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Software changed the world, then died on the first of the month

Brief didn't call for two-digit dates. What to blame? Bad brief or lousy testing?

Who, me?  Welcome again to Monday, and therefore to a new edition of “Who, me?”, The Register’s confessional column in which readers own their errors.…

Smartphone batteries can reveal what you typed and read

Power trace sniffing, a badly-designed API and some cloudy AI spell potential trouble

A group of researchers has demonstrated that smartphone batteries can offer a side-channel attack vector by revealing what users do with their devices through analysis of power consumption.…

Oracle Linux now supported on 64-bit Armv8 processors

Big Red wants ‘very viable server/cloud platform for Arm’ so adds MySQL, Docker, Java efforts under way too

Oracle’s announced that the version of its GNU/Linux for Arm processors is now generally available and signalled its intentions to help “build out a very viable server/cloud platform for Arm.”…

Net's druids thrash out specs for an independent IETF

This matters because right now there's no formal structure, which makes things tenuous

The Internet Engineering Task Force has taken another step on its road to independence, publishing a for-discussion proposal covering its likely administrative arrangements.…

AT&T offloads a bunch of data centres for a billion bucks

Carrier will still control customers and offer colo services in 29 bit barns

AT&T has followed the emerging trend of carriers getting out of the data centre infrastructure business by offloading 31 colocation assets to Brookfield Infrastructure for US$1.1 billion.…

Linus Torvalds tells kernel devs to fix their regressive fixing

And get their timing right so that fixes aren't features

Linus Torvalds has given the Linux kernel development community a bit of a touch-up, after finding some contributions to Linux 4.18 complicated the kernel development process.…

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