posted 6 days ago on the register
But Muuuuuum... A mudslide of storage news has mired Vulture Central and we're up to our waists in it. Alas, this seems to be becoming a weekly occurrence. We waded through it, sorted it out, tidied it up, and mopped the floors.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
Recommend amendments on privacy, tracking and encryption The European Commission's proposed ePrivacy law needs significant amendments, particularly on location tracking and keeping people's communications confidential, according to an in-depth study.…

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Nytro new PC disk replacement line of SSDs Seagate has a new line of Nytro consumer SSDs coming using 3-bits/cell flash.…

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Psychology of ransomware threats unpicked Ransomware crooks have become skilled psychological manipulators in their attempts to fleece victims of file-encrypting malware.…

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Artificial Intelligence? How the future was back in the '80s Among the stupider things I said in the 1980s was a comment about Artificial Intelligence, including neural nets - or perceptrons as we called them back then - saying we needed "maybe a processor that worked at a hundred megahertz and literally gigabytes of storage".…

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World+dog: Oh no you haven't! The world's best business self-publicist since Richard Branson reckons he has been given a "verbal contract" to build an unrealistic high-speed tube train system across America.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
And India still a mighty struggle Vodafone's UK reputation is improving thanks to network improvements, the company said, pointing to a higher net promoter score as it revealed its results today.…

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And... 'please stop leaking info to The Reg' urges UK boss Exclusive  Less than four months after DXC Technologies was created and the Frankenfirm is already embarking on a second round of jobs cuts with hundreds of frontline support techies earmarked for the chop.…

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Investors shove another $30m into Bristolian startup's mitts Bristolian AI chip startup Graphcore has had an amazingly fast B-round mere months after its $32m A-round funding was revealed.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
The cringe is strong with this one Do you need a "smart" wallet with a built in front-facing camera and GPS? Of course you don't. Not even with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot? Well, enough people do to make a success of an Indiegogo project promising just that.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
Promises firmware fix for superhub 3/Intel's Puma 6 'shortly' Latency issues with Intel's Puma 6, used in gigabit broadband modems, have yet to be resolved for Virgin Media customers using the company's superhub 3.…

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Too lazy to plug GPS co-ords into satnav? Fear not, gypsythief has saved you A forward-thinking Reg reader has put the entirety of our Geeks’ Guide series onto a Google Map, for your navigational and geographically organised reading pleasure.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
Let's assume you've already heard of 'clickbait headline' Something for the Weekend, Sir?  I'll never forget the day I found my children looking at Spam for the first time. My son was particularly perplexed, asking: "Is that what I think it is?"…

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Waterfalling for the, er, 'boring' stuff Comment  Hey, psst. Come over here, I have a secret to tell you. My fellow DevOps hoodwinkers would cement-shoe me for saying so, but you don't always need to do the DevOps. In fact, in many cases, it's likely a waste of effort. Let's start walking this way, briskly, now – I think I see some pink and chromatic blue fade-tipped Thought Lords and Ladies coming down the hallway towards us. They look like they're ready to do a blameful pre-mortem.…

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The Devil is in the enhanced data model The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now less than a year away, coming into effect in May 2018, and any legal or compliance department worth its salary should already have been making waves about what it means for your organisation. As a technology pro, you know that these waves will lap up against the side of your boat. You're probably going to have to recode something somewhere. The question is what, why, and how bad is it going to be?…

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Reg reader was shouted at for a problem the customer created, but won his respect and apologies ON-CALL  Hey, hey, it's Friday! Which means frolicsome weekend fun is just a day away … if you can survive work and this week's instalment of On-Call, The Register's weekly column in which we recount readers stories of jobs gone weird.…

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AKA how to watermark 3D printed stuff with air bubbles To mark and track 3D printed objects, boffins propose injecting them with air.…

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Just learn them all and stop worrying about the popularity contest Among developers, Python is the most popular programming language, followed by C, Java, C++, and JavaScript; among employers, Java is the most sought after, followed by C, Python, C++, and JavaScript.…

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When transfers go really, really wrong, allegedly A home break-in that resulted in two men being shot – one of whom was later charged with burglary, robbery and kidnapping – was the result of a domain name dispute, cops have said.…

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Go compare the original opt-out request, firm told Price-comparison darling Moneysupermarket.com has been fined £80,000 for sending 7.1 million emails to customers who had opted out of receiving direct marketing emails.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
Is that a DIMM in your pocket or have you been at this banned bean again? How's this for a stiff one to start the day? We now go live to America, where watchdogs have recalled a batch of coffee for containing an active ingredient very similar to Viagra.…

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Windows 10 enterprise licences to gain virtualization rights, plus roaming to personal devices Microsoft's dispensed with a licensing oddity that saw it prohibit hosted virtual desktops running on multi-tenanted hardware.…

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Up to 32,000 nodes without routers in the middle and battery life measured in years The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released the spec for Bluetooth Mesh, a many-to-many extension of the technology.…

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SaaS-y business process simplifier adds security chat rooms, cloud management and more to new release ServiceNow's Jakarta release went live on Thursday, bringing with it plenty of new toys for IT departments and hints of artificially intelligent things to come.…

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Paid -17% tax rate for Q4 despite making $72m every day In its final quarter of its fiscal 2017, Microsoft more than doubled its profits, saw massive cloud growth, and managed to get a rebate from US taxpayers at the same time.…

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