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Comment: Re:Test string here: (Score 1) 399

by Spaham (#47985917) Attached to: Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

was vulnerable (on debian),
$ env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test"
vulnerable
this is a test
Just ran apt-get update and upgrade and :
$ env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test"
bash: warning: x: ignoring function definition attempt
bash: error importing function definition for `x'
this is a test

Comment: language and culture (Score 1) 426

by Spaham (#46070943) Attached to: Kentucky: Programming Language = Foreign Language

It's interesting to see how few people say that foreign languages come with foreign cultures.
American people (as a whole) are known for their lack of knowledge about the rest of the world.
Just because we use the term 'language' in "computer language" doesn't mean it's a real language.
Allowing people to learn a CS language instead of a real human language removes the little chance some people have to actually learn about other cultures.
(As I said above, I'm speaking about the US as a whole, of course a lot of people have more knowledge than that, but I'm sure you can easilly quote a few politicians, even presidents who couldn't tell their ass from their feet even geographically wise)

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

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