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July 28, 2013

DuckDuckGo & Raspberry Pi


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DUCKDUCKGO & RASPBERRY PI

Imagine finding a children’s name or a the name of a tasty dessert treat in the midst of the sophisticated Internet and electronics world.

That’s just what happened to me this past month.

I discovered

  • DuckDuckGo is a new Internet search engine, not the childhood game that entertained my children and the children in my family child care home.
  • Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard.

I wonder if Raspberry Pi comes with a whipped cream topping?

DuckDuckGo

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DuckDuckGo, created by Gabriel Weinberg in 2008, has quite a few different search tools and features that can make your searches efficient, powerful, and relevant.

  • DuckDuckGo’s results pages are not paginated, making it easy to scroll down and find what you’re looking for quickly.
  • Favicons (the small images that show up in address bar, unique to each site) are displayed next to search results for instant recognition of your favorite sites.
  • Instant answers, called “zero-click info”, show up delineated by a red outline at the top of your results, depending on what your search query is.

DuckDuckGo’s major appeal may be its promise that it will not collect, store, or share personal information, and it goes to great lengths to back up those promises. It also has a privacy policy, which extends privacy further than most other search engines do.

For more information click on http://websearch.about.com/od/enginesanddirectories/p/Duckduckgo.htm

RASPBERRY PI

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The Raspberry Pi can do many of the tasks your desktop PC does: spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.

Its GPU

  • provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode.
  • is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24 GFLOPs of general purpose compute and features a bunch of texture filtering and DMA infrastructure.

Just for clarification, I am totally lost concerning these two points…so don’t ask me…if you want to know, all kinds of information on this product is available at http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

And don’t be fooled: DuckDuckGo is not only a children’s game, and Raspberry Pi is not a great pot luck dinner item.

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    Comment by rasperry — August 9, 2013 @ 4:40 pm | Reply


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