Uncle Roger's Notebooks of Daily Life
My life is, to me, ripe with frequent challenges, occasional successes, spontaneous laughter, adequate tears, and enough *life* to last me a lifetime. To you, however, it surely seems most pedestrian. And therefore, I recycle the name I used previously and call this my Notebooks of Daily Life. Daily, because it's everyday in nature, ordinary. These conglomeration of events that are my life are of interest to me because I live it, perhaps mildly so to those who are touched by it, and could only be of perverse, morbid curiosity to anyone else. Yet, I offer them here nonetheless. Make of them what you will, and perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005
It seems that the Google search engine has demonstrated true artificial intelligence. As proof, enter the word "failure" in the search box and hit the "I Feel Lucky" button. (Or click on the previous link and select the first result.)
Actually, Google's software is not intelligent; this is merely an example of a Google Bomb. You see, Google does not base the ranking of its results solely on the content of web pages, but also, and in great measure, on the number of other websites that link to a web page. This means that if a lot of websites link to the same web page, using the same term as the link text, then google will assume that that term applies to the target webpage, even if the term doesn't appear on the target web page at all.