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Singapore's DBS bank suffers digital fail – yes, regulatory bodies have noticed

The Register - Fri, 2021-11-26 12:33
Might want to rethink that 'digital to the core' slogan

For three days this week, Singapore bank DBS suffered an intermittent outage, preventing customers accessing online accounts and triggering potential punitive measures by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.…

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Government-favoured child safety app warned it could violate the UK's Investigatory Powers Act with message-scanning tech

The Register - Fri, 2021-11-26 12:23
Redesigned SafeToNet feature highlights tech law mess

A company repeatedly endorsed by ministers backing the UK's Online Safety Bill was warned by its lawyers that its technology could breach the Investigatory Powers Act's ban on unlawful interception of communications, The Register can reveal.…

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Reviving a classic: ThinkPad modder rattles tin to fund new motherboard for 2008's T60 and T61 series of laptops

The Register - Fri, 2021-11-26 11:28
When vendors don't update old models, someone must step up

The range of Thinkpads you can modernise is getting wider. XyTech is trying to crowdfund a new mainboard for the 2008 T60/T61 so fans can upgrade the much-loved noughties laptop.…

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You forced me to use this fancypants app and now you're asking for a printout?

The Register - Fri, 2021-11-26 10:25
'Just take the meds, Mr Sloper, and enjoy your holiday'

Something for the Weekend, Sir? I could just do with some popcorn right now.…

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Swooping in to claim the glory while the On Call engineer stands baffled

The Register - Fri, 2021-11-26 08:31
Backups or crack-ups? Welcome to the world of the IBM System/3

On Call Sometimes you're the one on the phone, and other times you're the one that issued the cry for help. Welcome to a story from the On Call archive where a Register reader turns the tables and claims the glory.…

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India backs away from digital services tax after US pressure

The Register - Fri, 2021-11-26 04:01
Will keep taxing, but consider payments as credits for future global tax regime

India has agreed to wind back the two per cent Equalisation Levy it charges foreign e-commerce companies, and the USA has withdrawn sanctions it imposed to protest the levy.…

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LG Electronics anoints new CEO, elevates exec who grew laptop biz too

The Register - Fri, 2021-11-26 00:58
M&A department elevated in importance, gets more resources

LG Electronics has named its new CEO: William Cho.…

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Seaberry carrier board turns a Raspberry Pi into a desktop PC with 11 PCIe slots

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 19:09
It's a bit pricey, though

Fancy a Raspberry Pi 4 in a desktop ITX form factor with 11 PCIe slots? The new Seaberry carrier board may make your wish come true – but for a fairly hefty price.…

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint laid low. Not by malware, but by another buggy Windows patch

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 18:01
Only affects Windows Server Core, so that's alright then

A sad-faced Microsoft engineer has had to reset the "Days since we last shot ourselves in the foot" counter at the company's HQ after a security update broke Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Windows Server Core.…

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Alpine Linux 3.15 bids a fond farewell to MIPS64 support

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 15:29
LTS Linux kernel – check. Once proud RISC contender? Nope

The compact Linux distribution Alpine has gained the latest LTS Linux kernel with the update to version 3.15, but fans must say goodbye to support for the MIPS64 architecture.…

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Desktop bust and custom iPhone 13 Pro made from melted-down Tesla car for the Elon Musk dork in your life

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 14:34
Just $8,300!

Here's one for those with their heads crammed so far up Elon Musk's arse they see the light when he yawns – a desktop bust and custom iPhone 13 Pro design dedicated to the centibillionaire meme machine, both allegedly made from the molten body parts of a Tesla car.…

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AWS chops data transfer fees by massive extension of free tier – 2 months after rival previewed R2 Storage

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 13:29
Customer: 'I should send Cloudflare a Christmas card to say thanks'

AWS has improved its free tier for data transfer, from 1GB to 100GB per month for transfer to the internet, and from 50GB to 1TB for CloudFront, its content delivery network.…

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Academics tell Brit MPs to check the software used when considering reproducibility in science and tech research

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 12:33
It's seldom subject to the same rigour as conventional apparatus

Brit MPs are being encouraged to pay attention to the role software plays as they prepare a report on reproducibility in the science and technology industry, which adds around £36bn to the economy.…

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Autonomy accounts whistleblowers may testify at founder Mike Lynch's US criminal trial

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 11:28
Recent legal wranglings sliced, diced, and dished up for your reading pleasure

As the US government targets Darktrace personnel as witnesses for Autonomy founder Mike Lynch's forthcoming criminal trial, it's also seeking extra evidence from internal Autonomy whistleblowers.…

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ESA's Solar Orbiter will swing past Earth this week – sure hope nobody created a big cloud of space junk up there

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 10:33
Oh wait

Interview "At 12km/s we'd be a really effective [anti-satellite] weapon," Daniel Lakey, Solar Orbiter spacecraft operations engineer at ESA tells The Reg.…

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UK.gov emits draft IoT and smartphone security law for Parliamentary scrutiny

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 09:30
Mandatory vuln reporting, hefty fines for non-compliance

A new British IoT product security law is racing through the House of Commons, with the government boasting it will outlaw default admin passwords and more.…

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Robotaxis freed to charge across 60km<sup>2</sup> of Beijing

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 07:56
Baidu's Apollo tech exits testing phase, so punters must now pay the machine for a ride. Would you?

Poll Sixty square kilometres in Beijing's Economic and Technological Development Zone have been approved for commercial operation of Chinese web giant Baidu's autonomous taxi service.…

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Google advises passwords are good, spear phishing is bad, and free clouds get attacked

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 06:59
Ad giant's first stab at providing the 'world's premier security advisory' starts with the obvious

Google's Cybersecurity Action Team has released its first "threat horizon" report on the scary things it's found on the internet.…

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Giant Japanese corporations to launch bank-backed digital currency

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:58
Central bank and government to observe effort run by railways, telcos, industrial titans, and private banks

A group of over 70 Japanese organisations have decided to create their own blockchain-backed digital currency.…

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Michael Addamo Wins Second Bracelet of 2021 WSOP, Fourth Overall

Poker News Daily - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:04
Another highlight performance

We were all unsure what to expect with the return of the World Series of Poker this year. One thing we did get was a ton of amazing performances. From Main Event champ Koray Aldemir to Player of the Year Josh Arieh to final table record breaker Phil Hellmuth, the 2021 WSOP featured individual feat after individual feat. Wrapping up the Series, Michael Addamo added his name to highlight list, continuing his scorching fall by nabbing his second bracelet of this year’s WSOP and the fourth of his career.

Addamo won the second-to-last event of the 2021 World Series of Poker, $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em for a fat $1,958,569 first prize. As is typically the case for such a high-dollar buy-in tournament, it was a very small field, with just 64 entries and ten places paid.

Addamo went into the final day with a huge lead, but lost it temporarily three-handed when Sam Soverel doubled through him. He regained the lead shortly thereafter, eventually eliminating Soverel. Addamo went into heads-up play against Kevin Rabichow with a massive lead, 28 million to 5 million.

On the final hand, Addamo raised, putting Rabichow all-in for 5.5 million. Rabichow called, flipping over A-6, ahead of Addamo’s K-2. A deuce showed up on the flop and everything else bricked, giving Addamo the hand and his second bracelet of the Series.

In his post-match interview, Addamo said he was thankful to win the tourney right then and there: “Kevin (Rabichow) is a heads-up player originally, so it would’ve been quite tough with double up there.”

He just keeps winning

The Aussie now has over $17.7 million in live tournament earnings, much of it coming in just the last few months. He has been on an insane tear since September. In the middle of the month, Addamo won back-to-back events at the Poker Masters, $50,000 and $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em. His wins not only totaled $1.84 million in earnings, but also got him the Purple Jacket as the Poker Masters’ overall champion.

Later that month, Addamo finished second in the $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em event at the Aria High Roller Series for $322,000 and then won the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl, good for $3.402 million.

During the WSOP, Addamo also finished third and first in two other Aria High Roller tournaments. All told, he has won over $9.4 million this year in live tournaments.

After his latest World Series victory, Addamo said it was time for him to step away from the tables for a bit. “I’ve been playing non-stop for three and a half months straight so I am ready for a break,” he said.

Addamo added, however, that we should all expect him to get back to it next year, both at the WSOP and at plenty of other high roller events.

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