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EEVblog => EEVblog Specific => Suggestions => Topic started by: Zero999 on March 16, 2011, 10:08:43 pm

Title: Blog about how to use Google.
Post by: Zero999 on March 16, 2011, 10:08:43 pm
Dave, I bet you get pissed off with people asking for blogs on really simple stuff?

Perhaps a blog about using Google would be a good idea. ::)
Title: Re: Blog about how to use Google.
Post by: Jon Chandler on March 16, 2011, 11:42:35 pm
Here's an answer I like to use.  It may get the point across.

Check this out (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Let+me+Google+that+for+you)
Title: Re: Blog about how to use Google.
Post by: Psi on March 16, 2011, 11:49:36 pm
Does anyone know how to google for specific things that include punctuation?

eg a google for   "!!!"   (with or without quotes) returns nothing, even when 3 exclamation marks will be in many thousands of pages.


Title: Re: Blog about how to use Google.
Post by: Mechatrommer on March 17, 2011, 01:50:57 am
if i want to google on "what is resistor", i can simply type "resistor?". one typo error character still get me there, i think google has been put some intelligence to predict what we are thinking. but when i'm browsing eevblog, i usually forgot to refer to google, instead asking in the forum which later i found out how stupid i am.
Title: Re: Blog about how to use Google.
Post by: Zero999 on March 17, 2011, 08:11:07 pm
Here's an answer I like to use.  It may get the point across.

Check this out (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Let+me+Google+that+for+you)
I like that one, I have that set on my Opera Notes and Firefox clippings so I don't have to bother typing the whole thing out. a lmgtfu Firefox extension would rule lol.

I also like this one: http://www.justfuckinggoogleit.com/ (http://www.justfuckinggoogleit.com/)
Title: Re: Blog about how to use Google.
Post by: Jon Chandler on March 17, 2011, 10:02:37 pm

I also like this one: http://www.justfuckinggoogleit.com/ (http://www.justfuckinggoogleit.com/)


I love it.  I think I'll use it when my first method doesn't work :)
Title: Re: Blog about how to use Google.
Post by: kaptain_zero on March 18, 2011, 01:02:06 am
An lxquick search for !!! gives the following single and solitary answer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/)!!!

Whilst I do use google frequently, I only use it via scroogle which scrapes off all the bits I'm not interested in and shields my identity from Google. lxquick does the same but uses a different engine, thus the one useful hit on "!!!".


Does anyone know how to google for specific things that include punctuation?

eg a google for   "!!!"   (with or without quotes) returns nothing, even when 3 exclamation marks will be in many thousands of pages.

Regards

Kaptain "Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean "THEY" are not after me" Zero