Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Penguin Man, May 2, 2006.
Anyone else checked out Google Calendar? Google has yet to fail to impress me
I swear google is 10000x more evil than anyone ever thought microsoft to be.
Does it look like I give a fuck?
does it look like I give a fuck that you don't give a fuck?
Does it look like I give a fuck that you don't give a fuck that he dosen't give a fuck?
i'd rather just write on my calendar...i guess the catch is that i'd have to carry it with me
Google was the only search engine to object to turning over all search records to the feds. They retain too much information, but they do make an effort not to whore it out.
Google calendar has insufficient integration with gmail and gchat, so I am not yet too impressed.
give it time, still beta.
I'm happy with google calendar, and feel it's a step in the right direction. Now only if Novell GW would get their act together and learn.
it's a bit buggy still
and it won't work in Opera :*(
yes it does....
Sorry, Google Calendar does not support your browser yet, so things may break in unexpected ways.
Press OK to see a list of browsers that we support. Or cancel to try to use it anyways.
I try it anyway and it is pretty non-functional. Are you using Opera 8.5 or 9b?
9b. works for me... i just ignore those warnings
Warnings on websites should *always* be ignored.
maybe I'll upgrade to 9 then, because in 8.5 even if you ignore the warnings it is completely unusable
google is inside your base, collectin all your infoz
they openly admit to watching EVERYTHING that you do. Installing even their simple "google toolbar" will give them legal authority to take note of what you do on your computer (even not web-related... they can track you working with a spreadsheet (legally, not saying this is or isn't implemented) if it serves their interests. Even with gmail they ADMIT to electronically scanning your mail for keywords and providing targeted-ads to you. So far they claim that it's all handeled by a computer, and not stored longer than neccessary before it's destroyed... But I surely don't like where they're going.
You use google as anything more than a search engine and you basically sign your life over to them.
You willingly hand over your 'life' to microsoft every day by using their OS and related products. How come that doesn't bother you too? It should. Their EULAs are just as draconian if not more so.
actually, no. Show me where you agree to let MS "record" everything you do so they can store the information and use it for marketing purposes? Because I've actually read the MS EULA, and it's fairly standard -- nothing of the privacy-sort that Google invades.
I just finished reading both. I see nothing too draconian in either, besides sections, 2.3, 9, and 17 in the xp eula. However, I'm not sure how relevant they are to this subject. So within this context, I stand corrected on xp's eula.
However, I didn't see anything too horrible in gmail's eula. All their ad system does is scan the text of the page for random words in hopes of displaying relevant ads within the context of the msg. Many sites do this and it's harmless since it does not increase the risk of loss of privacy. After all, you have to trust them to some extent since your communcations reside on their servers and are sent through their network.