• @Godless_Nematode@lemmy.ml
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    122 years ago

    I never figured out the hair-on-fire reaction from the start. Most who use torrent sites already have the sites bookmarked anyway.

  • @Gmork@lemmy.ml
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    42 years ago

    I remember regularly using multiple search engines back in the day.

    I would use yahoo, altavista, hotbot and excite and get varied results depending on what I searched.

    I have been using DDG exclusively for years with good result, but it appears I need to find a couple of other search engines to work into the mix.

    • @TheConquestOfBed@lemmy.ml
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      122 years ago

      Searx kinda shoves a bunch of different search engines together into a frankenstein’s monster. Although I think not all instances have all the search engines enabled.

      • @Faresh@lemmy.ml
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        22 years ago

        You can limit the search engines used with stuff like !ddg or !google in your search.

    • CritiGalDesist∞
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      22 years ago

      if it comes down to torrent and piracy then Yandex is far far ahead than any other search engine!

  • mekhos
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    -22 years ago

    Hopefully the “DDG is turning into google” crowd can STFU now

    • Ephera
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      92 years ago

      Yeah, I’m all for using more different and especially non-US-based search engines, but so many people just accepted this as clear evidence that DuckDuckGo is evil, without giving it a second thought or awaiting DuckDuckGo’s reaction…

        • Ephera
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          12 years ago

          Ah, you mean the pages they deemed Russian state propaganda. Don’t have an opinion on that stunt, but yeah, I can see why people would then be anxious about those new changes…

      • mekhos
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        52 years ago

        Yeah I guess I wasn’t very specific, of course its fine if people are unhappy and want to change services, but the amount of people that pounced on the omitted results from one torrent site without knowing the cause and just used it for self validation is wat I was meaning.

    • @TheAnonymouseJoker@lemmy.mlM
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      -42 years ago

      This blame cannot be conflated with what was true in the censorship of Russian news outlets ordered by heinous Western dictatorships.