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All hail the great glory of Google

Chet

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This rocks:

1) Go to www.Google.com.
2) Type in (but don't hit enter): "weapons of mass destruction".
3) Hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button, instead of the normal "Google search" button.
4) READ CAREFULLY what appears to be a normal ERROR message.
 

nerudite

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Yeah, that's funny... I guess it's still the #1 most visited site for weapons of mass destruction. The "I'm feeling lucky" button just directs the user to the site with the most hits for the search, so it really doesn't have anything to do with google itself (that I know of).
 

Chet

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Some of these are obvious, others just plain interesting :)


Did you know…..

* Phrase your question in the form of an answer. "After all, you're not looking for Web pages that ask your question," explains director of technology Craig Silverstein. "You're looking for pages that answer it."


So instead of typing, "What is the average rainfall in the Amazon basin?", you might get better results by typing "The average rainfall in the Amazon basin is."

* This is an old one, but very important: Put quotes around phrases that must be searched together. If you put quotes around "electric curtains," Google won't waste your time finding one set of Web pages containing the word "electric" and another set containing the word "curtains."

* Similarly, put a hyphen right before any word you want screened out. If you're looking up dolphins, for example, you'll have to wade through a million Miami Dolphins pages unless you search for "dolphins -Miami."

* Google is a global White Pages and Yellow Pages. Search for "phonebook:home depot norwalk, ct," Google instantly produces the address and phone number of the Norwalk Home Depot. This works with names ("phonebook:robert jones las vegas, NV") as well as businesses.

Don't put any space after "phonebook." And in all of the following examples, don't type the quotes I'm showing you here.

* Google is a package tracker. Type a FedEx or UPS package number (just the digits); when you click Search, Google offers a link to its tracking information.

* Google is a calculator. Type in an equation ("32+2345*3-234="). Click Search to see the answer.

* Google is a units-of-measurement converter. Type "teaspoons in a gallon," for example, or "centimeters in a foot." Click Search to see the answer.

* Google is a stock ticker. Type in AAPL or MSFT, for example, to see a link to the current Apple or Microsoft stock price, graphs, financial news and so on.

* Google is an atlas. Type in an area code, like 212, to see a Mapquest map of the area.

* Google is Wal-Mart's computer. Type in a UPC bar code number, such as "036000250015," to see the description of the product you've just "scanned in." (Thanks to the Google Blog, http://google.blogspace.com, for this tip and the next
couple.)

* Google is an aviation buff. Type in a flight number like "United 22" for a link to a map of that flight's progress in the air. Or type in the tail number you see on an airplane for the full registration form for that plane.

* Google is the Department of Motor Vehicles. Type in a VIN (vehicle identification number, which is etched onto a plate, usually on the door frame, of every car), like
"JH4NA1157MT001832," to find out the car's year, make and model.
 

ludes98

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NICE!

Pieces of Intelligence: The Existential Poetry of Donald H.Rumsfeld. Too funny as the link to detect weapons. Beware the pop ups!
 

mendelman

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Man, that's tastey!!!

Very good and will soon be my muni's error message once I learn how to hack into ISdept! ;-)






















(if you're watching, it's a joke.)
 

Dan

Dear Leader
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Can't forget this ...

Type "urban planning" into Google, and hit "Feeling Lucky"

:D
 

biscuit

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Dan said:
Can't forget this ...

Type "urban planning" into Google, and hit "Feeling Lucky"

:D
Hmmm... I got the Cyburbia homepage and an online gambling, excuse me, "gaming" site. Running a little business on the side there Dan? ;-)
 

Gedunker

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I downloaded the Google toolbar and have blocked 1,105 pop up ads so far. I *love* google.
 

NHPlanner

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Gedunker said:
I downloaded the Google toolbar and have blocked 1,105 pop up ads so far. I *love* google.
The google toolbar is absolutely one of my favorite things to be developed for web browsing.....the popup blocking is a great addition to a great tool to begin with. :)
 
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NHPlanner said:
The google toolbar is absolutely one of my favorite things to be developed for web browsing.....the popup blocking is a great addition to a great tool to begin with. :)
It won't work with my browser.
 

Wannaplan?

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Google + Community Planning + I'm Feeling Lucky = http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/

Google + Environmental Planning + I'm Feeling Lucky = http://www.regis.berkeley.edu/

Google + Advocacy Planning + I'm Feeling Lucky = http://www.calapa.org/awards/1999/advocacy.htm

Google + Urban Decline + I'm Feeling Lucky = http://reason.com/0111/fe.ss.ground.shtml

Google + Sprawl + I'm Feeling Lucky = http://www.sprawlwatch.org/

Google + El Guapo + I'm Feeling Lucky = http://www.mudmemory.com/elguapo.html

Google + Wardrobe Malfunction + I'm Feeling Lucky = http://www.ananova.com/entertainment/story/sm_861810.html

Google + President Bush is a Retard + I'm Feeling Lucky = http://www.whitehouse.org/news/2002/062002.asp

Google + Bleeding Heart Liberal + I'm Feeling Lucky = http://members.ozemail.com.au/~natinfo/poems01/the-ballad-of-the-bleeding-heart-liberal.html

Google + Tax and Spend Liberal + I'm Feeling Lucky = http://www.longstoryshortpier.com/vaults/2003/11/13/miller_tax
 

Chet

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This one is good

type in "miserable failure" and hit 'I feel lucky'
 
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