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Only joking. You are all very clever Hello, wrong number  At the heart of machine learning are patterns, and patterns are all about counting, so it's important to make sure we are counting the correct items in the correct way. Combinatorics is the branch of mathematics concerned with counting things; more specifically, all the wonderful ways you can count, arrange and manipulate finite (limited in size) sets of things. Having a grasp of basic combinatorics is vital because it underlies many wide and varied real-world situations.…

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Estimate of full impact 'out of date and flawed' says committee HMRC, Amazon and eBay have not done enough to crack down on overseas sellers evading VAT in the UK, a “dismal” failure that has hit British businesses hard, the Committee of Public Accounts has said today.…

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From heading one cyber-attack victim to another Dido Harding, the woman at the helm during TalkTalk's 2015 mega breach, was yesterday grilled about her move to chair NHS Improvement, the body responsible for overseeing the UK's health service and also famously clobbered by a huge cyber attack.…

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Plod say crims now too hard to find and catch online Europol has asked cellphone networks and other internet providers to stop using Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (CGNAT) – because it’s making life too difficult for cops trying to track cyber-villains across the web.…

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Windows Server version 1709 is now yours for the downloading Microsoft's vision of six-monthly Windows Server updates is now a reality.…

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Take a mass spectroscope and synthesise some 'very tiny disks are coming' hype Monomer-manipulating researchers writing in Nature this month say they can have read multi-byte sequences using mass spectroscopy and bit-storing monomers.…

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SoC gets hot enough to fry a very, very, small egg. And heat sinks aren't much help Microsoft, of all people, has offered a recipe for cooling the Raspberry Pi 3.…

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Brrrt! Brrrt! Brrrt! Big Red's bug gun targets 252 bugs, and you for not patching fast enough Hundreds of products, more than 250 vulnerabilities … yes, it's Oracle's quarterly critical patch update day!…

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Your personal data was probably already in crims' hands The United States Internal Revenue Service has said that citizens affected by the Equifax breach need not panic, because it probably didn't reveal anything that hasn't already been stolen and the agency has tooled up to deal with fraudulent tax claims.…

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Nice try, Big Blue, but it's now 22 straight quarters of revenue decline IBM topped analyst expectations in its third quarter of the year, but still couldn't shake a run of falling revenue that now stands at 5 and a half years long.…

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Greg Kroah-Hartman issues 'enforcement statement' after chap wins 'a few million Euros' with questionable claims Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman and several other senior Linux figures have published a “Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement” to be included in future Linux documentation, in order to ensure contributions to the kernel don't fall foul of copyright claims that have already seen a single developer win "at least a few million Euros.”…

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Flatiron School accused of operating without license, cocking up grad claims Analysis  New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last week agreed to settle charges that New York City-based code bootcamp Flatiron School operated without a license and failed to adequately disclose information about the employment outcomes of graduates.…

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I’ll have a garlic bread, a Supreme and a side of privacy breach by slack partners Domino's Pizza's Australian outpost has blamed a partner for a security breach, after angry customers went online complaining about finding themselves on spam lists.…

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Block all the things! No, wait, not the XSS security alerts Top ad-blocking plugin uBlock Origin has come under fire for being a little too eager in its quest to murder nasty stuff on the internet: it prevents browsers from thwarting and sounding the alarm on hacking attacks.…

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Cyber kangaroo isn't loose in minister Teehan's top paddock INTERVIEW  As Vulture South reported Monday, Australia's government hopes to have consumer Internet of Things products given security “star ratings” of some kind, so consumers know what they're buying.…

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Calm down over KRACK, good ol' Office malware has biz workers in its sights again Malware exploiting Microsoft Word's DDE features to infect computers has been lobbed at US government-backed mortgage biz Freddie Mac.…

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America hasn't gone full-blown crazy, yet The head of America's telly watchdog, the FCC, said he cannot follow up on Donald Trump's threat to revoke the broadcast licenses of TV networks that run unflattering news coverage of the US president.…

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It's Andy Rubin v Tony Fadell Android phone maker Essential, which needs stronger sales, also needs a legal defense.…

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'Profoundly overboard' proposal shot down by Corley The district judge overseeing Waymo's trade-secret legal battle with Uber has denied a request by Waymo to get all of Uber's self-driving car source code.…

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Throw your storage vanities on the bonfire Analysis  Security software supplier Symantec is moving 105 Norton data centre applications to Microsoft's Azure cloud.…

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Where it doesn't rain – indoors It's barely six months since the industry agreed on a standard (5G NR) for exploiting millimetre wave spectrum, and now Qualcomm's silicon has achieved a 5G connection in the extreme high-frequency millimetre wave (MMW or mmWave) portion of the spectrum, between the super high frequency and the far infrared bands.…

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Thingstream reckons USSD is talking thingies' future Another Internet of Things upstart has nudged its way into the limelight – and Thingstream reckons its "MVNO for IoT" connectivity offering will compete against established players Sigfox and LoRaWAN.…

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Surprise! Using our assumptions, our all-flash array costs less than theirs Kaminario has claimed its all-flash storage arrays have a lower three or five-year cost of ownership than competing products.…

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CEO dispatched to secure extra finance. If that fails, administration awaits Misco Group Ltd is holding eleventh-hour talks to secure additional funding to turn around the business and stave off the threat of administrative receivership, multiple sources have told The Reg.…

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Rubrik has new competition in the space Commvault is launching a HyperScale all-in-one appliance providing a scale-out platform for its data protection and management services, taking on competing offerings from the likes of Rubrik and Cohesity.…

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