Sorry About Computer

New decade, new nonsense

the current state of Twitch: the official Twitch Gaming channel cut off the live Metallica concert to play 8bit folk music to avoid DMCA

— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 19, 2021

As several people have pointed out to me, Facebook blocked itself.

— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) February 17, 2021

Impressive. SQLite has 900,000 lines of test code spread over four test suites, each designed, maintained, and managed separately from the others, independently verifying that its type system is a piece of shit.

— mitchellsalad (@mitchellsalad) February 14, 2021

Notion having a bad day, as it turns out that Somalia still owns the .SO domain and renewals are ... complex.

— Ben Hunt (@EpsilonTheory) February 12, 2021

Hardware can have off-by-one errors too

— Ed Maste (@ed_maste) February 11, 2021


your intel chip's graphics stack has a 486 in it!?

— foone (@Foone) February 10, 2021

Just read an argument that C code can be secure because seL4 is secure.

Reminder: seL4 was first written and proved in Isabelle/HOL, then translated to Haskell and proven correct again, then translated to C and proven correct AGAIN. 9,000 lines of C in just 12 worker-years.

— Hillel (@hillelogram) February 9, 2021

"This paper demonstrates that…an adversary can perform a training data extraction attack [on billion+ parameter language models] to recover individual training examples by querying the language model"

— Kenn White (@kennwhite) February 9, 2021

Yikes, someone found a buffer overflow in GNU screen that's reachable via irssi... it's almost like the old days. The reporter says it was found in the wild, apparently used to DoS a minecraft server. 🤷‍♂️

— Tavis Ormandy (@taviso) February 9, 2021

Beverly Hills Cop-yright: Multiple cops in Beverly Hills have started playing music while citizens are filming them, seemingly in an attempt to trigger Instagram's copyright filters

— Jason Koebler (@jason_koebler) February 9, 2021

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