The main GDQ stream has a lot of noise in the chat, and no value to me. For a quieter space, I'm hosting the GDQ event on my Twitch channel at https://www.twitch.tv/crschmidt, so if you want to watch and chat, you can do so there.
Okay. Steam Sale has a few more hours. In the cart I'm checking out now: Poly Bridge, Move or Die, Never Alone, In Between, Pid, Undertale, Rain World, Planet Coaster, and a Steam Link. Anything under $10 that I'm missing? (The Witness is an obvious option that I'm continuing to skip over for now.)
Virtually every modern computer is vulnerable to a pair of devastating attacks, and there's only a fix for one of them, and it sucks http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/QMftX6UVhbE/silicon-eschaton.html #boingboing #amd #eschaton_watch #infosec #intel #meltdown #security #spectre #timing_attacks
On the plus side, while all multi-tenant computer security is apparently a lie, today Trump disbanded the bullshit Voter Fraud Commission. This is a good thing. https://mastodon.social/media/jHKMsmVrXkzvXSGAhTI
There's also a much more detailed post than I will ever understand published by Project Zero: https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2018/01/reading-privileged-memory-with-side.html
Google has published a blog post about Today's CPU vulnerability, identified via Project Zero. https://security.googleblog.com/2018/01/todays-cpu-vulnerability-what-you-need.html
Any new upstart social network will have the feel of "improved quality of discussion" when it starts; it's largely selection bias. The technical capabilities of a platform certainly inform its social structure, but I tend to believe that the overwhelming majority of what causes social unrest is simply the people who use the platform.
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