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(NBC News)   What's -4^(1/4)? Apparently not what you think it is, according to Google (Fark: Not safe for work)   (nbcnews.com) divider line 79
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2013-02-12 09:34:28 AM  
img716.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-12 09:36:10 AM  
It already doesn't work anymore.
 
2013-02-12 09:40:15 AM  
I got the same results out of Google when I tried to find the integral of e^x.
 
2013-02-12 09:55:53 AM  
Finally, math that actually makes sense.
 
2013-02-12 09:56:42 AM  
Awesome. Now I can search for porn and if I forget to delete the search from my google toolbar, my wife won't know what I'm doing
 
2013-02-12 09:58:11 AM  

jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.


did not take long
 
2013-02-12 09:58:15 AM  
First return: Sleazy Riders and the pop-up is a clever sales pitch that uses sex and the threat of a disappearing offer.
 
2013-02-12 10:00:20 AM  
I searched, it returned 8 porn sites and 1 bit torrent link for a jazz@celtics game.  must have been a dirty game.
 
2013-02-12 10:00:26 AM  

jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.


HAHA loser.
 
2013-02-12 10:00:28 AM  
i29.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-12 10:00:43 AM  

snocone: jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.

did not take long


I do not understand why Google is so afraid of showing porn when safesearch is turned off. Do they think breasts are gross or something?
 
2013-02-12 10:00:58 AM  

jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.


Only for 4's. Try the same equations with 5; you'll get results.
 
2013-02-12 10:02:31 AM  
I just tried it as written in the link. it worked just as listed in the link. of note, the calculator returns the wrong result. why doesn't the article mention that?
 
2013-02-12 10:03:08 AM  
Finally Google search gets me!
 
2013-02-12 10:04:48 AM  
Wolframalpha for formula results, not porn.
 
2013-02-12 10:05:00 AM  
This is a social experiment to see how many of us try the search. I'll put money on it!
 
2013-02-12 10:07:09 AM  
 
2013-02-12 10:07:37 AM  
Funniest for me is it returned nothing but bible chapters and references. Now someone at Google is trolling....
 
2013-02-12 10:07:38 AM  
Considering I can't find porn on google when I'm *searching* for porn on google...
 
2013-02-12 10:07:53 AM  

rebelyell2006: snocone: jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.

did not take long

I do not understand why Google is so afraid of showing porn when safesearch is turned off. Do they think breasts are gross or something?


no uncovered breasts until the 12th result, just cocks and various gaping orifices.


//and it still works with 4 for me
 
2013-02-12 10:09:27 AM  
Imaginary pr0n?
 
2013-02-12 10:10:01 AM  

jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.


Still worked for me.  GIS for that term still returned porn image results as well.
 
2013-02-12 10:11:18 AM  
Anyone know what numbers to use in the equation to get bondage porn?

/asking for a friend
 
2013-02-12 10:12:03 AM  
rlv.zcache.com
/old news
 
2013-02-12 10:12:25 AM  
It doesn't do it for 1, but it works up to 13. Didn't go any higher. Different results each time, though one extremely disturbing site popped up in three of the results. Decided I should quit if I want to sleep tonight. I've seen enough of the seedy underbelly for today.
 
2013-02-12 10:12:26 AM  
Chicks with d i cks. Nice...
 
2013-02-12 10:12:49 AM  
I sure hope they don't "fix" THAT.  It's the best non-GIS GIS I ever did.
 
2013-02-12 10:12:54 AM  
Still worked for me just now.
 
2013-02-12 10:13:25 AM  

candiru.fish: Anyone know what numbers to use in the equation to get bondage porn?

/asking for a friend


I would go with the number 8 for both a ball gag and a butt plug.
 
2013-02-12 10:14:07 AM  

fatbear: jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.

Only for 4's. Try the same equations with 5; you'll get results.


Blargh, the bestiality site that pops up using 5s was ... not wanted.
 
2013-02-12 10:14:29 AM  
Math is makes me hard.
 
2013-02-12 10:15:12 AM  
Search: -8^(1/8) , click images, which image seems to be out of place?

deadcowgirl.com
 
2013-02-12 10:15:27 AM  
Still works.  You omit the quotation marks.  I agree that just entering "porn" in the search box is much easier for the mathematically challenged... huh, uh huh he hu hem huh, he said, "box", huh huh uh huh...
 
2013-02-12 10:16:27 AM  

jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.


It did for my GIS.

i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-12 10:17:10 AM  
-4^(1/4)chan?

/does that mean that their /b/ has only 1/4 the intelligence?
//shudder
 
2013-02-12 10:21:34 AM  
Works like a charm...
 
2013-02-12 10:23:19 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.

It did for my GIS.

[i46.tinypic.com image 300x452]


Do you have the original for that?
 
2013-02-12 10:23:32 AM  

jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.


Try a GIS or a video search.
 
2013-02-12 10:26:25 AM  

ChrisDe: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.

It did for my GIS.

[i46.tinypic.com image 300x452]

Do you have the original for that?


www.trevor-rabin.com
 
2013-02-12 10:26:56 AM  
If by "porn" you mean Bible verses, then yeah.

/Atheist porn?
 
2013-02-12 10:27:23 AM  
Ever since Google changed their default safesearch settings a few months or so back, every image search I do returns a little porn.   Even for the most mundane things.
 
TWX
2013-02-12 10:30:17 AM  
YES!  WE'VE FOUND THE SECRET TO THE GOOGLE "SMUT SEARCH" FILTER!!!!

Woo Hoo!!!
 
2013-02-12 10:31:29 AM  
I just tried using -4^(1/5) and 1/6. Returning illogical results, bible verses!
 
2013-02-12 10:38:23 AM  
What you get with the quotes:


Matthew 4:1-4New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness4Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be temptedby the devil. 2After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
4Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'
 
2013-02-12 10:38:53 AM  

arashinogarou: Wolfram Alpha is such a prude:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=-4^%281%2F4%29


I'm saddened that they only include the real positive root.  Every number has four fourth roots, people!!

+-sqrt(2), and +-i*sqrt(2) in this case.
 
2013-02-12 10:39:23 AM  
Wow.  Talk about Rule 34.
 
2013-02-12 10:41:59 AM  

jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.


Yes it does. I just tried it.
 
2013-02-12 10:50:00 AM  

Arkanaut: Imaginary pr0n?


That's the only kind there is.
cache.jezebel.com
 
2013-02-12 10:51:06 AM  

JackieRabbit: jaylectricity: It already doesn't work anymore.

Yes it does. I just tried it.


Have to turn off safe search settings for Image Search on my phone for it to work.
 
2013-02-12 10:53:21 AM  

LazarusLong42: arashinogarou: Wolfram Alpha is such a prude:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=-4^%281%2F4%29

I'm saddened that they only include the real positive root.  Every number has four fourth roots, people!!

+-sqrt(2), and +-i*sqrt(2) in this case.


Even weirder is that it returns (-3)^3 as -27 but returns (-27)^(1/3) as the complex number 3*(-1)^(1/3) instead of just returning -3.
 
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