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Wolfram Alpha - oh my.

  1. Oct 10, 2009 #1

    Monocerotis

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    Wolfram Alpha - oh...my.......

    Am I the last person on this planet to find out about this website ?

    It's freaking amazing !

    check it out if you've never heard about it.

    http://www.wolframalpha.com
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2009 #2

    G01

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    Yeah, its pretty cool!
     
  4. Oct 10, 2009 #3
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    Yes, you ARE the last person to find this.

    It's been around for 4 months and 26.29 days.

    (Just type in "How Old are you?" in Wolfram Alpha.


    Awesome.)
     
  5. Oct 10, 2009 #4
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    Oh that was fun, almost got lost there, so much stuff to look up. Thanks.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2009 #5
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    it didn't understand how to answer any of my questions. i got bored and never went back.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2009 #6
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    I typed in "is there a god?" and my computer froze.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2009 #7

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    ‘Wolfram Alpha’ by Fredric Brown.
    ©1954, Angels and Spaceships

    Edit: on the second thought, I could remembered the title wrong.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2009 #8

    Monique

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    Apparently there is an expected number of 74688 people alive today that are named Monique :smile:
     
  10. Oct 13, 2009 #9

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    Hah, there are approximately 49.3 Bobs in the world for every Monique! And the average age of the Bobs you meet is 63 years old (as opposed to an average age of 30 for Moniques).

    Somehow this post sounds a little too Brave New Worldish.
     
  11. Oct 14, 2009 #10
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    I find it more difficult to get good information out of than say, a normal google search. Some of the stuff is cool, but it is limited by what is in its database.
     
  12. Oct 14, 2009 #11
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    In my opinion it is more of a science 'search' (computational) engine than anything else.
     
  13. Oct 14, 2009 #12

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