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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

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Oh my GODS! It uses ALGORITHMS!!!!1!!111!!!!1
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The webloggers' weapon lies in the innovative way Google compiles its results. The engine scours the web and uses algorithms to calculate the importance of a page.

This technique revolutionised internet searches.


http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/01/23/1074732600949.html

Anybody who knows what an algorithm is should probably be laughing hysterically about now. I was!

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You know, if neocons had even an atom of humor or creativity, they wouldn't be trying to put Michael Moore on top of the "miserable failure" list in reaction to seeing Bush put there. They would come up with another phrase, maybe even an apt one, to describe Moore and succesfully put him at number one.

Well, of course - all the other search engines ask random passers-by to throw them some URLs whenever they get a request. None of that actually calculating relevance or anything, because that would use algorithms. Can't even get the computer to do it randomly, nope.

Of course, anyone subscribing to the neural-net modem of the brain could argue that the brain simply uses algorithms too, so the random-passer-by theory is no good either :)

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