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Where does Google Autosuggest get it's data?  It's so fast that it seems like the data must be on my local machine, rather than looking to the Internet.
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Stephen Croft earned 1000 total points
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its all done on the internet, using stats from previous user searches.

very clever I may add :)
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The search engine sends a ~500byte packet after each letter you type (as seen in the attached image). With the data going back and forward being so small; the only real latency is your ping to google.com

WinKey + R
type CMD
hit enter
type ping google.com
hit enter

the ms value you receive is basically the delay from google to your pc.
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