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02.04.08

Links 04/02/2008: Google vs. Y!MS, Military and RHEL, XO Finds Love

Posted in News Roundup at 2:19 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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6 Comments

  1. Jeff Miller said,

    March 24, 2008 at 7:52 am

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    I love your site. But get rid of that John McCain ad at the top of the page. You’ve contaminated your page and yourself.

  2. Victor Soliz said,

    March 24, 2008 at 8:51 am

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    What John McCain?

  3. Roy Bixler said,

    March 24, 2008 at 9:03 pm

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    I’m pretty sure that Jeff Miller saw a Google Ad. Google tries to match up the ads with keywords found in the site according to some arbitrary algorithm. The site administrators basically have no control over which ads might appear. I wonder if it’s possible that a Microsoft or Novell ad might appear. At least, one can say that the site administrators do not necessarily endorse whatever the ads are promoting.

  4. Jeff Miller said,

    March 25, 2008 at 10:08 am

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    Yes, that could be right. It is the wide rectangular Flash player box just under your title box of Boycott Novell. May be coming from Google, but coming back in just now I see the exact same ad, for John McCain. A senile old man who I think should spend the rest of his days in some comfortable retirement community — that is NOT in Washington, D.C. It’s on the page with

    02.04.08
    Links 04/02/2008: Google vs. Y!MS, Military and RHEL, XO Finds Love

    as the headline above the posted list. But get rid of that (b)ad.

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    March 25, 2008 at 10:16 am

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    Heh. I forgot the ads even exist (got AdBlack and NoScript installed). Shane added them back in 2006 and I don’t think they pay more than a dollar a day (just about enough for the hosting bill). I’m too shy to ask him to remove the ads because it’s him who pays the bills.

    Sorry about the McCain disturbance. We don’t endorse the man. :-)

  6. Jeff Miller said,

    March 25, 2008 at 1:50 pm

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    Makes sense. I guess there’s little you can do to control that content. Well it’s good to know that he’s not there intentionally! Thanks. :-)

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