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Airbus will shutter its A380 production line from 2021

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 15:44
No new superjumbos after that date, confirms CEO

Airbus has declared it will shut down the A380 superjumbo production line in 2021, after demand from airlines for the double-decker aircraft all but collapsed.…

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How do you like them Apples? Tim Cook's iPhones sitting in the tree, feeling unloved by the Chinese

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 15:15
Sales of Jesus mobe slump by double digits in Middle Kingdom

Apple's iPhone sales volumes in the strategic Chinese market slumped by double digits in Q4 – the firm's seasonally biggest quarter – as buyers opted for homegrown hardware makers' handsets.…

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Opportunity's mission is over, but InSight almost ready for a driller thriller below Martian surface

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 14:38
Self-hammering spike to see what weather's like 5m down

Unfazed by the outpouring of grief over NASA's admission that its teenaged Opportunity rover had likely trundled its last, the agency's lander, InSight, managed to position its second instrument on the surface of the Red Planet.…

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The Lance Arm-strong of performance-enhanced CPUs: Armv8.1-M arch jams vector math into super-microcontrollers

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 14:00
Neon-style tech pumps Helium balloon in future gadgets

Processor designer Arm will, we're told, today pull the wraps off its Armv8.1-M architecture for crafting next-gen 32-bit microcontrollers.…

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US man and Brit teen convict indicted over school bomb threat spree

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 13:50
Roses are ...

A 20-year-old American man who allegedly used the Twitter handle @WantedByFeds has been charged with DDoSing, sending bomb threats and more along with a British teenager who is already in prison.…

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Santander hands over $700m to IBM in hopes of becoming incredible banking machine

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 13:15
Watson, cloud... and expecting IT savings from all that cash

Santander is locked, loaded and ready to fire the cash gun at IBM in an effort to speed the bank's jaunt towards the cloud.…

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Is Oppo short for Opportunistic? BBK opens UK doors

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 12:38
A dubious slider and a bargain midranger

BBK Electronics brings its Oppo phones to Blighty today, meaning all three Chinese phone giants are now officially competing for Brits' affections.…

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Oracle's claims of secret deal is a bid to 'distract' from pay bias case, says US Department of Labor

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 11:57
Big Red is red, underpaid staffers are blue, and no angry counter-claims will stop that being true

The Department of Labor has hit back at Oracle's "inflammatory" accusations that it set up a "secret" pact with plaintiffs in a civil case, saying the company is trying to deflect from serious issues of bias.…

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Roses are red, we've received about fifty. Google's next trick? Pixels for the thrifty

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 11:28
Cheap Google mobes this year, at least according to Nikkei

Long-rumoured cheaper Google phones will make their debut this year, according to Nikkei, which claims to have an idea of how much (or how little) they'll cost.…

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UK Home Office dumps huge sack of complex data sets on biometrics ethics board's desk, goes for beer (probably)

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 10:57
Roses are red, gave Violet pick 'n' mix. She didn't like the milk bottles. Now back to ethics

The UK's advisory body for biometrics and forensics ethics has had another chunk of oversight added to its already laden basket – instructing the Home Office on ethical issues in large, complex data sets.…

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The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 10:30
CLL 19 early bird tickets disappear in two weeks

If you want to accelerate your software development and deployment operation, and stay within budget, get your skates on to grab a handful of tickets for Continuous Lifecycle London before our early bird offer expires in two weeks.…

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Pandas so useless they just look at delicious kid who fell into enclosure

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 10:02
Urgh, you're infuriating!

Three years ago, internet memelords united under the clarion call "Dicks out for Harambe". The 17-year-old gorilla was shot and killed on 29 May 2016 after snatching a toddler at Cincinnati Zoo.…

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Cover your NASes: QNAP acknowledges mystery malware but there's no patch yet

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 09:30
Anti-antivirus root-rooting weirdness just gets deeper

Taiwanese NAS maker QNAP has admitted its devices are affected by mysterious malware that alters hosts files on infected boxen following The Register's report.…

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Lenovo ThinkPad P1: Sumptuous pro PC that gets a tad warm

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 09:05
Battery could be improved, we charge

Long Term Test Clearing out the attic recently, I was astonished to discover an ancient bit of PC kit that had failed to be recycled with family, friends, eBay, the vicar, or a random homeless person. This was a rarity: a laptop with a desktop class Intel chip: the Thinkpad A31, from Big Blue itself, around 2002.…

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Oh Snapd! Gimme-root-now security bug lets miscreants sock it to your Ubuntu boxes

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 07:33
Get an update, or risk giving a dodgy user or malware an upgrade

Canonical has issued an update for Ubuntu to address a security vulnerability that can be exploited by malware and rogue users to gain root access.…

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Online Poker Bill Introduced in New York Assembly

Poker News Daily - Thu, 2019-02-14 05:54

You can’t fault New York Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow for a lack of persistence. The biggest champion of online poker in that chamber of the state legislature has once again introduced a bill to legalize internet poker in the Empire State.

Online poker has had some success in Albany, though it has obviously never been legalized and regulated. In both 2016 and 2017, an online poker bill passed the Senate easily and one made it through the Senate Gaming Committee last year, but even when they cleared the full Senate, nothing ever got done in the Assembly.

Pretlow has been the one to introduce bills in the Assembly and has done so several times. He has also been unafraid to back off of his own bills if he becomes unsure that all of the bases are covered. While a lot of us would like him to just jam legislation through, due diligence is the proper way to go. In 2016, for example, he delayed his bill because he developed doubts about the ability of online poker rooms to curb cheating and be sure customers were playing from within state borders. He ended up going to New Jersey to meet with the Garden State’s Attorney General to learn about the technology used in its gaming industry. He took it all in and felt confident that said technologies worked, so he ramped things up with his bill again.

“When I do sign off on something,” he said in an interview with FIOS1 News at the time, “my colleagues feel that it is a good deal and they don’t question why I made a certain decision. They know that if that decision was made, it’s for good reason. So I don’t really see there’s going to be much opposition to moving this along.”

Of course, there was opposition, or at least little action for the bill, but his point still remains.

Pretlow’s current bill is essentially the same as his last one. Rather than making online poker specifically legal, it would classify it as a game of skill, which, in turn, makes the game “not gambling” and therefore legal. The bill doesn’t go through every little detail of regulation, but instead authorizes the creation of regulations, the granting of licenses, and the collecting of gaming taxes. The nitty-gritty would be penned later.

Though Pretlow has not had success getting a heck of a lot of movement on his previous online poker bills, that he is introducing another is a good sign. In December, he said that he would prioritize sports betting over poker if it came down to a choice between the two, simply because the sports betting returns in other states have already dominated those of poker.

“Online poker, I think the revenue for the state is projected at $20-25 million, while this is $150 million minimum,” Pretlow told Online Poker Report. “I have a much better argument for sports betting.”

Pretlow seems more than happy to get both online poker and sports betting legalized, but he wants them done their own terms; he will not package poker with a sports betting bill.

The post Online Poker Bill Introduced in New York Assembly appeared first on Poker News Daily.

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West Virginia Online Gambling Bill Introduced

Poker News Daily - Thu, 2019-02-14 05:12

Perhaps the new Wire Act opinion from the Department of Justice won’t slow down online gambling, after all. A bill was recently introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates that would legalize and regulate online gambling in the state. The West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act (H 2934) could end up permitting virtually any “computerized or virtual versions of any game of chance,” which would include things like poker and casino table games.

West Virginia already legalized sports betting almost a year ago and currently has an active sports betting industry. The same five venues that have sportsbooks would also be permitted to apply for online gaming licenses: Hollywood Casino at Charles Town, The Casino Club at The Greenbrier, Mountaineer Casino, Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, and Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack.

Interactive gaming licenses would cost $250,000 and would be good for five years, with renewals for the same five year duration running $100,000.

Interestingly, this isn’t even the first online gaming bill introduced this year in West Virginia. Last month, Delegate Shawn Fluharty introduced an online poker bill, but like the last two years he did the same thing, the bill has not gained any traction. Fluharty is one of the co-sponsors of the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act, so that may be an indication that he is about ready to throw in the towel on his poker bill and sees this one as the better route. It would, after all, legalize online poker in addition to other games.

Also listed as a co-sponsor is Delegate Dianna Graves, who actually sided against sports betting in the legislature. If I was pressed on the matter, I would say her inclusion is a good sign.

There is no “bad actor” clause in the bill, which has been a part of past bills in other states in order to keep companies who operated in the United States after the UIGEA passed in 2006 out of the market. Bad actor clauses are typically inserted in an effort to protect local stakeholders, as they are geared toward keeping PokerStars out of the game. The West Virginia bill does have a portion that bars “a company or individual who has been directly employed by any illegal or offshore book that serviced the United States, or otherwise accepted black market wagers from individuals located in the United States,” though.

Delegate Jason Barrett, the primary lawmaker behind the new bill, told Online Poker Report that he feels very good about the legislation’s chances:

We have made great steps thus far in providing greater flexibility for the gaming industry in West Virginia, and I am encouraged by the support we have received on this particular iGaming initiative thus far. Our House finance chairman has a real interest in taking up the legislation and I believe it has great potential to pass with bipartisan support both in the House and Senate.

The bill is currently in the House Judiciary Committee.

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Slow and steady for Cisco: Yep, people still need network gear, and together they'll pay billions of bucks for it

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 02:32
Switchzilla shakes off economic worries, turns tidy profit

Little news is good news for networking giant Cisco.…

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US counterintelligence agent helped Iran lob cyber-bombs at America, say Uncle Sam's lawyers

The Register - Thu, 2019-02-14 01:25
Prosecutors accuse Monica Witt of helping Tehran target her former colleagues

US prosecutors on Wednesday announced the indictment of a former US counterintelligence agent on charges of helping Iran conduct cyberattacks on her former colleagues.…

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A once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity: NASA bids emotional farewell to its cocky, hardworking RC science car on Mars

The Register - Wed, 2019-02-13 23:52
Amazing what you can achieve on unforgiving dust world over 15 years with a 20MHz RISC CPU and a bunch of probes

NASA’s beloved Mars rover, Opportunity, has been officially laid to rest more than seven months after it was engulfed by a gigantic dust storm and fell silent.…

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