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Performance ≠ Security 🔥

This is what the Intel architecture security bugs mean at scale. AWS clients already see up to 50% decrease in performance and basically all cloud providers use Intel architecture. Are you prepared to nearly double your spendings for servers in your company?
#security #intel #cloud

This small patch, to the Linux Kernel, is the most epic burn on Intel by AMD.

Paraphrased in English:
"If the CPU isn't AMD, assume it's not secure."

Who even the fuck is in charge of making up these James Bond-ass names for security vulnerabilities? Heartbleed. Meltdown. Spectre.

To think that if the Linux kernel mailing list had got their way, it would be FUCKWIT

(that's why the LKML doesn't get their way lol)

I've been curious about simracing lately, mainly because simulators always fascinated me.

In online communities the consensus basically is: when going past rookie you *need* high-end controller hardware.

Rudy van Buren recently won the McLaren simracing competition, using a Logitech G290 [1]. Before that he used a G27 [2]. Both are entry-level hardware.

Remember that next time you think you need better gear to get any progress.



"There is nowhere left to hide
There is nothing to be done
No people to be saved
No pets we've never names
40 miles from the sun"

> How's your day going? I ran "source .bash_history" instead of "source .bash_profile"

Petit fait marrant pour les Français, francophones franco-centrés que nous sommes : sur les 10 plus grandes agglomérations francophones au monde, une seule est en France (Paris, seconde juste derrière Kinshasa !). 8 sont en Afrique et 1 en Amérique du Nord (Montréal) :-)

Q: why do anti-capitalists only drink herbal tea?

A: because proper tea is theft!

Every time I see the awesome work of the Special Effect people it reminds me of the responsibility we have as software engineers: we may be able-bodied but not everybody is, it's up to us to make our software accessible to as many users as possible.

And yet we build websites that break when someone tries to increase the text size. That's plain wrong. Machines must adapt to people, not the other way around.

Yesterday and today Frontier Developments ran a 24h fundraising livestream to get nerds to give money to the Special Effect charity instead. That worked out quite well as a total of £53,680 was raised, nicely overshooting the £25,000 target.

Special Effect makes hardware and software to allow people with disabilities to play videogames. This may seem like a futile goal, but remember that games are also a social activity these people were denied.

That's from "The Recipe" by Kendrick Lamar and Dr Dre, for those interested.

The best time to plant a tree is ten years ago.

The next best time is now.

But don't expect to harvest anything this year if you're only planting the tree now. Not even if you plant a hundred trees. Not even if you throw all the horse shit you can manage at the field, either.

- Jaycie Holder on project management


(note to self: visit Los Angeles someday)