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Nov
24
comment Trusting Trust - down to the hardware
What specific attack are you talking about? We're not mind readers.
Nov
19
comment What is grouping?
My guess is structs.
Nov
19
comment How to send data between HTTP requests without user modifying it?
@CraigAnderson: if you want to detect if the client is sending bogus cookies, you don't need to both hashing, just do a plain-jane comparion.
Nov
18
comment How to send data between HTTP requests without user modifying it?
@CraigAnderson: That makes no sense to do. The server doesn't have to accept data the client sends if it doesn't want to. If you don't want the client to change data, just ignore whatever the client says!
Nov
18
comment How to send data between HTTP requests without user modifying it?
Assuming the user is authorized resource 4, you can't.
Nov
16
comment Do I have to distribute my code if I use GPL based jquery controls in my commercial application
possible duplicate of What constitutes "distributing" for LGPL v3
Nov
16
comment Do I have to distribute my code if I use GPL based jquery controls in my commercial application
Please read the GNU FAQ, or the text of the GPL for that matter, as that will answer all your questions.
Nov
16
comment Does releasing a binary work under GPL mean source must be provided?
@Philip: right, they can dual license it, but when they do a GPL release, they release the source to go with it.
Nov
16
comment Does releasing a binary work under GPL mean source must be provided?
@JörgWMittag: that's not strictly true, he can't do 'whatever he wants'. He can distribute the binary without the source, but he can't then claim it is licensed per the GPL.
Nov
16
comment Does releasing a binary work under GPL mean source must be provided?
He can't do 'whatever he wants'. If he is going to claim his software is licensed per the GPL, he has to abide by all its terms, even as copyright owner. The choice he gets as owner, that others don't get, is whether or not to release per the GPL to begin with. If he chooses GPL, he has to abide by all of its rules.
Nov
16
answered Does releasing a binary work under GPL mean source must be provided?
Nov
16
comment Does releasing a binary work under GPL mean source must be provided?
@Jules, the OP is not right in the APL situation, because he is violating the terms of the APL by not actually conveying his software according to the requirements of the GPL.
Nov
12
comment Using PHP or C++ for in real world electronic devices
@M.K.Hunter: the touch pad on a microwave for example is pretty much guaranteed to be soldered into place and have no interface you could access without an oscilloscope and a lot of EE skill.
Nov
12
comment Using PHP or C++ for in real world electronic devices
To start, you'll need a degree in EE or the equivalent training and skills.
Nov
10
comment Is it imaginable to teach a machine how to program itself to a defined specification?
@Telastyn: comparing the input/output for a parser generator to the input/output for a human mind as being "more picky" is disingenuous at best.
Nov
10
comment Is it imaginable to teach a machine how to program itself to a defined specification?
@florian: it's not just "random" design choices. The answer to your question basically boils down to: "is it hypothetically possible to make a machine with a "mind".
Nov
10
comment Is it imaginable to teach a machine how to program itself to a defined specification?
@raptortech97: No, you cannot. Not 'complete' in the meaning of this question. In order for your spec to be so complete as to be capable of being mechanically transformed into an executable program, it essentially has to be written in a programming language. Otherwise, your spec will have undefined behavior, or you are just writing code in an MSWord document.
Nov
9
comment Is it bad to feel guilty using lots of libraries?
Do you think a carpenter feels guilty when they use off the shelf trusses and fasteners?
Nov
5
comment How to avoid spaghetti code when I have a lot of conditions?
A rules mechanism is often the first step down the road to the Inner Platform Effect.
Nov
4
comment Architecture - 3D Modeling Library
Look at how POV-Ray does it. Use that for inspiration. What makes the most sense is going to depend entirely on the application this software is going to solve, and you haven't indicated any purpose.