incidentally, in my endeavours to find the ISG stuff that i mentioned in the previous post, i stumbled across a few odd things i've never seen before re google.
Here's what happened. I googled "resigned from the iraq survey group" - and i got 55 results.
among those result were these:
Hansard is the official transcript of Australian Parliament. In any case, so i click on the bottom link but the term I was looking for wasnt in the document. No problem. I then clicked on the cached link and something weird happened. The site loads up normally - and you can see the document in the usual cached format - but as soon as it is fully loaded, the site redirects to http://18.104.22.168/webhp - which is a google homepage - to be precise "Google English" (which is different to google australia, and google uk. )
I have no idea what Google English is.
Has anyone ever seen a redirect from a cached document before?
OK. So that was kinda weird - but then I did the same search again 10 minutes later - and this time I only got 54 hits
and yep - guess which one was missing. the same one that i'd been trying to access. it's kinda odd, right?
After I did that first search and realised that the search term i was looking for wasnt actually in the document I was looking for, I grabbed another quote from the google excerpt ("in the hunt for weapon stockpiles, saying that resources had been") and googled that. I got two results - the Hansard pdf and the same other link.
(i dont know what that "9.43pm" timestamp means - it's probably the pacific coastal time i accessed that site)
10 minutes later, I did the exact same search - and only got one result - with the same one missing!
does anyone else think that is weird?