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Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« on: December 16, 2020, 09:36:18 am »
I typed in 'how to use survex' on the search bar in Youtube. I suppose the result might be useful to female cave surveyors.

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2020, 10:36:29 am »
Hmm,  yes.     :lol:

Another case, I fear, of Big Brother saying "I know you typed abc but I also know that you really, subconsciously meant to type xyz."
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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2020, 01:38:44 pm »
Apparently rocket tubes is a good one !

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2020, 04:35:25 pm »
I was recommended a wax based chain lubricant called Squirt for my bike.
So I Googled Squirt.....

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2020, 04:46:32 pm »
Excercise extreme caution if googling 'glory hole' in relation to mining or quarrying. Always qualify with 'mining' or 'quarry'.

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2020, 09:47:51 pm »
I typed in 'how to use survex' on the search bar in Youtube. I suppose the result might be useful to female cave surveyors.

Possibly more useful to male cave surveyors.

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2020, 10:44:07 pm »
Why, oh why, did I think it was a good idea to try putting these into Google?!?  :o
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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2020, 11:13:39 pm »
Google does occasionally learn.  If you are looking for free decent image processing software, as opposed to renting stuff from adobe until the subscription runs out, it returns:

GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

As opposed to the somewhat odd aspects covered in Pulp Fiction.


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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2020, 01:45:15 am »
Yes, GIMP is pretty good. Fortunately we have it on our software portal at work, so I've not had to search for that!
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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2020, 07:15:57 am »
Hahahaha this is brilliant. 😂😂😂
I once squashed my wedding ring when in my workshop so I decided to fix it myself and had a tool in mind.

Do not Google ring stretcher

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2020, 08:06:39 am »
My daughter-in-law once entered "pearl necklace" in to search. Some years ago I was told about an enthusiastic female secondary school teacher who had just returned from a computer course and, surrounded by students, typed in "corporal punishment".

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2020, 08:41:49 am »
I one googled Gaping Gill. Gill was a very interesting girl.

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2020, 06:49:28 pm »
I typed in 'how to use survex' on the search bar in Youtube. I suppose the result might be useful to female cave surveyors.

Possibly more useful to male cave surveyors.
You haven't been a GP. You would surprised how many people of either sex are ignorant of their anatomy.

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2020, 06:52:15 pm »
The comment that Google learns is true. The first time I tried to buy plug and feathers I went through a page or two of entirely irrelevant specialised erotic toys. I finally found what I wanted and the next time I Googled plug and feathers up came a series of masonry sites.

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2020, 09:51:20 pm »
Google does learn, so I'd be very worried if a caver turned up anything inappropriate from 'Gaping Gill' for example!  :o

I always try to add some context to a search for example if I put in 'BCA' I always put in 'BCA cave' or 'plug and features rock splitting '
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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2020, 09:52:42 am »
Googling "huge cocks" is very disappointing. Once you've seen one chicken you've seen them all.
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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2020, 11:12:55 am »
> Google does learn, so I'd be very worried if a caver turned up anything inappropriate from 'Gaping Gill' for example!

Och, it was about twenty years ago and I think the search engine was called Northern Light or something.

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2020, 11:14:42 am »
I typed in 'how to use survex' on the search bar in Youtube. I suppose the result might be useful to female cave surveyors.

Possibly more useful to male cave surveyors.
You haven't been a GP. You would surprised how many people of either sex are ignorant of their anatomy.

I haven't been a GP, but I wouldn't be surprised, having retrieved a split condom at 5am from the forefield - more than once. They're not what they used to be. Luckily I'm quite dextrous.

'Now just take a deep breath and don't move'...  :halo:

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2020, 11:50:00 am »
So there was I, thinking that I’d brighten up my Covid-blighted existence by typing in ‘how to use Survex’ into Duck-Duck-Go; what did I get but:

CUCC Expedition Handbook: Programmers manual - Survex

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2020, 02:03:01 pm »
My Aunt who bred champion Cavalier King Charles spaniels once googled 'bitches'.... :o :o

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2020, 05:58:32 pm »
So there was I, thinking that I’d brighten up my Covid-blighted existence by typing in ‘how to use Survex’ into Duck-Duck-Go; what did I get but:

CUCC Expedition Handbook: Programmers manual - Survex

I did my search on Youtube.

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2020, 09:47:12 am »
And then of course theres teabagging.
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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2020, 04:18:43 pm »
Cavalry soldiers were (maybe still are?) also a dab hand with the old ginger root for presentational excellence in mounted parades, naturally called 'gingering' - or in French 'feauging', which anglicised is 'figging'. The rest you can look up.

I always knew this info would come in handy one day - knowledge is power ;)

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2020, 01:56:03 am »
Also be careful if researching old style vessels on Ohio rivers.

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2020, 12:09:06 pm »
And then of course theres teabagging.

Tarmacing always makes me smirk

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2020, 01:32:48 pm »
Eifel Tower

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Re: Searches that don't come up with quite what you want
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2020, 06:36:30 pm »
Apparently rocket tubes is a good one !

You beat me to it - sadly...just as I searched for said item (for underwater transport of things I like to keep dry) my wife walked by, looked at the screen asked what I was doing, shook her head and then carried on...

 

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