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A flash of inspiration: How to make artificial intelligence work for you

The Register - Tue, 2019-04-16 07:04
Scaling up for the future, the Pure Storage way

Sponsored webcast Most companies today are aware that artificial intelligence and machine learning are set to play an ever more important role within businesses, from anticipating customers' needs to automating and streamlining processes.…

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How to tame tech's terrifying Fragmented Data Monster – the Cohesity way

The Register - Tue, 2019-04-16 06:27
As files pile up, customer numbers grow, storage systems spread, it's only going to get worse

Sponsored One customer, one customer order, right? Wrong.…

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2019 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 2: Keith Ferrera Nears 2 Million Chip Mark

Poker News Daily - Tue, 2019-04-16 03:32

Keith Ferrera advanced to the top of the leaderboard on Sunday at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown as the popular tournament completed Day 2 after two opening day flights. Just 90 players remain from the original field of 1,360, the third-largest SHRPS ever and the fourth-largest tournament in World Poker Tour history.

“It feels good to be chip leader,” Ferrera told after bagging up his chips. “I ran very well today. There have been other points where I went into Day 2 with a lot of chips and ended up out, so it feels good to end the day as chip leader.”

His perspective is a wise one. As we well know, a poker tournament can turn on a single hand. It is unusual to see an early chip leader stay at the top of the heap. Even those with dominating chip stacks heading into the final table often hit a bad hand and end up in free fall.

Ferrera entered Sunday’s action with 145,000 chips, so clearly he did some quality work on Day 2. One of his most significant hands of the day was a poker player’s dream. Ferrera raised pre-flop to 9,000 chips and the accomplished Rainer Kempe re-raised to 30,000. Ferrera four-bet it up to 64,000 and Kempe kept it going to 134,000. At that point, you know what is going to happen. Ferrera went all-in for 900,000 chips and Kempe called all-in for 335,000.

Can you guess what they had? I bet you can. Ferrera had Aces, Kempe had Kings.

The flop was 5-8-A and Kempe had little hope for a comeback. He needed runner-runner Kings to win the hand and considering I prefaced this by saying it was one of Ferrera’s most significant hands, you are correct to assume the miracle did not materialize. Kempe was eliminated from the tournament and Keith Ferrera grew his stack to 1.275 million.

Ferrera has nearly $1.25 million in live tournament earnings in his career with his best live cash of $348,036 coming from a win ten years ago in the Wynn Classic Main Event. He has no major tournament victories, though he has made the final table of a World Series of Poker tournament and he did make a nice, deep run in the 2008 WSOP Main Event, finishing in 121st place.

With 90 players remaining, Ferrera and everyone else still in the tournament are guaranteed at least $7,620. The next pay increase – to $8,285 – happens at 89th place. The “real” money, though, comes when there are about two tables left. 12th place is over $50,000, while six-figure cashes will be made with seven players remaining.

2019 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown – Day 2 Chip Leaders
  1. Keith Ferrera – 1,905,000
  2. Jerry Wong – 1,470,000
  3. Aaron Mermelstein – 1,425,000
  4. Antonios Roungeris – 1,270,000
  5. Tam Cao – 1,200,000
  6. Steve Firestone – 1,175,000
  7. Eric Afriat – 1,115,000
  8. Shawn Nguyen – 1,110,000
  9. Kevin Andriamahefa – 1,055,000
  10. Dave Farah – 1,045,000

The post 2019 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 2: Keith Ferrera Nears 2 Million Chip Mark appeared first on Poker News Daily.

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Google Fiber experiment ends with Choc Factory paying Louisville $3.8m to clean up its mess

The Register - Tue, 2019-04-16 00:55
Payout will cover costs incurred for (not quite) burying cable

Google has cut a deal with the city of Louisville, Kentucky, to settle lingering costs from its ill-fated Fiber broadband installation.…

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What's long, hard, and full of seamen? The US Navy's latest cybersecurity war gaming classes

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 23:49
Call goes out to teach sailors all about phishing (and malware, and network security)

The US Navy is looking to hire someone to teach the basics of cybersecurity to its sailers.…

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Facebook is not going to Like this: Brit watchdog proposes crackdown on hoovering up kids' info

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 22:58
In the UK, it seems, someone is trying to think of the children

Analysis The famous "Like" button may be on the way out if a new code for social media companies, published by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), has its way.…

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Just a little FYI: Filtering doodad in Adblock Plus opens door to third-party malware injection

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 22:25
Third-party providers of content filter rules could stiff netizens

A feature introduced last year in Adblock Plus and a few other related content blocking browser extensions allows providers of filtering lists, under certain conditions, to execute arbitrary code on web pages.…

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Microsoft admits: Yes, miscreants leafed through some Hotmail, MSN, Outlook inboxes after support rep pwned

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 20:37
Email contents exposed for unlucky punters

Microsoft says miscreants accessed some of its customers' webmail inboxes and account data after a support rep's administrative account was hijacked.…

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Starz, meet the Streisand Effect. Cable telly giant apologizes for demented DMCA Twitter takedown spree

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 19:11
Inadvertently highlights easy abuse of IP protection

US premium cable company Starz has apologized for a DMCA takedown tornado that saw it demand not only that a news article about piracy be torn offline – but also any tweets that mentioned it.…

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You're not our FRAND any more, Apple tells Qualcomm: iGiant and pals lob $30bn sueball

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 18:01
Juiciest mobile IP case since Apple battled Samsung over ownership of geometric shapes

Apple, the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer, is once again set to battle its long-term hardware partner Qualcomm in court – but with the stakes raised higher than ever before.…

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When you play the game of HCI thrones, you win or you slowly shrivel up

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 16:43
Dell Technologies, Nutanix have more than half the market licked

Top dog Dell Technologies and second-placed Nutanix have more than half the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market cornered between them.…

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We agree with EU, nods Britain at the Council of Ministers. We heartily approve of the, er, Copyright Directive

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 15:33
Article 13 reasons why... (Why, what did you think we meant?)

The UK, the Republic of Ireland, France and Germany were among the 19 nations that today gave the thumbs-up in the to the EU's Copyright Directive, meaning it should get pushed through the day after tomorrow.…

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As long as there's fibre somewhere along the line, High Court judge reckons it's fine to flog it as 'fibre' broadband

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 15:05
Cityfibre loses judicial review against ad regulator

Broadband infrastructure slinger Cityfibre has lost a judicial review against the Advertising Standards Authority after the regulator decided that the term "fibre broadband" could include connections that used a mix of fibre and copper cables.…

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Brit Watchkeeper drone fell in the sea because blocked sensor made algorithms flip out

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 13:58
Report scolds maker Thales for poorly understood software

A British Army Watchkeeper drone stalled itself and crashed into the sea on a bad weather flight test, military investigators have said – though most of the wreckage was never found.…

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App-y now? UK health secretary spammed with pics of flowers that look like ladies' private parts

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 12:51
Social media hits back at suggestion women are too shy to get a smear test

Women are today flooding UK health secretary Matt Hancock's social media presences with pictures of flowers that look a little like female genitalia to protest the suggestion they are "shrinking violets" when it comes to getting smear tests.…

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Either Facebook is building yet another massive bit barn in Iowa, and doesn't want you to know about it....

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 12:26
... or this is a massive, massive coincidence. What's a Zuckerberg? We're Siculus!

A legal entity called Siculus Inc plans to build a data centre covering 1 million square foot (c 92,900m2) next door to Facebook's 2.5 million square feet (c 232,257m2) infrastructure campus in Altoona, Iowa.…

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IT meltdown outfit TSB to refund all customers that fall victim to fraud in 'UK banking first'

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 11:08
After all, it has had a lot of practice in scam payouts

UK bank TSB has committed to refund any customer that ends up out of pocket to fraud as it makes a feature of the measure it had to introduce last year when hundreds were ripped off during its IT meltdown.…

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What exactly is everyone doing with DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes and Serverless?

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 10:47
Find out at Continuous Lifecycle London next month

Events It’s all very well hearing the theories behind DevOps, Containers, Continuous Delivery and more, but nothing beats talking to someone who’s actually put them to work in a real organisation.…

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Firefox arrives for Snapdragon Windows and Slack sidles up to Office 365

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 10:03
Also: Azure goes big in Britain, Bletchley Park to teach tech and Skype shares some more

Roundup As the twin horsemen of the PC apocalypse, the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and Chromium Edge, saddled up to charge at users (in preview form), there were a few other emissions last week from Microsoft.…

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OpenAI retires its Dota-2 playing bots after crushing e-sport pros one last time

The Register - Mon, 2019-04-15 09:01
Machines win two matches in row to thrash the reigning champions in a match best out of three

OpenAI’s video game playing bots OpenAI Five thrashed team OG, the reigning human champions of Dota 2, on Saturday in matches live streamed from San Francisco.…

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