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It's our last mailbag before President-elect Dubya officially takes the helm - and executing the mentally retarded goes from being a Texan pastime to becoming official US national policy. So move along now folks - don't dawdle on the crosswalk.

Darwin Wars author Andrew Brown gives us the definitive answer on the psychoactive properties of reindeer urine. It's a response to an early reader's comment here, and Andrew includes valuable information on how not to poison yourself. Which makes a change from telling us to poison ourselves...

Andrew Thomas wrote that AMD hadn't lived up to its word in delivering DDR chipsets on time. Lots of you disagreed - as you point out in our Flame of the Week.

Elsewhere you're talking Tempest. Earlier this week we wondered if the UK TV detector people would use it to prevent you watching TV on your PC. Find out here what Tempest stands for, exactly, and whether you'll need to cover your PC in chicken mesh to avoid detection.

It's a guest watch on the postbag here, and Kieren's right. Reading your letters is the one most enjoyable things a staffer can do here. Not as rewarding as rummaging down the back of the Register sofa after one of Mike's lunchtime powernaps, admittedly ... ®

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