__/ [catherine yronwode] on Tuesday 17 January 2006 04:54 \__
> Big Bill wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 19:37:18 -0700, catherine yronwode
>> <cat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> >> __/ [--Fred--] on Monday 16 January 2006 15:40 \__
>> >> > This is in reference to Google.ca, Google.com doesn't seem to pat
>> >> > tribute to MLK today.
>> >> You are quite right. I have just checked and I wonder why that is.
>> >I distinctly saw a grey line-drawing of MLK Jr. and wo children and the
>> >words " have a dream..." at regular goodle (.com, not .ca).
>> >cat yronwode
>> You've been taking your own meds Cat....don't bogart them, k?
> We were discussing google.com (not .ca or .co.uk) and the two folks
> quoted above said (incorrectly) that "Google.com doesn't seem to pat
> [pay] tribute to MLK today" and "You are quite right. I have just
> checked and I wonder why that is" -- while in fact google.com ***is***
> paying tribute to MLK Jr. today quite clearly, as i described. The MLK
> drawing came up at midnight and is still there. I am guessing that the
> image is being served to US IP addresses only.
That makes perfect sense now, Cat. I guess Google Canada is perceived
differently from Google.com, which is internationalised in some sense.
> You (Big Bill) are in the
> UK and wouldn't see it, nor would Roy, who is also not in the USA. I
> don't know where [--Fred--] is posting from, but, again, i assume not
> the USA, since he mentioned google.ca as an alternative.
Yesterday I checked Fred's headers, but he uses a gateway which anonymises on
behalf of the sender and hides the route.
> By the way, making "meds" jokes is a poor excuse for humour. The
> contemporary trend to yock it up with insulting jocularity based around
> the presumption that the target is on drugs is rote, programmatic,
> copy-cat jocularity that dim-witted people ape from television or the
> movies and is neither clever nor origiginal. Such lamely false mirth is
> debasing to you, insulting to me, and provides neither intellectual
> pleasure nor enlightenment about search engine optimization to anyone.
> cat yronwode
Eloquent prose. I dig. *smile*
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