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a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Hertz for music notes. 3 years and 28 days ago
Do you have a list/source for the expected answers? :)
a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea BMI calculator 3 years and 28 days ago
Wikipedia is probably the safest landing page, since the content can be readily updated as needed.

How would you intuitively capture the inputs? Just a simple "bmi 180cm 90kg" or "bmi 6'1" 200lbs"?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling From what country are you guys? 3 years and 28 days ago
Australia! I ride my kangaroo to work.
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Time Zone Conversion 3 years and 29 days ago
The time converter doesn't allow for: "2:30pm Sydney to London" - Google does it :P
The main problem is with daylight savings time, as follows:

time Sydney = 2:30pm
time London = 3:30am
2:30pm aest to gmt = 2:30 PM (AEST, UTC+10) is 4:30 AM (GMT)
2:30pm aedt to gmt = 2:30 PM (AEDT, UTC+11) is 3:30 AM (GMT)


I can never remember if Sydney is currently in AEST or AEDT, as it change a couple times a year.

Also, interestingly, "time AEST" and "time GMT" isn't pulling an instant answer.
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea BMI calculator 3 years and 29 days ago
This is a fixed forumula, where BMI = weight (kg) / heigh squared (m2). You'd need to use a calculator to convert imperial measurements to metric, which could be built into the tool.

Source: Hill, A, Marchese, R, 2011. The essential guide to fitness: for the fitness instructor. 2nd ed. page 103: Pearson Australia.

The actual problem here is grading people into a health risk, as the categories change from country to country. I would hate to see DDG just spitting out US-centric results, so you'd need 3 inputs:

1. Height
2. Weight
3. Nationality

My opinion- BMI is inherently flawed and should only be relied upon by general populations as a guide. Other measurements, such as waist to hip ratio (Van Itallie, 1988), would be a better measurement as the research is 16 years ahead and a better indicator of health risk.
a comment on the General Rambling Could DuckDuckGo suggest the Tor Hidden Service when using Tor? 3 years and 29 days ago
When I start the Tor browser, I always manually find the http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion address and base my searches from there.

Would there be a clean and simple way for DDG to identify you're coming from a Tor exit node (maybe wash against the Directory/Atlas) and recommend using the Tor Hidden Service instead of the clearnet address?

Would there be any exit benefit in doing so, e.g. vulnerabilities found in SSL, a rogue exit point, etc?
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