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FFT
Dec 28, 2005

Keyboard Cowboy



TinTower posted:

One thing that DDG is really good at is the "bang" keyword search.
So, uh,

xtal posted:

It's just Bing

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Killingyouguy!
Sep 8, 2014



I use ecosia and ddg based on what environment I'm in and both search just fine and return the thing I want in the top result wtf are y'all searching for

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






https://twitter.com/Silvanatorr20/status/1379832466299572230

zoux
Apr 28, 2006



Killingyouguy! posted:

I use ecosia and ddg based on what environment I'm in and both search just fine and return the thing I want in the top result wtf are y'all searching for

Perfectly normal stuff, nothing weird or embarrassing, of course. Just normal stuff I could never be owned for.

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



https://twitter.com/Saw/status/1379496642441670657

@jigsaw_quotes is canon now

https://twitter.com/jigsaw_quotes/status/1378455917180579840

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



While we're complaining about Google search, I loving despise them randomly deciding to remove words from your search to show you a larger volume of results. I loving typed it, of course I want it included in the search. No, I don't want to use advanced search or put quotes around every single word just to ensure that the words I typed are actually contained in the results you're showing me.

e:



feedmyleg has a new favorite as of 18:46 on Apr 7, 2021

Son of Thunderbeast
Sep 21, 2002

Hey, Adora.



feedmyleg posted:

While we're complaining about Google search, I loving despise them randomly deciding to remove words from your search to show you a larger volume of results. I loving typed it, of course I want it included in the search. No, I don't want to use advanced search or put quotes around every single word just to ensure that the words I typed are actually contained in the results you're showing me.

e:





I also hate when it tries to correct my spelling by automatically showing me search results for words I didn't search for, but it included because they were close and it thought I meant those words instead. I know not everyone is a world class champion speller but they should at least have a setting where you can turn that behavior off

Son of Thunderbeast
Sep 21, 2002

Hey, Adora.



Elman
Oct 26, 2009



SneezeOfTheDecade posted:

Yeah, I tried DDG for three months, and switched back to Google because DDG just isn't actually good at search.

I find it works just fine for most searches. I do switch over to google for coding related stuff, but when I want to look up a wikipedia page or find out how baby is made, DDG works fine.

Doom Mathematic
Sep 1, 2008


feedmyleg posted:

While we're complaining about Google search, I loving despise them randomly deciding to remove words from your search to show you a larger volume of results. I loving typed it, of course I want it included in the search. No, I don't want to use advanced search or put quotes around every single word just to ensure that the words I typed are actually contained in the results you're showing me.

e:





I've seen at least one time where my original search query had quotes around one of the terms and it still autocorrected it and made me click a link to force it.


"Goodbye, 'Paul'."

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






https://twitter.com/RedIsDead/status/1379828991322824708

https://twitter.com/dansalvato/status/1379906769510572034

https://twitter.com/thingskatedid/status/1379869704370548738

https://twitter.com/tyleranneart/status/1379489425596506117

https://twitter.com/krokopeplos/status/1379180895785996288

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.




gently caress you I'll do what I want calling Fortunato now

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Bleak Gremlin

Son of Thunderbeast posted:

I also hate when it tries to correct my spelling by automatically showing me search results for words I didn't search for, but it included because they were close and it thought I meant those words instead. I know not everyone is a world class champion speller but they should at least have a setting where you can turn that behavior off

I remember a few years ago I searched for "(something something) extant", and it asked me "did you mean (something something) extinct?". The exact opposite of what I wanted? No, surprisingly enough, I did not mean that.

zoux
Apr 28, 2006



feedmyleg posted:

gently caress you I'll do what I want calling Fortunato now

Oh for the love of god

Poops Mcgoots
Jul 12, 2010



Memento posted:

I remember a few years ago I searched for "(something something) extant", and it asked me "did you mean (something something) extinct?". The exact opposite of what I wanted? No, surprisingly enough, I did not mean that.

The number of times I've seen someone ask what the over/under is on something that either occurs or doesn't occur, instead of something that's numerically scored, makes me think a lot of times people don't actually know what they're saying.

Splicer
Oct 16, 2006

from hell's heart I stab at thee

Ugh, another antique vat conspiracy

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Memento posted:

I remember a few years ago I searched for "(something something) extant", and it asked me "did you mean (something something) extinct?". The exact opposite of what I wanted? No, surprisingly enough, I did not mean that.

I’ve had it ‘correct’ one date to another. Ditto with chemical elements.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Bleak Gremlin

Poops Mcgoots posted:

The number of times I've seen someone ask what the over/under is on something that either occurs or doesn't occur, instead of something that's numerically scored, makes me think a lot of times people don't actually know what they're saying.

I mean maybe, but I don't think anyone's googling extinct and typo'ing it to extant, just google deciding the words are kinda of similar and both used in the context of whether an animal is still around or not, and then putting two and two together and getting seven.

This is by far my favourite google cock-up though



Yes, google, I wanted to know how long the Prime Minister of England is, in picometers. PM cannot possibly mean anything else to the majority of the planet.

Jabberlock
Nov 29, 2014





Memento posted:

I mean maybe, but I don't think anyone's googling extinct and typo'ing it to extant, just google deciding the words are kinda of similar and both used in the context of whether an animal is still around or not, and then putting two and two together and getting seven.

This is by far my favourite google cock-up though



Yes, google, I wanted to know how long the Prime Minister of England is, in picometers. PM cannot possibly mean anything else to the majority of the planet.

I don't want to know what you get your cock up to

bob dobbs is dead
Oct 8, 2017

hes dead


Nap Ghost

generally all knowledge graph dealies have been increasingly brutal failures, starting w doug lenat cyc poo poo and on. i reserved my doubts in 2012 when they shipped this thing cuz the goog has unfailured many failure technologies (neural nets were a failure tech for two decades there lol) but it seems to have remained a failure

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Bleak Gremlin

https://twitter.com/FreindTrey/status/1379581755691302913

Spoiler from down the thread: it's as gross as you'd expect

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






It's no king's hand, that's for sure.

e: There's a Wikipedia article now.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Bleak Gremlin


bob dobbs is dead
Oct 8, 2017

hes dead


Nap Ghost

it costs the wiki host like a fraction of a cent. one or two views of jimmys bulgyeye face guiltin peeps into donatin will pay for it

God Hole
Mar 2, 2016


Memento posted:

https://twitter.com/FreindTrey/status/1379581755691302913

Spoiler from down the thread: it's as gross as you'd expect

this is like a $30 sandwich

mds2
Apr 8, 2004


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Germany: 08001810771
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Russia: 0078202577577
UK: 08457909090
US: 1-800-273-8255


God Hole posted:

this is like a $30 sandwich

$4 for a 6”.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019








https://twitter.com/fro_vo/status/1379507628062171144

Trapick
Apr 17, 2006




https://twitter.com/beesmygod_/status/1379940286927937540?s=19

Regarde Aduck
Oct 18, 2012

haha


Grimey Drawer

ultrafilter posted:

It's no king's hand, that's for sure.

e: There's a Wikipedia article now.

Why haven’t they deleted this?

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Bleak Gremlin

Regarde Aduck posted:

Why haven’t they deleted this?

Yeah this was my question. Notability ain't what it used to be I guess

Queer Salutations
Aug 19, 2009

kind of a shitty wizard...




https://twitter.com/austin_walker/status/1379946149361123330

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




https://twitter.com/NYPRG/status/1379905636025184261?s=19

Mak0rz
Aug 2, 2008




https://twitter.com/dril/status/841892608788041732

TinTower
Apr 21, 2010

You don't have to 8e a good person to 8e a hero.


https://twitter.com/cubicleapril/status/1379788705343344644?s=21

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






https://twitter.com/goulcher/status/1379574432402964480

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019








https://twitter.com/bea_ker/status/1378902290115952640

Jabberlock
Nov 29, 2014






Is that where people usually clip it? i must be special

Captain Monkey
Aug 23, 2007



https://twitter.com/alexeiarora/status/1379515592789606404?s=21

Son of Rodney
Feb 22, 2006

ohmygodohmygodohmygod



It goes around the finger, obviously

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Bodnoirbabe
Apr 30, 2007



zoux posted:

Oh for the love of god

I want you to know this got a hearty chuckle out of me.

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