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Comment: Some positives - some negatives.... (Score 1) 268

by LunarStudio (#28833765) Attached to: Bing Users' Click-Through Rate 55% Higher Than Google Users'
Bing has both positives and negatives.

On the positive side:
1. Fast
2. Nifty tabs next to each search result.
3. Image search reads a lot better on a larger monitor then the limits set by Google's image search.

On the negative side:
1. Heavy reliance on domain names for keywords.
2. Heavy reliance on backlinks causing relevancy issues.
3. I've seen websites that had two sets of title metas and descriptions on the main index page. That code should not be tolerated. In my opinion, Bing is not checking for well-formed code.
4. Bing recommends absolute URLs which can make updating a website difficult as well as potentially causing a drop in ranking for other websites.
5. Little to no reliance on domain age.
6. Less reliance on human edited directories such as DMOZ (which in some ways, may be a positive thing.

Bing really has to work on the relevancy issues. In my opinion, it's just serving up stuff like a loose canon at the moment.

Comment: Jupiter is 318x as Massive than Earth (Score 1) 222

by LunarStudio (#28828583) Attached to: Is Jupiter Earth's Cosmic Protector?
From the Wikipedia article on Jupiter (assuming it is correct): "Jupiter is 2.5 times more massive than all the other planets in our Solar System combined â" this is so massive that its barycenter with the Sun actually lies above the Sun's surface (1.068 solar radii from the Sun's center). Although this planet dwarfs the Earth (with a diameter 11 times as great) it is considerably less dense. Jupiter's volume is equal to 1,317 Earths, yet is only 318 times as massive." Surface Area: 6.21796Ã--1010 km2 = 121.9 Earths So this would only make sense that it had a much greater surface area (122x) than earth to be hit or had a 122% better chance of getting smacked compared to our own.

Comment: Don't take anyone's advice here unless... (Score 2, Insightful) 154

by LunarStudio (#28826903) Attached to: Copyright Status of Thermodynamic Properties?
...they specialize in international copyright law. While a US Citizen may be able to "copy" or "rewrite" code US taxpayers paid for, don't assume other, non-contributing (non tax-paying to the US) foreigners can openly copy and redistribute code that is technically the property of US citizens. Personally, I don't care as your topic is of little interest to me, but unless someone is attorney/lawyer in these copyrights, I wouldn't listen to anyone here.

Good day to avoid cops. Crawl to work.