The Null Device

2000/10/26

Those communists of pop Chumbawamba have released a track in MP3 format, sampling outspoken anti-Napster acts such as Metallica and Eminem. Meanwhile, manufactured celtic-pop group the Corrs are lobbying for more draconian laws against MP3s and file sharing to protect industry profit margins.

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2000/10/25

More VST instruments you can shake a stick at. Though their images and some of their links seem to be broken.

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Residents of Lewisham, a suburb of London, claim to have sighted a feral kangaroo around the area. In one case, the kangaroo is alleged to have kicked a pet dog. The authorities have yet been unable to catch the errant marsupial. (I wonder whether it is an actual kangaroo (that's a large beastie capable of disembowelling a man with its fearsome claws), or rather a wallaby (a smaller cousin of the kangaroo).)

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Mother Very Easily Made A Jam Sandwich Using No Peanuts, Mayonnaise or Glue: Astronomers have discovered another planet in the solar system. The new planet is about 1/4 the size of Pluto, and between it and Neptune. It has been dubbed EB173, or sometimes "plutino".

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According to British scientists, curries can be physically addictive, as they stimulate the senses more than traditional British foods.

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It's grim up north: Looks like the Indonesians are at it again; not content to rest on their laurels, they have been abducting Timorese children with the intention of using them as slave labour and/or indoctrinating them to act as agents of influence in the state.

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Someone has setup a blog devoted entirely to disturbing search requests received by the contributors' web sites. Your one-stop place for deadpan commentary about odd referer log entries like "nude fundraising blokes", "chitty chitty bang bang mind control", "clear urine and dogs", as well as the usual porn-related searches.

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