On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM, Joseph <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 02/09/12 09:30, Michael Hampicke wrote:
>>> You are right on; I disable Java in firefox and now can open links in
>>> google search.
>> cookiemonster an noscript). But as I sometimes use google maps, I allow
>> disalbed. And here I have the same issue as you have, I cannot open the
>> links, but the strange thing is: it's not all the time, sometimes it
>> works, sometimes it does not.
>> Who knows what google guys were doing. Maybe they left a screw driver in
>> there or something
> I just got a hint from Gentoo forum. *It seems to me others got hit by the
> same issue.
> Google is getting crappier and crappier by the day. What happened to the
> lean, mean, simple search engine that everyone fell in love with? Now
> Hmm, one idea: Do you accept cookies from google? I don't. If you don't
> either, try activating them and see if it works then.
> ------end quote------
> I'm switching to Bing search engine. It seems to me Google is getting evil
I very much like DuckDuckGo. It uses Bing as its back-end, but applies
filters, etc, to clean out known spam and copy-and-ad sites. If I
can't find something with DuckDuckGo, then I try Google as a followup.
(DDG doesn't handle long literals very well; queries for things like
long model numbers don't usually work out.)
You can also use it as a calculator, like you can Google, but it
defers calculations (and other relevant things) to Wolfram Alpha.
Queries on some other things will quote verbatim Wikipedia, and you
can click through to get to the WP page.
It's very nice.