Starting the Translation
This is the first comic I am translating for this site. I have decided to choose one that only appeared recently, since it covers a recent topic that probably no one will remember if it appears later. I am already a bit late now.
So if you already know this one, hang in there. I will translate the more earlier comics soon. If you don't know it, enjoy! If you have no idea what this is about, I suggest reading the Wikipedia page of Spectre and Meltdown.
G and H are standing in front of a Hotdog stand
H: Have you heard about Spectre and Meltdown? Bad security issue in all CPUs. It allows you to read arbitrary memory locations...getting quieter as G is not really listening
Hotdog-Bird: here is your Hot Dog.
H: still not being listened to ...that’s why all modern CPU’s have something called “Speculative Execution”. That means, in a nutshell, that the CPU can execute commands... hey, are you even listening to me??
G: facing Hotdog-bird Oh, sorry, I don’t want it anymore.
Hotdog-bird angrily throws the hotdog into the trash
G is standing at the trash can, eating the hotdog that was thrown away
G: Sorry, ... yes I’m listening. Processors and security and stuff... Very important topic...