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Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the hard disk

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/ramac_55_year_anniversary/

9 years ago

All anniversaries are special, and so is this one. It's particularly special because a billion or more people have been and are being affected by it every day. They switch on their PCs and take advantage of Intel processors and Microsoft's Windows, or Mac OS, thinking nothing of it. But before these, and providing a foundation …

Smut domain scores big bucks for not handling smut

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/domain_firm_rakes_in_cash_from_pr0n_shy_companies/

9 years ago

Thousands of companies, far more than expected, are handing over hundreds of dollars each to block their brands in the new .xxx internet domain. According to ICM Registry, the company behind the adults-only extension, porn-shy firms have applied to defensively block more than 10,000 trademarks in just the first week of its " …

Nigerians panic over killer calls

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/nigerians_think_answering_phone_call_kills/

9 years ago

The Nigerian public has been reassured by authorities that answering a phone call cannot cause death, after widespread rumours raised concern. According to viral text messages, a number of people had died when answering the phone to the ID 09141, BBC News reports. The Nigerian Communications Commission issued the reassurance …

First Google Plus API released to developers

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/google_plus_api/

9 years ago

Coders can now get their hands on a single Google+ API (application programming interface). Over time, Google will be opening up more of its platform to developers, presumably in a similar fashion to Facebook's API – which allows third parties to build apps for the network. "Google+ gives users full control over their …

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Flattening Ethernet

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/flattening_ethernet_expert_panel/

9 years ago

Expert Clinic Ethernet needs to become a lean, mean networking machine, and the way to do that, we're told, is to flatten the fabric, avoid layer the processing and keep as much as possible down in Layer 2. Is this real? What does it mean for performance, network management and open Ethernet standards? Three experts tell you how they see it …

BOFH: I'll get my bonus even if it kills, well, someone

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/bofh_2011_episode_13/

9 years ago

Episode 13 "Okay, so we'll just work our way through last year's review and then move onto this year's one," the Boss says, fingering a couple of chunky wads of paper. I hate review time. The only consolation I get from it is knowing that Bosses hate it as well. Everyone hates them - except for the drones from HR for whom this is …

Optus gets first licence to penetrate 700MHz band

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/optus_trials_lte_on_analogue_tv_band/

9 years ago

Optus has became the first Australian carrier to be awarded a licence to trial LTE services in the 700MHz spectrum band, a former analogue TV frequency. The carrier has selected vendor Huawei to run an Australia-first trial of LTE technology in the band. The 700MHz band is suited to LTE services, particularly for enhanced in- …

Intel shows linear scaling with MIC coprocessor

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/intel_rattner_mic_coprocessor/

9 years ago

IDF 2011 The chip world is moving from multicore to many-core, says Intel chief technology office Justin Rattner. In certain circles, such talk makes sense – a many-core chip includes many more cores than a multicore chip – and according to Rattner, the transition to a many-core world won't be as difficult as expected. At the Intel …

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PCI recast for supercomputing future

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/pci_four_dot_oh_and_hpc/

9 years ago

The next generation of the PCI interconnect standard will be aimed squarely at high-performance computing, and it will be developed using a different scheme than were previous generations. "The solution space that we're targeting for 'gen-four', if you will, is going to be directly focused to service the needs of HPC …

Ten cloud computing problems that could break an implementation

https://www.cloudpro.co.uk/cloud-essentials/1745/ten-cloud-computing-problems-could-break-implementation

9 years ago

There are plenty of ways for cloud to go wrong - here are ten of the most likely

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MPs probe social networks' position following riots

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/home_affairs_committee_twitter_facebook_blackberry_england_riots/

9 years ago

Policy wonks from Twitter, Facebook and BlackBerry faced MPs on the Home Affairs committee today who were carrying out a postmortem of the disorder across England last month. Each company reiterated earlier statements that they operated within UK law when providing their communication services to their customers. BlackBerry's …

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Facebook IPO slated for September 2012

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/zuckerberg_doesnt_want_staff_cashing_out_till_then/

9 years ago

Facebook is planning its much-publicised IPO for late 2012, so employees can concentrate on product developments for now. All the talk of an expected massive IPO has the employees clamouring for their slice of the pie, people close to the company told the Financial Times, and chief exec Mark Zuckerberg wants them beavering …

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Network interface cards are coming up trumps

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/network_nics/

9 years ago

Network interface cards (NICs) are often overlooked in server design. Their sheer ubiquity, combined with the ability to deal with most networking problems in software, can make them a component whose exact specifications are ignored. Some motherboard integrated NICs offer features such as jumbo frames and TCP offloading. …

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QLogic warms to flash

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/qlogic_pcie_flash_mull/

9 years ago

QLogic, one of the two main suppliers of storage networking adapters, is thinking of applying its expertise to building PCIe flash cards, according to Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers. He has talked to QLogic CEO Simon Biddiscombe, and reports that the company is warming to PCIe flash products, such as the ioDrives from …

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Did Bahraini activists closet anti-gay bus baron?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/souter_bahrain_activist_theory/

9 years ago

A theory has emerged as to just how the personal website of controversial bus millionaire Brian Souter came to be stuffed deep into Google's closet of invisibility. It appears that the (probably inadvertent) culprits may have been a group of Bahraini freedom fighters. It's possible that the activists torpedoed the Stagecoach …

Coraid mates with Caringo, producing cheap objects

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/caringo_and_coraid/

9 years ago

Caringo is mating its technology with that of Coraid. The object is to pair its object storage system with Coraid arrays, accessible by AoE, said to be the simplest storage network in the world. Caringo's CAStor software presents object storage facilities running on commodity X86 servers with their direct-attached storage …

Storage array update breaks up data and app conflicts

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/pillar_axiom_r5/

9 years ago

Oracle has released new Pillar Axiom software with better management, replication and physically separated domains of data. Pillar Data was the Larry Ellison-funded high-availability storage array startup, run by Mike Workman, which developed and introduced the Axiom arrays. These majored on storage quality of service, and the …

Joyent arms cloud for death match with Amazon

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/the_new_joyent_cloud/

9 years ago

A month after open-sourcing what it calls "the first major hypervisor" to arrive in half a decade, cloud computing pioneer Joyent has added this hypervisor to its flagship service, allowing Linux and Windows applications onto the Joyent Cloud for the first time. The Joyent Cloud – an "infrastructure cloud" along the lines of …

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Microsoft demos creepy car stalking system

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/microsoft_creepy_car_stalking/

9 years ago

BUILD Windows Phone 7.5 and Azure are letting one Microsoft director stalk his kids while they’re on the road. His Windows smartphone app allows a third party to track a car fitted with a Viper SmartStart GPS system and monitor its speed, location, engine revs and battery – or lock and shut down a vehicle if it’s stolen. Jeff …

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VMware links Workstation 8 hypervisor to ESXi

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/vmware_workstation_8_fusion_4/

9 years ago

VMware has spruced up its two virtualization hypervisors for client computers: Workstation 8 for x64 PCs and Fusion 4 for x64 machines with an Apple brand on them. Both Workstation and Fusion are what are called type 2 or hosted hypervisors, which means they run atop an operating system running on a PC, allowing for the OS to …

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