The Null Device

2000/2/4

The political ramifications of the fattening of America (via Arts&Letters)

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The murky world of on-line credit card d00dz. (MSNBC)

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Which one would win: Windows Me or Mini-Me?

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BMG withdraws its problematic CD copy protection scheme -- but says it'll try again later. (WIRED News)

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Merger-mania hits Linux startups, as VA Linux snaps up Andover.Net. It remains to be seen what effect this will have on competition in the Linux industry, or whether we'll continue to see Penguin Computing banners on Slashdot. (WIRED News)

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Booksonline compares Saddam Hussein to Stalin: (via Arts&Letters)

While we are familiar with stories of Baghdad being plastered with posters of Saddam dressed in various costumes, one little known curiosity is that Saddam once engaged the services of the British actor Oliver Reed to portray him in a six-hour dramatised autobiographical reconstruction of his life, which was shown on Iraqi television but, mercifully for the late Mr Reed, nowhere else.

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