FoTW: “You hafe no balls and are all homosexulle”
LettersWhat a poor harvest of flames it's been, this spring. Our tradition of printing the most libellous and insane correspondence has been challenged by so many of you insisting on sending us useful, erudite and even occasionally complimentary messages.
Apple walks tightrope, begins Jaguar hype
Some interesting sidenotes emerged from Apple's analyst call yesterday, in which the company posted a $40 million net profit.
Klez worm infects and infuriates
A fresh variant of the Klez worm is spreading across the Internet this afternoon.
Allchin confirms Longhorn delay
The next major update to Windows codenamed Longhorn, will not appear until the second half of 2004, Microsoft told attendees at the WinHEC this week.
MS slashes Xbox prices in Europe
Microsoft is to slash the cost of its Xbox games console in Europe, the company announced today.
Broadband Britain doing good, says Oftel
Telecoms regulator David Edmonds claims the UK is catching up in the race for broadband despite a sluggish start.
AMD's Sanders knows nothing about anything, claim States
The breadth of AMD chairman Jerry Sanders ignorance is quite staggering, if the Unsettling States are to be believed. Earlier this week lawyers for the States still pressing for tougher measures against Microsoft filed a motion in limine concerning Jerry's contributions to the Microsoft defence, and if we were Jerry we'd feel pretty hurt.
AMD waves goodbye to Duron
AMD is to stop making budget Duron processors at some point towards the end of the year, when it completes the conversion of Fab 25 in Austin, Tx from CPU production to flash memory-only. That's what Jerry Sanders told analysts and press in a conference call yesterday. This was far too late in the day for us to listen, so we'll refer you to Jack Robertson's account instead. There's good stuff on Hammer, manufacturing, and flash memory, and Sanders' testimony in support of Microsoft.
Time chases Grey pound
Time Group is looking for 50-year olds and older who can speak non-Geek to other 50 years olds and older.
FBI hunts ex Cisco exec
The FBI have issued a warrant for a fugitive former Cisco executive charged with multi-million dollar stock fraud after he failed to report to authorities.
Cisco takes dual route to WLAN market
Cisco yesterday launched a wireless access point which supports simultaneous operation of both 802.11b and high-speed 802.11a wireless LANs.
Freeserve in major broadband push
Freeserve is to go head-to-head with BTopenworld as it begins its attempt to turn broadband into a mass-market service.
Flash drags down AMD
AMD made a net loss of $9.163m on sales of $902.073m in Q1 ended March 31, 2002. Sales were down 24 per cent on the same period last year, and five per cent sequentially from Q4.
Tiny text threatens air safety
The safety of Britain's skies is under threat after air traffic controllers complained that the text on their computer screens is too small.
MS to ship Bluetooth hardware, mouse, keyboard
Microsoft will finally take the plunge into Bluetooth later this year, when it begins shipping a USB Bluetooth transceiver, keyboard and mouse. The tranceiver will be able to handle up to seven Bluetooth devices, and this plus the inclusion of Bluetooth support in Windows XP means that Bluetooth is finally arriving in the PC world.
Force-feeding MS Passport works – study
Netizens don't much care for the Microsoft Passport gimmick but they do nevertheless put up with it, a recent Gartner survey indicates.
Man takes sledgehammer to faulty PC
UpdatedAfter returning a persistently faulty PC to a shop five times over three months, a Wisconsin man snapped and took it apart with a sledgehammer in front of shocked shoppers.