Search deep with in yourself and say, “I am not a fish!”. This actually worked for me. I am aware that appears to make no logical sense. At least we are getting a better idea of where hiccups come from:
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The White House website has been down for the first 8 days of my petition being on it. It only has 4 days left to get 25,000 people to sign. If the petition page doesn’t load, please comment on my blog.
The text of the petition [Closed]:
We believe that the corn subsidy is making the US weaker economically, making Americans less healthy and more dependent on oil. It costs tax payers billions of dollars a year to subsidize corn and what do we get in return?
High Fructose Corn Syrup in our food. Corn ethanol is not working, other alternatives like sugarcane aren’t being looked at. Many of our farmers grow only corn, which results in higher prices for other fruits and vegetables.
And more (reasons) at endcornsubsidy.wordpress.com
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One confusing use of Google AdWords is for searches like this, if you Google “firefox aurora”. An ad comes up which points you to the first search result. This seems like the most useless advertising ever.
This includes many presidential candidates. Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum does it. Ron Paul does it, but only on DuckDuckGo it seems (it might be a timing thing though).
Rick Santorum actually does have a reason to advertise, especially when using just the search term santorum. It links to a website spreadingsantorum.com which is a Google Bomb of his name with an alternate (disgusting) meaning. This puts him at a very big disadvantage compared to the other candidates, he has to advertise or else people looking to donate/learn more might have a higher chance of stumbling on the other site.
Santorum is in fact the only one who seems to consistently advertise on all major search engines, DuckDuckGo, Bing, and Yahoo. Seeing that he doesn’t have a big monetary war chest, if his search volume increase greatly (with clicks on his ads) and his donations don’t go up that could seemingly force him out of the race. I couldn’t find any evidence of this kind of activity being down maliciously before (and it doesn’t appear to be happening now), but seeing Google Bombs are relatively new, it may have just never happened before.
It would seem like politicians who have been Google Bombed would be more susceptible to an additional attack:
- Other individuals buy adwords linking to bomb site. (tanks)
- Many individuals only clicking on adwords to candidates actual site (infantry)
Since adwords is somewhat a bidding game, this would increase the cost-per-click for the candidate. I think something like this should be called a Google Blitzkrieg. It could happen very fast and you are leaving your “flank” open to the same attack, at least the adwords one.
A follow up to my 1 week with Opera
Unfortunately I didn’t make it. I’m used to an unstable browser (I run Firefox Aurora normally), but recurring crashes are never fun. In fact while writing this post, Xorg went a little crazy, wasn’t able to pin it definitely on Opera though.
I still use it from time to time as my secondary browser. It’s fast and I really like the initial “Speed Dial” page. It’s worth a look, especially on an older machine.
I’ve been testing Firefox Aurora almost since the new release cycle. This release seems quite stable and fast.. So I need something different… I’ve decided to try Opera (stable) for 1 week. I’m on the hunt for websites that don’t work with standards (to add to my Firefox WebCott add-on). Also so far, I have been impressed with the speed and user interface of Opera. Fair Warning, it is not free and open source software, but you can give it a try at Opera.com.