posted about 13 hours ago on the register
Unless you're the one being pruned. Not that he'd know Comment  Fresh fruit blosssoms on new wood and a little pruning doesn't hurt. So said John Joseph, DataGravity's president and founder as he discussed the recent headcount reduction.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
Enterprises want them, but they're still a pain in the ASCII Sysadmin Blog  Are enterprises really starting to act like service providers? If you ask vendors, social media and "thought influencers" hired to speak at conferences, the answer is yes. I'm not so sure.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
Otherwise, everything's just fine and dandy The world’s wealthiest activist shareholder, Steve Ballmer, has offered another critique of Microsoft, the company he helped build.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
U mad bro? Twitter is seeking to stamp out the anonymous bullies and trolls who blight the “social” media site. Today the company announced the Twitter Trust & Safety Council, comprising more than 40 organisations and outside experts.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
Copy data reducing startup goes into staff reducing mode Copy data reduction startup Actifio has laid off some staff, the fifth storage startup we've heard about this month to do so.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
Pyongyang not yet ready to nuke California North Korean "Earth observation" satellite Kwangmyongsong-4 is "tumbling in orbit", according to US officials, suggesting a second failure by Pyongyang to get a functioning satellite aloft.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
We will, we will rock you "He doesn’t run any supermarkets and his market share in groceries is minuscule. But Chris North gives grocery the shivers.”…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Hands out cash for activist investor's fund to manage, too Analysis  Activist investor-controlled Imation is setting up an investment advisor subsidiary and putting $20m into an offshore investment fund controlled by the activist investor controlling Imation.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Be very slow with the brute force, Igor. Three times a week, only on Saturdays Cybercrooks are increasingly adopting tactics from more advanced hackers in order to steal millions of dollars from banks and other financial institutions.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Is that how crims nicked the engineers' data? Exclusive  Fraudsters who attempted to scam TalkTalk customers by using records of their maintenance engineer visits are thought to have bought that info from current or former staff.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Steady on: Nothing shocking, but it's good kit nonetheless Review:  Dell is a company with many arms: it does servers, laptops, desktops and like its competitors, tries to have those arms positioned in as many different areas of IT as possible. The server arm has extended us a Poweredge R730 2U server to review and it has served as a good reminder of why Dell servers are so popular.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Desktop Linux to spring Google's OEM prisoner partners Canonical is courting Google’s Android partners in the hope they'll break ranks with the Chocolate Factory and deliver devices powered by Ubuntu.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Al-Lu, Al-Lu... Notice anything new about us? And then there were four: the Big Five mobile network vendors are reduced to a quartet, though Cisco will be hoping that its new alliance with Ericsson will admit it to the inner circle, while Samsung and NEC remain hopeful of harnessing virtualisation to improve their radio access network (RAN) business.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Silicon layout reverse-engineered Pic  Ever since the silicon blueprints of the ARM1 – the grandfather of today's smartphone processors – were recovered in November, hardware guru Ken Shirriff has been poring over the layout and reverse-engineering the landmark chip.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Orders The Social NetworkTM to stop sending data to USA, tracking non-members Monday June 8th will go down as a bad day in Facebook history, after France joined India by telling the social network to Zuck off.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Cryptonets chew data fast but keep it safe Exclusive  Microsoft researchers, in partnership with academia, have published a paper detailing how they have dramatically increased the speed of homomorphic encryption systems.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Query-size predictor ran amok, grabbed nearly 4GB per login Microsoft techies have pinpointed the SQL query that smashed the software giant's Visual Studio Team Services offline for several hours.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Landmark 1980s tutorials now available for download UK publishing house Usborne is giving out its iconic 1980s programming books as free downloads.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Cronic infections keep a third of baguette bashers off net shops. Brits are less likely than the French to be p0wned by malware, phishing, or to have their privacy violated by some wretched online service but far more vulnerable than the Dutch, the European Union's numbers office has found.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Six in one bugs a bust as boffins boom: Send us mooar! GitHub says it has paid out US$95,300 over two years under its bug bounty program.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
A press conference for a Nature paper? Guess that's a 'yes,' then After weeks of speculation, the stage is set for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) boffins to announce their findings.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Reader has 'a couple of dozen' Toshiba T1000s still in use 24/7, and a tale of embezzlement to dazzle The can of worms we opened when we learned of the server switched off after eighteen years and ten months' service is still wriggling, as a reader has contacted us to tell of nearly 30-year-old laptops still in service.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Libgraphite font library buggy and vulnerable in Firefox, Thunderbird, WordPad and more says Talos Cisco-owned Talos has announced a bunch of font library bugs that expose apps running on both Windows and Linux, and expose both client-and-server-side machines.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Australia's dominant carrier can't currently do 3G and 4G voice and data Australia's dominant carrier, Telstra, is experiencing a total inability to support usual performance (TITSUP) on its mobile voice and data networks.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
The 1990s called and want their cool brands back Verizon has decided its Yahoo! strategy is important enough to occupy the attention of the CEO of its AOL business unit.…

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