Why doesn't anyone create a search engine comparable to 2005-Google?

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  • GitHub repo Yacy

    Distributed Peer-to-Peer Web Search Engine and Intranet Search Appliance

    > 2) Hardware costs are too high.

    Which is why the next big search engine should be distributed: https://yacy.net.

  • GitHub repo duckduckgo-locales

    Translation files for duckduckgo.com

    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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  • GitHub repo awesome

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  • GitHub repo Lobsters

    Computing-focused community centered around link aggregation and discussion

    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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