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Burn an offering and backup your system cuz Windows 10 19H1 might actually arrive for spring

The Register - Tue, 2019-03-12 09:15
Plus: C# editor for Mac fans, Chredge browser news, and more

Roundup New builds, new cadence, new code editors and a new browser (for some) defined much of last week at Microsoft.…

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Astroboffins spot hefty pair swinging together. What? Um, we're talking about record-breaking massive binary stars...

The Register - Tue, 2019-03-12 06:59
What did you think we meant?

Astronomers have discovered the closest and most massive binary star pair yet to Earth, according to the latest research.…

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WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event Day 2: Anthony Zinno Surges Ahead

Poker News Daily - Tue, 2019-03-12 02:39

As a few World Poker Tour final tables are contested in Las Vegas, the WPT Rolling Thunder – a Tour event that always makes me think of the 1980’s arcade game – marches on in California. Heading into Day 3, it is Anthony Zinno with the chip lead, holding 612,000 chips entering Monday’s action.

Zinno is no stranger to chip leads and going deep in World Poker Tour Main Events. He earned the WPT Player of the Year crowns in Season XIII, a season which included an incredible back-to-back titles. In February 2015, he won the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic and then followed it up just a couple weeks later with a triumph at the WPT L.A. Poker Classic, the latter good for more than a million dollars. All told on the World Poker Tour, Zinno has three titles, five final tables, and nearly $2.9 million in career earnings.

Overall, he has more than $8.3 million in live tournament winnings.

Speaking with WPT.com after Day 2, Zinno provided an informative analysis of his day. Most players just say something like, “I just played my game and got good cards,” but Zinno gave some insight:

Today was pretty awesome, I love when I have the opportunity to come in with a pretty big stack, because you play a lot more hands than when you come in with 40 bigs. I was able to play more hands than usual, and I had a nice linear chip-up from my 125 to 230 with very few showdowns, and then that one magic hand that you dream of in tournaments occurred where I picked up aces against a guy’s ace-king. He’s a very good player, and once I four-bet him, he should be shoving ace-king, so the hand played itself.

We would provide detail that A-A- versus A-K hand, but well, Zinno did that already.

“I doubled with my 230, and then from there, of course, it was just the utilization of the big stack. I had the ability to see more flops, play more hands, more maneuverability almost like a cash-game style,” Zinno added.

By the time registration for WPT Rolling Thunder closed, the entry total had hit 280, creating a $1.302 million prize pool. Payouts go down to 35th place with a min-cash of $9,305. First place will receive just over $300,000.

When there are 36 players remaining – exactly on the money bubble – the tables will be cut to six-handed. That’s more than fine for Zinno, as he told WPT.com that he loves playing six-handed because it’s just more fun than full-ring (more action, most likely) and it is simply more comfortable to sit at the table with fewer people. Though this tournament is No-Limit Hold’em, he suggested that players take a look at six-handed fixed-limit games.

Day 3 is currently underway on the West Coast and will continue until the six-handed final table is determined.

2019 World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder Main Event – Day 2 Chip Leaders

1. Anthony Zinno – 612,000
2. Shankar Pillai – 554,000
3. Jon Hill – 553,000
4. Ajay Chabra – 524,000
5. Jake Schwartz – 522,000
6. Joseph Cheong – 472,000
7. Pat Lyons – 464,000
8. Dylan Linde – 434,000
9. Ali Hamidizadeh – 385,000
10. Tim McDermott – 358,000

Lead photo credit: thundervalleyresort.com

The post WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event Day 2: Anthony Zinno Surges Ahead appeared first on Poker News Daily.

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AWS ships its own flavor of Elasticsearch, insists it its not trying to fork developers off

The Register - Tue, 2019-03-12 01:56
This is not a fork, insists rent-a-server biz, but time will tell

In an effort to keep code for the Elasticsearch project untainted by proprietary bits, Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Monday released a downstream distribution called Open Distro for Elasticsearch that the company promises is "100 per cent open source" under the Apache 2.0 license.…

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Ride-share driver took sleeping woman 200 miles away from home to 'up the fare'. Now he's facing years in the clink for kidnapping, fraud

The Register - Tue, 2019-03-12 00:21
Dial-a-ride creep admits driving NY-bound passenger on trip to Boston instead

A ride-sharing app driver has admitted kidnapping and wire fraud charges after he drove a sleeping passenger some 200 miles from her destination in order to, seemingly, increase his fare. His intentions, though, were far more sinister, a court in New York has heard.…

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High-jacking the Box: Enterprise storage tool's customers leave secrets on web like sitting ducks

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 23:15
Talk about thinking outside the Box... File silos just like poorly secure AWS S3 buckets

Box enterprise customers may be sharing sensitive corporate data on the open internet by misusing their online storage.…

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Strewth! Apoplectic Aussies threaten to blast noisy Google delivery drones out of the sky

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 21:24
By coincidence Chocolate Factory pulls Canberra drone trial

Video Google has just completed a year-long test program for a drone delivery system in Australia – and has applied to launch the world's first commercial delivery drone operation this summer, Down Under. However, the locals aren't pleased.…

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Is that rain or tears of frustration on your face? Google Cloud bursts, Console and Dataflow washed away for hours

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 20:33
Servers-for-hire shop takes nap for repairs

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has been under the weather today, failing to respond to developers for several hours and counting.…

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The Handmaid's Tale or Man-made Fail? Exposed DB of 'BreedReady' women probably not as bad as it sounds

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 19:43
Dystopian forced pregnancy scenarios likely a figment of Western media biases

An unprotected MongoDB database of 1.8 million women in China has been taken offline after drawing media attention for the inclusion of a data field designating whether the women are "BreedReady."…

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Airlines in Asia, Africa ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after second death crash in four-ish months

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 18:50
Software may have played a grim role in both fatal accidents

China has grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8s on its civil aircraft register after one of the US-made airliners crashed yesterday near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Operators in other countries, including South Africa and Thailand, have followed suit.…

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NASA's crap infosec could be 'significant threat' to space ops

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 16:23
Inspectors not happy with stagnant security practices

NASA's Office of the Inspector General has once again concluded the American space agency's tech security practices are "not consistently implemented".…

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Hapless engineers leave UK cable landing station gate open, couple of journos waltz right in

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 15:40
Infosec skills are useful. But so are locked doors

Journalists were able to bimble into a UK cable landing station almost completely unchallenged after security gates were left open and unlocked.…

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Small Brit firms beg for 'light touch' as only half are ready for digital tax reforms due next month

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 15:05
We also have Brexit to be utterly unprepared for, yo

A half of VAT-registered small biz don't have the software needed to comply with the British government's digital tax reforms - due for launch next month - with each facing bills of almost £600 to bring it in.…

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Back to ASICs: Nvidia coughs GPU-uge $6.9bn to scoff Mellanox

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 14:33
Consolidation in the chip industry as the geepie giant eyes new markets

GPU giant Nvidia is to cough $6.9bn for chipmaker Mellanox, known for its data centre networking kit and InfiniBand interconnect tech widely used in HPC.…

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'What's up, Skip?' asks paraglider – before 'roo beats the snot out of him

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 14:01
He was landing. Marsupials have not yet developed flight

As if we needed another reminder that everything in Australia wants to kill you, the ongoing turf war between kangaroos and people has claimed another victim.…

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From on-prem to serverless, here’s to how to transform your software ops

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 13:32
Start by snapping up a CLL19 early bird ticket today

There’s just a few days left to grab your early bird tickets for Continuous Lifecycle, and join us in May for three days of serverless, containers, CI/CD and DevOps.…

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Just a reminder: We're still bad at securing industrial controllers

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 13:30
Moxa boxes caught using plain text passwords and insecure web apps

Bug hunters have discovered yet another set of flaws in industrial control systems used by electric utilities, oil and gas companies, and shipping and transportation providers.…

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It sounds like a new train line, but no: Compute Express Link is PCIe 5.0 server CPU-accelerator glue from Intel and pals

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 13:00
Oh, compute, not commute. Got it. Version 1.0 of spec ratified, available shortly

Big-name tech companies will together unveil yet another interconnect, this one dubbed Compute Express Link or CXL, which is aimed at plugging data-center CPUs into accelerator chips.…

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Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 on Arm64 to play nicely with KVM

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 12:38
Put away the glue and duct tape, and luxuriate in virtualised goodness

A funny thing has happened on the way to 19H1: an Azure OS kernel engineer tweaked Windows 10 to make the operating system considerably more KVM-friendly.…

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TalkTalk returns to the email hall of shame as Pipex accounts throw weekend-long wobbly

The Register - Mon, 2019-03-11 12:07
All fine now, insists telco after Total Inability ToTalkTalk to Server Upsets Pipex peeps*

TalkTalk is back in the spotlight over its email services after ageing Pipex mail addresses stopped working abruptly on Saturday.…

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