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Is anyone else having trouble with Google?

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John James Posted: Wed, Dec 28 2011 3:25 PM

First I noticed the search settings are un-alterable:

 

And if I try to get to it through other links, or even just try to click "help", it shows this:

 

Now I noticed any image I click on from image search will not show up...it's just a blank page...

 

Anyone having similar issues?  The unrendered help page makes me think it's an issue with the site, but any ideas on how this might be an issue on my end?

 

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I'm using IE and I can't even get google to show up.  Firefox works fine with it though.

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Autolykos replied on Wed, Dec 28 2011 6:32 PM

I'm also using IE and Google is flaking out on me. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

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Wheylous replied on Wed, Dec 28 2011 9:31 PM

MARKET FAILURE surprise

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DanielMuff replied on Wed, Dec 28 2011 11:53 PM

Quickly, someone call the government!

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Bert replied on Thu, Dec 29 2011 1:32 AM

Well, I use FireFox and I don't have any problems of major concern.

I don't see this as market failure, it's Google's way of kicking people off IE and towards Chrome.  Why not make your widely used product/service unworkable on the other guy's platforms to where you have to use theirs?

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Bert:
Why not make your widely used product/service unworkable on the other guy's platforms to where you have to use theirs?

Because it pisses people off, and there are other options for search engines.  Not to mention, there are ways around any screwy blocking technique they'd try to use.  Apple tried to make their widely used phone "unworkable" with applications they don't approve...that hasn't exactly worked out so well.

There is nothing more powerful than the market.  If the people want it, they're going to get it.

 

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My issue was a buggy piece of software I had installed.  The issue appeared soon after I had installed it, and disappeared after I reformatted.

 

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