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by robespierre
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)
Replies: 19
Views: 4162

Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

Yes, those are very nice tools. The Wera Kraftform are also tops.
by robespierre
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 59
Views: 3387

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Interesting. I have a DLSD running 10.4.11, do you have a zip of the binary?
by robespierre
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!

I have an impression of Japan's justice system as both strict and efficient, so I wouldn't like to steal anything. That could be wrong, though. I would particularly not want to appear in court there in the current climate (which resulted from a rather disrespectful YouTube video which was recently r...
by robespierre
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!

It looks from their geiger counter that the dose rate is as high as 4.5 µS/h near the soil, or about twice the rate of an airline flight.
So they were in basically no danger as long as they didn't eat or drink while they were there.
by robespierre
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1234

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

As I understood, the kernel patch only applies to the "Meltdown" named attack but not for "Spectre", because for the later one you not need KPT/I. Or does I miss something? Spectre is mostly a problem for applications. Firefox and Chrome announced mitigations last week. It could...
by robespierre
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane 1.5 + Irix 6.5.26 + Wacom (sharing a great feed back)
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Octane 1.5 + Irix 6.5.26 + Wacom (sharing a great feed back)

intuos mice (pucks) are some of the most useless things ever That's why they are useless, they aren't pucks but weird type of mice. A proper digitizer puck has a crosshair that exactly registers a point of the underlying drawing. Wacom supplied them for all their tablets up until the Intuos, when t...
by robespierre
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1234

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

However I'm not really able to tell whether spectre or meltdown would not be able to be exploited on the mill architecture, too? I haven't had time to work out whether the Spectre approach would work or not. The side-channel exploited by this family of attacks is that the cache is not fully associa...
by robespierre
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit
Replies: 120
Views: 6406

Re: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit

Raion-Fox wrote:He obviously doesn't know what red pilling is.

Maybe. But at least he can be confident to not be mistaken for a norm.
For me the whole affair is stupid internet drama: it's clear he's trying to get a reaction, and I really don't care what he says or how many sockpuppets he has.
by robespierre
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1234

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

The Meltdown attack specifically targets an Intel bug that fails to check uncommitted instructions for access violations before they can cause side effects (like cache loads). This is not the only way that the technique can be applied: a related attack was released by the same team, called Spectre, ...
by robespierre
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Backing up data / licenses?
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Backing up data / licenses?

The most common license files are /var/flexlm/license.dat and aw.dat. If you have some less common software there can be other files: /var/netls/nodelock and lic_db, or /var/lum for CATIA, etc. The easiest ways to backup are DDS tapes and FTP transfers. I would avoid disk transplantation as many use...
by robespierre
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)
Replies: 19
Views: 4162

Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

some hand tools like Xcelite and Craftsman screwdrivers and nut drivers are made of a type of plastic known as cellulose acetate butyrate. Indeed. Apart from its possible smell, that resin is very strong, durable, and transparent; ideal for tool handles. Some manufacturers that still make CAB handl...
by robespierre
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SCSI Storage devices
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: SCSI Storage devices

Ok. I guess that's what I was asking, does that card have the right connector and interface type for an old SGI Exabyte type tape drive. There's more than one type of SCSI connector, right? Different pin count at least. There are cables between every type of connector, you only have to worry about ...
by robespierre
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 924
Views: 32833

Re: your latest purchase

Is the Scotch Videodisc a blank recordable? That's very cool.
by robespierre
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 717

Re: Cryptocurrency?

"Blockchain technology" is a buzzword for the scheme developed by Satoshi for distributed consensus that resists Sybil attacks. Its cornerstones are difficulty and reward: nodes compete with one another for a share of the hashrate, and at equilibrium, the reward for mining a block (coinbas...
by robespierre
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 717

Re: Cryptocurrency?

Who knows, maybe Skynet is the hero of the story :)

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