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Microsoft's Bing is slowly but surely being rolled out to interweb surfers throughout the world - and those who can already get their sticky hands on the new search engine are finding hardcore porno videos are now just two clicks away. The Blighty version of the site, which has replaced Redmond’s clunky old Live Search, is now …

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Col

Ultimately...

Ultimately, no new technology will ever be successful unless it delivers porn to the user better than was done before.

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No time for a witty comment, over to Bing! to check this out in the interests of technical research...

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And so?

What do people think safe search is for? Pretty much the same happens in google .

Disabling safety protocols and then whining about the results is just idiotic.

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now i can actually see

this becomming succsessfull !!

good excuse at work ! nah i just typed in johnson !!!

or i was looking for a old freind called ben dover !! typo and forgot the put a space in ....

heh heh

bofh is gonna love this

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I don't like Microsoft...

and I would like Bing to fail miserably whilst costing MS millions of dollars but wait a minute.

Why is this news? And why single out the MS search site.

Type XXX into the top three or four search engines and press return. Guess what, one is now not two but one click away from hardcore pornography.

Singling out MS in this way is just ridiculous.

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ok, so I've tried it

... and while without allowing cookies the wretched thing will not even allow me to change the language and there WAS NO OPTION to turn-off safe search, entering "sex" got me:

"Die Suche sex kann jugendgefährdenden Inhalt zurückgeben. Ändern Sie Ihre Suchbegriffe, um Ergebnisse zu erhalten."

which is bland German for "the query sex can return content unsuitable for minors. Change your query to get results."

There is not even an option saying "that's fine with me, carry on".

This is probably the shortest way *ever* to show why I just cannot bother with MS products in my life. Not because they won't get me porn. No, because they think they can tell me what to want. It's a search engine, you wussies! You don't question your users' intentions, you FREAKIN' DELIVER RESULTS FOR THE QUERY.

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Bing Bong!

Said either in that salubrious Leslie Phillips tone, or in a descending intonation similar to a game show wrong answer sound.

I'll take the latter.

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Wow, this actually works

I searched for a pretty unsavoury search term, turned off safe search, clicked videos, and on mouse over, you get your filthy material playing in the thumbnail.

Utterly fantastic, they're on to a winner

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Spreken ze deutch...

Seems to think we are all German???

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Paris Hilton

Rated...

... orgasmic.

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Wonderful

It plays with my ding-a-ling... but just ever so briefly.

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WTF?

It hasn't even got Klingon as a language preference, what sort of a search engine is that?

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I can't test it at work

But if it works that's fantastic.

Bing!

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@Bad Beaver

"This is probably the shortest way *ever* to show why I just cannot bother with MS products in my life. Not because they won't get me porn. No, because they think they can tell me what to want. It's a search engine, you wussies! You don't question your users' intentions, you FREAKIN' DELIVER RESULTS FOR THE QUERY."

You seem to have confused Microsoft with Apple.

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@Bad Beaver

Germany has some fairly draconian internet pr0n laws, so if you're actually in Germany, I can't say I'm surprised. Flickr does the same thing, as do many other sites. If you don't like it, complain to the German government. Of course if you're not in Germany, it's simply a poorly implemented geolocation issue.

In reply to the article itself, exactly the same thing happens with Google, so this is not news™.

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brainfry all the way...

@ The Dark Lord:

Apple runs a search engine?

@ AC: 1st June 2009 14:08 GMT

You seem to be on something interesting. Please share name & dosage.

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@Alan

I thought it was praise not whining.

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@BadBeaver

Just change the country setting from the dropdown menu and stop whining.

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@ Antoinette Lacroix

Changing anything apparently does not work unless I allow cookies, which I won't.

- changing location to another country changes nothing, the country will revert once you press search

- changing the language in options will not work, as soon as you press "save" it reverts back

You can actually play funny guessing games on which queries it will allow and which not:

"vagina" works

"penis" doesn't

Also, I would appreciate it if you would not disqualify my valid criticism (it does not work, it's arbitrarily patronizing) as "whining". I have wasted enough time on "bing" already. I will now go back to an engine that will not constantly refuse results.

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Wow search for sex on a search engine, turn off the child locks and it finds some, who'd have thunk it? Wouldn't it have been a bit more of a story if it didn't return your expected results?

MS Bing, so pi*s poor it can't even find pr0n on the internet?

I know MS can never ever do anything right but really guys, this really has the sound of bottom of barrels being scraped.

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@Bad Beaver

So both of your issues would be resolved if you allowed cookies, you would be able to search without having your results blocked or filtered and you would be able to set your location to wherever you chose. This is exactly the type of application cookies are for :P Whiner!

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Missing the point?

If I understand the article the reason to be excited by this over other search engines is that you can have video results returned in viewable form by the browser site - no need to visit a pr0n site, the content is presented by a 'safe', unblocked search engine that won't be filtered out by school, college, work, Mrs Anonymous Coward or whoever.

Is that it?

Does Google also do this?

Not being a pr0nhunting expert I don't know if this is newsworthy or not.

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@BB - it won't work unless one accepts cookies, you won't accept cookies, it won't work. FOR YOU. Your choice of course but somewhat akin to a vegetarian moaning that they "cannot" eat at El Gaucho.

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Paris because.

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mountain view?

i like the 'mountain view'... are they trying to be funny?

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Accepting cookies

Bad Beaver is right. I accepted cookies once at glastonbury and I felt very odd all day,a lthough i did discover a new species of grass.

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Cookies

Mommy said I should never ever accept cookies from strangers, you never know what's inside.

Honestly, of course the cookie-issue is the same with Google. Unless you allow cookes — at least for the session — you cannot save your changes.

The DIFFERENCE is that Google will not tell you "you can't have that, go search for something decent". If you tell BING you're from Austria (and of course allow cookies, as if you do you can tell it whatever you want), it will give you all the smut you desire. If you tell it you're from Korea, you will be allowed to search for smutty pictures (but not video), but the results are not as good and for some reason involve Super Mario and George W. Bush.

Call me old fashioned, but I simply want a search-engine to process my query. I don't want it to filter my results by location unless I opted for that, and I most definitely don't want it to tell me what is not ok to look for.

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@Bad Beaver

That's obviously why you're a bad beaver.

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@ Bad Beaver

"I simply want a search-engine to process my query."

They are - you just don't like the answer! ;)

I'm not sure you will find a major search engine these days that defaults to "porn and all" search queries without them requiring you to opt-out of a safe search - basically to protect themselves from the "THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!" crowd that will turn up at company HQ with pitchforks and torches because little bad beaver typed in "mummy beaver" trying to look for his mummy, and instead lost his innocence... it makes sense, you just don't know it yet! :)

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Bad beaver @ law

I tried that , I got pictures of Mummies (undead ones) and beavers. I had to scroll down (not click between pages of results - at least that's one thinkg it's got over Google) to about image 500 before I got the front cover off a Playboy magazine and that was all

Doh.

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bling Pr0n

The problem is the 30 second video teasers that the search engine will show even though the source sites are blocked by blocking software, now we will have to start blocking bling videos page as a Pr0n site. Which is a pity as here in the Uk there is nothing chavs like better than a bit of Bling...

Paris as she is the queen of bling

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finally someone gets it

AC 08:16 beat me to it. It is actually "news" because while all search engines will dole out titty fairly well, if you're sat behind a filter you won't be able to click through to it. With Bing on the other hand you never leave the site, so it renders said filter useless. I haven't the time or inclination to figure out how they do it, but at my workplace they've also filtered out embedded video so still no moving titty for me.

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RE: Bad beaver @ law

What's coming to the world, when a search term such as mummy beaver doesn't produce any naughty pics.... :(

Sorry to get your hopes up.

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Bing Sucks

Try typing 'bing sucks' in

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Really? Maybe I'll give Bing another chance, then...

I'd glanced at Bing for all of 30 seconds and gone back to Google, didn't even get to the dirty video thumbnails... think I'll be going back now. Great ad for the service.

(Mine's the dirty raincoat...)

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They're all porn portals

Isn't a hefty % of all search smut-related? If so then bing is just helping with your decisions like Amazon's "People that bought A also bought B".

Ah, you typed xxx. Most people that typed xxx ultimately wanted to see pron so lets skip all the silly mouse clickery and just show you the smut.

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Two problems I saw with Bing

I saw two problems with Bing.

1) VERY cluttered. I don't expect it to be as clean as Google, but I also don't want to have to full-screen a browser window just to have a usable search engine (oh wait, decision engine...)

2) The name. Even if it was great, I just would feel too silly recommending "Bing" to anyone.

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@gareth

how can you give anything a fair try with only 30 seconds use?! you should really give it a good week or two and see how it goes.

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