The workaround here is to use keywords:
Click the engine dropdown in the search box and choose Manage Search Engines.
Create keywords for the search engines you care about (eg. 'g' for google, 'wp' for wikipedia, 'd' for dictionary.com, etc).
Perform searches in the Awesome Bar by typing "<keyword> <search terms>" and ignore the search box (except to configure more search engines and/or keywords).
The Invisible Pink Unicorn statue was built decades ago and nobody has complained yet.
I must admit, though, one of the best moments is when BBC revived Dr. Who and had an episode (maybe the first episode) where the Doctor takes Rose billions of years into the future, with the sun about to engulf the earth.
You're describing the opening scene of s01e02, The End of the World.
This is why you can actually say [homeopathy/snake oil/Magnet Therapy] etc. all are "scientifically proven to improve your outcomes" and be telling the truth.
Actually, you cannot say anything has been scientifically proven and be telling the truth because science has no proof mechanism.
The context menu search has always defaulted to the engine selected in the search box. Mine has remained set to Google and Ask.com is not even one of the options I have, so I'm thinking maybe something else has hijacked your settings. Either that or you've changed it yourself without realizing.
I haven't had HBO since I was a kid, so maybe things have changed, but isn't it commercial-free? Isn't that the whole point of paying the premium for it?
Perhaps some puff paint? Maybe some stickers?
That's what PDFCreator is for. Just beware the bundled toolbar.
science doesn't deal with facts
Uh, what? Facts are the foundation of science. If science has any issue with facts it's that Joe Sixpack thinks the hierarchy is...
Hypothesis -> Theory -> Facts
In actuality, it's...
Facts -> Hypothesis -> Theory
Hypotheses and theories are built on facts. Maybe you meant science doesn't deal with proof?
...there is only trademark infringement.
Only 3, I think, but they keep re-releasing them with new titles.