In the 80s computers weren’t snitches — if they detected an illegal operation they just looked the other way

Now they take a crash dump and send it automatically to The Man

@brion illegal instruction but it makes the cops show up at your house. Arrested for x86 crimes

@brion @cinebox Given Microsoft's past enthusiasm about cooperating with US authorities, I would be extremely surprised to discover that a crash dump had never been used as evidence of a crime, at the very least in attempts to go after ransomware gangs and child pornographers.

@cinebox @brion "Everything you say can and will be used against you!"
"I swear it's a valid instruction, it's in the AVX2 spec!"
"Your CPU doesn't support it, you didn't even check! You're nicked!"
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