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Other People's Entertainment™ for 6th August!

Yes folks, it's time for another brief edition of Other People's Entertainment™!
  • maxwellgrant was referred to a hilarious Onion article, by someone calling himself "Ringo";

  • aajwind recently discovered an link in an old adcott post, to the best, simplest, most addictive and challenging Flash game I have ever played: Gridlock. I've left things at level 37 (out of 40 levels), but the game remembers the level you last played, so it's all good.
In other news:
  • Sir Clive Sinclair is apparently in the process of designing a successor to the (in)famous C5. The revelation comes as he test-drives the Segway;

  • A certain new technology product promises to be immensely useful, even though the likelihood that it'll work with a Mac is close to nothing;

  • The real threat to legitimate CD sales is not the Internet file traders after all. Apparently, it's the bootleggers. Ars Technica weighs in;

  • A teenage boy has become the first person to use his camera phone to capture evidence of a crime which led to the arrest of the perpetrator;

  • An ingenious random has managed to shrink Windows 95 to under 10MB, and has gone on to claiming he can shrink it further;

  • I want to emigrate to the US, where I can play tunes with swearwords on the radio and use the iTrip, which I can't do here without breaking the law;

  • And the really contentious story is that of BuyMusic, a blatantly half-assed attempt at a "me too" copy of Apple's iTunes Music Store. Apparently, BuyMusic sucks. In fact, it sucks so badly that not only are some of its customers forever lost, but it's going as far as inadvertently ripping off the artists it's meant to help. Calls for a boycott are already well underway.
That's all for this edition of Other People's Entertainment; more informative and frivolous fun next time!

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