hn-search VS duckduckgo-locales

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5.6 8.1
8 days ago 16 days ago
TypeScript Perl
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Posts with mentions or reviews of hn-search. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-28.


Posts with mentions or reviews of duckduckgo-locales. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-29.
  • Father-son duo helped techies ‘hack exams’, earn top scores for big payday
    1 project | | 30 Nov 2021
    It was my impression that the exams for upper education had so much cheating, it basically amounted to "if you're not cheating, you're not trying".

    duckduckgo for "india exams cheating":

    Uh, don't turn off safesearch btw. Whoa that was crazy.

  • Texas woman wins round in lawsuit challenging swat teams destruction of her home
    1 project | | 30 Nov 2021
    This seems to be a requirement in at least a few states:

    “Property obtained under the SPO must be placed into use within one (1) year of receipt, unless the condition of the property renders it unusable, in which case the property can be returned to the nearest DLA Disposition Services Site. If property is not put into use by the LEA within one (1) year, the State/LEA must coordinate a transfer of property to another LEA or request a turn-in to return the property to the nearest DLA Disposition Services Site. All costs associated with the transportation, turn-in, or other expenses related to property obtained through the LESO 1033 Program, is the sole responsibility of the LEA.”

  • Hello all! Is this root rot? Can I use hydrogen peroxide?
    1 project | | 30 Nov 2021
    I don't like to post video links very often, but I just went to and searched for H2O2 and aquapoinics, the first couple of videos look good to me.
  • I became the internet’s most notorious bike thief (stealing nothing)
    1 project | | 30 Nov 2021
    Electric screwdrivers with not much more torque than a human hand can apply are pretty common and small. They spin much faster than I can turn a screwdriver and stop before they can strip any screw. With the right gearing and modification, I can see one easily cut through a bike lock.

  • Why don’t we just open the windows? covid19 prevention lost in translation
    1 project | | 30 Nov 2021
    Much depends on just how open those windows are. "All windows wide open in every classroom" during very warm or very cold weather is excessive. A window cracked open for ventilation, and either at the top of the classroom (warm weather w/ cooling active) or bottom (with heating), and a fan within the room for vertical mixing ... might help.

    (Keep in mind that mixing air also mixes infectious particles.)

    A slight improvement is to have a single exit point (vented with a fan) and rely on structure permiability to introduce fresh air. That's effectively a negative-pressure system.

    From there, exhaust and intake with heat recovery is the next obvious step.

    I mention older construction as replacing building stock is a long-term and expensive process. New construction will account for an exceedingly small percentage of all utilised buildings. New construction currently planned or in process should if at all possible incorporate lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, but that's a drop in the bucket. Retrofits are highly likely.

    If you want to read further, I'm finding numerous results for a search on school ventilation in new construction and retrofits:

    Among the first of those, from the CDC:

    Reoccupying a building during the COVID-19 pandemic should not, in most cases, require new building ventilation systems. However, ventilation system upgrades or improvements can increase the delivery of clean air and dilute potential contaminants. Consult experienced heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals when considering changes to HVAC systems and equipment. Buildings that provided healthy, code-compliant indoor air quality prior to the pandemic can be improved for pandemic occupancy using less costly interventions. Below is a list of ventilation interventions that can help reduce the concentration of virus particles in the air. They represent a list of “tools in the mitigation toolbox,” each of which can contribute towards a reduction in risk. Implementing multiple tools at the same time is consistent with CDC’s layered approach and will increase overall effectiveness of ventilation interventions. These ventilation interventions can reduce the risk of exposure to the virus and reduce the spread of disease, but they will not eliminate risk completely.


    Open windows and doors, when weather conditions allow, to increase outdoor air flow. Do not open windows and doors if doing so poses a safety or health risk (e.g., risk of falling, triggering asthma symptoms) to occupants in the building. Even a slightly open window can introduce beneficial outdoor air.

    That cites an industry study by ASHRAE (professional association):

    It also recommends on exhaust fans rather than interior circulation fans to minimise strong internal air currents, with intake provide as I've indicated above.

  • ich👨‍💻iel
    1 project | | 29 Nov 2021
  • This is the internet yall
    1 project | | 29 Nov 2021
    Hell yeah I can!
  • Winamp Source Code Leak
    6 projects | | 29 Nov 2021
  • DuckDuckGo doesn't load at certain times on WiFi
    1 project | | 29 Nov 2021
    Bit of a strange one. Lately, every day DuckDuckGo stops loading on my WiFi connection. This happens both via Brave's browser search and via trying to go to, both on my PC and on my phone. If I switch to mobile data, it doesn't happen. It also tends to happen at around the same times (night time at like 8pm(ish) and later on at like midnight(ish)). There are never any reports of DDG server outages at these times. Other sites work just fine, including Google etc.
  • Is Amazon Prime "International"
    1 project | | 28 Nov 2021
    — try using Google or your preferred search engine: Google, Bing, Duckduckgo, or Reddit search

What are some alternatives?

When comparing hn-search and duckduckgo-locales you can also consider the following projects:

Searx - Privacy-respecting metasearch engine

brave-browser - Next generation Brave browser for Android, Linux, macOS, Windows.

audacity - Audio Editor

Tutanota makes encryption easy - Tutanota is an email service with a strong focus on security and privacy that lets you encrypt emails, contacts and calendar entries on all your devices.

Tor - Tor protects your privacy on the Internet by hiding the connection between your Internet address and the services you use. (This is *not* the official repository.)

Fathom Analytics - Fathom Lite. Simple, privacy-focused website analytics. Built with Golang & Preact.

TextSecure - A private messenger for Android.

torsocks - Library to torify application - NOTE: upstream has been moved to


ungoogled-chromium - Google Chromium, sans integration with Google

yq - Command-line YAML, XML, TOML processor - jq wrapper for YAML/XML/TOML documents

readability - A standalone version of the readability lib