29th October 2000 Archive
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Washington Roundup And other election-season miracles
As of Saturday, the 106th Congress' legislative session remains hopelessly bogged down in after-hours wrangling, with no more than six of thirteen appropriations bills passed for FY 2001, which began on 1 October. Tuesday is now the target date for a final cleanup session, which will break a record by carrying legislative …
Music and Media 29 Oct 2000, 01:31
Analysis Or is Ozzie just repackaging Lotus Notes?
After three years of monastic silence, Lotus Notes' creator Ray Ozzie unveiled his latest project Groove Networks in New York this week, and instantly became a kind of godhead for the peer-to-peer networking buzz. P2P, doncha know, is going to be the defining computing model for the next ten years ... or so a very powerful and …
Software 29 Oct 2000, 12:40
Calling Spectrum programmers...
In a few weeks the giant Japanese telco DoCoMo will begin to ship its next generation of i-Mode Java-enabled phones. We mentioned this in passing recently, prompting an unexpectedly large postbag to The Register. Rightly, many of you smart people told us that these 503i devices really do represent the first mass market platform …
Software 29 Oct 2000, 12:42
MS admits blame
Microsoft has put its hands up and admitted to providing incomplete support for VIA chip sets in Windows 2000's AGP drivers. Programs using 3D AGP functions under Windows 2000 Professional, Server and Advanced Server on VIA-based systems may stop responding. MS has posted a patch for the problem here. Microsoft says the patch …
Software 29 Oct 2000, 12:51
Analysis Independent study maybe isn't...
The European Commission has launched its consultation on software patents, but the accompanying "independent study" produced on behalf of the Intellectual Property Institute (IPI) in London is biased in favour of the patents establishment, as well as being ill-informed about the potential consequences for Europe. The EU will be …
Software 29 Oct 2000, 19:10
- Product Round-up Smartwatch face off: Pebble, MetaWatch and new hi-tech timepieces
- Geek's Guide to Britain BT Tower is just a relic? Wrong: It relays 18,000hrs of telly daily
- Geek's Guide to Britain The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex
- Review: Sony Xperia SP
- FLABBER-JASTED: It's 'jif', NOT '.gif', says man who should know