Category Rant

Our beloved GOD tool got rekt – Intel ME vs. security researchers

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In the light of the recent bugs found in Intel ME, every PC user should be aware of what kind of “above root” tools are implemented in all of the most recent Intel (since 2015) and AMD (since 2013) CPUs. Why should you bother with this? Because in Intel’s case there is a good chance it can be remotely accessed. First of all what the heck is ME?

Intel ME & AMD PSP are both stinky!

“The Management Engine is a barely documented black box. It has its own CPU and its own operating system – recently, an x86 Quark core and MINIX – that has complete control over the machine, and it functions below and out of sight of the installed operating system and any hypervisors or antivirus tools present.” – quote taken from theregister.co.uk

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Is GCC on our doorstep?

EnglishRantWeb browsing 3 comments - Kagamin

Today I will talk about *CENSORED* so I think we *CENSORED* so that’s why we should *CENSORED*. If today’s trend continue then “free speech” in the future will look something like this.

GCC is an arconym for Global Corporate Congress and it is a reference to a show called Continuum. The future that show depict is quite dark and somewhat realistic. A future where big companies are in control of every aspect of life after the fall of governments. I don’t want to live a world like that PERIOD.

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Firefox – every good thing has come to an end…

EnglishRantWeb browsing One comment - Kagamin

I started to use Firefox as a main browser around 2007 but after almost ten years I can’t agree anymore with the direction Mozilla and their browser have recently taken. For example I hate Australis but with add-ons like Classic Theme Restorer I can mostly restore the original layout of the browser. By the way more than half of the addons I use are functionality restoring ones that put back the features Mozilla removed (like Panorama, the download window etc). With Firefox 57 that will change because XPCOM and XUL will be removed from the equation. So what will differ Firefox from any chrome-based browser? Almost NOTHING. Plus I don’t want experience the growing pain of the new back-end as an user.

The war between browsers in the past (image source: shoze.blogspot.com)

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Why is Google such a scum?

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Normally I don’t post about politics because it’s not fun. This time I’ll make an expection. We have this madness in our country too because we don’t have enough women in particular fields (politics, engineering, IT etc.) and some parties want to somehow readjust the distribution of genders. But how? They don’t take in account the “diversity” they loved to brag about. The idea of setting quotas for how many female or males we should hire is insane and in my opinion what Google is doing in this case is also insane. Firing people because they dared to talk about the reasons behind the inequality of gender distribution is simply WRONG.

Let me ask a simple question… are they not being evil here?

 

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A small rant about Windows 10

EnglishOperating SystemRant 2 comments - Kagamin

Let’s talk about Microsoft latest operating system and my user experience as far. I started to use Manjaro (arch-based GNU/Linux distro) a few months ago and honestly I’m quite satisfied with it’s performance and reliability (okay, a small bug here, another one there but nothing that I can’t handle). At my workplace we have some new hardware (powered by Kaby Lake CPUs) so we have to use Windows 10 to get updates for the OS and I also have a Windows 10 installation as a virtual machine for obvious compatibility reasons.

Bye Nanami, it was fun but it’s over now…

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