The Martian: A Novel. 5 stars. Makes Gravity look like a Sunday picnic. Haven't had that much fun reading a book in a while. The realism was so realistic. Sadly, I had to admit I would have died long ago, but I think my chances of making it are much better now! Can't wait for the game, movie, and little potato action figures.
Yah, a conditionless goto in the ios security flap certainly seems like a purposeful backdoor. Every compiler in the word would warn about this. It's almost impossible to think this made it into production.
Stoic philosophy is said to be one of the three great progeny of platonic though, along with skepticism and epicureanism. Though it's quite hard to find the relationship. If there is one I think it's their inherent conservatism in accepting your place in a static society.