The Null Device
A recent eBay auction (now unfortunately cancelled), offering the ideal gift for the hobby terrorist in your life.
In today's Onion: Affluent White Man Enjoys, Causes The Blues
BBC has an article on the proliferation of computer-generated models/idorus, from Kyoko Date (listed as "Diki" for some reason) through to Ananova and the somewhat underwhelming "T-Babe").
Japanese firm develops robot cat:
Tama is a step closer to the real McCoy. She interacts with her owner, needs love and attention and will develop her own specific personality. Just like a real cat Tama has emotions, purrs when stroked and sleeps whenever she wants.Probably a boon for people living in small apartments with no-pets rules... --acb
Solutions to age-old problems: A patch for e2fsck that lets you play Tetris while your machine fscks.