I wondered why my memory was failing....and here I was, just thinking I was getting old.
I am so glad that I still have my Underwood portable typewriter (is there some way that I could fax my replies to Karl's Forums?).
I can't remember every getting a single Critical Update from the manufacturer, AND lo and behold, yes indeed, my spelling (and grammar) was a thousand times better than it is now.
I recall one high school teacher who would not accept a paper with any typos or any erasures.
I somehow missed the introduction of correction fluid [one of the first forms of correction fluid was invented in 1956 by the secretary Bette NesmithGraham, founder of Liquid Paper--it was more commonly referred to as 'white out'].
It was also a certain generation's initial introduction to getting high by sniffing it as the first generation of Liquid Paper contained tolune. Tolune was for many years a common product in factories (as a degreasing agent I think) that some youth that I got to know well used to break into them, steal the stuff, etc.,.
Special education school programs back in that day could only presume that such youth became irrevocably brain damaged--institutionalization of one form or another was out of the question since the costs of such programs were astronomical. I lost touch with them when I moved, and I've often wondered what kinds of adults they turned out to be (if they lived that long).
The embedded pix is exactly the model that I have (AND the factory that it was made in was in my home town-"was" as in long closed down.
The woman who invented white out was the mother of one of The Monkees if memory serves - Mike Nesmith.
Glad I took the AMD path...
Intel originally stated that they were "working with AMD", but their chips are OK, it appears.
This has become nothing less than a media circus that anyone without an advanced degree in computer science is not going to be able to tell fact from
fiction re consequences, to include whether there are really any.
My URL posts from Business Insider has hits that are written in mostly everyday non-tech language + Business Insider has more than one article on this in the last few days. I came across the following hits:
One article states that there is no known exploits of these flaws.
ADVISORY: URLs on these sites can become obsolete/inactive quickly, and it's anyone guess if an archival search on the site can find them, but that's why I included the article title in this post cause that may be the only way to find them. And finding them may likely be irrelevant, i. e., my characterization of this at the beginning of this being a media circus is that a search will find all kinds of CURRENT articles on this, some of which have a good deal of defacto c & p from articles elsewhere.
EXPLAINED: 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' — the massive Google-discovered security exploits that have Silicon Valley in a tizzy
The inventor of Linux is furious at Intel
The US Government brutally laid out the magnitude of the Intel processor vulnerabilities that affect almost everyone (INTC, MSFT, AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN)
Finally: if this flaw was deliberate, or even accidental, as part of some govt plot, does anyone really expect any govt to admit to either planning that, exploiting that, etc.,. I mean just what does anyone really know about just how "good" supercomputers are re having algorithms that can spot terrorists activities and in languages other than English. One lesson from history re military hardware is that the USA govt spends money hand over fist on expensive ongoing modifications to many hardware systems that didn't work correctly at their unboxing and never really succeeded at what they were originally intended to do.
Apple products too
The late Thursday and Friday AM TV news shows are all over this.
Of course nothing compares to the coverage of the Eastern USA Thursday snow storm that had many mainstream TV stations with around the clock non stop coverage (I kid thee not). For those into fashion, there was of course non-verbal cues (via the apparel makers, AND the TV station's, logo) of what the well dressed TV "newscaster" would, and should be wearing in the out-of-doors. I fear that those whose hair was whipping around in the wind will not have their contracts renewed (and NO WE don't allow the jacket's hood to obscure any significant part of the newscaster's puss whenever they are on live camera).