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>may discourage posts like this.

That may be goldenkey's goal, and shouldn't be discouraged either. Someone's opinion that something is awful and doesn't belong here is just as legitimate as your opinion that something is informative and interesting.

Your comment is unnecessarily condescending and may discourage comments like this.

I disagree. Most opinions that state "I already knew this, and you should too" are banal and do not lead to interesting discussion. And the moderation system of this site is set up to promote interesting discussion.

True but my comment was more directed at the disenfranchising nature of 'using printf.' Printf has nothing to do with shellcode, and is just a silent mockdrop of BS to entice those who would probably click onto the next article of a real explanation of shellcode were had. I prefer frankness to BS even if the frank explanation intimidates most.

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