Do I detect a reference to the tape that came with the BBC?
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There are definitely 32 bit Meltdown/Spectre patches available now.
Looking at https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4073757/protect-your-windows-devices-against-spectre-meltdown (there's a section explicitly for 32-bit Windows) and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4088878/windows-7-update-kb4088878 I think they went on general release with the March patch Tuesday.
I remember (no link, sorry) seeing them offered an an out of band not on general release update perhaps in late January or Feb.
Re: Motherboard Fixes
If it's any reassurance, I've just done several hundred, deploying the initial Intel microcode and then rolling it back as they've acknowledged it is buggy.
I'd suggest waiting until you've got a BIOS release with the final microcode, and then it should be plain sailing....
Re: Motherboard Fixes
Are you certain?/Do you have a link? The BIOS updates are typically for Spectre mitigation.
All the meltdown patch does is stop mapping the kernel into each application's address space.
The BIOS updates contain fresh microcode to allow finer control of branch prediction to make Spectre mitigation easer.
It's set automatically if your AV including Defender is compatible
Re: Doesn't matter
There's a microcode component to the spectre mitigations. See https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2018/01/Intel-Analysis-of-Speculative-Execution-Side-Channels.pdf
Re: When the only tool you have is Excel
32 Bit Excel 2013 and 2016 patched up to date support 4GB of RAM if run on 64 bit Windows. 3GB if you must run it on 32 bit windows. See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3160741/large-address-aware-capability-change-for-excel for details.
Re: Pricing's gonna change...
They'll still need to produce 2nd stages, which use the same tooling - one advantage of a common tank diameter.
The work force released by making fewer Falcon 9 first stages is now avaialbe to start making MCT parts. I suspect this is why Musk is now ready to release the plans for that project - he's got the skilled workforce avaialble to get started on enacting them..
Re: OTA vs USB
What are tablets and e-readers if not computers, abacuses with fancy displays?
Re: I'd have assumed that their test code suite would catch something like that...
I'm unhappy about the latter, but then I consider the recent history of Intel CPU bugs that have been discovered, admittedly more in computational accuracy than basic stack operation, and I wonder about the test process in both cases.
I do remember one of the P4 architects describing how they could no longer mentally anticipate how the CPU was going to behave in some circumstances though, so maybe this kind of thing is now just really really hard, and I don't have a good enough understanding of how one might go about designing a test suite.
Re: And I still don't understand
Many of us have met these people who enter that draw. I sometimes call them users.
Re: Who's next?
If we're wishing for the moon, I'll wish for a direct environmentalist->energy converter.
That taboo is going to be insanely hard to break.
Re: Who's next?
Even with synthetic fuel, there's a lot of energy tied up in fossil fuels that would need to come from somewhere in a synthesis process, so it wouldn't/couldn't be an easy fix.
Re: Less drag, not more lift
NASA seem pretty confident it's drag:
The winglets themselves are near enough vertical, so they don't really increase projected wing area.
Less drag, not more lift
The benefit of the winglets is a reduction in what's called 'induced' drag rather than any increase in lift.
They do this by reducing the strength of the tip vortices (and presumably the amount of energy transferred to them, hence helping efficiency).
Re: nowt wrong with cash
Given the growing prevalence of negative interest rates (although they've yet to reach the consumer in most countries) Cash in the matress may start losing value more slowly than cash in the bank.
I wonder if one appeal of moving to cashless societies is that it makes it more practical to deploy negative interest rates come the next economic downturn, as it looks as if they're never going to raise them much if this one ever really finishes.
Outside the urban. Driving at higher, although not IIRC just motorway speeds
Re: What can the numbers tell us?
The no of patches/month doesn't seem to be decreasing, so some variant of infinity, although the end of the universe will prevent them all being patched.
What kind of infinity needs more maths than I know.
Have you considered the slow Android Studio compilations may be CPU bound?
I found I had to explicitly enable these for each of my VMs. Setting default seems to result in it successfully offering hyper-v mode to windows guests and Kim to Linux guests, which was nice.
Re: VirtualBox RPMs have the version number in the package name field
I had scaling problems which went away when I updated the box guest additions, or whatever they are called.
Re: Bi-directional! Schmectional!
You need to enable it in the vm's settings
This year 40% died out. Last year 23% died out. That seems pretty close to the 30% per year average the article considers normal.
Re: Tech enthusiast, not necessarily IT.
I have a horrid feeling you'll never read this, but you can drag Metro apps down to take up say 1/3 of the screen, leaving the classic windows desktop taking up the other 2/3. No need for a second monitor at all
BTDT. They tried parachutes with the Falcon 1. They presumably decided they prefer powered landings, possibly for the potentially better accuracy.
As an aside, note that thrust to weight in this process is greater than 1. The rocket never hovers, but must come to a halt at the bottom of decent as it touches the pad for everything to succeed.
Re: Try lithium deuteride instead
It turns out that tritium is actually rather handy for getting better performance out of a typical nuclear weapon, which in turn lets you build a smaller/lighter thermonuclear weapon.
Re: That reminds me, I saw 2001 the other evening
Trouble is, without the motivation of making better sticks to hit the other monkeys, we wouldn't have got this far technologically :-/
Because the mindless drones return the Word document with tracked changes which need reviewing before you can import it into Scrivener for the structural changes you may need to make?
Quite a few. The centre stage of a Falcon Heavy may end up much further downrange than that of a Falcon 9, at which point not having to do a large U-turn will save lots of fuel/payload.
Re: What I've found...
How are you replacing the off site backup the tapes allowed?
Re: MS wants users
Apple's profitability isn't relevant.
However the App store appears to pay more to developers than Google Play.
That is relevant, although possibly less significant than the relative likelihood of Apple v Android users spending money on O365 subscriptions.
I really rather like my RT tablet. Battery life is good, and apart from the lack of Macro support, the Office implementation is of course excellent. The icing on the cake is that x86 malware goes nowhere.
Re: Display options
If you look at say an anandtech tablet review, the display section will discuss black levels.
An LCD screen's idea of black is still pretty bright. :-(
They've got several advantages over a traditional data recovery service. They don't need to buy obscure parts at retail, or buy drives and cannibalise them. Also, there's no need to reverse engineer a drive.
They can probably also offset some cost by using the large sample of failed drives to find frequent failure modes and designing them out of the next generation.
It's also $30-50 for any drive. If 1 in 10 fail and are asked to be recovered, they've got an effective budget of $300-500
people's experience with Lollipop varies widely, and at least in part depends on what you install on. My 2012 Nexus 7 is essentially useless with it installed. A colleague's nexus 4 is perfectly pleasant to use, although he's not finding it the dramatic improvement you are.
10Gb may never run acceptably over some existing cable plant. I've several hundred applications where 2.5/5Gb to the desktop would be a very attractive upgrade, especially if there's some hope of getting the desktop end for "free" with a client refresh.
10Gb has been on the 'will be cheap soon' list for quite some time. It doesn't seem to be getting closer to getting off it.
Get a decent hardware supplier. 1920 x 1200 is still perfectly well available.
Re: Am I the only one who doesn't have wget installed?
IIRC, the Centos 6.x minimal install has wget but no sftpd, and if I were an attacker, I'd rather be trying to attack sftpd than hope the target will run wget carelessly.
Are you sure? NT 4 was available on MIPS, PowerPC and Alpha as well as IA-32 wasn't it?
Re: systemd to incorporate a shell too!!!
To be contrarian, I can see an argument for systemd on a desktop, where I may reboot it often. I typically don't reboot servers frequently, so I'm unconcerned about a fast boot, but I value being able to debug the startup process of a broken server with a shell and a text editor, which I can do with sys V init scripts, but can't do with systemd.
Re: Cruise control
ABS was outlawed in F1 as a performance aid, which tells me that the best drivers can't outperform it on dry and presumably wet tarmac. Outperforming it in snow however is essentially impossible.
Re: Many of us are forced to use MS Software
> There are many many jobs out there that don't involve using Microsoft software, or even computers.
most of the latter are on borrowed time until people in the former finish writing shell scripts.
Re: "32-bit Windows-powered ATM"
I think I'd rather have no network connection and out of date AV signatures. One less way in for thieves.
Re: First BASHing
It needn't necessarily, but a kitchen sink approach might reboot the host, which would at the very least require a VM to be suspended. What BTW has KVM got to do with XEN ?
Re: First BASHing
There's presumably also a bash vulnerability on the host....
Re: First BASHing
I doubt it, that shouldn't _require_ a reboot, and the top entry at http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/ looks deeply suspicious.
Reading this article - which I found fascinating, I'm left wondering how many of the health issues associated with breast implants are actually due to the silicon implants, and how many due to the surgery disturbing near sleeping dogs. :-(
I've worked on late stage proof reading of novel length documents (admittedly generally technical documents). Paper and a pen is rather more flexible than track changes.
Re: Personally ...
If you read this post by Charlie:
he mentions having written several novels using vim (vi improved). I've read at least two of those novels. They're pretty good.
"Won't happen, simply because of the rage it would cause from Microsoft's large corporate cash cow customers, many of whom will only ever install security updates."
How would you describe the new IE patch/release/support policy then? There's Enterprise mode as a mitigation, but I suspect it won't be 100% - even the MS web site describing it says " designed to emulate Internet Explorer 8,"