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Faulty UPS takes out 10 per cent of BT customers Telecity's owner, Equinix, has 'fessed up to a "brief outage" which subsequently knocked 10 per cent of BT internet users offline this morning as well as a number of other providers.…

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Call to all peguins out there The British government’s Digital Service is looking for a chief penguin to head up open source.…

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Physicists show quantum weirdness of neutrinos over longest distance yet Physicists have found that neutrinos keep their quantum weirdness over the longest distance that quantum mechanics has been tested to date.…

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Engineering worldview not always ... appreciated in the enterprise Red Hat has given its Ansible Tower a good scrubbing down before smoothing the UI to better penetrate big money corporate accounts.…

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Installed base of subscribers will continue to shrink post hack, warns analyst TalkTalk has confirmed 9,000 customers abandoned its broadband services in the first three months of fiscal '17 ended June, and that overall group sales were pretty much flat on the prior year period.…

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Deal a go-go unless Chinese anti-trust regulators play tough Staffers at EMC and its subsidiaries are to get Dell email addresses from the start of next month as the proposed mega buy edges closer, insiders have told The Register.…

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Notes from the underground ¡Bong! Special  We’d been jeered, we’d been jostled. Overnight, we’d become un-people.…

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How to pick your hosted solutions In 2009, I moved to Jersey to become the network and telecoms manager for a multinational company. It was tremendous fun, as I had a variety of kit to play with.…

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Building internet mousetraps and enchanted umbrellas Reg Lecture  Every inventor wants to build a better moustetrap, so it’s no surprise that IBM master inventor Andy Stanford-Clark make sure he applied his IoT expertise to inflicting mayhem on his unwanted mursine visitors.…

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Power outage in London fingered A raft of BT customers were knocked offline this morning due to a power problem at one of its web peering partners’ sites in London.…

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Hint: It's relational Comment  Microsoft grabbed the headlines this week when it announced a Professional Degree Program at its annual partner conference. It starts with data science.…

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Blue/Green also a deployment option Electric Cloud has promised a raft of new deployment options in the latest release of its application deployment platform as it looks to bring the joy of DevOps to even the most crusty and sprawling customers.…

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Just don't go on Facebook, people. You're giving yourself up to crims Unrestcon  It takes nothing more than a home address for hacker "Nixxer" to find enough information to ruin your life.…

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Ideas dreamed up by BitTorrent and Google people should speed Windows Microsoft has announced it will add five new features – some experimental - to the TCP stack it will ship in Windows Server 2016 and the Anniversary Update to Windows 10.…

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Your cryptic storage crossword clue of the day Spectra Logic has added direct archive to Amazon's S3-accessed public cloud from its BlackPearl object storage gateway.…

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The two companies are now collaborating nicely, thanks in part to an intern When VMware acquired Nicira and released its NSX product, it looked like Virtzilla and Cisco were on a collision course. But now Cisco has added a vCenter plug-in to the new version of its own software-defined networking (SDN) software, one of several signs that the two companies are working together while also competing to manage networks.…

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Google, Microsoft won't have to block searches for 'les torrents' The High Court of Paris has decided there's a limit to France's unpopular anti-copying regime: Google and Bing can't be required to block the word “torrent” from their search results just because BitTorrent is sometimes used for piracy.…

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A Big Red Oracle Quarterly Patch Dump, that's what! Oracle has emitted its quarterly patch payload, along the way claiming an unwanted record by squashing an all-time-high 276 problems across 84 products.…

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400,000 submissions received, some critical of carriers claiming 5G costs justify fast lanes It's hard to work up a good lump in the throat in sympathy for a bureaucrat, but staff at the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) probably need just a little: they're going to have to work through 400,000 submissions about Net Neutrality in the EU.…

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Patch frenzy imminent, say researchers, thanks to bad use of code hooking Hundreds of security products may not be up the job, researchers say, thanks to flawed uses of code hooking.…

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Royalties rumble could cost chip-maker US$880m, a bit less than LG and Samsung pay South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has Qualcomm in its sights again, telling the Korea Times the company could be up for a trillion-won fine (nearly US$880 million) over anti-trust violations.…

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'Genie' test simulated pocket nukes' potential to evaporate bombers Vid  The date was 19 July, the year was 1957 and America was worried that the Soviet Union could amass too many bomber squadrons to be stopped.…

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Win some, you lose some: profit up, revenue down Analysis  All eyes were on Microsoft's cloud business today as it published its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results.…

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P0wnage party pops plugins, providing plenty of party-pooping projects The Dutch hacking community's Summer of Pwnage (SoP) has disclosed three vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins, including an XSS in the popular Ninja Forms.…

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Rocketeers apply for two more landing pads, but faces NIMBY challenge SpaceX has applied to local authorities for permission to build two new rocket landing pads in Florida ahead of the launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket later this year.…

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