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Using a mashup of numerous factors such as recurrence plots, fuzzy measure analysis, online betting odds and the weather forecast from the iGoogle weather gadget, we can create a sophisticated model of what the internet will look like 24 hours from now.
We can use this technique to predict almost anything on the web – tomorrow’s share price movements, sports results or news events.
Thanks to Google Operating System blog [googlesystem.blogspot.com] for the tip!
Today, in an exclusive launch only for Australians, we're happy to announce gDay search technology, Google's newest innovation, developed right here in our Sydney R&D centre. Using a system called MATE (Machine Automated Temporal Extrapolation), gDay combines...
Well spotted tictoc. gMail Custom Time is another new release announcement. The innovative function allows you to choose "now", "6 hours ago" or "other" as a timestamp when you send an email. Nomoremissed deadlines!
Just click "Set custom time" from the Compose view. Any email you send to the past appears in the proper chronological order in your recipient's inbox.
How does it work? Gmail utilizes an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality (see Grandfather Paradox [en.wikipedia.org])
And I have to say, the hoaxs are getting lame.
New for April Fools 2008: "Project Virgle"
Google Blog Announces Virgle:
Google's Home page for Virgle:
...and on YouTube:
(if Larry Page could have kept a straight face, it may be 5% more believable)...
It was my job (with many others) to explain this to the world. And, it did make sense. With enough data, you would know the trends enough times to be right. And you only had to be right 50.1 percent of the time.
The quotes and math on that page made me really laugh though.
[edited by: amznVibe at 2:56 pm (utc) on April 1, 2008]
Google had a patent on this, but it hasn't been written yet.
Rumours say, one of the hotest projects in the google labs is "your personal I-ching" (throwing those I-chings was fundamental to #*$!up's algos). A pity almost two dozens of engineers already went mad trying to implement true randomization.