* Posts by _LC_

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Cops: German suspect, 20, 'confessed' to mass hack of local politicians

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Re: B...b....but...

"I have no stake in the "Putin race" either way, but if you honestly think it was just this "annoyed" guy "acting alone"... I have a bridge to sell you."

Thanks for showing, how propaganda works. "I'm not saying it is red, but I believe it is dark red!"

Even though it has been CLEARLY* dismissed, you keep adding “the usual suspicions”.

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* It turns out the BKA (German state police) had been investigating him since 2016. A quick glance at the hack and the released data should have brought up “striking similarities” between the two cases.

The youngster bragged about his hack, which ended up with him getting caught.

The released data itself, was rather harmless. Many of those “personal details” could be found in the phone book. I'm pretty sure that ANY (bigger) secret service could provide you with such data in a matter of minutes.

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Re: Clarification

That's the way it works. The first "claim" (lies) makes the big news, while the retraction comes in a quiet and almost concealed fashion. Effect: the lies end up engraved in people's minds as 'facts'.

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Re: Clarification

Agreed, but you should be careful to believe everything the news is pushing. AfD folks have been known for lying constantly, very much like Trump. The press, nonetheless, passes on their lies at first - dismissing them only, when nobody cares anymore.

For instance, the "AfD leader in Hamburg hit on the noggin" (it was in Bremen) fell on his head:

https://www.zeit.de/politik/2019-01/http-vivi-zeit-de-repository-politik-deutschland-2019-01-frank-magnitz-polizei-view-html

"Bremen public prosecutor rejects AfD representation of attack

After the robbery of an AfD deputy, investigators informed the police about the crime. Their findings contradict the version of the AfD."

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"The 66-year-old had been jumped by a man from behind on Monday evening in Bremen, said the spokesman for the Bremen public prosecutor's office, Frank Passade. Video footage of the attack showed two more men. As a result, Magnitz fell and apparently hit his head unbraked. "We assume that all the injuries are solely due to the fall," Passade told the German Press Agency."

Not anywhere near attempted murder, it turns out. ;-)

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Re: Clarification

The "UKIP-a-like party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)" (created and run by secret service, mind you) is relatively new. It has been speculated (high probability) that they were not included, because the data wasn't 100% "fresh". ;-)

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Re: CDU right wing - ahh what?

The CDU has always been cuddling with the "Federation of Expellees" (Bund der Vertriebenen). They have been known for their Nazi affinity and wanting back "the old territories" (from Poland, etc.). Just look up "Erika Steinbach" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erika_Steinbach) for an embarrassing example. There is a lot more, of course. The CDU has always been a right wing party, yes.

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Headmaster

Let’s hope that he speaks a few words in Russian.

Let’s hope that he speaks a few words in Russian, otherwise our "top security" super anti-terror boneheads will have to endure some laughter.

Huawei's 5G security scrutiny pain could be Cisco's gain – analysts

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Facepalm

Muhahahahahaha!

Cisco! Order one now and they'll throw in Adobe Reader Portable on a USB stick. ;-)

Oops. Huawei beaten by cheap 'n' cheerful competitors in all-flash benchmark

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Meh

Performance isn’t everything.

Performance isn’t everything. Reliability is more important. It should be relatively easy to pick up "the first crown" when not getting anywhere near the second.

Oz cops investigating screams of 'why don't you die?' find bloke in battle with spider

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Devil

Pussies!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sZaiIaneBY

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Re: Rule of thumb: the bigger they are, the less poisonous they tend to be (there are exceptions)

Thanks! I just did. We don't have that distinction in most other languages. It was new to me.

German: giftig (both passive and active)

Italian: velenoso (same)

Spanish: venenoso (same)

French: venimeux (same)

Russian: ядовитый (same)

...

You get the idea. ;-)

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Re: Rule of thumb: the bigger they are, the less poisonous they tend to be (there are exceptions)

Thank you very much!

I got this from a TV documentary about spiders (German public service broadcasting) not so long ago. Apparently, they are far inferior to the BBC, when it comes to animal documentaries. They used to be rather good, though - decades ago. :-(

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Rule of thumb: the bigger they are, the less poisonous they tend to be (there are exceptions)

One of the most poisonous spiders happens to populate most of Britain (and many other countries). It's the "house or cellar spider" (pholcidae):

https://www.google.com/search?q=Pholcidae&source=lnms&tbm=isch

Before you start to panic: They can't harm us as they can't penetrate our skin. ;-)

Found yet another plastic nostalgia knock-off under the tree? You, sir, need an emulator

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Re: Imagine anything as efficient

I was referring to the operating system, where both Windows and Linux GUIs "stutter" when there's high load. Since the old Amiga, nobody ever set the priorities right again (user interface must remain functional = always comes first).

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Pirate

Imagine anything as efficient

My A500 ran at 7.15909 MHz. Can you imagine having anything as efficient today, with 4-5 GHz and multiple cores?

Staff sacked after security sees 'suspect surfer' script of shame

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What a cunt!

Didn't we take in anything from history classes?

An upset tummy and a sphincter-loosening blackout: Lunar spaceflight is all glamour

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Re: 0Day Rule is Licensed to Thrill .... Submitting and Surrendering to Simply Heavenly Tasks

I want to drink the same, please!

Slap for Slack chat app after US, Canada chaps zapped in Iranian IP address map whack

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Re: Ironic then that Israel and Iran are antagonistic to each other.

Officially they condemn each other. Then again, the “radical forces” in control (or better: the people behind those) need each other. ;-)

Can you remember when Iran used to be liberal? “The West” had to fix that immediately.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1990/11/05/reagan-calls-israel-prime-mover-in-iran-contra/

[REAGAN CALLS ISRAEL PRIME MOVER IN IRAN-CONTRA]

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Unhappy

Fascism

Jewish stars are back in fashion.

It's beginning to look a lot like multi-threaded CPUs, everywhere you go... Arm teases SMT Cortex-A65AE car brains

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nope

It's mostly about the computing engines having to wait for memory (caching). Instead of stalling, they can do other stuff that is "already in reach" (cached).

On the first day of Christmas, MIPS sent to me: An open-source-ish alternative to RISC-V

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Well, they are in Routers, Set-top boxes and such. This isn't necessarily bad, as the embedded market it huge. Yet, as previously stated, MIPS is unlikely to win any trophies in the performance department. I don't think that anybody is seriously doubting this. Therefore, the path is clear.

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Re: Interesting

I would agree. Yet, I came to see only NOPs on HP-PA.

From:

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/fe12/14e40df2866b7e8540df4acb7b98df27de4c.pdf

[Pathlengths of SPEC Benchmarks for PA-RISC, MIPS, and SPARC]

we can deduce, that MIPS also uses NOPs frequently to avoid load stalling:

"For MIPS, it shows total instructions minus the NOP instructions used in place of load-use interlock cycles.

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MIPS load-use NOPs have been subtracted out, since we are not comparing register load-use stalls for PA-RISC and SPARC."

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Re: Interesting

I'm not sure that you can blame this on "pipelining issues". It is easier to implement (saves a few transistors).

It's called "Delayed Branching". Many architectures used to have this (HP PA-RISC, for instance), but it got eliminated after a while. You'd mainly find only NOPs in the "branch delay slots" anyhow, as the compilers didn't like it much.

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Re: Interesting

I think this is only going to be of interest in the embedded market.

MIPS has a VERY RUDIMENTARY instruction set. While it can save you a few transistors, it certainly won't win any trophies in the performance department.

Silent night, social fight: Is Instagram the new Facebook for pro-Trump Russian propagandists?

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Is it only me?

When I hear about “Trump tweeting this” and “Elon Musk tweeting that”, it's the media giving me this non-information. I get this shit from the newspapers, television and online news. To me the alleged power of Facebook and Twitter is an ill excuse.

The right wing party is growing in Germany, because they are in the media ALL THE FUCKING TIME. We can see the same situation in Italy. Macron was “evoked” by the media. Brexit was forced by the media – and now they are trying to blame this on “Russian fuckbook trolls”?!?

I can still remember the media attention surrounding every fart of Mr. Trump. He was ON EVERYWHERE, in every fucking country!

Thus, this has all been clearly coming from above and not from “below”. ;-P

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Constant distraction

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-majority-of-americans-did-not-get-a-pay-raise-this-year-2018-12-12

[More than half of Americans say they didn’t get a pay raise this year]

*psssst!* Tomorrow the Chinese will be hacking your fish market.

Good from AFA... and not far from good: Analysts reveal flash array vendors' digits

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Megaphone

Now you know

Now you know why Huawei JUST HAPPENS TO BE the source of all evil. ;-P

Here's 2018 in a nutshell for you... Russian super robot turns out to be man in robot suit

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Re: Overlords

This quote is often wrongly attributed to either Lenin or Goebbels. While this was surely Goebbels credo, I believe it is actually from the novel “The Crown of a Life” (1869) by Isa Blagden.

Btw., Russians are rather surprised when you attribute this to Lenin. Even in the Western countries this misconception has only come up about a decade ago. But I guess if you repeat it often enough...

There's your Goebbels again. ;-P

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Re: How desperate are you folks getting?

"When you run out of arguments, you make a fool of your opponent."

I got to know "Goebbels' teachings" at school rather early. In recent years they seem to be applied in a continuous loop.

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Paris Hilton

How desperate are you folks getting?

Uhuhuhu, the poor stupid Russians! *FeelingBetterAboutSituationHereAlready*

This was children’s television. Of course, it’s not real. Do you seriously think, they’d introduce top-notch technology in a children’s show?!?

Wake up, YOU ARE THE ONE falling for a really dumb propaganda story.

In case you're not already sick of Spectre... Boffins demo Speculator tool for sniffing out data-leaking CPU holes

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Re: They should've called it

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Italian having a laugh

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Re: Proof of stealing data in the real world environments?

You seem to be caught up in the mistaken belief that all the world is trumpeting the security holes. Some vulnerabilities bring in thousands, others millions. The "investors" are anxious to keep their "investment" alive as long as possible. Secrecy is therefore part of the game.

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Re: I want choice

"as I gather that software work-arounds to ameliorate the problem slowed peoples PCs down a few percent"

In the best of cases. If virtualization and lots of context switches come to play, it can be down to 1/3 (or less) of the "normal" performance.

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Re: Efficiency Strategies

This is correct, of course. Things are a bit more complicated, however. Speculative execution can also lead to better cache usage, therefore saving energy (probably not nearly as much as is being blasted into wrong guesses).

The problem is not the speculative execution per se. It's rather the fact that they “choose to ignore a few things” for the sake of “performance”. It is idiotic to run the red lights during speculation, but so far they have gotten away with those rotten tricks.

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Re: Refund

You say it yourself. It's broken. They chose to ignore the MMU in order to present faster systems.

Didn’t we have the same with the dear car manufacturers? They cheated on fuel efficiency and emissions, just so they could present themselves as much better than they are.

Either you get what you pay for or you get your money back. That’s rather simple. We’re not talking about bugs here! Intel is still shipping new silicon, while advertising their systems with benchmarks where they disable (=not enable) mitigations. That’s a deliberate deceit. How are you to compete with that as an honest puck?

Without being slapped on the wrist hard, Intel & Co. have no reason to change.

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Refund

There's only one thing to be sick about: these processors want to return home desperately and the press won’t let them!

China on its way to becoming the first nation to land on the far side of the Moon

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Whoops

Remember to erase the stars from the pictures. ;-)

Funnily enough, China fuming, senator cheering after Huawei CFO cuffed by Canadian cops at Uncle Sam's request

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Stop

"there was no political involvement"

Why did I have to think about Assange, when I read those words?

And the next 7nm laptop processor will be designed by In, er, AM, um, Qualcomm: The 64-bit Arm Snapdragon 8CX

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Appalling!

I’m somewhat appalled to see the press “hyping” a processor, which has been clearly optimized for benchmarks.

The Snapdragon 855 features eight cores (standard), with only one of them delivering full performance:

1x 2.84GHz (Cortex A76)

3x 2.42GHz (Cortex A76)

4x 1.8GHz (Cortex-A55)

This is a 1+3+4 design, as opposed to the traditional 4+4.

There’s 512kb L2 cache on the big core, while there’s “only” 256kb on each of the three middle cores, and 128kb for each of the four small cores.

On Android, most applications run multiple threads. In other words: This is going to suck and every other chip manufacturer could easily pull the same stunt (which I hope, they won’t).

Boo!

UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...

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But of course

"If we are/were the only people spying on them then that is probably because GCHQ secured the systems behind their own hack to lock other attackers out."

Sorry for raping your sister. I just wanted to ensure that nobody else was gonna rape her. *Hmmm*?!?

Qualcomm lifts lid on 7nm Arm-based octo-core Snapdragon 855 chip for next year's expensive 5G Androids

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Re: A76 L1 cache size?

The reason is physics. The further you get away from the actual computation cores, the bigger the latencies become. Therefore, you can assume that the small caches "run really fast".

What you observed is basically the dilemma of shrinking dies vs. increasing clock frequencies. ;-)

As there are no fixed/standardized sizes/clock freqs. for caches, your question is hard to answer. Nonetheless, here's a links with a few examples (AMD Ryzen and Intel Core i7):

https://www.techpowerup.com/231268/amds-ryzen-cache-analyzed-improvements-improveable-ccx-compromises?cp=1

[AMD's Ryzen Cache Analyzed - from 2017]

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This is gonna be HUGE!

This chip is so magnificent, that we just had to arrest the competition. ;-)

Early to embed and early to rise? Western Digital drops veil on SweRVy RISC-V based designs

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Re: What I don't understand about a memory centric architecture

That's what's happening (or not happening) behind the scenes. We were talking about the visible part before that. ;-)

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Re: Good to see some practical RISC-V products...

Last time I checked, it was still 10-40 times the price. I guess, that's what he meant.

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Re: What I don't understand about a memory centric architecture

The alternatives are 'file centric' architectures, which – You won't believe this! – are much slower and even less practical.

OM5G... Qualcomm teases next Snapdragon chip for phones: The 855 with a fingerprint Sonic Screwdriver, er, Sensor

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Re: Security / Backdoor

If I recall it correctly, MediaTek is dropping the privileges in the kernel.

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Re: What about AI

"How will they provide access to the hardware functions?"

You want to access YOUR hardware? What makes you think it's yours? Ha ha ha - BLOB.

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Re: Security / Backdoor

Qualcomm has to be considered 'open'. Every time somebody pokes their BLOBs, they end up with dozens of high risk vulnerabilities (exploitable remotely). It's always been this way with Qualcomm and it very much looks like they intent to keep it that way.

If you ever felt like you needed to carry 4TB of data around, Toshiba's got you covered

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Headmaster

Who else was expecting an SD-card?

I'm asking for a friend. ;-)

Time for a little bet on Google? App-building framework Flutter now fitted for more than phones – desktops, too

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Thanks, but no thanks!

Android and IOS doesn't cut it. What about the rest?

And Dart? How many freaking languages are these guys going to pull out of their noses? Just no.

STIBP, collaborate and listen: Linus floats Linux kernel that 'fixes' Intel CPUs' Spectre slowdown

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Paris Hilton

"Sakkinen said his intent was serious"

The notion that we have such idiots working on “everybody’s” kernel gives me the creeps.

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