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Is there any algorithm pattern to protect any content in the web to ensure I am the first one who created it?

A few years ago there was this hacker (don't remember who he was) that full disclosed a vulnerability in a given system, but to make sure nobody took credit for that, he created some kind of PGP key. ...
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Angular UI's $StateProvider [duplicate]

I was thinking of using Angular UI, and specifically its $StateProvider, which makes it easy to create nested views, in my next application. Until now, I have been using vanilla Angular's ngInclude ...
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Why did the creators of the Internet Protocol decide to use IP addresses to identify a particular computer? [closed]

Why did the creators of the Internet Protocol decide to use IP addresses to identify a particular computer? Why not just have a unique ID assigned to each computer upon manufacture, then use that ID ...
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How much time should you allow for clock skew?

We are writing a B2B application that uses OAuth 2.0. Before a token expires we want to refresh it since it faster to refresh a token, than request a new one. However, we want to build in some ...
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In need of a more technical answer for an interview question about how the internet works from beginning to end [closed]

I've had interviews with 5 separate people over the past two weeks and three of those five have all asked me this question: Explain what happens between hitting "Google.com" and the page coming up on ...
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Better server to client communication mechanism over HTTP

I have a single server with several clients. I want to push messages to a particular client at a given time. Clients should not polling to the server. what are good patterns and practices to solve ...
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Why did Alan Kay say, “The Internet was so well done, but the web was by amateurs”?

OK, so I paraphrased. The full quote: The Internet was done so well that most people think of it as a natural resource like the Pacific Ocean, rather than something that was man-made. When was the ...
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How to find a 'good' seed page for a web crawler? [closed]

I started building a web crawler and read somewhere that it's a very hard problem to find a good seed page for the crawler. Can anyone explain me if there is any pre-defined procedure/ guidlines of ...
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What happens when an unexpected packet arrives at a computer? [closed]

I have been wondering this for a few days. I basically understand how networks and packets work. But what happends when an unexpected packet arrives? Like, when I didn't send a request for a website's ...
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Soft Real Time Internet Aplication

I am building a tutoring application that multiple students can sign into the same session with a tutor. My question is, for example, if I sent out a command to draw a line, do I need to wait to see ...
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What does path finding in internet routing do and how is it different from A*?

Note: If you don't understand this question then feel free to ask clarification in the comments instead of voting down, it might be that this question needs some more work at the moment. I've been ...
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Does a webapp need a connection monitoring feature?

I developing a client using Flex and ActionScript that is run in the browser and communicates with our server backend. There has been concern that the application "needs" to have a graphic indicator ...
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How to protect a peer-to-peer network from inappropriate content?

I’m developing a simple peer-to-peer app in .Net which should enable users to share specific content (text and picture files). As I've learned with my last question, inappropriate content can ...
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What can I do to keep my skills sharp without the internet? [closed]

This probably sounds like a funny question from the graybeards out there, but I seriously don't know what I'm supposed to do without the Google to offer help. Long story short, I'm planning on being ...
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How is IETF different from W3C?

I've been following these organizations (institutes, entities, whatever) for near 3 months now, and both of them claim that they're trying to make the Internet a better place. They're creating ...
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Why are we still using the DOM in the browser rather than a desktop paradigm

From my understanding, the web interface was developed to use HTML because at the time it wasn't possible to simulate a desktop style application in the browser such as how Silverlight and Flash work, ...
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What is the history behind the .NET platform's origins?

I watched Douglas Crockford's JavaScript talks recently, and at one point, he said that Microsoft did not consider JavaScript important because they saw the web as a passing phase of internet usage ...
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How can I program effectively during an Internet outage? [closed]

So much of development is now done online to take advantage of interconnectivity and shared resources. In a prolonged Internet outage, how can one cope with the lack of that connection? Are there ways ...
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Is Java Plug-in still relevant?

When I challenged Chrome development team about their decision to block every version of the Java Plug-in by default (http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=84001). They answered that Java ...
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How difficult would it be to interact with a Facebook poker game? [closed]

There is an online facebook flash poker game. This game is constantly sending and receiving information to the player's browser about all the things going on in the game. How hard would it be for a ...
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2answers
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What is the most accurate/frequent report on browser usage on the Internet? [closed]

I'm determining which browsers a new site should support. I'm looking for a respected and accurate (as possible) report on the browser versions that are currently in use. This report should, at ...
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Understanding the stateless internet [closed]

I'm transitioning from being a desktop developer to a web developer, and I'm having trouble understanding why HTTP is stateless. What are the reasons for it? What are some ways a desktop developer ...
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2answers
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Source code for TCP/IP stack

Am looking for an open source code for the TCP/IP stack. An explanation along the lines of the stack would also help me in understanding the different modules and their interactions. I tried searching ...
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Can we assume that all users today have Internet access?

As the Internet is pretty much ubiquitous, can we as developers assume that all users have Internet access? Now I don't mean that the code is written in such a way that if there is no connection then ...