Linkage: 16 January, 2018 #TheTriggering
Meltdown and Spectre are a new class of vulnerability, both in their sophistication and impact. They use timing attacks to exploit flaws in the underlying hardware we use for a majority of our applications today, both in the cloud and on desktops and devices.
A complete fix for Meltdown and Spectre is going to require a CPU replacement. As CERT says, the solution is to “Replace CPU Hardware”.
It is inevitable that other hardware vulnerabilities like these with wide impact that require hardware changes will emerge in the coming years. We can’t buy new hardware every time this happens. So a long term fix may require that we invent a way to dynamically patch the hardware that our software relies on.
This is concerning because teen suicide rates have been steadily climbing over the past decade. The suicide rate for girls ages 15-19 doubled from 2007 to 2015, reaching its highest point in 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The question perplexing researchers is why teens would do this.
When asked why they engaged in digital self-harm, boys were more likely to say they did it as a joke or to get attention, while girls often said they did it because they were struggling with depression.
“There’s that same phenomena that’s going on; it’s akin to physically wanting to feel pain,” said Patricia Cavazos, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine.
The rates of physical self-harm are similar, as well. About 8% of children ages 7-16 surveyed in a 2012 study said they’d engaged physical self-harm, or non-suicidal self injury.
There is a growing body of evidence that suggests social media plays a role in increasing mental health issues among young people, she said.
The goal was to assess the rate and behavioral methods of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in a community sample of youth and examine effects of age and sex.
Youth in the third, sixth, and ninth grades (ages 7–16) at schools in the community were invited to participate in a laboratory study. A total of 665 youth (of 1108 contacted; 60% participation rate) were interviewed about NSSI over their lifetime via the Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview.
Overall, 53 (8.0%) of the 665 youth reported engaging in NSSI; 9.0% of girls and 6.7% of boys reported NSSI engagement; 7.6% of third-graders, 4.0% of sixth-graders, and 12.7% of ninth-graders reported NSSI engagement. There was a significant grade by gender interaction; girls in the ninth grade (19%) reported significantly greater rates of NSSI than ninth-grade boys (5%).
Behavioral methods of NSSI differed by gender. Girls reported cutting and carving skin most often, whereas boys reported hitting themselves most often. Finally, 1.5% of youth met some criteria for the proposed fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) diagnosis of NSSI.
Children and adolescents engage in NSSI. Ninth-grade girls seem most at risk, as they engage in NSSI at 3 times the rate of boys. Behavioral methods of NSSI also vary by grade and gender. As possible inclusion of an NSSI diagnosis in the fifth edition of the DSM-5 draws near, it is essential to better understand NSSI engagement across development and gender.
Adolescents are impressionable. They are still in the process of figuring out who they are. That is why progressives target them with the LGBT agenda.
A particularly egregious example would be Obama’s depraved and thankfully repealed decree that sexually perplexed kids must be allowed to use the restrooms, locker rooms, and showers of the opposite sex in public schools.
The egging on and brainwashing work. Consider the state where kids are most likely to grow up steeping in it:
A new study released at UCLA finds 27 percent of California’s young people between the ages of 12 and 17 self-report that others view them as gender ‘nonconforming” at school.
Here’s an even less surprising finding:
“[G]ender nonconforming” young people were found to be more than twice as likely to have psychological problems than those comfortable with their biological sex.
It sounds nice, that blue states are getting redder. But I don’t believe it. This one I will have to see. And we will never see it becasuse as is pointed out immigration (like money) changes everything.
Taxes aren’t the only reason to escape states like New York and California. The best-run states are run by Republicans. Income is growing faster. Lower minimum wages mean lower unemployment. These states are better for vets. They give more to charity. Even envy-addled moonbats who consider income inequality to be a problem will have to admit that life is better in red states.
In light of all this, it is no surprise that people are moving from blue states to red states, and that as red states get redder, blue states get redder too.
The whole country might turn red, if not for the effects of massive Third World immigration, which would distort politics for generations to come even if it were shut off completely.
Although he is an active member of the LGBTQ community, where he is involved in anti-bullying and suicide prevention (Desmond came out last year), his parents are emphatic that their son is not yet sexually active, and although he is an advocate for LGBTQ rights, he has not ‘reached the age where sexual relations are appropriate or discussed explicitly.’
That’s a relief. But how is it that a 10-year-old “came out” last year?
A defining characteristic of corporate and clickbait discourse is the effort to sublimate readers’ frustration into outrage while bypassing the question of accountability. Time and others are now under huge pressure to find mythologies to both explain the dissatisfaction of their female readership and serve as the basis for corrective political action. Someone must be to blame for their problems; anyone but themselves.
What Time has produced is a fairy tail without a prince. It begins:
‘Movie stars are more like you and me than we ever knew.’
We are then introduced to a wide range of women who were:
‘brought together by a common experience.’
They were actually brought together by Time, at great expense, to confirm the biased premise of their leading article. Time then chews over each of these women’s testimonies, droning on and on and on in a tantric, mantric, incuntation of its utterly banal and predictable conclusion:
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