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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

Once again this is coming from a train (so it's message IDs again: Mutt
users may be happy with this, possibly) although this time I'm with other
(void)ers, so this may even be peer reviewed first. Of course it's terribly
late, more so as the train got stuck between Wakefield and Doncaster. Sigh,
with apologies.

Ashley Pomeroy's wonderful summary prompted Todd Larason to ask lots of
questions and wanted a credit; he succeded in resurrecting a thread on
sandwiches; The Texan (hereafter, Rob) uses grape jam, not jelly, and Chris
Heathcote has persuaded Benjy's to make him peanut butter and jam bagels. 


Ashley's summary also prompted talk, on, well, summaries. Chris Devers
suggested everyone should try writing one; Matt Jones pointed out everyone
was free to write one, and I chipped in my tuppence on the fact that, to be
the nominal summary, you should volunteer in advance, since, as Ashley
pointed out, it's better writing these things through the week. (Oops.) (And
it turns out he said this before any of the other posts were made.)


In response to Rob's posting of a URL about a previously unexplored
civilation and its ruins in Asia, Todd again asked lots of questions [0],
one about lutefisk, which was transformed by Simon Kinahan into a question
of how soom foods get invented, and we once again entered That Vegetarian
Debate after Rob described his taunting veal trick. (Anyway, it probably
wasn't even lutefisk Todd meant, as Magnus Bodin pointed out.)


Robert Shiels put a new (numerical) twist on the debate by setting up a
scale of meateatingness, and pointing out the safest moral positions at
either end. Rob quickly defined himself on the scale, and qualified his
taunting, but John Melesky queried the idea of it being a linear
progression, as did Dave Cross, for slightly different reasons, while Rick
Hawkins added points on factory farming.


One of the other big threads (although more from large posts than lots of
them) was spurred by Stuart Wyatt asking what had happened to the Internet.
Chris Heathcote mentioned architects and eBay, Simon Wistow posted
ramblingly at length on the past and future, Steve Mynott reckoned the best
was yet to come, Simon Batistoni revisited the hinternet, celia talked about
information retrieval and Ashley did my job for me.


There was an offshoot talking about weblogs as a source of community, peer
review vs personal filtering and a question on what proportion of posters vs
lurkers to mailing lists like (void) was; Steve Mynott was pretty interested
in this stuff, as was Simon Batistoni, while Rob asked more questions and
wondered how to credit people.

In the random thread mode, Ashley's Procmail thread turned into a discussion
on Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Gos, where Mike Jarvis, Steve Mynott and Ashley
swapped pop trivia, news on an infamous video but definitely didn't search
for it on P2P services; a thread on motorways developed after Ashley posted
links to a site about roads, and Robin and I transport geeked, and Lee
Maguire got involved with explaining Dukakis.


Links of the week from Matt Jones, AEF, Ashley Pomeroy and Al Snell.


[0] It's interesting to see what proportion, and which questions, end up
sparking major threads...