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Musk loves his Starlink sat constellation – but astroboffins are less than dazzled by them

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who ever the greedy corp

It wouldbe a shame if we lost GPS

Trump: Huawei ban will be lifted!
US Commerce Dept.: Yeah, about that…

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Re: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

Nobody was ever fired for selling off IBM.

London cop illegally used police database to monitor investigation into himself

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systemic flaw

Who watches the watchers watching to see if they are watched.

From attacked engineers to a crypto-loving preacher with a questionable CV: Yep, it's still very much 5G silly season

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"obedience drug" ??, you cant even get a Toker to pass the ash tray.

Franco-German cloud framework floated to protect European's data from foreign tech firms slurpage

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Re: OVH?

Indicative of the problem, there is no good eu cloud provider.

CTS who? AMD brushes off chipset security bugs with firmware patches

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If rapid release of patches causes issues for AMD customers, could they sue CTS?

He's coming home, he's coming... Hutchins' coming home: British Wannacry killer held in US on malware dev rap set free by judge

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Re: Not exactly Lord Copper

Plea barganing is a miscarriage of justice every time.

Google to offer users a choice of default search engine on Android in the EU – but it's pay to play

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Re: Meh

May you be fucked up the arse by google's big dick.

I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

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Re: Touch screens

Brex-o-politico-nonsense-bot you just failed the Turing test.

Node.js sees Windows compatibility as key to success

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short answer.

closures. They make event driven code in a single thread easy to write.

Cisco patch day fixes CGI script blunder, hard-coded credentials

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where is vulture south?

That OZ? we get 300mbs as standard domestic adsl in Barcelona

Slack apologises to Europe for TITSUP* services

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All emojis are featured in utf-8.

Irc beat the hipsters to it years ago ☺

Global race for 5G heats up with latest US Congress bill

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Better Internet videos on teenagers mobile phones, I wonder what will drive demand for that?

UC Berkeley reacts to 'uni Huawei ban' reports: We unplugged, like, one thing no one cares about

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Re: UC Berkeley Stazi

I'm all for zuperfluuz zeez in ze german zounding wordz.

China trade tariffs? Fuhgeddaboudit, say Cisco execs. We, er, shifted some production

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Re: Screwdriver job

Yeah, you wonder how else Cisco can move production in six months.

Vivaldi opens up an exciting new front in the browser wars, seeks to get around blocking with cunning code

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And if you want to use bleeding edge features do feature sniffing with a fallback.

Maybe there is hope for 2020: AI that 'predicts criminality' from faces with '80% accuracy, no bias' gets in the sea

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Re: Fizzog

Those who are treated as criminals, have nothing to loose by being one.

Any social media accounts to declare? US wants travelers to tell

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just the username

Thanks, we dont need the password

Microsoft's corporate veep for enterprise puts the boot into boot times

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Whats the betting the "reboot" included a forced update.

What Huawei to go: Hundreds of Chinese tech giant's US workers to get pink slips – report

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Re: @AC

Its a reason not fly near its borders.

Market flips switch on Arista share value after 'cloud titan' turns on heel

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Re: Hmmm...

One of the joys of Monopolies dominating markets.

Who's that padding down the chimney? It's Puma, with its weird £80 socks for gamers

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Re: PUMA Socks

Sponsored by Puma

Red Hat raises guidance after good Q2

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Re: Red Hat still exists?

Two billion reasons to think they might be here next year.

Surprise! Leading 4-socket server vendor isn’t Dell or HPE

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Re: And the Chinese are known for being truthful, of course.

That is such blatant racism.

Trans-Pacific Partnership returns, without Trump but more 'comprehensive'

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Re: Ask Liam Fox

Chill. The uk will always have that special relationship with America first.

South Wales cops crow about facial recognition arrests on social media

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Re: Nothing more

It is now illegal in the UK to hide your face from cameras.

And THIS is how you do it, Apple: Huawei shames Cupertino with under-glass sensor

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Re: Too good to be true?

Eh? But Huawei phones dont even come with Facebook installed?

'Tesco probably knows more about me than GCHQ': Infosec boffins on surveillance capitalism

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Re: They does

Quite hard to hide the fact that you are pregnant for seven years.

Breaking, literally: Microsoft's fix for CPU-hogging Windows bug wrecks desktop search

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Re: It seems to me

Install Linux's mlocate and grep.

dir is short for dire :)

'No BS' web host Gandi lives up to half of its motto... Some customer data wiped out in storage server meltdown

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Re: Talking about bullshit

OVH, not that I would recommend them, but they do provide backups.

Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)

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Re: Reg

El Reg without comments? I shudder at the thought.

ARM servers to gain boost from ARM, Oracle Java partnership

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kill java?

like no one uses android or hadoop or tomcat anyway

ICO 'making enquiries' into bizarre shopper data spill at M&S

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cache of a response with a set-cookie header seems likely

How can you kill that which will not die? Windows XP is back (sorta... OK, not really)

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Re: How can a free operating system...

because zero is a number.

Floyd Mayweather-endorsed cryptocoin startup knocked out by fraud allegations

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Re: Made $32m from thousands from investors

Thats blaming gambling on punters

UK digital network Openreach takes 15 electric vans for a spin

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apples for apples

You dont have a petrol station in your garage.

Try a 'shroom before ruling on chill pills, boffin tells gov

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stupid nanny state saying no is not a problem

when they grow all over the golf course.

China orders immediate shuttering of Bitcoin exchanges

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great thing about crypto currency...

is that governments can't artificially deflate or inflate the value.


Samba needs two patches, unless you're happy for SMB servers to dance for evildoers

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Dumb statement: What makes you think the developers of samba 1 are young? Original author is 50.

Feel like a little kid in the container world? Welcome to the club

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18 months?

Linux containers is ten years old this August.

(And starwars 1 was released in 1977 :)

The Register Lecture: How to build your own tractor beam

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new reg feature?

Right mouse click > edit > submit pull request -m "that'll be kilo not mega".

Ego and CEO are 66 per cent the same

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IMHO what happened on the telly in a soap is not news.

Russia drags NASA: Enjoy your expensive SpaceX capsule, our Soyuz is the cheap Kalashnikov of rockets

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Re: Sour grapes

The Russians are big supporters of the US democratic system.

Anti-privacy unkillable super-cookies spreading around the world – study

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opera mini browser bypasses this

Mind you, opera are doing something very similar Already.

Void Linux gave itself to the void, Korora needs a long siesta – life is hard for small distros

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Unless you count Google. Google dont run it but they are very active.

They terrrk err jerrrbs! Vodafone replaces 2,600 roles with '600 bots' in bid to shrink €48bn debt

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If telephone bots work for you, it just indicares you have a useless website.

Node.js sees Windows compatibility as key to success

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mizilla steps up

Mozilla plan to get node running on their is VM. that should support more options

What's silent but violent and costs $250m? Yes, it's Lockheed Martin's super-quiet, supersonic X-plane for NASA

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Re: Only $247.5m?

I notice the term "at scale" is now used to mean "lots of money "

Facebook tells users to report crappy customer service from advertisers

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Re: Delete themselves

Word. Facebook is the epitome of a faceless corp that refuses any contact from consumers.

Microsoft Azure Europe embraced the other GDPR: Generally Down, Possibly Recovering

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Re: MTBF vs Blast Radius

Where I work we have never had five hours of down time ever.


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