bing goes down



  1. John Eddie Kerr says:

    Bing? Never use it. Because It’s Not Google.

    • Hmeyers says:

      Interesting!

      I did a Google search to find out what this “Bing” deal is and apparently it is a search app you can get for the iPhone that has 45 ratings averaging 2 stars.

      I don’t know if it is free, but it is good to see new search engines try to get some of the app market. The more apps the better.

    • Big Toe says:

      IDIOT!

      GOOGLE IS THE EVIL BASTARD AND YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW IT!!!

      Be a sheep and BELIEVE what they tell you. Do what everyone else does. Use Google. Use Bing. YOU’RE ALL IDIOTS!!!

      Try DuckDuckGo if you need a suggestion.

  2. birddog says:

    Bing better than Google

  3. John Eddie Kerr says:

    We can do without Bing, but it is a sad day when Groklaw shuts down, especially for the reasons given.

  4. jpfitz says:

    bong !

    • Big Toe says:

      BOING!

      Oops I thing that’s taken by an aircraft manufacturer. ;-)

      (Funny how no one associates a word used to describe a bouncing object with a particular airplane manufacturer.)

      Boing… boing… boing…

      • jpfitz says:

        That’s no aircraft or defence contractor. I’ve made many a part for Boeing.

        It’s a web site

  5. John Eddie Kerr says:

    It is back up again, at least I can reach it here in Canada. I do not use Bing because I believe that Microsoft has enough presence in the world as it is. But at the same time I am also concerened about the power that Google has. Yes I use Linux, and only Linux.

    • dusanmal says:

      startpage.com – solves all my main gripes with Google (some of which are shared by Bing) and yet uses firewalled Google engine for good old style results that beat all other search choices.
      Google/Bing gripes: tracking and data collection, Startpage doesn’t.
      Google gripes: they are bent on “personalized” search. Which, for most of my needs fails miserably. General search terms return nonsense because of it. Get service like Startpage that obstructs Google from this personalization and localization and voila – suddenly old pre-2011 Google quality results re-appear.

      • Tim says:

        Block google with noscript and there are a couple adblock entries to add. It stops all the google profiling garbage. No more drop down suggestions, no previews, no fanagling what pages *they* think you can afford.

        IxQuick and Startpage and Startpage are great but give slightly different spreads of results even amongst themselves , sometimes, and don’t seem to be quite ‘up to the minute’ — But, then again, using google like twitter probably means I’ve got undeclared identifier issues somewhere.

      • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

        Gee dusanmal–I wonder why google has selected you out of billions for special treatment??

        Your credibility remains at zero. From search engines to politics……… what gives?

        • jpfitz says:

          I find dusa’s findings regarding google correct, especially on smart devices. Plus the other search engine is a great choice. Why do you knock his suggestion of an alternative?

          • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

            Because google personal tracking to give better results works for me. I do assume my experiences in life are much the same as everyone elses. Dusanmal is a FERP. His credibility on political issues is zero. Why should I extend him the benefit of a doubt on other even tech issues?

            But with your confounding affirmative vote, now thats just what I have to do!

            Rats.

          • jpfitz says:

            I also have a different bent on the political and societal musings of said commenter, but startpage has some good customization properties. Try it you’ll like it.

            Also have you checked out the film I recommended? I enjoyed it very much, anything Werner Herzog works on I find interesting.

            Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (Documentary 2010)

            http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1683876/

    • WILLIAM says:

      I use only Linux too. I have used bing over google frequently because google refuses some page results unless I login with my google account. Really not much gain though because of who they are but on the plus side if they can’t be leaders they are not who you look to for info.

      Personally things get much better with ixquick

  6. John F. Kennedy says:

    It is back up again, at least I can reach it here in Canada. I do not use Linux because I believe that Linux is an annoying presence in the world. But at the same time I am also concerened about the power that Apple and Google has. Yes I use Microsoft, and only Microsoft.

  7. AlanB says:

    Use it occasionally for the bird’s eye view. Otherwise Start Page.

  8. jpfitz says:

    I blame it on the blue moon of tonight. Go outside and look up. Not till 2015 will we see another.

    sorry for being off topic JCD.

  9. AdmFubar says:

    NSA has been installing new backdoors into the bing search engine… “all your search are belong to us”

  10. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

    bing is hard to avoid it being secreted in lots of “free” apps. I checked and its in my search side bar as an option. 2-3 times a year I’ll try some other engine but keep google as my default. They have tracked me long enough to give me the results I want.

    Whats not to love?

  11. g says:

    I think it went like this- netflix,Amazon,google,and now bing all in one week, Does anybody think they are testing the internet”off “switch?

    • John Eddie Kerr says:

      They can’t turn it off, too much money is changing hands on the Internet in North America.

      • g says:

        I seem to remember Obama saying something to the effect that he(they) were installing a switch just encase they needed it to stop an emergency terrorist act , so these improbable outages could be just a test of the emergency broadband system. Too far fetched? By the way I have always been faithful to the party, so of course I am all for it, anything to stop the evil doers

  12. NewformatSux says:

    They’re installing a new NSA update.

  13. BubbaMustafa says:

    Takes a few minutes to install the NSA servers.

  14. Guyver says:

    I’ve been trying really hard to use DuckDuckGo since they claim to preserve your privacy but I find it lacking at times and end up using Google again.

    I’m hoping DuckDuckGo gets better where I can ditch Google altogether.

  15. Brian says:

    Bing maps are better. The birds eye view is far superior. Hate the new Google maps Also the video search has a mouse over preview (but i don’t search many videos).

  16. spsffan says:

    I originally avoided Bing because it was Microsoft and I deal with their slap shod products enough as it is.

    But, I did actually try to use it a few times to search for things. All I got was links to pages about other searches for something like what I was looking for, but not actually the thing I was looking for.

    So, I gave up and went back to Google, but now that Google seems to have renounced its “do no harm” mantra, I’m moving on from there, too.

    • Big Toe says:

      TRY DUCKDUCKGO!
      ( http://donttrack.us/ )

      So don’t get tracked when searching. Use DuckDuckGo instead. Privacy is just one of many reasons why it’s awesome.

      I swear! There are a goddamn idiots EVERYWHERE! GOOGLE IS EVIL AND IS TRACKING YOU LIKE A GODDAMN COW! So you want to keep going back?! That’s like INSANE!

      Even cows are allowed to roam out of sight or off the grid once in a while.

  17. Whats next ? says:

    What’s next in line
    Amazon, the US government or even You Tube ?
    Only the shadow – or some little kid on their Commodore 63 ?

  18. Big Toe says:

    GOOD!

    GOOD RIDDANCE!!!

    Google and Bing can kiss my ass! I haven’t used either one for more than a YEAR!!!

    I hope their servers melt into the fiery depths of HELL for all the breaches of trust they have committed – and CONTINUE to commit!

    “Do no evil” – my foot! THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS!!!

  19. t0llyb0ng says:

    Each of these brief outages is a telltale clue that yet another upstream photon-hijacking device has been switched over to the new Utah datacenter.  Now they won’t need the three-day “rolling buffer” technique.  That was the old technology.  NSA update indeed.  Who’s gonna stop ‘em?  *cue crickets*

    no fan in finagling
    no hyphen in reappear
    evildoers is one word

  20. CrankyGeeksFan says:

    The web-analytics firm GoSquared is reporting that during the roughly 4 minute Google outage, https://engineering.gosquared.com/googles-downtime-40-drop-in-traffic ,
    there was a 40% drop in Internet traffic. Other sources state that means a loss of approximately $500,000 in lost ad revenue.

    GoSquared’s chart then shows a smaller upward spike in traffic.

    I’m thinking of the scene from The Matrix when Neo notices a black cat walking past a door then sees the same cat walking past the same door. Neo says he had déjà vu. Trinity tells him, “they changed something”.

  21. haymoose says:

    >cd /NSA/Files/#ITM/Trust/
    >ext ./SSL_decrypt_code_execute.bin
    >Output error in code line xxx. Error returned is:

    “All Your Internet Are Belong To Us”

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >quit

  22. msbpodcast says:

    But does anyone care?

    Maybe the NSA does, but why?

  23. Kent says:

    This morning it was eBay for me.