19th > February > 2001 Archive
Wales' first billionaire, Terry Matthews, has bought back comms outfit Mitel Networks, a division of the Mitel company he founded in 1972.
BT spent £10bn too much on acquiring 3G licences, CEO Sir Peter Bonfield told the Sunday Times.
15th June 2001: Lester the Canadian Molester 1st June 2001: Beware of Greeks bearing email 25th May 2001: 'Kieren you ignorant slut...' 27th April 2001: Absolutely zero effort 21st April 2001: Nibbling at America's heel 6th April 2001: I used to respect you folks... 30th March 2001: Oi ya bunch o dobbers 23rd March 2001: Magee in Rambus rumpus 9th March 2001: Flames part I and II 2nd March 2001: BarrysWorld fan in hormonal rage 15th February 2001: MOOT wtf is a MOOT? 9th February 2001: Do you wanna be in my gang? 2nd February 2001: Quit writing the word 'cock' 26th January 2001: You jumped up sanctimonious hacks 18th January 2001: Stop whining, you faggot 11th January 2001: Linda Harrison is a commie 5th January 2001: Magee is suck boy
Flame of the Year: the craziest of the crazy 15th December 2000: We're a buch of tits 8th December 2000: Reg pays for sex 1st December 2000: A truly derailed man 24th November 2000: The site's going down the toilet 17th November 2000: You can take your politics and shove it up your... 10th November 2000: Excreta consumption Undated: AMD gets it right, and we don't 20th October 2000, part II: Middle East and Reg don't mix 20th October 2000, part I: We're biased 6th October 2000: True delusion 11th September 2000: We are Intel lapdogs 1st September 2000: Scruffy student replies 18th August 2000: We are drunk, lying, dying losers 11th August 2000: Register is dull! 4th August 2000: The British are scum 4th August 2000: Flame pain in our brain 28th July 2000: Yee-haw, Yankees get a-fiesty 15th July 2000: You're a bunch of cowards!
Microsoft has pushed back Beta 2 of Windows XP two weeks, to March 14, according to a memo leaked to CRN. But the final release is still set for the end of June. What's this mean? Well, they will have RC1 ready some time in April, giving eight solid weeks to release-to-manufacturing (RTM) by May 30. Microsoft's goal for RC2 is to make it a bug fix frenzy, and then release RC3 and finally RTM. According to the article, a memo sent out to Microsoft staff stated that "these milestones are shorter than Windows 2000 - in fact, more like the end game of Win ME because of the similarities of the release. We need each team to sign in blood they will work to ship us in June."
Two tantalising hints have emerged suggesting that Microsoft really does plan to support AMD's upcoming Hammer family of 64-bit processors.
Flame of the weekBefore revealing this week's cordon bleu canape of insanity, it's worth looking at a recent letter from Simon Cassia:
Oftel has abandoned the complicated and unwieldy process it devised to help carve up space in BT's local exchanges as part of local loop unbundling (LLU).
The 1950s idea of films with an extra dimension in realism - added smells - has moved a step closer with the filing of a US patent for a device which enables consumer electronic products to produce smells.
AMD's 1.3GHz Athlon is poised to make an appearance in public at last.
Egg is "bang on track" to break even at the end of the year, the British online bank reported today.
Toshiba has found space for 2GB of data on a PC Card hard disk drive - twice as much capacity as rival products, it claims.
Today, we are turning the fire extinguishers on our Flame of the week section. The reason? Simply too much combustible material to be contained within the flame section firewalls.
The Ministry of Defence has opened an internal inquiry into the extraction of mobile phone information from a nuclear protestor.
Larry Ellison has been waxing lyrical on Apple again. The Oracle CEO, Apple board member and self-styled "best friend" of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, reckons the Mac maker's future lies in digital appliances and that Sony will be its biggest competitor.
Episode 5BOFH 2001: Episode 5
Lucent Linda Harrison has been at it again, annoying the punters and generally making a nuisance of herself. With regard to her Kiddie porn found on pawned computer, Lieutenant Longstay reckons we should cut the cottaging and get some proper work done:
The government officially launches its UKonline Web site today. It's been accessible since December and has cost the taxpayer £4 million so far. It boasts 30 journalists, as well as admins, designers etc.
The directors of a bust Hampshire dealership have been charged with supplying counterfeit software to more than half of the UK's police forces.
Siemens, which coyly tells us that it "recently became"* the second largest (we presume "phone" is understood there) manufacturer in Europe, has signed on the dotted with Symbian. The company says it will use the Symbian platform for its next generation of smartphones...
Further evidence that Microsoft intends to support AMD's Sledgehammer chip comes from the company's own upcoming operating system revision, Whistler, aka Windows XP.
Sony has invited a clutch of VIPs to watch the launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery, scheduled for March 8, because it believes that five of its FX1 DVD players will be aboard and heading for the International Space Station.
Japanese PC manufacturers are being held back by Intel in their bid to remove lead in computer soldering, AsiaBizTech reports.
Here's a look at some of the gubbins destined for 3G mobile phones. Samsung has made the first 0.13 micron 8Mb SRAM chip for 3G phones.
Are we on WinXP Beta 2 yet, or not? And has the radical, revolutionary new UI for XP arrived yet, or not? The answer to both of these questions is of course yes and no.
Anyone arriving at US Customs knows to expect a good grilling about what brings them to the land of the free, and what they've brought with them. But we're pretty sure Neil Armstrong and the rest of the Apollo 11 crew expected to breeze back to earth without any border hassle.
Sun Microsystems has introduced a recruitment freeze and stepped up its cost cutting programme in response to a slowdown in demand for its products.
Napster has announced a deal with digital rights management outfit - and Bertelsmann subsidiary - Digital World Services to use copy protection in P2P swapping, to inhibit burning MP3s to CDs, and so appease the savage army of recording industry lawyers arrayed on all fronts.
The government may be very pleased with the launch of its UKonline portal today, but it fails to meet its own guidelines on Web site design, we have discovered.
The idea that Internet Service Providers are not responsible for the content they host has taken a further, and perhaps, fatal knock after a US case which sets an important legal precedent.
BTinternet is to streamline the number of dial-up Net access products it offers.
5th April 2000: Mike Magee sleeps with Dr Tom Pabst 17th March 2000: Take Your Pig Ass Licking Crap off The Net 16th March 2000: Guest Flame of The Week: World's most travelled man is pathetic braggart 13th March 2000: Register scum sucking whores 10th March 2000: Register people are anti-free speech hypocrites 29th February 2000: Register panders to Society's Fetishes 29th February 2000: No one believes The Register's lies anymore 15th February 2000: LinuxOne doing better than The Register 31st January 2000: I'm screaming at you, you Moron 25th January 2000: Two many typos, apostrophes, underlines 25th January 2000: Sack Pete Sherriff Now 7th January 2000: Shame on you for supporting Open Source
28th December 1999: I'll get you, Penelope Pitstop 6th December 1999: Register staff only fit to shovel s**t 30th November 1999: Register just Intel lackeys 23rd November 1999: Register nothing but anti-Mac geeks 22nd November 1999: Register anti-American 8th November 1999: Register unoriginal, not funny
HWRoundupHow to...with Dr Tom. Want a machine that kicks ass, or if you are in the UK, arse, but can't find two coppers to run together? Well, Dr Tom posted this guide to building your own "PowerBox" and fear no high-end competition. Really.
VIA Technologies is preparing to showcase P4 chipsets at CeBIT, Europe's biggest computer trade show, next month, according to Bloomberg. But the company doesn't have an Intel licence yet to actually build P4 chipsets.