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wildlone 07 Nov 99 - 04:52 PM
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Subject: Search Engines
From: wildlone
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 04:52 PM

I am just wonering what search engines you use out there, I use copernic 99 or if I have a lot of time I use dogpile both are meta searchers that can search a number of sites.
copernic is also boolean so I can even search with fragments of songs but you have to buy the original prog.
dogpile is at www.dogpile.com
wl


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Alice
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 05:42 PM

I usually use dogpile. If I am looking for images, I use Alta Vista and choose the search for graphics.


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 05:43 PM

I start out with Yahoo; I like the format. Sometimes I will go on to dogpile or metecrawler.


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: sophocleese
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 07:37 PM

Alta vista and dogpile are my two at the moment.


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 07:45 PM

I use hotbot.com It's best feature is an "exact phrase" search that seems to work better then most.


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Lyle
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 08:45 PM

I've found that the fastest one going is FASTsearch, and the most complete is PROFUSION


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 09:09 PM

I read somewhere about a search engine called google that's supposed to be terrific. I tried it just now, and it seems pretty good.
For simple searches, I just put a few keywords in the address bar of my browser - that works with Netscape 4.0 and MSIE 5.0, but not with all earlier versions of these browsers.
I guess what I use most is an exact phrase search at hotbot. If that comes up with no resposnes, hotbot provides a link to Lycos and do an "advanced search." Lycos and Hotbot are based on the text found on the Web pages they scan, so it helps to have an exact phrase or a distinctive combination of words likely to be found only on the pages you want.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: John Wood
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 09:09 PM

Hope this works!
Try this for size!!
SEARCH ENGINES
Greetings John.


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: John Wood
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 09:12 PM

Oh good it works!
My first blue clicky thing!!!!
John.


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: thosp
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 09:14 PM

aj.com


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 09:37 PM

Ifn yall ar serchin fer engins then I know bout a reel nice 4 bolt 327 withen the 202 angle plug heds an itz bin bluprinted but I doan think it ever got nun uv the blue clicky stuff tho. Got a right nice Isky roller withen them Jahn's 12.5:1 pissons too. I gotter all put together jez right too with an ol Hilborn felie rig an a ol M22 Rockcrusher thru a B&B clutch. Itz jez sittin roun tho senz weuns caint hardly seez az how itid bee none yoo gud to have in Bufords ol pickemup. An senz it reely dun blong ta Catspaw ennywayz I reckon we ot ta axk him furs for we gits rid uv it.

CLETUS


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 12:24 AM

for data and text, Altavista, Hotbot...and **Northern Light**...which claims to have now indexed more pages than Altavista...

here are my regular and meta-search lists

http://www.altavista.com/
http://www.infind.com/
http://www.northernlight.com/
http://www.c4.com/
http://www.digiway.com/digisearch/
http://home.snap.com/search/power/form/0,179,home-0,00.html
http://www.searchopolis.com/
http://infindv2.infind.com/infind.rdc
http://ixquick.com/
http://www.metabug.com/
http://www.profusion.com/
http://www.1blink.com/
http://www.spellweb.com/
http://www.siteinspector.com/
http://www.oneseek.com/
http://www.debriefing.com/
http://www.highway61.com/

and here are graphics engines...along with Altavista, which is really the best...but Gif wizard is GOOD!

http://uswest.gifwizard.com/

http://www.ditto.com/

http://isurf.interpix.com/

http://www.arribavista.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Tony Burns
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 10:40 AM

Google first for most searches. (Joe, Have you noticed that Netscape uses Google in some cases?)

A web of online dictionaries for definitions, rhyming words, ...

The CIA Factbook for world information.

MapQuest for driving directions etc. (This might not be of much use outside of North America.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: bbc
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 11:30 AM

I start w/ AltaVista & go to Dogpile next, if I didn't get what I wanted.

bbc


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: wildlone
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 01:28 PM

Thanks All I was just trying to see which was the best for Music.
yours wl.
CLETUS. yer woulden av ter zeerch vur thick engin yurd yeer im a mile ov. idudst rekon wiim cud be related. bugger aar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: MMario
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 01:37 PM

when looking for an ABC I use JC's tune finder at http://ecf-guest.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/FindTune.html

JC's Tune finder

and if looking for a Midi I used to use a midi finder, but I've lost the url, since it got blocked by my content filter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Mían
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 02:54 PM

When looking for song titles or lyrics, Northern Light and Google seem to be the ones I use the most. I like Northern Light sometimes for that they organize material into folders of (usually) related topics.


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From:
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 02:55 PM

what bout anywho.com bein grabbed by at&t, seems they were loosing revenue off assitance calls, now anywho runs toooo slow and is a pain in the www neck, anyone know a good alternative?


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 09:35 PM

Altavista will do audio searches....same page as graphics and video....


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Sourdough
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 04:45 AM

Being a writer, I have to fact check, get a definition of a term, find a short bio, refresh my memory about an event, get a fact, things like that, several times a day. Life got a bit easier for me when I started using Google. It is now my search engine of choice. It has an excellent algorithm for choosing the most promising hits. I think that is one of the things I like most about it. Also it is amazingly fast.

In a rating of search engines, it also scored slightly higher than any of the others.

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: _gargoyle
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 10:58 PM

The search engine reports which Danny puts out are excellent.... been on his list for close to six years subscribe to keep up to date...

http://searchenginewatch.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Cara
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 03:36 PM

I second Gg on the Danny link.

Google is the rockin'est search engine by far. Try GoogleScout (on the page w/your results) as well

A new and supposedly amazing engine is www.searchling.com


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 07:23 AM

This is the site that contains MIDI only search engines. The first engine - Midi Explorer - is really easy to use, with very succint results. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: wildlone
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 01:15 PM

Thanks very much again I hope others got some advise from these answers.wl


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: GUEST, Threadie
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 11:21 PM

Refresh.
Every home should have one....


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Subject: Zeppelin & Golden Gate Bridge
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 04:41 AM

I like to think I'm pretty good at Web searching, but I'm stumped tonight. Sme of you are really good, and I wonder if maybe you could find what I'm looking for - a photograph of a Zeppelin flying over the Golden Gate Bridge. The Nut Tree Restaurant gift shop in Vacaville, California, used to specialize in aviation memorabilia. They had a wonderful poster of this photograph. I meant to buy the poster, but the restaurant went out of business before I got around to it. Can anybody find me an online copy of this photograph?
I don't know which airship this was. I believe the photograph may have been taken before construction of the bridge was completed, and that there may not have been a roadway on the bridge at the time.
So, can anybody find the photo for me?
thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: AndyG
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 09:39 AM

Joe,

I found you this image. Warning it was a slow loading page for me.
I don't know that it's the photo you're after though.

AndyG


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 10:00 AM

Wow Andy!!! I bet that is it. I started searching under Google for Shenandoah, Akron, and Macon figuring that it had to be one of them......I came back to ask a question of Joe, but I bet you got it with that one. That's a beautiful shot.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Mark Clark
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 10:18 AM

I think this thread should be connected with one called "What is the best Search Engine?."

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: AndyG
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 10:40 AM

I'll wait for Joe, as the photo is 1934 and the GG Bridge opened in 1937.
I read that today somewhere :-)

AndyG


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 12:09 PM

thing is, that pic has no bridge IN it..*grin*...the narrows was called the "Golden Gate" long before they built the bridge,,,Joe..are you sure your poster had a bridge? That is a pretty dark photo..


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: wildlone
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 02:40 PM

If anyone wants to see what copernic is like click here . you can even download the basic version for free


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 04:08 AM

Hey, I didn't discovered until today that somebody had found me an airship picture. The picture Andy linked to is wonderful, but not the one I'm thinking of. It could have been taken on the same day. As I recall, the Golden Gate Bridge was under construction at the time my picture was taken - my picture had a much closer view fo the bridge. In the picture Andy linked to, you can see one tower of the bridge, but the cables and roadbed aren't there yet.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Greyeyes
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 04:24 PM

I know I'm a bit late on the scene, but as a librarian I always start with Google, it has no peer for keyword searching as far as I'm concerend. For complex boolean searches I use Alta-Vista advanced, after that I work through most of the above, if I still have no joy I go and speak to our reference department about possible hard copy sources.


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Greyeyes
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 05:02 PM

Incidentally Joe, do you have any idea of the period of the photo you're looking for? One of the Bond movies, "A View to a Kill", had scenes of an airship over Golden Gate. But it was mostly models. How early was the photo?


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 05:24 PM

Hi, Greyeyes - rhw photo I'm looking for was abeautiful picture of a zeppelin over the Golden Gate Bridge. As I recall, the roadway of the bridge was not yet completed, so that dates it to the mid-1930's. The picture showed good detail of both the zeppelin and the bridge. It was available at the now-defunct Nut Tree Restaurant in Vacaville, halfway between Vacaville and San Francisco. The Nut Tree had a gift shop with all sorts of aviation memorabilia, and I believer the poster was published by the Nut Tree itself.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 05:30 PM

Joe, let this be a warning to you--Carpe Diem!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Greyeyes
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 06:03 PM

Good point,Sorcha, well made. But I'll have a good look nevertheless.


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 01:08 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 03:13 PM

Cheers Roger!


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Subject: RE: BS: Search Engines
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Jul 01 - 11:43 AM

refresh


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