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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- 18th May 2009, 10:19 PMtech_guyCheck 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! - 19th May 2009, 08:10 AMtom_newton
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). - 19th May 2009, 11:04 AMtech_guy
The power with Wolfram is that it is growing all the time. Pretty exciting stuff.

- 19th May 2009, 11:08 AMDomino
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 :-) - 19th May 2009, 11:55 AMCHR1S
I think its ace!!! :)

- 19th May 2009, 12:09 PMOutToLunchQuote:

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)

- 19th May 2009, 12:26 PMfafster
Eh?

You're not trying hard enough ;) - 19th May 2009, 12:36 PMtmcd35
Wolfram convert as well

10st in kg - Wolfram|Alpha - 19th May 2009, 12:42 PMGeoff
I found the pH of cheese by accident using Wolfram.

- 19th May 2009, 12:47 PMCyberNerd
This will be useful for food technology - calculating nutritional information

- 19th May 2009, 12:49 PMJJonas
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- 19th May 2009, 12:58 PMtmcd35
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.... - 19th May 2009, 01:05 PMlocalzuk