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General Chat Thread, Check out Wolfram in General; I've been rather sad and spent the last hour or so playing with Wolfram|Alpha - absolutely brilliant. Google watch your ...
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    Check out Wolfram

    I've been rather sad and spent the last hour or so playing with Wolfram|Alpha

    - absolutely brilliant. Google watch your backs!

    Long time since I've had so much fun, especially with scientific calculations and equations!

    Saddo, I know!

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    Don't think google need worry - this is a totally different service.
    Couldn't get it to convert kilograms into stone/pounds (ie nonmetric conversions) but google calc wont do that either.
    Did enjoy the query "weather in ngong last wednesday" (which it got fairly right).

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    The power with Wolfram is that it is growing all the time. Pretty exciting stuff.

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    the register have the right view i think Taking a first bite out of Wolfram Alpha ? The Register

    It's not really lined up to be a google-killer, it just doesn't have the same indexing ability - but it is a good step foward to something much more exciting and new

    yay :-)

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    I think its ace!!!

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    Input interpretation:
    estimated average cruising airspeed of an unladen African swallow

    Result:
    there is unfortunately insufficient data to estimate the velocity of an African swallow (even if you specified which of the 47 species of swallow found in Africa you meant)
    Well, that cheered me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Couldn't get it to convert kilograms into stone/pounds (ie nonmetric conversions) but google calc wont do that either.
    Eh?

    You're not trying hard enough

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    Wolfram convert as well

    10st in kg - Wolfram|Alpha

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    I found the pH of cheese by accident using Wolfram.

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    This will be useful for food technology - calculating nutritional information

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I found the pH of cheese by accident using Wolfram.
    What do you have to put in to get the pH of cheese?


    found it its 5.6
    Last edited by JJonas; 19th May 2009 at 12:52 PM.

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    if object A travels east at 155,000,000 meters per second and object B travels west at 150,000,000 meters per second how fast are they moving away from each other?

    mmm, may need a little re-wording to get the result I want....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fafster View Post
    Eh?

    You're not trying hard enough
    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Wolfram convert as well

    10st in kg - Wolfram|Alpha
    Neither of them actually do what was mentioned though

    ie. Convert 200 kg into Stones and Lbs. ie. both units of measurement, not one with a decimal point...

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