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Micron plumps STACKED SILICON BEAUTY with SerDes

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Reaching the limit?

I don't think anyone has a realistic plan to go below 10nm for general semis in the near future.

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Russian deputy PM: 'We are coming to the Moon FOREVER'

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Going to launch from

Ukraine?

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Yeah, there could be a problem

Russia's economy is collapsing, albeit slowly, because of the massive corruption.

I mean on a scale larger than the economy of many other countries.

In 10-15 years they are going to start needing economic aid.

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Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders

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Bullies

That is Apple these days.

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Boffins power wearable tech with body static

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Mushroom

Petrol stations, anywhere with a gas leak

See the icon

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Microsoft slaps LTE mobe broadband into Surface 2 slabs (Yeah, take that, iPad)

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Re: If it's not unlocked, I'm not interested

The AT&T mention is about approval nothing more.

The modem is suitable for all networks.

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Hey, MoJ, we're not your Buddi: Brit firm abandons 'frustrating' crim-tagging contract

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Not a surprise

Yes, from the same civil service that brought you the NHS IT cockup (and the one before), Universal Credit which cost nearly quarter of a million per registered user and more!

Oddly enough there are consultants on all of these projects getting (if I remember correctly) £3,000 a day! The same ones again and again.

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Java or .NET bod in the Midlands? Congrats - you've got a DOUBLE DIGIT payrise

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Re: Undesirable?

Manchester or London?

London is good to visit but to live? No way!

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You’re a LIAR and a CHEAT... la-la-la, I can't hear your lawyers

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Good article

Plus well done for sticking with it.

Yes, I believe they could be guilty under British law. I wait with baited breath.

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Help! Apple has snaffled the WHOLE WORLD'S supply of sapphire glass

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Other customers?

You know, such as military vehicles which have been using this for years.

'whole world's supply'?

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EU network tech boss: Europe to take the lead on 5G (thanks, Huawei)

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What 5G?

it's 2014 and 4G isn't rolled out yet, nor have many of it's features like voice.

Yes, voice still has to go over 3G.

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BBC, ITV gang up on YouView with 'FreeView Connect'

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Please checked your facts

1. 'spent' not 'spendt'.

2. Freeview Connect has been in the Freeview specifications for three years that I know of and by definition is open to all manufacturers.

There are fees for access to documents and test suites from the DTG but these are reasonable.

There is no manufacturer exclusivity.

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Bitcoin value plunges as Mt.Gox halts withdrawals and Russia says 'nyet'

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Russia doesn't need Bitcons

Want a currency that is falling, is used in large for a black economy?

The Ruble is here.

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Would you trust it?

Currency that isn't backed by anything, no security standards and no comeback e.g. bitcoin traders that disappear (if they even really existed).

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NYPD dons Google tech specs: Part man. Part machine. All Glasshole

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Oh to hack that

It won't take long, you only need to distract them for a couple of seconds.

Too much automation makes people vulnerable.

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For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?

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No objective

If you aren't clear about what it is to do how can you make a choice?

It seems to be about trying this or trying that.

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HP to hire 400 people in Oz 'innovation centre'

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Cost

Given wages levels in Australia I have my doubts about this in the long term.

In the short term there are grants and software is portable.

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Getting documents all too easy for Snowden

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It's a people problem

Arrogance and, in the end, boredom and laziness. That is what enables social engineering attacks.

People have walked into NSA buildings without having to show ID on occasions.

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Asus unveils dirt-cheap Chromebox desktops with Haswell chips

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4k or 4k?

There is a big difference.

H.264 on a limited profile or H.265 to UHD standards?

There is a lot more to it than pixels.

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ARM posts sterling revenue growth, but moneymen spank it anyway

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Good time to buy

Since ARM based servers will make a big dent in that market.

Don't buy Intel.

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Russian gay dating app dev: We've been BLOCKED just DAYS before Winter Olympics

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Re: Non-traditional?

There goes on-line dating of any kind.

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Facepalm

So all this anti-gay stuff

And they have shared toilets?

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'Maybe we haven't been clear enough about med records opt-out', admits NHS data boss

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Private companies are involved

And the data includes health details, POST CODE and NHS numbers.

I handed in an opt-out form and my GP wasn't surprised (was seeing him about something else).

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The TRUTH about LEAKY, STALKING, SPYING smartphone applications

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2G

Does me plus a 1-2 week battery life.

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Eurocops want to build remote car-stopper, shared sensor network

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How to hack a police car

Yep, hackers have the best tools and criminals have the money to pay them.

Click, try to stop in a high speed pursuit and CRASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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UK picks Open Document Format for all government files

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Let's give some credit

for a positive step.

We give them Hell for negative ones after all.

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Yes, HP will still sue you if you make cartridges for its inkjet printers

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And this is the reason

I avoid HP.

My Epson R300 still works, it caps the cartridges correctly so I can come back after six months and use it.

Much longer and I may have to replace a cartridge at the exorbitant price of less that £2.50.

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GP surgeries MUST DO BETTER on data handling, says ICO

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Oh what brave new world

Aldus Huxley saw this coming.

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Herschel boffins spot fat dwarf Ceres in TEARS over astro-identity crisis

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Liquid water - woot!

Water warm enough to turn easily into liquid would help to make belt mining feasible in the future.

Carrying energy is one thing, replacing volatiles is another - water isn't a great propellant but without a gravity well it becomes a lot more practical. Now add oxygen by electrolysis.

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Apple badmouthing of court's monitor proves it NEEDS him - judge

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Must be doing a good job.

Keep it up.

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British Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing receives Royal pardon

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Re: At last

Sadly no, people still get beaten up for it and sometimes worse.

Much better than in many other countries though.

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Snowden: 'I am still working for the NSA ... to improve it'

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He is working for the NSA

By showing them how arrogant and complacent they are.

He worked by ASKING people there for passwords which that just gave to him!

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F-Secure won't speak at imperialist lackey RSA's 2014 conference

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Childish

Talk about throwing toys out of the pram.

RSA have made clear statements which can be independently verified - has anyone done this?

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RSA comes out swinging at claims it took NSA's $10m to backdoor crypto

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True?

The journalist stands by a claim being made but but does he stand by the claim being true?

Two separate things.

RSA's statements can be verified.

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DisARMed: Geeksphone's next high-end mobe to pack Intel x86 inside

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Err.. the phone bit

Atom is an x86 CPU, what do they use for the phone bit?

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BT warned: Speed up Openreach repairs or face PUNITIVE FINES

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Agreed

I am with Sky and have been bumped down the queue by Openreach.

Not the engineer's fault, it is what he was told to do.

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Feminist Software Foundation gets grumpy with GitHub … or does it?

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Mushroom

Well done

You have shown that some women can be as asinine as some men.

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BT network-level STOCKINGs-n-suspenders KILLER arrives in time for Xmas

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Failed already

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25430582

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$1,000 BOUNTY offered for FINGERPRINTS of a GLOBAL SPY CHIEF

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Double standards

NSA - you ask for people's passwords and they hand them only.

CGHQ - can't get native Arab translators because of the racism there which the management are afraid to do anything about. Also they have wheelchairs there but they are broken and it isn't their fault because a contractor handles it.

Trust them?

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No anon pr0n for you: BT's network-level 'smut' filters will catch proxy servers too

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Flame

How to deal with this

Get significant sites blocked and watch it all burn.

Anonymous - take over!

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Cambs prof scoops $3m Fundamental Physics prize

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Yay!

Good to see someone who is giving back, nice one Milner!

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The ZOD FILES: Climate documents from 2007 'must stay SECRET'

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Traitors

I was going to be polite but couldn't think of anything else.

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Murdoch stands between your kids and filth with BSkyB network-level SHIELD

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Consigned

To the dustbin

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Tales from an expert witness: Lasers, guns and singing Santas

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Re: Does the expert witness have to get his facts right?

Yes.

Look carefully and he is, first and foremost, an analyst.

I am in a similar situation in some respects.

I am a test engineer at a semiconductor company and deal with the more peripheral testing - power consumption, response to odd use cases etc. which means working across groups of people with their own (often very) narrow specialisations.

A common problem is that they focus on their area and simply don't take other areas seriously, sometimes to the point of making an arbitrary assumption and later stating it as fact.

The tricky part is drawing out from people what is really happening in their area and then aligning information and communicating what is happening.

A combination of consistent attention to detail, cat herding and running a kindergarten.

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FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS: Microsoft faces prising XP from Big Biz

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A major flaw

in the whole idea of OS marketing.

You want to pay a modest price for the OS but you want free protection from bad guys forever.

How long can the supplier afford to do this when there is no income?

How about a lower up front cost and a low annual cost (£2?) so they can afford to continue to protect the product? This isn't about their failures but you pay for anti virus and anti malware software so why should OS security be different?

We are killing the golden goose here.

Now add to the mix that, for example, Excel is an extremely important business tool What are you going to run it on? I find it remarkably versatile and wish there was a Linux compatible equivalent but give the 18 month support cycle for Ubuntu it's not worth someone's bother putting that much effort into a product.

Open source has it's place but I can't find really good desktop applications for business that compare with commercial ones.

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Reg readers rise to Vulture 2 paintjob challenge

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Devil

My choice?

The Gibraltar flag.

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Foxconn 'fesses up to labour breaches: Made students work long hours

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Why Apple?

I am certainly not a fan but at least they have been carrying out checks which helped get this started.

How many other manufacturing companies are doing the same or worse?

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NASA's Jupiter probe wakes up after unexpected snooze

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Wonderful El Reg phraseology

"Sphincters unclench audibly"

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ECHR rejects free speech plea over offensive online comments

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A good idea

"But wouldn't it be so much easier, if you could all be, well, nice"

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Canadian operator EasyDNS stands firm against London cops

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Above the law?

Basically that police unit threaten people rather than follow established international procedures such as those for ICANN.

Perhaps they should learn how the internet works.

Oh, I notice they are endorsed by big business who are not squeaky clean.

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