Wondering if there was a security thing with that wide-sweeping changes as #spectre/#meltdown; I don't remember any.
All OSes are scrambling to patch their kernels, browsers to patch their JITs and disable features (like threading), compilers adding flags to make virtual calls more expensive to mitigate, etc. etc.
Interesting and scary all at once :)
@aras bumpy road ahead
@aras Popcorn time. Some men just like to watch the world burn 😆
@aras Apparently the Intel CEO started selling stock :P.
@jessehall Yeah, good question. Basically boils down to, do you want fast (everything that made CPUs faster in last 20 years, besides clock speed), or do you want secure?
I guess good thing is, things like Spectre don't affect majority of the code/programs. Only things that potentially cross privilege domains or "other things that should not be seen".
@aras The scary bit is how many machines will actually get those fixes :)
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