September 10, 2002, 3:46pm
EggNogg you are a halfwit, a cretin and a true oxygen thief.
September 10, 2002, 9:31pm
!edud egnarts eno era uoY
I’m almost afraid to type “palindrome” into that.
Try it in Hebrew or Arabic!
That’s the best thing I’ve seen on the Net for quite some time.
Cool stuff! How’d they do that?
The Better Half was home for lunch just now, used F11 to maximize the window as usual, looked at it, and immediately noticed way down at the bottom, where it says…
We’re trying to get statistics on usage behind the Great Firewall of China. Click here everytime you do an elgooG search in China. Thanks.
Hosting a Google mirror for 1.3 billion Chinese people isn’t cheap. Please help us out with our bandwidth costs (every little bit helps). Thanks for visiting.
His opinion is that it’s an official Google mirror site for China, because China’s Google-blocking software probably can’t search for things spelled backwards, and he points out that they’d have to have Google’s permission to use the Google logo, even backwards.
Hey, he guessed right. Found a link.
Google mirror beats Great Firewall of China
15:55 06 September 02
NewScientist.com news service
The mirror site, called elgooG, is a parody of the English language version of Google in which all the text on the web pages has been reversed. The text terms used for searches are also entered in reverse. The site, which returns all the same hits as Google, can be accessed from behind China’s “great firewall”.
Viewing the page using a mirror makes it somewhat easier to read, and would allow someone to find a website. Web site “mirroring” normally involves copying the contents of a site and hosting on a different server. This can be useful if one server is particularly busy.
New Scientist ascertained that elgooG is accessible from China using a system that remotely tests China’s internet restrictions. The system was created by two researchers at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School in the US.