WolframAlpha

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Thork

WolframAlpha
« on: September 18, 2011, 02:43:10 PM »
WolframAlpha.com

I thought this website deserved a thread. I think it is phenomenal.

Its like a search engine but does doesn't take you anywhere. It just gives you answers. The answers it gives though are pretty good.

Mathematically it is awesome. I asked it to intergrate 2x(x2+1). It does it. Much quicker than a calculator or something.

I asked it where venus would be on 18th March 2013.

Geneology

or compared stuff

I don't usually spam about a website but I thought being a science forum lots of you guys might find it helpful. Especially its math capabilities.

You can go straight to the site or there are a bunch of add-ons for chrome and firefox. Its not finished. its shit at history and sport and has a real blind spot for earth's shape, but other than that I thought I'd mention it. Its also supposed to be very good for nutrition so the ladies might like it. :-* Hey ladies.

Extra things i asked
Where am i?
lawyer
next solar eclipse

If you play with it and find something awesome that it does, please post for me. :D

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Hessy

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 04:07:49 PM »
It's an amazing website.  I use it for school (researching statistics, doing calculus, etc.) all the time.

Ask it what the "airspeed of an unladen African swallow" is... or "what is my favorite color".

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 04:13:50 PM »

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Thork

Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 04:23:07 PM »

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 04:24:57 PM »

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Thork

Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 04:25:54 PM »
Conspiracy programming! >:(

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 04:28:19 PM »
Conspiracy programming! >:(

I thought this website deserved a thread. I think it is phenomenal.

Pick a side now.

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Thork

Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2011, 04:31:12 PM »
I did say in my OP

Its not finished. its shit at history and sport and has a real blind spot for earth's shape, but other than that I thought I'd mention it.

And I have picked a side. Mine. :P

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Mr Pseudonym

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2011, 04:41:20 PM »
Ask it "why did the chicken cross the road?"    Srsly. ;)
Why do we fall back to earth? Because our weight pushes us down, no laws, no gravity pulling us. It is the law of intelligence.

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2011, 04:45:30 PM »
I use it when I'm too lazy to solve algebraic equations for my maths assignments. Great site.
Recently religious due to the impending rapture.

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2011, 02:55:58 AM »
While it is conceptually a fantastic piece of software, it is unfortunate that its inner workings are hidden and it is available only as software-as-a-service. It is for this reason that I abstain from its use in the name of technological freedom.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Thork

Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2011, 03:01:42 AM »
Gather your hippies and make a freeware one.

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2011, 03:03:44 AM »
Gather your hippies and make a freeware one.

You mean "free software." Freeware is a class of proprietary software that may be legally obtained without payment.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Thork

Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2011, 03:04:34 AM »
Potatoes/Potatoes.

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Vindictus

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2011, 03:10:14 AM »
Potatoes/Apples

Fix'd. I am now Parsifal.

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Thork

Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2011, 03:11:36 AM »

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Vindictus

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2011, 03:12:52 AM »
PCs/Apples.

what is this i don't even

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2011, 01:56:29 PM »
because anybody in the world calls "Macs" "Apples", amirite?
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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2011, 05:00:40 AM »


Yep, shit's broken.

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2011, 05:05:59 AM »
owned

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Lord Xenu

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2011, 09:29:53 AM »

Well, it's settled - the Earth is flat.

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Hessy

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2011, 01:52:28 PM »
Lord Xenu's logic: Post a painfully obvious projection of the Round Earth and claim as a FE victory.

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Lord Xenu

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2011, 05:09:41 AM »
Lord Xenu's logic: Post a painfully obvious projection of the Round Earth and claim as a FE victory.
Looks flat to me.

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Hessy

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2011, 05:29:25 PM »
Lord Xenu's logic: Post a painfully obvious projection of the Round Earth and claim as a FE victory.
Looks flat to me.



I bet that looks flat to you, too.

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Thork

Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2011, 01:32:52 AM »
^ It just looks photoshopped to me. ;)

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Hessy

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Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2011, 02:54:10 AM »
shooped =/= flat.  I can deal with photoshopped.

Re: WolframAlpha
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2011, 09:42:44 AM »

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Lord Xenu

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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2011, 09:51:47 AM »