Archive For July, 2009

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Quit Bugging Me: quick shell tricks – using addresses

Here's a quick-trick you can do from the target side shell.  It might come in handy.  How-to run programs and pass variables by their addresses...First I'll allocate some space, populate it, assign it to some new symbols and add those symbols to the target-side symbol table using the target resident shell:-> SomeString = "this is a format spec.  %d is…

Space Junk: collision imminent

It was bound to happen eventually.   On February 10th  two large satellites collided in orbit - Kosmos 2251 crashed into Iridium 33 [spaceweather] [bbc].  Even with sophisticated tracking and modeling mechanisms, two large satellites managed to crash into each-other. On the one hand it's surprising - even the experts all say "unexpected" and "extremely unlikely".  On the other hand, there's…