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Calculate values in Safari courtesy of Google Web Browsers
... well kind of! Google has launched a calculator function (Google calculator) which also works very nicely from the Google search field built into Safari.

Fire up Safari and type an expression into the Google search field. Hit enter and Google gives you the result. As well as simple arithmetic (eg 5+2*2), it can also do more complex stuff like sine(30 degrees) or e^(i pi)+1. It knows about physical constants and can also handle conversions for example, 100 miles in kilometers or 160 pounds * 4000 feet in Calories.

[robg adds: Obviously, you can do this from any application that accesses Google; it works really well with the pop-up search engine front-ends such as Searchling and Huevos.]
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Calculate values in Safari courtesy of Google
Authored by: mrgerbek on Aug 15, '03 11:26:46AM

And MSN thinks they can steal some of Google's thunder. Bah, MSN couldn't sponsor link their way out of a bag.

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Calculate values in Safari courtesy of Google
Authored by: mikael on Aug 15, '03 12:15:46PM

use the calculator for this question:

answer to life the universe and everything

And people who have read Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
might know the answer! =)

Mikael

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Calculate values in Safari courtesy of Google
Authored by: diamondsw on Aug 15, '03 02:01:22PM

However, wouldn't the response time on that question be atrocious? ;)

(Again, if you've read the books...)



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Calculate values in Safari courtesy of Google
Authored by: outofcontrol on Aug 16, '03 08:23:04PM

Now I just had to try that question on Google. Almost fell off my chair needlessly to find that Google figured out the answer within .5 seconds or less.

So much for Deep Thought and the Planet Earth!

Plattapuss



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Calculate values in Safari courtesy of Google
Authored by: SeanAhern on Aug 18, '03 03:26:04PM

So where can I go to determine the full list of constants and units that Google Calculator understands? I can't seem to find it through the normal routes.

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Calculate values in Safari courtesy of Google
Authored by: argonaut on Aug 15, '03 12:31:30PM

Highlight any mathematical formula in Safari and use the contextual menu to run the Google calculation... kewl!



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fluxcapacitor.google.com
Authored by: silas on Aug 15, '03 01:50:51PM

Anyone else see the "Back to the Future" references in their examples? 1.21 gigawatts was, I believe, the amount of energy that Doc needed to send Marty back to the future. In the future, Marty needed to get the time travel car up to 88 mph to jump to another time.

Those Google folks are so hip.



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fluxcapacitor.google.com
Authored by: dj hyp3rion on Aug 15, '03 02:29:27PM

yeah...The DeLorean had to hit 88 MPH at the exact time the Nuclear Reactor delivered the Flux Capacitor 1.21 GW of power inorder to rupture the space-time continuum and let the DeLorean travel through time. In the 1st movie, he got sent back too far, and they didn't have plutonium redily available so they used a lightning bolt for the 1.21GW of power.



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fluxcapacitor.google.com
Authored by: DelVach on Aug 15, '03 05:24:14PM
Do we know that it was actually a nuclear reactor? It couldn't have been in the traditional sense, they didn't have to add water, nor deal with toxic waste. Perhaps those lightstrings in the Flux Capacitor converted the plutonium directly into energy using a previously unknown process.

On another note, I'd kill for a Mr. Fusion. :)


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Wishlist: currency converter!
Authored by: elmimmo on Aug 15, '03 02:10:19PM

Just in case Google people are reading :-? it would be great to have a curreny converter such as "57 USD in EUR". i would use it one day out of every two :-)

Does anyone know any address to submit wanted features? ^_^



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Wishlist: currency converter!
Authored by: superg on Aug 15, '03 02:29:14PM

in the meantime you can use the 10.2 calculator, i think it will do currency



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Wishlist: currency converter!
Authored by: tamenti on Aug 17, '03 08:50:19AM

It will. Slow as hell tho. Writing 25 EUR in DKK would be a very nice additional feature, both in Calculator and Google.



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Currency converter: XE.com
Authored by: argonaut on Aug 19, '03 01:14:46AM

XE.com works great for me



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Calculate values in Safari courtesy of Google
Authored by: ZZamboni on Aug 15, '03 05:38:04PM
I found a good article exploring some of the things supported by the calculator at k5.

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Safari as a Dictionary
Authored by: bi66er on Aug 17, '03 03:30:57AM

suggestions@google.com is the address you're looking for elmimmo

this hint has led me to discover the dictionary function in google too!

So, type possum poo in you safari toolbar then click on the underlined _possum_ in the blue results heading bar... Presto!

http://www.google.com/help/features.html#dictionary



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Safari as a Dictionary
Authored by: cvandyck on Aug 17, '03 06:48:27PM

Heh, I never knew why those were underlined. Thanks.



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