I've been doing research involving the treatment of musicians under repressive regimes. A while back I found a graph that had a list of countries, and for each country listed the number of musicians killed, tortured, abducted, assaulted etc. in a certain period of time. But I've lost this graph!! Can you help me relocate it? [more inside]
I'm always impressed lurking around here by the expertise of folks when it comes to finding sources/answers. Obviously, there are a lot of librarians and information specialists whose jobs involve research, but still it's clear many of you are much better than me when it comes to using google. So, how can I better? What google search strategies do you use? What resources would you all recommend? [more inside]
What are the best non-English or non-U.S. search engines? Google is the leader in the U.S., but Russian users prefer Yandex from what I understand, and Baidu is the top choice in China. What other search engines prevail in other countries or locales? [more inside]
Is there a book blurb search engine, or something that will let me see if someone has ever written a book blurb, and what it was? (Or some clever way of googling Amazon's Editorial Reviews sections) [more inside]
Please recommend for me a new search tool to replace Google Desktop. Ideally I want something that searches the full text of all files, that covers everything on my hard drive plus Google Docs. I want it to be fast, offer results in context, and have a simple interface that offers 'sort by relevance' and 'sort by date.' I use Ubuntu. [more inside]
So, it would appear that Google have changed their search algorithms. Using search queries that would have previously returned hundreds of results I am getting a handful of results which are mostly irrelevant / gibberish. Any ideas how I can go back to the "old" Google? Thanks!
Please help me find .... it was a program or maybe a FireFox add-in that constantly submitted random search-engine searches - the idea being to prevent google/bing/whoever from building any kind of meaningful profile of the user.
How do you go about finding old friends online when they have super-common names? [more inside]
Soo...I was doing a search on buses that run to Vegas and the next day, I get email from a couple of Groupon style websites I subscribe to toting their discounts on Vegas bus rides. Note that I did not enter my email address anywhere during my previous search. Coincidence? I think not. How did they make the connection and how can I prevent this type of internet sleuthing by companies?
Where could I find an instrumental of Bob Dylan's "The Times They are a Changin' " that is pulled from the actual song, rather than a karaoke facsimile? [more inside]
Are there high quality internet search engines that recognize boolean rather than a natural language search queries? [more inside]
How do I create an RSS feed to filter news items based on about 300 keywords? [more inside]
How to find a place to rent in London (residential)? And what should I know/look out for? [more inside]
Vanity URL—link to subfolder of brand site, or stand-alone "vanity" site? [more inside]
Spare 5 minutes. What do I type into Google to learn or laugh?
Can I use shell style globs or something like regexp to search for online content? [more inside]
I know there are a bunch of job search websites out there like Career Builder, Monster and Indeed and all that other crap. I was just wondering if there are any other good ones out there that may have popped up recently that may not be as well known as the usual sites.
I have the web address, but can find no "earth" address for a website which I would like to contact by snail mail. Is there a way online (hopefully free) to find the actual business address for a website?
Is there a comprehensive shopping search engine? Ideally, it would search all shopping sites (including small vendors), ebay and craigslist. The prices would be regularly updated and sortable. I'd love an estimate of shipping costs, but that's optional.
How do people find new and interesting links on the Web? [more inside]
HELP ME FIND A WEBSITE??!?!
I know his name, how can i find out what domains are registered to his name. [more inside]
Does anybody know where I can find a full picture of the guy in this image
? I don't remember much else about the image that would be helpful, only that he is standing facing the camera and I think he is wearing a black suit and tie. This picture is part of a running gag I had with an old friend and would love to find it again. Help me, Green!
Firefox Filter: Is there any way to view the autofill lists outside of Firefox? [more inside]
GeekFilter: My web site/blog is suddenly showing very odd searches in the referrer logs, all for prescription drugs. [more inside]
What's up with Yahoo! Am I alone or are there problems? [more inside]
Why does my site keep showing up on search engines with out of date met descriptions and keywords? [more inside]
Is there a search engine with which I can search among the source code of websites? [more inside]
Is there a way of making google.co.uk default to searching for "pages from the UK" instead of "the web" in Internet Explorer? [more inside]
Can you recommend a forum on Search Engine Optimization? [more inside]
On the prowl for online databases that list BPMs of popular music. [more inside]
Where can I find statistics on search behaviors of internet users? For example, how many searches are done each day on average? how many searches are done each day? what percentage of users searches on Google? how often does a search converts to a sale? etc.
How can I use Firefox quick searches for multiple sites with one input? [more inside]
Is there a programme, or way, to allow me to find 'redundant' files on my server: i.e. files that are not linked to from any other page? [more inside]
I'm using FireFox 1.07 for Windows XP. Previously, when I typed "dict [word]" into the address bar, FireFox would take me to the dictionary.com definition for [word]. Now typing in the same command just takes me to the first result of a Google search for "dict [word]," the same as if I typed anything into the address bar. Recently all my Firefox bookmarks disappeared as well. I haven't updated Firefox or changed anything that I know of. What happened, and how do I restore the old functionality?
Why does my website have a zero PageRank when its traffic and search placement would suggest otherwise -- at least an actual number? [more inside]
I check my server logs pretty frequently, and am always pleased by the variety of visitors my site gets. I particularly love trying to suss out who's reading the site at any given moment by deconstructing their IP address and/or machine identity. (Ex-coworkers, ex-bosses and ex-girlfriends always especially amuse me.)
One thing I don't love: a machine called "tide70.microsoft.com" is literally "viewing" my site close to 100% of the time - like, whenever I check, it's on. Sometimes it's joined by up to thirty other "tide*" machines, but tide70 is always there. I have my ideas and suspicions, but can anyone confirm for me what the tide series is up to?
Recommendations for a good music lyrics search engine
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