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Production house on how acceleration sped up FX Cache me if you can  Special effects for season 6 of Game of Thrones were created by Spanish video special effects (VFX) house El Ranchito, which explains how it solved its classic scaling problem below.…

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Caught short in TV van on smoked mutt assignment, say Arizona cops An Arizona TV journalist on assignment covering the alleged sacrifice and smoking of a family poodle was arrested earlier this week for allegedly dropping his pants and dumping a load in public.…

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One-day conference to help your storage buying decisions Promo  The traditional hard disk array market is declining but the flash storage market is recording huge growth, with All Flash Arrays (AFAs) sales growing over 75 per cent annually and hybrid flash systems seven per cent year-on-year, according to IDC. This shift is affecting buying decisions in all kinds of businesses with the full impact yet to be realised.…

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Not the security, we hope. It's a 'priority' Security vendors have welcomed plans to trial digital versions of the UK’s driving licence.…

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Armageddon postponed? Draconian new regulations on vaping come into effect today – but for many vapers, it won’t feel like a crackdown, at least, not right away,…

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Kali Linux, laptop, coffee - hack on! Have you ever bothered to look at who your browser trusts? The padlock of a HTTPS connection doesn't mean anything if you can't trust the other end of the connection and its upstream signatories. Do you trust CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Centre). What about Turkistan trust or many other “who are they” type certificate authorities?…

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Pick a partner pronto: phases they are a-changing for storage-class memory Analysis IBM has demonstrated a 3-bit Phase-Change Memory chip with IBM Zurich researcher Dr. Haris Pozidis talking about it in a YouTube video and not mentioning 3D XPoint once.…

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Country's highest temp ever recorded in Rajasthan Those readers with a tendency to wilt with rising temperatures are advised to steer clear of the Indian state of Rajasthan, where the mercury yesterday hit a blistering 51°C.…

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Cabinet Office lacked 'accountability', 'experience' Moves to shift departments' back office tin and ERP systems into two privately owned shared services - which had been touted as set to save the taxpayer £128m - have failed to prove "value for money", according to a report by the National Audit Office.…

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You’ll like this (but not a lot) Something for the Weekend, Sir?  I’m on stage with a gun pointing at my heart. There is the sound of nervous shuffling as those sitting in the stalls squirm in their seats. Then silence: the audience quickly falls still and holds it breath. The man armed with the musket is raising the muzzle to take better aim before slowly squeezing the trigger……

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Verily, they made support for the Internet of Things Stob  Editor's Note: Verity Stob's Chronicles of Delphi [King James ed.] began in 1996. The most recent translations can be found here: The Sons of Kahn and the assembly language of the internet, here: The Sons of Kahn and the Pascal spring and here: Sons of Kahn: The Apocrypha.…

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Thank goodness the internet's where the fail whale lives Analysis  Anyone hearing this week that Britain’s BBC is set to launch against Netflix with a service touted as “BritFlix” will almost certainly get the wrong idea and believe it is actually going to happen. The move is being touted merely because the recent government review of the BBC encouraged the ancient British public broadcasters to produce an Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service.…

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Yet again, the fix would be proper vetting of code in Google Play and other app stores Duo Security researcher Kyle Lady says attackers can compromise more than half of enterprise Android phones by chaining two operating system and chip vulnerabilities.…

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Help desk deals with PC exploded in Iraq. By people shooting at the owner ON-CALL  ON-CALL Welcome again to On-Call, our end-of-week waltz through readers' memories of odd jobs they've been asked to do.…

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Connceted diabetes monitors show the more you share, the more you can be helped An average-looking chap in a suit in hotel lobby takes out his phone and makes a call. “Hi. You ok?" he asks. “ I got a notification that you’re at 60."…

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Cisco to stay in vBlocks and Microsoft detente coming VCE's new VxRail hyperconverged appliance sold 146 units in its first 44 days on sale and the EMC server unit's new leader Chad Sakac says that impressive start means he's betting the outfit will become the leading hyperconverged systems vendor by the end of 2016.…

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Next-gen 'Beluga' heavy lifter due in 2017 The A380 may be able to haul hundred of people across oceans and continents in considerable comfort, but aerosexuals* find it hard to love on aesthetic grounds.…

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Penetration testing wing to launch next year Japan will from next year conduct mock hacking exercises with governments including the United States and private sector organisations ahead of the 2020 Olympic games.…

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.gov.bd sites used by parties unknown to spawn phish from UK host Netcraft security man Paul Mutton says the Bangladesh Government has been used in banking phishing attacks targeting customers of Wells Fargo, Google, and AOL.…

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End-of-sale date will be April 30, 2017 Cisco will retire its Nexus 6000 switches in mid-2017.…

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Tiny number of users were losing data from forms, so Chrome's stopped going backwards going forward Google's Chrome browser no longer lets you go back to your previously-used page with the Backspace key.…

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Confirms target was Labor members, rejects claims the timing of the raids was political Australian Federal Police (AFP) has confirmed it raided the office of Labor senator Stephen Conroy and the home of a staffer of opposition communications minister Jason Claire over leaked documents pertaining to Australia's NationalB Network (NBN).…

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Two asteroid strikes had huge consequences Scientists think they have spotted the remains of two huge tsunamis on Mars caused by asteroids striking the planet back when it still had water.…

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Software trial nearing home stretch... we hope Google CEO Larry Page took the stand Thursday in the latest edition of the Chocolate Factory's long-running legal case against Oracle.…

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Long-expected marriage of operating systems Google I/O 2016  Google has pulled the move the software market has been waiting ages for, and built a system to run Android apps on its desktop operating system.…

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