Search bot goes on Internet-wide rampage

Cuil, the half-assed search engine unleashed this summer to nearly unanimous disapproval, has apparently been crashing Web sites across the globe in its overzealous attempt to index online material and compete with Google. According to TechCrunch, the Web nerds are up in arms. One whines annoyingly: "I’ve had to restrict traffic to the site down to 2 packets per second, while discarding the rest, or otherwise it makes the site unusable." Hey, brainiac, that’s why you make the big IT bucks. It seems Cuil’s indexing bot is to blame. This reinforces my theory, unchanged by mood-stabilizing drugs and a recent ligament-tearing foray into yoga, that robots will destroy us all. Actually, the "death-bot" could have its uses. They should sic that thing on Google and kuil the competition.

—Posted by David Gianatasio