The Null Device
Welcome to the Digital Millennium; your next computer will be a trusted client. A look at Microsoft's "Secure PC" plans, which will impose copy control at the hardware level, tightly integrated with Windows, of course. And which will have the nice effect of getting the weight of the RIAA behind the Microsoft desktop OS monopoly and freezing out file formats not tied to Windows.
Eager for the money of Western tourists, Romania is building a Dracula theme park. Mind you a lot of its own citizens oppose this, and consider confuting the 15th-century tyrant/national hero with eastern European vampire legends as an insult to their national history.
The Age has an interesting piece on Nick Cave.