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Browsers & Technology / Re: The Hardware Thread
Last post by Frenzie -
There's a new(ish) Kensington lookalike, the Adesso iMouse T50, but it doesn't seem to be sold in Europe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-aZBrXTeRQ
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Otter Browser Forum / Re: search engine contest
Last post by ersi -
The DuckDuckGo bangs could also be of interest (if you happen to use that search engine).
Ah yes, such as !m for google maps and !imdb for internet movie database.
Here's the growing list https://duckduckgo.com/bang
Translation engines are still more convenient by configuring the browser's search engines, or by bookmarking.
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Otter Browser Forum / Re: search engine contest
Last post by Frenzie -
The DuckDuckGo bangs could also be of interest (if you happen to use that search engine).
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Otter Browser Forum / Re: search engine contest
Last post by Quetzal -
well, i was thinking, that it was may be possible to "emulate" the slash "/" that ends the adress of the wesite between /fr/en {searchterms}

but if it's not, i will do many search engines...

and here a new problem... i already got a lot of search engine... and make a long list... but it's another problem (of the  display in Otter this list)

thanks a lot for the try... if a find a way, i will come back here ;)


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Otter Browser Forum / Re: search engine contest
Last post by ersi -
Yes, I also create multiple search engines when I need multiple languages either on translation websites or on Wikipedia. Just make sensible keywords (aliases) for them and you will be able to find them no matter how many there are.

Sensible such as
enfr for English to French
defr for German to French
rufr for Russian to French
wifr for Wikipedia in French
wien for Wikipedia in English
etc. in the same pattern. Of course you may find a better pattern suitable for yourself.

{searchTerms} is good only for actual search terms.
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Otter Browser Forum / Re: search engine contest
Last post by beastie -
or i have to make a new serachengine for any language of this website
That's what I do. How can Otter know the language of the word you're searching for?

Automatic language detection may happen on the side of the target website, as is the case for Google Translate. But not all websites do that.

Theoretically Otter may detect the HTML element's language through the lang attribute, but some pages don't use the attribute properly, or at all. Otter may also detect the word's language (using Google's Cloud API, CFFI-CLD2, NLTK, etc.) and pass it to the search engine as a variable similar to {searchTerms}, say {searchLanguage}.

IMHO these methods are all prone to errors and quite complicated to be implemented in a clean way, so personally I'll just keep creating multiple search engines.
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Otter Browser Forum / search engine contest
Last post by Quetzal -
hi all
strange title, i do admit it easily

then, i've got a nice ine-line dictionnaie Glosbe.com wich provide plenty of dictionnaire in many many language
i'm curious and like to have à look for spell in other language

i tried to built one serarchEngine in Otterbro... but their whatever their address is just "simple" ...glosbe/fr/en/{SearchTerms}
impossible to modify the letter of second dictionnaire by this way [adress bar] glo en/inaction => ...glosbe/fr/{ en/inaction }

the slash of en/  that should glue fr/ to give fr/en/{} is ever miserabaliy tranform in a en%2f{searchTerms} in the adress bar (normal)

do there is a way to type correctly this, or i have to make a new serachengine for any language of this website ???

thanks a lot for readding ;)
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The Lounge / Re: What music are you listening to right now?
Last post by ersi -
I wonder how much Abba received in royalties for being sampled by Madonna?
I have a wild guess that it was more from the Madonna sample than from the whole album of covers by Erasure.
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The Lounge / Re: What music are you listening to right now?
Last post by Frenzie -
There was a vaguely similar court case with Eminem a few years back:

The rapper accused Slim Shady and his record label Shady Records of sampling his song "Lookin Boy" without permission in the hit song "Rap God". The man sued Eminem for 8 million dollars in damages for stealing his track.

Eminem fired back at the no-name rapper's claims he stole his song. He explains that the lawsuit filed by Jones is vague and confusing. Further, he says that he is a Grammy Award winning artist and clearly he wouldn't steal from someone nobody has heard of before.

The rapper says that Jones didn't explain any other similarities between the two tracks -- besides the fact they both have the lyric "looking boy". Eminem says if the court would just listen to the songs side by side, while they both are in the rap genre, they are vastly different musical and lyrically.

[...]

Slim Shady said if anything his song renewed interest in "Looking Boy" and didn't cause Jones any damages and demanded the entire lawsuit be dismissed without any money being awarded to the no-name rapper.

I wonder how much Abba received in royalties for being sampled by Madonna?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDwb9jOVRtU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEjLoHdbVeE
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The Lounge / Re: What music are you listening to right now?
Last post by ersi -
The ongoing case between the German electronic band Kraftwerk and rap artist Moses Pelham is a lingering point of copyright contention: Two seconds of music lifted from Kraftwerk's "Metall auf Metall" (Metal on Metal) single from 1977 was looped into the hip-hop track "Nur mir" (Only to Me), which Pelham produced for vocalist Sabrina Setlur in 1997. 

Having been threshed out at every level of the German judicial system, [...] the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg [...] ruled in favor of Kraftwerk, stating that a permission needed to be obtained to sample another musician's song -- even if the clip used is very short.

Srsly, attribution is not enough?