Thursday, August 7, 2008

Future GOOGLE???

"No way, can this be true?" - my first reaction. Of course, a new search engine has been given birth to, but is it gonna pose a threat to the well established players -- all of whom have quality search products but still haven't dented Google.

So what makes Cuil more worthy?

"Cuil" (the Gaelic word for "wisdom") is "Cool" in their claims of better index, search and interface, moreover, their privacy policy [.... our privacy policy is very simple: when you search with Cuil, we do not collect any personally identifiable information, period. We have no idea who sends queries: not by name, not by IP address, and not by cookies (more on this later). Your search history is your business, not ours] -- hmm..quite interesting.

Launched On: July 27th, 2008

Tom Costello - IBM's WebFountain project
Anna Patterson - Google's TeraGoogle project (Google's massive search index)
Russell Power - TeraGoogle
Louis Monier - AltaVista founder, who later went to eBay and then Google indeed, these people know what "Search" is.

Cuil claims to have indexed over 120 billion pages (3 times that of Google) and says it can maintain the search engine with less than one-tenth of the cost of Google. It says it can relate words easily using fewer servers than the giant search leader. It also is said to produce more relevant search results, since it revolves around organization of ideas rather than link popularity. The result presentation as a three-column matrix and the optional categorization is also appealing. But, verticals like, news search, image search, video search, local search, or map search are not provided by Cuil. Thankfully, no ads in results, yet.

Cuil utlizes two data centers, with 1,000 machines each running 8 CPUs.
Another 280 machines split between data centers are used to serve results. lost its second"L" (Cuill) was explained that people found it easier to remember the name with one L rather than two!!!

To conclude..I feel Google was launched at a time when all the search engines had abandoned improving search. Moreover, search is a billion dollar industry today. If a serious threat emerges, the policy would be an acquisition or partnership or developing your own equivalent rival. Anyhow, after a huge dominance by one, it's nice to see a new competitor in this arena.

Another trial !!!

I tried a new recipe with came out quite well !

Mushroom Masala

1 lb mushrooms, cleaned & sliced
1 medium onion, minced
2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 big tomato
5-6 soaked cashew nuts
1 inch cinnamon
2 cloves
2 cardamoms
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder

Fry cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and grind it to a powder. Also grind tomato, cashews and onion, each separately.Heat oil and add ground onion, ginger-garlic paste and fry until its brown. When oil separates add ground tomato. After sometime, add coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric, ground masala (cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves) and ground cashew nuts. Then, add mushrooms and salt. Cook for 10-15 minutes on reduced flame. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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New to blogging guys..

I had been reading quite a no:of blogs and was curious of when will I be able to create one. Finally, I have succeeded in that Herculian task (as it seems to me). I named this blog as "Ente Ishtangal" ("My likes" - for all those non malayalees out there), since through this blog I would like to share all my interests. What are my interests..hey just visit my profile, you will understand that there are really infinite activities which enthuse me.

Anyways, for a start and to know how my posts would look in the blog, I am gonna try it out with a recipe that I experimented last day.

Thanks for reading guys!

Hope that I will be able to make you people really enjoy the moments, while you go through my blogs.