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UK.gov's Brexiteers warned not to push for divergence on data protection laws

El Reg - 58 min 16 sec ago
As PM lacks specifics on UK’s desired ‘adequacy-plus’ deal

British government ministers have been told not to peddle the idea that trade agreements are incompatible with continued compliance with European data protection laws.…

US docs show Daimler may have done a Dieselgate – German press claims

El Reg - 1 hour 40 min ago
Mercedes maker's cars detect when it is on a test routine

American investigators are looking into car company Daimler's use of engine management software that is alleged to help its vehicles pass emissions tests, according to reports.…

A Total War Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA Is Coming To Linux

Phoronix - 2 hours 38 min ago
After announcing last week that they are bringing Rise of the Tomb Raider to Linux, Feral Interactive announced this morning they are also bringing A Total War Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA to Linux...

Storage snow big deal? Products vendors hope will sleigh, pole position startups and more

El Reg - 3 hours 2 min ago
Ice to meet you, storage fans. This was your week

In this week's roundup we hitch a brief ride on a sledge to the South Pole, and watch the movements in frozen flash, hot HCI, supercooled software and more.…

Farts away! Plane makes unscheduled stop after man won't stop guffing

El Reg - 3 hours 26 min ago
Flatulence takes the wind out of budget Dutch airline's wings

An elderly man's flatulence forced his flight to make an emergency stop after a fight broke out over his barrage of bottom burps.…

AMD's Raven Ridge Botchy Linux Support Appears Worse With Some Motherboards/BIOS

Phoronix - 3 hours 42 min ago
With my launch testing of the Raven Ridge desktop APUs with the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G there were some stability issues to report and some hangs within games and mode-setting issues. It appears those issues are exacerbated with some motherboards: the past few days with two different AMD B350 motherboards have been a real pain getting the current AMDGPU driver stack working -- and even Linux 4.17 AMDGPU WIP code -- on either of these Raven Ridge APUs...

Good luck, have fun: Thanks Xeon SP, now SPEC benchmarks blurt out hundreds of results

El Reg - 4 hours 16 min ago
We're supposed to sift through this without a tool?

Comment  Ah, the good old days of server benchmarks, when CPU variations were few and clock rates ruled the roost. Now we have four different Xeon SP CPU families, one with two model lines, and each family has its own set of CPUs with differing core counts, threads and clock rates.…

Brain emerging from hibernation? Feed it with <em>The Register</em> Lectures

El Reg - 4 hours 42 min ago
Spring menu includes Deception, Spitfires and Existential Risk…

Spring is on the horizon, the sap is rising and if you’re anything like us, your brain is emerging from its winter hibernation and looking for sustenance.…

UK.gov calls on the Big Man – GOD – to boost rural broadband

El Reg - 5 hours 18 min ago
Digi Sec decrees: Thou shalt put a mast on your spire to boost connectivity

The governent is looking towards the heavens in its bid to redeem rural broadband speeds, having exhausted all other options.…

Oracle open-sources <code>DTrace</code> under the GPL

El Reg - 5 hours 52 min ago
Which makes lots of sysadmins' fave tracing tool cool for Linux

Oracle appears to have open-sourced DTrace, the system instrumentation tool that Sun Microsystems created in the early 2000s and which has been beloved of many-a-sysadmin ever since.…

Juniper's 2018 spring collection: switches, security, and subs

El Reg - 6 hours 22 min ago
Daaahlink! Cloud was so 2017. This year is about multicloud

Juniper Networks has taken the tube labelled 'multicloud' out of the paint-box and applied a liberal coat to the latest updates to its switching products.…

Developer recovered deleted data with his face - his Poker face

El Reg - 7 hours 18 min ago
Salesperson-suddenly-turned-coder learned social skills can be more important than technical skills

Who, Me?  Welcome to the fifth edition of Who, Me? It's a new Register weekly column in which readers confess to times their skills fell just a little - or a lot - short of what was required to stop things going pear-shaped.…

Microsoft guts doc on 'Limitations of apps and experiences on ARM'

El Reg - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 6:02am
Over the weekend it said no Windows customisation, no Hyper-V. That's gone now

Microsoft has altered a document that listed Windows 10's "Limitations of apps and experiences on ARM".…

Google's robo-CTRL-ALT-DEL failed, hung networks and Compute Engine for 90 minutes

El Reg - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 3:58am
And then along came a good old flesh and blood human!

Chalk up another one for good old humans: Google's admitted that an automation failure was the root cause of a 93-minute outage of its Compute Engine in the us-central1 and europe-west3 zones of its cloud on January 18th, 2018.…

Google Trains AI To Write Wikipedia Articles

Slashdot - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 3:30am
The Register: A team within Google Brain -- the web giant's crack machine-learning research lab -- has taught software to generate Wikipedia-style articles by summarizing information on web pages... to varying degrees of success. As we all know, the internet is a never ending pile of articles, social media posts, memes, joy, hate, and blogs. It's impossible to read and keep up with everything. Using AI to tell pictures of dogs and cats apart is cute and all, but if such computers could condense information down into useful snippets, that would be really be handy. It's not easy, though. A paper, out last month and just accepted for this year's International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) in April, describes just how difficult text summarization really is. A few companies have had a crack at it. Salesforce trained a recurrent neural network with reinforcement learning to take information and retell it in a nutshell, and the results weren't bad.

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Linux 4.16-rc2 Kernel Released

Phoronix - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 2:03am
Linus Torvalds has announced the second weekly release candidate of the in-development Linux 4.16 kernel...

Arista <i>almost</i> done with Cisco workarounds as revenue and profit soar

El Reg - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 1:49am
Borg attack repelled, Microsoft and cloud are now Prime Directive (and cash source)

Customer certification delays resulting from its ongoing patent lawsuit brought by Cisco have delayed some of its revenue, but upstart Arista Networks still turned in a tidy result for Q4 2017 and for the full year.…

Crims pull another SWIFT-ie, Indian bank stung for nearly US$2m

El Reg - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 1:24am
City Union Bank now reckons it has ‘adequate enhanced security’

A year after the SWIFT international bank transfer system enhanced its security, another breach has emerged: an Indian bank has confirmed that criminals gained access to its systems and made transfers totalling US$1.8 million.…

Australia's new insta-pay scheme has insta-lookup of any user's phone number

El Reg - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 1:08am
PayID operator says it's a feature that sends money to the right person. It's a bug that harvests data, say others

Updated  The brand-new app implementing Australia’s New Payment Platform (NPP) system has a user enumeration flaw, but the organisation responsible for it considers it to be a feature.…

Sweden Considers Six Years in Jail For Online Pirates

Slashdot - Mon, 19/02/2018 - 1:00am
Sweden's Minister for Justice has received recommendations as to how the country should punish online pirates. From a report: Helene Fritzon received a proposal which would create crimes of gross infringement under both copyright and trademark law, leading to sentences of up to six years in prison. The changes would also ensure that non-physical property, such as domain names, can be seized.

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