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Google launches Mail Goggles to save you from yourself - October 7, 2008, 11:07 AM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10059735-93.html


Just a quick post to mention a silly (or is it?) experiment that Google has released to the public: Mail Goggles. This feature is designed to prevent you from sending stupid e-mails in the small hours, when you're most likely to be inebriated and at risk of making a complete idiot of yourself.
Don't drink and e-mail.

When enabled, Mail Goggles kicks in at the time you specify (default is between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday), and throws five math problems up on the screen when you press "send." You have a limited period of time to solve them. If you can answer the questions, presumably you're of mind sound enough to tell off your boss, or pour your heart out to your ex-lover.
If you can solve simple math problems even when under the table, there's an option to ramp up the difficulty of the questions, but sadly they remain in the mathematical realm and don't drift into interesting algebra or calculus.
To activate Mail Goggles, go into Gmail's settings, and turn on Mail Goggles in the "Labs" tab. Then adjust how and when it works in the "General" tab.
Seriously? I'm hoping this feature shows up on blogging products.


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October 7, 2008, 11:17 AM

That is easily the coolest thing I've seen in a while. I enabled it just for S&G's


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October 7, 2008, 11:25 AM

luckily i've never sent a drunk email, but its the little ideas that have a big impact.

Wonder if they can do the same for drunk dialing?


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October 7, 2008, 11:52 AM

Yeah I wish i had that feature for my damn phone! Ohhhh how many countless drunk dials/texts i could have avoided making/sending.


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October 7, 2008, 12:07 PM

If it's so easy to turn on...wouldn't it be just as easy to turn it off? If you're drunk and determined then nothing is gonna stop you. But its a funny idea
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October 7, 2008, 12:27 PM

Bwahahahaha, that is awesome, hey rob I think we might need to set that up for the site.


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Bwahahahaha, that is awesome, hey rob I think we might need to set that up for the site.
i thought of that, but 1/2 the people here would never be able to post regardless of how much the did or didnt drink.

Take Kirs for example.


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i thought of that, but 1/2 the people here would never be able to post regardless of how much the did or didnt drink.

Take Kirs for example.


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Can we get that for IM away messages?


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October 8, 2008, 12:13 AM

If only they had that for my phone.
My drunk texts are indecipherable anyways but my drunken voicemails are epic!

I've always said I wish I had a brealizer built into my phonebook, just for certain numbers.
But theres about a 1/4 of my phonebook I wouldn't or couldnt call unless I was drunk.


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October 8, 2008, 12:39 AM

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Can we get that for IM away messages?

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