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18/06 3:01 pm Developers code worked, but not in the right century

The user you really dont want to mess with is a vigilant loyalty points herder Who, me? Why hello there Monday! And hello, therefore, to a new instalment of Who, me?, The Register s column in which readers confess to their c*ckups.

18/06 2:28 pm Google cuts price of cloudy interconnects from partners

If you can't get to a POP yourself, this plan's for you Google has formally launched its Partner Interconnect product, priced for customers too small to afford 10 Gbps interconnect links.

18/06 2:03 pm Tintri teetering on the edge of oblivion

Management faces the ghoulish and grisly truth Storage array supplier Tintri really is circling the drain as it issues preliminary first fiscal 2019 quarter results and issues dire warnings, really dire warnings, about its prospects.

18/06 1:02 pm AWS seeks startup launch experience for end-user services

We smell a cloudy challenge to Citrix and VMware and maybe Microsoft and Google AWS looks to be up to something in the end-user computing market.

18/06 9:29 am Linux literally loses its Lustre HPC filesystem ditched in new kernel

Version 4.18 rc1 also swats Spectre, cuddles Chromebooks Linux has literally lost its Lustre the filesystem favoured by HPC types has vanished in the first release candidate of version 4.18 of the Linux kernel.

18/06 9:01 am FACE/OFF: Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission bins NEC-built ..

Meanwhile there's 15 other $10m-plus IT projects wobbling down Canberra way The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has unplugged a biometric identification project.

18/06 7:23 am Google cloud VMs given same IP addresses ... and down they went

Yikes! And the fix is to delete and rebuild the VM. Google gave some of its cloud customers a rotten weekend by breaking a bunch of virtual machines.

18/06 6:41 am Do NetAdmins like snacks? Asking cos here's a dish of tasty network news ..

Juniper's new routers emerge, Google QUIC-ens gets load balancing for HTTPS Roundup Be nimble, be QUIC: Google's added secured load balancing support to its QUIC protocol.

16/06 6:03 pm AI military upstart attacked by Russian malware, Twitter fires up ..

Including bad news for IBM Watson Health Roundup Welcome to this week's AI news bites, picking up the bits besides everything else we've written abou t.

16/06 3:00 pm UN's freedom of expression top dog slams European copyright plans

Rapporteur David Kaye not impressed with Article 13 The campaign against a key aspect of new European copyright legislation has picked up a significant backer: the United Nations' freedom of expression expert.

16/06 7:09 am Wires, chips, and LEDs: US trade bigwigs detail Chinese kit that's going ..

'You want a war? Well done, you've got one' replies China The Trump administration is moving forward with its plans to implement tariffs on Chinese goods coming into America. On Friday, it published a list of products totaling $34bn that will be subjected to a 25 per cent charge to importers, and another $16bn worth of goods that could be added to the list.

16/06 5:32 am Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

Tapplock: Once, twice, three times a screw-up It's never easy to crack into a market with a innovative new product but makers of the "world's first smart fingerprint padlock" have made one critical error: they forgot about the existence of screwdrivers.

16/06 4:12 am Jawbone bods allegedly jogged off to Fitbit with secret gadget blueprints

Staffers accused of swiping trade secrets face criminal charges Six former and current Fitbit staffers have been accused of stealing trade secrets from rival gizmo-slinger Jawbone.

16/06 2:55 am Indiegogo lawyer asks ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Where's the cash?

Crowdfunder asks to be reimbursed on behalf of backers Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has revealed to The Register that it has set its lawyers on flailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm Retro Computers Ltd.

15/06 11:23 pm DeepMind Health told to explain business model, relationship to Google

Review panel: We don't think AI firm has a hidden agenda, but Alphabet-owned AI company DeepMind Health needs to clarify its relationship with Google and explain how it plans to turn a profit, the firm's independent review panel has said.

15/06 9:33 pm Swiss cops will 'tolerate' World Cup rabble-rousers for 60 minutes

The land of the cuckoo clock brings you more endearingly cuckoo rules A Swiss police force has decreed that up to an hour of car-horn beeping during the football World Cup will be officially tolerated by the famously pernickety nation.

15/06 8:59 pm CIOs planning to snub Oracle for other cloudy vendors analyst

Drop for Big Red shares as biz prepares to announce Q4 financial results Oracle stock has been downgraded by JP Morgan based on its CIO survey that didn't paint a rosy picture for Big Red's cloud services business.

15/06 8:30 pm Office 365 celebrates National Beer Day by popping out for a pint

UK users waiting for emails to download ponder early start to weekend Office 365 is suffering a stuttering start to the weekend with UK users complaining this morning that the service has slowed to a crawl or stopped altogether.

15/06 8:02 pm Drones Bill said to be ready for world+dog's crayons 'this summer'

Public consultation for skeletal law inches closer The long-awaited Drones Bill will be out for public consultation "this summer" - though sources tell The Register that it has been stripped down in order to guarantee a smooth passage through Parliament.

15/06 7:39 pm Brit super-data-cluster JASMIN set to crank up capacity and capability

Quobyte, Pure Storage and Caringo all helping out Quobyte, FlashBlade and Caringo will all flower at JASMIN, the UK's environmental science supercomputer site, it has emerged.

15/06 7:10 pm Shatner's solar-powered Bitcoin gambit wouldn't power a deflector shield

The dilithium crystals cannae take it, Captain Here's a surprise. William Shatner wants cryptocurrency miners to use a solar energy company he represents.

15/06 5:49 pm End-to-end NVMe arrays poised to resurrect external storage

Who needs DAS with RDMA? Analysis NVMe-over Fabrics arrays are performing as fast as servers fitted with the same storage media Optane or Z-SSD drives for example. Because NVMe-oF uses RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) then the network latency involved in accessing external storage arrays effectively goes away.

15/06 4:37 pm Universal Credit has never delivered bang for buck, but now there's no ..

UK's National Audit Office slams delays, overestimation of Verify, attitude to claimants The UK government's embattled Universal Credit programme hasn't delivered value for money and has caused some claimants hardship but is now so embedded there is no alternative but to plough on, the National Audit Office has said.

15/06 4:01 pm Meet the Frenchman masterminding a Google-free Android

What open-sourcery is this? Interview Open source had a moral purpose when it was fighting "The Borg", Microsoft, in the 1990s, but then it fell from view. You could say it has found its mojo again, only this time it is about loosening the grip of companies built on ever more intrusive personal data processing: Google and Facebook. One of the biggest but most promising challenges is creating an Android free of Google's data-slurping .

15/06 3:30 pm ICANN pays to push Whois case to European Court of Justice

Just has to lose GDPR rulings in other courts first Domain name system overseer ICANN will spend millions of dollars arguing its GDPR case to the European Court of Justice rather than resolve its own internal disagreements.

15/06 3:02 pm User spent 20 minutes trying to move mouse cursor, without success

Citizen sysadmin saved the day after kids got lost without lasers On-Call Welcome again to On-Call, in which The Register brings you readers tales of tech support traumas.

15/06 2:30 pm G Suitened with helping of Google's App Maker

Google pours simple coding tools to deepen dev pool After a year and a half of gestation in its Early Adopter program, Google's low-code application development environment App Maker has been delivered into the hands of its corporate customers.

15/06 12:28 am Would you rather health data or finance data in the cloud?

Hint: health outspends finance outfits two to one, but all vertical IT is heading cloudy. Fast Healthcare providers are the top users of public clouds, says analyst firm IDC.

15/06 9:57 am Microsoft says Windows 10 April update is fit for business rollout

Claims its the least complaint-generating Windows ever Microsofts decided that Windows 10 version 1803, aka the April Update, is now fit for consumption by business users or indeed anyone or anything capable of running Windows 10.

15/06 8:08 am AI is cool and all but doctors and patients don't really need it

According ot the American Medical Association at least The American Medical Association does not believe that using AI is essential in healthcare and will benefit all patients, according to a new report.

15/06 6:32 am Cisco opens its network automation system to the unwashed masses

Wants to move into the application business Cisco has opened up its network automation and analytics software, DNA Center, to all-comers.

15/06 5:15 am Huawei unveils bigger iron KunLun server at CeBIT

A bigger splash from big freaking box of a server, with up to 32 CPUs in a rack Huawei has unveiled a more powerful version of its top-end KunLun server at CeBIT, amongst a raft of other big iron-ish hardware and software announcements.

15/06 4:54 am The eyes have it: DeepFakes outed by unblinking gaze

Fake videos generated by AI models can be detected In the last year or so convincing fake videos known as DeepFakes the product of deep learning-driven facial image manipulation have been condemned as a threat to democracy , or what's left of it.

15/06 3:03 am Creepy software knows what you are about to do... to that poor salad

Code good for passing the salt, but it won't win you the lottery A team of scientists at Universitt Bonn in Germany has developed not-at-all-creepy software able to predict the future. A few minutes of it, at least.

15/06 12:13 am Bank of England to set new standards for when IT goes bad

What, you didn't do this already? The Bank of England is expecting financial institutions to be a bit less rubbish when IT goes wrong, it said today.

 Bank of England to set new standards for when IT goes bad

What, you didn't do this already? The Bank of England is expecting financial institutions to be a bit less rubbish when IT goes wrong, it said today.

14/06 10:03 pm Contain yourselves: Kubernetes for Azure unleashed on world+dog

Microsoft: Plz park your containers in our cloud K thx Container fans, rejoice! Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available, having been in preview since October.

14/06 9:38 pm ... Aaaand that's a fifth Brit Army Watchkeeper drone to crash in Wales

Troubled surveillance craft has taken a shine to terra firma A British Army Watchkeeper drone has crashed near Aberporth, taking the number of crashes involving the unmanned aircraft to five.

14/06 9:00 pm Ex-Rolls-Royce engineer nicked on suspicion of giving F-35 info to China

73-year-old taken in by counter-terror cops report A former Rolls-Royce engineer has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of breaching the Official Secrets Act by allegedly handing British F-35 engine secrets to China.

14/06 7:57 pm HP PC boss quits tech for fur baby future

Ron Coughlin will no longer doorstep fanbois outside Apple stores HP Inc exec Ron Coughlin is quitting the dog-eats-dog world of peddling PCs and heading into the more cuddly-sounding - but no doubt competitive - one of speciality pet retailing.

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Bloomberg 1MDB Scandal Turns Funds Cool on Malaysia Bloomberg ... 3 percent of gross domestic product, Wee said. Rating agencies are likely to downgrade Malaysia sooner rather than later if its fiscal health deteriorates significantly due to liabilities arising from 1MDB , Brown Brothers ..[GC - Google Cache]
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At least three dead, dozens injured, after strong .. - Straitstimes
New York Times At least three dead, dozens injured, after strong earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan The Straits Times Water flows out from cracks in a road damaged by an earthquake in Takatsuki, Osaka, on June 18, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS. Train guide electric boards tilt following an earthquake ..

Japan Paces Asia Stocks Drop on Trade; Oil Falls: .. - Bloomberg
Bloomberg Japan Paces Asia Stocks Drop on Trade; Oil Falls: Markets Wrap Bloomberg Japan's stocks led Asian declines amid investor concern the exchange of threats between China and the U.S. is the precursor of a full-blown trade war. Oil dropped, while the dollar edged higher as Treasury yields ..[GC - Google Cache]