Did the search timeout recently change?

I was searching for some old threads (specifically an old rant of Sauron’s), and the search timeout was 120 seconds. I seem to recall that the search timeout used to be 60 seconds. Is my memory vaguer than usual, or was the timeout actually changed? (And if it’s not too much trouble, how come?)

Yeah, look here.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=432913&highlight=search+timeout

Thanks for the link.

Did you find the rant? Was it his “Emperor of the World” rant?

Yes I did find, it, and yes that was the rant I was looking for.

Moo.