Friday, June 11


Daily News Stuff 11 June 2021

Rickrolled By Moona And By The Internet Generally Edition

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  • Got delayed by network problems at work, so I'll keep this short and then maybe add some stuff later.

    Update: Network is back up.

    Update 2: Network is suffering 97% packet loss and 340ms ping times.

    Update 3: Network is down.

    Update 4: Network still down. Wait, up, no, down, updown, downup... Up!

  • Intel has made a $2 billion offer to buy embedded processor startup SiFive.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The whole attraction of SiFive is that their instruction set is an open specification, so anyone can implement it themselves if they want.  Most companies wouldn't want all that work and would rather license a design or buy an existing chip, but you can.

    Intel is pretty much guaranteed to fuck things up.  It's not in their DNA to be open.

Anime of the day is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.  It has giant robots throwing things at each other.  It's good.

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Disclaimer: The internet was a bad idea.

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1 "Exactly how do these companies have their networks configured?"
The factory machines probably aren't affected, but the email/ERP/whatever servers, people's desktops, and so on.  Can't process orders because you can't get into the order entry software, can't check email, can't run payroll, etc.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, June 12 2021 12:46 AM (eqaFC)

2 Imagine a world where people didn't connect every stupid machine to the internet.  Maybe, once enough people have paid enough idiot tax we can get there.

Also, imagine a world where the internet client machines have zfs snapshots being generated every 15 minutes, and where the shared storage is backed up frequently enough (in addition to some snapshot-like mechanism) that a ransomware attack is pointless.

Posted by: normal at Saturday, June 12 2021 01:03 AM (LADmw)

3 Normal, the way I hear it, some of the ransomware will encrypt your backups for months before nailing your regular files, supposedly, precisely so you can't restore from backup unless you want to use a 4-month-old one, and you simply can't do that with something like payroll.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, June 12 2021 02:44 AM (eqaFC)

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