The Null Device
The street finds its own uses for things: The latest professional criminal toy: guns disguised as mobile phones. (via Unknown News)
Bad news: The spam problem is not going away; in fact, it's getting worse.
What's more disturbing than Eminem and Limp Bizkit? Britney Spears or Celine Dion. (via Pearls)
There's an interesting-looking new book about outsider artist Henry Darger (of Vivian Girls fame; that's where the punk-pop band got their name from). The Village Voice gives it a good review. (via RobotWisdom)
From his one-room apartment in Wicker Park, Darger created and illustrated a 15,000-page novel entitled In the Realms of the Unreal. Its heroines are the seven Vivian sisters in their baby-doll dresses and mary janes. They carry multicolored parasols and giant strawberries as they run from insidious purple clouds. They fight the evil, child-enslaving Gladelinians while in the background giant petunias bloom and ducks float midair. Sometimes while recuperating at their hideout, Jennie Richee, a few of the girls grow ram's horns on their heads
Unfortunately, it is rather expensive, and with the Pacific Peso (a.k.a. the Australian dollar) being worth only US$0.50 or so, not something I can justify buying.
Via Slashdot, a piece on how Intel Pentia are microcode upgradeable. The details are kept secret at this stage, though once someone cracks them this could lead to a new generation of viruses/trojans which irrevocably turn CPUs into expensive keyrings.
Does a recent dance track sample a Commodore 64 game tune? (via NtK)
New from Poppy "Postfun" Dixon: Christian evangelical panties. Religious zeal or irony, you decide. (via NtK)