On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 5:47 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave@horsfall.org> wrote:
On Mon, 5 Feb 2018, Andy Kosela wrote:

I am well aware of that, but ironically Intel did not even informed Andrew about it... No one in the MINIX community was aware of that.

And AndrewT was reportedly pissed off when he found that the ME could actually snoop on (and respond to) network traffic etc without the OS even being aware of it; apparently the ME hooks into the NIC...

Speaking of things like that...This just landed in my inbox:


The metrocard vending machines in the NYC subway are little PCs. I could swear I've seen either an OS/2, Windows, or Linux startup sequence on one or more of them before (maybe all three).
Anyway, what do you want to bet that the MTA is making people go around with media and manually install updates for Spectre/Meltdown across the transit system?

        - Dan C.