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a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Annual Rainfall 3 years and 10 months ago
Thanks!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Search results are terrible 4 years and 3 days ago
Check the Instant Answers bar. It usually has "Images" and "Videos", but sometimes it also has "Maps". Click there, and a list of maps will appear in DDG.

Now and then, DDG doesn't recognize an address (though it's getting better).

I think a cool feature would be Instant Answer superiority. If I type in an address, it should have Maps as the default IA tab instead of Images or nothing. (I have feeling that most people's eyes just flow over the instant answers and don't realize they can click Maps.)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Is Site.Com Up Not Working 4 years and 3 days ago
Thanks, that is convenient.

However, it would be cool if you could fix the instant answer (I'd like the answer to be from DDG, not a different domain).

I'm thinking what's wrong is perhaps:
- The "print()" is printing the same for both, perhaps someone forgot to change the answer.
- Perl (or whatever language is used) is getting a non-null result saying something like "not found", thus response there but information on IP, response type and response time not given.

However, I don't program in Perl (more of a PHP/JS person myself).

Cheers
a comment on the General Rambling Is Site.Com Up Not Working 4 years and 3 days ago
I posted this before, but it didn't show up. Sorry if I'm causing any inconvenience.

Hi,

Is Site.com Up seems to be incorrect on all non-existing domains. For example, I tried "is hsljdg.com up", and it answered:

hsljdg.com seems up.
It took us seconds to get a response from hsljdg.com.


But if i go to http://hsljdg.com/, Firefox responds:

Server not found
Firefox can't find the server at hsljdg.com.


I've tried this on quite a few domains. A key feature of the incorrect response is this line:
It took us seconds to get a response from hsljdg.com.
Where as domains that are up have a response like this:
It took us 0.019 seconds to get a 200 response from 184.72.115.86.

Cheers,
MyUser
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Edward Snowden poll: Hero or Traitor? (OT Thread) 4 years and 3 days ago
Hmmm.

I personally believe he's a hero. I do agree that breaking his promise to not reveal secrets was not nice, but I believe this to be a small evil, especially compared to what the secrets were.

It made a difference too (just look at DDG's traffic after the leaks), but I'm worried how quickly the general public forgot about it. The US has done pretty much nothing to stop this warrant-less data collection (most likely they've given the NSA more powers and made sure such a leak could never happen again).

I'm from Canada, which means that I'm not protected by any of the US's "don't spy on your own citizens" laws. Not that they obeyed them anyway.

I'm also not that happy that Canada, as one of the Five Eyes was spying on me as well. Of course what my government did is not so impressive (Brazilian mining, really???).

Cheers,
MyUser
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Set DuckDuckGo as a search engine for the 'spot-like' search engine of Firefox OS Nightly 4 years and 3 days ago
.ico? You mean DuckDuckGo's favicon?

https://duckduckgo.com/favicon.ico

Or you can take DDG's logo and save it as an ICO with GIMP.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Set DuckDuckGo as a search engine for the 'spot-like' search engine of Firefox OS Nightly 4 years and 21 days ago
If you're asking permission:
- As I understand it, all you'd need to do is change the URL and maybe some of the methods; no permission needed from DDG
- Firefox OS (B2G) is free and open-source. You can modify it any way you want to.

I'm just wondering: add search engine doesn't work?

DDG should look into that.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling No jokes here: privacy : Jackalopes' concerns 4 years and 1 month ago
Hi,

Okay, some basic advice and knowledge.

- DuckDuckGo is fairly secure (https and all). They also claim not to store any personal data, so they're pretty good.
- Chrome is owned by Google and Google is not known for privacy. Google CAN see your searches in Chrome as well as all the pages you click on. Thus, I would suggest you switch to Firefox.
- Any site you go to can know that you did. They also can see that you came from DDG, but the CANNOT see what search you performed (they can with Google).
- Some sites use Google services. These services do watch your movement around the web and have a pretty good idea of where you go. If you use Firefox, then you can get NoScript which will block and unblock JavaScript at your choice by domain name. This will help protect some of your privacy from sites such as:
- googleapis
- googleadservices
- google-analytics
- doubleclick
- Firefox also allows you to delete cookies from particular sites. This means that Google and other sites won't be able to link some data about you to other data about you that were recorded at different times.
- Try to use https://* sites more than http://* sites (means NSA can't peak so easily).

Your privacy on the web generally depends on how easy it is to compromise your privacy. The NSA can look decrypt your https connections, but it would take a lot of time, money and computing power. Thus, they'd have to be particularly interested in you. They can't do https decryption on everyone.

Cheers,
MyUser
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling August DDG Logo Ideas 4 years and 1 month ago
With alpha (using DDG's upload).

[https://duck.co/media/m/y/myuser/b/9/b91ce07b42db4b60df3c1ac5a69c1b54.png]
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling August DDG Logo Ideas 4 years and 1 month ago
Hi,

The beginning of the next Doctor Who series is on August 23d (Deep Breath). This is the first episode with Peter Capaldi as the main actor of The Doctor.

I made a holiday logo for this. If my logo is not good enough, another possibility would be to rerun the 50th anniversary logo.

[http://snag.gy/en5Nb.jpg]

Unfortunately, it appears Snag.gy does not support alpha. Working on solving this.

Cheers,
MyUser
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