A real life Bobby tables! Someone registered a custom car license plate "NULL" and got assigned every speeding ticket where the image processing system was unable to determine a plate number.
How Can AMD EPYC "Rome" 7002 Series Be Even Better? Open-Source BIOS / Coreboot
#AMD is a solid buy for me, now. All recommendations I make will be for AMD, too. I don’t care if those I convince don’t use core-boot or whatever, the gesture is not going unheeded.
Facebook Plans on Backdooring WhatsApp
Anyone interested to take over the maintenance of the driver for the floppy controller in the Linux Kernel?
"Amazon's home security company Ring has enlisted local police departments around the country to advertise its surveillance cameras in exchange for free Ring products and a “portal” that allows police to request footage from these cameras, a secret agreement obtained by Motherboard shows."
OpenBIOS - open source Forth firmware
Quick comparison "benchmark" of building all @sigrok components from source:
* Laptop (Ryzen 5 3500U, DDR4, SATA SSD): 6 minutes.
* New PC: 2.5 minutes.
I'm curious how much faster a full #LineageOS build will be; guess I'll find out soon.
Debian 10 buster has been released! https://bits.debian.org/2019/07/buster-released.html
While arguing about the feasibility of reverse engineering Windows into ReactOS, I just remembered that the Windows kernel comes with an x86 emulator to run VGABIOS in.
The amount of weird shit that comes with Windows for reasons is astounding.
A single regular expression hosed Cloudflare yesterday.
GnuPG — "SKS Keyserver Network Under Attack":
"If you fetch a poisoned certificate from the keyserver network, you will break your GnuPG installation."
"High-risk users should stop using the keyserver network immediately."
The reset process for GE smartbulbs is the sweet spot between "impossible to do intentionally" and "easily done by a toddler playing with the lightswitch."
Did you hear? There's a fan project to build Half Life 2 Episode 3. It's coming along rather nicely, and apparently it will support Linux.
Wow, this little logic analyzer for 10 bucks (and @sigrok) make suuuuch a difference working with hardware, it's unbelievable. With all the debugging options I have now, I might just be able to get the original design with the PIC working...
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