. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Hey, authorities. You leave River Ape alone you scumbags!
    Sitting in your stupid GCHQ like a big bullring, spying on him all day.
    You're upsetting a sciforumer you know.
    You might just be biting off a bit more than you can chew.
     
  11. EndLightEnd This too shall pass. Registered Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried this out yet? Ive read mixed reviews about google chrome.
     
  12. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    They probably want to use the searching habits for targeted advertising. I started to get watch spam after I looked up interesting watches, and I don't recall giving out my email address...
     
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  13. EndLightEnd This too shall pass. Registered Senior Member

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    I really dont like the sound of that...
     
  14. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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  15. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    That cartoon explains a lot.
    I didn't realise it was a browser.
    I thought that it was a new google search engine.
    I wondered where my old stuff had gone

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    One advantage, as with Firefox, is that it highlights spelling mistakes when posting on sciforums.
    And it has certainly cleared a lot of clutter off the screen.
    I can see nearly the whole screen, instead of a little patch between the menus and tool bars!

    Google search also seems to be a little quicker, like it used to be.
    I wonder if it is linking to my frequently used sites in preparation.
    Sciforums was previously taking me tens of seconds to access, and now it is almost immediate.

    I can't see any disadvantages so far, but that is probably because I have always used google like a browser anyway. For everything that I use, including this site, I go through google to get there.

    I didn't realise that I was changing browsers, but unless some big problem comes up, I'll stick with it.
    Sorry Microsoft.
     
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  16. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    The porn mode isn't bad.
     
  17. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Have been using Chrome for a couple of days now and have be seeing bugs in the software. Hopefully, new versions should have some reprieve.
     
  18. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    Type into your chrome browser "about:%".
     
  19. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    This looks fucking beautiful on vista non full screened. Last night I was hungry for something, and it was for this browser. 10/10
     
  20. superstring01 Moderator

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    I have no privacy issues. There's nothing private I upload. If I do have those concerns, I use Firefox.

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  21. superstring01 Moderator

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    Funny. Jerk.

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  22. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    I'm using it now, it's the only browser I use now

    I love chrome
     
  23. CheskiChips Banned Banned

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    By the way; infinite data can be stored on finite servers. Technically if you have the CPU power OR the time, infinite information can be stored in approx 32. bytes. They currently do this in HD televisions. It has to do with numerical subtractions and local encoding...in any case...it's CPU heavy. So for its use, the CPU needs to be great. Even then if the information has to be often recalled, there's an optimal amount of data per 32 bytes.

    By the way I am using Chrome now; great web parser. Love it.
     
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