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All very strange and as it results in a total mess, and this has been posted about before, Googleguy may like to alert whoever as I can't belive they want woman bodies and cuban and Argentinan flags for navigation.
That'll help us nail down what's causing this. Seems like it's fairly isolated so far, so any first-hand report would help!
>he is on AOL
They use Inktomi's caching software, as do NTL.
BINGO. Your right NTL do use Ink's caching software. I've just dialed in using a modem and everything is ok. Back to NTL broadband and their back.
Next question, is it an accident??? or is my paranoia setting in.;)
I've just rung a friend at NTL and he is tring to get clearance to clear the cache of any GG sites.
If I type www.google.com into the address bar, a download window popped up very briefly, and then disapeared. This happened twice. Then I'd clear my cache and go back to google and it would be ok. Until that download window appeared again, randomly.
I think this is when my machine downloaded other images and replaced [google.com...] as well as other google images in my cache, with other images.
Hope this throws some light on it.
p.s. if it is, as suspected, a problem with caching software you could overcome it by renaming you images. I don't know how much coding this would be though.
We've been in contact with the ISP and asked them to flush their proxy, so hopefully this issue has been fixed. If you still see this happening, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your ISP and any info like proxies/IPs/traceroutes.
But hopefully this is a solved issue. The problem wasn't at Google, but we appreciate users letting us know about it so we could contact the ISP in question. :)