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Postby nelz » Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:03 pm

"Here's Dickie" - from Rowan and Martinn's Laugh In.

No Nigel I am not (quite) old enough to remember it, but you only barred Google, not Ask :)
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Postby guy » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:41 pm

No I didn't. "googling" with a small "g" refers to use of any web search engine, just as "hoovering" with a small "h" refers to the use of any vacuum cleaner.

What kind of message does this blatant cheating by commercial corporate staff send to our starry-eyed young prospecitve free software developers of tomorrow? Rant, snort!

Come to think of it, what kind of message does suing people for using the illicit verb "to google" send to those starrry eyed free software wannabes who might be thinking of using, uh, let's say Googol's other services? Even New Scientist magazine has had to get coy about using the G word. Hey, you search engine freaks!, what's in a name that you can't take a little free advertising? Snort, rant!
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Postby nelz » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:00 pm

Ah, but Ask is a find engine, not a search engine, at least according to their advertising ;-)
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Postby Nigel » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:03 pm

Aha... I have vague memories of Rowan & Martin's laugh-in from my childhood (wasn't allowed to stay up that late very often). I recall a series of windows with people popping their heads out & telling jokes... including, I believe, a young Goldie Hawn :P
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Postby guy » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:28 pm

nelz wrote:Ah, but Ask is a find engine, not a search engine, at least according to their advertising ;-)


Seek and ye shall find.

Guilty as charged. :twisted:
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Postby nelz » Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:25 pm

You first barred googling, then searching; now it seeking and finding too! I can't cope with such mobile goalposts, I surrender!

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Postby guy » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:36 pm

Heh! maybe I should get a job in sales?
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Postby nelz » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:16 pm

The Labour Party will want some new spin doctors soon :)
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Postby guy » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:56 pm

I'm thinking they'll probably need gravediggers.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:03 pm

wasn't it Rowan and Martin, was it dickie?

edit: oops, didn't see 2 pages
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I was old enough to watch it.:

and yes, it was young Goldie Hawn.
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Postby jjmac » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:42 pm

Nigel wrote:

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Aha... I have vague memories of Rowan & Martin's laugh-in from my childhood (wasn't allowed to stay up that late very often). I recall a series of windows with people popping their heads out & telling jokes... including, I believe, a young Goldie Hawn
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Ahhhhhhhhh Yesss ... i can remember finding that quite an uplifting experiance my self (grin)

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Postby ryptyde » Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:19 pm

Oh dear it must be Guy Smiley from the Muppets or perhaps the confusion of the moment has again
befuzzled me. :)

edit: yes confused again "Guy Smiley=Everybody's Favorite Game Show Host."
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