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a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Today in history 4 years and 9 months ago
I think for a start yegg's suggestion is workable. I can get that functionality done in little time.

If someone could clarify whether this should in fact be longhead and not spice then I will go ahead and get the necessary functionality up.
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Random DDG Goodie IA 4 years and 9 months ago
This looks like a really nice idea! I have often found myself wanting to discover new instant answers.
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Today in history 4 years and 9 months ago
The problem with History.com is that there layout can easily change. Wikipedia on the other hand strives to maintain the same layout and changes are few and far.
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea We need some real movie trailer IA that just works. 4 years and 9 months ago
You must end the search with the word video. That invokes the video instant answer and if the search query is a movie then the first two or 3 results are always trailers.
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea We need some real movie trailer IA that just works. 4 years and 9 months ago
I don't see why this is necessary. If you search for something like "The wolf of wall street trailer video" DDG returns trailer videos from youtube. Are there any movies that are not turned up from youtube?
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Songkick 4 years and 9 months ago
What's the status on this? I assume that duckduckgo would have to signup for the api. So how does that work?
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Today in history 4 years and 9 months ago
Should this not be a fathead type of instant answer? It is my understanding that wikipedia will have to be scraped for data and then that data will need to be stored locally.
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Today in history 4 years and 9 months ago
Hey loganom. I had started some work on this earlier but I couldn't continue because of other obligations. I came back to this today (coincidentally) and wrote some code for scraping data from wikipedia. My piece of code is at https://gist.github.com/chaitanyanettem/...

Currently my code access all 366 days of the year and writes the events, births and deaths to files (1 for each day). There are a few bugs that I am trying to iron out.
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