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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling I quit google today 6 years and 7 months ago
Did not know about BetterPrivacy nor Facebook Privacy List (not that I use it very much, and I sure log out), thanks! Two more in my list. And yes I subscribe to EasyPrivacy, EasyList and Popup BlockList.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling I quit google today 6 years and 7 months ago
I do not like NoScript's opt-in list, I tend to visit many pages searching for my programming problems and it does not make sense to white-list just every thing (last time I tried it did not have a black-list).
On the other hand, I think ad-block plus is a must for every user, it helps privacy and security by reducing the chance to be infected by drop-by malware ads and popups.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Traffic severely DECRESING. What you are going to do about it? 6 years and 7 months ago
I would not argue against the duck any more, it might actually turn out to be successful the same way Penguin is well respected.
DDG is great, and I know many goodies are open already, but that would be more interesting to open up the kernel and start getting contributions from a wider base. This will let people use DDG on places you were not expecting before, on local servers for example, then with appropriate licensing and community building you can get back those additional values. Have you for example tried to contact people in Firefox OS, and Tizen project? If OS is web, a search engine must be kernel or at least very close to kernel.
I should confess I do not understand how to handle SEO and link farms that probably will also look at your code, but security by obscurity is not going to work. While your user base is still not big enough for SEO fanatics to target, smarter people hopefully will come up with a solution.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Traffic severely DECRESING. What you are going to do about it? 6 years and 7 months ago
Unfortunately I have to agree, I have stickers here but after initial interest it seems they just do not take it seriously.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Traffic severely DECRESING. What you are going to do about it? 6 years and 7 months ago
Why the link you refer to search for the term "spread.html" instead of browsing it ?!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making DDG a member supported site. 6 years and 7 months ago

For profit always means evil.
That is nonsense, besides in real world only for-profit survives. The main problem Google turned evil is lack of competition, and closed system.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Traffic severely DECRESING. What you are going to do about it? 6 years and 7 months ago
Can it be annotated with the event that Google started copying the DDG's zero-click?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Problem using the \ prefix 6 years and 7 months ago
Strange it seems to be working for some domains, I tried \bbc works but \lwn still does not work! Also problem shows up in both search bar as well as the DDG edit box.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Problem using the \ prefix 6 years and 7 months ago
I can see exactly the same problem with both \ and '! ' syntax. I am currently on Linux I will update as soon as I log in a Windows machine. I also tried adding something in front of the 't=' then it worked.
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=\lwn&t= will not work https://duckduckgo.com/?q=\lwn&t=test works!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling lmddgtfy.com 6 years and 7 months ago
@last Gust. Ok I tried it. It looks fine. Ironic, search does not work on the website, instead it generates a link to be copied to the clippboard, if one uses the generated link (such as http://lmddgtfy.co.cc/?q=test) then it shows the mouse move to the search button and redirects to DDG for actual search. Also Enter does not work, once has to use mouse and click!
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