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2012-01-11 08:39:31 AM
Nope. It was Chuck Testa...
 
2012-01-11 09:55:48 AM
That picture wasn't real???
Next you'll be telling me that Maobama showed a copy of his birth certificate from Hawaii
 
2012-01-11 10:01:26 AM
What scares me is the potential for Google to begin using your login cookies for social media sites to log into them and index them so they can display them in "your" results... but at the same time those result lie on their servers.

It's a great method for getting into everyone's Facebook profile and Twitter Feed that they have "locked down".

3,003,132,658,125,145 results for "poop is coming out"

I still use Google, but it's annoying you have to include everything in "quotes" to make sure it shows up in your search results.

/TF'd for some reason
//thought I'd jump in early on my green
 
2012-01-11 10:21:28 AM

Smiths: 3,003,132,658,125,145 results for "poop is coming out"


That seems low.
 
2012-01-11 11:06:08 AM

Smiths: It's a great method for getting into everyone's Facebook profile and Twitter Feed that they have "locked down".


I have a solution for that.
 
2012-01-11 11:47:53 AM

Calmamity: Smiths: It's a great method for getting into everyone's Facebook profile and Twitter Feed that they have "locked down".

I have a solution for that.


i already follow your solution.

/DHAFA
//DHATA
///DHAGPA
 
2012-01-11 12:53:30 PM
Didn't google include twitter searches at one point in time? It seemed pretty useful, especially for things that were happening in near real time, such as internet outages.
 
2012-01-11 12:58:12 PM
I remember when Google added Twitter posts to the search. I simply blocked all data from Twitter via AdBlockPlus. I'm sure the same could be done for Facebook and Google+ results.
 
2012-01-11 12:59:46 PM
This will just force more people to Bing. Google's results are so cluttered full of shiat these days, and the experience is not nearly as smooth with the new redesigns. Bing, on the other hand, is what Google used to be. Simple, quick, with relevant results
 
2012-01-11 12:59:53 PM

fang06554: Didn't google include twitter searches at one point in time? It seemed pretty useful, especially for things that were happening in near real time, such as internet outages.


Twitter wanted money for google to index their tweets.
 
2012-01-11 01:00:32 PM
I appreciate what they're trying to do and all, but they need to be careful of the looming danger of letting people be insulated from the outside.

The only hope for our future is to expose people to the rest of reality, unfiltered.
 
2012-01-11 01:01:38 PM
In this thread: people biatching about change instead of just turning the feature off
 
2012-01-11 01:04:41 PM

redpanda2: In this thread: people biatching about change instead of just turning the feature off


I didn't read the article, can you turn off your information from showing up in other people's searches?
 
2012-01-11 01:05:20 PM

bhcompy: This will just force more people to Bing. Google's results are so cluttered full of shiat these days, and the experience is not nearly as smooth with the new redesigns. Bing, on the other hand, is what Google used to be. Simple, quick, with relevant results


How much were you paid for that?
 
2012-01-11 01:08:54 PM

Carth: fang06554: Didn't google include twitter searches at one point in time? It seemed pretty useful, especially for things that were happening in near real time, such as internet outages.

Twitter wanted money for google to index their tweets.


Ahh, makes sense why it vanished then.
 
2012-01-11 01:11:20 PM

Carth: redpanda2: In this thread: people biatching about change instead of just turning the feature off

I didn't read the article, can you turn off your information from showing up in other people's searches?


Yes, by not sharing your information with them through Google+. If it's something you already shared, why do you care if they can find it easier now by searching for it instead of digging through your profile?
 
2012-01-11 01:11:31 PM
What's worse is that these chain letters are starting to include lines like,"I just checked Snopes and they said it was real!" If I'm feeling nice, I'll just reply all: "You really should check Snopes yourself. You'll find the results interesting."
 
2012-01-11 02:09:36 PM

She comes in colors everywhere: bhcompy: This will just force more people to Bing. Google's results are so cluttered full of shiat these days, and the experience is not nearly as smooth with the new redesigns. Bing, on the other hand, is what Google used to be. Simple, quick, with relevant results

How much were you paid for that?


Hurrrr. Try it for a week.
 
2012-01-11 02:50:09 PM

bhcompy: She comes in colors everywhere: bhcompy: This will just force more people to Bing. Google's results are so cluttered full of shiat these days, and the experience is not nearly as smooth with the new redesigns. Bing, on the other hand, is what Google used to be. Simple, quick, with relevant results

How much were you paid for that?

Hurrrr. Try it for a week.


wtf are you searching for? My queries are almost always answered on the first page. I've never used bing, never seen a reason to move from google when Google gets me to where I want to go 99% of the time.
 
2012-01-11 03:14:50 PM
I thought the whole point was to make searching for things on the internet easier not harder.
 
2012-01-11 03:17:09 PM
I want a search engine, that deletes blog entries, give me information only, no opinions
 
2012-01-11 03:22:43 PM

fang06554: Didn't google include twitter searches at one point in time? It seemed pretty useful, especially for things that were happening in near real time, such as internet outages.


This is the revival of it, only now with more data to mine. Link (new window)

This new search feature showed up for me a couple of days ago. Immediately turned it off. When I'm looking for information, my friends are the last place I turn.
 
2012-01-11 03:26:58 PM
Im getting annoyed lately at google using synonyms with no option to turn it off. Like the other day, i was wondering if its possible to toilet train a dog like you can a cat. Just idle curiosity. But even putting toilet in quotes it still gave me results for "potty train" and "housebreak" and stuff.
 
2012-01-11 03:40:34 PM
One way to stop that if you are using Chrome:

Personal Blocklist (by Google) (new window)
 
2012-01-11 03:43:47 PM

bhcompy: This will just force more people to Bing DuckDuckGo. Google's results are so cluttered full of shiat these days, and the experience is not nearly as smooth with the new redesigns. Bing DuckDuckGo, on the other hand, is what Google used to be. Simple, quick, with relevant results

 
2012-01-11 04:02:16 PM

redpanda2: Carth: redpanda2: In this thread: people biatching about change instead of just turning the feature off

I didn't read the article, can you turn off your information from showing up in other people's searches?

Yes, by not sharing your information with them through Google+. If it's something you already shared, why do you care if they can find it easier now by searching for it instead of digging through your profile?


Also, there's a checkbox in the settings to block search spiders.
 
2012-01-11 04:18:00 PM
It really is sad how crappy Google has gotten at their core. GIS with JS enabled isn't even worth bothering with, and if I do a typical google with three or four keywords, Google insists on trying to guess what I'm really looking for and usually returns at least a page of substantively wrong results that only feature one or two of the search terms.

These upcoming changes just show the culture of cluelessness at Google. They don't know what people want or why people liked and use Google. I'm not going to move to Bing, god knows, but I can wait for the next search engine to come along and replace Google.

Someone will.

The changes to Gmail are full-on retarded, too, with reduced practical functionality, enhanced ugliness (even with customization), and constant annoying interface stupidity. Classical levels of Fail. And really just sad. But these things come and go.
 
2012-01-11 04:48:48 PM

RandomAxe: It really is sad how crappy Google has gotten at their core. GIS with JS enabled isn't even worth bothering with, and if I do a typical google with three or four keywords, Google insists on trying to guess what I'm really looking for and usually returns at least a page of substantively wrong results that only feature one or two of the search terms.

These upcoming changes just show the culture of cluelessness at Google. They don't know what people want or why people liked and use Google. I'm not going to move to Bing, god knows, but I can wait for the next search engine to come along and replace Google.

Someone will.

The changes to Gmail are full-on retarded, too, with reduced practical functionality, enhanced ugliness (even with customization), and constant annoying interface stupidity. Classical levels of Fail. And really just sad. But these things come and go.


This is right on. Google basically seems to have a reverse Midas Touch thing going on, where everything they mess with turns to shiat.

* Youtube gets its UI messed with, and easily-found data is now tough to find through the channel view. Meanwhile, the new player has buffering issues that make watching youtube videos tedious.

* GMail's UI redesign is confusing, with unfamiliar buttons and a douchebag art style that makes me think that usability isn't all that important. Also, the extra page redirect on login, just to get an extra impression of an ad, is idiotic and inefficient. Note to the ad staff -- put the damn ad on the same page as the login/password entry.

* Analytics has a similar problem, where you log in, it sends you to the main page for the new version. You click "old version", you get the old version, but the next day, you get the new version again. Hilariously, there's an option at the top saying "Make the new version default". You're already making it default! I keep trying to get back to the old one!

* Google+ is an answer to a question that nobody was asking.

* The Adwords dynamic interface is ridiculous. For the past week, this has been the daily routine. Login, go to keyword tool, spend a few minutes filling out the data, send, get an error message saying that the interface has been updated, continue, and all that data you filled out is gone. Thanks, idiots.

* farked up results. Looking through analytics, it's telling that the Bing results get more pages/visit than the Google ones. Bing seems to be doing a better job of matching content to searchers.

I used to practically be a fanboy (as should be obvious from the services I've been using) but for the past year or so it feels like the pilot's drunk and high at the controls. If Microsoft had any brains, they'd see the huge opportunity right in front of them. Of course, they don't, what with some services failing to work in Chrome because it's not a recognized browser.

Idiots everywhere. Grrrr.... bark bark bark!

(Oh, and PS, this is the second time I had to write this because Chrome went all screwy after posting the form. Christ!)
 
2012-01-11 05:00:57 PM
RandomAxe: Google insists on trying to guess what I'm really looking

you mean the autocomplete?
 
2012-01-11 05:02:32 PM
aendeuryu: the new player has buffering issues that make watching youtube videos tedious.

I haven't noticed any problems with that at all, and as for finding information, just as easy as before just a different lay out.
 
2012-01-11 05:08:47 PM

aendeuryu: I used to practically be a fanboy (as should be obvious from the services I've been using) but for the past year or so it feels like the pilot's drunk and high at the controls. If Microsoft had any brains, they'd see the huge opportunity right in front of them. Of course, they don't, what with some services failing to work in Chrome because it's not a recognized browser.


Google's what, 13 years old this year? It's not surprising they're becoming sclerotic. Same thing happened to Microsoft, maybe a little longer into their history. Of course, with the Interwebs things move much faster than back in the early 90s. Google better watch their ass.

Oh, and Chrome sucks ass.
 
2012-01-11 05:16:07 PM

WhyteRaven74: RandomAxe: Google insists on trying to guess what I'm really looking

you mean the autocomplete?


I imagine more the fact that it assumes you're trying to look for something else when you use a non-standard spelling or a special term that isn't in any dictionary every time you search for something.
 
2012-01-11 05:23:58 PM

RandomAxe: The changes to Gmail are full-on retarded, too, with reduced practical functionality, enhanced ugliness (even with customization), and constant annoying interface stupidity. Classical levels of Fail. And really just sad. But these things come and go.


Well, I've never really liked it too much to begin with. How do you do things like sort by size, sort by date, sory by name, etc? There are no column headers and you can't even reorder a search. The new interface is worse.
 
2012-01-11 05:52:17 PM
Oh great, so now there'll be the paid results, pages of crap from peoples FB, and then what I actually want to know. It's the internet equivalent of The Sun.
 
2012-01-11 07:05:02 PM
Since we seem to be biatching about Google I'll add my .02, I hate how on their homepage the query box starts at the middle of the page and then jumps to the top when you start typing. Just make it be still.

/it's the little things that make me homicidal.
 
2012-01-11 09:01:03 PM
oh and fark them for removing the "cache view" and whatnot until you go to a page and then go back to google
 
2012-01-11 10:22:02 PM
bhcompy: I imagine more the fact that it assumes you're trying to look for something else when you use a non-standard spelling or a special term that isn't in any dictionary every time you search for something.

It just assumes you made a typo, but then there's the whole "did you...." link at the top of the search results you can click.

Smiths: oh and fark them for removing the "cache view" and whatnot until you go to a page and then go back to google

that works just fine for me, just hover a result on the right side and there it is.

evildwarf: pages of crap from peoples FB

The FB and other stuff shows up top as a link that says "XX personal results" it doesn't actually go into the regular results at all. To see the FB and other stuff you have to click the link.
 
2012-01-11 10:23:18 PM
WhyteRaven74: It just assumes you made a typo, but then there's the whole "did you...." link at the top of the search results you can click.

oops make that "search instead for...."
 
2012-01-11 10:44:23 PM

WhyteRaven74: It just assumes you made a typo, but then there's the whole "did you...." link at the top of the search results you can click.


But then you have to click it, which is just an extra step. Google used to pride itself on not taking extra steps, not having extra clutter, etc. It was quick, simple, clutterfree. Now? Autosearch, automatic spelling correction, annoying bars across the screen, cache tab hidden under the preview, etc. Using Google effectively requires more work today than it did 2 years ago. It's unfortunate.
 
2012-01-11 11:52:01 PM

Smiths: oh and fark them for removing the "cache view" and whatnot until you go to a page and then go back to google


It is still there. Click the little chevron thing to the right of the result.
 
2012-01-12 01:44:29 AM

fang06554: Didn't google include twitter searches at one point in time? It seemed pretty useful, especially for things that were happening in near real time, such as internet outages.


I know when my internet's out I go straight to twitter to see if it's out.

//wtf
 
2012-01-12 02:09:19 AM

moothemagiccow: fang06554: Didn't google include twitter searches at one point in time? It seemed pretty useful, especially for things that were happening in near real time, such as internet outages.

I know when my internet's out I go straight to twitter to see if it's out.

//wtf


More along the lines of a client calling complaining of his blackberry not getting on the web. When I see fifty other people on twitter biatching about blackberry's data being out, it saves me from having to embark on the nightmare that is troubleshooting a BES.

/sorry, next time I'll spell it out better.
 
2012-01-12 08:00:26 AM

Thrakkerzog: Smiths: oh and fark them for removing the "cache view" and whatnot until you go to a page and then go back to google

It is still there. Click the little chevron thing to the right of the result.


that does the prefetch of the page no? think i may have adblocked or greasemonkeyed that.
whoops.
 
2012-01-12 08:36:21 AM

Smiths: Thrakkerzog: Smiths: oh and fark them for removing the "cache view" and whatnot until you go to a page and then go back to google

It is still there. Click the little chevron thing to the right of the result.

that does the prefetch of the page no? think i may have adblocked or greasemonkeyed that.
whoops.


i43.tinypic.com

Look on the right, above the preview render. "Cached". Click on that to get to the cached copy.
 
2012-01-12 10:46:39 AM

Thrakkerzog: Smiths: Thrakkerzog: Smiths: oh and fark them for removing the "cache view" and whatnot until you go to a page and then go back to google

It is still there. Click the little chevron thing to the right of the result.

that does the prefetch of the page no? think i may have adblocked or greasemonkeyed that.
whoops.

[i43.tinypic.com image 640x103]

Look on the right, above the preview render. "Cached". Click on that to get to the cached copy.


i hate prefetching, turned that off, so no cache for me. meh
 
2012-01-12 12:22:10 PM

theorellior: Oh, and Chrome sucks ass.


:-|
 
2012-01-12 04:30:34 PM

bhcompy: WhyteRaven74: It just assumes you made a typo, but then there's the whole "did you...." link at the top of the search results you can click.

But then you have to click it, which is just an extra step. Google used to pride itself on not taking extra steps, not having extra clutter, etc. It was quick, simple, clutterfree. Now? Autosearch, automatic spelling correction, annoying bars across the screen, cache tab hidden under the preview, etc. Using Google effectively requires more work today than it did 2 years ago. It's unfortunate.


Google needs to get AOLed for a while. This is Karma for them helping China kill dissadents.
 
2012-01-14 01:53:07 PM

futalfufu: Since we seem to be biatching about Google I'll add my .02, I hate how on their homepage the query box starts at the middle of the page and then jumps to the top when you start typing. Just make it be still.

/it's the little things that make me homicidal.


That bugs me too. I thought it was just my OCD.
 
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