Google: You do the math.

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Google: You do the math.

Postby Silsaterur » Wed Aug 27, 2003 10:41 pm

I don't know how many of you are aware of this, but it is friggen great.

Type any standard equation into google and it will automatically do the math. I haven't tested it with algorithms or algebra yet (though it doesn't allow '='), but it does know pi, the speed of light, force of gravity etc.

It does binary math, decimal and hex. I just think it's kool is all.
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Postby rylan » Wed Aug 27, 2003 10:46 pm

It'll do conversions between differant standard units also
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Postby Gyrx » Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:09 pm

holy cow, neat :)

One of my favorite google options is to use a google search to search a specific web page..such as my school's webpage..since their search sucks total ass.

Thanks for the info Sils!
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Postby Gyrx » Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:12 pm

Oh, and for those who don't know how to use a google search to search a webpage, here's an example:

bla1 bla2 bla3 bla4 site:albion.edu
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Postby Shar » Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:25 pm

crap. thats awesome.
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Postby Salen » Thu Aug 28, 2003 1:41 am

Did you know that Google also identifies every search by it's IP and time, and reports it to the Department of.... either Defense or Homeland Security. I have the article at school, I post it for you tomorrow.
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Postby rylan » Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:08 am

Cool. Too bad terrorists probably use something gay like aol's search engine though.
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 28, 2003 3:53 am

Here's a scary one, type your phone number in there.
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Postby Ambar » Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:59 am

Azuth wrote:Here's a scary one, type your phone number in there.



hehe people on ooc were so freaked out when this came up!!

type it like this

123-456-7890 then go to mapquest option and aerial view ...

showed my friggin pool!

scared the bejezus out of me!
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Postby Sarvis » Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:37 am

I don't get anything with yours Ambar, but I'm feeling kinda safe. The information for my phone number shows the guy who lived there before me, at the house I used to live in. We got to keep the number when we moved out, and it's in my current roomates name now... heh.
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:54 pm

Please tell me you didn't plug in 123-456-7890 and expect to see her house!
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Postby Sarvis » Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:08 am

*blush*

I actually didn't even look at the number, I just cut and pasted it into google. :oops:

I was actually thinking it was pretty careless of her to give out her phone number online too...
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Postby Arilin Nydelahar » Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:12 am

Yeah, she wouldn't post it. But anyone want it?! All I have to do is open up my phone and look!
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Postby Ambar » Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:12 am

o tee hee hee

my number is really

867-5309
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Postby Ambar » Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:21 am

bleh Ari .. only people I hate get my number .......
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Postby Stamm » Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:23 am

You can also set Google to your own language. There's several joke ones, including Swedish chef from the Muppets.

Bork bork bork!
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Postby Mogoen » Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:05 am

You can also search google:

weapons of mass destruction. click on feeling lucky instead search.


Fun reading.
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Postby Ragorn » Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:37 pm

There's an AOL threat-mail going around freaking people out. It tells them to put their phone number into google and hit "feeling lucky" (which will usually go to mapquest). It then goes on to say "ANYONE WHO HAS YOUR PHONE NUMBER CAN EASILY GET YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS TO YOUR HOUSE!! YOU ARE NOT SAFE!!!"

So my mom got it and flipped out, until I reminded her that for the last 20 years, you could call information and get someone's address by providing the phone number. Or look in the phone book.
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Postby moritheil » Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:50 pm

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google a bit scary

Postby Mirsas » Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:22 pm

The guy who designed it used to work for the NSA, so everytime you search for something it stores your IP and keyword in some NSA database.... Creepy.
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Postby rylan » Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:36 pm

Bah, all web traffic and phone calls and basically anything electronic are all scanned by the cia and nsa and data archived.. its been like this for a while. Thats how they catch some terrorists and stuff like that. Only thing is theres so much data that their staff can't sort through it all, so most gets overlooked unless the system flags it for some reason.

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