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'I'm a fan of the world's SECOND RICHEST MAN,' says ad giant's CEO Google's chief Larry Page is not satisfied with his company's powerful position in the technology world and he is keen to see the ad giant apparently grow beyond search, where it holds a dominant position in Europe.…

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El Reg talks to the film's writer, director and actors about Britain's unsung hero Interview  For director Morten Tyldum and writer Graham Moore, the life of Alan Turing is about more than the fact that he was gay, or that he was a genius or that he was one of the keepers of arguably the biggest secret of World War II. Both film-makers agree that Turing’s story is about outsiders and how being an outsider can be exactly what’s needed.…

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The first rule of fiction is DO talk about fiction Page File  El Reg bookworm Mark Diston leafs his way through the latest in literature and finds more transgressional fiction from Chuck Palahniuk, this time focused on stimulating experiences for womankind. Covert ops in cyberspace from Anonymous et al are tackled in Gabriella Coleman’s account of past and present events and two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey puts a fictional spin on similar activities.…

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Season One of our ... well ... just read it and see what you think A Game Of Storage Thrones is a fantasy enterprise IT novel set in the fictional continents of NASblockOS and ServerSANland, with many kings fighting for overall power.…

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It's the Pathetic Shark Phishers Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Youtube Video…

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Hierarchical storage? Why you had only to ask, Boss Episode 10  …

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A life lived in secret in more ways than one Film Review  It’s never easy to portray the life of a genius on film. Although their achievements and abilities might fascinate us, there’s not a lot of visual appeal in watching someone being good at maths, or painting really well or endlessly practising music. To make a good biopic of genius, it helps if your subject also led an eventful life, as Alan Turing did.…

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Trick or treat; BAMBI'S GOT BITE! Just as the kids in the US are taking to the streets for spooky fun and sugar overloads on Halloween, scientists have rediscovered a long-forgotten species of deer that might just freak you out.…

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New pictures appear to show explosion on SpaceShipTwo Both Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites have vowed to continue the private exploration of space after Friday's crash that destroyed SpaceShipTwo, claimed the life of one pilot, and severely wounded another.…

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...and that's why it doesn't have to cough up that $6.9m Samsung has taken a new tack in its ongoing patent royalty spat with Microsoft, claiming that its former partnership with Redmond should be considered null and void as it could violate US antitrust law.…

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It's only been four years since the last version, after all Microsoft has finally put a date on what will be its first new version of Office for OS X since 2010.…

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Anonymized traffic now A-OK Facebook has changed its stance on Tor traffic and will now provide users with a way to connect to its social network using the anonymizing service.…

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Report: One pilot dead, the other seriously injured Updated  Richard Branson's commercial space company Virgin Galactic suffered a serious setback on Friday when a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo aircraft crashed during the testing of its rocket motor.…

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Q3 sales and profits up - but not enough to hit certain vendor rebate targets It was a mixed bag of a third calendar quarter for reseller titan Insight Enterprises: sales shot up, as did operating profit, but gross margin was slapped by lower vendor rebates and overheating admin expenses.…

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A decade of 'will they, won't they' rumours reawaken Rupert Murdoch’s Sky is looking to become a mobile network in partnership with Vodafone, which would help tout services to the telly company’s five million customers.…

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Pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap' vendors blamed for decline Global Q3 2014 iPad sales of have fallen by almost 13 per cent, year on year, against a backdrop of worldwide fondleslab growth, according to analyst figures released on Friday.…

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Upstart hopes for Purity parity All-flash array startup Pure Storage has joined OpenStack, the open source cloud data centre OS body.…

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Outsourcing giant Steria scoops two new clients Jobs at the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office could be next in line to be offshored to India, the PCS union has warned, with both departments joining a £1bn shared services venture with outsourcing giant Steria.…

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Object store, meet Jeff Bezos and chums DDN has embraced the public cloud enemy, so to speak, by adding an S3 interface to its WOS object storage array.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Unite union action settled An arbitration court has sided with the Unite union and ordered Fujitsu Services to go open kimono about employee's pay structure, in a bid to aid collective bargaining during the annual pay review.…

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Apple CEO suffers Twitter attacks after 'I’m proud to be gay' letter Apple boss Tim Cook has been bombarded with homophobic abuse after revealing his sexuality to the world on Thursday.…

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First European data centre spotted off west London Salesforce has opened its first European data centre in the UK.…

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A3 and A5 to paper over cracks in finances The world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturer has unveiled two new Galaxy devices aimed at halting its falling market share and plummeting profits.…

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Another big name added to starry cast and crew It looks like beardy funnyman Seth Rogen will take on the role of Steve Wozniak in the second biopic of Apple guru Steve Jobs, which has Batman actor Christian Bale slated to take the lead role.…

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'Right to be forgotten' only extends to EU borders Google’s argument that its .com domain is not relevant in so-called "right to be forgotten" requests in Europe will not stand up in court, according a senior legislator at the European Commission.…

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