Category: Fail

The Y2038 Problem – cars and embedded systems
23.01.2019

in comparison to Y2K: „The issue became when it became 2000 because that would be stored as 00 in the program. This caused many to believe that say, bank software wouldn’t be able to get your money out because it […]

backdoors in hardware – Intel Anti Theft Brick Code
16.12.2018

While „backdoors“ in hardware sound like a good idea… you don’t know how hackers are using it to sabotage infrastructure or extort bitcoins of another country’s companies… see „backdoor in cisco router„. IT IS F**** DANGEROUS! ESPECIALLY if it is […]

Monitoring your Network
04.04.2018

so i guess „monitoring“ is about two things: availability and performance: detect performance bottlenecks get informed if parts (harddisks) / servers have failed / are about to fail security: detect, report and (if possible) automatically fence off „unusual“ network activity […]

Bugs in Hardware – intel microcode updates
12.01.2018

Update: 2018.12: ForeShadow – guest reading Level1 Cache of host ForeShadow (known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) by Intel)[1][2] is a vulnerability that affects modern microprocessors that was first discovered by two independent teams of researchers in January 2018, but […]

systemd – perfect software and social skills
02.05.2017

update: systemd blanks NetFlix X-D security problems: non-root to root escalation: https://www.heise.de/security/meldung/System-Down-Drei-Uralt-Luecken-in-Systemd-vereinfachen-Linux-Angriffe-4270673.html a bit of software philosophy unix philosophy – keep it small and beautiful. Despite the fact – that the catholic church claims that it’s pope is „infallible“ – […]

The Unix philosophy – simple and beautiful
02.05.2017

src: https://homepage.cs.uri.edu/~thenry/resources/unix_art/ch01s07.html The Unix philosophy emphasizes building simple, short, clear, modular, and extensible code that can be easily maintained and repurposed by developers other than its creators. The Unix philosophy favors composability as opposed to monolithic design. Later summarized by […]

16.01.2017

It is actually a scandal that the world depends on chips and operating systems – that are designed to do mass-surveillance – it seems – in order to build up a world-wide-dictatorship that no-one can escape… by information and money. […]

21.09.2016

in General: NFS is pretty fast protocol for accessing files. It uses less overhead than SMB/CIFS and therefore acchieves greater performance. method1) rsyncing to a nfs-mounted qnap nas went with 20,7 MBytes/sec. method2) while directly ssh-rsyncing to qnap works only […]

06.09.2016

UPDATE! -> If you do not need big Antennas (or willing to solder them on yourself): What about using a AVM Fritz Stick with free (OpenSource) drivers? ONLY DRAWBACK: The Adapter is rather large… so it occupies 2x USB ports […]

27.08.2016

Errno::ENOMEM at /tags/news seconds later it was back on line… https://diaspod.de/tags/news Cannot allocate memory – ps Ruby /home/diaspora/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.8@diaspora/gems/activesupport-4.2.7.1/lib/active_support/core_ext/kernel/agnostics.rb : in ` , line 7 Web GET diaspod.de/tags/news Jump to: GET POST Cookies ENV Traceback (innermost first) /home/diaspora/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.8@diaspora/gems/activesupport-4.2.7.1/lib/active_support/core_ext/kernel/agnostics.rb : in ` […]

21.08.2015

i have a failing js script somewhere in the page… the CPU core goes up to 100% and stays there… its very (NOT!!!!) funny. did uncheck this „disable javascript“ in firefox „iceweasel“ 31.7.0…. and it does NUTHIN!!! noscript light also […]

01.07.2015

„Bei Lithium-Ionen-Akkumulatoren führt eine Tiefentladung auf unter 2,4 V zu irreversibler Schädigung und zu Kapazitätsverlust. Sinkt die Spannung einer Zelle auf unter 1,5 V, sollte sie nicht mehr verwendet werden. Es ist sehr wahrscheinlich, dass sich Kupferbrücken ausgebildet haben, welche dann zu […]

28.10.2014

computers are just like our governmental or financial system: serial failures. we expect them to fail. it’s not the exception – its the rule. so we better build alternative systems with less software. to simplify is to make reliable and stable. […]

14.10.2014

i love the american people… but here and there are totally irresponsible ceos. unfortunally i have to say… nokia would have been better off builing 6310s than doing this… souce: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/stephen-elop-microsoft-nokia Stephen Elop: I wasn’t a Trojan horse for Microsoft […]