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Google Bumps Up Search a Notch With Google Nose BETA

samzenpus posted about a year and a half ago | from the smelling-is-believing dept.

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coastin writes "The folks at Google Labs have launched a new way to search with Google Nose BETA. The new condensation in search will have you "Coming to your senses" where you can go beyond type, talk, and touch for a new notation of sensation. Get acquainted with Your internet sommelier, expertly curated Knowledge Panels pair images, descriptions, and aromas. Take a whiff of the Google Aromabase — 15M+ scentibytes. Don't ask, don't smell! For when you're wary of your query — SafeSearch included. What's that smell? Google Nose BETA leverages new and existing technologies to offer the sharpest olfactory experience available with: Street Sense (vehicles have inhaled and indexed millions of atmospheric miles), Android Ambient Odor Detection (collects smells via the world's most sensible mobile operating system), and SMELLCD 1.8+ (high-resolution compatible for precise and controlled odors)"

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Svefg cbfg (4, Insightful)

suso (153703) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330107)

Svefg cbfg! V'z fcrpvny.

Re:Svefg cbfg (5, Funny)

ByOhTek (1181381) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330177)

BZT Cbavrf!

Re:Svefg cbfg (1)

noh8rz10 (2716597) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330279)

I don't get this? Is it encrypted? What does it have to do with google nose? It's too early n a mondday for me to parse this--insights?

Re:Svefg cbfg (3, Informative)

ByOhTek (1181381) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330297)

slashdot decided it would be really droll... err... funny, to ROT13 the articles, so users are ROT13'ing their posts.

My post that you replied to was "OMG Ponies!" ROT13'ed, referencing an older (and better) April Fools joke.

Re:Svefg cbfg (3, Funny)

froggymana (1896008) | about a year and a half ago | (#43331029)

slashdot decided it would be really droll... err... funny, to ROT13 the articles, so users are ROT13'ing their posts.

Personally, I don't find ROT13 to be very secure. As a result, I *always* double ROT13 my posts, for maximum security.

Re:Svefg cbfg (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330687)

Insights are old hat. Now, it's inscents. Didn't you read TFA?

Re:Svefg cbfg (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330885)

Could you post it in English? I don't know Klingon. Thanks.

Re:Svefg cbfg (1)

FuzzNugget (2840687) | about a year and a half ago | (#43332231)

Wait, what? Did I somehow stumble onto the wrong site?

Play a good April Fools joke for once (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330123)

And take down the site and make it look like Slashdot has been Slashdotted.
 
The rest of this stuff is just lame garbage.

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (2)

ByOhTek (1181381) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330129)

Yeah... this has to be the most boring & tedious April fools joke ever.

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330167)

I logged out and it still works. :-/

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (1)

epdp14 (1318641) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330173)

it's really not a good idea to make reading slashdot obnoxious to readers... it has already been going downhill, and fast, recently. They really shouldn't make it a pain in the ass to read. It isn't funny, it's obnoxious. Now you get to ROT13 unencrypt the latest slashvertisements and 10 day old news!

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (1)

tippe (1136385) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330243)

As far as I'm concerned, this is Slashdot's way of saying that they don't want me frequenting the site and reading the posted articles today. I'm happy to oblige you Slashdot. See you tomorrow. Maybe.

Signing off.

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (1)

ByOhTek (1181381) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330309)

eh. You can actually find them UnROT'ed in the firehose.

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (1)

AdamThor (995520) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330401)

How many rot-13 widgets on the web will be /.'d today?

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (1)

heson (915298) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330463)

If they are down, use this rot-13 program:
tr "a-zA-Z" "n-za-mN-ZA-M"

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (1)

tnk1 (899206) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330695)

Make sure you don't export that. I think ROT-13 is still classified as a weapon by the US Government.

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (1)

datavirtue (1104259) | about a year and a half ago | (#43331133)

You ever seen a geek on a date? They don't know the difference between funny and obnoxious. Now we have documented proof.

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (1)

B3ryllium (571199) | about a year and a half ago | (#43331827)

V erfrzoyr gung erznex.

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (2)

Dolphinzilla (199489) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330175)

somebody should come up with a ROT13 Goatse link as retaliation

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330197)

I logged out and it still works :-/ /notaperq

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (4, Funny)

i kan reed (749298) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330259)

At least it protects you from reading the rest of the april fools jokes.

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (1)

David_Hart (1184661) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330393)

I agree. Monday is hard enough without having to decrypt Slashdot articles.

I used to enjoy playing around with cryptography and letter substitution when I was 12, but I've since matured enough to understand that in most cases it is more trouble than it is worth. As an April fools joke, it is childish, at best. Perhaps the adults will be back in charge tomorrow...

Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (1)

Pseudonym (62607) | about a year and a half ago | (#43334085)

Yeah, everyone knows that Google Labs doesn't exist.

What happened? (3, Interesting)

Joce640k (829181) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330127)

I just figured out Firefox no longer has a ROT13 viewer/editor.

This used to be a standard feature in browsers. When did Firefox lose it? I looked in about:config but there were no "ROT13" parameters. Is there a way to re-enable it?

Re:What happened? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330189)

A Greasemonkey script would work. Anyone willing to write one?

Re:What happened? (4, Informative)

Sigma 7 (266129) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330389)

The built-in ROT13 feature was causing the author of Leet Key [mozilla.org] to complain about Mozilla choking his source of fame. Therefore, they had to remove it.

Ok (1)

Sparticus789 (2625955) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330131)

This is about as lame as my dad saying "cool, dude, awesome, and cowabunga" when I was a teenager. Stop the madness!

Unun, irel shaal. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330153)

uggc://jjj.ebg13.pbz/vaqrk.cuc

ROT13 translator (2)

concealment (2447304) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330219)

Using this now:

http://www.degraeve.com/rot13.php [degraeve.com]

Limping through /. front page.

As April Fool's official trolls go, this isn't bad. But no goatse. What gives?

Re:ROT13 translator (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330271)

Bu, lbh ner fb va gebhoyr gunaxf gb gur nagv-pvephziragvba cbegvbaf bs gur QZPN.

Re:ROT13 translator (1)

NatasRevol (731260) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330451)

Holy crap, you can't just click on the link below the summary to ROT13 it?

Re:ROT13 translator (2)

Dr. Tom (23206) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330533)

Seriously. You don't even have to be logged in! Anyone running for rot13 translators got fooled today.

Re:ROT13 translator (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330969)

>Anyone running for rot13 translators got fooled today.
.
.
.
. ...until the g33kz replied in rot13...

Perfect April Fools (1)

concealment (2447304) | about a year ago | (#43336301)

A circle of trolls trolling one another? Starting with /. management.

f*ch this noise (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330227)

slashdot has become useless for a day

The beach (1)

Noughmad (1044096) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330253)

The link takes me to a Nose search for "The Beach". Seinfeld/Kramer reference or something else?

There is a product here! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330289)

Girls would like this, they could discreetly identify someone's perfume. People who collect flowers, insects, etc., could identify them too.

I find it funny that when it comes to technology it is getting harder to call something that can be quantified absurd, outrageous or even conspiracy.

Perhaps this is a reverse April Fools...it makes fools out of those that think its foolish.

Re:There is a product here! (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330729)

Ohhh-kay. It would be cool. And, it would have some cool uses. But, HTF are you going to make it work? You've got to store a bunch of aromatic chemicals, to be released in the right combination, on demand. Hmmm - a Lemon Pledge sized can of aromatics, attached to an electronic device. Wow. Can anyone spell "Terrorist Hijacking"? And, I'm not even touching on the program that's going to mix those aromatics up in the proper proportions, for release into the atmosphere for your sniffing pleasure.

pheromones (2)

Dr. Tom (23206) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330301)

This will inevitably lead to a new kind of pr0n on the interwebs. Send your musk by email. Synchronize your periods on facebook. And that guy whose handle is "mustyballsack"? You don't want to know.

Re:pheromones (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330585)

as if anyone here has showered in a week

April Fool (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330343)

Try decoding that!

I miss the old days (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330363)

zOMG PONIES!!!! was the best /. 4/1 joke ever. This is just kinda lame.

Re:I miss the old days (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330397)

People who think zomg ponies are at all interesting or cool can go insert their noses inside a pony.

I demand recourse! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330373)

As a person who has never had the pleasure of a sense of smell, I find this highly offensive. Every one is curtious and makes accomidations to people who are vision or hearing impared but I always get laughed at why I tell people I don't have a sense of smell. And I know this is April 1st, but to me this is no joke.

Re:I demand recourse! (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330755)

You demand recourse? Then run around the track, and do it again. No sweat here.

I preferred the ponies (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330379)

This is just annoying. Really, who uses rot13 for anything?

Re:I preferred the ponies (1)

boarder8925 (714555) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330427)

Gung'f ubj gur PVN rapelcgf gurve gbc-frperg pbzzhavpngvbaf. Gurl eha vg guebhtu EBG13 guerr gvzrf, whfg gb or fnsr.

Re:I preferred the ponies (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330785)

You forgot to do a substitution cypher on your numbers, you fail.

Good timing, Google! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330415)

Google Nose, right after shutting down Google Reader, which showed that Google's shit does, in fact, stink.

North Korea Declares State of War! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330419)

Dear Leader was quoted as saying "April Fools!".

haha - Dear Leader makes world best ever joking april fools!

-Kim-

This posting is encrypted. (2)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330425)

I have encrypted this posting using a very secret cypher known only to me. But I have a revolutionary break through and I can exchange information with strangers who might not have my key, public or private. Basically I encrypt it using XOR scheme, get this, TWICE! It has been encrypted twice, ok so this must be secure.

ditto - not in the mood (1)

KirbyCombat (1142225) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330433)

back tomorrow

Better not get attached (1)

Globe199 (442245) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330591)

Am I the only one who finds this less amusing than it could be, given Google's astounding lack of foresight on killing Reader and other services? I'm surprised they didn't put a disclaimer on Google Nose saying "Google Nose will be closing April 2, 2013."

Plugging the analog hole (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43330679)

It's a spoof on DRM?

Tricorder (1)

T.E.D. (34228) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330709)

Actually, a sense of "smell" in an Andrioid device is the one missing hardware feature that prevents us from implementing a Trek tricorder on one. In the original series, they were always using it to do some kind of chemical analysis. You could even do some medical analysis that way, without the primitive animal assistance [wikipedia.org] that currently requires..

I can't wait for the apps!

Congested... (1)

FlopEJoe (784551) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330915)

Damn it... they would come out with this the day I'm all congested and can't smell anything!

Emacs to the rescue (2)

billstclair (470179) | about a year and a half ago | (#43330917)

I think this is the first time I've used the Emacs m-x rot13-region command.

Yeah... about that. (1)

dragon-file (2241656) | about a year and a half ago | (#43331237)

%4F%4D%47%20%49%20%66%75%63%6B%69%6E%67%20%68%61%74%65%20%74%68%69%73%20%73%68%69%74%2E

Lame (1)

Endo13 (1000782) | about a year and a half ago | (#43331421)

All the April Fools jokes suck this year. Even Google's is obvious and lame. I seriously think the fact that it's on Monday has a lot to do with it.

Aliens and real innovations (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43332579)

What if aliens land on earth on April 1st? Would anyone believe them? Who would cover it? What if someone made some really useful innovation or invention? How can he transmit believable information today? Isn't this a security threat?

Topic (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43333845)

None of these comments say anything about google making a database of smells........

Dear Mycroft, (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43334683)

This one was a "Funny Once".
Please stop now.

Google Nose (1)

Dabido (802599) | about a year ago | (#43342555)

Finally Google's nose is running.
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