Sunday, April 04
Curse Of Vanishing Edition
- Tried my hand at fishing in Minecraft. This is great in theory because fish let you tame cats and cats scare off creepers and creepers suck, and also because you can fish up certain types of enchanted items - bows, books, and fishing rods - that are otherwise hard to get.
Wasn't having much luck with that part, until I fished up this item:
It has every enchantment it is possible to have on a Minecraft fishing rod and all maxed out. I could have done without the curse, but since getting that one I have fished up a ton of other goodies.
No books of Fortune or Silk Touch yet, but I do have Unbreaking III to apply to my diamond pickaxe.
Update: Well, I forgot I had it with me, went to feed the animals at my ranch, got jumped by pillagers, and the fishing rod is gone. But it lasted long enough for me to get a replacement. I just need to be level 24 to combine two of the other fishing rods it found for me and I'll have all the same enchantments but without the curse. Only I just got killed by pillagers so my levels got reset...
- SK Hynix is investing $106 billion in new fabs. (AnandTech)
That's still a lot, but it sounds like this is over a longer period than TSMC's similarly-sized investment.
- Rocket Lake Xeons are coming. (WCCFTech)
I don't know why, but they are.
- Zen 3 has a potential security vulnerability like Spectre. (Phoronix)
It's a side-channel attack and there's no proof-of-concept yet, but they're taking it seriously - and there's already a flag that can be set in the CPU to disable the specific feature, called Predictive Store Forwarding, that may be vulnerable.
AMD's suggestion is to set this flag on applications that run untrusted code (e.g. web browsers) or at the kernel level if you can't do that. It doesn't need a microcode or BIOS update.
- Rust leaks your username. (Bleeping Computer)
The absolute path used when compiling Rust programs is baked into the binary code. This has been known for a while, but the Rust team seems to have bee struggling with the concept of don't do that then.
Disclaimer: It hurts when I do this.
Is there any possible non-nefarious use for this feature? Also, it makes me want to start distributing rust binaries compiled under . . . uh inappropriately-named file heirarchies. setenv WRKSRCDIR=/usr/tmp/joe/biden/nibbles/underaged/catamites/
Posted by: normal at Sunday, April 04 2021 04:25 AM (obo9H)
 not saying this is the best one.
Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, April 04 2021 08:26 AM (eqaFC)
Posted by: normal at Sunday, April 04 2021 10:01 AM (obo9H)
Posted by: Rick C at Monday, April 05 2021 01:18 AM (eqaFC)
Turns out you can throw them a surprising distance if you want to populate the next biome over with chickens.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, April 05 2021 02:14 AM (PiXy!)
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