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to distinguish between [Anonymous Monk]s in a thread, brand 'em
Why have people such problems with the "anonymity" of Anonymous Monks?
All it takes to remove the "branding" is to clear your cache of cookies, so this measure is too easily defeated by those who for their own reasons do not want to be associated with a previously posted node.
A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James