Google Turns 5

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  1. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    BBC News Reports

    Google easily the biggest search engine out there had turned five!

    :)

    There are certain things you never knew you needed like Google Mac search:
    google.com/mac.html

    :D

    Google can now be used in many ways:
    I will Google it.
    I will go to Google.

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. Independence macrumors regular

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    i'll just mention that google is my homepage. :)
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    hehe, u along with me, and a few million others I'd guess ;)
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I have Google in my favorites and use it frequently. Happy 5th Google!
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    google is da bomb. hopefully MSN Search or whatever it is won't take a toll on google, it's the best service around and i hope it never changes.

    pnw
     
  6. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well I hope they don't keep deleting stuff like KaZaA Lite...

    DMCA...

    :(
     
  7. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    Google is so cool. I love it.

    Although you are not a true Apple fan unless your homepage is Apple.com. :)
     
  8. Waluigi macrumors 6502

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    I didn't know they did that? I'm very dissapointed! Censorship is not good!

    --Waluigi
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    How is Google so amazingly fast? How can it search so much data and find the conjunction or disjunction of words where each occurs so many times in the indexes? I know they have server farms in multiple locations, but when you search on "human health" it somehow intersects hundreds of millions of hits on the word "human" and hundreds of millions of hits on the word "health" and then ranks the web pages that have those words in proximity higher than the rest. How can it do this with terabytes of data in a split second? Is it really just brute force computing?
     
  10. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah look on slashdot for it, i think I read it there.

    Doctor Q -- besides for like a billion servers they index everything.

    There really is never an original search.

    They have every site in the world indexed probably.

    :D
     
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Building the indexes is the straightforward part. What I'm asking about is the way they use those indexes to do conjunctions and disjunctions so quickly.
     
  12. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    This is great...Really it is...Google is spiffy and all,

    but if I hear one more person say he/she is going to "google" something...! Maybe it just gets me because it's the new "tell-tale sign that a person knows absolutely nothing about computers."
     

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