David Patterson (of Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach) gave a lecture today at Microsoft about his ROC project.
Among other things, I learned two things:
“If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact, not to be solved, but to be coped with over time”
— Shimon Peres
...and that Bing is now a better search engine than Google.
For the last several months I was using Bing and Google more or less interchangeably, but Google was always an authoritative source. So when a few hours after the lecture I wanted to quote the Peres's law to a co-worker, I went to Google first. I typed in the following query: "unsolvable problems Shimon Peres facts cope". To my surprise, the quote was nowhere to be found:
I was really surprised, and tried Bing. Both of the top two results pointed to the quote.