Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Dec 2008 19:49 UTC, submitted by BluenoseJake
Google Google has released an early version of Native Client, a framework designed to run portable x86 binaries inside a web browser - in a sandbox. Native Client also includes technologies that allow for easier communication between JavaScript and Native Client executables, which makes it possible for web applications to leverage native code when it comes to processor intensive tasks. This sounds eerily similar to Microsoft's ActiveX - one of the biggest security failures of the Windows operating system. Google insists, however, that Native Client is much, much more secure.
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Hmm...
by mmebane on Wed 10th Dec 2008 20:10 UTC
mmebane
Member since:
2005-07-06

Native Client == NaCl == Sodium Chloride == table salt

Just a coincidence?

Or are they subtly trying to hint that someday this technology should be ubiquitous and bring extra flavor to every website?

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RE: Hmm...
by Adam S on Wed 10th Dec 2008 20:46 in reply to "Hmm..."
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

My first thought too. I assume there is no connection other than the fact they probably think it's funny to call it NaCl and let just the few people "get it."

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RE: Hmm...
by tyrione on Wed 10th Dec 2008 22:12 in reply to "Hmm..."
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Native Client == NaCl == Sodium Chloride == table salt

Just a coincidence?

Or are they subtly trying to hint that someday this technology should be ubiquitous and bring extra flavor to every website?


And with this line of cryptogram the software will eventually stress out our systems and force us to get check ups and change our diets.

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RE[2]: Hmm...
by sbergman27 on Wed 10th Dec 2008 22:17 in reply to "RE: Hmm..."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

And with this line of cryptogram the software will eventually stress out our systems and force us to get check ups and change our diets.

Only a percentage of people are classified as "sodium sensitive". But none of us can do without salt entirely. Think about it:

http://tinyurl.com/5b7879

http://tinyurl.com/6n5jvn

Edited 2008-12-10 22:22 UTC

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RE: Hmm...
by Kokopelli on Wed 10th Dec 2008 22:15 in reply to "Hmm..."
Kokopelli Member since:
2005-07-06

So Native Client raises our blood pressure if used too much?

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RE: Hmm...
by ari-free on Wed 10th Dec 2008 23:27 in reply to "Hmm..."
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

I hope not. Otherwise, Mayor Nannystate Bloomberg would ban its use in NYC.

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