Cellular Networking Perspectives: Irreverent Acronyms I came across this little gem while checking up on some telecoms related sites. My favourite “alternative” definitions of acronyms are: AOL – Acronym Overload Land Internet- In no time everyone’s raiding nearly everyone’s trash WAP – What! Another Protocol?
Tales from the Terminal Room, February 2005 – Issue No. 60 The February 2005 issue of Tales from the Terminal Room is now available.
Brainboost Answer Engine I groaned when I saw that Brainboost “uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing techniques” to answer questions written in plain English. But I found this “answer engine” to be very good. It successfully answered “which US presidents were assassinated”, “which UK prime ministers were assassinated”, and “who directed the Duck Hunt [...]
monzy.org Unsafe Search: I was alerted to this by fellow Internet Consultant Phil Bradley via his blog. Unsafe search works by performing two Google queries, a normal query and a query with SafeSearch enabled. The set of ‘safe’ results is then subtracted from the set of normal results to yield only ‘unsafe’ entries. The idea [...]
Google Desktop Search Google Desktop Search is out of beta and has been officially launched. It is much improved and now searches PDF files. Support for Netscape, Firefox, Mozilla and Thunderbird has also been added. For Open Office and Star Office users there is a plugin at http://desktop.google.com/plugins.html As well as switching off cacheing and [...]
Our Property – Property and house prices revealed – OurProperty.co.uk One of the many services that repackages the Land Registry’s data but this one offers users 20 free searches a week. You get to see the address of the property, the date it was sold and how much it was sold for. It does not [...]