This is just so very very wrong! Original e-mail can be found here.
I have two machines that show very different performance numbers.
After digging a little I found out that the first machine has, in
model name : Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.00GHz
while the other has:
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
and that seems to be the main difference.
Now the problem is that /proc/cpuinfo is read only. Would it be possible
to make /proc/cpuinfo writable so that I could do:
echo -n “model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @
2.40GHz” > /proc/cpuinfo
in the first machine and get a performance similar to the second machine?”
This one is just too funny not to post, and hell, it’s Friday!
From the looks of it, T-Mobile has been hacked and the goods stolen.
They also seem to love running HP-UX.
Opera the web browser is apparently now great at one thing: following the standards.
Yesterday, Opera 10 Alpha was released and flaunted its 100/100 score on the Acid3 test, passing with all the colors of the rainbow this time. But honestly, Opera, like several other ‘alternative’ browsers (and if your a hardcore fan/follower, excuse me), is just trying to catch up with the old dogs.
Firefox in particular has had many of Opera’s ‘new’ features and ‘improvements’ for quite a while. Security issues in Opera, often simple and totally trivial bugs, have been found and released. Not saying more than other browsers; both Firefox and Internet Explorer have them doubled to say the least, but I just never could bring myself to trust this unique web browser.
Auto-update has just been put in place, and I feel, as a security researcher, that it is an extremely valuable mitigation tool when new exploits spring up. Thank God the development team FINALLY put this sub-standard feature in place. Presto 2.2 has taken things to the next level with most of these improvements, more details of which you can find for windows, mac, and ‘linux/unix‘.
Has security been incorporated into Opera recently more than ever? Maybe. Has Opera been built with security from the ground up? Certainly not. Pay attention to your favorite XYZ exploit/advisory feed for inevitable updates.