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comment What is the legality of making a mobile app version of an existing card or board game?
Game mechanics can't be patented in the US (IANAL), but a clone might certainly violate trademarks. This is off topic here, though.
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comment Loading database in memory vs querying
Are you using a decent dbms, or something home grown? You shouldn't need to keep the full db in memory. At most, the indexes. I think you are prematurely optimizing in an attempt to solve a problem you don't know for sure you'll have.
Aug
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comment Are C static libraries frowned upon?
@FlorianMargaine and your post is a counter example.
Aug
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comment Are C static libraries frowned upon?
Who's 'frowning' on them? Is someone preventing you from using them? I don't like questions like this because they never show who 'they' are or why you should care about 'their' opinion.
Aug
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comment LAMP without PHP
Is it 'necessary' for what? LAMP is just an acronym that describes one particular type of app hosting stack.
Aug
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comment protect purchased games to be downloaded on other pc
@JoJo if you track each download (as a row in a table), you could enforce X per month without having to reset any values at the beginning of each month by just querying for the number of downloads in the last 30 days.
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answered protect purchased games to be downloaded on other pc
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comment embedding LEFT OUTER JOIN within INNER JOIN
Run the SQL interactively, starting with a simple select and then adding the joins. That will show you what is going on.
Aug
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revised How do I / what is the best way to interact with a desktop application from a browser web application?
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answered How do I / what is the best way to interact with a desktop application from a browser web application?
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comment Why can't we use IP address instead of cookies in identifying the client in servlets?
And people's IP addresses might change frequently (home broadband).
Aug
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comment Old Browsers and Polyfills
Can you narrow down and highlight the specific question here a bit? There's a good question in here, but its not clear what exactly you are after.
Aug
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comment How to make sure media are used only on authorised sites?
Search for 'prevent hotlinking'. You can't 100% prevent it, but you can make it difficult.
Aug
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comment Will hosting documents on AWS reduce our load?
If security was an issue, if you host on an Amazon VPS instead of S3, you can implement the necessary security on that remote server (perhaps having it do a callback to your main server to validate credentials)
Aug
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comment Specific reasons why a top left origin is better/worse than a bottom left origin for computer graphics
Keep in mind, not every graphics platform has Y increasing as you move down. OpenGL for example has Y increase as you move up the display. The top-left origin for graphics tends to only exist in 2D graphics environments.
Aug
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comment Integrating a mobile website into a mobile app
You should really mention specific limitations like this in your question. You still might be able to query the mobile apps hosting environment. For example, there's a number of objects made available in PhoneGap by default - you can check any number of them (for example, the Device object). Or perhaps hide the menu on the 'deviceready' event, which would only get fired if running inside PhoneGap. (I'm assuming its a PhoneGap app, again, these are details you need to provide in your question).