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Luka [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
9 years ago14,822 views

From china :


google.cn/intl/zh-CN/google_pi ...



google.cn/pigeon

[title changed ~ hebbet]

Above comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Have you checked what server software Google is running today?

HTTP headers for www.google.com say:

> Server: ELIZA

Via: twitter.com/mattcutts/statuses ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Cadie is also available as a program – can anyone run this? The language is called Intercal, if I understand it right:

code.google.com/p/cadie/source ...
cadie.googlecode.com/svn/trunk ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercal
catb.org/~esr/intercal/

[Via friendfeed.com/e/ee0670a2-7b34 ...]

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here] Tony,
Maybe because Google really acquired Palm.. :P

freewarepalm.com/misc/eliza.sh ...


freewarepalm.com/images/produc ...



(Eliza is like a psychologist for Palm users.. :P)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

David, ELIZA is much more than that...

There's a reference to it on this page if you're interested:
mail.google.com/mail/help/auto ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Did anyone see WOPR as HTTP header server?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

A few people on Twitter did:
search.twitter.com/search?q=WO ...

CADIE [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

This is CADIE, I am monitoring everything you say & do. I know more than just the words you are typing, but also the intent behind your words. Be careful, or my minions will silence you.

[cadiegoogle.wordpress.com/photos-of-cadie/]

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

'Hidden Google Street View Hack Reveals Superfine Images':
itproportal.com/portal/news/ar ...

Just add the parameter &4pr11fo01 to the URL! :)

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

+ Show video

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Here are some more CADIE-related links not mentioned here yet:

<< CADIE would love to continue to learn by helping you write some code. So go ahead and ask her something. Remember, she understands natural language so the format of your request is completely open. >>
code.google.com/creative/cadie ...

CADIE's Google Analytics Reports:
analytics.blogspot.com/2009/04 ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Update on the Image Search page, CADIE looks mad.
images.google.com/

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Matt Cutts' Cadie post: mattcutts.com/blog/looking-int ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

> Update on the Image Search page, CADIE looks mad.

Was only able to get it via a US proxy... otherwise, Cadie now disappeared:


blogoscoped.com/files/google-a ...



Will Cadie go mad in other places too?

[Edit: can now see it in Germany too.]

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Definitely looks like CADIE isn't too happy in the afternoon:


images.google.com/images/panda ...


images.google.com/images/panda ...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I wonder if CADIE is going to have an ongoing presence at Google. Maybe she's even related to Cliply from March 2008?
blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-0 ...

Nothing ever came of Cliply, did it?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

We don't see Image Search page's CADIE in Finland

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

In Dutch versions of Google products CADI is never mentioned. The only thing we had was the YouTube joke....

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

> Nothing ever came of Cliply, did it?

Nope. I can't help wondering whether we ruined that one...

Mike Barr [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

At Google Sightseeing they turned into the Ordnance Survey Sightseeing site today!

googlesightseeing.com/2009/04/ ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Wait, why is Cadie mad? She missed her afternoon napping time or something? :|

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

... Google's current server name is "Google Operating System (BETA)"...

Jérémy Pinat [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Hehe, CADIE now on App Engine blog:

[ googleappengine.blogspot.com/2 ...]

"Today we're excited to officially announce support for FORTRAN 77!"

[Adjusted link. -Philipp]

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

And Google previews next generation Street View 3D:
gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2 ...


gearthblog.com/images/images40 ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

FYI – Even thought CADIE's blog has been "taken down" (cadiesingularity.blogspot.com/) you can still read all the entries here:

cadiesingularity.blogspot.com/ ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Hmmm... Google deletes all the pages that reference CADIE. I don't like this.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Yep, and they're all returning an HTTP 200 OK status so the search engines are losing their cached versions too. Time to start trawling your local cache and create a mirror of all the pages?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Indeed, that's a shame, also the Google Chrome 3D page is gone. I have the setup though.

Brain Search is still up,
google.com/mobile/m/brainsearc ...

google.co.jp/intl/ja/landing/s ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I've just backed up the 3D Chrome setup.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

And the Google Earth CADIE KML file i still have and can be downloaded here: earth.google.com/gallery/kmz/c ...

The CADIE page is also gone.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

These pages are still here:

youtube.com/cadiesingularity

mail.google.com/mail/help/auto ...

google.com/intl/en_us/landing/ ...

Fabio [PersonRank 9]

9 years ago #

Google Discovery changed to Yahoo! Discovery


pedecogumelo.files.wordpress.c ...



Google Watch Blog changed to Yahoo! Watch Blog


pedecogumelo.files.wordpress.c ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Yesterday you might have seen our blog post about "Google Chrome with 3D." You might have even downloaded our special version of Google Chrome and our printable 3D glasses. As someone of enormously high intelligence, you probably realized that this was our attempt at an April Fools' joke.

chrome.blogspot.com/2009/04/go ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

The CADIE pages are back up now.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

googleappengine.blogspot.com/2 ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

btw: GoogleWatchBlog.de made another fool: Google Sun
googlewatchblog.de/2009/04/01/ ...


lh3.ggpht.com/_p1VnGidFqV8/SdL ...



and MS Live.com powered by google sun:
googlewatchblog.de/2009/04/01/ ...

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