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Signed On Feb 1, 2009, 04:01
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 in March
35. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 in March Jan 7, 2018, 00:30 TheVocalMinority
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 6, 2018, 21:58:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 6, 2018, 18:47:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 6, 2018, 18:43:
Good plan, when in doubt use caps! *ugh* Go play SC and leave us alone.

Isn't it the villain who yells, "They'll see. I'll make them all pay!"?

You forgot 'while he's petting a white Himalayan cat'.

LOL I think you have all misunderstood post 25.

Man I love these Star Citizen discussions.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jan 5, 2018, 05:47 TheVocalMinority
 
Drej wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 00:41:
I'm scientifically inclined, and I could not understand 1% of that article. And now my OCD has kicked in and it will bother me that I can't understand this.

I didn't understand the article either, however I suspect this is a result of the journalist not understanding what they are writing about rather than my own stupidity (in this case at least).
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 2, 2018, 22:58 TheVocalMinority
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 21:21:
MeanJim wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 20:38:
I suppose a recall is out of the question due to the number of processors affected, many of which aren't even in production anymore.

Well, I think it would not just be out of the question, it would literally be impossible to recall 2+ billion cpu and replace them.

Better solution, fix the security issue and disable the fix when a game runs or give user white-listing abilities. 23% performance reduction would definitely make me NOT apply that update. This issue isn't exploitable over the web anyhow. Hax needs full access to your rig, so sandbox and no problem. Although.. I think this issue could actually make sandboxes leak... now wouldn't that be something.

But until we can read what is actually patched we dunno really

As you say all we have is speculation at the moment but it is possible that this could be exploited remotely. IIRC rowhammer has been found to work in Javascript but not sure how reliable it is.

From what I have read the main concern is that it may allow users to break out of a VM and have their way with the entire system.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
8. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Dec 16, 2017, 07:13 TheVocalMinority
 
Sorry didn't have time to follow up on this during the week.

Host is irrelevant, updates are signed by Debian private key and will not install if hash does not match. It can be overridden but I don't think this will be the default in the auto update because that would be nuts.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
6. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Dec 11, 2017, 10:08 TheVocalMinority
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 10, 2017, 19:09:
The problem with automatic updates in Debian 10 is that to consciously allow that you have to trust the hosters behind the package updates. And I seriously do not. This isn't a hardened infrastructure like Windows Update (the one thing that MS did not fuck up, even though it fucked WU up in many other ways). This is some automatically compiled stuff non-supervised and without any oversight. You can literally count the days till this is hacked.

I'm not quite sure what you are talking about here but I suspect you have no idea how Debian updates work. I'm no expert but I know the updates are signed and I'm also pretty sure Debian packages generally consist of pre-compiled binaries these days not code (other than the packages that actually give you the code for the binary packages).
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 9, 2017, 06:51 TheVocalMinority
 
Nice self-justification Beamer, good work. And thanks to the previous three posters for providing a good laugh - you obvious didn't RTFA.  
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News Comments > Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay?
10. Re: Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay? Oct 16, 2017, 11:33 TheVocalMinority
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 10:51:
TheVocalMinority wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 10:48:
I am highly disappointed in the comments section for this story thus far...

Well, I guess some people that have been around during the kickstarter have already died of old age, so you might want to excuse their absence from this talkback.

...aaaand the party has started
 
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News Comments > Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay?
3. Re: Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay? Oct 16, 2017, 10:48 TheVocalMinority
 
I am highly disappointed in the comments section for this story thus far...  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Incorporating Beta Feedback
41. Re: Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Incorporating Beta Feedback Oct 15, 2017, 03:26 TheVocalMinority
 
Yes because there never has been any stooge accounts unmasked on Blue news before Rolleyes2  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Incorporating Beta Feedback
37. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Incorporating Beta Feedback Oct 14, 2017, 01:40 TheVocalMinority
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 20:57:
Slick wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 20:33:
<who cares>

Let it go because right now it's just coming across as astro turfing, which annoys the holy fuck out of me.

Oh FFS it was obvious from the start that slick was an astro turfing account for EA (with the caveat that any sufficiently rabid fanboi is indistinguishable from a shill).

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Sep 30, 2017, 01:33 TheVocalMinority
 
What is a QVC and why do I care?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Sep 14, 2017, 23:51 TheVocalMinority
 
Creston wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 22:25:
If Valve doesn't give a shit about hate groups being on their platform, why does this guy think they give a shit about him canceling his account?

They don't give a shit about anything but money. If the hate groups buys games, Valve is perfectly okay with them. Sad story, but there you have it.


I think that one of the ideas behind this sort of consumer activism is that is does impact the bottom line. Obviously not when one person does it but if it is taken up as a cause by a large group of people then the impact can be considerable - hence the reason that this particular whiny bitch it telling people about their actions.

Anyway the comments on this topic has been interesting reading. I have discovered that Valve exceptionalism even beats angst about online hate speech.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
16. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 10, 2017, 00:48 TheVocalMinority
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 9, 2017, 07:34:

That's the post in this thread that triggered you?


There is a very simple answer to this question, I'll leave it for you to have a think about LOL.

This comment was edited on Sep 10, 2017, 03:44.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
15. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 9, 2017, 00:43 TheVocalMinority
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 22:43:
Maybe there's a problem and you're a terrible troll. At least be funny or original in some way, you're offensively boring.

You must be new here.

At least Beagle is a far more entertaining troll then fistingtime.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
13. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 9, 2017, 00:33 TheVocalMinority
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 19:48:
Ugh, Star Citizen. Can't even bring myself to make disparaging remarks now, everything has been said ad nauseam.

Well don't let that stop you. Oh I see that it hasn't, good job.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 19, 2017, 02:21 TheVocalMinority
 
fishingtime wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 23:10:
a disgusting website that caters to children's desires then censors most political views. kids are growing up distorted thanks to these sites that value popularity over truth

Incompetent troll or social experiment? I can't quite tell.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Aug 19, 2017, 02:19 TheVocalMinority
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 20:59:
Right? I wish common sense judges like that were more prevalent, across the country. Not that it would work for every case, but a HUGE chunk of them can and should be decided by one person in a half hour or less. At the very least, someone like Judge Judy could examine your case and decide if it even deserves to be filed at all. But then the blood-sucking lawyers would raise hell in the face of such efficiency.

For demonstrating extreme stupidity on the internet I sentence you to ONE NIGHT OF REHABILITATION!
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jul 18, 2017, 07:57 TheVocalMinority
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 17, 2017, 22:00:
He's got such a supple wrist.

And plays by sense of smell.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
54. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 08:13 TheVocalMinority
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 12:35:
Even in the Soviet Union, during the worst of its dark years under Stalin, they didn't dare dismiss the work and findings of scientists at home, and even across the globe.

It's probably a bit late in the day to head of this particular piece of anti-trump hysteria but it reminded me of this editorial in Nature:
http://www.nature.com/news/beware-the-anti-science-label-1.21956

 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
6. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 2, 2017, 01:34 TheVocalMinority
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 00:41:
DangerDog wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 23:01:
Sounds like the new attack vector will be the "white listed" programs, just attack ones that are common for most people to have installed like Adobe Reader.

We are heading into the eventual day when it won't be optional to install programs unless they're from the MS Store.

Not in the EU. If MS pulled this you can count the days till their next billion penalty.

So iPhones aren't sold in Europe?
 
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