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a study using a representative online sample of nearly 1000 people, ages 18 and older from across the US. The participants were chosen from a random survey panel and were required to have used a major search engine in the past month.
Well, at least they were very thorough.
– with all branding removed from both search engines. The test did not include ads or content in other parts of the page such as Bing’s Snapshot and Social Search panes and Google’s Knowledge Graph
It doesn't matter how good your product is, it's not very useful to compare it without the UX.
The redirect url www.bingiton.com is registered to MarkMonitor[^] which specialises in brand protection. I could understand what they are doing as part of a marketing exercise, but not as brand protection. If MS have not engaged them it is a bit poacher-turned-gamekeeper, if MS did then it's an odd move.
Yeah, well, I gave up using Google when I once looked up Glomerulonephritis, which my wife told me one her friends had. The first five results were for folks, including Amazon, recommending that I buy Glomerulonephritis from them.
I tried it... I immediately typed in "Serpentooth" (See my signature)... The results on the left showed exactly what I wanted, and the results on the right turned it into "Serpent's Tooth" and gave me a variety of different sorts of crap I couldn't care less about.
Three guesses which one was which... No desire to proceed to search #2.
Microsoft should really stick to making game consoles, IDEs, and alternately-good-and-bad operating systems. The rest, we can do without.
... youngest dropped her sister's laptop this morning and now it won't start, giving an 0xc00000e9 Unexpected IO Error message. Me thinks it is time for an expensive visit to the local PC Doctor.
Boot off a USB key or CD/DVD containing Knoppix, Ubuntu oe something else to see if it's the motherboard or some such component, the HDD or just the Windows installation.
Then at least you will have some idea when the local pc bloke starts talking.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
A busted harddrive should be one of the less bad failure modes. They're cheap to replace and all you need to do is to restore from backup once you have the replacement installed.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I posted in here about the error about a month ago. Fiancee did the same thing with her hard drive, same error. Most likely will have to replace it + reinstall. At least they are kids and hopefully didn't lose anything important (we lost vacation photos, I assume she was as paranoid of losing data as myself and had everything backed up.)
Ooh well... here you go...
"Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition."
Lobster Thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, served in a Provençale manner with shallots and aubergines, garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried egg on top and Spam - Monty Python Spam Sketch