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revised Implementing RSA into an Android Messaging App
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comment Implementing RSA into an Android Messaging App
@ammoQ Of course compromising the key on one's device wouldn't really be that big of a deal if the key was unique to the device/account, sort of like a password. I guess it also depends on what else the key would be good for. I brought up the reverse-engineering bit because I've come across other people who wish to ship common private keys with their apps, which of course is asking for trouble.
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revised Vim key mappings / plugin XCode?
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Thank you, @Jae. Best of luck!
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@Jae No no, let me clarify. I meant differently in the context of launching the blog and increasing meta participation, this isn't a loaded question :) Re-read my question in that context and give it a shot. To further clarify, consider differently to be what will you do that hasn't been tried. Does this make sense?
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@Jae To be fair, A Theory of Moderation essentially discusses how moderation works on SE. It's not really a charter per se. There's nothing really to believe in.. a moderator has no choice but to accept the moderator agreement :) But I'm just splitting hairs at this point, you can ignore me :)
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@Jae I understand that you will try to grow our Meta participation, but my question was how will you go about doing this, keeping in mind what's already been discussed. To get to the point, what will you do different? Same question for the blog.
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@YannisRizos Well it's easy to point fingers at a concert and say well we're civilized when you only have 10 people at your recital :) Anyway I do see your point though and best of luck!
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@YannisRizos To be fair, P.SE won't encounter situations like the one you linked to for a long time. The plain and simple reason is that there just aren't enough (active) users on it to get to that point. Now if/when your (active) users to moderators ratio comes close to SO, then you can bet your a** you'll see behaviour like that. Regarding the gimme teh codez point, surely you must see that P.SE is not immune to that, right?
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@YannisRizos I don't necessarily agree that P.SE is safeguarded against gimme teh codez types of questions, but thanks for clarifying anyway :)
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@ThomasOwens Fair enough. Clearly wording the FAQ to be closer to the (current) scope of P.SE is the right way to go - thanks!
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@ThomasOwens You mention that some of the on-topic questions listed in the FAQ are rather vague and broad, yet we have other candidates here who feel quite the opposite (@YannisRizos: I personally feel that the scope of the site is extremely well defined). Where do you think this disconnect arises from and what (if anything) will you do to narrow the scope of P.SE?