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Turnbull: Box-huggers are holding back cloud

The Register - 3 hours 33 min ago
Dimension Data launches government-only cloud for Australia

Dimension Data has announced it will soon offer a government-only cloud hosted in Australia's capital city, Canberra.…

Categories: IT & Technology

OIF and ONF to co-operate on standards

The Register - 4 hours 45 min ago
Take an optic at SDN protocols

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has started work on APIs for the software-defined networking era.…

Categories: IT & Technology

SandWorm thrived thanks to botched MSFT patch says HP

The Register - 5 hours 43 min ago
Issues known and understood for at least two years before Shai-Hulud crawled out of the code

Microsoft had a chance to crush the SandWorm bug before it crawled out of the dunes, but botched the job, says HP.…

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It Becoming More And More Clear That Browns Fan Came To Sports Bar Alone

The Onion - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 22:00
HOUSTON—Noting his quiet demeanor and the fact that he has not been included in any of the conversations taking place around him, sources at Murphy’s Tavern and Grill confirmed Sunday with increasing certainty that a Cleveland Browns fan has s...

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Androids in celluloid – which machine deserves the ULTIMATE MOVIE ROBOT title?

The Register - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 18:06
Fight, fight! ... Sleep mode

Poll Vulture Weekend brings you this poll, after Reg reader Cassie got in touch to tell us about a really neat timeline depicting the evolution of robots in film.…

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Frisky patent WAR: Samsung seeks to BLOCK Nvidia graphics chips from US market

The Register - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 14:30
South Korean tech giant files complaint with trade watchdog

Samsung Electronics's battle with chip maker Nvidia deepened on Friday, after the South Korean outfit filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission.…

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Units of Time Stretch from Here to Eternity

Scientific American - Space and Physics - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 14:15
The units of time range from the infinitesimally brief to the interminably long

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Categories: Science

NOW! It's news to us at Vulture Central

The Register - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 14:00
Wearables have a tough week and RBS rapped on knuckles

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<i>The Genome</i>: Loose morals ... and even looser plotlines

The Register - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 12:30
Russian sci-fi royalty's latest is a rather baffling hodge-podge

Page File The Genome is the latest novel from Sergei Lukyanenko, the sci-fi and fantasy author, and now modern Russian figurehead for the genre since his Night Watch novel was made into one of the few Russian movies to cross over to Western blockbuster status.…

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'Snoopers' Charter IS DEAD', Lib Dems claim as party waves through IP address-matching

The Register - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 11:50
UK government moves to extend spying on YOU online

IP address-matching powers for police and spooks are to be pushed through Parliament with the blessing of the junior member of the UK's Coalition government, after the Liberal Democrats claimed today that the Snoopers' Charter was "dead".…

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Everything your users ever need to know about BYOD

The Register - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 11:32
The essential checklist

Back in the old days providing your employees with corporate computer equipment was an expensive business. When I was 19 I was the university holidays PC guy in an office full of RPG III developers; the fact that they thought their System/38 with its 5250 terminals was a pretty neat piece of kit was the only reason they didn't envy the spanking new IBM PS/2 Model 80 under my desk.…

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Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners

The Register - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 11:00
Incredible suckers

Product round-up The DIY market for power drills cracked going cordless years ago, but for domestic heavyweights such as an affordable vacuum cleaner, tripping over a six-metre mains cable has been a weekend tradition for most UK households. Really, how much R&D does it take to get a good cordless vacuum cleaner? Is the wait over yet? El Reg's domestic goddess Jennifer Newton finds out.

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Our favorite tweets of the week: November 17, 2014 – November 23, 2014

Web Designer Depot - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 10:17

Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers.

The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that we tweeted about, so don’t miss out.

To keep up to date with all the cool links, simply follow us @DesignerDepot

Tilda. New script font by Jessica Hische


Scientist Have discovered revolution. You can’t break things


Very nice: The 1981 Sony Logo Competition


Apple’s Newest Designer Reimagines the Shotgun via


The Last Word on Helvetica?


Adobe Photoshop in Chrome /


Useful list: 25 Free Adobe Photoshop Extensions for Designers


How Top B2B Companies Use UX to Succeed


A very neat roundup of 100 marketing blogs and their most popular articles


How Pelican Books Is Reimagining The Cover In The Age Of E-Books /


Reuters TV : Launch site Like it?


PrivacyGrade: Grading The Privacy Of Smartphone Apps


The Effort Effect *Nice read


Facebook launches Flow, a new static type checker for JavaScript


Norway Passport Design


Rebranding the YMCA Do you like it?


Coolness via : Watch the invisible patterns of air travel over some of the busiest skies in the world


Beautiful art by Xue Xiaobing


Google’s Material Design brought to real life with gorgeous, tactile postcards


A sweet illustrated celebration of our wild inner child via


Why You Should Charge from Day One


Want more? No problem! Keep track of all our tweets by following us @DesignerDepot

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The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS

The Register - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 10:00
Your brother's gonna die, kid, unless we can give him your, well ...

This is an article that some readers, particularly those of a fainter-hearted disposition, might want to avoid. It’s about a big movement that some people might find a tad distasteful.…

Categories: IT & Technology

Get a job in Germany – where most activities are precursors to drinking

The Register - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 09:00
A Brit explains the fun to be had rolling rocks down country lanes

The eXpat files In Germany, employers are keen on certifications, the money's good and if you want to, you can spend weekends rolling wheels down country lanes.…

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BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity

The Register - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 08:00
What really shortens lives? Reading this sort of crap in the papers

Worstall @ the Weekend I often wonder why it is that people bother publishing “research” papers that are obviously incorrect. Is it that they're getting paid to spout bollocks?…

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Underwater robot takes stock of Antarctica&#039;s sea ice from below

Science Magazine - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 07:00
New way of measuring sea ice thickness could help assess how sea ice is affected by climate change
Categories: Science

November 23, 2014

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 06:00

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Culture CLASH: Wuzhen Declaration spurned at World Internet Conference in China

The Register - Sat, 22/11/2014 - 18:21
Positive energy zapped, cyberspace shivers

Analysis As you might expect, China's first global internet conference was a particularly Chinese affair.…

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Pitchfork-wielding villagers hunt hairy shapeshifters in <i>One Night Ultimate Werewolf</i>

The Register - Sat, 22/11/2014 - 17:06
Do you have a cunning plan?

Board game review El Reg contributor Adam Fowler brings to these pages the first in what may become a series of board game reviews. Here, Adam dices with furry beasts in One Night Ultimate Werewolf. Watch out!

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