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21 May 2009 @ 11:05 pm
having fun with Wolfram Alpha  
There's a lot it doesn't know, but when it does, it does. For example, it can multiple the average velocity of an unladen (European) swallow by the answer to life, the universe and everything:

velocity of unladen swallow * life, universe, everything (Tell it to use estimated average cruising airspeed of an unladen European swallow instead of African)

Less whacky and more astronomical things include locating Hubble, the International Space Station and planets:

Where is Hubble?
where is the international space station?
Where is Mars?
pluto position next week

or comparing them:
international space station, hubble
Jupiter, saturn, uranus

Want to know where your mortgage repayments are going? mortgage payment 230,000 euro for 30 years at 1.95%
Crazy maths! cube root finnish televisions*pi^pi/gdp andorra times a million/golden ratio
Dunno how useful this is, but nice that they can do it: dunsink observatory, greenwich observatory

For real use, rather than just seeing what it can do, I reckon it's the astronomy that'll bring me back.

solar eclipse
solar eclipse dublin

Or maybe the food: cake
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Emiliana Torrini - Fisherman's Woman