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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

straight into ...


Chris Devers wondered about Birgitt Funk, an early, short-lived
(void)er.  No-one provided an answer.

Simon Batistoni announced (on behalf of #london.pm) that the collective
noun for a group of cunts is a bray.

William T Wilson unlurked!  To join a discussion theorising about
reality gameplay.  That one rolled for a while, talking about the use
of real money to buy advantage in computer games.

Paul Mison marvelled at the Nepalese royal massacre.

Then, Paul slagged the Boots photo service.  Victoria McDonnell
disclaimed any responsibility for Boots photo dept; it was all working
fine before she left.  Dave Cross clarified that Paul was talking
about bootsphoto.com .

Mike Jarvis made the controversial statement that Jenna Bush was the
most famous teenager in the world.  Later, many Nordebos jumped in
with corrections.


David Cantrell asked about US>UK shipping prices, with helpful replies
from Todd Larason, Simon Kinahan and others, prompting evildave to
slag hitechcafe royally.


Harl deftly twisted the reality game thread, pointing at an example of
a game played out in reality via a variety of mediums.

Paul Mison posted another excellent summary.  Gripping hand, military,
hacksploitation, t-shirts, photos, copyright, handhelds, GCC and more.

Patrik Nordebo admitted that he didn't know what a Nathan was.  Paul
Mison helped out with some Nathan links.

Mike Jarvis spotted his name in Todd Larason's sig and felt weird
about it.

At this point, someone decided to leave the (void).  I don't think
they had ever posted, though.  It's not so common for anyone to leave
or join (void) nowadays.  Much like the skyscraper in 'Highrise' by
J.G. Ballard.


hud.ac.uk failed, sending the list-admins lots of mails.

Simon Wistow contributed an impressive amount of information about

I noticed that theregister had started stealing stories from the
(void) archive.

Harl asked about getting lab equipment.  Ian Malpass came through with
a link.  Harl revealed (after Al Snell's prompting) his plans to
research the antimicrobial properties of wormwood in the spanish
desert.  That'll be why he's after a solar powerable palmtop then.
Later, Steve Mynott warned against drinking neat wormwood oil (aka

Someone joined the list.

Ian Malpass pointed at a truck with lasers.

A thread about fireworks grew from somewhere.  Steve Mynott made us
all jealous by talking about the indoor fireworks him and his mum used
to make.

Paul Mison took a photo of a borked cashpoint.

Steve Mynott pointed at a boy scout story, which both Simon Wistow and
Paul Mison thought was probably deja-void.  Steve apologised.  Simon
Batistoni later claimed Original Meme Source status, and flexed his
meme muscles further by pointing at another article from the same
place as the scout thing.

Natarajan Krishnaswami pointed at an excellent porn/pony quiz, causing
many, many people to post up their scores.  Most notably, Robert
Shiels got 0/12, which is 0%.


Someone with a perl related username subscribed.

Matthew Jones sighed at Geri Halliwell, in a dismissive manner.

Harl posted the "make the pie higher" George W Bush poetry.  Simon
Batistoni had already seen it, ages ago.

Chris Devers replied to a question posed last week by the absent
Ashley Pomeroy.  The New York building he was thinking of was the
Flatiron Building, perhaps the world's first skyscraper.  Paul Mison
later contributed a relevant photo taken on the recent NY visit,
taking the opportunity to praise the NY subway and slag the london

Someone with a hotmail address subscribed.

The thread about underage drinking continued.  William T Wilson over-
generalised, Randal Schwartz countered.  Randal still hasn't tried a
cigarette but later hinted that he might have tried pot.  Ian Malpass
provided reasoning behind his theory that Jenna Bush is stupid.  This
thread ran on until its purpose became clear; allowing Chris Heathcote
to deliver the punchline "abso-fucking-latte."  He did so with style.

Replicant took a picture of a BT multiphone, which reminded Robert
Jones of the mool-tee-pass as pronounced by Mill Jovovich in the Fifth

Robert Shiels pointed at a webcam pointed at the worlds largest
flower.  Definitely link of the week for me.  I saved a shot of it
pre-bloom, and another of a guy up a step ladder (which was amusingly

Todd Larason wondered what a US police car was doing in London.  Steve
Mynott suspected the KLF.  Ian Malpass came through with an
authorative explanation; it was part of some campaign against
illegally parked police cars.  He had seen something on telly about
it.  Chris Heathcote confirmed this story, adding that the owner of
the car was screwed by the police once.  Replicant was inspired by
Chris's mention of a sofa car, and found a whole load of links to
novelty cars.

Matt Jones pointed at The Onion.

Robert Shiels pointed at a meme generator, causing Ian Malpass to
point at his conspiracy theory generator.


Someone unsubscribed from the (void), then immediately resubscribed
from a different domain.

Ian Malpass pointed at an old index of visitors to Ellis Island

Alaric Snell related his intentions to torture drunk people with
lasers.  Paul Mison didn't like that idea, but was glad of the
warning.  There were several other drunken mumbles of disagreement.
It seems that no-one called the police as yet.

Some people chatted about the London Dungeon for a while.  Victora
McDonnell liked it, Dave Cross works across the way from it.

Richard Clamp had a strange experience where he lost awareness of the
outside world while in hack mode.  Paul Mison related, and thought it
was a good thing to happen.  He then wondered what people thought
about their careers.

Simon Wistow posted a link with reference to last week's thread about
film money.

Harl yearned for Echo Beach by Martha and the Muffins.  Simon Wistow
shared the warez.

Another hotmail user subscribed.

After racking his brains for a while, Ian Malpass pasted this link to
a place that tracks banknotes.


Simon Wistow pasted a link to a shockwave movie that didn't work on my
machine for some reason.

Paul Mison laughed at some of the smaller political parties.  a bit of
chatter followed about the monster raving loony party, triggering
links from Lee Maguire and Replicant.

Chris Devers forwarded some spam about pet adjustment.

Someone subscribed.

Steve Mynott came up with two views upon the film 2001.  Ian Malpass's
dad didn't like watching it when he had meningitis, but his sister's
boyfriend's dad worked in the Art Dept for it, allowing us information
about a tea set that starred in the film.  Ashley Pomeroy would have
had something to say about all this, if his mail account was working.

and that's it...  sorry about the lateness, i've been visiting my mum
in ledbury.  i had my laptop to work on it, but didn't Have The
Technology to send it.  right now i'm sitting on a train made late by
(so the rumour goes) someone with a gun in didcot.

this was hard work even without arp's presence.  so, respect to blech.