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5:43 pm on Nov 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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[privacore.github.io...]

I'd heard of them but not much more than that. Of similar vein to the other privacy focused search engines...
6:05 pm on Nov 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I find it a little strange that they took the time to have a dig at Matt Wells on that page. He has make Gigablast source code available for years (open source), and they are complaining that he was difficult to work with. If you take on an open source project and want to do further development then that's surely their responsibility?

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Yeah, I thought that was a little harsh, but it seems they reached out to him to develop it further and that arrangement fell through, so perhaps a bit of ill feeling there.
6:21 pm on Nov 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Yea that's possible... But they even kinda hint that the Gigablast crawler is one of the reasons their site failed. I compiled Gigablast from source on a Linux box about 6 months ago (just to try it) and the bot was actually very configurable. They should have seen any problems or limitations before launch.

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7:01 pm on Nov 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I find it a little strange that they took the time to have a dig at Matt Wells on that page. He has make Gigablast source code available for years (open source), and they are complaining that he was difficult to work with. If you take on an open source project and want to do further development then that's surely their responsibility?

An other example of the new generation(s). They want everything free, easy and ready to use. One button to install, one button to start, one button to stop. Drop down lists and check boxes to configure, but not too much options, otherwise it's too difficult for them, and if you can do it for them, it's better. Oh, and I forget it has to earn them plenty of money fast.