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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

Another weekend, another summary. However, while I'll be doing it again next
time, I need volunteers to cover the two weeks from 20 April to 3 May, or
either a) I'll pick someone or b) there won't be summaries. No previous
experience necessary- ask for details!

A summary-spanning thread was started by Replicant's trouble with installing
GnuPG. After several people had pointed out how to setuid(root) (the first
was Robin Houston), David Cantrell's harsher response spurred a discussion
on what documentation should cover, with Thomas Fini Hansen arguing that you
can handhold too far, Replicant approving Avleen Vig's two-word
documentation fix, and Chris Devers looked at Ayer's Rock as a metaphor. The
real man pages were also described by Todd Larason and others.


Fun with system beeps, spurred by Chris Devers and taken on by Robin Houston
and Patrik Nordebo.


Tshirts made a perhaps inevitable reappearance, with Ashley linking to lots
of 'vendors' and Robert Jones contributing a few more. Rob also posted the
Ass Game, and Clive Murray quoted from memory. Nifty.


Steve Mynott posted a link to a BBC News story about head transplants; The
Easter Bunny pointed out the use of monkeys for the research up until now.
Robert Jones countered that stopping people dying was more important. After
a few rounds, Aaron Trevena and David Cantrell stepped up in their stead,
while Harl pointed out the low quality of animal research for helping
humans. Perhaps the last word in that round goes to the Bunny's retort 'go
recompile your kernel.'


In a continuation, Ashley suggested that maybe brainless monkeys would be a
good idea for this sort of thing. Matt Jones went one further and suggested
brainless clones, while William Wilson pointed out most of the tricksy
diseases are brain related anyway. In a typically random moment, Todd
Larason and Ashley moved the thread into a discussion on The Cure. Alex
Robinson posted his archetypal selection of interesting links.


Jo Walsh opened several cans of worms with her post on 'The Cyberiad'; a
discussion on copyright was the first thing to start, with Todd pointing out
that translations are both derived and original, and Simon Batistoni
comparing the Berne accord on copyright with Kyoto, leading to Robin Houston
looking at bias in the press, and Simon Kinahan describing The Doomslayer
and looking generally at science reporting. Then there was a lot of
discussion on global warming and politics, and then we all died.


Concurrently, many of the same posters were also picking up on the idea of
the hinternet; Steve Mynott posted about the inevitability of free
information flow, as a result of 'underground' technologies, and Jo posted
on possile technical details. There was also a healthy thread on the reuse
of existing fictional characters, with Ashley talking about Bond, and
Replicant talking about Lo's Diary, and lots of people pondering the overuse
of HG Wells and Sherlock Holmes.


The big new game of the week, Black and White, was covered too; Ashley
started the ball rolling, William Wilson critiqued it thoroughly, and Thomas
Fini Hansen thought it was worth it despite the flaws, as did Rick.


Other oddments I liked this week include Greg McCarroll's response to the
Ulster Scots census form, Chris Devers' unsub info, void@vacant.co.uk coming
up with the 'bad maths period', Simon Wistow having a bad train day and
Clive Murray sympathising, sort of. (void) got spammed, probably.


Links of the week: Ashley was the first of three people to post the Director
Scaletrix game; Simon Wistow made this summary another day late by posting
the Editing Room's URL (but I forgive him) and alex recalled the youth of
JSW players everywhere.


And a happy Easter/ Oestre/ late solstice break/ bank holiday/ chocolate
hangover to you all. Especially Ashely- hope you're happy with just the one
variation this week.