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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Unhelpful result searching a term 4 years and 8 months ago
I do not know how you parse the search term to find if it should be handled by a specific goodie, but here is one example that did not work for me:
(2^32-1)/(1E9)

(cannot paste the link below!)
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%282^32-1%29/%281E9%29
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Unhelpful result searching a term 4 years and 9 months ago
Ok here is another odd result:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=standard+deviation

While Wikipedia is in the instant-answers, it does not show up in the first handful of search results.
Instead a blog post which is more of a rant, and Excel interpretation of the concept appears at the first (no formula)!

a comment on the General Rambling Understandign hidden meaning 4 years and 9 months ago
Today I had forgotten the word "outliers" but I knew it is in statistics, and also it refers to unusual data points.
So I did a search
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=statistics+unusual+points

But I could not find the word "outlier" in the first page, whereas this:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=statistics+unusual+points+!g

Shows what I was looking for in the first page.

I have no idea how to better explain my problem, but sometimes it is good if a search engine understands the hidden meaning. Is that the larger corpus that gives Google a better *understanding* or maybe a HMM, but in any case I think this is the main reason we still have to have !g every once in a while
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Is there a way to create a custom bang syntax? 4 years and 9 months ago
I know for exampel there is !wikide to search German Wikipedia, but wouldn't it make more sense to have something like !w!de it is more natural, and easier to remember at least for language combinations.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling CNBC Clip 4 years and 9 months ago
Well, if a small bump in your traffic could be correlated with a small hump in Google's that would be interesting. Now Google does not have your traffic page (I could not find it), but a popular search (let's say Y) can still be traced in Google trends (lets call it G(Y)), lets also assume DDG traffic for all search terms is D, so we could find the correlation between G(Y) and D(Y) if DDG could break the traffic into something equivalent of Google trends.

dashesy
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Filter search results by date 4 years and 9 months ago
That is why there is !g
But I always start with DDG first, and then may try !g
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling CNBC Clip 4 years and 9 months ago
Yup I can see some slope, but has not yet passed the previous local maximum :) Is there a public traffic for big search engines? it would be interesting to find any/some correlation between them. If you could break some of your traffic, maybe Google trend could be used with some hot search topic.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Unhelpful result searching a term 4 years and 9 months ago
Ah, thanks did not know quoting a single word will change things.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Very strange search result 4 years and 9 months ago
Now the cache is updated too, and issue fixed.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling !bang loop and real time clock instant answer 4 years and 9 months ago
Multiple bangs or piping bangs together is a popular idea. Time to show a clock also seems nice.
Have you suggested them in DuckDuckHack
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