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  • Xata is a serverless database for serverless apps.  (Xata.io)

    Serverless is one more step of wishful thinking beyond cloud.  There's no serverless, there's just someone else's servers and you have no control over what happens on them.


  • People said I was mad to embed SMB in the kernel, but I embedded it all the same.  It sank into the swamp.  (Phoronix)

    It has - surprising no-one - a security vulnerability.  Involving .. which is the first thing you check when handling a file path on Unix-like systems.

    And the patch to fix that has a buffer overflow bug.


  • You can no longer run Windows 11 in VirtualBox.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Funny thing, I was checking my desktop system for that AMD chipset driver bug yesterday, and I noticed that it has TPM 2.0, the critical requirement for running Windows 11.

    I still can't run Windows 11 because it doesn't support my CPU either.


  • The Surface Pro 8 may or may not have leaked.  (Thurrott.com)

    It will be announced in two days so the chance of accurate leaks right now is high, but there's limited information of dubious provenance, so taking this with a bucket of salt for now.


Disclaimer: Of all the salt mines, in all the deserts, in all the world, she falls into mine.

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1 Story I recall was Oklahoma.  Wildly different state from Ohio. 

The Oregon source looks like it might be an official organization, perhaps even a part of state government.  Kate Brown is governor of Oregon, so anything official is wildly untrustworthy. 

Forex, I understand that officially, Washington and Oregon haven't had the forest fire situations exacerbated by antifa/BLM arsonists.  Grapevine from Washington is that there have been such arsonists in Washington. 

Posted by: PatBuckman at Monday, September 20 2021 10:25 PM (r9O5h)

2 I get a kick out of "remove . and .. components."  Web servers went through this exact issue, what, 15-20 years ago?  Someone should maybe browse the Apache codebase.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, September 20 2021 11:19 PM (Z0GF0)

3 Well, SMB/CIFS shouldn't be in kernel.  Then again, neither should NFS.

Posted by: normal at Monday, September 20 2021 11:44 PM (LADmw)

4 I don't think they still produce the print version (scanned PDFs of the old ones are downloadable), but I once spent a merry afternoon in the university library copying data out of a thick tome titled "Vital Statistics of the United States, Volume II - Mortality", providing the numbers on every way that people die in a year, broken down by age, race, and location. People toppling vending machines onto themselves was always a good one to have handy when someone tried to manufacture a claim about a small number in a large population.

Not that actual numbers meant anything when you were arguing on the Internet, of course. :-)

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Tuesday, September 21 2021 01:18 AM (ZlYZd)

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