lammert - 7:43 pm on Feb 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
You are right, when in a location outside of the US, default www.google.com redirects to the localized version. But you can change that by using www.google.com/ncr as URL. After that, www.google.com won't redirect to www.google.local-tld, even when invoked without /ncr. The setting is stored in a cookie, so cookies must be enabled for this.