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This is the most demonically clever computer security attack I've seen in years. It's a fabrication-time attack: that is, it's an attack which can be performed by someone who has access to the microchip fabrication facility, and it lets them insert a nearly undetectable backdoor into the chips themselves. (If you're wondering who might want to do such a thing, think "state-level actors")

The attack starts with a chip design which has already been routed -- i.e., it's gone from a high-level design in terms of registers and data, to a low-level design in terms of gates and transistors, all the way to a physical layout of how the wires and silicon will be laid out. But instead of adding a chunk of new circuitry (which would take up space), or modifying existing circuitry significantly (which could be detected), it adds nothing more than a single logic gate in a piece of empty space.

When a wire next to this booby-trap gate flips from off to on, the electromagnetic fields it emits add a little bit of charge to a capacitor inside the gate. If it just happens once, that charge bleeds off, and nothing happens. But if that wire is flipped on and off rapidly, it accumulates in the capacitor until it passes a threshold -- at which point it triggers that gate, which flips a target flip-flop (switch) inside the chip from off to on.

If you pick a wire which normally doesn't flip on and off rapidly, and you target a vulnerable switch -- say, the switch between user and supervisor mode -- then you have a modification to the chip which is too tiny to notice, which is invisible to all known forms of detection, and if you know the correct magic incantation (in software) to flip that wire rapidly, will suddenly give you supervisor-mode access to the chip. (Supervisor mode is the mode the heart of the operating system runs in; in this mode, you have access to all the computer's memory, rather than just to your own application's)

The authors of this paper came up with the idea and built an actual microchip with such a backdoor in it, using the open-source OR1200 chip as their target. I don't know if I want to guess how many three-letter agencies have already had the same idea, or what fraction of chips in the wild already have such a backdoor in them.

As +Andreas Schou said in his share, "Okay. That's it. I give up. Security is impossible."
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About freaking TIME U.S. policy stopped over privileging Isreal

It makes the U.S. look so hypocritical to call out human rights violations of this and that nation while the U.S.'s supposed "staunchest ally" practices a form of Jew Crow wholly reminiscent of the old Jim Crow in the U.S. South.
 
This is a step in the right direction -- and I'm not referring to the pro-Palestinian thing as much as to the inclusion of Sanders advocates in the platform committee. (Though I'm in favor of the pro-Palestinian activist, too.)

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"Sen. Bernie Sanders has been given highly unusual say over the drafting of the Democratic Party platform this year even if, as expected, he loses the primary contest to Hillary Clinton.

"The two Democratic candidates have agreed with Democratic Party officials to a new apportionment of the 15-member committee that writes the platform, according to Democratic officials familiar with the compromise worked out this month.

"Clinton has picked six members, and Sanders has named five — including a longtime activist on behalf of Palestinian rights, a potential sign of his plans to push the party’s policy on Israel in a different direction, the Democrats said Monday ahead of an expected announcement by the DNC."
The choice could signal a coming battle over the party’s position on Israel.
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#broadband  (lack of)
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About 40 percent of Detroit’s residents lack broadband access, even on their phones, which makes finding and applying for jobs increasingly difficult.
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Most people pay taxes on line.  It's difficult, not impossible to find the hard copy IRS forms.  Not as easy to get the hard copy forms as it used to be.
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Long Beach has joined a national trend of increasing crime, and while a Long Beach Police Department report suggests legislative changes are behind the recent spike, studies show it is not to blame.
A report delivered by senior members of the Long Beach Police Department during Tuesday night’s city council meeting sought to provide answers as to why there’s been a swell in violent and property crime during the first quarter of this year. While the report didn’t name a definitive catalyst, it did advance a narrative that has been pushed by police departments across the state: legislative changes are behind the recent spike.
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Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop Conditions
I'm still taking laps of the Eastern Sierra to get a read on current conditions for our workshop coming up next week.

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In honor of Bob Dylan's birthday I am listening to Bryan Ferry cover songs written by Dylan
Because I can not stand Bob Dylan's voice.  To my ear he sounds like a sick goose honking away.  That said, he is a brilliant song writer and lyricist.
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+Gavin Shoebridge​ Thanks for letting me know there is a release after this one. I will check it out.
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Yes, yes it would be a deliberate disaster BUT

I heard on NPR today that the city of New York is shutting down the L train for 18 months for structural improvements. This is going to cause a lot of suffering to low income people who depend on that train to get to their jobs. But hurricane Sandy revealed that there were structural problems with that subway line that simply HAD to be addressed. Had that storm not been so disaterous, these problems would have continued to be ignored. And when the 18 month's worth of improvements are complete that line will be more stable for everyone for the next few decades.

You see where I am going with this . . . From the ashes comes the phoenix.

You see where
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Freddie Gray case: Officer Edward Nero not guilty
Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty of all charges for his part in the events leading to the death of Freddie Gray, a judge ruled.
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+Adreana Langston much 💘 Queen thanks I appreciate your words of encouragement but it's just so frustrating...
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What the FUCK parents?! Why aren't you looking out for your children?

I am absolutely TERRIFIED of the number of underage girls I see just "kicking back" on Facebook Live Video. These are girls about which I know nothing. I can see the city in which they live and a lot of information about them. Which means predators can see it to. And the way they are presenting themselves (I am not even talking about overt sexuality) is just advertising to predators that no one is really looking out for them or after them.

I went to the Facebook Live video page just to check it out and it is just scary. In between many videos of people doing music (good, bad and mediocre) are many videos of young people simply exposing themselves to the world. I am not even sure these young people properly understand that their live videos are broadcasts to everyone, not just people in their Facbook friends list.

I am not a parent but if I was Facebook Live would be the scariest thing since 4Chan. https://www.facebook.com/livemap/

I want to bring race into this for a second. I am uncertain whether Latino immigrant parents have enough knowledge about the Internet and Social Media to properly be alarmed about what the kids are capable of doing online. The parents may have come from a very low education background and here the kids are digital natives. The parents know the kids need the Internet for school so they get them a phone or a computer but they may not really understand how to properly supervise these kids on those devices.


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Deborah Palermo has a lovely tattoo studio in her home in Westminter. Her set up is very sanitary, peaceful and professional. She takes her time with each client. She talks to the client for a while in order to study how their eyebrows move with their facial expressions. Then she draws the eyebrows in very precisely with constant back and forth with the client in order to get the eyebrows jusr how the client wants them. Then she gives a full consultation on aftercare and maintenance. Then she tattoos. The pain is minimal as she uses high end numbing cream.
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Curry duck rice was tasty. Not at all crowded at noon on Saturday. Staff was friendly. Parking was easy and free.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Great comfort food. Friendly staff.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Great venue for acoustic shows. Plus the CVS across the street closes at 9pm weekdays so you can park there for free.
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Great food. Nice managemet. CASH ONLY.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Affordably priced sushi that tastes good. The sushi chefs are actually Latino, not Japanese. So is it going to be as delicious as Octopus or Wakano up the street? Well, no. But the customer is also not going to pay Wakano or Octopus prices. I also like that this restaurant allows customers to phone in orders for pick up. This is especially useful on Friday and Saturday nights when this restaurant has a wait out the door (it is a physically small place). If you are into sports you can sit at the Sushi bar, have sake and enjoy the game.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I was so, so, so, incredibly impressed with the genuine friendliness, care and concern of the staff. These people take service-as-a-profession seriously. They made me feel like a million bucks without ever seeming fake or making it seem like they were fishing for tips. Based on the staff alone I would totally recommend this restaurant if you want to go somewhere posh but do not want to feel out of place because you yourself are not posh. I was self-conscious about going to a Beverly Hills restaurant. I am not posh by any standards. I went there specifically to see Cristina Gotti and Chip Funky Thomas perform. I did not know anything about the menu or the atmosphere. So the staff really made my restaurant experience just like Cristinna's lovely voice and Chip's funky drum playing made my musical experience. If you are into seeing and being seen in "the scene" - go next door to Spago's. If you are into being treated extremely well, hearing great music and eating yummy food, to to Spaghettini's. I had the Ahi tuna and it was delicious. I had the squash soup without the swirl of maple or swirl of cream fresh on top and it was still soup-from-the-gods.
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