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Comment What is the status of AMD (Score 1) 124

They say

Branch Target Injection: Differences in AMD architecture mean there is a near zero risk of exploitation of this variant. Vulnerability to Variant 2 has not been demonstrated on AMD processors to date.

Near zero implies that it is possible! What are the differences, and why do they make it unlikely? could enhancements to the attack make it feasible?

Comment Re:Class-Action Lawsuit? (Score 2) 416

If I bought a car with X horsepower, and suddenly something was found wrong with it and it had to be modified to work, and was suddenly X - 10%, I'd expect compensation.

Funnily enough people are bringing a class action lawsuit for exactly this against Volkswagen after a fix to the emissions cheat reduced the power of their cars.

Comment Re:Content like Zootopia may be safe for work (Score 2) 92

Not sure where you work but I'd expect if a manager burst in on someone with something important, and they were watching cartoons instead of working, they would suddenly find themselves with more time to watch cartoons.

Whereas if he burst in on you watching porn he'd shuffle out again thinking "there but for the grace of God go I".

Comment Re:If only... (Score 1) 308

...there were some supra-national bloc of countries that could pool their resources and have a joint approach to this, that the UK could be a part of and...

DOH.

Don't worry, Comrade Corbyn will have us joining the Russian Federation

Comment Re:Not a blue moon (Score -1, Offtopic) 59

This is only a âblue moonâ(TM) if you misunderstand what this term means, or trying to make up some story. Go and read Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wik...

The next blue moon will be 18/05/2019.

No shit Sherlock. You may also be interested to know that blackmail is not black, red letter days are not red and yellow-bellied cowards are not yellow

Comment Re:Cash talks, BS walks (Score 1) 129

Many private hotels and motels will accept less than their published rates, and lower than the Travelocity/Expedia/Hotels.com rates if you're willing to pay cash.

Had this experience recently. I found a hotel on TripAdviser but had a question about parking. I phoned the hotel for clarification, and after answering this they offered me 10% under the published rate if I booked directly with them!

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