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

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

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

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.

What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!