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Re: Problems with other sites
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2010, 09:45:04 AM »
Has something changed with Google? I'm referring to google.ca (both in French and in English). There seems to be a big mess of symbols at the upper-left corner of the page (no doubt trying to sell us stuff) and it blocks out some of the viewing of the terms I seek, unless I make the type so small as to be practically unreadable (even with glasses).

Moreover, there seem to be fewer search items found per page (making research slower).

Is this another damned "upgrade"?
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Re: Problems with other sites
« Reply #76 on: December 04, 2010, 09:48:54 AM »
It all looks normal to me, in both English and French.

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« Reply #77 on: December 04, 2010, 12:26:54 PM »
I've noticed the reduced number of search findings per page but not the other stuff, lagata. Also, with their upgrade, they got rid of the search within findings option. I loved that tool - it saved so much time in narrowing search parameters based on what teh google thought you were looking for.
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« Reply #78 on: December 04, 2010, 12:40:27 PM »
... Also, with their upgrade, they got rid of the search within findings option. I loved that tool - it saved so much time in narrowing search parameters based on what teh google thought you were looking for.
Ugh.  I hate the new google.  It's twitchy - I hate, hate, hate the feature that second-guesses me as I type out my key words.  It's like a smarmy teacher finishing a sentence as one tries to carefully express a thought.

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« Reply #79 on: December 04, 2010, 12:54:16 PM »
I don''t recall the findings being numbered before. Perhaps that is useful, but the whole set-up means fewer findings per page, and indeed I've been having some problems during my search I never had before.

I'm doing a difficult search for a ruling pertaining to an employment insurance coverage dispute and simply can't find the case cited - there might be a slight error in the transcription in the article itself - but of course google is taking me to all manner of commercial sites (the case concerned a hair salon) and ignoring my parameters.

Frig! Only thing left on this job...
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« Reply #80 on: December 04, 2010, 01:06:33 PM »
PB is messed up for me -- sorry, boss. I keep trying. Who ever knows?

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« Reply #81 on: December 04, 2010, 01:15:27 PM »
PB is totally screwed. I get message box asking if I want to open a PDF file.
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Re: Problems with other sites
« Reply #82 on: December 04, 2010, 01:19:28 PM »
PB is totally screwed. I get message box asking if I want to open a PDF file.

No, a PHP file. That's a script, i.e. a program file. But the engine that would run the script is down so the server is doing what it does by default when you request a file: offering to open or download it.

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« Reply #83 on: December 04, 2010, 01:51:10 PM »
disable google auto complete =

Set your browser’s Google homepage URL to:   http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en  This will disable   autocomplete without scripts or add-ons. 

and

signed-in users can select “Do not provide query suggestions in the search box.” in their Google Account settings
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« Reply #84 on: December 04, 2010, 02:00:23 PM »
Thanks. Can I do that with google.ca ?
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« Reply #85 on: December 04, 2010, 02:22:52 PM »
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« Reply #86 on: December 25, 2010, 06:44:02 PM »
I feel very much like Brandon de Wilde running after Alan Ladd in Shane yelling: "Come back Shane. We need you Shane. Come back."
 
jj has given it up ... passed over ... her voice is silenced:
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Thanks to everyone who read and commented, agreed and disagreed, linked and un-linked, and especially those who've hung in here over these past few erratic and troublesome months.  I'm humbled.  But I've become discouraged with the blogosphere in general and my own recent feeble offerings in particular -- the bell has rung, for now anyway.
(Who knows, maybe as soon as I hit "Publish" for this post, I'll think of something that I really really really want to blog about... but I seriously doubt it.)
Thanks again.
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she is right, of course, I did not always agree with her ... but every time I did not agree with her, I gained more respect for her. An important voice (and marvelous vocabulary) is lost to us.
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Re: Problems with other sites
« Reply #87 on: December 25, 2010, 06:55:11 PM »
Well, I'm sorry to read that, although I understand and empathize a lot. jj works really hard as a blogger, for one thing -- she responds to every comment she gets, which can be tiring. But there are times you just run out of fuel -- I think it happens to everyone sooner or later, or on and off.

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Re: Problems with other sites
« Reply #88 on: December 25, 2010, 11:57:21 PM »
The outrage is exhausting. Sometimes you need to turn it off for peace of mind.

JJ will be missed.

But maybe she'll tweet?? Hint, hint.

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Re: Problems with other sites
« Reply #89 on: December 26, 2010, 01:45:23 AM »
My frequency at some blog sites is somewhat irregular, while in others is almost religious. The 'net nanny' the gubberment uses is a tad multi-polar and definetly anal - so I go to what is allowed. One of which is 'The Mudflats' out of Alaska. 
 
For all those that are politically minded, here is a John Colbert (Colberrrr ?) endorcment of capitalism or put down of (those nasty socialists.)
 
It is by a fellow named Tom Dewar, no indication if he is related to my MP, Paul Dewar.
 
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The bracing efficiency of America’s private sector has withstood many a bureaucratic assault from meddlesome government regulators, but the past year has seen our corporate titans really step up their game. Any investment advisor will tell you a diversified portfolio is key, and American Captains of Industry have worked hard in every major sector of our economy to improve your life.
 
The überprofitable Goldman Sachs has showed our financial markets a thing or two about outside-the-box thinking by defrauding investors and betting against their own customers.
 
West Virginia’s mining industry has the good sense to realize that 29 dead miners and their grieving families are a small price to pay to avoid burdensome safety regulations.
 
BP likewise noticed that the Gulf of Mexico had been looking a bit watery of late, and responded by creatively viewing the gulf as a giant wok full of seafood that only needed a bit of oil to get the party started. And no goddamn government busybodies were gonna get in the way of their tasty stir fry.
 
“Sure,” you say, “they know their way around Wall Street and energy extraction—but what about health care?” No worries, Sparky. Our nation’s largest health insurance company has you covered. Unless you have the bad manners to develop breast cancer.
 
Hiring alleged human beings to toss you off your coverage when you need it most is, like, so 2007. WellPoint knows information technology is a key component of today’s health care non-delivery, and deploys forward-thinking software algorithms to more efficiently 86 those diagnosed with breast cancer. Can single payer systems in socialist Meccas like France deliver that kind of innovation? Hell no, they can’t.
 
One can therefore hardly begrudge the company for a bit of gloating in its tag lines (“Did you ever notice how big ideas seem inevitable after the fact?”). Translation: Blue Cross, you’re amateurs sucking our tail wind.
Contrast this free market know-how with Big Government Socialists, doing socialisty things like inspecting the groceries you buy for food safety, providing handy “roads” to complement your automobile, paying our troops, making a college education accessible to millions of Americans via Pell Grants, the GI Bill and guaranteed student loans, and prohibiting a toxic waste dump from being sited next to your kid’s elementary school.
 
Every time our elected officials perpetrate that crap, freedom dies a little.
The government, as any patriot knows, is a slow, bureaucratic institution that lacks creativity. And nothing provides a more bracing counterpoint to it than California’s Silicon Valley. Facebook built up its biggest and indeed only commodity, the 400 million users it dangles before advertisers and app developers, by enticing them with notions of control over their online privacy. Having thus lured them into the door, there’s no reason to adhere to said policy forever. Or, like, for an entire year.
 
Which is not to say that government is always bad. Just because we privatize the profits doesn’t mean we can’t socialize the risk. If your company’s hardware prototype is leaked prematurely, it’s always handy to have local cops around to put a boot through somebody’s door. And holding a teabagger rally in government funded and maintained public spaces after arriving there via public roadways is just plain clever.
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Re: Problems with other sites
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