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US judges say you can Google Google, but you can't google Google

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lmgtfy

Probably still fine, I guess, since it's showing you how to use the big G.

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I have seldom binged but sure have googled a lot; are many people binging?

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I used to binge at the weekend but I stopped it as I got older. Getting out of bed on a Monday was becoming a problem.

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We yahooed a lot, but we wikied like no one. The other day, we pretend we binged in just to google our way out. We're still better than that guy that amazoned all the way out. Maybe he should have duckduckwent his way. Now he surely will be facebooking his loads of Appled product or he will be windowing his room. Alternatively, he could have linux them with us and we could instagram for him. Then again, his is too snapchatted while whatsapping.

I might be missing something, but how do I el-register while el-registering?

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She googled my yahoo until I binged over her facebook.

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So rather a disappointing result for her, then.

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National modding

In my language we do not use the oo spelling of g-oo-gle, so I've invented the verb "guggle" instead. That's a non-word, unknown in dictionaries, so I don't need to use uppercase.

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Re: National modding

"That's a non-word, unknown in dictionaries, so I don't need to use uppercase."

Sorry but: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/guggle

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What will happen when Duck Duck Go takes over as the first choice of search engine?

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"should have duckduckgone", shurely?

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I Altavistad when I was younger - it was a crazier more experimental world back then

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"I have seldom binged but sure have googled a lot; are many people binging?"

MS tried, with their Bing It! campaign, but I've never heard anyone say that in real life.

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Ah - Alta Vista

It had a vastly superior search syntax to G*****. Among other things you could make a soft criteria for related terms within a certain proximity (number or words) in a document with none of the "Did you mean ...." crud. With ads priotized the usefulness of the big G is even more limited.

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I prefer to "websearch"

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But it lacks punch, as in...

..."Let me google that for you."

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Re: But it lacks punch, as in...

Let me duck that up for you

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Joke

I've been known to --

-- Ixquick now and then, searching for "chicks quick". Seldom Yandex unless wearing Spandex.

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About Aspirin as a Trademark

From the Wiki:

"Trademark

Due to allowing the use of "Aspirin" for years by other manufacturing chemists, despite the trademark-infringing nature of the use, and its own failure to use the name for its own product when it began selling direct, Bayer lost its trademark in the United States in 1918, affirmed by court appeal in 1921.[155] Today, aspirin is a generic word in Australia, France, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Jamaica, Colombia, the Philippines, South Africa, Ghana, the United Kingdom and the United States.[156] Aspirin, with a capital "A", remains a registered trademark of Bayer in Germany, Canada, Mexico, and in over 80 other countries, where the trademark is owned by Bayer, using acetylsalicylic acid in all markets, but using different packaging and physical aspects for each".

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Think of the mess that would occur if Google lost their trademark. Criminal enterprises would love it.

Who funded the trademark challenge? Did all the crooks throw in a Bitcoin?

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"Criminal enterprises would love it."

Because up until now, criminal enterprises have been terrified of the repercussions of trademark infringement.

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"Google has won the rights to keep its name a proper trademark after a US court found its search engine is not quite ubiquitous enough to be considered a generic term."

So, the judges in the US Ninth District Court of Appeals are all using StartPage? Smart move, if true.

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"[...] are all using StartPage?"

IIRC that is an indirect Google search.

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If Bing was more popular

And people were regularly using the word "googling" to mean looking up stuff on Bing, then it might be generic...

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Re: If Bing was more popular

Well they're certainly not using the word "binging".

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Re: If Bing was more popular

My grandson refers to Bing as Bling.

no direct use of google.co.uk (or .com) for more than a year. Gotta keep them on starvation rations when it comes to knowing about my life. you never know who they (google/alphabet) are going to sell your search history to.

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Re: If Bing was more popular

What if you were to throw them a bung?

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Re: If Bing was more popular

The only time I use Bing is when I want to bring up a map.

Not only are Bing's aerial shots sometimes more up to date than the Google equivalent, but the BIG bonus is that Bing has proper OS maps in the proper colours - both at Landranger and Explorer level.

And not even the OS site has that.

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Re: If Bing was more popular

I've just finished a foundation degree. I only noticed after a few bad marks that the coursework answers that the examiner wanted were all on the front page of Google but nowhere to be found on Bing and Startpage.

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Re: If Bing was more popular

Except on NCIS, where you can even find the Less Spotted Windows Phone in its last remaining natural habitat - the sponsored pitch.

"Let me Bing that for you."

Say Whaaht?

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Re: If Bing was more popular

You mean like https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/

Behind a paywall, admittedly. Does add more features though.

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That big G...

We don't have proper verbs in English, so you can't "Google" anything without offending a grammar nazi. If Google want to protect their name, they should insist that people google with a trademark annotation.

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Really?

Do you hoover the floor or Hoover it?

'scuse me while I go and roomba mine.

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Re: Really?

"Do you hoover the floor or Hoover it?"

People from Hoover hoover their floors with their Hoover hoovers.

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Re: Really?

In 2017 shouldn't we be able to hoover our floors with our hover Hoovers ?

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Re: Really?

Hover hoovers suck though

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Re: Really?

"Hover hoovers suck though"

No, they blow!

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M7S
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"evidence regarding T‑Pain's inner thought process"

That could be an amusing day in court

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It's a mistake

All this hassle over a simple spelling mistake. The company was meant to be called googol (after the number), but the bloke doing the domain registration spelled it wrongly.

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Re: It's a mistake

Or, it was correct, after Barney Google, in the popular song that will now live forever.

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Re: It's a mistake

It was deliberately re-spelled so it could be trademarked.

You can't trademark a number - unkless you are the MPAA

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Re: It's a mistake

You can trademark a number, I think, but its scope would be severely limited, as in another media couldn't use the title, but you lose outside your industry. Also, variants on the number have more latitude.

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Re: It's a mistake

4711 eau de Cologne (4-7-11).

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Re: It's a mistake

Three is trademarked as a telephone company. Also Orange, no longer around in the UK, but they still exist in France.

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Don't do it!

Whatever you do, don't type Google into Google or you will break the Internet!

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Re: Don't do it!

It's OK, there's a spare one in Big Ben.

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genericide

an interestng offence in US law: the act of killing something that has no distinguishing attributes.

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Re: genericide

Now you tell me, sigh.

I knew i should've gotten the now ex a one way ticket to that Florida vacation.

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Re: genericide

As opposed to countryside ?

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Re: genericide

if there are no distinguishing attributes how would you know you killed it?

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shall we google the judges

I think an intensive google should be done to determine if the judges or their partners have come into any large sums of money lately or have new cars in their driveways sponsored by other people.

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