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posted by martyb on Monday June 20 2016, @10:12AM   Printer-friendly
from the One-ring-to-bring-them-all-and-in-the-darkness-bind-them... dept.

From Damien Zammit, we have this fun little tidbit:

Recent Intel x86 processors implement a secret, powerful control mechanism that runs on a separate chip that no one is allowed to audit or examine. When these are eventually compromised, they'll expose all affected systems to nearly un-killable, undetectable rootkit attacks. I've made it my mission to open up this system and make free, open replacements, before it's too late.

The Intel Management Engine (ME) is a subsystem composed of a special 32-bit ARC microprocessor that's physically located inside the chipset. It is an extra general purpose computer running a firmware blob that is sold as a management system for big enterprise deployments.

When you purchase your system with a mainboard and Intel x86 CPU, you are also buying this hardware add-on: an extra computer that controls the main CPU. This extra computer runs completely out-of-band with the main x86 CPU meaning that it can function totally independently even when your main CPU is in a low power state like S3 (suspend).

On some chipsets, the firmware running on the ME implements a system called Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT). This is entirely transparent to the operating system, which means that this extra computer can do its job regardless of which operating system is installed and running on the main CPU.

The purpose of AMT is to provide a way to manage computers remotely (this is similar to an older system called "Intelligent Platform Management Interface" or IPMI, but more powerful). To achieve this task, the ME is capable of accessing any memory region without the main x86 CPU knowing about the existence of these accesses. It also runs a TCP/IP server on your network interface and packets entering and leaving your machine on certain ports bypass any firewall running on your system.

Yeah, and I'm sure they pinky-swear never to allow the NSA access to any computer via it. I'll be using AMD from now on, slower or not, thanks.


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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by pTamok on Monday June 20 2016, @01:03PM

    by pTamok (3042) on Monday June 20 2016, @01:03PM (#362866)

    You are correct in saying that the useful features of remote management are documented. If you are running a lot of servers and/or desktops, of course you would love the ability to remotely manage a PC, even when the primary O/S is not available.

    However, that is not the point, and you are doing a nice piece of misdirection there. The issue is that you do not have control over the implementation of the remote management capability.

    You do not know if Intel have shared their firmware signing key with the NSA. Or indeed, the NSA have exfiltrated the remote signing key without Intel knowing about it. Or if there are other signing keys.

    And Intel have not provided a mechanism where you can load firmware that you have audited it yourself. Nor have they provided a mechanism whereby firmware writing could be under hardware control - by dip switch or jumper.

    Don't get me wrong - of course remote management is useful. It is well known, and, as you say, well documented.

    But the implementation works in such a way so as to make it very difficult to assure that your PC has not had a back door inserted. It breaks the principles of security management.

    And finally, people are waking up to that.

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  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2016, @01:26PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2016, @01:26PM (#362873)

    He's a shill.

    All communications equipment are required to have "lawful intercept" capabilities.

    This is to catch pedos.

    USA/Europe/UK are anti-man CUNT tries.

    They are opposed to the God of Deuteronomy
    Remeber: opposing men taking young female children as brides is a death sentence: (Dt 13:6 hebrew) (elohim means judges/rulers/gods/etc)

    Men are permitted to rape2own female children: (Dt 22:28-29 hebrew)

    Enticing others to follow something else is a death sentence: (Dt 13:6 hebrew)

    That means it is our duty to kill the feminists / stormcucks / whiteknightnationalists in europe and other areas who oppose man+girl.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2016, @02:39PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2016, @02:39PM (#362893)

      "I have the right to do anything," you say--but not everything is beneficial. - 1 Corinthians 6:12a

      Also, no. Those were old testament laws for the Israelites that no longer apply.

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2016, @05:09PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2016, @05:09PM (#362967)

        >Also, no. Those were old testament laws for the Israelites that no longer apply.

        For those who worship the God of Deuteronomy, they apply.

        For people like yourself who have rejected the God of Deuteronomy and entice us to follow another judge/ruler/god the rule tat applies is for us to kill you where you stand.

        Jesus is a "High priest in the order of Melchizedek": a worshiper of El (before "El" simply became an epithat).
        Deuteronomy is the book of Law of He who commands armies.

        El had an egalitarian wife/consort, Ashera.

        The God of Deuteronomy smashed both, took "El" as an epathat, and ruled for a time.

        Then your feminist Jesus tried to re-establish the priesthood of El and the position of women.

        • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by kurenai.tsubasa on Monday June 20 2016, @05:36PM

          by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Monday June 20 2016, @05:36PM (#362980) Journal

          Wow. Please tell me that this somehow involves Atlantis? What was Lillith up to at the time?

          (Please mod offtopic. I just have to know more about this conspiracy theory!)

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2016, @06:42PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2016, @06:42PM (#362998)

            In Deuteronomy the man is master / owner of the woman and men may rape young girls to own them.
            (Dt 22, 28-29). The worst crime in the woman's world.

            Deuteronomy is superior to New Testament

            In one book you have the man on top. Even with girl children.
            ->Stone adulteress
            ->Man can have many brides
            ->'Married' Man screwing female not his, but not claimed by other man (ie: unmarried, unbetrothed) not adultery. Woman/girl has no claim on the man: only he has claim on the woman/girl
            ->Rape young girls (female children), ok, man pays father, keeps girl (pedophile rape, worst crime ever according to feminists (aka christians))
            ->Man is master of woman

            In the other, bottom rail on top! (Ain't that shucks massa? Ha Ha!)
            ->Don't stone adulteress
            ->Man looking at a woman is "adultery" now
            ->Better a millstone (english translation, felt to be a condemnation of man+girl by americans and the english)
            ->Man dies for woman
            ->No male nor female, all one in christ, etc etc

            • (Score: 1) by kurenai.tsubasa on Monday June 20 2016, @11:18PM

              by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Monday June 20 2016, @11:18PM (#363090) Journal

              So, is your position one of some kind of paganism? I notice gender binary and gender conflict seem to be underpinning this dichotomy between El/Jesus and this God of Deuteronomy. Would I be correct to interpret your belief system as a Wiccan system where El/Jesus represents the feminine Goddess and this Deuteronomy chap represents the male God?

              Furthermore, are you implying that the world was created by the Goddess then?

              At least please tell me you've read more than just Deuteronomy here. If you are what I suspect you are, please troll harder, because right now it looks like you're operating from a Dianist Wiccan framework and posting as you imagine the masculine to be at its core.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:27AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:27AM (#363202)

                Previously the Canaanite pantheon included El as the high god and Ashera as his consort.
                There was gender egalitarianism reflected here, to some degree.

                When this religion was defeated, gender egalitarianism went out the window.
                Man was now master.

                This is the history, going backwards:
                Hebrews (Deuteronomy) - Singular Worship male God. Rape of female child (yes read the hebrew) = man keeps her, pays father some money. Man can execute adulterous women. Man owns the woman (he is ba'al (master, owner) of the woman): it says it explicitly if you read the hebrew. No punishment for man who has sex with unmastered(unmarried) women not his wife. Can have asmany women as he pleases (including young girls - female children). All explicit in the hebrew for those who bother to read it.

                Assyrians/Northerners - Pantheon, but male god (marduk) has taken the throne and killed the high goddess. Rape of female = father of female can rape your wife or daughter or have you marry the raped female.

                Sumer and friends - Pantheon with Female godesses in equal power with man - Man who rapes a girl is executed. Man who has sex with with women not his wife is thrown out of the house without his posessions and exiled from the house. Woman who has sex with men not her husband while husband is at war is accepted back by the husband when he comes back. Matralineal decent

                Around Sumer and Previous: women have multiple husbands.

                So if you know history, then you know it is not "well yea, they had to keep property.. bla bla bla, wasn't for male domination". Men being able to rape female children and not suffer punishment but instead keep the girl was an _innovation_ ment to bring happiness and power to men. Just as the change from matralineal decent to patralineal decent, and the execution of anyone worshiping the old goddess cults, and the right of the man to execute a woman he _owns_ who has had sex with another.

                It was for male domination (it was good).

                ---
                Since the 1800s, however, england has dragged us back to the stone age and women again rule:

                Today:
                A man who has sex with women not the wife is ejected from the house, the woman keeps it etc (just like in sumer).

                Women may have multiple partners, no punishment. (just like in sumer)

                Men may NOT have female children as brides.
                Men may NOT have multiple females.
                Men may NOT rape female children.

                Men were executed for rape of female children and unmastered women (England, America), though now it is "merely" forever in prison.

                Boys do NOT inherit the property, instead whomever the woman marries gets 1/2 etc.

                It's all back to near sumer level.
                Martrachy.

                Will men be granted an invasion from the north and again a strong Male War and Storm God to wash away the cunts and their supporters?

                I only pray to He that such may be.

                Living with no girl child to own is no living at all.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:32AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:32AM (#363203)

                Previous to Deuteronomy, also previous to the Assyrians, the religion in the region was more egalitarian, and before that martrical with women respected and held high, and men more as dogs.

                We have returned to that tradition in the west.

                I would pray that the dogs would realize their position and rip to shreds their owners.
                (Like the Assyrians and then Deuteronomist did)

          • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday June 20 2016, @08:18PM

            by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 20 2016, @08:18PM (#363038) Journal

            Kurenai, the person you're talking to is MikeeUSA, a.k.a. Mikhail Kvaratskhelia, a.k.a. FizzBuzz (when I found him on IRC). He's not usually this blatant about the religious roots of his insanity, but he seems to be a self-admitted lolicon and worse.

            And he hates me to death: lesbian, feminist, egalitarian, anti-human-trafficking activist, defender of women and especially girls, and oh, I probably have a bigger dick than he does despite it being a clitoris :D

            --
            I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
            • (Score: 1) by kurenai.tsubasa on Monday June 20 2016, @11:06PM

              by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Monday June 20 2016, @11:06PM (#363086) Journal

              Fully aware, wouldn't have encouraged the AC if I didn't think it was him :)

              Mental illness can be quite interesting when rationalized and reinforced with Bible passages, at least when it's not being an imminent threat to life, limb, and property which I assume he's not. So, MikeeUSA makes for an interesting study!

            • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:37AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:37AM (#363204)

              Don't know you, but yes, If I ran things you would be executed on the spot, and every single woman and man who was your ally.
              ---
              Remeber: opposing men taking young female children as brides is a death sentence: (Dt 13:6 hebrew) (elohim means judges/rulers/gods/etc)

              Men are permitted to rape2own female children: (Dt 22:28-29 hebrew)

              Enticing others to follow something else is a death sentence: (Dt 13:6 hebrew)

              That means it is our duty to kill the feminists / stormcucks / whiteknightnationalists in europe and other areas who oppose man+girl.

              ---
              >Self admitted lolicon and worse.

              When men ruled, men took female children as brides.
              See: Deuteronomy (hebrew), or pre-cuntified USA:
              >In the United States, as late as the 1880s most States set the minimum age at 10-12, (in Delaware it was 7 in 1895).[8] Inspired by the "Maiden Tribute" female reformers in the US initiated their own campaign[9] which petitioned legislators to raise the legal minimum age to at least 16, with the ultimate goal to raise the age to 18. The campaign was successful, with almost all states raising the minimum age to 16-18 years by 1920.

              > I probably have a bigger dick than he does despite it being a clitoris :D
              Last time women ruled it took thousands of years to finally overthrow and destroy their societies
              (infact it took foreign invasion: The Assyrians did it)
              That may be the case here again as smug cunts like you rule over males as if the males were dogs.
              You have infiltrated all the western governments and constantly enact laws to disarm the male populance that isn't in service to you as law enforcement.
              It will be very difficult to destroy your way of life.

              I hope for a nuclear war; another invasion from the north (over the polar ice caps).
              Two cuntified cunttries can destroy eachother. I pray.

              And I pray you survive it for a time, just to be burned alive.

              • (Score: 1) by kurenai.tsubasa on Tuesday June 21 2016, @02:05PM

                by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Tuesday June 21 2016, @02:05PM (#363326) Journal

                Ah, I see. Instead it's derpa derpa llama jihad.

                Anyway. Thank you for your candor.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:03PM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:03PM (#363506)

                  Deuteronomy predates Islam by a millenia.

              • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday June 21 2016, @04:30PM

                by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday June 21 2016, @04:30PM (#363390) Journal

                Hah. I'd love to see you try, Mikee. Every single time you reply to me you get more and more and more shrill, which just shows how completely petrified you are of me.

                You're weak, and you hate it, so you want to use society's machinery to make yourself feel better at the expense of others. Well, tough titty; as long as I draw breath on my own two feet that's not happening. Fear the poonani! Fear it I say! Uwahahahahahaha~!

                --
                I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:06PM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:06PM (#363511)

                  No idea who you are. You seem like a very self-important cunt however; like the majority of your species.

                  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:38PM

                    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday June 21 2016, @08:38PM (#363523) Journal

                    We're the same species, dipshit, much as I hate to admit that.

                    You owe all the men on this site an apology too; you assume they're all violent paedophiles like you are and that only fear of the law is keeping them from, in your ever-so-eloquent prose, "rape2own" behaviors. That's solipsistic as hell, not to mention incredibly insulting. You're saying the same thing fundie Muslims do: "men are animals, rape-beasts, dangerous bundles of Id."

                    Now i'll give you some credit for self-awareness there, but to assume every single member of almost half the world's population is as disgusting and evil as you? That's way beyond the pale.

                    --
                    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 22 2016, @10:54AM

                      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 22 2016, @10:54AM (#363805)

                      >You're saying the same thing fundie Muslims do: "men are animals, rape-beasts, dangerous bundles of Id."

                      No, I am saying that the God of Deuteronomy wills men to be ba'al (master, owner) of the females.

                      And hence rape of female children is not wrong (Dt 22:28-29 hebrew), it is not "merely animalistic": it is the man taking his rightful position as owner. "Marital rape", of-course, also is not wrong. The man taking multiple females, including young female children, as his posessions is not wrong. Nor is beating a disobedient cunt, nor is executing an adulterous one. This is what should be done.

                      The ruler of a country is not, by definition, an "animal".
                      The ruler of a town is not by definition, an "animal".
                      Women would have it that the ruler of a girl child or any female is an "animal" however.

                      If only that were the case, if only men were animals such as a lion or a jaguar; cunts like you would meet the fate you are given in Deuteronomy: execution.(Dt 13:6 hebrew). Instead males are today (again as long ago in sumer) quite like an animal such as obedient dog.

                      What you are saying, however, is that the majority of males on this website acquiesce to the female version of what is right and good. Which is likely true because most techies, and most western males are faggots (that is: weak and useless, like an old woman). They should be executed along with you for their enticement to follow your woman's system of law and rulers, rather than that of Deuteronomy.

                      May you die, you fucking cunt.

                      • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday June 22 2016, @04:20PM

                        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 22 2016, @04:20PM (#363892) Journal

                        Thanks, I needed the laugh :)

                        Mikee...poor, poor Mikee. This world is Hell for you, isn't it? And that's where you're going when this is all over, along with your "God of Deuteronomy." Anyone who does the research can tell that guy either doesn't exist or is some kind of evil spirit, which makes you anything from deluded to demoniac.

                        In any case, you're not going to get fear or even anger from me; no, you just get a combination of amusement and pity. The more you post, the more everyone can see what kind of pathetic, half-developed walking abortion of a man you are. And of course, I don't doubt someone else besides me is screenshotting everything you say and may or may not be trying to see if you're employed and by whom, the better to send them said screenshots...

                        --
                        I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 23 2016, @08:42AM

                          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 23 2016, @08:42AM (#364240)

                          >Mikee...poor, poor Mikee.
                          >This world is Hell for you, isn't it?

                          It is a woman's world, England and America made it that way.
                          The world is safe for democracy (the rule of the majority; the rule of women)

                          > And that's where you're going when this is all over, along with your "God of Deuteronomy." Anyone who does the research can tell that guy either doesn't exist or is some kind of evil spirit, which makes you anything from deluded to demoniac.

                          I would much rather burn in hell with the God of the book of Deuteronomy than be anywhere near the heaven of the god that women have enthroned.

                          >In any case, you're not going to get fear or even anger from me; no, you just get a combination of amusement and pity. The more you post, the more everyone can see what kind of pathetic, half-developed walking abortion of a man you are. And of course, I don't doubt someone else besides me is screenshotting everything you say and may or may not be trying to see if you're employed and by whom, the better to send them said screenshots...

                          I will know who to blaim.
                          Those who entice others to follow a god/ruler/judge other than that of Deuteronomy, the punishment demanded to be meted out by any who happen to be witness, is well know.

                          • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Thursday June 23 2016, @04:24PM

                            by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 23 2016, @04:24PM (#364398) Journal

                            I'm actually curious: what makes you think Deuteronomy has any power? No, don't say "but it SHOULD." What would have made it have ANY power, EVER? Yahweh isn't real, and even if he were. no civilized group of people would follow that insanity. Not to mention, according to Judges 1:19 the "God of Deuteronomy" would be stopped cold by a single M1-Abrams tank :)

                            This is actually kind of interesting; your mind very obviously does not flow along normal contours. I'd love to try and trace the chain of logic here.

                            --
                            I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
                            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 25 2016, @07:39AM

                              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 25 2016, @07:39AM (#365451)

                              It speaks to the heart of Men.

                              • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Saturday June 25 2016, @03:08PM

                                by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Saturday June 25 2016, @03:08PM (#365600) Journal

                                So because you like something it's true? LOL, fucking wow. And since when were you a man, capital letter or not, anyway? You're a weak, angry, frightened little boy who's fixated on little girls 'cause you're too weak to handle actual women.

                                --
                                I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
                                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 25 2016, @10:59PM

                                  by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 25 2016, @10:59PM (#365810)

                                  How does one make a law "true"?
                                  By following it and by killing those opposed.

                                  As for your other questions.

                                  I've had two prayer answered when I prayed directly to the War God of Deuteronomy, in the knowledge that he was and is the war God of the ancient state.

                                  A very specific prayer came true in nearly the same very specific way (about a month after the prayer was given), and it wasn't for anything "good". It was for the death of a particular feminist somewhere in the world by way of a motorcycle assasination, and for her brother's legs to be shot up as a warning to him. but for him not to be killed: only the woman to be killed. In the prayer a Mac-10 was mentioned, in reality an AK was used. Everything else was the same: motorcycle attack, killing of the woman, shooting of the brother who was driving her to work as a police officer in the legs.

                                  Another less specific prayer, but with a desired result, also was answered a week after it was given, with a result that fixed the problem. Again not for anything "good".

                                  I do not often pray specifically to the God of Deuteronomy, as he asks in his law system for people not to say his name in vain. For daily prayers it is just to "God".

                                  I like young girls for their capacity to be young girls rather than old women.
                                  It is not surprising your quips about men vs males etc, but makes no difference to me as I care about the hebrew, not english corruption (a culture and thus a language ruled by women). I am very happy when your kind is killed, I have prayed for such things, such things have happened, I am very grateful for the Men who carry out such operations: they do the work of the greatest God, and hopefully will again put your civilization type back under the dirt.

                                  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday June 26 2016, @04:12AM

                                    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Sunday June 26 2016, @04:12AM (#365900) Journal

                                    You idiot, you're praying to a demon! Do you actually think that Yahweh bastard is anything approaching God?!

                                    You may be hosting one of more of these entities yourself; if you ask me it explains a hell of a lot about you. At this rate you're gonna die infested with evil peoples' shades, as that is what demons are. You've turned yourself into a giant flaming beacon for the evil dead to latch onto and exert their influence. Oh, jeez, you complete moron...get yourself to a competent medium and get these bastards out of your etheric field, for the love of fuck. If this is actually the case you may be the single worst case of entity attachment I've ever seen...

                                    --
                                    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
                                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 27 2016, @01:32PM

                                      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 27 2016, @01:32PM (#366422)

                                      >You idiot, you're praying to a demon! Do you actually think that Yahweh bastard is anything approaching God?!

                                      If the God of Deuteronomy, YHWH, is a demon, then still I gladly pray to him.

                                      I agree with what is written in his law. I agree with men having female children as brides, with men raping female children and simply keeping them and paying the father the bride price.
                                      (That is: I agree with the God of Deuteronomy's opinion on the worst crime in america/UK/Australlia/Canada/europe/any-white-country: pedophile rape of a female child. It is no crime. The man keeps the cute girl, as a person over whom he is master, for the rest of his and her life)
                                      I agree with the notion that the man is 'ba'al' of the female: that is he is the master. He is not simply "man" or "male" as you christians/english and others demand.
                                      I agree that those who entice us to follow some other ruler/judge/god/etc than that of Deuteronomy should be killed.

                                      I am not a gnostic like most christians today are.

                                      >god
                                      In hebrew, the word used for "god" is elohim.
                                      Which means ruler/judge/gods/angels etc
                                      The meaning is one who has power.

                                      If a "demon" is ruling, in hebrew there is no difference from a god.
                                      Demons are a christian invention.

                                      As I said before, even if YHWH was a demon, currently consigned to hell, I would follow him there, and would wish for his eventual return to the throne.
                                      Barring that, at-least a Reconquista of earth.

                                      >You may be hosting one of more of these entities yourself; if you ask me it explains a hell of a lot about you. At this rate you're gonna die infested with evil peoples' shades, as that is what demons are. You've turned yourself into a giant flaming beacon for the evil dead to latch onto and exert their influence. Oh, jeez, you complete moron...get yourself to a competent medium and get these bastards out of your etheric field, for the love of fuck. If this is actually the case you may be the single worst case of entity attachment I've ever seen...

                                      This is the worst case of insanity I've ever read. The only ether that exists is ethernet.

                                      The fact of the matter is men like: engineering, weapons, books, schematics, cute young girls. Inherently. That is men inherently drawn to wield power.
                                      A cunt wouldn't understand, except when she's torturing her previous "male" with prison for the non-payment of child-support.

                                      I am very glad those two prayers I mentioned were answered. I was surprised that they were answered. I was astounded as to the quickness of one and the meticulousness of the other: down to everything except for the choice of weapon; it was all the same. I celebrated.

                                      Furthermore if women who are "mediums" all oppose men having female children and men being the master, then I agree with the opinion registered of old that they should all be killed (I'm sure you know the chapter and verse).

                                      Marry female children.
                                      Kill feminist.

                                      • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday June 27 2016, @04:57PM

                                        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 27 2016, @04:57PM (#366497) Journal

                                        Hey, dumbass, your "elohim" could be stopped cold by an M1-Abrams tank according to Judges 1:19.

                                        --
                                        I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
                                        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 28 2016, @12:23PM

                                          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 28 2016, @12:23PM (#367005)

                                          Sorry, Judges is outside of Deuteronomy, and thus not a book of Law that I am interested in.
                                          Instead it is a story book.
                                          Furthermore I do not chase whomever appears to be the victor at any particular time. I like the God of Deuteronomy because I agree with the laws existent in Deuteronomy, as read in the hebrew. Whether they are ascendant or have been cast down, it does not change. Wherever the God of Deuteronomy is, that is fine. I believe, as stated in Deuteronomy, that people such as yourself who entice us to follow another power, that people such as yourself should be killed. I believe, as stated in Deuteronomy, that if a man rapes a female child who has not been given away to a man yet, that he simply keep that female child as a female of his, pays her father the stated price in currency, and keeps the girl thereafter. I agree with that response to the pedophillic rape of an innocent young girl: that the man who has raped that female child keeps her. I agree that anyone who entices us to follow something other should be killed on the spot. I would be happy if every person like yourself, including yourself, was physically cut down in a painful execution: that is by a sword: that is you limbs chopped off in furtherance of your death as you try to shield yourselves from the blows. I believe that is how they did it then.

                                          It is true that currently, your cuntry, the cuntry that makes the world safe for women, has bombed, invaded, and killed every pro-marry-female-children man-as-master culture nearly out of existence.
                                          I wonder, however, the men who run these machines, and who maintain and design them, why do they do it for a civilization that hates them, denys them what is good, and would happily put them in prison as a thanks for all their years of service after one act of defiance to the pro-female-ascendancy creed of your amalgam of peoples.

                                          I know that, were I myself in any position to do so, I would betray you, woman, the very second I could be assured that much damage would be done and the tide could start to flow in the opposite direction.

                                          Men should have female children as brides.
                                          Men should be free to rape ungiven young girls and keep them.
                                          Man should be master, and the female a slave of his.

                                          I hope that day comes anew and that you are killed.

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                                          Also the fact that my opensource software project has reached release 90 and has over 100 weapons suggests against your notion that I am a "dumbass".
                                          What have you done for software-libre lately, cunt?

                                          • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday June 28 2016, @05:19PM

                                            by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday June 28 2016, @05:19PM (#367158) Journal

                                            You really want me dead so badly? Shut your fucking yap and come find me and do it then. Your proxying isn't as foolproof as you think; it's not hard to figure out where you're posting from. Imagine what your boss would think if he sees all this crap you're spewing!

                                            That assumes you're employed of course; I wouldn't be surprised if you're another worthless drain on society living off the dole.

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                                            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 28 2016, @06:58PM

                                              by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 28 2016, @06:58PM (#367219)

                                              >You really want me dead so badly? Shut your fucking yap and come find me and do it then.
                                              I have no idea who you are. I want you and people who are like you to be dead (those who entice us to follow something other than Deuteronomy: that is; those who are against men keeping female children whom they have raped as brides, those who are against the man as ba'al (master) of the female). One without the other would be pointless.

                                              >Your proxying isn't as foolproof as you think; it's not hard to figure out where you're posting from. Imagine what your boss would think if he sees all this crap you're spewing!
                                              There is this statement.

                                              >That assumes you're employed of course; I wouldn't be surprised if you're another worthless drain on society living off the dole.
                                              And then there is this statement.

                                              Wouldn't you know, if it were so easy?

                                              You also didn't answer my question about your "dumbass" quip:
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                                              Also the fact that my opensource software project has reached release 90 and has over 100 weapons suggests against your notion that I am a "dumbass".
                                              What have you done for software-libre lately, cunt?

  • (Score: 2) by TheRaven on Monday June 20 2016, @03:11PM

    by TheRaven (270) on Monday June 20 2016, @03:11PM (#362916) Journal

    If you're running an x86 chip, then worth worrying about this shows remarkable misplaced priorities. The x86 instruction set includes a large number of instructions that are too complex to implement as pure hardware (along with some other features, such as transactional memory). These are implemented in microcode. You can update the microcode yourself, however the microcode (effectively firmware) is machine code for an instruction set that (unlike the ARC32 that TFA gets worked up about) is completely undocumented outside of Intel and changes between revisions. This means that, whereas you could disassemble the ARC32 code and figure out what it is doing, it is basically impossible for anyone outside of Intel to know what the microcode is doing.

    If you look at the errata sheet for any recent generation of Intel chip, you'll see over a hundred known bugs in the microcode (most patched, some worked around by disabling features), many of which are security critical. I recall several microcode bugs that have allowed unprivileged code to overwrite kernel-owned memory that happens to be in the cache (including one in Haswell). If, hypothetically, Intel were to provide the NSA with access to the details of some of these vulnerabilities, then it would be fairly simple for them to write attacks that could run in the browser and gain full kernel privilege.

    But, by all means, get worked up about the simple processor with a well-documented ISA that can turn on and off the black box on your desk.

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    • (Score: 2, Informative) by pTamok on Monday June 20 2016, @05:33PM

      by pTamok (3042) on Monday June 20 2016, @05:33PM (#362976)

      You are doing a remarkably good job of misdirection here.

      Yes, there are microcode bugs, and yes, the microcode is updateable too.

      1) The bugs will vary across processors, making the vulnerability different from processor to processor, unlike this one-size-fits-all solution. Of course, the NSA could well have a stockpile of vulnerabilities for all the different processors out there.

      2) The fact that the same issue affect microcode as well means that really, people should also be looking at the microcode update mechanism as well. The fact there is another problem vulnerability that is potentially just as bad does not warrant ignoring the first vulnerability. Two wrongs do not make a right. It even points up that more work should be being done on formally verifiable hardware under owner control.

      I am well aware of the capabilities of microcode update. I worked with someone who rewrote VAX microcode to enable faster processing of geological data for oil drilling. The ability to rewrite microcode is very powerful. It is reasonable that updating the microcode should be capable of being under the control of the person who bought the hardware, just as remote management should be.

  • (Score: 1) by cpghost on Monday June 20 2016, @07:25PM

    by cpghost (4591) on Monday June 20 2016, @07:25PM (#363011) Homepage

    Very insightful comments here... one can see that you do have a sense of what security is all about.

    Just to add one thing: suppose you have to deploy Intel-based hardware in a security-sensitive environment. It doesn't matter what kind of environment it is (governmental, R&D, healthcare, utilities, ...), all kinds of remote management to the hardware must be cut off. Currently, with wireless capabilities of the chips, you need to implement TEMPEST-level isolation just to be somewhat safe. Even if you put your sensitive hardware deep inside your premises, radio waves travel far, and can be inadvertently relayed by repeaters, so be careful.

    The best way to prevent all those kinds of headaches is to really avoid cutting-edge x86 architecture altogether, and stick to either older x86 hardware, non-x86 hardware, or go with newer ARM cores that you have (had) audited yourself. And don't forget non-CPU hardware too that may have been especially TAO-ed for you by NSA & Co.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 23 2016, @08:34AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 23 2016, @08:34AM (#364237)

      Why does no one execute the people that put in these backdoors?
      Do they not deserve to be killed?