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(void) summary hurty claw 2001-10-05 Pizza, peeking and pulses

(void) summary hurty knee 2001-09-28 Sex, death, busyness, speeches, fragments

(void) summary hurty shoe 2001-09-21 Music (old, grey and bad), more politics

(void) summary hurty buns 2001-09-14 That cultural event and foreshadowing

(void) summary wordy 2001-09-07 Feeling cultured, Macintosh passions, hi-tech stats

(void) summary in the summertime 2001-08-31 Books, hypnosis, falling Romans and uptime

(void) summary nathan-hate 2001-08-24 Dick size wars, window managers and oddball scientists

(void) summary smutty heaven 2001-08-17 Commercials, wild cheese, bouncy and layering

(void) summary bent? he fix 2001-08-10 Gay test, Nethack, babies and exposure

(void) summary when arrive 2001-08-03 Rough notes, controversy and lateness

(void) summary plentyful 2001-07-27 Tomorrow's World, porn and prostitution

(void) summary plenty free 2001-07-20 Number stations, more guns and scaffolding

(void) summary hentai teeth 2001-07-13 Everybody cracks, stats attack and we rap

(void) summary bendy fun 2001-07-06 Currency, driving, bedbugs and scopeware

(void) summary plenty 2001-06-29 Script tamers, schools, crap after and zero

(void) summary sign stream 2001-06-22 it come with it every day at Oven

(void) summary time cube 2001-06-15 Daynal vs the world, candidates and explosions

(void) summary severed dreams 2001-06-08 Daily format, subs and unsubs, fireworks and drinking

(void) summary thick teens 2001-06-01 Platoon, imaging, guerrillas and funny money

(void) summary pit fiend 2001-05-25 too short! nuclear war, lileks and YALT

(void) summary tureen 2001-05-18 t-shirts, chippies and PG-13 films

(void) summary hurting 2001-05-11 Summaries, veal and hinternets too

(void) summary delve 2001-05-04 Facts, links and guest lists

(void) summary unleavened 2001-04-27 Razors, magick, Rand and drugs

(void) summary den 2001-04-20 Eighties music, speedy cars and food

(void) summary lime 2001-04-13 Instructions, beeps and monkeys

(void) summary eats 2001-04-06 File sharing, burnout and beauty

(void) summary serpents 2001-03-26 Earthlights, tees and OS X

(void) summary sicks 2001-03-19 Memes, lizards, walks and rips

(void) summary fife 2001-03-12 Rudeness, art and creation

for summary in (void) 2001-03-05 Coupons, novels and digests

(void) summary three of some 2001-02-26 Spices, jobs and ads

(void) summary returns 2001-02-19 Ridley, youth and photos

(void) weekly summary, february 2001-02-12 Games, plates and gadgets

Hi. I'm doing this on time, which is scary. It helps it's been a
relatively quiet relatively single threaded week, so hopefully this
will be better than lat week's abomination.

Matt Jones posted a time-cube-esque punishment link, which was followed
up in his own inimitible fashion by Alex Robinson, while Steve Mynott
posted about assination politics.


Those fun rating people at Capalert came under scrutiny. Tony Bowden
mentioned their wonderful WISDOM scale, and introduced Guess the Movie,
while Simon Batistoni suggested Blackstar use it as a rating system.
Randal turned the quiz into a web column; his definition of (void)
caused lots of debate, including a suggestion packed post from John
Melesky. Chris Devers revived the FAQ.


The Westlife single prompted a flood on Holy Crap. Matt Jones said
there'd be no revolution, Padraig Finnerty pointed out the new genre
theory and Ashley talked about the business. Chris argued the next
revolution in music would be in distribution not content, and Arp came
back on that too. Mike Moran extrapolated the mainstream.


Simon Wistow picked up on the controversy around Tierney Gearon, while
dissecting the papers, and argued with Alex Robinson argued over
censorship and art. Simon Batistoni pondered what made Gearon an
artist, while Mike Moran parried reductionist questions and Simon
Kinahan [0] provided a touch of humour.


On a tangent, Matt queried news priorities with respect to the Taliban.
Kerr Rainey countered that human rights had made the news before, and
Chris Devers pondered Buddhist attitudes. Alex Robinson provided links
to country-specific news services and, responding to requests,
information on US funding in Afghanistan.


The obligatory games thread was started with a discussion of the
Mojoworld 'creation' software, which turned into a discussion of real
cities in games and the merits or otherwise of the PS2, including an
inspiring rant from Simon Wistow, followed up by Arp.


Other threads I pondered including: hactivism, for Alex Robinson's
net-time infobomb, help me obi-void for the useful anti-HTML mail
advice and alternatives (he.net got a reasonable writeup), and the CD
encoding discussion, which is useful for when you're deciding what
format to compress your CDs with (mp3, mainly). Excerpts below.


Links o' the week, from Ade, Matt (busy week, that lad) and Harl, as
corrected by Magnus Bodin: