Google Talk is now localised (not localized) for UK English. So instead of saying "Your Gmail contacts are pre-loaded into Google Talk so inviting or talking to your friends is just a click away" it says "Your Google Mail contacts are pre-loaded into Google Talk, thus inviting or talking to your friends is just a click away".
They're having a laugh aren't they. We don't say "thus" in the UK, do we?
"See what the world is searching for" says Google Trends. Red Sox, thanksgiving, super bowl, grits and hurricane Katrina are listed as example searches. So that would be what the US is searching for then.
The results are interesting, it can tell what city you're in when you do a search. Here's a search for Google and evil. The graph shows no results before November 2004. So that's when they started being evil. Hmmm.
I saw a plotline from Star Trek in the latest episode of Doctor Who, School Reunion.
The scenario in Star Trek is this: they land on a planet which is a paradise. The people on the planet try to get the crew to join them, as everything is perfect. The crew, usually Kirk, refuse, saying they don't want everything to be perfect, they like things how they are.
A similar thing happened in Dr Who. Not that the bat-people looked like creatures from paradise, but when their leader offered the Doctor and his team/gang/entourage the chance to make the Universe a better place, Sarah Jane said that she liked it how it was.
Why do we distrust those who offer a better place?