CS 312 - Internet Concepts
Fall 2008: Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:45pm, Kaufman 0100

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Homework 4: Exploring the Internet

Assigned: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Due: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 before class

Use the Internet to answer the following questions. You may need to use various search engines, including the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. Submit a hardcopy of your answers in class on the due date.

(10 pts each)

  1. Submit a printout of the first page of results obtained by using Yahoo!, Google, and Microsoft Live to search for your name. Are the results the same?
  2. Each year on April Fools' Day, Google makes a joke announcement. When was the first year that Google did this and what was the joke? List the steps and websites you used to find the answer.
  3. Who was the featured alumnus on the ODU CS Department's webpage on Jan 30, 2003? List the steps and websites you used to find the answer.
  4. Players entering the NFL Draft must take the Wonderlic test. What did LSU's Matt Mauck make? How does that compare with the average score for quarterbacks? List the steps and websites you used to find the answer.
  5. Suppose you were moving from Baton Rouge, LA to Norfolk. What would be the percentage change in the cost of living? List the steps and websites you used to find the answer.
  6. The house at 8476 Buckhurst Road in Cordova, TN 38016 is for sale. What is the asking price? Submit a picture of the house. List the steps and websites you used to find the answer.
  7. I was a grad student at UNC. What courses did I take in Fall 1998? List the steps and websites you used to find the answer.
  8. Use Google Maps to find a picture from inside the Downtown Tunnel. Submit a printout or screenshot.
  9. Use Google News to find a timeline corresponding to news stories about Norfolk, VA. Submit a screenshot of the timeline.
  10. Find out what a 'googlewhack' is. Try to create one. Submit a screenshot of your best attempt.