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Title: Wolfram Alpha
Post by: Rogles on May 19, 2009, 09:26:58 PM
http://www.wolframalpha.com/

I really don't know how to explain it... the site says:

Making the world's knowledge computable

Today's Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone.  You enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and growing collection of data to compute the answer.

...

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s4/Da_Davermen/wolfram03.gif)


Title: Re: Wolfram Alpha
Post by: UglyJoe on May 19, 2009, 09:47:59 PM
It has no knowledge of pop culture, so most people seem to think it's broken.


Title: Re: Wolfram Alpha
Post by: Rogles on May 19, 2009, 10:09:47 PM
true.


Title: Re: Wolfram Alpha
Post by: Byron on May 20, 2009, 02:34:27 AM
It just told me that I'm seven thousand five hundred and six days old.

That's pretty cool, I guess.


Title: Re: Wolfram Alpha
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on May 20, 2009, 03:40:09 AM
Big deal, I'm approximately 741,100,000 seconds old - beat that! :P


Title: Re: Wolfram Alpha
Post by: Byron on May 20, 2009, 02:55:41 PM
I can't, you're 95,900,000 seconds older than me.


Title: Re: Wolfram Alpha
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on May 21, 2009, 04:07:06 AM
At least it knows this:

http://www42.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=life%2C+the+universe%2C+and+everything


Title: Re: Wolfram Alpha
Post by: UglyJoe on May 21, 2009, 04:13:52 AM
Haha, that's awesome.  It's also good at this one:

http://www42.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=What+is+the+air+speed+velocity+of+an+unladen+swallow%3F (http://www42.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=What+is+the+air+speed+velocity+of+an+unladen+swallow%3F)


Title: Re: Wolfram Alpha
Post by: JC on May 21, 2009, 04:53:39 AM
That's fun. I like this thing.

HERE (http://www51.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=how+much+wood+would+a+woodchuck+chuck+if+a+woodchuck+could+chuck+wood)


Title: Re: Wolfram Alpha
Post by: manuel on May 22, 2009, 12:13:30 PM
It's nice, but it doesn't have many answers to my special questions.  :-\