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Comment: Re:Morons ... (Score 1) 189 189

So what you are saying is that they could incur legal bills to other people by knowingly using an invalid argument? In what way would that be a good outcome unless you are a lawyer? Have you ever heard of the term "chilling effect"? "Hey there, domain owner, you can either sell us your domainname for $1 or we'll start a frivolous lawsuit using this ridiculous and knowingly invalid claim which will cost you atleast $2,000 to defend against".

Comment: Re:How stupid could someone be? (Score 1) 111 111

Generation algorithms for software license keys is fine.
Simple generated keys stop casual sharing of licenses. Nothing stops dedicated hackers.
Why invest time and money in a very expensive license key system when all you're doing is providing the hackers with a more interresting challenge.
The problem here isn't generating keys, it's the relatively high chance of colission; it's badly generating keys.

Comment: Re:"Win Prize" (Score 4, Insightful) 171 171

If only I had sent in my concept of a condom that miraculously kills all those diseases and also HIV, cancer and the common cold, I would have won.

There is nothing useful or nerdy here.
Neither the product nor any of it's features are currently possible.
There is no invention, no science, no ingenuity here, just an idea.

Ideas are a dime a dozen, it's being able to implement those ideas that matters.

Comment: Re:If you cannot answer your own question.. (Score 4, Insightful) 296 296

it seems to me like you need to look more closely to what you mean/need by 'granularity' and perhaps change your mentality using familiar languages, and the solutions for problems in those areas.


"Very high" is subjective. I've had programming tasks where every single byte of memory counted and was optimized for. But I've also had tasks where this meant I'd just have to keep memory usage down to a few MB; totally different interpretations of "very high granularity".

Since you'll probably need to have a trade-off between memory and performance, which is more important? Can you spare a few KB to make your code run 2x faster? How about a few MB? Does code need to run as fast as possible or just fast enough to keep pace with the GUI?

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.