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Reg reader was shouted at for a problem the customer created, but won his respect and apologies ON-CALL  Hey, hey, it's Friday! Which means frolicsome weekend fun is just a day away … if you can survive work and this week's instalment of On-Call, The Register's weekly column in which we recount readers stories of jobs gone weird.…

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AKA how to watermark 3D printed stuff with air bubbles To mark and track 3D printed objects, boffins propose injecting them with air.…

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Just learn them all and stop worrying about the popularity contest Among developers, Python is the most popular programming language, followed by C, Java, C++, and JavaScript; among employers, Java is the most sought after, followed by C, Python, C++, and JavaScript.…

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When transfers go really, really wrong, allegedly A home break-in that resulted in two men being shot – one of whom was later charged with burglary, robbery and kidnapping – was the result of a domain name dispute, cops have said.…

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Go compare the original opt-out request, firm told Price-comparison darling Moneysupermarket.com has been fined £80,000 for sending 7.1 million emails to customers who had opted out of receiving direct marketing emails.…

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Is that a DIMM in your pocket or have you been at this banned bean again? How's this for a stiff one to start the day? We now go live to America, where watchdogs have recalled a batch of coffee for containing an active ingredient very similar to Viagra.…

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Windows 10 enterprise licences to gain virtualization rights, plus roaming to personal devices Microsoft's dispensed with a licensing oddity that saw it prohibit hosted virtual desktops running on multi-tenanted hardware.…

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Up to 32,000 nodes without routers in the middle and battery life measured in years The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released the spec for Bluetooth Mesh, a many-to-many extension of the technology.…

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SaaS-y business process simplifier adds security chat rooms, cloud management and more to new release ServiceNow's Jakarta release went live on Thursday, bringing with it plenty of new toys for IT departments and hints of artificially intelligent things to come.…

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Paid -17% tax rate for Q4 despite making $72m every day In its final quarter of its fiscal 2017, Microsoft more than doubled its profits, saw massive cloud growth, and managed to get a rebate from US taxpayers at the same time.…

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Did someone DoS their pens, too? US broadband watchdog the FCC has declined to spare any more details on the cyber-assault that supposedly downed its website after it announcing its intent to kill net neutrality.…

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Fscking nerds, Secretary John Kelly sighs Flying into America? Don't worry about that crackdown on laptops and similar gear in your carry-on luggage. It's no longer happening. No, instead, the US has something else up its sleeve.…

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...or the Feds'll get you ♪ Analysis  The alleged owner of dark-web marketplace AlphaBay was tracked down by FBI because he was stupid enough to include his real Hotmail address in the content management system used to run the site.…

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Feds track owner of dark-web market, thanks to abject idiocy The owner of dark-web marketplace AlphaBay was tracked down by Feds because he was stupid enough to include his real Hotmail address in the CMS used to run the site.…

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Behold, the neural network gizmo Chipzilla will quietly kill in two years, like its wearables Intel, having accepted the inevitable, has dropped out of the wearables and fitness band game, and canned the teams working on that strap-on tech.…

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'Unable to find a sustainable model' complains crashed programming crash course The Iron Yard, a four-year-old coding bootcamp based in South Carolina, USA, said on Thursday that it is shutting its doors.…

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♪ You shall have a phishy on a little dishy when the hack comes in Foreign students looking to experience the stochastic joys of a year at Newcastle University in England are being warned that phishers are after their cash – using an unusually well-crafted attack.…

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We're assuming Chinese giant will use ARM in ML processors. It probably will, right? Chinese systems colossus Huawei claims it is developing chips optimized for artificial-intelligence tasks.…

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Court orders only prolong bid process, and winter is coming Toshiba regained a right to lock WDC (SanDisk) employees from their joint-venture fab in Yokkaichi, Japan, reversing WDC's court-obtained Temporary Restraining Order, which was won earlier this month.…

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VBlock-like converged systems Building servers, switches and storage are a good racket for ODM Supermicro but building Vblock-like rack scale systems is an even better one.…

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Tor won't shield you, warn Feds Two of the largest dark net marketplaces - AlphaBay and Hansa - have been shut down following an international police operation.…

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Boost to 2017 cloud guidance as revenue rises 29% SAP has reported revenues of €5.8bn in the quarter ending June 30, up 10 per cent on the previous year’s figure.…

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Biometrics, certificates combo to shore up security TSB has announced plans to roll out iris-scanning technology for its mobile banking app from September.…

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Time to expand the broculabury Lawyers from Uber and Twitter spoke about ways to curb "bro culture" in the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley at an annual judicial conference this week.…

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Stats show few report such crimes to cops The number of incidents of computer misuse in England and Wales reached 1.8 million in the year up to March 2015, according to official crime statistics released today.…

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