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Offline MaevenTopic starter

No More Drunk Mailing!
« on: October 07, 2008, 12:00:33 PM »
Google’s Mail Goggles Prevent Drunk Emailing

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Google released a useful new Gmail feature yesterday in its labs, which could help prevent the intoxicated from sending embarrassing late-night emails they might regret in the morning.

When activated, the program will force a user to solve a series of math problems before allowing any message to be sent.

They are not terribly difficult, but do serve as an extra line of defense in what can be a very dangerous habit.

The service is set by default to kick in only on weekend nights, but you can change the settings to apply whenever.

As for drunk dialing and texting, you’re still on your own.



Can I petition to have this feature enabled for PMs? *laughs* Shoot, maybe even story posts!

Offline Kalen

Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 12:05:24 PM »
And DEFINATELY on the Steamboxxx *lol*

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Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008, 10:23:45 PM »
Wouldn't work for me.  I can pass the cognitive tests when I know I'm drunk. (counting backwards by 3's, reciting the alphabet - forwards and backwards).

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Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2008, 10:27:38 PM »
Wow, what a concept...of course math majors like me can do those in our sleep so it's pretty useless for us.   ;D

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Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2008, 10:29:42 PM »
I can't even recite the alphabet backwards sober, but I don't even drink so meh. I'll be genuinely pissed.

Offline Caeli

Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008, 02:42:49 AM »
Haha. I actually get smarter and more logical when I drink, so a test like that (I'm the kind that loves calculus and does it for fun) wouldn't actually work if I ever actually drank, which I don't. It would be funny, though. xD

Offline Revolverman

Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2008, 05:05:29 AM »
*Looks at calendar* holy, its NOT a joke.

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Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2008, 07:20:54 AM »
Dear gods, I thought it was!  Of course, implementing this would prevent certain people from sending me email at all.  *evil grin*

Offline MaevenTopic starter

Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2008, 08:22:27 AM »
Nope, not a joke.  When I logged onto my Gmail account this morning there was a little widget on the sign in page announcing its availability. 

Offline Kalen

Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2008, 08:25:22 AM »
And did you install it?  *smiles innocently*

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Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2008, 08:39:18 AM »
And is the 43 seconds counting down or counting up?

Offline Kalen

Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2008, 08:39:55 AM »
If you can't tell at that time, then you're definately too drunk.   :-*

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Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2008, 08:49:34 AM »
If you can't tell at that time, then you're definately too drunk.   :-*
You just got to remember to say Mississippi.

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Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2008, 09:40:33 PM »
Actually, I've thought it would be amusing to recite the alphabet out of order, but still hitting all the letters.  Of course, they'd never catch me driving drunk, because I know when I'm too drunk to drive, and it's usually after one drink.

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Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2008, 03:55:08 PM »
And then there are those of us who are terrible at math and will never be able to send an email again:'(

Offline Glossolalia

Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2008, 09:03:56 PM »
And then there are those of us who are terrible at math and will never be able to send an email again:'(

Like me. :'(



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Re: No More Drunk Mailing!
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2008, 11:15:42 PM »
Start->Programs->Accessories->Calculator  ;D

(Unless they've changed that path in the newer Windows)