Google download accelerator

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  1. Spitfire

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    http://webaccelerator.google.com/
    Sorry if this is a double post!
     
  2. StratosFear

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    "I went to the Futuremark forums and noticed that I'm logged in as someone I don't know. Great, I've used Google's Web Accelerator for a couple of hours, visited lots of sites where I'm logged in. Now I wonder how many people used my cache. I understand it's a beta, sure, but something like that is totally unacceptable.”

    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,39197327,00.htm
     
  3. Callum

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    Yeah, apparentlly people can use it to log on and read other peoples PM'S ect..
     
  4. Naru

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    I am using it right now but I am not noticing any significant change in speed.
     
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    I try to avoid download accelertors or Toolbars

    Most have spyware or tracking features

    Most of the downooad accelartors dont do that much anyway to speed up things

    Dialup and adsl speed isnt going to improve with some crapy 'accerlator program'

    Dialup and adsl speeds are a fixed speed ...


    Im using statbar which has been around and it has a google search engine bar, were you type in something and it loads google.com with the typed in search from statbar..
     
  7. MiGiSHu

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    There was a huge post about it on the Something Awful forums, and now they're pissed they have to pay for scripters to get around GA
     
  8. houseofzeus

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    All it takes to 'get around GA' is to send the correct HTTP headers to mark the page as private. Caching proxies causing problems with the SA forums isn't a new thing.

    Basically IMO Lotax's article was just an attempt to grandstand.
     
  9. Acid

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    I downloaded the proggie the day it came out and so far it's saved me a whopping 1.7 minutes. Geeh, what would I have done without it?
     
  10. Josh_df

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    No probs for me so far and apparently it has saved me 12.8mins in 3 days............wow.
     
  11. eixt

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    Just another company's attempt to log whos browsing what...
     
  12. arzosah

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    yer im @ 2kbs man
    so with full compression it saves me hours and minuites in real time !

    but am just as concerned over security

    i use iinets hacked version though

    hopefully theve got there security tighter than me :)
     
  13. Josh_df

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    On another google note has anyone else been having problems loading the google.com.au site? It has been working on/off for the last couple of days for me..........on all the computers too not just the one with accletator installed :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, I've had a lot of troubles with www.google.com.au
    I don't know what's going on with it but sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.
    It's almost like the DNS servers are crapping out.
     
  15. houseofzeus

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    At the moment Australian users probably won't get as much out of it, given there is a note on the page where you get it from that it is for American and European users atm.
     
  16. Dutch Wink

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    and um, how old is squid these days?

    :rolleyes:
     
  17. DudeMan

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    Kind of reminds me of this old flash - http://www.robinsloan.com/epic/

    I haven't tried it yet, but to be honest, it's not something that really interests me. The whole sending everything to them first kind of puts me off too.
     
  18. maddhatter

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    It really isn't too useful as most ISP's transparently proxy anyways.

    Useful for google when they sell your tracking information to advertisement agencies...
     
  19. lowey2002

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    It's such a shame that Google has authorised such an app.

    I have been hearing about these download accelerators since the 1990's and I have yet to read a reasonable explination as to how some third party software can increase your connection speed. An increase in bandwidth can only be acheived by a increase in bandwidth. I am willing to concede that certain tweaks can increase the apparent throughput of a web page load, however this is never a noticeable and is always accompanied by some really big IF'S that their FAQ fails to mention.

    I desperately hope that eixt is wrong. Google was a big step forward for internet browsing and software in general. To see it become yet another gigantic, self serving, immoral corporation would defy description.
     
  20. eixt

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    I hope im wrong too mate :( But even look at gmail, it isnt as sweet as everyone thinks it is. If you had your cookies enabled when you signed up it linked your gmail account to your browsing patterns and has been doing ever since... (at least i think this is right, please correct me if im wrong ive had a few beers, but i know there was something a bit more sinister behind gmail)

    edit: and the whole invite system is a bit sus. - as you can tell im a bit of a conspiracy theory man :)
     
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