Tag Archive: Google

Oct 13 2009

I’m now surfing the Google Wave

I haven’t had a chance to really dig deep on it yet. Honestly, I am as curious about the programming API as anything else! And yes, I have some invites. Comment here if you are looking for one. Edit: Sorry!. That’s all the invites I am giving out for now. Note: Invites are not sent …

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May 06 2009

Google Moon

In the spirit of my previous post, I thought I would point you to Google Moon; an interactive map of the lunar surface with markers for all of the Apollo missions. If you drill down on a mission you can see what points the astronauts actually visited and view pictures of those places. There are …

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Jul 27 2008

Distracted, or just too busy to pay attention to you?

A while back I wrote a short essay about Using your Google Brain where I described mainstream media scare stories about the Internet which reminded me of: . . . similar articles from the 1970’s describing how kids were starting to use calculators in school, all of which invariably ended in dire predictions of impending …

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Sep 29 2007

PBS versus NASA

The pseudoanonymous ‘Robert Cringely’ is going to the moon! OK, actually, he has announced his entry into the Google Lunar X Prize. Cringely plans to timebox it at 18 months, succeed or fail. It isn’t clear if this is going to be a PBS special, but the smart money goes that way. One hopes this …

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Jan 19 2006

Google refuses to release information to Feds

According to the Mercury News, the Bush administration is asking for a court order to get Google open their database of search records to Federal inspection. The reason given? The government is trying to show a pattern of searches for pornography in an attempt to prove Child Online Protection Act is the only way to …

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Dec 28 2005

Using your Google Brain

Over the last year I’ve been using a new party discussion gambit which consists of positing that “Google makes me smarter.” The resulting discussion quickly separates the digiterati from the illinternet sheep. Why? Because it is true! Using Google as an outboard memory system for our brains results in a net increase of our apparent …

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Dec 07 2005

Disclosing Google’s secret sauce

Google’s ten rules for managing geeks.

Nov 30 2005

Don’t worry, the corporate motto is “Don’t be evil”

Rinf.com has 9 disturbing facts about Google. My favorite part is the prominent Google AdSense ad on the page! So far as I know nearly everything on their list is, somewhat, real. Even so, I tend to discount anything coming from a site that includes ‘news’ items about the Illuminati, Freemasonry, and other secret-society based …

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Nov 22 2005

Using Google to find Meth Labs

Scott Beale is using Google to find local meth labs.

Nov 18 2005


Interesting presentation on what could happen if Google and Amazon merged: In the year 2014, The New York Times has gone offline. The Fourth Estate’s fortunes have waned. What happened to the news? And what is EPIC? Definitely thought-provoking! (Flash warning.) (Hat-tip Stephen Fishburn.)

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