__/ [John Bokma] on Monday 06 February 2006 22:02 \__
> vjp2.at@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> What would it cost to have a real search engine again? Like the
>> original pre-CMGI altavista with complex boolean commands. I waste so
>> much time with junk advertising, I just might pay a reasonable amount
>> for a search engine that is a serious engine instead of a marketing
> Give an example of a query.
You could block virtually all advertisement and even use controversial
gateways like Scroogle. Boolean operations and the like are useless unless
they produce good (relevant) results. The way Google builds indices (which
seems to work admirably well) does not support the same levels of query
complexity. It's a design choice.
With kind regards,
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