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IBM hears the RISC-V kids partying next door, decides it will make its Power CPU ISA free, too

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 16:05
Big Blue says it will open OpenPower, power next-gen chips in China, er, anywhere

IBM is planning to allow chip designers around the world to freely create OpenPower-compatible processors.…

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Huawei goes all <i>Art of War</i> on us: Switches on 'battle mode' and vows to 'dominate the world'

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 15:30
You listening, Trump?

An internal memo to Huawei staff sent by boss Ren Zhengfei is long on military metaphors and warns that the company needs to go into "battle mode" to counter trade barriers put up by the United States.…

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TSO Host no closer to solving customers' email issues as Brit firm pops up on more blacklists

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 14:46
Punters bemoan comms silence with no fix in sight

Updated Customers of Brit hosting outfit TSO Host are suffering from a cluster of issues leaving them without email services for a prolonged period or a clear idea when they'll get them back.…

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Python the latest language to slither into Microsoft's serverless Azure Functions service

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 13:45
Look, we caught up with AWS

Python developers – the world of Azure Functions is yours at last.…

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You monsters: Screen time murders your kid's imaginary friend – until they reach school age

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 13:03
British sprogs have a million pretend pals, says survey

A survey of 1,000 parents has found that pre-school kids who spend more than an hour gazing at screens every day are less likely to have an imaginary friend.…

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RIP Danny Cohen: The computer scientist who gave world endianness meets his end aged 81

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 12:15
He also developed one of the first ever flight simulators

The computer scientist who created the first visual flight simulator, gave us the compsci concept of endianness and whose pioneering work blazed a trail for modern VOIP services has died at the age of 81.…

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Microsoft shares twin previews of Windows 10 with Insiders: Toys for some, coal for others

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 11:30
You say mode, they say policy, S call the whole thing off

Windows Insiders were seeing double last night as Microsoft once again pushed out not one but two builds of October's Windows 10.…

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Squabbles over NASA's lunar lander, Astrobotics takes a punt on ULA and India arrives at the Moon

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 10:45
Also: Rocket Lab launches eighth Electron, good and bad news for China

Round Up While India arrived in lunar orbit this morning, bickering over who would lead NASA's next lander flared up, Rocket Lab notched another success and a Chinese satellite appeared to falter.…

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Bunch of US states said to be preparing fresh antitrust investigation into Google 'n' pals

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 09:45
Amazon, Apple and Facebook also to face scrutiny – report

Several individual US state attorney generals are considering antitrust action against Google and other technology giants, according to The New York Times.…

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Lenovo ThinkPad X390: A trusty workhorse that means business but it's not without a few flaws

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 08:08
Taking the PC maker's road warrior out on the, er, road

Hands on Lenovo's latest ThinkPad X390 arrived at Vulture Central and was promptly taken out on the road to assess how the business darling took to its new togs.…

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IBM, Intel tease 2020's specialist chips: Power9 'bandwidth beast' – and Spring Crest Nervana neural-net processor

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 06:57
Plus, Cerebras hypes up AI-focused '400,000-core die the size of an iPad'

Hot Chips At the Hot Chips symposium in Silicon Valley on Monday, IBM and Intel each revealed a few more details about some upcoming processors of theirs.…

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Breaker, breaker. Apple's iOS 12.4 update breaks jailbreak break, un-breaks the break. 10-4

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 01:58
File under: 'Breaking' news

iPhone hackers have discovered Apple's most recent iOS update, 12.4, released in July, accidentally reopened a code-execution vulnerability that was previously patched – a vulnerability that can be abused to jail-break iThings.…

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The Pwn Star State: Nearly two dozen Texas towns targeted by tiresome ransomware

The Register - Tue, 2019-08-20 00:02
Officials suspect a coordinated extortion campaign

Twenty-three towns in Texas have been targeted with ransomware in what appears to be a coordinated attack.…

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Behold, the quantum lawsuit in which both sides claim victory: Rimini St fails to bag $30m refund from Oracle

The Register - Mon, 2019-08-19 23:38
Order banning any further infringement stays, as does Big Red's legal bill

The quantum legal battle between Oracle and Rimini Street continues, with an appeals judge this month confirming Rimini can't claw back the $28.5m it was forced to cough up to foot Oracle's lawyer bills. And, yes, Rimini is still banned from ripping off Oracle's intellectual property.…

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Canadian ISP Telus launches novel solution to deal with excess email: Crash your servers and wipe it all

The Register - Mon, 2019-08-19 21:19
Dell-EMC storage blunder leaves Canucks fuming for four days

Dealing with email is possibly the most tedious daily exercise that the modern digital world has forced on us. But 13 million customers of Canadian ISP Telus have discovered that not having that problem is more of a burden.…

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DOJ to Appeal Wire Act Lawsuit Defeat

Poker News Daily - Mon, 2019-08-19 21:08

We all hoped they would just go away. Just stop. But we knew they would be back. On Friday, the Department of Justice filed a Notice of Appeal of the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire’s Wire Act ruling from June. In that ruling, US District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro said that the DOJ’s 2018 opinion on the Wire Act was invalid.

The issue goes back to late 2011, when the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) issued an opinion on the Wire Act, saying that it only made interstate online sports betting illegal, not all online gambling. Before then, though any reasonable person would read the Wire Act as only applying to sports betting, the DOJ had operated as if all internet gambling was illegal. This revised opinion opened the doors for states to launch their own online gambling industries. Last year, somewhat out of the blue, the DOJ, now under the Trump Administration, issued a new opinion, saying that all online gambling was illegal.

Shortly after the opinion was made public early this year, it was reported that the re-examining of the Wire Act was done largely at the behest of Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson, a staunch opponent of online poker and online gambling in general. He has said he wants to protect children and problem gamblers, but it is widely known that he wants to protect his own gaming interests, that he doesn’t want added competition.

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC), in turn, sued the DOJ. The NHLC believed that the new interpretation of the Wire Act was so broad that it could outlaw multi-state lotteries such as Powerball and Mega Millions, as well as online lottery sales. The DOJ filed a motion to dismiss, which Judge Barbadoro denied:

In summary, I deny the Government’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction because the plaintiffs have established standing, and the Government has not met its burden to show that the case is moot. I grant the plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment and deny the Government’s cross-motion for summary judgment.

I hereby declare that § 1084(a) of the Wire Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1084(a), applies only to transmissions related to bets or wagers on a sporting event or contest. The 2018 OLC Opinion is set aside.

The DOJ said it would appeal, so this was expected, even if we all hoped they were just spouting hot air. The DOJ is not likely to win its appeal, but the fact that there is an appeal means that there is still a threat to online poker. Plus, this continues to make gaming companies and states slow their plans to expand online gambling in fear of running afoul of the law.

Judge Barbadoro not only knew this was coming, but in his ruling, he said he expected the case to go all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

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Dear Planet Earth: Patch Webmin now – zero-day exploit emerges for potential hijack hole in server control panel

The Register - Mon, 2019-08-19 20:28
Flawed code traced to home build system, vulnerability can be attacked in certain configs

Updated The maintainers of Webmin – an open-source application for system-administration tasks on Unix-flavored systems – have released Webmin version 1.930 and the related Usermin version 1.780 to patch a vulnerability that can be exploited to achieve remote code execution in certain configurations.…

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Generous Google gives Chrome users Inbox Zero: Sign-in outage boots own browser out of webmail, services

The Register - Mon, 2019-08-19 20:18
Baffling bug forces folks to use Safari, IE, etc

A bizarre outage left unlucky Chrome users unable to sign into Google services, from Gmail to Google Docs to even Chromebooks, earlier today.…

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Trump blinks again in trade war bluff-fest with China: Huawei gets another 90-day stay of US import execution

The Register - Mon, 2019-08-19 19:07
I want to get Huawei, I want to fry Huawei, yeah, yeah, yeah

Uncle Sam today granted another "extension" to Huawei, allowing the Chinese equipment manufacturer to continue to buy and use American electronic components and software despite being on an "entity list" of banned recipients of US tech.…

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Microsoft gets some jClarity on Azure Java workloads, swallows London-based firm

The Register - Mon, 2019-08-19 15:40
Write once, optimise everywhere amirite?

Microsoft has snapped up London-based jClarity in an effort to bump up the performance of Java workloads on Azure.…

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