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VMware waiting for Tanzu take-off, tops guidance as customers kick tyres

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 07:53
Clouds and hardware types queueing up to talk now Virtzilla is free of Dell

VMware has posted another quarter of strong financial results and revealed that industry players have started to discuss new possibilities now that the company is not part of Dell.…

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India to ban private cryptocurrency, create official version instead

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 06:45
Description of new 'Official Digital Currency Bill' appears to allow general use of Blockchain

India’s government appears set to ban private cryptocurrencies.…

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Mature networking vendor seeks flexible commitment from software suitors

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 05:57
Cisco’s new software license agreement means one payment can cover code and services

Cisco has updated its main software licence, the Enterprise Agreement, to version 3.0 and claims it’s now more flexible as while you need to commit to a certain level of spend up-front, your payments can be shifted among products, or even spent on services.…

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Yeehaw, y'all! Texas done got itself a honkin' new Samsung semiconductor plant

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 04:58
$17B worth of chip factory will go nicely with the big BBQ joints in the town of Taylor

Samsung has finally announced the location of the US semiconductor manufacturing facility it's building with an eye on addressing global silicon shortages: Taylor, Texas.…

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Josh Arieh Crowned 2021 WSOP Player of the Year

Poker News Daily - Wed, 2021-11-24 04:15

It seems like just yesterday that Josh Arieh found himself playing the role of semi-villain in the World Series of Poker Main Event, but that was 17 years ago. Now he is the wise poker veteran, still living in Atlanta where there is absolutely no poker except for underground games. And now he is also the World Series of Poker Player of the Year thanks to a boatload of cashes and two gold bracelets.

Arieh reacted like most of us would had we won the POY title:

Holy shit! I can't believe this really happened! I fkn won @wsop POY….what in the actual fuck! https://t.co/ejK1gRvgPF

— Joshua Arieh (@golferjosh) November 23, 2021

In a year filled with incredible individual efforts at the WSOP, Arieh’s was one of the best we’ve seen. Look at this string of live cashes:

$1,000 GGPoker Flip & Go – 46th place
$1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed – 64th place
$1,500 H.O.R.S.E. – 53rd place
$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) – 1st place
$50,000 Poker Players Championship – 6th place
$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship – 1st place
$10,000 Main Event – 411th place
$1,500 Mixed NLH/PLO – 40th place
$10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship – 9th place
$50,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha – 7th place
$1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em – 10th place

Plus he had another cash in a WSOP.com online bracelet event. That’s a dozen cashes, six top-ten finishes (in the span of a month), and two bracelets. Even without a points system, that’s a pretty damn good convincing argument for Player of the Year.

“It’s just really cool, it’s weird,” Arieh told PokerNews. “My whole life and my career, whatever I do, I build momentum, so when I’m going good, I’m really good. When I’m going bad, I go really bad. It means a lot because my daughters will be really proud.”

Player of the Year and poker, for that matter, is interesting, as one man’s great success is another man’s disappointment. Take Daniel Negreanu. He finished in the top ten seven times in this year’s World Series of Poker, cashed 18 times, profited about $400,000, and finished third in the POY race, but because he was unable to nab a bracelet, running his bracelet drought to eight years, the WSOP wasn’t a complete success.

At the same time, however, Negreanu understands that poker is a fickle game and prides himself on being a “consistent performer.”

Then there is Phil Hellmuth, who finished second in the Player of the Year standings after setting a WSOP record by making seven final tables in a single Series and winning his 16th bracelet. It was his fourth time finishing as the runner-up for POY. Again, for everyone but Hellmuth, this would be a Series after which you would toast yourself.

But like a student who can’t stand a B when he expects to always get A’s, Hellmuth’s second place finishes gnaw at him (I mean, really, they are still A’s). Not only did he come in second in the POY race, but he finished second at three of his final tables.

Second again, sigh…I officially finished 2nd in @WSOP “Player of the Year” for FOURTH time. I’m feeling really down. I’m aware that I had a really good WSOP, but only 1 bracelet…I’m aware that second place 4x in POY is a testament. But, I can’t see the forest through the trees

— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) November 23, 2021

Hellmuth is the GOAT World Series of Poker player, but at least for now, those near misses hurt more than the wins.

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35,000 Singapore residents applied for quarantine-free travel online at the same time

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 03:28
In unexpected development, website promptly fell over

A website operated by Singapore’s border control agency, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), fell over for five hours almost as soon as registrations for overseas travel were offered to expats who had been stuck in the city-state for over 18 months.…

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China trying to export its Great Firewall and governance model

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 02:56
Beware of Communists bearing internet governance proposals, says Australian Strategic Policy Institute

China is actively trying to export its internal internet governance model, according to a paper from the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.…

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Should be easy to win the rights to .tv when you're name-checked in the contract's tech reqs – right, Afilias?

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 23:40
Funny how this has happened again

References to Afilias have been spotted in the technical requirements for the contract to run the trendy top-level domain .tv, suggesting the process is in one way or another stacked in the internet registry operator's favor.…

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Apple sues 'amoral 21st century mercenaries' NSO for infecting iPhones with Pegasus spyware

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 20:58
iGiant pledges any damages plus $10m to anti-cybersurveillance groups

Apple today sued NSO Group, which sells spyware to governments and other organizations, for infecting and snooping on people's iPhones.…

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Zero-day proof-of-concept exploit lands for Windows make-me-admin vulnerability

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 20:21
InstallerFileTakeOver code pops up on GitHub

The day has a 'y' in it, so it must be time for another zero day to drop for a Microsoft product. In this case, a local privilege-elevation vulnerability to gain control of fully patched Windows 10, 11, and Server systems up to the 2022 build.…

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Genetically modified E coli bacteria produce ink for 3D printing programmable objects

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 19:35
Drug delivery, environmental clean up, building in space among possible applications

Scientists say they have succeeded in producing programmable 3D printed objects from microbial ink produced by genetically modified E coli (Escherichia coli) bacteria.…

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Crypto for cryptographers! Infosec types revolt against use of ancient abbreviation by Bitcoin and NFT devotees

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 18:45
Complaints abound that yoof use it to mean 'digital currency'

Infosec must "reclaim" the word crypto from people who trade in Bitcoins and other digital currencies, according to industry veteran Bruce Schneier – and it seems some Reg readers agree.…

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PHP Foundation formed to fund core developers, vows to pay 'market salaries'

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 16:55
Scripting language's dependency on two contributors sparks worries about its future

A group of 10 companies is forming a new PHP Foundation, with temporary administrators including PHP founder Rasmus Lerdorf.…

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Alleged Brit SIM-swapper will kill himself if extradited to US for trial, London court told

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 16:10
'Exceptional' case involves 100 BTC payoff, judge told

A Briton accused of playing a pivotal role in an $8.5m SIM-swapping attack shouldn't be extradited to the US because he might commit suicide, making his an "exceptional" case, a court was told.…

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Rust dust-up as entire moderation team resigns. Why? They won't really say

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 15:24
Welcome to 'The First Rust Governance Crisis'

The Rust language community is in disarray following the resignation of the entire moderation team, citing the "structural unaccountability" of the core team.…

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A bug introduced 6 months ago brought Google's Cloud Load Balancer to its knees

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 14:21
Another 30 minutes and there would have been nothing to see

A week after Google suffered a TITSUP*, the gang at Mountain View has published a lengthy post-mortem on what went wrong. It was a known bug in the configuration pipeline.…

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UK data guardian challenges government proposals on automated decision-making

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 13:33
Plans to change UK regulations could mean a 'significant departure' from EU law, watchdog says

The UK's National Data Guardian (NDG) has warned the government against watering down individuals' rights to challenge decisions made about them by artificial intelligence.…

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Joint venture: Uber Eats to offer weed orders in Ontario

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 12:37
O Cannabis! Meanwhile, ride biz back to court in the UK over driver contracts

Uber Technologies' munchies delivery service, Uber Eats, has set its sights on another growth industry in the Canadian province of Ontario, Reuters reports.…

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Economy class: AWS points set-your-own-cap Fleets service at cloudy desktop apps

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 11:45
Do users dream of Elastic fleets?

Amazon made Fleets available for AppStream desktop applications this week, as the prospect of tighter lockdowns and more remote work looms.…

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Patching Windows Server without needing to reboot is a handy feature – but it's only available on Azure

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-23 11:01
Trampolines and Retpoline: Applying patches at the function level

Microsoft has posted details of how its Hotpatching feature applies security patches to Windows Server without requiring a reboot – but although the company said it is working on broader availability, it remains Azure-only.…

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