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Comment: Re:Most likely not a Trojan... (Score 1) 255

by Knos (#28767429) Attached to: Hacking Hi-Def Graphics and Camerawork Into 4Kb

And how many genuine threats have you detected using an A/V scanner?

The tipping point for me that made me uninstall all virus scanners was when I realized that:
1- I had no way to let it understand my own code was not hostile.
2- They fail to detect in time some of the most dangerous threats nowadays, such as password sniffing rootkits.

Comment: Re:libraries (Score 1) 255

by Knos (#28767421) Attached to: Hacking Hi-Def Graphics and Camerawork Into 4Kb

Not really, because then the expectations are lower. It's actually much harder to impress others and compete when you have a lot of things already at your disposal.

Besides, it's not like you can use much, desktop systems don't come with such useful libraries, or APIs written in the spirit of reducing the amount of setup code required.

Get hold of portable property. -- Charles Dickens, "Great Expectations"

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