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A Google-style hyper-scale data centre... but WITHOUT the Google

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:33
At least that's the claim from new hyper converged upstart

Another startup has emerged on the hyperconverged system block: Austin-based NIMBOXX, which claims its customers can increase IO performance by up to 500 per cent.…

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Universal Discredit: Gov admits Treasury HASN'T signed off biz case

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:06
Iain Duncan Smith's welfare IT reform plan looks doomed

Iain Duncan Smith's Department for Work and Pensions scrambled to dismiss comments made by the government's head of the civil service late on Monday, after Sir Bob Kerslake told MPs that the Treasury had yet to make the business case for the widely derided Universal Credit programme.…

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Blue Shield Leaks 18,000 Doctors' Social Security Numbers

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:05
itwbennett (1594911) writes "The Social Security numbers of roughly 18,000 California physicians and health-care providers were inadvertently made public after a slip-up at health insurance provider Blue Shield of California, the organization said Monday. The numbers were included in monthly filings on medical providers that Blue Shield is required to make to the state's Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC). The provider rosters for February, March and April 2013 included the SSNs and other sensitive information and were available under the state's public records law." Ten copies were requested under the public records law.

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Build the best Linux desktop

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-07-08 07:00

TechRadar: There's never one desktop that appeals to everyone but here's some of the best to customise

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'iPhone 6' survives FRENZIED STABBING. Truly, it is the JESUS Phone

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 06:36
Or, this is just a very naughty boy

Vid A bloke on the internet has attempted to stab to bits what he describes as an Apple "iPhone 6" - but was stopped dead by the gizmo's frontispiece, perhaps fashioned of wondro-material "sapphire glass".…

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These Pickpocket Secrets Will Make You Cry

Schneier on Security - Tue, 2014-07-08 06:22
Pickpocket tricks explained by neuroscience. So while sleight of hand helps, it's as much about capturing all of somebody's attention with other movements. Street pickpockets also use this effect to their advantage by manufacturing a situation that can't help but overload your attention system. A classic trick is the 'stall', used by pickpocketing gangs all over the world. First, a...
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<i>Reg</i> reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 06:18
Crap in my begonias? Oh no you don't, you furry little sod

Vid

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'BIGGEST BIRD EVER': 21-foot ripsaw-beaked flying HORROR

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 06:03
Fossil avian cruised above sea like toothy ekranoplan

Pic Boffins have identified the fossil remnants of a vast creature that had a jagged-edged ripper beak, and appears to have had the largest wingspan of any bird ever.…

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When Fedora Installations Pay Better ;)

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-07-08 06:00

WorldofGnome: Even if I use Fedora I usually install Ubuntu in other people computers.

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Virgin Media goes titsup AGAIN. The cause? Yet MORE DNS strife

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:53
ISP refuses to comment on why outages keep happening

Virgin Media has declined to comment on yet another DNS outage that hit some of its subscribers on Monday night.…

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Manhattan drone pair cuffed for NYPD chopper near miss

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:27
'Reckless endangerment' rap for late-night flight

A pair of Manhattan residents were cuffed in the early hours of yesterday morning after allegedly endangering a NYPD police helicopter with a quadchopper.…

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CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:07
An anonymous reader writes "Today, CentOS project unveiled CentOS Linux 7 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. CentOS conforms fully with Red Hat's redistribution policy and aims to have full functional compatibility with the upstream product released in last month. The new version includes systemd, firewalld, GRUB2, LXC, docker, xfs instead of ext4 filesystem by default. The Linux kernel updated to 3.10.0, support for Linux Containers, 3d graphics drivers out of the box, OpenJDK 7, support for 40G Ethernet cards, installations in UEFI secure Boot mode on compatible hardware and more. See the complete list of features here and here. You can grab this release by visiting the official mirror site or via torrents. On a related note there is also a CentOS Linux 7 installation screencast here."

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Battle ready: <i>Valiant Hearts</i> and <i>Company of Heroes: Western Front</i>

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:02
War is Fun Hell

Game Theory Later this month we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Europe's plunge into the deadly turmoil of World War I.…

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Dubai to get HUGE climate-controlled DOMED CITY and giga-mall

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:37
Cosmetic surgery with direct access to shopping and a show

The ruler of Dubai has announced that the Gulf state is soon to build the world's first climate-controlled city, which will feature the largest area yet contained under a single transparent dome.…

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Mexican watchdog sinks teeth into Carlos Slim over 'market fixing'

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:02
But comms-TV split-up could help titan gain MORE ground

Comment The world’s second richest human, Carlos Slim, is being confronted by Mexico’s recently reformed and renamed telecoms regulator Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (Ifetel).…

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But WE want to rule the Internet of STUFF – Intel, Dell, Samsung &amp; chums

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 02:31
Going up against Microsoft, Cisco, Qualcomm and their lot

Intel, Dell, Samsung and Broadcom – among others – have founded a yet another group, dubbed the “Open Interconnect Consortium”, to promote standards that help development of the Internet of Things.…

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Rob Pardo Says Farewell To Blizzard

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-08 02:07
motang (1266566) writes Rob Pardo, Blizzard employee of 17 years who has worked on Warcraft and Diablo is leaving the company. "I'm looking forward to new challenges in my career, but I will always cherish the time I spent with you all and the amazing and collaborative teams at Blizzard," Pardo said. "It was both satisfying and humbling, and it made me a better developer and a better person. I look forward to playing Blizzard games as a player for many years to come. Most important, now I have plenty of time to learn how to build a competitive Hearthstone deck."

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Rob Pardo Says Farewell To Blizzad

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-07-08 02:07
motang (1266566) writes Rob Pardo, Blizzard employee of 17 years who has worked on WarCraft and Diablo is leaving the company. "I'm looking forward to new challenges in my career, but I will always cherish the time I spent with you all and the amazing and collaborative teams at Blizzard," Pardo said. "It was both satisfying and humbling, and it made me a better developer and a better person. I look forward to playing Blizzard games as a player for many years to come. Most important, now I have plenty of time to learn how to build a competitive Hearthstone deck."

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IEEE expands malware initiatives

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 01:58
Clearing-house for software metadata

Standards body the IEEE has launched two new anti-malware initiatives designed to help software and security vendors spot malware that's been inserted into other software, and improve the performance of malware detection by cutting down on false positives.…

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Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online

The Register - Tue, 2014-07-08 01:27
BBC asks fans to EXTERMINATE copies before they materialise

Scripts for the first five episodes of the yet-to-be-screened and highly-anticipated series eight of Doctor Who have been leaked online.…

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