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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

Welcome to another ridiculously late summary. But you- yes, you- can do
something about it. Volunteer to cover a week or two. (If no-one volunteers
for the weeks either side of YAPC::Europe, there won't be one at all.) Sorry
to start so heavily, but there you go. (And to make this quicker, I'm using
message-IDs again. Feel free to write a URL <-> message ID convertor.)

The week started with the repercussions of Al Snell's new radio toy, and the
tail end of that ridiculous name-changing thread. Ashley posted a link to
the Conet Project CD, and Steve Mynott posted about Radio Moscow in the
eighties. Chris Devers transposed it to text, and Robin Houston pointed out
the MP3s. Todd Larason posted a few books about broken Soviet one time pads.


The thread then detoured into scifi territory, with Ashley posting about
Interzone, Todd (again) on short story collections, duncan posting a bunch
of recommendations, Replicant finding online archives and places to buy in
London, Simons Wistow and Kinahan discussing Pratchett and Hamilton, and
Ashley rounding it off with yet another t-shirt candidate.


Ashley talked about the Human League too. Somehow the Lebanon got brought
up, and Todd Larason figured out the burning issues involved.


Chris Devers picked up on a mention of Final Fantasy to ask about video
games and films; Jo Walsh wondered why some of the CGI looked worse than
others and, as Phil Gregory also pointed out, noted how the film and game
had related visual styles. Meanwhile, Patrik Nordebo admitted liking Tomb
Raider while Simon Wistow doubted convergence was happening and ranted about
the PS2. Again.


Robert Shiels gave up alcohol for a bit and wondered about tolerance and
withdrawal. Steve Mynott said it should be better within a week; Alex
discussed the fine line between giving up and saying it to people; Chris
Heathcote talked about smoking, and so did Robert Jones, who regrets the
fact it's unpleasant.


Simon Wistow's stat-filled bile-fuelled summary drew responses from Todd
Larason, castigating cat and moving on to radix sorts. Robert Jones found
stats for all time, while Ashley took up the invitation to carry on


... just like the police, sparking a thread about guns and crime (again).
Steve Mynott posted about the Hackey table leg killing, duncan posted what
they're supposed to do and Simon Wistow also piped up with police
procedures. Robert Jones posted UK crime figures, and Daynal posted her
experiences with the police.


The punk era was revisited by, yet again, Ashley, while Steve Mynott posted
a chunk of history and Replicant mused on UK/US punk life.


Still on some sort of health kick, Robert Shiels asked about laser eye
surgery. The consensus seemed to be it was worth it, although Ian Malpass
thought it better to wait (and provided nice ascii art of the procedure),
Patrik Nordebo wanted cybereyes. The best advocate was Randal Schwartz, who
told us where to find pictures of his surgery, which was 'absolutely worth


Meanwhile, the gun thread came back, with Al Snell suggesting licensing,
Ashley and duncan pointing out the difficulty of getting a license, Paul
Mison taking offence at the idea of licensing beer and fags, and Todd
Larason looking at the US perspective.


The last big thread of the week was Ian Malpass, who wanted to climb his
scaffolding, and provided a link to an odd building at St Andrews. Chris
Devers talked about Nemo, Alex Robinson about a Corbusier hotel (which
Ashley compared to Dr Who credits), and Ashley found odd Nasa paintings.


Robert Jones quoted:

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
 hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H. L. Mencken

Greg McCarroll then suggested we get together to play Counterstrike. Um,
maybe. Now stop pointing that lighter at me. Other single posts of note:
Chris Pinard on Batman colouring, and, er, Ashley on himself, lunatics, and
Jodie Foster.


Links of the week from Simon Wistow, Alex Robinson, Chris Heathcote and
Chris Devers.


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