The Null Device

2002/5/30

Could lowercase sound be the new quiet-is-the-new-loud?

Recent compositions include a bubbling symphony of boiling tea kettles, the gentle hiss of blank tapes being played through a stereo and the soft bumps of helium balloons hitting the ceiling. One recent album was so quiet, listeners wondered whether it actually contained any sound at all.

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2002/5/29

Religious merger creates 900 million Hinjews. However, not all has gone to plan; instead of forming a super-religion to fight off the common Islamic enemy, they have instead created a race of 900 million people who, no matter how many times they are reincarnated, can never please their mothers. (via Reenhead)

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The Tinseltown Club, a pretty cute Flash animation from the EFF taking the Mickey out of Disney and Hollywood's recent push to take away our digital rights. (via bOING bOING)

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Dance music culture is a funny thing. In most places "garage" music is just another originally gay dance/club music genre, and is harmless in a fluffy, camp, pill-popping sort of way; in Britain, however, it's the home-grown equivalent of gangsta rap, with guns, bling-bling and hardcore attitude. British garageheads, it seems, are more likely to pop caps than Es, or so the press suggests.

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Did the FBI deliberately suppress information that could have disrupted the 9/11 terrorist attacks? A new memo suggests that this was the case. This is starting to look more and more like Bush's Reichstag.

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