1st October 2000 Archive
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Doesn't it have enough on it's plate already?
Rambus is extending its patent tentacles into AMD and Transmeta, according to Electronic Buyers'News' estimable Jack Robertson. The company wants to get the microprocessor duo to acknowledge that patents, granted in 1996, cover DDR (Double-Data Rate) SDRAM, a rival technology to its own Direct RDRAM. The unspoken threat is …
Channel 1 Oct 2000, 08:01
Dogfood for Netcraft survey
Andover.net, subsidiary of VA Linux and owner of Slashdot, the Town Hall for the Linux community, runs its Web site on Solaris, Netcraft's Web server survey for September reveals. Netcraft is always useful for uncovering gaps between rhetoric and reality. Last month, the survey firm pointed out that www.amazon.com was "serving …
Software 1 Oct 2000, 08:47
ISP is not happy
BT footdragging over unbundling the local loop is saving Freeserve around £300,000 a month. That's how much extra subsidy the ISP would have to shell out, if it were able to satisfy customer demand for unmetered access. Currently, Freeserve has 250,000 customers signed up - at £10 each per month. And it's losing a couple of …
Music and Media 1 Oct 2000, 09:43
Update Greatly improved
Our thanks to ISP Review and other readers who alerted us a little oversight from LineOne/Quip - The ISP announced it was ending its unmetered access service from midnight Saturday - but then forgot to switch off its 0808 unmetered access number! As of 1.35pm Sunday, the number was still working, although that won't last long …
Music and Media 1 Oct 2000, 15:27
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- BBC suspends CTO after it wastes £100m on doomed IT system
- Peak Facebook: British users lose their Liking for Zuck's ad empire