Daily Archives: 2020-08-08

University of Kentucky students are moving in. An unprecedented semester awaits them.

Source: Kentucky.com -- Education

Article note: This reads disturbingly like "if you aren't willing to spend the whole semester locked in your dorm room, get out now." Which is probably accurate. We've already got people quarantined before campus gets dense. I'm also immediately curious what happens if people who get quarantined decide they aren't dealing with remote classes and withdraw (Refund dates are 100% until 8-16, 80% until 8-21, 50% until 9-14, and W day is 10-26).

Quarantined in her dorm room, University of Kentucky junior and resident adviser Allison Parks was bummed that she couldn’t assist her fellow hall staff in moving new students into dorms … Click to Continue »

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Intel, ARM, IBM, AMD Processors Vulnerable to New Side-Channel Attacks

Source: Hacker News

Article note: 35 years of computer history can be summarized as "complexity without comprehension." We've been studiously ignoring the Wirth's law consequences, and other parts of the bill started arriving in the 90s with the graveyard of dead platform projects that tried to "do it right," FDIV and f00f bugs, etc. The speculative execution bug boom is the next round, probably of many.
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