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Wolfram Alpha
« on: May 02, 2009, 06:54:28 pm »
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Re: Wolfram Alpha
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 07:35:42 pm »
Google should buy that and integrate it.

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Re: Wolfram Alpha
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 07:38:50 pm »
Yah, it really doesn't seam like it would be good as a stand alone system. Integrate it with Google search however and it may prove to be useful.
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Re: Wolfram Alpha
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 07:40:57 pm »
I think the word you two were looking for was "assimilate".

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Re: Wolfram Alpha
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009, 07:45:57 pm »
Hey! Google aren't the Borg!

Microsoft is...
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Re: Wolfram Alpha
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 07:47:41 pm »
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Re: Wolfram Alpha
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 01:33:55 am »
This reminds me of a TED talk by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/tim_berners_lee_on_the_next_web.html

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Re: Wolfram Alpha
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2009, 05:22:46 pm »
Hey, this is now up in running! (Through right now it's still in the "testing phase").

Try it out: http://www.wolframalpha.com/
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Wolfram|Alpha - A Smarter/Nerdy Search Engine
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009, 06:58:37 pm »
http://www03.wolframalpha.com/

Someone pointed this one to me. It does math problems and can can give a bunch of random statistics about stuff. Try typing in your name (assuming you don't have a wacky crazy name).

This is pure number porn.
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Re: Wolfram|Alpha - A Smarter/Nerdy Search Engine
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2009, 07:38:25 pm »
crap My search skills failed! trying to delete.
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Re: Wolfram Alpha
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2009, 05:57:05 am »
I just merged. I was playing with this the other night and it really is cool. I can see it will be extremely helpful to someone like me. It's in my google page now.

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Re: Wolfram Alpha
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Re: Wolfram Alpha
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2009, 01:11:16 pm »
The family tree function is cool. Did you know your niece's grandchild is your great great great great great great great grandniece? It's true, type in "granddaughter of niece".

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