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Jim Barr [PersonRank 4]

Friday, October 6, 2006
13 years ago18,870 views

Seems broken at 0827 EDT

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Don't you wish Google Web Search had a version allowing this precision?

Ramibotros [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

CODE: create or destroy events
that could be part of the right definition if u're using Visual Basic, i guess..

aspiroots [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Hope this syntax will soon be available on Gogle Web Search!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

look what i got on searching for MS (Microsoft):
picasaweb.google.com/DavidHetf ...

Ramibotros [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]David : why don't u think that MS could mean success?
I never saw a more successful company..
I mean, u could hate some aspects about the company, or even hate the whole coorperation but does that mean that NOTHING about it can be good for you?
Hmm, would u admit MS is "rich" at least?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

yeah..
i guess your right..
after all they are a 250 B$ worth company..

Mathilde [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Missing Or Magic

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> Seems broken at 0827 EDT

What did you enter and what did you get?

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It was also broken for me a few minutes ago (nothing happened when I clicked the button, no matter what I entered), but it's working again for me now.

Kris [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Your search – s+Rw+s+Aw+s+Nw+s+Dw+s+Ow+s+Mw+
s+Sw+s+Tw+s+Rw+s+Iw+s+Nw+s+Gw+
s+Sw+s+Ew+s+Nw+s+Tw+ – did not match any documents.

I entered Random String Sent

[Line breaks added for formatting reasons – Tony]

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You need to instead enter an acronym e.g. "RSS", it's not really an 'acronym generator', but I can't think of a better description.

JOe [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Doesn't work any more... :-(I'm sure that it's not to had to use a little PHP to make an Acronym generator.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It still works for me at the moment.

Note that when you get "did not match any documents" then there were simply no matches on Google's end... admittedly that happens for many words. Usually very short strings work best (something with 3 or 4 letters).

Jason Schramm [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

I still say my Acronym Creator is better. Way to almost steal the name. Use a thesaurus for that?

In other news, I had a dream that I was in a room full of Googlers and I asked them why can't they get regular expression searching on the main search site. In my dream they said it was a resource issue. Not sure if it still is in real life.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> Way to almost steal the name. Use a thesaurus for that?

I don't know what you mean.

bwaje [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

PHP is accronym for Pot head Pixie since 1972
< acronyms.thefreedictionary.com ...

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

He's saying that you 'stole is name by calling this the "Google Acronym Generator" when he has the "Acronym Creator" jasonblogs.com/acreator/index. ...

Personally I think that's a bizarre accusation as what else are you going to call something that makes acronyms other than an acronym creator/generator/maker?

Gustavo [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I suggest a new game...
"What's the bigger acronym (more characters) you can find a meaning using this tool?"
I start it with: TQBFJOTLD
;)

Gustavo [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Ok, I beat myself with: JFMAMJJASOND (12 characters).

Hawaii SEO [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

BUG = Built Using GNU

Personman [PersonRank 8]

13 years ago #

WWJD = WingMan Warrior joystick driver
NAFTA = Not appropriate for the application

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> Personally I think that's a bizarre accusation as what
> else are you going to call something that makes
> acronyms other than an acronym creator/generator/maker?

Indeed, there are dozens of apps named "acronym generator" as it's simply a fairly obvious description of what's happening.
google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

Luke Metcalfe too called it the most obvious way in the post I linked to from the credits ("Google inadvertently invents an acronym generator").
orchycore.blogspot.com/2006/10 ...

Siddhartha Gandhi [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

CSS- Case Sensitive Search

iman [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

<img src="


i12.tinypic.com/2qbhb9d.jpg\"

border="0">
!!!

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

iman: your country is which one?

iman [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

iran

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Iman: Ouch, that sucks. Does Iran have special laws against open source projects, or is this a US law preventing "export" of source code to Iran?

[Edit: accidentally posted as Sohil, fixed. -Philipp]

iman [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

AFAIK, there is no such law, however Iran censors porn and some political sites.
US has embargoed Iran, but I'm not aware of a US law preventing export of "source code".

Aviva Gabriel [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I typed in "SAFE" and got a whole lot of mozilla code links. I'm not at all into programming, so I'm not entirely clear what all these links are, but one of them was for a Mozilla browser extension (perhaps Firefox, perhaps not) called "Download Manager." It was a 'tar' file, which I assume is the filetype underlying the user's "Install Now" interface. Does anyone know why I got all these links after typing in "SAFE"? Can anyone explain (simply) what all these links represent?

Aviva Gabriel [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I'm also getting links to open source software (Amaya) from the University of Bristol (UK), and now this (note the smarmy comments in the text after the "64"):

mozilla/widget/src/gtk2/nsFilePicker.cpp

   64: // XXX total ass. We should really impose a build-time requirement on gtk2.4
   // and then check at run-time whether the user is actually running gtk2.4.
   // We should then decide to load the component (or not) from the component mgr.

Aviva Gabriel [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Okay, figured it out. For some reason, using this acronym generator has gotten me into 'codesearch.' Anyone know what's going on?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Aviva, yes, the Google Acronym Generator is hooked up to Google Code at google.com/code . It's basically a proof of concept but it does work :)

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