Thursday, July 22


Daily News Stuff 21 July 2021

Well, That Happened Edition

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  • Ace went down due to a lost IP address - it just up and vanished from the container.  But all I had to do was put it back and things were fine.

    This server went down for almost the same reason - if I bind the IP that was used for the websites (separate from the main host IP) the host blinks in and out of existence.

    No idea why.  It's been running fine for years.  The host hasn't even been rebooted for three years, though the containers have.

    But that meant I couldn't log in to the host - or if I did log in, I didn't stay that way for very long.  And in the ensuing reboots we suffered some index corruption, and that required a repair, and that segfaulted.  Fun all the way down.

    Some of the individual sites might still be down, but all the data is intact and they'll be back soon.  And as I learned just now, the twice-daily backups do in fact work.

  • Windows local privilege escalation vulnerability of the day.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Yes, another one.

Tech News

  • Amazon's new game New World kills the RTX 3090.  (Tom's Hardware)

    And I don't mean that it runs slowly even on the fastest graphics card you can get.  I mean it kills the RTX 3090 specifically.  Or certain models of it.

    Good luck getting a warranty replacement right now.

  • Crystal has hit 1.1.  (Crystal)

    Not a huge amount of changes in this version, but they tried to get all the breaking changes in before 1.0, so that's exactly what they wanted.  Full Windows support is still pending.

  • China breached 13 US oil and gas pipeline operators between 2011 and 2013.  (Bleeping Computer)

    And we're only hearing about it now.

  • The EU plans to ban arithmetic.  (BBC)

    They want to ban anonymous crypto wallets, but all a wallet is on many blockchains is a very, very large number that's hard to guess.

  • Fuck systemd.  (ZDNet)

    Trying to escape all the Windows vulnerabilities by moving to Linux?  Too bad, now you have systemd vulnerabilities instead.

Disclaimer: Let's not do this again real soon.

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1 Yeah, I got a Gateway error (502, but you know that) just now trying to access Wonderduck's blog.

Posted by: Mauser at Thursday, July 22 2021 01:50 PM (Ix1l6)

2 Wonderduck's site is back up now.  That update should fix all sites affected by this particular blerpage.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 22 2021 05:06 PM (PiXy!)

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