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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
With Yahoo rapidly expanding the size of its search engine database, Google has decided to take a different approach: shrinking the size of its universe by removing the crud that no sane person (marketing weasels excluded) ever wants to look at.
"Our name might be Google, but there's no reason to maintain a database with over a googol different scams, schemes, and various others species of shit," said a Google spokesperson. "Those yodeling idiots can have their billions of pages of penis-enlarging, mortgage-shrinking insanity."
Google has quietly launched a filter system, dubbed SturgeonAssassin, to eliminate cruddy websites from its database. Of course, the system remains in Alpha testing and can only be accessed through the undocumented "nocrud:" operator.
The idea is quite simple. Users can enable and disable different filters based on their personal preference, and SturgeonAssassin will adjust the page ranking of each site accordingly. The form looks something like this: