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    Google Goes French

    Has anyone noticed that if you enter http://www.google.com/ it re-directs to http://www.google.fr/ (the Fench version of Google)?

    It started doing it on my computers at work and at home just a few days ago. I may have to switch seach engines, because I don't want to press any extra keys fo English

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    Has anyone noticed that if you enter http://www.google.com/ it re-directs to http://www.google.fr/ (the Fench version of Google)?

    It started doing it on my computers at work and at home just a few days ago. I may have to switch seach engines, because I don't want to press any extra keys fo English
    Hasn't happened to me. Maybe if you weren't such a spineless pussy Google would let you use the American version instead of the French one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxCharlie
    Has anyone noticed that if you enter Google it re-directs to Google (the Fench version of Google)?

    It started doing it on my computers at work and at home just a few days ago. I may have to switch seach engines, because I don't want to press any extra keys fo English
    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Hasn't happened to me. Maybe if you weren't such a spineless pussy Google would let you use the American version instead of the French one?



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    Charlie, I'm a bit geek-o-ffended. Common ISP provider with work and home? Use default DNS at home or a third party such as OpenDNS? If work and home have a common DNS provider, have you checked to see if they've updated against DNS poisoning attacks?

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    Hmmm - It's not doing it this morning. I'll have to check at home tonight to see if it's still doing it there, but my guess is that Google fixed it.

    We have SBC at work and Verizon FiOS at home, but I haven't check to see who the DNS provider is,

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    Charlie,

    How did you know it was the French version? Did your search for "girls" and "wee wee" come back with different results?
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    Apparently this mistake isn't that uncommon, Google has given quite a few folks a free trip to France. Harmless though.
    IP Redirects | Skylarking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    Apparently this mistake isn't that uncommon, Google has given quite a few folks a free trip to France. Harmless though.
    IP Redirects | Skylarking
    It was doing it again last night at home - I'm gonna fill out that form & maybe I'll win a trip to France

    Well maybe I can sell the trip to someone who actually WANTS to go to France. I still need a HDTV

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    It was doing it again last night at home - I'm gonna fill out that form & maybe I'll win a trip to France



 

 

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