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Daily News Stuff 18 September 2021

Everyone Has Three Mortgages On Their Soul Edition

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  • Deliver sixteen tons what do you get
    A bottle of piss and deeper in debt
    Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
    I owe my soul to the Amazon store.
      (Bloomberg)

    On the one hand, anything that hastens the exodus from and collapse of large liberal cities is an unalloyed good.  On the other hand, all the people pushing for these company towns vote Democrat anyway and they will turn out to be just as bad as the first time around.


  • Speaking of company towns, bit of a kerfuffle in Melbourne today.  The old-school working class socialists have had quite enough of the new-wave managerial class socialists and decided to break things.

    Safe prediction: The Victorian government, which collectively has the decision-making capacity of a week-dead wombat, will promptly step in to make everything much worse.

    Update: That was indeed prompt.  Victoria has just announced lockdowns won't be lifted until 90% of the population is fully vaccinated.

    Riots it is then.

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Disclaimer: And then never use the cloud again.

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1 It Just Makes Senseā„¢ that when you're renting out cloud servers running an OS you didn't design that you would install a trivial-to-exploit backdoor without telling the customers.

Posted by: normal at Sunday, September 19 2021 05:28 AM (LADmw)

2 "AMD has divulged . . . memory pages in Windows."

So, yeah, I think anything that's not Redmond's Hydra is probably safe (until they write a shitty driver for linux that contains all the "features" of the windows driver).
Is the PSP/IME vulnerable?  Probably.  Good thing it runs in its own namespace with RW access to the network and practically no way to inspect or audit the code (or the silicon) running down there.

Posted by: normal at Sunday, September 19 2021 11:19 AM (obo9H)

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