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Tuesday, January 30, 2021

The most famous incident of Googlebombing is no more. Google has fixed the rigged Presidential result that once came from a particular query:

Indeed, a search on Saturday of “miserable failure” on Google leads to a now-outdated BBC News article from 2003 about the “miserable failure” search, rather than the previous first result, President Bush’s portal at whitehouse.gov/president.

Now that that’s taken care of, I guess the nominations can begin for a new “miserable failure” top result. Given Google Inc.’s late competition with Microsoft, and Redmond’s recent music-playing flop, I think I have the most apropos candidate.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 01/30/2007 11:30:41 PM
Category: Internet, Tech
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How improbable is the growing socio-political rapprochement between Greece and Turkey?

Having been unduly influenced since birth by immigrant relatives about how low-down dirty Turks are generally, I’m waiting for the Aegean Sea to freeze over, as a sort of prejudicial-psychic backlash.

One factor not cited by the Times article: The Greek government has been Europe’s most steadfast supporter of Turkish admittance to the EU. True, it’s mostly out of self-interest concerning issues ranging from illegal immigration control to a Cyprus resolution. But an endorsement is an endorsement, and when it’s from such a proximate and historically-charged source, that makes it all the more significant.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 01/30/2007 11:09:05 PM
Category: Political, Society
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