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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 07-06-2004 12:48 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I wasn't sure where to post this, so here is as good as any I guess?

A lot of us use www.google.ca to browse the web, and I received some tips from a newsletter recently with a few things I wasn't aware of before, so I thought I'd pass them along in case some of you hadn't run across these uses as well.

Definitions:

If you want the definition of a word, without the quotes, type "define:" and then the word. Google will search various online dictionaries and encyclopedias for your word (ps. this is a wonderful feature!)  Example, without the quotes, type "define:magenta" then click on search (note-no space after the colon)

Mathematical Equations on Measurement Conversion:

If you don't have a calculator handy, google can do your math. Without the quotes, type "(200*40)/4+600-5" then click on search.

It can also convert measurements as well. Without the quotes, type "30 miles per hour * 10 minutes in kilometers" then click on search. It would tell you that you traveled 8.04672 kilometers in those ten minutes.

Search Within Sites:

You can search within a site by using the "site:" command. For example if you wished to look for candles only on eBay, then you would type "candles site:ebay.com" (note-no space after the colon) then click on search.  It would search eBay for candles.

Links:

If you want to know what web pages link to a site, type "link:" and the name of the webpage to find out.  Example, without the quotes, type "link:netpoets.com" (note-no space after the colon) then click on search.

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Anyway, just passing along some info.
serenity blaze
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1 posted 07-06-2004 01:19 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I'd heard about this, and I tried the math thingie and naturally I got it wrong.

But NOW I can do it!

Thank you Kit.

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Isn't Google Wonderful?
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