>I'm wondering what they can do if given some extra bytes.
In a few weeks you'll find out at js1337.com ;0)
Your Browser History Is Showing
I'm stunned this is still exploitable. This bug is YEARS old.
Buying a Domain From a Cybersquatter
Of course, the name does enormous things for your placement in google
Yes, exactly. This, and regular updates, is how I got to number one on google for my search term.
However: Do you think "google.com" would be more sucessful or less sucessful if they'd bought the domain "search.com" instead? I don't think it would matter one little bit. Why aren't "microsoft.com" called "software.com", shouldn't amazon.com have called themselves "books.com"?
My point is that for small search-targetted things, domain names are important. If you're a guy sitting in your underpants trying to get a web shop or a blog going, then buying zibble.com is probably not a better choice than techblogger.com or flowers2yourdoor.com
But for actual medium-to-large companies with a marketing budget, you could pretty much call your site something totally ridiculous like "bing" or "yahoo" or "slashdot" and you'd still get the traffic.
Scotty's Final Mission
I believe "Welshy" would be the correct spelling.
get it? Scotty, being a Scot, from Scotland. Welshy, being Welsh, from Wales. I'm amazed you still found that part of WNFHGB funny, given that it evidently swooped over your head.