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Knowledge-Sharing Architects As An Alternative to Coding Architects

“Yes, a coding architect might work (and is indeed orders of magnitude better than an architect who has no clue about the code), but a knowledge-sharing architect will generally work better.”
Another Quote:
“As a nice side effect, the very same knowledge sharing weakens a dependency on the architect (and reducing any dependency on a specific person is a Universally Good Thing™).”

War on Clones, Part II. Identifying Mobile and Browsers. Social and Payment-Based Identification. Putting it all together.

“as much as iOS is a device identification nightmare, Android is a device identification paradise.”
Another Quote:
“Everybody makes occasional mistakes, cheaters/abusers included.”

War on Clones, Part I. IP-based (non-)Identification. Identifying PCs and Macs

“NEVER EVER use IPv4 for long-term bans”
Another Quote:
“If using MAC addresses to identify devices, you SHOULD gather stats on repeating MAC addresses within your DB”