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“Just how much can you lose? Tracking penny stocks, hot stock tips and other stock scams coming from SPAM can be fun!” – link

“What might a light gun-like attachment for Revolution’s controller look like? And how might it function? Speculation and mock-ups inside.” – link

“An unusual clash between a 6-foot (1.8m) alligator and a 13-foot (3.9m) python has left two of the deadliest predators dead in Florida’s swamps.” – link

“Togolese schoolgirls have been sent home this week to have their heads shaved because teachers say they waste too much time playing with their hair.” – link

“Among the other respondents, 23 percent understood RSS but did not use it, while 66 percent either did not understand the technology or had never heard of it.” – link

“The right time to turbo is when you’ve exhausted the normal technical support process. You should turbo only when you’ve hit the dead end. If you turbo indiscriminately, you may end up with worse support than you would have otherwise… and you’ll be unable to turbo again if it is ever truly needed.” – link

“We thought it would be fun to do it, so we ported the recenly-GPL-released Quake 3 Arena from iD Software to Windows CE 4.2 for Pocket PC, as a test for our ‘SpeedDemon’ Windows CE profiler. Sure, the game still runs at like 5 FPS, but at least we know how to make it faster for future builds. Expect continuing development on this port.” – link

P.S. “On January 18th 2004, Strictly Kev premiered the original ‘Raiding The 20th Century’ on XFM’s ‘The Remix’ show in London. It was a 40 minute attempt to catalogue the history of cut up music – be it avant garde tape manipulation, turntable megamixes or bastard pop mash ups. It rapidly spread throughout the web and managed to cause a full scale server crash on boomselection.info when they hosted it due to the volume of net traffic.

Shortly afterwards he read Paul Morley’s recently published book ‘Words & Music’ and was amazed that certain chapters mirrored parts of his mix. Apart from the fact that the title, ‘Raiding the 20th Century’ was coined by Morley 20 years before for a future Art of Noise project, he also featured Alvin Lucier, who – purely by chance – was sampled on the opening track of the mix.

Kev decided to expand his idea to make the defnitive document on cut up music including many other parts, omitted by the constraints of the original radio session. After months of further research he tracked Morley down and they recorded passages from ‘Words & Music’ specially for this mix in an attempt tomarry the two and finish something that neither of them actually started. A year to the day of the original airing, the newly expanded version is ready.” – link

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