Author Topic: One of the many ways in which i waste my time.  (Read 390 times)

gm66

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One of the many ways in which i waste my time.
« on: August 29, 2019, 01:18:45 AM »
One of them is to try and find google searches for which there's no result, obviously limiting oneself to actual words, not gobbledeygook (spelling?).

I remember trying 'anal death c###', that turned out to be a band ... 'i'm going to set your baby on fire' being one of their hits.

I just found one, it happens now and then, it was 'led joke guy' (as in light emiting diode).

I guess it may be a cheap way in to finding unusual business models ;+}

I don't know why i post these things here, it's because i've left twitter probably. I'm sorry ;+}
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Re: One of the many ways in which i waste my time.
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 02:39:37 AM »
When I was still active as a historian (through 2012), I constantly came up with searches for which there were no results in Google. And they weren't nonsense. They were legit research topics, which illustrates why scholarship takes a lot of patience.

>> hits

I'll bet that one got a ton of airplay on the BBC

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Re: One of the many ways in which i waste my time.
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 03:45:16 AM »
Didn't know you were a historian, that's unexpected! Any particular time-frame?
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Re: One of the many ways in which i waste my time.
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 06:20:00 PM »
>> Any particular time-frame?

16th-century Geneva, primarily about 1535 to 1565.

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Re: One of the many ways in which i waste my time.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 08:38:12 AM »
Just wikid it, looks like an interesting period.
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