The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 December 2004

It was just a matter of time

Google's SafeSearch filter, within its limitations, will parse your search results and excise anything sexually explicit or otherwise not particularly safe for work. What they don't have is a filter for that undifferentiated mass of preverts who seek only the rude, crude, and occasionally screwed.

Enter the inevitable third party.'s UnsafeSearch actually performs two Google searches on your string: first they pull in all the results, and then they run a SafeSearch to pull in only the "safe" results. It becomes then a simple matter of subtracting B from A.

And do read the statistics. Preferably not out loud.

(Via Cruel Site of the Day.)

Posted at 10:27 AM to PEBKAC

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