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The climate is turning against owning our own compute hardware. Cloud is good for you and your customers

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 10:45
From the data centre to the desktop, here is the green solution

Register Debate Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you the reader choose the winning argument. The format is simple: we propose a motion, the arguments for the motion will run this Monday and Wednesday, and the arguments against on Tuesday and Thursday. During the week you can cast your vote on which side you support using the poll embedded below, choosing whether you're in favour or against the motion. The final score will be announced on Friday, revealing whether the for or against argument was most popular.

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You loved running JavaScript in your web browser. Now, get ready for Python scripting

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 09:58
All thanks to CPython, WebAssembly, and some clever developers (And yes, there's Pyodide, too)

Python, one of the world's most popular programming languages, may soon become even more ubiquitous as it finds a home within web browsers.…

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Think that spreadsheet in your company's accounts dept is old? 70 years ago, LEO ran the first business app

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 09:30
Mods to the design of EDSAC were 'considerable' says boffin

Seventy years ago this week, LEO, the world's first computer for business, ran one of the first enterprise applications after several experimental test runs.…

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UK privacy watchdog may fine selfie-hoarding Clearview AI £17m... eventually, perhaps

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 08:26
Regulator's 'assertions are factually and legally incorrect' biz tells El Reg

Clearview AI, the controversial startup known for scraping billions of selfies from people's public social network profiles to train a facial-recognition system, may be fined just over £17m ($22.6m) by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).…

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Quantum computing to grow by 50 per cent per year until 2027, when revenue will still be chump change

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 07:56
IDC reckons industry will be worth $8.6B a year – or about a quarter of one Dell quarter

Don't rush to convert your analog computing skills into the quantum realm – analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) reckons that in 2027 the annual market for quantum computing globally will still only be worth $8.6 billion. Which sounds like a lot, but really isn't.…

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Hubble space 'scope brings its Cosmic Origins Spectrograph back online

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 06:58
Work continues on code to make the observatory operate happily when control unit message sync glitches out

NASA has successfully restored another instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope.…

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Euro-telcos call on big tech to help pay for their network builds

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 06:16
Aka 'rebalancing global technology giants and the European digital ecosystem'

The European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) has published a letter signed by ten telco CEOs that calls for, among other things, Big Tech to pay for their network builds.…

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AI-enhanced frog stem cells start to replicate in entirely new ways

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 05:01
Xenobots scoop up loose cells to make more of themselves. We welcome our new overlords

In January of 2020, scientists from the University of Vermont announced they had built the first living robots; this week they have published reports that those robots, made from frog cells and called Xenobots, can reproduce and have found a new way to do so.…

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Panasonic admits intruders were inside its servers for months

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 04:27
Spotted the crack after it ended – still not sure what was lost

Japanese industrial giant Panasonic has admitted it's been popped, and badly.…

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Partypoker Updates Software, Revamps Tables

Poker News Daily - Tue, 2021-11-30 04:20
Table facelift

On Monday, partypoker unveiled its new-look poker tables. They aren’t a drastic change from the previous iteration, but there are clear improvements that the online poker room believes will make players quite happy.

The most obvious changes are the visuals. Again, it still looks like partypoker – it’s not unrecognizable or anything – but it looks much better. The player avatars are larger, the graphics are just a bit cleaner, and things feel a little more crisp and vibrant.

Next, players will notice four buttons/icons, curved vertically to the left of the user’s avatar. The top two are used for interacting with other players at the table, just fun things to encourage players to be social. The first one, the one with the rocket icon, allows players to choose a “throwable” to toss to/at an opponent. Each throwable costs diamonds, partypoker’s in-game virtual currency, but diamonds are easy to earn just by playing. And throwables are just a superfluous extra, so there’s no need to worry about it if you don’t have diamonds.

The next button is for emojis, fairly self-explanatory in 2021. The third button down let’s you turn on and off a hand strength indicator, which can be helpful to beginning players who are still learning how to read the board. The bottom button shows you how much time you have in your time bank.

Another major change is the ability to change table settings while you are sitting there playing. Oddly, partypoker’s software always required players to tab over the to lobby to adjust settings, something the site has all but admitted was poor design. Now you can open an options window right there to change various table setting like card backs, felt color, and bet buttons.

More info at the ready

Player avatars now also provide more information. The ring around the avatars flash different colors depending on if the player has folded, bet, is all-in, or is waiting to act. A player who is all-in also shows an all-in triangle on their avatar, just to make it clear that they have risked all their chips.

The ring around the avatars also reflects notes the user has made on their opponent. Players can be labeled and color coded, so if, say, you think an opponent is easy to roll over, you might color code them green and label them “weak.” When they are at your table from then on, their avatar will have a green ring around it to quickly remind you of your categorization. You can also hover over their avatar to see any notes you have taken on them.

During tournaments, there is a box in the upper left corner on the table window that gives some basic information like what place you are in, how many players are left, what the next spot pays, and how much it pays. Once the tournament is in the money, an “in the money” indicator appears, just so there is no confusion. The tournament info box can also be expanded to show further detail.

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HPE sees ‘no indication’ its tech was sold to Chinese military, seeks answers from Uncle Sam on sanctions

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 23:54
In the dark about how New H3C chip org ended up on USA’s naughty list

HPE has said it sees “no indication” its technology has been sold to China’s military…

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James Webb Space Telescope may actually truly launch this century, says NASA

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 21:58
Will it fly by Christmas? Betteridge's law probably applies

The very-much-delayed James Webb Space Telescope is being pumped with fuel and prepared for liftoff after an anomaly knocked back its launch date to no earlier than December 22.…

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey rebrands himself a 'single point of failure' and quits

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 21:14
That's so Meta

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigned on Monday, anointing CTO Parag Agrawal as the social network company's new chief executive and announcing the elevation of board member Bret Taylor, former CTO of Facebook, to Independent Chair of the Board.…

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How a performance boost in Linux kernel for one family of Intel chips slowed its latest Alder Lake processors

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 20:43
Performance-critical tasks scheduled on efficiency cores, fix emerges

The mixture of performance and efficiency CPUs in Intel's 12th-gen Core processors, code-named Alder Lake, hasn't just been causing problems for some Windows gamers – it almost led to complications for Linux.…

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UK Home Secretary delays Autonomy founder extradition decision to mid-December

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 18:57
Could be a Christmas surprise in store from Priti Patel

Autonomy Trial Autonomy founder Mike Lynch's pending extradition to the US has been kicked into the long grass again by the UK Home Office.…

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Want to buy your own piece of the Pi? No 'urgency' says Upton of the listing rumours

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 17:21
A British success story... what happens next?

Industry talk is continuing to circulate regarding a possible listing for the UK makers of the diminutive Raspberry Pi computer.…

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JetBrains embraces remote development with new IDE for multiple programming languages

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 16:36
Security, collaboration, flexible working: Fleet does it all, says project lead

JetBrains has introduced remote development for its range of IDEs as well as previewing a new IDE called Fleet, which will form the basis for fresh tools covering all major programming languages.…

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Nextcloud and cloud chums fire off competition complaint to the EU over Microsoft bundling OneDrive with Windows

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 15:35
No, it isn't the limited levels of storage that have irked European businesses

EU software and cloud businesses have joined Nextcloud in filing a complaint with the European Commission regarding Microsoft's alleged anti-competitive behaviour over the bundling of its OS with online services.…

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Wind turbine maker Vestas confirms recent security incident <i>was</i> ransomware

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 14:29
10 days after attack 'almost all systems' up and running, refuses to say if ransom was paid

Wind turbine maker Vestas says "almost all" of its IT systems are finally up and running 10 days after a security attack by criminals, confirming that it had indeed fallen victim to ransomware.…

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UK and Ireland S/4HANA migrations accelerated during 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns, figures reveal

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 13:38
User group survey shows concerns linger about support skills for upgrade

UK SAP users stuck with their migrations to S/4HANA during COVID-19 lockdowns this year, according to fresh figures released today. But skills among partners and SAP technical resources are still a worry.…

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