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Q: Goodbye, and a question ( No Answer,   7 Comments )
Subject: Goodbye, and a question
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: markvmd-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 30 Nov 2006 07:18 PST
Expires: 30 Dec 2006 07:18 PST
Question ID: 786998
Thank you all for a delightful, informative, and amusing experience. I
shall miss it, and you. Well, not YOU over there, but the rest of you.

There are so many unanswered questions! I'm going to have a raft of
them about my sailboat over the winter. My wife is finishing her PhD
and liked knowing GA was around if she needed it, though many of her
questions were already addressed here and answered. What exactly is
the answer to Asdassdsaas? Is it Dffdfdd? Most distressing of all,
where will the next generation go for that all important question,
"What is the meaning of Life?"

All together, Douglas Adams fans-- IT'S FORTY TWO! 

(Purists know that's The Answer, but the question is incorrect. Go
back to playing D&D, fellow geeks.)

Can anyone figure out how much Larry and Sergy made from g00gle
answers? Based on just the 50 cent fee, it wasn't a lot over the 4+
years but that's only part of the income. Assuming four full time
employees, I can see 400K going out each year to support it.

I am NOT trying to defend the decision to close GA, believe me, just
wondering about the logic behind it. You KNOW "they'll" say the income
over the last six months was poor; well, duh-- they removed the link
on the "other" page!

G00gle's stock is set to drop. Watch for it!

Now let's enjoy a laugh for a moment at every poster who has put the
word "g00gle" spelled correctly in their last day posting that has
caused the post to be locked.

In case you missed it, the question was "Can anyone figure out how
much Larry and Sergy made from g00gle answers?"
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Goodbye, and a question
From: redhoss-ga on 30 Nov 2006 07:40 PST
Who cares about Larry and Sergy. I just want to know how much my
severance check will be.
Subject: Re: Goodbye, and a question
From: probonopublico-ga on 30 Nov 2006 08:51 PST
Great question, Mark, but shouldn't we spare a thought for the Credit
Card fraudsters who will now have to find some other method for
checking hot numbers?

They probably made more dough from GA than Larry and Sergy.

You may recall that recently I mentioned receiving a share of a $60 million payout?

That was from Google Adwords. There was a Group Action that claimed
the clicks were over-stated and Google paid out the $60 million as

I sampled Adwords for a few weeks and found that it didn't work for me
after tests that cost me about £115.

And can anyone guess what my share was?

It surprised me.

Subject: Re: Goodbye, and a question
From: markvmd-ga on 30 Nov 2006 09:51 PST
Bryan, if your share of the suit was anything like the recent awards
I've received, you got $5 off something useless when you sign up for
two years of it. Unless you were an attorney on the case. Now there's
some real money!

The credit card goofs are what I meant by "What exactly is the answer
to Asdassdsaas?"

Thank you, Bryan, for much mirth and merriment from your questions and
for much good information from your postings... or is it the other way
round? I'd never heard of Hove before and now that I know you are
there I will have to avoid it. It's very obviously an assylum for mad
multiple-personality types and they'd never let me out.


Oh, don't worry-- that isn't me crying. It's leftover rhinitis from
doing too much cocaine as a youth.
Subject: Re: Goodbye, and a question
From: probonopublico-ga on 30 Nov 2006 10:51 PST
Nearly right, Mark, I received 57 pence that I could only use for
further clicks ... Maybe one or two clicks at the most!

But it made me appreciate just how profitable the Adwords business is.
No wonder the Head Honchos didn't want to bother with GA.

As to your coming to Hove: perish the thought; they would probably not let you in.

Subject: Re: Goodbye, and a question
From: answerfinder-ga on 30 Nov 2006 13:25 PST
"What exactly is the answer to Asdassdsaas?"

It is a secret code used by the middle row of your keyboard. They used
GA to pass messages to each other. They were planning a world-wide
coups d'état. They were intent on taking over the top and bottom row
letters on each and every computer in the world.
Subject: Re: Goodbye, and a question
From: markvmd-ga on 30 Nov 2006 14:22 PST

Answerfinder, how did you uncover the plans by the Dvoraks to take over the Qwertys?
Subject: Re: Goodbye, and a question
From: crabcakes-ga on 02 Dec 2006 20:10 PST

   When figuring out the Googlies revenue from GA, don't forget they
made 25% of each fee! We GARs earned %75, the Googlies 25%.

   Had the site been promoted, the earnings to the Googlies would have
been much higher.

  Another note: How much revenue does Google earn on all the other 
Google services, such as Maps, Labs, Notebook, Writely, Calendar,
Translator or Pack? Other than AdSense revenues, I don,t see the other
services bringing in revenue. GA brought in both.

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