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Whistleblower Says Microsoft Dismissed Warnings About a Security Flaw That Russians Later Used to Hack U.S. Government
  • To be fair, they've handled security excellently on their Xbox consoles. 360 still hasn't had a software exploit after the King Kong exploit was patched (and even then, it needed a DVD drive that could play burned discs), and it was only recently that an Xbox One and Series kernel exploit was found, and that's limited to the SystemOS VM.

    Basically, shove everything in virtual machines and it'll probably be fine. QubesOS does a very similar thing on the desktop side. If no running programs can access the host OS, then it's very unlikely that code execution on the host OS can occur, save for the very rare hypervisor escape exploits.

    On Windows, macOS, and most Linux distros, everything runs on the host OS.

  • Is there a good "random acts of kindness" community in the fediverse?
  • I left Lemmy World in favor of my current account due to them defederating from instances. I like to be able to choose what I can and cannot interact with, and SDF doesn't defederate with anyone.

    Lemmy allows for individuals to block instances in the account settings anyway.

    AFAIK, defederated from hexbear due to political differences.

  • Chiquita found liable for financing paramilitary group
  • Force all companies to be worker-owned cooperatives, Richard Wolff-style.

    Also the stock market doesn't really need to exist. It's just gambling with extra steps, and the people who win at that game end up having control over way more than one person should ever have. Also goes along with the above, which is complete worker ownership over companies.

  • Threads federation?

    What is SDF's opinion on pre-emptive deferation with Threads?

    I know SDF Chatter hasn't defedded with any instance, but there is a serious risk of Embrace, Extend, Extinguish if we federate with Threads.


    Looking for a PS196 based DP to HDMI 2.1 converter

    Looking for a DP to HDMI 2.1 that supports 4k120 with Freesync and the various HDR standards. Saw the PS196 was announced some while back, but can't find any converters that implement it.

    Anyone know where I can find a converter, or even just the chip itself so I can build my own?


    Looking for games that will make me cry

    Basically what the title says. I've only played two games like this so far (Silent Hill 2 and OMORI) and am looking for more.

    Could be games, ROM hacks, mods of existing games, etc.

    EDIT: So many great suggestions! Getting a bit overwhelmed by how many there are, so I'm going to need to find a way to put this in some kind of list with an order to play the games in. By all means, keep 'em coming, though!


    Looking for an XT to USB and BT converter

    I have an OG Model F (pre IBM XT, but the same standard) and used to have a Pro Micro-based Soarer's converter before it died on me.

    I'm looking for a replacement that can be both wired (either USB, PS/2, or AT) and wireless (either Bluetooth or via dongle). Soarer-style macros would be a nice-to-have, especially for the missing F11, F12, and Meta keys.

    Does anything like that exist?


    Search engine without SEO garbage?

    Been looking for a search engine that isn't plauged with SEO garbage every time I look for anything. Been using DDG for quite a long time now, and I'm starting to get dissatisfied with results. It seems like more and more results are just companies trying to make their way to the top of the search results instead of anything organic. It's even worse when I look for any kind of service or product.

    Looking for as close to 100% organic results as possible.