- From: Austin Shackles <austinNOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 23:13:44 +0000
On or around Sat, 18 Feb 2006 10:38:43 +0000, snipe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
(Sn!pe) enlightened us thusly:
Austin Shackles <austinNOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
(BMW-De gets delisted by Google for manipulating search engine listings)
have we done the tiananmen square thing here?
compare and contrast.
They appear identical here, Austin; for some reason requests to
google.cn become redirected to google.com. It's the same whether
I query google.cn barefoot or via a .de based anonymising web-proxy.
That's using Opera.
it does that rather a lot. If I wanted the .com one I'd have fecking well
typed .com, not .cn.
You can search direct on the chinese one, by clicking where you know it says
images, then typing in the box.
The odd thing is that if I put www.google.com in the browser, it either gets
bounced to .co.uk or comes up with a very odd error message.
[later] I get different results using Firefox - how peculiar.
I wonder if it's a browser cache oddity. I shall look some more.
I take your point about the difference in the two searches,
well, aye, and I take Guy's point about maybe any google is better than no
google, if yer in china. But I think my point is still a fair one: google
can do stuff like that if google wants, and presumably, it's to google's
benefit, but other poeple messing with it for their benefit get slapped
wrists. slightly dual-standard.
I maintain an undecided position on whether tis better for google to fusge
and still be in china than to stand on principle and not be in china.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net my opinions are just that
"Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
see Chuck's face, a white oval turned toward the sky.
'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven.
(There is always a last time for everything.)
Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out"
Arthur C. Clarke, "The 9 billion names of God"
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