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WTF? Microsoft makes fixing deadly OMIGOD flaws on Azure <i>your</i> job

The Register - Fri, 2021-09-17 05:58
Clouds usually fix this sort of thing before bugs go public. This time it's best to assume you need to do this yourself

Microsoft Azure users running Linux VMs in the company's Azure cloud need to take action to protect themselves against the four "OMIGOD" bugs in the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) framework, because Microsoft hasn't raced to do it for them.…

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Lucy Mecklenburgh tells of terror at finding 18-month-old son 'blue in his cot'

This Is Total Essex - Fri, 2021-09-17 05:20
TV star reveals 'every parent’s worst nightmare'
Categories: Essex News

TOWIE: Dani Imbert of The Only Way is Essex says she's not yet vaccinated

This Is Total Essex - Fri, 2021-09-17 05:00
The 23-year-old made the revelation to her almost 40,000 Instagram followers
Categories: Essex News

Businesses put robots to work when human workers are hard to find, argue econo-boffins

The Register - Fri, 2021-09-17 04:55
The lure of shiny new tech isn't a motivator, although in the USA bots are used to cut costs

Researchers have found that business adoption of robots and other forms of automation is largely driven by labor shortages.…

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Personal trainer Rachael Attard shares simple workout for banishing bum fat and getting in shape

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 04:36
A personal trainer from Sydney has shared her simple workout for blitzing fat from your bum, and revealed why squats and lunges won't get you the results you want.
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Ozone Hole Over Antarctica Larger Than Usual, Scientists Say

Slashdot - Fri, 2021-09-17 04:30
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CBC.ca: Scientists say the Southern Hemisphere ozone hole is larger than usual and already surpasses the size of Antarctica. The European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) said Thursday that the ozone hole, which appears every year during the Southern Hemisphere spring, has grown considerably in the past week following an average start. "Forecasts show that this year's hole has evolved into a rather larger than usual one," said Vincent-Henri Peuch, who heads the EU's satellite monitoring service. "We are looking at a quite big and potentially also deep ozone hole," he said. The Montreal Protocol, signed in 1987, led to a ban on a group of chemicals called halocarbons that were blamed for exacerbating the annual ozone hole. Experts say it's likely to take until the 2060s for ozone-depleting substances to be completely phased out. "[S]cientists have been closely monitoring the development of this year's ozone hole over the South Pole, which has now reached an extent larger than Antarctica," says the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service. "After a rather standard start, the 2021 ozone hole has considerably grown in the last two weeks and is now larger than 75% of ozone holes at that stage in the season since 1979." Vincent-Henri Peuch, Director of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, adds: "This year, the ozone hole developed as expected at the start of the season. It seems pretty similar to last year's, which also wasn't really exceptional until early September, but then turned into one of the largest and longest-lasting ozone holes in our data record later in the season. Now our forecasts show that this year's hole has evolved into a rather larger than usual one. The vortex is quite stable and the stratospheric temperatures are even lower than last year, so it may continue to grow slightly over the next two or three weeks."

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Essex firefighters extinguish flat blaze in Southend

This Is Total Essex - Fri, 2021-09-17 04:24
Nearby residents were urged to stay put in their own properties.
Categories: Essex News

M25 and A12 closures set to affect Essex this weekend

Chelmsford Weekly News - Fri, 2021-09-17 04:00
The M25 and A12 have a couple of road closures that may affect some motorists from the weekend of 17-19 September 2021.
Categories: Essex News

M25 and A12 closures set to affect Essex this weekend

Braintree and Witham Times - Fri, 2021-09-17 04:00
The M25 and A12 have a couple of road closures that may affect some motorists from the weekend of 17-19 September 2021.
Categories: Essex News

After eight years, SPEC delivers a new virtualisation benchmark

The Register - Fri, 2021-09-17 03:57
Jumps from single-server tests to four hosts – but only for vSphere and RHV

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has released its first new virtualisation benchmark in eight years.…

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Grease actor Eddie Deezen is ARRESTED after a disturbance at a Maryland restaurant

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 03:26
Just months after he was accused of harassing a waitress, Grease actor Eddie Deezen has been arrested after an incident at a Maryland restaurant.
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US Judge Sentences Crypto Hedge Fund Scammer To Over Seven Years In Prison

Slashdot - Fri, 2021-09-17 03:02
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that Stefan He Qin, the founder of two cryptocurrency-focused hedge funds who pled guilty to securities fraud in February, has been sentenced to 90 months in prison for his actions. Tom's Hardware reports: Qin's funds were called Virgil Sigma and VQR. Both were supposed to offer investors a way to profit off the crypto market that "was not exposed to any risk from the price of cryptocurrency moving up or down and therefore provided a relatively safe and liquid investment." Those claims didn't seem to attract much scrutiny; the DOJ noted that The Wall Street Journal actually profiled Qin in 2018 to celebrate his fund's apparent success. But U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement that Qin's funds were actually devoted to his personal gain rather than solid financial returns for investors: "Qin's investors soon discovered that his strategies [emphasis Strauss'] weren't much more than a disguised means for him to embezzle and make unauthorized investments with client funds. When faced with redemption requests he couldn't fulfill, Qin doubled down on his scheme by attempting to plunder funds from VQR to satisfy his victim investors' demands. Qin's brazen and wide-ranging scheme left his beleaguered investors in the lurch for over $54 million, and he has now been handed the appropriately lengthy sentence of over seven years in federal prison." The DOJ said that in addition to the 90-month prison sentence, Qin "was also sentenced to three years of supervised release, and ordered to forfeit $54,793,532" and that "the Virgil Sigma fund and VQR have ceased operations and the liquidation and distribution of assets is being handled by a court-appointed receiver."

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South Korea surfs silicon shortage to record tech exports

The Register - Fri, 2021-09-17 02:57
42.4 per cent increase in chip sales, and smartphone shipments did even better

Exports of South Korean ICT products reached an all-time high in August, thanks to global demand for silicon chips, reported the country's Ministry of Science and ICT on Tuesday.…

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ADRIAN THRILLS: Lindsey Buckingham swaps rifts for riffs on surprisingly upbeat solo album 

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 02:50
ADRIAN THRILLS: The road to Lindsey Buckingham's first solo album in ten years has been bumpy but the record finds the 71-year-old rocker sounding remarkably upbeat.
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If at first you don't succeed... die, die again: PETER HOSKIN reviews Deathloop and Tales Of Arise 

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 02:48
PETER HOSKIN: Deathloop begins, appropriately enough, with a death. Yours. A woman called Julianna stands over you with a knife. She plunges it down once, twice, then you're done.
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Tonight, Matthew... I'll be massaging your ego: PATRICK MARMION reviews The Dresser 

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 02:47
PATRICK MARMION: In the feather(boa)weight corner, playing Kelly's long-suffering dresser, we have Julian Clary, veteran of pantos at the London Palladium.
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BRIAN VINER reviews Everybody's Talking About Jamie 

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 02:45
BRIAN VINER: If you haven't seen the stage show, you might enjoy it. But if you have, as I have (and loved it), I think you'll find the film a frustrating experience.
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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: It's the best of British for Alan Bennett's black comedy 

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 02:40
BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The playwright's last work, hospital drama Allelujah!, has been adapted by Heidi Thomas, creator of the BBC's award-winning Call The Midwife.
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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Buckle up for the return of Moulin Rouge's can-can do attitude! 

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 02:37
BAZ BAMIGBOYE: On Monday, Liisi LaFontaine begins rehearsals for the London production of Broadway smash success Moulin Rouge!, which starts previews at the Piccadilly Theatre.
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