How to build a Crawler

This made me chuckle:

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<El_Pompo> what would be the best language to build a crawler in?

<Emetri> jawa.

It’s a quote from bash.org of course. It might take you few seconds, but you will get it. Or not. Either way, I’m not explaining it.

Ok, here is a hint:

Hint

Get it?

[tags]java, jawa, crawler, bash.org[/tags]

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11 Responses to How to build a Crawler

  1. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Is that a good groan or a bad groan :)

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  2. Wikke BELGIUM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I don’t get it…
    Can someone explain this to a no-native-english speaker?
    It has something to do with Java, right?

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  3. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    Ok, here is the explanation:

    One guy asks about what is the best language for building a “web crawler” – a piece of software that you can use to scrape the web for information. Search engines use web crawlers to build their indexes.

    The other guy responds Jawa – the language of sand people from Star Wars who hunt for droids and cruise around with a ginormous “sand crawler”. Jawa sounds just like Java so the joke works on both levels.

    I think a non-native speaker should be able to get it, as long as you are able to make the Star Wars connection.

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  4. Wikke BELGIUM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I did know what the crawler was about,
    but i’ve never seen a star wars movie, so yeah, I couldn’t connect the two :)

    Thanks for the explanation!

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  5. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    but i’ve never seen a star wars movie

    :shock: Wow! Really? If you ever plan watching them, see the old ones, and skip all the prequels. They suck.

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  6. Wikke BELGIUM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    When I was a kid, I allmost never saw any movies at all :)
    We don’t even hav cable tv at my parents house :) and that in a country where >99% of the people have cable :)
    But I don’t regret it. Most of it is junk anyway.

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  7. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    You don’t need cable to watch movies and TV shows these days. All you need is an internet connection, and some bandwidth to burn. ;)

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  8. Wikke BELGIUM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Apparently, you don’t live in Belgium.
    The average bandwidth a customer gets is about 10Gb/month. If you transfer more, you have to pay a lot or continue surfing at 64Kbps :(
    Nowadays, I see more and more movies, but these are either rented or in a cinema.

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  9. Luke UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux says:

    Oh wow. That totally sucks. Let me guess – you guys have 1 or 2 teleco companies monopolizing the market, and setting the prices the way they want?

    I have seen this happening in Poland. We had one huge Telecom which was socialized, centralized and funded by government. Then they privatized it, and you now had this huge, publicly traded behemoth which owned 90% of the infrastructure in the country. Kinda like the Microsoft of ISP’s. :P

    This is why it is nice to live in New Jersey. :) I can essentially pick between 3 different cable providers in my area, and 3 or 4 different DSL companies. And I’m not even in a big city – just the suburbs.

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  10. Wikke BELGIUM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Jup, You’re about right!
    The biggest two are fighting each other for us, poor customers :p.
    There are some more broadband providers, but they are just too small. And they use the systems of the bigegst two, so their prices aren’t that smaller (or you just have less service or etc..).

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