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# woo! have a patriotic side dish to go with that

ohhhhh and I now offically dislike google

turns out that if you search for something, it goes off and pre-fetches the top result without you asking

fucking bandwidth stealers
(, Thu 26 Jan 2006, 21:17, archived)
# That's a feature of the browser - don't blame Google
You can turn it off, you know.
(, Thu 26 Jan 2006, 21:24, archived)
# did you not know about that?
(, Thu 26 Jan 2006, 21:24, archived)
# ?
You mean it opens the first result in a new window without it being clicked? Or it loads it into cache?
(, Thu 26 Jan 2006, 21:26, archived)
# Prolly means the latter
(, Thu 26 Jan 2006, 21:28, archived)
# Ah, thank you
And yes, it appears that it's a feature of the browser, can't really blame google for that Rik, you big sillyhead.
(, Thu 26 Jan 2006, 21:31, archived)
# the prefetch attribute was intended for in-site prefetching of pages, images, etc.
i.e. stuff you`ve elected to view

what if you jokingly google "child porn" and have stuff pumped down your connection? ultimately google makes its money from site referrals, and is artificially driving up traffic to sites
(, Thu 26 Jan 2006, 21:35, archived)