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Searching for div (vs mod) in excel formula I went
through tons of answers and had to scroll down inside
forums that say Solved, but don't give the answer.
All I really wanted was one single word. Quotient.
There are many similar problems like that. Some are
already implemented. Like conversions,
Shortanswers.com doesn't actually store the
discussions and questions and answers but rather
points to existing discussions and gives a one liner
short description to the answer. It could work as a
thesaurus too, pointing (of course) to the real
You start typing Dollar exchange rate and it completes
the search with a To: you then enter Y and it offers
Yen. scrolling to the yen option or writing it, you get
(???) I want to make sweet love to Google
[Voice, Dec 20 2012]
I want to make sweet love to Wolframalpha
[DIYMatt, Dec 23 2012]
||For dynamic data like exchange rates a forum is just
about the worst possible format. I would support the
US government giving Google two billion dollars to
research AI, that would provide many more short
answers than it already does. As for your dollar to
yen conversion that's already supported.
Type "100 dollars in yen" into Google for a big
bold direct answer, a chart showing the history, and
search results telling you why.
||You can also type "define" into google before a word, and it will show the definition.
||great stuff! obviously the yen problem is easily found, as is definition or lyrics ... but just you try asking for a solution to a physics problem.
||That's what wolframalpha is for.
||but does it grow you a beard? I'd hate that.
||I once Googled a question and found this as the only
"I don't know, good question. you could probably
find an answer on Google."