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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. adidan

    adidan Avatar is in season. See it while stocks last.

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    Work from the home office begins imminently.
    I think you should expect more emails...
     
  2. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Is there meant to be more heavy snow? We've had a bit here at the office today but not a ton.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    This could equally go in the 'ruining' thread, but it's tickled me so it's here. Y'know how I interview people, right? And I have to transcribe those interviews, which takes between two and four times as long as actually interviewing them?

    Well, I found a machine translation service that offers 50 free hours, figured I'd give it a go.

    What it's done is create, basically, rap lyrics. I quote:

    I'll hunt down the line. Then I'll buy. You know you fly way through the smog where you've been. So I just look at all of the baby who just fought our way through the snow to go.

    You rifle don't want to grow up here since you say he's an on the whole and I hop on some now so yeah closing in is really when you know what it's like you just can't remember life without them.

    Don't flaunt gay and not in our house and I was right I think. So yes. Yes I am example seven yeah whatever it is it's a part so it's OK so it's not permanent ****.

    Adjustable switch around to try to call their muscles and help us at all. Lash filleted I'm we have now the generating the D. gram crowd right.

    And the other bill and I think I was going to get a large step as forms start I want to get killed is not so much the key.

    I would awake kind of sort of lost on an American Sucker implications that has cost about what your thoughts just get when the crisis like a lot what's required is just isn't over yet it's just sitting on the president's side so yes and so it's a it's a it's more cost effectively previously to small compact wimpiness nation and it's actually quite a lot of change. All the players don't play.


    This is simultaneously brilliant and absolutely useless. Amaze!
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Avatar is in season. See it while stocks last.

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    There's a fair bit up North, moreso in Scotland.

    Think storm Emma is due in the South today which will head this way too maybe.

    Yesterday was cool, had a snow storm. Snow, lightning and thunder all at the same time. Very brief but awesome.
     
  5. bawjaws

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    I'd dearly love to see what was actually said, for comparison purposes :D
     
  6. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I may get my day off yet then.
     
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  7. adidan

    adidan Avatar is in season. See it while stocks last.

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    Had a text from the lass's mum. -29 over in Finland last night, -18 during the day. That is cold.

    Positively balmy here.
     
  8. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Little know fact but i live in a summerhouse (essentially a shed). It's very nice, electric, internet, electric oil radiators, microwave, toaster, fridge, freezer etc. It was -5C inside. I was foooooooking freezing.
     
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  9. Kronos

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  10. adidan

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    Can you amend that to 'Southern England' please.
     
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    Meanwhile in Southern England? :lol:
     
  12. Kronos

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    Just came home can anyone tell me what breed of dog this is?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Ahh, I wondered where my friend Pugs had got to.... He'll be hungry after that long walk!
     
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    Yay, metric boat loads of snow, the commute drive in is gonna be epic
     
  15. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Confirmation that I’ve been successful following an interview for a new role, not been happy in my current job over the last year for various reasons. Brucie bonus, a small increase in salary to boot.
     
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  16. adidan

    adidan Avatar is in season. See it while stocks last.

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    It's still snowing and it's awesome!!!

    I defy you media! I've been outside the house! :rock:
     
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    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    That all, a good 2 feet here.
     
  18. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    The snow in birmimgham is odd. It's more like sand than snow, it won't stick to anything! One side of the road will be snow free and the other where it's sheltered from the wind there's snow dunes up to 3ft high.

    Had an awesome day for the wife's birthday. Presents were a huge success. Ghetto golf, beers and a 4-0 thrashing on SF2 (I never could do sticks :worried:) followed by the most amazing meal at Anderson's bar and grill in the St Paul square. All interspersed with Arctic expeditions. Absolute hilarity dicking around in the snow. Can not overstate how much I love this woman.
     
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    I wonder if it is worth getting up shortly to go for a paper? Yesterday they did not make it to my local shop and Millie my cat who usually accompanies me is a bit of a wuss when the snow is deeper than she is tall decided to to bother.
     
  20. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Having finally rebooted, I now have full protection against currently-known Spectre exploits:

    Code:
    blacklaw@trioptimum:~/git/spectre-meltdown-checker$ sudo ./spectre-meltdown-checker.sh
    [sudo] password for blacklaw:
    Spectre and Meltdown mitigation detection tool v0.35
    
    Checking for vulnerabilities on current system
    Kernel is Linux 4.13.0-36-generic #40~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 16 23:25:58 UTC 2018 x86_64
    CPU is AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
    
    Hardware check
    * Hardware support (CPU microcode) for mitigation techniques
      * Indirect Branch Restricted Speculation (IBRS)
        * SPEC_CTRL MSR is available:  NO
        * CPU indicates IBRS capability:  NO
      * Indirect Branch Prediction Barrier (IBPB)
        * PRED_CMD MSR is available:  NO
        * CPU indicates IBPB capability:  NO
      * Single Thread Indirect Branch Predictors (STIBP)
        * SPEC_CTRL MSR is available:  NO
        * CPU indicates STIBP capability:  NO
      * Enhanced IBRS (IBRS_ALL)
        * CPU indicates ARCH_CAPABILITIES MSR availability:  NO
        * ARCH_CAPABILITIES MSR advertises IBRS_ALL capability:  NO
      * CPU explicitly indicates not being vulnerable to Meltdown (RDCL_NO):  NO
      * CPU microcode is known to cause stability problems:  NO
    * CPU vulnerability to the three speculative execution attacks variants
      * Vulnerable to Variant 1:  YES
      * Vulnerable to Variant 2:  YES
      * Vulnerable to Variant 3:  NO
    
    CVE-2017-5753 [bounds check bypass] aka 'Spectre Variant 1'
    * Mitigated according to the /sys interface:  YES  (kernel confirms that the mitigation is active)
    * Kernel has array_index_mask_nospec:  NO
    * Kernel has the Red Hat/Ubuntu patch:  YES
    > STATUS:  NOT VULNERABLE  (Mitigation: OSB (observable speculation barrier, Intel v6))
    
    CVE-2017-5715 [branch target injection] aka 'Spectre Variant 2'
    * Mitigated according to the /sys interface:  YES  (kernel confirms that the mitigation is active)
    * Mitigation 1
      * Kernel is compiled with IBRS/IBPB support:  YES
      * Currently enabled features
        * IBRS enabled for Kernel space:  NO
        * IBRS enabled for User space:  NO
        * IBPB enabled:  NO
    * Mitigation 2
      * Kernel compiled with retpoline option:  YES
      * Kernel compiled with a retpoline-aware compiler:  YES  (kernel reports full retpoline compilation)
    > STATUS:  NOT VULNERABLE  (Mitigation: Full AMD retpoline)
    
    CVE-2017-5754 [rogue data cache load] aka 'Meltdown' aka 'Variant 3'
    * Mitigated according to the /sys interface:  YES  (kernel confirms that your CPU is unaffected)
    * Kernel supports Page Table Isolation (PTI):  YES
    * PTI enabled and active:  NO
    * Running as a Xen PV DomU:  NO
    > STATUS:  NOT VULNERABLE  (your CPU vendor reported your CPU model as not vulnerable)
    
    A false sense of security is worse than no security at all, see --disclaimer
    It'd still be nice if AMD could release a microcode update, but this'll do for now.
     
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