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Chipmakers cut output, investment – but government bucks never go out of style

44 min 3 sec ago
Wafer starts cut back as slump in demand hurts bottom lines... especially Micron's

Chipmakers are cutting back on production capacity and investment as demand for semiconductors continues to fall away, with Micron and Kioxia the latest to announce adjustments in light of the worsening outlook.…

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Sage denies misleading customers over perpetual licensing, but users are not happy

2 hours 13 min ago
Vendor and resellers offer conflicting advice about subs and upgrades, though vendor says it's been 'clear'

SME accounting software vendor Sage stands accused of misleading customers following statements detailing when clients will be forced to migrate to subscription-based licensing, enraging the user community.…

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Here's OpenStack Platform 17 – aka what Red Hat hopes your network operator will one day use

3 hours 15 min ago
The project with the thumbs up from CERN ... and China

Red Hat has released the latest iteration of its OpenStack Platform 17, with a strong slant towards network operators building out modern infrastructure such as that needed to deliver 4G and 5G services.…

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HDD Clicker gizmo makes flash sound like spinning rust

4 hours 14 min ago
Made your old computer faster but too quiet? Here's a fun fix

The best way to make a sluggish old computer quicker is to replace spinning rust with some flash chippery. The snag is that loses part of the experience: the sound.…

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How Citrix dropped the ball on Xen ... according to Citrix

5 hours 18 min ago
How to win friends and admit how you lost them earlier?

Open Source Summit What's the difference between the Citrix Hypervisor and Xen? Well, one has quite a big crowd of upset current and former community members.…

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Astroboffins present fresh evidence of moving liquid water on Mars

6 hours 27 min ago
Pack your bags, we're off to huddle on some alien ice caps. It beats Earth

Liquid water may be lurking beneath the southern polar ice cap on Mars, according to fresh evidence reported in Nature Astronomy.…

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Fixing an upside-down USB plug: a case of supporting the insupportable

6 hours 45 min ago
Support chap braved fire and a mile-long run, only to find Windows 95 was the final hurdle

Welcome yet again to On-Call, The Register’s Friday festival of futility in which readers share their stories of being asked to fix foul-ups inflicted by fools.…

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Microsoft warns of North Korean crew posing as LinkedIn recruiters

7 hours 56 min ago
State-sponsored ZINC allegedly passes on malware-laden open source apps

Microsoft has claimed a North Korean crew poses as LinkedIn recruiters to distribute poisoned versions of open source software packages.…

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Digital Ocean won't let new customers create resources in four DCs, won't say why

8 hours 47 min ago
Can't even spin up the compute necessary to reply

Digital Ocean has cloud capacity issues and won't say what the problem is.…

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: Exchange Server zero-day being actively exploited

10 hours 46 min ago
Remember this next time Microsoft talks about how seriously it takes security

Security researchers have warned a zero-day flaw in Microsoft’s Exchange server is being actively exploited.…

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Ex-eBay execs jailed for cyberstalking web critics

12 hours 50 min ago
Still to come: Civil RICO lawsuit against eBay and former top brass

Two now-former eBay executives who pleaded guilty to cyberstalking charges this year have been sent down and fined tens of thousands of dollars.…

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OK, Google: Why are you still pointing women at fake abortion clinics?

13 hours 37 min ago
And no, the tiny fine print in search results doesn't cut it

Google is still effectively directing women seeking abortions to anti-abortion centers that masquerade as legit abortion clinics.…

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How CIA betrayed informants with shoddy front websites built for covert comms

Thu, 2022-09-29 23:03
Top tip, don't give your secret login box the HTML form type 'password'

For almost a decade, the US Central Intelligence Agency communicated with informants abroad using a network of websites with hidden communications capabilities.…

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Pentagon is far too tight with its security bug bounties

Thu, 2022-09-29 21:27
But overpriced, useless fighter jets? That's something we can get behind

Discovering and reporting critical security flaws that could allow foreign spies to steal sensitive US government data or launch cyberattacks via the Department of Defense's IT systems doesn't carry a high reward.…

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Scientists, why not simply invent a working fusion plant using $50m from Uncle Sam

Thu, 2022-09-29 20:26
You even have until the end of the 2030s to get it done

The US Department of Energy has announced plans to award up to $50 million in funds to private businesses to develop a working fusion pilot plant (FPP) by the 2030s. …

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Atlassian smartens up security, licensing admin tools

Thu, 2022-09-29 20:01
And bundles its best bits at bargain price in case someone wants you to work their way for a while

Atlassian is plugging away at its version of the future of work with an eye on the needs of the admins who tend its software.…

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Reverse DNS queries may reveal too much, computer scientists argue

Thu, 2022-09-29 19:30
When you combine it with DHCP, that spells TRACK ME

Computer scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found the interplay between the internet and local networks can be analyzed to reveal private data and facilitate tracking.…

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Google kills off Stadia

Thu, 2022-09-29 19:06
We gave the cloud gaming service two years to live. It managed three

Google on Thursday said it will shut down Stadia, its cloud-based game streaming service, because few people use it.…

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Intel accidentally leaked its 34-core Raptor Lake chip. What do the dies tell us?

Thu, 2022-09-29 18:30
Where we're going, we don't need efficiency cores. But we may need 1.21 jiggawatts

Analysis At this week's launch of Intel's 13th-gen Core series, it appears staff accidentally left out on display a wafer of previously undisclosed 34-core Raptor Lake processor dies.…

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Wind, solar fulfil 10% of global energy demand for first time

Thu, 2022-09-29 17:30
Curb your enthusiasm – coal-fired power went up too

In a global first, wind and solar energy combined to generate more than 10 percent of the world's electricity in 2021 yet coal-fired power plant emissions jumped to new highs in the same period too.…

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