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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

Comin' atcha from the exciting new location of Coach C on the London-Norwich
'express'. Hence, if I can't be bothered finding URLs in the morning when I
actually post this, it might just end up being sent out with message IDs
instead. If anyone else wants to convert these to URLs feel free.

This week started with the theme of memes, although celia gave this short
shrift, as did Arp with a nice tangent. Clive Murray tried to launch the
idea of a memu, which failed completely to take off. Alex Robinson came up
with 'memeingful' and 'memestream'.


The innocuous Complete Shakespeare subject concealed an entire weeks worth
of posts, starting with Anders Olausson's Swedish takeover plans and Simon
Batistoni's Icke-esque conspiracy. An offhand observation on Finnish
prompted the shift (by Simon Wistow) into linguistics, to be covered later.
Crossing threads, David Cantrell's letter of notice deserves a mention just
cos it's funny, as does Arp's genie defence system. Clive made explicit the
Icke connection.


The London Walk prompted a simple response (we're tired), and, again, a
thread to fill a week. Andy and celia posted text, Robin and I posted
pictures and Wistow photoshopped. Then it all got morphed into a discussion
of mobile phones...

<http://husk.org/lndn/2001-03-18/>; [0]

Meanwhile, Chris Devers followed up on CD encoding by suggesting using a
6-disc changer and Todd Larason pointed out the digital-analogue steps this
would add. Robert Shiels started encoding the conventional way.


Devers [1] wrote about linguistic maps, case and mood, and Aaron Crane found
his speciality subject, weighing in on with clarifications, corrections,
humour and harmony. Aaron talked about Sanskrit and Jo weighed in on zero.
Simon Kinahan attempted to explain Indian in Guyana, and Crane posted morre
about protolanguages.

Wistow really got the mobile phone thread going with his analysis of Nokias
and others. Chris Heathcote [2] mentioned the smallness of phones these
days. Duncan Bates quibbled with interface decisions. David Cantrell queried
consumer electronic reliability.  IR was discussed- bizarrely this seems to
be unavailable in the US.


In offshoots of mobiles, Batistoni took on the marketroids and Wistow moved
things into the human realm, while Todd picked up on the logic content and
Clive and celia came up with their own takes on crashing. 


Devers found new words in odd usage, leading to a discussion on jargon, and
the linguistics thread took on elements of animal psychology too. Niklas
revived the Swedish takeover. Vicky McDonnell asked about tones, and Niklas
and Crane clarified again, in depth.


A discussion on advertising turned into one on brands. Patrik Nordebo found
bad jeans, Matt Jones avoids brands with bad advertising, Dave Cross
suffered moral dilemmas with bad ads, Arp questioned early TV (Todd
answered) and Wistow boycotts globalising brands. Replicant posted ethical


Also: porn legislation, Bert Milton, consluting, co-workers fashion sense,
exhibitless art, indie, biocalendars, id3 tags (cont), talking to phones
[3], billing and avertising, CD/DVD speeds, intangible work requests, date
movies, support people, work wants, connects, credit/debit cards and limits
and pulling pants. But you have to find those for yourself.

Links o' the week: so many to choose from too. Wistow, erm, Mison, Cross
Pomeroy and Devers get the gongs.


[0] Just so I can get the year right.
[1] Too many of you share fornames, so unless you complain, I'll have to use
surnames after I've mentioned you once. Sorry.
[2] Right this time I hope.
[3] Oops, this one should probably have got the URL treatment.