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Just f***ing Google it

 
 
Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2014 09:54 pm
It is a common bugbear amongst techie types that they (we) get asked questions that can be easily answered by a Google search. So much so that JFGI is an industry acronym bordering on cliche.

But today I found Let Me Google That For You through twitter.

So if you're smart ass and wantto put down your questioner while simultaneously answering their question and showing them how google works send them this link

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=keyword

I shouldn't have to explain this if you're a proper geek, but replace spaces with plus signs if you have multiple keywords or a phrase.

Here's an example:

Q: Hey Hinge, what's latin for star?

A: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=latin+for+star

 
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2014 02:29 am
Except, of course, for the fact that you can get more than one answer from a web search, and if one lacks the expertise, one won't know which answer to trust.
FBM
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2014 02:33 am
@hingehead,
Bookmarked that link. Gracias. Very Happy
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hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2014 09:22 am
@Setanta,
But for so many if you jfgi the right answer is the the top of the list, like my example.

For stuff that is ambiguous just go to A2K.

Reminds me of heinlein on democracy

Quote:
Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How's that again? I missed something.
Autocracy is based on the assumption that one man is wiser than a million men. Let's play that over again, too. Who decides?
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2014 12:12 pm
@hingehead,
Heinlein is the last person to whom i would look for political wisdom. He was racist, elitist and sexist. In his novels, he advocated the vote only for veterans (Starship Troopers--how is that again?), as well as portraying admirable women as jack-of-all-trades nymphomaniacs (too many to even list) and the ideal males as exactly what you refer to--autocrats.

I found the link amusing, but i also found it exemplary of an attitude from IT people that anyone who is not in IT is probably an idiot. References to the best form of government are irrelevant.
hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2014 03:27 pm
@Setanta,
I apologise for posting what it actually triggered in my memory, however irrelevant. Trust me I am no fan of heinlein.

I tell you what set, I'll post here every time I get or see a question that could be answered by google. Call it evidenced-based librarianship.

http://able2know.org/topic/260686-1

Ps interesting use of the word exemplary

Http://lmgtfy.com/?q=define+exemplary
hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2014 03:38 pm
http://able2know.org/topic/261041-1
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timur
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2014 03:51 pm
I wonder why people are so obsessed with Google.

There are lots of other ways to make a search, sometimes a more accurate one.

If you make a search that is against Google's business model, it will fail as their algorithm will prevent you from getting a decent answer.

List of search engines
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2014 06:54 pm
@hingehead,
You need do nothing with my pleasure or displeasure in mind, which i suspect has always been the case for you.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2014 06:59 pm
Marriam-Webster defines (second definition) exemplary as "serving as an example of something."
hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 28 Nov, 2014 08:07 pm
@timur,
You miss the point timur - it's not about google - it's about making the smallest effort to look for an answer.

And personally I use DuckDuckGo. But if I tell someone to DuckDuckGo it they blinds stay down.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2014 04:48 am
@hingehead,
One assumes this is a search engine. If i "google" DuckDuckGo i assume it will take me there.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2014 05:06 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
Heinlein is the last person to whom i would look for political wisdom. He was racist, elitist and sexist.

Absolutely.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2014 07:48 am
@Setanta,
Let's try it

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=duckduckgo
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2014 07:04 pm
@Setanta,
Quote:
Marriam-Webster defines (second definition) exemplary as "serving as an example of something."


It's sister publication, Merriam-Webster, defines it the same way as google.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exemplary


: extremely good and deserving to be admired and copied

: serving as an example of something

So a bit of both, in my head it's always had connotations of a good example. Good to know it can also be just an example. Oh, ambiguity and connotation, enemies of clarity.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jan, 2015 02:34 pm
http://able2know.org/topic/265906-1#post-5875639
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