2009/3/4 Daniel Brown <danbr...@php.net>

> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 11:31, Stuart <stut...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > The results returned by Google are not constant. They vary based on your
> > location, which domain you're using, which index instance you hit and a
> > number of other things, most of which are not public. It is more than
> > possible that PJ did get different results to you from the same search
> term.
> > Hell, I get different results on my machine than the guy the other side
> of
> > the office.
>     Yeah, that's true.  In the original message I noted locale and
> other preference settings, but I did fail to mention it again here.
>    The other option is that I'm wrong, but as we all know, that is
> such a rare occurrence that it may as well be a nonexistent option.
> If it were the case, though, I would certainly need to concede the
> point....

That is indeed unlikely your Royal Smart Arse! ;-)

>    It's interesting that you mention getting different results from
> someone on the other side of the same office.  I would guess that it's
> the difference between preferences, perhaps even default language
> settings, but in all honesty, I don't purport to understand more than
> a fraction of the Google algorithms.... I'm just glad they're there.

As I understand it, and like you I certainly don't claim to know for sure,
clusters within the Google infrastructure sometimes fall behind with their
copy of the the index which can mean different results even between page
reloads. Never seen that but I've certainly seen different results within
the same office. Could be dependent on the browser I guess - my CEO uses IE,
I use Safari and Firefox.

   And finally, you may not contribute (nearly!) as often as you once
> did, but your responses haven't lessened in quality by any means.
> It's "Stut, Concentrated."

I'm trying to save the environment. Stut, concentrated - less packaging,
more power!!



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