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Cake day: June 6th, 2023


  • DDG’s AI chat isn’t a search engine. It’s just a chat interface for GPT-3.5 Turbo and Claude, without any search access. It’s also not very up to date.

    GPT-3.5 Turbo:

    Who is the PM of the UK?

    As of my last update, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is Boris Johnson. Please note that political positions can change, so I recommend checking the latest news sources for the most up-to-date information.

    Is Queen Elizabeth still alive?

    Yes, as of my last update, Queen Elizabeth II is still alive.

    The Claude version doesn’t fare any better:

    Is Queen Elizabeth still alive?

    Yes, Queen Elizabeth II is still alive. She is the current and longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, having ascended to the throne in 1952. As of 2023, she is 96 years old.

  • IIRC the main reason it isn’t enabled by default is because >=1080p is only available via DASH. Normally Invidious can just point the client to fetch videos from Google’s servers, but for technical reasons DASH requires the Invidious instance to act as a proxy (the client asks the instance for video data, then the instance fetches it from Google and sends it to the client). The net result is that watching 1080p streams requires much more bandwidth from the server.