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Thank God someone's finally exposing this charlatan

See also: You both make good points, but we're still leaning in Steve's direction Steve walks on water; you're a moron, and so's your old man
Thomas C Greene, 09 Jul 2001
The Register breaking news

You both make good points, but we're still leaning in Steve's direction

See also: Thank God someone's finally exposing this charlatan Steve walks on water; you're a moron, and so's your old man
Thomas C Greene, 09 Jul 2001
The Register breaking news

Steve walks on water; you're a moron, and so's your old man

See also: Thank God someone's finally exposing this charlatan You both make good points, but we're still leaning in Steve's direction
Thomas C Greene, 09 Jul 2001
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The Gibson letters

Few stories in Register history have generated the volume of accolades, essays and flames that our coverage WinXP raw-socket Cassandra Steve Gibson has done.
Thomas C Greene, 09 Jul 2001
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UK homes on Net pass 10 million mark

Ten million homes in the UK are hooked up to the Net, according to the latest research from telecoms regulator Oftel.
Tim Richardson, 09 Jul 2001
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‘MS antipiracy’ hoax triggers paranoia attacks

So there you are, lurking on IRC somewhere beyond the fringes of legality, and you're not sure if all of the software on your machine is entirely legitimate. Or, to paint a more realistic scenario, deep down you know that not all of the software on your machine is entirely legitimate.
John Lettice, 09 Jul 2001
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France to spend FF30bn on broadband for all push

France is set to commit itself to nation-wide broadband Net access by 2005, according to a Reuters report over the weekend.
Tim Richardson, 09 Jul 2001
DVD it in many colours

Half of British Airways' IT staff to get push

British Airways is about to sack half its IT contractors, according to an internal memo seen by Silicon.com.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Jul 2001
server room

Marconi's Mayo kicked out; board keeps head down

Marconi announced late on Friday that its deputy CEO John Mayo has resigned from the telecoms equipment manufacturer, following a disastrous profit warning on Thursday that saw shares fall by over 50 per cent.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Jul 2001
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AOL UK stuffs Freeserve in popularity battle

Freeserve's dominance of the domestic UK ISP market appears to be at an end, according to the latest research from telecoms regulator, Oftel.
Tim Richardson, 09 Jul 2001

Mono to open source .NET by mid 2002

A software libre implementation of Microsoft's .NET broke cover today, with GNOME lead Miguel de Icaza promising to have .NET code ready by the middle of next year. Ximian's Mono project (that's Spanish for monkey) consists of three parts: a Linux C# compiler, a virtual machine, and the common language runtime, so Linux developers will be able to create and deploy .NET apps on Linux in languages other than C#. The work will be released under the GNU GPL or LGPL and collaboration is encouraged.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 Jul 2001
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PoizonBOx hacks past security firm's ‘honey pot’

New Zealand security firm Co-Logic has become one of the latest victims of prolific hacking group PoizonBOx.
John Leyden, 09 Jul 2001
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Telewest and ntl in joint bid to plug broadband

Telewest and NTL are to run a joint advertising campaign to promote broadband services and "accelerate the take-up of broadband services throughout Britain", the cablecos confirmed today.
Tim Richardson, 09 Jul 2001

Web caching tech boosts network performance 400%

Networking firm Expand Networks is trying to extend the benefits of Web caching to all enterprise data traffic with appliances it claims can boost network performance by as much as 400 per cent.
John Leyden, 09 Jul 2001
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Diary of a dotcom demise

Handheld site Brighthand is currently in limbo while its founder Steve Bush decides what to do. But, interestingly, he has written a lengthy document on the history of the dotcom and why it's in trouble.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Jul 2001
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‘Waiting for i845’ syndrome lands Intel with P4 glut

Sources in Silicon Valley claim Intel is facing a nightmare glut of P4s, as cannier buyers hold off pending the arrival of the i845 chipset and the associated cheaper memory. The i845, due in the middle of this quarter, will initially allow you to use PC133 rather than RDRAM, and considering the ramifications of that one might speculate that the canniest of canny buyers will simply hold off some more, and wait for DDR.
John Lettice, 09 Jul 2001
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£31 billion hostile bid for AT&T Broadband

Cable TV company Comcast has made a $44.5 billion (£31.5 billion) hostile bid for AT&T's broadband division. The arm includes the giant telco's cable and Internet interests, including Excite@Home. If the buy were to go ahead, it would create a broadband giant with 22 million subscribers.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Jul 2001
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Anti abortion activists step up UK Net campaign

A Scottish pro-life group plans to step up its campaign to put the names of British doctors and NHS staff involved in abortion on the Internet.
Linda Harrison, 09 Jul 2001
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Why it pays to embrace and extend .NET – de Icaza

Miguel de Icaza has told us why he is leading an open source project to implement Microsoft's .NET development framework on Linux. Mono was unveiled earlier today, and promises to provide an alternative toolchain and execution environment for .NET developers. It'll run on Linux and Windows first, but should be portable to almost any platform. It's currently being developed on Solaris.
Andrew Orlowski, 09 Jul 2001
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Naked man with no product waggles his dotcom

A fictional brand that offers no product has managed to fool more than 1,500 people into responding to its ads.
Linda Harrison, 09 Jul 2001
Cat 5 cable

Coming soon: mobile phone multi player gaming via GPRS

The technology pieces that will bring together multiplayer gaming on mobile phones are beginning to be brought together.
John Leyden, 09 Jul 2001
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Reg temporarily disappoints Gibson fans/bashers

Last Thursday I squared off with WXP raw-sockets doomsayer Steve Gibson on the radio show Online Tonight with David Lawrence.
Thomas C Greene, 09 Jul 2001
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WinXP prices out – buy now while stocks get built

Prices are out for Windows XP, although it's not currently clear whether they've leaked prematurely, or whether Microsoft is poised to make them official. At time of writing the prices were available on amazon.com, but Microsoft seemed not to have officially announced them.
John Lettice, 09 Jul 2001