17th October 1999 Archive
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Ferry Laptops across the Mersey
What do you call a Scouser (someone from Liverpool) in a suit? The defendant. And what do you call a Scouser in a semi-detached house? A burglar. It is acceptable still, in politically correct English metropolitan circles, to crack jokes about Liverpudlians (who, according to the stereotype, are very poor and steal a lot, but …
Business 17 Oct 1999, 07:26
Roadmap Willamette demo expected Jan2K, Intel may intro 800MHz Cu soon...
It's a while since we sat down and took a cool hard look at Intel's processor plans. Plans, a little like budgets, are subject to the famous Grove's Law. We've just invented this law, but it has validity as it has served Andy & Co pretty well ever since the 286 debacle 15 years back. Grove's Law states: "You will draw up …
Business 17 Oct 1999, 15:49
While Q wriggles in agony, technology moves on
Remember the Alpha processor? We do, and despite Compaq's well documented problems this year, the engineers seem to be plugging on. When Intel first started talking about the Merced processor all those years ago, we remember writing a story which quoted a DEC spokesman saying that the technology of the Alpha was future proof …
Business 17 Oct 1999, 17:27
Britain's first convicted Internet stalker has been jailed for three months after continuing to harass his victim. Computer programmer Nigel Harris, 24, turned up at his former girlfriend's house with a bottle of champagne, just five weeks after "getting away" with a conditional discharge for the original offence. He was thrown …
Business 17 Oct 1999, 22:05
No, it's not The Register
Congratulations to NMTV, parent company of Silicon.com --the British IT news service targeting corporates -- which has completed its latest round of financing. The £11 million slug, supplied by a consortium of British and European VC money, will come in handy for expansion both here and overseas. And now for the nonsense. The …
Business 17 Oct 1999, 22:09
- Analysis Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?
- Analysis Hey, Teflon Ballmer. Look, isn't it time? You know, time to quit?
- Tablet? Laptop? HP does the splits with Tegra-based SlateBook x2
- NASA signs off on sampling mission to Earth-threatening asteroid
- Climate scientists agree: Humans cause global warming