The Royal Heffernans

Quite possibly the best family ever

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Google = Skynet

Google is slowly taking over the world, and you know what, I don't care, in fact, it's awesome, the only thing I love more is using commas in sentences. Google maps, calendar, Picasa, chrome, gmail; I love them all and they are all interconnected.

I just started using the Picasa face recognition tool and it is amazing! It recognizes all of the gorgeous Heffernan faces, even mine. It also helps display how similar we all are. It seems to have the most trouble distinguishing between Molly and Ava, Ian and Bridget, and Kevin and Ted. We are all the same! It even recognized Zoe, Ava, and Molly from when they were tiny babies to now. Did I mention I love this thing?!

I love Google.

1 comment:

ian said...

Before you go all Google ga-ga, perhaps you should take a look at their EULA for Chrome first...

By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any content which you submit, post or display on or through, the services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the services and may be revoked for certain services as defined in the additional terms of those services.

Basically, by the simple act of using it they own you. This is pretty much a standard EULA for Google. Their business is advertising and they will pad their data any way they can.

Also interesting to note some benchmarking tests with Chrome. In a nutshell, it consumes more system resources than it takes to run Windows XP SP2. In other words, it's a complete hog.