Many people have google as their home page. This game automatically starts in less than a minute. What if somebody does not want to play and left the tab open(I guess this common scenario where user leave the google home page tab). and definitely pacman homepage consumes more energy (video + audio) than regular homepage.
Vikas Kapoor wrote:Does anybody consider this banner as *not* green?
Write an e-mail to Google to complain about it, if it bothers you. But keep in mind that sending an e-mail probably takes more energy (think of all those servers, the network traffic etc.) than a few hundred people playing Pacman for two minutes.
You could try using Google Power Meter to find out if Pacman uses more energy than the standard home page.
I think having your homepage set to Google is not green. Think about all of those electrons being wasted when people open up their browser and http calls are being made for a page that they are not going to use. The greener alternative is about:bank