The Null Device
US citizens, now is your last chance to comment on the Microsoft settlement and why it's a bad idea.
3RRR just played the long version of The KLF's America: What Time Is Love?. That's not the neat acid-house/trance version you're probably familiar with, but nine minutes or so, with an intro, grinding guitars (apparently a Motörhead sample) and a middle bit which goes into Wagnerian operatic territory. Very cool. Now if only I could find a MP3 of it somewhere.
A two-bedroom terrace house at 77 Barton Street, in Macclesfield, near Manchester, is up for sale. The house, listed as "ideal for first-time home buyers" is on the market for £64,950. It is also the house where Ian Curtis, frontman of Joy Division, committed suicide in 1980. (via Lukelog)
(It's funny, because a friend of mine lived just around the corner from there at the time. He says it's a nice area.)
The High Court in Britain has found PlayStation "mod-chips" illegal, in a ruling which has far-reaching implications. One of the implications is that importing out-of-region DVDs and playing them at home is now illegal.