Monthly Archives: May 2009

Search does not need engines, knowledge and decision does.

Search engine are not doing search anymore… No search is for small player, now the real thing is to have an evolved engine. Where Wolframalpha offer a computational knowledge engine, Bing offer a decision engine. So far Google can keep being Google fearless ; )

Bing (also known as Kumo) should be publicly available on June 3rd. At least the name is easy to remember 🙂

You can already get some information on it:
Behind bing
Decision engine

I personally think it is a good idea to not compete with Google directly on traditional search, they real do a great job there. Live.com showed to be quite good but did not had any motivational factor to change people habits. Bing, might succeed there, I guess most of the people will be positively surprised by something else than search : )

Enjoy soon,
Ahmet

 
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Wanna try Visual Studio 2010 Professional Beta 1 ?

Just noticed that Visual Studio 2010 pro (beta 1) is now available to download as a web installer.

I am personnaly quite new to the VS world, I have been using it daily for only 9 month now. I must say that I am still quite impresse by the simplicity and the power this tool have.

Just try it, it is free so you can make up your own opinion and tell me what you think of it 🙂

For more info just head to the VS 2010 beta website.

Enjoy,
Ahmet

 
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Wolfram Alpha, a Revolution for the Web?

Wolframalpha the so called computational knowledge engine, is finally available to the public 🙂

Why and when would you want to switch from Google, Yahoo or Live?
The answer is quite simple: Wolfram will give you an answer while other search engines will gives you a (too huge) set of related pages where you can go if the title / description seems to fit your query. 
Google and other search engine maps the keywords of our query to a set of pages known to be related to this keywords. Whereas Wolfram Alpha will try to compute the answer based on the contents of those pages and extract the exact answer to your query and a bunch of information answering to your query.

Go have a look at the introduction video from S. Wolfram.

 

Hope you enjoy as much as I do,
Ahmet

 
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Rule your files – get permission on most of your pc files.

Sometimes it happens that you need to manually delete files and windows kindly inform you that you don’t have enough privileges to do so, even as an administrator of your own machine…

To fix this problem you will have to use cmd.exe (as an administrator):
> cd /d c:thepathwhereYouWantControl

Now you want to take ownership of this folder:
> takeown /F . /A /R /D Y > NUL

Finally get persmission to edit/delete under this folder:
> icacls . /grant:r Administrators:(F) /T /L /Q

Hope it helps,
Ahmet

 

 
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