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NRA gives FCC boss Ajit Pai a gun as reward for killing net neutrality. Yeah, an actual gun

2 hours 12 min ago
Decorum isn't even visible in the rear-view mirror at this point

Ajit Pai – chairman of America's broadband watchdog, the FCC – is the proud new owner of a handmade Kentucky long gun from the US National Rifle Association (NRA) – thanks to his brave stance in favor of lining the pockets of billion-dollar telcos.…

DropEverything! DropBox DropsDocs to DropStocks

3 hours 35 min ago
Cloud file system upstart files for IPO

DropBox today formally filed for its IPO – its initial public offering, its stock-market debut, whatever you want to call it.…

We all hate Word docs and PDFs, but have they ever led you to being hit with 32 indictments?

February 23, 2018 - 11:09pm
Stand up would you, please, Mr Paul Manafort

They are potentially the two most popular file formats in the world – Microsoft Word's .DOC and Adobe's .PDF. And it's fair to say they have caused millions of people billions of hours of frustration.…

Billionaire's Babylon beach ban battle barrels toward Supreme Court

February 23, 2018 - 10:18pm
Sun cofounder Khosla continues fight to keep citizens off public surfing spot

Analysis Billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is taking his legal battle to control access to a piece of California coastline to the US Supreme Court.…

Tech billionaire's beach Babylon battle barrels toward Supreme Court

February 23, 2018 - 10:18pm
Oracle cofounder Khosla continues fight to keep citizens off public surfing spot

Analysis Billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is taking his legal battle to control access to a piece of California coastline to the US Supreme Court.…

Cali cops' Clue caper: Apple technicans, in an iPhone repair lab, with the 1,600 silent 911 calls

February 23, 2018 - 9:11pm
Mystery solved... behind closed doors

For more than three months now, cops in Sacramento, California, have been baffled by a rash of false-alarm 911 emergency calls.…

The Great Bulgarian Streaming Scam may well have been scummy, but Spotify got paid

February 23, 2018 - 5:58pm
Bot farming today

An unknown Bulgarian has become the talk of the music industry after a sophisticated and apparently successful attempt to game Spotify.…

Does my boom look big in this? New universe measurements bewilder boffins

February 23, 2018 - 5:01pm
But don't throw away those physics books just yet, m'kay?

Astronomers at the Space Telescope Institute and John Hopkins University have used NASA’s Hubble Telescope to show that the universe is expanding a little bit faster than expected.…

Google gives mobile operators a reason to love it, and opens rich chat up for business

February 23, 2018 - 3:24pm
Spam and adverts? You bet

Google has opened up a major new communications channel for businesses – sending multimedia messages to mobiles using interoperable standards.…

Vatican sets up dedicated exorcism training course

February 23, 2018 - 2:31pm
Church supports priests' professional development plans

The Vatican cannot be accused of lack of interest in the continued professional development of its staff. Just look at the dedicated exorcism training course it set out this week for clergy interested in advancing their skills.…

UK's BT: Ofcom's wholesale superfast broadband price slash will hurt bottom line

February 23, 2018 - 1:34pm
Part of plans to boost country's woeful full-fibre investment

Ofcom has slashed the price BT’s Openreach can charge operators for superfast broadband, in a package of measures BT said will hit its bottom line to the tune of £120m next year.…

Perusing pr0nz at work? Here's a protip: Save it in a file marked 'private'

February 23, 2018 - 12:58pm
No, your snooping boss did not breach your human rights, Euro court tells sacked Frenchman

A Frenchman who was fired after his bosses discovered porn stored on his work computer has been told his human rights were not violated by his employers' snooping.…

Veritas insiders: Job cuts? There will be blood

February 23, 2018 - 12:23pm
Drafts in corp restructuring biz Alix Partners to cut costs, improve margins

Veritas Technologies has hired a corporate restructuring specialist in the face of business difficulties.…

A bit of intel on AMD's embedded Epyc and Ryzen processors

February 23, 2018 - 11:59am
Dips Zen toes into embedded world with hot new SoCs

The "other" X86 mill-maker, AMD, has unveiled its efforts to position its Zen architecture kit as an embedded solution for networking, storage, edge and industrial devices: a brace of Epyc and Ryzen processors.…

Flappy Friday for Stack Overflow as outage woes run on

February 23, 2018 - 11:32am
Well, guess it's nearly the weekend

Updated The keys Control, C and V are gathering dust around the world as Stack Overflow went for an uscheduled nap last night before going into full blown TITSUP* mode today.…

Why isn't digital fixing the productivity puzzle?

February 23, 2018 - 11:01am
Paying people better matters just as much. Maybe more so

Analysis Oh dear. If all this new technology is so amazing, why isn’t it translating into productivity gains?…

IT peeps, be warned: You'll soon be a museum exhibit

February 23, 2018 - 10:34am
Rolling out (and scraping) the barrel of computing history

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Telephone operator, please put me through to… What's that? You want me to address you by your first name? Well, that's jolly friendly. I'm (thinks quickly, decides to use Starbucks name) "Alex". And how should I call you? Right.…

Software shortcuts: Pay down your tech debt. It's time to fix a price

February 23, 2018 - 10:12am
Rushing to ship won't get you to the other side

Technical debt: we probably create it every day. It happens when you do things that might get you closer to goal now, but which create problems that you’ll have to pay for later.…

Intel didn't tell CERTS, govs, about Meltdown and Spectre because they couldn't help fix it

February 23, 2018 - 9:30am
Letters to Congress detail the plan to keep CPU flaws secret

Letters sent to the United States Congress by Intel and the other six companies in the Meltdown/Spectre disclosure cabal have revealed how and why they didn't inform the wider world about the dangerous chip design flaws.…

Here's how we made a no-fuss RSS vulture app using trendy Electron

February 23, 2018 - 9:04am
Everyone's using this framework – now you can, too. Source is open

Code corner Keeping up with the endless torrent of stuff happening online is a losing battle. In the absence of omniscience, there's just no way to catch every bug, cockup, blowup, and scandal as it breaks.…

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