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From The Register on July 15, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Industry reps told the UK taxman everything wrong with extending IR35. What happened next will astound you

Don't like it? Take it to an employment tribunal!

The UK government disregarded a raft of concerns about extending IR35 to the private sector in its response to a consultation over off-payroll working rules, industry groups have said.…

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Scientist, war hero and gay icon Alan Turing is new face of the £50 note

Binary and blueprints: is this the nerdiest banknote ever?

Legendary codebreaker and father of theoretical computer science Alan Turing will soon be gracing your pocket on the side of a shiny new £50 note.…

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

UK's Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station takes an eye off the sky to strike out into data centre biz

Complete with an immersion-cooled machine learning cluster

Goonhilly Earth Station, the Cornish-based satellite comms and space tech hub, has cut the ribbon on a data centre to sell colocation and managed services.…

From Linuxtoday.com on July 15, 2019, 6 p.m.

IBM's big deal for Red Hat gives it a chance to reshape open source (LT-IT-management-190x128.png)

TechRepublic: Much of the signal in IBM's acquisition of Red Hat revolves around containers and application development, but don't forget the potential to make IBM the center of the commercial open source universe

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on July 15, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Office 365 declared illegal in German schools due to privacy risks

Microsoft's future in Germany is in question again.

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Yes, I've been swotting up on court evidence in advance, says Mike Lynch

No wonder he seems so well informed

Autonomy Trial  Former Autonomy chief exec Mike Lynch sensationally admitted to London's High Court this afternoon that he has been reading courtroom evidence in advance of being questioned about it.…

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Scientist, war hero and gay icon Alan Turing is new face of the £50 note

Binary and blueprints: is this the nerdiest banknote ever?

Legendary codebreaker and father of theoretical computer science Alan Turing will soon be gracing your pocket on the side of a shiny new £50 note.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

Labour peers call for investigation into anti-Semitism claims

It comes as party staff demand an apology from Jeremy Corbyn on Labour's response to Panorama programme.

From Linuxtoday.com on July 15, 2019, 5 p.m.

Facebook just released this new open source JavaScript engine (LT-developer-thumb-190x128.png)

ZDnet: Facebook releases Hermes to improve app performance on low-end Android phones.

From Scott Adam's Blog on July 15, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Episode 598 Scott Adams: Trump’s “Go Back” Tweet, Possible Iran Nuclear Deal (Episode-598-Scott-Adams-Trumps-Go-Back-Tweet-Possible-Iran-Nuclear-Deal.mp3)

Content:  CNN Fake News OMITS the “then come back” part of the tweet Same fake news strategy they use to push Fine People HOAX Same fake news strategy they use to push ICE raids HOAX President Trump’s tweet was just New Yorker trash talk President Trump has positioned Democrats to tear themselves apart The LEAST […]

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From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Tory leadership: Johnson and Hunt in final head-to-head debate of campaign

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will face questions from Sun newspaper readers as race enters last week.

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

UK says no way to US calls for no Huawei on 5G networks: MPs find 'no technical grounds' to exclude Chinese giant

Plus: American biz bods could say yes way to Zhengfei... in '2 to 4 weeks'

The UK's Science and Technology Select Committee said it can't find any "technical grounds" for chopping Huawei out of the UK's 5G and other telco networks, but said government should consider "ethical" issues and its relationship with "allies".…

From Linuxtoday.com on July 15, 2019, 4 p.m.

GIS on Linux with SAGA (applications-190x128.png)

LinuxJournal: In this article, I want to look at a GIS option available for Linux—specifically, a program called SAGA (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses).

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

MP defections to Lib Dems 'before summer is out'

After press reports of two Tory MPs defecting to the Lib Dems, Sir Vince Cable says the real "measure of success is whether the voters defect".

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

Virgin Media blocks Imgur, literally tens of people rage at UK ISP

They blame IWF-related error, IWF says 'it's not us, it's you'

UK internet service provider Virgin Media has insisted it does not block entire domains "as a matter of course" after it stopped its customers from viewing the whole of Imgur this morning – on the say-so of the Internet Watch Foundation.…

From Linuxtoday.com on July 15, 2019, 3 p.m.

Debian Linux 10 'Buster' Places Stability Ahead of Excitement (LT-infrastructure-190x128.png)

LinuxInsider: Debian Linux 10 Buster, released July 9, is a boring upgrade.

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

It's a Hull of a thing: Private equity biz Macquarie to swallow KCOM

Gavel falls on £627m valuation - new owner may look to offload ailing divisions

The battle for ownership of KCOM, the East Yorkshire-based broadband provider and slinger of clouds, has finally ended with private equity investor Macquarie on top.…

From Linuxtoday.com on July 15, 2019, 2 p.m.

What is Silverblue? (LT-infrastructure-190x128.png)

Fedora Silverblue is becoming more and more popular inside and outside the Fedora world

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 1:49 p.m.

Theresa May condemns Trump's 'go home' remark to congresswomen

The outgoing PM calls attack directed at Democratic congresswomen of colour "completely unacceptable".

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 1:40 p.m.

Porn block: Margot James 'extremely sorry' for delay

"I know it sounds incompetent," Margot James says of age rules that should have started on Monday.

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

Prospect union urges members at BT: Say yes to pay and grading shakeup revisions

Common ground found on People's Framework revamp after months of haggling

Prospect the union has advised BT employees to approve the so-called People's Framework, a programme of change that includes a revamp of pay and grading structures, following months of discussions.…

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, where to go? Navigation satellite signals flip from degraded to full TITSUP* over span of four days

*Timing Is Terrible Say Users Plaintively

The multibillion-euro navigation system Galileo went dark over the weekend.…

From Linuxtoday.com on July 15, 2019, 1 p.m.

RetroArch will be Steam’s biggest emulation launch yet, coming July 30 (applications-190x128.png)

ars technica: But will this "completely free" release run afoul of Steam Community Guidelines?

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 12:35 p.m.

Jared O'Mara, Sheffield Hallam MP vows to stand again

Jared O'Mara, an independent MP since 2018, says he will rise like a "phoenix from the flames".

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Quantum goes open and passwords must die in a week of Microsoft fun

Also: a new build brings Android joy to more users. Assuming it actually installs

Roundup  Microsoft was cock-a-hoop over its new London retail presence last week while its resellers were less than impressed with the company's prancing around licensing. However, a whole bunch of other things happened at the company while we were looking at the big stuff.…

From Schneier on Security on July 15, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Palantir's Surveillance Service for Law Enforcement

Motherboard got its hands on Palantir's Gotham user's manual, which is used by the police to get information on people: The Palantir user guide shows that police can start with almost no information about a person of interest and instantly know extremely intimate details about their lives. The capabilities are staggering, according to the guide: If police have a name...

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 11:47 a.m.

Politics of automation: Factory workers and robots

Humans and robots working together in a factory may excite some tech geeks, but worry others who fear job losses.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 11:04 a.m.

Brexit: No-deal battle could be decided by Supreme Court says Letwin

Oliver Letwin says it is not clear if MPs can stop a no-deal Brexit - but the Supreme Court might.

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 10:17 a.m.

Good luck deleting someone's private info from a trained neural network – it's likely to bork the whole thing

Researchers show limited success in getting rid of data

AI systems have weird memories. The machines desperately cling onto the data they’ve been trained on, making it difficult to delete bits of it. In fact, they often have to be completely retrained from scratch with the newer, smaller dataset.…

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 9:17 a.m.

Industry reps told the UK taxman everything wrong with extending IR35. What happened next will astound you

Don't like it? Take it to an employment tribunal!

The UK government disregarded a raft of concerns about extending IR35 to the private sector in its response to a consultation over off-payroll working rules, industry groups have said.…

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 8:17 a.m.

Hell hath no fury like a radar engineer scorned

More than four decades on, we can finally shine the light on this tale

Who, Me?  As the weekend disappears with the speed of a Phantom flung off an aircraft carrier, it is time to console ourselves with another tale of decades-old hijinks in The Register's weekly Who, Me? column.…

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 7:17 a.m.

New old Windows bug emerges, your 'strong' password is anything but, plus plenty more

What you need to know from infosec land lately

Roundup  Here is a brief look at some of the other security stories floating around right now.…

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 7:17 a.m.

Malicious code ousted from PureScript's npm installer – but who put it there in the first place?

Account hijacking claimed by some but it may just be a developer behaving badly

Another JavaScript package in the npm registry - the installer for PureScript - has been tampered with, leading project maintainers to revise their software to purge the malicious code.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 7:14 a.m.

'Poverty link' to youth violence - London mayor

Sadiq Khan says "there's never any excuse for criminality" but that poverty is a factor.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 6:31 a.m.

Northern Ireland bill - what happens next?

If Stormont is not restored, could Northern Ireland have same-sex marriage and abortion laws?

From The Register on July 15, 2019, 6:17 a.m.

Watch online this month: How to leave the past behind when you migrate to the cloud

Practical steps for your migration journey

Sponsored webcast  Moving to the cloud is not as simple as we have sometimes been led to believe. Many organisations are eager to benefit from the functionality and convenience that the cloud offers but find themselves constrained by the past.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 6 a.m.

LGBT teaching row: Government 'too slow' to tackle protests

Sara Khan, hired by the government to tackle extremism, says teachers should have had more support.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 5:32 a.m.

Whistleblowers: 'We spoke out and lost our jobs'

As MPs and peers call for an overhaul of whistleblowing laws, a former teacher explains why she took action.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 4:12 a.m.

Iran nuclear deal: Jeremy Hunt aims to ease tensions

Britain, Germany and France have jointly issued a statement stressing their support for the deal.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 15, 2019, 1:43 a.m.

Trade negotiators wanted to fill Brexit gap

Liam Fox wants to train new trade negotiators. Opponents say it is a last-minute scramble.

From Linuxtoday.com on July 14, 2019, 10 p.m.

A brief introduction to path units (LT-developer-thumb-190x128.png)

With path units, you can monitor files and directories for events and use them to execute service units.

From Slate Star Codex on July 14, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

OT132: Open Shed

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread (there are also hidden open threads twice a week you can reach through the Open Thread tab on the top of the page). Post about anything you want, but please try to avoid … Continue reading

From Linuxtoday.com on July 14, 2019, 6 p.m.

Understanding Your Disk Space Through df Command in Linux (LT-storage-190x128.png)

The df command is used for checking disk space in Linux.

From Scott Adam's Blog on July 14, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

Episode 597 Scott Adams: Bubonic Plague, Mind-Reading British Diplomats, Chat With @CarpeDonktum (Episode-597-Scott-Adams-Bubonic-Plague-Mind-Reading-British-Diplomats-Chat-With-CarpeDonktum.mp3)

Content:  Guest: @CarpeDonktum, famous meme maker meets the President Carpe shares his experiences, President trump, the White House The “regular” press annoyance with President Trump’s guests President Trump’s “presence” in the room, and his natural energy Untold prosperity versus…bubonic plague, the two sides are far apart WSJ again pushes the “fine people” HOAX in an […]

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From Linuxtoday.com on July 14, 2019, 2 p.m.

fre:ac free audio converter and CD ripper (applications-190x128.png)

fre:ac is a free and open source audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 14, 2019, 1:02 p.m.

Thornberry: Labour must "sort out" anti-Semitism

Labour MP Emily Thornberry says "nobody can pretend" her party doesn't have an anti-Semitism problem.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 14, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Brexit: 'No guarantee' of medicines if no EU deal agreed

Scottish minister Mike Russell says there could be problems obtaining adequate supplies.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 14, 2019, 12:03 p.m.

Labour anti-Semitism row: Don't attack messengers, says Thornberry

The shadow foreign secretary says "nobody can pretend there isn't an ongoing problem" within Labour.

From The Register on July 14, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

Gamers get a chance to battle an AI on the QT. Plus: Robo-marines, and fisticuffs over facial recognition in Detroit

Rapid-fire summary of machine-learning news

Roundup  Hello, here’s a few announcements from the world of machine learning beyond what we’ve already covered this week.…

From The History of China on July 14, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

#169 - S. Song 12: Instant Regret (media.mp3)

Just off of the heady victory over the Jin Dynasty with their new BFFs, the Mongols, a first-in-a-century visit to the Imperial Tombs gives the Song court a brilliant idea - what if we just took them back without asking? What's the worst that could happen? Time Period Covered: 1234-1241 CE Major Historical Figures: Song Dynasty: Emperor Lizong Chancellor Zheng Qingzhi Chancellor Shi Miyuan [d. 1233] General Zhao Kui General Quan Zicai Mongol Khanate: Ögedei Khaghan Töregene Khatun Prince Khödan Prince Khöchu Ambassador Wang Qi For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 14, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Welsh MP Guto Bebb to stand down at election over Tory concerns

Conservative MP Guto Bebb says Boris Johnson would be a "disastrous" prime minister.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 14, 2019, 9:46 a.m.

Brexit: Campaigner Gina Miller threatens no deal court battle

Gina Miller says she will take legal action if the next prime minister tries to shut down Parliament.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 14, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

Chancellor warns of 'lack of control' over no-deal Brexit

Philip Hammond warns that the UK will not be able to control key elements of a no-deal Brexit.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 14, 2019, 5:25 a.m.

Hammond says UK 'cannot control no-deal Brexit'

The Chancellor believes that the power over Brexit lies with EU member states and private business.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 14, 2019, 3:48 a.m.

Hunt v Johnson: The business view

Businesses in a Tory heartland give their views on what they want from the next prime minister.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 14, 2019, 1:10 a.m.

New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal 'to spite Obama'

The latest disclosure comes despite a police warning to media about publishing leaked diplomatic memos.

From Schneier on Security on July 13, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak: I'm speaking at Black Hat USA 2019 in Las Vegas on Wednesday, August 7 and Thurdsay, August 8, 2019. I'm speaking on "Information Security in the Public Interest" at DefCon 27 in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 10, 2019. The list is maintained on this page....

From Profile on July 13, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Ursula von der Leyen (p07gqsy7.mp3)

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen is likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission in November. Mark Coles tells her story so far. Producer Smita Patel

From The Incomparable on July 13, 2019, 7 p.m.

469: Snap, Blip, Pop, Crackle (theincomparable469.mp3)

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" - Fresh from the theater, we tackle “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” We consider the lighter side of the death and resurrection of billions of people, the unique position this Spider-Man has in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the value of various surrogate dads. We’re also surprised at how interesting Mysterio turned out to be despite the fact that he’s Mysterio.

Host Jason Snell with Cicero Holmes, Moisés Chiullan and Chip Sudderth.

From Linuxtoday.com on July 13, 2019, 6 p.m.

8 Best Linux Console File Managers (LT-default-thumb-190x128.png)

Linux console file managers can be very helpful in a day to day tasks

From Scott Adam's Blog on July 13, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Episode 596 Scott Adams: VP Pence Visits Border, Kanye Building Homes, Audience Questions (Episode-596-Scott-Adams-Pence-Visits-Border-Kanye-Building-Homes-Audience-Questions.mp3)

Content:  Vice President Pence is underrated and under appreciated They asked him… Are conditions at the detention center acceptable? Independent watchdog function needed for detention centers Kanye and housing designed for the future Audience questions If you would like my channel to have a wider audience and higher production quality, please donate via my startup […]

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From Linuxtoday.com on July 13, 2019, 2 p.m.

KDE Plasma 5.16.3 Desktop Environment Released with More Than 30 Improvements (LT-default-thumb-190x128.png)

KDE Plasma 5.16.3 comes two weeks after the KDE Plasma 5.16.2 update

From The Week in Westminster on July 13, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

13/07/2019 (p07grqnl.mp3)

Tom Newton Dunn of the Sun on this week's developments in Westminster. Theresa May's legacy, what do we learn from leadership debates, and an unforeseen diplomatic crisis. The Editor is Marie Jessel.

From The Register on July 13, 2019, 7:17 a.m.

Literally rings our bell: Scotch eggheads take first-ever snap of quantum entanglement

'Spooky action' caught on camera – see it for yourself

Pic  Physicists at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, have produced the first-ever image of a strong form of quantum entanglement, known as Bell entanglement.…

From The Register on July 13, 2019, 1:17 a.m.

Cough up, like, 1% of your valuation and keep up the good work, says FTC: In draft privacy deal, Facebook won't have to change a thing

Proposed settlement over Cambridge Analytica brouhaha slammed as ‘a mosquito bite’

Facebook will be asked to fork out $5bn in a settlement with America's trade watchdog, the FTC, following last year's Cambridge Analytica fiasco, it was reported Friday.…

From The Register on July 13, 2019, 1:17 a.m.

X-ray specs: Signal whizz JMA Wireless claims to have solved indoor 5G, everyone

But how will it compare against Wi-Fi 6?

American mobile connectivity biz JMA Wireless claims to have completed the design of a 5G product stack designed specifically to provide wireless networking within buildings.…

From The Register on July 13, 2019, 1:17 a.m.

Ex-NASA Mars InSight contractor sets legal eagles on JPL over whistleblower sacking

Hot on heels of $1.5m win against his employers

The former Mars InSight Lander engineer who won $1.5m from his employer after it sacked him for whistleblowing is now suing NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab for its part in his professional downfall.…

From The Register on July 13, 2019, 12:17 a.m.

Cough up, like, 1% of your valuation and keep up the good work, says FTC: Facebook won't have to change a thing in draft privacy settlement

US senator dubs sweetheart deal over Cambridge Analytica brouhaha as ‘a mosquito bite’

Facebook will be asked to fork out $5bn in a settlement with America's trade watchdog, the FTC, following last year's Cambridge Analytica fiasco, it was reported Friday.…

From The Register on July 13, 2019, 12:17 a.m.

Amazon brings serverless pie to Visual Studio Code party

AWS extension for debugging Lambda shuffles out of preview

Amazon emitted the AWS toolkit for Microsoft's Visual Studio Code yesterday in an effort to nudge developers keen on the open-source editor toward its cloud.…

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

Congrats, Nvidia and Google: You're still the best (out of five) at training neural networks

ML Perf could do with more entrants' results

Analysis  Nvidia and Google continue to dominate in AI hardware, according to the latest benchmarking results from the ML Perf project published this week.…

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

Cloudflare comes clean on crashing a chunk of the web: How small errors and one tiny bit of code led to a huge mess

The culprit? .*(?:.*=.*)

Cloudflare has published a detailed and refreshingly honest report into precisely what went wrong earlier this month when its systems fell over and took a big wedge of the internet with it.…

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

US border cops' secret racist Facebook group a total disgrace, says patrol chief. She should know, she was a member

Contrary to honor and integrity

When it emerged that border patrol agents were posting racist, sexist and abusive content on a secret Facebook group, the chief of the agency did the right thing and condemned the behavior.…

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on July 12, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Gartner, IDC agree that PC sales are up—but they don’t agree what a PC is

The PC market is doing well so far, largely due to Windows 7's impending demise.

From Schneier on Security on July 12, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

Friday Squid Blogging: When the Octopus and Squid Lost Their Shells

Cephalopod ancestors once had shells. When did they lose them? With the molecular clock technique, which allowed him to use DNA to map out the evolutionary history of the cephalopods, he found that today's cuttlefish, squids and octopuses began to appear 160 to 100 million years ago, during the so-called Mesozoic Marine Revolution. During the revolution, underwater life underwent a...

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Brilliant Boston boffins blow big borehole in Bluetooth's ballyhooed barricades: MAC addy randomization broken

Scrambling addresses can't always hide you from stalkers, say eggheads

A team of US academics have proposed a simple method to defeat the Bluetooth LE standard's anti-tracking measures.…

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Congrats, Nvidia and Google: You're still the best (out of four) at training neural networks

ML Perf could do with more entrants' results

Analysis  Nvidia and Google continue to dominate in AI hardware, according to the latest benchmarking results from the ML Perf project published this week.…

From Linuxtoday.com on July 12, 2019, 10 p.m.

Inside the Canonical Container Strategy (LT-default-thumb-190x128.png)

ContainerJournal: Canonical continues to pursue a somewhat bifurcated approach to containers.

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Oracle told to warp 9 out of court: Judge photon-torpedoes Big Red's Pentagon JEDI dream

Good news for Amazon, Microsoft. Meanwhile: A lawmaker offers new hope to database giant

Oracle today lost its bid to be considered for the US Department of Defense's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, leaving either Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure as the likely winner of the $10bn, decade-long deal.…

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Blah blah Blaha: Slovak infosec firm ESET sues politico who called them 'outrageous fascists'

He also said they're working with the CIA

Infosec company ESET is reportedly suing a member of the Slovakian Parliament for insulting it over social media.…

From Linuxtoday.com on July 12, 2019, 9 p.m.

Hardening Linux for Production Use (LT-security-190x128.png)

LinuxPro Magazine: To protect your production server from attacks, employ these common security tools to help safeguard your system.

LinuxPro Magazine: To protect your production server from attacks, employ these common security tools to help safeguard your system.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 12, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

The Andrew Neil interviews: Johnson and Hunt fact-checked

The leadership hopefuls were interviewed by the BBC. Reality Check examines their claims.

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Farewell to function keys and swappable SSDs in the new two-port MacBook Pro

Apple's latest entry-level lappy gets the teardown treatment

Apple doesn't think you need function keys in its two-port 13" MacBook Pro. But the delight of the butterfly keyboard continues to linger like a noxious emission in an elevator.…

From Schneier on Security on July 12, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Clickable Endnotes to Click Here to Kill Everybody

In Click Here to Kill Everybody, I promised clickable endnotes. They're finally available....

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 12, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Sir Kim Darroch: UK police launch investigation into 'leak' of emails

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu says the alleged leak damaged UK international relations.

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Accounts whistleblower blackmailed Autonomy for a payoff, Mike Lynch tells High Court

And yet his pre-HP buyout allegations got UK finance watchdogs sniffing

Autonomy Trial  Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch has accused the financial director who brought the accounting scandal to his attention of trying to blackmail the company and denied suggestions he tried to find a pretext for sacking him.…

From Linuxtoday.com on July 12, 2019, 7 p.m.

Why IoT System Developers Need the Yocto Project for Custom Linux Solutions (LT-default-thumb-190x128.png)

Open source and collaborative, the Yocto Project provides the tools and support you need to build custom Linux IoT systems successfully.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 12, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Andrew Neil tests Boris Johnson's knowledge of GATT 24

The BBC's Andrew Neil has asked Conservative leadership hopeful Boris Johnson if he knows what is in one of the paragraphs of GATT 24. Mr Johnson said he didn't.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on July 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Dead Ringers (p07gr7nx.mp3)

Louis Theroux investigates a strange cult.

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Microsoft tells resellers: 'We listened to you, and we have acted' – please keep making us money

Software-snatcher backs down on licence plans

Faced with continued rumbles of discontent from its reseller network on the eve of its Inspire conference, Microsoft has climbed down from plans to pull free software licences from its channel chums.…

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Usenet was acceptable in the '80s – now pirate pair jailed 66 months for abuse of retro network

Yep, Usenet is still around

Remember Usenet, the '80s distributed messaging and file-sharing service that predates the web? Turns out the old-school network is still popular in some parts of mainland Europe as a method of file exchange, and thus remains a pain in the ass for copyright holders.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 12, 2019, 6:01 p.m.

Theresa May speaks of 'pride and disappointment' as prime minister

The PM reflects on her Brexit battles, criticism and achievements in an exclusive BBC interview.

From Scott Adam's Blog on July 12, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Episode 595 Scott Adams: The Census, Tech Summit, @Pulte #TwitterPhilanthropy, Climate Change (Episode-595-Scott-Adams-FULL.mp3)

Content:  Charitable Direct-Giving model for helping those in need Tech Summit happened…and Twitter had major outage? President Trump’s genuine affection for the group Rose Garden dustup, Brian Karem and Seb Gorka Gathering government database info to determine citizenship Possible 90% accuracy using existing data Reporters BLINDSPOT: NO business background, experience Lack of experience limits your […]

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From The Register on July 12, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Hayabusa2 stirs up rubble on surface of Ryugu, pokes asteroid with sampling horn

Second successful excursion for JAXA boffins

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe returned to its home position above the asteroid Ryugu today after conducting a second touch-and-go operation.…

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 12, 2019, 5:02 p.m.

Tory leadership: Jeremy Hunt 'expects' Brexit by Christmas

But leadership rival Boris Johnson says the UK will leave the EU on 31 October "come what may".

From Linuxtoday.com on July 12, 2019, 5 p.m.

Lessons in Vendor Lock-in: Google and Huawei (LT-IT-management-190x128.png)

LinuxJournal: What happens when you're locked in to a vendor that's too big to fail, but is on the opposite end of a trade war?

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 12, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

Tory leadership: Jeremy Hunt's working life before politics

Jeremy Hunt responds to criticism that he is overplaying his entrepreneurship before becoming a politician.

From BBC News - UK Politics on July 12, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Boris Johnson is challenged on Brexit deadline again

In the BBC's Andrew Neil interviews, the potential PM is urged to be "honest" with the British public.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on July 12, 2019, 4:32 p.m.

Charter gets final approval to stay in NY despite breaking merger promise

Charter gets extra year to meet Time Warner Cable merger requirement.

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

With heroes like BT and Openreach, who needs villains? ISP lobbyist's awards continue to vex

How you holding up, Mozilla?

Fresh from wiping egg off face after its unfortunate nomination of Mozilla as "internet villain" for 2019, the Internet Services Providers Association (ISPA) has doled out other awards to, er, BT and Openreach.…

From The Register on July 12, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

UK Home Secretary doubles down on cops' deeply flawed facial recognition trials

1984 is not an instruction manual, and yet here we are

As if further indication was needed of Britain's slide into a surveillance state, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has backed highly flawed police trials of facial recognition cameras.…