28th October 2000 Archive
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Well Milosevic tried it. Why can't we?
Four of ICANN's founding "interim" board members who were due to resign when their terms expired have been granted another extended period in office, the organization announced today. In 1998 ICANN promised that that all members of the original "interim" board would have been replaced by September 30 elected members this year. …
Media 28 Oct 2000, 03:33
Hitachi to use li-poly in Crusoe notebook?
Transmeta didn't sound like it was on the warpath when we caught up with executives this week to talk benchmarks. Director of Marketing Ed McKernan points out that the ZD Battery Life benchmark takes no account at all of LongRun, and simply hammers the machine until the battery gives out. A more realistic working set that …
Channel 28 Oct 2000, 03:51
Barrett says P4 is launching early
Craig 'Five Speeches' Barrett has been at it again. Speaking to hacks in Taipei on Friday, he claimed that Pentium 4 was launching ahead of schedule. According to Barrett, P4 was originally scheduled for launch "at the end of the year". Craig, please read your own company's roadmaps. Willamette/P4 was originally to appear in …
Channel 28 Oct 2000, 11:32
Feds talk to Reg
FBI agents based in St Petersburg have identified the ten most critical items appropriated in last week's hack of Redmond. "They can be yours, comrade - sorry, buddy - for the sum of ten million roubles or the equivalent in potatoes," special agent Eliot 'Sergei' Ness, told The Reg. That list of stolen items in full: 1. Bill …
Bootnotes 28 Oct 2000, 16:20
FT follows up press release seven months late
A hack from that respected UK business daily, the Financial Times, had occasion to ask a Reg staffer for help this week. Answering the phone at his palatial country residence, our vulture was asked for some background information on a press release that had been sent out by his PR bunny partner. "OK, I'll look it up," he …
Bootnotes 28 Oct 2000, 16:34