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Remastered Turing-aided synthesiser tunes to make Christmas number 1? Audio  Kiwi boffins have claimed to have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, from 1951.…

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Poor mental healthcare, internet porn also a problem confirms priest A Catholic priest has said virtually all his free time is taken up with exorcisms these days as he struggles to counter the tide of demonic possession washing up Silicon Valley and the rest of Northern California.…

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It's always a good time for a skills update Promo  Yes, Continuous Delivery. You have heard the hype, but how does it translate into tangible business benefits for your company - and career smarts for you?…

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Finally! A solution to the croissant crumb problem French nationals, tourists - in fact anyone and everyone - may soon be able to get their kit off and walk through Paris - well, a designated area - without fear of a hefty fine.…

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Upstart reckons it's positioned to take on BT Plucky Openreach challenger CityFibre has gobbled £5m worth of service provider Redcentric’s network - adding 137km of fibre to the upstart’s network.…

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From Acorns to bedrooms Geek's Guide to Britain  King’s Parade in Cambridge looks like the last street on earth to have anything to do with computing. On one side is an absurdly ornate college gatehouse in yellow stone and King’s College Chapel, which combines the barn-like shape of a tiny chapel with the scale and detail of a cathedral.…

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Utopian dreams of the concept's creators blur into crappy reality Life in a London firm is tough: it’s full of jewel heists, flying bullets and car chases. Well, this was the case during my last foray into Virtual Reality.…

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Breaking up is hard to do STOB  Pay attention, campers. I have conducted an impartial analysis of the post-Brexit landscape and identified a list of concrete, must-have programming skills for your edification.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Bi-modal IO distributions a purer way to see array performance Interview  We interviewed Dimitris Krekoukias, Nimble Storage's global technology and strategy architect, on the subject of storage array performance claims – he has some strong opinions – particularly about Pure Storage's approach to performance.…

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New on-prem kit coming in December, when we'll learn what the Red Cloud's made of When Larry Ellison promised on-premises cloud kit identical to Oracle's cloud, we wondered just what form those boxes would take. The answer? Pretty much more of the company's Engineered Systems.…

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Research finds faster cracking flaw. Apple is brewing a fix to patch an iOS password flaw that allows credentials to be stolen from backups.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Crims are so keen to chat they respond to random hipsterisms and send legit discount codes Brian Weinreich has been trolling spammers for two years using a bot that fires realistic and ridiculous replies to the pervasive online salespeople.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Time for competition authorities to take a hard look at Nominet UK domain name holders are being overcharged while the company behind it wins contracts by undercutting the market in what may be illegal market abuse.…

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Intel software speeds HPC distributed file work DataDirect Networks has upgraded its EXAScaler array to run the latest version of Intel’s Lustre software.…

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Bonus: even more Acorn on show BSOD WATCH  It's no surprise that public transport delivers up a huge number of BSODs, since transport needs to disseminate lots of information.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
HTML5 all the way. But nor for ads, so keep those malware shields up, people Yahoo! has joined the flood of companies flushing Adobe's Flash.…

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'Obscene songs' also get the ban-hammer in the Australian State of Victoria Buttnote  Public service announcement: if you're going on a bender in the Australian city of Melbourne, do not indulge in the practice of “mooning”, because you could end up with your arse in jail (and the rest of you).…

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600 Gbps traffic flood overwhelmed CDN Google has provided free distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) mitigation services to security publication Krebs on Security, stepping in after Akamai withdrew support.…

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Andre Leibovici's out of time, so it's your turn to step up Virtualisation identity Andre Leibovici has open-sourced his desktop virtualisation (VDI) infrastructure calculator.…

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Pen testers, devs, and other infosec bods with all skills wanted The antipodean spy agency the Australian Signals Directorate is seeking cleaning staff information security personnel for offensive and defensive operations.…

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It's time to make Layer 2 scaleable again Interview  It's way too easy to get past a firewall, map out an enterprise's network, and start tapping IP addresses looking for vulnerable machines – so why are we using Layer 3 addressing as the basis of the enterprise network?…

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What were they smoking? Good e-commerce strategy: couriers are nicer to tellies than pushies Ditch bicycle company VanMoof has found that disguising its products as televisions leads to lower rates of damage in transit.…

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Must do better: still lagging Telstra in the TITSUP stakes Vodafone has moved to reassert its once-dominant position in the Australian network outage stakes, suffering a seven-hour TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance) on Sunday evening, 25 September.…

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Remember kids: don't light what comes out of the tailpipe The US Air Force says a strong tailwind is behind the runway fire that's grounded yet another of its F-35 fighter aircraft.…

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The Digital Transformation Office typifies Australian Government agencies' troubling attitude to privacy What is going on at the Digital Transformation Office (DTO)?…

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