[thelist] google drops the ball

Brothercake cake at brothercake.com
Wed Feb 12 08:11:01 CST 2003

I see the normal Google results as well.

What occured to me is that maybe this isn't Google at all, but spyware
which you've inadvertently installed.  I would suggest running adaware -
 http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/ - to test that possibility

> having always admired google for their outstanding ability to design
> result pages, i am totally aghast at what they've done today
> maybe it's me, but i'm getting a frame down the left
containing "Enhanced
> Results" (which incidentally are anything but) and the frame is not
> resizable, which leads to a horizontal scrollbar in the right frame,
which i
> friggin HATE
> i cannot right-click and view source in the left frame, nor can i see
> the frame structure is achieved, because when i view source for the
page, i
> don't see a frameset
> i have a suspicion that google is sniffing my browser, which is ie6,
> this isn't happening in opera 6 or mozilla
> my initial impression is this "enhanced" feature is may drive me to
yahoo or
> alltheweb
> for reasons i don't wish to go into at the moment, i don't plan to
> using ie6, even though the thought has occurred to me from time to
> comments, anyone?
> in case you're wondering, i was searching for Firebird Database
> rudy
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