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Spectre and Meltdown Explained, and a Proposed Counter Against Them

On January 15, 2018, 2:58 AM PST, Josh Fruhlinger wrote Spectre and Meltdown explained: What they are, how they work, what’s at risk . As threats, regarding these two risks, Spectre and Meltdown, Fruhlinger wrote, “In the first days of 2018, published research revealed that nearly ever computer chip manufactured in the last 20 years contains fundamental security flaws, with specific variations on those flaws being dubbed Spectre and Meltdown ” (Fruhlinger, Jan 15, 2018). Fruhlinger was stating this: despite the best known efforts Electrical Engineers and Computer Scientists exercised, computer chip technology dated 1998 AD - 2018 AD has experienced an error, design flaws, that led to known defects, Spectre and Meltdown, and these are potentially great failures.  Side-channel technology requires high grade technical research, and this can be because Spectre and Meltdown exist, so a layman would not have known it, 22 years ago. According to Josh Fruhlinger, speculative execution and cac

On the Topic of Domestic Graduate Students, I AM

Domestic Graduate Students In the September 2020 edition of Communications of the ACM , Moshe Y. Vardi wrote Where Have All the Domestic Graduate Students Gone . Vardi wrote, “Tech industry giants Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google were all founded by first- or second-generation immigrants” ( link ). As stated previously in another article I wrote, Vardi wrote that in the month of June during the year 2020 AD, President Trump suspended new work visas and banned tens of ten thousands of foreigners against establishing employment within the U.S.A.: this was temporary. On greater division was the Trump Administration ban against U.S. universities that were operating using international students within only online classes, but remain in the U.S.A. Vardi also spoke on behalf of the entire science and engineering community without a vote and said that I strongly object to this, but I believe my objection is an average one. Against the international community becoming formally anti-U.S.A., n

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