Buy Google a drink, it’s 21 today!

first_imgIf you use Google all day, every day, you might have noticed today’s Google Doodle. Google celebrates its own 21st birthday. Google is old enough to drink, but what is a “google”, anyway?Well, it’s a very, very large number. A one, followed by a hundred zeroes, which is what you get if you multiply ten times ten and keep multiplying by ten until you’ve done it a hundred times. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin borrowed the term for their company in 1998, to suggest the unfathomably large number of results their new search engine could provide. Page and Brin were obviously exaggerating a bit, and they also took a bit of poetic license with the spelling.And if you’ve always thought Google’s name sounded like a nonsense word made up by a small child, that’s because it actually was: then-nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, whose mathematician uncle Edward Kasner asked him to pin a name on the enormous number for a book Kasner was working on published in 1940.last_img read more

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a month agoMan City boss Guardiola: Otamendi and Fernandinho too old for regular football

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola: Otamendi and Fernandinho too old for regular footballby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are too old to play every game.Otamendi is the only healthy natural centre-back in the squad meaning Fernandinho, a regular midfielder, started in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.But Guardiola says because of their age he will have to call upon Kyle Walker and Rodri to play minutes at centre-back.”I didn’t have doubts [Fernandinho] could do it,” Guardiola said after City’s win on Wednesday. “Nico is 31, Fernandinho is 34 and the next alternative (Eric Garcia) is 18. For three or four months I don’t know what will happen.”Both were incredible tonight. Nico showed incredible personality after what happened in the previous game.”We need another solution — Rodri or Kyle Walker maybe — because they cannot play every game at their age.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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BIRMINGHAM Ala AP – An Alabama county is expec

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama county is expected to commit $30 million toward the building of a multipurpose stadium.Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington says the commission’s finance committee approved allocating $1 million a year for 30 years from the county’s economic development to the debt service on the proposed stadium. The full commission will vote on the measure on Thursday.The $174 million open air stadium would be built on Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex property in downtown Birmingham. It would include 45,000 permanent seats, as well as 90,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space.Carrington says the facility could be used for The University of Alabama at Birmingham football, soccer, high school football playoffs, extreme sports, concerts and other events.The city of Birmingham hasn’t yet committed funds.(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

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