|and the winner is:|
After exhaustively searching the first 1000 g### threads, I decided this wasn't quite grownup enough. But it made me laugh.
Search phrase, in quotes using Advanced Search, "in polybim" (it's for an e-text), yields a respectable 106,000 results. Or rather, it doesn't:
|Showing results for "in polycom" |
Search instead for "in polybim"
As ever, g###, thank you for attempting to read my mind. Yes, I do want to "search instead", seeing as how that's what I typed in the first place. Well, -bim, -com, it's a mistake anyone's fingers could make.
|About 3 results (0.12 seconds) |
The figure "about three" works out to
:: pause to count ::
precisely seven, with the option of additional results from TIA.
I don't think it takes me an eighth of a second to count to seven and return the answer in digit (7) form.
Oh, lordy lordy.
Incidentally, one advantage of using a very obscure browser is that nobody has yet put a lot of work into overriding its ad blocker. When I cross-check in Safari, my first reaction is always "Yeowch! Where did all this advertising come from?"
What it possibly means is that they trust three of those results and not the other four.
I see it in a site: search that actually returns almost 100 pages but Google promises only low 80s. I know the other 20 pages have low content or other problems.
A closer look reveals that four of the "about three" are at books.google.com. Wonder which one of their books they don't trust?
Oops, wait, I got it backward. They trust the three that are not their own. :) In the realm of OCR and e-books, this is a far more plausible interpretation.