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Time:10:35 am
This is a really useful site for anything that involves manipulation of "knowledge", e.g. you can ask it what the molecular mass of a chemical is, using its colloquial name, it'll look up the formal name then work out its molecular mass. Or ask it who Batman is, it'll return Bruce Wayne!

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

Only thing that worries me is the name - if this is wolframalpha, is there a hartomega somewhere?
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tregenza
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Time:2010-07-15 11:33 am (UTC)
It is a very hit & miss service. Sometimes I think its answer are brilliant and sometimes they miss the mark by miles.
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ffutures
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Time:2010-07-15 12:48 pm (UTC)
Agreed, e.g. I asked it what lime water is (e.g. calcium hydroxide solution) and it gave me an estimate of the water in a lime! But when it works it's very useful.
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beamjockey
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Time:2010-07-15 01:30 pm (UTC)
Well, Wolfram is a famous resident of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and another famous resident is the guy who started Project Gutenberg, Michael S. Hart. Connect the dots yourself.
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ffutures
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Time:2010-07-15 04:01 pm (UTC)
I smell conspiracy theory! I shall have to post this to the sdaleconspiracy community...
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