Saturday, June 08


Daily News Stuff 8 June 2024

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  • Just in time for the weekend, there's a new critical security vulnerability in PHP.  (Ars Technica)

    Sysadmins worldwide panic.

    On Windows.

    Sysadmins worldwide go back to sleep.

    If you have Chinese or Japanese language packs installed and run PHP on Windows, Windows itself will helpfully slip unsafe characters past the normal security mechanisms and into database queries where they will wreak havoc.

    There are several fatal design flaws working together to make this a problem, and none of them are unique to PHP.

    Though PHP is still awful and nobody should use it for anything, ever.

Tech News

Random Anime Music Video of the Day

Song is Hall om mig by Nanne Gronvall.  Anime is Princess Tutu, the greatest story ever told about a duck who saves the world through the power of ballet.

It's like...  Someone took Swan Lake, turned it inside out, shook out all the parts, and put it back together, only somehow better and also even more weird.

Disclaimer: No ducks were harmed in the filming of this video.  Much.

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1 Weird takes on Swan Lake - my mind goes back to the old Mad magazine version...

Posted by: Frank at Saturday, June 08 2024 07:24 PM (HXB50)

2 That new Ryzen 370 could be the base for a nice replacement for my 4900HS laptop at some point.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, June 08 2024 10:02 PM (BMUHC)

3 It looks like a really good chip.  I want to see how Strix Point Halo turns out with its 16 CPU cores and 40 graphics cores.  If that can still work well at relatively low power (30-40 watts, not 15) it could be a killer.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 08 2024 11:00 PM (PiXy!)

4 I'd buy one of those Ryzen 11 Al 480 iCD-ROM things!

Posted by: normal at Sunday, June 09 2024 12:41 AM (bg2DR)

5 Early Civ games were great, especially Civ 2, since they resolved many of the issues with Civ 1 and introduced great features.  Civ 3 was a mixed bag, since it was overall an improvement over Civ 2 but they took away some of things that made Civ 2 fun.  All the subsequent Civ games have increasingly go downhill, not the least is road coning how Firaxis expects you to win, instead of letting you choose the what path you want to win with.

Of course, Civ 2 was the base for the best Civ game of them all...Alpha Centauri.  Alpha Centauri with the Alien Crossfire expansion pack is still my favorite PC game of all time.

Posted by: cxt217 at Tuesday, June 11 2024 11:40 AM (ZLF73)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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