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Musk's popstar girlfriend Grimes croons about next-gen AI, plus more machine-learning news


Nice leather

All the world to see

French activists storm Paris Apple Store over EU tax dispute


Fckn French Get lost!

'I feel violated': Engineer who pointed out traffic signals flaw fined for 'unlicensed engineering'


$5000 fine for former Inst of Engineers Ontario

Let's say you graduate from an engineering program, become licensed with Inst of Engineers Ontario for a few years, then change occupation and let membership lapse, If you say you were a member that's a $5,000 fine.

IBM makes meek apology for Oz #CensusFail, offers no fail detail


ABS Head Should Roll

For the first time in Australia's history, the Australian Census is a complete fail. Data from less than 2 million households was recorded, and that may be junk for a number of reasons. David Kalisch should be sacked.

All aboard the PCIe bus for Nvidia's Tesla P100 supercomputer grunt


10billion interferences per second

A truly remarkable adversarial chip

Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image


Can I boot M$ FreeBSD on Windows 8?

HyperV might be good for something

Microsoft's Windows Phone folly costs it another billion dollars


Re: Probably cheaper

If Microsoft wrote off Win10 it would just be a zombie.

Windows 10 out, users happy, PCs upgraded, my work here is done – says Microsoft OS chief


Mission Accomplished ! (sic)

Get back here, fucko - you ain't done yet.

NBN cost blows out by at least AU$10bn and FTTN isn't launched yet


Just add an Australia tax on broadband

The punters are good for , say, $2000 a head for bit-twiddling?

As the US realises it's been PWNED, when will OPM heads roll?


Re: Such amazing security measures worth $82bn...

Govt computer systems are designed to defeat congressional oversight, not hackers, as the report says so well.

Oz politicians SUCK at drafting trade agreements


Any provision for a TPP Chunnel to let in more illegals?

Lucky for Australia's distance otherwise they'd open a Chunnel express for faster movement of trade and illegals. The incredible signs of both piling up at Calais during a strike recently show how much a commodity humans have become. Zuck, the boy who commoditised girls so well at Yale , now has enough clout to commoditise everyone via TPP and other fakery.

BlackBerry ponders putting Android on future mobes


Re: Ah!

just wait ..........................until the BB.Q , with Quantum hardware!

US govt bans Intel from selling chips to China's supercomputer boffins


Israel can sell Xeons to China without any competition now

Next step to destroy US tech industry, make it illeal to sell to the world's biggest customer! Only Israel is allowed to do that.

Turnbull should spare us all airline-magazine-grade cloud hype


Cloud service delivery looks rather hamstrung by a slow NBN

Isn't that the main point, not the footnote? If you could tap into the cloud at 1Gbps for free, box huggers could throw away their kit.

Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display


Re: £999

Using the GPU for bitcoin mining?

VMware buys CloudVolumes to speed app installations


Another Ballmer stuffup

Should've done that years ago, about when Apple went to microkernel.

Too rich for an iPhone 6? How about a gold-plated Brikk?


Brikk Malware Magnet

99% of malware want to occupy the Brikk!

Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes


Re: Call Scooby and the gang!

M$oft is chasing the hybrid/tablet market just when revenues are evaporating. Instead of pretending that WinOS is the one platform to rule them all it should've just ruled each market long ago. Nadella is just delaying on technical grounds, repeating the mistakes of Nokia and RIM. Good riddance.

SAP: It was our Big Data software wot won it for Germany


Software didn't change a thing

Germany still held on to the ball too long in their half, and didn't do anything with it. Duh!

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists


Re: Conspiracy 101 - Deliberate?

The nearby Singapore Airlines flight is damned lucky. Both that and the downed MH colors are similar to Ukrainian military transport, white with blue stripe.


Ukraine could have prevented

After the aircraft is down we have all these news of Ukraine knowing about missile launchers, wiretaps of rebel conversations. Why not warn us before the event?

Kiwis get cracking with gigabit residential broadband


Build it and they will come

What virtual infrastructure do we really need now? There have been a gazillion experiments with Information Infrastructure now, the most successful being the Steve's Walled Garden kind. Why should the technopolis of Hawera need to be governed from Infinity Circle? I don't believe IBM's Smart Cities initiative is anything but PR, what do we reallly want?

French teen fined for illegal drone flight


Thanks, great video!

Beautiful shots, I always wondered what Nancy looked like.

Apple, Google: WE SURRENDER ... to each other in patent war truce


Winner will attract DoJ antitrust action

DoJ and EU antitrust watchdogs are really cramping the style of the Big 3. Its a winner's curse for whoever comes out on top in the patent battles.

Recommendations for NAS-based home media set-up


Re: Not a NAS but...

Any reason its on 24x7? Most modern PCs will sleep to save 'leccy

RISE of the LIVING CHAIR: Boffins recruit E coli to build futuristic materials


Enough Gold, what about bitcoin quaffing bacteria?

Call it E coli Mtgoxia for its ability to snag bitcoins from your wallet seated on the couch.

Schneier: NSA snooping tactics will be copied by criminals in 3 to 5 years


Headline is backwards - NSA copied crooks

Isn't the whole point of it that we paid for the NSA to protect us by closing holes in Internet security, and they turned around and kept gaping holes open so they could spy on Miss Indonesia's chatter. They copied cybercriminals' MoO, and screwed up badly.

Mystery 'doughnut' materializes in front of Mars rover: 'OH MY GOD! It wasn't there before!'


Re: It is quite obvious

yeh, looks like a DQ cookie from a mall in downtown Pasadena.

AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit


Can't wait for PS5

16xPS4's on-die, can pay for itself in Bitcoin

BlackBerry CEO John Chen: Y'know what, we'll go back to enterprise stuff



Sounds like the million dollar toilet in the space shuttle.

El Reg's contraptions confessional no.3: the Apple G4 Cube


G4 owner should've bought Apple stock instead

Think how many Xbox One's they could buy now if they'd bought Apple stock then instead of a useless G4.

The REAL JUICE behind leaked BlackBerry OS: Android apps to slip in without protection


No one brave enough to announce this at BB?

The consumer division runs itself apparently. Can't wait for the Black Monday price of BB10, say $80.

BlackBerry Black Friday: $1bn loss as warehouses bulge with hated Z10s


Re: Fire Sale......

Where is a Z10 on sale for $80? I might be interested, but I only saw $250 on kijiji. Only because Mozilla OS is not available yet.

In MASSIVE surprise, world+dog discovers Nokia checked out Android


Nokia becoming more like M$oft alredy

Paid billions to NOT do something. Nice gig, that will destroy Nokia.

Microsoft announces iPad amnesty for fanbois


I wouldn't buy a Surface if you paid me

If you paid me $250 I might.

China's corruption crackdown killing off Unix


Re: It always starts at the low end.

What year is this? XiaoMi is already worth almost twice Nokia.

UK discovers Huawei UK staff auditing Huawei kit: Govt orders probe


huawei wants their money back

Paid good money to be let off the hook, where's the rubber stamp we paid for?

Microsoft's earnings down on slow Windows sales, Surface RT bust


MSFT down 6% after hours


Ex-Microsoftie software hotshot Ozzie joins HP board


HP Is a hasbeen museum

Put them out to Hasbeen's Pasture (HP)



But HOW to kill Steve Ballmer?

Changing deckchairs on the Titanic again.

Windows 8.1: So it's, er, half-speed ahead for Microsoft's Plan A


Re: I look forward enormously to the restrained, thoughtful and cerebral debate we can expect.....

We need a People's Trial of Ballmer and throw him in the nearest live volcano for taxing our stupidity with the slowest Live Tiles ever imagined since the Commodore 64. Instead of axing workers why not axe Windows!

Australian 'Apple tax' repealed for MacBook Air


Amazing a 12 core for $400 smthng

Yanqui ingenuity proven at last, I don't think I could do that. And in a Braun coffee maker case, OK to that!

Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild


Re: This seems rather half-arsed

Why doesn't Ballmer bugger off ?

Google tells Microsoft to yank its new WinPhone YouTube app


Ballmer desperate to copy Google

Why doesn't the fat tart think of smthg new?

Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops


Re: 140 laptops on board?

Intel CPUs make good space heaters apparently

Terabit trial gives Telstra some backbone


Re: So is this per wavelength?

Telstra is a monopoly, so they can run fibre as slow as they want.

Here's the $4.99 utility that might just have saved Windows 8


Bye Steve Sinofsky

Bugger off

Huawei CEOs are 'migratory birds'


Crazier than Marissa Mayer?

Certainly a strange bird, but in that polluted area its no wonder they migrate

Bill Gates: Windows Phone strategy was 'a mistake'


Re: Gates quote

Ballmer is lowering the stock enough so those he and Gates can take Microsoft private.

Inside Microsoft's Surface Pro: A fiendishly difficult journey


Re: Quite so, and it blows their sanctimonious piffle sky high

Likely Steve Jobs got cancer from his time on the production line at Atari, like several others. His genius is to shift the production line elsewhere.