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<i>El Reg</i> unchains the Vulture Velo cycling jersey

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 07:19
Striking peloton-leading style available now at Cash'n'Carrion

We're certain that some of you - in common with Vulture South's own Simon Sharwood - do occasionally rise from your PCs and mount mighty two-wheeled steeds for a bit of healthy outdoor exercise.…

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U.S., Japan naval exercises make 'big step forward'

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-11-24 07:10
USS RONALD REAGAN (Reuters) - The U.S. and Japanese navies established a new level of cooperation to resupply each others vessels during joint exercises in the seas south of Japan last week, the commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet said on Tuesday.

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Randall Munroe spoke to <i>The Reg</i> again. We're habit-forming that way

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 07:00
Web comic author talks procrastination, illustration and the Thing Explainer

In just over a decade Randall Munroe has become firmly established and it’s safe to say adored as the author of xkcd.…

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Linux Top 3: RHEL 7.2, Puppy Linux 6.3 and Bodhi 3.1.1

Linux Today - Tue, 2015-11-24 07:00

LinuxPlanet: The minimalist, small-footprint Linux distribution Puppy Linux is a very different type of distribution than RHEL.

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NCC pays €133m for security shack Fox-IT

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 06:31
Dutch cyber company acquired as NCC dreams of glorious tomorrow

Fox-IT, a Dutch cyber security firm, has been acquired for €133.25m (£93.5m) by NCC, which is declaring its intention to become a big dog in the global cyberpack.…

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Bomb blast in central Athens damages Cypriot Embassy

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-11-24 06:13
ATHENS (Reuters) - A bomb exploded outside the offices of a Greek business federation in central Athens on Tuesday, badly damaging the nearby Cypriot Embassy but causing no injuries, police officials said.

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Science Museum trumpets Da Vinci expo

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 06:02
The Mechanics of Genius lands in London next year

London's Science Museum is trumpeting its forthcoming exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius, which opens its doors on 10 February next year.…

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BBC World Service To Provide Radio For North Korea and Eritrea

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-11-24 05:35
Ewan Palmer writes: The BBC World service has announced it will expand to serve the worst countries for press freedom as part of a plan to reach a global audience of 500 million. The British government announced its "single biggest increase in the World Service budget ever committed" and promised to invest more than $128 million by 2017/18 to the service. Along with improvements in countries such as Thailand, Russia and Somalia, they will launch radio services in North Korea and Eritrea who, according to Reporters Without Borders' 2015 World Press Freedom index, are the two worst performing countries in the world when ranked on a number of criteria including media independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalists, and infrastructural environment in which the media operate.

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MoJ restarts troubled £250m National Offender management ICT system

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 05:24
Yes, again. Department on track to become IT basketcase

The rollout of the Ministry of Justice's troubled £250m National Offender Management IT system was restarted again earlier this year - The Register can reveal.…

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Pfizer to buy Allergan in $160 billion deal

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-11-24 05:16
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc on Monday said it would buy Botox maker Allergan Plc in a deal worth $160 billion to slash its U.S. tax bill, rekindling a fierce political debate over the financial maneuver.
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We pick storage brains: Has object storage endgame started?

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 05:03
Too many companies, too few projects.... right?

Interview IBM buying Cleversafe could mark the start of the endgame for independent object storage suppliers. We talked to Philippe Nicolas, who was Scality’s Director of Product Strategy until earlier this year and is now a storage industry advisor. We asked him questions about the state of the object market and its suppliers.…

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Dell apologizes for HTTPS certificate fiasco, provides removal tool - Tue, 2015-11-24 04:37 Dell officials have apologized for shipping PCs with a certificate that made it easy for attackers to cryptographically impersonate HTTPS-protected websites and issued a software tool that removes the transport layer security credential from affected machines.
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Reddit will honor 'Do Not Track' requests from visitors - Tue, 2015-11-24 04:34 Reddit has decided to honor 'Do Not Track,' a feature that will ensure that it does not download third-party analytics on to browsers that enable the option.
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Oracle confesses to quietly axing its UK software support centre

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 04:31
More than '1,000' jobs thought to be for the chop in worldwide downsizing

Exclusive Oracle has admitted it is axing its UK software support centre – in a move sources say will shift all European support work to Romania and cut "more than 1,000" support staff.…

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North Korea is capable of pwning Sony. Whether it did is another matter

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 04:03
PART 2 – It looked like a training exercise anyway

Sysadmin Blog Researchers think they have figured out how Sony was hacked. Long story short: the hackers knew what they were doing and covered their tracks with some clever, but really basic, tricks. I'm not particularly surprised by this, but I am surprised that others are surprised by it.…

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Google launches virtual plastic pal who's fun to be with

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 03:36
Faster, prettier Android Studio dev tool preview debuts

Google has launched a preview of version 2.0 of Android Studio, the Alphabet subsidiary's development tool for Android apps.…

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Downloads for Windows 10 November big-bang build axed by Microsoft

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 03:16
Back to Windows Update like everyone else, IT pros

A funny thing happened over the weekend: Microsoft made its latest Windows 10 download – billed as its first major update – disappear. And it hasn't come back.…

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Who's right on crypto: An American prosecutor or a Lebanese coder?

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 03:04
District attorney and encrypted chat app dev sound off on privacy

Special report The debate over encryption has become particularly intense following the deadly attacks in Paris.…

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Gene Drive Turns Mosquitoes Into Malaria Fighters

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-11-24 03:03
sciencehabit writes: The war against malaria has a new ally: a controversial technology for spreading genes throughout a population of animals. Researchers report today that they have harnessed a so-called gene drive to efficiently endow mosquitoes with genes that should make them immune to the malaria parasite—and unable to spread it. On its own, gene drive won't get rid of malaria, but if successfully applied in the wild the method could help wipe out the disease, at least in some corners of the world. The approach "can bring us to zero [cases]," says Nora Besansky, a geneticist at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, who specializes in malaria-carrying mosquitoes. "The mosquitoes do their own work [and] reach places we can't afford to go or get to."

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ESXi's been borking VM backup and there's no fix yet

The Register - Tue, 2015-11-24 02:30
VMware promised patch a week ago, backup vendors offer workarounds

VMware has reported a nasty bug that means virtual machine backups may not work.…

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