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a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Built-in image search 4 years and 5 months ago
Image search is already in progress.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Google+ (and other social media) Support 4 years and 5 months ago
DDG is a search engine. It is not meant to be an all-encompassing "start page" or "internet hub" - those are features which your web browser already provides locally. Add your email to your bookmarks bar, get Google+ and Twitter extensions which give you buttons with notiications, etc. There is no reason to recreate any of this in webapp form.

Allowing users to log into social media via DDG would likely be a big privacy issue too.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Independent / external security audit 4 years and 5 months ago
No, there has never been an external audit. The iOS app is completely open source, though: https://github.com/duckduckgo/ios
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Exit status 4 years and 5 months ago
They are supposed to be standardized. Not many large applications follow the rules, but things like coreutils (ls, pwd, cat, etc) tend to. I'm not sure exactly where the specification lives (somewhere in POSIX?), but they are defined in the C stdlib's string.h: http://linux.die.net/man/3/strerror
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Unusual Search Result 4 years and 5 months ago
Apparently it decided that a place named "Google中国" (Google China) is a relevant map result for your query. It's not based on location--I see it as well.
I'll pass this along. Thanks!
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Instant answere without javascirpt 4 years and 5 months ago
Topics cannot be moved at the moment.

IAs being written in client-side javascript is an important part of how they work. They will not (cannot) be done in another language, nor would we want to do that. Not sure what you mean by "ready for the future."
The one possibility here would be running the javascript server-side for the HTML and Lite versions, but that is not a priority at the moment.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling All-black version to cut on energy costs 4 years and 5 months ago
Indeed, black can actually use more power than white in some types of monitors. Colour is almost entirely irrelevant for power use on modern displays.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Showing complete URL in search results would be helpful. 4 years and 5 months ago
PDFs and other non-HTML documents should have "[PDF]" at the beginning of the title: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=BMW+E30+manual...
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Which Forum Software Does This Forum Use? 4 years and 5 months ago
I wrote a custom scraper, which is also in the github repo.
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea new !bookfi bang 4 years and 5 months ago
!bangs should be suggested over at https://duckduckgo.com/newbang. Thanks!

(And yes, that should most definitely be more obvious :)
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