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Comment Re:For the rest of us (Score 4, Funny) 299

THAT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD IDEA. I'M VERY HAPPY WITH MY NEW CAPS LOCK KEY. OH WAIT, DID YOU MEAN A SHIFT KEY?

the one problem with using my new caps lock key is that the slashdot filter complains that it's like yelling and refuses to post my comment. maybe these sentences will mollify it. haha it worked.

Comment Re:Will be watching from Connecticut (Score 3, Informative) 36

Looking at the map, it seems like the direction to look from Connecticut will be south/southeast (but mostly south). It first has to rise above the Earth's curvature far enough to be visible from CT, and by that time it's already quite far out to sea to the east. Looks like a similar situation in NJ - it's not going to appear to the southwest.

Comment Re:not supposed to be on the web! (Score 4, Interesting) 329

Yeah, this is what bothers me about this whole thing. People are acting like this is a terrible security hole outside of anyone's control, but if you're running an environment which allows for remote execution of anything via bash, I feel like Agent Smith said it best: "your men are already dead." That hasn't been a plausible architecture for public-facing applications for at least a decade. I remember working hard to get away from CGI-style approaches in the late '90s - back then, it was more for performance than security, but the security was an added bonus that became more apparent later.

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