November 28, 2009

Google "explains" how images of Michelle Obama as a monkey come up in searches
— Purple Avenger

Of course, its all algorithms blah, blah, blah and they screen out offensive stuff ASAP blah, blah, blah. Trust the priesthood. Trust the priesthood. Trust the priesthood.

Curiously, no "explanation" is offered how an image search for "George Bush" has the second image showing Bush eating a kitten, or how the "related searches" feature "suggests" searching on "george bush monkey"

GoogleGate™ anyone? Right, the media will get right on that.


Don't subsidize evil. Give Bing a try. Bing may produce similar results, but they're not 99% in the bag for Obama wiping their chin off every 5 seconds, and I've found that Bing gives better results that Google. Less drivel, more on target.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at 07:39 PM | Comments (158)
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1 Plus when you search for Ace of Spades on Bing, this place is the first result, instead of the 2nd like on Google.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 28, 2009 07:43 PM (Ta/V3)

2 The thing I hate about Bing is that picture...I wish they'd give us a way to turn it off.

Posted by: CanaDave at November 28, 2009 07:43 PM (hS0i0)

3 Although they both suck for not pulling up my imageshack Obamandias pshop on an image search.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 28, 2009 07:45 PM (Ta/V3)

4 And Bill needs the bucks

Posted by: Bing! at November 28, 2009 07:49 PM (gSxol)

5 Googlaquiddik

I use Bing, and I like it.

Posted by: gau at November 28, 2009 07:50 PM (n1uMU)

6 Use Scroogle.org - Google without the evil.

Posted by: h at November 28, 2009 07:51 PM (PLyQe)

7 Gosh CanaDave, 90% of the reason I use Bing is the picture.

Posted by: David at November 28, 2009 07:54 PM (03GdM)

8 I see they put "climategate" back in their autocomplete. It was deleted as of last night.

Posted by: libbyt at November 28, 2009 07:54 PM (5I0Yr)

9 Holy crap maybe I should actually read this site before posting.

Posted by: libbyt at November 28, 2009 07:55 PM (5I0Yr)

10 I switched to Bing and never looked back. I agree, Bing's searches seem better - especially the image searches.

Posted by: Lugs at November 28, 2009 07:57 PM (LGF2O)

11

And Google's censorship of "climategate" explained here at SDA. Google's now corrected their "error", but Bing didn't have a problem with "climategate" either.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 28, 2009 08:00 PM (2qU2d)

12 I've got a Google Alert on Dick Cheney, and although the MSM of course plays a role, I swear it just gets pathetic watching the insane shit pour into my Inbox about the former veep. Google is a conduit for crap -- a sewer if you will.

Bing is now my default search and my new homepage. Google will soon be a distant memory.

Posted by: arhooley at November 28, 2009 08:01 PM (GKXA7)

13 Wow, unlike Google, typing my real name in Bing gives all my aliases and websites.

Posted by: trainer at November 28, 2009 08:01 PM (yCWYQ)

14 Fuck Google dead in the ass.

Posted by: sherlock at November 28, 2009 08:04 PM (ktKOD)

15 I moved to Bing today. Yahoo and Google do not have helpers to find Climategate stories. Even if you type the whole word. Bing starts giving hints with just "cli"

Posted by: AStoner at November 28, 2009 08:06 PM (9P4wC)

16 I've contemplated moving to Bing, but I have to admit that I'm addicted to Google. Yes, it's run by Marxists. But so is Hollywood, and I still go to the movies.


Posted by: RJ at November 28, 2009 08:12 PM (ADbI4)

17 Bing? 

Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at November 28, 2009 08:14 PM (zGzBG)

18 I've been on Bing for almost 3 months now.  I can't imagine going back.

Posted by: DngrMse at November 28, 2009 08:16 PM (zGzBG)

19 I'm #2 on Google for Last Refuge of a Scoundrel (right behind Samuel Johnson, damn his eyes!), but #4 on Bing.  I need a BingBomb!

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at November 28, 2009 08:18 PM (xa1/W)

20

Imam's e-mails to Fort Hood suspect tame compared with online rhetoric

PC FBI and Homeland Security suck!!!  And the SS ain't any better.

Posted by: US Rent-A-Cop at November 28, 2009 08:20 PM (gSxol)

21 Prediction:

More and more conservatives will migrate to Bing. Bing will notice a bump in traffic. Talk radio will discuss this. So will Fox News.

Then, the entire MSM will, as one, attack Bing as "not a real search engine" and controlled by "Big Microsoft." Popular television shows will, apropos of nothing, mention Bing as "a right-wing pseudo-search engine." Same with Hollywood movies. And newspapers. And news magazines.

Bing will become the punchline of a joke that everyone has heard t least 20 times. It will become a meme that the only people using Bing are inbred retards, home-schooled Mormons, and beaten housewives.

Bing's numbers will collapse. Google's numbers will rise again. The leftists will celebrate another victory thanks to their complete control over the levers of power and influence.

The system is gamed, folks. Face it. When you've got the President of the United States declaring what is and what isn't acceptable "news," and most of the MSM just shrugs it off, you know the fix is in.

Posted by: RJ at November 28, 2009 08:24 PM (ADbI4)

22 t = at.

:-/

Posted by: RJ at November 28, 2009 08:25 PM (ADbI4)

23 That Bing image is trying to ejamakate you morons.  Its a big image map that you can hover the mouse pointer over and click on certain areas to get some information about the picture, location, what it is, etc.  Its not just a pretty bandwidth grabber, its interactive. 

If it was just a cute pic, I'd complain.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 28, 2009 08:27 PM (VvtZ1)

24 Let's not get all comfy with Bing. Don't forget that these are the same asshat clownshoe wearing midget porn dingus boneheads that are half of MSNBC. At least this portion of Microsoft seems to be (for now) steering clear of alienating the conservative audience. Don't bank on it being politically blindfolded forever. I will use Bing for now, but it may become as evil as Google in the future.

Posted by: mallardducklintbrush at November 28, 2009 08:31 PM (/BWlL)

25 RJ, 21 Prediction: "The system is gamed, folks. Face it." Come on! When in doubt, do the RIGHT thing! Else, you be whipped, son.

Posted by: Lugs at November 28, 2009 08:34 PM (LGF2O)

26

Just sampled Bing, compared to Google it's sorely lacking.

My 2c

Posted by: Rewrite! at November 28, 2009 08:36 PM (gSxol)

27 mallardducklintbrush 24- yes, true enough, but for now Bing is better and the switch over is no big deal. I like Bing - if for no other reason than its imagery honored veterans on Veterans Day. But it searches also seem better. Why  not simply switch?

Posted by: Lugs at November 28, 2009 08:38 PM (LGF2O)

28 27 - I *did* switch. I use Bing and I recommend it to everyone. I only use Google when both Bing and Yahoo don't get the results I want and I need to try something else. My point was basically that we shouldn't get too excited about Bing as they will probably let us down in the future. Of course...if we make Bing the conservative search standard...Microsoft is probably smart enough to recognize a niche market when they see one...maybe. ;-)

At least Bing shows the proper images on national holidays...Google? Not so much.


Posted by: mallardducklintbrush at November 28, 2009 08:43 PM (/BWlL)

29

Going to try Bing. Is there anything, and I mean absolutely anything, no matter how inconsequential, that the left will not try to politicize to serve their ends?

Wondering about a boycott. Take that hard core 25% of die hard conservatives. Anything (Google, AOL, MSNBC, Olberman, Letterman, GQ magazine, Vanity Fair, whatever) )that shows left wing favoritism is hit immediately with a total boycott. Even if only 25% of that 25% of hard core conservatives participated, the ramifications would be significant.

Fair play is all that we ask. Hammer a right winger in an editorial, fine. But next time hammer a lefty. If you can't come up with a viable Biden joke for every Palin joke you push, millions will refuse to watch your show, buy your publication or product, refuse to take any action that will possibly put $ in your or your sponsor's pockets.

I realize this sounds like a college dorm BS session, but musing after a few brews tonight and reading thread, I am so sick of liberal propaganda coming at me from every single direction, and tired of being in a fist fight with one hand tied behind our back while the other guy has a knife and the ref cheers. And if you're thinking that this approach isn't really the American way, or fair, or worth it... Well, think about how much slack the other side cuts us.  

Posted by: RM at November 28, 2009 08:45 PM (GkYyh)

30 Thought of the day.................. If you say Obama ate a_____ on Thanksgiving 1. Turkey 2. Chicken 3. Corn Bread Pudding 4. Grits 5. Sweet Potatoes 6. Green Been Caserole 7. Yams 8. Maceroni and Cheese 9. Corn Bread 10. Deep Fried Turkey Then you are a racist.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at November 28, 2009 08:46 PM (whG5F)

31 RM:

I hear ya. But it's all gamed. Unless we organize in a hard-core fashion along Beck lines, conservatives simply do not follow orders like left-wing drones do.

Posted by: RJ at November 28, 2009 08:49 PM (ADbI4)

32 #30

I plugged that into Bing, and got "Obama ate a half smoke"


Posted by: DngrMse at November 28, 2009 08:50 PM (zGzBG)

33 RM, many of us are repulsed by leftwing favoritism and reflect that as consumers. It's good for us to remind each other of this. Netflix is my latest example of clear leftwing tilt. I've already watched all the decent films there and the rest are pure entertainment propaganda for the left. I am sick of it and refuse to pay for it when there is an alternative.

Posted by: Lugs at November 28, 2009 08:52 PM (LGF2O)

34 I got this from a Google insider. Does anyone know what it means?

;
; Apply a VERY ARTIFICAL correction for bush search!!
;
if searchterm eq ’george bush’ and type eq 'image' then begin
   result[1]='george-bush-eats-a-kitten.jpg'
   suggest[0]='george bush monkey'
end

Posted by: schizoid at November 28, 2009 08:56 PM (Yn5g6)

35 Google "french military victories" and read your first hit. only redeeming Google feature

Posted by: Mr. Pink at November 28, 2009 09:02 PM (whG5F)

36 bing put up a touching and beautiful 9/11 memorial image, and millions of people switched at that point.  All of a sudden, Google started showing patriotic images on Veteran's day and the like.

They refused to, often with strange excuses, until someone came along and took the initiative.  All that means is that they are greedy liberals, and will get limit their bias if it affects the bottom line.

I think Google in china has shown they don't actually have any priorities that actually override making money.

Posted by: The Nobel Peace Prize Committee (NPPC) at November 28, 2009 09:03 PM (t1sje)

37 Meanwhile, search for "barack obama" and you get nary a photoshop in the bunch.

Posted by: libbyt at November 28, 2009 09:05 PM (5I0Yr)

38 26

Just sampled Bing, compared to Google it's sorely lacking.

My 2c

Posted by: Rewrite! at November 29, 2009 01:36 AM (gSxol)

Bing is getting better almost daily, and it does have a different look from Google, but in comparing the two for the past week, they do seem give about the same level of answers to a search query.

If anyone os having doubts about what I'm saying, then try this: http://www.google-vs-bing.com/

Posted by: Jim in San Diego at November 28, 2009 09:06 PM (H7Rlw)

39 I am going to tell you guys a story. Totally true story by the way. It is why I hate Google I met a guy in Beijing said he worked for google in 2006. Some skinny 6ft 3 bastard. He belived in 911 truth shit, and the Iraq war was for oil. His first question to me when he learned I was in the military was "did you kill any iraqi children". Well after trying to act like a human being to him I decided to be an asshole. I acted like I commited war crimes and killed Iraqi children for fruit loops. Fuck Google.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at November 28, 2009 09:13 PM (whG5F)

40 What pissed me off was this ahole made 85 gs a year. If only Obama attacked corporate Google I would be all for it.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at November 28, 2009 09:15 PM (whG5F)

41 How the hell do I get google off of my computer? Yahoo as well.

I hate these companies, they are like octopussies.

Posted by: Leatherneck at November 28, 2009 09:15 PM (40yOy)

42

 

38 In News searches Bing doesn't find 1/4 as many hits, and the ones that it does find are barely relevant.  It'll need to improve a lot, IMO.

Compare in News:

gun

guns

Second Amendment

p.s. I loathe MSNBC

Posted by: Rewrite! at November 28, 2009 09:17 PM (gSxol)

43 @29

good luck with that. i'll just give those industries bail outs. lol wingers fail

Posted by: Obama at November 28, 2009 09:24 PM (DtTM9)

44 Honestly, I think these sort of complaints are about the dumbest reason possible to boycott a company like Google, and makes us sound like a bunch of Kos kids. The reasoning they gave for the monkey image coming up for Michelle is valid, and also explains why Bush searches come up with the crass photoshops. Long story short: it's because they're popular and relevant.

The reason they took this image down? All the "outrage." Practically no one gives a shit that Bush searches come up with monkey pictures, you don't hear about that on the nightly news. Conservatives traditionally act like adults in this regard, in that they don't throw hissy fits over every personal attack that comes down the wire. Unlike the Obamas.

Plus, redirecting your money to Bing, a Microsoft company? They're just as liberal, folks. It's like switching from Keith Olbermann to Chris Matthews - either way, it's still a tool on your screen.

Posted by: Dan G. at November 28, 2009 09:25 PM (WRIFO)

45

I met a guy in Beijing

Ever been drunk in the Beijing harbor, and couldn't find your dinghy??!

The weather outside is dark.

Posted by: Ed Mahmoud al Cameltoe at November 28, 2009 09:30 PM (gSxol)

46 Last time I tried Bing all it gave me were shopping links instead of the information I was wanting. Maybe they've improved....

Posted by: Ronsonic at November 28, 2009 09:34 PM (XiQgY)

47 Just don't look for anything anti-Microsoft. MS, too, games the results.

Posted by: moviegique at November 28, 2009 09:39 PM (1y5Vr)

48

National Health Care anyone..?

Nurses might best treat patients who have self-cutting disorders by helping them in their endeavor, according to an October advisory from Britain's Royal College of Nursing. "Assisted self-harming" should be considered as part of nursing care plans, according to the advisory, benefiting patients by having skilled professionals at their side, for example supplying sterile blades and providing the quick stanching of blood and dressing of wounds. [The Guardian, 10-25-09]

This'll save billions!

Posted by: Madame Pelosi at November 28, 2009 09:44 PM (gSxol)

49 In News searches Bing doesn't find 1/4 as many hits

With Google being sued over news links, I'm guessing they're just holding back to see how that plays out and just report on those organizations they've got contract agreements with.

I suspect Microsoft has grown a bit tired of defending lawsuits.  That shit just wears down the teams emotionally, physically, and cramps your development style having to save every single email, paper memo, presentation, etc.  Its a big drain, with no reward at all in the end even if you're vindicated.

Back during the IBM anti-trust action days, it was a major hassle.  If a manager scribbled so much as a phone number or doodled on a napkin or scrap of paper, it all got packed away in boxes and sent to a warehouse. 

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 28, 2009 09:44 PM (VvtZ1)

50 "If anyone os having doubts about what I'm saying, then try this: http://www.google-vs-bing.com/" Aw, what the hell? If I search for "Pointy Breasts" my blog comes up first on Google, and not at all on Bing? Ah. They downgrade blogger. Think that might be because it's a GOOGLE company? Anyone interested in a completely apolitical, amoral search tool?

Posted by: moviegique at November 28, 2009 09:45 PM (1y5Vr)

51

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Go GREEN!

Posted by: Charles Cha-Ching Johnson at November 28, 2009 09:47 PM (gSxol)

52 Plus, redirecting your money to Bing, a Microsoft company? They're just as liberal, folks.

Not as much as Google.  I worked with hundred of MS employees over the years when I was at IBM and know a retired MS VP pretty well (we both worked at Borland where I met him originally), not too many were raging moonbats.

That was the OS and Languages groups though.  I never interacted with the Apps side of Microsoft.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 28, 2009 09:51 PM (VvtZ1)

53 Just don't look for anything anti-Microsoft.

You don't get auto complete help on "windows sucks" with Bing, but you get a pretty extensive search result of Windows Sucks sites.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 28, 2009 09:56 PM (VvtZ1)

54 I am in the computer industry.  Trust me, there are few companies in the industry even close to the liberal leanings as Google.  Its one thing to lean left, its another to have that leaning drive how you do business.  Microsoft is out to make money, Google is out to spread ideology.

Microsoft hires all, google won't hire anyone that isn't left in politics.  Plus google has a whole lot of data to mine and can persuade public opinion by its search results.  Search for going rouge, notice how the top hits are a hit piece book that has sold a fraction of the copies as the real book, but the hit piece has all the top search results.

Posted by: Just Another Poster at November 28, 2009 10:16 PM (HAdov)

55 Purple Avenger, perhaps so, but I take personal anecdotes with a grain of salt.  Even my own I try to just focus on the actual output and actions of the company - it's too easy to find moonbats (or wingnuts) in any sufficiently large organization.

Google makes a damn good product, in search, email, and most everything else they touch. It'll take them doing a lot worse than catering to shareholders to make me switch to an inferior platform.

Posted by: Dan G. at November 28, 2009 10:19 PM (WRIFO)

56 I suspect Microsoft has grown a bit tired of defending lawsuits.  That shit just wears down the teams emotionally, physically, and cramps your development style having to save every single email, paper memo, presentation, etc.  Its a big drain, with no reward at all in the end even if you're vindicated.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 29, 2009 02:44 AM (VvtZ1)


I've got a paper shredder I am almost done with if you'd like to buy it cheap. Oh, and some nice magnets.

Posted by: Phil Jones at November 28, 2009 10:20 PM (bgcml)

57

Microsoft hires all, google won't hire anyone that isn't left in politics.  Plus google has a whole lot of data to mine and can persuade public opinion by its search results

I have heard talk of the same thing too.

Proof, I have none.

Posted by: Jim in San Diego at November 28, 2009 10:24 PM (H7Rlw)

58 Just Another Poster, I too am in the computer industry, and you're either vastly exaggerating or just making shit up. As ironic as it is that I just called out Avenger for using personal anecdotes, I can only contradict your post by saying that I personally know people who were both conservative and Google employees.

Posted by: Dan G. at November 28, 2009 10:31 PM (WRIFO)

59 Nope.

I need to have a search engine as my "home" page.

Did Bing  9/11/09 -11/23/09.

Just don't like it.

Hate the fucking too long load time for a pseudo Nat Geo picture that insists (apon itself) that I'm probably a some sort of benighted ignoramus that needs to be enlightened by a link to a fucking wiki article. 


Fuck You, Bing!

The advantage that Google has for me is that even when they are trying to be evil I can get more depth to topics that I need to find links to.

Sorry Bing.

Perhaps you are better at not censoring "news of the moment"  or the latest "shopping deals" but you are unwieldy when it comes to trying to drill down further on most of the topics that interest me.

I dunno, perhaps I'm too picky.

I guess if I was nicer, I'd put in a request for some vanilla scented hand soap.  I bet Bing would find me what I'm looking for  right away.

Too bad I don't buy soap over the internet.

Went back to Google.

Will still stick with it.

'Cause I know that they are evil.

Has better searches for some more obscure items especially if they are not recognized as "topical" or "relevant".








Posted by: Deety at November 28, 2009 10:33 PM (aVzyR)

60 Ixquick is another good alternative.

Posted by: 13times at November 28, 2009 10:34 PM (sjCio)

61 deety, I feel your pain man.

I try to find an alternative to google, and I'm either too accustomed to google or google is just better... either way, I just get what I need from google.

I really hate it.  I want an alternative for information search that isn't biased.

Bing sucks, anyway.  Microsoft is not your friend.  Not to be a faggy douche about it, but they really do suck.

Posted by: The Nobel Peace Prize Committee (NPPC) at November 28, 2009 10:39 PM (t1sje)

62 I too am in the computer industry, and you're either vastly exaggerating or just making shit up.

I think Google's political donations ran something like 98-99% Democrat/Obama this election cycle.  OpenSecrets has all that political donation data.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 28, 2009 10:46 PM (VvtZ1)

63 I never tried Bing much with fluffy searches.  I'm always looking for hard technical shit, patents, etc.  It did MUCH better than Google on the hard stuff.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 28, 2009 10:50 PM (VvtZ1)

64 I don't dispute the political donations are near totally leftist; I'm more annoyed by his suggestion that they won't hire anyone who isn't a card-carrying leftist and that they're secretly working in some sort of vast conspiracy to manipulate public opinion.

Posted by: Dan G. at November 28, 2009 10:53 PM (WRIFO)

65 "I personally know people who were both conservative and Google employees"

Rare breed.  Let me rephrase, Google rarely hires Conservatives.  This is well known to anyone who deals with Silicon Valley.

Posted by: Just Another Poster at November 28, 2009 10:57 PM (HAdov)

66 I try to find an alternative to google, and I'm either too accustomed to google or google is just better... either way, I just get what I need from google.


That's pretty much where I am.  I was kind of stringent with my browsing / searching once I decided to switch to Bing (as a private political statement) for my default search engine.

Do not like.

I even forced myself to keep track of how many times I typed Google into my Bing search bar to get what I needed.



Posted by: Deety at November 28, 2009 11:00 PM (aVzyR)

67   64 I don't dispute the political donations are near totally leftist; I'm more annoyed by his suggestion that they won't hire anyone who isn't a card-carrying leftist and that they're secretly working in some sort of vast conspiracy to manipulate public opinion.

Posted by: Dan G. at November 29, 2009 03:53 AM (WRIFO)

I'm not looking to mix it up with anyone here tonight, but... if I had the resources of Google, and I had the mind to do so, that would be a pretty brilliant way to pull that off. I have no idea how you would do that, but Google is filled with a lot of very smart people and I wouldn't automatically discount that possibility out of hand. Well, other than the lack of proof that's actually happening, other than they DID seem to do just that for China.

Posted by: Jim in San Diego at November 28, 2009 11:09 PM (H7Rlw)

68 Let me rephrase, Google rarely hires Conservatives.  This is well known to anyone who deals with Silicon Valley.

Uhm, what's wrong with that?

Are their non-conservative employees doing a bad job?




Posted by: Deety at November 28, 2009 11:09 PM (aVzyR)

69 Um, I'd sooner have cancer than dis W.(Imma 30 year smoker and I don't wanna buy it yet....)

Posted by: The Drunken Conservative at November 28, 2009 11:12 PM (Xorxr)

70  Every moment was so precious...

Posted by: The Drunken Conservative at November 28, 2009 11:15 PM (Xorxr)

71 Bush only ate that kitteh in an attempt to regain Cheney's respect.  He failed.

Posted by: gau at November 28, 2009 11:28 PM (n1uMU)

72 She looks more like an orc than a monkey to me.

Posted by: Kranix at November 28, 2009 11:35 PM (zE6kX)

73 Um, fuck off. Brachial neuritis might be 3 in 100, 000 but fuck you. It's been better pain than a rebroken femur.

An' I'mma not gonna see anymore coloroured doctors.They're just stupid. Ooooh, but that's racist of me. Well, Imma keep seeing a white Mennonite physio-therapist. Cuz it might cost me $50 a visit, but that's better than seeing a free muzzie "Canadian" doctor.


Oh yeah! Eddie Rabbitt then...


Seems imma pretty drunk tonight...


Posted by: The Drunken Conservative at November 28, 2009 11:36 PM (Xorxr)

74 But seriously, did Bush actually eat a kitten? That would be totally hardcore. I mean, I can see Cheney chomping the spines out of a basket of puppies and laughing uproariously, but I thought the whole 'compassionate conservatism' deal pretty much excluded kitten-eating. I'd have been completely on-board, otherwise.

Posted by: David Gillies at November 28, 2009 11:38 PM (g4zXx)

75 Um, fuck off, eh..

Posted by: The Drunken Conservative at November 28, 2009 11:40 PM (Xorxr)

76 I usually use clusty instead of google.

Posted by: sandy burger at November 28, 2009 11:47 PM (Mbl4B)

Posted by: beijing massage at November 28, 2009 11:53 PM (SWlF1)

78 Jim in San Diego: Just because someone has the means to do something doesn't mean they're doing it, especially when there are a million reasons they wouldn't. This pathological fear of big business has been bred into us by the last couple decades of Hollywood, but that doesn't make it any more likely or true.

And just to clarify, Google setup their localized search engine to comply with China's specific laws, they didn't somehow setup an arbitrary system to screw the Chinese people . And as screwed up as those laws may be, it's not a moral breaking point for them as a business. They want to do business in China because they can potentially make billions of dollars there, and in exchange they're asked to limit the results of the search to a limited index based on local laws. It's pretty clear what's best for the shareholders in that scenario.

Posted by: Dan G. at November 28, 2009 11:59 PM (WRIFO)

79

The White House is in bed with Google, do a search for "google advising white house" and thumb through the results.

 

Googles data mining program has frightening implications.

Posted by: gdonovan at November 29, 2009 12:05 AM (WeE9D)

80 Google Michelle Obama Wo and one selection fills in Wookie.

Posted by: Flavius Julius at November 29, 2009 12:05 AM (kKP5O)

81 I just wring what I want from the internet out of the tortured bits and pixels I keep in my dungeon basement the hole out back my weeping own search engin3.

Posted by: Greg Gutfeld at November 29, 2009 12:25 AM (8O1wA)

82 If you're the real Greg Gutfeld, I want S.E. Cupp's phone number post haste. Get to it.

Posted by: The Drizzle at November 29, 2009 12:32 AM (PEr+c)

83

I'll give Bing a spin and I hope it doesn't turn out like when people told me I should make Ask.com my primary search site.  

Waterhouse:  "Plus when you search for Ace of Spades on Bing, this place is the first result, instead of the 2nd like on Google."

It comes up first on Google for me. 

Posted by: franticflintstone at November 29, 2009 12:33 AM (VGbp5)

84 My hash tonite is super-ironic, considering I am high on Percs right now.

Posted by: The Drizzle at November 29, 2009 12:34 AM (PEr+c)

85 Bing would seem to have the better search algorithm. Looking over the Google Analytics from two commercial web sites, I'm seeing much better bounce rates sourced from Bing. Overall traffic coming from Bing is much less, but there's enough of it that the disparity is probably representative.

Posted by: dmoss at November 29, 2009 01:02 AM (mZxF/)

86 @54: "Search for going rouge, notice how the top hits are a hit piece book that has sold a fraction of the copies as the real book, but the hit piece has all the top search results." Well, duh, if you search for "going rouge" (the title of the opportunistic reply to "going rogue", which is the title of Sarah Palin's book), that what you're going to get. I've used ask.com for awhile. I've been hesitant to use Bing because in my experience MS products tend to behave like viruses; i.e., they do things you don't tell them to do.

Posted by: Jeffrey Quick at November 29, 2009 01:16 AM (9z3HK)

87 What's wrong with WebCrawler?  What's all this talk of Googles and Bings?

Posted by: scrood at November 29, 2009 01:29 AM (V9OIi)

88 Mmmmm!  Kitteh on the cob!

What ar3 thees3 search engin3s of which you speak?

Posted by: G. W. Bush at November 29, 2009 02:23 AM (8O1wA)

89 Practically no one gives a shit that Bush searches come up with monkey pictures, you don't hear about that on the nightly news. Conservatives traditionally act like adults in this regard, in that they don't throw hissy fits over every personal attack that comes down the wire.Ýkinci el eþya  ikinci el mobilya  2 el eþya alanlar
 ikinci el eþyalar The reasoning they gave for the monkey image coming up for Michelle is valid, and also explains why Bush searches come up with the crass photoshops

Posted by: Chris at November 29, 2009 02:25 AM (y+VWV)

90 ewwww. Bing?
Are you saying microsoftie is not evil?

Ive been to one World's Fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever seen posted on a blog.

They and their founder are no friends of free markets, capitalism, or  libertarianism. And from a tech perspective, I am old enough to remember them killing, Lotus 123, Word perfect, Netware, Netscape, my compy 386, Borland, ....


Posted by: jcp at November 29, 2009 02:49 AM (DHNp4)

91 A couple of years ago Google had plans to build a data center nearby, and hence, were hiring. So a couple of their reps came to our school to give a presentation, giving that "Don't be evil" spiel. The person speaking wanted to connect with her office, so we provided an Ethernet cable (this was before we installed wireless). I 'happened' to monitor the firewall, and in less than a minute my network was getting a full port scan from Google. I've never trusted them since.

Posted by: 141 Driver at November 29, 2009 02:50 AM (JFNQ7)

92 I like Bing just fine.  Google is the devil.

Posted by: KingShamus at November 29, 2009 02:58 AM (8n1j5)

93 Bing?  Google may be politically biased, but it's Microsoft that is evil.

Posted by: Chas at November 29, 2009 03:01 AM (yjDfo)

94 I stopped using google about the time they started playing footsie with China and then were skipping on noticing US holidays like memorial day.  Final straw was that every time I pulled it up it shoved the Arabic version at me based on my IP. screw that.  Bing gives me pretty pictures, decent searches, and English the first time.

Posted by: Kyle Kiernan at November 29, 2009 03:05 AM (4qSer)

95

 

CNN search:

"Your search climategate did not match any documents"

 

Google search:

Results 1 - 10 of about 12,100,000 for climategate.

 

Posted by: Chas at November 29, 2009 03:06 AM (yjDfo)

96 I thought COW would have been a better tag.

Posted by: Dandapani at November 29, 2009 03:15 AM (FSZdD)

97 Dan G you sound like you work for google. If you don't you should.

Posted by: polynikes at November 29, 2009 03:29 AM (ecUre)

98
They want to do business in China because they can potentially make billions of dollars there, and in exchange they're asked to limit the results of the search to a limited index based on local laws. It's pretty clear what's best for the shareholders in that scenario.

In other words, fuck the people if it means making a profit. Hey, you know what woulda made a great business in the early '40's? Manufacturing and selling gas showers.

*GODWIN'S LAW ALERT!*

yes, I went there



Posted by: Scopes, the talking monkey at November 29, 2009 03:48 AM (AZ/lD)

99 Dogpile is pretty good too. Though they use google as one of their cluster of search engines. Google's a habit I'm trying to break. It's dogpile and bing from here on out.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 29, 2009 03:50 AM (HylJ6)

100 I can see Dan G's point that as a corporation Google's decision to go after the Chinese market makes money sense. But with all Google's preaching about how bad America and capitalism are I find that excuse for Google's actions to be ironic.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at November 29, 2009 03:51 AM (tf9Ne)

101 Only thing about Bing is, their news links to MSNBC (not surprising, since Microsoft is the "MS" in MSNBC). How is it that the Left has come to so dominate information in our society: alleged journalism, education, Net search engines. Is it just the natural order of things? Why are huge corporations so willing to fund their own demise?

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 29, 2009 03:59 AM (QECjC)

102 @101: Google sold its alleged "liberal" soul to Beijing's totalitarians. They are collaborators of the worst kind, preening their "progressive" views in America like peacocks. In China, Google's CEO moonlights as their Minister of Truth.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 29, 2009 04:04 AM (QECjC)

103
How is gooogle any different from all those peace-loving liberal hypocrites who constantly accuse Israel of war crimes but support the Palestinians?

Not only do they support the palestinian muslim animals while the explode bombs that shoot nails into Isreali children, they act as human shields to help them murder Israelis.

So goggle can go fuck themsleves and stick their deal with China up their leftist asses. You're damn right I'm gonna attack them for getting into bed with an evil regime such as China.

Posted by: Scopes, the talking monkey at November 29, 2009 04:06 AM (AZ/lD)

104
If I own a chalkboard company and a bunch of Madrassas wanna buy my chalkboards for their schools of muslim hate, should I do business with them?

It will, after all, make my shareholders happy. Oh, but it's all cool 'cuz I sport a 1/20/09 sticker on the back of my Prius.


Posted by: Scopes, the talking monkey at November 29, 2009 04:11 AM (AZ/lD)

105
now if you'll excuse me Ima goin over to hotair to see if allahpudknocker posted anything stupid in the last few hours.

Posted by: Scopes, the talking monkey at November 29, 2009 04:13 AM (AZ/lD)

106 Nobody who works for Google is over 25. Mentally, 7.

Posted by: Corona at November 29, 2009 04:16 AM (+xghX)

107

hahaha, Kathleen Parker (who?) doesn't approve of the so-called purity test.

Thanks, dunce, but we don't need advice from an Obama rump-swab.

Posted by: Scopes, the talking monkey at November 29, 2009 04:17 AM (AZ/lD)

108 Bing is not all that either.... Let's remember that this is Microsoft and leftys they are, just not foaming at the mouth.  Spend some time on targeted searches and see what comes up in context with other searches.  You will see the bias too, just not as in your face as Google.  So they are Lawful evil with neutral tendencies.. to be a D&D nerd..



Posted by: catman at November 29, 2009 04:24 AM (NYdB8)

109

I can't see anything wrong with that picture of Bush.

Posted by: cat with a sock over its head at November 29, 2009 04:28 AM (7+pP9)

110

 

The first wookie woke me this morning with bad news about Tiger, and yes the wookie uses google.

 

OsamaHusseinIslamObama 2012'

(the terrorist-Uighur-ACORN-media choice)

-It's never too early to campaign-

  

Posted by: Barry Soetoro (D-King OF The World!!) at November 29, 2009 04:28 AM (3sakb)

111

How is it that the Left has come to so dominate information in our society: alleged journalism, education, Net search engines. Is it just the natural order of things? Why are huge corporations so willing to fund their own demise?

They fight dirty. Corporations are afraid of people fighting dirty when the media will absolutely portray those people as being pure as snow.

Okay, I neeeeeeed a task bar with a search engine that finishes my words. I can't spellll worthhhh shittttt. Neither Bing nor Yahoo is finishing my words...not good.

 

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 29, 2009 04:30 AM (Be4xl)

112 Damn... he's really tearing into that kitty.  I wonder how it tastes?  I'm a bit weary of getting recipes from you guys.  The BBQ hobo was really gamey.

Posted by: IreneFingIrene at November 29, 2009 04:34 AM (0lYjp)

113

Chill out.  A bunch of Stanford University guys get rich. 

Stanford still owns some of Google's patents, last time I looked Stanford was a lot more conservative than ANYTHING in Wash state.

History of Google;

http://tinyurl.com/nr4y5


 

Posted by: Kemp at November 29, 2009 04:35 AM (2+9Yx)

114

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Posted by: Kemp at November 29, 2009 04:38 AM (2+9Yx)

115 107 Nobody who works for Google is over 25. Mentally, 7.

What do you mean?  Are you trying to imply that having a colorful ball pit at your HQ is unprofessional?

Posted by: Tom in Korea at November 29, 2009 04:40 AM (+gX1+)

116 That Bush shop is awesome.

Posted by: toby928 at November 29, 2009 04:41 AM (PD1tk)

117 Well, we're seeing thr results of Leftist control over our children's minds. Is it any wonder they think America ain't special, think socialism is just fine, and vote a painfully unqualified poseur into high office? The coming decade of liberal- induced American economic decline should be quite the eye opener for the little tykes.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 29, 2009 04:49 AM (QECjC)

118 If you like Google you could always go to scroogle.org and get their results without the ads, cookies, and data mining.

Posted by: Chad Hall at November 29, 2009 05:00 AM (Hu2Ab)

119 I am tired of so many of you saying that you go to Hollywood movies even though they are left wing asses acting in them. Why can't you control yourselves enough to NOT go to the movies of these lefties? Are you so addicted to movies that you can't boycott the outspoken liberal actors? I treat google the same way that I treat the loony left actors like Martin Sheen, Danny Glover, Sean Penn, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins etc. I will not pay to watch any of the movies that they are in. I now use Bing and have found it ok. It doesn't always give as many hits as google but I hate the people at google. I called them once to complain about how hard it was to put Fox news on my desktop. To find Fox I had to go to about thirty pages down to see the logo even though Fox was the most popular news show. CNN came up on every other page. They told me it was not deliberate and that was  all they would say. We have to vote with our money and as long as you are too lazy to act, they will control our media info. I believe that we are making headway with the LSM and it shows on their bottom line.  

Posted by: Inspectorudy at November 29, 2009 05:20 AM (Vo1wX)

120 Dogpile is one of us.  Arfie dresses up like Patton and salutes the flag on Veterans Day. 

Posted by: Kathy at November 29, 2009 05:29 AM (yXzLF)

121 I've tried Bing a few times.  I've never gotten a useful result. Never.  I'll go to Google with the same search and I usually get what I want in the first 2 pages.

Same search with Bing and I've never found anything close to useful.

Posted by: jeffrey at November 29, 2009 05:32 AM (Wybhw)

122 Bing is also... you know... BETTER at searching.  Not just less censorship, but better links come up.

Posted by: Truman North at November 29, 2009 05:44 AM (XH/G8)

123

Dan G.

Good job buddy.

Keep up the good work.

The check is in the mail.

Posted by: B. Hussein Obama at November 29, 2009 05:48 AM (C39a6)

124 Bing's image search sucks bags.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 29, 2009 05:53 AM (PQY7w)

125 When I search for:  Top ten ways to grill a dog's head that you just put a bullet into, I get much better results on Alta Vista.  Therefore, I am dumping my AOL account today.

Posted by: Michael Con Vick at November 29, 2009 06:08 AM (fLI0F)

126 What's wrong with using booble for bush research?

Posted by: too much time on my hands at November 29, 2009 06:25 AM (8Ipnv)

127

 'happened' to monitor the firewall, and in less than a minute my network was getting a full port scan from Google. I've never trusted them since.

What is that?  They stealing your shit?

Posted by: Kemp at November 29, 2009 06:29 AM (2+9Yx)

128

#39

His first question to me when he learned I was in the military was "did you kill any iraqi children".

Sock answer since 1970, "Only the ones I ate".

Posted by: easy at November 29, 2009 06:38 AM (/IQA9)

129 Bing is so dorky it is laughable.

scroogle.org for the win!

Posted by: Sporadic Small Arms Fire at November 29, 2009 06:44 AM (MBxH4)

130 Don't subsidize evil. Give Bing a try. And subsidize the monopoly!

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at November 29, 2009 06:57 AM (1hM1d)

131 Alta Vista was the best search engine before Google came around, they've probably learned a lot since then.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 29, 2009 07:06 AM (PQY7w)

132 131 Don't subsidize evil. Give Bing a try. And subsidize the monopoly!

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at November 29, 2009 11:57 AM (1hM1d)

I'd rather do that than subsidize a conspiracy to deny me what I consider to be very powerful: information.

Posted by: blackrockmarauder at November 29, 2009 07:11 AM (8Ipnv)

133 I'm sure the monkey population isn't exactly dancing over it, either.

Posted by: Michael at November 29, 2009 07:23 AM (siOQ7)

134 I tried switching to Bing, but I got inferior results, unfortunately.  I'm sure I could adjust how I search to make Bing work as well for me, but I have darned good search-fu, so I am loathe to change my search methods just to switch to Bing. 

Also, I hate Microsoft.  Bill Gates is the devil.  So I don't see a big advancement in ideological purity by switching to Bing. 

Posted by: Y-not at November 29, 2009 07:39 AM (sey23)

135 132 Alta Vista was the best search engine before Google came around

Yeah, I loved Alta Vista back in the day. 

Posted by: Y-not at November 29, 2009 07:39 AM (sey23)

136 I make my money off of MS, so I'm not an impartial source, but last time I checked out the documentaries in the Zune marketplace it included "Death of a President". I had to clean the brick I had shat out of my pants.

Posted by: mcgurk at November 29, 2009 07:40 AM (aowD0)

137 To hell with Google and Bing. I was born a Yahoo! man and I'll die a Yahoo! man.

Yahoooooooooo!!!

Posted by: Aaron at November 29, 2009 07:42 AM (pVvKc)

138 "Leftwing Masturbatory Fantasy", I mean "Death of a President" here: http://tinyurl.com/zunefaggotry Notice its listed as a documentary. Drop 'em a line and let 'em know how you feel.

Posted by: mcgurk at November 29, 2009 07:44 AM (aowD0)

139 We should have a nickname for Google like how the libtards have Faux News.

Goregle?

Posted by: Buckleyfan at November 29, 2009 07:48 AM (DtTM9)

140 I use Bing almost exclusively now, having forsaken Google after getting sick of their liberal zealotry. Yeah MS is the devil but first and foremost they are a business and at least they put business first.

Posted by: Jack Spectre at November 29, 2009 07:50 AM (z3J84)

141 I don't like how the Gates Foundation has become so entangled in governmental granting and policy decisions.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation takes big role in education
October 25, 2009, 2:01PM

WASHINGTON -- The real secretary of education, the joke goes, is Bill Gates.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been the biggest player by far in the school reform movement, spending around $200 million a year on grants to elementary and secondary education.

Now the foundation is taking unprecedented steps to influence education policy, spending millions to influence how the federal government distributes $5 billion in grants to overhaul public schools.

The federal dollars are unprecedented, too.

*snip*


Posted by: Y-not at November 29, 2009 08:02 AM (sey23)

142 Bing!
Just now changed my homepage.
Liking it so far...

Posted by: Stoop Davy Dave at November 29, 2009 09:14 AM (iSkWo)

143 I've never bothered with Google, except for my GMail account - I've never liked the obvious bias...

Posted by: antisocialist at November 29, 2009 09:22 AM (Rwudm)

144

www.clusty.com

I PROMISE it's the best search engine out there.

From the 'About' section of their site.

"what really makes Clusty unique is what happens after you search. Instead of delivering millions of search results in one long list, our search engine groups similar results together into clusters. Clusters help you see your search results by topic so you can zero in on exactly what you’re looking for or discover unexpected relationships between items. When was the last time you went to the third or fourth page of the search results? Rather than scrolling through page after page, the clusters help you find results you may have missed or that were buried deep in the ranked list. "

 

 

Posted by: maxxman at November 29, 2009 09:22 AM (OYeDg)

145

We should have a nickname for Google like how the libtards have Faux News.

Gaagle, due to their effort to gag certain points of view. Plus it looks kind of evil and Scandi. But I repeat myself.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 29, 2009 09:36 AM (Be4xl)

146 Hey I need help with my macbook. How do I change the search box in Safari from default Google to any other search engine?

Posted by: kmiller1k at November 29, 2009 09:39 AM (n5ruu)

147 Just changed my Firefox toolbar to Bing.  Thanks, PA.

Posted by: schizuki at November 29, 2009 10:17 AM (A1XjQ)

148 Pardon me, I thought we liked capitalism here. I'll make sure to abandon my merit-based judgments and fall in line.

Posted by: Dan G. at November 29, 2009 12:57 PM (WRIFO)

149 I've been using Bing almost exclusively since I jumped back to using IE. It's right in the search bar. Before, I was using Opera but I got tired of the how buggy it has become. IE isn't perfect and I now have to use Outlook for my email but that's ok and much better than a browswer crashing multiple times a day every day.

Posted by: Mark at November 29, 2009 01:05 PM (Vvbjc)

150 All I get are Klingons.

Posted by: RTH615 at November 29, 2009 01:35 PM (Rytlc)

151 Lotus 123 - nasty copy protection, deserved to die.

Posted by: Hazy at November 29, 2009 02:19 PM (GkYyh)

152 eh.  I tried Bing as my default search for about a month or so.  Finally gave it up when I started going back to Google because the results were more relevant.

Not because I support Google or anything, but they do suggest "Michelle Obama ape" as a search when searching "Michelle Obama" in pictures.  Wonder how long that will last.

Posted by: soulpile at November 29, 2009 02:52 PM (afWhQ)

153 Try searching for the number of Americans killed by Muslims since 9/11 on Google and see what you get.  I read a stat right after the Ft. Hood that said something like 52 Americans killed in 35 incidents.

The top thing returned is number of attacks on Muslims by Americans.

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