Uninformed Comment

Don’t believe Google summaries

Posted in Humour, Internet, Mathematics, Technology by uninformedcomment on August 22, 2009

Whatever you do, don’t rely on Google’s brief summaries for your facts.  Here’s why:

Radians - Google results

Hmm, 2 radians in a circle, eh?  That’s not what we were taught at school.  Has the good old British Radian been redefined by European edict?  Why didn’t The Daily Telegraph report this?

Following the link to the page itself, we get (relevant section highlighted):

Radians article

Much better.  You see, errors of that magnitude can play havoc with your calculations.  Always follow those links, folks.  You know it makes sense.  Tell your friends.

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