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On my spaceship, I'd like artificial gravity ....

G4from128k Differential Gravity, but avoid the Roche Limit (534 comments)

I'd like a variable differential gravity field that pulls on different parts with different intensities. It's be a great stretching massage as long as one avoids the Roche Limit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roche_limit).

more than 5 years ago
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Analyzing Apple's iPhone Strategy

G4from128k Avoiding malware and crapware (270 comments)

I suspect that part of Apple's restrictive software distribution strategy is to avoid malware and crapware from creeping into the iPhone ecosystem. It's something like a walled garden or customs & border protection model for software distribution. Although I'm sure that enterprising criminals will find ways to break into the iPhone, Apple's approach does raise barriers to drive-by downloads, worms, trojans, and socially-engineered installations of malware.

Time will tell whether restricting software distribution for the iPhone is a net positive or negative in either creating a stable, easy-to-use, secure environment for mobile computing or in stifling development for a subset of developers.

more than 6 years ago

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