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Old 06-01-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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I am really starting to hate google


First, they screwed youtube up, added the stupid search sidebar, and now this http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/02...ith-nearby-op/ s**t!
 
Old 06-01-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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The thing that irritates me is Google assuming that you can't spell, or are stupid, and asking "Did you mean to search for... ? Showing you the top two results."

I was nearly spitting feathers, though, when I searched for:

sp_dbcc_faultreport indid

This is not such a strange search, if you are working with the Sybase DBMS. However, Google responds with:

"Showing results for sp_dbcc_faultreport india. Search instead for sp_dbcc_faultreport indid"

While I can see the value of correction of search terms for some people, it gets in the way if you habitually search for technical information / things with unusual spellings, and they should let you switch it off!!!!!!

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Old 06-01-2010, 06:43 PM   #3
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Hey! Don't you bad mouth the owners! It is THEIR PRODUCT, and you have no say in how they do business.

Just appreciate that they have allowed you access AT ALL, peasant!

If everyone complains all the time like you, then they may take it away!
 
Old 06-01-2010, 06:51 PM   #4
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And if they continue to bug me, I may switch to an alternative search engine :-).

They don't offer the search engine out of the goodness of their hearts. Google make a lot of money out of the associated advertising.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 07:39 PM   #5
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The problem is that Google is by far the best search engine. I am open to alternatives, but sadly nothing else comes close.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 07:48 PM   #6
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Hey! Don't you bad mouth the owners! It is THEIR PRODUCT, and you have no say in how they do business.

Just appreciate that they have allowed you access AT ALL, peasant!

If everyone complains all the time like you, then they may take it away!
Think about it, when was the last time google released something that wasn't crap?
 
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When was the last time that ANYONE released something that wasn't crap?
 
Old 06-02-2010, 03:53 AM   #8
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It's all part of the Dumbing Down Project. In another two generations, humans will no longer have to use their brains at all.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 04:54 AM   #9
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It's all part of the Dumbing Down Project. In another two generations, humans will no longer have to use their brains at all.
I suspect it would be even that far.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 05:09 AM   #10
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When was the last time that ANYONE released something that wasn't crap?
Are you implying Slackware is crap?
 
Old 06-02-2010, 06:51 AM   #11
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Think about it, when was the last time google released something that wasn't crap?
I find most of Google's stuff quite good---perhaps you're just having a bad day?

Is anyone forcing you to use Google anything?
 
Old 06-02-2010, 10:43 AM   #12
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Is anyone forcing you to use Google anything?
Actually, yes.

Check out the number of sites you visit where the site pushes a script at you to report to google-analytics (including THIS site), or the number who just push a script that contacts google.com.

You have to take positive action to PREVENT those scripts from running, if you wish to avoid google.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 11:21 AM   #13
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Actually, yes.

Check out the number of sites you visit where the site pushes a script at you to report to google-analytics (including THIS site), or the number who just push a script that contacts google.com.

You have to take positive action to PREVENT those scripts from running, if you wish to avoid google.
Thats why TOR is my friend, it fixes google-analytics
 
Old 06-02-2010, 11:27 AM   #14
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Thats why TOR is my friend, it fixes google-analytics
I don't think so. Tor will anonymize your destination as far as your ISP is concerned (and as far as any man-in-the-middle attack/monitor is concerned), but if you send data to google-analytics, that information will still get there. Also, Tor slows down browsing and itself opens you to a man-in-the-middle attack if you happen to hit a rogue Tor node on the way.

Personally, I just block google-analytics both in my browser (firefox with noscript) and in Privoxy, which I use for all browsing.

I recently discovered and started using the GoogleSharing addon for firefox, which doesn't seem to slow down browsing, but does proxy all unavoidable communication with Google.
 
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I have google analytics blocked in my host file.
 
  


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