TheMadScientist - 7:03 pm on May 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
People think clearing their cache, deleting cookies, and turning personalization off makes it so you get 'generic' results or Google can't tell it's you for personalization and you can then tell where you rank 'generally' right?
Check out Browser Fingerprints [webmasterworld.com] before you think they need that cookie to personalize those results for you, because my guess is they really don't.
IMO The preceding explains quite a bit about different results on different computers in the same room both with 'personalization turned off' and some other 'odd differences' or 'non-differences' in results people have been reporting here.
BTW: Huge thanks to Tangor for posting the linked thread.