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New Search Engine Cuil Takes Aim At Google

timothy posted more than 6 years ago | from the shows-promise dept.

Google 649

theodp writes "CNET reports that Cuil (pronounced 'Cool'), a startup founded by the husband-and-wife team of Xift creator Tom Costello and former Google search architect Anna Patterson, is launching a new search engine today that claims to index three times as many Web pages as Google." Running a few searches left me underwhelmed with the content of the results (hitting the next-page button on a search with a listed 62,200,000 results — for "seattle" — got me the unexpected error message "We didn't find any results for 'seattle.'"), but pleased with the actual layout of the results when it worked, so I hope the kinks are worked out. Update 7/28 18:30 GMT by SM: corrected Tom Costello's accreditation, he wasn't a professor at Stanford as the linked story suggests, just did some research there as a grad student. Thanks to the Stanford CS department for pointing this out.

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Tried it (4, Interesting)

AndrewStephens (815287) | more than 6 years ago | (#24365945)

Well it sure looks nice, puting pictures along with the results is a cool touch. It's a pity that the usefulness of the returned links is not on par with google.

Re:Tried it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366075)

Also, almost all the links returned seem to be from wikipedia and a few other encylopaedia style sites.

Re:Tried it (5, Insightful)

chalkyj (927554) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366077)

It may be a cool touch, but they appear to be using a rather rubbish algorithm to pick them. My search for "slashdot" returned an image of the Beijing Olympics next to the result for this site.

Oh, and now all I get is "Due to overwhelming interest, our Cuil servers are running a bit hot right now. The search engine is momentarily unavailable as we add more capacity."

Slashdotted. That'll teach them to try to compete with Google, I guess :)

Give it a chance to develop (5, Insightful)

Mick Malkemus (1281196) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366237)

Google has been around for years.

Cuil has only just opened. Already, it is pretty decent.

I for one would love to have options to Google.

Grammar Nazi: (1)

MrNaz (730548) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366395)

No, you've gotten the conditional tense all wrong. The appropriate sentence construction for your intended meaning would be:

"I for one would love to welcome our new Cuil overlords."

Re:Tried it (2, Informative)

pacinpm (631330) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366423)

Unfortunately it looks like they don't search in non-english domains. All my Polish-related queries gave 0 results. Pretty much useless to me now.

Re:Cuil is Irish for knowledge (1)

SubComdTaco (1199449) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366427)

Tried a search for *Cuil*, which according to the their site: "Cuil is an old Irish word for knowledge." Also, tried an iconic ghost towns * Terlingua Texas* site of biggest chile cook off every year. Results of both searches, first five pages or so, were mainly named restaurants and other name branded commercial services. It certainly an't Google.

Some random observations (5, Informative)

Bryan Ischo (893) | more than 6 years ago | (#24365947)

A few observations:

* "Cuil" is a really dumb name. "Google" is a dumb name too, but at least its pronounciation is obvious to anyone reading the name. Can't say the same for "Cuil".

* It's unlikely that this new search engine even approaches Google in its comprehensiveness, or ever will

* Cuil has some weird bugs. I searched for my name, found a link to a Gallery page I have about my son's birth earlier this year, and they have a little thumbnail icon next to the search result for that. But it's a random map of the United States completely unrelated to the page it links to. Bizarre.

* Cuil's results come back more slowly than Google's (but this is from New Zealand, maybe it's faster from the USA), and their page re-renders in odd ways (at least on my oldish Firefox install) as results come in.

* Cuil seems to give the most favor to any page that has the word "is" after the search term. Invariably, the first result for almost any single word search will be whatever page starts out with "[Search Term] is ...".

* Google is really bad for Silicon Valley. So many good software developers in SV got sucked in by Google. Too much of the top talent in the area is now working for Google, doing almost completely useless stuff, and it's not healthy for the industry. Is there any software company in the bay area that hasn't had at least a couple of engineers sucked away by Google? Are algorithms for pushing targeted ads and useless web applications that never get out of beta really worth depleting the industry of so many of its best? I predict that when Google comes crashing down (and it will - anyone who has seen the ridiculous excess of the Google campus cannot help but realize this), the net result will have been to set back innovation in the software industry a great deal, by tying up so many people who would otherwise have done something useful.

* For the above reason, I wish Cuil all the success possible, because I'd love to see some actual competition in the search engine world.

Anyway that's how I see it.

Re:Some random observations (4, Interesting)

Tim C (15259) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366035)

I have another observation - there doesn't seem to be any localisation to it. That may well come with time (it was a while before Google had it), but being able to go to and specify that it should search for pages from the UK can be extremely helpful, for example when searching for details of public holidays or shops or similar region-specific things.

And yeah, Cuil is a dumb name.

Re:Some random observations (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366083)

Cuil is a perfectly cromulent word.
And easy to pronounce just from the spelling.. if you are a Gaelic speaker.

CÃil is Irish for "rear" or "back".

Re:Some random observations (1)

antek9 (305362) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366337)

And yeah, Cuil is a dumb name.

Right. I'm not even convinced that 'cool' is the natural pronunciation in English, either. Needless to say, in every other language it definitely isn't: 'coyl' is what it looks to sound like to me, and that doesn't sound cool at all in the (admittedly few) languages I know. Apart from that it looks like it's a Dutch word, but I don't dare to look it up in a dictionary. ;)

Re:Some random observations (1)

PRC Banker (970188) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366447)

Speaking Chinese has messed with my pronunciation. I pronounced it as ts-you-ill which was hard.

Re:Some random observations (5, Funny)

YA_Python_dev (885173) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366119)

* Google is really bad for Silicon Valley. Too much of the top talent in the area is now working for Google, doing almost completely useless stuff, and it's not healthy for the industry. I predict that when Google comes crashing down (and it will - anyone who has seen the ridiculous excess of the Google campus cannot help but realize this)

So I guess they didn't accept your job application, uh?

Nonsense (4, Insightful)

sd.fhasldff (833645) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366165)

I predict that when Google comes crashing down (and it will - anyone who has seen the ridiculous excess of the Google campus cannot help but realize this)

It's unlikely that this new search engine even approaches Google in its comprehensiveness, or ever will

What mechanism will bring about this Google crash? Unlike the famous companies in the .com bubble, Google is actually making money. And lots of it. More than a billion dollars a quarter, to go along with their $12 billion in cash and zero debt.

This is not to say that Google will remain eternally dominant, of course not, but the rules of the game favor the incumbent, especially in a lobbyist economy.

You say Google will come crashing down, yet you also say no one will "ever" be as good in search. So I ask again, what mechanism or event do you foresee in your crystal ball to bring about such an unlikely crash?

Re:Nonsense (3, Insightful)

pallmall1 (882819) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366253)

What mechanism will bring about this Google crash?

Greedy media companies, patent trolling lawyers, and stupid and/or corrupt judges.

Re:Nonsense (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366293)

I predict that when Google comes crashing down (and it will - anyone who has seen the ridiculous excess of the Google campus cannot help but realize this)

It's unlikely that this new search engine even approaches Google in its comprehensiveness, or ever will

What mechanism will bring about this Google crash? Unlike the famous companies in the .com bubble, Google is actually making money. And lots of it. More than a billion dollars a quarter, to go along with their $12 billion in cash and zero debt.

This is not to say that Google will remain eternally dominant, of course not, but the rules of the game favor the incumbent, especially in a lobbyist economy.

You say Google will come crashing down, yet you also say no one will "ever" be as good in search. So I ask again, what mechanism or event do you foresee in your crystal ball to bring about such an unlikely crash?

Agreed. Regardless of product offering or popularity with the 13 - 18 demographic, Cold Hard Cash(TM) is still king in the financial world, and will never go out of style.

Want an example of Cold Hard Cash? Who in the hell would have ever thought K-Mart would be buying Sears? We're talking K-Mart here. Those blue lights haven't exactly been flashing like they did 20 years ago, yet they managed to still survive and thrive enough to buy a giant like Sears.

Re:Nonsense (4, Insightful)

Bryan Ischo (893) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366425)

Well that is a good question. I agree that my statements do seem contradictory. What I think is that the online ad business is going to end up as another bubble; companies are going to wise up and realize that the money they pay for ads on web sites like Google's are not worth nearly as much as they thought, and the trend will be to a large reduction in money spent on ads. And Google will feel a big crunch because of this, and because they've spent so much money on so many frivolous enterprises, and fostered such a lacsidasical corporate culture, they will simply not be able to produce any new products or online services with the capability of recovering their previous levels of revenue. Eventually, they will become marginalized and irrelevant.

My choice of phrase - "crashing down" - is admittedly poor, since this is something that I don't think will happen all at once, but will occur over a period of time, 5 - 8 years or so.

Re:Some random observations (1)

FilterMapReduce (1296509) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366171)

Are algorithms for pushing targeted ads and useless web applications that never get out of beta really worth depleting the industry of so many of its best?

The targeted ads aren't necessarily a total waste. If Google weren't pulling down so much ad money, we might have to pay for subscriptions, or at least deal with some kind of "premium service" nonsense, in order to use their services. And I prefer text ads of any kind to carpet-bombing-style graphical banners. Perhaps it's not the best use of Silicon Valley talent, but it does serve a purpose of sorts.

As for the web apps, I'm not such a big fan of Google Docs and the like either. However, it's good that it will help to prevent Microsoft from getting a de facto monopoly on the software-as-a-service thing, since that model allows for so much lock-in.

"Cuil" is a really dumb name. "Google" is a dumb name too, but at least its pronounciation is obvious to anyone reading the name. Can't say the same for "Cuil".

Absolutely. As far as I'm concerned this service is called "kweel".

Re:Some random observations (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366241)

Yes, the name is really bad: "Cul" is the french for "ass". And the logo even highlights the three letters c, u and l. :-O

Re:Some random observations (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366247)

In french "Cuil" may sounds like "couille" , a slang word for testicle...

Re:Some random observations (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366281)

"Cuil" is a really dumb name. "Google" is a dumb name too, but at least its pronounciation is obvious to anyone reading the name. Can't say the same for "Cuil"
Are you fucking kidding me? For years I said "Google" like you say look, cook, took, book. I had to endure being laughed at by teenage girls when they heard me :(

Oh please... (5, Interesting)

jotaeleemeese (303437) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366311)

Don't blame Google for using job market and IT industry supply and demand forces to fill whatever positions they need.

Google found a niche, exploited it for all what is worth, and are so efficient at it that they can allow themselves to get the best talent money can buy.

Please grow up, that is how a job market is supposed to work. If the rest of the IT industry can't come with innovative ideas good enough to attract new investment and bright people, it is hardly Google's fault.

When Google comes crashing (yeah, we know, all companies do, thanks for the insight genius) it will be for more important reasons than treating well, even lavishly, their employees.

At the moment it seems to be working, so I really don't see why they should change. I am not saying that all companies should provide whatever Google provides, but I am sure that morale in many companies would be increased immeasurably if they put a few pool tables around and some comfy sofas were to nap or to have a chat.

Most companies forget their employees are human and that it is important to give a degree of human empathy to your employees.

When the bad times come all those extras can be taken away, but to do so at a time when business is brisk is nonsense. It just shows why they are billionaires and some around here are unsatisfied middle managers or angry technicians.

Re:Some random observations (2, Insightful)

PietjeJantje (917584) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366387)

"Cuil" is a really dumb name.

That seems to be the meme here, and that any new search engine is immediately written off if it does not match or exceed Google's index from the start (So it seems Google quest to create as big a barrier of entrance as possible has succeeded. Isn't intend and potential much more important for new players? If we are gonna be like this, yes, Google will remain king of the hill and grow up even more to the company that the money and market share dictates).

But about the name. I'd say that all the people complaining about the name never themselves actually register domain names and thus lack any initiative whatsoever. Not the best critics. Because if you would, you know there's a distinct difference between thinking of a good name, and thinking of a good name, which hasn't been registered yet. Systematically, everything short is gone, everything a bit larger and pronouncable or vaguely a word is gone.

I congratulate them on getting a 4 letter domain name which is vaguely pronouncable/recognizable as a real word.

pretty, but not yet sooo useful (5, Interesting)

mwanaheri (933794) | more than 6 years ago | (#24365949)

what I miss most is any sort of 'advanced' search, like the restriction on TLDs etc.

Re:pretty, but not yet sooo useful (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366227)

how can it be li-jahiluna?
should it not be li-jahilîna?

Re:pretty, but not yet sooo useful (1)

mwanaheri (933794) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366249)

how can it be li-jahiluna? should it not be li-jahilîna?

It can be -- if it is a quote from a swahili-poem, transliterated to simple encoding.

Inefficient layout (1)

marcansoft (727665) | more than 6 years ago | (#24365955)

Isn't the column-based layout much more inefficient than a linear one, especially when skimming through many pages of links?

Re:Inefficient layout (1)

cheater512 (783349) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366327)

As long as they are taking in to account how our eyes look at the content, it doesnt seem too bad.

Can you say... (0, Redundant)

sleekware (1109351) | more than 6 years ago | (#24365959)

Good luck with that? I can.

Very interesting result layout (4, Informative)

Random Walk (252043) | more than 6 years ago | (#24365961)

I just tried it, and I really like the way the layout of search results is done (several columns, small paragraph for each result).

And I typically got relevant results with little spam, but that may depend on what you are searching for.

"62,200,000 is meaningless" (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24365973)

The number of search results does not mean anything, relevance is what is important - if what I want is not in the first 5 pages of search results I assume it doesn't exist (and I expect to find what I want on the first page 95% of the time).

Page Count Poor Metric To Compare Sites By? (4, Insightful)

rsmith-mac (639075) | more than 6 years ago | (#24365975)

Is it me, or does page count seem like a poor metric to compare search engines by? Somehow I don't think Google is failing to notice 2 trillion pages, so either the numbers are off or Cuil is somehow spidering a lot of redundant pages. In either case I would find it hard to believe that there would be something on Cuil that's not on Google unless it's brand-new or spam.

Re:Page Count Poor Metric To Compare Sites By? (1)

phoenix_nz (1252432) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366087)

Not true,
cuiling my family name gave me several more relevant results than with google. (Including forum posts and bug reports.) So clearly there is already some slightly more relevant data available on cuil.

Re:Page Count Poor Metric To Compare Sites By? (1)

mpiktas (740253) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366201)

Not so with mine. With google more than 10 pages, mostly full of bug reports and mailing conferences, with cuil nothing.

Re:Page Count Poor Metric To Compare Sites By? (1)

Peeteriz (821290) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366389)

cuil didn't find anything with my family name - 0, nada, zilch.
Google gets 1420 results from all kinds of pages - both the forum posts and bug reports that you mention - but these are the questionable places; Cuil doesn't even find any of the organisation homepages where I am listed as a contact person....

The layout of search results is nice, I like that - but I'd like that showing the results found by google.

Nice concept. (1)

miffo.swe (547642) | more than 6 years ago | (#24365977)

While its clearly in its early days i do think it looks promising. If Cuil can eliminate the problems of rampant search "optimizing", unrelated paid for adwords and make it easier for casual users to klick their way towards what they search for i think they can take a chunk out of the search engine userbase.

The seattle bug (5, Interesting)

gzipped_tar (1151931) | more than 6 years ago | (#24365979)

seems to be fixed.

I also tried Tiananmen and was returned a blank face (I'm in China). This is many Chinese people's first benchmark at a new search engine. For me, the result is expected, since the Great Firewall is a hybrid of generic and Google/Yahoo/etc-targeted implementations.

misspelling? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24365995)

i thought the word "cool" was supposed to be spelled "kewl" on the intertubes...

Re:misspelling? (0, Offtopic)

huit (1285438) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366043)


Not impressed so far (5, Interesting)

g-san (93038) | more than 6 years ago | (#24365997)

The layout is pretty, the related results is nice, but the main function... the results... they suck. I was searching for an uncommon sailboat and there were 0 pages returned. Google returns results for the same query... On other searches, the domain name no longer resolved, there were 404s, I got a page that was last visited in 1997, just junk. The results summary needs to be cleaned up also, lots of funky symbols in the results are just noise.

This is the same reason I stopped using Altavista way back when. I don't buy this 120 billion pages thing. You know you can get every article on slashdot on,,, etc... I bet they include all those, and every other site that allows you to view message threads 8 different ways. But no results for my first query!

It could be a while before someone is going to beat google at searching. I really do like the alternative approach to displaying search results, so I will at least keep my eye on it.

Re:Not impressed so far (1)

g-san (93038) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366059)

and it just got slashdotted...

Hey, I found a bug. (5, Funny)

bmo (77928) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366005)

We didn't find any results for "cuil pronunciation"

Some reasons might be...

        * a typo. Please check your spelling.
        * your search includes a term that is very rare. Try to find a more common substitute.
        * too many search terms. Please try fewer terms.

Finally, try to think of different words to describe your search.

About Cuil | Your Privacy | Add Cuil to Firefox


Well, that sucks...


...and slashdotted ;-) (2, Funny)

Lonewolf666 (259450) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366111)

I just tried to doublecheck the results for "cuil pronunciation" (sic!) with "cuil pronounciation".

What I got was

We'll be back soon...

Due to overwhelming interest, our Cuil servers are running a bit hot right now. The search engine is momentarily unavailable as we add more capacity.

Thanks for your patience.

Re:...and slashdotted ;-) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366407)

I just tried to doublecheck the results for "cuil pronunciation" (sic!) with "cuil pronounciation".

Trying to be smart and funny, are we?
It's spelt "pronunciation". No o.

Re:Hey, I found a bug. (3, Funny)

Siener (139990) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366135)

We didn't find any results for "cuil pronunciation"

When you search for the same thing on google [] the first two hits both have the required information. However I couldn't find the article that gives the alternative spelling for cuil (F-A-I-L) .... at least not yet.

Re:Hey, I found a bug. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366205)

it's pronounced "cool"

Re:Hey, I found a bug. (1)

gerardrj (207690) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366235)

ANY search I perform tells me that there are no results.

I tried searching for "smith"... Sorry, no results. I have to assume this is due to the overload?

The name... (1)

Riktov (632) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366017)

is kind of stuipid.

Re:The name... (3, Insightful)

eoinmadden (769606) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366097)

Cuil means "back" or "rear" in Gaelic.

Re:The name... (1)

allanc (25681) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366221)

It does seem to be a bit of a step backwards, yeah.

Re:The name... (1)

v(*_*)vvvv (233078) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366127)

no its kewel (cool)!

Invisible... (5, Interesting)

wild_quinine (998562) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366023)

It doesn't seem like I've been using Google for very long. I remember the first search engine that I really came to rely on was AltaVista. Looking back at the waybackmachine, I can tell that I only used AltaVista for six months at most. Which means, by inference, that I've now been using google for nine years. I use it every day, and don't even realise that I'm doing it. And the fact that I've barely even noticed it yet is a credit to how little, for a company so large, Google throw shit at my window.

There's a lot of talk about how Google is in decline, and I won't comment on that, because every company has its tipping point. But for them to have been a invaluable (and in many cases incomparable) tool in my life for the best part of a decade and to have remained almost invisible as an agent in that process takes some doing.

In fact, the most insidious thing about Google may well be that any new attempts at reorganizing the layout of a traditional search engine, such as cuil is now attempting, seem like deliberate contrivances. And probably are.

Re:Invisible... (4, Interesting)

Bryan Ischo (893) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366107)

I also started on AltaVista way back when it was useful. It was extra good because for a long time, an AltaVista search searched the web and usenet simultaneously, which back then, was a good thing because usenet actually had more content than the web.

I also use Google daily. However, I like to think about how much I value Google by how much I'd be willing to pay for their service. And the answer is, zero. I would just find some other way to find information on the web. How much would you be willing to pay for Google's search service?

Re:Invisible... (1)

Mascot (120795) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366303)

How much would you be willing to pay for Google's search service?

That depends. Given a hundred other almost-as-good search engines. Or none?

I remember predictions from way back then that stated the web was bound to fail. There was so much out there and no way to find anything. Remove the search engines, and that becomes true.

It's like our corporate intranet before R&D finally realized they were inept and implemented an external search engine in place of their own. It had "all the information you need", but good luck finding the one person that actually knew where the piece of information you needed was located.

While the web without a search engine would not be useless, it would definitely be a lot less useful than it is today.

The best for them (4, Insightful)

4D6963 (933028) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366031)

The best they can hope for anyways would be to be bought by Google. Either that or they'll stagnate due to scalability issues or even suffer a slow death.

Besides, "Search 121,617,892,992 web pages" and none from my website? Allow me to remain sceptical..

How long..... (2, Funny)

cb95amc (99589) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366039)

...until Microsoft puts in an offer?

No problems? (5, Interesting)

Evildonald (983517) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366053)

I just "cuiled" the phrase "problems with linq to sql".. and it suggested there were no pages at all. Google however knows there are TERRIBLE problems with LINQ to SQL and served me 3,180,000 results. To say there are no problems with linq to sql is not very cuil at all.

9/11 Truth Info Bomb (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366055)

This 9/11 Truth infobomb is a collaborative effort. Nothing in this note is copyrighted.

Every link on this list contains parts of the consistent story.

Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld were in charge of the group who created this manifesto:

[That PDF file has been taken off-line. I can e-mail a copy to you if you request it.]
It's a strategy report that was written in 2000. Bush has been following it to the letter. The strategy was a collaboration between weapons manufacturers, and more than half of the President's staff. The goal is American dominance of the world in the new century. It's called "war corporatism".

"All great truths begin as blasphemies." -- George Bernard Shaw.

A "false flag" operation is when a country pretends to be attacked by another country in order to fabricate justification to attack that other country.

There is proof that the following were false-flag attacks:

*Feb. 15, 1898 - The Maine Bombing
*May 7, 1915 - The Lusitania Sinking
*December 7, 1941 â" Pearl Harbor attack by Japanese â" Roosevelt knew 12 days before the attack that the Japanese were going to attack and did not warn the Military. The purpose was to have a reason to declare war against Japan. 2,403 military and civilians died this day. 72,155,800 died as a result of WW II.
*March 13, 1962 â" Operation Northwoods
*August 2nd & 4th, 1964 â" Gulf of Tonkin Incident - The Gulf of Tonkin incident was an American false flag event to create war against an innocent country -- Vietnam; and that war lasted 11 years.
*February 26, 1993 - World Trade Center Bombing - The Muslim group involved had been infiltrated by Emad Salem, a former Egyptian intelligence agent who was hired by the FBI and ultimately paid $1 million. The FBI even provided the Egyptian with a timer for the bomb. 6 died and 1,042 injured.
*April 19, 1995 â" Murrah Building, Oklahoma City â" A classified report prepared by two independent Pentagon experts has concluded that the destruction of the federal building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 was caused by five separate bombs, and no ATF or FBI agents were in their offices at the time of the blast (about 9:05 AM) 168 died and 800+ injured in this blast.

Marius van der Lubbe did not set fire to the German Reichstag in 1933; it was a plan to start a war so that the weapons manufacturers could make money. And likewise, so was 9/11 ... which George W. Bush has referred to as a "New Pearl Harbor" ... the exact words as in the strategy that he follows like a script. Page 51 of the PNAC calls for a "New Pearl Harbor".


The documentary TERROR STORM shows evidence which proves that 9/11 was an easily comparable "false flag" event.

When you start talking to people about "9/11 Truth", a lot of people will tell you that the official story is true, and they will cite this article from POPULAR MECHANICS, which is a propaganda piece that was researched and written by the cousin of the Homeland Security chief:

The hole in the Pentagon was 16 feet, but the Popular Mechanics article said it was 75 feet.

Bring the Popular Mechanics article to any engineer, along with a video tape of the collapses of the WTC towers, and the engineer will tell you that the towers would have fell over sideways if the explanation in the article were true. Then, the engineer will call the article "bullshit".

Researchers of "9/11 Truth" have discredited the Popular Mechanics article as "Yellow Journalism", but it's "POPULAR" MECHANICS, so it's usually enough to dissuade people from looking any further into the issues. Here's a good counter-criticism that discredits the POPULAR MECHANICS article:

An online TV station with 24/7 streaming broadcasts of documentaries about "9/11 Truth".

*One year before 9/11, George W. Bush's brother Marvin Bush left the Board of Directors of the security company SECURACOM/STRATESEC, which was in charge of security for the World Trade Center on 9/11, and SECURACOM was also in charge of security for the Dallas International Airport from which the plane which hit the Pentagon took off.
*The plane that hit the Pentagon coincidentally hit the one area of the Pentagon that was under renovations.
*On 9/11, NORAD, FEMA, the Air Force, and the CIA, were conducting simulations of similar attacks.
*On 9/11, the Vice President was the Acting Commander-in-Chief. Months prior, the Vice President took from the Air Force the authority to prevent the Air Force from scrambling jets.
*People who accepted insurance, because they were family members of 9/11 victims, had to waive their right to bring any charges against the government.
*A series of explosions -- some of which were below the WTC buildings -- as
if charges were being detonated, were heard by many firefighters who testified to the 9/11 Commission, but their testimonies were not included in the published report.
*In the weeks before 9/11, engineers were doing "repair work" on certain parts of the WTC buildings, so those parts of the buildings were closed off, and the security cameras in those parts of the buildings were turned off.
*For the years prior to the attack, the WTC lost millions of dollars per year for their previous lease owner, the Port Authority. Two days before the attack, the Port Authority cut power to the security
system. No security cameras were operational while "engineers" with "All Access" but without IDs, came in-and-out of the WTC buildings, to "fix a computer bandwidth issue".
*Most of the WTC scrap metal was shipped to China before investigators could look at it.
*No steel frame building has ever collapsed due to a fire. According to the 9/11 Commission Report, three fell that way on 9/11. But the truth is that none have fallen that way ever. All three of the buildings which ALLEGEDLY fell that way were leased by the same man. Overwhelming evidence of a controlled demolition using thermite reactions has been ignored by the 9/11 Commission Report.
*Seven or six weeks prior to 9/11, Larry Silverstein paid around three billion dollars for the WTC lease, then he made around five billion dollars from insurance after 9/11. As soon as he took over, he was obligated to spend a billion dollars to remove asbestos, and construction work began hapenning ... but not to remove asbestos.
*The CIA, the FBI, and the Secret Service, had offices in Building 7. On the 23rd floor of Building 7 was a command center for the entire 9/11 inside job. Google "23rd floor of building 7".
*Osama Bin Laden worked in the CIA loyally, as an agent, for years, using the name Tim Osman.
*On 9/11, Pakistani General Mahmoud Ahmad had breakfast with American Government Officials in Washington. Ahmad is the same man who ordered Omar Sheikh to wire $100000 to Mohammad Atta -- Atta was the lead hijacker. The flight manifests DID NOT contain the names of the alleged hijackers. You cannot hijack a plane you're not in. Six "hijackers" are alive, and no evidence links them ... aside for the front pages of newspapers which don't cite sources.
*most Americans are unaware that America started a war in Indonesia in 1947 that killed 40,000 Indonesians. News about big operations can be kept secret or suppressed because people in charge are tested, and to speak out about a government secret is to volunteer for the electric chair. Or for a person to speak out is to put that person's family in danger.
*Hazel o'Leary, the Energy Secretary, admitted that America fed plutonium to pregnant women and children and older people. That secret was held for many years. If they could hold something like that secret, then one has to imagine that they could hold something like a 9/11 conspiracy secret. Contemporary media saturation and loss of privacy does not apply to people within the social circle of the Rockefellers.


A resource for double-checking various 9/11 conspiracy theories ... and realizing that the official story has so many holes.


A fast-paced snappy movie that covers many important issues surrounding 9/11 in under fifty minutes!




Professional Architects & Engineers who doubt the official story of 9/11.

Military leaders who doubt the official story of 9/11:

Physicists who doubt the official story of 9/11:

Pilots who doubt the official story of 9/11:

High-level officials who doubt the official story of 9/11:

Huge list of trained professionals who doubt the official story of 9/11:

Take a look at this web-site which is often cited by people who believe the official story:

Had you seen that web-site before any of the evidence, there is a large chance that you wouldnâ(TM)t have even looked at any of the evidence. But now you see through the official story! Congratulations!


This criticism prevents many people from watching LOOSE CHANGE.


ADAM WEISHAUPT Wikipedia entry
That Wikipedia article is about Adam Weishaupt, the founder of the Bavarian Illuminati. Their goal: to create a âoeNew World Orderâ. The Bavarian Illuminati doesn't technically exist anymore, but their goals are still pursued in secret meetings of the globe's top decision makers in Politics, Economics, Military, and Religion.

Bush is a pawn in a plot by a group who have a very real chance of taking over the world. It's like something out of a cartoon. The motive, means, and opportunity, is well explained in this documentary called END GAME by Alex Jones:

"History records that the money-changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent plans possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money, and its issuance." - James Madison

Long range planning and implementation of plans regarding the fate of the earth are made by a dominant technological and scientific elite who work hard, behind closed doors, to make sure that you are a left-brain prisoner who cannot comprehend or interfere with their plans for global dictatorship and genocide. They want to create a One World Government, which will ultimately be ruled by The All-Seeing Eye (unseen Master from Sirius, Grand Architect of the Universe.), which rules the Global Monarch (AntiChrist), who rules the thirteen kingdoms, one for each of the thirteen Illuminati families (Crown Council Of Thirteen).

The heads of the thirteen Illuminati families orchestrate global politics and events from behind the scenes. These families are: Bruce, Cavendish, De Medici, Rothschild, Hanover, Hapsburg, Krupp, Plantagenet, Rockefeller, Romanov, Sinclair, Warburg, Windsor.

Under the 13 Illuminati families (on the global power pyramid) are the Committee of 300. The Committee of 300 is a group of influential families who aren't as rich as the main 13 families, the oldest money. Under the Committee of 300 are the think tanks, such as The Bilderberg Group, the Triliateral Commission, and the Counsel On Foriegn Relations.

A documentary that contains witness testimony about The Bilderberg Group.

The Bilderberg Group, which was set up in 1954 by Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (the Netherlands), meets annually -- in a new location each year -- to discuss the future of the world, and issues of concern to the European monarchy. Reporter Jim Tucker has retrieved documents from those meetings which reveal that Global Depopulation and a centralized world goverment -- a New World Order -- is on their agenda.

Members of the Bilderbergs, Council on Foreign Relations, and Trilateral Commission, have quietly taken over almost all key positions within the news media, the Labor Unions, academia, banking, foundations, industry, and on and on. Their goal is to destroy sovereignty of nations, and create and control a Global Union.

From the article, we can determine:
*Trilateral has three groups, a North American group, a European group, and a Japanese group.
*They want to restrict the rights of the media so that it doesn't interfere with financial or government interests. The want the government to have the right and ability to withhold information at the source. They want all journalists to conform with their standards or be punished by the government. They want it so the public believes that "The only real event is the event that is reported and seen." With the media restricted, they can "innovate and experiment" quickly and without considering the opinions of citizens who disagree with their methods. At the time of the article, they were already in control of Time Magazine, Fortune, Money, and People.
*Mr. Brzezinski -- one of the architects of the Trilateral Commission -- believes that sovereignty is a fiction, and he is an outspoken critic against the U.S. constitution.
*Many influential members of politics -- including Presidents and White House staff -- are "former" members of the Commission.
*The trilateral commission undoubtedly controls the world's oil industry.

The world is a game of Risk, and David Rockefeller is winning.

And how do they intend to create this New World Order?
For more information about what you've just seen in this video, look up "Project Blue Beam."

When their One World Government -- or New World Order -- is established, they want to kill billions of us -- the ones who won't be useful to them as their "serfs", and the ones whose activities are the most disrespectful to Mother Earth.

Saving Mother Earth is important, but genocide is the wrong way to go about it.

"Today Americans would be outraged if U. N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all people of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government." - Henry Kissinger in an address to the Bilderberg Conference at Evian, France, May 21, 1992. Transcribed from a tape recording made by one of the Swiss delegates. Henry Kissinger has attended most of the Bilderberg Conferences, and is a long-time member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Trilateral Commission.

Under the think tanks (on the global power pyramid) are the controllers of world finances, such as the central banks, bank of international settlements, etc. Under them are the controllers of world resources, such as the stock exchanges, oil companies, corporations, etc. Under them are the controllers of population, such as church, government, police, school, media, courts, etc. And under them are the labour units, also known as debt slaves, couch potatoes, sports fans, and sheep.


Read "Never Be Lied To Again" by David J. Lieberman before you watch any Project Camelot interviews. You will see that ALL of the interviews are a mix of truth and lies. There is truth -- especially in the Richard Hoaglund interview. But in most of the interviews, the truth is the hook so you'll listen to the lies, and perhaps believe them. I believe that Project Camelot is an elaborate smokescreen, a distraction from the truth. I think that all of the people who are interviewed by Project Camelot are insincere, whereas I believe that folks such as David Icke and Aaron Russo are almost totally sincere.

For honest, genuine people, watch the interviews at the CONSCIOUS MEDIA NETWORK ...

Conscious Media Network has A LOT of great interviews. From theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, to dot-connector David Icke ... and so many other fascinating people. In the must-see David Icke interview, he tells the details of the amazing story of his personal transformation from normal human being to wow. You need to register for a free username/password in order to watch any of the interviews at CONSCIOUS MEDIA NETWORK, but it is well worth it.

[There is great information in the other interviews on the CONSCIOUS MEDIA NETWORK web-site, but these are the interviews I suggest most strongly.] *Stephen Bassett (The Disclosure Project).
*Dr. Nick Begich (Cell phones have long-term health risks. / "Manchurian Candidates" Mind Control / Microchipping, Quantum Computing.).
*Dr. Harvey Bigelsen (suppressed health care techniques.).
*Jean Shinoda Bolen (A brilliant feminist with suppressed information about the true nature of feminine energy. She has a message of compassion, intelligence, wisdom, peace, and love.).
*Gregg Braden (An earth scientist with information about the magnetic pole-shift and upcoming changes, with information about modern science, and information about ancient wisdom from various cultures. He also talks about how we're all connected through a field of energy.).
*J. A. Burke (how the ancient sites in the world are built on important parts of the electromagnetic energy grid of the earth, and how those sites were used.).
*Dawson Church (becoming more peaceful people by re-programming our conditioned responses.).
*Walter Cruttenden (An astrophysicist who believes our sun has a companion star.).
*Boris Fritz (nanotech, energies, consciousness.).
*Ashok Gangadean (expert in improving communication between people.).
*Lee Gerdes (has degrees in physics, mathematics, theology and psychology, and has devised techniques to optimize the human brain.).
*Alex Grey (an amazing and important artist.).
*Robert Greenwald (a successful Hollywood documentarian.).
*Stuart Hameroff (the quantum connection to microtubules in our cells, and what it means.).
*Graham Hancock (researcher of many mysterious things.).
*Richard Hoagland (ancient alien civilizations, particularly Martians.).
*Michael Horn (the Billy Meier UFO story.).
*David Icke (Personally, I believe David Icke is the most important interview subject on the site.).
*John Major Jenkins (the winter solstace of 2012.).
*Michio Kaku (important theoretical physicist/comedian).
*Konstantin Korotkov (physicist who talks about the life force.).
*Dr. Bruce Lipton (cells don't operate as the text-books tell us.).
*Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi (An Indian Guru about the importance of female energy.).
*Jim Marrs (9/11, UFOs, etc.).
*Leuren Moret (suppressed information about dangerous radiation in every city and town.).
*Linda Moulton Howe (the UFO cover-up.).
*Cathy O'Brien (victim of secret CIA experiments, well-documented.).
*Paula Petrovic (the importance of playing like a child at all ages.).
*Mark Phillips (backs-up the Cathy O'Brien interview.).
*Peter Russell (scientist with background in math and theoretical physics.).
*Aaron Russo (producer of the film AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM.).
*Acharya S (linguist who knows ten languages, debunking religions.).
*Paul Scheele (expanding our use of genius.).
*Robert Schoch (egyptologist, information about how sacred sites are on important points of electromagnetic energy.).
*Shlomo Shoham (ex-judge.).
*Jerry E. Smith (HAARP.).
*Robert Tennyson Stevens (the power of now.).
[As I said, this is only a selection. There are many other great interviews at that site!]

Aaron Russo has previously won a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy, throughout his career. And he has made films that won three Golden Globes, and his films have been nominated for six Academy Awards, also known as Oscars. Russo is a recognized and qualified documentarian, and he died of bladdar cancer, shortly after this interview.

Dispite the title which was given to this video by the person who uploaded it to Google Video, Jordan Maxwell only mentions the Illuminati near the end of the video. Regardless, this is an important three hour lecture that introduces a lot of ideas that will help you to understand other things that are on this "Special Report".

This lecture reveals a lot of important things.

This lecture contains some interesting information.


Most so-called âoeconspiracy theoriesâ follow this pattern: Materials in support of it cite sources and stay on topic. Materials against it make emotional tangents, and long-winded rants making very few points.

Refrain judgment until youâ(TM)ve considered possibilities.

Esoteric Agenda is an important documentary.

One of the best parts of the documentary Secret Space is footage of a UFO harvesting electricity from a thunderstorm.

Secret Space mentioned âoeProject Paperclipâ
"Project paperclip" secretly moved 700 propulsion scientists, and 600 mind scientists, from NAZI germany, to America. Some of these were devout NAZIs. Some of these, devout NAZIs or not, made it into many major decision making positions of power throughout the USA. The Bush family, the head of the CIA, the head of the FBI, the head of FEMA, the head of NASA, the Pope, and others, can be traced back to NAZIs.

Secret Space, and other videos that you will see within this "Special Report", allege that there will be a manufactured disaster, and it will trigger Martial Law throughout the USA, Canada, and Mexico. People will be informed of the locations of shelters.

Every citizen of North America (including Canada and Mexico) is on color-coded lists, based on information that has been gathered through a variety of sources, including facebook.

Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Black.

If your name is on the RED LIST, you will be picked up before Martial Law is initiated, detained, and terminated. If your name is on the BLUE LIST, you will be picked up after martial law is initiated, detained, and re-educated. If your name is on the GREEN LIST, you are an officer of the state. If your name is on the YELLOW LIST, you are a non-combatant. If your name is on the BLACK LIST, you will be terminated with extreme prejudice.

Al Cuppet explains this â¦






The story about Kevin makes me very angry.

That link is to part one. The rest of the parts of that documentary are also available on that youtube user's page. I think that documentary should be required viewing if just to prove the point that when a given piece of evidence contradicts the predominant theory, the scientific community IGNORES IT rather than uses it to make advancements. In order for it to be used, it has to answer a specific question within the predominant theory. If the question the evidence answers isn't currently being asked by the predominant theory, then the evidence will not yet be considered.

In THE KILLSHOT, Ed Dames doesnâ(TM)t mention the asteroid by name, but heâ(TM)s talking about Apophis. And, in the video, he specifically says that Saskatchewan will be one of the safest places ?

Please turn your attention to this simulation:

The above link is to a NASA simulation for Apophis. Using the simulation, take a look at what happens to Earth in December of 2012.

Take a look at what that simulation shows in the middle of December, in 2012.
That is an official Jet Propulsion Labratories simulation of an Asteroid, called Apophis99942, that will come dangerously close to earth, in the middle of December, year 2012.

There is currently a media blackout about the mid December 2012 passage of Apophis99942. That means people can talk about it online all they want, but you'll never hear about it in mainstream newspapers or TV or radio or magazines. It simply doesn't appear in the newswires. You will find mentions of its 2036 passage in newswires, but that passage isn't nearly as close.

There is also a media blackout about the rising Schumann Resonance Frequency (SRF) and how it MAY result in a catastrophic pole-shift within the next few years, a process which might be hastened by Apophis99942 ... thus the pole shift might also occur in December of 2012.

The pole-shift is when the globe stops rotating for a period of roughly 48 hours. During that time, it's day on one side of the planet, and night on the other side of the planet, for a whole 48 hours. There are also massive wind-storms on the planet during that time. Ex United States Army Major Ed Dames says that one of the safest places to be during that time is Saskatchewan. Afterwords, the earth resumes rotating at its regular speed, but in the opposite direction. So for two or three thousand years after that cataclysmic event, generations in the new world will believe that the sun is supposed to rise in the west and set in the east, because that's how it will be.

And there is a media blackout about Nibiru, a planet that might be a dwarf star, which causes immense heat and can only be seen with Infrared (IR) equipment ... which is apparently going to pass through our solar system in 2012.

The story of Nibiru comes from ancient clay tablets called the Sumerian Texts.

This link is to a youtube playlist with 76 videos that present the translations of the Sumerian Texts regarding Nibiru and the Annunaki.

If you don't want to watch the 76 videos, here's a summary ...

Every 3600 years, Nibiru passes. It is technically part of our solar system, but its orbit is in a tight oval, rather than a circle. People who are familiar with this story believe that its current approach is the real cause of our global warming, the melting of our polar ice caps, floods, etc. Nibiru is six times the size of Earth. A Nibiru day is roughly 240 of our hours, and a Nibiru hour is roughly 10 of our hours. They experience time like we do, though, where one of their hours feels to them like one of our hours feels to us. They spent roughly 125 of their years (between 450000 of our years ago, to 3600 of our years ago) on earth in the Iraq/Sumer region (where they were called Annunaki), and in Africa (where they were called Chitauri), mining Gold which they refined into a fine dust to shoot through their skies and prolong the ability for their atmosphere to sustain life. But I believe their atmosphere failed somewhere in the past thousand years, and it may be a newborn star -- I believe it will be a newborn star, or a dead planet, when it passes in 2012.

For more information about Nibiru and the Annunaki, read THE TWELFTH PLANET by Zecharia Sitchin.

Some religious people believe the Annunaki are actually âoesons of demonsâ which work under the being who is in direct opposition to âoeThe Creatorâ, and that visions of the surface of their planet â" almost star-like â" have inspired artistâ(TM)s depictions of âoehellâ. But in my opinion, religious people will call anything they donâ(TM)t understand a âoedemonâ.

Some more interesting (and mind-bending) stuff about Nibiru and the Annunaki can be found at ...

The newest version of Google Earth also lets you look at the sky ... like a virtual telescope. The sky function uses the same LAT/LONG co-ordinate system even though that's not what they should be doing ... anyway ...

LAT -6.01931Â
LONG -91.5903Â
Directions: To here - From here
On the sky function on Google Earth, this is supposedly the location of Nibiru, but it's been blacked out. Gee, I wonder why.

The scenario is that this convergence of cosmic phenomena will occur in 2012, causing massive fear and global changes. Their response: Deep Underground Military Bases... only saving the U.N/World Gov't families, and who THEY consider to be the âoebest and brightestâ, and leaving everyone else to fend for themselves.

D.U.M.B. (Music Video)

MOON LANDING (Conspiracy Theory)


I invite you to try to explain this one. Is it a Lightship? â" a crafts of our guardians from Sirius? Are they coming for the reptilians that enslaved us, so that we can be free and loving once more? Or is it a reflection, on the clouds, cast by a bright light on a pond? Decide or realize.



(click on all the headlines, and read all the articles.)



This is the official web-site for The Disclosure Project. But if you search for them in youtube, and in Google Video, you will find many hours of fascinating videos.

Watch as the reporters try to cast doubt.

Below are four links which show that corporations make immoral edits to wikipedia. The first link is the most important.

Now that you know about how wikipedia is slanted, ask your local librarian about a database called InfoTrac. It is a more reliable source of information.

The weaponization of space, and its role in the New World Order agenda.
In part 3, she spells out how much barium and lithium they are dumping in the atmosphere.


HACKING DEMOCRACY shows proof that the American Republican Party paid Diebold (the manufacturer of the voting equipment) to allow them to install a virus into the memory cards. The virus was an executable file that re-arranged the votes so that Bush would win both times. The documentary shows proof of this virus, and it shows proof that the republicans paid to have it installed into the memory cards, and it shows proof that people in the government (who benefitted from the rigged elections) do everything they can to suppress this information.

H.R. 1955 â" PART 1 âoeThought Crimesâ
H.R. 1955 â" PART 2 âoeThought Crimesâ

Please watch all of the very short videos at the page of youtube user CheckpointUSA:


American soldiers indiscriminately killing Iraq citizens and then laughing and cheering when they die.


World Peace 1-to-10 is a concert series thatâ(TM)s supposed to usher in a new era of world peace. Conspiracy theorists believe itâ(TM)s a propaganda tool, and somehow related to the evil New World Order agenda. And it might be. But music comes from the heart, and I personally love the idea of the concert being part of a plan for world peace, even if it is just a âoecover storyâ. And if conspiracy theorists vanquish the New World Order plot, then the âoecover storyâ will be the âoetrue storyâ and the concerts will go on regardless and it will be a good thing.

This web-site has a forum where conspiracy theorists discuss the evil New World Order plot. If you register with the site, you gain access to a âoedownloadsâ section where you can download five of David Ickeâ(TM)s books, as PDF files, for free. I highly recommend that you acquire those books and then read those books. After you read those books, the rest of that web-site will make sense. Also, I suggest that you register with a puppet e-mail account (an e-mail account that you create solely for the purpose of registering with this).

I personally donâ(TM)t agree with this site. I think itâ(TM)s propaganda. But in the interest of fairness, Iâ(TM)m including it.

This site is primarily for Americans, but the information is interesting anyway. Register with a puppet e-mail account, and then get the twenty files in the âoefilesâ section of this site. And then read those files for some interesting information. The information is mainly for an American audience, but interesting nonetheless.

A documentary called AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM was made by Aaron Russo, who has previously won a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy, throughout his career. And he has made films that won three Golden Globes, and his films have been nominated for six Academy Awards, also known as Oscars. Russo is a recognized and qualified documentarian, and he died while trying to release this film that reveals, among other things, that NAZIs have been hiding and plotting and are trying to take over the USA.


This is a news site, updated frequently with articles that bluntly tell whatâ(TM)s going on in the world.

Jordan Maxwell is a researcher and speaker about a lot of fascinating topics.

A comic book inspired by the research of Jordan Maxwell.

A blog with some interesting opinions.

Around 60AD, wealthy politician and writer Lucius Piso imagined-up a well-known fictional character named Jesus, and -- applying the "sun god" story, originally written in Babylon for a character named Nimrod, to his own creation Jesus -- Lucius Piso wrote an astrological allegory called "Ur Marcus" which became "The Gospel According To Mark", and then his son Arius Piso completed his father's legacy by penning the remainder of the "Gospels", with a cast of characters who were a clever mix of astrological allegory with personalities from his own experience. Arius completed his works around 90AD. Two hundred and forty years later, the Council of Nicea re-branded those fictional works -- and it worked so well that the many companies which formed to promote and distribute their books can now afford to give away complimentary copies to anyone! The unstoppable father and son duo of Lucius Piso and Arius Piso are the best selling authors of all time! SOURCE: âoeTHE BIGGEST SECRETâ by David Icke (Chapter 5) ... and he cites a source called ... âoeTHE TRUE AUTHORSHIP OF THE NEW TESTAMENTâ by Abelard Reuchlin

Around 50 CE, Roman aristocracy -- specifically the Calpurnius Piso family -- felt that the Jewish faith was growing too strong, so they decided to write a New Testament.

The original draft of Mark was called Ur Marcus and it was written by Lucius Calpurnius Piso in 60 CE. Matthew was written by Arius Calpurnius Piso in 70-75 CE. The second (present) draft of Mark was written by Arius Calpurnius Piso in 75-80 CE. Luke was written by Arius Calpurnius Piso (with the help of a poet named Pliny) in 85-to-90 CE. John was written by Justus Calpurnius Piso in 105 CE. Acts of the Apostles was written by Arius, Justus, and Pliny, between 96-to-100 CE. Romans was written in 100 CE by Proculus Calpurnius Piso. 1 Corinthians, Galatians and Ephesians, was written in 100-to-103 CE, by the poet Pliny. 2 Corinthians, and Philippians, were written between 103-to-105 by Justus. Colossians was written by Justus with his son Julianus, in 106-to-107 CE. 1 Timothy was written in 105 CE by Pliny. 2 Timothy was written in 107 CE by Justus. 1 and 2 Thessalonians were written in 105-to-110 CE by Justus with the help of Julianus and his nephew Silanus. Titus was penned in 103-to-105 CE by Pliny. Philemon was inked in 105-to 110 CE by Justus with help of Julianus. James was written in 110 CE by Justus. 1 and 2 Peter was written in 110-to-115 CE by Proculus. 1, 2, and 3 John, were written in 110-to-115 CE by Julius Calpurnius Piso. Julius also wrote Jude in 110-to-115 CE. Julius also wrote Revelation in 136-to-137 CE. Flavius Arrianus, a younger grandson of Piso, wrote Hebrews in 140 CE.

Here's an interesting site which says that George W. Bush is a bloodline descendant of Arrius Piso ...

But by no means use this as an excuse to not read The New Testament. Read The New Testament. Yes Jesus is a fictional character, and yes he was written for political purposes, but that is no excuse to ignore it or shun it. The New Testament is a testament to the human capacity to compile the accumulated knowledge of generations into brilliant stories that have a lot to teach us about morality. The Jesus character is a great role model who speaks with a lot of wisdom, and a lot of parts of The New Testament make you feel really good as you read it. Read it, and respect it.

There is one aspect of Catholic mass which I think is absolutely brilliant. Shaking hands with the people around you and saying to eachother, "Peace be with you." That is so powerful. That simple act has solved so many arguments for me in the past, at times when I would attend mass ... attending mass regardless of whether or not I believed the religion. Sometimes you've gotta respect family traditions out of respect to the ancestors who respected those traditions. That simple ritual of saying "peace be with you", while shaking the hand of someone who is saying the same thing to you, has solved so many problems for me personally, and it should definitely be adapted into other areas of life.

There are aspects of Quantum Physics which are only possible if a God exists, it seems. So although I believe that a lot of the characters who encourage people to pray to God are fictional, I believe that God exists, and I believe that the writers who created the characters of Jesus and Muhammad and Moses, although motivated by political reasons, regardless wrote much of their works from an inspiration from deep within their hearts, a drive to encourage people to pray to God, whether that was part of their original intention or not.

I had presented the info about the Piso's to Acharya S, a prominent writer on the subject, whom I respect a lot, and she replied, "Thank you. While I agree that Jesus Christ is a fictional character, I disagree with the Piso theory. My take is that Christianity was the result of a concerted effort by a widespread brotherhood or brotherhoods throughout the Mediterranean, encompassing a multinational cabal of priests and politicians who were interested in unifying the Roman Empire under one state religion. This loosely knit but interconnected brotherhood included various groups called Therapeuts, including one centered at Alexandria, Egypt. For more information on this subject, please see my books: The Christ Conspiracy, Suns of God, Who Was Jesus?"


Here is D.M. Murdock, the main researcher for part 1 of Zeitgeist, debunking the debunkers:

Check out the web-site:
That web-site contains the full text of sacred books from every conceivable religion. A great place to research the religion part of Zeitgeist.

If you go to and use their search engine and search the word "Sun God", you will find many essays that explain the same thing which is explained by the first part of Zeitgeist. It is true that Jesus did not actually exist, nor did any of these other mythological figures.

"The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish." -- Albert Einstein, German Physicist.



Most past Presidents, and members of the NWO Agenda, have been members of an elite club called The Bohemian Club. They symbolize the sacrifice of a human child at their annual get-together.



[Search GOOGLE VIDEO for FREEDOM OR FASCISM: THE TIME TO CHOOSE by David Icke, and watch it.]




Even though Global Warming isnâ(TM)t caused by emissions, emissions are still hazardous to your health. Emissions still pollute the air and cause acid rain. Emissions still stink and cause lung problems, cancer, birth defects, et cetera.


What can we do about this? A brilliant researcher named David Icke has some answers.

I turn the podium over to David Icke for part one of his lecture called FREEDOM ROAD.


Freedom Road made you aware of the Babylonian Brotherhood.

Watch this very short video of Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, doing the brave act of free speech against the "official storyline". This act of free speech is which got her assassinated by the Babylonian Brotherhood:

Freedom Road also made you aware of the "Reptilians". If you want more information on that topic, look up materials by: David Icke, Matthew Delooze, Zecharia Sitchin, Jan Van Helsing, Peggy Kane, Michael Mott, Pamela Stonebrooke, Jonathan Gray, Stewart Swerdlow, Arizona Wilder, Credo Mutwa, Courtney Brown, and Micheal Tsarion. Those authors allege â" with a lot of proof â" that Most goverments are controlled by heartless, cold-blooded, reptilian shape-shifters.

I know that this concept sounds absurd, but there are a lot of materials out there that provide a vast array of evidence, including many interviews with many witnesses. If you read the variety of information out there, the potential that they might exist seems to become highly likely.

Witnesses from all walks of life claim to have seen them, but their origins are a thing of debate. Sitchin believes they came from the planet Nibiru. I'm not sure what Jan Van Helsing says about their origins because I can't read German. Abdullah Hashem suggests they are "crypto terrestrials". Icke suggests they came from the lower fourth dimension -- and it's the dimension-shifting which gives the appearance of shape-shifting. Peggy Kane says they're demonic. Perhaps their origins are a mix of the theories. But regardless of origins, it's time for us to do something about them.

Consider this:

There are many episodes of STAR TREK in which technologically advanced aliens are percieved as Gods. This is relevant because of what the Sumerian Texts say about the Annunaki, or what the Africans say about the Chitahuri ... that the Annunaki and Chitahuri are Reptilian aliens who created the structure of Royalty (kings/queens & princes/princesses, etc).

So where do they come from?

A different planet? A different dimention?

Let's think about the concept of dimentions ...

The word "dimentions" is used to cover many concepts. Some people say that Heaven and Hell are different dimentions, different universes that your soul's radio dial tunes to. So some people use the term dimentions to refer to different universes that coexist with our universe, but are percieved if you tune to different states. But there are also other things -- we need more words.

Please watch these videos:


Icke believes that reptilians work from a thing he calls the "lower fourth dimention". That "tenth dimention" video says the fourth dimention is time; however, I believe Icke refers to a different definition of the word dimention in which he's talking about co-existing universes, such as in this video called Dr. Quantum ...


For more illustrations to help you imagine the concept of dimentions, watch:

-Any episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles where they travel back and forth between "Dimention X" (I'm serious, watch one for a visual representation of one of the meanings of the term "dimention".)

-The episode of FUTURAMA with all the boxes containing universes.

-The two-parter of Star Trek: The Next Generation that starts with them finding Data's head, or the episode when La Forge and Ro are made invisible accidentally, or the episode when they test a type of cloaking device that lets them phase through objects ... or ... oh there are so many ...

For more information and theories regarding the interdimensional visitation hypothesis, please regard the books of Jacques Vallees, and the theoretical physicist Michio Kaku.

Other people believe the reptilians come from Orion. Others believe the Reptilians come from a place called Nibiru.

This site contains portions of actual newspaper and magazine articles about Planet X.
This forum contains a lot of information about Planet X / Nibiru / Eris.


This three-and-a-half-hour lecture by Michael Tsarion will open your eyes ⦠if you donâ(TM)t fall asleep because of how long it is ;)





What Peggy Kane says in this short video is supported by the research of David Icke, Zecharia Sitchin, Jan Van Helsing, Jonathan Gray, Arizona Wilder, Credo Mutwa, Micheal Tsarion, and others ⦠such as the Native American elders Quiet Buck and Red Elk â¦

This is the web-site/blog of a Native American elder who has a lot of wisdom. Please read his section called âoeNibiru in Scripturesâ.

Red Elk is a Native American elder who has a lot of wisdom, including some fascinating stuff about the âoelizard peopleâ. This video is part one of a set. Itâ(TM)s an interview he did on the radio. Please listen to this video, and to the rest of the videos in this set.

A blog with some interesting entries.

Alan Watt does not believe what any of the previous links said about reptilians. But he has some good information thatâ(TM)s worth checking out. ... could the Reptilian story be an elaborate lie that many of those people happen to believe? Well, it's very convincing, and it provides an answer for things that don't currently have an answer in modern understanding. That's why, even if the Reptilian thing is a lie, I believe that it should be explained to everyone in the same way that cultures everywhere share their myths.

Feel free to be skeptical of her story, but -- in my overall understanding of things -- she bridges certain gaps better than anyone else bridges those gaps, so -- from a scientific standpoint -- I have to believe her story until someone else bridges those gaps as well as she does or better. The particular gaps I'm talking about began when she started talking about Reptoids about 21 minutes into it. I'm not asking you to believe her story, I'm asking you to watch the video and listen to her story.

The President and his family, and the families of all the biggest leaders in business and politics, have complete access to the mysterious and weird things that are scattered throughout the earth, not to mention the apex of technology. And with that sort of access, of course they'd just be like playful children just out for their own fun and pleasure. They put on a diplomatic face to the public, but in private they're just playing, hoarding power, and using the various mysterious and technological resources of the world for their own gain, without the obstacle of having to pay for things ... and without the obstacle of having to pay for crimes. Let the same families hoard this power for generations, and what do you got? You've got families that get more and more cold blooded as the generations progress. By now, they'd be as cold blooded as reptiles. Either the world leaders have gotten that cold blooded over generations, or they've always been that cold blooded, because it just might be true.

True or not, the Reptilian story is definately a modern myth, and myths serve an important MATHEMATICAL purpose in problem solving; they provide a bridge between dots so conversations can go more places and solve more problems. We know a bridge exists between those two dots, but we're unsure of the nature of the bridge which exists between those two dots, so we put a myth there as a place-holder. Our culture is the first one to NOT use myths properly. We watch American Idol and Dancing With The Stas and Celebrity Circus and Jackass (all very entertaining shows which are very enjoyable, and should only be used in moderation if at all) instead of telling each-other stories and PLAYING LIKE CHILDREN WITHIN THOSE CONSTANTLY DEVELOPING MYTH STRUCTURES, STORYTELLING/PLAYING SESSIONS IN WHICH PEOPLE CREATE AND SHARE MYTHS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE APEX OF WHAT THEY KNOW SCIENTIFICALLY WITH THE THINGS THEY KNOW EXIST BUT DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE AN EXPLAIANATION FOR. Such playing and myth developing is so important, and adults should incorporate it into their daily life in order to maintain mental health.

Now watch a video series by a Religious Studies graduate, from an Indiana university (IUPUI), named Abdullah Hashem. His series is based on David Icke's books and his own Muslim faith, and various other sources. Dispite the religious slant, this series is an amazing source of information. It is suggested, however, that you have finished reading David Icke's book THE BIGGEST SECRET before you watch this series. Please watch the video series at:
If you go to that web-site, and watch the provocatively titled series, please stay tuned until at least episode 38 at minimum.



This guy Philip Schneider got killed because of the information he leaked in this lecture: com/watch? v=8b5Ea3dgK3c

This guy William Cooper got killed because of the information he leaked in this lecture: com/watch? v=py7Q2nPCdtc

Philip Schneider and William Cooper are heroes.

In this BBC documentary, an ex-CIA guy admits that Al Quaida was invented by an American, a fabrication based on a similar but long-gone group, made up as an excuse to go to war.

You know the saying: "What happens in Guantanamo, stays in Guantanamo." Not anymore. The Standard Operating Procedures for the prison at Guantanamo Bay -- a more than two hundred page document -- was leaked onto the internet.

The manual indicates some prisoners are off limits to visitors from the Red Cross, which the military has repeatedly denied.

FROM DOCUMENT: "This document, and any part therein, are classified as "for official use only" [...] It is the responsibility of all personnel to protect and safeguard the contents of this SOP"

The majority of the document is labeled as "unclassified", which means that it's not secret; it's just not intended for mass distribution. However, the index labels the maps section as classified.

Icke / Mutwa



If you're interested in learning about the complex secret society network, search Google Video for "Esoteric Science Roundtable"; it's an ongoing talk-show series, featuring interviews and discussion, with many episodes.

Thank You For Reading This Report.

For more information, look up the following:
-Billy Meier
-They Live
- Dr. John Coleman
- Dr. William Gaspar M.D.
- Ormus
-James Whale
-Martial Law
-Alex Jones
-Jonathan Gray
-String Theory (learn string theory after you learn about cymatics)
-John Titor
-Video game: "Fall of Liberty"
-Episode 1 of "The Lone Gunmen" ... and there are two "V" movies to check out. "V" the movie about alien invaders. And "V: For Vendetta", the movie about a masked man who fights against an oppressive government. Both are relevant and great movies!

Find people who know less than you, and teach them until they know more than you.

Slashdotted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366057)

Goddammit Slashdot, you broke it already.

Slashdotted!? (1)

kazade84 (1078337) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366065)

"We'll be back soon...

Due to overwhelming interest, our Cuil servers are running a bit hot right now. The search engine is momentarily unavailable as we add more capacity.

Thanks for your patience."

Hmm, something tells me Google probably aren't THAT worried.

Site is down (1)

houghi (78078) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366067)

Too much interest and they are adding capacity.

Nice one.

It sucks real bad. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366069)

Tried a few searches.

D700: first page full of some crappy Samsung phone, no word about new hot Nikon camera.

Olympics: no word about Beijing on the first page.

$My_vanity_search_string: no results. Google returns all the relevant pages (they're not in English though).

I've tried to do some more searches, but then the servers melted down.

Re:It sucks real bad. (2, Interesting)

MagdJTK (1275470) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366177)

There are definitely a lot of bugs. For example, the first page of a search for "Cambridge University" fails to link to the University of Cambridge's official site, but "University of Cambridge" has it as the first hit.

I can see why that's happening, but that would catch a lot of people out.

Server Down ... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366071)

Weâ(TM)ll be back soon...

Due to overwhelming interest, our Cuil servers are running a bit hot right now. The search engine is momentarily unavailable as we add more capacity.

Thanks for your patience.

Down... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366073)

Well its down... I would ask for a mirror, but uhhh, just looking at it won't really help evaluate the features =)

"Due to overwhelming interest, our Cuil servers are running a bit hot right now. The search engine is momentarily unavailable as we add more capacity."

Gone.... (4, Funny)

Capt James McCarthy (860294) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366081)

"former Google search architect Anna Patterson"

Someone's going to sue somebody.

Really only 43,684,588 pages? (5, Interesting)

4D6963 (933028) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366085)

Why does Cuil claim to have "2,784 results" to my search yet display only one? Does it mean we have to divide the impressive 121,617,892,992 claimed index web pages by 2,784 to obtain the astoundingly round number of 43,684,588? What are the odds that the result of this division would be an integer number?

1 out of 2,784.

At max capacity already? (1)

erlando (88533) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366089)

Due to overwhelming interest, our Cuil servers are running a bit hot right now. The search engine is momentarily unavailable as we add more capacity.

You do that..

I didn't like the interface anyway.

I hope.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366091)

I for one hope it improves rapidly... I am tiring of google.

Slashdotted (1)

pegdhcp (1158827) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366095)

As to be expected.

However, while it was available, I found it not to be very user friendly, due to lack of advanced search, due to lack of negative keyword option (that is in order to exclude sites containing certain word(s) ) and due to unfamiliar design. The final one seems to be subjective, but as Altavista, Google and Yahoo has a common baseline design, a new search engine (IMHO) should conform that visual...

Wanna load test your site? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366101)

Just get someone to submit it to slashdot.

Oh, and thanks for all the hits too.

Congrads we slashdotted a search engine. (4, Funny)

will_die (586523) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366103)

Gave the site a try and cot this

We'll be back soon...
Due to overwhelming interest, our Cuil servers are running a bit hot right now. The search engine is momentarily unavailable as we add more capacity.

Thanks for your patience.

So is this search engine HOT or NOT?

Re:Congrads we slashdotted a search engine. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366313)

It was going offline hours before this was posted on Slashdot. Still not good though...

Ivan_PSP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366123)

Cuil is going no where when i searched for the word PLAYSTATION 3 on Cuil i got 3,200,000 look at my other results.

1. Yahoo 440,000,000
2. MSN 152,000,000
3. Google 109,000,000
4. AOL 17,400,000
5. Ask 16,120,000
6. Cuil 3,200,000

That didn't take long (1)

aoeu (532208) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366133)

We'll be back soon...

Due to overwhelming interest, our Cuil servers are running a bit hot right now. The search engine is momentarily unavailable as we add more capacity.

Thanks for your patience.

some of your database are belong to slashdot

The problem isn't that ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366139)

The problem isn't that it's hard to find the most relevant content, the problem is that the content often just isn't out there in the first place. Sure, maybe some facet of what you're looking for exists on the web, but the context in which you want to use the information is crucial, and I find that oftentimes this kind of contextual information, which really is given a sort of second-class treatment in our culture, is just not stored in a convenient or easy-to-get-to format online. Sometimes it's not even found in paper form! I think this is in large part due to the fact that it is still very costly to catalog and interpret most kinds of information. It's not something that we do without thought or effort. Until we have better tools for recording and cataloging this kind of information (rock-solid voice recognition might help (?)), I think there won't be any real revolutions in this space.

no images (1)

caldwelljt (927040) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366141)

looks like they turned off images to keep it running...

Re:no images (1)

caldwelljt (927040) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366167)

Or maybe it just doesn't understand me...

We didn't find any results for "pictures" Some reasons might be...

a typo. Please check your spelling. your search includes a term that is very rare. Try to find a more common substitute. too many search terms. Please try fewer terms. Finally, try to think of different words to describe your search.

About Cuil | Your Privacy | Add Cuil to Firefox

How long before some patent troll... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366163)

How long before someone produces their "search results with thumbnails" patent, sues 'em in Texas, and shuts the whole thing down?

Privacy Policy beats Google... (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366183)

It may need a few bugs ironed out and a bit of patience to see if it will catch up with Google in its technical capabilities, but it's already better than Google in the privacy department:

"Privacy is a hot topic these days, and we want you to feel totally comfortable using our service, so 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.

More precisely:

We do not keep logs of our users' search activity."

I think this could be a real selling point over Google if they can also provide a comparable search.

Seems limited.. (1)

Lunarsight (1053230) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366193)

It has some nice features, but in terms of recgonized keywords, it seems lacking.

I tested it out with my online name - other search engines have algorithms that can locate any website I've ever interacted with.

This one couldn't find me at all.

Deactivate "safe search" (2, Informative)

Knos (30446) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366195)

I initially got abysmal results (no result found for just about anything I searched for, like the very technical "implicit volumes" or "queyras")

Then I deactivated "safe search" and finally obtained some results. However I suspect my original good impression I had of having found "relevant" (authoritative?) results in the first place were due to the safe search being on.

Re:Deactivate "safe search" (1)

g-san (93038) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366301)

Cool! I'll remember to try that if the site comes back up. In the meantime, i'll be checking my network connection, my proxy settings, and if that doesn't work, i'll call my network admin or provider for assistance.

About "I'm Feeling Lucky" (1)

heytal (173090) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366197)

from []

Feature # 4 : Search term suggestions:

When you type a query, sometimes you'll see a search suggestion with an icon representing a website. Click on this link and you will go directly to that website. We let you look before you leap, because not everyone feels lucky.

Could be a little smarter... (3, Insightful)

Random Guru 42 (687672) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366203)

I tried the classic "search yourself" trick with it. Searching my last name (Charabaruk), I got 11,429 results (and for the first page, only one of them wasn't to do with me specifically).

Searching the short version of my name, Chris Charabaruk, turned up nothing! Strange, because Twitter knows me by that (well, as my real name, not as my account) and that shows up when searching my surname. I tried again, though, and got 11,997 results. Quoting didn't change a thing.

I searched again for Christopher Charabaruk and got 1,395,435 results. Quoting that got me nothing, and retrying with the quotes on ditto.

It looks nice and shiny, but there's a hell of a lot of work required before I'd try making serious use of it.

Awful (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366217)

I saw these guys spidering my sites a while back and the lifted the deny directives for the ghetto old PSI netblock they used. Having just tried the search, I don't know why I bothered. The results are terrible and are presented with what must be the worst layout of any search engine in history.

Cuil is quite an accomplishment, I don't mean that in a good way.

Cuil=Cool???? (1)

jotaeleemeese (303437) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366223)

By starting by insulting my intelligence it is unlikely I will even try it.

Cuil is not pronounced cool, no matter which way you want to slice the spelling.

Very Interesting Privacy Policy (5, Interesting)

baboonlogic (989195) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366255)

Privacy Policy [] :

Privacy is a hot topic these days, and we want you to feel totally comfortable using our service, so 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.

Way to go!

Eh... (2, Interesting)

TrippTDF (513419) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366261)

I think I would have done a closed, invite-only beta before going live with this thing... two of the four searches I just tried came back with nothing, and almost all the images that came back with the articles were not relevant.

What could be cool is the automatic synopsis they have going on... if they can make that work a little better, it could be a good place to go for some quick information on a topic.

They still have a long way to go, though.

so cuil it's frozen! (1)

Smivs (1197859) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366299)

Well it might be a good search engine, but it's not imune from was down when I tried it.

Their spider is awful (4, Insightful)

l-ascorbic (200822) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366307)

The first time I encountered Cuil was when I blocked their "twiceler" spider from my site. It was hammering it with thousands of requests for non-existent pages. It seemed it was generating URLs at random. It then ignored the robots.txt for ages.

Re:Their spider is awful (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366379)

Yes, I met Cuil the same way. Nice they at least gave all their IP addresses so I could blacklist them.

Re:Their spider is awful (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366413)

They at least mention how to block them [] .

They also mention

If you have modified your robots.txt file for Twiceler, it may take several days for us to re-read the file. If you need something blocked right away, please let us know.

An upcoming ``semantic'' contender (1)

Lincolnshire Poacher (1205798) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366361)

This morning in work we've been playing with this ``semantic'' search engine: []

It's based on the Yahoo! BOSS API.

Asking questions such as ``How many atoms are there in four pieces of cheese?'' actually give some reasonable results ( though we didn't get an exact answer ).

There is also a split-view page that performs a simultaneous Hakia and Google search.

These are promising times for Web search.

Black interface (1)

ZeroExistenZ (721849) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366377)

What's up with the black interfaces?
It reminds me to this cellphone I bought, it was all "web 2.0". The interface was black/grey/orange. It made me feel depressed just using it even though it had pretty dropdown shadows. Gah, I threw that thing out within the week. What's so "cool" about black interfaces?

I like the highlighting and compact info displayed in google, this site is lacking this, and hiding data behind fancy 2.0 collapsed menu's. Added to that, on my widescreen laptop I only see 5 results at a time. Thats incredibly insufficient if you want to quickly filter ALOT of data. It wont scratch my searching itch. Nice try, but not really.

Sorry... (0, Flamebait)

shagymoe (261297) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366381)

Scroll right for search results = FAIL

Well, it worked for 5 minutes or so..... (3, Informative)

Stanislav_J (947290) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366393)

.....and then shut down -- if the servers overload that quickly, they're going to fade into obscurity pretty damn fast.

But I saw enough in those 5 minutes to realize it has major problems:

-- Returned fewer results than Google on 2/3 of my searches
-- Compound "words" (such as, say, "georgebush" as opposed to "George Bush" as might be found in file names, tags, captions, etc.) produce NO results
-- Eliminates common words, connectors, and even pronouns from exact phrase searches, which defeats the whole point
-- Seems to have no provision for ordering by date or viewing most recent additions
-- Also does not seem to allow more than 10 results per page, which severely slows things down
-- Their "safesearch" (which I wouldn't use, but I wanted to try it for comparison) seems to eliminate even some innocuous terms
-- Some of the images that accompany the entries have nothing to do with the actual webpage listed
-- The layout sucks with their "paragraphs all over the page" format -- Give me a LIST, dammit, that I can quickly scroll through and scan

Overall, just as useless to me as most search engines have been. Google has its own faults, and you may rightly criticize them for their ethics, privacy policies, or business practices, but it is still a far better tool, and no one is seriously challenging their dominance anytime soon.

UPDATE: It just came back up. Why am I seeing many of the SAME results on page 2 and 3 and 4 as I saw on page 1? Is it just repeating entries to inflate the numbers for results? This thing is not just "not ready for prime time" -- it's not even ready for "obscure middle-of-the-night cable slot."

Bizarre images (3, Interesting)

jolyonr (560227) | more than 6 years ago | (#24366419)

The images put next to descriptions are, let's say, a little odd.

For example, I searched for 'titanite' (a titanium silicate mineral), []

Not sure if it'll be fixed by the time you read this, but it had some nice My Little Pony type things next to the link to the Wikipedia article.

And, more seriously, I don't think the quality of search results on a few random tests I tried were anywhere near Google in terms of quality.


Ironically (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366429)

I did a Google search to find the Cuil URL.

Is shit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24366441)

Searched for 3rd international plan 9 workshop. Didnt find anything, searched it on google, first hit was the right one.

Cuil, thats just not cool.

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