- Jul. 24th, 2006
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The obvious problem I see with this is scalability — the reason I rejected approaches like this from the outset. The problem, jokes about exploiting their browser on the way aside, is that it's an enormous amount of computing time to do this on a large scale.
But I actually like the suggestion that I noted from Black_Knight in my aforementioned post. He suggested that the same effect could be attained by mining data from the requests by the Google toolbar. That's why I like what Black_Knight said more. It leverages (free) computing-time of the toolbar-users as a side-effect of being useful to them. Maybe prototyping this is what Microsoft is really after.
So anyone wanna place bets whether Strider gets exploited daily ?