...maybe not very serious, nothing a program restart wouldn't fix, but still - damage.
I'm sorry, what?
Most browsers don't run in a particularly well secured sandbox. Sure there are additional security features, but the majority of people today still seem to be running (1) outdated browsers (2) as administrators (3) without any clue whatsoever regarding security.
A security flaw exposed from this fuzzer could easily end up being a major trojan outbreak. Not exactly something you fix by restarting Firefox...
"Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it
- Linus Torvalds
Although I must admit this is a bit of a new approach... Ask the rest of the world for a shell on their boxes and mass upload. The point of having a lot of nodes copy the main one is redundancy, if someone *cough* The US *cough* get into Wikileaks stuff, what's to keep them from just logging onto all these servers and erasing the copies too?
Taking a redundant system and making it dependant on a single node... Not too clever.
Had a similar experience on the bus a few weeks ago, five people sitting in a row talking to themselves. I probably wouldn't even have noticed the crazy one if he hadn't been wearing a cape, a trash bag and flip flops (Swedish winter) - and the lack of a phone upon closer observation.
And you won't see tactical nuclear weapons being used in the field likely ever, as that is the invisible line in the sand that would justify the enemy using nukes, perhaps on civilian targets. And there is no justification for using them against an enemy without nuclear capability.
Remind me again how WWII ended for Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Old programmers never die, they just become managers.