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by Boing Boing (1633.8)

Louise Linton's fashion tips for poors

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Priscilla Presley killed Elvis, Michael Jackson¬タル

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In swiftly-deleted posting, GOP links Legend of Ze

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My favorite internet animator, Joe Sparks, is back

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Top Trump aide emailed campaign officials about pr

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Maximum cuteness: Corgi races

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Local stingray is in a great mood

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Trump obsessed with Russia probe, rage-dialing GOP

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Yet another Russian ambassador turns up dead, this

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Sassy Trump Talks Nazis

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Arlington National Cemetery is the only monument w

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Laura Lam's 'False Hearts' is a gripping tale

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The "best children¬タルs book illustrator in Italy"

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Federally paid informant lured woman into a romant

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Trump is a human void

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Red Dwarf XII slated for October

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2-pack of battery powered LED string lights with r

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Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson wants to

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How to hear the true sound of your own voice witho

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Everything, even a rock, has some degree of consci

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Federally paid informant to lure woman into a roma

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A movie accent expert comments on 31 actors playin

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Rube Goldberg machine of the day

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Massive Cincinnati nudist resort closing down afte

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Daddy longlegs drop their limbs to escape predator

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Longread: what will it take to re-decentralize the

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Watch the new Blade Runner 2049 trailer with unsee

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13 years after Katrina, New Orleans plans to evacu

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The psilocybin in magic mushrooms is an insect rep

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Car repossession goes awry

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Small town Uber driver quits, launches a one-drive

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Video of the International Space Station passing i

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Maker Update: giant fake gold bricks and Overwatch

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Cool Johnny Cash guitar trick with a playing card

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Firefighters rescue farm piglets from fire and lat

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Linguistic data analysis of 3 billion Reddit comme

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What we know will NOT happen with Trump

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A republican, a democrat and an independent smoke

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A movie accent comments on 31 actors playing real

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Carl Sagan sadly still dead

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson:

Jury would not convict white militiamen who aimed

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Legal California weed could lead to public banking

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Local council requires Grenfell survivors to bid a

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by The Registry (263.3)

Dell, BT alchemists turn bog-standard HW/SW to fle

Playing the disaggregation game

Analysis  Dell EMC is supplying network switches to a proof-of-concept research project at BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk.…

El Reg gets schooled on why SSDs will NOT k

Shirts will be lost!

Interview  Some commentators think saying SSDs will kill off disk drives is wrong. Here is an exchange El Reg had with a storage media industry insider who wished to remain anonymous…

Mozilla ponders making telemetry opt-out, 'cos har

Browser-maker wants to compile global top 100 sites list, promises to protect privacy

Mozilla may require users to opt-out of sending telemetry from its Firefox browser because so few have opted in that it's hard for developers to get a good sample of what causes problems.…

Apple actually opens up about something ¬タモ the R&

But you'd have to start working for them to find out any more

At an academic speech tech conference today (Thursday), Apple researchers will present some of the classic building blocks behind the voice generation of the Siri assistant.…

Seriously, friends. You suck at driving. Get a com

I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't drive like that

Much of the hype surrounding self-driving cars arises from the fact that people are terrible drivers. Automated systems, we're told, can help save lives.…

Kill animals and destroy property before hurting h

New auto rules approaching in the land of Das Auto

Germany’s government has answered the car ethics question once and for all: driverless cars should prioritize the protection of human life over the destruction of animals or property.…

British broadband is confusing and speeds are crap

See, it's not just Grant Shapps who gets it mixed up

Four in five Britons has experienced broadband molasses in the past year and most of us are also "bamboozled" by the terms that telcos use to peddle their wares at us, according to a survey.…

ThoughtWorks acquired by British private equiteers

DevOps and digital transformation expertise seen as desirable investments

Software development consultancy ThoughtWorks has been acquired by “funds advised by Apax Partners”, a British venture capital and private equity outfit.…

ASUS smoking hashes with 19-GPU, 24,000-core mothe

Someone sling this at scientists, please, instead of just mining magic internet money

The Register doesn't really cover motherboards, but when one comes along with 19 PCIe slots – yup, nineteen, ten plus nine – so it can run 19 GPUs, it's hard not to want to share the news.…

Cybersecurity world faces 'chronic shortage' of qu

It's the number one problem, according to analyst

The number one issue facing cybersecurity firms is a "chronic shortage" of qualified staff.…

Google will let cloud customers use plain-old-Inte

'Just like other public clouds, believe us!'

It would be mischievous, perhaps, to suggest Google needs some network back for its own purposes – but the Chocolate Factory wants at least some of its cloud customers to shift their data around on the Internet instead of its private network.…

DMARC anti-phishing standard adoption is lagging e

We could cut down on e-mail spoofing, but we don't

Big-name companies are still leaving themselves and their customers open to phishing because they haven't implemented the DMARC message validation standard.…

Oldest flying 747 finally grounded, 47 years after

Built in 1969, it ended its days as a testbed for engines

VIDEO  The oldest Boeing 747 capable of flight has been shelved.…

Accused! Yahoo! hacker! plead

It wasn't me nor the FSB, claims Karim Baratov

One of four men accused of carrying out the megahack of 500 million Yahoo! email accounts has pleaded not guilty in a San Francisco district court.…

Despite being totally Megless, HP Inc stands on it

Still some money to be had in desktops and printers, it seems

HP Inc continues to thrive in the PC and printer markets to the tune of double-digit revenue growth.…

Headless body found near topless beach: Missing pr

Torso found in Copenhagen bay matches Kim Wall's DNA

Danish cops have identified the headless torso found in Copenhagen bay as that of Kim Wall – the journalist who went missing after taking a ride in a homemade submarine.…

Google's $8.5m class-action privacy payout goes to

Basically: Not you, just 'the usual suspects'

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has narrowly approved an $8.5m Google payout for privacy violations following a lengthy argument over who should receive the money.…

Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Wind

Redmond's cramming of OS on machines provokes sour krauts

Microsoft sparked fury when it aggressively pushed its Windows 10 operating system onto people's PCs – from unexpected downloads to surprise installations.…

Headless body found near topless beach: Missing su

Torso found in Copenhagen bay matches Kim Wall's DNA

Danish cops have identified the headless torso found in Copenhagen bay as that of Kim Wall – the journalist who went missing after taking a ride in a homemade submarine.…

WikiLeaks a 'hostile intelligence service', SS7 sp

Ron Wyden tacks measures onto snoop funding bill

Every year, US Congress must pass a new Intelligence Authorization Act to continue funding Uncle Sam's spies for the next 12 months. This year, the act passed, as expected, the committee stage smoothly with only one minor bump in the road: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).…

AccuWeather: Our app slurped your phone's location

Totally didn't use that info while totally rewriting its code

A day after a security researcher criticized AccuWeather for collecting people's location data – even if its users refused to grant permission to do – the weather forecasting company and its ad tech partner Reveal Mobile denied violating permission settings while also revising the app's info-grabbing code.…

VoIP bods Fuze defuse triple whammy of portal secu

Security researchers using the service found a bunch of flaws

Messaging provider Fuze has resolved a trio of vulnerabilities in its TPN Handset Portal.…

Hate it when your apartment block is locked to Com

FCC urged to end Big Cable's exclusive deals with flats

A group of small ISPs is asking America's broadband watchdog to ban exclusivity deals that lock apartment buildings to a single broadband provider.…

Apple iCloud Keychain easily slurped by cops, Elco

Credentials stored in the cloud succumb to forensic software

ElcomSoft, the Russia-based maker of forensic software, has managed to find a way for crime investigators to access the data stored in Apple's iCloud Keychain, if Apple ID account credentials are available.…

Calm down, internet. Elon's Musk-see SpaceX spaces

Not that the people wearing it will complain – as long as it keeps 'em alive, right?

Pic  Elon Musk revealed the first official photo of the SpaceX "spacesuit" today on Instagram.…

US prosecutors drop demand for 1.3m IP addresses o

But DreamHost's fight is not over: information still demanded

The US Department of Justice has eased up in its legal fight against hosting company DreamHost, saying it no longer wants all IP logs associated with a Trump protest site.…

Did ROPEMAKER just unravel email security? Nah, it

Exploit that changes content of messages after delivery found

A new attack, dubbed ROPEMAKER, changes the content of emails after their delivery to add malicious URLs and corrupt records.…

Banking trojan-slingers slip past Google Play's ma

BankBot nestled within allegedly 'fun' mobile game

Security researchers have uncovered an Android banking malware hiding on Google Play using stealthy new tactics.…

Western Digital hauls out weighty tome with 20TB e

Sluggish Red drives pumped with RAID to get speed up

Western Digital has bundled a pair of slow Red drives into a My Book Duo external storage product, using RAID to get the speed up.…

Paris nightclub red-faced after booze-for-boobs of

Pervy 2-for-1 deal condemned by Wanderlust management

Bar staff at a nightclub in Paris have hit upon a two-for-one idea to boost custom by promising female patrons that dare to bare their boobs a small, free drink.…

Bad data and new IT system bugs help knock 66% off

Sub-prime loan firm goes titsup, CEO resigns in disgrace

Software bugs and bad data in a new one-platform-to-rule-them-all IT system contributed heavily to British sub-prime loan firm Provident Financial going into near meltdown.…

Identity fraud in the UK at 'epidemic' levels as c

Crooks now operate 'almost exclusively' online

There were almost 90,000 cases of identify fraud recorded in the first six months of 2017 – 5 per cent higher than the first half of last year, according to data released today.…

Toshiba, Western Digital talking again but they'd

Pair chase deal on flash stakes sale before month's out

Toshiba has restarted talks with Western Digital Corporation about buying its flash joint-venture interests after their CEOs met in Tokyo.…

Pssst... wanna participate in a Google DeepMind AI

Lessons from the NHS's 1.6 million data-records shovel

Imagine you’re in charge of technology and data for part of the UK’s chronically cash-squeezed National Health Service. A world-famous technology firm offers you a cool new service, either free or for very little money. All it wants in return is access to the patient data that will make the service work. What are you going to do?…

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This week we go hard on IoT with special guest Splunk's Hal Rottenberg