The Null Device
Europeans wrestle with the question of the Internet:
Parisian students burned their textbooks to protest the poor standard of American online pornography, while in the UK, the Blair government faced demonstrations after tax funds were poured into a futile government initiative to translate the online edition of the New York Post into English... workers from heavily-unionised German power plants threatened to strike should the demand for electricity from Internet users increase the length of their work week. In a hastily-convened summit, European trade ministers moved to defuse the crisis by promising that the Internet would be strictly rationed, so as to minimise disruption to state employees.
Amusing, if a bit old: Y2K survivors devolve ahead of schedule: (FNWire)
Hideaway Farms, he said, encourages scrawny, brainy males to strike up obsequious and servile relationships with "big dumb guys," as it is believed brawn will rule and small men will be discriminated against in leadership positions and mating. Parmigiani conceded she has been checking out some of the community's "lusty, bulky ape-males" in preparation for the day when her boyfriend Sam is exiled as an inferior or turned into a "she-boy."
The list of changes in the upcoming Linux 2.4 distribution. Looks like Linux is evolving quite nicely... (via Slashdot)
Some insightful analyses of the Microsoft verdict and its expected effects, from various experts: (Salon)
I'm not sure that Gates is being blasé about this -- I watched the 6 p.m. press conference and I was struck by the fact that Gates was very heavily made up. He's usually not. Someone must have said to him, "Bill, you look pale and need to be touched up," which suggests that he had a much stronger reaction than he was letting on.
Personalities like Rockefeller and Gates are like religious fundamentalists -- they are total belief systems, which is why they are good motivators. The company is the expression of that religion; and fundamentalists are not prone to compromise. The more you attack them the more defensive they become.
Apparently those hands-free mobile headsets actually increase users' exposure to radiation: (BBC News)
Instead of offering protection against potential health risks, two such devices acted as aerials and tripled the amount of radiation channelled into users, the CA's research showed.
What if Lovecraft was right? Utterly insane rant blows the lid off the secret connections between the House of Windsor, the Merovingian bloodline, the Reptilians and Cthulhu:
The 'Aryans' having red hair and blue eyes. Apparently these people make the tastiest of snacks, but are also useful for summoning, much like the HP Lovecraft scenario 'the old ones' Yog Sothoth etc from beyond the threshold - a feat which our long lived Reptilian predators apparently cannot manage.
The Queen mum is 8 feet tall, with a snout, and fangs... Charles apprently has two large protrusions just above where his human ears are. The Queen [Liz II] is much darker, all over much more homogenous in marking, where the colours gradually and smoothly change to the head, tail and back.