Aside from the potential to enrage sysadmins and users alike, we question the wisdom of conditioning users to search for internal, likely confidential data in their Web browser's general-purpose search bar. We also question Microsoft's own language about the change. One section of the announcement opens with the statement "If you decide to deploy Microsoft Search in Bing in your organization, we recommend that you at least send an email to your users to explain..." This would be a reasonable thing to say about an opt-in change, but it seems facile when applied to a change that requires specific preparation on an organization's part to prevent from happening in the first place. … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s sneaky plan to switch Chrome searches from Google to Bing
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The main suspects circulating on social media and fan forums include Kim Tate, her son Jamie, her daughter-in-law Andrea and business associate Al Chapman, Jai Sharma, Charity Dingle, Marlon Dingle and Pierce Harris. … [Read more...] about Emmerdale viewers convinced Jai will be framed for Graham’s murder after memory blackout on coke binge
This is where Google's response was markedly different. Its first result: "17 Ways Search Engines Judge The Value of a Link." Useful, you might think, even if it doesn't exactly answer the question. What was less useful was that the article was from 2009. The next result? "How Google Judges Quality and What You Should Do About It." This was from 2015 and certainly didn't answer my question. I was becoming a touch confused. Were either of these search engines any good? … [Read more...] about Is Google better than Bing? I asked Google and Bing (and got surprising results)
A tiger's home range spans up to 800 square kilometers, but a male of "dispersal age"—about two years—will travel up to 1,000 kilometers in search of fresh territory for prey and mates. Only two reserves in the world are currently large enough to accommodate dispersals on this scale—the Hukawng Valley in Burma and Thailand's Western Forest Complex—but neither have the tigers to match their capacity. India, on the other hand, holds more than half of the world's tigers in numerous isolated pockets. Genetic corridors can help populate the large reserves and make small ones more viable. According to statistical models, if just one male tiger per generation—about ten years—makes a successful crossing from one habitat to another—from India to Burma, for instance, or Laos to Vietnam—and adds his genes to a different mix, the entire species gets a new lifeline. (Simply moving tigers from one habitat is quicker, but it almost always backfires: … [Read more...] about A New Conservation: Saving Tigers and Their Genes
I’m not suggesting that Meghan has been a naïve, disinterested and completely blameless passenger on this journey. Of course not. A divorcee, three years older than Harry and significantly, from a mixed race; an actress who has seen a bit of the world from California to Johannesburg and from Vancouver and Bueno Aires, can hardly been expected to be a piece of royal decoration. … [Read more...] about Was it all about Meghan, the witch of Windsor?