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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:
2014/9/29There's a piece in The Economist on the challenges of translating technological terms into minority languages , particularly ones whose speakers have lived traditional agricultural/fishing lifestyles until very recently, where the vocabulary tends to be more
Two years ago:
2013/10/4Actor Gabriel Byrne talks about the 1950s Ireland he grew up in , and in which a new BBC crime series he stars in is set: Both Byrne and Banville, who are old friends, grew up
Five years ago:
2010/10/6Sometime around the 17th and 18th centuries, in Europe, the rate of homicide dropped sharply; before then, violent death was a lot more common than afterward. Historians are still discussing why this may have happened :
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