Google I/O 2011: Programming Well with Others: Social Skills for Geeks

Brian Fitzpatrick & Ben Collins-Sussman Are languages, compilers, debuggers, and algorithms all you need to be a successful software engineer? In a perfect world, those who produce the best code should be the most successful. Unfortunately, we live in a world of imperfect people, and collaborating with others is at least as important as having great technical skills.
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Google and Yahoo results giving wrong websites!?

Question by Jeff B: Google and Yahoo results giving wrong websites!?
When I search for anything in google or yahoo, they give me the wrong results, for example when I search for “google” it gives me the right description of the website
Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages.

but the address they give below the description is:
“ – 7k – Cached – Similar pages”

I’ve tried Ad-Aware and came up with nothing and also my Symantec AntiVirus with no luck. I’ve also tried turning off cookies from 3rd-parties and clearing all browser history and still no luck. If anyone can help it would be very appreciated.
It’s not just google though, it affects yahoo also, and every description for every result is right but all of the results lead to and unrelated website

Best answer:

Answer by Pavel Y
It has to do nothing with your PC.
It’s a problem in Google’s search algorithms which, hopefully, they’ll solve it soon.

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How to delete posts from Google groups?

Question by rainflake: How to delete posts from Google groups?
I’ve posted on a Google Usenet group, and want to remove some posts for security reasons. However when I click ‘remove’ it says ‘you are not allowed to remove this message” even though I posted it with the same address and usename.

Best answer:

Answer by Bill G
I have the same problem. Please advice. Thanks

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Google Wave Preview http Google Wave Preview : Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when. A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time. Google Wave is designed as a new Internet communications platform. It is written in Java using OpenJDK and its web interface uses the Google Web Toolkit. Google Wave works like previous messaging systems like email and Usenet, but instead of sending a message along with its entire thread of previous messages, or requiring all responses to be stored in each user’s inbox for context, message documents (referred to as waves) that contain complete threads of multimedia messages (blips) are perpetually stored on a central server. Waves are shared with collaborators who can be added to or removed from the wave at any point during a wave’s existence. Waves, described by Google as “equal parts