I should have started with this:
I am working on a search engine #babelia. Unlike a todoapp, it requires more hardware, having an idea of how much people are willing to spend upfront or by subscription renting a server will help me figure what kind of hardware I need to acquire to be able to test the algorithms.
Thanks for you cooperation! (and please boost!)
I think your low numbers are too high, both for hardware and subscription.
I pay less than 10 bucks for mobile Internet. Yet, somehow, the search engines and all the ad-loaded pages (plus all the hundreds of layers of ad maf... industry) make a living from eating my bandwidth.
It should be 1€. 3 max.
Thanks to chime in!
Pay-per-search does not work as the only revenue to cover infrastructure because you need to pay for hosting / renting anyway so that it is available when someone needs it.
You made me remember that the server sits idle most of the day: if they are 5 persons doing 100 queries per day where each query takes less than 1 second, the server will be fully busy, all cpu core maxed out, 500 seconds per day that means there is still 85900 seconds available (~23.86 hours) on all CPU cores...
What if the server provides more "services" or "applications" like #NextCloud? Would 10€ per month per users makes sense?
The features only of the search engine part: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/babelia
At that does not include taking into account user feedback to be able to program the crawl from the search e.g. via a feed reader.
Also it does not mention interop between search engines which we dive in https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/peacesearch
@amirouche By average I use it 50+ times per day. I'm a developer so searching things is an integral part of my work.
Thanks to chime in!
Yes me too. By the way, I found out sometime it is faster from a workflow perspective to lookup the documentation locally for instance man pages or in the case of Python using `pydoc collections.Counter.most_common`
More related to online search ux, the fact that query history is hidden somewhere and there is no way to gather all search queries under an activity tab is painful. Many times, I recall doing a search query about an activity, but can not recall the exact terms. Do you experience something similar?
@amirouche Exactly the same actually! I remember that there was a problem with my xmpp server and it took hours to find a solution online.
I recently had this issue again and knew that I looked it up before but wasn't able to recall what exactly did I ask the search engine. So it took several hours to find again :I
@amirouche I use documentation too. It is a faster way to find what you need once you are "comfy" with the programming language.
A decent mixture of docs and web searches does the trick for me. :)
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