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IT error at Great Western Railway charging £10k for 63-mile journey ticket

If you didn't want to travel from Taunton-to-Trowbridge before, you probably won't now either Great Western Rail has been advertising the bargain of a lifetime; a first-class journey from Taunton to Trowbridge for £10,000.…

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Colliders, containers, dark matter: The CERN atom smasher's careful cloud revolution

No downtime till 2018 CERN made headlines with the discovery by physicists in 2012 of the Higgs boson, paving the way to a breakthrough in our understanding of how fundamental particles interact.…

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A bot lingua franca does not exist: Your machine-learning options for walking the talk

Monolinguist or code polymath? So, you want to create a hugely successful machine-learning startup? Or you've been asked to start investigating ML for your firm? Well, you'd better get programming – but what language should you use? No languages have been designed specifically with ML in mind, but some do lend themselves to the task.…

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A very Canadian approach: How net neutrality rules reflect a country's true nature

Reasonable, fair, no-nonsense. Typical Canucks Analysis  Canadians are so reasonable. As far as we're aware there aren't any derogatory terms used by Canadians to describe their continental cousins below them – quite an achievement given the endless efforts by Americans to cajole and rile them at every opportunity.…

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Uber sued by ex-Lyft driver tormented by app maker's 'Hell' spyware

Law-flouting ride service challenged for alleged privacy, wiretap, and business law violations A former Lyft driver is suing Uber alleging the ride-summoning biz spied on his movements and violated privacy, competition, and communications laws.…

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Dark times for OmniOS – an Oracle-free open-source Solaris project

OmniTI calls time on Illumos-inspired operating system Development of OmniOS – an Oracle-free open-source variant of Solaris – is being killed after five years of work.…

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Car hacking's dynamic duo offers to save others $1m in research

Miller and Valasek spread the word on hacking archive Two famed car hackers claim they can save fellow tinkerers and security researchers a lot of time and money – by handing over their tools and blueprints for free. The pair boast the gear is worth over a million bucks.…

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