My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 05:20
But no more Bradford Exchange collector plates, I beg you

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Internal hard drives with dust, fluff and shit on. Bundles of CAT5 all tangled like string. These are some of my least favourite things.…

How one programmer's efforts to stop checking in buggy code changed the DevOps world

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 04:40
Father of Jenkins, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, talks Sun, software and secret sauce

Interview The father of popular code pipeline Jenkins has big plans for its future while admitting that it owes its existence to his habit of introducing bugs to code.…

Can your rival fix it as fast? turns out to be ten-million-dollar question for plucky support guy

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 04:05
Wins biz the contract, and earns bottle of wine to boot

On Call Have you got that Friday feeling? Well, you should, because it's just hours away from the weekend and we've got another great Reg reader story in this week's On Call.…

Hybrid cloud’s growing pains – and how to beat them: A guide to raising a good platform, so you can raise a glass later

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 03:07
Our gentle introduction to mixing on- and off-prem kit

Backgrounder Where once it was public, now hybrid cloud is the future – and by hybrid, we mean a mix of public and private. Virtualised, elastic, and on-demand resources hosted by someone else combined with on-premises infrastructure.…

Chinese teen braniacs are being trained to build new AI weapons

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 02:12
Beijing Institute of Technology launches a new programme to further defense interests

A top Chinese university has recruited a select group of whizkids straight from high school to develop new AI weapons.…

I've got the key, I've got the secret. I've got the key to another person's DJI drone account: Vids, info left open to theft

The Register - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 00:52
Luckily no one else spotted flaw before we did, say infosec bods who reported vuln

Chinese drone giant DJI has fixed a critical security hole that left its customer account data and quadcopter videos potentially up for grabs.…

Bloodbath as Broadcom slashes through CA Technologies personnel

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 23:56
I liked it so much, I bought the company – and fired 40 per cent, 2,000, of its US staff

Broadcom has confirmed to The Register that staff have been axed in its just-acquired CA Technologies business, though declined to reveal numbers.…

Monster mash: Spectra Logic's tape library now twice the beast it was

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 22:58
IBM's latest tape drives make 2EB-plus library feasible

Spectra Logic's TFinity ExaScale tape library can store more than 2EB of compressed data, 2,000 petabytes-plus, using IBM's latest TS1160 tape drives and JE cartridges, double what it could store before.…

Guess who's back, back again? China's back, hacking your friends: Beijing targets American biz amid tech tariff tiff

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 22:20
Everything little thing Xi does is magic, everything Xi do just turns me intrusion alarms on

Three years after the governments of America and China agreed not to hack corporations in each other's countries, experts say Beijing is now back to its old ways.…

Master of Arris: Network giant CommScope downloads broadband modem biz for $7.4bn

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 20:26
Brace for cost, job cutting in the aftermath

Network infrastructure giant CommScope has decided to buy some growth, shelling out US$7.4bn (£5.67bn) for broadband and video gear slinger Arris International.…

What are good alternatives to bash?

I wanted to change things a bit.

  • fish
    • I tried fish, and I liked it.
  • xonsh
    • I haven't tried it. It allows python expressions. Someone told me it is poorly written.
  • elvish
    • I haven't tried it, yet.
  • zsh
    • It seems very complex. I want a simpler alternative to zsh.
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In news that will shock, er, actually a few of you, Amazon backs down in dispute with booksellers

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 19:42
Don't mess with second-hand tome peddlers

Amazon has backed down from a growing dispute with secondhand booksellers, in an almost unprecedented act of reasonable behavior from the online behemoth.…

GDPR USA? 'A year ago, hell no ... More people are open to it now' – House Rep says EU-like law may be mulled

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 18:04
Mega-hacks nudge Congress to consider privacy standard

The rash of high-profile IT security breaches, data thefts, and other hacks that have erupted over the last year or so may push US legislators to consider laws similar to Europe's privacy-protecting GDPR.…

In news that will shock absolutely no one, America's cellphone networks throttle vids, strangle rival Skype

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 16:40
Net neutrality probe finds it's not the end of the world, though

Analysis US cellphone networks are all throttling video to some extent, providing lower-quality stream to their customers, and some are purposefully undermining Skype as an alternative to their services.…

Third Soyuz does not explode while auditors resume poking around NASA's big rocket SLS

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 16:00
Meanwhile, SpaceX forges ahead with BFR, pretty chill

A third Soyuz was successfully launched yesterday, effectively clearing the way for crewed operations to resume, while the results of the US midterms may have unfortunate consequences for NASA.…

Google vows to take claims of sexual assault, harassment seriously, just like privacy

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:19
CEO apologizes following mass walkout by Googlers, then bungles justification for censored Chinese search

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday announced internal policy changes in an attempt to address employee demands. This comes after thousands of Googlers walked out last week over executives' handling of sex pests and sexual assault within the ad giant.…

As if connected toys weren't creepy enough, kids' data could be used against them in future

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:00
Watchdog tells manufacturers to reveal what they slurp on tots

Connected toy makers should make clear what data they slurp up, the UK's Office of the Children's Commissioner has said in a report warning of the long-term impact of amassing data on kids.…

This just in: What? No, I can't believe it. The 2018 MacBook Air still a huge pain to have repaired

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 14:00
Full teardown necessary should butterfly keyboard need service

The team at iFixit took a screwdriver set to Apple's refreshed MacBook Air and found it a step in the right direction for repairability.…

Cisco and AWS hop into bed for steamy hybrid Kubernetes action

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 13:00
Mixing up on-premises and cloudy containers

Networking giant Cisco has opened the corporate kimono to reveal tech that manages its on-premises Kubernetes environment and AWS's cloudy version in a single product.…

Abu Dhabi drops sack of cash into UK broadband challenger Hyperoptic

The Register - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:00
How much? They won't say – but they now have a board seat

The Abu Dhabi government has taken a minority stake in alternative Brit broadband bods Hyperoptic through its state-run investment firm.…