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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.

Comment: Deactivate "safe search" (Score 2, Informative) 649

by Knos (#24366195) Attached to: New Search Engine Cuil Takes Aim At Google

I initially got abysmal results (no result found for just about anything I searched for, like the very technical "implicit volumes" or "queyras")

Then I deactivated "safe search" and finally obtained some results. However I suspect my original good impression I had of having found "relevant" (authoritative?) results in the first place were due to the safe search being on.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

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