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All aboard the Vomit Comet: Not the last train to Essex, but a modded 727 for weightless flight

2 hours 5 min ago
All that stands between you and zero g is skill and a rubber duck

Anyone who has grown up watching the antics of Apollo astronauts aboard Skylab or the acrobatics of Shuttle and ISS crews has likely dreamed of experiencing weightlessness. Ideally in a way that doesn't involve either a sickening drop in an elevator or alarming turbulence over the Atlantic.…

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How many Routemaster bus seats would it take to fill Wembley Stadium?

2 hours 40 min ago
Potential Reg Standards Soviet entry? Let's take a closer look

A strong contender has emerged for an addition to The Register Standards Soviet's list of officially approved weights and measures: the Routemaster Fleet.…

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VTech fondleslabs for kids 'still vulnerable' despite sanctions

3 hours 5 min ago
Researchers claim flaws remain more than two years later

New InnoTab child learning devices still have the same security flaw first found by researchers at Pen Test Partners two years ago.…

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Former Cisco CEO John Chambers says insects are the new lobsters

3 hours 41 min ago
Only a venture capitalist could say something like that – but that’s what Chambers is now

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers has launched his very own venture capital firm.…

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Mozilla edict: 'Web-accessible' features need 'secure contexts'

4 hours 12 min ago
If an API or feature needs the web, it needs HTTPS under Mozilla's new plan

Mozilla has decided to further locking down the Internet with the announcement that developers can only access new Firefox features from what it calls “secure contexts”.…

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Red Hat slams into reverse on CPU fix for Spectre design blunder

4 hours 31 min ago
Microcode mitigation triggers system wobbles, penguinistas warn

Techies are scratching their heads after Red Hat pulled a CPU microcode update that was supposed to mitigate variant two of the Spectre design flaw in Intel and AMD processors.…

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Software that predicts whether crims will break the law again is no better than you or me

5 hours 1 min ago
Court sentencing tool under the microscope

Software that predicts how likely a criminal will reoffend – and is used by the courts to mete out punishments – is about as smart as a layperson off the street.…

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North Korea's finest spent 2017 distributing RATs, wipers, and phish

5 hours 37 min ago
And sent them mostly to South Korea, naturally

North Korea's black hats launched at least six extensive malware campaigns mostly against South Korean targets during 2017.…

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YouTube turns off cash tap for automatic video nasties

6 hours 3 min ago
Beer money channels that made under $100 a year are also out of the Partner Program

YouTube’s changed its rules to exclude low-traffic channels from its Partner Program, the scheme that sees it share ad revenue with video-makers.…

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Industrial systems scrambling to catch up with Meltdown, Spectre

7 hours 6 min ago
Some confessions, but 'watch this space' is the more common reaction - when there is one

Vendors of industrial systems have joined the long list of vendors responding responses to the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities.…

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Broadcom confirms anti-trust probe, professes zero worries

9 hours 5 min ago
Says probe doesn't impact wireless lines, leaving about a gazillion other products in play

Broadcom has confirmed it's under investigation by the United States' Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over antitrust issues, but doesn't believe that's going to affect its business.…

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Poison ping pong prompts patch from Cisco

9 hours 8 min ago
Switchzilla has fixes for appliances, voice portal, Nexus switch OS

Cisco admins, it's your weekly patch notice.…

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Crypto-cash exchange BitConnect shuts doors amid Bitcoin bloodbath

10 hours 9 min ago
Market correction leaves faithful shaken but undeterred

Amid a cryptocurrency price correction that has seen the price of Bitcoin drop by half from its mid-December peak, UK-based cyber-cash lending and exchange biz BitConnect said it is shutting down.…

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Free gift for all readers: Google's AutoML launch translated into plain English (where possible)

10 hours 49 min ago
It's an image-recognition thing

Google today tore the covers off something called Cloud AutoML, a new service that's part of its "mission to democratize AI."…

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Make Apple, er, America Great Again: iGiant to bring home profits, pay $38bn in repatriation tax

11 hours 30 min ago
Triumphant Trump touts terrific tax tactic

Apple announced today it will start to repatriate back to America some of the massive profits it accumulated outside the USA – and will use the cash to Make America Great Again.…

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Hehe, still writing code for a living? It's 2018. You could be earning x3 as a bug bounty hunter

Wed, 2018-01-17 23:38
Oh, yeah, and learning new tricks and protecting stuff, sure

Ethical hacking to find security flaws appears to pay better, albeit less regularly, than general software engineering.…

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Hey. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. Get in here... so we can shake your hands – US Senate cyber-terror panel

Wed, 2018-01-17 22:36
So much for that grilling

The US Senate's commerce committee basically gave executives from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube a back-rub at a hearing on Wednesday morning.…

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Who's using 2FA? Sweet FA. Less than 1 in 10 Gmail users enable two-factor authentication

Wed, 2018-01-17 21:33
Your daily dose of digital depression

Usenix Enigma It has been nearly seven years since Google introduced two-factor authentication for Gmail accounts, but virtually no one is using it.…

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HTML5 may as well stand for Hey, Track Me Longtime 5. Ads can use it to fingerprint netizens

Wed, 2018-01-17 20:21
This language is wired for sound

Usenix Enigma HTML5 is a boon for unscrupulous web advertising networks, which can use the markup language's features to build up detailed fingerprints of individual netizens without their knowledge or consent.…

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SAP boss promises to cull marketing dross on community network

Wed, 2018-01-17 17:59
Bill McDermott admits hub was seen as a 'channel to promote corporate messages'

CEO Bill McDermott has pledged to improve the SAP Community network previosuly slammed by members for offering a crap user experience and being another mechanism to push marketing messages.…

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