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SQL Server beta for Windows Server Containers terminated 'with immediate effect'

Tue, 2021-07-06 15:13
Microsoft identifies 'ecosystem challenges' as reason for not supporting its own system

Microsoft has suspended its SQL Server on Windows Container beta "with immediate effect."…

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Laptop option on the way for ortholinear keyboard hipsters in form of MNT Reform add-on

Tue, 2021-07-06 14:20
Staggered keys, your days are numbered

Enthusiasts of radical ergonomics, high-speed coders, and keyboard hipsters have cause to rejoice: the market will soon boast the world's first laptop with an ortholinear keyboard layout, thanks to not one but two aftermarket upgrades.…

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Audacity users stick the knife – and fork – in to strip audio editor of unwanted features

Tue, 2021-07-06 13:45
New name needed. How about Impudence? Or maybe Pluck?

Contributors disgruntled with the recent direction of cross-platform FOSS audio software Audacity are forking the sound editor to a version that does not have the features or requirements that have upset some in the community.…

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British Airways data breach lawsuit settled: Airline coughs up around £30m to make sueball bounce away

Tue, 2021-07-06 12:58
And a third of that's going into the lawyers' pockets

British Airways has settled the not-quite-a-class-action* lawsuit against it, paying around £32m to make the data breach case in the High Court of England and Wales go away.…

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GitHub Copilot auto-coder snags emerge, from seemingly spilled secrets to bad code, but some love it

Tue, 2021-07-06 12:28
Great wow factor but is it legal? Is it ethical? Is code that can't be trusted any use?

Early testers of GitHub's Copilot, which uses AI to assist programmers to write code, have found problems including alleged spilled secrets, bad code, and copyright concerns, though some see huge potential in the tool.…

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UK's financial ombudsman seeks supplier in £22m deal to navigate tricky system rollout

Tue, 2021-07-06 11:37
COVID-hit body implementing multiple interdependent cloud systems to replace on-prem software

The UK's Financial Ombudsman Service is on the hunt for an IT services partner capable of supporting and developing its new data warehouse and CRM systems in a deal that could be worth up to £22m.…

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Chinese chipmakers look to topple Arm's Cortex-A76 with XiangShan RISC-V design

Tue, 2021-07-06 11:03
Permissively licensed, the processor's second iteration targets 2GHz at 14nm

The Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICT CAS) has showcased progress on a fully open-source processor, designed around the RISC-V architecture, which it hopes will offer competition for Arm parts at the performance end of the market.…

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Radioactive hybrid terror pigs break out of nuclear hellscape home and into people's hearts

Tue, 2021-07-06 10:01
Irradiated boars rampage across the internet, leaving jokes, memes, fan art in their wake

It seems that the monstrous irradiated boar-pig hybrids that we featured in an article last week have broken out of their former home in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant and are now running riot around the internet.…

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The splitting image: Sufferer of hurty wrist pain? Logitech's K860 a potential answer

Tue, 2021-07-06 09:15
Bumpy ride of a keyboard - but that's kind of the point

Review This reviewer's desk is a temple of the mechanical. I like my keyboards, and I like them clicky and with oodles of tactile feedback. And yet, for the past couple of weeks or so, I've been using a bog-standard scissor-switch keyboard.…

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Quantum Key Distribution: Is it as secure as claimed and what can it offer the enterprise?

Tue, 2021-07-06 08:30
Er... let's just ask the experts

Feature Do the laws of physics trump mathematical complexity, or is Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) nothing more than 21st-century enterprise encryption snake oil? The number of QKD news headlines that have included unhackable, uncrackable or unbreakable could certainly lead you towards the former conclusion.…

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Dedicated (Local) Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service to grow almost 1000 per cent in five years

Tue, 2021-07-06 07:45
IDC says on-prem clouds like AWS Outposts will grow from from $140M annual sales to $14B

Analyst firm IDC has a new abbreviation for your cloudy dictionary: DCIaaS, which stands for Dedicated (Local) Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service.…

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Disco classic <i>Rasputin</i> and pop anthem revealed as reasons Twitter suspended Indian politicians

Tue, 2021-07-06 06:58
Straight-up copyright complaints, not Big Tech flexing its muscles

Boney M’s 1978 disco hit Rasputin and an Indian pop song called Maa Tujhe Salaam (Mother, I Salute You) have been revealed as the reason Twitter briefly suspended the accounts of two Indian politicians.…

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DARPA flings cash at FENCE — a smart camera that only sends pics when pixels change

Tue, 2021-07-06 05:29
Research agency also open-sources FETT hardware bug bounty platform and tools

The USA’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced it will fund development of a new type of “event-based” camera that only transmits information about pixels that have changed.…

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