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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2009,04:32   

The day we could see our history dynamically.
http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com/

Just look. Mess with it. Set a timer though.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2009,04:58   

WOW!!! O_O

I'll be back in a few days, got some catching up to do  :D

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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2009,05:50   

best searches so far. Mess with the resolution from decade to year to month. (I'm gonna need a 12-step program)

Nuclear fallout
Homosexual
Computer modeling
Grand Jury

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Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far

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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2009,06:18   

So far I've just stoped on the Moon landing of july 69. Fascinating!

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"Hail is made out of water? Are you really that stupid?" Joe G

"I have a better suggestion, Kris. How about a game of hide and go fuck yourself instead." Louis

"The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is that vampires are allergic to bullshit" Richard Pryor

   
BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2009,06:41   

mess with the settings. It will blow your mind.

I seriously think this is the dawn of a total change in opur evolution. Our history will be a narrative, viewable and judged at a moment's notice.

Search for things that change and mess with the resolution. Year decade month week etc.

You will see some crazy patterns.

I'm gonna have to get rid of my computer probably but I'm gonna go back and take one more hit. I can handle it.

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Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2009,07:08   

You'd think that Google would be able to manage to reliably present the contents of Usenet newsgroups given that sort of thing. They bought Dejavu and gutted it, then managed to drop whole swaths of talk.origins postings.

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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2009,07:18   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ April 21 2009,05:08)
You'd think that Google would be able to manage to reliably present the contents of Usenet newsgroups given that sort of thing. They bought Dejavu and gutted it, then managed to drop whole swaths of talk.origins postings.

Ouch. Well. They got this one right. It's still in labs but have you checked it out?

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Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2009,08:35   

It looks like a useful tool. Somebody should suggest that they do a Usenet Timeline, too.

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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2009,08:38   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ April 21 2009,06:35)
It looks like a useful tool. Somebody should suggest that they do a Usenet Timeline, too.

:) Do you want to talk about these issues that have been troubling you?

On a serious note, do you know they aren't?

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Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2009,09:16   

I was participating on Usenet from about 1991 up until I needed to concentrate on getting my dissertation done. I don't have an exact count, but there's likely 6,000 or more of my posts that could be available there if the data were treated as if it were a useful resource instead of an after-thought. Yeah, I'm less than thrilled. I think I have some cause. Deja got it; Google does not.

I don't know about the cool stuff that is happening at Area 51, either, therefore extraterrestrial embassies are coming next year?

By past experience, the folks at Google do not value their Usenet data holdings. I think I need to see evidence of a change in that before I lapse into optimistic complacency.

Like I said, what they are doing with the news data looks useful. That doesn't mean that they can't be reminded to do better with other data.

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