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Re: Try DuckDuckGo://

by metaperl (Curate)
on Oct 12, 2011 at 18:39 UTC ( #931060=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Try DuckDuckGo://

DuckDuckGo is incredibly powerful, and I'm really excited about it.
to have done as much as he has done all by himself is incredible. and I think it's all in Perl with nginx as front-end webserver. and his response to feedback about issues is incredible.

I dont like that teensy-weensy little arrow to pulldown for alternative searches. And unfortuntely the amount of intelligence that google puts into studying webpages and providing relevant results has never been matched before or after them.

The mantra of every experienced web application developer is the same: thou shalt separate business logic from display. Ironically, almost all template engines allow violation of this separation principle, which is the very impetus for HTML template engine development.

-- Terence Parr, "Enforcing Strict Model View Separation in Template Engines"

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Re^2: Try DuckDuckGo://
by Your Mother (Chancellor) on Oct 12, 2011 at 23:43 UTC
    google puts into studying webpages and providing relevant results has never been matched before or after them

    I'm actually increasingly frustrated with Google's bad guesswork, erroneous query rewriting, parochial filtering/blocking/banning of resources, and catering to the lowest common denominator of web users. And I'm not even the only one in the local cube cluster so this doesn't seem to be a fringe reaction to their direction.

      add my +1 to duckduckgo, although i dont always find their results to be as good as google, i enjoy their community and the no-nonsense web design (why google was cool originally) googles latest redesign is fugly. ddg has just hired their first (second if you consider the founder) employee, and lots of their code is on github

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[stonecolddevin]: o/ planetscape
[Sinistral]: I think that just the sight of his username now causes a downvote storm. I agree, and the gratuitous use of formatting does make reading hard. I've given him +1 on things where there seemed to be actual good advice, but I think the big
[Sinistral]: nail in coffin was the rant against a Schwarzian Transform
[stonecolddevin]: at best, from what i've seen, his knowledge is accurate up to maybe 2002. the sheer volume of words is mostly worthy of a downvote in most cases though i think
[erix]: ITYM Schwartzian Transform :P
[erix]: hey planetscape :)
[planetscape]: howdy stonecolddevin, erix
[Sinistral]: eric Aye. I thought I typed that wrong. All hail Randall! I listen to him on FLOSS Weekly
[Discipulus]: i think his vacuus, trombon like, absence of meaning, joined with a ostentatious style, after many years irritates the most
[erix]: easy to get wrong -- I guess that was sund's point, too :P

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