* Posts by amusedscientist

6 posts • joined 8 May 2015

What do WLinux and Benedict Cumberbatch have in common? They're both fond of Pengwin

amusedscientist
Linux

Re: I've asked this before, and I'll ask it again ...

Who's Shirley, and how does she run my distro?

You got a smart speaker but you're worried about privacy. First off, why'd you buy one? Secondly, check out Project Alias

amusedscientist

Re: you could simply not put the creepy things in your home

Yeah, and Volkswagen had perfectly functional smog controls - oh, right, they were only on when the device was being tested .....

En garde! 'Cyber-war has begun' – and France will hack first, its defence sec declares

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plus ca change ....

Espionage? Moi?

https://foreignpolicy.com/2013/07/02/espionage-moi/

Three more data-leaking security holes found in Intel chips as designers swap security for speed

amusedscientist
Holmes

Re: Looking at the wrong holes

After reading Turning's paper, look up Ken Thompson's 1984 Turing Award Lecture, "Reflections on Trusting Trust" Then meditate for a few moments on hardware that is designed and built using software that runs on hardware ...

amusedscientist
Holmes

Re: Looking at the wrong holes

Has no one here read Ken Thompson's paper from 1984? Extend the thinking to include the chip design software, the operating system it runs on, the hardware that runs on, and ...

https://www.archive.ece.cmu.edu/~ganger/712.fall02/papers/p761-thompson.pdf

MAID to order: Inside Facebook's cold-storage data ziggurats

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Schrodingers Pictures

may, or may not, show a live cat, depending on when a cosmic ray hits the ziggurat, and/or when someone looks at them....

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