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Full disclosh: Facebook to pay shareholders $35m over IPO non-disclosure claims

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 05:14
Settlement in long-running case now pocket change for the Zuckerborg

Facebook and its top execs have agreed to pay out $35m to get shareholders off their case over allegations the biz knew mobile use was affecting ad revenue before it went public in 2012.…

Huawei's Not Hot Dog is possibly the Worst Tech Promo Ever

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 04:42
Not an avoidable road accident waiting to happen

#F_AI_L Never base a promotional campaign around a satire of the thing you're trying to promote. You'd think that's an easy rule to follow, but Huawei seems to have forgotten.…

Comcast offers £22bn to snatch Sky from Rupert Murdoch

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 04:30
Battle of the tycoons

US cable giant Comcast has put a rival offer of £22bn for Sky, in an attempt to snatch the company from the grasp of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch.…

HBO's Fahrenheit 451 Trailer Teases Dystopian World Filled With Burning 'Chaos'

Slashdot - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 04:00
HBO has released the first trailer of its film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's best-selling 1953 dystopian tale, Fahrenheit 451, which depicts a time period where history is outlawed and "firemen" burn books. The Hollywood Reporter reports: In the Ramin Bahrani-directed film, Michael B. Jordan stars as Guy Montag, a fireman who comes to question his role in enforcing the state's censorship laws, and in so doing finds himself at odds with his "mentor," Beatty (Michael Shannon). "By the time you guys grow up, there won't be one book left," Jordan is shown telling a group of students. Throughout the trailer, a reel of destruction is shown as Beatty's voiceover warns that "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing." "We are not born equal, so we must be made equal by the fire," Beatty explains. Jordan will also serve as the film's executive producer. Sofia Boutella, Martin Donovan, Laura Harrier, Keir Dullea, Jane Moffat and Grace Lynn Kung also star.

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EE: Data goes TITSUP* for Brit mobile customers

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 03:56
Are we supposed to, like, read a book or something?

Updated EE customers have been hit by a nationwide data outage this morning, leaving grumbling UK commuters with nothing to mindlessly tap on their way to work.…

Qubes Desktop Tips

LXer - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 03:56
Learn a few tips for getting the most out of your Qubes desktop.

Work continues on 5G, shame no one's sure what it's for yet

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 03:33
But the new standard has at last found a home among verticals

MWC18 5G is – surprise, surprise – dominating this year's Mobile World Congress as more emphasis is heaped on how non-telco vertical sectors can use the fledgling technology.…

Oi, drag this creaking, 217-year-old UK census into the data-driven age

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 03:04
Challenge accepted, ONS bod Becky Tinsley tells El Reg

The UK's Office for National Statistics is under pressure. Every decade since 1801, it has carried out one of the world's most comprehensive statistical undertakings, the census. Now, it has until 2021 to prove it can do so without the massive surveys it still relies upon.…

Getting started with Mypy

LXer - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 02:36
Mypy is an static type checker for Python3 (http://mypy-lang.org/) , the article would cover : What is Mypy ? How to use it ? Why should I use it ? Practical example Mypy is also packaged in Fedora.

Want cheaper analytics? Snub SaaS: Ye olde ELAs might do the job

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 02:29
And don't forget to negotiate when vendors are most desperate for cash

Pricing and licensing "are central to all data and analytics initiatives" and vendors are using organisations' enthusiasm for the field to coin it at your expense. But controlling costs is more than possible, Gartner principal analyst Etisham Zaidi said yesterday at the firm's Asia-Pacific Data and Analytics Summit in Sydney.…

Fender's 'smart' guitar amp has no Bluetooth pairing controls

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 02:02
Bum note: you could Rickroll an artist live on stage

Guitar amp manufacturer Fender's recently-introduced Mustang GT 100 guitar amplifier can be made to play whatever audio an attacker fancies, security researchers have discovered.…

Take SNAT, says Microsoft, to improve Azure load balancing

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:29
When too many cloudy ports are barely enough

Microsoft has rewritten the operation of its Source Network Address Translation (SNAT) protocol in a bid to improve Azure's load balancing performance.…

DevOps jobs salaries: 9 statistics to see

LXer - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:15
particular demand for the following skills and experience among employers looking for DevOps-oriented talent: Linux and other open source projects, Scripting (including languages such as Bash, Perl, and Python)...

Neil Young slams Google, after you log in to read his rant with Google or Facebook

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:01
Heart Of Gold meets Piece Of Crap

Musician Neil Young has spent years railing against the poor quality of digital audio.…

Math Shows Some Black Holes Erase Your Past and Give You Unlimited Futures

Slashdot - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:00
dmoberhaus writes: An international team of mathematicians has found that there are theoretical black holes that would allow an observer to survive passage through the event horizon. This would result in the breakdown of determinism, a fundamental feature of the universe that allows physics to have predictive power, and result in the destruction of the observer's past and present them with an infinite number of futures. The findings were detailed in a report published last week in Physical Review Letters.

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Opt-in cryptomining script Coinhive 'barely used' say researchers

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 00:31
We wouldn't say 'barely', says Coinhive

Few sites are bothering to use the opt-in version of Coinhive, the controversial ride-along JavaScript crypto-mining package that requires end-users' consent to run.…

Drones replace models on Dolce & Gabbana catwalk

TheRegister - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 00:01
If you think that's silly, try these $550 Chanel 'data centre sunglasses'

Fashion house Dolce and Gabbana has replaced human models with drones.…

Nokia attempts a smartphone comeback with Android

LXer - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 23:55
By using a standardized, secure version of Google's Android in its new smartphones, the Nokia brand seeks to rise from the ashes.

Ohhhh-klahoma! Where Verizon's sweeping legacy down the drain

TheRegister - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 23:02
Trials virty radio with Nokia, Chipzilla

Verizon's enthusiasm for 5G and virtualization has spawned a virtual radio access network trial in the USA.…

Mass Protest in Support of Net Neutrality Tomorrow, Linux Support Added to Microsoft's Quantum Development Kit and More

LXer - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 22:35
Tomorrow is a day of mass protest, both online and off, for Net Neutrality supporters "to secure the final vote needed to pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution in the Senate to block the FCC's resoundingly unpopular repeal of rules that prevent Internet providers from controlling what websites and apps web users can use with censorship, throttling, and new fees.
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