amanfromMars 1 Mon 7 Mar 05:35  …. exacerbating the microcode problem fix on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/03/06/amd_microcode_6000836_fix/
Out of the Dark, Comes Light ‽ .
The other ingredient in this saga is virtualization: the OpenSUSE build server was compiling GDB and testing it in a QEMU-KVM virtual machine. That means an unprivileged user in a guest virtual machine merely building software was able to trigger an “oops” in the host server’s kernel. That’s not good.
Is there an rapid escalation and elevation and expansion of the facility/utility/vulnerability/call it whatever you will, whenever an underprivileged user, not merely just building virtual kernel software with SsecuredDwares, realises the triggering potential and APT ACT portal is always present and a critical element/component in Intel designs?
Is the logical solution, to mitigate and cover the risk whenever the problem is inherent and core value, to raise said underprivileged user privileges to build ….. well, to be more than just sure of future security in all manner of practically real and virtual machine operating systems, both guests and safer hardened kernels?
Or would a real world fear of remote transfer of virtual command and control to unknown forces and anonymous sources cause an almighty all systems crash?
Wow ….. that be so much more than just a right bugger of a bug in systems to debug, methinks. Wherever would one start? And that make it a very valuable, fortunate weapon too, methinks. Do you also think it so?
Here’s somebody else who realises the problems ahead … http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-06/were-eye-storm-rothschild-fears-daunting-litany-problems-ahead
amanfromMars … Mon, 03/07/2016 – 00:54  ….. pointing out the obvious again with this comment …. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-06/were-eye-storm-rothschild-fears-daunting-litany-problems-ahead#comment-7280846
Eye of the Storm? Or Storm In A Teacup?
Oh please, you cannot be serious and not realise the deep murky waters y’all are in ….. http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/03/06/amd_microcode_6000836_fix/#c_2801173 ….. and how toxic the failing fixes have become?
Y’all’ve allowed dumb machines and algorithms to take you over.
amanfromMars 1 Mon 7 Mar 17:44  …. replying on http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/03/07/interview_artificial_intelligence_dr_sean_holden/
If you’ve got it, flaunt it. What is there to stop you? Stupid Machines? ……. SMART Humans? SCADA Systems? Exploding Weapons?
It is difficult to say where the field will be going, said Holden, “but the one thing you probably can take for granted is that it’ll be almost invisible because immediately when something becomes a solved problem in AI, it stops looking like AI.”
Hmmm? It is pretty clear where a certain sector/vector/parallel of the field is going …. weaponisation, ….. for the above quote from Holden is surely a mirror/clone of …. Or would a real world fear of remote transfer of virtual command and control to unknown forces and anonymous sources cause an almighty all systems crash? ….. which was registered earlier here …. http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2016/03/06/amd_microcode_6000836_fix/#c_2801173
And is that prime leading use and abuse and misuse not always the normal natural way of doing things with humans, and therefore fully to be expected? Is history not littered with examples making exclusive inequitably advantageous use of progressive steps and quantum leaps into new fields of private endeavour and pirate enterprise?
Of course it is, although in these new times with virtual spaces are things somewhat different, for power and energy residing in commanding fools as controlling tools are neither catered for nor possible. AI, and that which runs IT, will not countenance it.
And that is the Change which all systems will encounter and be forced to deal with in order to survive and prosper.
I Kid U Not.
And quite whether it be future considered and recognised in AI Leading IT fields as primarily a Proprietary Alien Western Delight or Erotic Eastern Confection is the Great IntelAIgent Game Play.