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OK, now i c from both the current and archived host dnlds bit.ly/1fPLZt5 and bit.ly/2qZdz70 that does indeed have specifically-listed (and presumably fully functional) :debian: 10.0 .deb binaries.
Next up is for maybe providing amd64 binaries for the hosting :raspberrypi: distros listed at bit.ly/2Nc3Wj7 , given that one of the latest 4's can have up to 4GB of RAM ๐Ÿ˜บ

Installing in :debian: apparently requires adding "deb download.virtualbox.org/virtua bionic contrib" to the end of the /etc/apt/sources.list file ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Main reason for this lack of native vbox functionality is. ... bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrep

MayB the and devs will all get their collective butts together to fix this as soon as becomes 10.0 in a few wks or even B4!! ๐Ÿ˜

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@Hawk1291 I hadn't used a micro HDMI port since I stopped using my my 10" tablet. Guess if I get a Raspberry Pi 4 I'll have to search for the micro HDMI-to-HDMI cable again.

I think I'll stick to my Raspberry Pi 2 for ham radio work. At least with that I already have a cable for it and the mobile laser projector (uses mini HDMI) I use as a display for it.

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I really dislike the choice of the micro HDMI ports on the raspberry pi 4. Im sure this was for space to fit two ports on the pi but it seems like quite the edge case to use two displays with a raspberry. why sacrifice the compatibility? Now i cant just swap an hdmi cable dangling out of the monitor or TV. and forget backwards compatible cases. it just seems like a huge loss for a small gain. Other than that what an awesome little Board!

Eben Upton has reported earlier today that the 4 is on sale now from $35 raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry ๐Ÿ˜‚ !!
Am wondering how hard it'll be to upgrade the 4's basic 1GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM to 2GB or 4GB by oneself/DIY for future needs??

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If Microsoft really wants us to believe they're all about open source, they should release 3D pinball.

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I just got a message on LinkedIn recruiting for Amazon Web Services at Dublin. This was my reply:

"Thank you for your message! I am glad to hear that you find my profile interesting, and Dublin would be a great place to work at, but I have to say that I don't see myself working for an Amazon subsidiary. Amazon's values and mine are too far apart for that, unfortunately."

It did feel cool to be approached by AWS, but nope, I won't contribute to their quest for world domination.

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After the AWS recruiter replied "Should anything change in the future please do let me know!", I took @bignose suggestion to heart and replied:
"Definitely!
As soon as Amazon and its subsidiaries use 100% renewable energy, pay all their workers a living wage, stop participating in surveillance, and stop aggressively attempting to monopolize markets (I know AWS itself is better than your parent company in many of these points, but it's still a subsidiary after all), I will be very happy to apply!

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@colomar Thank you for the consistency with your values and for setting the good example. Money and prestige are not as good as the awareness of having acted with a straight conscience.

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@colomar I went further and politely listed the conditions of my employment. Such as paying all workers a living wage, paying me to work only on creating freely licensed software, guaranteeing that my work would never be part of a surveillance system. And so on.

All conditions that, if met, would make them a candidate employer. It's well to remind them what it would take to get desirable employees :-)

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@aaronco36 feeling pretty comfy with my AMD server right now. Not that I run any proprietary or otherwise potentially malicious code but whatever

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Intel CPUs impacted by new #Zombieload side-channel attack
zdnet.com/article/intel-cpus-i

Proof of Concept code: github.com/IAIK/ZombieLoad
Demo: zombieloadattack.com/

Major OS creators are releasing patches and/or mitigation advisories, like... right now.

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More intel CPU vulnerabilities from the same people who found #spectre and #meltdown on the wayโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฃ
#ZombieLoad and #Store-to-Leak
zombieloadattack.com/
Mitigation might cost 30-50% performance! ๐Ÿ˜ญ
#infosec

So the current news on the street is that the side-channel attack on processors zombieloadattack.com/ could not only impact personal computers but can also be exploited in the cloud!๐Ÿ˜ฌ
also poses a distinct security threat for Linux systems
zdnet.com/article/linux-vs-zom

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RT @misc0110@twitter.com

#ZombieLoad: a new #Meltdown attack on #Intel CPUs leaking data which is currently loaded from memory - across programs, hyperthreads, SGX, and VMs. #MDS #cpufail #intelbug zombieloadattack.com /cc @mlqxyz@twitter.com @danielmgmi@twitter.com @jovanbulck@twitter.com @blitzclone@twitter.com @gonzodaruler@twitter.com @lavados@twitter.com

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