Hey, anyone out there sysadmin'ing #Solaris? The Shadow Brokers dump of NSA exploits includes a working remote root exploit for Solaris 6-10 x86/Sparc (and potentially v11). It attacks RPC services to spawn a remote root shell.
Following Sunday's adventures playing with PAL and NTSC timing in the #PSX, and preparing timer emulation code for that, I went to bed and dreamed a stressful nightmare in which I was back in college and had an exam on a video standard I had not studied at all.
Software engineering - it's not good for you, clearly.
Any love on Mastodon for #RustLang? Tonight, cracking on with a simple MIPS #PSX emu written in #Rust. I know there's another (unfinished) Rusty #PlayStation emu out there - my one started out as a MIPS CPU emulator that got out of hand. I also want to get sound + GPU working so I can play the iconic PS1 boot intro in full.
Here's the serial debug output when it starts up... https://mastodon.cloud/media/UpKBBJt_JDCop8f3fxA
The number of Mastodon instances is still growing. Ours (mastodon.cloud) is the 2nd largest after the 1st / primary one https://instances.mastodon.xyz/
Whoops - Ubuntu's giving up on Unity and switching to GNOME as the default desktop UI! Also: bye bye Ubuntu phones and tablets. https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20170405184538/http://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/05/growing-ubuntu-for-cloud-and-iot-rather-than-phone-and-convergence
There's more info + analysis of Google's AI processor chip, the TPU, here :) https://www.nextplatform.com/2017/04/05/first-depth-look-googles-tpu-architecture/
A good peek inside Google's powerful and heavily customized AI calculator chip - it's called the TPU and it's a PCIe-connected ASIC akin to an FPU. The design was led by top MIPS CPU architect Norman Jouppi.
I am not reading comments on Hacker News because I pretty much remember all the various sentiments from my first "Show HN", and I do not have the energy to also answer questions there
But as others have pointed out, these are all nice problems to have. I am so happy that people are finally using my work at large. <3
When recommending to your friends, give the other instances some love too: https://instances.mastodon.xyz/ It looks like mastodon.social is under even heavier load than yesterday right now
Tech hack at The Register. Interested in CPUs, code, security, and AI. More info: https://www.diodesign.co.uk
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