I think it's safe to assume in order to pull this off you'd have to pre-set the cube a certain way. It's still pretty impressive and certainly a lot of fun.
Google Technique Offers Spectre Vulnerability Fix with No Performance Loss
The solution, called Retpoline, was created by Google software engineer Paul Turner to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability without a loss to performance.
The thing Intel is trying to sweep under the rug but that's killing Microsoft and AWS… yeah Google fixed it and then offered to for free to everybody else.
“We believe that Retpoline-based protection is the best-performing solution for Variant 2 on current hardware. Retpoline fully protects against Variant 2 without impacting customer performance on all of our platforms. In sharing our research publicly, we hope that this can be universally deployed to improve the cloud experience industry-wide.”
Blackmail alleged as Governor Greitens admits to extramarital affair
Governor Eric Greitens on Wednesday night confirmed to News 4 he had an extramarital affair, an admission a months-long News 4 investigation prompted.
Greitens admits to the affair and is accused of taking a nude photo of a woman without consent and then using it to blackmail her.
During his campaign announcement, he stated: “I'm Eric Greitens, I'm a Navy SEAL, native Missourian and most importantly, a proud husband and father."
Net neutrality gaining steam in state legislatures after FCC repeal
Nebraska and California may challenge FCC’s attempt to preempt state laws.
Nebraska, California, New York, and Washington are proposing net neutrality laws (or are drafting them) to replace the US-wide ones repealed by the Federal Communications Commission. A national law would be better BUT… even only done at the state level it might dissuade companies from violating the spirit of net neutrality across their networks if they face strict rules in parts of the country (specifically if they have a large footprint there).
Report: All Intel Processors Made in the Last Decade Might Have a Massive Security Flaw
The error is baked into the Intel x86-64 hardware, it requires an OS-level overwrite patch — on every major operating system, including Windows, Linux, and macOS.
I smell a class action coming…