relaunched my instance on Google Compute Engine. maybe less breakage this time?
Toot. This place hasn't been the same since I accidentally trashed my instance. :c
TIL a freeware version of IDA exists now https://www.hex-rays.com/products/ida/support/download_freeware.shtml
Good to know: Raspberry Pi is not vulnerable to Meltdown/Spectre because they use processors that don't do speculation.
Also a nice, clear explanation of how the vulnerabilities work.
Apparently I had a broken AAAA record for my Mastodon instance. Hopefully as caches expire things will self-repair.
2017 me, emerging from DeLorean, to 1995 me:
So, this new 'Pentium' chip, turns out the whole 'speculative execution' road is a bit of a mistake. Yes it makes Doom faster but 22 years later all our computer systems are hacked each week by gangs of roaming cyber-criminals wearing vintage 80s micros as cosmetic jewellery on their leather jackets
1995 me (stuck in E1M2): Got it, Doom will get faster
2017 me: Did you even hear a word I said? I said the 80s are going to be fashionable again.
Stolen from Reddit r/Sysadmin
"A CPU predicts you will walk into a bar, you do not. Your wallet has been stolen."
And google post in advance it's disclosure of intel (but also of AMD and ARM) security vulnerability.
That looks like a real mess.
Turns out TempleOS isn't affected by the Intel bug
Which I'm sure is good news for all one people that use it
I accidentally deleted my Mastodon EC2 instance, so am slowly refollowing everyone.
New year, new me? 😅