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All that stands between you and zero g is skill and a rubber duck Anyone who has grown up watching the antics of Apollo astronauts aboard Skylab or the acrobatics of Shuttle and ISS crews has likely dreamed of experiencing weightlessness. Ideally in a way that doesn't involve either a sickening drop in an elevator or alarming turbulence over the Atlantic.…

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Potential Reg Standards Soviet entry? Let's take a closer look A strong contender has emerged for an addition to The Register Standards Soviet's list of officially approved weights and measures: the Routemaster Fleet.…

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Researchers claim flaws remain more than two years later New InnoTab child learning devices still have the same security flaw first found by researchers at Pen Test Partners two years ago.…

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Only a venture capitalist could say something like that – but that’s what Chambers is now Former Cisco CEO John Chambers has launched his very own venture capital firm.…

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If an API or feature needs the web, it needs HTTPS under Mozilla's new plan Mozilla has decided to further locking down the Internet with the announcement that developers can only access new Firefox features from what it calls “secure contexts”.…

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Microcode mitigation triggers system wobbles, penguinistas warn Techies are scratching their heads after Red Hat pulled a CPU microcode update that was supposed to mitigate variant two of the Spectre design flaw in Intel and AMD processors.…

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Court sentencing tool under the microscope Software that predicts how likely a criminal will reoffend – and is used by the courts to mete out punishments – is about as smart as a layperson off the street.…

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And sent them mostly to South Korea, naturally North Korea's black hats launched at least six extensive malware campaigns mostly against South Korean targets during 2017.…

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Beer money channels that made under $100 a year are also out of the Partner Program YouTube’s changed its rules to exclude low-traffic channels from its Partner Program, the scheme that sees it share ad revenue with video-makers.…

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Some confessions, but 'watch this space' is the more common reaction - when there is one Vendors of industrial systems have joined the long list of vendors responding responses to the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities.…

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Says probe doesn't impact wireless lines, leaving about a gazillion other products in play Broadcom has confirmed it's under investigation by the United States' Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over antitrust issues, but doesn't believe that's going to affect its business.…

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Switchzilla has fixes for appliances, voice portal, Nexus switch OS Cisco admins, it's your weekly patch notice.…

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Market correction leaves faithful shaken but undeterred Amid a cryptocurrency price correction that has seen the price of Bitcoin drop by half from its mid-December peak, UK-based cyber-cash lending and exchange biz BitConnect said it is shutting down.…

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It's an image-recognition thing Google today tore the covers off something called Cloud AutoML, a new service that's part of its "mission to democratize AI."…

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Triumphant Trump touts terrific tax tactic Apple announced today it will start to repatriate back to America some of the massive profits it accumulated outside the USA – and will use the cash to Make America Great Again.…

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Oh, yeah, and learning new tricks and protecting stuff, sure Ethical hacking to find security flaws appears to pay better, albeit less regularly, than general software engineering.…

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So much for that grilling The US Senate's commerce committee basically gave executives from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube a back-rub at a hearing on Wednesday morning.…

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Your daily dose of digital depression Usenix Enigma  It has been nearly seven years since Google introduced two-factor authentication for Gmail accounts, but virtually no one is using it.…

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This language is wired for sound Usenix Enigma  HTML5 is a boon for unscrupulous web advertising networks, which can use the markup language's features to build up detailed fingerprints of individual netizens without their knowledge or consent.…

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Bill McDermott admits hub was seen as a 'channel to promote corporate messages' CEO Bill McDermott has pledged to improve the SAP Community network previosuly slammed by members for offering a crap user experience and being another mechanism to push marketing messages.…

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CEO Patrick Dennis has his work cut out Comment  There's a new president and CEO at Quantum, with the board hoping for a dose of Patrick Dennis magic to fire up the company and return it to growth and profits.…

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CEO and CFO in crosshairs after shareholder losses AMD stands accused of "artificially inflating" its stock price by not making public a CPU design flaw the tech world now knows as Spectre, according to a class-action lawsuit brought by investors.…

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Prez Macron expected to agree loan when he meets PM The French government will agree to lend the UK its most famous memento of the Norman conquest of England after Blighty leaves the EU.…

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Customer details spilled to boyfriend A former Santander bank manager has pleaded guilty to £15,000 worth of computer misuse crimes after her boyfriend talked her into giving him illicitly obtained customer information.…

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Flouts doctors' guidelines, doesn't properly balance public interests, MPs told The UK health service's NHS Digital has been accused of operating to a "lower standard of confidentiality" than rest of NHS, in a heated hearing about a deal that requires patient info to be handed over for immigration enforcement.…

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