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HP products stiff except sub-$100 printers

Hewlett-Packard has suffered an 89 per cent drop in Q3 profits - but the good news is that was above its reduced forecasts.
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Industry Standard goes titsup.com

Industry Standard, the mag that chronicled the dotcom boom and bust, has joined the ever-growing list of companies to go titsup.com.
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TSMC to make Intel i845 and VIA P4X266

TSMC is in something of an invidious position it seems: it will be producing rival Pentium 4 chipsets from those two most bitterly opposed chip companies, Intel and VIA.
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Dell warns of falling sales in Q3

Dell has reported a $101 million loss for the second quarter, while warning investors to prepare for falling sales in Q3.
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Roll up for the Regovision song contest

Competition Competition What exactly, you were wondering, is the above photo all about? Why is Kieren McCarthy standing in London's Regent Street wearing a foam rubber Beenz costume? Why is John 'Lips' Leyden peering over Elvis's shoulder while a man advertising a golf sale on his hat checks his voicemail in the vain hope that …
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Music biz patents anti-rip encryption technology

Recording industry organisation the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has come up with yet another scheme to foil listeners who rip CDs on their PCs.
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Scoot.com rescued by £45m bid

Online business directory - Scoot.com - has escaped the breakers yard after selling its classified ads business, Loot, to the Daily Mail for around £45 million.
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Ericsson reshuffles and names new COO

Ericsson has had a management reshuffle and appointed a new chief operating officer, Per-Arne Sandstrom.
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Newsbytes hack seeks to embarrass EL Reg

The Washington Post's tech-news repeater Newsbytes has implied that we were talking bollocks when we revealed several credit card hacks in a recent story entitled "Hacking IIS- how sweet it is."

BT to offer wireless PDA for Xmas

British Telecom's wireless PDA will ship in time for Christmas if comments made by the telco's hardware supplier are anything to go by.
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Job losses may follow Toshiba DRAM output cuts

Toshiba's plan to shut down memory production at its Japanese Fab 1 plant to cut output by 25 per cent could be accompanied by staff reductions, the company has warned.
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PC war report

In light of Gateway's imminent departure from the UK and Ireland, combined with Dell and HP's sales troubles, we thought we'd bring you the European and UK PC market data from Gartner. Just to illustrate how things are going.

Blistering fast Web server benchmark from IBM, Zeus

A Web server performance of more than 3Gbps data traffic has been claimed on an IBM pSeries box running software from Zeus.
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MS patch-scanner for Win-NT, 2K, IIS, SQL

We've been eager to spill the beans about this for weeks, and even hinted at it in a previous story. Today it's official; MS has released a command-line application, HFNetChk, which will scan all NT and/or 2K machines in a network from a single location and compare their currently-installed patches with the latest ones available, making it easy for admins to identify and patch vulnerable machines.
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Hacking IIS – how sweet it is

Updated We've looked over a few recent credit-card database compromises brought to our attention by CardCops (formerly AdCops), an organization which tries to get the straight dope on e-commerce hacks directly from the blackhat community to better inform merchants of threats to their systems.
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Yahoo! guilty! of! kidnapping! rape! torture!

Yahoo! is to blame for incidences of kidnapping, rape and torture reckons some god-awful, blinkered and self-satisfied member of the American Family Association.
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BOFHs beware OpenView, NetView flaw

A potentially devastating vulnerability involving components on the network management software of Hewlett-Packard and IBM's Tivoli division has come to light.
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UK railway on track with broadband

Britain's beleaguered railways are doing their bit to bring broadband services to the nation.
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Bill Gates article 'utter b*ll*cks'

FOTW Re. Bill Gates spells out the future
Cat 5 cable

DNA database used to crack cold crime cases

US police forces are turning to using DNA databases in order to shed fresh light of cases investigators had thought unsolveable years ago.
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BT in call centre emergency row

An investigation has been launched into why a worker at a BT call centre in Wales wasn't allowed to take an emergency phone call from her husband.
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Kids' Swapit Web money revived

While Beenz officially died yesterday, today, an online currency - the Swapit - has been revived. Webswappers bought its rival Web site SwapitShop from Granada Media for an undisclosed cash sum.
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Reg job ad attracts perverts and dyslexics

Register Reporter Required
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Time employee robs bank

An employee of Time Computers uses his hacking skills to help rob a bank in the comedy film The Parole Officer.
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Definitive list of ‘dangerous’ Big Brother spin-offs revealed!

TV stars move into Pig Brother sty
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Net traffic doubling every six months

The Internet is growing faster than ever, with traffic doubling every six months.
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Hollywood working on movies over Net

All the big movie studios have announced they will work together on a system to deliver movies over the Internet. MGM, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros said they think the number of people in the US with broadband connections has made it feasible to offer an on-demand service over the Net.
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‘Pillock’ chastised for trying to paint dark side of moon red

Millions wanted to paint dark side of moon red
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Reg hacks face gallows

Readers Letters Readers Letters 'You are a blackard of the first water' Elizabeth the Queen Mother is dead
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Intrinsity to sample Intel-beating CPU late 2002

As chip makers like Intel, AMD and Motorola struggle to drive up their products' clock speeds while ensuring they are still economic to manufacture and sell, a little-known semiconductor company believes it can outshoot the big guns with faster and - more importantly - cheaper chips of its own.
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Stelios takes battle to AOL

Pic exclusive Continuing his PR stunt battle against AOL, EasyEverything boss Stelios Haji-Ioannou parked one of two advertising lorries outside AOL's UK headquarters - and we've got the photo to prove it.
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We won't tell you what this patch does, but apply it NOW

There's an extremely serious security problem with GroupWise that requires an immediate patch, but the problem is apparently so bad that Novell can't even bring itself to tell its users what it is.