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Passport and binary tree code, please: CompSci quizzes at US border just business as usual

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 9:32pm
And no, you can't use Stackoverflow and Google

Analysis  Amid the Trump administration's tough talk on immigration and executive orders calling for border barriers and immigration bans, recent anecdotes describing a more confrontational entry process among travelers arriving in the US appear to confirm expectations set by the President's rhetoric.…

Why so sad HPE, IBM, Lenovo? Server sales? Let's see... ah. Oh dear

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 8:57pm
Tough year for big box shifters as shipments, revenues, hopes, dreams fail

Analysis  HPE, IBM and Lenovo each lost their market-share footing in the server box shifting world at the end of 2016, according to Gartner and IDC. Server sales revenues also dropped in the final three months of the year.…

US military drone goes AWOL, ends up crashing into tree 623 miles away

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 8:45pm
Army baffled as Shadow goes invisible

Vid  The US Army is investigating how one of its drones took an unplanned 623-mile excursion and ended up stuck in a tree two states away.…

Dell kills off standalone DSSD D5, scatters remains into other gear

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 8:06pm
Blueprints and staff shifted to different projects after EMC spent '$1bn' on tech

+Comment  A year after first shipping the DSSD D5 array, Dell Technologies is axing the standalone product.…

Amazon S3-izure cause: Half the web vanished because an AWS bod fat-fingered a command

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 6:59pm
Basically, Team Bezos pulled a GitLab

Amazon has provided the postmortem for Tuesday's AWS S3 meltdown, shedding light on what caused one of its largest cloud facilities to bring a chunk of the web down.…