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#61 Survivalism   CAG's Lance Boyle CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:08 AM

It would definitely be bad for Google, since it's not like anyone here is actually signing up for this with the intention to actually really test these things and submit feedback, which is the point of the whole thing.


Yeah, if only they had collected our names and addresses so they could track their property down if such a thing happened. As it stands, their method of handing the notebooks out on street corners and signing an agreement in pixie dust and rainbows on the wing of a dream is admittedly not ideal.

#62 Kendro   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3541 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 01:52 PM

I'm appalled at all the people applying just to get something free and thinking of it as a contest. I hope that people who use it but don't help test and give feedback get told to send them back or be charged a fee.


When you are agree to the terms and conditions at the bottom, you are allowing Google to track your usage and web browsing statistics. Who knows what kind of spying hardware or software they installed on their own machines to collect data? So essentially, they will get all the feedback they need.

I personally don't mind. If I get one, it will be my "go to" gadget for coffee shops and libraries. And if it includes free 3G, I'm taking it everywhere with me. Google will get all the stats they need from me. :D

#63 trunks982   Wii are the Champions! CAGiversary!   6416 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 02:01 PM

im sure they have a tracking device installed. everything they need to track and monitor your usage.

#64 AndrewCP   I'veGotBallsOfSteel! CAGiversary!   754 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 04:06 PM

That or through software. I will legitly be testing out this if I happen to receive one.

#65 Vader582   Dark Lord of Savings CAGiversary!   3048 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 04:15 PM

It would definitely be bad for Google, since it's not like anyone here is actually signing up for this with the intention to actually really test these things and submit feedback, which is the point of the whole thing.

Uh, I'm a techie and intend to push this thing if I'm lucky enough to receive one. I help with betas all the time, thank you very much.
Your generalization might work better if this were SD.

#66 vaxick   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   46 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 04:28 PM

I signed up and if I get one, I fully intend to test it out for them. Next year I'm going to be in a competition Google is holding and it would make for a great time to test run a Google product.

#67 ProlificZ21   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   43 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:20 PM

Thanks for the post very cool

#68 kcxkingx913   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   16 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:30 PM

Get out of here with that people wont test BS...and their is no marketing plan better than word of mouth so if the products are good its a win either way for google

#69 WutDaHenk   War Eagle! CAGiversary!   1451 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:45 PM

When you are agree to the terms and conditions at the bottom, you are allowing Google to track your usage and web browsing statistics. Who knows what kind of spying hardware or software they installed on their own machines to collect data? So essentially, they will get all the feedback they need.


Man so if we get it, they will know how fast/slow chrome os takes to DL porn! I totally forgot they'd prob put software on there to track.
Google did wonderful with android os for phones and I'm excited to see what they can do on PC. I'd thoroughly love to test it out since aside from Linux, what has there been other than windows or mac?
I'm sure we're all comfortable/happy with our current computer situations and having to move to a new comp takes a lot of time to customize and familiarize. So to me getting a new set up isnt really ideal. I would also love to see more specs on the notebook itself as to know how it compares to my netbook.

#70 georox   The Captain CAGiversary!   7673 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:56 PM

I won't lie, if I get in on this... it will be my new dedicated porn/twitter machine.

#71 Vader582   Dark Lord of Savings CAGiversary!   3048 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:58 PM

I won't lie, if I get in on this... it will be my new dedicated porn/twitter machine.

That's still testing. :lol:

#72 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3796 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:59 PM

They want to test it for the internet, that basically means porn, with some facebook and twitter between porn.

#73 Richter Belmont   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   37 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:00 PM

Thanks, OP!

#74 georox   The Captain CAGiversary!   7673 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:05 PM

That's still testing. :lol:


Well, especially if you knew that other than CAG, 99% of my computer use is porn and twitter, and I am on a computer a *lot*.

Anyways, new CAG fad is to claim people don't need things they sign up for/win. Every thread needs at least 5 people crapping each page about it.

#75 TheImmortalGoud   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:35 PM

Signed up. Hopefully they pick me.

#76 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:40 PM

Well, especially if you knew that other than CAG, 99% of my computer use is porn and twitter, and I am on a computer a *lot*.


Jesus h christ we don't need to know about your massive porn habits.

#77 A Gamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   923 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:55 PM

They shipped out about 2000 of these today... No email notification. It just shows up on your doorstep...

#78 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3796 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:55 AM

They shipped out about 2000 of these today... No email notification. It just shows up on your doorstep...



I assume you are doing some sort of UPS tracking to get this info?

#79 killer9   Redacted CAGiversary!   6290 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:07 AM

Clearly hopefully mines in there

#80 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1390 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:16 AM

I hope I get one. I just started a video game store and would be handy to have instead of the desktop.

#81 evildeadjedi   RIP DIO \m/ \m/ CAGiversary!   4750 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:17 AM

I won't lie, if I get in on this... it will be my new dedicated porn/twitter machine.


This man speaks the truth, the other one percent is dedicated to action figure searches, steampunk, and WOW info.

#82 Mirpkered   Dyslexic GAC CAGiversary!   1390 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:18 AM

They shipped out about 2000 of these today... No email notification. It just shows up on your doorstep...


If you don't mind me asking, where did that info come from?

#83 tekssx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:18 AM

They shipped out about 2000 of these today... No email notification. It just shows up on your doorstep...


How in the world do you know this A Gamer?!?!

You know too much :)

#84 courageous  

Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:36 AM

Thanks OP. Odd there's no email notification.

#85 tekssx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:37 AM

Any idea how many people signed up?

#86 iKilledChewbacca   Trading Time Out (Under Investigation) Do not trade! Trading Timeout - Under Review   3946 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:42 AM

They shipped out about 2000 of these today... No email notification. It just shows up on your doorstep...


Will you PLEASE tell me how you know this ? if you want to just PM me the url , thanks.

#87 A Gamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   923 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:49 AM

They went out Next Day Air at about 1am from the Louisville KY hub... I believe that they have all been delivered today. So, if you didn't get one today, you were not part of that batch.

#88 tekssx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2010 - 02:07 AM

They went out Next Day Air at about 1am from the Louisville KY hub... I believe that they have all been delivered today. So, if you didn't get one today, you were not part of that batch.


i so hope you are wrong about them being delivered already, and if they were... please if someone here got one today SPEAK!

#89 MattZack   Virtue for the virtuous, signaling for others. CAGiversary!   1324 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2010 - 02:10 AM

On SD - somebody posted the UPS number and a guy changed the last 4 to figure out that they had shipped over 1900 of them.

#90 georox   The Captain CAGiversary!   7673 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2010 - 02:13 AM

This man speaks the truth, the other one percent is dedicated to action figure searches, steampunk, and WOW info.


Those all fall under porn, mostly.