Category Archives: google

Gmail “Safe Mode” – Log In with Labs Disabled

This morning, on first attempting to connect to gmail using  Chrome 4.0.223.16, I began experiencing this message:

You have been signed out of this account.

This may have happened automatically because another user signed in from the same browser. To continue using this account, you will need to sign in again. This is done to protect your account and ensure the privacy of information.

Upon clicking okay, I was immediately logged out of my account. Clearing cache worked to log in once, but the problem recurred upon subsequent log out-log in cycles. Per this thread at Google support, the answer was to start gmail in “safe mode” with labs disabled using this url:

http://mail.google.com/mail/?labs=0

From there, I went into settings and turned off the “Super Stars” lab, though other users have reported the problem from other labs as well.

Update: The problem recurred, even with “Super Stars” turned off, so I disabled all Labs.

Waiting for the Singularity

Someone has finally figured out the real goal over at Google: to create an omniscient AI. Interestingly, I was just thinking about a book I read back in the 70s called The Adolescence of P-1, the first book I encountered that said AI could happen right here, today, and almost accidentally. I wonder if this book actually inspired a generation of computer geeks. I wonder if they ended up as disillusioned as I when it didn’t actually happen. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: go Google, go!