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unfof00li5h: I am fairly serious. I wonder: are they worse engines or is the user interface merely more cluttered?
jqlYahoo search fixed its most glaring problems a while back. they just never gave a reason to switch. and their toolbar is the most evil product ever widely used
f00li5hunfo: well, google is definately clean, UI wise
i mean it's search for? go.
there's no adds or otehr "content" on the page
jqlmsn still has its glaring problems
jmoncayojjore: well i think i cant get the charmap utf8
anyone here?
cfeddenope
Randalat least you can use Yahoo::Search for whatever you want (Sorta)
unfojmoncayo: if you can convince us why OCR'ing web CAPTCHAs is good, maybe we'll be more likely to help :)
RandalGoogle Search has become "on the webpage only, and we get to add ads"
unfodon't they have a web API?
avarisn't there a cpan module that screen-scrapes them?
actionjjore got busy doing some prolog.
jjoregot busy doing some prolog.
RandalGoogle search *had* a web API, but no more
not for search
jmoncayounfo: like i said it is for challange where you get a random picture with bg like 00C8FF and the numbers are lines with 00C9FF so it is not readable for us, but i need an ocr to get the random numbers and beat the chall
Randaland screen-scraping them would be against TOS
avarRandal: so?
unfojmoncayo: which website?
avarthat's the problem of whoever uses the module
RandalI presume you're joking to get me riled up. :)
I have friends that work at both Google and Yahoo though
jmoncayounfo: is the website really important?
Randalso violating either TOS would be harming my friends, and therefore me.
unfojmoncayo: yes
avarI'm not. Some website TOS isn't going to stop anyone from writing a module that uses the website
revdiabloRandal: There's still apparently an ajax search API: http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxsearch/
RandalYeah, and that's for embedding on your webpage only
avarGumbyBRAIN: meh
GumbyBRAINMeh, i'd just backtick ifconfig.
Randalnot for doing research behind the scenes
because they also deliver ads that they want shown
avarI'm aware of what they want to do, I'm just saying you don't have to care
Randalavar - and if I didn't care, why would I expect people to care about my wishes?
I don't want to live in that world.
do unto others as you would have them do unto you
I want people to respect my rules, so I will respect theirs.
noganexRE patterns: i'd like to match something like m/^\w+$/ but with a "-" in the \w. what's the laziest way?

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