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Comment: So what? (Score 1) 194

by chrysalis (#33770082) Attached to: Many Top iPhone Apps Collect Unique Device ID

UDIDs are commonly used in order to estimate how many users an application has, especially on applications that don't require people to register an account.

Tons of web sites and ad servers are also sending cookies for this very purpose. It's not bullet proof, but it's better than nothing.

UDIDs can be also useful in order to block users (spammers, people sending illegal content, etc) on social networks, as it's more difficult to buy a new device that it is to create a new account.

Comment: ChomeOS isn't any different (Score 3, Interesting) 965

by chrysalis (#30974852) Attached to: Apple's Trend Away From Tinkering

How come nobody realizes that ChromeOS isn't any different?

For the sake of security, I highly doubt that resources editors and hex editors (in order to patch executable files) would run on ChromeOS.

It's a tradeoff worth making.

Joe Hewitt's post about the iPad is worth a read: http://joehewitt.com/post/ipad/

Comment: Re:about time (Score 1) 77

by chrysalis (#30743024) Attached to: Apache May Stop 1.3, 2.0 Series Releases

Either it is a joke, or it was ages ago.

Nginx has a completely decent documentation: http://wiki.nginx.org/Main

And some tutorials to begin with: http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/request_processing.html - http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/server_names.html - http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/configuring_https_servers.html

Civilization, as we know it, will end sometime this evening. See SYSNOTE tomorrow for more information.