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Sonny Gill
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When are these guys gonna stop!!!
I dont know what this would be useful for though...unless people start to go really dumb, and have to be reminded what they started to search for


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Helen Thomas
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That's exciting!

I just did a M$ Search on Windows XP and the toolbar has frozen as well as the Start Menu. I am currently running functions via the Windows Task Manager.


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Mani Ram
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Might be useful for people like me, who always misspell the words


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Ashok Mash
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I am curious how they are doing it!? Obviously, there's a query being fired for every key-pressed event in the search form field, but how on earth do they manage to get such fast responses?


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Mani Ram
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And here are the suggestions by Google for letters a-z and numbers 0-9

amazon
best buy
cnn
dictionary
ebay
firefox
games
hotmail
ikea
jokes
kazaa
lyrics
mapquest
news
online dictionary
paris hilton
quotes
recipes
spybot
tara reid
ups
verizon
weather
xbox
yahoo
zip codes

02
1
2004 election
3m
411
50 cent
60 minutes
7th heaven
89.com
911
Helen Thomas
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What's the difference between WinFS and NFS ?
Jeroen Wenting
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I've never heard of WinFS.
NFS stands for Network FileSystem which is a generic protocol to expose filesystems to other operating systems over a network using for example UNCs for drive names.


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Jessica Sant
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I'm sure they make use of their "top searches" to help them to guess what you're trying to search for:

http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html
Ashok Mash
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Apparently they use XMLHttpRequest, and there are a few (very few) pages out there explaining the technology behind Google Suggest (especially about how they are fetching suggestions almost real-time).

Here�s one: http://blog4.bitflux.ch/wiki/LiveSearch
Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
I've never heard of WinFS.


The WinFS is supposed to be the file system for Windows Longhorn. It was built on NTFS and uses NTFS.
But, currently Microsoft is planning to release the initial version of Longhorn without WinFS (due to time constraints). They are thinking about providing an option to include WinFS as a plug-in sometime later.
Jeroen Wenting
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thanks. Well there you have the answer. One is a real filesystem, the other a network representation of any filesystem.
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http://serversideguy.blogspot.com/2004/12/google-suggest-dissected.html


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Raghav Sam
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But the actual search result number after googling is far below what appears in the dynamic drop down.
Varun Khanna
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The word "and" has got the maximum count I believe : 6,210,000,000


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Sonny Gill
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Good link, Thomas.
Anything similar on Google Mail?
I have mostly neglected JavaScript in the past, only delving into it to get something done, and then go back to good ol' server side Java. It is probabely time to take another serious look at it.
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Sonny Gill:
I have mostly neglected JavaScript in the past, ...It is probabely time to take another serious look at it.


Only problem is, JS does not work same on all clients and you end up writing same thing for n types of client. Earlier it was netscape and IE, but now I think you have to test it on FireFox, IE 5, IE6, Opera etc.


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Mani Ram
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Anybody heard about Direct Web Remoting?
Looks like it can be a Java alternative to achieve the same functionality.
 
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