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6 free tickets, 35% off discount code Reg Offer  Just over a month to go until PuppetConf 2014, the fourth annual user conference run by Puppet Labs. Wanna come along?…

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The high tech journey behind your telly remote control Feature  These days telly addicts are spoilt for choice with a wealth of services on offer, but what’s behind it all? To find out, The Register was given exclusive access to Virgin Media’s Central Headend – the mothership of its TV services across the UK.…

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Easier, simpler and faster – to buy, that is CommVault has added additional AWS and Azure support and reveals easier, more targeted ways to buy its all-singing, all-dancing backup/archive/data management product Simpana 10.…

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Nothing we can do to stop them, claims decentralized network Medieval terror bastards ISIS have moved from Twitter to the non-profit social network Diaspora to spew their cant – and there's apparently nothing that can be done to stop them.…

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The US has form in Chile Microsoft successfully lobbied against a law that would have seen Chile's government adopt open-source software, says Elmostrador, a newspaper in the South American nation.…

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Photographer can't cash in on primate pics The US Copyright Office has ruled against the photographer who has claimed ownership of the infamous "monkey selfie" image.…

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Three million web properties will go under the pwned hammer Wayback is way ahead:  Three million webpages are set to become hacker fodder according to research that could predict what websites would become vulnerable ahead of time.…

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Footballer targeted by puerile jokers Gary Lineker is a celebrated footballer, telly host and crisp salesman. But it turns out that on the internet, what he's really remembered for is taking a big poo on the pitch during the 1990 Italia World Cup.…

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Ten points of stuff out of a five pound bag Yet another set of astonishing claims is being made for yet another “low energy nuclear reactions” (LENR) technology.…

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Court rubber-stamps Max Schrems' class action Privacy activist Max Schrems, leader of the “Europe-versus-Facebook” movement, has had a procedural win in Austria that means Facebook Ireland has to prep its defence.…

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Pre-emptive arrest for pirates in Karnataka In a move that has garnered little notice beyond India, the Government of Karnataka state early in August passed laws allowing it to pre-emptively arrest copyright suspects.…

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But bit-shuffling box sales will rise by even more, says IDC Analyst outfit IDC has gazed into its crystal balls and decided software-defined networking (SDN) will bring US$8bn through the door in 2018, a fund-manager-gratifying increase over the $960m it will account for in 2014.…

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CUDA 6.5 eyes HPC market NVIDIA has launched the next upgrade to its parallel computing and programming platform, with CUDA 6.5 going live as a production release.…

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Oi! Didn't you get the Montreal memo? Somewhere, a dry cleaner didn't get the memo: someone is putting an awful lot of carbon tetrachloride into the atmosphere, and NASA would like them to stop.…

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Be careful what you install, say boffins. Again. Researchers presenting at Usenix have lifted the lid on yet another Android vulnerability: the way apps use memory can be exploited to leak private information with a success rate “between 82 and 92 per cent of the time”.…

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Legere lures customers with promise of free data T-Mobile US has promised a year's free mobile data for subscribers who convince friends and family to join its network.…

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Cloud colossus still fondling DoD's top non-secrets for now Amazon Web Services (AWS) has leveled up its US government security certification, winning the right to handle more sensitive work from the Department of Defense (DoD).…

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Mikey Dickerson plans change in move from Google to running government IT The incoming head of the newly formed US Digital Service – a crack sysadmin force to fix government IT systems – has said his team are focused less on looking smart and more on serious coding.…

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Pay attention, miners The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued its official assessment of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies – and decided it isn't money but can be taxed.…

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Model S slated to land Down Under later this year Tesla has confirmed to The Register that a network of its Supercharger stations is planned for Australia after its Model S arrives, later in 2014.…

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Thanks, Obama. The US government's National Science Foundation has handed out $20m in funding for two big new cloud computing research projects.…

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Sun puts 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on a diet Vid  The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe has made the first measurement of the mass of the comet it's chasing – and has come up with a mass of 10 billion tonnes, plus or minus 10 per cent.…

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Umina trial also delivers 30 mbps uploads, but exact rig used not revealed NBN Co, the entity building Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has revealed the data transfer speeds obtained by folks connected to its test fibre—to-the-node network in the New South Wales Central Coast suburb of Umina.…

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Upload exploits, download cash Facebook and Usenix have together created the Internet Defense Prize™ – and awarded its first gong to security bods Johannes Dahse and Thorsten Holz.…

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Look at the shiny Windows 8.1, why can't you people talk about 8.1, sobs an exec somewhere Microsoft is putting on its poker face amid growing rumors it will officially unveil "Windows 9" at the end of next month.…

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