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twomers
10-05-2006, 08:30 AM
http://google.com/codesearch

Just saw this. Haven't looked at it, and thought ye'd like to see it. Don't know anything about it at the moment. Anyone use it yet?

Edit: And it uses some kind of code tags to preserve formatting! Best Google Ever!!

maxorator
10-05-2006, 09:18 AM
Wow, this is great!
Google is making new things every day!

CornedBee
10-05-2006, 09:35 AM
Whoa. And it even scans various packed archives, such as bzipped tarballs.

Salem
10-05-2006, 02:01 PM
Making it easier every day for clueless students to cheat.

Mind you, the truly clueless do not understand what "search" means.

Time back, search actually involved getting off your arse, going to the library and reading lots of books. Type a few words and click the mouse hardly compares.

twomers
10-05-2006, 02:14 PM
Making it easier every day for clueless students to cheat.

[...]

Time back, search actually involved getting off your arse, going to the library and reading lots of books. Type a few words and click the mouse hardly compares.

Feel free to delete this post :p

Sentral
10-05-2006, 02:19 PM
Making it easier every day for clueless students to cheat.

Mind you, the truly clueless do not understand what "search" means.

Time back, search actually involved getting off your arse, going to the library and reading lots of books. Type a few words and click the mouse hardly compares.

This is true, but it also shows how society is changing, and the need for a library is steadily decreasing. It doesn't show laziness at all, it shows how technology will PWN t3h old skool! :D

Salem
10-05-2006, 02:42 PM
> Feel free to delete this post
But I do feel like driving it off topic....

> and the need for a library is steadily decreasing.
Books are readily readable for decades, if not centuries. If you really want durable, carve it in stone.
3.5" floppies came and went in about a decade, and it's already starting to get a bit on the tricky side to read them. 8" disks - forget it.

Think your DVD's are safe? BluRay is already looming, waiting for Lucas to wheel out the star wars cash cow for another milking, featuring yet more random floor sweepings under the guise of "deleted scenes" and other "interview with the tea-boy" tripe. Not to mention the ultra extended directors cut remastered with the alternative ending version must-have-for-any-seriously-dumb-collector-with-more-money-than-sense.

Wraithan
10-05-2006, 02:57 PM
I love my paper books. eBooks are nice due to the price difference, but that is the only justification. In my eyes, nothing beats being able to flip around pages in a more user friendly way.

Though sometimes I do wish I could use a search my book for a specific phrase or word that doesn't seem to be in the index for some god forsaken reason! Anyway... <3 books <3 searching <3 google.

valis
10-05-2006, 03:18 PM
Making it easier every day for clueless students to cheat.

Mind you, the truly clueless do not understand what "search" means.

Time back, search actually involved getting off your arse, going to the library and reading lots of books. Type a few words and click the mouse hardly compares.
Students copying work off of the net is only going to help with homework and possibly lab grades, they'll still fail the final if they don't understand it. If they don't fail, they'll get fired from their position when they can't get anything done on their own.

I think that the code search is good for a resource, but looking at code really is inferior to getting a book, you just don't get a solid understanding from looking at one example, not seeing any conceptual work or design process. http://www.koders.com/ is another big one.

CornedBee
10-05-2006, 03:36 PM
Students copying work off of the net is only going to help with homework and possibly lab grades, they'll still fail the final if they don't understand it. If they don't fail, they'll get fired from their position when they can't get anything done on their own.
You obviously don't read http://thedailywtf.com/

Wraithan
10-05-2006, 03:46 PM
Looking at code has helped me many times, then again I already knew the abstact concepts, but implementation was kickin my ass.

maxorator
10-07-2006, 03:30 AM
I would like to have a book... but I'm a student and I don't have such amounts of money to waste.

Frobozz
10-08-2006, 01:57 AM
For those of you who like eBooks and want a hardcopy, iRex has started offering a product called the iLiad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ILiad). Its a first-generation ePaper-based device. Current price is a bit steep though at $699. But I imagine the next generations will make that go lower.

Lets face it - ordinary libraries are as good as dead. We'll be seeing crazy Google make a library at some point. Like to know how they'll get eBooks available though. Maybe with an ad at the top? :D

maxorator
10-08-2006, 02:10 AM
eBooks are just... I mean I can't watch and read the screen for many hours in a row. That's why the books are so good.

twomers
10-08-2006, 07:18 AM
I'm not overly fond of reading books on computers ... I've done it, many times, but nothing beats paper! ... with the possible exception of scissors

indigo0086
10-08-2006, 07:40 AM
Think your DVD's are safe? BluRay is already looming, waiting for Lucas to wheel out the star wars cash cow for another milking, featuring yet more random floor sweepings under the guise of "deleted scenes" and other "interview with the tea-boy" tripe. Not to mention the ultra extended directors cut remastered with the alternative ending version must-have-for-any-seriously-dumb-collector-with-more-money-than-sense.

You forget a special "Who shot first" where you can See the famous scene and replace Han solo with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, or Carrot top.

Magos
10-08-2006, 11:56 AM
Wow, searched on an old program of mine (http://google.com/codesearch?hl=en&lr=&q=war3modeleditor) and it linked directly to one of the source files which even resided inside a zip file... Amazing!

Happy_Reaper
10-08-2006, 08:24 PM
On the bright side, this new google feature will give us an answer to those o-so-annoying topic creators who expect code instead of answers to their questions...

Tonto
10-12-2006, 08:42 PM
Haha, lots of funny stuff.

http://thedailywtf.com/forums/thread/94630.aspx