Looking in the ASCII mirror.

1.1 BingoBoingo :i

In the past several hours there have been at least two blocks with a sufficient number of transactions per block to leave bitcoin nodes relying on Berkeley Database for block handling to wedge when set to the post March 2013 limit of 40,000 database locks and objects.

1.2 Luke-Jr :

This only affects ancient, unsupported versions of Bitcoin Core that are not safe to use even unrelated to this.

Also, the “post March 2013 limit” (included in 0.4.9rc2 and 0.5.8rc2) was 537k, not 40k – so this problem never existed in the first place.

1.3 Stan :

The product in question, TheRealBitcoin, was patched – and the patch applied to two infrastructural nodes – within two hours of the wedge having been discovered.

If this is “unsupported”, I should like to learn what “supported” looks like.

1.4 MP :

“Bitcoin Core” is the name a collection of USG moles and assorted scammers are giving to a pile of spaghetti that’s unfit to run on Windows even.

It did enjoy some temporary attention in the early days of Bitcoin, chiefly through the happenstance that there not being any actual brains involved with the project.

Meanwhile it’s lost any importance, either intellectual or practical. Miners run homebrew, thinking people run the Bitcoin Foundation client. That’s all, really.

2. A picture worth a thousand screams : ii

Winbloze 10 botnet

3. Sleep tight, don’t let the phone bugs bite.iii

These issues in Stagefright code critically expose 95% of Android devices, an estimated 950 million devices. Attackers only need your mobile number, using which they can remotely execute code via a specially crafted media file delivered via MMS. Before you wake up, the attacker will remove any signs of the device being compromised and you will continue your day as usual – with a trojaned phone.

Connecting the dots and drawing the lines, what picture do you see ? You will see yourself as if in a ASCII mirror either heading forwards or backwards in time ; moving closer or further away from mysticism, wondering perhaps, why me ?

If in the mirror you see an aging man with beard long and grey, you’re in fact in control the hands of the clock on the wall and can play with the moment like prey.

If you’re looking younger second by second, panicking with the passing of your glory days and youth, you’re but a fish in a sea of garbage and your head’s stuck in a six-pack noose.

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  1. via qntra. []
  2. via jurov. []
  3. via Zimperium. []

6 thoughts on “Looking in the ASCII mirror.

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