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2014-02-17 08:12:24 AM  
Google still understands Boolean too.  Did not know that tip about the tilde.
 
2014-02-17 09:37:39 AM  
site:fark.com ~BIE "click here" intitle:natural -old 2012..2014
 
2014-02-17 12:48:58 PM  
"tp buttz"
 
2014-02-17 01:11:23 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: "tp buttz"


Came to see this uh. .. covered.
 
2014-02-17 01:32:36 PM  
The only one of those I didn't know was the author: command. Google also searches for ~related terms by default (to at least some extent), and frequently drops search terms it deems "unnecessary". I rarely type words into the search box that I don't intend to search for, so I find both of those "features" frustrating as hell.

I have to use the Verbatim function frequently, and irritating though that may be, I still prefer Google over Bing or Yahoo (are they still around?). DuckDuckGo has been wooing me lately, but I still find Google's autocomplete more useful than its search peculiarities are annoying.
 
2014-02-17 01:34:32 PM  
This guy should read an article on how to write articles that are pleasing to the eye and easy to read.
 
2014-02-17 01:41:30 PM  
Good. This'll make it much easier to find those Capuchin monkey fart vidoes.
 
2014-02-17 01:42:06 PM  
I miss using the + symbol in Google searches. It was a big loss when they decided to remove it.
 
2014-02-17 01:42:29 PM  
I love writing questions into google and seeing what sort of questions people are asking.
 
2014-02-17 01:42:45 PM  
Since it included some windows commands as well at the end, how many of you didn't know you can bring up the system manager on windows by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc?

/If its hard to remember, they are the leftmost control keys on a keyboard.
 
2014-02-17 01:43:22 PM  

stuhayes2010: This guy should read an article on how to write articles that are pleasing to the eye and easy to read.


Well, it was written by/for Apple users, so he used lots of pictures and small words.

/Grabs popcorn from microwave
//Ducks for cover
 
2014-02-17 01:48:20 PM  

Nurglitch: I love writing questions into google and seeing what sort of questions people are asking.


Alarmingly ignorant ones for the most part. Things start with "does this look infected?" and descend into a morass of polluted derp.

Auto-complete: it's like an unrequested NSA check into the human spirit.
 
2014-02-17 01:51:00 PM  
 
2014-02-17 01:55:59 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: site:fark.com ~BIE "click here" intitle:natural -old 2012..2014



Your search -  site:fark.com ~BIE "click here" intitle:natural -old 2012..2014 - did not match any documents.
Suggestions:
Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
Try different keywords.
Try more general keywords.
Try being less pervy.
 
2014-02-17 02:06:10 PM  

doyner: InterruptingQuirk: site:fark.com ~BIE "click here" intitle:natural -old 2012..2014


Your search -  site:fark.com ~BIE "click here" intitle:natural -old 2012..2014 - did not match any documents.
Suggestions:
Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
Try different keywords.
Try more general keywords.
Try being less pervy.


I never checked it. If you want BIE for yourself, try being nicer to the Farkettes.
 
2014-02-17 02:18:58 PM  
What is this command button that they keep mentioning?
 
2014-02-17 02:20:31 PM  
From the "HackCollege" collection?

Can we stop calling general tips "Hacks" yet?

Seriously.
 
2014-02-17 02:43:01 PM  
Infographics: because graphic designers some how get in charge of making web pages.
 
2014-02-17 02:43:23 PM  

Panty Sniffer: What is this command button that they keep mentioning?


It is the key with the windows logo on it.  It is just not possible to recreate it with ASCII symbols.
 
2014-02-17 02:47:51 PM  

OceanVortex: From the "HackCollege" collection?

Can we stop calling general tips "Hacks" yet?

Seriously.


Target audience again.  People that think that more than one button on a mouse is a hack.

/Makes more popcorn
 
2014-02-17 03:08:55 PM  
Call me old-fashioned, but I get everything I want to out of Google from a plain English search.  Often with even less words.
 
2014-02-17 03:10:08 PM  
Cuil story, bro.
 
2014-02-17 03:24:55 PM  

Equilibrist: Google still understands Boolean too.  Did not know that tip about the tilde.


That's about the only one I didn't know, but I've also never had a problem writing dog OR canine or the like; now I know a shortcut. Yay, me!

Also the 2012..2014 is easily handles via the "Search Tools", "Any Time (Custom Range)" etc.
 
2014-02-17 03:33:23 PM  
I'm going to send this to my parents.

/and they'll still have no idea what they're doing
 
2014-02-17 03:44:30 PM  

The Name: I'm going to send this to my parents.

/and they'll still have no idea what they're doing


*phone rings*

You: "Hello?"

Your Parents: "You know that Google cheat sheet you sent us?  Is there a way I can have it pop up whenever I log into my Yahoo account? Also, check your email.  I forwarded a funny cat picture your Aunt sent me!"
 
2014-02-17 03:48:46 PM  
90% of users don't know that CTRL/Command + F means "find?"

I teach college and it's surprising for me to discover that the "wireless generation" really doesn't know how to use a computer. They know how to facebook and twitter, but not basic browing or application functions.
 
2014-02-17 03:54:28 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: 90% of users don't know that CTRL/Command + F means "find?"

I teach college and it's surprising for me to discover that the "wireless generation" really doesn't know how to use a computer. They know how to facebook and twitter, but not basic browing or application functions.


I teach college as well, and I've noticed the same thing.  The best one I've experienced so far is students manually inserting footnotes at the bottom of the page because they don't know that Word has a tool for that.
 
2014-02-17 04:09:59 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: 90% of users don't know that CTRL/Command + F means "find?"

I teach college and it's surprising for me to discover that the "wireless generation" really doesn't know how to use a computer. They know how to facebook and twitter, but not basic browing or application functions.


Man, and word processing skills.   The following are really useful(they also work on fark's wysiwyg):
Ctrl+left/right: move cursor left or right by word
Home/End: begining/end of line
Ctrl+home/end: begining/end of document
Ctrl+b/i/u: bold, italic, underline

Doesn't work on fark:
Control+Enter: page break
Shift tab: unindent
 
2014-02-17 04:16:03 PM  
Pity that 0000000000000000..9999999999999999 doesn't work anymore. Used to lead to all kinds of interesting results, now just leads to menacing warnings.
 
2014-02-17 04:22:31 PM  
Pointing out the 'author' command, which is reasonably obscure: +5 points
Filling the rest of the article with shiat everyone already knows: -10 points
... in unreadable infographic format -30 points
... which is ironically un-indexible/unsearchable because they didn't add text to the page for the spiders: -infinity billion and seven

fark this useless bullshiat.
 
2014-02-17 04:37:51 PM  

Jim_Callahan: fark this useless bullshiat.


Oh yeah, that too.  Infographics should've been left to the USAToday hell they were rotting in in 2007.
 
2014-02-17 04:58:08 PM  
Actually for an old dumbass like me the article was interesting.
Hope I can remember the commands.
 
2014-02-17 05:21:21 PM  

blasterz: Pity that 0000000000000000..9999999999999999 doesn't work anymore. Used to lead to all kinds of interesting results, now just leads to menacing warnings.


What did it use to do?
 
2014-02-17 05:27:48 PM  

downstairs: What did it use to do?


It would search the web for 16 digit numbers... like credit cards numbers stored on unsecured servers.
 
2014-02-17 05:41:37 PM  

blasterz: downstairs: What did it use to do?

It would search the web for 16 digit numbers... like credit cards numbers stored on unsecured servers.


whoops.  last time i become curious on the internet.  got yelled at.
 
2014-02-17 05:51:33 PM  
I knew about most of those. I have taught the "site" search to lots of people. It amazed some, and angered a couple of people at companies I called after finding an out of date document and wanting a current one.

Them: "Oh, we took all those down."

Me: "No, they are still out there, I found them using Google."

Them: (angry, but not at me): "HOW did you DO THAT!?!"

Me: "Google 'site:yourdomain.com stuff I was looking for.' Your web folks probably just took down the public-facing links, but didn't restrict the directories."

Them: *sigh* "Uh, thanks. I will e-mail you the current document."

Me: "Great, thanks."

Them: *click* and then probably, "GET ME the web guy. RIGHT NOW!"

Good thing I didn't tell them about the Internet Wayback Machine or Google Cache.
 
2014-02-17 06:01:17 PM  
Google Search/Now on an Android phone is really good at using verbal searches. Especially if you are running KitKat and are on the home screen, then just say "Ok Google" wait for the beep, then just ask a question. I ask it all sorts of things and the searches work well mostly. Ask it to make you a sandwich to see what happens.
 
2014-02-17 06:57:00 PM  
It amazes me how often I encounter IT professionals that simply can't use Google.

I have lost count of the number of times I've had colleagues ask me a technical question that I didn't know the answer to, turned around, typed the exact same question they asked me into Google and found the correct answer in the first link.

/I get a lot of use out of lmgtfy.com
 
2014-02-17 07:05:19 PM  
Oh boy, thank you for telling me not to cite Wikipedia.
 
2014-02-17 07:06:35 PM  

skinink: Google Search/Now on an Android phone is really good at using verbal searches. Especially if you are running KitKat and are on the home screen, then just say "Ok Google" wait for the beep, then just ask a question. I ask it all sorts of things and the searches work well mostly. Ask it to make you a sandwich to see what happens.


"do a barrel roll" and "askew" work as well.

/if you say "ok Google ok Google" you get a list of the actual voice commands
 
2014-02-17 07:34:37 PM  
this must be the author.

o.onionstatic.com
 
2014-02-17 07:36:04 PM  
i did learn about narrowing the dates.  that i will hopefully adopt as a habit.  the rest i already knew or don't generally need since its for academia journals and what not.
 
2014-02-17 08:02:12 PM  
Too bad Google can't index the information on that page and introduce it to a broader audience, since it was published as a giant farking "infographic" even though plain text would have been more than sufficient.
 
2014-02-17 08:26:06 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: 90% of users don't know that CTRL/Command + F means "find?"

I teach college and it's surprising for me to discover that the "wireless generation" really doesn't know how to use a computer. They know how to facebook and twitter, but not basic browing or application functions.


Browing must be when you're so drunk you sit down at your laptop and cut your forehead on the top of the screen?
 
2014-02-17 08:56:49 PM  
Read this book years and years ago so a kick I am getting.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-02-17 09:11:11 PM  
I would just throw ".pdf" in the search terms if I wanted .pdf files.

Seems to work.
 
2014-02-17 09:23:58 PM  
"OK Google, load Wolfram Alpha"...
 
2014-02-17 10:16:10 PM  

ikanreed: Mawson of the Antarctic: 90% of users don't know that CTRL/Command + F means "find?"

I teach college and it's surprising for me to discover that the "wireless generation" really doesn't know how to use a computer. They know how to facebook and twitter, but not basic browing or application functions.

Man, and word processing skills.   The following are really useful(they also work on fark's wysiwyg):
Ctrl+left/right: move cursor left or right by word
Home/End: begining/end of line
Ctrl+home/end: begining/end of document
Ctrl+b/i/u: bold, italic, underline

Doesn't work on fark:
Control+Enter: page break
Shift tab: unindent


Good to know. Thx.

/not ashamed to admit that this article, and thread, will be very helpful to me
//both bookmarked
 
2014-02-17 10:50:14 PM  
You can tab backwards by hitting SHIFT + TAB.

You're welcome, Form Fillers.

(Is it "you're welcome" as in "you are welcome"? Doesn't that imply invitation rather than an acknowledgement of gratitude? Shouldn't it be "your welcome"? If I give an intersection pan-handler a nickle, and he says, 't'anks, Mister!", then shouldn't I say (if I were to write it down) 'your welcome' as in "it is your welcome ya' street rat.'?)
 
2014-02-17 11:23:10 PM  
Wow, old news is exciting!

/ seriously, I had that infographic saved to a hard drive that hasn't worked in over two years
 
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