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General Chat Thread, Google's changed? in General; Previously, when searching on Google, you'd get a page like this http://www.neilturner.me.uk/uploads/...-offcampus.jpg ...but now, you don't get the 'UK' element, ...
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    Google's changed?

    Previously, when searching on Google, you'd get a page like this

    http://www.neilturner.me.uk/uploads/...-offcampus.jpg

    ...but now, you don't get the 'UK' element, instead, you get a results page on which, down the left hand column where you then select the UK results.

    When did Google sneak that one in? I presume other people are getting the same?

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    Yep same here, it seems to have been at some point last night, kudos to them for making the change without any noticeable downtime

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    I heard it was 'a nod to Bing'. It's been at least a day.

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    I didn't really pay attention to my search results earlier but I like the idea especially having all the other options on the left as well.

    Ben

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    I don't like it!, it appeared for me last night around 930 ish i think maybe a little later

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    I'm confused. What's Google?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I'm confused. What's Google?
    It's something that's slowly taking over the world, in a nicer way than Microsoft and cheaper tha Apples attempt. Or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I'm confused. What's Google?
    1 googol = 1.0 10^100 = 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,0 00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

    Googol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited by LosOjos; 7th May 2010 at 01:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    It's something that's slowly taking over the world, in a nicer way than Microsoft and cheaper tha Apples attempt. Or something like that.
    Although a creepier way. Microsoft just wanted all your money. Apple want to control your gadgets. Google want to know every single facet of your life so that they can sell you to advertisers who will then know as much as Google do.

    Are there any comfortable caves on Dartmoor? I've just realised I've somehow developed long hair and a beard along with paranoia, so should probably become a luddite hermit.

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    Arrrgghhh, I'm infected - I have a google phone! Is there a cure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    Although a creepier way. Microsoft just wanted all your money. Apple want to control your gadgets. Google want to know every single facet of your life so that they can sell you to advertisers who will then know as much as Google do.

    Are there any comfortable caves on Dartmoor? I've just realised I've somehow developed long hair and a beard along with paranoia, so should probably become a luddite hermit.
    I have had my Android phone for about a year and have never bought anything from an advertisement. I buy what I want from where I want. No amount of advertising from Tesco Clubcard will make be buy 10% fish fishfingers because I get 20p off, same goes for any advert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Arrrgghhh, I'm infected - I have a google phone! Is there a cure?
    Long hair, long beard, move to the wilderness and don't go near civilization for a few years.

    Quote Originally Posted by creese
    I have had my Android phone for about a year and have never bought anything from an advertisement. I buy what I want from where I want. No amount of advertising from Tesco Clubcard will make be buy 10% fish fishfingers because I get 20p off, same goes for any advert.
    How do you know? They get into your brain if you don't wear your tinfoil. Tinfoil!
    Last edited by jamesb; 7th May 2010 at 03:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I don't like it!, it appeared for me last night around 930 ish i think maybe a little later
    I don't like it either.

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    If you've created the most succesful search engine and its succesful because of how it looks and behaves... why bu99er about with it? They seem to be constantly messing with it at the moment.

    The latest change doesn't irritate me quite as much as the fade, but much more messing and I'll be searching elsewhere.

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    One day, in the not too distant future, we'll sit watching Google TV, eating a Google ready-meal, on some Google furniture, in our Google mortgaged house and wonder how this has come to pass.....


    ...so we'll go and Google it.

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