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01-Dec-2005, 07:30 AM #1
Google is crap!!!!!
Tried researching the amount of car owners in the UK/US etc today and got a menu of complete bull****. Who said that the search engine is the most comprehensive and objective research base in the world? It isn't, it's stupid, useless and crap. The other day someone reckoned the UN might in some way hijack the information process if they had control of the net - I suggest it's been done already - by this lot!

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01-Dec-2005, 08:06 AM #2
Probably poor search terms.

For the US:
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Took less than a minute .....
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01-Dec-2005, 08:08 AM #3
And yes, I used Google.
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01-Dec-2005, 08:14 AM #4
Google is just another computer … Garbage in – Garbage out.
It wouldn’t surprise me if the UN believed everything they read on the Internet.
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01-Dec-2005, 08:17 AM #5
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The Internet......
Maybe that's where Bush got his flawed intel
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01-Dec-2005, 08:21 AM #6
Imagine a government using poor search terms for foreign diplomacy LOL!
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01-Dec-2005, 08:22 AM #7
any computer, be it program or search engine, is only as good as the person using it and their ability to understand what information it needs to give back the information you need from it.

WTG, Stoner. I should have asked you to help me search for information the other day. After an hour of Google, I switched and used dogpile and spent two more hours, knew much more, but still didn't have the answer I wanted. I knew I just wasn't asking the right question.

LOL< google showed up in spell check as misspelled. ROFL
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01-Dec-2005, 08:23 AM #8
haha stoner!
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01-Dec-2005, 08:23 AM #9
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Imagine a government using poor search terms for foreign diplomacy
That's one Image I'd rather not display.
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Imagine a government using poor search terms for foreign diplomacy LOL!
LOL, Stoner they have been doing that since long before the invention of the first computer, IMHO.
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01-Dec-2005, 08:26 AM #11
In keeping with the thread, I personally think google is fine, but some people find it a bit..... odd.

http://www.gmail-is-too-creepy.com/ you might want to look at that. they make some valid points but personally I believe they're a bit paranoid
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01-Dec-2005, 08:31 AM #12
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LOL, Stoner they have been doing that since long before the invention of the first computer, IMHO.

Quite so LOL!
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01-Dec-2005, 11:09 AM #14
"Percentage of car owners in the UK" - seems like a concise enough question to me!
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01-Dec-2005, 11:32 AM #15
Try here for your UK info. I haven't read it all, just skimmed a little. Maybe this is what you're looking for.
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