An unlikely figure has ridden to the rescue of our lusty lawmakers in the shape of Lieberman Software boss Philip Lieberman, following revelations over their penchant for porn.
The Huffington Post UK ran with the headline "Oh, Yes Minister" after its Freedom of Information request revealed that 309,316 attempts were made to access adult websites using the Houses of Parliament network in the past year.
But according to Lieberman, any attempts to block adult sites run by legitimate corporations or "implement any moral prohibitions on behaviour" will simply stoke greater demand for illegitimate sites more likely to be carrying cyberthreats. "As to porn in parliament, I am sure there are more truly obscene things done with your tax money than watching porn," counselled man of the world, Lieberman.
Emigrating IT staff
The Emigration Group has sent out a missive begging for skilled UK IT professionals - both experienced and newly qualified - to consider moving Down Under. Where beer does flow and men chunder. Or so the song goes.
According to the body, whose aim is to help Brits emigrate to Australia and New Zealand, Oz just doesn't have enough skilled IT professionals to keep up with demand in cities such as Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We're not convinced - after all, how complex can the IT needs of barbecue suppliers and cork-hat producers be?
Spending on the fluffy form of IT shows no sign of slowing, with IDC predicting public cloud computing spend will more than double to $107bn (£68.7bn) by 2017.
However, the market watcher said cloud is entering a new phase less about slashing costs and more about innovation. "Over the next several years, the primary driver for cloud adoption will shift from economics to innovation," burbled IDC beard stroker Frank Gens. Just goes to show there's nothing like a silver lining.
If Moore's Law isn't dead already, it's certainly beginning to wheeze along like an asthmatic old man.
But according to one boffin, the oft-cited paradigm thingy - which dictates that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles roughly every two years - could have snuffed it by as soon as 2020, raising questions over how much longer our devices can continue to get exponentially smaller and more powerful.
Robert Colwell, who was speaking at the Hot Chips Conference last month, said Moore's Law may rasp on until 2022, stopping at the 5nm node, but that would be its lot, adding its demise could be as much about economics and physics. It's just as well Moore's Law didn't die in 1984, when IBM released its first "portable" computer, weighing 30lbs.
If school leavers eyeing a career in IT are excited at the prospect that this year's exams would be the most gruelling they ever take, Juniper resellers might be keen to burst their bubble.
The security vendor's top-level Elite partners spoke out about being put through the wringer with its new certifications. As part of Juniper's services push, two new badges have been introduced and are compulsory for those looking to maintain their Elite status, and some say the exams are particularly exacting.
One reseller said the Juniper tests were some of the hardest he's seen, so late-night cramming for GCSEs might be least of those school kids' worries. Just don't tell them that yet.
You'd think the Met had enough to contend with filling in all those forms and getting through mountains of donuts, but it seems the force has other things on its mind.
According to a damning report, the Met's technology is so out of date that a criminal with a smartphone is likely to be more high tech than its officers, and as a result, the crime rate is higher than it otherwise would be.
We on the CRN newsdesk can't help but sympathise - our typewriters haven't been replaced in years.
Deloitte has been appointed as administrators for the struggling distie
It's been announced that billionaire tech pioneer Paul Allen died on Monday from non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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