On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 12:28, Stuart <stut...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

    Based upon the point of clusters not being in synchrony (data
replication and IP-geolocation-based load-balancing comes immediately
to mind), it's enough of a reason for me to retract my original
statement.  Excellent point, and one I admit I didn't consider.

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

    Just wait: some day the Green folks will claim that high amounts
of email using googolplexes of processor cycles worldwide, leading to
greater carbon emissions, is a leading cause of global warming.  I'd
say that you're just doing your part by reducing your carbon

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