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FBI pins down possible biz targets in secret file – report Iranian hackers may be sniffing out defence, energy and education targets as part of a well-planned operation, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly warned.…

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Inequality, living standards, poverty: Not all the same thing Worstall @ the Weekend  When cruising The Guardian for a fix of poverty porn, as I tend to do from time to time, I'm frequently amused by what some people will believe about the subject. This time I have to admit to having been amazed. For we've the flat-out assertion that we're about to be back in the 1930s.…

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Bizarrely, no 3D printing was involved Downrange  We here on the El Reg gun sensation desk considered getting Gaz to make an unimportant part or accessory for his Lee Enfield out of 3D printed plastic, or in some other fashion involve a computer, which would probably have led to excited writeups in the world's media about Brit GUN NUT 3D PRINTS working SNIPER RIFLE in SHED, defying nation's gun laws etc etc. But then we decided to go to the pub instead. -Ed…

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The Pullman Show hits London's South Bank Theatre Review  Rushing to place an order for The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm illustrated by my amazingly talented friend Andrea Dezso, I was disappointed to find it's not released for another week. Luckily tickets to Phillip Pullman's Grimm Tales at the Oxo Tower were readily available, so I wouldn’t have to wait to get my fairy tale fix.…

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Plus: 'I'll try not to play Candy Crush in Parli again' QuoTW  Angry Aussie gamers were up in arms this week after Target and Kmart pulled Grand Theft Auto V from sale in the country.…

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You wouldn't know it was an EV ... except it might use NO petrol Vulture at the Wheel  It would have been difficult for Audi to launch an electric car more from BMW's. Whilst the BMW i3 has been styled and engineered to look and perform like something from another planet, the new A3 e-tron most definitely has not.…

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Opera man climbs antenna towers at -30˚C The eXpat Files  The expats we've met to date in our series have taken us to all sorts of odd places, but none quite as remote as Antarctica, which is where this week's traveller Kevin O'Rourke managed to land a job right out of uni.…

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SDN reaches maturity Software defined networking (SDN) gets a mixed press. Proponents declare it has given them more flexibility than ever before and that the time from inception of an idea to system implementation is vastly reduced.…

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Surprise photon emission tantalises scientists Vid  Boffins believe they may finally have spotted the first sign of dark matter, after picking up an unusual photon emission signal in X-rays coming from space.…

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We make more money, m'kay? Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has attacked Facebook for wrongly getting money men hung up on monthly user metrics.…

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Boxed in fandroids get fresh round of updates Google's virtual reality headset Cardboard has now been shipped to 500,000 customers, after the ad giant unveiled the gizmo in the summer.…

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Relationship status: SINGLE. Boom! Facebook has ended a search deal it had in place with Microsoft's Bing.…

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'There is no vendetta and no bias againt US firms' – ICOMP It appears that Google's rivals, who have complained about the ad giant's European dominance, are worried that bashing the goliath can go too far.…

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Facebook! Bernie Madoff! The Pirate Bay! Woo Youtube Video…

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Military blunders and making records with The Beatles, The Who and more Page File  El Reg bookworm Mark Diston looks at the latest from literature's non-fiction canon: US general Daniel Bolger endeavours to make sense of the senseless regarding America's operations in the Middle East and Glyn Johns, record producer for the stars, tells of his many, many, rock and roll years.…

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Avé! Duci Novo... Episode 16  …

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Don't know or like kids? Maybe still look Product Roundup  It's that time again. Get ready to dig deep into your pockets, and spend your hard earned cash on gifts for the kids, the nieces and nephews, the neighbour's sprog and just about everyone else who's flung their arms round your knees and cooed "Unkle" appealingly. If you're torn between bankruptcy and a whole string of people never speaking to you again because you failed to buy something for their offspring, we're here to help. Well, sort of.…

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Bumbling morality tale gets interplanetary update Page File  When Tides of Maritinia first kicks off, it’s a bumbling-Brit-abroad, Evelyn Waugh-style tale of a stuffed-shirt bureaucrat literally moulded into a secret agent, but it evolves into quite a tragic story of the misdeeds of war and one man’s struggle to find his moral compass.…

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No more Middle Earth for you, Peter Jackson Film review  Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth to eke out the last of his money-making franchise over the space of 144 minutes. Sadly, it's a shameless cash-in.…

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Ciggy bar dust Something for the Weekend, Sir?  How can you get pissed, generously fed AND intellectually intrigued for a mere tenner in this day and age? Easy: sign up to attend one of The Register’s Christmas Lectures. Oh, except you can’t because the last one was held earlier this week in central London. Sorry if you missed it, heh.…

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World-mapping web API to go dark amid obsolete plugin death march Developers who have built web apps that take advantage of the Google Earth geospatial imaging service have just 12 more months to make the most of them, because the online ad-slinger plans to shut down the Google Earth API next year.…

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Top management at Chocolate Factory fuming at MPAA pokes Emails obtained after the Sony Pictures hacking attack have revealed just how badly the Motion Picture Ass. of America has been cocking up its fight against piracy.…

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Rural internet gets same standards as cityfolk Good news, hayseeds: the FCC has ruled that rural broadband should be held to the same standard as that of connections in built-up cities and towns.…

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Upstart taxi biz looking forward to weekend and counting up its $41bn paper worth You ever have one of those weeks where nothing seems to go right?…

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With search deal in place, homepage message urges rival browser users to switch Yahoo! has started urging visitors to its homepage to "upgrade to the new Firefox" – even when they aren't using the Mozilla browser in the first place.…

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