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Comment Re:I'm Cured! (Score 1) 602

There are different levels. Though, you are right. If all people could be placed in one of two buckets, "Aspie" and "Not Aspie", I'd probably make the first one. If there were a third bucket; "Nearing aspie, but safe to invite to a dinner if it would be rude not to", I'd probably fall in that one.

Comment Online Privacy (Score 1) 573

I cannot help to think that security, open software, and online privacy are all interconnected. There's a fine line between information we knowingly and unknowingly make public. What are you thoughts on personal privacy in the age of Social Networks and Internet tracking?

Comment Wouldn't a hard copy be a wiser thing to pirate? (Score 2) 397

"pirates went to the trouble of buying the game in a shop, taking it home and breaking the DRM instead"

Who knows if the the downloaded version has some sort of hidden tracking mechanism? With a store bought copy, the pirate can more easily remain anonymous.

It's a stretch perhaps, but that might bring light to why it worked out this way.

Comment Re:JS Speed is the deciding factor in modern webpa (Score 1) 182

I'm not so sure that the Javascript (well, EMCA Script) LANGUAGE is the problem. The challenges with respect to rendering speed have more to do with the DOM and the interaction with the browser itself. The DOM is a bulky beast. When javascript listeners are assigned to page elements the code can in turn alter the DOM creating or destroying elements, all of which can trigger javascript functions, any of which can create or destroy more DOM elements. It's a properly tangled mess. Memory management in this environment is no small task.

Comment What kind of person is he? (Score 2) 358

If he's ambitious and hungry for innovation, could he not use the money from Facebook to bootstrap something bigger? If it's just dumb luck, perhaps if his product is of any real value, and he doesn't sell, the big players might just jump in and roll their own faster, cheaper solution. Competing with them will be a different sort of job. Moving forward on his own may involve more work with Lawyers than with Technology and Innovation. So, the answer depends what kind of person he is. Some people are driven by the business end of things. Others want to innovate. Rarely is someone good at both.

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