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Not enough desks and parking spots, wobbly Wi-Fi: Welcome back to the office, Tesla staff

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 22:10
Don't worry, the tweetings will continue until morale improves

Employees at Tesla suffered spotty Wi-Fi and struggled to find desks and parking spots when they were returned to work at the office following orders from CEO Elon Musk.…

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LGBTQ+ folks warned of dating app extortion scams

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 21:37
Uncle Sam tells of crooks exploiting Pride Month

The FTC is warning members of the LGBTQ+ community about online extortion via dating apps such as Grindr and Feeld.…

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5G C-band rollout at US airports slowed over radio altimeter safety fears

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 21:00
Well, they did say from July, now they really mean from July 2023

America's aviation watchdog has said the rollout of 5G C-band coverage near US airports won't fully start until next year, delaying some travelers' access to better cellular broadband at crowded terminals.…

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IBM settles age discrimination case that sought top execs' emails

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 20:23
Just days after being ordered to provide messages, Big Blue opts out of public trial

Less than a week after IBM was ordered in an age discrimination lawsuit to produce internal emails in which its former CEO and former SVP of human resources discuss reducing the number of older workers, the IT giant chose to settle the case for an undisclosed sum rather than proceed to trial next month.…

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FTC urged to probe Apple, Google for enabling ‘intense system of surveillance’

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 18:44
Ad tracking poses a privacy and security risk in post-Roe America, lawmakers warn

Democrat lawmakers want the FTC to investigate Apple and Google's online ad trackers, which they say amount to unfair and deceptive business practices and pose a privacy and security risk to people using the tech giants' mobile devices.…

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Behold this drone-dropping rifle with two-mile range

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 17:53
Confuses rather than destroys unmanned aerials to better bring back intel, says Ukrainian designer

What's said to be a Ukrainian-made long-range anti-drone rifle is one of the latest weapons to emerge from Russia's ongoing invasion of its neighbor.…

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Alex Foxen Wins 2022 WSOP $250,000 Super High Roller

Poker News Daily - Mon, 2022-06-27 17:48

High roller tournaments have become old hat nowadays, the main reason why the all-time money list is now dominated by “younger” players. The term “high roller” can signify a range of buy-ins, from $15,000 to $25,000 to $50,000. But then there is the “Super” high roller, which uses the modifier to mean something even more, a level which only an elite few poker players can afford. Such was the case this weekend, which saw the conclusion of the 2022 World Series of Poker Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em, won by Alex Foxen, who led for the entirety of the final table.

Foxen had about $22 million in lifetime live tournament earnings before this event, so he has clearly had plenty of success on the felt. But he had never won a World Series of Poker bracelet until now.

“It really means a lot to me,” Foxen told WSOP.com afterward. “It’s kind of been a monkey on the back. I’ve always wanted a bracelet. I’ve had some close spots and always been disappointed … this feels like a really special one to get my first in.”

“To me, what means the most is consistent performance at the highest stakes. This is one of those, so it feels really good.”

Naturally, because of those high stakes, the field for the Super High Roller event was quite small. Just 55 players entered the tournament (though I’m little surprised it was THAT many), with one, Daniel Negreanu, re-entering once. As Earl Burton described this weekend, Negreanu was knocked out on his second buy-in when David Peters hit a runner-runner flush, causing Negreanu to slam his vlogging gear on the table (which scattered chips) and then against the wall in a brief moment of frustration and rage.

But, with the extreme buy-in, the prize pool was $13,944,000 and Foxen’s first place purse was $4,563,700. Nine players made the money; the minimum payout was $414,815.

After Foxen eliminated Chris Hunichen in third place, he went into heads-up play against Brandon Steven with an overwhelming 9-to-1 chip lead. Sometimes the second-position player makes a run, but not this time. Foxen dispatched Steven quickly, though it did take a little bit of luck.

On the final hand, both players limped to a Q-5-2, two-heart flop. Steven had 5-2 for bottom two pair, while Foxen had Q-T for top pair. Both players had a heart (Foxen’s was obviously better). All the chips got into the middle, Steven with a solid chance to double-up. The King of Hearts on the turn gave Foxen a bunch more outs and a Ten on the river gave him the better two pair to win the hand and the bracelet.

“I never lost the chip lead, I started chipping up right away. I found a few good spots, made a couple of good hands, won a big flip, and yeah, it was about as smooth as it could be.”

2022 World Series of Poker Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller – Final Table Results
  1. Alex Foxen – $4,563,700
  2. Brandon Steven – $2,820,581
  3. Chris Hunichen – $1,931,718
  4. Adrian Mateos – $1,367,206
  5. Sam Soverel – $1,001,142
  6. Martin Kabrhel – $759,362
  7. Phil Ivey – $597,381
  8. Dan Zack – $488,095
  9. Henrik Hecklen – $414,815

Image credit: PokerGO.com

The post Alex Foxen Wins 2022 WSOP $250,000 Super High Roller appeared first on Poker News Daily.

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TSMC may surpass Intel in quarterly revenue for first time

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 17:01
Fab frenemies: x86 giant set to give Taiwanese chipmaker more money as it revitalizes foundry business

In yet another sign of how fortunes have changed in the semiconductor industry, Taiwanese foundry giant TSMC is expected to surpass Intel in quarterly revenue for the first time.…

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Misguided call for a 7-Zip boycott brings attention to FOSS archiving tools

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 16:30
It's good to highlight some alternatives, but security issues are overblown

Analysis A blog post calling for a boycott of the well-known 7-Zip compression app is attracting some discussion on Reddit.…

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Toyota, Subaru recall EVs because tires might literally fall off

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 16:00
Toyota says 'all of the hub bolts' can loosen even 'after low-mileage use'

Toyota and Subaru are recalling several thousand electric vehicles that might spontaneously shed tires due to self-loosening hub bolts. …

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise adds Wi-Fi 6E to 'premium' access points

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 15:30
Company claims standard will improve performance in dense environments

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is the latest networking outfit to add Wi-Fi 6E capability to its hardware, opening up access to the less congested 6GHz spectrum for business users.…

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Will Lenovo ever think beyond hardware?

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 15:00
Then again, why develop your own software à la HPE GreenLake when you can use someone else's?

Analysis Lenovo fancies its TruScale anything-as-a-service (XaaS) platform as a more flexible competitor to HPE GreenLake or Dell Apex. Unlike its rivals, Lenovo doesn't believe it needs to mimic all aspects of the cloud to be successful.…

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Intel is running rings around AMD and Arm at the edge

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 14:30
What will it take to loosen the x86 giant's edge stranglehold?

Analysis Supermicro launched a wave of edge appliances using Intel's newly refreshed Xeon-D processors last week. The launch itself was nothing to write home about, but a thought occurred: with all the hype surrounding the outer reaches of computing that we call the edge, you'd think there would be more competition from chipmakers in this arena.…

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NASA's Psyche mission: 2022 launch is off after software arrives late

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 14:00
Launch window slides into 2023 or 2024 for asteroid-probing project

Sadly for NASA's mission to take samples from the asteroid Psyche, software problems mean the spacecraft is going to miss its 2022 launch window.…

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Rise in Taiwanese energy prices may hit global chip production

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 13:30
National provider considering cost increase of 8%, which could be passed on to tech customers

Taiwan's state-owned energy company is looking to raise prices for industrial users, a move likely to impact chipmakers such as TSMC, which may well have a knock-on effect on the semiconductor supply chain.…

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Tech companies ready public stances on Roe v. Wade

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 13:00
Some providing out-of-state medical expenses, others spout general pro-choice statements

Several US tech companies have taken a stance or issued statements promising healthcare-related support for employees following the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v Wade last Friday.…

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Cloudflare menaces virtual desktops with isolated browser access to internal networks

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 12:15
Gives cloudy email a kicking, too – but VDI should be safe in its bastions

Cloudflare has added the ability to access private networks to its browser isolation service, and suggests the combo represents an alternative to virtual desktop infrastructure.…

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Oracle lands London council deal for £12m ERP project

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 11:49
Evosys bags £2m in bid to replace SAP at Borough of Waltham Forest

Oracle and systems integrator Evosys have won contracts to implement a new Oracle Fusion ERP system for the London Borough of Waltham Forest as part of a project which expects £12 million capex over three years.…

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Contractor loses entire Japanese city's personal data in USB fail

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 10:44
Also, Chrome add-ons are great for fingerprinting, and hacked hot tubs splurge details

In brief A Japanese contractor working in the city of Amagasaki, near Osaka, reportedly mislaid a USB drive containing personal data on the metropolis's 460,000 residents.…

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Cloudflare's outage was human error. There's a way to make tech divinely forgive

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 09:30
Don't push me 'cos I'm close to the edge. And the edge is safer if you can take a step back

Opinion Edge is terribly trendy. Move cloudy workloads as close to the user as possible, the thinking goes, and latency goes down, as do core network and data center pressures. It's true  – until the routing sleight-of-hand breaks that diverts user requests from the site they think they're getting to the copies in the edge server. …

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