1. Post #1
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    Grea$eMonkey's Avatar
    May 2007
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    WolframAlpha and Spezify are two relatively recent websites that are quite innovative and interesting.



    WolframAlpha is a computational knowledge search engine which is still under development. It will graph equations for you, and even map out syllable charts for any word you type in! There's much more than that though, type in a date and it will spit out significant events from that day. Very helpful for statistical and mathematical school work. There's a lot of good chemistry documentation there as well.

    Stephen Wolfram posted:
    Making the world's knowledge computableToday's Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all
    systematic knowledge immediately computable
    by anyone. Enter your question or calculation,
    and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms
    and a growing collection of data to compute the
    answer.
    It's quite fascinating really. Try out some of their examples.



    Spezify is a very creative take on the common-day search engine. Type in any word and it will put a bunch of flash generated images of sites where that word is referenced. It's surprisingly accurate as well. You can even watch video results directly from the site, like a clean pop-up!

    Spezify.com posted:
    Spezify is a search tool presenting results from a large number of websites in different visual ways.

    We take web search further, away from endless lists of blue text links and towards a more intuitive experience.
    We want you to get a good overview of a subject,
    find useful information and be inspired with Spezify.

    We mix all media types and make no difference
    between blogs, videos, microblogs and images.
    Everything communicates and helps building the bigger picture.

    We collect websites and are aiming to use as many relevant, free and open API:s as possible to generate extensive and diverse search results.
    It seems to be a work in progress as well, but it is amazing. Type in your profile name and you may get a few things. I seem to have made my small mark on the internet, according to the results.

    I hope everyone finds these interesting and useful.
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  2. Post #2
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    December 2007
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    Wolfram Alpha is the shite.
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  3. Post #3
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    Wolfram Alpha is such a badass sounding name.
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  4. Post #4
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    December 2006
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    Wolfram Alpha is awesome for just about anything science or mathematics based. It can be a lot more helpful than your average textbook, webpage, or search engine for that matter.

    I just find it irritating how people keep trying to use it as a search engine and complain when it doesn't do what they want it to do.

    It's a lot easier to use if you think of it as a technical computing software connected to a database that happens to understand some English.
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  5. Post #5
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    Wolfram Alpha is the shite.
    Computational knowledge search engine. It's not meant to be another copy of Google.
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  6. Post #6
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    August 2006
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    Computational knowledge search engine. It's not meant to be another copy of Google.
    I think he meant the shit as in awesome :D
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    I think he meant the shit as in awesome :D
    Oh ok, because it is awesome. Its very useful.
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    December 2006
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    Me and wolfram and tight.
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  9. Post #9
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    Sort of killed Wolfram with derivate x^3e^x+1/x(ln x)+1
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    September 2007
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    Whenever I think of Wolfram Alpha, I think "Optimus Prime".
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    I just came.
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    March 2005
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    A reason why it's awesome:
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    A fan of paranormal activities are we?
    and Finnish? love?
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    March 2005
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    A fan of paranormal activities are we?
    and Finnish? love?
    Yeahhh, I love me some /x/. It's a song translation. Rakkaudesta is "of love".
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    :stat:
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  16. Post #16
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    Sort of killed Wolfram with derivate x^3e^x+1/x(ln x)+1
    ((3^e)^x)+(1/x)
    You're supposed to use brackets, or else you'll just kill it.
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    May 2007
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    ((3^e)^x)+(1/x)
    You're supposed to use brackets, or else you'll just kill it.
    I typed in derivative (not derivate) and it worked.
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    :3:
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  19. Post #19
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    (1-log(x))/x^2+3 x^2+4 x^3+(5 x^4)/2+x^5+(7 x^6)/24+O(x^7)
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  21. Post #21
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    The winning is off the charts.
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  22. Post #22
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    I know. I love that one.
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  23. Post #23
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    July 2009
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    Yeah Wolfram Alpha is one of my favorite sites. One thing though, Wolfram is the creators last name. Talk about epic last names.
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  24. Post #24
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    April 2006
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    It has a few Mathematica functions like differentiation, integration and function graphing, which is useful when I'm not on my own PC.
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  25. Post #25
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    November 2007
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    Eh, I wish the thing would catalogue the C Standard Library, it'd save me from a lot of Googling.
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    cool this thread saved me my maths homewoerk
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