S3E17: "China Dentata"
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We talk about the tiny chips embedded in motherboards by Chinese companies and give updates on our personal projects.
- We are on Spotify!
- We have a potential Doom night coming up on November 3rd! We need to get an idea of interest so we can plan accordingly, please @ us on Twitter or get in touch via our contact page! We’ll probably be playing co-op vanilla campaign, maybe some deathmatch, who knows?
- There has been a security flaw detailed for Flatpak.
- The “competitor” for Flatpak is Snap.
- There is a VMWare Security advisory — apparently various products have an infinite-loop condition that can be triggered in their 3D shader.
- An Amazon employee was fired for releasing customer email addresses.
- Windows 10 is deleting users’ personal files. No, I’m not kidding.
- Blackvue users may be unwittingly broadcasting/streaming their recording.
Starts at 25m15s.
- China caught embedding surreptitious surveillance hardware in motherboards. Possibly.
- Not only designed to look like they blend in (and VERY small), but also undocumented.
- SuperMicro stock fell 41% (despite it not really being their fault, most likely – they most likely had no idea the hardware in question was there).
- Post-publication of this episode, I came across this as well. However. it does have its own issues – it presupposes a lot based on “it wouldn’t work exactly how Bloomberg said it would therefore it’s entirely fabricated”. Keeping in mind that Bloomberg is not a technical mag, it’s an economy mag — obviously its audience needs things simplified and there is always a loss of accuracy in that translation.
- Personal projects update.
- Jthan’s work with contracts has picked up.
- He’s also been working more with Go lately.
- I’ve been working with a lot of LDAP and infrastructure cleanup with work.
- I’ve also been picking away at the BDisk 4.x rewrite.
- And optools!
- Paden received a new cabinet, so he’s been racking his machines and kit.
- He still needs to do some cable management.
- He’s been working on Python 3.
- He also has a baby coming! And mounted shelves.
- Bob Vila’s awesome.
In this segment, we highlight system administration mistakes. Think of them as the IT equivalent of the Darwin Awards. (1h01m49s)
- The “cookin’ by the books” thing Jthan says is a reference to this.
- I prefer this.
- “Happy Birthday (to You)” is actually public domain as of 2016 per this case! Thanks, nosbig!
- Sorry, Jthan; S2E9 was not when Paden was drinking vodka, nor when you make the vodka/white girls equivalency. He was drinking it in S3E2, but the vodka/white girls thing is actually a reference to S2E0 (which we reference again in S2E22).
- Jthan does risk/benefit all wrong (and definitely should not be an attorney).
- Also, when I said Apple “dumped their servers”, I’m fairly certain it was not in landfills, let alone the ocean, Jthan. I meant “removed from their fleet”. It is also illegal in California to throw that shit away haphazardly, as it is most other places.
- This has been “Jthan knows nothing about real-world/environmental impact”. Tune in next week when he finds out about this.
- Jthan is 100% not a doctor, medical or otherwise, and is not a scientist either.
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