Serious question, why do we give so much power to these tech firms such as Google, when really the solution is decentralization. We have some solutions for money with bitcoin, but there still doesn’t seem to be a viable alternative with a search engine that is decentralized?

  • @Danrobi
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    3 years ago

    Of course theres decentralized search engine. If everyone was using YaCy and would run a crawl of everything that is missing in YaCy, nobody would need Google search engine, period!

    New Edit:

    To run YaCy less demonic (low resources device)

    Controlling cpu usage :

    At the /PerformanceQueues_p.html page, you can limit some threads (light processes inside the JVM) maximum numbers (in the Thread Pool Settings table). When you are crawling, you can also control the Speed / PPM (Pages Per Minute) in the /Crawler_p.html page.

    • Bilb!
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      33 years ago

      I have tried running YaCy as a senior node recently. I couldn’t get the crawler to work for some reason. I’ll have to look into it again some time.

    • ReK2
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      33 years ago

      biggest problem with yacy is that is slow java, they should had done this on C or GO/RUST now a days

      • @federico3
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        03 years ago

        Java is memory hungry but certainly not slow, especially compared to Go

        • ReK2
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          it is slow if you “have to” install the java JDK etc on a “clean” system just to run a java app. and we can argue about java vs go another time.