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Archive for December 18th, 2020

Foldimate: Cooles Gerät. 1000 US$ ist jetzt auch nicht soo teuer…

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/12/18

Hopefully they are around nowand available in Europe: [WayBack] Cooles Gerät. 1000 US$ ist jetzt auch nicht soo teuer (eine gute Waschmaschine kostet auch 500 Euro, und der Preis wird sicherlich noch fallen). – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+.

Estimate early 2019 was availability end of 2019, Europe usually takes longer so this is a reminder to myself (:

More info in German:

–jeroen

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The double positive becomes a negative anecdote

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/12/18

There has been an anecdote going around on the internet (I bumped into it via [WayBack] Giggles #giggles #linguistics – Terry McNeil – Google+) about an MIT linguistics professor on double positives not becoming a negative, but somehow do.

In reality, this was a real life event where Oxford philosopher J. L. Austin posed statement and Columbia University professor Sidney Morgenbesser saying “Yeah, yeah.” quoted in for instance [WayBackSidewalk Socrates – The New York Times

So: No MIT linguistics professor involved at all (:

Related:

–jeroen

Via: [WayBack] Giggles #giggles #linguistics – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

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Do not block User-agent ia_archiver because you think it is Alexa, as it makes it harder for the Internet Archive WayBack Machine to stay up-to-date

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/12/18

I observed some sites block the User-agent: ia_archiver in their robots.txt, thinking the would just block Alexa Internet: [Archive.is1/Archive.is2] Crawlers – Alexa Support (which oddly refuses the details to be archived in the Internet Archive).

It will indeed block, but also makes it harder for the Internet Archive WayBack Machine to stay up to date

This sounds complicated, and it is. The Internet Archive originally wrote ia_archiver, but it was ran by Alexa Internet, and still feeds lots of the Internet Archive. By now, the Internet Archive also uses their own both that uses User-agent: archive.org_bot and is called Heritrix.

What makes it complicated, is that most (maybe by now that is down “a lot of”) content is still donated to the internet archive by Alexa Internet.

So if you block ia_archiver, then the Internet Archive still misses data.

Further reading:

and:

Example: [Archive.ishttps://assarbad.net/robots.txt

–jeroen

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