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Old 12-07-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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That is freakin awesome. Would make one hell of a movie based on real events.
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Awesome and scary. It really shows that if someone wants to get in, they will.
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Wow, that is so cool, and scary.
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I liked the creative solution used to get in. Not outside connectivity? No problem! Surely somebody will bring their flash drive home!
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That'* pretty freakin' sweet. It also shows that, in my opinion, we're kinda getting too smart.
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Considering that many nations and companies collaborated in order to get this done, I doubt it will be something to be afraid of, unless you're paranoid about privacy.
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That'* pretty freakin' sweet. It also shows that, in my opinion, we're kinda getting too smart.
Exactly. While in this incident it was for a greater good. IYet it'* success and analyzing hows and whys of it are very scary. These things can become global doomsday machines. Lets hope it was/is being reverse engineered by it'* makers to protect against retaliations. Not so much Iran, but the many walls of terrorists that continually try to fence us in for slaughter.
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Lesson learned: Install Linux?
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Linux is only stable because nobody uses it. And nobody wants to reek havoc on a handfull of eggheads. No glory there. Apple used to try to lamely use that a a selling point, then a savvy Mac hound compromised it'* new at the time Mac OS X at a Trade Show. As I remember it took him about 20 minutes. Whatever OS becomes the "system of the day" there will be equally smart people trying to wreck as build it.

If Iran had used Linux, they'd still be writing the software to run the Power Plant. I guess that'* one good point.
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