Feeds

Google spares founders from TERMINATORS, but not Eric Schmidt

Click this way if you want to live

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

A chap named yueq over at Y Combinator has spotted evidence that Google has decided founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin need protection from Terminators.

Proof comes in the form of Google's killer-robots.txt page, which reads as follows:

User-Agent: T-1000 User-Agent: T-800 Disallow: /+LarryPage Disallow: /+SergeyBrin

In case you're not an aficionado of the Terminator franchise, its first instalment features Arnold Schwarzenegger as the "T-800" cyborg. Terminator Two sees a more advanced "T-1000" unit made of liquid metal battle the T-800.

Running an "alert(document.lastModified)" script on the page suggests it was last updated on July 1st, so the interdiction on Terminators may be quite recent. Which may explain how the pair have managed to get away with creating a data-sucking colossus in the guise of an ad-slinger.

Google's killer-robots.txt page

Google's killer-robots.txt page. Click this way if you want to live.

The page is probably a joke. Google and others occasionally slip in this kind of thing where they think nobody will look.

Beyond divining the motives of whomever penned and placed the page, Vulture South feels one more question needs to be asked: if Brin and Page are protected from killer robots sent from the future to hunt down humans, why isn't Eric Schmidt listed too? ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Are you a fat boy? Get to university NOW, you PENNILESS SLACKER
Rotund types paid nearly 20% less than people who didn't eat all the pies
Emma Watson should SHUT UP, all this abuse is HER OWN FAULT
... said an anon coward who we really wish hadn't posted on our website
Japan develops robot CHEERLEADERS which RIDE on BALLS
'Will put smiles on faces worldwide', predicts corporate PR chief
Bruges Booze tubes to pump LOVELY BEER underneath city
Belgian booze pumped from underground
Oz carrier Tiger Air takes terror alerts to new heights
Don't doodle, it might cost you your flight
Amazon: Wish in one hand, Twit in the other – see which one fills first
#AmazonWishList A year's supply of Arran scotch, ta
Let it go, Steve: Ballmer bans iPads from his LA Clippers b-ball team
Can you imagine the scene? 'Hey guys, it's your new owner – WTF is that on your desk?'
Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.