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Coronavirus hotspots in the Braintree district are revealed

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 10:45
The parts of the Braintree district currently worst impacted by Covid cases have been revealed.
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Powers Hall Academy forced to close over fears of Covid case

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 10:25
A SCHOOL has been forced to shut due to a suspected case of coronavirus.
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Essex primary school sends all pupils home after suspected Covid case

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 10:13
The school is currently shut as a precaution
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Too many staff have privileged work accounts for no good reason, reckon IT bods

The Register - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 10:07
Ever seen a Trello board you thought you shouldn't? If you're in UK or US, you're not alone

Around 40 per cent of staff in British and American corporations have access to sensitive data that they don't need to complete their jobs, according to recent research.…

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Not the Southern Rail of the stars: Rocket Lab plans frequent, regular trips to Venus from 2023

The Register - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 09:16
Peter Beck and 300 seconds of really rather interesting data

A month can be a long time in space exploration. Since we last spoke to Rocket Lab's Peter Beck, scientists have published results that hint at life in the clouds of Venus, while Beck's rocketeers popped a Photon demonstrator into Earth orbit.…

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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after woman stabbed

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 09:11
A man reportedly entered a home and assaulted a woman
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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: crypto exchange cracked, bitcoin burgled

The Register - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 08:34
KuCoin says it will cover losses as over $130m of tokens enter crypto limbo

A cryptocurrency exchange called KuCoin says it has been cracked, with over $100m of assets misappropriated.…

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Linux Milestone: EdX's Free 'Intro to Linux' Course Surpasses One Million Enrollments

Slashdot - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 08:34
The Linux Foundation has announced that its free Introduction to Linux training course on edX has surpassed one million enrollments. The course helps students develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line across the major Linux distribution families. No prior knowledge or experience is required, making the course a popular first step for individuals interested in pursuing a career in IT. Introduction to Linux has helped countless individuals launch their IT careers. Jules Bashizi Irenge for example, completed the course then proceeded to intermediate Essentials of System Administration training and received a Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS) certification, and now is a PhD candidate who has contributed over 200 patches to the Linux kernel. Fabian Pichardo also followed the introductory course with Essentials of System Administration and LFCS, and now is employed full time as a software developer. "To have introduced over a million individuals to Linux is a tremendous milestone," said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. "One of our primary goals is to bring more talent into the open source community, and offering free, high quality training that is accessible to anyone who wants it is essential to achieving that goal...." The Linux Foundation has been an incredible partner of edX for the past six years, bringing dozens of courses in high-tech and in-demand fields to our platform of 34 million learners," said Anant Agarwal, edX Founder and CEO. "Introduction to Linux, their very first offering, has been a true blockbuster - it's one of our top 10 most popular courses of all time. We're thrilled to congratulate Linux Foundation on reaching 1 million enrollments and look forward to bringing accessible high-tech education to countless more learners, together." Introduction to Linux remains open for new enrollments. There is no cost to complete the course, and verified certificates of completion are available for $99. The Linux Foundation offers two dozen free training courses on open source projects including Linux, Kubernetes, Hyperledger, and more in partnership with edX.

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Inflated figures and customers who were never there. Just another data migration then

The Register - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 08:07
Well, this is awkward

Who, Me?  The Register's Who, Me? column dips a toe into the world of high finance and iffy numbers as a reader realises that freebies aren't always A Good Thing.…

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Urgent recall on major supermarket products due to safety fears

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 07:45
Customers are being urged to return any of these items immediately
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Windows to become emulation layer atop Linux kernel, ensuring final triumph of Linux on the desktop, predicts Eric Raymond

The Register - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 07:30
Happening in plain sight with Proton, WSL and Edge-for-Linux, says open source advocate

Open source software advocate Eric S Raymond has penned an argument that the triumph of Linux on the desktop is imminent, because Microsoft will soon tire of Windows.…

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Are injection flaws the Bohemian Rhapsody of cybersecurity?

The Register - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 07:00
Get ready for this year’s OWASP Top 10 with us and F5

Webcast  Whether you’re into cybersecurity or application development, you probably also like lists, which means you probably love the OWASP Top 10.…

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Coronavirus hotspots for Colchester and north Essex are revealed

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 06:00
The parts of Colchester and north Essex currently worst impacted by Covid cases have been revealed.
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Private renters in Braintree paying higher energy bills than than social renters

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 06:00
Private renters in Braintree are paying significantly more for electricity and heating than those in social housing, new figures suggest, as their homes are less energy efficient.
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Braintree businesses call on public to support them during covid crisis

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 06:00
HOSPITALITY bosses admit they will be waiting anxiously to see the impact of new restrictions put in place in response to a rise in coronavirus cases.
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Campaigners call for HGV ban in villages when new A120 is built

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 06:00
A PARTIAL ban on heavy goods vehicles travelling through rural parts of north Essex should be enforced when the new A120 is built, it is claimed.
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Colchester United fan ended up marrying a former U’s player

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 06:00
READER, I married him!
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Astronomers Discover Possible 60s-Era Moon Rocket Booster Heading Back To Earth

Slashdot - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 05:34
An anonymous reader quotes Teslarati: On August 19th this year, astronomers using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System observatory in Hawaii spotted an object destined to enter Earth orbit this fall. Designated as object 2020 SO, the item is now believed to be a rocket booster from NASA's Surveyor 2 mission which crash landed on the Moon in 1966 during the Apollo-era of the Cold War's space race. "I suspect this newly discovered object 2020 SO to be an old rocket booster because it is following an orbit about the Sun that is extremely similar to Earth's, nearly circular, in the same plane, and only slightly farther away the Sun at its farthest point," Dr. Paul Chodas, the director of NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies, explained in comments to CNN. "That's precisely the kind of orbit that a rocket stage separated from a lunar mission would follow, once it passes by the Moon and escapes into orbit about the Sun. It's unlikely that an asteroid could have evolved into an orbit like this, but not impossible," he said. This specific type of event has only happened once before, namely in 2002 with a Saturn V upper stage from Apollo 12, according to Dr. Chodas.

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Putin to Trump: Let's collude to stop election hacking

The Register - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 05:32
Russia wants no-hack pact, CERTs and nuclear agencies to conduct regular chit-chats

Russia has taken the unusual step of posting a proposal for a new information security collaboration with the United States of America, including a no-hack pact applied to electoral affairs.…

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