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Dean440
12-18-2009, 08:27 PM
Anybody ever seen this ridiculous garbage? In case you've never had the misfortune of watching one of these commercials, here's a link to one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jMt6saTqq4&feature=related

Why hasn't anyone's B.S. detector gone off over this phrase? "First Ever Decision Engine"?

A decision engine? Give me a break. Just to prove Microsoft's decision engine is not as great as they say it is, I've programmed my own decision engine:



if (number_of_results > 5){
printf("Oh Gosh, look at all these results. Let me sort them for you.");
system("shutdown -f");
}


I bet plenty of idiots started using Bing after seeing those commercials. "I used to use Google, but see, Bing is better. It's the first ever DECISION engine! Google doesn't have that."

I hate Microsoft.

Apostropartheid
12-18-2009, 09:12 PM
Or maybe you are o-ver-re-act-ing?

Fumigator
12-18-2009, 10:40 PM
Your decision engine is more like a decision rubber band. The term "engine" would indicate a slightly more complex algorithm.

Truth is, Bing does have features that Google doesn't. You may need therapy to accept this.

VIPStephan
12-18-2009, 11:38 PM
A friend of mine recently said to me that it would be cool if someone came up with a search engine that strips out all the bull**** results we get and only shows the relevant things. That would be a major step. But in the times of “everybody is allowed to do everything just because they can” we’ll probably never get that far without compromising our privacy, too.

drhowarddrfine
12-18-2009, 11:48 PM
A friend of mine recently said to me that it would be cool if someone came up with a search engine that strips out all the bull**** results we get and only shows the relevant things.
Google lets you filter your searches now with "subscriptions" I think they're called but now some people are complaining new results and sites won't make it to the top of the list if they give the user such choices. Just can't win.

Dean440
12-19-2009, 01:13 AM
Your decision engine is more like a decision rubber band. The term "engine" would indicate a slightly more complex algorithm.

Truth is, Bing does have features that Google doesn't. You may need therapy to accept this.

Accepted. I just don't like the "First Ever" language. It's a stupid claim. Plenty of things have "decision engines", it's just that nobody bothers to call it that.

The original post was meant to be sarcastic and funny. It's not like I'm genuinely fuming with anger over here. I guess it's hard to convey that over the internet.

Apostropartheid
12-19-2009, 11:57 PM
Apologies. See Poe's law (http://www.google.fr/m/search?oe=UTF-8&client=safari&hl=fr&q=poe%27s+law).

nexxterra
12-20-2009, 06:00 PM
Like google, bing offers an adwords program, I have an account for my web hosting company.... When I need to find answers or get help with my Bing account... I have found the best way to find answers is...Google it!

slappyjaw
12-20-2009, 09:07 PM
i must say i prefer AD engine. have you ever noticed that the people talking are talking about a bunch of stuff that is barely related to what they said.

tspek
12-24-2009, 03:08 AM
Anybody ever seen this ridiculous garbage? In case you've never had the misfortune of watching one of these commercials, here's a link to one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jMt6saTqq4&feature=related

Why hasn't anyone's B.S. detector gone off over this phrase? "First Ever Decision Engine"?

A decision engine? Give me a break. Just to prove Microsoft's decision engine is not as great as they say it is, I've programmed my own decision engine:



if (number_of_results > 5){
printf("Oh Gosh, look at all these results. Let me sort them for you.");
system("shutdown -f");
}


I bet plenty of idiots started using Bing after seeing those commercials. "I used to use Google, but see, Bing is better. It's the first ever DECISION engine! Google doesn't have that."

I hate Microsoft.

It's marketing towards people, not computer programmers. And in case you haven't noticed, it's working (http://www.koreaittimes.com/story/6271/bing-me).

bazz
12-24-2009, 03:34 AM
You link to a page and I have a small issue as a result. (is that a search result?? :D )

The page seems to suggest that US results are only the ones that matter, because they are the only demographic mentioned. I have nothing but respect for the country-folk referred to (whether they were referred to or not), BUT: The Internet is global as we know and the US isn't (yet) global.

So, my view is that much of what is written in that link is only as good as the current search engine position.

We deserve better. difficult challenge, It can be done!

As soon as someone has a solution that performs better than current search engines, the sooner we shall increase revenues for each business and their customers. remember google was the small guy only as long ago as 2000!!

I am workin' on the wheel.
bazz

zellfaze
12-24-2009, 01:10 PM
Honestly I doubt us Google Lovers have anything to worry about. Google will likely stay at the top for quite a while. I dont see Bing causing any real dent in its empire.

If anything we ought to be happy. With Bing on the scene Google will have to do things better to win back those people, which in turn means we end up with a better Google in the end.

Competition. In this case everyone wins.

seco
12-24-2009, 01:39 PM
advertising is not geared toward smart people.

Fumigator
12-24-2009, 05:05 PM
advertising is not geared toward smart people.

I just have to LOL at that... so concise and, well, TRUE.

Oh there is one exception-- those UPS commercials, with the guy in the woman's wig (SNL reference, thank you), with the big brown marker up there doodling. I think the minimum IQ for those commercials is somewhere around 150. :p

tspek
12-25-2009, 07:47 AM
You link to a page and I have a small issue as a result. (is that a search result?? :D )

The page seems to suggest that US results are only the ones that matter, because they are the only demographic mentioned. I have nothing but respect for the country-folk referred to (whether they were referred to or not), BUT: The Internet is global as we know and the US isn't (yet) global.

So, my view is that much of what is written in that link is only as good as the current search engine position.

We deserve better. difficult challenge, It can be done!

As soon as someone has a solution that performs better than current search engines, the sooner we shall increase revenues for each business and their customers. remember google was the small guy only as long ago as 2000!!

I am workin' on the wheel.
bazz


I can't speak about what an American based company is doing with their marketing over seas. What I can tell you is that the commercials mentioned in this thread are being played in the US.

tspek
12-25-2009, 07:49 AM
advertising is not geared toward smart people.

You give too much credit to the human psyche.



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