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?
It didn't appear to be "in space" very long, and as convection heat loss drops along with the pressure and density of the atmosphere, the inside of the rocket should stay plenty warm for it's brief duration up there.
And no one in the history of everything has ever left a job, taken a job somewhere else, and then been hired back at their previous job at a higher rate of pay after things changed. Ever. Never gonna happen.
I believe that was covered by previous poster's comment of "They don't want to hand out an award for something that later turns out to be wrong or not so important after all." Don't worry, I'm sure he'll return it to the Committee...
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...
It it was private event, then the police should not have been responding unless the people in charge of the "private" event called and told them to.
When the police enter a "private" event without being summoned and do what they did, then they are even more at fault than if they entered a "public" event.
The rules of free speech have no connection to public vs. private and any time the government attempts to limit your right to free speech, it is a violation of the 1st Amendment.