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CentOS Stream: 'I was slow on the uptake, but I get what they are doing now,' says Rocky Linux founder

Fri, 2021-07-09 13:07
Greg Kurtzer: Red Hat did the right thing and the new scenario is better than the old

Interview Greg Kurtzer, co-founder of CentOS and founder of Rocky Linux, has told The Register that despite the "negative effect" around the end of CentOS 8, he now believes that the focus on CentOS Stream is better for the community.…

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2021: A Bork Odyssey. Is it remake of Disney's <i>The Black Hole</i> or explorer.exe being shown the door?

Fri, 2021-07-09 12:14
Welcome to Cineworld in the leafy UK town of Harlow Essex

Bork!Bork!Bork! The UK's cinemas may be reopening, but it looks to us like The Terminator is still showing. Or perhaps that perennial Microsoft favourite – Bork: The Movie.…

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HPE gobbles up Ampool to add SQL grunt to Ezmeral

Fri, 2021-07-09 11:24
Acquisition will bring query processing for data sources

HPE is adding SQL processing power across different data sources to its Ezmeral portfolio by buying startup Ampool.…

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Teradata customers express terror as field-based hardware support outsourced to IBM on both sides of the pond

Fri, 2021-07-09 10:45
Sources fear Big Blue lacks knowledge to keep systems running smoothly

Teradata is outsourcing field-based support on both sides of the pond to IBM, much to the alarm of some customers who fear a loss of knowledge in keeping its trusted on-prem systems up and running.…

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The world is chaos but my Zoom background is control-freak perfection

Fri, 2021-07-09 10:01
Nudge that potted plant a little to the left aaaaand… action!

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Take a good look at my junk. Nice, isn’t it? OK you can stop staring at it now. No, really, stop. Hey, my eyes are right here, pal.…

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Suck on this: El Reg forces dog hair, biscuit crumbs, and disconcertingly sticky stains down two mini vacuums

Fri, 2021-07-09 09:15
The Eufy RoboVac G30 Hybrid and Roidmi X20s – the latter is sadly not a steroid dispenser

Review A few weeks ago, Chinese smart home (and batteries, cables, and headphones) manufacturer Anker asked us if we would be interested in reviewing its latest robot vacuum cleaner.…

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Focus on the camera, mobile devs: 48MP shooters about to become the sweet spot

Fri, 2021-07-09 07:54
5G is messing with the market and keeping less-capable cameras snapping at the heels of 108MP monsters

Developers focussed on smartphones can assume that most of the devices on the market have at least a 13-megapixel camera, and that almost 40 per cent of them have a 48-megapixel monster to play with.…

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Where's the boss? Ah right, thorough deep-dive audit. On the boardroom table. Gotcha

Fri, 2021-07-09 07:30
Ooh, watch out for splinters

On Call It's Carry On Call time this week as a Register reader finds himself dealing with a potentially career-limiting callout.…

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Tencent to put AI to work exploring space – not ways to extend its monopolies

Fri, 2021-07-09 07:10
Beijing likes space. Big tech? Not so much – at least this week

Chinese tech giant Tencent has joined forces with the nation’s National Astronomical Observatories to journey into AI space exploration, CEO Pony Ma told the 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai on Thursday.…

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Security warning deluge from 'npm audit' is driving developers to distraction

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:32
Can we have less infosec theater, please?

Dan Abramov, a software engineer at Facebook, this week published a plea to silence a particularly vocal JavaScript security tool – and its creators more or less agreed there's room for improvement.…

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Epic vs. Apple Australian side quest allowed to resume

Fri, 2021-07-09 05:31
Federal Court finds Apple is neither “ornamental” nor “parasitic” and thinks local action is appropriate despite US case

Epic Games has had a win in Australia, with the nation’s Federal Court permitting it to sue Apple over its insistence that it alone can process in-app purchases.…

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Kaseya delays SaaS restore to Sunday, CEO says ‘this sucks’ but decision was his alone

Fri, 2021-07-09 04:24
Promises “exponentially more secure” product and cash assistance for customers

Beleaguered IT management software vendor Kaseya has delayed the restoration of its SaaS services until Sunday, July 11th.…

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Smuggler caught with 256 Intel Core processors wrapped around him in cling film

Fri, 2021-07-09 02:17
As GPU prices crash after crypto-mines shut down in China, we're told

The insatiable demand for microchips amid a global supply crunch of semiconductors is perhaps behind the following smuggling capers in China that just happened to catch our eye.…

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If you've mastered Python 101, you're probably better at programming than OpenAI's prototype Codex

Fri, 2021-07-09 00:38
10 PRINT "ML won't take my job ";: GOTO 10

OpenAI warned that its Codex neural network, like the one that powers GitHub’s code-completion tool Copilot, is likely to generate source that looks plausible but is incorrect, and its performance will decrease as it grows in size.…

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Google herds FLoC back to the lab for undisclosed ad tech modifications

Thu, 2021-07-08 23:11
Privacy advocates say surgery on bird-themed system must happen in public

Google has decided to let the initial test of its FLoC ad technology conclude in a few days to work on improvements but isn't inclined to share feedback from test participants.…

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11-year-old graduate announces plans to achieve immortality by 'replacing body parts with mechanical parts'

Thu, 2021-07-08 22:41
Walking sci-fi horror movie plot wants to look inside boffin brains to find way to help ailing grandparents

Eleven-year-old Laurent Simons has become the second-youngest college graduate in history after obtaining a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Antwerp.…

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Linux Foundation celebrates 30 years of Torvalds' kernel with a dry T-shirt contest

Thu, 2021-07-08 21:32
Artistic types invited to submit their designs – under very specific guidelines

The Linux Foundation, not satisfied with a model that sees world+dog invited to contribute to the open-source kernel that bears its name, is asking for help on another project: designing a T-shirt to celebrate 30 years of the software – and we have little doubt El Reg readers will have some suggestions.…

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Ex-IBM whistleblower's suit back in court, 8 years after he alleged irregularities in $265m IRS software deal

Thu, 2021-07-08 20:30
Judges revive some of the claims

A long-running legal case concerning the alleged $265m mis-selling of software licences by IBM to the US tax office has a new lease of life following a ruling by the US Court of Appeal earlier this week [PDF].…

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US offers Julian Assange time in Australian prison instead of American supermax if he loses London extradition fight

Thu, 2021-07-08 19:45
Appeal against January decision to be heard by High Court

Julian Assange will remain in a British prison for now after the US government won permission to appeal against a January court ruling that freed him from extradition to America.…

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Massive 3D catzilla gets crowds purring in busy Shinjuku district of Tokyo

Thu, 2021-07-08 18:59
We'd hate to see the litter tray

A giant cat has been spotted peering down at onlookers in one of the busiest parts of Tokyo and doing what felines do best – taking catnaps.…

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