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Astroboffins hope to spot different terrain this time around NASA's Cassini spacecraft is expected to complete its final close encounter with Hyperion, one of Saturn's many moons, on Sunday.…

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How Joseph Bazalgette flushed the capital into the modern age Geek's Guide to Britain  At various times in the history of the UK, there’s been a massive stink at Westminster, accompanied by demands that “something must be done”. We’ll be stumbling through the demands for PR after this year’s election for a while yet, but spare a thought for the politicians of 1858 who had to endure The Great Stink.…

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Fight Club's Chuck Palahniuk is back on form Page File  El Reg bookworm Mark Diston looks at literature's latest with a book of scintillating short stories from Chuck Palahniuk. New York Times best selling author Paolo Bacigalupi take us into the near future with a dystopian tale of drought, detectives and delinquents. And the 1990s Yugoslav Wars are reimagined through the eyes of a young girl in an gripping debut novel by Sara Nović.…

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Ask me anything ... just keep it short! Something for the Weekend, Sir?  We’ve reached the end of an extended, hot, steamy and sweaty session that has been going on practically non-stop for several days – just me and four willing young women. One of them suddenly sits up, looks into my eyes and whispers those magic words: “I have a quick question.”…

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Better to be more open on .onion, apparently Security researchers speaking at the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam this week have demonstrated that users of hidden services on Tor are putting themselves at risk of being identified – if an attacker is willing to put in the time and resources.…

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Judge: 'You wanted it to be your legacy. And it is' Convicted Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.…

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There's an advantage to being medieval The NSA tried to wreck North Korea's nuclear weapons lab using the centrifuge-knackering malware Stuxnet, and ultimately failed, multiple intelligence sources claim.…

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Ad giant turns everyone into ads – a friendly reminder Netizens who have been scrambling to upload their photo libraries into Google's new cloud-hosted Photos service could find themselves sharing more than they wanted to with the Mountain View advertising giant.…

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Someone's been watching too much Terminator Video  For the first time, robot builders at MIT have created a cyber-creature that can run and jump over objects without human control.…

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SCREW YOU, DARWIN Pic  An ardent believer in creationism has dug up fish fossils that boffins say are 60 million years old. That's somewhat further back in time than the genesis of life described in the Good Book.…

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Coming over here, taking our secrets, giving them to the NSA Belgium and and the Netherlands have joined Austria and Luxembourg in getting really rather upset that German spies, er, spied on them.…

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Apple publishes a workaround – but no real fix for iMessage bomb bug Apple has come up with a temporary workaround for iPhones plagued by incoming text messages that cause the gadgets to crash and restart – and it involves asking Siri for help.…

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And pushes out first gateway for $500 Dell has created a new "Internet of Things" division, and launched its first product: a $500 gateway designed for industry.…

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Put it away, Macesin! Do you have a solicitor, Macesin? Jeffrey Macesin, a self-described "gadget lover", has been slapped with a $120 fine and four points on his licence for enjoying his wristjob while operating a vehicle.…

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Selling something to you, or selling you to something? The VPN service Hola, which claims to have more than 9.7 million users, is now selling its access to users' machines as exit-nodes under the Luminati brand.…

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Revenues fall, losses continue, and law suits... Comment  Crossroads Systems, which makes StrongBox archiving and Sphinx virtual tape systems, as well as the smaller RVA tape verification product, is looking poverty-stricken as it goes for a rights issue to replenish its coffers.…

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Fox ready to bite bad developers Mozilla developer Jorge Villalobos claims the web king has begun signing vetted add-ons in a bid to improve security.…

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Usual suspects also in the running for business worth £200m The government has lifted the lid on its £200m Technology Services framework, with more than half of the 85 suppliers awarded a place being SMEs.…

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Certified Daisy tables formal bid, shareholders ready with a ‘My Precious’ Phoenix IT is likely to rekindle its partnership with Cisco when the Daisy Group completes the acquisition of the services provider, as expected in the not-too-distant future.…

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IOCCO head quits to recover from car accident injuries Sir Anthony May, the Interception of Communications Commissioner, has decided to stand down from the role at the end of July, short of the end of his three-year term which would have expired in December this year.…

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Overall sales down 12 per cent on year, but better than estimates The unfavourable forex rate leaving US vendors with a damp patch on their financial results in Europe ironically might have helped Tech Data in its opening quarter of fiscal 2016.…

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Redmond's time-bending cloud adopts it own local leap-second answer Exclusive  Servers running Microsoft’s cloud will be briefly out of sync with each other and official time standards on June 30, as they implement the leap second.…

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SpaceX likely to get second ISS crew contract later this year NASA is progressing towards what it describes as "returning America’s ability to launch crew missions to the International Space Station from the United States in 2017" by handing aerospace and defense contractor Boeing the first of its commercial crew rotation missions.…

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Water way to fight a war Game Theory  Nintendo might be incapable of depicting any kind of violence in its games (beyond a fat plumber stamping on turtles), but that doesn't mean it can't do team warfare. Splatoon navigates the narrow path between too much violence and too little by furnishing its combatants with water pistols filled with coloured ink.…

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Interxion left weeping as UK firm is swept off by hunky US suitor Data centre outfit Equinix is enlarging its presence in Europe by gobbling up UK-based Telecity for £2.3bn, with the deal adding a further 39 European data centres to the US-based company's existing empire of 100.…

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