Overall, based on thumbnail digests of the site found, about 5 10% of the sites were quite
useful, so I bookmarked them for future use.
Tell me about Phosphate Glass for Low Activity Waste Disposal. The search resulted in
only one inappropriate hit, a significantly lower number than I found on the DOE OSTI
site. Other variations on that search theme did no better. I did find a few, too few, useful
reference by searching for Vitrification of Low Activity Waste. Perhaps I'm asking the
Nat King Cole sings Spanish songs was my next search theme. Wanting to learn more
about Nat King Cole's Espanol albums turned up 76 documents, several of which had the
information I sought as did a search for "Nat King Cole" "Spanish Songs". I was surprised
that some of the found items were different, but I shouldn't have been.
Finding the lyrics to Tom Lehrer's Women Are Like Pianos with DEVONagent did not
yield any usable results in fast scan mode, despite variations on the search phase.
However, a search for Lyrics Tom Lehrer Songs turned up 34 results in fast scan mode
and over 203 in considerably slower deep scan mode. None of the hits gave me the lyrics
for which I searched.
In deep scan mode, I ran out of patience and stopped before the search was over. From my
very subjective perspective, I did not need the extra hits resulting from it.
Just for fun, I remembered I love optical illusions. I was surprised that a search for Optical
Illusions only tuned up only one hit, but the site http://www.illusionworks.com proved to
be full of wonderfully distracting images. (Note I could not repeat this search to give me
only one hit.) When I retried the search, I got 54 found links. Because using DEVONagent
can be addicting, I changed my query to M. C. Escher or to Escher images. The search
resulted in a much richer and more set of sites then I'd gotten, several months ago, when
In addition, for my wife, I tried to find a small oriental cabinet. The search turned up 24
documents, of which only four were relevant, but my search for Small Oriental Cabinet
turned up 55 documents, of which eight seemed appropriate to my needs.
Froogle turned up 329 hits for oriental cabinets of all sizes, but the search could not be
modified to include the search attribute small . A Google search for Small "Oriental
Cabinet" turned up 338 documents, a bit more than I wanted to deal with.
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