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Wolfram / Alpha

05/26/2010 8:55 PM

To Friends and Associates ...

Today, a friend passed me a link to a new (apparently) website, called Wolfram Alpha. I've only started to play with this, but it is quite remarkable ... just about everything for as many of the sciences I can remember ... and many I can't .

I won't carry on further, but you should really check this out.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

Kind regards ...

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Re: Wolfram / Alpha

05/27/2010 12:29 AM

Hi DCaD,

I have been using the MathWorld/ScienceWorld site for about 2 years.

You are right, this is pretty amazing. I typed in: y=2x^2+4x+4 and got this!

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05/28/2010 12:08 AM

I tried it around a year ago, and got no answer to whatever question I was asking at the time. I suppose its time I gave them another chance...

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05/28/2010 12:49 AM

Oh great!!###%@**!! Now anyone can be an engineer. I use to think I had an advantage because I knew arithmetic!

Cool site.

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05/28/2010 1:01 AM

Fear not ... owning a wrench doesn't make one a mechanic ... it just creates more mistakes for the professionals to solve (my wife's most hated comment from me: "oh, I can fix that")

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05/28/2010 9:22 AM

A friend of my wife's sent her a link to that site, knowing she would show it to me.

We played and explored for quite awhile. Very cool....but for some reason I'm always a bit suspicious of making so much information too available....I'm not sure why.

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