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Hard-Coded Bias In Google Search Results?

vacarul Re:No Way!! (257 comments)

from your reply I would say that you are the moron. A moron with no imagination, because you can not imagine how somebody would not speak perfectly your language.

more than 3 years ago
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Hard-Coded Bias In Google Search Results?

vacarul Re:No Way!! (257 comments)

because god forbid you get high traffic without google.

Of course you get. But you will not get ALL the traffic that you deserve. And the traffic that you will not get will make the difference between a large profit or a smaller one. I prefer the larger profit, all the profit.

There are people that even if they know the full name of the website, they still use Google to search for it. Think about that.

more than 3 years ago
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Hard-Coded Bias In Google Search Results?

vacarul Re:No Way!! (257 comments)

obviously I was talking about equality of chances and not about relevance, as you can see in the text that you quoted from me. But never mind, you are 4 insightful but you didn't understood your own quote. Thanks moders!

more than 3 years ago
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Hard-Coded Bias In Google Search Results?

vacarul Re:Oranges and apples (257 comments)

I tell you what most people do. They have no idea that ads are ads, and blindly click on whatever it's on the real Top position. Sure, the people that work in the industry know that those positions are special. Not so with the general public.

more than 3 years ago
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Hard-Coded Bias In Google Search Results?

vacarul Re:No Way!! (257 comments)

Exactly.

Fact: Google it's more than no 1. It's the only thing that can drive traffic from searches.

Fact: first position gets most traffic. First "reserved" position (for own services) or not.

Fact: reserved positions will be occupied by Google-only services (even if those services are not the best on the web), or paying customers.

Fact: Google expanded rapidly also because they claim that every website is equal, you all have a chance just make a good website.

Now let's imagine you choose a topic A, and you build the best website there can be for said topic. You are no 1, you get the most traffic. Life it's good.

Then you read that Google it's launching their own website for topic A. This website it's not that good but it gets one of the reserved places. And now the majority of the traffic goes to Google's website. You are f???ed. How can you compete with Google in this situation?

The Google was good then they were just a search engine. Now that they are a little more, there is a conflict of interest. They hijacked the top positions by saying that that is not the top position, but a reserved position (which is at the top so it gets the most traffic).

more than 3 years ago
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Hard-Coded Bias In Google Search Results?

vacarul Re:Stupid Article (257 comments)

it's not a problem of what you believe, it's a problem of what they claim.

more than 3 years ago
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Hard-Coded Bias In Google Search Results?

vacarul Re:and? (257 comments)

no, its not. It's like when they say that they will do what's best for you and then sell you what's best for them. The problem it's not that they push their own services. The problem is that they push their own services while denying it!

more than 3 years ago
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Hard-Coded Bias In Google Search Results?

vacarul I'm not evil (257 comments)

this had to happen sooner or later. And if we found out today, then it started happening at least two years ago.

more than 3 years ago
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Looking To Better Engines Instead of Electric Vehicles

vacarul Re:opposing cylinders? (570 comments)

I just noticed that the outside pistons are longer than the inner ones...

more than 3 years ago
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Gaming Mouse Changes Shape For a Custom Fit

vacarul Re:Setup (156 comments)

I put a lot of duct tape on mine.

But I still want Rat 7.

more than 3 years ago
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1K JavaScript Madness

vacarul Re:Closure (131 comments)

thanks!

more than 3 years ago
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1K JavaScript Madness

vacarul Re:nice (131 comments)

initial loading it's still important (for me at least). Big homepages remind me of MS Live search engine that had a 500k homepage and that search engine lost the race.

Also, not only dialup is slow. Broadband but shitty internet connection is also slow. Free internet is slow (airports etc). In developing countries it is slow. In Africa it is slow.

I was thinking that maybe it would be possible a lite version.

Good to know that they will remove support for old browsers.

more than 3 years ago
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1K JavaScript Madness

vacarul nice (131 comments)

can they produce a 1k jQuery?

more than 3 years ago
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Lo-Fi Phones and the Future

vacarul engineered (228 comments)

"3.3Khz was the accepted frequency that telephone calls are going to run"

The bandwidth was not "accepted". It was set by the engineers that design the first analog telephone systems. It is a compromise between the need to have very small bandwidth per channel (so you can multiplex a lot of channels, and send them on the expensive long-distance cable) and the need to understand what the other person is saying and also, very important, to recognize who that person is (large bandwidth is better). They made some tests and this is how they found the sweet spot.

more than 3 years ago
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Texas Opens Inquiry Into Google Search Rankings

vacarul Re:When you can't compete, sue... (178 comments)

it not like that at all. If you play fair then Google will send all the traffic to the ones that build links artificially. If you want to survive you have to do the same. You are forced to.
Competition has a very good site, let's say 100 links for good + some artificially created.
You have a very good site, 100 links also. Where will Google send the traffic?

The problem is that an algorithm can not really rank the content of a web page.

more than 3 years ago
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Armed Man Takes Hostages At Discovery Channel HQ

vacarul Re:It's always refreshing (1090 comments)

communists where atheists, they destroyed a lot of churches in Romania. Also there was a law that prohibited woman to have an abortion because they wanted to have more people. More people = more workforce. The workforce was paid with money but because you couldn't buy anything (food = scarce, car = maybe one in a lifetime, flat = never, just rent) or leave the country that meant they paid people with plain paper. And so on...

more than 3 years ago
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Fun To Be Had With a 10-Foot Satellite Dish?

vacarul Re:Broadcast a cryptic signal for years (386 comments)

it's the other way around. High frequency waves travel very little, low frequency waves travel very far at the same power level.

more than 2 years ago
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PrestaShop 1.3 Beginner's Guide

vacarul Re:Quick Question for Reviewer (59 comments)

it can work for you but I found that it is not really made for very large shops. The kind of items that you sell doesn't matter.
Just consider this:
- you can import products in bulk but you can't export them
- you can't edit products in bulk: ex. increase all the prices by 5$, or select 10-20 products and edit them in one page. All the time you have to edit product by product unless you install some extension for bulk editing
- if you decide to "regenerate thumbnails" while having thousands of products it will take very long and the hosting will stop the regeneration after 30s or so. PrestaShop has no means to -continue- the regeneration.

more than 3 years ago
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A Quantum Memory Storage Prototype

vacarul Re:So, no storage, but instant transmission? (114 comments)

walkie-talkie communication: you need two walkie-talkies.
cell phone communication: you need four walkie-talkies; your phone is equivalent with two walkie-talkies.

more than 4 years ago

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New type of cells discovered - Telocite

vacarul vacarul writes  |  more than 3 years ago

vacarul (1624873) writes "These cells, together with the stem cells could help the human body to regenerate itself. Analyzing the new cells researchers believe that even heart and brain repair is possible. Researchers say there are some promising results for heart repair after heart stroke.
The cells are the helper cells of stem cells and only work together with them. They are present in the gaps between specialized cells in over fifteen human organs.
original is in romanian."

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