Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Stop Google redirect to local country Google Domain

Many of internet users must have seen that when you type Google.com it redirects to your local google domain.
Generally google.com redirects to local Google country specific domain, depending on the country you are located.

For Example if your are surfing from India.
 Google.com wil redirects you  to google.co.in  

Now you must be wondering does result makes difference? after all google is providing result. Answer is it Yes.
Result is little bit different.



Do you still want to check about suggestions ? Here it is..

Google.com suggestion for "how to"

and google.co.in suggestion for "how to"

Now you may want to always search in google.com :-)

how to stop google to redirects to your local domain.
You don't need any software or any plugin to do this

Well seach result difference will be negligible till when you are searching something on google which is not country dependent, still if you don’t want google.com to redirect then type www.google.com/ncr in your browser address bar – ncr stands for No Country Redirect. You can save the above address as bookmark in your browser to open google.com always

Another way is to let google.com redirect to your country google domain and then click the link at the google page for your country which says Go to Google.com [ as shown in the image above ]

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Mystery of History - September 1752 where a month with whole of eleven days missing

If you are working in Unix, try this out.
At $ prompt, type: cal 9 1752
You will find


you can check it with Google too that history has a mystery for September 1752.

Want to know the reason?

September 3, 1752: The Gregorian calendar (New Style or N.S) replaced the Julian calendar (Old Style or O.S.) in England and its American colonies, by an act of Parliament. The difference between the Julian Calendar of 46 B.C. and the Gregorian calendar has grown to 11 days. Parliament decreed that Wednesday, September 2 will be followed by Thursday, September 14. The Gregorian Calendar was adopted by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 in most European countries. As this change comes to England, bill collectors became confused. Rumors spread that employees are losing 11 days' pay, and everybody is losing 11 days of his life. Londoners cried, "Give us our 11 days back!" and people rioted in the streets to protest the calendar change. Benjamin Franklin wrote "It is pleasant for an old man to be able to go to bed on September 2, and not have to get up until September 14."

This was the time England shifted from Roman Julian Cal. to the Gregorian Calendar and the king of England ordered those 11 days to be wiped off the face of the month of September of 1752. (What couldn't a King do in those days?!) And yes, the workers worked for 11 days less, but got paid for the entire 30 days. :-)

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