Posts Tagged ‘wikipedia’
Pineapples II
Pineapples II

Pineapple season (missing photo) was always something I looked forward to during the Nanjing days (most the few posts have been referencing times past…must be feeling nostalgic).  Arriving by the dump-truck load, the pineapples would be piled into every nook and cranny of your local street fruit/vegetable merchant.  A whole pineapple would set one back […]

Wolfram|Alpha
Wolfram|Alpha

It’s not new, and I wouldn’t say it is as good at tangling one up within the depths of the internet as Wikipedia…and it probably isn’t quite there yet on the technology side…but Wolfram|Alpha is pretty neat. Wolfram Alpha (often stylized as Wolfram|Alpha) is an answer engine developed by Wolfram Research. It is an online […]

An evening with Wikipedia and Answers.com: The road from Rome to the size-acceptance movement

It all began with HBO’s Rome and a further interest in two of the main characters, Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus.  The series is historical, but what about these two characters?  That’s all I wanted to know.  A quick 2 minute detour from media player onto the internet. Sure, no problem. Turns out both Titus […]

Wikipedia and the Mumbai Attack

I am continually surprised with how quickly information appears on wikipedia.  Indian special forces units have cleared out the last remaining resistance in the Taj Hotel earlier this morning and there is apparently still concern that there might be more terrorists still hidden in the hotel.  Needless to say, the event in ongoing even as […]

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