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Google must have gone "nuts"...
« on: September 04, 2010, 01:07:46 AM »
see my report here:
60% CPU load with current animation on Google home page ("buckyballs")
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=72f718332b9bd96a&hl=en

leave Google main search page idle and see the result ::)

ps: in the meantime >>> blocking that with Ad-Block+ in firefox
edit: abp isn't enough, still much CPU load as long as the page is displayed.
edit: blocking javascript on google.com with NoScript works >>> CPU load goes down.
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 01:55:38 AM »
I don't know where you are getting this I don''t see it in my google searches. I have The firefox search bar set to Google as the default and I don't get this.

Yes if I go to google.com first to make a search I get that and the slow increase in CPU to about 25%, if I play with the buckyball with the mouse pointer, spin it etc. yes it goes up a bit more but it doesn't get to anything like 60%
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 02:03:53 AM »
it's not just me, see the link I posted above to Google forums, and there's another thread:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=1990519f990f741f&hl=en&fid=1990519f990f741f00048f638c26bfb0

 I get the 60% overload without doing anything with the animation, just leaving the page idle.

so again:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=72f718332b9bd96a&hl=en

edit: you of course don't get anything if you use the search box or the address bar ;D
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 02:04:03 AM »
Here  with the buckyball the Cpu increased exponentional to 66% and after staying 1 minute playing with it  the CPu usage stayed the same(+-66%).
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 02:05:27 AM »
Here  with the buckyball the Cpu increased exponentional to 66% and after staying 1 minute playing with it  the CPu usage stayed the same(+-66%).

okay, that's just it
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2010, 02:08:09 AM »
@ disPlay: thanks for posting there ;)
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010, 02:09:48 AM »
No problem logos, Hopefully the buckyball will go away is a short period of time :P
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2010, 05:31:19 AM »
That animation is certainly CPU hungry!

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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2010, 11:34:19 AM »
can't believe they haven't removed it yet...
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2010, 12:51:58 PM »
Maybe it's time to upgrade systems, don't you think? I've seen it on my animation and haven't realy noticed it's causing problems to my system...
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2010, 12:55:48 PM »
Mine goes from about 2% to 20-30% on my system...I don't really see a slowdown, but it is a little hungry for CPU...
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2010, 01:07:36 PM »
okay the simpler is to switch to ssl >>> https://www.google.com/
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2010, 01:38:59 PM »
No problem on my Windows 7 system but my XP Pro system really slows down untill I leave http://www.google.ca

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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2010, 04:45:54 PM »
Maybe it's time to upgrade systems, don't you think? I've seen it on my animation and haven't realy noticed it's causing problems to my system...

Upgrade my system to spin a buckyball in google?  I don't think so.
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Re: Google must have gone "nuts"...
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2010, 05:05:56 PM »
If it can't handle that, it's probably outdated really for anything else as well...
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