My kid just uncovered a bug in a program I wrote by grabbing my laptop and smacking the keyboard a bunch. Biological input fuzzing; a real-life chaos monkey.

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@a I once watched a young kid get *really* into edgecase testing an interactive I've created for my local museum. Eventually we got concerned for the hardware once he failed to break the software!

@alcinnz @a I think that's pretty much why a lot of museums have basically unbreakable hardware.
Like metal plate for a trackball & metal push buttons.

“when the screensaver core dumped and they actually hacked their way in! wow, those little hackers... 🐈”

“I thought it was a unique incident, but they managed to do it a second time. So I'd consider this issue... reproducible... by kids 😄”

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