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The first ever Olympiad of Misguided Geeks contest at Worse Than Failure (or OMGWTF for short) is a new kind of programming contest. Readers are invited to be creative with devising a calculator with the craziest code they can write. One lucky and potentially insane winner will get either a brand new MacBook Pro or comparable Sony VAIO laptop.

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Entry #100212: Google Math

by Steven Truelove
So web services are the future, right? Pretty soon, every program will just ask Google to do the heavy lifting, and this program is just one more step towards Sergei's inevitable global domination. Wait, one of the judges for the contest works for Microsoft -- and another works for Yahoo? Clearly I picked the worst possible corporate overlord to submit to!

Anyway, this program submits the math problem as a Google query and pulls out the result from the response.

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