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Feb
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comment Anonymous software license
That's an interesting point, but putting something that looks like a real name on top of your code isn't real proof of accountability (in case of stolen code). If there's anything that's easy to do these days, then it's creating a new identity. If you want it to look legit, you could even fabricate a life using social media. When I look at an AUTHORS file of any interesting project, I've never heard of most of them. How am I supposed to know to which natural person to turn if someone sues me for intellectual property theft, if those names might as well be fake?
Feb
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comment Anonymous software license
But the burden of proof is with the claimants, right? What if I made it impossible for anyone to make a probable claim to authorship? That would of course be more than half of the work, but I think enforcing that property can be partially automated (don't publish it if natural language analysis shows that the documentation is distinguishable from a large English language corpus; do something similar for code).
Feb
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comment Anonymous software license
@TRiG: I wasn't aware of the CC0 license yet. Although the CC licenses are much too wordy for my taste, it's certainly an interesting candidate.
Feb
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asked Anonymous software license
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Any good reason to open files in text mode?
Nov
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comment How should a developer reject impossible requirements?
Also mention that the requirements are lacking, because a person of old age would have quite a thumb, but would still need to have a simpler and clearer UI.
Nov
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comment Any good reason to open files in text mode?
Interesting (it would be much more useful), but very language-specific. For most operating systems, this conversion step is probably implemented in Ruby itself, while newline conversion can be done by 'deeper' parts of the host OS.
Nov
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comment Examples of limitations in IT due to different bit length by design
In IBM PC-compatible master boot records, the partition table can't express partitions that are larger than or start further than 2 TB. This is because the sector size is fixed to 512 (the first sector of a disk contains the MBR; as a consequence, you initially have only 440 bytes of boot code) and the offset and size can at most be 2^32-1 sectors. To fix this, GUID partition tables are used now.
Nov
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comment Any good reason to open files in text mode?
That sounds arcane. Mainframe-like arcane. Could you name the operating systems in the first two cases?
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Nov
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revised Any good reason to open files in text mode?
more context as requested
Nov
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comment Any good reason to open files in text mode?
I get easily confused between SO and programmers. My apologies. If this is out of scope for p.SE, can it be moved to SO instead? My reason for posting it here, is that it's more about general guidelines than specific programming questions. I'll update the post for context as well.
Nov
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asked Any good reason to open files in text mode?