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PostSubject: Wolfram Alpha goes live   Tue 19 May - 16:19

Useful site if you want factual data about a fairly wide range of things, without wading through a bunch of blogspam to find it.

http://www72.wolframalpha.com/examples/
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PostSubject: Re: Wolfram Alpha goes live   Tue 19 May - 16:33

Click the downloads tab to get the toolbar.

Neat trick #1. Drag the site icon or url into the search box...
gives site alexa info, location and organization data.

On the right is a link that shows examples by topic. Makes it easier to see how to configure a search or do a specific type of search. If its quantifiable or calculatable there is a medium shot of it being in the database. For stock data, type the name of the company, although this does seem to be limited to major stocks.

GENERAL INFORMATION/DATABASES
Some topic areas
Mathematics
Elementary Math Numbers Plotting Algebra Matrices Calculus Geometry Trigonometry Discrete Math Number Theory Applied Math Logic Functions ...
Statistics & Data Analysis
Data Analysis Regression Statistical Distributions Probability ...
Physics
Mechanics Electricity & Magnetism Optics Relativity Nuclear Physics Quantum Physics Particle Physics Statistical Physics Astrophysics Physical Constants ...
Chemistry
Elements Compounds Ions Quantities Solutions Chemical Thermodynamics ...
Materials
Alloys Minerals Plastics Woods Bulk Materials ...
Engineering
Acoustics Aeronautics Electric Circuits Fluid Mechanics Steam Tables Structures ...
Astronomy
Star Charts Planets Moons Minor Planets Comets Eclipses Stars Galaxies Astrophysics ...
Earth Sciences
Geology Geodesy Earthquakes Tide Data Standard Atmosphere ...
Life Sciences
Animals & Plants Dinosaurs DNA Sequence Lookup Genes SNPs Proteins ...
Technological World
Communications Satellites Space Probes ...
Transportation
Aircraft Airports Bridges Tunnels ...
Computational Sciences
Cellular Automata Fractals Functional Programming ...
Web & Computer Systems
Website Data IP Lookup Data Transfer Port Numbering String Processing Hashing Unicode Lookup ...
Units & Measures
Conversions Calculations Comparisons Dimensional Analysis Industrial Measures Batteries Bulk Materials Paint ...
Money & Finance
Stock Data Indices Mutual Funds Mortgages Present Value Currency Conversion Bonds Derivatives Valuation Wages Sales Tax ...

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PostSubject: Re: Wolfram Alpha goes live   Tue 19 May - 16:41

ya kina strange site,,a mensa societies wikiepdia id say...long name,,someone will come up with a short snazzy nickname..."do you wolf"..feed the wolf..pharm he wolf chill at the pharm...who knows..or it might fade away like KNOl and cruil did

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PostSubject: Re: Wolfram Alpha goes live   Tue 19 May - 16:51

no, its too useful. It will probably end up getting bought by a search engine company.

More I look at it, the more obvious its limitations. I also find more uses. Much more impressed with it than cuil or knol. Sometimes you just want a straight answer and quick known data without sifting through half a dozen websites.

Population seattle, the longitude of Aruba, whatever
good for article factoids that sort of thing. For instance type in "swine flu", instant copyable data. Accuracy may or may not be good, but if its just a quick stat so you can post one, then has its uses.

If you need more detailed info, hit the source link and you are on the right path.


Cool enough toy.
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PostSubject: Re: Wolfram Alpha goes live   Tue 19 May - 21:20

but what if u already know eveything there is?

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PostSubject: Re: Wolfram Alpha goes live   Wed 20 May - 0:44

lol, then the only recourse is to start drinking heavily....
and wait a while between pan galactic gargleblasters next time as if that were somehow possible.

Ideally when you remember everything that you tried to forget again, your subtle grasp of the improbable will work in your favor.
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PostSubject: three cheers for me   Wed 20 May - 6:55

CelebPretty.us- "Now That's a Pretty Celeb"-only the prettiest make these pageshttp://www.celebpretty.us/
cracked over 1k visitors the oast 2 days...l
last 7 days on alexa inside top 1.5 million,,yesterdat 121700
and yet termlife made triple the amount of $ on 1 click

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PostSubject: Re: Wolfram Alpha goes live   Wed 20 May - 15:18

Amazing isn't it.
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