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Bulb smart meters in England wake up from comas miraculously speaking fluent Welsh

The Register - 55 min 17 sec ago
Nid fi yw'r bwlb mwyaf disglair yn y canhwyllyr

Smart meters in England are suddenly switching to Welsh language displays, much to the confusion of owners.…

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Office 365 verboten in Hesse schools: German state bans cloudy Microsoft suite on privacy grounds

The Register - 1 hour 28 min ago
Meanwhile, Australia signs 98 federal agencies up to service

The German state of Hesse has warned schools not to use Office 365 because the Microsoft suite's cloud storage and telemetry collection are not compliant with the EU's General Data Protection Regulations.…

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Alexa! When will Windows 10 19H2 ship? New version promises more toys for assistants

The Register - 2 hours 1 min ago
Now, how about those Surface Book 2s?

Microsoft emitted a fresh build of October's Windows 10 last night with tweaks that should bring a smile to the face of Jeff Bezos.…

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All change at NASA while Proton launches and India's Moon dream suffers a snag

The Register - 2 hours 38 min ago
Also: Virgin Orbit demonstrates it can drop stuff off a 747

Roundup While some at NASA may still be obsessing over past glories, other eyes remained fixed on the Moon, Mars and beyond in this week's rocket-bothering roundup.…

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Amadeus! Amadeus! Pwn me Amadeus! Airline check-in bug may have exposed all y'all boarding passes to spies

The Register - 3 hours 8 min ago
Patched IDOR hole would have been child's play to exploit

A now-patched vulnerability in the Amadeus flight reservation system – used by airlines around the planet – could, or may, have been exploited by miscreants to view strangers' boarding passes.…

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Facebook chucks 1.5 hours' profit at Citizens Advice scam charity to defuse consumer champ's defamation suit

The Register - 3 hours 39 min ago
Meanwhile, UK users still first line of defence against fake ads

The fake-Facebook-ad-spotting service goes live today, backed by a £3m donation to Citizens Advice coughed by the social network as a result of legal action from MoneySavingExpert scribe Martin Lewis.…

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In the US? Using Medicaid? There's a good chance DXC is about to boot your data into the AWS cloud

The Register - 4 hours 6 min ago
What could possibly go wrong?

Exclusive Wonderful news for some US Medicaid patients: king of the cost-cutters DXC is planning to shunt their data into Amazon's cloud.…

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The Pi who loved me: Licensed to SSL

The Register - 5 hours 3 min ago
Wherein Verity is troubled by a curious spam

Stob "Hi, I am James Bond (Business Development Manager). We specialize in re-designing and re-developing websites if you are considering any of the following projects. Please let us know in case you are interested." – Spam email received by the author…

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Amazon's bugging of homes has German boffins worried that Alexa may be an outlaw

The Register - 6 hours 4 min ago
It records everything, even when someone didn't want to be overheard? And it's in your house? Was zum Teufel!

The German parliament has been warned by its official eggheads that Amazon's Alexa digital assistant may not be legal – because it stores voice recordings and overhears things it is not supposed to.…

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A Facebook AI research chief and a machine-learning guru walk into MCubed in London...

The Register - 7 hours 3 min ago
Learn practical AI skills from the best this year ‒ book your early-bird tickets now

Event Our offer of discount early-bird tickets for Minds Mastering Machines ends next Monday, so act now if you want to join us to learn how real organisations can exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence and save big.…

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AI solves Rubik's Cube in 1.2 seconds (that's three times slower than a non-AI algorithm)

The Register - 8 hours 1 min ago
Even so, human nerds are left in the dust and this neural net can be used for other tricks

A new neural-network can solve a Rubik’s cube twice as fast as the fastest human – though roughly three times slower than the fastest dumb algorithm – according to research published in Nature Machine Intelligence on Monday.…

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Live Blogging the 2019 WSOP Championship Event Final Table – Night Two

Poker News Daily - 11 hours 7 min ago

Welcome back to our “throwback” to the way we used to do reporting on tournament poker, through what was called “live blogging.” Over the span of tonight’s show (broadcast on ESPN beginning at 10PM Eastern Time), we’ll offer some insights to the second night of action at the WSOP Championship Event, which may turn out to be a bit shorter than last night’s action.

After the nine man final table blitzed through three eliminations in slightly more than two hours, the folks at the WSOP (and presumably the powers that be at ESPN) decided they needed to give the fans a bit more poker action. Instead of stopping at six players as had been previously planned, they played onward to another elimination or the end of that current level, whichever came first. What came first was the elimination of Zhen Cai (the Poker News Daily Crystal Ball choice for champion – going to have to send that in for a tuneup!) by Kevin Maahs, setting up tonight’s five handed play.

To get you ready, here’s how they will line up on the table:

Seat 1: Hossein Ensan, 207.7 million
Seat 2: Dario Sammartino, 23.1 million
Seat 3: Kevin Maahs, 66.5 million
Seat 4: Garry Gates, 171.7 million
Seat 5: Alex Livingston, 45.8 million

Level 38 is where we will start tonight, with a fresh two hours on the clock and the blinds at 600K/1.2M and a big blind ante of 1.2 million.

And off we go!


Took us a bit, but ESPN isn’t broadcasting the tournament right now. It is currently running on ESPN News because of previous programming commitments on “the worldwide leader.”

Adjust your televisions accordingly.


Blind on blind violence. Ensan completes, Sammartino moves all-in and Ensan calls.

Sammartino: A-J
Ensan: pocket tens

Flop: A Jack in the window!

Another Jack on the turn!

And a river seven seals the double for Sammartino!1


The commentary from Lon McEachern, Norman Chad and Jamie Kerstetter is all about how relaxed these men are…wouldn’t you be “relaxed” if the worst you would do by the end of the night is walk out of the Rio with a minimum $2.2 million? Sometimes you got to wonder about the commentary being a bit too “Captain Obvious” for people.

Furthermore, it seems the pace of play is a bit better than last night. Even the “human rain delay,” Maahs, has picked up his action a bit, perhaps due to warnings from the TDs and the ESPN honchos? He only once has asked someone for their stack size, something he was doing every hand on Sunday night.


And we’re back on ESPN, right after Ensan bluffed the entire table to increase his stack to 235 million chips (or so…). The other players are in fear of the mountain of chips that the German pro has put together.


Gates doesn’t seem to have the same spirit that has been carrying him to the final table. Not sure if it is the attention from the poker world (Gates is quite beloved by many), but he seems like he’s not having the same fun and it’s having an effect on his play. Hopefully he hasn’t had the mojo abandon him.

Livingston just made a hand to get back up to be nearly equal to Sammartino, but one of these men is going to have to do something soon. They are in that dreaded 20 big blinds zone and, with Gates and Ensan building monuments to the chip gods, they need to get back into the mix.


And right on cue, Gates makes a bad play.

Off the button, Gates raises with an A-10 (good raising hand five handed) and Ensan looks him up with a K-9. King on the flop puts Ensan in the lead, but he check calls two bets on the flop and turn from Gates. A ten on the river gives Gates a piece of the board and hope that was soon shattered.

Ensan leads out on this river and Gates, surprisingly, pushes out a THREE TIMES raise over Ensan’s river bet. Ensan reads this for weakness, calls, and takes the pot to expand his already massive lead.

Let’s go ahead and say it now…this is Ensan’s tournament to lose..


Would love to have some commentary, but it has been raise it, take it, since Ensan took the hand from Gates. Sammartino and Livingston still on life support, which they can’t maintain much longer. Maahs is just annoying everyone and looking to ladder up.

The post Live Blogging the 2019 WSOP Championship Event Final Table – Night Two appeared first on Poker News Daily.

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Humans may be able to live on Mars within walls of aerogel – a wonder material that can trap heat and block radiation

The Register - 11 hours 49 min ago
Just build houses near the ice caps to produce water and grow food. Easy!

We may be able to survive and live on Mars in regions protected by thin ceilings of silica aerogel, a strong lightweight material that insulates heat and blocks harmful ultraviolet radiation while weighing almost nothing.…

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What Huawei to go: Hundreds of Chinese tech giant's US workers to get pink slips – report

The Register - 12 hours 59 min ago
With trade ban set to kick in next month, jockeying continues

Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer targeted by a Trump administration trade ban, is expected to dismiss a substantial number of people in the US in the coming weeks.…

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You can't say Go without Google – specifically, our little logo, Chocolate Factory insists

The Register - Mon, 2019-07-15 20:54
We pay for the hosting so the big G stays: Open-source community-driven code lingo site must sport giant's brand

Back in 2009, Google chose to name its latest programming language Go, a decision that is still giving it a migraine…

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Facebook's Libra is a terrorist's best friend, thunders US Treasury: Crypto-coins dubbed 'national security risk'

The Register - Mon, 2019-07-15 20:23
But Zuck Inc got in first and announced it was delaying its unwelcome electronic currency

The US Treasury Secretary today put a big dent into Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency plans, by claiming it would be a "national security risk," as well as a likely source of money laundering for – among others – terrorists.…

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DDoS attack? Mad dash to file forms? No, errant network switch crashed Australian tax service

The Register - Mon, 2019-07-15 19:47
Strewth, mate!

On Friday, with tax-return season underway, the websites of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) suddenly went TITSUP (Totally Inefficient Tax Service: Under Performing), causing anguish to thousands of Aussies.…

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Symantec share price takes a nose dive after rumored Broadcom biz gobble called off

The Register - Mon, 2019-07-15 18:55
Looks like the ailing security shop priced itself out of a deal

Symantec's share price has plunged on reports that its planned merger with Broadcom has fallen through.…

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UK's Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station takes an eye off the sky to strike out into data centre biz

The Register - Mon, 2019-07-15 17:00
Complete with an immersion-cooled machine learning cluster

Goonhilly Earth Station, the Cornish-based satellite comms and space tech hub, has cut the ribbon on a data centre to sell colocation and managed services.…

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Scientist, war hero and gay icon Alan Turing is new face of the £50 note

The Register - Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15
Binary and blueprints: is this the nerdiest banknote ever?

Legendary codebreaker and father of theoretical computer science Alan Turing will soon be gracing your pocket on the side of a shiny new £50 note.…

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