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Why Dumbphones Still Dominate, For Now

MrWim Re:People are funny. (618 comments)

I'm British you insensitive clod

more than 3 years ago
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Agloves Allow For Touchscreen Use On Cold Days

MrWim What do you think the sausages are made out of? (140 comments)

Many South Koreans apparently turned to using sausages as a stylus but if you'd prefer not to be hassled by dogs as you type a text there are less meat product-based solutions

Hassled by dogs? For Koreans it's a virtuous cycle

more than 3 years ago
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Google Offers Encrypted Web Search Option

MrWim Re:All HTTP traffic should be encrypted (288 comments)

Many websites are hosted at a single IP address. For SSL to work I believe you need 1 website=1 IP Address. I suppose IPv6 could solve this but people could then still eavesdrop on what websites you are visiting, albeit not the pages on that website. IPv6 could solve the don't have enough IP addresses problem and IPv6 would also bring IPSEC, which AFAIU will allow all IP traffic to be trivially encrypted.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Prove Someone Is Female?

MrWim Re:Gender isn't sex. (1091 comments)

Even if that were true it is not very useful in this situation. Would you argue that infertile people should not be able to compete in IAAF events?

more than 4 years ago
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Building Linux Applications With JavaScript

MrWim Re:What about Python? (288 comments)

See <a href="http://log.ometer.com/2008-08.html">Havoc Pennington's blog entry on this</a>

excerpt:
<quote>I would define an "embedded" language as one that doesn't come with a platform. It's small and easy to glue together with an app written in C or C++. It uses the same platform as the app. If the platform has an introspection capability like XPCOM or GObject-Introspection, then the platform can be exported to the embedded language in an automated way.</quote>

more than 5 years ago
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Dirac 1.0.0 Released

MrWim Re:Open source overkill (127 comments)

The GPL makes assurances regarding patents that the MIT license doesn't:

"Each contributor grants you a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free patent license under the contributor's essential patent claims, to make, use, sell, offer for sale, import and otherwise run, modify and propagate the contents of its contributor version."

So if you use it as a GPL licensed library you can't get sued by the BBC or other contributors to the code.

more than 5 years ago

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