The Null Device
Wonder how long until SourceForge, home of crimeware such as Freenet, OpenNap and various Gnutella clones, gets its first cease-and-desist notice from the RIAA...
Here's some impressive ingenuity: a Sydney-based naturalist has devised a number of ecological solutions to common domestic problems, such as keeping lizards to fend off cockroaches and garden slugs to eat bathroom mould: (via Found)
Slugs have a strong homing instinct, foraging in the damp night air and spending the deadly desiccating daylight hours in a cool, moist retreat. Robinson provided his new staff with comfortable lodgings in the shape of a little ceramic pot perforated with stars and crescent moons--the sort more usually used to waft perfumed oils around the place. "They soon learnt that was home," he says. Each night, the slugs crawled out of the moons and stars and slithered off on their fungal foray. At daybreak, they crept home where they were safe from bare feet and torrents of hot water.
Now that Regulation of Investigatory Powers is law in the UK, here are some Kafkaesque scenarios that, according to an expert, could happen. But, of course, the British police and intelligence services would never abuse their power in these ways, would they? (via Found)
Fun with dogmatists: Movies That Will Piss Off The CAPAlert Guy, from Brunching Shuttlecocks.