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World's first DeCSS executable prime number

Exclusive Mathematician Phil Carmody, who in March of this year managed to encode the DeCSS source in a prime number, has upped the ante by producing a prime number which represents an executable version of the banned CSS descrambler.
Thomas C Greene, 11 Sep 2001
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Morse snaps up Spanish dealership

Morse, the mid-range reseller, is expanding into Spain through a 51 per cent stake Integracion de Sistemas Abiertos SA (ISASA). This will cost it £1.76m in cash.
Drew Cullen, 11 Sep 2001
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VIA debuts 866MHz C3

VIA has just introduced its latest C3 x86-compatible processor, an 866MHz follow-up to the 800MHz part codenamed Ezra it shipped a wee while back.
Tony Smith, 11 Sep 2001
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SiS to slash Pentium 4 chipset prices

In a bid to grab hold of the Pentium 4 chipset market, SiS will sell its 645 product for $18-20 - less than half the price of Intel's i845, which launched yesterday, and $11 cheaper than its nearest rival, Acer Labs' $31 Aladdin P4.
Tony Smith, 11 Sep 2001
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Dell admits MS price gouge is hurting business

Here's a story that will dampen hopes that Windows XP, and its associated subscription model, can lift tech spending out of its current slump. Michael Dell yesterday admitted that far from boosting business, Microsoft's aggressive new pricing structure for Windows XP is having the opposite effect, and deterring the traditional Wintel upgrade cycle.
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Sep 2001
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Excite@tHome CFO resigns

Troubled Internet outfit Excite@Home - is on the hunt for a financial wizard after top money-man, Mark McEachen, threw in the towel yesterday.
Tim Richardson, 11 Sep 2001
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Captain Cyborg puts on Cassandra act again

A calm Tuesday morning, the Radio 4 Today programme on the wireless, not much news about. But suddenly our ears pricked up with horror as James Naughtie mentions artificial intelligence. Some scientist has created a robot that teaches itself - it's a kind of robot orang-utan.
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Sep 2001
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Randy vicar exposed by emails

Churchgoers in Bristol were shocked earlier this week when Simon Waddington burst into St Anne's church in Oldland and shouted at the vicar giving the sermon: "You are a fornicating adulterer."
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Sep 2001
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Why Brits pay more for Win XP

In true Rip-Off Britain style, Brits will have to dig deeper into their pockets than Americans for Microsoft's Windows XP.
Linda Harrison, 11 Sep 2001
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MS loses Front Page trademark fight

Glasgow Web designers Front Page Design have defeated Microsoft in a legal battle to register the firm's name as a trademark.
John Leyden, 11 Sep 2001
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Punters change prices on Virgin Interactive site

Virgin Interactive has said it will not honour orders made on its Web site if consumers have altered the price of games software.
Tim Richardson, 11 Sep 2001
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Sharp unsheathes Muramasa ultra-slim notebook

Preview Preview Sharp launched its ultra-thin 'Muramasa' PC-UM10 notebook in Europe today following the machine's Japanese debut back in June. Not that the company seems to have learned much in the meantime - the Muramasa has undergone very little change as it has moved from one market to another. And for a notebook designed to offer " …
Tony Smith, 11 Sep 2001
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BTopenwoe refuses to pass on broadband price cuts

BTopenworld has defended its decision not to pass on a £5 a month cost savings for its single user broadband service.
Tim Richardson, 11 Sep 2001
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Yahoo! scores! World! Cup! site! rights!

Yahoo! has won the exclusive rights to produce, market, and host the Web site for football's World Cup, in a deal that makes it one of 15 official worldwide partners of Fifa, the sport's governing body.
John Leyden, 11 Sep 2001
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Eurosport.com scores headline profanity sensation

Let's imagine that you are a lowly hack reporter for Eurosport.com, consigned to a daily grind of banal football transfer stories. Let's further speculate on what you might do in the unlikely event that a player called Argelico 'Argel' Fucks decided on a controversial move to Benfica. Were a player with such an improbable …
Lester Haines, 11 Sep 2001
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Intel Ireland redundancy plan five-times oversubscribed

Intel's attempt to reduce its global headcount through voluntary redundancies and retirements - what human resources folk picturesquely refer to as 'natural wastage' - is proving very successful in the chip giant's Ireland operation.
Tony Smith, 11 Sep 2001
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Microsoft assimilates The Borg

Those readers who have always maintained that Microsoft is not simply an enormous software company, but rather an evil galactic empire, appear to be vindicated. According to MS's German site, the company has launched the QuoVadis navigation system in association with Borg Instruments. So, if you ever wondered how the …
Lester Haines, 11 Sep 2001
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AOL has 31 million punters

AOL has recruited seven million new customers over the last 12 months the company said today.
Tim Richardson, 11 Sep 2001
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US record label sued over anti-rip CD technology

An unnamed Californian woman has sued US country music record label Fahrenheit Entertainment for allegedly misleading its customers by shipping CDs protected with an anti-rip mechanism, Web site Music Target has reported.
Tony Smith, 11 Sep 2001
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TFT profits to go down the toilet

Manufacturers of TFT screens are about to see their profits go down the toilet, a report out this week claims.
Linda Harrison, 11 Sep 2001
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‘Fake’ Sony Clié PEG-N750C appears on Sony Web site

The Sony Clié PEG-N750C, once rumoured to be the company's next Palm-based PDA and then damned as a hoax, has turned up once again - on the company's own Web site.
Tony Smith, 11 Sep 2001