17th > July > 2000 Archive

Intel price drops confirmed

Intel has reduced prices on its Xeon and Pentium III microprocessors, as revealed here some time back.
Mike Magee, 17 Jul 2000

Hollywood vs 2600.com in court today

A New York court will today begin hearing the DVD copyright case between Hollywood and the Hacker community, in the shape of 2600.com.
Drew Cullen, 17 Jul 2000

Sun sets spark to Wildfire

M'learned friends who sent us a letter some time back moaning about us using the word Wildfire when we should have been referring to the Compaq server formerly known as Wildfire, might care to have a look at Sun's implementation of the said word.
Mike Magee, 17 Jul 2000

Caminogate recall fiasco rolls on

Distributors and motherboard manufacturers struggling to cope with the recall of SDRAM boards with Rambus-compliant 820 parts have hit out at frustrations in obtaining replacements.
Mike Magee, 17 Jul 2000

Sun making StarOffice GPL, dumping SCSL?

Sun is to announce that it will be releasing StarOffice under GPL later this week, according to a ZDNet report. Such a move certainly wouldn't be entirely out of the ball park, but it would represent a pretty spectacvular volte face for both Sun and StarOffice creator Marco Boerries, who is now Sun general manager for Webtop and Applications Software.
John Lettice, 17 Jul 2000

Rockin' T'bird overclockin'

Trainwrecker has posted the chronicle of their efforts to overclock the Thunderbird on the Abit KA7. They conclude that the whole is actually less than the sum of its parts, resulting in a rating of 7.5 out of 10. AMDZone has also linked to the story, and seem surprised that they hordes at Trainwrecker had so much trouble: "There is a lot more to running a T'bird on a KX133 board than I think these guys know," opined Chris Tom.
Lucy Sherriff, 17 Jul 2000

E-bookers sees sales up 839 per cent

E-bookers.com said second quarter sales rose 839 per cent to $30 million for the second quarter. Pre-tax losses before stock compensation increased to $10 million from $1 million. The online travel company said passenger numbers increased 1900 percent in the first half to 184,000 from 9600 a year earlier.
Team Register, 17 Jul 2000

ICANN adds domains names, stores up troubles

AnalysisThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the administrator of the domain-name addressing system, has decided to increase the number of top-level domains (TLDs), but has not decided on how many there should be. At present there are just seven (.com, .edu, .gov, .int, .mil, .net, .org), apart from the two-letter country code domains.
Graham Lea, 17 Jul 2000

MI5 seeks snappers on the Net

MI5 has taken to recruiting undercover photographers over the Web.
Linda Harrison, 17 Jul 2000

Post me to the moon…

Have you ever wanted to visit the moon? To go climbing on Olympus Mons or brave the sulphurous hell that is our sister planet Venus? Well, if Mohammed will not go to the mountain, then the mountain must come to Mohammed.
Lucy Sherriff, 17 Jul 2000

BBC online news ‘monopoly’ faces OFT scrutiny

The BBC faces an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) inquiry into its practice of giving away news to commercially-operated Web sites for free, following a complaint from ITN, a rival news organisation.
Drew Cullen, 17 Jul 2000

LineOne ditches free Net access

LineOne is to ditch unmetered Net access because the British Net company is losing money.
Tim Richardson, 17 Jul 2000

Clubbin' culture to destroy holiday postcard business

Clubbers largin' it in Ibiza can now email their wildest moments to their friends direct from the dancefloor.
Linda Harrison, 17 Jul 2000

64-bit Intel Itanic still on course

A report on a Web site that Intel is having difficulty clocking its 64-bit microprocessor -- the Itanium -- at the speeds it would like, were rebutted by the chip company today.
Mike Magee, 17 Jul 2000

Reno DoJ pressures journalist to nail hackers

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has taken its hacker witch-hunt to new lows by ordering Forbes Magazine reporter Adam Penenberg to testify before a federal grand jury in connection with a 1998 article he wrote on computer enthusiasts 'Slut Puppy' and 'Master Pimp', who allegedly broke into the New York Times Web site and disabled it for nine hours.
Thomas C Greene, 17 Jul 2000

Customers bash LineOne

LineOne and its telco sidekick Quip! have stoked a vicious response from customers who feel they've been cheated by the service provider's decision to dump 24/7 unmetered Net access.
Tim Richardson, 17 Jul 2000

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