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Luka [PersonRank 10]

Monday, September 10, 2007
12 years ago4,579 views

When you try "Time in Montréal" you don't have the little picture.


jeremilhau.fr/google/time.png

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

google.com/search?q=Time+in+Mo ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Montreal (without "é") works though...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

See above post

RC [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Here's the really cool part:

the query [time] will tell you the current time based on your ip.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The Onebox seems to change for me depending on when I do it (It has even not worked in the past).

I prefer it with the clock.

[put at-character here]RC
That's pretty neat.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Days ago the time operator was down. Matt Cutts said on Seroundtable that it will be back, and we was right.

Jean-Noël Anderruthy [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

This request is simpler : time montreal or time moscow

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Look the URL of the alarm clocks.
google.com/chart?chs=40x30&chc=localtime ... weird
I'm sure you somebody here is able to hack this thing and discover something interresting.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I've already been trying but no luck so far...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< I'm sure you somebody here is able to hack this thing and discover something interresting. >>

Already tried that. "Google Chart Server" (google.com/chart) is used for quite a few things – e.g. Google Finance – but it always includes what appears to be a hashed signature in the request so that you can't just modify the URL.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Maybe Google doesn't want third-party developers to use this as "clock API" to generate their own icons for their own applications. Then again do they really care about that kind of exotic side traffic? The Google Page Creator image URLs for instance allow third-party hacking... Google Book snippets graphics embedding also do...

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

time GMT

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

How come [time EST] or [time DST] or [time CET] doesn't work then? That would be more useful as often I'll see webcasts listing their start time as "3:00pm EST" or whatever.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Thanks for the clickable Montreal link, James.

Maybe somebody can clarify the following:

> the query [time] will tell you the current time based on your ip.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It seems that [time] does indeed return the current time based on your location, presumably based on IP address:

google.com/search?q=time


ruscoe.net/blog/uploads/google ...



However, some locations appear to return more than one time:


ruscoe.net/blog/uploads/google ...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Love the simple "time" Onebox and even "Time San Francisco", but disappointed that there still isn't time zone conversion :-(

[put at-character here]Tony
It chose London for me even though I'm over 60 miles away from it, wonder which Cities Google uses?

Veky [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

In Croatia geolocation doesn't seem to work any way. "time" returns just Wikipedia box, "time in Croatia" and "time in Zagreb" work fine.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Because of maintenances of Adsense and Blogger, "time PDT" would be useful...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

-9

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Hmm, I found the old Onebox again.

New: google.com/search?q=time+in+ne ...

old:
google.com/search?hl=en&sa ...
Interestingly, it says "According to www.google.com". Is that really needed?

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