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Investigations team probed rocket debris and data from 1 September explosion A large breach in the liquid oxygen tank of Space X’s Falcom 9 rocket likely caused the explosion during a test at the start of this month, investigators have said.…

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Larry, Mark and Safra's pay packet $46.5m lighter in fiscal '16 It still pays to run Oracle, just not as much as it used to - top executives’ packages shrank by double digits in fiscal ’16 as the software titan continued to desperately seek out cloud business.…

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'New 'soft closers' good, but the acrylic panels make the bogs look like a CDT project Smelly toilets, smoking outside and questions as to who is the best Kardashian: these were just some of the issues Virgin Media top brass were grilled on in Q&A with staff seen by The Register.…

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Na shledanou Česká republika, dobry den Czechia! The British government will start referring to Czechia rather than the Czech Republic, following advice from an official committee.…

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Group lessons for self-styled 'lone wolf' tech entrepreneurs Radbot  In which Damon Hart-Davis talks about life as a tech entrepreneur and tells us about his product.…

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Bureau of Stats says spooks signed off IBM's plan, but Big Blue mucked something up Australia's Bureau of Statistics has heavily criticised IBM for the security it applied to the nation's failed online census, which was taken offline after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that battered a curiously flimsy defensive shield.…

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Night out at Raffles ends up with stay in the Big House The owner of a firm involved in sending speculative invoices to suspected downloaders is in trouble of his own after being convicted of a brutal assault on an Uber driver outside an exclusive London members-only club.…

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Fatality – wait, no, what? That's the other game A fresh update for Capcom's Street Fighter V for PCs includes a knock-out move: a secret rootkit that gives any installed application kernel-level privileges.…

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Someone has been watching Wargames too much A student at Kennesaw State University in Georgia is accused of hacking into his professor's computer to improve his grades.…

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Machine-learning boffins debate making software human Machine communication is an area generating much excitement in AI. The ability to give machines a voice and personality has been the subject of many sci-fi films, and the push in natural language processing has brought that idea closer to reality.…

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So shouldn't we Break The Internet more often? Analysis  Do you remember the butthurt and angst heaped on T-Mobile when it launched its Binge On service earlier this year?…

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Also tacks on update to version 3.3, you lucky people Red Hat’s on-premises application serving software has been given a rename from OpenShift Enterprise to OpenShift Container Platform, at the same time adding a slew of enhancements to improve scalability and security.…

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He'll only serve two years, though A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his part in a cyber attack on Yahoo! in 2012.…

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Also plugs into Microsoft's Scale-Out File Server Hedvig has updated its software-defined storage to version 2.0 and is flying with a Universal Data Plane concept.…

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Atos will not get trout in £4bn trough, neither will bunch of big PC brands A public sector contracts fat cat and some household PC brands are among the suppliers that failed to directly win a place on a mega pan-government hardware and software framework contract, according to a preliminary list seen by The Register.…

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Tintri looking for sales ignition from Hyper-V support Hybrid and all-flash array vendor Tintri is expanding Hyper-V support, extending its existing VMware virtual machine-aware facilities.…

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Overstated average viewing times by up to 80 per cent Facebook has been caught miscalculating viewing numbers for those watching ads on the site.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
Repeatedly outage-hit firm mumbles usual apologies Ongoing technical problems at gaffe-prone Plusnet are leaving customers unable to stream videos or play games.…

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Wouldn't be about cutting energy costs for your 100+ bit barns, then? Microsoft is turning over a new leaf and going green. At least, that's what the firm’s chief environmental strategist has claimed as he sketched plans to make its data centres more sustainable and efficient.…

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Latest wave of software-inspired bloodletting Cisco's UK staffers are beginning to feel the cold, sharp edge of the networking borg's axe, with up to 500 souls put at risk of redundancy across its entire local operation, multiple sources have confirmed to The Register.…

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Deadline for awards entries extended We know some blazers take longer to warm up than others, so you’ll be pleased to know that the deadline for this year’s Tech Trailblazers Awards has been extended to October 6.…

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And he would have got away with it too, if it wasn't for a simple scheduled audit A 49-year-old IT bloke from Essex has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment on two counts of fraud after his cunning plan to steal £450,000 from his employer was uncovered... almost immediately.…

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‘You’d swear a horse did it,’ says appaled retailer A desperate Dublin shopkeeper has placed a toilet and a pile of his very competitvely priced bog roll on the pavement outside his shop after a series of visits from a loose boweled night owl.…

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Reg poll fills C4's empty tent issue Two weeks after Channel 4’s £75m grab of Great British Bake Off from the BBC, the broadcaster has a big marquee but no filling.…

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77 per cent feel guilty about ad blocking. Do you? A survey of people using ad-blocking has mixed news for publishers. Thirty per cent of users deploying adblocking software were less inclined to visit websites that forced them to “whitelist” the site.…

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