what’s a Patina?


Following my previous post that covered how to look up the status of a flight on live.com, here’s a couple of other featurette’s that you may not be aware of.

We were watching a programme on TV last night where the word “patina” was mentioned. Any idea what a patina is? Live.com can tell you easily, just type “Define patina” into the search box and you’ll get a definition.

patina 

 

I kind of like the calculator function too. Type “12.4 * 15 / 8” into the search box for example to get the answer 23.25.

Or you can try some formulas, for example try typing “2y + 3y = 8” into the search box and live.com tells you the value of y (1.6 of course).

Comments (4)

  1. Ian C says:

    Very clever! It even does simple quadratics:

    x^2 + 5x + 6 = 0

  2. ianm says:

    I didn’t know it would do that. If only I’d had this at school….

  3. In some previous blog posts ( here and here ) I talked about some little-known features of the live.com