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Comment poetry (noun) (Score 1) 187

"literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm." This is not a poem, it is a collection of words assembled according to the algorithm. It may resemble a poem but it is definitely not an expression of feelings or ideas.
Virtual monkeys with typewriters reproduced the complete works of Shakespeare. Does that pass the Turing test?

Comment Re:The bigger the lie (Score 1) 110

Oh God. That's a pretty remarkable claim considering that no one at Canonical had anything to do with the discovery or the patching of the bug. Let's have a quick look at the actual sequence of events:
1. Shellshock was discovered by Stéphane Chazelas, who reported it to bash maintainer Chet Ramey and a few others, and assigned CVE identifier CVE-2014-6271.
2. "CVE-2014-6271: remote code execution through bash" by Florian Weimer of Red Hat (2014-09-24) was one of the first public disclosures of the problem.
3. Florian Weimer (Debian contributor and Red Hat employee) posts a patch for bash that counters the attack.
4. Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, Oracle Linux, Debian, and Ubuntu adopt Weimer’s patch. Apple’s later OS X bash update 1.0 includes it as well.
5. Chet Ramey posts bash43-027 at 2014-09-27 22:50:07, accepting Weimer's patch into the upstream mainline.
Remember, it's always good to cite your sources (if you have any).
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