Who do you search with?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ian, Nov 12, 2004.

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Who do you search with?

  1. Google

    68 vote(s)
    91.9%
  2. Yahoo

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  3. MSN

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  4. AltaVista

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Other

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    MSN has launched a new beta search engine (http://beta.search.msn.com/), supposed to rival google. I have given it a go, and I'm not impressed so far. It is also very much a clone of google, but too cluttered.

    Google is search of choice for me!
     
    Ian, Nov 12, 2004
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  2. Ian

    Quadophile Hon. Acoustical Engineer Moderator

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    Google for me too. Just like one uses a dictionary. Can't do without it!
     
    Quadophile, Nov 12, 2004
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    Techy

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    google, google, google!

    never needed anything else.
     
    Techy, Nov 12, 2004
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    :eek: Great Googly Moogly :eek:


    Dat's da one pour moi :D
     
    floppybootstomp, Nov 12, 2004
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    Reefsmoka Cookie Monster

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    I use nothing but google. Never really tried the others, google just seems to do the job for me ;).
     
    Reefsmoka, Nov 12, 2004
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  6. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    Google can even do maths - its great!

    Try searching for "what is 4500 kilovolt amps in horsepower?" and it gives the answer!
     
    Ian, Nov 12, 2004
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  7. Ian

    Quadophile Hon. Acoustical Engineer Moderator

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    Looking at the results so far the poll question should have been:

    I use Google: Yes / No

    and the tally would still be 100% in favour of Google

    :D
     
    Quadophile, Nov 12, 2004
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    KGB-911 The Laptop Nut

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    I always use google!

    But.... Why is Ask Jeves not on the list?

    That is a commonly used engine!
     
    KGB-911, Nov 12, 2004
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  9. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    I can only fit a few options, hotbot, lycos, aj, and lots of others are missed out :)

    I think google is the king ;)
     
    Ian, Nov 12, 2004
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    But.

    You were given a reference figure for horsepower in that question, so don't take the real life answer as 'gospel' with reference to your course work question ;)
     
    floppybootstomp, Nov 12, 2004
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    Ian Administrator

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    Yeah - sorry I should have mentioned I didn't use that answer in the coursework ;)

    I have been playing with the maths functions and working out strange sounding things like:

    "what is 3 billion carats per cubic meter in slugs per cubic foot" (it actually works!)
     
    Ian, Nov 12, 2004
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  12. Ian

    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    That's good. Got the old grey matter working overtime eh?

    Believe it or not, questions like that do actually have relevance to real life scenarios, you can never know too much. One day, you may have to make a decision where that knowledge will help you.

    Gawd, I so sound so old farty sometimes... ;)
     
    floppybootstomp, Nov 12, 2004
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  13. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    I have been absorbing information for 20 years of education so I can't wait to start using it ;)

    I hadn't actually come across kVA much before, so I'm going to have to read up on it now incase it crops up again!
     
    Ian, Nov 12, 2004
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    What about good old copperknickers(Copernicus)best of all worlds,uses em all
     
    Phil1959, Nov 15, 2004
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    Ian Administrator

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    Well, google seems to be taking the lead! I thought it would have got around 70% I didn't realise it would be as much as the mid 80%'s!

    Microsoft's new search engine has lots of catching up to do!
     
    Ian, Nov 18, 2004
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    frognipples

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    g-o-o-g-l-e
     
    frognipples, Nov 21, 2004
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    TullehPrunesNoobens

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    google ftw
     
    TullehPrunesNoobens, Nov 25, 2004
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    I use google. all the way! lol I tried some of ther others like AltaVista and Yahoo but they just bug me for some odd reason and google has a lot on it, shoping.. mail.. News and other stuff.. I know the otehr ones do too but I jsut like Google.
     
    Leo, Nov 27, 2004
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    I have used others, but find google to be the best as it is a very 'user friendly' search engine.
     
    eefanatic, Feb 11, 2005
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    andy j

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    I allways search with

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    andy j, Feb 12, 2005
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