The Null Device
The Null Device, being a stream of links and commentary on culture, technology, current events and whatever the author finds interesting.
The Null Device is maintained by acb, in his copious spare time.
This site makes no pretense of being objective and no guarantees of accuracy, reliability or posting frequency.
As this blog is produced in a facility that processes sarcasm, individual posts may contain traces of sarcasm.
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One year ago:
2017/3/23One ubiquitous aspect of contemporary Japan is capsule machines. They're everywhere—outside and inside shops, at railway stations, in clusters in the street. Insert a few ¥100 coins (each being worth somewhere in the magnitude of
Two years ago:
2016/2/23Australia's ongoing, rolling culture war has recently converged on the idea of gender and sexual orientation; this is perhaps inevitable, after the previous iteration of the country's conservative (“Liberal”) government used the threat of gay people
Five years ago:
2013/3/24The Bacon-Wrapped Economy , an article looking at how the rise of a stratum of extremely well-paid engineers and wealthy dot-com founders, mostly in their 20s, has changed the San Francisco Bay Area, economically and
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