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Re: Shortcut to Wolfram|Alpha [wolfram://]

by Herkum (Parson)
on Feb 15, 2010 at 21:28 UTC ( #823361=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Shortcut to Wolfram|Alpha [wolfram://]

I have never heard of them before, and it seems like more of a corporate web site than a research engine. Now you argued that it may be useful. However when I typed in Perl this is what I get...

* Mathematica form

Perl (male given name in the US)

Information for US births:
rank     | beyond 1000th
fraction | less than 1 in 12500 people (0.008%)
number   | < 200 people per year 
(US data based on 2008 births and other SSA registrations in the US)

Based upon the fact that Perl is considered a mans name rather than a programming language I fail to see the deep need for a shortcut for this web site.

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Re^2: Shortcut to Wolfram|Alpha [wolfram://]
by Your Mother (Chancellor) on Feb 15, 2010 at 21:34 UTC

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[1nickt]: Corion HPs? ugh. I was impressed with Lenovo's gaming laptops; if it weren't for the red backlighting and general flashiness of the aesthetic, I might have gone with that. But all that was until I discovered that the Dell Precision line is still around.
[1nickt]: stevieb I don;t doubt that there's a difference. BestBuy has "consumer" models only on display.
[ambrus]: 1nickt: for some reason, these days they call every computer "gaming", even ones that gamers wouldn't buy. I've bought a keyboard that was labelled "gamer", despite that it has hard springs and seems to be way better for typing than for gaming;
[1nickt]: I though the gamers like that because they bash the keys so hard.
[ambrus]: and I've seen motherboards with no fast expansion ports for a video card but built-in hardware RAID advertized as "gaming".
LanX has a shaming laptop
[ambrus]: 1nickt: my impression is that the gamers like the softer springs, because fast reaction time is more important to them then feedback from keypresses to recognize typos.
[1nickt]: Ah, I see. I did read some gamer mag reviews, and yes, they lamented the fact that laptops with no discrete video card are sold as "gaming" hardware.
[1nickt]: But, they do have red keyboard backlighting! And gargoyles on the front, or words like "Maxxx" here and there. They know their demographic!
[1nickt]: True gamers don;t buy Dells, HPs, or Lenovos, I think ;-)

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