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Chicago cops under fire for astonishingly high dashcam, mic failures

Analysis More than one in ten dashboard cameras and 80 per cent of microphones don't work on any given day, according to a review of the Chicago Police's recording equipment. The incredibly high failure rate has led to some pointed questions, and added to a general sense of distrust of officers in The Second City. It follows the …
Kieren McCarthy, 21 Dec 2015

‘Get off of my Cloud’ Verizon tells users ahead of 48-hour maintenance outage

Verizon Cloud will be down for maintenance for up to 48 hours next weekend and virtual machines hosted there will be inoperable, all to enable the introduction of unnamed improvements. At the time of writing, Verizon's Cloud Client Care page does not mention the outage, but users have emitted Tweets (such as the one below) in …

It's not you, it's Three. Mobe network goes titsup across UK

Mobile operator Three UK is suffering a widespread outage across the country after the service was abruptly halted by server maintenance earlier today. Customers began complaining that they were unable to access the network this morning. The Register contacted Three UK to find out what had gone wrong. Yet the carrier's PR …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Oct 2014

Cisco seeks custody of biz kids amid Phoenix IT Group divorce

Cisco has extended access to its facilities and software upgrades to customers of its soon-to-be-ex "Gold Partner" Phoenix IT Group, which had also provided maintenance services. LSE-listed Phoenix confirmed it was being divorced by an unnamed vendor last month, which it expected to cost the biz £2m a year in profits. Then …
Paul Kunert, 21 Nov 2013
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The healing hands of guru Dabbs

Something for the Weekend, Sir? A colleague strides purposefully across the open-plan office to the production desk. She has the wrinkled brow and wild eyes of someone who is simultaneously baffled and angry. She’s on deadline but her computer is “doing stupid things” and she doesn’t understand what or why or how to stop it. Oh no, I'll have to ask Dabbsy …
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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

Something for the Weekend, Sir? “My nephew bought me one of those iPad things for my birthday.” My heart sinks – I can already tell where this is going. I’m at a neighbour’s house party, the time is last summer, and one of the older partygoers is about to tell me that some new-fangled technology is too much for him to cope with now that he has reached the …
Alistair Dabbs, 29 Mar 2013
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Doing the math on IBM's real systems biz

For the past couple of quarters, I have been refining my model of IBM's server business, and I think with the incarnation I built to analyze the company's fourth quarter and full year results for 2010, I have something that is closer to reality than I have ever put together before. And it shows just how much Big Blue is, …
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IBM's blue bigness: A heftier systems bulge than you'd expect

Analysis How big is IBM's systems business? Based on my own model of revenues for the company, the answer is that IBM's systems sales each quarter – including servers, storage, operating systems, and maintenance – is considerably larger than its quarterly stats for server sales. A lot larger, in fact, and the business is a lot more …
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IBM greases mainframe app pipe

IBM is sweeping cobwebs off big iron with a host of new software products and updates aimed at streamlining maintenance and squeezing more workloads out of the System z mainframe. The company said System z has renewed life as a platform for its cost-cutting and consolidation values, but alas, software today requires better …
Austin Modine, 19 Nov 2009
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Novell forces customers to pay for maintenance

Commercial operating system and add-on systems software maker Novell this week felt the ire of its user base, as it warned partners that in a few months it would be requiring that customers get a maintenance contract on software before they would get access to patches, updates, and technical documents for that software. It …
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SAP promises maintenance metrics 'soon'

Disgruntled SAP users should next week find out how they can see whether its support is up to scratch, following a maintenance price hike. The software giant told The Reg Friday it's reached a "mutually acceptable agreement" with the SAP user group executive network (SUGEN) on a set of long-awaited key performance indicators ( …
Gavin Clarke, 3 Apr 2009
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NASA inks deal for ISS plasma drive tests

Plans to test a super-efficient plasma space drive aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been confirmed. The Ad Astra Rocket Company, which is developing the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR), has announced the signing of an agreement for the tests with NASA. The view from the ISS The ISS - …
Lewis Page, 17 Dec 2008
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Parliament to probe military kit issues

A new inquiry has begun into the way the UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) procures and maintains the nation's defence equipment. Parliament's Defence committee - a cross-party group of fourteen MPs - says it's happy for people to email them with information of interest. According to the Committee's announcement the inquiry will …
Lewis Page, 16 Oct 2008
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World of Warcraft upkeep costs only $200m

Blizzard Entertainment is indisputably making money hand-over-fist with its massively popular online RPG, World of Warcraft. But surely maintaining a game with some 10 million active subscribers worldwide takes a serious bite out of profits? Not so, according to Blizzard on its Analyst Day conference call on Tuesday. The …
Austin Modine, 18 Sep 2008

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