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Software glitch, not wind farms, blacked out 60,000 in South Australia

Senate committee told SA Power 'sat on' a problem for a while while SA sweltered Yet another reason that isn't wind farms has emerged for recent blackouts in the Australian State of South Australia: dodgy software.…

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Intel reveals Optane will need a 7th-gen core and a PC-centric launch

Blah The price and precise performance of Intel's Optane storage-class memory still remain officially obscure, but the company has confirmed the PC version of the product will run only on 7th-generation Core i7, i5 and i3 CPUS nestled into certain motherboards.…

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BS Detection 101 becomes actual University subject

Uni of Washington says the age of Big Data makes statistical literacy essential How could El Reg ignore this? – two University of Washington professors have assembled a course to teach students to identify bullshit.…

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NZ High Court rules US can extradite Kim Dotcom after all

Kimble's running out of road The businessman otherwise known as Kim Schmitz, aka "Kimble", aka "Kim Dotcom", has lost his High Court appeal in New Zealand to be extradited to the USA.…

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Is your child a hacker? Liverpudlian parents get warning signs checklist

Do they use 'the language of hacking', including referring to themselves as a 'hacker'? Hot on the heels of Liverpool being awarded the European Capital of Culture for 2008 comes a charity programme, run by YouthFed, titled Hackers to Heroes.…

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The stunted physical SAN market – Dell man gives Wikibon forecasts his blessing

Shrinking before hyperconverged/converged Analysis  Current thinking among vendors with hyper-converged and converged infrastructure offerings is that physical SANs are in decline and their market is shrinking. Chad Sakac, Converged Platforms Division president at Dell EMC, is the latest high-profile prognosticator to push this view.…

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Ditching your call centre for an app? Be careful not to get SAP-slapped

'Indirect' licence court victory – but at what cost? SAP has scored what threatens to be a pyrrhic victory in court against one of its own customers.…

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