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'Serious design flaws and veering off track' claims Resolution Foundation The IT underpinning the troubled Universal Credit programme could soon begin to creak as the programme takes on more complex claimant cases, a think tank report from the left-wing Resolution Foundation has found.…

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Takes better advantage of flash and has sub-$10k starting price EMC's mid-range VNX/VNXe arrays have been re-engineered to make better use of flash, producing the Unity array with a starting price of less than $10,000.…

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Lake Maracaibo is planet's strikes per year hotspot Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo has wrested the world's "maximum lightning activity" crown from Africa's Congo Basin, according to electrifying data from the joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM).…

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Tianhe-2: Where's the manual - we wish we could RTFM HPC Blog  Four teams in the ASC16 Asian Student Cluster Competition decided to stake out the middle ground in the competition with clusters that aren't too small and aren't too big. Is their "just right" approach going to get them into the winners' circle at ASC16? Let's meet the teams and see what they're packing...…

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Loss of retail contract just one dent of many in Q1 The loss of a retail supply contract with Argos helped push Ingram Micro’s European sales growth into the barrier’s during car crash Q1 financials.…

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... except not online. Sorry America The value of online fraudulent transactions is expected to reach $25.6bn by 2020, up from $10.7bn last year, according to a new study from industry analysts Juniper Research. The researchers predict that by the end of the decade, $4 in every $1,000 of online payments will be fraudulent.…

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When will you lazy louts learn to configure your instances? You shouldn't expect to see any end to data breaches caused by misconfigured instances of MongoDB soon, the company's strategy veep has told The Register.…

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Three Earth-sized bodies spied circling diminutive star Astroboffins have discovered a trio of roughly Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star, the first time such a system has been identified.…

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Nom-nom. Another day, another purchase Oracle has announced it will acquire Opower in a $532m deal to close by the end of 2016.…

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System now alleged to be 'recovering'; bank keeps stumm Barclays.net has been shrugging off business customers' login attempts since Friday, leaving many unable to process payments over the bank holiday weekend.…

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Student teams think smaller is better in cluster battle HPC blog  Although the teams in the ASC16 Asian Student Cluster Competition are all using the same Inspur-provided gear, there's a LOT of variety in what they built. Cluster sizes in this competition range from three to twelve nodes, with anywhere from zero to eight accelerators.…

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Disk capacity rises are working against endurance Storage Architect  A recent Register article reminded me that hard drive vendors are introducing warranty limits on their products for the amount of data that can be written to them in any one year. SSDs have always had this restriction; does the same now apply to HDDs?…

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Don't be too proud to ask for help Information security (infosec) is no longer a nice-to-have. It is a matter of corporate survival. Even the smallest company can be weakened by the simple loss of a customer list, ruined by the fallout from the loss of protected customer information.…

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Blighty has 900k lines of code per mission critical app, one-third above world average Another major banking outage similar to the RBS disaster back in 2012 is likely to happen again in the UK, given the amount of legacy code in the sector, according to research.…

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Welcome to Hotel Zuckererga: You can log out, but you can never leave Analysis  Facebook smashed through expectations for its first quarter of the year.…

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Unpatched Joolma possible entry point for Angler, Cryptxxx combo Popular die cast car manufacturer Maisto has been slinging the deadly Angler exploit kit which in turn installs the Cryptxxx ransomware on victim machines.…

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I can prove I am the man who can prove he is the man who invented Bitcoin "If you are going through hell, keep going." – Albert Einstein, 1991.…

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Tells waiter 'I'll have the Nasi Goreng, Bing Tang, and a Faraday cage'. US penetration tester Matt South has ripped off and reverse-engineered an automated teller machine skimmer, finding videos of entered PINs stored within.…

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Chinese regulators want Baidu to stop advertising quacks' one weird trick Chinese search engine Baidu is under investigation after a case of dodgy medical advertising hit the headlines.…

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Site offering checks of your email among mega-breach hauls to close Security researcher Bob Hodges has found a critical flaw in PwnedList, an email service that allows users to check if their email addresses have been exposed by prominent hacks.…

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All in a good cause: FamilyNotes is for learning the Face API Microsoft has GitHubbed a framework that could finally make an Internet-connected refrigerator useful: an application for family members to leave notes for each other.…

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Dispute settlement, environmental regulation still sticking points The controversial EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty text has been leaked to Greenpeace.…

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Canadian expert probes whether prongs equal prangs A Canadian car safety expert has introduced the world to a surprising moral panic, warning that if people no longer have to drive their cars, they'll have sex in them instead.…

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Fears spark two-hour delay as nervous passengers disembark Australian airline QANTAS delayed a flight for two hours on Saturday after a passenger reported seeing a WiFi network named “Mobile detonation device”.…

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Braaaaaiiiins. Fat, rich, digital braaaaaaiiiins Qualcomm wants to stick a neural network in your hands, and has announced it will ship a software development kit (SDK) in the second half of this year to get the ball rolling.…

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