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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 29: FAKE SOMEONE'S DEATH. IT'S BACK!

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This Week:
- Fake Someone's Death
- Osymyso Interviewed
- Design an Animal for the B3ta Zoo

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B3ta email 29 - 01 MARCH 2002 - "We're saving the web"

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: FAKE SOMEONE'S DEATH
  It's back!

  Last year, the most fantastic thing on the
  Internet was a tool that allowed you to make
  a fake news report about someone's death.

  It got half a million users in 1 weekend, and
  was so naughty that lawyers were crawling
  over it in days.

  And now? Web nutter Flibz has brought it
  back.

  Please note: this tool is destructive, illegal
  and will not be up for long.

  So have fun while you can:
http://flibz.dns2go.com/dead/

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  NERD JOKE: Following Jonathan King's imprisonment,
  police are investigating Adobe for their links
  to PDF files.

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: OSYMYSO INTERVIEW
  The King of Boots speaks to B3ta.

  Osymyso makes bootleg MP3s - i.e. he mixes bits
  of old songs together to make new tracks.

  He said, "Your site is like my stuff. The message
  board people mix stuff up, and buzz off it."

  Read it in full.
http://b3ta.com/people/osymyso/


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  B3TA SALUTES: PHONE SPAMMERS

  Hoaxers forced Downing Street to change their
  phone number by sending text messages to
  thousands of mobile phones saying, "Hi mate,
  phone me ASAP, crap signal in this pub. If
  I don't answer, ask for Tony who runs the
  place." Respect.

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: SITES IN BRIEF
  More good links that we've seen this week.

  Lengthy, but stylish animation of a running egg.
http://www.kickbin.com/ocean/exp_doubleyolker.html

  Eija-Riitta Eklöf-Berliner-Mauer is sexually and
  emotionally attracted to objects. In 1979 she
  married the The Berlin Wall.
http://www.geocities.com/berlinwall_se/

  Unchained Melody - this pushes the misheard
  lyric idea further by attempting to mishear
  almost every lyric in the song. 
http://tommymackay.tripod.com/unchained.htm

  All the pics from the Tiffany Playboy shoot.
http://www.tokisip.com/pb/tiff/

  Get your B3ta penguin wallpaper here.
http://sasquatch.5u.com/images/monguincopterloveopt.jpg

  Can you code a website in 256bytes? Some of the
  fractal entries are mind boggling.
http://wildmag.de/compo.php

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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results - winner - new challenge.

  Each week we run a competition to test your
  creative skills. We set a challenge and you open
  Photoshop and mess with our heads.

  Last week we asked you for ideas on new sports
  for the Winter Olympics.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/olympics/

  The winner? Pabulums "How Penguins Learned
  to Fly."
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/davepalmer/pix/flying.gif

  This week's challenge? We want you to design
  an animal for the B3ta zoo.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/zoo/

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: AND FINALLY
  The animal interest story.

  Latvian Ministry of Defence has admitted that
  it spends 71% more feeding its dogs than its
  human soldiers. As no one in Latvia makes dog
  food, they have to import it.

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: JOIN IN!
  We're saving the web - and we need your help.

http://b3ta.com/board/

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