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Google calculator
Following AlltheWeb but with less units in conversion
Allergic




msg:92454
 4:55 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

[google.com...]

 

GoogleGuy




msg:92455
 7:18 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

There are quite a few fun things hidden in the calculator.

Like Roman numerals:
VII * X

Plenty of units:
ounces in a cup

Nice parsing of English expressions:
fifteenth root of 32768, or seventy four times 28

And some fun stuff that mathematics buffs will love:
planck's constant * 5, or 12!, or speed of light in centimeters/second, or seconds in a day * 7, ...

Anyway, something easy to use when you need to know what the sqrt(-1) is. :)

Chndru




msg:92456
 7:43 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Very Interesting and useful :)...
wonder how the G aesthetics allowed for big bold fonted "ounces in a cup", when you search for that term

brotherhood of LAN




msg:92457
 7:48 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

>ounces in a cup

>1 US cup

lol. I never knew U.S. cups were bigger than non U.S. cups, I learn something from Google everyday!

I suppose people were searching for these things to warrant the tool?

//added
so if i write 10 * ten, and it says 100, I wonder if they convert the numbers when parsing the webpages in the same way they are here..

ciml




msg:92458
 8:03 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Oh, this is fun. I thought the " G*mass of earth/radius of earth^2 " example would be hard-wired, but you can really play with it.

" mass of earth/((4/3) pi radius of earth^3) " works fine, but I can't get a log base other than 10.

<added>
Brotherhood, search for ~ten. :-)

Hawkgirl




msg:92459
 8:57 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

You guys have finally outgeeked yourselves. :)

MonkeeSage




msg:92460
 9:14 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

It does modulus also. 5 mod 2 = 1, 2 mod 2 = 0. :)

Jordan

Bones




msg:92461
 9:23 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

No "chains" though. :)

atadams




msg:92462
 9:23 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

This is way too cool. Just when I was hoping I could start to dislike Google they do something like this and show again that they are "one of us".

GoogleGuy




msg:92463
 9:27 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hawkgirl, we have not yet begun to geek. :)

2 fathoms * the boltzmann constant

100 ohms * 3 amps

100 cubits * 1 quattuordecillionth

MonkeeSage




msg:92464
 9:28 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, Bones!

Ps. D*** it Jim, it's a calculator not a plotting device. ;D

Jordan

IITian




msg:92465
 9:35 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Tried to find the value of Google by entering it but it couldn't! How much is Google worth? ;)

brotherhood of LAN




msg:92466
 9:39 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

>the value of Google

im sure when they IPO they'd like a $ at the start, besides the spelling is Googol ;)

>~ten

ahh, found another example like that, buy and bye. Hey at least the calculator works ;)

viggen




msg:92467
 9:49 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

most useful for me is the celsius conversion, having some US friends that use that silly fahrenheit =P

Timotheos




msg:92468
 10:03 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Anybody figure out how to do things in binary or hexadecimal?

Bones




msg:92469
 10:07 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Try something like: 11010101 in hexadecimal.

Great tool btw. Thanks MonkeeSage! :)

ScottM




msg:92470
 10:09 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

No factorial?

53647523!

I loved those...

g1smd




msg:92471
 10:19 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

One thing about certain types of numbers on Google searches.

Google does not treat a date as a date.

Different results for: 2003-05-07, 2003 May 07, 07/05/2003, May 07 2003, 7th May 2003 and so on.

I wonder if ~May = ~05?

I wonder if ~7th = ~07 = ~7?

Off to play and find out.

tschild




msg:92472
 10:26 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Notation for number bases:

10 in hex -> 0xA
10 in binary -> 0b1010
10 in octal -> 0o12

tschild




msg:92473
 10:28 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Seems not to work with fractions, though. 0.5 in hex does not yield 0x0.8

caine




msg:92474
 10:30 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I wasn't aware of any fractions in HEX. new to me.

TheDave




msg:92475
 10:56 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think they've taken it down, I can't see it on that page linked to in the original post. Can anyone tell me the actual url to the calculator (not to the page of features)

MonkeeSage




msg:92476
 10:58 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

TheDave:

I think that the original page was just an announcement that Google can do calculations now, not a special page. Try just entering in a normal Google query, e.g.,

5 + 1

:)

Jordan

caine




msg:92477
 11:10 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

a google calculator.

SERPs are on us:-

We will show you how to optimise your site for #1 accross our network!
lol

TheDave




msg:92478
 11:17 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Ahh I see! thanks Jordan :)

Scaramanga




msg:92479
 11:21 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

This Google calculator thing knows what a Rod is (2.75 Fathoms of course) but hasn't heard of Poles and Perches! It's bang out of order! I'm not going to stand for this - I'm boycotting Google until they rectify this egregious error. Who's with me?

MonkeeSage




msg:92480
 11:24 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

LOL! I'm with you, they know what a Cubit is, but not a Span or a Peck...what madness is this! ;)

Jordan

GoogleGuy




msg:92481
 12:05 am on Aug 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

Heck, even I haven't heard of poles and perches. I've barely heard of a peck. At least it knows that 1 bushel = 35.239 liters. :)

I think it has a few constants (Euler's constant, plank's constant). I wouldn't be surprised if it knew the answer to life, the universe, and everything. :)

NeverHome




msg:92482
 12:11 am on Aug 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

Haha! it does!

answer to life, the universe and everything = 42

Timotheos




msg:92483
 12:12 am on Aug 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

So what's next? A currency convertor based on current market values? Maybe too much liability in that one :-)

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