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> 2) Hardware costs are too high.
Which is why the next big search engine should be distributed: https://yacy.net.
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I think DuckDuckGo is closer to what you want. Same results for everyone, better privacy, and they're proactive about improving their results.
Part of the problem is that there's a lot more low-quality content to wade through now than there was in 2005. I think the Google of 2005 would have trouble delivering quality results today also.
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How about just a meritocratic rating? Even here on HN I would appreciate some sort of weight on expert/experienced opinion. Although in theory I like the idea that every thought is judged on its own, the context of the author is more relevant the deeper the subject. That's one of the reasons I still read https://lobste.rs. It has a niche audience with industry experience.
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Not sure if this is any close to what you’re trying to find, but there’s https://github.com/benbusby/whoogle-search
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