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.
- Brexit, Trump and one world cup 3
- On leaving London 5
- Every three years, like clockwork 1
- Tea and Crackers 3
- No mateship for Manning 1
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One year ago:
2018/7/8So yesterday, England beat Sweden in the world cup, securing their first place in a final in decades, and setting off riotous celebrations. Some football fans, filled with the euphoria of the moment, trashed an IKEA
Two 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
Five years ago:
2014/6/30In January 2012, Facebook conducted a psychology experiment on 689,003 unknowing users , modifying the stories they saw in their news feeds to see whether this affected their emotional state. The experiment was automatically performed over
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