Isn’t the truth that “SEO” is, and always was, pure nonsense?

I used to follow discussions on this “WebmasterWorld” forum, where a small group of old-timers would sit and analyze every single word of every text published by Google/Yahoo/Microsoft/whatever other search engines existed, getting their pants wet whenever they made the slightest (perceived) change in their blackbox algorithms and generally seeming extremely stressed out and dependent on these mega corporations.

To clarify: I don’t doubt that these few people were getting traffic from these search engines.

What I don’t believe is that it mattered at all, or virtually at all, how much or how little they did “SEO” on their websites. Of course, it goes without saying that each page should have a proper title, and not use a Flash animation which embeds all the text on the page, but that’s not “SEO” — that’s basic common sense.

Beyond having a minimum amount of basic intelligence, I do not believe that “SEO” exists or has ever existed.

That is, if by “SEO” you mean things that you can technically control, on your own website.

If by “SEO”, you mean using your social/business skills to get high-quality links from other websites, which are already big and popular and well received by the giants, then yes, I very much do believe that SEO exists, but that is not “SEO” to me. The “SEO”, at least to me, is the act of doing things technically that you control — not your role in the “ecosystem”.

I would spend countless hours, days, weeks, months, years making “perfect SEO”. I don’t mean that I posted a trillion unrelated keywords and stuff like that on every page. I just mean “doing it all right” according to the bullet points for “good SEO”.

I never got any traffic.

My problem was, of course, that I did not have any in-links from external, popular sites. This was hopelessly difficult even back in the early 2000s. Today, I don’t even try. I guess I don’t have what it takes to run a business, online or offline, but please stop pretending as if “SEO” makes a difference. They are lying to you.

The only thing that matters is whether you have been internally blessed by Google and/or have valuable links from other major websites. Making a bunch of fake websites that link back to you in large numbers, or spamming others’ with your links, does absolutely nothing. Spending your entire life polishing every single webpage to perfectly adhere to “SEO best practices” has essentially no effect whatsoever.

It’s all a big lie to get you all to make it easier for them to index your content.

Add to this the fact that evil scumbags will steal your content, get on top of you in the search results (because they own other major sites which can link to them and thus get better ranking), put ads all over your content and forever cash in on your hard work with zero ability for you to do anything about it, and you have the reason why I stopped even trying.

Does it make sense to use nonsense named constants?

For example, does it make sense to refactor the following code:

a = a * 2;


const int INT_TWO = 2;

// ...

a = a * INT_TWO;

My question depends on the fact that the new constant does not convey any additional meaning (instead of calling it, for example, FOOBAR_FACTOR).

Nonsense program written in Go

I wanted to waste time with Go and I was wondering how I did it.
What do you think?

I also wonder how I can improve this.

func (s Spammer) Start() error {
    var err error

    go func() {
        for {
            select {
            case <-s.closeChan:
                if error2 := s.spam(); error2 != nil {
                    err = error2
                time.Sleep(250 * time.Millisecond)

    if err != nil {
        return err

    return nil

redirects: .htaccess rewrite rules for nonsense URLs

I have a set of rules that govern the URLs on my main website and it's a pretty nice configuration. However, there is an unwanted consequence. My latest addition clears a lot of 500 errors and allows nonsense URLs to redirect a default page.

Instead, I need to direct some of these URLs to 404, but I have trouble making the rule work. Here is the work rule as it is now. I would like a version of this that directs the request to 404 instead given a specific page.php.

This version affects anything that ends with .php / that might be fine, but it would be nice to see one configured for a single specific file. I'm also thinking that the redirection in the first rule should probably be 301 right?

RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} /((^.)+).php/? (NC) 
RewriteRule ^ /%1/ (NC,R,L)
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^((^/)+)/?$ /$1.php (L,NC)

Security – What is the point of using "Hodl Hodl" when sellers have the same "verification" nonsense as all centralized markets?

Example of the only offer on the site that in theory could take, until reading this profile text:

  • Please Verify your identity with us so we can trade safely
  • There are no third party transfers
  • NEW customers (with me): please provide your phone number so that we can verify your identity with a third party system: (SMARTPHONE REQUIRED)
  • If you do not provide a previously requested document your transfer will be returned


If I could and would like to send photo IDs and phone numbers of random entities, I would not be using a "decentralized" service in the first place! I was told to use this "Hodl Hodl" service after finding Bisq too dead, but Hodl Hodl seems just as dead and also has the same "verification" idiocy as all markets.

There is a fundamental disconnection here in some way. I do not understand how anyone can find it strange and unacceptable that Bitcoin-related services do everything possible to violate their fundamental right to privacy, which is a requirement to keep their coins and not steal them. you. We use this because It is not (well, supposedly) the same tyranny as the "fiduciary" monetary system!

This is like saying that you are using the most advanced database in the world, but it is configured to allow any connection of any person in the world with any username and password. It may be technically correct in the use of an advanced database, but it is so insecure that it is virtually useless.

Some people like to make a distinction between "security" and "privacy," but you cannot have security without privacy and you cannot have privacy without security.

Why do people keep falling into Hollywood nonsense that there have been no female action movies or TV series?

Every time a movie like Ghost Busters Remake comes out, it is marketed to give the impression that this great gap exists in the series of action directed by women … that justifies the replacement of male characters by female characters.

What's going on ?

I Zombie, Ghost Whisperer, Nikita, Sleepy Hollow, Legends of Tomorrow, Jessica Jones, Supergirl, Underworld movie series, Resident Evil movie series, Hunger Games movie series, X-Men Prequel movie series (where the main hero is possibly Mystique by Jennifer Lawrence) I promise, new version of Sabrina, new version of Charmed, TV series Scream, new version of Bionic Woman, Tru Calling, new version of Battlestar Gallactica, Dark Angel, Dollhouse, The Sarah Jane Adventures, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Being Human, etc., have also emerged since Buffy ended.

However, they would make you believe that there was no female action heroine before the new Star Wars and Captain Marvel

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Lighting: Error of nonsense when increasing the angle of LightSource?

My project has a Light source and a Sky Sphere map.

The rotation on the y-axis (Light source) defines the position of the sun (Blue Sphere Blueprint).

Plane of characters (increases by 10 degrees in the rotation of the axis and the light source, updates the position of the sun):

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When you click on the button (Angle, surrounded in pink), the angle increases by 10 and works until a certain moment:

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Image with angle increased by 10:

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When it reaches 100 degrees, it starts to go wrong. Each time I click on the button goes from 90 to 100 and vice versa in an infinite loop:

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I already tried to turn it over, subtracting instead of adding, but at one point it also gives an error (in the case of 110 degrees).

More domain names that sell nonsense (numerical domains) | Promotion Forum

The Chinese or those who continue to increase the value of these dumb domains, while good domains, are largely ignored. I do not understand it. How many Chinese cultural things are there to continue increasing these foolish numbers?

I do not know if this is as widespread as you are suggesting.
Either the original seller (from your link) is still selling it (according to the actual website, it's still for sale on or whoever bought it in that thread for $ 18 is now reselling it. The current owner is Cyber ​​Champion and has around 600 domains … Basically, this user is someone who buys domains all the time and resells some of them to get some benefit. In a way it's like fishing … It will catch a fish reselling the domain eventually. I only have 15 domains, but my business partner has hundreds, although he would never buy or 66698 lol!

The original thread that you shared now is edited in ">>>>>", which means that the original poster wants to hide what they said at the beginning. It may never be sold and, in the first place, they are embarrassed to register / buy it.

However, lucky numbers are popular in many cultures, just like superstitious numbers (even if they are associated with 666) … So I'm not surprised, but I would not register a domain like this either. The numerical domains do not interest me unless they are really a magical or known number … 999, 911, 666, 123, 456, 789, etc.

[ Politics ] Open question: Who is paying AOC to say that nonsense about the green party and climate change?

Have you seen the effects of climate change, Cindygirl? .

Blogger nonsense vs current effect

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