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<i>Snakes on a Plane</i> meets <i>The Simpsons</i> as airline creates ‘whacker’ to scare reptiles away from parked A380s

Fri, 2021-06-04 06:58
It’s actually just a stick, but maintenance staff love ‘em

Australian airline QANTAS has developed a piece of technology dubbed a “wheel whacker” to help stop snakes and scorpions boarding planes it has parked due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Holding back from the cloud – or can’t get there quick enough? We want to hear why

Fri, 2021-06-04 06:30
Tell us whether you’re ecstatic or exasperated, or somewhere in between

Reader survey There is no doubt that more and more applications are being hosted in the cloud. Hyperscalers are seen as the example to follow when it comes to managing infrastructure, while cloud-native organisations dominate the agenda at industry conferences.…

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Seagate finds sets of two heads are cheaper than one in its new and very fast MACH.2 dual-actuator hard disks

Fri, 2021-06-04 05:58
Looks forward to nicely lowered costs as production ramps up, but they're still hyperscaler-only for now

For about three years, disk-making giant Seagate has been talking up tech called “MACH.2” – a conventional disk drive that offers considerable speed improvements. And now the disk giant has found that the tech also cuts its costs, raising the prospect that big, fast, hard disk drives might emerge at keen prices.…

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Beijing gives Ant Group the blessing to operate a consumer finance company

Fri, 2021-06-04 04:58
After some heated exchanges, tensions seem to have cooled (for now) between Chinese government and Jack Ma’s empire

Months after Beijing’s regulators stepped in and forced Alibaba's finance arm Ant Group to restructure its consumer loans business, China's Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission has granted the outfit permission to operate a consumer finance company.…

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LG opens open-source licence compliance tool source

Fri, 2021-06-04 04:25
Shine chaebol's FOSSlight on your projects, careful what you find

Korean mega-corp LG has open-sourced the in-house toolbox it uses identify and manage open-source software licences within its own business.…

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How to use Google's new dependency mapping tool to find security flaws buried in your projects

Fri, 2021-06-04 02:59
Millions of Rust, JavaScript, Go, Maven repositories scanned and visualized

Google has built an online tool that maps out all the dependencies in millions of open-source software libraries and flags up any unpatched vulnerabilities.…

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FYI: Today's computer chips are so advanced, they are more 'mercurial' than precise – and here's the proof

Fri, 2021-06-04 00:07
Rarely seen miscalculations now crop up frequently at cloud hyperscale

Computer chips have advanced to the point that they're no longer reliable: they've become "mercurial," as Google puts it, and may not perform their calculations in a predictable manner.…

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Google's diversity strat lead who said Jews show 'insatiable appetite for war' is no longer diversity strat lead

Thu, 2021-06-03 22:31
Not a fan of homosexuality, either, judging from 2007 blog posts

A Googler who was supposed to steer diversity efforts at the internet titan has been removed from his post – after netizens found a 2007 blog post in which he suggested Jewish people had an “insatiable appetite for war and killing" when acting in self-defense.…

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Supreme Court narrows Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Misusing access not quite the same as breaking in

Thu, 2021-06-03 20:45
We'll explain everything for you

The US Supreme Court on Thursday limited the scope of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in a ruling that found a former sergeant did not violate the law by misusing his access to a police database.…

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Is your data safe in the cloud? Depends who you ask…

Thu, 2021-06-03 20:00
And if you ask your cloud provider, the answer might shock you

Webcast What’s the biggest mistake you can make when it comes to protecting your data in the cloud? Probably assuming that it’s protected just because it’s in the cloud.…

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Microsoft subsidiary makes $314.73bn profit and pays no tax in Ireland – despite registering there

Thu, 2021-06-03 18:45
Forget Seattle, Microsoft 'Round Island One' lives in Bermuda

A subsidiary of Microsoft in Ireland has paid no corporation tax because it is "resident" in Bermuda for tax purposes – despite making a whopping $314.73bn in profit.…

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Apple to summon staff back to the office in September

Thu, 2021-06-03 18:07
You don't spend $5bn on a shiny glass Ive-designed HQ and leave it empty

Tim Cook has issued a memo to Apple staffers warning that their days of shirking-from-home in the pandemic are over. From early September, employees will be expected to spend at least three days a week in the office, with Wednesdays and Fridays open to remote working for some.…

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Infrastructure SNAFU results in French public being unable to contact emergency services

Thu, 2021-06-03 17:01
Mobile provider Orange fingers 'technical issue' on a router

A technical issue with French mobile provider Orange, fixed early this morning, resulted in members of the public being temporarily unable to contact the emergency services.…

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Microsoft to unveil 'what's next for Windows' ... Rounded corners and what else?

Thu, 2021-06-03 16:16
June 24 event to preview Win Tech: The Next Generation

Microsoft will reveal "what's next for Windows" at a virtual event on June 24th, rumoured to include a UI refresh codenamed "Sun Valley".…

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Conservative Party fined one-third of a luxury food hamper by ICO for nuisance email campaign

Thu, 2021-06-03 15:09
For once, Boris Johnson ignored calls of PECR

Britain’s ruling Conservative Party is facing a £10,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for dispatching marketing emails to unwilling recipients, 51 of whom complained to the regulator.…

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SAP pushes supply chain solution at COVID-hit market as Sapphire Now bash begins

Thu, 2021-06-03 14:24
Analyst: 'They need to blow up the obsolete Ariba engine first'

Sapphire Now As customers, SIs and analysts demand more detail on SAP’s cloud lift-and-shift and transformation package, the German vendor came to the table at its Sapphire annual conference with a mixed spread of announcements.…

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NASA doubles down on Venus missions, asking what made the planet uninhabitable

Thu, 2021-06-03 13:40
VERITAS and DAVINCI+ chosen and funded as part of agency's concept selection

NASA announced yesterday that it will fund two new missions to Venus to study its atmosphere and topography, both chosen from the Discovery Program.…

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FireEye sold to McAfee's new owners for $1.2bn as Mandiant split into standalone firm again

Thu, 2021-06-03 12:55
Another big name buyout by STG

FireEye has been sold for $1.2bn to the same American private equity fund that bought McAfee’s enterprise security business, severing it from infosec stablemate Mandiant.…

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Wyoming powers ahead with Bill Gates-backed sodium-cooled nuclear generation plant

Thu, 2021-06-03 12:13
We wanted to post a dad joke about sodium, but we thought: Na, people will groan...

TerraPower – the Bill Gates-founded nuclear company – and Warren Buffett-owned PacifiCorp are hooking up to build a Natrium reactor at a decommissioned coal plant in Wyoming.…

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This AI could save a firefighter's life

Thu, 2021-06-03 11:25
When it works well enough in the real world, that is

Computer scientists have built an algorithm to predict deadly explosions within blazes before they occur in the hope it can one day serve as a warning system for firefighters tackling burning buildings.…

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