Practical Notes: Using Google to find out what is really true?

Today I’ll try something slightly different and will instead offer a few notes on how to leverage Google to find stuff out. I should however start with one very important observation, Google search is just a tool, and like any other tool it is perhaps akin to a piece of rope that you can either climb with … Read more

Spanner – Google’s GPS-powered database

Have you ever wondered how Google manages to cope with the ever increasing volumes of data? Well, we have some new insights. Google has published a paper about Spanner, their scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database. It is the first system (so they claim) to distribute data at global scale and support externally-consistent distributed transactions. The … Read more

Internet Petition to clean up Google Scholar

I’m sure you are familiar with Google Scholar .. its basically Google with its search scope narrowed down to scholarly literature such as articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions … all sourced from reliable and trusted academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Sounds great. Alas, a little problem has … Read more