[kwlug-disc] DuckDuckGo.com -- an alternate search engine

Fernando Duran liberosec at yahoo.ca
Tue Jul 27 11:25:06 EDT 2010

I'll just add that DDG was created and is run by one guy (Gabriel Weinberg), and he explains the search engine's architecture at http://www.gabrielweinberg.com/blog/2009/03/duck-duck-go-architecture.html

He hangs out in Hacker News http://news.ycombinator.com/ as epi0Bauqu and for feedback perhaps the best place is the DDG community site http://duck.co/


Fernando Duran


--- On Mon, 7/26/10, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

From: Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] DuckDuckGo.com -- an alternate search engine
To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Received: Monday, July 26, 2010, 11:46 PM

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 11:38 PM, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote:

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:06:39PM -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:

> http://duckduckgo.com/

I tried searching using the front page... and was dismayed to find that

it requires Javascript.

A search engine should never require Javascript.  It's not that hard a job.

Me too, initially. I am a fan of the NoScript FireFox extension.

But they have this zero click feature that works well, and requires Javascript.

If I were to do it, it would degrade gracefully, with a warning that certain features
would not work without Javascript.

Actually, I just sent them feedback to that effect. Please do the same ...

Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci

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