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'Interesting change' seems to mean 'baked-in silliness' Just one day after releasing Build 10158 of Windows 10 to its Insider "fast ring", Microsoft has replaced it with Build 10159.…

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Tech firms evading ‘basic limits on their ability to collect, monetise data’ Alvaro Bedoya, the founding executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law, has claimed that industry lobbying is shutting down Washington’s ability to protect privacy in the face of the commercial exploitation of consumers' data.…

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With memory based on the orientation of electrons, scaling is clearly not an issue Startup Avalanche is sampling an STT-RAM chip offering DRAM/SRAM speed, persistent storage, unlimited endurance and scalability beyond 10nm.…

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Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way... Pics  It might be hard to believe that during the hottest week of the year so far, the great and the good of the PR world (is that an oxymoron?) are setting out their stalls with Christmas fare. Yet it’s not as daft as it sounds: the magazine world, in particular, needs to plan its spreads and this is a way for the great and the good of the press to get a glimpse of what’s coming.…

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It's what infrastructure is really for Sysadmin blog  Companies more familiar with technology are more likely to use the reporting and analytics features of their software. This isn't something new, and it didn't start with computers. Computers make reporting and analytics easier, but every business needs hard data if they are to grow.…

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Tweets mistimed, AWS outed, yet world somehow continues turning. Albeit more slowly The leap second did not break the internet, it wasn’t the second coming of the Y2K bug and nor did it challenge the world’s financial markets or make the Greek situation any worse.…

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National Barrier Asset set to appear across the Channel Four kilometers of Blighty's National Barrier Asset – a collection of temporary security barriers – has been deployed to Coquelles, the location of the Channel Tunnel terminal in France, to provide additional border security to the UK.…

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Machine learning is hard AND deeply offensive Google has apologised after its new Photos app automatically labelled images of two black people as "gorillas".…

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But other tech can simply do the job better, sorry Monolithic storage arrays may well claim that rumours of their death have been exaggerated, but that doesn't mean that they aren't entering the digital care-home for the soon-to-be-departed.…

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Meanwhile, SCOTUS is getting it all wrong. Again

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Chief exec’s crowd-pleaser didn’t go down at all well Orange has been caught in a political storm after trying to stop Israeli mobile network Partner Communications from using its name.…

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All dressed up and no one to blow? Stab yourself in the head with a penis Bioboffins have found a flatworm, Macrostomum hystrix, that can reproduce by injecting its own head with sperm.…

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Court cock blocks corporate cock blocking attempt A court in South Korea has rejected an attempt by US activist fund Elliott Associates to overturn a merger between Samsung and Cheil Industries.…

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Grand old warhorse finally out to grass – last chance to see Visit a British air show before September and it's possible you’ll get the opportunity to witness the last Vulcan bomber in flight - and this is definitely the last year you'll get the chance, this time.…

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Leaving the premises might just work Organisations continue to buy storage. In fact, I was talking to a storage salesman not so long ago who was telling me that one of his customers regularly calls asking for a quote for “a couple more petabytes."…

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Fine, you think up a better idea Worstall on Wednesday  The latest of the X-Prizes is an attempt to increase adult literacy through the power of the mobile phone. Given that our own Prime Minister has been known to think that LOL means “lots of love”, it might not be a bad idea to update digital literacy.…

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Lobbyists wail and gnash teeth over deal born of darkness The EU negotiators' proposed new rules on net neutrality – reached in the early hours of this morning – have caused serious concerns among digital rights activists, who cite loopholes and vagueness.…

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New high-end beast summoned with old one squashed a bit Fujitsu's modular array line is being refreshed at the top end, with a third-generation ETERNUS DX8700 S3 product and a new DX8900 S3 array.…

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Pony-tailed CEO spills beans on his firm's rather racy system DataDirect is building WolfCreek, a 5 million IOPS converged compute and storage appliance, with vastly enhanced IO processing and 60GB/sec bandwidth.…

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That's about US$122,000 for a bog-standard Surface, thanks to a very expensive LTE option Microsoft's UK store is offering a £77,777.77 variant of the Surface 3.…

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Masques off: Researchers detail five ways to wreck Apple stuff A trio of FireEye researchers have reported twin 'app-demolishing' iOS vulnerabilities Apple has partially fixed in its latest update that could wreck core apps such as the App Store and Settings.…

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Bored analysts consult 'extensive in-house database' during research In the year 2020 everyone on the planet will on average watch at least 200 porn videos annually - a 55 per cent increase from 2015 - according to crystal ball-gazers Juniper.…

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Project Raisin spits out external components to stop developer whining The Xen Project has revealed “Project Raisin” a new offering it hopes will clarify the boundaries between the core of the project and third party components.…

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Whitelisting tool was too trusting, by far Detectify security researcher Linus Särud has reported a weakness in popular Firefox security tool NoScript that allows attackers to have their malware whitelisted.…

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Web-based CLI is yours for the scripting Microsoft has powered on PowerShell for Office 365.…

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