The Null Device
The present Victorian government was elected on a platform of building integrated public transport solutions, including train and tram extensions. Now it has made a U-turn, recentering its transport infrastructure around freeways and the private automobile. Opponents say that road industry special-interest groups are still in charge of the bureaucracy.
One novel way of solving the problem of who controls Jerusalem: hand it over to God. Of course, if God fails to materialise or send His angels to personally take charge of the city, the problem of selecting His mortal representatives could be quite contentious.
Oh dear; it looks like there will be another Battlefield Earth film.
Surprise, surprise: In Iran, an Islamic theocracy known for its repressive laws, 53% of girls wish they had been boys.
According to a poll on a music website, the north-west of England produces the best music in the UK. Given that that includes Manchester (home of Joy Division/New Order, The Smiths and so forth), I'm not surprised.
The rumoured new album from New Order is nowhere to be seen, but Peter Hook's project Monaco has a new album, which the BBC says sounds just like mid-80s New Order anyway.
The Australian answer to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is making its way through parliament, and it looks like a nasty piece of work. Last chance to get that world-zone DVD player...