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There are two major considerations in using Web search engines.
One is what search engine to use, and the other is the search
I have used many Web search engines. But eventually I came
to the conclusion that for serious research, you only need two:
Altavista is the best for the Web, while Dejanews is the best
one for searching Usenet news groups. But, if you don't want
to take me at my word, you may surf over to a site with links
to almost all the Web and Newsgroup search engines at http://sgk.tiac.net/search/.
But just how do you efficiently use these search engines?
If you ask them to find "hacker" or even "how
to hack," you will get bazillions of Web sites and news
group posts to read. OK, so you painfully surf through one hacker
Web site after another. You get portentous-sounding organ music,
skulls with red rolling eyes, animated fires burning, and each
site has links to other sites with pretentious music and ungrammatical
boastings about "I am 31337, d00dz!!! I am so *&&^%$
good at hacking you should bow down and kiss my $%^&&*!"
But somehow they don't seem to have any actual information. Hey,
welcome to the wannabe hacker world!
You need to figure out some words that help the search engine
of your choice get more useful results. For example, let's say
you want to find out whether I, the Supreme R00ler of the Happy
Hacker world, am an elite hacker chick or merely some poser.
Now the luser approach would to simply go to http://www.dejanews.com
and do a search of Usenet news groups for "Carolyn Meinel,"
being sure to click the "old" button to bring up stuff
from years back. But if you do that, you get this huge long list
of posts, most of which have nothing to do with hacking:
CDMA vs GSM - carolyn meinel <firstname.lastname@example.org> 1995/11/17
Re: October El Nino-Southern Oscillation info email@example.com
(Gerard J. Gonthier) 1995/11/20
Re: Internic Wars MrGlucroft@psu.edu (The Reaver) 1995/11/30
firstname.lastname@example.org (Christopher Proctor) 1995/12/16
Re: Lyndon LaRouche - who is he? email@example.com (lester
john ness) 1996/01/06
U-B Color Index observation data - firstname.lastname@example.org (Carolyn
P. Meinel) 1996/05/13
Re: Mars Fraud? History of one scientist involved email@example.com
(GK Smiley) 1996/08/11
Re: Mars Life Announcement: NO Fraud Issue firstname.lastname@example.org
Hackers Helper E-Zine wanted - email@example.com (Raul
Carolyn Meinel, Sooooooper Genius - firstname.lastname@example.org
(John Anonymous MacDonald, a remailer node) 1996/12/12
Anyhow, this list goes on and on and on.
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