23rd > May > 2002 Archive

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Plaid Cymru pulls Queen Mum Web spoof

Plaid Cymru has apologised for poking fun at the late Queen Mother and local residents on one of its Web sites.
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Biometric sensors beaten senseless in tests

Have biometric systems developed to the point where theycould be a viable alternative to passwords and PINs?
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Salmon Days: Episode 2

OK so it took us longer than planned: but at last, another episode of Salmon Days, our pay-per-view-live action comedy streaming epic.
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Classic Reg logo shirt goes all Ally McBeal

Well, it's official - black is the new black and black is back. Yes, it's a welcome return for the Vulture Central classic black logo t-shirt. And, in response to mass protestations that not all Reg readers are pizza-gorged man-mountains, this item is now available in a lithe medium. Calista Flockhart take note.
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Reg Reader Research Reborn

Site News As 8,000 or so of you are already aware, Reg Reader Research, our adventure in online polling, has a new name - MetriNets, with its very own web site.
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Reg ‘Hacker’ shirt is go

As promised, our sensational new 'Hacker No.1' polo shirt is available for immediate purchase at our Cash'n'Carrion merchandising outlet.
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Bluefin surfaces on wave of storage interoperability

The storage industry's only non-proprietary attempt at cross-vendor interoperability picked up major momentum yesterday with the surprise surfacing of Bluefin, a hitherto undercover effort to create a universal storage management specification. Based on the emerging storage extensions to the existing CIM/WEBM standard, …
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Hynix woes heightened by DRAM price dip

Samsung Corp and Hynix Semiconductor Inc have been forced to cut their 128Mb DRAM contract prices by between 16% and 20% according to Korean media reports. The price cuts, forced on them by their largest customers, push the 128Mb DRAM part price below $4 again, heightening fears that there could yet be a sting in the tail …
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Yahoo! Europe! to! can! auction! ops!

Yahoo! is to close a number of its European auction sites within the next six weeks as part of its plan to make more money.
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UK firms confident about future

UK businesses are positively giddy with excitement about future economic growth prospects over the next 12 months.
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Windows debugger is, er, buggy

Microsoft has admitted that its Windows debugging facility is itself subject to a security bug.
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India struggles to close PC gap

The growth in sales of personal computers in India will outstrip the global average this year, a local market research company predicts, but the growth is still too low to suggest that India is realizing its ambition to become an IT empowered country. Delhi-based Skoch Consultancy Services said in its lastest market study …
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Channel partners cool on the new HP

More than a third of Hewlett-Packard's and Compaq's authorised channel partners plan to scale down their involvement with the post-merger company.
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Tiscali plugs porn for cash

Tiscali UK is plugging adult entertainment in a bid to help generate some much-needed revenue.
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Chatham Girls go down too quick

It's official: The Reg is the new slashdot, having brought down Geocities hosted Chatham Girls in a matter of minutes yesterday.
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AMD's Hammer goes graphics crazy

AMD is spinning up the sales story for its bifurcated 64-bit chip brands, the Opteron and the Athlon (as its uniprocessor version is to be called).
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S Korea handed ‘broadband World Cup’

The bunnies at Telewest are over the moon with their latest trick to link broadband with the up and coming World Cup.
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KaZaA collapses under Rambo-style lawsuits

KaZaA, the Dutch software and products company which founded KaZaA.com, is to shut down because it can't afford to defend copyright infringement charges brought against it by the entertainment industry.
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Google Labs passes Borges test

Google has opened its kimono on some new labs work, soliciting feedback for four experimental features.