|Instant Search is enabled. But I still don't understand what that has to do with your your URL. What I'm saying is that when you present a link to |
(which is what you're doing)
then the browser just requests "/" from www.google.com. Google is not even given a chance to know that you're looking for "#q=SearchTerm". The request is terminated at the hash sign. Anything appearing after the hash is used internally by the browser only.
Perhaps you're actually typing something else, like a question mark "?" into the text box but computing.net is changing that into "#"?