WEB Cuil, the "Google Killer", Launched

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  1. Foxx

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    The new search engine, Cuil (pronounced “cool”), was launched out of stealth-mode late last night (Sunday, July 27, 2008). Cuil has over 120 billion indexed web pages, arguably giving Google a run for its money.

    I love the design but the search results I have gotten so far are not impressive.
     
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    results are 'meh' at best. maybe theyll get better with time :dunno:
     
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    good luck
     
  5. Foxx

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    This is not mine.
     
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    Sarcasm bro!
     
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    no image search or anything? :dunno:
     
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    Searched for OffTopic on it, and the most obvious first search result, offtopic.com, was nowhere to be found :ugh:

    Also,

    :io:
     
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    can also be pronounced as "fail"
     
  11. Oh its me 20

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    copy of yahoo
     
  12. Foxx

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    Good points. I like the layout though.
     
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    Google was a wierd enough name when it came out.

    Cuil just doesn't roll off the tongue.

    "Hay guys, just cuil it!"
     
  14. Foxx

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    Yeah, and if you spell it wrong you get a NSFW site. (culi.com)
     
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    buahahaaa owned

    these guys failed so hard
     
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    This search engine is fail.
     
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    All I'm seeing are scraper sites.
     
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    Holy slow page load...
     
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    How can you do a search for "offtopic.com" and not even have THAT PAGE show up on the first page of results. Google can find my little site on the first page and I probably only get .000001% of the traffic as OT
     
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    Great search engine they got there.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. White Stormy

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    4. What does the name Cuil mean?

    Tom Costello, our founder and CEO, comes from Ireland, a country with a rich mythology around the quest for wisdom. Cuil is the Gaelic word for both knowledge and hazel, and features prominently in ancient legend. One famous story tells of a salmon that ate nine hazelnuts that had fallen into the Fountain of Wisdom and thereby gained all the knowledge in the world. Whoever ate the salmon would acquire this knowledge.

    A famous poet fished for many years on the River Boyne hoping to catch the Salmon of Knowledge. When he finally caught it, he gave it to his young apprentice Finn McCuil to prepare, warning him not to eat any. As Finn cooked the salmon he burnt his thumb and instinctively sucked it to ease the pain. And so it was Finn and not the poet who gained all the wisdom of the world. Finn went on to become one of the great heroes of Irish folklore. Any time he needed to know the answer to a question, he sucked his thumb.

    As a child Tom poached salmon from the same spot on the Boyne where it is said the Salmon of Knowledge was caught.


    Awesome thing to name your company after!
     
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    So cuil was named after salmon?
     
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