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Comment Eat your own dogfood (Score 1) 112

Its the "eat your own dogfood", what helps.

A person has a problem, solves it with code and shares his program. He improves on the program, as he uses it and needs it, others benefit, too. He will be way more efficient and his product way more useful, than a hand full of programmiers, with some unclear specification, which needs to be worked on to check bulletpoints on a TODO list. They will do what they are told to, while he will do what he needs for his program to work fine. And if he sees that some idea won't work out, he will find another solution, instead of pushing hard until the TODO list item is finished, even when the feature will be useless.

Comment Re:Thanks anonymous reader! (Score 1) 294

Yeah, there IS a lot of stuff.

I think the future is in fuzzing. While an advertiser can spot the hole in a "null"-fingerprint, as soon as one of the features are not neutral, its hard to spot if a value is randomized or real. You have neither reference to the real values, nor to the fake value, the plugin uses. So an advertiser needs to do good datamining to see what features are actually still usable for tracking and which ones are not. If he includes one to much, he loses me on the next new tab, when the value changes. If he does not include a certain feature, it's possible, that this was the unique value of my browser. So his job gets harder and more costly.

Biology grows on you.