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Developers offered browser-based fun in VSCode.dev and Java action in Visual Studio Code

The Register - 1 hour 12 min ago
Looking at code here, there and (almost) everywhere

Microsoft has whipped the covers off yet another take on code-in-the-browser with a lightweight version of Visual Studio Code, while unveiling the version 1.0 release of support for Red Hat Java in the freebie source wrangler.…

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No swearing or off-brand comments: AWS touts auto-moderation messaging API

The Register - 1 hour 54 min ago
Automate everything – but while human moderation is hard, robot moderation tends not to work

AWS has introduced channel flows to its Chime messaging and videoconferencing API, the idea being to enable automatic moderation of profanity or content that "does not fit" the corporate brand.…

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UK government puts £5bn on the table in trawl for public sector networks services

The Register - 2 hours 37 min ago
I dream of wires, say Whitehall’s big buyers

The UK's central government procurement agency is chumming the waters around the market's swimmers, hoping to tempt suppliers into providing a range of computer network services and kit with a £5bn tender.…

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Informatica UKI veep was rightfully sacked over Highways England $5k golf jolly, says tribunal

The Register - 3 hours 21 min ago
Underling took customer on bucket list trip - and VP signed it off without checking

Informatica's former UK & Ireland vice president was correctly sacked after letting a salesman take Highways England's executive IT director on a $5,000 golfing jaunt, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled.…

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Boeing's Starliner capsule corroded due to high humidity levels, NASA explains, and the spaceship won't fly this year

The Register - 4 hours 3 min ago
Meanwhile Elon's running orbital tourist trips and ISS crew missions

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule, designed to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, will not fly until the first half of next year at the earliest, as the manufacturing giant continues to tackle an issue with the spacecraft’s valves.…

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Research finds consumer-grade IoT devices showing up... on corporate networks

The Register - 4 hours 50 min ago
Considering the slack security of such kit, it's a perfect storm

Increasing numbers of "non-business" Internet of Things devices are showing up inside corporate networks, Palo Alto Networks has warned, saying that smart lightbulbs and internet-connected pet feeders may not feature in organisations' threat models.…

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Huawei appears to have quenched its thirst for power in favour of more efficient 5G

The Register - 5 hours 41 min ago
Never mind the performance, man, think of the planet

MBB Forum 2021 The "G" in 5G stands for Green, if the hours of keynotes at the Mobile Broadband Forum in Dubai are to be believed.…

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IBM Systems sales sag as revenue growth slows to a crawl – but at least tape did OK

The Register - 7 hours 18 min ago
Big Blue promises mid-single-digit growth is coming, but CEO struggles to explain how.

IBM has blamed another quarter of tepid performance on its servers.…

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Arm teases its GPU that will follow next year's graphics processor tech

The Register - 7 hours 50 min ago
Pushing for a 5x performance boost albeit over a 2018 cousin

Arm has teased an upcoming graphics processor unit, due to be unveiled next year, and said it is tuned heavily for running artificial intelligence code.…

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China to crush secondary market providing forbidden gaming accounts to kids

The Register - 8 hours 18 min ago
Beijing's recent crackdowns on internet behaviour have spawned rebellious entrepreneurs, because of course they have.

China's National Internet Information Office has revisited some of the government's recent internet crackdowns, to put a stop to workarounds such as renting or selling accounts for online games to minors in order to circumvent the three-hours-per-week play time imposed by Beijing.…

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AWS admits cloud ain't always the answer, intros on-prem vid-analysing box

The Register - 9 hours 42 min ago
Panorama appliance packs Nvidia Jetson Xavier AGX and will be sold – not rented like other AWS on-prem kit

Amazon Web Services, the outfit famous for pioneering pay-as-you-go cloud computing, has produced a bit of on-prem hardware that it will sell for a once-off fee.…

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Remember, remember, the 1st of November: The day Dell VMware spun out

The Register - 11 hours 32 min ago
Virtzilla will be just fine – it's finally figured out how to woo developers, and hardware players won't desert it

Analysis Dell and VMware have named the day they'll break up: November 1.…

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Theranos blood-test machine demos for VIPs rigged to hide any failures, court told

The Register - 13 hours 2 min ago
Error messages effectively piped to /dev/null, it is alleged

Theranos blood-testing machines, which US prosecutors claim failed over 51 per cent of the time, provided no indication if things went awry during demonstrations for visitors, a court has heard.…

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Chip shortage forces temporary Raspberry Pi 4 price rise for the first time

The Register - 14 hours 17 min ago
Ten-buck increase for 2GB model 'not here to stay' says Upton

The price of a 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 single-board computer is going up $10, and its supply is expected to be capped at seven million devices this year due to the ongoing global chip shortage.…

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Uncle Sam to clip wings of Pegasus-like spyware – sorry, 'intrusion software' – with proposed export controls

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 22:09
Surveillance tech faces trade limits as America syncs policy with treaty obligations

More than six years after proposing export restrictions on "intrusion software," the US Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has formulated a rule that it believes balances the latitude required to investigate cyber threats with the need to limit dangerous code.…

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Global IT spending to hit $4.5 trillion in 2022, says Gartner

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 21:03
The future's bright, and expensive

Corporate technology soothsayer Gartner is forecasting worldwide IT spending will hit $4.5tr in 2022, up 5.5 per cent from 2021.…

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Memory maker Micron moots $150bn mega manufacturing moneybag

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 19:55
AI and 5G to fuel demand for new plants and R&D

Chip giant Micron has announced a $150bn global investment plan designed to support manufacturing and research over the next decade.…

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China to allow overseas investment in VPNs but Beijing keeps control of the generally discouraged tech

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 19:03
Foreign ownership capped at 50%

After years of restricting the use and ownership of VPNs, Beijing has agreed to let foreign entities hold up to a 50 per cent stake in domestic VPN companies.…

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Poker Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

Poker News Daily - Wed, 2021-10-20 18:39
All legends in their own right

The Poker Hall of Fame has announced its list of ten finalists for this year’s class, following a two-week open nominations process. The one winner will be revealed next month, with an enshrinement ceremony scheduled for November 17.

The ten nominees are as follows:

Eli Elezra
Antonio Esfandiari
Chris Ferguson
Layne Flack
Ted Forrest
Bertrand ”ElkY” Grospellier
Mike Matusow
Michael Mizrachi
Matt Savage
Isai Scheinberg

As is always the case, most of the finalists have been on this list before. The three that are new this year are Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospelier, and the late Layne Flack, who passed away suddenly in July.

Their fates are now in the hands of the 32 living Hall of Famers. Each has ten votes to distribute however they would like. A Hall of Famer can give them all to one finalist, can split them evenly amongst all ten, or something in between. It is up to the voter.

One shall emerge

Just one person will be elected to the Poker Hall of Fame. In previous years, as many as two have been elected, but last year (Huck Seed) was the first time since 2004 that only one person was inducted and it appears that the Hall of Fame will keep it that way indefinitely. It makes sense, since as time goes by, there are fewer obviously deserving individuals, which would eventually lead to a list of finalists that are more suited for the proverbial “Hall of Very Good.” At the same time, however, there will inevitably be deserving candidates in certain years left on the outside looking in.

The Hall of Fame criteria are the same as usual:

• A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
• Be a minimum of 40-years-old at time of nomination
• Played for high stakes
• Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
• Stood the test of time
• Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.

It is all basically subjective except for the age requirement, but then again, most Halls of Fame are.

Earl can’t vote

My friend Earl Burton opined on who his choice would be earlier this month, narrowing it down to two: Savage and Scheinberg, who both made the list of finalists. Interestingly, they are both the only “contributors” or non-players on the list. Savage certainly seems to be the one that everybody in the industry wants to see get in, but the problem he still might have is that he isn’t a poker player (not that he can’t play – he’s just not nominated as a poker player). As the voters are Hall of Famers, almost all of which are players, there is a good chance they will lean toward their friends and players they have been at the tables with for years, rather than a tournament director, even if that TD is the GOAT.

Scheinberg, too, will have the “contributor” problem, plus a voter base that probably skews more “old school” might not look to an internet poker executive as its first choice.

In any case, we will see what happens in just a few weeks.

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We don’t want to be critical, but humans alone aren’t enough to protect your ICS

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 18:00
If you want to know the solution, join this Regcast

Sponsored We know for sure that ransomware attackers and sundry dark forces want to break into critical infrastructure. Ransomware attacks on industrial environments have increased by 500 per cent since 2018.…

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