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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Apple's Spotlight search claims to not track you 3 years and 7 months ago
> In fact, the power move for Apple would be to buy DuckDuckGo and use their excellent web search as backfill to the powerful “One Box” search innovations they keep launching every couple of months.

Please no.
I don't own any apple product because apple isn't trustworthy in any way for me.
My absolutely personal opinions: But also because of that ugly designs, abuse of UNIX and bad UX...
In fact you can't start a serious discussion with me about apple xD

If apple would buy DuckDuckGo (I don't think the DDG staff would contract because of their principals/ethics anyways) I'd no longer use it and jump over to ixquick (and would be absolutely sad about this).

In my opinion they should rather one-way-support DDG, they have the money/capabilities. What's wrong with the mind of apple and apple-fans that they think iOS/OS X should only use apple-owned stuff all the time... There is a reason for the existence of "third party" :D

I also feel like the author should've made the look at google more objective. Google isn't all about the search engine. Google is much more nowadays. I really like google for some of their doings, like Chromium, Angular JS, Android (just the open source core). Of cause the search engine is the biggest/most representative part of google, but it's just that: A PART of google.

Please don't feel personally offended by this post even if you're a apple-fan. I noticed you didn't share any personal opinions on this article.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling android app - copy URL into clipboard 3 years and 7 months ago
Well, this is what I suggested, but apparently within my installation (version 3.0.6) there is no such option.
Do I need any external application for this?
a reply to a comment on the token [settings] Show favicons for each result in the domain for the language German of Germany 3 years and 7 months ago
Ich denke, dass "Favicons" auch auf deutsch-sprachigen Seiten weit verbreitet ist und die meisten Benutzer eines Web-Browsers den Begriff kennen (sie kennen ja wohl auch "Browser", etc.).
"Symbole" ist, wie HerHde schon bemerkte, zu ungenau um den Kontext zu beschreiben.

Andernfalls wuerde ich "Seitensymbole" vorschlagen.


Wieso ist es eigentlich im Ursprungstext plural?
Sollte es nicht "Show favicon for each result" sein, da fuer jedes Ergebnis nur ein Favicon angezeigt wird?
Gleiches gilt fuer "Show Web of Trust icons for each result".

Zumindest mein Bauchgefuehl sagt mir, dass es singular (sowohl im Deutschen, als auch im Englischen) natuerlicher/besser klingt.
a comment on the General Rambling android app - copy URL into clipboard 3 years and 7 months ago

lately I've tried to copy the URL of a page into my system-clipboard but haven't found any possibility to.

Currently I have to open the pages in external browser just to do so.

Did I oversee any tap-combination or context-menu or whatever? If not please provide this option.
In my opinion there should be such a button within the "share" menu (I dislike the double-tap crap gesture within other browsers).

Also I wasn't able to select the whole URL since double-tapping only selects words/parts of the URL. This should be possible somehow too.

Best regards,
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling quack as a synonym for google 3 years and 7 months ago
As of this post it seems "duck it" is the most favored phrase.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling is broken -nt- 3 years and 7 months ago
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making sure I'm not tracked by Chrome using DDG 3 years and 7 months ago
So you believe that chromium gets extended after installation by closed-source software by itself?
If this would be the case I'd expect this to be published by any third-party source with reference to the source-code of chromium... this is what makes open-source code trustworthy :-)

wireshark is a packet-level analyse tool, so you can view every single packet (with some pre-analysis like protocol, etc.) your network-interface receives or sends (you can even sniff a bit deeper into the network to view packets sent to others within your network, under some circumstances).
So yes, you can see what exactly chromium requests/receives after installation.
It may be some effort to analyse thought.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling should be official site 3 years and 7 months ago
It's interesting.
If you search for "mozilla" (IA gets news selected) it's not marked as "official site" but once you select the "About" IA the label gets added immediately. Bug?

If you're searching for "firefox" the wikipedia website link is but the listed link within search results is (even without region-search).
May this difference prevent it from being marked as "official site"?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Making sure I'm not tracked by Chrome using DDG 3 years and 7 months ago
Chromium is the open-source core of google chrome developed by google-guys/-girls.
So basically Google Chrome is Chromium plus closed-source software (like adobe flash-player and some google-developed parts).
Since chromium open-source you can kinda trust it's privacy-respects (notice that some privacy concerning aspects are enabled by default, so you need to disable them).
But once the software (like Google Chrome) contains any closed-source parts you may not check whether they do respect your privacy like they tell.

In addition to <hidden>s two ways there are least these other ones:

- the browser-extensions you have installed
- scripts that are included on pages you visit (e.g. facebook's like-buttons - even if you're not logged into facebook, google analytics)
- the web-server behind the websites you visit may track you. You cannot ensure this doesn't happen by any way I'm aware of, since the web-servers are mostly closed-source or even if open-source I wouldn't know a way to check whether the source-code is the actual used one (without modifications).
- the OS you use (I'd recommend open-source OS like GNU/Linux)
- malware installed on OS
- ...

If you're willing to go deep into what's sent to whom on your PC I'd recommend 'wireshark' to sniff your traffic ;-)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Parental controls seem pretty weak 3 years and 8 months ago
I get those. The only noticeable difference between safe mode and non-safe mode seems to be hidden "meanings" instant answers and changed order of results.
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