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Wolfram Alpha: The Next Step in Search Technology

Posted by ebowen On May - 18 - 2009

This is an auspicious day in the history of stuff. More exactly, it’s a red letter day in the history of the internet and computer science…or something like that. What this thing does is take what you ask it and figure out how to answer your question rather than just give you articles that contain the words you put in. The Wolfram Alpha project goals are:

1. To make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone.
2. to bring expert-level knowledge and capabilities to the broadest possible range of people—spanning all professions and education levels
3. Be an an ambitious, long-term intellectual endeavor that we intend will deliver increasing capabilities over the years and decades to come. With a world-class team and participation from top outside experts in countless fields, our goal is to create something that will stand as a major milestone of 21st century intellectual achievement.

You can ask it questions and it will return an amazing amount of knowledge that is heretofore unheard of in a search engine. For instance…I put in the term “MSFT and AOL”…that is all. WA interpreted that as me asking it to look up the stocks for the two companies and then compare them…but AOL is no longer AOL it’s TWX. The engine figured that out and gave me an awesome comparison of the performance of the 2 companies.  It’s got charts and graphs and tables of all the relevant information.

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Want a comparison between “caffeine vs. aspirin”?  No problem…

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We’re talking contextual answers to your searchs…not key words…this is the 21st damn century people!! and only 10 years into it.  Of course as the project grows so too will the capability…I’m really excited to see what they can do.

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I Can Totally Do That

Posted by ebowen On May - 17 - 2009

Making Flying Fun

Posted by ebowen On May - 13 - 2009

Thought I’d share this rapping flight attendant from Southwest Airlines. I may actually fly them just because of this…it would make the flight much more interesting.

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At least it is when the Japanese have their way with it…this is an ad for some Japanese high blood-pressure medicine. It definitely has it’s roots in Japanese samurai movies…and is weird as hell.

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Where do you get all those cool fresh music links from?

Posted by markb On May - 10 - 2009

I have to admit.  I’m one of those people who has a little problem finding good music sites on the internet.  I don’t know why.  Don’t judge me.  If you’re like me, this site should help.  It’s got pretty much every music site you could ever want compiled into a handy-dandy list.

populair.eu/music – Where do you get all those cool fresh music links from?.

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Behold My Evil Plan!!

Posted by ebowen On May - 4 - 2009

So check it…I found this evil plan generator over at darksites.com and have a new plan for world domination…unfortunately I’ve turned out to be the classic Bond villain and have decided to share my nefarious plot waaay before I have you out of my way…so now that I have your captive attention (Google says you stick around for an average of 20 seconds so 90% of you are already gone):

My objective is simple: Soul Accumulation.

My motive is a little bit more complex: Sadistic pleasure

Stage One

To begin my plan, I must first seduce a pope. This will cause the world to choke on their food, horrified by my arrival. “Who is this ripe bastard? Where did he come from? And why does he look so good in a robotic exoskeleton?” You will all ask yourselves…

Stage Two

Next, I must steal the internet. This will all be done from a obsidian citadel, a mysterious place of unrivaled dark glory. Upon seeing this, the world will weep uncontrollably, as countless hordes of classic thugs hasten to do my every bidding.

Stage Three

Finally, I must activate your armageddon clock, causing the dead to rise from the grave. My name shall become synonymous with fuzzy bunnies, and no man will ever again dare interrupt my sentences ever again. Everyone will bow before my cunning intelligence, and the world will have no choice but to restore my credit rating.

It’s a bit like a mad lib now that I think about it but it’s quite fun…

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Gratuitous Bikini Video

Posted by burritoincognito On May - 3 - 2009

Since my boy never posts anything like this I thought I would share some beautiful women with you that I found.  These are some of the bestest bikinis that I’ve ever seen…if you can really call them that.  Some I’d shy away from calling them eye patches they’re so small.  I mean, damn!

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Apple vs. PC Battle Wages On

Posted by ebowen On May - 3 - 2009

I found the Apple product surfing around and I thought it was hilarious.   So I went looking around and found the PC one in the interest of fairness.   I won’t rant about hating Apple as a company because it’s boring.

The Apple orginal came from aboyandhiscomputer.com by Ryland Sanders but the site is  down because he is unfortunately ill.  I found the other on Gizmodo.

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Stupid Guida Face

Posted by ebowen On May - 3 - 2009

I thought I might have come up with something original for once but it seems that someone beat me to the punch coming up with guida.  The following video is perfect example of why you have to keep a close eye on who your kids hang out with.  She’s making the same stupid face in every damn picture…it’s not even the slightest bit attractive.  How could you be so stupid as to believe that that was attractive unless you’re hanging out with guido oompa loompa douchebags…

Did someone she knew actually say to her when she was young, “Oh you look so good in pictures where you scrunch your face up like you’re constipated AND retarded.”


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Bdass Beatboxer

Posted by ebowen On May - 3 - 2009

This kid is an awesome beatboxer…that is all.

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I Love Making Faces

Posted by ebowen On May - 3 - 2009

As I was browsing today I found one of the coolest sites I’ve seen in a while.  The Ultimate Flash Face is a very cool face making web app in flash that is as fun as it is useful. Imagine how great this thing would be for use by police…with absolutely no training someone can put together a sketch of someone they witnessed during a crime or someone who is missing. I’ve been making ridiculous faces for the past hour and am having a blast…the one below is a conehead cross dresser I’m particularly proud of.   Try it out.

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A Woman with a Gun…and Gasoline

Posted by ebowen On May - 3 - 2009

There’s something hot about a woman shooting a gun…I don’t know what it is.

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