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Wildcards in Google [Mar. 16th, 2007|12:36 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Holy shit, Google supports wildcards?
"i once put a * up my *"
In other news: Google maps now has mass transit markers (for SF, at least, not Moscow), and building outlines. Loving it.

[User Picture]From: robflynn
2007-03-16 07:55 pm (UTC)
"I once put a wrapped cigar up my ass while having phone sex"

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[User Picture]From: way2tired
2007-03-16 08:19 pm (UTC)
you know, 2 of those are substantially different in nature from all the others. (Excluding the howard stern references I'd expect that from)
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[User Picture]From: katebate
2007-03-16 08:43 pm (UTC)
Google maps has mass transit markers for Boston, too. V. helpful.
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[User Picture]From: mopti
2007-03-16 08:52 pm (UTC)
I'm curious about a different detail. When I put the mouseover your link, it points to google.IE. Were you using that domain or does something in the internet translate the link to a local version?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-03-16 09:10 pm (UTC)
The .ie was in my link, but no clue how it got there!
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[User Picture]From: psi0nik
2007-03-16 09:58 pm (UTC)
i was playing around with tor awhile back and noticed this happening (i was getting google.de) so google apparently does check the nationality of the IP the request is coming from. tor was routing my connection through germany, apparently. it really freaked me out for a second until i remembered i was proxying. not sure if anything similar might apply in your situation.
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[User Picture]From: ydna
2007-03-16 09:47 pm (UTC)
Gah! Google Regular Expressions?!?!? The world is doomed. The end times are nigh.
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From: evan
2007-03-17 12:48 am (UTC)
IIRC Exalead supports regexes.
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[User Picture]From: ydna
2007-03-16 09:45 pm (UTC)
This is my new favorite web feature. Next you'll tell me I can use REs in my googles.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2007-03-16 09:50 pm (UTC)
I love the building outlines. Apparently they're user-contributed via Google Earth's 3D editor or something. Which means that Second Life is colonizing First Life. And it's only a matter of time before someone replaces the Transamerica Pyramid with a giant flower that shits penises.
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[User Picture]From: asianjade
2007-03-16 10:46 pm (UTC)
I noticed the subway stations for NYC. It's fantastic. :)
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From: evan
2007-03-17 12:50 am (UTC)
But Portland has much better support at Google Transit (which IIRC was even codenamed "Portland").
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[User Picture]From: taral
2007-03-16 11:04 pm (UTC)
And ranges too. That's how someone found a bunch of credit card numbers :)
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[User Picture]From: mtbg
2007-03-17 12:03 am (UTC)

I hope ~ is as awesome as I think it might be.
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[User Picture]From: wetzel
2007-03-17 06:39 am (UTC)
and now you're #4.
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