Wolfram Alpha

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  1. Goth

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    "factor 2^2^9+1" returns nothing.
     
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    interesting, mathematica can do it but alpha shows its working and then returns nothing, even though it interpreted it correctly. Apparently its still quite buggy but its a fkin awesome idea. None of this pre-analysed data crap, data analysis from raw banks on the fly ftw!

    I managed to get it to give me a "Sorry dave i cant let you do that" message saying it had exceeded max test load or something doing a dsolve.
     
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    What? I thought this required payed staff to update the database, it doesnt index the web like google.
     
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    Thanks for the link Goth
     
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    I gave it "Tm primer hybridisation agagtagcgatac" to see if it would calculate the metling temp for PCR, but it didn't recognise the problem. However, it did recognise "agagtagcgatac" as DNA, and returned the amino acid translations in all reading frames and directions, and also matches against the human genome. So nothing that wasn't already available, although the presentation wasn't bad.

    And it'll generate pretty taxonomies too.
     
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    wow im confused yet intrigued at the same time.

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    think they need to upgrade there servers it seems to be extremly laggy.
     
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    Agreed on that, the coming weeks and months should see improvements on what's already there, e.g. getting over the load issues.


    On a funnier note, someone was pretty quick to take the mickey out of W|A :lol:

    Wolfram's Beta - The Computizzled Knowledge Engine
     
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    How long before Google buys it?
     
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    As a search engine it has got nothing on google yet.

    Statistics and calculations are fine. It wont help in my every day job though.
     
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    Bah.. it can list all countries by land area, and can list the continents, but it won't list the continents by area :/
     
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    It's not a search engine...
     
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    wtf? how the hell did carbon black get onto the porn lists?
     
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