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Message 101054 - Posted: 11 Oct 2020, 16:18:58 UTC

Good going Apple!
Apple's T2 custom secure boot chip is not only insecure, it cannot be fixed without replacing the silicon
Which means your new Mac is vulnerable to 'evil maid' attacks, if that's something you worry about.
... Unfortunately, it appears the T2 cannot be fixed. "Apple uses SecureROM in the early stages of boot," explained Rick Mark in a blog post on Monday. "ROM cannot be altered after fabrication and is done so to prevent modifications. This usually prevents an attacker from placing malware at the beginning of the boot chain, but in this case also prevents Apple from fixing the SecureROM."
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Message 101215 - Posted: 22 Oct 2020, 13:56:16 UTC

I take that back. On the last 3 that failed on Dave's PC, the error was "Disk usage limit exceeded". They take about 10.5 GB of RAM, 13 GB of swap, and 3.5 GB of disk space per task.


From Trello board on testing work for CPDN.

I clearly need to up the amount of Ram I have. Even the maximum my MB allows wouldn't keep swap out of play if I were running 8 of them.
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Message 101222 - Posted: 22 Oct 2020, 22:07:44 UTC

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Message 101259 - Posted: 24 Oct 2020, 4:18:34 UTC

Do You Have Tech Support Rage?

If you own any modern appliance or electronic gadget, you’ve probably suffered the dreaded agony of calling for “Tech Support." Even the most even-tempered human quickly experiences alarming symptoms: sharply increased blood pressure, trembling fingers, reddening face, rising voice, and colorful language. Is it possible that tech support services are in fact *designed* to elicit such a response from you?
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Message 101266 - Posted: 24 Oct 2020, 8:36:23 UTC

Europeans, don't forget to fiddle with your clocks tonight as DST ends and Standard Time resumes.

NL: 03:00 -> 02:00

It's the last Sunday of October, not the first one of November (which it is next week).
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Message 101300 - Posted: 25 Oct 2020, 15:53:53 UTC

Came across this site, wonder what it is: https://boinc.n-helix.com/

For references, the whole forums are there as well, this thread for instance is at https://boinc.n-helix.com/forum_thread.php?id=13563
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Message 101302 - Posted: 25 Oct 2020, 18:17:19 UTC - in response to Message 101300.  

Came across this site, wonder what it is: https://boinc.n-helix.com/

For references, the whole forums are there as well, this thread for instance is at https://boinc.n-helix.com/forum_thread.php?id=13563


If at top of page I click on the login link it takes me back to this site and tells me I am already logged in as does trying to reply to one of the posts from here mirrored there.
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Message 101303 - Posted: 25 Oct 2020, 18:41:47 UTC - in response to Message 101302.  

It's fishy all right and it's done to quite a couple of other sites. So called "faster and for server off load purposes".
See what a person called QuantumEthos posts in https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=5376 and what the site mods are telling in response.
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Message 101339 - Posted: 27 Oct 2020, 13:54:37 UTC

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Message 101341 - Posted: 27 Oct 2020, 14:44:20 UTC - in response to Message 101339.  

18 years to go till my retirement.
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Message 101350 - Posted: 28 Oct 2020, 17:08:48 UTC

Hang on everyone - what's this doing in the BOINC binary download folder?

boinc_7.16.16_windows_x86_64.exe	2020-10-27 19:45	13M	 
five minor versions beyond anything we've seen before, and 50% bigger.
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Message 101351 - Posted: 28 Oct 2020, 17:26:25 UTC - in response to Message 101350.  

Fishy....
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Message 101352 - Posted: 28 Oct 2020, 17:41:27 UTC
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Well, it looks genuine:


https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/commit/a5ecb07a0b54c9d142c365bcdc1e0ebf4559a4df

Might combine VS2019 and a fix for when he typed 7.16.15 for 7.16.5

Edit - it still has the VS2010 DLLs
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Message 101353 - Posted: 28 Oct 2020, 17:50:47 UTC - in response to Message 101352.  

So what adds the 4.4 MB when compared to the previous version?
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Message 101354 - Posted: 28 Oct 2020, 18:05:29 UTC - in response to Message 101353.  
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Each separate .exe file:

v7.16.11

 Directory of C:\Test\boinc_inst_11\Program Files 64\BOINC

02/09/2020  15:05         1,306,952 boinc.exe
02/09/2020  15:05           399,176 boinccmd.exe
02/09/2020  15:06         8,281,416 boincmgr.exe
02/09/2020  03:31         1,928,192 boincscr.exe
02/09/2020  15:05            16,712 boincsvcctrl.exe
02/09/2020  15:05            70,472 boinctray.exe
               6 File(s)     12,002,920 bytes
v7.16.16

 Directory of C:\Test\boinc_inst_16\Program Files 64\BOINC

26/10/2020  18:33         4,325,200 boinc.exe
26/10/2020  18:33           684,880 boinccmd.exe
26/10/2020  18:33        10,739,536 boincmgr.exe
26/10/2020  18:33         3,661,648 boincscr.exe
26/10/2020  18:33           129,360 boincsvcctrl.exe
26/10/2020  18:33           345,936 boinctray.exe
               6 File(s)     19,886,560 bytes
He probably left the debug flag on...

Edit - I'm not risking it running live - those were admin install images. And the registry bug is still there: https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues/824
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Message 101356 - Posted: 28 Oct 2020, 19:30:45 UTC - in response to Message 101354.  

It runs fine. Kaspersky didn't yell at me.
Posted my problems with this version to the various channels. Including to the alpha email list asking why this version is so large. :)
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Message 101358 - Posted: 28 Oct 2020, 20:06:20 UTC - in response to Message 101356.  
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According to Vitalii:
There are some extra dlls that are not needed anymore but still exist in the installer. Will be fixed later.

PS: I checked my install directory. I didn't see any of that.
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Message 101359 - Posted: 28 Oct 2020, 20:36:53 UTC

Well, between us, that's given the pot a good stir. I think that calls for a beer :-) Back later...
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Message 101365 - Posted: 29 Oct 2020, 9:11:25 UTC
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Continuing a conversation from elsewhere last night. Curious behaviour of this strange v7.16.16 under Windows 10 - seeking confirmation before I move on to Windows 7 and blow the doors off in public.

On machine restart: I get BOINC running before I'm fully logged in - testing on a machine that requires manual entry of a password, but BOINC can be viewed over a remote connection before I do that. When I do access the desktop after entering the password, there's no trace of BOINC - no icon in the system tray, even hidden. BOINC Manager won't display on screen from the Windows menu. But it is visible from the Task Manager - crashing out there enables it to restart normally from the Windows menu. I'll try a few extra tricks before I make the formal report. Edit - won't restore from a pinned taskbar icon, either.

Windows 10 pro 2004, build 19041.572
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Message 101366 - Posted: 29 Oct 2020, 9:35:25 UTC

I have the magic word for showing the Windows 7 icon control tool in Windows 10.

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