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Well, it gets a prosthetic thumbs-up from me Something for the Weekend, Sir?  A VR headset is pressing down on the bridge of my nose. The strap is pulling out strands of hair from the back of my head. I have bruised shins after walking into a coffee table.…

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Tech services division changes tack to be a light for customers in digital darkness Hewlett Packard Enterprise is rejigging execs and consolidating subsidiaries in its last remaining tech services division Pointnext – a business that has shrunk year-on-year for almost half a decade.…

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So she used a pencil to work it out, then cut herself down to size to fix it ON-CALL  Last Friday your correspondent snorkeled on a tropical island, but this Friday it's time for another edition of On-Call, our weekly column in which we recount readers' tales of being forced to take on tricky jobs for tricky people.…

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BSides spills the beans on how to manage white hats at work Managing an IT department at the best of times can be a struggle, and managing a security team has its own special challenges.…

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Brain maps reveal which neurons are responsible for which behaviors Scientists in the US have developed a computer program called JAABA that uses machine learning to map groups of neurons responsible for the different behaviors observed in tiny fruit flies.…

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Cops rescue trapped technician Police were called to a bank in Corpus Christi, Texas, after a customer getting money out of an ATM was passed a note pleading for help from inside the machine.…

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LISA Pathfinder's watch is over, but busting it can teach us to handle future, nastier, missions The European Space Agency is giving the LISA Pathfinder probe what it calls the “Bake, rattle and roll” treatment in the hope it teaches us how to make its successors even better.…

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Bloke accused of fraud may well be the Wolf of LOL Street An MIT postdoctoral staffer was arrested and charged with insider trading after he allegedly searched online for tips on committing the crime.…

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (but we haven't checked that with our lawyers) Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but perhaps whoever designed the web site for storage upstart Weka.io has gone a little too far: when Reg operatives decided to read beyond our story on the company we found its website appears to have borrowed ours!…

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But can it run Crysis? Cray is supplying an Urika-GX analytics machine to the UK’s Alan Turing Institute for data science research.…

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Inception fans can have fun with VMs-inside-VMs inside a cloud, all on Windows Server 2016 Microsoft’s added a new instance type to Azure and the ability to run nested virtualization.…

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Antipodean not-backdoors plan will mirror UK Investigatory Powers Act, ensure law of land trumps laws of mathematics British signals intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) can crack end-to-end encrypted messages sent using WhatsApp and Signal, according to Australian attorney-general George Brandis.…

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Only took two decades to spot dodgy authentication mechanisms A vulnerability hidden in Kerberos code for more than 20 years met its end in patches issued this week by Microsoft and several Linux vendors.…

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You have no chance to survive make your time Music hosting biz SoundCloud, having just axed 40 per cent of its staff, is now trying to ward off rumors that it will go broke in less than two months.…

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Gandi admits logins stolen, 750 web addfresses pointed to malware More than 750 domain names were hijacked through the internet's own systems, registrar Gandi has admitted.…

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Gandi admits logins stolen, 750 web addresses pointed to malware More than 750 domain names were hijacked through the internet's own systems, registrar Gandi has admitted.…

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People power! The open-source community has fought back and resurrected the development of OmniOS – an Oracle-free non-proprietary variant of Solaris, which had been shelved in April.…

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Well, actually, do panic. A pending code change could bring a period of instability The community-driven organization overseeing Bitcoin on Wednesday warned that any Bitcoins received after Monday, July 31, 2017 at GMT-0700 may vanish into thin air or be rejected as invalid.…

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Oh, and you owe us $5,000. Lots of love – California An Airbnb host who cancelled a guest's booking at the last minute because she was Asian has been fined $5,000 and told to attend a course on Asian American studies.…

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Cloud giant worryingly coy about its intentions Amazon is apparently considering a plan to provide app developers with transcripts of people's conversations with their Alexa boxes.…

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It's gonna be spectacular! At 0240 GMT* precisely on Friday, July 14, an epoch-defining moment will happen. And only real nerds – along with Reg readers – will know what that moment is.…

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Switchzilla needs its five startups a day Cisco hopes to boost its enterprise security gear by snapping up real-time network behavior monitoring startup Observable Networks.…

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After you've gained arbitrary execution on the cash machine, natch Flaws have been found and fixed in Kaspersky Lab's security software for cash machines and other embedded systems. Hackers can exploit the bugs to circumvent anti-malware defenses in ATMs.…

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Did you know that US sanctions extend to the digital world too? DevOps darling Docker accidentally cut off the entire country of Ukraine earlier this week following an overzealous effort to enforce US sanctions against Russia.…

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All to do with lowering latency, not Brexit. Got that? Google today cut the ribbon on a bunch of cloud services for UK customers that will be served up by racks rented from a data centre provider in Blighty's capital.…

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