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Postby Marlow » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:50 am

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Marlow wrote:Anyone else read about cuil.com? It's supposed to be the New Big Thing in search engines, with triple the 'search power' (whatever the heck that means) of google.


Did a search for my name, which I share with a 70s porn star, and came up with zero hits. Google gave me 172,000 hits. FAIL.


It's not supposed to be fully operational till next Monday.
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Postby Dirk Diggler » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:50 am

Cooter Brown wrote:
Marlow wrote:Anyone else read about cuil.com? It's supposed to be the New Big Thing in search engines, with triple the 'search power' (whatever the heck that means) of google.

Did a search for my name, which I share with a 70s porn star, and came up with zero hits. Google gave me 172,000 hits. FAIL.

I got 202,000 on Google but only 130,000 on cuil.
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Postby Cooter Brown » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:08 pm

FARK thread on the failure that is Cuil...http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=3763929
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Postby guru » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:10 pm

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Postby guru » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:18 am

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Postby guru » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:47 am

Great Election Day logo.

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Postby gh » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:14 am

I can see I'm missing a lot of good work by bookmarking directly to google advanced, which doesn't have the fancy logos.
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Postby Marlow » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:21 am

gh wrote:I can see I'm missing a lot of good work by bookmarking directly to google advanced, which doesn't have the fancy logos.

You mean you don't use the G-toolbar, which not only lets you google directly from the internet page you're on, but allows you to highlight selected words, find them in an article, or create a search by highlighting text and right-clicking the mouse?!
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Postby Daisy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:23 am

Marlow wrote:
gh wrote:I can see I'm missing a lot of good work by bookmarking directly to google advanced, which doesn't have the fancy logos.

You mean you don't use the G-toolbar, which not only lets you google directly from the internet page you're on, but allows you to highlight selected words, find them in an article, or create a search by highlighting text and right-clicking the mouse?!


GH uses a MAC. The operating system and safari has all that stuff as default.
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Postby Marlow » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:18 pm

Daisy wrote:GH uses a MAC. The operating system and safari has all that stuff as default.

The google toolbar (not talking about the aux functions) is default in a Mac - how can that be?
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Postby Daisy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:28 pm

Marlow wrote:
Daisy wrote:GH uses a MAC. The operating system and safari has all that stuff as default.

The google toolbar (not talking about the aux functions) is default in a Mac - how can that be?


No, I mean the functions it provides are default. I can't see a reason to use it due to redundancy.
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Postby Marlow » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:47 pm

Daisy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
Daisy wrote:GH uses a MAC. The operating system and safari has all that stuff as default.

The google toolbar (not talking about the aux functions) is default in a Mac - how can that be?

No, I mean the functions it provides are default. I can't see a reason to use it due to redundancy.

oh, so Macs can google, find words in text and highlight stuff without additional utilities also?
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Postby Daisy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:57 pm

Marlow wrote:
Daisy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
Daisy wrote:GH uses a MAC. The operating system and safari has all that stuff as default.

The google toolbar (not talking about the aux functions) is default in a Mac - how can that be?

No, I mean the functions it provides are default. I can't see a reason to use it due to redundancy.

oh, so Macs can google, find words in text and highlight stuff without additional utilities also?


Unless I'm misunderstanding you, yes.

Maybe I should try this thing and see what these extras are really like.
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Postby cullman » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:29 pm

I've got the standard Canadian Google.ca header and can't seem to get the American Google.com page...no matter what I do on my Mac. What a rip!

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Postby tandfman » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:35 am

Yesterday was Veterans Day in the US.

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Postby Marlow » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:39 am

tandfman wrote:Yesterday was Veterans Day in the US.

The local public schools had the day off, but we didn't :( ,
so I just marched around in my Service Dress Blues all day! :D
Most of the kids just wondered why I was 'dressed funny'. :(
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Postby guru » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:00 am

Marlow wrote:
tandfman wrote:Yesterday was Veterans Day in the US.

The local public schools had the day off, but we didn't :( ,
so I just marched around in my Service Dress Blues all day! :D
Most of the kids just wondered why I was 'dressed funny'. :(



Good thing you didn't wear the whites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrPxkAF325g

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Postby lonewolf » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:21 pm

Marlow wrote:
tandfman wrote:Yesterday was Veterans Day in the US.

The local public schools had the day off, but we didn't :( ,
so I just marched around in my Service Dress Blues all day! :D
Most of the kids just wondered why I was 'dressed funny'. :(


Braggart!! :)

Actually, I envy you that you can still get into uniform. My "pinks and greens" seem to have shrunk in fifty years, especially the pinks, but my hat fits just fine.
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Postby tandfman » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:40 am

Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago today.

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Postby guru » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:46 am

tandfman wrote:Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago today.


Not the only one of course.
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Postby Marlow » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:56 am

I just switched to the new Google browser called 'Chrome'. Seems better (fewer crashes, user-friendliness, compatibility with other programs) than my current choice, Firefox, which I thought much better than my old IE.
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Postby tlb747 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:03 am

guru wrote:
tandfman wrote:Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago today.


Not the only one of course.


That is correct! The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin. I wonder why this weekend is "Presidents' Day" weekend instead of Lincoln's weekend? That holiday usually came a week after Lincoln's birthday. Besides, I was born 170 years after the two gentlemen.
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Postby Marlow » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:14 am

tlb747 wrote:That is correct! The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin.


Not to initiate a political debate, but I saw a poll yesterday, which says that Ronald Reagen is considered a 'greater' President than Lincoln . . . :shock:
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Postby Cooter Brown » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:25 am

Marlow wrote:Not to initiate a political debate, but I saw a poll yesterday, which says that Ronald Reagen is considered a 'greater' President than Lincoln . . . :shock:


Who did the poll? There's an organization whose goal l is to have a memorial to Reagan in every county in the US. He's the Second Coming to them.
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Postby Daisy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:12 am

Cooter Brown wrote:
Marlow wrote:Not to initiate a political debate, but I saw a poll yesterday, which says that Ronald Reagen is considered a 'greater' President than Lincoln . . . :shock:


Who did the poll? There's an organization whose goal l is to have a memorial to Reagan in every county in the US. He's the Second Coming to them.


I think their main goal is Mount Rushmore.
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Postby Pego » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:23 am

tlb747 wrote:
guru wrote:
tandfman wrote:Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago today.


Not the only one of course.


That is correct! The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin. I wonder why this weekend is "Presidents' Day" weekend instead of Lincoln's weekend? That holiday usually came a week after Lincoln's birthday. Besides, I was born 170 years after the two gentlemen.


Happy birthday, Tony.
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Postby bad hammy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:48 pm

Marlow wrote:
tlb747 wrote:That is correct! The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin.


Not to initiate a political debate, but I saw a poll yesterday, which says that Ronald Reagen is considered a 'greater' President than Lincoln . . . :shock:

Too funny.

I have the good fortune to work at a place that still has Lincoln's B-Day as a holiday (along with President's day on Monday instead of Washington's B-Day on the 22nd - go figure!).

So happy birthday Abe and Charles! (Both of whom were born about three weeks after one Edgar Allen Poe back in 1809.)
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Postby eldrick » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:26 pm

Marlow wrote:
tlb747 wrote:That is correct! The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin.


Not to initiate a political debate, but I saw a poll yesterday, which says that Ronald Reagen is considered a 'greater' President than Lincoln . . . :shock:


no problem with that

reagan's escalating arms race broke the soviet bank in trying to keep up & destroyed communism & selfishly, removed the soviet threat to western europe

if someone called him the greatest ever, as a european, i woudn't disagree
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Postby bad hammy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:15 pm

eldrick wrote:if someone called him the greatest ever, as
a european, i woudn't disagree

But you would be wrong, by a fairly large number of Presidents . . .
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Postby Marlow » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:17 pm

bad hammy wrote:
eldrick wrote:if someone called him the greatest ever, as
a european, i woudn't disagree

But you would be wrong, by a fairly large number of Presidents . . .

Hey, careful, I clearly have him in the Top 40!
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Postby bad hammy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:22 pm

Marlow wrote:
bad hammy wrote:
eldrick wrote:if someone called him the greatest ever, as
a european, i woudn't disagree

But you would be wrong, by a fairly large number of Presidents . . .

Hey, careful, I clearly have him in the Top 40!

I agree with you there. I am not anti-Reagan, but I think putting him even in the top 10 of Presidents is ludicrous.
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Postby Marlow » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:31 pm

He was a very likeable girl - it's just that I can think of at least 10 others, from the original George W, through Teddy, to Franklin, through, ugh, yes, Clinton.
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Postby Cooter Brown » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:12 pm

There's a book out called Tear Down This Myth that dispels the revisionist history regarding Reagan.
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Postby Bob H » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:40 pm

tlb747 wrote:The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin. . . . I was born 170 years after the two gentlemen.

It happens that you share a birthday not only with Lincoln and Darwin, but also with Henry Rono and with me.

Hope you had a good one. I did.
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Postby skyin' brian » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:03 am

tlb747 wrote:
guru wrote:
tandfman wrote:Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago today.


Not the only one of course.


That is correct! The day is usually celebrated for Abe Lincoln, not Darwin. I wonder why this weekend is "Presidents' Day" weekend instead of Lincoln's weekend? That holiday usually came a week after Lincoln's birthday. Besides, I was born 170 years after the two gentlemen.


Actually what we celebrate as "Presidents' Day" federal holiday is technically still a holiday observing Washington's birthday. Lincoln gets his own holiday in a few states (including my native Illinois -- I think a few years in school we got out on Lincoln's birthday, celebrated on Feb 12th every year and also for the federal holiday...unfortunately, schools eventually started opting out of several federal holidays.)

Wednesday night I was going to trim my full beard into the Lincoln style that you see in all of those pictures but messed up and had to go clean-shaven (young Lincoln?). Oh well.
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Postby Cooter Brown » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:21 am

bad hammy wrote:I have the good fortune to work at a place that still has Lincoln's B-Day as a holiday (along with President's day on Monday instead of Washington's B-Day on the 22nd - go figure!).


Texas state employees get LBJ's birthday and Confederate Heroes Day (formerly known as Robert E Lee's birthday). I imagine they'll get W's bday when he kicks the the bucket.
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:37 pm

bad hammy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
bad hammy wrote:
eldrick wrote:if someone called him the greatest ever, as
a european, i woudn't disagree

But you would be wrong, by a fairly large number of Presidents . . .

Hey, careful, I clearly have him in the Top 40!

I agree with you there. I am not anti-Reagan, but I think putting him even in the top 10 of Presidents is ludicrous.

A panel of CSPAN experts disagrees with bad hammy, giving Reagan the number 10 spot.

http://www.c-span.org/PresidentialSurve ... nking.aspx
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Postby Marlow » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:39 pm

bad hammy wrote:A panel of CSPAN experts disagrees with bad hammy, giving Reagan the number 10 spot.


Isn't like asking the senior Gestapo staff to rank their favorite war heroes?
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Postby cullman » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:14 pm

I'm trying to figure out how Rutherford B. Hayes dropped 7 places since the last survey. :?:

cman :o
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Postby bad hammy » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:03 am

cullman wrote:I'm trying to figure out how Rutherford B. Hayes dropped 7 places since the last survey. :?:

cman :o

That, and US Grant moves up ten spots. What did they do in the last nine years to deserve such drastic re-evaluations??
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