Re: Oi! Keep quiet
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1905 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Unfortunately GDS have become the problem, rather than part of the solution. I had to deal with them for part of my job and we had to use their Government approved font on a website we where creating for them, with Government approved text, which contained characters that weren't in the font. Nice.
Because we've already implemented GDPR to EU standards?
True and as a member of the EU we get a pass on the Data slurping Laws the government has passed over the last few years. But as a non EU member Global Slurping of Internet Data becomes problematical when wanting to get our hands on EU Citizens data.
Today's headlines where all about Tory infighting forcing a no deal Brexit, except for the Sun, which seams to think that Jeremy Corbin is the most powerful person in Briton as he can single handedly lead Labour to stop Brexit. At least that's what I think the headline 'Don't let Labour Kill Brexit' is about.
Intel is not hiding it, note all the publicity earlier on in the year. Unfortunately the bug is in code that is so fundamental to how modern day multi threaded processors work that to fully fix it will require a fundamental redesign of the chips. Current chips IIRC can't be patched without causing a slowdown.
The amount of slowdown depends on what each program is actually doing and can't be guessed.
AMD and other chip manufacturers have the same problem.
As to legal liability I doubt it, we wos warned.
 Please correct this if I'm wrong
i inherited a lot of "select * from table where thing = '" + strinput + "'" in an aspx intranet. I was bloody frightening they hadnt been hit before. Idiots.
But try getting a) budget or b) time from Management to fix this stuff, you'll get the 'it works so don't touch it' excuse.
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