A /. user was testing the new Microsoft filter system. Upon initial use and with the filter set to the lowest setting, the filter blocked Google. Disabling the filter brought the Goog back.
The nerds are currently deciding via /.’s commenting system if it was intentional or not. They’ll let you know what they decide.
As time passes, I grow as weary of Google’s tactics as I am of Microsoft. I use both daily, so I can hardly say that I feel strongly enough to be rid of them, but I sometimes hate to think of my role in this as an enabler.
Just not quite enough to go without my OS and Google Maps.