24th > November > 2000 Archive
M$ Senator Gorton loses, won't concede till re-count
Former RealNetworks exec Maria Cantwell (Democrat) with 1,199,260 votes has just edged out Senator from Microsoft Slade Gorton with 1,197,307 for a difference of only 1953 in the Washington State Senate race.
VNU in porn sack shock
IT publisher/cuckoo VNU has fired one of its sales staff for downloading "loads and loads" of porn on his work computer.
Rivals to peek at BT exchanges
Oftel today published a series of draft proposals outlining how it intends to settle differences between BT and rival telcos as they jostle for space inside BT's local exchanges.
HP sells out of P4 systems
Sounds cool. Hewlett-Packard has sold out of P4 systems within a couple of days of launch. Rather unhelpfully, the Great Satan of Printers, Calculators and Oscilloscopes can't give absolute numbers.
WinME can't handle more than 512 megs of memory
Like world+dog, we were obviously looking for something to beat up on Intel with following the launch of the P4. Unlike most of the planet, we reckoned that an old BIOS shipped with a couple of old mobos wasn't much of a story.
AMD Dresden ships two million Athlons
Today, we take a break from producing the Pentium What4 Times, to recall our other favourite CPU maker: AMD.
Sony pulls Santa-slapping advert
Sony has been forced to drop its latest ad campaign under pressure from a squeamish US cable TV network.
Sega full-year loss to widen
Sega today posted a ¥17.98 billion ($163.11 million) loss for the six months to 30 September, in line with the company's expectations.
Software tycoon ‘flees Tamil Tigers’
A 28-year-old man has fled the country to escape his creditors after his technology business collapsed around his ears.
Hyundai seeks $3bn to split from parent
Hyundai Electronics Industries is to raise up to Won 3.5 trillion ($3 billion) to help it separate from its parent company early next year, the Korean Dramurai said yesterday.
Poptastic Jonathan King charged over child sex offences
The millionaire pop mogul Jonathan King - you know, the one with the annoying voice, glasses and T-shirts - has been charged with three sex offences committed nearly 30 years ago. The allegations are thought to concern young men under the age of consent and occurred when King was a high-profile figure in the music and entertainment world.
Mediaplayer 7 security flaw
A security flaw in Media Player 7 lets unauthorised users run arbitrary code on a victim's PC if the latter is viewing a Web site or accessing an HTML email.
Tesco is Cock of the e-Walk
October was the busiest month on record for people in Britain visiting e-commerce sites, according to the latest research from NetValue.
C&W buys another networking reseller
Cable & Wireless has bought ML Integration, a data networking communications and systems integration company. In personnel terms, the acquisition is C&W's largest to date in the UK. ML Integration has a net asset value of £2.1 million, but C&W won't say how much it paid for the Reading-based company.
When the wind blows, the mobiles will stop
Children who use mobile phones are at risk of memory loss, sleeping disorders and other health problems.
Letsbuyit no longer illegal in Germany?
Troubled buyers clube Letsbuyit.com has embraced news of the repeal of two strict German laws regarding price discounting. The two laws - the Discount Law and Free Gifts Act, according to Letsbuyit - will be eliminated from the middle of next year to help build the country's e-commerce industry.
Web professionals site hacked by cartoon character
The British Association of Web Professionals Web site has been hacked by someone calling him or herself Evil Angelica. The site now features the message "British Association of Web professionals? Evil Angelica strikes again!" with an eye-catching image of the Angelica Rug Rat cartoon character.
We are slaves to technology – official
New technology and sexy gadgets are making us less productive, more stressed and removing what little life we have left. Or so says a new survey by Priority Management.
Germans hit HP with anti-piracy fine
Hewlett-Packard has been fined by the German courts for shipping hardware capable of creating pirate music CDs.
Desperate Brits bid online for PlayStation 2s
British PlayStation 2 consoles have followed their US cousins into the e-auction rooms as desperate gamers try to get their mitts on Sony's next-generation games machine. However, few are willing to spend as much money as their transatlantic counterparts were ready to offer.
Euro PC sales – Gartner cheers up
The European PC market will pick up next year, as people start to replace older machines bought in 1998 and 1999, both years which saw strong sales.
BBC's got bigbollocks.com
It must be every dotcom's worst nightmare - you've got a cracking domain but nothing to stick on it.
HWRoundup Turkeys galore
After the complete explosion of P4 coverage, we thought a round up of things non-Pentium related was in order. So we have a couple of guides, and a few silly bits and bobs. Post-post turkey relaxation. Just what the doctor ordered.
Best of the Rest: barbie porn, whistleblowing and drunk journalists
Mobile phones are penis extensions
More of that Bush/Gore nonsense
Flame of the Week: You can take your politics and shove it up your.. That Bush/Gore total fiasco cock-up saga in full
The Friday gag
A kid gets a job in a small department store. On his first day, the manager shows the kid round, and explains that the company policy was to sell a product, with a product. The kid looked confused, so the manager said he would show him what he meant. Now, it just so happened that a customer approached the manager and asked if they sold grass seed.
Flame of the Week The site's going down the toilet
[This week it's a long, seemingly well-thought-out letter, but a flame none the less, and ole Thom Greene is the target - for a second week running (he secretly loves it though). It may not be as entertaining as those flames from the less eloquent, more concise flamers we usually feature, but hey, there's a big trailer trash hoedown in the Mid West this week, so choice has been limited.]
Readers' Letters Everyone's got a bloody opinion
[Well, we're nearly into December and Christmas is hanging over us. It's getting colder, darker and less hospitable. Which is precisely why you need The Register's Readers' Letters. We'll make you laugh, cry, shout, rant - but it's all good heat production and you won't have to turn that radiator up. That's why pensioners who read the Daily Mail live, on average, three winters longer than other old folk.]