Viper Squad Ten

[ Tuesday, August 19, 2003 ]


Starbuck [17:52] Comments: 0 []
 
The geezers at Google (google-geezers?) just keep on tweaking their little beauty to perfection. I saw on the Google Weblog (via groovymother) that the search engine of the gods has now got built-in calculator-functionality which goes beyond basic arithmatic into the misty hinterlands of long-forgotten complicated mathematics. Just type what you want to know into the search box. Personally I'll find it useful for unit conversions, stuck in the quagmire of metric and non-metric units as I am ("mass of the sun in stone": 3.13201288 × 10^29 stone; fantastic - that's been bugging me since I first materialised in the 20th Century. May need to do a solar sling-shot some day, but we're all metric in the future.)

However, Google's main essential function for me (apart from as a search engine), will remain as a dictionary/thesaurus. Oh, and as pop-up blocker with the Google Toolbar (incidentally, the Google Toolbar 2.0 has just recently come out of beta, so go get it, late-adopters.) And not forgetting the rather lovely Google News aggregator, of course. And as a way of getting hold of comedy photos of yesteryear's lamer celebrities...


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