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Site of the Week The Register is a bit lackadaisical when it comes to recommending sites, but we think BBSpot deserves a special mention.

Few publications can do the funny thing, can make a joke sing - effortlessly. Tech humour sites -funny ones, that is - are particularly thin on the ground. But the best of the lot - BBSpot - merits comparison with The Onion, and is, in our book, consistently funnier.

Find out more about: the AMD moron processor; how Microsoft's Office 10 will cure cancer; when Donkeyhumper.com will run out of cash; how the Linux kernel will increase intellectual superiority; who is requesting a vote recount in Minnesota.

Slashnot for BBSpot

BBSpot may be the funniest tech humour site in the world - but can it get cited by Slashdot? Uh, no, BB writes in the site log.

"My friends over at SatireWire are having a good week. Two Slashdot links in one week. We have a running joke going on. He has out Slashdotted me now by a margin of 6-1. It's pretty crazy since I write about topics that slashdot normally covers and he just covers the internet in general.

"It used to bug me, but now I'm used to it. My story rejections over at /. are growing. I'm hoping to set some sort of record. OK, I lied before it does still bother me, but there's nothing I can do about it."

Don't fret, BB. Slashdot doesn't link to The Register too often, either (six times in 2000, compared with 210 times for CNET, 167 times for ZDNet.com and a barely comprehensible 30 times for the comically right-on ZDNET.co.uk). But that's a policy, not an oversight. And we had a million readers in November - see, you can get big without pimping for hits. ®

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