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‘Million Short’: An Unconventional Search Engine That Ignores Popular Sites In Search Results

Million Short

Search engines have algorithms that match and rank results based on your search terms and keywords. On most search engines, I usually stop checking the results at page 10 since that’s usually where the relevance tapers off. You might be able to find a couple of gems buried within those other resources, but you’ve got to have a lot of time, not to mention patience, to actually go through each and every one of them.

With that in mind, what type of results would you expect to see on page 100?

Giving you the answers (and the results) is Million Short. It’s an experimental search engine that gives users the option of removing results from the most popular sites on the Internet. Up to a million of the most popular websites can be excluded, with the other increments being 100, 1,000, 10,000, and 100,000. In effect, it’s like skipping over the first few dozen pages of results or so to get to the sites that aren’t as popular.

The search engine was created by software company Exponential Labs. Try it out and decide if it gives you better hits or if it’s just a waste of time.

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SickWeather Maps Out Where the Sick People Are So You Can Avoid Them

SickWeather

Getting sick sucks. Catching a bug during the holidays sucks even more. Sick people are around us all the time. Some might be mere carriers, while others might already be sick even though they aren’t exhibiting any symptoms just yet. If you want to minimize the odds of bumping into someone who has a cold or is down with the flu, then you might want to check out SickWeather before you leave the house.

SickWeather’s advanced logarithm analyzes posts and status updates by users on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter and checks for any mention of illness or sickness. It takes note of the places where these illnesses or sicknesses are mentioned and flags these locations down on the map. Alternatively, you can also search by specific illnesses on the map to see which sites are relatively safe (cough and cold zones) and which sites are places that you should definitely avoid (chicken pox-infested areas.)

Check out SickWeather here.

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‘Feeling Cagey?’ Adds Nicolas Cage’s Mug On Your Selfies

Nicolas Cage Selfie

His personality and antics have spawned the creation of unusual art and makeup bearing his image. Now another thing that’s using the likeness of Nicolas Cage to spread fun and laughter is Feeling Cagey?. It’s a website that features a continuous stream of Nic’s mug plastered on a variety of face shapes and bodies that belong to men, women, and children.

It’s humorous and provides some mindless entertainment when you’re stressed or bored. Nic Cage as a baby, Nic Cage as a smexy model, Nic Cage as a girl with Nic Cage as a boyfriend…how is that not entertaining?

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Need Ideas for the Party? Check Out This Thanksgiving Menu Generator

Thanksgiving Menu Generator

Need some ideas for Thanksgiving dinner? Then you might want to check out this Thanksgiving Menu Generator by Saveur. With a click of your mouse, you’ll be able to generate a full menu to make the holidays a little more special. They don’t just stick you with images or names of dishes, either. You can click on the displayed dish under the appropriate column to check out its recipe so you can get the ingredients and start cooking.

In case you don’t want to leave the menu to chance, then you can access Saveur’s full gallery of twelve Thanksgiving menus instead. Happy holidays!

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‘Give It 100′ Encourages People to Learn a New Skill While Recording Their Progress

Give it 100

The thing about routines is that they can be boring. Since life is basically composed of a series of routines, then you might want to mix things up every once in a while so you don’t fall into a slump. The simplest way to do that is to get a hobby or learn something new. Eager to help you out on the latter is Give It 100, which is an interactive site that encourages people to practice something for a hundred days.

The premise is simple. You start off with choosing a skill or hobby that you want to learn or take up, like dancing or painting. You can sign up for lessons or teach yourself by looking for tutorials online. Through the website, you’re then tasked to upload a ten-second video to show your progress at your current project.

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‘Happy Hour Virus’ Lets You Fake Computer Problems So You Can Leave For Happy Hour

Happy Hour Virus

“Thank God it’s Friday!” is probably what every working man and woman out there is thinking as they sit in front of their computers, toiling away while dreaming of their plans for the night and upcoming weekend. Then the dreaded call comes from the boss: he wants you to work overtime. What’s an employee to do but follow and cancel the plans for the evening?

In case you can’t cancel or absolutely don’t want to (read: hot date), then the Happy Hour Virus might be able to help you out. It’s a tool that gives you fake computer problems so you can leave and be merry.

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Ca$hcats is a Website that Shows Cool Cats With Cold Hard Cash

Cashcats

Apparently, taking pictures of your cat while it’s buried in piles of cash is a thing now–so much so that a website called Ca$hcats eventually came to be. It’s a site that accepts submissions from folks all over the world who have two things: a cat and lots of money (or lots of $1 bills.) Some pictures contain combo cats and stacks of cash, while others have a single feline curled up on a cushy bed of paper bills.

Wouldn’t it be funny though, if the cat decided to stretch and proceed to scratch the bills apart mid-shoot? Yeah, I bet that would put this strange trend to a stop if it happened enough to owners with now-empty wallets.

Head on over to Ca$hcats to check out some shots of cats with their cash.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Oublio Shows You What’s Hot on Reddit, Twitter, Tumblr, and More

Oublio

A few minutes of Reddit a day keeps the worries away. I don’t know about you, but that statement definitely applies to me, at least, especially when I’ve had a really long day at work. Sometimes, I try to sneak a peek or two at my favorite stress-relief sites during my lunchbreak, but since I don’t have the luxury of time, I browse on over to Oublio instead.

It’s a site that shows the most popular image on Reddit and a bunch of other micro-blogging sites and social networks like Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Flickr. You might not see much, but it’s enough to let you know what’s currently trending on all five sites without having to check out all of them.

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Designer Gets Creative With His Resume, Makes a Game Out of It

Interactive Resume

It’s a tough world out there and jobs are hard to come by. You could post the usual resume that lists all of your skills and credentials, or you could show potential employers what you’re made of instead. The latter is what designer Robby Leonardi chose to do with his interactive resume. The entire thing plays out like a video game, complete with stages and levels that let you know what Robby is all about.

As others have pointed out, the only thing missing is the boss level. The resume ends in a contact form where you can send Robby a message and even offer him a job or two. Check it out here.

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