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Anyway, the article neglects that these suns probably have Oort clouds of their own, and a different ecliptic plane, which means theircomets would be coming at an angle Jupiter doesn't protect us from, and potentially at an exceptionally high rate of speed. What with our own comet adventures with Shoemaker-Levy 9 and Siding Spring, Earth interaction with a comet may be more likely than previously thought.
Slashdot Beta sucks.
It is an acknowledged fact that the operating systems we use cannot be made secure even without end user interaction. They are just too complex. And yet we must trust them to do business. Even without the acknowledgement the proof comes weekly. Despite this we still use them, and worse - old versions of them that are a parody of secure code and known to be exploited.
We spend the end user's trust too readily. And we let them spend it greedily.
If I were the man I was five years ago, I'd take a FLAMETHROWER to this place! *
I don't post here much any more.
The problem with firewalls and antivirus is they all locking the door after the cattle are fled.
Your data will never be secure.
*Scent of a woman Great movie.