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Endeavour 'in good shape' for Wednesday lift-off

NASA is tempting fate by describing space shuttle Endeavour as "in good shape" for lift-off tomorrow on its STS-127 mission to the International Space Station, having used pretty well the same words before a gaseous hydrogen leak caused the original launch to be scrubbed on Saturday. Endeavour on the launch pad at Kennedy Space …
Lester Haines, 16 Jun 2009
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How to get your bust in good shape

Feature A 3D printer is a great toy, but only if you have something to print. If you want to address the big issue of “yes, but what can you do”, then just downloading models isn’t any more personal than buying the finished thing online. 3D scanning The bust is back in vogue You need to make your own. To this end I looked at 3D …
Simon Rockman, 24 Oct 2012
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Reg readers! Tell us about your IT infrastructure plans

Study Do you dream of a world in which business people just get on and use what you give them? Amid all the support calls, change requests and high pressure projects, you could be forgiven for thinking that way, especially at those times when it feels like you are fighting a losing battle. There’s nothing worse than being under the …
Dale Vile, 19 Jun 2015
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Jolla cuts hardware biz loose to concentrate on Sailfish licensing

Hardware and software outfit Jolla is to give up making hardware, with that part of the business set to be taken on by a new, yet-to-be-announced company, with Jolla then concentrating on its Sailfish OS. Juhani Lassila, head of communications at Jolla, said: “We are definitely confident in the [yet-to-exist] hardware company …
Simon Rockman, 07 Jul 2015

Microsoft co-founder recovers ship's bell of 'The Mighty Hood'

A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has recovered the ship's bell of battlecruiser HMS Hood – the pride of the Royal Navy, which, on 24 May 1941, was sent to the bottom of the North Atlantic by the German battleship Bismark, with the loss of 1,415 lives. Video still showing the recovery of the bell of HMS Hood An …
Lester Haines, 10 Aug 2015
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Endeavour 'in really good shape to fly'

NASA has declared space shuttle Endeavour "in really good shape to fly" for tomorrow's slated blast-off on the STS-127 mission to the International Space Station - the 23rd ISS construction mission. Endeavour will depart Launch Pad 39A at 11:17 GMT carrying the Kibo Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility and Experiment …
Lester Haines, 12 Jun 2009

ISC ’15 Student Cluster Comp: Asian kids gear up to grab the crown

HPC blog Four teams from Asian universities entered the ISC’15 Student Cluster Competition arena in a bid to do glorious cluster combat and chisel their names into HPC history. Who are these brave students? Where do they come from? What do they want? Team India: Liquid cooled screamer The kids from Jamia Millia Islama brought some …
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Rockall pod-dweller Hancock beats solo occupation record

Brit adventurer Nick Hancock has broken the Rockall solo occupation record of 40 days – set back in 1985 by ex-SAS bloke Tom McClean. Hanock tweeted his success today as he eyes the next record, which would involve surpassing the 42 days spent atop the North Atlantic granite outcrop by three Greenpeace activists back in 1997. …
Lester Haines, 14 Jul 2014
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Wearable fitness tech: Exercising your self-motivation skills

Breaking Fad Fitness trackers, sleep trackers and more are all the rage these days. How many of you have a Fitbit, Jawbone, or other device that’s intended to either incentivise or depress you by reminding you of how far you’ve walked, or how long you’ve been sat down? Apple’s Watch will even remind you to stand up from time to time, as long …
Nigel Whitfield, 29 May 2015

How to run a big web music biz (Spotify): Grab more cash from fans, sink deeper into the red

Spotify has taken advice from Taylor Swift and shaken off its haters: the online music streaming upstart is in good shape despite increased losses. Founded in 2006, Spotify is privately held but published its 2013 consolidated financial results in Luxembourg on Tuesday. Although it's headquartered in London, UK, and Stockholm, …
Kieren McCarthy, 26 Nov 2014
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Pi palaver perplexes LOHAN Pixhawk pair

The planned brain surgery on our Vulture 2 spaceplane's Pixhawk autopilot got off to a shaky start yesterday as the aircraft's onboard Raspberry Pi decided it didn't much fancy booting up. Autopilot wrangler Linus Penzlien touched down in Spain on Sunday ahead of an intensive week of graft during which he'll be working with APM: …
Lester Haines, 12 Aug 2014

PRATCHETT chats to Oz from 31,000m above Planet Earth

Pics + vids + graphs EDGE22 - PRATCHETT Mission Summary The Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission is in good shape after the final test flight of our Vulture 2 spaceplane's avionics - dubbed PRATCHETT - soared to 31,050m (101,870ft) above Colorado on Saturday. Our US allies at Edge Research Laboratory piggybacked the PRATCHETT …
Lester Haines, 16 Jun 2015
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You're too NSX-y for this straitjacket

EMC's recently-reintegrated hyperconverged storage arm VCE yesterday announced a new “VCE Foundation for Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud”. It's not colossally different from the outfit's current vBlocks, save that it brings VMware's NSX network virtualisation, vRealize management code and EMC's ViPR software-defined-storage …
Simon Sharwood, 06 Feb 2015
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Hackable media box based on the Raspberry Pi compute module: Five Ninjas Slice

Review My original idea was to review the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. But the thing about the Compute Module is that it’s not an end-user product: it was designed for manufacturers looking for an ARM-based platform on which they can build devices they can sell. FiveNinjas Slice Media Player FiveNinjas Slice Media Player Unlike the …
Tony Smith, 16 Mar 2015

Vulture 2 spaceplane brain surgery begins with remote incision

The programming of our Vulture 2 spaceplane's autopilot was going pedal to the metal yesterday as we finally resolved a cantankerous Raspberry Pi issue and got down to some proper Pixhawk wrangling. Linus Penzlien is in Spain to work with APM:Plane lead developer Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell on implementing some custom Low Orbit …
Lester Haines, 13 Aug 2014
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Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft's long apology for Windows 8

Review Take a deep breath. This is it, the big one: Microsoft has released Windows 10, which will make everything good again after Windows 8. Windows 10 is distinctive for several reasons. First, it introduces the "Windows as a service" concept, in which most users will automatically receive incremental updates with both feature and …
Tim Anderson, 29 Jul 2015
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Tech invaders: Upstarts attack storage kingpins from all sides

Analysis The storage heartland is under attack from six armies, and each one aims to wipe out some or all of the core networked file and block arrays that form the bulk of the installed storage array base. These invading forces are exploiting weaknesses in block and file arrays centred on data access latency; expense; limitations in …
Chris Mellor, 04 Nov 2014

Vulture 2 strapped to speeding van before delicate brain surgery

On Sunday, Pixhawk autopilot brain surgeon Linus Penzlien touches down in Spain ahead of some serious Vulture 2 spaceplane wrangling. Working with APM:Plane lead developer Andrew Tridgell, Linus will be hewing custom Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission parameters from the living code. These include an "ascend …
Lester Haines, 07 Aug 2014
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Computacenter UK beats its German biz to the pool for 2013

Services-based reseller Computacenter (CC) says it exited 2012 in "good shape": its UK operation is firing all cylinders again, although some work lies ahead in resolving service contract challenges in Germany. During the final three months of the year, the London Stock Exchange-listed firm's turnover from IT services rose 6 per …
Paul Kunert, 17 Jan 2013

LOHAN test flight: Results in from Oz jury

Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) brain surgeons Linus Penzlien and Andrew Tridgell* have scrutinised the log flies from the recent test flight which saw a Pixhawk autopilot, batteries and servos (pictured below) sent aloft to 27,700m to determine in real-world conditions how the Vulture 2 spaceplane's bulging …
Lester Haines, 03 Nov 2014

The quid-a-day nosh challenge: Anyone fancy this fungus I found?

The sun has risen on day three of the El Reg Quid-a-Day Nosh Posse's Live Below the Line challenge, and the team's in generally good shape. I say generally, because we've haven't heard from Toby Sibley since Monday, when he expressed concern that he simply didn't have enough calories stockpiled to make it through the week. We' …
Lester Haines, 30 Apr 2014
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El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse back on the bacon

Pics We're pleased to report that the El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse has emerged in fairly good shape from last week's Live Below the Line challenge, although team member Toby Sibley hasn't told us whether he walked up the aisle on Saturday or had to be carried by his best man. Toby certainly deserves an extra round of applause for …
Lester Haines, 06 May 2014

El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse crawls towards finish line

The El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse has entered the final furlong, with less than 24 hours to go before members can enjoy something considerably more substantial than the meagre rations which have sustained them since Monday. And as the finish line comes into view, the effects of the Live Below the Line challenge - to exist on just …
Lester Haines, 02 May 2014

LOHAN develops amazing mind-reading powers

There's been a lull in the flighting on the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) front over Xmas and New Year, but the team has emerged from the festivities revitalised and ready for action. In December, we announced that 3D Robotics had kindly agreed to supply the mission with an all-new Pixhawk autopilot, to replace the …
Lester Haines, 17 Jan 2014

Cyber security: Do the experts need letters after their name?

Despite its reticence over everything Snowden, GCHQ has been awfully proud of its work with academia over the last year. Though it has always worked closely with universities, the Cheltenham-based spy agency has given its backing to various government initiatives designed to give a fillip to British cyber-security wannabes and …
Tom Brewster, 17 Nov 2014

Dell tried gobbling doomed Brit IT giant 2e2 for £350m, say insiders

Exclusive Dell narrowly avoided buying Brit IT giant 2e2 before the integrator went titsup, say sources close to the £350m talks. The negotiations collapsed after 2e2's venture-capital backers Duke Street Capital held out for more. Both sides met across the table a year ago, long before 2e2's UK operations nosedived into administration. A …
Paul Kunert, 16 Apr 2013
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Discovery on countdown for Thursday launch

Space shuttle Discovery is on countdown for lift-off on Thursday to the International Space Station, with NASA's weather forecast predicting "80 per cent chance of acceptable conditions at launch time". NASA test director Jeff Spaulding yesterday described the venerable vehicle as "in good shape" to blast off on its 39th and …
Lester Haines, 22 Feb 2011
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Public transport 'is bad for commuters' health'

Swedish researchers have carried out a survey which, they say, reveals that commuting by public transport or by car damages people's health compared to making the journey to work by foot or bicycle. Curiously, the research also appeared to show that a long commute by car led to better health than a short drive in. The survey …
Lewis Page, 31 Oct 2011
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Teradata rides big data wave in Q4, does better than expected

Systems vendor Teradata is riding the twin waves of traditional data warehousing and new-fangled big data munching, and is doing a pretty good job positioning itself to stay relevant in an increasingly Hadoopy world.  The company just turned in better numbers for the fourth quarter than Wall Street expected, but then Wall Street …
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Oracle’s cloud slowly condenses

Oracle has started touring the world, throwing “CloudWorld” events at which it explains it’s not late to the cloud, but took its own sweet time getting there in good shape. That was the message at the Sydney event today, where the Big O’s chief communications officer Bob Evans predicted 2013’s “dumbest idea” has already been …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Mar 2013
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BlackBerry: Aaah, Microsoft, we meet again.. for another deathmatch

What is it with technology giants plonking award-winning pop vixens into top jobs to tout their new gear? Are they a mere distraction or underrated business executives? RIM, sorry, BlackBerry made Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys its global creative director for its BlackBerry OS 10 launch along with two new mobes. According …
Gavin Clarke, 03 Feb 2013
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Atlantis crew pay awkward tribute to 'iconic' shuttle

The crew of Atlantis have paid a somewhat awkward tribute to their venerable vehicle, as the US prepares to bid a tearful farewell to the space shuttle programme. The STS-135 crew members were this morning spared a celebrity wake-up call, instead enjoying a cheery bonjour from workers at the Stennis Space Center in southern …
Lester Haines, 17 Jul 2011
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One year to go: Can Scotland really declare gov IT independence?

In one year’s time, the people of Scotland will vote on whether to leave the United Kingdom. They will vote yes or no for numerous reasons … and the viability of Scotland’s government IT is not likely to be one of the most prominent. But the problems a newly-independent Scotland would have extracting its state-sector tech from …
SA Mathieson, 18 Sep 2013
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Interview: Dave Berstein on the NBN, construction and VDSL

Dave Berstein of DSL Prime and Fastnet News visited Australia during April for the CommsDay Summit. The Register interviewed him to get his take on the ongoing NBN debate. The Register: Let's look at what you've seen of the two-headed broadband debate in Australia – how well do you think the shift from an FTTP to an FTTN model …
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Compellent co-founder dismounts disk biz

Compellent co-founder and CEO Phil Soran has announced he is retiring on 1 March, the integration of Compellent into Dell having been more or less completed. The announcement was made at Dell's Storage Forum in London today. Soran stayed on for a year after the acquisition by Dell to bed the acquisition down, and he feels things …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jan 2012
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Endeavour launch scrubbed again

NASA has scrubbed today's planned launch of space shuttle Endeavour - the second such knock-back due to a gaseous hydrogen leak and despite assurances yesterday that the vehicle was "in good shape" to go. The Ground Umbilical Carrier Panel area on space shuttle Endeavour's external fuel tank.Pic: NASA The agency canned the lift …
Lester Haines, 17 Jun 2009
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Swedish necrophiliacs in fake Facebook fundraiser

Swedes who flocked to a Facebook group which claimed to be in support of Haitian earthquake relief got a nasty surprise when it turned out to be run by "necrophiliacs", The Local reports. The group, named "2 kronor per member to earthquake victims in Haiti", promised to stump said couple of crowns (£0.17) per head when the …
Lester Haines, 20 Jan 2010

LOHAN breathes fire in REHAB

Vid We're delighted – and somewhat relieved – to announce that last weekend we finally persuaded a solid rocket motor to fire at a simulated altitude of 76,500ft (23,300m). Click here for a bigger version of the LOHAN graphic Followers of our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission will need no introduction to the …
Lester Haines, 01 Aug 2012
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Google wonk buzzes off to Facebook... bitch

A Google engineering director and key player in the company's Chrome OS and WebGL projects has quit Mountain View in favour of a job over at Facebook. Matthew Papakipos confirmed on Twitter yesterday that he had made the move. "Now that Chrome OS & WebGL are in good shape, it's time for something new. I'm going to work @ …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Jun 2010
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Atlantis homecoming delayed again

Space shuttle Atlantis will land tomorrow following the second postponement of its homecoming due to bad weather. NASA explained that "the weather did not permit a Kennedy landing today". Capsule Communicator Greg Johnson elaborated: "There's a chance for a landing at Kennedy [space center] tomorrow, and we're going to keep that …
Lester Haines, 23 May 2009
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LOHAN demonstrates impressive sucking skills

This week really sucked down at the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) headquarters as we put the vacuum pump for our Rocketry Experimental High Altitude Barosimulator (REHAB) experiment through its paces. Click here for a bigger version of the LOHAN graphic Those of you unacquainted with REHAB should have a shufti …
Lester Haines, 30 Mar 2012
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Carphone Warehouse overcomes 'dread' in Q3

Smartphone sales and American connections are keeping Carphone Warehouse healthy, with the CEO telling investors that things are only going to get better for Blighty. The company, now split from TalkTalk, still owns half of Best Buy Europe which has already opened three UK stores and plans to open another three later this year, …
Bill Ray, 28 Jul 2010
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Happy birthday, Lisa: Apple's slow but heavy workhorse turns 30

Read a press release from Apple in the 1990s and it'll end with something along the lines of: “Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.” All of which is true up to a point, but the statement does overlook the product that …
Bob Dormon, 18 Jan 2013
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Final Hubble spacewalk done and dusted

Astronauts Andrew Feustel and John Grunsfeld ealier today completed the fifth and final spacewalk of the STS-125 mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel on the fifth spacewalk. Pic: NASA The mission specialists (see pic: Grunsfeld at left preparing to ride the shuttle's robotic arm) exited …
Lester Haines, 18 May 2009
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Atlantis safely back to Earth

Space shuttle Atlantis today landed at Edwards Air Force Base at the end of its successful final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Atlantis lands at Edwards AFB. Pic: NASA The spacecraft touched down at 15:39 GMT. It was due to return Friday, but inclement weather forced NASA to twice postpone the homecoming. The …
Lester Haines, 24 May 2009

RM boss says school's out forever

RM yesterday announced that its head teacher honcho has resigned after more than 25 years with the computer supplier. The firm, which specialises in software, services and systems for the UK education market, said that chief executive Tim Pearson will step down from his role to be replaced by current group managing director …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jun 2008
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NASA's WISE heads skywards

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, aka WISE, is up and running following a successful launch at 14:09 GMT today from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch of WISE. Pic: NASA The 661kg spacecraft was lifted aloft by a Delta II rocket, following a launch knock-back last week caused by an "anomaly in the …
Lester Haines, 14 Dec 2009
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PARIS team cracks Vulture 1-X wing

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) team has spent the last couple of days working on a definitive Vulture 1-X wing structure, having already tried and rejected a few options. Naturally, we took on board all of your suggestions as to how we might go about making an aircraft wing entirely from paper, and reckon we've …
Lester Haines, 25 Aug 2010
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Ballmer: Windows Phone can win third place in mobile!

Sales of Microsoft's smartphone operating system are lagging and Redmond needs to step things up to win third place, Steve Ballmer has said. Yes, that's right: not first, or even second... Ballmer is aiming for third. Microsoft's chief executive broke the news of disappointing sales and his strike for the bronze medal during …
Gavin Clarke, 15 Sep 2011
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INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry

Geek's Guide to Britain For staff at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, there’s an air of Fight Club about the place. The first rule about GCHQ is you don’t talk about GCHQ. It’s a well observed tradition, even though there are road signs and a bus route directing you to this highly secret establishment, the nerve centre …
Bob Dormon, 24 May 2013