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EFF BOFH arrested

Marc Perkel, sysadmin at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco, has been arrested by LA police department.
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Those techs raped your stupid mind good

FOTW Our recent item, Win-XP kills Verizon DSL, has attracted over two hundred notes of appreciation and solidarity, and one flame. That's right, only one; but it just doesn't get any better than this:

Compuware launches antitrust suit against IBM

Compuware Corp has filed a federal lawsuit against IBM Corp alleging that Big Blue has copied Compuware's software testing tools source code and used monopoly power in the mainframe market to compete unfairly in mainframe software tools, writes Matthew Aslett. The lawsuit, filed by Farmington Hills, Michigan-based …
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You got the LOOX

CeBIT Fujitsu Siemens makes its big play for the high-end PDA biz next week with the official 'launch' of the Pocket LOOX.
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RealNetworks clinches Nokia mobile phone player deal

RealNetworks Inc made its most significant play in the wireless internet market yesterday, announcing a deal with Nokia Corp that will see its media software bundled on millions of mobile devices, writes Kevin Murphy. Not only will Nokia include a cut-down RealOne player on the forthcoming 9210i, 9290 and 7650 models, but …

IBM unleashes 8-way Foster Xeon servers

IBM Corp wants a bigger piece of the enterprise Windows server market, and the new xSeries 440 server, codenamed "Vigil," that was announced yesterday as part of Intel's "Foster" Xeon MP processor rollout, is part of IBM's long-range plan to do its own engineering at the high end and bring more money to the top and bottom …
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AMD aims high in Hannover

CeBIT AMD announced three new high-end CPUs, coinciding nicely with the first day at CeBIT, the world's biggest computer show.
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Email more popular than letters

Email is more popular than snail mail, according NetValue.
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Lucent expects recovery to be delayed

Beleaguered telecoms equipment vendor Lucent has issued another profits warning, which advises that it expects its return into the black will be delayed until next year.
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Murdoch company cracked our smartcard, claims Canal+

A row has broken out among pay TV companies after Canal+ alleged in a lawsuit that rival NDS arranged for the posting of information on how to crack the encryption used in its digital TV smartcards on a pirate Web site.
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Factoring gains won't break strong crypto – Schneier

Concerns that improvements in factoring technology might make it easier to break large key length encryption codes are misplaced, according to noted cryptographer Bruce Schneier.
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Intel adopts PR rating/ part number shock?

Clock speed is the bane of AMD's life, especially when it comes to marketing processors to retail customers.