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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.
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One year ago:
2021/5/23After one plague year off, they managed to hold Eurovision this year in Rotterdam, with social-distancing protocols in place and contestants prerecording videos and self-isolating if they didn't test negative. The winner this year was Italy,
Two years ago:
2020/9/10Things that have recently happened in the US: Wildfires blazed across the West Coast, burning several million acres and setting the sky a hellish orange; it emerged that one of the fires was started
Five years ago:
2017/7/19Today I heard the sad news that Simon Holmes, frontman and songwriter of 1990s Australian alternative/indiepop band The Hummingbirds passed away over the weekend. I met him once, about a decade ago, at his record shop
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