Hacker Newsnew | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit | e1ven's comments login

The link is from August 2003.

While you may capable of putting arbitrary restrictions into your license, both state and federal laws will trump your agreement.

If nothing else, I suspect that Title II of the 1964 Civil Rights act would interfere with a license attempting to discriminate using race.


Yes, that's why I addressed "can you put it in" and "is it enforceable" as two separate aspects.


That is very similar to what Adblock plus did. Many of the users were very unhappy, leading to forks of the project.

This policy, for good or ill, annoyed many of the users: https://adblockplus.org/acceptable-ads

Ultimately, it lead to the popular fork:



There was a huge controversy behind the acceptable ads feature. I think an application like "QBlock" would still stand a chance, but it would have to be transparent and enabled for all web users.


"Collective bargaining" and "all web users" are never, ever going to go together. That kind of consensus is just impossible.


I think the biggest part of the controversy was that people speculated it would become "pay us money so our users see your ads" more than "if your ads are acceptable we will unblock them"


Mozilla provides one - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-pocket-firefox

AFAIK, it's not adding an addon, or code-support. It's essentially just a bookmark in a prominent position.


Do you know the title of the book? I looked around briefly on his site, but didn't see it.

Is the idea similar to Zompist's Language Construction Kit?


Here it is for pre-order! http://www.amazon.com/Art-Language-Invention-Horse-Lords-Wor...

He told me it covered the essentials of language construction as far as his methodology goes, but I think it offers some insight into the development of other major and not-so-well-known conlangs as well.


Percona offer best-in-class support for MySQL.

Tokutek make a database engine. They offer it in two versions-

• One version (TokuDB) which runs inside MySQL (Alongside InnoDB/XtraDB, MyISAM, etc).

• One version (TokuMX) which runs in/as a fork of MongoDB. Since Mongo didn't historically use plugable storage engines, they had to fork the MongoDB code in order to use their storage engine.

Their engine has some advantages over the traditional Mongo storage engine (Now called MMAPv1) - One of the most prominent was that it supported in-line compression.

Many of these advantages are mitigated somewhat by MongoDB's new WiredTiger engine.


Each of the tools involved refer to their the overall https configuration as SSL. Even if it's not the protocol which is being used, it's a reasonable choice for the tool name.


SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3 -TLSv1

SSLCipherSuite ECDHE-RSA-AES1....


ssl_protocols TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;

ssl_ciphers 'ECDHE-RSA-AES....'


ssl-default-bind-ciphers ECDHE-RSA-....


The shorthand u/μ is becoming somewhat common in software packages.

I believe μTorrent was one of the first major packages to do so, but μBlock is also very popular. I've also seen it with μSpeech and μmustache.


While there are some OSS column store DBs, Vertica is a very well put together solution. It's very fast, it scales reasonably well, it has support for wide-range of analytic functions, and good support.


That's not a tradeoff I'm comfortable with, "even" in pre-release software.

I'm not accusing you of this, but in other cases I've seen proponents of something say "This isn't a big deal, it's just starting out". Then, when people continue to complain a year from now, the defenders say "This isn't a big deal, it's always done this."

Vivaldi looks interesting, but I'd wager that there's a decent overlap between the Power Users they're after, and the group that values their privacy the most.


Privacy has nothing to do with it. If the software is not yet ready, users are expected to encounter serious bugs. Your QA department is paid to help provide you with information to diagnose and troubleshoot those bugs, but users aren't, so you need to collect that automatically.



Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact