Blog Fri, 23 Feb 18 13:03:43 -0700 Blog en-CA Youtube turning to controlled music space Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:38:24 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19069@/talks/discussions

If you're currently subscribed to an unofficial artist channel, you will soon be subscribed to their Official Artist Channel and your subscription to any unofficial artist channels will become inactive. The Official Artist Channel is a single destination that gives you access to an artist’s full body of work, so you’ll now receive notifications solely from the Official Artist Channel whenever new videos are uploaded or when an artist wants to send a message to their fans.

Trump: We need to start removing glands via other end Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:49:18 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19066@/talks/discussions Well, he literally proposed this.

President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages.

“If you had a teacher ... who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly” said Trump.

Next will be proposing mine fields around schools. As well as automatic steel doors each 5 meters inside.

uTorrent security bug easy fix and media reaction Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:14:19 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19065@/talks/discussions

By default utorrent Classic creates a JSON RPC server on port 10000, it's not clear to me that this was intentionally exposed to the web, as many endpoints crash or interfere with the UI. Here are some example actions that websites can take:

Nevertheless, browsing through the available endpoints I noticed that the /proxy/ handler is enabled and exposed by default, and allows any website to enumerate and copy any files you've downloaded. To be clear, any website you visit can read and copy every torrent you've downloaded. This works with the default configuration.

In short - uTorrent improperly keep RPC port open and listening despite remote control and Web UI is being turned off. But even with this you need to opens some malicious web page and it is not fully clear that it can do except of crash client.

In reality fix is 30 seconds long and works even for most popular old version - 2.2.1

Need to only change one setting in Advanced settings


It shuts down RPC port listening, hence all is ok.

And here is media reaction:


Mergers: Qualcomm eats NXP while being eaten by Broadcom Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:55:31 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19060@/talks/discussions

Qualcomm Inc. raised its offer for NXP Semiconductors NV and cut a deal with investors who had been threatening to hold up the transaction -- prompting a sharp response from its own hostile suitor Broadcom Ltd.

Qualcomm’s sweetened offer of $127.50 a share -- 16 percent more than the previous price -- was enough to secure support from holders, including activist Elliott Management Corp., of about 28 percent of NXP’s stock. It removes the opposition of a crucial block of shareholders who have piled into the stock demanding a higher price.

But Broadcom has long said its $121 billion bid for Qualcomm is contingent on the NXP deal going through at the originally agreed price. On Tuesday Broadcom said the revised offer for NXP to an equity value of about $43 billion is well beyond what Qualcomm has repeatedly characterized as a “full and fair” price.


Robo-picker Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:47:32 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19057@/talks/discussions

Smartphones - same margins rise as in cameras Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:24:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19038@/talks/discussions image

Average selling price for smartphone rose around 18% ToY. With Samsung and Apple rising prices even more.

How to check the times you live in just by watching movies? Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:16:20 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19037@/talks/discussions You noticed what all villains want to change things around, and all superheroes fight hard against any changes to keep all as it is?

Sure sign of degradation and regress. :-)

Windows 10 ARM - second act of tragedy Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:56:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19036@/talks/discussions image

Another attempt to make Windows for ARM, and another horrible fail.

OS will support only UWP (Windows Store Apps for ARM).

For x86 apps any app that rely on hardware stuff, OpenGL, any DRM and most of games (even very old) won't run.

Any x64 app won't run.

So, OS will be useful mostly for some controlled corporate stuff.