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WTF is... scale-in?

I don't get it when IBM talks about "scale-in" for its new PureSystems converged server platforms. And I bet you don't either, and got the same chuckle at it that the rest of us hardware motorheads here out on the Intertubes did.

Facebook defends support for CISPA monitoring bill

Facebook has issued a statement explained why it is supporting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) HR 3523, which is currently being considered by Congress.
Iain Thomson, 14 Apr 2012
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Ten... Bedroom Gadget Treats

Product Round-upProduct Round-up Sleep deprivation: a tactic for special ops assignments and a gift of nature to parents with newborns. Either way, not enough kip can feel like torture and likewise failing to get a chance to unwind of an evening will take its toll. Given current property prices, the bedroom often doubles as a home office, a TV den and a sanctuary from others but, above all, they’re about sleeping. The gadgets featured here are geared towards relaxing or sleeping in the boudoir and helping you to wake up refreshed. I’ve included a bedroom-sized telly, but in the spirit of creating a relaxing refuge, there’s no games console or computer.
Kenny Hemphill, 14 Apr 2012

El Reg posts dirty pics for old computer buffs

Blocks and FilesBlocks and Files Reckon you know your computer history? Well, let's find out.
Chris Mellor, 14 Apr 2012