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Re: OT-REF: boolean search engine?
iris@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: OT-REF: boolean search engine?
  • From: Cseggen1@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:38:55 -0500 (EST)

Google USED to be great but it drive me crazy and cannot find what or who I 
 am looking for so I mostly diregard Google any more.
 
 
Connie  Eggen
Zone 5 Near Omaha Nebraska
 
 
In a message dated 1/3/2014 12:36:16 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
phloid@bellsouth.net writes:

Google  is no longer about the keywords as much as it is looking for what 
"you"  might your spend "your money" on. But somebody's got to pay to for 
the  servers plus Profit. The hits and keyword switches are not 
"arbitrary"  decisions by Google's servers, they are some of the most 
sophisticated  calculations on the planet. The NIS is very impressed I'm 
sure. The best  we can hope for is that one day Google might offer a 
subscription service  for the "old" Google". Has anybody's been reading 
about golf on your  machine lately?

weather.com is the one that I'm getting more disgusted  with. Like a 
tabloid line-up on the grocery store aisle.
"She ate  WHAT!!!"
Shaub

On 1/3/2014 10:09 AM, Linda Mann wrote:
> Most  of the time, I'm satisfied with Google, tho it sometimes takes 
> some  bullying to get it to cooperate.  But sometimes, ever since they 
>  changed the way it searches, it makes so many arbitrary decisions 
>  about what I 'ought' to be searching for, I have a hard time forcing 
>  it to look for what I really want.
>
> Example - my sister asked  me what a 'gulf' is, as in Savage Gulf. 
> (it's an "abyss" - deep cove,  in this case, sandstone cliff surrounded 
> 'gouge' in the Cumberland  Plateau).
>
> Being a curious person, I wondered about the origin  of the term, also 
> wondered if it was used in other regions or just in  TN.  So I searched 
> for <gulf Kentucky>.  Google  absolutely refused to believe I wasn't 
> searching for <golf  kentucky>, didn't even bother to ask me the usual 
> 'did I  mean'.
>
> The old version of Google had an advanced search option  where I could 
> force it to include all the terms I asked for.   Now, if I give it too 
> many search words, it just picks one it likes  and gives me a bunch of 
> crap results.
>
> Is there  another search engine that has the option of using Boolean 
> logic to  search for stuff?  i.e., only give results that has <all> of  
> my search words?
>
> grumpy Linda Mann
> east TN  zone 7b
>
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