----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Gibbs" <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries"
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Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: Google changes


> At 08:05 PM 8/13/2003, you wrote:
> >I am using the identical version of explorer under 2000 professional and
XP
> >professional.
> >2000 returns the results you would expect.
> >XP returns a page of sponsors first and launches a separate ad window.
>
> Actually, that's not all that surprising.
>
> Google also changes it's behavior based on where it *THINKS* you are...
> when I connect to google.com from home, everything works as I expect.  If,
> however, I connect to my companies corporate VPN, and visit google.com, I
> get redirected to google.ca ... yes, the corporate offices are in Canada
> ... but why should google make the decision for me that I really want to
> use their Canadian servers if I go to google.com?
>
> david

I've got a better one than that. My son is a Russian language
student in College, and he has the russian keyboard mapping
set as a second keyborad.

When I got to Microsoft for updates, most of the screen is in Russian -
and I can't turn it off. I have to edit the middle of the url to get to the
english pages.

But my searches of Googler using XP don't do what the above message
says. Just returns a page, with text ads in boxes.

By the way, I've been trying to advertise with Google adwords.

I immediately found out that people search on 'as400' about 7 to 1 over
'iseries'

since no one will click on my low-key ads, they keep bumping me off the ad
scheduler.


Brad Jensen


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