The Null Device
If you thought the British Telecom hyperlink patent was silly, the Russians have something that beats it -- a patent on bottles and other containers. (via technocrat.net)
The results are in in Chuck D's pro-Napster rap contest, and the winner is quite a righteous anti-RIAA rant in the form of quite agile rhymes. Download it now, and perhaps also check out the other entries.
Music query: would anybody know what the song is that's in the Australian pop charts now (or was recently) that sounds a little like Curve circa 1992 (guitars, uptempo beat, female vocals)? All I know is that it's not by Killing Heidi.
Doovy! black tape for a blue girl have some material up on mp3.com; check them out. (All their songs, for some reason are classified as "goth"; I remember the days when they distanced themselves from the spooky-people scene, coming out and saying that their music has nothing to do with vampires and devils and stuff. Honestly, they sound nothing like NIN or the million and one Sisters-alike bands out there..)
And while you're at it, you should probably check out their Projekt label-mate Mira if you like the æthereal shoegazer side of things, as I do.
(link cribbed from watching me fall, a blog run by someone in Australia who probably gets mistaken for a goth every now and then...)
Surprise, surprise: no matter what the result of the Zimbabwean election is, Mugabe will remain in power. (BBC News)
An interesting and moody piece of experimental music performed with dot matrix printers, a much underrated rhythmic instrument.
Beyond caffeine: A drug developed for treating narcolepsy can be used to help the sleep-deprived stay alert. Wonder how long until it's advertised in banners on Slashdot... (via rebeccablood.net)
What does it say about our society when a quarter of new drugs under development are antidepressants? (via rebeccablood.net)