"My Real Brain is ..."

Andy Armstrong andy@tagish.com
Fri, 26 Oct 2001 20:11:33 +0100


Tom wrote:
> 
> Ok whats up with this
> ------------------------
> in opera  5.0
> 
> http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&q=fork+xent&btnG=Google+Search
> 
> Produces 31400   results
> ---------------------------------------------------
> in ie5.5
> 
> http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&q=fork+xent+&btnG=Google+Search
> 
> prodcues 31600  results
> ---------------------------------------------------
> 
> both run within 2 seconds of each other from the same computer
> 
> 200 results difffernce for using a differnt browser?????
> 
> "wat up wit dat"
> 
> http://xent.com/mailman/listinfo/fork

The two URLs aren't identical (extra '+' in the second one), but it
doesn't seem to make any difference and Netscape repeatedly returns
31400 results with either URL. My copy of IE also returns 31600 results.
The next thing to try would be an anonymising proxy that disguises the
browser, or telling Opera to impersonate IE.

-- 
Andy Armstrong, Tagish