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The Register breaking news

Net radio's treasure mulls CARP crunch

New Yorkers will need no introduction to WFMU, the most lauded of public stations, and one of the Internet's greatest treasures. Rolling Stone magazine has voted WFMU, which broadcasts from New Jersey, the best radio station for four years running. It isn't just the thirty strong roster of music loving DJs that makes the station so compelling (the interview show Speakeasy eclipses many a BBC segment), but the archives. Most of the station's listeners tune in via the web, via wfmu.org.
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Dec 2002
The Register breaking news

Yahoo! buys! Inktomi!

Yahoo! is buying Inktomi for $235m cash. The deal values the former high-flying search engine firm, long since crashed to earth at less than a third of its IPO debut in 1998.
Drew Cullen, 24 Dec 2002
Broken CD with wrench

Quantum trails but talks terabytes

Having lost the technology lead to LTO and begun digesting its technology partner Benchmark, DLT developer Quantum is instead talking up its plans for the future. Its new merged roadmap claims it will leapfrog Ultrium-2 in mid-2003 and hit the terabyte per cartridge mark by the start of 2005.
Bryan Betts, 24 Dec 2002
The Register breaking news

Ghostly 419, O'Really & NTK back in stock

We're pleased to announce that we've finally received the last batch of our much sought-after Ghostly 419 limited edition t-shirt. There's still time for EU and UK customers to get one of these delivered before Xmas, the order deadlines being Wednesday and Friday, respectively.
Lester Haines, 24 Dec 2002
The Register breaking news

Win a Reg t-shirt with VCISP.NET

We've decided to spread a bit of Xmas cheer down at VCISP.NET and give all new sign ups between now and 31 December the chance to win a Reg t-shirt.
Team Register, 24 Dec 2002

The Bastard Lift Operator

Episode 25 Episode 25 BOFH 2002: Episode 25 So it seems that due to some engineering fault or the other the lift has failed and is now stuck between floors with The Boss, The PFY and I in it - which is a first. "How long do you think it'll be?" The Boss asks as the beads of perspiration springing up on his face in record time. "Oh, …
Simon Travaglia, 24 Dec 2002
The Register breaking news

Pay off the US National Debt – Nigerians help out!

Letter Reg Reader Jim Davis offers a modest proposal to get the US out of recession.
Drew Cullen, 24 Dec 2002