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Comment Re:Yes... (Score 5, Interesting) 141

Yes, but why bother to patch such an exploit in an OS that you've already killed off yourself? Why not open up the market to let people take advantage of the hardware rather than let it end up in the Landfill? The answer of course is, "because they're Microsoft, duh?", but what value did this add?

Comment Re:Or... let there be light! (Score 1) 279

It wouldn't need to shine directly into the eyes of the audience - a lower power IR laser with a rotating diffraction grating could be projected onto the screen - invisible to the naked eye, very low risk of eye damage and would wreak havoc on most digital video recording devices...

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Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?