Sir Dystic steps up, clears air
I've been hanging on to several excellent flames relating to an article called Security industry's hacker-pimping slammed and another called 'Hacker' security biz built on FBI snitches, in hopes that Sir Dystic, slammed in a speech at H2K2 by Gweeds (and covered in both), would contact me. He's done so and he denies flatly any suggestion that he's ever worked for Microsoft, as Gweeds claimed. His is the first letter posted below.
IBM talks Big Biz with Palm
IBM and Palm are cosying up, with Big Blue agreeing to again resell the PDA maker's kit and, more importantly, the pair agreeing to develop Palm devices which can access enterprise applications and information using IBM's WebSphere.
HP tears up Dell printer contract
HP is ending its printer reseller agreement with Dell. The company says that Dell is to sell own-brand printers and that no purpose is served by dealing direct with its arch-rival.
French break with 802.11 standard
Rightly suspicious of an Anglo-Saxon conspiracy, French Wi-Fi enthusiasts have broken with an emerging wireless standard.
Seven charged in VAT fraud investigation
Seven people have been charged with VAT and money laundering offences following raids by Customs and Excise officers investigating an alleged computer component fraud earlier this week.
Shader wars: NVidia goes open source
John Carmack has welcomed NVidia's decision to open its source compiler technology - but not the actual compiler - for its high-level Cg language.
We're paying too much for mobile calls – official
The Competition Commissioner has told mobile operators they are charging to much for connecting calls from other networks, recommending that prices be capped.
ThrustWorld beats off site IP swipe
UK online gaming site ThrustWorld yesterday emerged victorious from a bizarre spat with online radio operation CyberKastRadio.com, which seemed somehow inadvertently to have ripped off Thrustworld's design, right down to the company logo. The strange similarity between the two prompted some comment, this thread at CyberKastRadio being one example, but dead silence from the site itself.
Cloning machines go on sale on the web
DiY cloning is with us at last, and you can buy it on the web. Well, sort of. If you look here, you will find that for the bargain price of $9,199 ex shipping you can buy an RMX2010 Clonaid direct fusion, umm, thingummy.
Congress to turn hacks into hackers
If House Hollywood sock puppet Howard Berman (Democrat, California) gets his way, it will become legal to hack a network in efforts to impede the on-line illicit trade in copyrighted works.