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11:04 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing Black Fridayanti-sale
Cards Against Humanity is having a heck of a Black Friday sale: "Today only! All Cards Against Humanity products are $5 more.    ...
10:05 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing My heart is broken. My dog Molly has passedaway.
I cannot begin to explain the loss that is Molly. She was just a few weeks shy of her 13th birthday.    ...
10:04 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing Your holiday video escapes, hand-picked by Boing Boingeditors
Check out some of the great videos we've blogged lately, which you can watch in our video archives: • Bimbo's Initiation: Max Fleischer's darkest cartoon • Menorah in Kerbal Space Program ...
09:34 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing Vintage Robot Toys, a photo from the Boing Boing FlickrPool
A photograph by ByronV2 from Edinburgh, Scotland, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. He explains: How wonderful are these retro robot toys?    ...
08:01 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing Science show on consciousness, with AlanMoore
BBC Radio 4 has kicked off a new season of the amazing science show The Infinite Monkey Cage, and the second episode of the series is a wonderful panel discussion on consciousness called Through the D...
07:00 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing Auctioning off a Datamancer keyboard to benefit hisfamily
Thomas sez, "I don't just want to give condolences to my friend's family. I want to do as much actual good as I can.    ...
04:47 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing Saudi government bans Arabic sf novel HWJN, raidsbookstores
A trusted source who asks to remain anonymous writes, "Scores of messages on Twitter, primarily in Arabic, called attention to Tuesday's suppression by the Saudi Arabian government of H W J N, a scien...
03:24 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing Boing Boing Gift Guide2013
Welcome to this year's Boing Boing Gift Guide, a piling-high of our most loved stuff from 2013 and beyond. There are books, gadgets, toys, music and much else besides: click the categories at the top ...
02:25 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing Adafruit's BlackFriday
It's a great, makerish Black Friday at Adafruit: free UPS ground shipping on orders of $75+; a free PCB ruler on orders of $99+; a free 5v Trinket on orders of $250+ and a free Raspberry Pi on orders ...
01:38 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing NSA and Canadian spooks illegally spied on diplomats at Toronto G20summit
A new Snowden leak reveals that the NSA worked with the Canadian spy agency CSEC to illegally spy on diplomats attending the G20 summit in Toronto in 2010 (an earlier leak revealed that the NSA also s...
01:18 pm PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing Bits of T. Rex tissue survived for millions ofyears
In 2005, scientists found some soft tissue in the fossilized leg of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Now, they can confirm that, yes, that is T.    ...
11:00 am PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing New CC licenses: tighter, shorter, more readable, moreglobal
Creative Commons has released version 4.0 of its sharing-friendly, easy-to-use copyright licenses. The new licenses represent a significant improvement over earlier versions.    ...
05:06 am PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing Boing Boing Gift Guide2013
Welcome to this year's Boing Boing Gift Guide, a piling-high of our most loved stuff from 2013 and beyond. There are books, gadgets, toys, music and much else besides: click the categories at the top ...
12:34 am PST - Fri, November 29, 2013
BoingBoing Berlusconi kicked out of Italiansenate
Silvio Berlusconi's scandal-haunted political career has suffered a potentially killing blow: following his conviction for tax fraud, the upper house of the Italian parliament has tossed him out, stri...
11:23 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Giant catsofa
From "Habitat," a 2010 installation in the Luchtbal district of Antwerp, UNFOLD's "Felis Domesticus." It's a 3.5 meter soft sculpture of a sleeping cat that visitors can lounge upon (finally, the lap-...
08:18 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Linux.Darlloz worm attacks embeddedsystems
A Symantec researcher has discovered a worm that runs on embedded Linux systems, like those found in set-top boxes and routers.    ...
07:14 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Circuit boarddragons
The Blue Kraken's circuit board jewelry is lovely to a piece, but the main event is definitely the dragons, which integrate opals and other stones.    ...
05:55 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Massive lockpickset
Michael from Sparrows Lockpicks writes, "Specifically designed to feed your lock picking addiction The MONSTRUM features ten new lock picks and four wrenches.    ...
04:59 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Kinematics: 4D printing for foldable, flexibleforms
Jessica sez, "Kinematics is a system for 4D printing that creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. The system provides a way to turn any three-dimensional shape into a flexibl...
03:46 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Pope blastscapitalism
In a new Evangelii Gadium, Pope Francis has condemned doctrinaire capitalism, "deified markets," trickle-down economics, and the finance industry.    ...
02:48 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: No extradition for Tvshack owner; Squirrel cages; Linux on a Big Mouth BillyBass
One year ago today TVShack owner will not be extradited to America: Richard O'Dwyer, the young British man who ran the TVShack linksite (which allowed users to post links to legal and illegal places t...
02:45 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Museum display of toys confiscated from Londonschoolchildren
A British teacher and artist named Guy Tarrant has assembled two cases' worth of toys confiscated from London schoolchildren, soliciting them from fellow teachers.    ...
01:39 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing William S. Burroughs: "A Thanksgiving Prayer"(1986)
Uncle Bill, won't you please lead us in A Thanksgiving Prayer?    ...
12:11 pm PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing 'Everything Dolphin' by MartyCrisp
My daughter loves dolphins, it is a multi-year fascination that appears to know no end. Marty Crisp's book Everything Dolphin is a treasure trove of information and truly lives up to its sub-title "...
11:55 am PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing The Sarah Palin Turkey MurderVideo
Happy Thanksgiving.    ...
11:49 am PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Berlusconi's"decadenza"
[Editor's Note: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been expelled from Italy's senate after two decades in government.] My American friend wrote me this morning: How does it feel to l...
11:48 am PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Brainwashed: Neuroscience vsneurobollocks
Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience is a smart and sometimes devastating critique of "neurobollocks" -- the propensity for using brain-science (and, particularly, brain imaging)...
11:39 am PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Florida sheriff arrests mayor on drug charges: "This isn'tToronto"
Barry Layne Moore, erstwhile mayor of Hampton, Florida, has been arrested for possessing and selling Oxycodone. Upon arresting him, Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith quipped: This isnt Toronto.&n...
11:17 am PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Cyanogenmod installer removed from Google Playstore
Two weeks ago, the one-click Cyanogenmod installer hit the Google Play store, making it possible to switch from the stock Android operating system to a more free, more open version without any special...
04:59 am PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile: Submit yourideas!
Help us build out a Happy Mutant Mobile! Our fantastic sponsors at Ford have agreed to customize, modify, and transform a 2013 Ford Transit Connect Wagon into what we (and you) imagine for a Boing Boi...
12:48 am PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Vennmenu
Spotted this morning at London's Giddyup Coffee in Fortune Park (near the Barbican): this terrific Venn diagram/grill menu. Haven't tried Giddyup's grill, but it's my daily morning coffee, and it is s...
12:00 am PST - Thu, November 28, 2013
BoingBoing Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile: Submit yourideas!
Help us build out a Happy Mutant Mobile! Our fantastic sponsors at Ford have agreed to customize, modify, and transform a 2013 Ford Transit Connect Wagon into what we (and you) imagine for a Boing Boi...
11:03 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Zombie flamingos; Turkey-shaped jello; Persian blogger runs for Iranianparliament
One year ago today Zombie Flamingos! The perfect accessory for the home that has everything! Five years ago today Turkey-shaped Jell-O Mold: 2008 Competition: My favorite is the S'Mores Turkey, above,...
10:38 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Gweek 122: Save theAdventure!
The great illustrator Danny Hellman joined Josh Glenn and me to talk about his illustrious career, including his tenure drawing covers for Al Goldstein's Screw magazine in the 1990s.   ...
09:05 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Cool Tools book reviewed on MacBreakWeekly
MacBreak Weekly is one of my favorite podcasts so it was a nice surprise to see Andy Ihnatko and Leo Laporte review Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools book on it.    ...
08:25 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Hanukkah: it's not just the JewishThanksgiving
Happy Hanukkah, everyone! When its Hanukkah time, its Hebrew Hammer time. Oh, the hundreds of times I've had to explain that Hanukkah is not Jewish Christmas!    ...
08:00 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Public Citizen threatens legal action against Kleargear on behalf ofcustomers
Mark posted about Kleargear, the company that ruined a dissatisfied customer's credit rating and fined her $3500 for posting a negative review when she didn't receive her goods.    ...
07:36 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile: Submit yourideas!
Help us build out a Happy Mutant Mobile! Our fantastic sponsors at Ford have agreed to customize, modify, and transform a 2013 Ford Transit Connect Wagon into what we (and you) imagine for a Boing Boi...
07:20 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Your holiday video escapes, hand-picked by Boing Boingeditors
Check out some of the great videos we've blogged lately, which you can watch in our video archives: • Bimbo's Initiation: Max Fleischer's darkest cartoon • Menorah in Kerbal Space Program ...
05:18 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing 'Why not now?' biopic of Alan Watts by hisson
Last Saturday, I was lucky to see a screening of Mark Watts' biographical film of his father, Alan Watts, "Why not Now?"--and it is fantastic.    ...
05:11 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Socialize with Boing Boing, on Twitter, Facebook, andGoogle+
It's a cosmic internet truth: if you like us on this blog, you'll love us on whatever social media service you dig most.    ...
05:04 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing 23AndMe issues statement on FDAsmackdown
Distributed today to all users of the 23andMe home genetic testing service, after the FDA ordered the firm to halt sales of new kits: Dear 23andMe Customers, I wanted to reach out to you about the FDA...
04:54 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Skullarmchair
Here's Harow's polygonal skull armchair, which does a pretty good job of hiding the skull from the front, making it just the thing for supervillains with a need for furnishings that work when on the j...
04:40 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing San Francisco Opera: the Barber ofSeville
I saw the SF Opera's current production of 'the Barber of Seville' last night. It was wonderful. My favorite aspect was the set and its design.    ...
03:26 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Cartoonist Donna Barstow asks Google to unlistcriticism
In 2012, cartoonist Donna Barstow tried to get criticism of her numbingly unfunny strips taken off the net. Her weapon of choice?    ...
03:26 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Google asked to delist criticism of cartoonist DonnaBarstow
This insightful Donna Barstow comic strip perfectly illustrates the depth and breadth of her humor. In 2012, cartoonist Donna Barstow tried to get criticism of her numbingly unfunny strips taken off t...
02:42 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Kickstarting a massive poster of theInternet
Benjamin writes, "I've always been fascinated by pictures of the Internet. However, I usually find that they aim to visualize the connections between the screens rather than the people behind them.&nb...
01:50 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile: Submit yourideas!
Help us build out a Happy Mutant Mobile! Our fantastic sponsors at Ford have agreed to customize, modify, and transform a 2013 Ford Transit Connect Wagon into what we (and you) imagine for a Boing Boi...
01:49 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Google admits that Youtube/Google Plus integration increased ASCII porn, spam andtrolling
Earlier this month, mathematics vlogger Vi Hart posted a ringing denunciation of the new integration of Youtube comments with Google Plus, arguing that the ham-fisted change had brought Youtube commen...
01:49 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Google admits that Youtube/Google Plus integration increased ASCII porn, spam and trolling -UPDATED
Earlier this month, mathematics vlogger Vi Hart posted a ringing denunciation of the new integration of Youtube comments with Google Plus, arguing that the ham-fisted change had brought Youtube commen...
01:28 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing GoldieBlox quits Beastie Boysfight
GoldieBlox, which used a Beastie Boys song on fair-use grounds and sued for declaratory judgment upon the band's objection, backed down today.    ...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Rapture of the Nerds is out inpaperback
I've just come home from two months overseas to discover a great big exciting box of shiny new paperbacks for Rapture of the Nerds, the comic Singularity that Charlie Stross and I wrote together. ...
12:30 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: Your Government Is Trying to Get You to LoseMoney
Tom the Dancing Bug - Your Government Is Trying to Get You to Lose Money: PLAY THE LOTTERY!    ...
12:22 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile: Submit yourideas!
Help us build out a Happy Mutant Mobile! Our fantastic sponsors at Ford have agreed to customize, modify, and transform a 2013 Ford Transit Connect Wagon into what we (and you) imagine for a Boing Boi...
12:16 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing NSA spied on non-terrorist "radicalizers"' porn use in order to discreditthem
A new Snowden leak reveals that the NSA targeted "radicalizers" of Muslim faith, mining their Internet connections for pornography usage.    ...
12:15 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile: Submit yourideas!
Help us build out a Happy Mutant Mobile! Our fantastic sponsors at Ford have agreed to customize, modify, and transform a 2013 Ford Transit Connect Wagon into what we (and you) imagine for a Boing Boi...
12:08 pm PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Coming tomorrow: Hot Sun-on-cometaction
What happens when a solar storm collides with a comet? Back in 2007, a coronal mass ejection ripped the tail off of Comet Encke.    ...
11:41 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing When mushrooms go towar
Fungus can fight. Using poisons and flesh-dissolving enzymes (think: mycological "meat" tenderizers), they can defend their turf from incursions by other fungi.    ...
11:32 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing How books aremade
I love those old factory tour videos from Sesame Street and Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Thus, I'm digging Tor Books' photographic step-by-step tour of their printing facility, which shows you how gian...
11:25 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing What happens to turkey feathers after the turkey becomes Thanksgivingdinner?
For clarification, it's Big Bird that is made out of turkey feathers. Not Pat Nixon.    ...
11:21 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing NASA's Kepler may riseagain
The Kepler space telescope seemed doomed to become space junk back in August, when it lost its ability to accurately and reliably point in any particular direction.    ...
11:19 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing 23andMe vs. the FDA in less than 4minutes
At what point does interesting-but-potentially-incorrect-or-misleading information become a potential threat to health? How do you regulate a product that current regulations were never set up to han...
08:34 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Pratchett's "Raising Steam": the magic ofmodernity
Terry Pratchett's Raising Steam is the 40th (!) novel in the Discworld series. It's just come out in the UK (the US edition comes out in March) and it's a tremendous synthesis of everything that makes...
05:09 am PST - Wed, November 27, 2013
BoingBoing Europeans: help stop the export of digital arms from theEU!
Marietje Schaake, the EU's most tech-savvy MEP, writes, "Recently I launched a global campaign against the trade in digital arms from the EU: stopdigitalarms.eu It is unacceptable that EU-made technol...
11:22 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Beasties/GoldieBloxdebunked
Andy Baio's laid out a great legal analysis of the Beastie Boys/GoldieBlox kerfuffle. It's a must read, especially if you think that "ads can't be fair use" or "last wills carry more legal weight than...
08:32 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Tiger cub talk, a photo from the Boing Boing FlickrPool
A photograph of Sumatran Tiger Cubs at the National Zoo, shared by John Sonderman in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.    ...
07:55 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Soviet SF movie; Disabled boy's tiny pony vs smellophobic neighbors; Dieboldsurrenders
One year ago today Aelita, Queen of Mars: Soviet Science Fiction film from 1924: A Soviet sensation upon its heavily publicized release in 1924, Aelita, the Queen of Mars is now a curiosity of post-re...
06:44 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing The price of aplane
Boeing publishes a price list for its commercial airliners right there on its website. 737-700s are going cheap at $76m! I love that the 767-2C has a star by it and "Call for pricing."  &nbs...
06:13 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Sweet letterpress themed desktop wallpaper, from the Boing Boing FlickrPool
Boing Boing Flickr Pool contributor Latente shares this fantastic image of wood letterpress type, available in ultra-hi-rez for Apple Retina displays.    ...
06:11 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing How turkeysfly
Turkeys do fly. But they're built more for running, with powerful legs. Those legs, though, come in handy when the birds do take to the air.    ...
06:05 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing New blog about LA's urbanhistory
Southland is a new blog about urbanism and history in Los Angeles, a collaboration between Gizmodo and the USC Libraries.    ...
06:00 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Boing Boing launches model rockets at NASAAmes
ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED: This post is presented by the Toyota RAV4 EV. Because innovation can be measured in miles, kilowatts and cubic feet.    ...
05:57 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Scientists study fossils without having to remove them fromrock
Here you can see a lump of rock with embedded fossils of bird bones trapped in the matrix. Below the rock are 3D printed models of those same fossils, created by paleontologist Brett Nachman. &n...
05:55 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Dumbest cops in America video themselves laughing at and tasing mentally-ill, handcuffedman
Police and paramedics in Millvale, Pa., were recorded on video laughing as they repeatedly stunned a handcuffed and mentally-ill man as he pounded his head against the side of a desk.  &nbs...
05:46 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Luxo 237 system binocularmicroscope
For just under $2500 you too can tie flies with incredible, INTJ-like precision! I asked an old friend about the make and model of his awesome desktop, swing-arm magnifier.    ...
05:09 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Boing Boing launches model rockets at NASAAMES
ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED: This post is presented by the Toyota RAV4 EV. Because innovation can be measured in miles, kilowatts and cubic feet.    ...
03:48 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Dinosaur, galaxy, and circuit ties from BB sponsorShanaLogic!
Dig these excellent geeky Cyberoptix ties now available from our wonderful sponsor ShanaLogic, sellers of handmade and independently-designed jewelry, artwork, apparel, and other curious creations.&nb...
03:48 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Adopt a skull to help the MutterMuseum
The Mutter Museum — a freaky fantastic collection of medical curiosities — is trying to restore and preserve a collection of 139 skulls that were once used to debunk the pseudoscience of p...
03:45 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing The wonders of seahorsebiology
Seahorses have prehensile tails, which they use to cling to seagrass like little underwater monkeys. That's just one of the tricks that help make up for the fact that seahorses are some of the slowes...
03:34 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Happy Dinosaur DissectionDay!
When you cut apart your Thanksgiving turkey this year, let's all take a moment to remember the other animals that once fed on dinosaurs — including ancient giant squirrels, sharks, and (of cours...
02:28 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Studios increase MPAA funding to$66.8M
The latest tax-filings by the MPAA show that the studios have increased their membership dues to $66.8 million -- up 50 percent.    ...
02:27 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Tin Tin, in Periodic Tableform
An illustration by Jaco Haasbroek, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.    ...
02:00 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Dinosaur, galaxy, and circuit ties from BB sponsorShanaLogic!
Dig these excellent geeky Cyberoptix ties now available from our wonderful sponsor ShanaLogic, sellers of handmade and independently-designed jewelry, artwork, apparel, and other curious creations.&nb...
01:41 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Breakfast cerealTIE-fighter
Here's Brock Davis's clever solution to the age-old problem of sculpting recognizable Star Wars spacecraft from everyday contemporary breakfast cereal: "Crispix, 2 Cheerios and a tiny bit of frosting ...
01:19 pm PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast: Ravens toPenthouse
Boing Boing's latest podcast is called Boars, Gore, and Swords (BGaS for short). It's hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott.    ...
11:54 am PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing "If I could pick just one book for you toread..."
Just One Book is a new site where you can do just one thing: recommend a book.    ...
11:39 am PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Google turns in child porn owner who used its cloudservices
Google turned in a man who copied child pornography to his cellphone using Picasa. Raul Gonzales, 40, was charged with possessing more than 3,000 pornographic pictures of children on the phone. &...
11:17 am PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Brain Rot: Infantile TobaccoUsage
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11:07 am PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Irritating animatronic reindeer yours for$5,400
I'll just go ahead and paste the official marketing blurb right here. The lifesize talking reindeer is a realistic accurately sized plush reindeer that talks, sings, annoys, moves it's head around li...
10:38 am PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Rooster-faced warriors of 16th centuryGermany
16th century German soldiery sure understood how to strike terror into their enemies' hearts: the rooster-headed armored visor (ca 1530) must have been a sight to behold.    ...
05:29 am PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing RIP, Richard "Datamancer"Nagy
Very sad news today: Steampunk pioneer and virtuoso maker Richard "Datamancer" Nagy has died, apparently in a car accident in California.    ...
12:10 am PST - Tue, November 26, 2013
BoingBoing Gopi (cow herd girl), a photo in the Boing Boing Flickrpool
"Gopi," a photo by Boing Boing reader Howard Goldberg, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr pool. More about the origin of the word here.    ...
11:07 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing AJ Jacobs writes about trying all the things you're not supposed to do with GoogleGlass
My friend AJ Jacobs (author of fantastic self-experimentation books like Drop Dead Healthy and The Year of Living Biblically) says, "My Esquire Google Glass experiment went up today.   ...
07:53 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Cool Tools Show & Tell Worldwide Meetup:12/4/2013
Do you have a favorite tool that you’d like to let other people know about? Then come to the first Cool Tools Show & Tell Worldwide Meetup on December 4, 2013!    ...
07:17 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Menorah in Kerbal SpaceProgram
For those unfamiliar, Kerbal Space Program is a realistic spaceship building and flight simulator game based closely on real rocket engines and physics.    ...
06:00 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing 'The Walking Dead' Season 4, Episode 7, 'Dead Weight':Review
Kevin McFarland reviews the latest episode of AMC's lumbering, flesh-chomping, zombie-infested near future. More episode recaps are in Boing Boing's "The Walking Dead" archives.    ...
05:51 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing FDA orders 23andMe, backed by Google, to halt sales of DNA testservice
US regulators have ordered 23andMe Inc., the DNA analysis company co-founded by Anne Wojcicki and backed by Google, to halt sales of its "spit kits" and home DNA testing kits because they're being sol...
05:48 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Hungarian KnightRider
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05:08 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Steubenville rape case: school superintendent, staffcharged
CNN: A grand jury investigating the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio, has indicted four school employees, including the school superintendent, who faces felony charges, Ohio Attor...
04:59 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Internets Celebrities NYC eats series, 'Food Warriors: West 4thStreet'
Rafi Kam, Dallas Penn, and Casimir Nozkowski, the Internets Celebrities, take the "A Train" in search of excellent New York street food.    ...
04:49 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Seapods, by Robert StevenConnett
Robert Steven Connett shares this painting, "SEAPODS," in the Boing Boing Flickr pool, and says, "It will be exhibited and available for sale, at the "Espionage Miami 2013" group art exhibition in Mia...
03:43 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Michelle Steilen shows off her BonesBearings
The entire video is fun but the action starts around 2m. Video Link Via PixelsTv    ...
03:02 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Channukah/Thanksgiving dessert: pumpkin pie filledsufganiot
Sufganiot are delicious jelly donuts, covered in powdered sugar, and traditionally served in Israel for Channukah. They are an analog to the latke here in America, fried in oil to represent the 'grea...
02:06 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing A holidayreminder
Eating turkey doesn't make you sleepy — it's all the booze and over-eating that does that.    ...
02:04 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Birth control comes with a weightlimit
The average American woman weighs 166 pounds. New data suggests that the Plan B morning-after pill is less effective if you weigh more that 165 pounds, and won't work at all for women who weigh more t...
01:59 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing English town disappointed with Christmastree
Clacton, a grim, dying resort town, is home to a grim, dying Christmas Tree .    ...
01:48 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing How icicles get theirlumps
University of Toronto scientists found that salt creates the ripples and ridges you see in icicles — and that there is enough salt in the runoff from an average Toronto rooftop to radically chan...
12:54 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Santorum Christmas movieflops
A Christmas movie, produced by Rick Santorum and set in the bucolic and fake English village of Gladbury, has flopped.    ...
12:26 pm PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Beastie Boys open letter: "threat" was just aquestion
The Beastie Boys have apparently published an open letter to GoldieBlox (the letter is mentioned in this NYT post, but not linked to, and does not appear on the Beastie Boys' official website) arguing...
11:06 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing How good is your zipcode?
The Washington Post reports on "super zips"--postcodes that rank highly for income and college education levels. A striking interactive map is included in the article, to show what money looks like fr...
10:48 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Ghost hunters burn downmansion
The LeBeau Plantation house in St. Bernard Parish, La., was long considered haunted. Now it's considered toast, having allegedly been burned to the ground by stoned ghost hunters.   &nb...
10:36 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Hanging Gardens of Bablyon "found" ... atNineveh
Oxford University academic Dr Stephanie Dalley believes she has identified the precise location of the fabled Hanging Gardens of Bablyon: near Nineveh, hundreds of miles north.    ...
10:36 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Hanging Gardens of Babylon "found" ... atNineveh
Oxford University academic Dr Stephanie Dalley believes she has identified the precise location of the fabled Hanging Gardens of Bablyon: near Nineveh, hundreds of miles north.    ...
10:22 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Italian lizards invade SanPedro
Deborah Netburn, at the L.A. Times, reports on the "complete" takeover of one part of town by a reptilian newcomer, the Italian wall lizard.    ...
10:15 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Harbor seals wearing headtransmitters
Photo: Andy Clark, Reuters A pair of harbor seals, wearing satellite-linked transmitters on their heads, meet after being released into the waters of Howe Sound in Porteau Cove, British Columbia, last...
10:09 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Bitcoin survivalguide
Wired on the future of money. Bitcoin is much more than a money service for illegal operations. Its a re-imagining of international finance, something that breaks down barriers between countries and f...
10:04 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing PS4 with solid-state drive upgrade unsurprisinglyfaster
Sony's Playstation 4 comes with a slow, but swappable hard drive. How much faster is it with a high-end SSD? tl;dr: significantly, but probably not enough to bother with given the prices involved.&nb...
09:57 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Virgin Galactic to accept virtualcurrency
Tickets to space? Pay for them with bitcoin. [The Guardian]    ...
01:20 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Before GoldieBlox, Beasties plundered the "Girls" melody (fair andsquare)
While we're on the subject of unauthorized use of musical works: here's a timely (and fully rockin') reminder that the Beastie Boys plundered the melody of The Isley Brothers' Shout for Girls. &...
12:44 am PST - Mon, November 25, 2013
BoingBoing Bimbo's Initiation: Max Fleischer's darkestcartoon
The 1931 Max Fleischer cartoon Bimbo's Initiation is a miracle of awesome, fleischerian weirdness. It's the last Betty Boop cartoon that was personally animated by her creator, Grim Natwick. &nb...
10:39 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2013
BoingBoing Death Star walltiles
Custom deisgn specialists Tom Spina Designs created these Death Star wall-tiles for a Star Wars themed home theater project. There are 14 master tiles, 12" x 12", and they're 3-4" deep, with fine-grai...
07:55 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2013
BoingBoing Man convicted of urinating on hotel carpet while shouting racist abuse, while masturbating with a fire-extinguisher hose up hisass
Sometimes the headlines just write themselves: "Premier Inn guest hurled racist abuse with fire extinguisher hose up his bottom" being a case in point.    ...
07:45 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2013
BoingBoing Apps for Kids 052:Edge
Subscribe to Apps for Kids Subscribe in iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents.   &n...
05:48 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Young atheists' survival guide; Karl Rove's terrifying interview; Tech nouveaudesign
One year ago today Young Atheist's Survival Guide: These atheist students know their rights and have fought for them, sometimes at tremendous personal cost.    ...
05:00 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2013
BoingBoing Miami Gardens police arrest black man for trespassing 56 times -- at the store where heworks
In the city of Miami Gardens, outside of Miami, FL, the police use aggressive campaigns of stop-and-frisk and absurd arrests to bolster their records, to the great detriment of the African-American ma...
04:11 pm PST - Sun, November 24, 2013
BoingBoing Court rules that calling an MP "a coward" isn't acrime
Calling an MP "a coward" isn't against the law in England, despite the attempt to prosecute a protester named Alex Cline, who called Conservative MP Mike Weatherley "a coward" for reneging on a promis...
11:45 am PST - Sun, November 24, 2013
BoingBoing RIP, Jay Leggett1963-2013
Actor, comedian, director, producer Jay Leggett has passed away. Here is a video of Jay, back in his In Living Color days.    ...
02:39 am PST - Sun, November 24, 2013
BoingBoing Star Trek transporter room shower-curtain andbathmat
Thinkgeek's Star Trek Transporter Room Bath Mat & Shower Curtain Set turns your bathroom into my favorite set from Star Trek.    ...
02:00 am PST - Sun, November 24, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Disneyland's "awkward transitions"; Woman's house threatened because of sex she had as a teenager; How to change phonecarriers
One year ago today What Disneyland's "awkward transitions" teach us about signaling changes with physical cues: FoxxFur continues her unbroken record for highlighting insightful, deep design truths by...
01:01 am PST - Sun, November 24, 2013
BoingBoing Comic Sans, British officialspeak, and the separation of church andstate
Here's a story that sums up a giant slice of the stuff that frustrates me about the British education system. The UK has no separation of church and state, so British state schools have mandatory "rel...
12:00 am PST - Sun, November 24, 2013
BoingBoing Beastie Boys send copyright threat to toy company that remixed"Girls"
The Beastie Boys have sent a legal threat to toymaker GoldieBlox over the company's extremely clever ad, which parodies the Beasties' early track "Girls".    ...
10:00 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome as surveillancetechnology
A leaked internal Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome Everywhere campaign, drawing pointed attention to Google's program of monetizing personal information, extending Microsoft's "Scroogled" atta...
09:17 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford gets a New Yorkercartoon
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has distinguished himself again, becoming the first mayor in Toronto history to be the punchline of a New Yorker cartoon.    ...
07:46 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Kickstarting a print edition of Jrgits, a kids' story that was well-loved in appform
Anders writes, "I've launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish my novel the Jrgits as a hardcover book. It's an all-ages illustrated novel about a group of aliens whose planet has become too cold for...
07:12 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing NSA hacked 50,000 globalnetworks
(Click to embiggen) A new Snowden leak sheds more light on Tailored Access Operations, a catalog of standard attacks against routers and other Internet infrastructure.    ...
05:40 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Prisoners return to Philippines jail escaping home to help theirfamilies
When Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped the roof off of Leyte Provincial Jail and filled the cells to neck height, 600 prisoners swam to the wall-tops and walked away.    ...
05:40 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Prisoners return to Philippines jail after escaping home to help theirfamilies
When Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped the roof off of Leyte Provincial Jail and filled the cells to neck height, 600 prisoners swam to the wall-tops and walked away.    ...
05:31 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Wil Wheaton reads "Just a Geek" -audiobook
Just A Geek: Teh Audio Book by Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton has performed and recorded an audio edition of his wonderful memoir Just a Geek.    ...
03:14 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing A very Sissy Bounce Hanukkah; 'Dreidel Song,' Gypsyphonic Disko feat. Katey Red (musicvideo)
NOLA Bounce Superstar Katey Red joins Gypsyphonic Disko for a Hanukkah classic. Gypsyphonic Disko is Ben Ellman and Quickie Mart. Download the song here.    ...
02:10 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Caturday: I Will SurviveEdition
Tara McGinley of Dangerous Minds blog shares this image and explains, My friend Brian Braun photographed this amazing street kitteh who lives in a parking lot, next to a dumpster in Sarasota, FL. ...
01:40 pm PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Leaked NSA report reveals push for new surveillancepowers
A new report in the New York Times by James Risen and Laura Poitras details how National Security Agency officials seeking dominance in intelligence collection, "pledged last year to push to expand su...
11:08 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Unruly traveler issues unconvincing bombthreat
A man "caused a scene" on a flight, reports CBS Atlanta, and had to be escorted off it upon landing. He was taken for medical evaluation to Grady Memorial Hospital, and faces charges.  &nbs...
02:19 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Six ways that NSA and GCHQ spying violated your rights, and six things you can do aboutit
Ruth from the Open Rights Group sez, "With the huge amount of evidence leaked by Edward Snowden on surveillance by the NSA and the GCHQ, the Open Rights Group has compiled a list of the top 6 points t...
01:04 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Bad at tumblershirt
Now in the Diesel Sweeties store, a magnificent net.tee: "bad at tumbler." That R. Stevens sure knows how to nail the zeitgeist in t-shirt form.    ...
12:40 am PST - Sat, November 23, 2013
BoingBoing Weekend listening: Boing Boing's latest podcastepisodes
Make this weekend extra special by listening to Boing Boing podcasts while you go about your business: breaking rocks, dining at a fancy restaurant with your spouse, attending a SubGenius devival, or ...
11:01 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing How an infuriated mom chased revenge-porn slime-king Hunter Mooreoffline
In a long and moving account of an anno horribilus to rival the worst of them, Charlotte Laws explains how she waged war on Hunter Moore, the founder of the defunct "revenge-porn" site Is Anyone Up?&n...
09:22 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Sign the ACLU petition to reform American electronic spyinglaws
Sandra from the ACLU writes, "As the scope and depth of the NSA's spying continues to grow, we cannot forget about similar privacy violations committed by state and local police.   &nbs...
08:00 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Tyler Capps: Boing Boing Wake Up Cakerecipe!
ADVERTISEMENT Tyler Capps is a chef from the Internet. His 2AM Chili recipe blew up on Reddit back in 2011. Then his comical recipe comic for The Bananarama did too.    ...
07:38 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing HOWTO make pixelatedcookies
Back in 2011, Love Making in the Kitchen created some smashing pixelated Zelda cookies, using the method documented in this video.    ...
07:12 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Lost My Name: custom kids' storybooks plotted around children'snames
Asi sez, "Lostmy.name tells the story of a child who has lost his or her name, and who sets off on a marvellous adventure to track down the missing letters.    ...
06:53 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Sociology goes inside the policestate
The Chronicle of Higher Education talks to a sociologist who spent years living with and learning the stories of people affected by mass incarceration.    ...
06:40 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Your brain is all squishy: An anatomicaldemonstration
This video was made by the University of Utah Brain Institute to teach medical students about what a brain looks and feels like before it gets preserved in formalin and takes on the texture of a hard...
06:32 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Toymail: send mail to toys from yourphone
The folks behind Toymail sent me one of their Mailmen toys to try out. It's a Wi-Fi connected creature that plays audio recordings that you make on your smart phone and send over the Internet. &n...
05:48 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing 100 aged first pressings of the White Album, played atonce
Beatles collector and artist Rutherford Chang collects first pressings of The White Album. For a show at NYC's Recess Gallery called We Buy White Albums, Rutherford produced a special vinyl pressing t...
05:17 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Not Playing - Boing Boing's new podcast that recaps 80smovies
[Here's the latest edition to Boing Boing's growing family of wonderful podcasts! It's called Not Playing, and it's hosted by Lex Friedman and Dan Moren (bios below).    ...
04:51 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Mad Men with party horns in lieu ofcigarettes
To celebrate the Great American Smokeout, the Ellen DeGeneres Show replaced cigarettes in Mad Men with party horns.    ...
04:43 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing United nearly kills shipped dog, refuses to pay vet bills withoutNDA
When Janet Sinclair shipped her greyhound from San Diego to Boston with United Airlines' PetSafe program, she was horrified to discover her dog nearly dead on arrival, covered in feces and blood, with...
04:26 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Eminem as MaxHeadroom
Eminem plays Max Headroom in the forthcoming video for his track "Rap God" from the new record "Marshall Mathers LP2." Here's the teaser for the music video which is likely all we need of it. &n...
04:25 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Your weekend web video viewing, hand-picked by Boing Boingeditors
Check out some of the great videos we've blogged lately, which you can watch in our video archives: • Blade Runner retold in 12,000 watercolors • How astronaut Chris Hadfield inspires peop...
04:23 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Tyler Capps: Boing Boing Wake Up Cakerecipe!
ADVERTISEMENT Tyler Capps is a chef from the Internet. His 2AM Chili recipe blew up on Reddit back in 2011. Then his comical recipe comic for The Bananarama did too.    ...
04:21 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing $147M Bitcointransaction
A Bitcoin address with a history of large transactions just conducted a transfer worth $147M, more or less.    ...
04:20 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Socialize with Boing Boing, on Twitter, Facebook, andGoogle+
It's right there in your Internet 101 textbook: if you like us on this blog, you'll love us on whatever social media service you dig most.    ...
03:45 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing How Antisec died: Jeremy Hammond, Sabu, and the Intelligence-IndustrialComplex
Don't miss this important long-form work by Quinn Norton at Medium, on "Jeremy Hammond, Sabu, and the Intelligence-Industrial Complex," which explores the links between Antisec and US intelligence age...
03:13 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Inside the obscure FBI unit that does the NSA's dirtywork
In "Meet the Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work," Foreign Policy's Shane Harris digs into the operations of a little-known FBI unit tasked with doing the domestic surveillance no other intelligence agen...
03:01 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Activists monitoring right-wing hate ask YouTube to change takedownpolicies
Miranda Blue of Right Wing Watch, a watchdog blog that reports on the radical right in part by posting fair-use clips on YouTube of activists speaking in their own words, writes: "One of the guys we m...
02:16 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Some wonderful old photos of Los Angeles on Twittertoday
@BHscanner, one of several excellent independently-run Twitter accounts that monitor and live-tweet police radio communications in Los Angeles, has for the last 24 hours been tweeting some incredible ...
02:09 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Kingdom Rush Frontiers: the best tower defense game now free to play onWeb
If you listen to Boing Boing's Apps for Kids podcast, you know that Jane and I love the iOS app, Kingdom Rush, and its follow-up title, Kingdom Rush Frontiers (They are on Android, too!).  &...
02:08 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Tyler Capps: Boing Boing Wake Up Cakerecipe!
ADVERTISEMENT Tyler Capps is a chef from the Internet. His 2AM Chili recipe blew up on Reddit back in 2011. Then his comical recipe comic for The Bananarama did too.    ...
02:05 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Texas board of education may reject biology textbook because evolution is but atheory
More science vs. magic in Texas schools: creationists in the state are rejoicing as the State Board of Education has held up the approval of a Biology textbook "because of alleged factual errors." The...
02:01 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing After typhoon destruction, fishermen in Philippines convert refrigerators intoboats
CNN's Karl Penhaul has a video report on creative reuse in the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) disaster zone: fishermen in the Philippines are converting refrigerators into makeshift boats.   ...
01:53 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Plastic surgery pioneer Thomas Rees dies of cancer, at86
Dr. Thomas Rees, a pioneer of modern "aesthetic surgery" and a humanitarian who performed life-saving surgery in rural Africa for free, has died.    ...
01:10 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Five charged in US with smuggling North Korean 'more than 99 percent pure' meth. Heisenbergweeps.
Five men have been extradited to the US from Thailand to face charges of trafficking crystal methamphetamine cooked in North Korea.    ...
01:10 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Five charged in US with smuggling 'more than 99% pure' meth from North Korea. Heisenbergweeps.
Five men have been extradited to the US from Thailand to face charges of trafficking crystal methamphetamine cooked in North Korea.    ...
12:00 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Tyler Capps: Boing Boing Wake Up Cakerecipe!
ADVERTISEMENT Tyler Capps is a chef from the Internet. His 2AM Chili recipe blew up on Reddit back in 2011. Then his comical recipe comic for The Bananarama did too.    ...
12:00 pm PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Designing a cardboard chair; Piano in the woods; Towns should own theirfiber
One year ago today Designing a cardboard chair: As long as you dont leave them in the rain they will last.    ...
11:21 am PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Selfies you don't want to see atall
Here's what's wrong with the mainstream media, guys: "Nine selfies we'd like to see", and the first suggestion is Rob Ford.    ...
11:13 am PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Gay stereotypes do battle in Street Fighter-stylegame
Ultimate Gay Fighter is a Street Fighter-style beat-em-up, but with the usual crude ethnic stereotypes replaced by LGBT ones: there's a bear, a twink, a butch dyke, and so on.    ...
11:02 am PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Penguins chasing abutterfly
[Video Link via Arbroath]    ...
10:58 am PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing "Monster worm" found inVietnam
Paul held himself apart from the humor, his attention focused on the projection and the question that filled his mind: "Thufir, are there sandworms big enough to swallow that whole?" Silence settled ...
02:26 am PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Rollerball pen draws conductivecircuits
Laura sez, "Circuit Scribe is a rollerball pen that draws with conductive silver ink-it makes building circuits as easy as doodling.    ...
02:09 am PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Lockpickearrings
Matthew (of Guy Fawkes bandanna fame) writes, " These acid-etched stainless steel lockpick earrings are an elegant accessory perfect for quick escapes, late nights, and lost keys.   &nb...
02:00 am PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Germany threatens to jail Carl Malamud for making the law available forfree
Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes, "One of the most important public safety laws in Europe is Dir. 2001/95/EC which regulates general product safety.    ...
01:01 am PST - Fri, November 22, 2013
BoingBoing Wikimedia sends legal threat to WikiPR over sockpuppetry andmeatpuppetry
Wikimedia, the nonprofit that oversees the Wikipedia project, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to WikiPR, an astroturfing company that pays people to distort Wikipedia entries on behalf of clients w...
10:56 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Juxtaposing random Tweets with unprotected IP-based CCTVintercepts
Michael writes, "When working on SurveillanceSaver (a screen saver displaying random unprotected IP cameras) in 2008, I placed early Twitter messages on the surveillance cameras' images.  &n...
10:24 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Catch up on our top video posts, all hand-picked by Boing Boingeditors
Check out some of the great videos we've blogged lately, which you can watch in our video archives: • How astronaut Chris Hadfield inspires people to get excited about space • A Twitter br...
10:22 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing WordPress joins its users in court to fight bogus, censoring copyrightclaims
WordPress has gone to bat for its users in court, joining in two lawsuits over fraudulent DMCA claims that used copyright claims as a means of censoring critics.    ...
09:12 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing LED stickers: turn your notebook into alightshow
Noah Swartz writes, "Jie Qi from the MIT Media Lab and Bunnie Huang of Hacking the Xbox fame have teamed up to make LED stickers!    ...
08:51 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing New Disruptors 50: A Job Isn't a Four-LetterWord
This podcast often emphasizes going it alone. But what if you could achieve your own dreams of continuous learning and creative expression while also having full-time jobs and getting that mythical th...
08:49 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Kano -- small computer to teach kidsprogramming
This Raspberry PI based computer kit looks like a great way to get kids interested in programming. The programming language looks kind of like Scratch, the free drag-and-drop programming language deve...
08:10 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing The silent mystery of LADWP'sbuildings
ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED: This post is presented by the Toyota RAV4 EV. Because innovation can be measured in miles, kilowatts and cubic feet.    ...
08:08 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Spidey sniffs libertyfarts; Glue Society's surreal installations; Do people want mediaphones?
One year ago today Smells like freedom: Photo by Jenn Shreve snapped at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation. Five years ago today Glue Society's surreal installations and films: Austr...
07:39 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Health Canada outs 40,000 medical marijuanausers
Due to an "administrative error," Health Canada sent letters to 40,000 medical marijuana users whose return address was "Medical Marijuana Access Program." In so doing, they outed tens of thousands of...
07:09 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing R2D2 Muskokachair
Xtinct 3D Design in Ottawa made this gorgeous R2D2 Muskoka chair (or, for Americans, Adirondack chair). I can't find any more information about it, but it's certainly a marvel to behold.  &n...
06:06 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Fine dining for kids: Sous vide Pop Tart with cereal infusedmilk
Austin's Lil Buco serves fine dining for the "refined tastes of children" -- things like SpaghettiOs gazpacho with rustic cracker; hot dog with ketchup reduction; and Sous vide Pop Tart with cereal in...
05:32 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Face-O-Mat: faux machine paintsportraits
Face-o-Mat is Tobias Gutmann's absolutely delightful faux-automatic portrait machine: "The interaction with machines made our daily life easier, faster and more efficient.    ...
05:29 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Socialize with Boing Boing, on Twitter, Facebook, andGoogle+
Happy mutants, light up a conversation with fellow members of the intergalactic Boing Boing community on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Flickr (we have a pool where readers share photos), and ...
05:17 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing The Noun Project: interview with the creator of massive iconlibrary
The Noun Project is a collection of 17,000 icons created by Edward Boatman and Sofya Polyakov to enable "anything to be communicated visually through symbols." It began as a collection of sketchbook d...
05:17 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing The Noun Project: interview with the creators of massive iconlibrary
The Noun Project is a collection of 17,000 icons created by Edward Boatman and Sofya Polyakov to enable "anything to be communicated visually through symbols." It began as a collection of sketchbook d...
05:09 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Astronaut Chris Hadfield shares 'unbeatable point of inspiration' for spaceexploration
On PBS NewsHour, science correspondent Miles O'Brien interviews Chris Hadfield, who has brought new popular interest to space exploration with his innovative use of web video, tweets, Facebooked photo...
05:00 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing The silent mystery of LADWP'sbuildings
ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED: This post is presented by the Toyota RAV4 EV. Because innovation can be measured in miles, kilowatts and cubic feet.    ...
04:53 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Sweden's telcos hand over mass spying powers to police, tax authority, customs and otheragencies
Under a new, extra-legal voluntary arrangement, Swedish telcos will turn over detailed call records, location data, and billing information to a wide variety of government agencies, including the tax ...
04:51 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing The secret twin ofStuxnet
"The real program to sabotage Iran's nuclear facilities was far more sophisticated than anyone realized," writes Ralph Langner in Foreign Policy Magazine.    ...
04:44 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing 'Shaking Through' with Lushlife and the Toynbee Tiles, a hip-hop web video musicalexperiment
Check out this new episode of the web video series Shaking Through. Peter English tells Boing Boing, "It's featuring a Philadelphia-based rapper named Lushlife, who is remarkable.   &n...
04:36 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Google Street View now includes national parks, historic sites in US andCanada
Google has released new "Street View" imagery of national parks and historical sites across North America. Working with the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada, our Street View cars, trikes an...
04:28 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing New studies suggest smarter sleep therapy may help people who suffer fromdepression
The first of four studies on a poorly-understood link between sleep quality and depression indicates that when antidepressant medication and insomnia therapy are used together, recovery from depressio...
04:23 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Mix-tapespine-art
Steve Vistaunet's Pinterest is a treasure-trove of photos of exuberant cassette spine designs from the gilded age of the mix-tape, ranging from the hand-drawn to early desktop publishing experiments: ...
04:13 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Dogs are suffering in Georgia Regents University dental experiments, says US HumaneSociety
The Humane Society of the United States this week released results of an undercover investigation at Georgia Regents University, which showed that dogs sold by "random source Class B dealers into rese...
04:00 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing The silent mystery of LADWP'sbuildings
ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED: This post is presented by the Toyota RAV4 EV. Because innovation can be measured in miles, kilowatts and cubic feet.    ...
04:00 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing A history of the bass in popular music, from the CDZA web videoseries
In yet another delightful musical experiment from the YouTube CDZA project, musician Michael Thurber takes you through 45 songs and 9 basses to explore the history of the bass.    ...
03:50 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Betrayers' Banquet: gourmet dining vs the Prisoner'sDilemma
Ed writes, "The Betrayers' Banquet is an experimental dining experience from London, where guests play the iterated prisoner's dilemma to win a better or worse meal.    ...
03:41 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Weird Tales seeking Teslafiction!
Starting tomorrow, the current incarnation of Weird Tales magazine is opening up to fiction submissions. They're looking specifically for stories that fit the theme of two upcoming issues: "Ice" and N...
03:35 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Meet the Danish Royal Family, and fearit
John Brownlee explains the terrifying new official family portrait of Denmark's monarchy.    ...
03:29 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Christmas in the Netherlands: a Canadian meets ZwartePiet
Lianne Bergeron meets the Black Petes, the Netherlands' equivalent to Santa's elves. Innocent or otherwise, the tradition's defenders can't mask its unsettling associations--or the fact that its once-...
03:28 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Costco apologizes for Bibles labeled"fiction"
A pastor noticed that The Bible was labeled as "fiction" in a Los Angeles area Costco last week. He Tweeted the above photo of the book spurring Costco to publicly apologize.    ...
03:23 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing You Are Not So Smart podcast 012: The Dangerous Passion ofJealousy:
Why do human beings experience jealousy, what is its function, and what are the warning signs that signal this powerful emotion may lead to violence?    ...
03:05 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing The history of horror games in 3minutes
A prelude to a documentary, Playing With Fear, to be produced should the creators reach their crowdfunding goal by Nov.    ...
03:00 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing The silent mystery of LADWP'sbuildings
ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED: This post is presented by the Toyota RAV4 EV. Because innovation can be measured in miles, kilowatts and cubic feet.    ...
02:55 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Opinion: license-plate scanners are eroding ourprivacy
At Popular Mechanics, Glenn Reynolds has an op-ed on the slow erosion of our privacy that license-plate scanners represent. "Police officers don't respond kindly to being videotaped, yet law enforceme...
02:54 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing A Twitter breakup, re-enacted as a web videodrama
#roofbreakup. Weston, who created this video, explains: Had some free time this afternoon so got a few talented people I know to get together and make a film adaptation of the tweets of a breakup doc...
02:50 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Saturday in SF: Dissident Futures Festival (withPesco)
San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is presenting a fascinating art exhibition titled Dissident Futures, showcasing artists exploring the unknown of tomorrow.    ...
02:32 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Microbes and health: The debatecontinues
Last week, I linked you to a piece pointing out that three New York Times op-ed pieces linking bacterial exposure (or lack thereof) to autism, celiac disease, and allergies were all written by the sam...
02:21 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Canadians save shark from choking to death onmoose
A tragedy was averted in Newfoundland when two men rescued an 8-foot-long Greenland shark that had managed to both partially beach itself and get a 2-foot-long hunk of moose lodged in its mouth. ...
02:21 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing JOHN WILCOCK: Participating in the Harvard PsilocybinProject
Chapter Five of John Wilcock CONCLUDES with the HARVARD PSILOCYBIN PROJECT, the road to ruin that ultimately leads John to pot. (This is Part Three of the Reefer Madness storyline, Part One and Part T...
02:19 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing "Slaves" freed inLondon
A 69 year-old Malaysian woman, an Irishwoman, 57, and a Briton, 30, were all rescued from a house in south London this week, reports the BBC.    ...
02:10 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Ive-designed camera expected to fetch $500,000-$750,000 atauction
It's all for charity, so good on 'em, but I still think the one-off Leica M redesigned by Jony Ive and Marc Newson looks like a cheap bluetooth speaker.    ...
02:03 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Investigators: Egyptian statue notcursed
A 3,800 year-old stone figure with a creepy propensity to move around slowly has disappointed investigators at Manchester Museum. It was merely vibrations causing the convex-based relic to spin, not a...
01:57 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Massive plane stuck on shortrunway
A Boeing 747 DreamLifter, a gigantic cargo plane, landed at Wichita Jabara airport instead of Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. This wouldn't be a problem, excerpt for the fact that Jabara's runway isn't...
01:48 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing 'Roadside Picnic' a classic sci-finovel
Itchers, death lamps, rattling napkins, Witches' jelly, exploding rainbows and the Golden Sphere are a few of the prizes that await those brave enough to risk the Visitation Zone in Boris and Arkady ...
12:45 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing GZA of Wu-Tang Clan raps the BigBang
Recorded during a lecture at the University of Toronto. Lyrics are included. Level of scientific accuracy is spectacular. I'm really looking forward to the release of the GZA's full physics and cosmo...
12:38 pm PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Scientists unearth ancient water inVirginia
Researchers taking a core sample of sediment beneath Cape Charles, Virginia, found something surprising sandwiched between the layers of mud and ooze.    ...
11:44 am PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Life in a world withoutantibiotics
In March 1938, writer Maryn McKenna's great uncle died, horribly, from an illness that began with just a couple of cuts and scrapes on his shoulder.    ...
11:17 am PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Differences between life when you're poor and life when you're middleclass
Beth Pratt writes, "Being poor is different than being middle class. Killer Martinis explains just how different in this post she calls 'Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, poverty thoughts'. &nbs...
11:14 am PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing What does cancer smelllike?
Veronique Greenwood is filling in for me this month at The New York Times Magazine's Eureka column. She's got a great piece about efforts to detect some notoriously hard-to-spot cancers earlier by loo...
11:00 am PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing The silent mystery of LADWP'sbuildings
ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED: This post is presented by the Toyota RAV4 EV. Because innovation can be measured in miles, kilowatts and cubic feet.    ...
01:13 am PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Own a prop Maltese Falcon from the 1941movie
Zack writes, "Here's your chance to own the stuff that dreams are made of when one of two known lead statuettes from 1941's THE MALTESE FALCON go on the auction block from Bonhams in New York on Nov.2...
12:03 am PST - Thu, November 21, 2013
BoingBoing Because is a new, Internet-driven preposition, becausegrammar
The English language has a new preposition, driven by Internet conventions: "Because." It's not clear where this originates, but I like the theory that's it's a contraction of "$SOMETHING is $MESSED_U...
11:00 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing NSA Primary Sources: a catalog of leaked NSAfiles
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has rounded up an interactive, filterable chart of leaked NSA docs, putting all the material leaked through many media sources and over several months into one place...
10:16 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Tell Me Something I Don't Know 018: Jacq Cohen ofFantagraphics
Jacq Cohen is the publicist of Fantagraphics Books. Before that, she was an assistant publicist at Dark Horse Comics and interned at Top Shelf Comix.    ...
09:33 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Socialize with Boing Boing, on Twitter, Facebook, andGoogle+
Google+ users, weve recently started pushing out regular updates to G+. Add us to your circles: plus.google.com/+BoingBoing. You can also follow Boing Boing on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr (we...
09:17 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Catch up on our top video posts, all hand-picked by Boing Boingeditors
Check out some of the great videos we've blogged lately, which you can watch in our video archives: • Elephant isn't very good at playing piano, but rather enjoys it • How police can searc...
08:56 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Foxgloves - gardening gloves that don't dull your sense oftouch
I have a very hard time keeping gloves on my hands when I’m gardening, my fingers seem to long to skip and go naked in the dirt.    ...
08:03 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Gweek 121: The Return of ApeLad
Any year that Adam Koford (aka Ape Lad) publishes a new book is a good year. The Disney artist joined Dean Putney and I to talk about his newest book of cartoons, Down with the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats, w...
05:01 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Treat Triad dogpuzzle
These past few rainy days, I've been trying to entertain my dogs with puzzles. The Treat Triad is a clear winner.    ...
04:12 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing The Rob Ford Jean-Claude Van Damme Volvo Splits Parody video you've been waitingfor
Of the many parody videos poking fun at this epic Volvo ad, I believe this one may be the best.    ...
03:43 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Los Angeles tonight: Ricky Jay and the magic ofmovies
If my magic was strong, I'd teleport to Los Angeles this evening for "Like Magic," an event at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater where magician Ricky Jay, Hollywood special effects artist Shane Mahan, illus...
03:35 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: A Very Chagrin FallsThanksgiving
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Smythes of Chagrin Falls USA find a group of traveling strangers - pilgrims, if you will - have arrived on their shores.    ...
03:12 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Cosmic Machine: deeply groovy 1970s French electronicmusic
Cosmic Machine: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980) is a fantastic new compilation showcasing the musical matrimony of experimental electronica with freaky disco.&n...
02:30 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Blade Runner animated as 12,000 hand-painted watercolorpaintings
The absolutely stunning work of Swedish artist Anders Ramsell, who painted each frame as a 1.5 x 3cm work of art.    ...
02:11 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Star Trek, post-scarcity andDRM
Rick Webb, then Matt Yglesias, each try to figure out how the vaguely social-democratic post-scarcity economy of Star Trek's Federation works.    ...
02:10 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing For the bathroom: Bluetooth showerhead, color-changing tiles, andmore!
ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED: The following post is brought to you by Kohler. Bathroom enhancements for the discerning restroom aficionado with a penchant for high technology, deep geekery, and wet whims...
02:08 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Cool old cigar box art: MoonshineCrooks
I want someone to do a comic book series about moonshine crooks. (Via Shelley Rickey)    ...
02:00 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Bullet bracelets from BB sponsorShanaLogic!
Seeking unique holiday gifts? Please check out our sponsor ShanaLogic, sellers of handmade and independently-designed jewelry, artwork, apparel, and other curious creations.    ...
12:42 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Physics is not interested in your delusions ofgrandeur
It's impossible to dive in front of a bullet and play the hero. Likewise, you can't really dodge a bullet either (unless you get a big lead on the fact that it's heading towards you).   ...
12:20 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Tongues aren't just forsmelling
After you spent all that time in grade school conditioning yourself to know that snakes stick out their tongues in order to smell things, it turns out that those tricksy animals were also tasting with...
12:00 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing NASA has a plan to just tow an astroid around space like it's an oldcar
The crazy part about NASA's Asteroid Initiative isn't so much the part where we land human beings on an asteroid.    ...
12:00 pm PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing NASA has a plan to just tow an asteroid around space like it's an oldcar
The crazy part about NASA's Asteroid Initiative isn't so much the part where we land human beings on an asteroid.    ...
11:58 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing For the bathroom: Bluetooth showerhead, color-changing tiles, andmore!
ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED: The following post is brought to you by Kohler. Bathroom enhancements for the discerning restroom aficionado with a penchant for high technology, deep geekery, and wet whims...
11:57 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Meet the meatmummies
Among the belongings interred with dead Egyptian royalty for their long trip to the afterlife: Dinner. Some meat mummies — preserved cuts of animal carcass meant to be used as food — were ...
11:36 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Bani Garu:Note
Bani Garu is Lea Hernandez's story of becoming the U.S. merchandising vice-president of notorious Japanese animation studio Gainax, "a year-long trip down a rabbit hole of reality." Start with page 1....
11:21 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing What we learn about women from research vs. what we learn from evolutionary psychologyspeculation
An interesting study on female aggression points out the trouble with making declarations about inherent human nature based on speculation about sexual dynamics.    ...
11:00 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Interview with Elaborate Wristwatch Guy; Drinking astro-sweat/pee; Synthetic pooart
One year ago today Interview with guy arrested at airport for wearing an elaborate wristwatch: McGann explained that after he was detained at the airport, he was able to show deputies photos of his wa...
02:15 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone," new interactive musicvideo
The new interactive video for Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" is quite an accomplishment. Created by Vania Heymann. Best music video of its kind since Chris Milk's Chrome masterpiece for Arcade Fir...
02:01 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing A weekend with the Xbox One[Review]
Rob Beschizza takes Microsoft's new console for a spin. It's good enough, but there aren't enough good games yet.    ...
02:01 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Xbox One review: a weekend with Microsoft's newconsole
Rob Beschizza takes Microsoft's new console for a spin. It's good enough, but there aren't enough good games and apps yet.    ...
01:23 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Price-drop for Makies, design-it-yourself 3D-printeddolls
Makies, the 3D-printed toy company that lets you design your own poseable action doll, has just announced a major price-drop, to £69 (down from £99), just in time for the hols!  &n...
12:48 am PST - Wed, November 20, 2013
BoingBoing Tank Riot podcast on LouReed
Viktor from the Tank Riot podcast writes, "We were annoyed with the rubbish 3 minute obits we saw about Lou in mainstream media.    ...
11:22 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Example of how the police can search your car without a warrant or your consent[video]
Question: "Am I free to go or am I being detained?" Answer: "Duh constitution don't apply at checkpoints." The cops are desperate to bust this young man.    ...
11:10 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Data visualization shows US isolation in pushing for brutal Trans-PacificPartnership
Gabriel Michael, a PhD candidate at George Washington University, subjected the IP Chapter of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership, leaked by Wikileaks last week to statistical analysis.  &n...
10:35 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Stolen art hoarding son of Nazi art dealer living infantasy
The LA Times reports:"'I hope everything will be cleared up quickly, so I can finally have my pictures back,' Gurlitt said."    ...
10:20 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords: New Boing Boingpodcast!
Look -- Boing Boing has a new podcast! It's called Boars, Gore, and Swords (BGaS for short). It's hosted by stand-up comedians Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott.    ...
08:58 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Monty Python toreunite
From the Mirror:"A spokesman for the Pythons remained tight-lipped on what form the reunion would take, and whether they would perform live, in a TV special or film.    ...
08:18 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Roadblock stops drivers to collect saliva and bloodsamples
Reported in the Belarusskiy Partizan: Some drivers along a busy Minsk street on Friday were stopped at a police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by DAI agents for sampl...
07:58 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing NSA engaged in illegal mass-spying on Norway's phonesystem
Norway is the latest US ally to erupt in outrage at the news that the NSA was intercepting millions of its phone calls in total disregard for Norwegian law.    ...
07:36 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing "Selfie" named word of theyear
By the Oxford Dictionaries: "A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website." Note, this does not mean it will neces...
06:25 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Tennessee school safety officer arrests parent for calmly objecting to pick-uppolicy
Here's a video of a Cumberland County, Tennessee school safety officer illegally arresting a parent who disagreed with the school's policy on picking up kids.    ...
05:42 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Vancouver's new building code bansdoorknobs
The City of Vancouver -- Canada's only city with its own building code -- is mandating that new doors be fitted with lever-handles instead of doorknobs.    ...
05:02 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Fascinating Edge.org video series: "What's new in socialscience?"
If you're not hip to Edge.org, it's legendary book agent John Brockman's hub for really smart scientists and other big thinkers to share ideas with each other and the public.    ...
05:01 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing HolyRobin!
Holy holy! (Holy via Devour!)    ...
04:52 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing G4S rips off UK government for 24M, wants to continue receiving governmentcontracts
G4S, the titanic security contractor, has admitted to overcharging the UK Ministry of Justice £24M for its contract to monitor offenders' tracking tags.    ...
04:32 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing How the NSA weaponized the Internet'sbackbone
Nicholas Weaver from the UCSD International Computer Science Institute wrote a guest editorial for Wired about the NSA's weaponization of the Internet, explaining in detail how the agency targets indi...
04:16 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Seahack: participate in seaexploration!
Five years ago this month, my pal, BB contributor, and IFTF colleague Ariel Waldman created Spacehack, a directory of projects through which anyone can participate in space exploration.  &nb...
03:31 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Human digestion for the LSD set - LIFE magazine1962
Earlier today David posted a 1962 LIFE magazine photo of a ski mask that would appeal to the family in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.    ...
02:56 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Lincoln's Gettysburg PowerPoint, delivered 150 years agotoday
For those who missed Abraham Lincoln's PowerPoint presentation in Gettysburg 150 years ago today, he kindly posted his slides online, along with rough speaker notes.    ...
02:44 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Should you short the London propertybubble?
Economist Tim Harford answers my question: How would you short the London property bubble? in a column that also asks the important question: should you?    ...
02:38 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Fascinating Edge.org video series: "What's new in socialscience?"
If you're not hip to Edge.org, it's legendary book agent John Brockman's hub for really smart scientists and other big thinkers to share ideas with each other and the public.    ...
02:28 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing A true science horrorstory
In which a graduate student in cancer genetics regales us all with a tale of the disgustingly horrific things that can end up growing in a cell culture plate if you aren't careful.   &n...
02:21 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Planetary overprotection: Have we made ourselves Mars' helicopterparents?
We've talked here before about the Office of Planetary Protection and efforts to make sure that we Earthlings don't contaminate the rest of the galaxy with our bacteria, viruses, and other assorted de...
02:19 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Creepy couture ski mask from1962
This Emilio Pucci ski mask was high fashion on the slopes in 1962. From a spread in the December 7, 1962 issue of LIFE magazine.    ...
02:09 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Strange planthopper with tuft of whitehair
This little beastie is a baby planthopper, about 5 millimeters long, that researchers recently documented during an expedition to southeast Suriname.    ...
01:46 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Dynamic tangible display renders 3D data in physicalform
inFORM is a "Dynamic Shape Display" that lowers and raises pegs in a matrix to display digital 3D information in a physical way.    ...
01:39 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing GDP misses out the value of stuff the net makesfree
In the New Yorker, James Surowiecki looks to Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee's forthcoming book The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies for a dis...
12:55 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing LG TV phones home with your viewing habits, names of files you screen, even if you tell it notto
Doctor Beet was alarmed to notice that his LG TV was showing him ads on its home screen; he investigated and discovered a hidden, undocumented setting to switch off collection of his viewing habits.&n...
12:30 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Elephant isn't very good at playing piano, but rather enjoysit
In this clip from the Music for Elephants series, Peter the elephant joins in on a rollicking 12-bar blues performed on a outdoor piano in Thailand.    ...
12:23 pm PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing A case for colonizing Venus, Jetsonsstyle
Venus is not exactly a hospitable-sounding place. The planet's surface can reach temperatures of 800 degrees Fahrenheit. The atmospheric pressure is close to the psi found in a hydraulic car crusher ....
11:30 am PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing How big was a T. Rexturd?
If paleoeschatologist Karen Chin is right, then the 2.4 liter fossilized fecal mass she found Saskatchewan could have been the work of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.    ...
11:22 am PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Immortality Helmet; Buddha Machine 2; SpamSandals
One year ago today Doktor A's immortality helmet: Doktor A's beautiful immortality helmet was produced on commission and looks like a spectacular way to extend your lifespan.    ...
11:17 am PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Ancient humans interbred with "mysterypopulation"
The sex lives of our distant ancestors were not only "rampant", but involved extensive interbreeding with neanderthals, denisovans and a "mysterious archaic population".    ...
11:02 am PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Run-DMC's FirstPerformance
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!     ...
11:00 am PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing What we saw when we sent a cell phone through a pneumatic tubesystem
Pneumatic tube systems — little canisters shot through a series of tubes via the power of compressed air — have been around since the 19th century when they were briefly popular as a way ...
01:47 am PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Tropes vs Women in Video Games: Ms. MaleCharacter
Here's a new installment in Anita Sarkeesian's Kickstarter-funded, misogynist-enraging, must-watch "Tropes vs Women in Video Games" series: Ms Male Character: a closely annotated, fascinating 25 minu...
12:50 am PST - Tue, November 19, 2013
BoingBoing Milos "Sholim" Rajkovic: surrealist, Gilliamesque animations fromSerbia
Milos "Sholim" Rajkovic is like a Belgradian anti-war Terry Gilliam, who produces the most remarkable surreal animations made from decomposed heads -- authority figures like generals and ranking cler...
11:58 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Jack Womack's Random Acts of Senseless Violence: apocalypse in a young girl'sdiary
I've written before about my love for Jack Womack's Random Acts of Senseless Violence, a masterful, dark, apocalyptic novel told by means of a young girl's diary.    ...
10:54 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Felted Star Warscharacters
Etsy seller Famished makes spectacular felted figurines based on pop-culture favorites, espically Star Wars (though there's a pretty great Totoro in the bunch.    ...
10:42 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Kleargear goes into social mediahiding
Remember KlearGear.com? It's the novelty company that charged a woman $3500 and ruined her credit record after she complained to ripoffreport.com about Kleargear's poor service.    ...
10:15 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Ben Rosenbaum's "Feature Development for Social Networking": Facebook in thezombpocalypse
Ben Rosenbaum sends us Feature Development for Social Networking, his latest story, published today on Tor.com: "It's an epistolary story told in two strands, during a pandemic outbreak of AER/CI (Acq...
10:11 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Real Stuff: "Was My FaceRed"
"Krytal K. Keithly -- what a character! I met her in a bar in Seattle's Wallingford district." -- From Real Stuff #4 (Fantagraphics, November 1991).    ...
09:47 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Google Maps image of boy's dead body to beremoved
Google Maps is replacing a satellite image that shows the body of Kevin Barrera, a 14-year-old who was killed in 2009 in Richmond, California.    ...
09:41 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Vi Hart explainslogarithms
The incomparable, incredible, mathematically gifted Vi Hart continues to make the world a better place for numbers and the people who love them, with a video explaining logarithms.   &...
09:38 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Wondering why Toronto's suburbanites keep on voting in RobFord?
Rick Mercer has an answer: there are people in Toronto who would vote for a gerbil if it promised to lower their taxes by a dollar.    ...
09:38 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Wondering why Toronto's suburbanites keep on supporting RobFord?
Rick Mercer has an answer: there are people in Toronto who would vote for a gerbil if it promised to lower their taxes by a dollar.    ...
09:14 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Complete meal cooking with a hotelcoffee-maker
Inspired by her nephew's stories of bad food at the mess hall when he was on deployment in Afghanistan, retired photographer Jody Anderson created a recipe-book of meals that could be prepared using a...
09:11 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Incredibly Interesting Authors 002: Jony Ive biographer LeanderKahney
Subscribe to Incredibly Interesting AuthorsLeander Kahney has covered Apple for more than a dozen years and has written three popular books about Apple, including Inside Steves Brain and The Cult of ...
09:07 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford charges the gallery, knocks over councillor as he is stripped of morepowers
Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford has been stripped of most of his powers, staff and budget in a heated council meeting.    ...
08:34 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Toronto council strips power from mayor Rob Ford, who compares self to Kuwait, then body-slams femalecouncillor
The City Council of Toronto has voted to strip Mayor Rob Ford of most of his powers after a totally bonkers session in which Ford vowed "outright war," and compared the vote to "a coup d'etat" and to ...
08:32 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Silicon Valley and the commercialization ofspace
San Francisco's public television station KQED produced a half-hour documentary on the private efforts to commercialize space. The program focuses on Silicon Valley-based concerns like Elon Musk's spa...
08:11 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Belgian 90s techno made modern at115bpm
Remember early-nineties Belgian techno of the sort that (Mike Shallcross quipped, as quoted on the wikies) was "tough, metallic tracks...with harsh, discordant synth lines that sounded like distresse...
08:07 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Update on WikiLeaks grand jury: no indictment yet, but grand jurycontinues
A story in the Washington Post today quotes unnamed "senior law enforcement sources" as saying that US prosecutors haven't yet filed a sealed indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but t...
07:30 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing 'Alternative cancer care' provider Stanislaw Burzynski accused of selling false hope in USA Todayinvestigation
An extensive investigative story in USA Today finds experts questioning why the FDA allows Stanislaw Burzynski, a doctor in Houston, Texas, to continue to sell his "alternative cancer treatment" to vu...
07:13 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Obamas secret attempt to ban cellphone unlocking, while claiming to supportit
Derek Khanna of Slate reports that the White House is pushing to keep cellphone unlocking illegal, and making the legal act of jailbreaking a crime punishable by imprisonment.    ...
06:49 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Rudy Rucker's BIGAHA
Rudy Rucker sends us, "My new novel, THE BIG AHA, with an accompanying volume of NOTES FOR THE BIG AHA. Browsable as a free webpage, and available as commercial ebook and paperback.   &...
06:14 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Sea Shepherd to stream live video of 'expected' pilot whale kill in Taijicove
A crew of marine mammal advocates from the Sea Shepherd organization plan to live-stream video from the shores of the so-called "killing Cove" in Taiji today.    ...
06:03 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing NSA net-security sabotage means the end of US Internet"stewardship"
Speaking at a presentation in DC, Bruce Schneier nailed the strategic cost of allowing the NSA to sabotage Internet security through BULLRUN: it has cost the US government all credibility as a contrib...
05:50 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Skooba iPad/Tablet CourierV.3
Skooba Design loaned me an early production model of its upcoming iPad/Tablet Courier V.3 messenger bag. I've been trying it out for the last couple of days and like it a lot.    ...
05:35 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Making a spinner toy that scrambles an egg in itsshell
I usually eat only egg yolks and avoid the whites, but this spinner toy made from a tennis ball looks like fun!    ...
04:56 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Opening a can without anytools
The self-described Crazy Russian Hacker of Youtube demonstrates in eye-watering detail a method for tool-free can opening: just grind down the can's rim on a handy block of concrete, then squeeze.&nb...
04:12 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing The Devil is Prada: UN demands end to fashion house's sexual discrimination inJapan
When Rina Bovrisse reported sexual harassment at Prada in Japan, she was not only fired, but found a local court grossly unsympathetic to her complaint: a judge, she claims, told her that "sexual har...
03:57 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Nasal Ranger FieldOlfactometer
The Nasal Ranger Field Olfactometer is a gadget for empirically measuring the presence of stink-particles in a given environment. It is being deployed in Denver to measure compliance with a by-law pro...
03:26 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Glitch, much-missed MMO, released to publicdomain
Glitch was a wonderful work of art, but a troubled game, and its death was lamented by many. All the game's artwork and code, however, now enters the public domain--as good an outcome as could be hope...
03:23 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Tactical guide to maleurination
Last week, I snapped a photo of this excellent sign in the children's restroom at Brightworks/Tinkering School. (Click to see it larger!) And this morning, I happened upon the above new video from Br...
03:16 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford's cunnilingus quip: Taiwanese news animationedition
News of Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford's official cunnilingus policy has reached the Taiwanese news video animation people, and they've risen to the occasion with predictable insanity....
02:56 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Demdike Stare's haunted/haunting video for"Transmission"
For several years, I've raved about the dubby, samply, dark ambient music of Demdike Stare, a collaboration between the UK's Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty.    ...
02:37 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Captain America in aturban
Vishavjit Singh, a Sikh cartoonist, spent a day in NYC dressed as Captain America in a turban. (Photo above by Fiona Aboud.) Over at Salon, Singh posted some of what he learned from the experience.&nb...
02:32 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing 'The Walking Dead' Season 4, Episode 6, 'Live Bait':Review
Kevin McFarland reviews the latest episode of AMC's lumbering, flesh-chomping, zombie-infested near future. More episode recaps are in Boing Boing's "The Walking Dead" archives.    ...
02:17 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Throwing Muses - slippershell (freeMP3)
Sound it Out # 60: Throwing Muses - slippershell (free MP3) Throwing Muses havent released new music in ten years, though singer/songwriter Kristin Hersh has not been idle.    ...
02:16 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Jet Capsule futuristic yachtpod
This is the Jet Capsule, currently in use as an escape pod on the Boing Boing luxury liner currently adrift somewhere in the Arctic Ocean.    ...
01:54 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Mother fined $10 for not including Ritz crackers in kids' schoollunch
The Manitoba Child Care Association fined mother Kristen Bartkiw $10 because she neglected to include healthful Ritz crackers in her kids' school lunches.    ...
01:52 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing NSA FOIA requests up988%
No surprise that the NSA is facing its largest-ever increase in Freedom of Information Act requests: up 988 percent. Don't worry, though: the agency has a strategy for coping with the floodtide of que...
01:50 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Robot servant commitssuicide
A Roomba housecleaning robot committed suicide in Austria. Apparently the iRobot Roomba 760's owner had put the machine on the counter to clean up spilled cereal.    ...
01:35 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing San Francisco cable car cash cam,1906
Fantastic cable car "dash cam" footage of San Francisco's Market Street thoroughfare in 1906 before the earthquake and fire that devastated the city later that year.    ...
01:35 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing San Francisco cable car dash cam,1906
Fantastic cable car "dash cam" footage of San Francisco's Market Street thoroughfare in 1906 before the earthquake and fire that devastated the city later that year.    ...
01:00 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Tenth anniversary edition of A Theory of Fun for GameDesign
Hard to believe it's been ten years since the initial release of Raph Koster's indispensable A Theory of Fun for Game Design, a book that does for game-design what Understanding Comics did for sequent...
12:45 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Coming soon: The Very Large HadronCollider?
What comes after the Large Hadron Collider? Obviously, the answer is a Very Large Hadron Collider. At least, that's what some physicists are hoping for.    ...
12:30 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Genitals: More useful than youthink
"5 Unexpected Ways Animals Use Their Genitals". There's really not much more to be said about that.    ...
12:00 pm PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Ancient Aliens, modernobsessions
I'm really enjoying Jason Colavito's reviews of The History Channel's hilarious/infuriating hit show Ancient Aliens. What makes them better than the average blog?    ...
11:49 am PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Cthulhu Christmasornament
Jason McKittrick writes, "A Cthulhu Christmas ornament for those who wish to celebrate the solstice in a more eldritch fashion! This cyclopean adornment depicts Great Cthulhu squeezing his massive ten...
11:45 am PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Epigenetics continues to be just freakingnuts
We know that stressful experiences can have negative biological repercussions — not just for the people who experience the stress, but also for their children.    ...
11:33 am PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Alfonso Cuarn's"Ikea"
Just this weekend I snuck into Ikea to grab just one very specific thing, and within minutes I was angry and confused.    ...
11:30 am PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing If history were a movie, what would be the most egregious plotholes?
Hate that smarmy, too-good-to-be-real Christmas episode of World War I? Annoyed by the lazy montage scene that took us from the first airplane to the Moon in just 66 years?    ...
11:21 am PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Who's mutilating dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico; 100m historic images from Life; Expanding RSS'sacronym
One year ago today Who is shooting and mutilating dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico, and why?: Someone is killing and mutilating dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico, and no one can figure out who is doing thi...
11:00 am PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing How to: Build a $10 DIYmicroscope
First, Kenji Yoshino, a post-baccalaureate fellow at Grinnell College, came up with a way to build a microscope out of an old smartphone using just $10 worth of extra parts.    ...
01:18 am PST - Mon, November 18, 2013
BoingBoing Disneyvision: strobing zoetrope holotank filled with glitchy rubbercharacters
I scored the damndest crapgadget yesterday: Disney's Disneyvision is a little box styled like a vintage TV. Where the tube would go is a flexible plastic wand attached to a variable motor, lit by a st...
11:25 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: GOP retracts sensible copyright paper; Rucker's early cyberpunk history; Domo-Kunphone
One year ago today Cowardice: Gutless House Republicans retract copyright paper in less than 24 hours: It took less than 24 hours for the entertainment industry's lobbyists to bully the House Republic...
10:41 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2013
BoingBoing City of Chicago and public-spirited hackers unveil the Chicago CityCode
Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes, "Something pretty rare happened last week. City officials of Chicago got together with hackers from around the country to unveil a vastly better new online version...
08:13 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2013
BoingBoing Hamburger ad with a hauntinggrin
Henry's Hamburgers ruled in the 50s-70s but today only one store remains. Hard to believe that a burger chain that makes you smile like that isn't a thriving concern!    ...
05:10 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford gives staff $5,000 taxpayer dollars each to stayon
As the career of Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford continues to circle the drain, he's circling the wagons. He's offered all of his staffers $5,000 taxpayer-funded raises to stay on. ...
03:37 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2013
BoingBoing Crowdfunding an sf/f mag forteens
Rachel sez, "The goal of Inscription Magazine is to publish diverse short science fiction and fantasy for teens. We want to make sure every young reader can find themselves in their fiction, to enter ...
03:05 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2013
BoingBoing 'Soul Finger' theBar-Kays
Fun being had. Video Link    ...
02:04 pm PST - Sun, November 17, 2013
BoingBoing Write a negative review of Kleargear & they'll charge you $3500 and wreck your creditrating
Jen Palmer's husband bought her some Christmas gifts in 2009 from a site called Kleargear. The gifts didn't arrive, so they got a PayPal refund and posted a negative review to Ripoffreport.com. &...
11:54 am PST - Sun, November 17, 2013
BoingBoing UK Home Office suffers setback: can't destroy family by deporting American head-teacher as his British wife begins cancertreatment
The UK Home Office's war on migration has suffered a setback: an American head-teacher had lived in Scotland for nearly ten years will be allowed to stay and help his British wife of four years as she...
04:40 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2013
BoingBoing Newborn twins mistake bath forwomb
Via Her.ie: ...the original source of the clip has been discovered. Sonia Rochel, a nurse at Clinique de la Muette in Paris, captured this video to showcase a very unique baby spa bathing technique.&n...
03:56 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2013
BoingBoing Off-road racer Kurt Caselli dies from injuries sustained in Baja1000
CycleNews has what little of the story is being shared thus far. Caselli was an amazing rider with an incredible record.    ...
03:35 pm PST - Sat, November 16, 2013
BoingBoing Caturday
White tiger at the Cincinnati Zoo. A photograph by Boing Boing reader Mark Dumont shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.    ...
10:54 am PST - Sat, November 16, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Tenth Doctor tee; Luggage that spooks the TSA; Secret Epcot VIPlounges
One year ago today Tenth Doctor costume tee: ThinkGeek's done a Tenth Doctor "costume tee" that's pretty great. Five years ago today The TSA Does Not Like Your Luggage: A set of carrying cases molded ...
12:43 am PST - Sat, November 16, 2013
BoingBoing A petition to stop the discontinuation of Fuji3000b
Petapixel shares the story of photographers "fighting back" by begging FujiFilm to reconsider killing the last 3x4 instant black and white film available.    ...
11:37 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Your weekend video-watching, hand-picked by Boing Boingeditors
Get a load of some of the great videos we've blogged this week, which you can watch in our video archives: • Rob Ford, the opera • Killer space rock tune by Wooden Shjips • What is "...
11:27 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing 'Sleeping On Strangers On The Subway,' a videoexperiment
Charidy, the makers of this video, explain: "Inspired by a picture that went viral, we decided to see how many people would let a random person sleep on them on the subway.    ...
09:02 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing RiYL podcast 027: cartoonist PeterBagge
I spent an hour Seattle's Whisky Bar, discussing the life of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger with Hate cartoonist Peter Bagge, who wrote a biography about her called Rebel Woman. &nb...
08:52 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Apps for Kids 051: CookieClicker
Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows -- anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet.    ...
08:26 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Kleargear.com bills woman $3500 for posting a negativereview
Matthew says: "A woman paid for items from kleargear.com but never received them, so she wrote a bad review of the site on ripoffreport.com.    ...
07:57 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' EumirDeodato
Absolutely one of my favorite pieces of music ever. A treasure. YouTube LINK    ...
06:56 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Professional Kim Jong-unimpersonator
Matthew says, "Howard, a Hong Kong musician, has an uncanny resemblance to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. So Howard has perfected his facial expressions and hand-wave to capitalize on his new ...
06:25 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Baffling 1941 newspaper comic strip: "The EveningArgument"
On Facebook, cartoonist Michael Kupperman posted a collection of these baffling newspaper comics from 1941 called "The Evening Argument." He is at a loss to explain what is going on, as am I. &nb...
05:07 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford, theopera
Chris from the CBC sez, "CBC Radio's Day 6 enlisted Topher Mokrzewski of the Canadian Opera Company to write and arrange an operatic aria sung from the perspective of Mayor Rob Ford, adapted from Biz...
04:42 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Man makes explosives from things purchased in post-security-check airportstores
Matthew says: "Evan Booth builds weapons with materials purchased in an airport terminal, past the security screening. Here's a frag grenade built with a coffee mug, batteries, and a condom." &n...
04:00 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Big Mouth: FishScales
"While working on a junior high science project, I found I needed a way to measure the amount of energy it took to pull an object up inclines of varying steepness." A story Dennis Eichhorn.  ...
02:54 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Scenes from a vegan hot dog eatingcontest
Among those ready to snarf on this cool Austin, Texas, afternoon: A baby-faced, shaggy-locked, stoner-eyed teenager, wearing a neon yellow astronauts helmet, and a plush stuffed parrot on his shoulder...
02:54 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: GA GOP lawmaker reveals Obama mind-control plot; Fire in a taxidermist's; Fix Trusted Computing with OwnerOverride
One year ago today Top Georgia GOP lawmakers host briefing on secret Obama mind-control plot: Our friends in the Tea Party have revealed President Obama's sinister plan for a "United Nations-run commu...
12:59 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford stripped ofpowers
Toronto City Council has voted to strip Mayor Rob Ford of his powers, many of which were only recently delegated to the mayor's office.    ...
12:51 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Buzz Rickson jacket from Gibson's Pattern Recognition is now an article ofcommerce
William Gibson's 2005 novel Pattern Recognition is spectacular in many regards, but one of its most memorable moments is the description of the Buzz Rickson's bomber jacket worn by the novel's cool-hu...
12:51 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Buzz Rickson jacket from Gibson's Pattern Recognition is an article ofcommerce
William Gibson's 2005 novel Pattern Recognition is spectacular in many regards, but one of its most memorable moments is the description of the Buzz Rickson's bomber jacket worn by the novel's cool-hu...
12:10 pm PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing How city dwellers control theweather
Cities are the most effective form of weather control humans have come up with, writes Tim De Chant at Per Square Mile.    ...
11:55 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Stabilized, interpolated, panoramic footage of JFK'sassassination
This is incredible: multiple films of JFK's assassination not only superimposed and stabilized, but slowed down and interpolated to 30fps and allowed to build a panoramic view of the unfolding event....
11:45 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Journal of science about kids edited bykids
This seems like it has the potential to be pretty cool. Frontiers in Neuroscience for Young Minds is a new scientific journal that will have kids — ages 8 to 18 — on the editorial review b...
11:43 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing JFK conspiracies: the best ones are the leastlikely
59 percent of Americans now believe there was more to JFK's death than a lone gunman. Fred Kaplan was an adherent—until he set out to verify the factual claims made by conspiracy theorists. ...
11:27 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing What is China censoringtoday?
According to a recent study by ProPublica, images insta-censored on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo include pics of corrupt politician Bo Xilai yawning, archive images of the Korean war, and the lead ...
11:13 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing The creationists' laststand
In Texas, the same old fight: conservative Christians desperately trying to excise evolution, reproductive health and much science in general from school textbooks.    ...
11:09 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing If Google were a 1980sBBS
It's completely functional; better than the real thing, even.    ...
11:00 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing The newflu
After stumping her doctors, a sick Taiwanese woman turned out to be infected with a strain of bird flu never before seen in humans.    ...
11:00 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing CIA collecting Americans' financial transferrecords
The CIA is secretly collecting records of international money transfers going in and out of the U.S., reports the New York Times: Several officials also said more than one other bulk collection progra...
12:40 am PST - Fri, November 15, 2013
BoingBoing Scans of The Wiggle Much, esoteric newspaper cartoon from1910
Billy sez, "As far as we know THE WIGGLE MUCH comic strip ran from March 20, 1910 to June 19, 1910 in THE NEW YORK HERALD newspaper.    ...
10:35 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing UK Tories send "WebCameron" YouTube channel down the memory hole,too
Yesterday, we learned that the UK Conservative party had purged its website of 10 years' archives of David Cameron speeches and set a robots.txt file in place that triggered purges on Google and Archi...
10:34 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing New Disruptors 49: Actually, Quite Likely! Recorded Live inBrooklyn
We recorded a special live episode of The New Disruptors in Brooklyn's fantastic DUMBO district in the Galapagos Art Space as part of the Nearly Impossible conference in which we talked about the joys...
10:22 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Giveaway! The Art of RubeGoldberg
You need to enable javascript to enter this campaign !Powered by PromoSimple. Earlier this week David reviewed and previewed the large-format book, The Art of Rube Goldberg: (A) Inventive (B) Cartoon ...
09:09 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Tonight in SF: 8bitSF presents crashfaster, Trash80 andBitShifter
This evening San Francisco's DNA Lounge is hosting 8bitSF for crashfaster's new album release at 8PM. Chiptune legends Trash80 and BitShifter are flying in for the event, and it's shaping up to be a g...
08:25 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Crowdfunding an in vitro meatcookbook
Eindhoven's Next Nature Lab is running an IndiegOgO fundraiser for a "Meat the Future Cookbook" -- a piece of design fiction setting out recipes we might be able to prepare when in vitro meat-growth i...
08:05 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Now a Roku 3 has replaced myAppleTv
Back in April I cancelled DirecTv and started using a Roku 3 as the main entertainment device in my living room.    ...
07:32 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Flowing lava engulfs a can of Chef Boyardeeravioli
Tara McGinley of Dangerous Minds says: "There’s something oddly soothing about this can of Chef Boyardee ravioli being swallowed up by lava still I can’t help wonder how dangerous getting ...
07:24 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Your week's listening: Boing Boing's latest podcastepisodes
Look at all the wonderful Boing Boing podcasts we have lined up for you to listen to, free of charge! RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE 026: We sit down with Paul Pope, the Battling Boy cartoonist at one of his...
06:43 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Black metal meets BennyHill
Black metal band Immortal meets Benny Hill! (Cherrybombed, thanks Patrick Kelly!)    ...
05:57 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing TPP's worst evil: making all future copyright reformimpossible
In an excellent editorial, Michael Masnick explains what's so nefarious about the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- the secretive trade treaty whose IP chapter leaked yesterday.    ...
05:18 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Jean-Claude Van Damme does the splits. Between reversingtrucks.
It's a TV ad for Volvo trucks; a clever way to demonstrate the vehicles' precise computer-aided steering. [Video Link]    ...
05:14 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Soviet particle accelerator control panel,1968
Back in 2009, Dark Roasted Blend rounded up a truly wonderful gallery of ancient, hulking computers, called The Cutting Edge of Retro Tech .    ...
04:42 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Psychedelic journalism in Oklahomabroadsheet
Marvel at this table-of-contents of a recent issue of Oklahoma's "This Land" broadsheet and then get to reading: WINTERS CHILL: An Anaheim greaser planted Oklahomas psychedelic roots, a trip that died...
04:42 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford: $170K/year, 11-3 workingday
According to the Ontario government's "sunshine list", Rob Ford earns about $170,000 to serve as mayor of Toronto. According to his staffers, he often shows up for work at 11 and leaves at 3. &nb...
04:41 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Tumblr of hunky guys paired with photos of cats in matching poses is why we have aninternet
Via Laughing Squid, we have learned of the existence of the best Tumblr of all time: Des Hommes et des Chatons.    ...
04:27 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing 'Everything's Coming up Profits,' new book on the 'golden age of industrialmusicals'
Our pals at Dangerous Minds blog have a wonderful post, and a fabulously weird video, about "Everythings Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals," a new book on " musicals performed a...
03:53 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Phonar: a massive, free photographyclass
Jonathan Worth sez, "Four years ago when I first opened my photography classes online the big issue was 'free' - if you 'give your classes away for free then no one will pay for them'.  &nbs...
03:42 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Google wins decade-long book-scanninglawsuit
Google's seemingly-interminable legal fight over its book-scanning project is over, for now: a judge ruled that the effort is fair use, tossing a lawsuit first filed by the Authors Guild and others ne...
03:19 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford articulates official mayoral cunnilinguspolicy
Here's Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford responding to yesterday's release of the partially redacted police file. After stating his intent to take legal action against a host of current a...
03:17 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Video for killer space rock tune by WoodenShjips
Contemporary psych band Wooden Shjips's new record "Back To Land" is just out on Thrill Jockey Records. As I previously posted, the LP is a total head trip that trances me out like Velvet Underground...
02:57 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Skull scarves from Alexander McQueen and DamienHirst
Pioneering fashion designer Alexander McQueen has teamed up with Damien Hirst on a collection of skull scarfs. McQueen has been creating beautiful skull scarves for ten years and this new series of 3...
02:44 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Toronto council turns their back to Rob Ford every time hespeaks
Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford has refused to resign or even take a leave of absence, despite having admitted to smoking crack, despite a police report that has him driving drunk, snort...
02:41 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing How to win "Now or Then" on The Price is Right 100% of thetime
Slate has a cheat sheet based on game theory for winning The Price is Right.    ...
02:41 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Viral news and the "Valley ofAmbiguity"
i09's Annalee Newitz has a theory about why some stories get shared around the Internet more than others — and, not coincidentally, why nuanced stories about science tend to get shared less than...
02:37 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Musical mind-readingexperiment
Researchers at the University of Washington scanned the brains of volunteers listening to one of several simple songs. Based on the neural activity they saw, the scientists were able to identify what ...
02:30 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing What was the first experience that made you lovescience?
At Twitter, Ben Lillie has been collecting Science Sparks — the first experiences with science or some science-related thing that made people connect emotionally with nature, space, math, and wo...
02:22 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Songs for Unusual Creatures: ElephantShrew
Tara says: Some of Earth’s strangest animals, including sea pigs, glass frogs, Jesus Christ lizards, magnapinna squids and more, have inspired writer and composer Michael Hearst to create a new...
02:09 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Apparently, I'm not easy to recognize inperson
It seems Jo Leigh, a prolific Harlequin romance novelist, feels I have a special brand of obscurity. Evidently the male lead in her novel Choose Me attempts to follow in my quiet footsteps. &nbs...
02:09 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Punk episode of BBC current affairs TV show(1977)
In 1977, the BBC current affairs TV show Brass Tacks ran this episode about punk and concerns of, well, anarchy in the UK.    ...
02:00 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Volcano blows smokerings
Image: Tom Pfeiffer/Volcano Discovery Sicily's Mount Etna volcano is currently erupting. The series of explosions began on October 26, but on November 11, the mountain did something rare and nifty.&n...
02:00 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing In Venice, Italy, Google Street View becomes Google CanalView
Google has just released Street View imagery of Venice for the first time, captured with the company's "Street View Trekker," shown in the video above.    ...
01:58 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Cufflinks that open hand-cuffs; How a neurologist got conned; Suck up to Wal-Mart ordie
One year ago today Cufflinks that open hand-cuffs: 59 pair of cufflinks that integrate a set of handcuff keys. Five years ago today Neurologist recounts the time he was conned: Paul J.  &nbs...
01:58 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Cheese powder: What isit?
Cheese powder, the stuff in boxes of mac and cheese and dusting a variety of snack foods, is just that. It's powdered, dehydrated cheese.    ...
12:25 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Animated history of the Englishlanguage
If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from.    ...
12:07 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing JOHN WILCOCK: Witnessing Tim Leary's First Week onHallucinogens
Reefer Madness continues with Part Two, a dinner with Tim Leary during an eventful week in Cuernavaca Mexico, 1960. Bananas and Avocados.    ...
12:03 pm PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Bani Garu:Gomiyage
Bani Garu is Lea Hernandez's story of becoming the U.S. merchandising vice-president of notorious Japanese animation studio Gainax, "a year-long trip down a rabbit hole of reality." Start with page 1....
11:58 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing The ability to taste bitter flavors probably didn't evolve as a self-densemechanism
From beer to coffee, bitter flavors are things that most of us have to learn to enjoy over multiple tastings. Scientists have long assumed that our ability to even taste those flavors is rooted in sel...
11:58 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing The ability to taste bitter flavors probably didn't evolve as a self-defensemechanism
From beer to coffee, bitter flavors are things that most of us have to learn to enjoy over multiple tastings. Scientists have long assumed that our ability to even taste those flavors is rooted in sel...
11:53 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing If only our DMCA notices were made of glass, how much more careful we would be when wefile
A few months ago, I posted about a copyright troll calling itself On Press Inc., which issued legal threats whenever someone tweets If only our tongues were made of glass, how much more careful we wou...
11:03 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Goo from a deer's stomach is sort of like nature'spt
Fun fact: The partially digested contents of a deer's stomach has "a consistency and a flavour that is not unlike cream cheese".    ...
11:00 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing HAWKING: 2016 graphic novel bio from the FEYNMAN writer/illustratorteam
Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick's Feynman was one of the best science-oriented graphic novels I've come across (see my 2011 review for more).    ...
02:49 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing UK Conservative party tries to send all official speeches down the memoryhole
The UK Conservative Party's ten-year archive of campaign and policy speeches has been erased from the Internet. Sometime since October, they posted a robots.txt file to block the Internet Archive and ...
01:39 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing TSA blows a billion bucks on unscientific "behavioral detection" program, reinventsphrenology
10 years and $900M later, the TSA's behavioral analysis program is a debacle. Here's the US General Accountability Office on the program: "Ten years after the development of the SPOT program, TSA cann...
01:03 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Dazzle-paint in public square in Alicante causes dizziness, triggersseizures
The ground in a Plaza de Pio XII, a square in Alicante, Spain has been decorated with a dazzle-paint-like pattern of high contrast wiggly white lines.    ...
12:10 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Renault ships a brickable car with battery DRM that you're not allowedown
You can't buy a battery for the new Renault Zoe. Instead, you have to rent it. And if you stop making payments, the battery's DRM will prevent you from recharging it.    ...
12:10 am PST - Thu, November 14, 2013
BoingBoing Renault ships a brickable car with battery DRM that you're not allowed toown
You can't buy a battery for the new Renault Zoe. Instead, you have to rent it. And if you stop making payments, the battery's DRM will prevent you from recharging it.    ...
10:40 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Massive 1978 Las Vegas falloutshelter
Here's a photo-tour of Girard "Jerry" B. Henderson luxurious Las Vegas fallout shelter, built in 1978 and now on sale (along with the house above it) for $1.7M, following a bank foreclosure on the pro...
09:55 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Punk Freedom of Information Access ninja learns how to beat FBI obfuscation, so they shut himout
Mike sez, "In Mother Jones, Will Potter profiles Ryan Shapiro, a punk rocker-turned-PhD student who wanted to study how the FBI monitors animal-rights activists.    ...
08:50 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Terms and Conditions May Apply documentary screening this Sunday with Reddit AMA andpanel
Cullen writes, "There is is a special screening this Sunday 11/17 at 5PM Eastern by Demand Progress of Terms And Conditions May Apply, a New York TImes Critic's Pick documentary about how governments...
08:42 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's less-censored police file: criminality, abuse, andintoxication
Toronto police have releases a "less censored" version of their report on Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford, and Toronto Star reporter (@jpags) has been tweeting the highlights of the (unproven) p...
08:23 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Edward Snowden is almostbroke
Edward Snowden's lawyer reports that he is almost broke, having spent his savings on subsistence since he went into exile; he has been relying on "some organizations and enterprising citizens" for his...
08:16 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Vi Hart: cramming GPlus into YouTube has made comments even worse, I'mleaving
Google has changed the commenting system on YouTube so that you need to be a Google Plus user to post; the new system uses algorithms to promote some comments above others, and has the perverse effec...
07:51 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Trap gopher deathclutch
Nothing says "I love you" like a gift-wrapped Trap Gopher Death Clutch.    ...
07:08 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Man impersonates cop to get donutdiscount
Charles Barry, 48, was arrested yesterday for impersonating a law enforcement officer and improper exhibition of a firearm. He was attempting to get a discount at Dunkin' Donuts.   &nbs...
07:00 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford: master of the comedicpause
Toronto mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford is back in council for the first time he admitted that he smoked crack (though he insists he's not a "crack smoker").    ...
06:51 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Cory coming to Melbourne next week for fourevents
I'm heading to Melbourne, Australia next week to do a series of events with the Center for Youth Literature of the State Library of Victoria.    ...
05:57 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Jewelry from destroyed guns andbullets
Liberty United turn guns and bullet shells into handsome rings, bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry. The source gun's serial number is stamped into each piece.    ...
05:28 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Narwhal Screwdriver and crayons shaped like spray paintcans
New from our pals at GAMAGO, these wonderful and whimsical objets: a Narwhal Screwdriver Kit and Krayon Spraypaint Crayon.    ...
05:07 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Retractable bed hides in therafters
Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser hired designer Funn Roberts to create a bed that retracts into the rafters of his compact home when it's not in use.    ...
04:36 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: Get Your NFL Trading CardsHere!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH various football trading cards are presented, which are surprising in the brutal honesty with which they portray problems in the NFL.    ...
04:06 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Awesome new image ofSaturn
NASA just released this breathtaking photo of Saturn, seven of its moons, and Earth in the background. Actually a mosaic of 141 wide-angle photos, this stunning view was captured by the Cassini spacec...
03:49 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Your smartphone's hidden, radio-controlling OS is totallyinsecure
Every mobile phone runs two operating systems; the one you interact with (like Android or Ios), and the one that controls the radio hardware.    ...
03:39 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Apollo 11 spacesuit was made by a bramanufacturer
The spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore when he stepped onto the moon was constructed by a bra manufacturer in Dover, Delaware.    ...
03:16 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Sponsor Shout-Out: Pencils.com and the Blackwing 602 LegacyEdition
Support Boing Boing by supporting our sponsor - grab a box of Palomino Blackwing Legacy Edition pencils here.    ...
03:14 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing One-click Cyanogenmod installer in the Playstore
Cyanogenmod Installer is a one-click Android app that unlocks your bootloader, roots your device, and flashes Cyanogenmod's OS onto it. Cyanogenmod is a free/open fork of Android, where much of the pr...
03:00 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Gweek 120: Cartoonist PeterBagge
Peter Bagge is the Harvey Awardwinning author of the acclaimed nineties alternative-comic series Hate, starring slacker hero Buddy Bradley, and a regular contributor to Reason magazine.  &n...
02:51 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Last week to subscribe to Mark's 5th Quarterly.comailing
Quarterly.co is a subscription service for wonderful things. People can subscribe to a curator (such as me, Joel Johnson, Veronica Belmont, Tim Ferriss, Joshua Foer, Gretchen Rubin, and others) to rec...
02:14 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Smithsonian goes3D
Jessica Sadeq from the Smithsonian shares big news--the Institution has launched the Smithsonian X 3D Collection and 3-D explorer [Twitter].    ...
02:08 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Windows 95 tips; Lego kitchenware; Toronto airport threatens to sue toilet-ratingsite
One year ago today Windows 95 tips: I'm calling it already: Windows 95 Tips is Blog of the Year. Five years ago today Kitchenware made from Lego: Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories make cool-looking kitc...
01:33 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Polonium-210: A pretty good way to horribly murdersomebody
Last week, a Swiss investigation found evidence to support the idea that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium-210 — a radioactive element that's safe to carry around in a container, but caus...
01:24 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Smithsonian goes3D
Jessica Sadeq from the Smithsonian shares big news--the Institution has launched the Smithsonian X 3D Collection and 3-D explorer. They've gathered data on some of the most treasured items in the arch...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing The best way to pee into a urinal as explained byphysics
Good news, everyone*! If you're tired of being splashed (or splashing others) with your own urine, the Brigham Young University Splash Lab has done the research and produced a series of helpful tips ...
12:44 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Wikileaks publishes the "Internet Chapter" of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (SOPA'sback)
Wikileaks has published the Internet Chapter of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global trade-deal negotiated between corporate leaders and government reps without any democratic oversight (...
12:25 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing The last Jew inAfghanistan
Reuters has an absolutely fascinating profile of Zabulon Simintov, the last known Jewish person living in the entire country of Afghanistan.    ...
12:15 pm PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing That time a garbage scow crashed into a spacestation
Sometimes, you forget about things that happened during your own lifetime. For instance, I'd completely forgotten that, back in 1997, cosmonauts accidentally ran an unmanned spacecraft full of garbage...
11:50 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Why is a corn-based agriculture system problematic? Look at thenumbers
The average Iowa farm has the potential to feed 14 people per acre, writes Jon Foley at Ensia. But planted with nothing but corn — and with almost all of that corn going to ethanol production an...
11:49 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing The NYT on why it delayed first surveillancestory
A decade ago, the New York Times prepared the first, breaking story about warrantless domestic surveillance in America. But, at the Bush administration's urging, it delayed publication until after the...
11:46 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing CBC's flagship news program sold favorable coverage to the Harper government, then lied aboutit
Jesse Brown from the Canadaland podcast (RSS) writes: "CBC News has made a bad error in judgment. They sold news coverage to the Harper government, who were seeking publicity for a shipwreck salvagin...
11:23 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Tune: Still Life, new installment in romcom/alien abduction graphicnovel
Last November, I told you how much I loved Tune: Vanishing Point, the first volume in Derek Kirk Kim's alien abduction romcom series of graphic novels.    ...
11:01 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Why Google Maps is often wrong about your exactlocation
How does Google Maps account for plate tectonics? That's the seemingly simple question that led George Musser to unearth some fascinating facts about map-making, history, and the accuracy of modern GP...
10:56 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Marines training with Boston Dynamicsrobots
Joe Pappalardo reports on the day the marines met their robotic mule. Much is left unrevealed by the amazing and unsettling videos.    ...
10:09 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing On Richard Cohen's gagreflex
Yesterday, Washington Post sinecurist Richard Cohen wrote that "conventional" Americans "gag" at interracial marriages. His editor, Fred Hiatt, offered a squirmy apology, but Cohen himself is 'hurt' b...
01:46 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Holdfast magazine: free speculative fiction mag's debut issue is "Speculating about SpeculativeWomen"
Laurel sends us "Holdfast Magazine, a new free online speculative fiction magazine that I co-edit.Each issue revolves around a central theme, examining genre fiction through focussed articles, fiction...
12:42 am PST - Wed, November 13, 2013
BoingBoing Open Source Beehives: sensor-enhanced hivedesign
Tristan from OpenPixel sez, "You might have heard that bees are dropping like flies. When we realised the implications of this (which everyone should look into, because it's serious) we borrowed some...
11:57 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Fragmentary evidence of the lost ancient art of librarianminiaturization
(via Retronaut)    ...
11:49 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Video of the Maui Space SurveillanceComplex
From the US Air Force's Airman magazine: The Maui Space Surveillance Complex is located on Mount Haleakala, a dormant volcano on the island of Maui in Hawaii.    ...
10:38 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing 88 nonillion imaginary artworks for theTate
Shardcore writes, "The Tate recently released a 'big data' set of the 70k artworks in their collection. I've been playing with it and finding all sorts of fun to be had.    ...
10:37 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Jack Kirby's Eternals vs. Ridley Scott'sAlien
Peter Bebergal points out the uncanny similarity between this panel from Jack Kirby's The Eternals #1 (1976) and the fossilized "space jockey" in Ridley Scott's Alien (1979).    ...
09:55 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Tweeting Grandpa's diaries of trapping in the Northwest Territories in1929
Derryl Murphy writes, "Several years after my grandfather, Bud Murphy, passed away, I'm going through boxes of stuff I was given after his funeral and found some - not all, sadly - of his old diaries ...
09:31 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Denver holds first public hearing for recreational marijuanastore
No one spoke in opposition at a hearing in Denver, Colorado to open the first recreational marijuana store in the United States.    ...
09:08 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Much-loved webseries Internets Celebrities returns, with NYC eats-focused episodes, 'FoodWarriors'
Casimir Nozkowski, Dallas Penn, and Rafi Kam, collectively known as the Internets Celebrities, have a new web series: THE FOOD WARRIORS.    ...
08:54 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing BEHOLD I AM BECOME EERILY GEOMETRIC FROZEN MCRIB DESTROYER OFMETABOLISMS
Redditor DJDanaK got this photo of frozen McRibs in situ, marking confluence of pork futures and sandwich-making. My buddy works at McDonald's and sent me this photo of raw McRib meat.  &nbs...
08:51 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Buy a toy, help out a toy-store owner who was robbed on herbirthday
Heather writes, "All around amazing lady, Kristen Rask, who owns and operates the delightful Schmancy toy store in downtown Seattle was robbed on her birthday- literally.    ...
08:46 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Hawaii legalizes gaymarriage
The aloha state just said "I do" to marriage between same-sex partners. Above, a photo from Tim Sakahara of Hawaii News Now: Marriage equality supporters rejoice as the Senate passes SB1HD1. &nbs...
08:40 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Photographs from the Philippines, after Typhoon Haiyan (akaYolanda)
At Al Jazeera America, an eyewitness account from some of the worst-hit areas of the Philippines, where thousands are believed to have died in one of the worst typhoons ever recorded.   ...
08:34 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Mispronouncing TV guests' names, with Dr. Steve Brule from Channel 5News
Video Link. Dr. Steven Brule, brutchering purple's names. Check it out. This is a supercut of notable moments in his Adult Swim show, which you can buy on Amazon.    ...
08:21 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Kisai Console Wood watch: futuristic LED face and sandalwoodbracelet
TokyoFlash's new Kisai Console Wood watch has a gorgeous sandalwood bracelet and a groovy LED-lit display that nestles directly in the sweet-spot between functional and ornamental.   &...
07:45 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing A white supremacist makes an interestingdiscovery
Matthew says: "Craig Cobb, a white supremacist trying to establish a 'whites-only' enclave in North Dakota, appeared on NCBU's The Trisha Show and agreed to take a test to determine his genetic ancest...
06:23 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Little Brother in the Canada Reads TopTen
Holy. Cats. My novel Little Brother has made it into the CBC's Canada Reads Top Ten. It is in astoundingly great and humbling company, including Margaret Atwood's Year of the Flood and Joseph Boyden's...
05:15 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Irish Freedom of Information amendment will send FOI fees toinfinity
Ireland leads the EU in Freedom of Information fees, and they're the only EU nation that charges anything for an introductory query.    ...
04:47 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing The original NSAwhistleblower
Adrian Chen talks to Perry Fellwock, the original NSA whistleblower. I was standing on the sidewalk outside the building, on a sweltering summer Friday afternoon, waiting to meet a man named Perry Fel...
04:19 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Gene Wolfe's The Land Across: "Lonely Planet Meets theNecronomicon"
Last month, I blogged an excerpt from The Land Across, a new novel from science fiction grand master Gene Wolfe.    ...
03:58 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Eric White's oil paintings: "Paranoid SocialRealism"
I first encountered Eric White's freaked-out figurative paintings in 1992 or so when Bart Nagel, art direct of the pioneering cyberdelic magazine Mondo 2000, commissioned him to illustrate the issue #...
03:56 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Our latest hand-picked video faves, in Boing Boing's videoarchives
Some of the most recent selections on our video archive page: • A Minecraft Documentary • "Path of Blood," by animator Eric Power • A floating "Up" house • 3D printed, trainab...
03:42 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Tattoomistake
Famous, respected UK journalist and TV presenter David Dimbleby, 75, recently got his first ink: of a six-legged scorpion. Unfortunately, scorpions are arachnids, with eight legs.   &nb...
03:27 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Rube Goldberg's marvelousmachines
Cartoonist Rube Goldberg's absurdly complex mechanisms for achieving easy results are so ingrained in popular culture that the artist/engineer's name appears in the dictionary as an adjective. A new b...
03:26 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Subtle yellow chosen for street markings after anger at louderyellow
Meanwhile, in Austerity Island: Dean Myhill, area highways manager at Lincolnshire County Council apologised for the error and said the cost of repainting the thinner lines had not yet been calculated...
03:26 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Socialize with Boing Boing, on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and just abouteverywhere
Google+ users, weve recently started pushing out regular updates to G+. Add us to your circles: plus.google.com/+BoingBoing. You can also follow Boing Boing on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr (we...
03:16 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing For a minute there, John McCain demanded resignation of NSAdirector
SPIEGEL: Should Keith Alexander, head of the NSA, resign? McCain: Of course, they should resign or be fired. We no longer hold anybody accountable in Washington.    ...
03:15 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing HUDSON: a one-eyedjunkbot
From San Diego's Dan Jones (aka Tinkerbots), a rather lovely junkbot called HUDSON, found in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.    ...
02:54 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Artist/activist nails scrotum to RedSquare
On Sunday, Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky nailed his scrotum to Red Square. It was an act of protest against what he called the "police state" of today's Russia.    ...
02:36 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Ten cool inventions unveiled at Engadget's Expandevent
Machines that bend strong steel wire have been an important part of industrial manufacturing for decades. But on Saturday, I saw a $3,000 wire-bending machine the size of a laser printer, and my brain...
02:26 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Baldrickknighted
The BBC: "Blackadder star Sir Tony Robinson has received his knighthood from Prince William in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace."    ...
02:16 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Pioneering German new wave music: La Dsseldorf's "Time"(1976)
La Dsseldorf was a German experimental band formed in 1976 by the late Klaus Dinger, formerly of Kraftwerk and Neu!    ...
01:52 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Wall Street's innumerates; Five year old's place-setting; Story ofMouseland
One year ago today Wall Street is not made up of "numbers guys": A timely reminder that Mitt Romney and other Wall Street Types are not, by and large, superhero math geniuses with their fingers on the...
01:35 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Dog brings home humanleg
Bill Flowers, 93, of Nisqually Reservation, Washington, didn't know what to do when his dog Liberty brought home a curious gift last week: a human leg.    ...
01:33 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Moomin creator's rare memoir back in print after 40years
Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins, wrote her memoir nearly half a century ago. Taking the form of "child conscioussness and child logic [returned] to the adult state," it's back in print with the f...
01:24 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing A good night's sleep is like a deep clean for yourbrain
One reason sleep is so important: It's the time when your brain "cleans house", collecting and disposing of the waste products that build up in your head during the day.    ...
12:51 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Washington Post columnist on "repressing gag reflex" at interracialmarriage
The Washington Post's Richard Cohen has a reputation for saying weird, confusing things about race. For example, one recent column suggested that it took until very recently for him to realize why sla...
12:50 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing How engineers freeze soil to create structurally sound solid walls ofearth
In Japan, engineers are attempting to contain radioactive contamination from the Fukushima power plant by freezing the ground around it into "ice walls" that will remain frozen for years.  &...
12:48 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing UK home secretary wants to overturn human rights treaties and make terror suspectsstateless
Under international human rights conventions, nations are not allowed to withdraw their passports from citizens if doing so would leave them stateless.    ...
12:35 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Luis Alvarez: Your new sciencehero?
Forget Tesla. Luis Alvarez should be the new object of your science history obsession says Ben Lillie at The Last Word on Nothing.    ...
12:00 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing A new theory for the death of KingTut
What killed the young Pharaoh Tutankhamen? Theories have ranged from assassination plots to epilepsy, but a new analysis of injuries visible on his mummy suggests that a chariot race accident might ha...
12:00 pm PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing David Nutt wants to make non-addictive, safer synth-booze that comes with a sober-uppill
David Nutt is a brilliant psychopharmacologist who once served as the UK's drug czar, until he was ousted for refusing to suppress the data that showed that many legal drugs were as bad or worse for y...
11:13 am PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Leatherbound Sandman omnibus, booktwo
Back in September, I blogged the release of the first volume of Vertigo's leatherbound Sandman collection, a 1,000-page marvel that collected the first half of the comic's run.    ...
11:11 am PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing New York Times helps promote book poorly reviewed by New YorkTimes
In the past year, The New York Times Sunday opinion page has run three different columns by Moises Velasquez-Manoff, a writer whose new book argues that the hygiene hypothesis — the idea that ov...
11:10 am PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Rockit & GrandmixerDST.
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!     ...
11:02 am PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing A mysterious form of water with unique chemicalproperties
In the 1960s, Russian scientists discovered a new form of water that congealed at room temperature, froze at -40, and wouldn't boil no matter the temperature.    ...
12:45 am PST - Tue, November 12, 2013
BoingBoing GCHQ used fake Slashdot, LinkedIn to target employees at Internetexchanges
A new Snowden leak, reported by Laura Poitras in Der Spiegel, shows that the UK spy agency GCHQ used fake versions of Slashdot and LinkedIn to attack tech staff at Global Roaming Exchanges -- intercha...
11:16 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Atheistmega-non-churches
The Sunday Assembly is a 501(c)3 charity that is creating massive Sunday events that are similar to church services, though they are atheist in approach (they don't insist that you be atheist in order...
08:03 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing G4S forged documents used to return asylum seeker who claims he was tortured after UKdeportation
G4S is a UK-based private security contractor that is wildly profitable and rapidly expanding. They're also terrible. They totally blew security for the London Olympics (but not before illegally haras...
07:36 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Pink fairy armadillo that fits in yourhand
This is a rarely-seen "pink fairy" armadillo that lives in western central Argentina. Chlamyphorus truncatus, the tiniest armadillo species on the planet, spends almost all of its time underground, ma...
07:24 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing San Francisco bookstore is about 18"deep
This morning I posted about two claustrophobic bookstores, one in Helsinki and one in Paris. Brian Heater (our Comics Rack columnist and the director of media at Engadget) sent me a photo of what migh...
07:19 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's video on the new SF BayBridge
Amazingly talented and frequently quirky alt.folk act Thao & The Get Down Stay Down orchestrated the first video production on the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. &nb...
06:15 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Re-imagined movie posters based on the same simpletemplate
Matthew says: "Polish artist Michal Krasnopolski has created a series of minimalist movie posters for classic films. The posters are based on a very simple grid consisting of 'a circle and two diagona...
05:41 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Xbox One can see your naughtybits
Microsoft's Xbox One's Kinect is not only "completely reengineered to be more precise, responsive and intuitive" it's like X-Ray Specs that really work!    ...
05:21 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Proud Bird restaurant humbled by huge renthike
Back in the aerospace heyday of the 1960s-1980s, the Proud Bird restaurant was the steakhouse of choice for Los Angeles industry workers, who gathered to drink sting martinis and talk shop.  ...
04:52 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing 3D printed, trainable robot arm with Arduinocontroller
Joly sez, "Maker navic09 demos a prototype trainable robotic arm, made from 3d printed parts, an Arduino, and Adafruit analog feedback servos.    ...
04:38 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Machinima Expo 6: celebrating real-time virtual worldfilmmaking
Machinima (real-time computer graphics filmmaking) is celebrating its 17th birthday this year. Communities of filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the US are using it to express ideas about polit...
04:09 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Delightfully claustrophobic bookstore inParis
Jenny Hart (my friend who makes those cute iron-on embroidery patterns and kits) saw my post of the claustrophobic bookstore in Helsinki and it reminded her of a charming claustrophobic bookstore in P...
04:00 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing How scientists created anelement
The synthetic (or man-made) elements are the ones with silly-sounding names, found along the bottom of the periodic table — Einsteinium and Nobelium, Livermorium and Mendelevium, and more. ...
03:48 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Billionaire blocks access to public beach inCalifornia
SFGate: "A San Mateo County judge allowed a wealthy oceanfront property owner to block public access to a beach that has been enjoyed for at least a century by fishermen, tourists, sunbathers, familie...
03:22 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Help fund a magazine dedicated to languagegeekery
Schwa Fire is would-be magazine that hopes to publish long-form journalism about the science and sociology behind the way we talk to each other.    ...
03:00 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing The National's Bryce Dessner: "My Favorite Contemporary ClassicalWorks"
The National's Bryce Dessner has just released his recording debut as a composer of contemporary classical music. Titled Aheym, it's an exquisite collaboration with the famed Kronos Quartet. We asked ...
02:26 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing The hazards of Moondust
Despite all the attention lavished on Moon dust, we still don't know what effect the stuff has on human lungs ...    ...
02:22 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Minecraftdocumentary
It's 85 minutes long, and it gets right into the meat of things. There are interviews with Notch, the Mojang crew, and game design luminaries, but the documentarians also capture the game's vibe in a...
02:21 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Vintage snapshots of creepyclowns
Over at Accidental Mysteries, John Foster posted several dark and unsettling vintage snapshots of clowns from his personal collection of vernacular photography.    ...
02:07 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing The Walking Dead, Season 4, Episode 5, 'Internment':review
Kevin McFarland reviews the latest episode of AMC's lumbering, flesh-chomping, zombie-infested near future. More episode recaps are in Boing Boing's "The Walking Dead" archives.    ...
01:47 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Stanislaw Burzynski and cancer-cure scams; Barbie jewelry; Putting your life inversion-control
One year ago today : An important sign of quackery is the depiction of the doctor as a lone genius fighting against special interests trying to suppress crusading work.    ...
01:37 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Floating UP! house posts photos to Instagram via RaspberryPi
Valentin Squirelo and friends at HackerLoop built a miniature model of the flying house from UP! outfitted with a Raspberry Pi computer and floated it above Paris where it posted live photos to Insta...
01:35 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Autopsy of a seamonster
You've seen the oarfish — the 18-foot-long, serpent-like beastie that washed up on a California beach. Now, tag along with the scientists from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center as they diss...
01:23 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Astonishing tabletop photography of miniaturelandscapes
Photo? No. Painting? No. CGI? No. This is an astonishing example of Matthew Albanese's tabletop photography of his incredibly detailed miniature landscapes.    ...
12:42 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing X-ray of a hammerheadshark
Last week, scientists described a new species of hammerhead shark, the Carolina hammerhead. Though slightly smaller than the scalloped hammerhead species it was previously thought to be a part of, th...
12:39 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Secure email a "dauntingchallenge"
Matthew Green, for The New Yorker:, reports on the challenge of consumer cryptography. The Justice Department did decide to back off, handing [PGP creator] Zimmermann and his fellow pro-cryptography a...
12:33 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Threat was merely meme, claims sackedathelete
Richie Incognito, a foul-mouthed, bullying racist freshly kicked out of the Miami Dolphins for threatening a team-mate, has his defense in order.    ...
12:33 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Threat was merely meme, claimsathlete
Richie Incognito, a foul-mouthed racist, was freshly kicked out of the Miami Dolphins for bullying a team-mate. His victim, Jonathan Martin, is suing; Incognito claims his casual racism is merely "loc...
12:30 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing The National's Bryce Dessner: "My Favorite Contemporary ClassicalWorks"
The National's Bryce Dessner has just released his recording debut as a composer of contemporary classical music. Titled Aheym, it's an exquisite collaboration with the famed Kronos Quartet. We asked ...
12:23 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing MS Paint master nearscentenary
Hal Lasko, 98 years old, creates wonderful things in the worst medium: Microsoft Paint.    ...
12:11 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Webcomics pioneer Joey Manleydies
Joey Manley, creator of Modern Tales, online comics trail-blazer, podcaster and author, died last week at 48. Many tributes are being posted to his Facebook page; Kevin Melrose published an obituary a...
12:02 pm PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Batman's existential origin explained in gorgeous fanfic comic: TheDeal
Robbo writes, "Gerardo Preciado and Daniel Bayliss have created a fan fiction comic entitled Batman: The Deal which is an intense and harrowing homage to the Dark Knight and a twisted examination into...
11:56 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Hollywood keeps getting subway geographywrong
What happens when the geography of a major city doesn't allow desirable shooting locations and the script to match up? Fix the city!    ...
11:54 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Glowing 3D printed squid filled with bioluminescentsoup
Rebecca Klee and Siouxsie Wiles's "Living Light" is a 3D printed hollow squid filled with bioluminescent bacteria. They've thoroughly documented their build-process, and the project is really shaping ...
11:53 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Behind the particles: The Guardian goes inside CERN and the Large HadronCollider
What's it like to live and work in the world's most famous physics mecca? Suzanne Moore went to Geneva, Switzerland to meet the scientists who study particle physics at CERN, home of the Large Hadron ...
11:47 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Starcadian,HE^RT
Starcadian's album is available on Bandcamp, with plenty more cuts on Soundcloud. Video Link [YouTube]    ...
11:22 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Claustrophobic bookstore in Helsinki(photos)
My friend Randy is on a business trip in Helsinki. The last time he was there he told me about a tiny bookstore that was stacked floor to ceiling with books.    ...
11:18 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Raw venison forbreakfast?
Wolf researcher Werner Freund chomps into a leg of deer at Wolfspark Werner Freund, in Merzig, Germany, earlier this year. (Photo: REUTERS/Lisi Niesner)    ...
11:11 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing After thetyphoon
Much of the Philippines lies in ruins after one of the most destructive storms in living memory. At The Atlantic, James Hamblin reports on life in the aftermath, which is just as dangerous for those ...
11:00 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing The National's Bryce Dessner: "My Favorite Contemporary ClassicalWorks"
The National's Bryce Dessner has just released his recording debut as a composer of contemporary classical music. Titled Aheym, it's an exquisite collaboration with the famed Kronos Quartet. We asked ...
10:46 am PST - Mon, November 11, 2013
BoingBoing Berlin workshop tomorrow on "Unpleasant Design": urban design that bullies itsusers
Artists Selena Savi and Nikola Kora are continuing their excellent work on Unpleasant Design with a €20 workshop in Berlin on November 12 (tomorrow!).    ...
10:37 pm PST - Sun, November 10, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Safeway's horrible, copyrighted cakes; Stross's Heinleinian robopervy extravaganza; Swedish woodlands butter-footgearmystery
One year ago today Safeway: "Stop photographing our horrible, copyrighted cakes": CakeWrecks reports that a local Safeway bakery has banned all photography in its bakery department.   &...
07:34 pm PST - Sun, November 10, 2013
BoingBoing All-purpose apology for corrupt, inept, thieving, substance-abusing Canadianpoliticians
It's not just Toronto mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford: Canada's politicians at all levels are in trouble, though senators, mayors and the Prime Minister and his cronies are leading the pack for ...
05:00 pm PST - Sun, November 10, 2013
BoingBoing Reading net creates a kids' level in alibrary
Spain's Playoffice -- a design firm focused on kid-centric designs -- conceived of the "reading net" as a way of transforming "a traditional family library into a fun place for kids." It looks amazing...
03:00 pm PST - Sun, November 10, 2013
BoingBoing Apps for Kids 050:Dungelot
Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows -- anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet.    ...
02:14 pm PST - Sun, November 10, 2013
BoingBoing Pinky and the Brain's greatest tongue-twister of alltime
A reminder that Animaniacs/Pinky and the Brain were a high-water mark in kids' animation: the greatest English-language tongue-twister of all time!    ...
01:09 pm PST - Sun, November 10, 2013
BoingBoing The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library: Vol5
Bless Fantagraphics for publishing Carl Barks' duck comics. One of the three original inductees into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame (along with Eisner and Jack Kirby), Barks was known for man...
12:10 pm PST - Sun, November 10, 2013
BoingBoing Abandoned Santa parks of theworld
All around the world, there are abandoned Santa Claus parks -- Christmas-themed amusement parks that passed their prime and shut their gates.    ...
01:20 am PST - Sun, November 10, 2013
BoingBoing Wordplay Festival of WriterlyGames
Jim Munroe sez, "The first WordPlay Festival of Writerly Games is happening at the majestic Toronto Reference Library on Sat. Nov.    ...
11:14 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Muzzling Canadian scientists: Comparing US and Canadian routine scientificsecrecy
Canada's Conservative government has become notorious for muzzling government scientists, requiring them to speak through political minders (often callow twentysomethings with no science background wh...
09:15 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Coming to LA: Krampusfest!, from the remains of the CacophonySociety
Al writes, " KKrampusfest LA s a series of of Krampus events produced throughout December 2013 by the remnants (or 'sleeper cell') of LA Cacophony Society.    ...
07:43 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing "Huh" is the universalword
"Is 'Huh?' a universal word? Conversational infrastructure and the convergent evolution of linguistic items is a new paper in PLoS One by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguisti...
06:28 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford's exaggerated and imaginary savings to the taxpayers ofToronto
Rob Ford claims that he should be excused for his crack-fuelled, drunken rages while serving as mayor of Toronto, because of the billion dollars he's saved the city.    ...
06:14 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Opinion Piece on ControversialSubject
Edward Sharp-Paul's An Opinion Piece On A Controversial Topic is some pretty awesome meta ("I was inspired to write this piece by Currently Fashionable Polemicist, who summarised the Issue better than...
05:50 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing New hammerhead sharkdiscovered
Sneaky fellow looks just like the other ones. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]    ...
05:15 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing The Three O'Clock "Tomorrow"(1983)
In keeping with the idea that 1983 was a good year for music, here's a track from one of my favorite albums of the era, "Tomorrow," which appeared on The Three O'Clock's Sixteen Tambourines (I embedde...
04:36 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Feds subject drug suspect to vaginal/anal probe, X-ray, CT Scan, without a warrant -- findnothing
The ACLU is representing a New Mexico woman in her fifties who was subjected by federal agents to a two-handed (!) vaginal and anal examination, an involuntary X-ray and CAT scan, and was forced to de...
03:16 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Our latest hand-picked video faves, in Boing Boing's videoarchives
Some of the most recent selections on our video archive page: • "Path of Blood," by animator Eric Power • Wall of Voodoo: "Mexican Radio" • Jerry Garcia on The Acid Tests • Asp...
02:27 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Caturday, ChocolateEdition
Below, a sneaky-cam shot of Miss Shelley Winters, the cat companion of web comic artist R. Stevens. Rich sent me a care package to cheer me up around a recent surgery, and they contained an assortment...
02:15 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Blinded by theLight
A probe hurtling towards Mercury stops talking. A member of the Messenger spacecraft team, Chris Krupiarz, recalls the fingernail-biting moments.    ...
02:01 pm PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Business-logic of cooperating with the NSA haschanged
In an Atlantic editorial, Bruce Schneier discusses the post-Snowden business-climate. The NSA relied on Internet giants to do surveillance for them (surveillance being a major part of the Big Data bus...
11:00 am PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Blinded by theLight
A probe hurtling towards Mercury stops talking. A member of the Messenger spacecraft team, Chris Krupiarz, recalls the fingernail-biting moments.    ...
10:45 am PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Petraeus can't keep his drone in his pants; Ayers on life as a political football; Virtualmerkins
One year ago today CIA chief Petraeus steps down, having failed to keep his drone in his pants: David H. Petraeus, the head of America's Central Intelligence Agency, resigned just days after the elect...
10:22 am PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Crowdfunding a science fiction pinup calendar to fund the Clarionworkshop
The Clarion Writing Workshop at UC San Diego is the oldest science fiction writing workshop in the world, and it's graduated distinguished alumni from Bruce Sterling and Nalo Hokinson to Kathe Koja a...
01:00 am PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford's crackdance
DJ Steve Porter's "Rob Crack Remix" gives us some rare, autotuned insight into old Laughable Bumblefuck's state of mind and the philosophy that has dictated his mayoral term in Toronto.  &n...
12:24 am PST - Sat, November 9, 2013
BoingBoing Comic adaptation of The Love Song of J. AlfredPrufrock
Zack sez, "Cartoonist Julian Peters has posted nine pages of a new comic adapting the entire text of T.S. Eliot's paean to loneliness, 'The Love Song of J.    ...
11:00 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Tiananmen's anti-immolation firefighters; Liberating Wachovia Bank's billboard; Shirky versus SemanticWeb
One year ago today Firefighters in Tiananmen Square at the ready to douse self-immolators: Five years ago today Billboard Liberation Front and Wachovia Bank: Just a few short hours ago, our fiendish f...
09:28 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing How much value did your account generate forTwitter?
Twitter's IPO prospectus provided a handy basis for measuring the value that each Twitter user has contributed to the company's valuation.    ...
08:20 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Fruitfly evolved pictures of ants on itswings
A recently discovered G tridens fruitfly that has evolved a to have images of detailed, ant-like insects on each wing, complete with six legs, a thorax, antennae and a tapered abdomen.  &nbs...
07:15 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Wall of Voodoo's "Mexican Radio"(1983)
Yesterday I posted the Violent Femmes' "Gone Daddy Gone." Here's another great song from 1983: Wall of Voodoo's "Mexican Radio." Here's what frontman Stan Ridgway had to say about the song in a recen...
06:21 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing 'Moment of Clarity," David Hashimoto's sculptural installation on Bondi beach in Sydney, Australia(Photo)
"Moment of Clarity," by David Hashimoto. Sydney, November 2013. A photograph by reader Mark Adrian Bell, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.    ...
05:46 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing 'Path of Blood,' new feature film by EricPower
If you've flown Virgin America and watched Boing Boing's in-flight video channel on the airline, you've seen the wonderful animated papercraft Boing Boing ID bumpers that filmmaker Eric Power created...
05:14 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Livestreaming now: BB editor David Pescovitz interviewing author JaredDiamond
Pesco is interviewing author Jared Diamond at the SF JCC, right now. Watch now on Ustream! Background here. Video embedded below.    ...
05:11 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Guillermo del Toro's book, "Cabinet ofCuriosities"
Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities is a new, huge, beautiful look at his notebooks, scrapbooks and sketches. Flavorwire has a bunch of excerpts from the book that are quite fetching and wonde...
03:52 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing After 8-year absence from YouTube, co-founder posts bitchy comment about commentpolicy
As Ars Technica points out, Jawed Karim is not a fan of Google+. Perhaps he should have done something about the horrible comments on YouTube before selling the site to Google?    ...
03:15 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Loving science, withskepticism
Scientist and author Gary Marcus writes, "You can both love science and question it. There is no contradiction between the two.    ...
02:55 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing From the Whole Earth Catalog to CoolTools
My friend and Cool Tools review website partner, Kevin Kelly, made a cool video about the making of his new book, Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities.    ...
02:14 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Cool 3-string electric guitar: theLoog
A couple of years ago Rafael Atijas designed a nice 3-string acoustic guitar, called the Loog, and wrote an article about it for MAKE.    ...
02:01 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Dance Your PhD finalists announced, votenow!
The annual Dance Your PhD contest challenges grad students to dance their dissertations, interpreting their science with awesome, kinetic, expressive body-language.    ...
01:36 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Outside Online on the VWWestfalia
Katie Arnold at Outside offers a lovely and personal view of the Volkswagen camper. "Some had cheerful curtains, others propane stoves and fold-out tables and all-wheel-drive, but they all embodied a ...
01:13 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Illustrated anniversary edition of PrincessBride
It's the 40th anniversary of William Goldman's wonderful, brilliant, amazing novel The Princess Bride, and there's a gorgeous hardcover commemorative illustrated edition to celebrate.   ...
12:18 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Internet Explorer animead
Acknowledged, Microsoft! Here's The Verge's Aaron Souppouris on what the Dickens is going on, here. [Video link] Update: Not noted in Soupporis' review is the fact that this appears to feature a tran...
12:00 pm PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing How to skateboard,70s-style
Tom Padaca stars in this 1975 guide to America's best form of transit, as charming as it is nostalgic. [via The Atlantic]    ...
11:48 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Gun magazine editor forced to resign after running pro-reformcolumn
Jim Bequette, the editor of Guns and Ammo, resigned yesterday after publishing a mildly pro-regulation column. Forced out, Bequeete now begs for forgiveness after his unprecedented attack on freedom.&...
11:42 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing XKCD's Substitutions: the Chrome extension that makes reading the news morefun
Today's XKCD webcomic, Substitutions, proposes a set of word-substitutions to "make reading the news more fun." Naturally, it's already a Chrome extension.    ...
11:38 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Anglerfish: "the absolute worst sex onEarth"
Matt Simon on the sex lives of anglerfish: "If the deep-sea anglerfish happened to have the cognitive and physical capabilities required to produce its own [teen movies], thered be decidedly fewer plo...
11:31 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Man insists he is a dog, responds to"Boomer"
It sounds like Gary Matthews, 48, has lots of fun wandering Pittsburgh, barking at cars and digging holes. "I don't eat dog food every day," Matthews told ABCNews.com "It's a special thing for me to ...
11:28 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Stressed snailsforgetful
Stressed-out snails have trouble remembering things they have been taught, according to a new study. [This is Devon]    ...
11:24 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Disney's identikitwomen
Olga Khazan on the crushing neotenous homogeneity of Disney's female character design: 'Brenda Chapman, the creator and co-director of the 2012 Pixar movie Brave, said she came under fire for attempti...
10:55 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Rich America versus Poor America: stats about the wealthgap
Occupy's "99%" and "1%" slogans made America's widening wealth gap into part of the common discourse. But (as this video demonstrated) it's still hard to wrap your head around how widespread poverty i...
01:57 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) slams Philippines, may be most powerful typhoon to ever hitland
The typhoon known as Super Typhoon Haiyan (or Super Typhoon Yolanda) hit the central islands of the Philippines on Friday, with wind speeds at almost 200 miles an hour.    ...
12:44 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Toronto's crack-smoking mayor, covered in the style of foreignaffairs
WashPo's Max Fisher reports on Toronto's crack-smoking Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford, using the conventions of the western press when it reports on poor countries.    ...
12:01 am PST - Fri, November 8, 2013
BoingBoing Burglar surprised to discover the lady he's robbing is an armed ax-throwingchamp
A retired competitive ax-thrower surprised burglars who'd broken into her LA home and chased them off. Robyn Irvine of Hemet, CA caught a burglar trying to steal her jewelry while she slept with her c...
10:40 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Infrastructure fiction: explaining infrastructure to artists and art to civilengineers
Paul Graham Raven's "Introduction to infrastructure fiction" is a great, 20 minute explanation of why infrastructure should matter to artists and why art should matter to civil engineers.  ...
10:32 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing New Disruptors 48: Dean Putney ('s Great-Grandpa) Is theCamera
Dean Putney has made some of your favorite things on the Internet. He's Boing Boing's software developer, as well as filling your mind with the best animated GIFs on the Internet.   &nb...
09:48 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Star Wars: Episode VII coming December 18,2015
Star Wars: Episode VII will be released December 18, 2015. "We're very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday fi...
09:45 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Letter from a Chinese forced-labor camp found in Kmart Hallowe'endecorations
Since last Hallowe'en, a woman in Oregon has been circulating a letter she found in a box of decorative tombstones she bought at Kmart.    ...
09:07 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Employment advice forMillennials
Diesel Sweeties creator R. Stevens has some advice for Millennials who are having a hard time finding work in the modern economy.    ...
07:35 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing HOWTO make a bathtub-cleaning scrub-bit for your cordlessdrill
By attaching a lag bolt to a plastic scrubbing brush, you can make a cordless-drill-powered polishing brush for sinks and tubs.    ...
07:31 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Family cosplays the Haunted Mansion stretchgallery
This morning's retrospective Boing Boing post featured a cosplayer from last Hallowe'en who had a fabulous "Haunted Mansion parasol girl" costume.    ...
07:18 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Big Mouth: The Pat Moriarity HighlightFilm
Who be better to introduce our newest Boing Boing cartoonist than the late Harvey Pekar? Look for a selected classic Big Mouth comic by Pat Moriarity each week! - Mark    ...
06:54 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing NYT endorses brutal, secret, Internet-destroying corporatist TPP trade-deal; write to your lawmaker to fightit
The New York Times has endorsed the Trans-Pacific Partnership; a trade deal negotiated in utmost secrecy, without public participation, whose text is still not public.    ...
05:43 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Bletchley Park's archives beingdigitised
The archives of Bletchley Park are being digitised for online use, bringing to life the records of the legendary codebreaking effort whereby Alan Turing and colleagues invented modern computing, moder...
05:38 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing SF tomorrow: Jared Diamond interviewed by Pesco onstage
"I've set myself the modest task of trying to explain the broad pattern of human history, on all the continents, for the last 13,000 years," says Jared Diamond, author of the deeply provocative books ...
05:24 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Beautifully detailed artificial cadaver: like a 3D jigsaw puzzle that pumps heatedblood
A mere $40K gets you Syndaver's full-body practice cadaver, a beautifully detailed surgical simulator, with "skin with fat and fascia planes, every bone, muscle, tendon, and ligament in the body, full...
05:15 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Violent Femme's "Gone Daddy Gone"(1983)
Thanks to the World's Best Ever for posting this video of The Violent Femmes performing "Gone Daddy Gone" from 1983.    ...
05:15 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Violent Femmes' "Gone Daddy Gone"(1983)
Thanks to the World's Best Ever for posting this video of The Violent Femmes performing "Gone Daddy Gone" from 1983.    ...
04:54 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Our latest hand-picked video faves, in Boing Boing's videoarchives
Some of the most recent selections on our video archive page: • Songs for Unusual Creatures: Jesus Christ Lizard! • 19th century, 6,000-piece automaton: the Writer • Jerry Garcia on ...
04:37 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing New Rob Ford video: Laughable Fumblebuck drops a gigaton ofF-bombs
A new video of Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford has surfaced. For a change, the mayor is not smoking crack in this video.    ...
04:22 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Socialize with Boing Boing, on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and just abouteverywhere
Google+ users, weve recently started pushing out regular updates to G+. Add us to your circles: plus.google.com/+BoingBoing. You can also follow Boing Boing on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr (w...
04:18 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing EFF shows how "metadata" collection is bad for freedom ofassociation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed 22 declarations in First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles v. NSA. The briefs are from a wide variety of groups -- environmentalists, gun-rights activists, relig...
04:09 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Elephants get PTSD, too: orphans lack social knowledge they need to survive in thewild
A recent study investigated the impact of culling and relocation on elephant decision-making and cognition decades later. African elephants are highly intelligent and social creatures, and rely on the...
03:18 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Haunted Mansion cosplay; Anatomical dress; FairSeuss
One year ago today Haunted Mansion "alligator tightrope girl" cosplayer: Here's Roxy Rot cosplaying the alligator tightrope-walker that appears in the Haunted Mansion's stretch-gallery, one of the ico...
02:30 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Turn a sweater intoswants
You too can turn an old sweater into a comfy pair of swants! West Knits has a "Swants Tutorial." (Thanks, Brad Smith!)    ...
02:21 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Why Americans can't agree onguns
Colin Woodard, in Tufts alumni magazine, offers a fascinating breakdown on the many differing cultures pocketed around these United States, how we got there and why they stack up to creating a giant r...
02:15 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Michael Stipe sings Lou Reed's Pale Blue Eyes(1983)
In 1983, fine art photographer Laura Levine shot a Super-8 film in Athens, Georgia with a group of creative friends. It includes a clip of Michael Stipe singing Lou Reed's "Pale Blue Eyes." The film,...
02:11 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Kickstarted rescue for the marionettes of RalphKipniss
Jason sez, "Ralph Kipniss is a master puppeteer who has fallen on hard times. In 2005, he lost both his life partner (after a grave illness) and his puppet theater (in an accidental fire).  ...
02:02 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Lindsey Carr's aristocratic monkeypaintings
Opening tonight at Seattle's Roq La Rue Gallery, Lindsey Carr's "La Petite Singerie," a wonderful collection of aristocratic primate portraits. Also hanging, Marco Mazzoni's "Naturama" sketchbook page...
02:00 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing San Francisco Bay/Emperor Norton Bridge troll ondisplay
I've heard many tales of the troll under the Emperor Norton Bay Bridge and I've long wanted to see it. Secretly installed during the 1989 earthquake repairs, the troll has only been visible from below...
02:00 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing RiYL podcast 026: cartoonist PaulPope
This episode of RiYL is brought to you by Warby Parker. Get 5 pairs of eyeglass frames sent to your home for free to try on.    ...
01:53 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing People posing for a photo that's actually avideo
You know that awkward moment when you think you're getting your photo taken but the shooter accidentally has their camera set on video?    ...
01:46 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Why AOL's chief fired a man in front of 1,000colleagues
Nicholas Carlson, at Business Insider, on the day AOL's CEO briefly interrupted a motivational post-layoffs session with staff to fire one of them on-the-spot—and the business pressures that le...
01:36 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing JOHN WILCOCK: Timothy Leary, Mexico, Magic Mushrooms, and REEFER MADNESS (PartOne)
One of John's better stories is the road to his first puff of marijuana, the circumstances of which place it among the best drug stories of the Sixties.    ...
01:28 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Twitter stockhot
So far, so good for TWTR on the New York Stock Exchange! It priced its initial public offering at $26, and shares were changing hands at $46.71 shortly after 11 a.m.    ...
01:27 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing OP-1 Portable Synthesizer by TeenageEngineering
Musicians beware! The OP-1 is a synthesizer that some may love and others may dismiss as a mere overpriced toy. For myself, Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 has been an indispensable addition to my sy...
01:11 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Google ordered to block images of Max Mosley "NaziOrgy"
Max Mosley, former Formula 1 chief and son of Britain's most famous fascist politician, is seemingly addicted to the Streisand Effect: for years he's been trying to wipe something about him from the ...
01:00 pm PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Exclusive: Joe Sacco's The Great War, documentary on the creation of an extraordinary graphichistory
The Great War [Amazon] Joe Sacco is a spectacular political comics creator, and has earned a well-deserved reputation for his work on war and conflict with books on Sarajevo and Bosnia, Gaza and Pale...
11:54 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Taiwanese crazy-news animation on Rob Ford's post-crackpoll-bounce
Next Media Animation -- the crazy Taiwanese news video people -- have revisited the Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford crack-smoking scandal (here's the previous one).    ...
10:15 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing How would you shortLondon?
Here's a finance riddle: how would you short London's property bubble? House prices are up GBP50K in the last six months, our freeholder is making noises about either buying or forcing us out in order...
01:37 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing Archive.org's scanning center destroyed byfire
Rick Prelinger writes, "Early this morning a fire whose origin is still unknown destroyed the book, film and microfilm scanning center located next door to Internet Archive's office in San Francisco's...
01:09 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Sandy's Fibonacci spiral; Change.gov; Dashboard lighters are the newcup-holders
One year ago today Hurricane Sandy's Fibonacci golden spiral: JimWich: The satellite photo is public domain and I've given my poster of it a CC license.    ...
12:55 am PST - Thu, November 7, 2013
BoingBoing McDonald's: Truth Antennae(sponsored)
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11:06 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Google security engineer on NSA: "Fuck theseguys"
In a heartfelt and personal blog-post, Google security engineer Brandon Downey discusses his feelings on the discovery that the NSA had tapped Google's private fiber links.    ...
10:15 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing You Are Not So Smart 011: Hazel Markus and The Influence of Where You Live on How YouThink
You are Not So Smart is hosted by David McRaney, a journalist and self-described psychology nerd. In each episode, David explores cognitive biases and delusions, and is often joined by a guest exper...
09:21 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Stop motionmeat-puppets
Wolfgang Matzl (creator of 2011's Inception-as-Victorian woodcut video) writes, "This time I made something a little bit different - a stop motion animation with puppets made out of meat." (Thanks Wo...
09:18 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A kids' mystery novel with electromagnets, burglar alarms, and other gadgets you canbuild
Nick and Tesla are a couple of teenagers who get themselves into trouble and must build MAKE-style projects to save the day.    ...
08:23 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Surprise! The CIA will keep running the dronewar
From an article in Foreign Policy: "In May, the White House leaked word that it would start shifting drone operations from the shadows of the CIA to the relative sunlight of the Defense Department in ...
08:15 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing "Hammock"bathtub
The Vessel is a hanging bathtub. Designed by SplinterWorks, it's constructed from carbon fiber and empties out the bottom into a floor drain.    ...
08:01 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Massive anthology of Twenty First Century science fiction hits shelvestoday
Back in September, I blogged the announcement of Patrick Nielsen Hayden and David Hartwell's massive anthology Twenty-First Century Science Fiction, which collects stories the authors view as signifi...
07:56 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Swedish cinemas rate films on their Bechdel Testscore
Four Swedish movie theaters have started publishing gender scores for the movies they exhibit, based on the films' ability to pass the Bechdel Test ("must have at least two named female characters who...
07:13 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Western Black Rhinoceros declaredextinct
In an updated list of threatened species released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, The Western Black Rhinoceros has been declared extinct.  ...
06:52 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Hand-drawn D&D adventuremaps
John Baichtal of MAKE says: I’ve been admiring Jason Thompson‘s beautiful D&D maps that he drew for various classic roleplaying adventures.    ...
06:44 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Regex Runner: a game to teach regular expressions tokids
Last December, I wrote a column suggesting that games would be a great way to teach kids Regular Expressions, a part of the world of programming that surfaces in tons of non-expert applications, like...
05:32 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Duh-duh-duh-duh
Click Click.     ...
05:20 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Color photos of the original Addams Familyset
Da da da dum (snap snap). These are color photos from the set of the original Addams Family black-and-white television show that aired from 1964-1966.    ...
05:05 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Real Reason Lucky Ducky is Stuck at a Minimum WageJob
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH initiative-sucking minimum wage increases rob Lucky Ducky of the can-do spirit that made a success of Hollingsworth Hound.    ...
04:51 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Goodreads' "Best Science Fiction Books of 2013" votingbegins
Goodreads has announced the opening round for its Best Science Fiction Books of 2013 awards. I see at least three Boing Boing favorites in the running: Lexicon by Max Berry, Dust by Hugh Howey, and Co...
04:48 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Understanding spurious correlation indata-mining
Last May, Dave at Euri.ca took at crack at expanding Gabriel Rossman's excellent post on spurious correlation in data. It's an important read for anyone wondering whether the core hypothesis of the Bi...
03:15 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Germany wants Snowden to testify on US spying--but in Moscow, notBerlin
Lawmakers in Germany want former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to give evidence on previously-secret U.S. surveillance of Angela Merkel's mobile phone.    ...
03:14 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing America's whitestjobs
Approximately 96% of America's farmers and veterinarians are white. [The Atlantic]    ...
03:12 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Ron Burgundyminifig
miniBIGS makes all sorts of customized Lego minifigs. Here's Ron Burgundy, ready to escalate. [Etsy via Uncrate]    ...
03:03 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing 32,000 piece Keith Haring jigsaw puzzle formasochists
This puzzle a whopping seventeen-foot-long, forty-two-pounder that comes with its own hand truck is clearly meant to be used for some form of existential penance.    ...
02:47 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing How an ugly Bang & Olufson phone influenced theiPod
Braun's influence on the iPod's modernist design is well-established, but where did the key functional detail come from? Bang & Olufsen's wireless BeoCom 6000 phone, writes Austin Carr. &nb...
02:37 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Say it with seaotters
Deliver unpleasant news to your friends with these delightfully-sketched animal cuties. [Say it With Sea Otters via Metafilter]    ...
02:32 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Overdubbed Vader star recommends voice lessons to actinghopefuls
David Prowse played Darth Vader in the Star Wars trilogy, but his unmenacing west-country accent made James Earl Jones' legendary overdub an inevitability.    ...
02:19 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Why Hitler hated abstractart
Lucy Burns on the Nazi dictator's willingness to put art he hated on public display:     ...
02:15 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Riot Grrrl,redux
Alien She is a new exhibition that examines the lasting impact of the punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today.    ...
02:10 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Sex onsynaesthesia
What is sex like for synaesthetes? Synaesthesia is a fascinatingly strange neurological condition in which two ore more senses are linked so that someone, for example, might "taste" sounds or "hear" c...
02:03 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Eggers' "The Circle" toosquare
Dave Eggers wrote The Circle, a novel about social networking and the human spirit. The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal picks through what sounds like a forest of shopworn clichs--people tweeting their foo...
02:00 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Gweek 119: How much is your reputationworth?
This episode is brought to you by HostGator, offering premium web hosting at low costs, and 24x7x365 phone, chat and email support.    ...
01:55 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Museum of Robots: retro-futuristic jewelry andhousewares
I got to see a bunch of the lovely, retro-futuristic themed housewares and jewelry from Musuem of Robots at a show last week, and they're beautiful, well-crafted, and really up my street.  &...
01:44 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Fast metal finishing with flap wheels and flapdisks
Anyone working with metal should be aware of these two tools. They make finishing metal a smoother experience. I prefer these two attachments over composite disks, belt sanders, or orbital sanders.&nb...
01:13 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Guatemalan filmmakers crowdfunding film on US kids meeting grandparents in Guatemala for firsttime
From Bea Gallardo, a motion picture and television producer I have worked with in Guatemala, comes word of a very cool project she's working on with Guatemalan director Luis Argueta: a documentary abo...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Songs for Unusual Creatures: The Jesus ChristLizard!
Michael Hearst launched his Songs For Unusual Creatures series on PBS Digital with an episode about the Jesus Christ Lizard. To accompany the story of this unusual creature, Michael wrote a tune for ...
12:15 pm PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Skateboarding kids in Mongolia are building a skate park in Ulaanbaatar. Here's how you canhelp.
[Video Link: "The Uukhai Documentary," dir. Odmandakh Bataa] Michelle Borok is a culture-blogger from Los Angeles who has expatriated to Mongolia, where she is raising a family.   &nbs...
11:25 am PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Cute octopus flier onpost
"Do you want this octopust to have fewer legs?" Spotted in Oakland. (via mikaeladupomp)    ...
10:39 am PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Give your doll a makeup-friendly finish with PVAglue
The folks at Makielab have created a sweet series of stop motion animations featuring their 3D printed, custom Makie dolls in a variety of adventures, and giving advice on modding, improving and twea...
09:23 am PST - Wed, November 6, 2013
BoingBoing Bani Garu:Stars
Bani Garu is Lea Hernandez's story of becoming the U.S. merchandising vice-president of notorious Japanese animation studio Gainax, "a year-long trip down a rabbit hole of reality." Start with page 1....
11:29 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Disneyside's social mediamemefest
As previously mentioned, I'm doing a six-week stint with Disney Imagineering in Glendale, and today I got to spend the day hanging out at Disneyland for the launch of Disneyside, an initiative that as...
10:50 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Programmable, 19th century, 6,000-piece automaton: theWriter
The Writer is a 240-year-old automaton in the form of a boy; created by a Swiss clockmaker, he has about 6,000 parts and is programmable.    ...
10:35 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Million Mask March: anons in the world'sstreets
"Million Mask Marches" were planned for 400 cities, through which people in Guy Fawkes masks took to the streets, in protest of many causes, "from corruption to fracking." Russell Brand attended the L...
10:27 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing AsphaltSnowboarding
Matthew says: "Liam Morgan uses snowboarding techniques while skateboarding down some of the long, steep, twisting roads in the coastal canyons of Los Angeles." Videos: 1 | 2 | 3  ...
09:29 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Disneyside's social mediamemefest
As previously mentioned, I'm doing a six-week stint with Disney Imagineering in Glendale, and today I got to spend the day hanging out at Disneyland for the launch of Disneyside, an initiative that as...
08:57 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Much Loved - stuffed animal portraits by MarkNixon
Ted | Age: 24 | Height: 9" | Belongs To: Helen Lyons Much Loved started as a very simple idea: to photograph some "loved to bits" teddy bears for an exhibition in my studio, which happi...
08:12 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Apple hides a Patriot-Act-busting "warrant canary" in its transparencyreport
The Patriot Act provides for secret warrants to spy on ISPs' customers. These "Section 215" warrants come with gag orders that mean that the company can't disclose their existence.   &n...
08:11 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Cookie Monsterpareidolia
Spotted at Costco. And thats not all! 1 | 2 | 3    ...
07:58 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Anthem for a Million MaskMarch
Lisa Rein writes, "I recorded this dubstep track with a producer/musician friend of mine (who would like to remain anonymous for now) in honor of todays Million Mask March going on in Washington D.C.&...
07:24 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Pulled over for running a stop sign results in multiple police-ordered analprobes
Good times in New Mexico, courtesy a police department high on the war on drugs: Eckert's attorney, Shannon Kennedy, said in an interview with KOB that after law enforcement asked him to step out of t...
07:24 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Running a stop sign results in multiple police-ordered analprobes
Good times in New Mexico, courtesy a police department high on the war on drugs: Eckert's attorney, Shannon Kennedy, said in an interview with KOB that after law enforcement asked him to step out of t...
06:35 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford apparently hired a hacker to nuke the crack-smokingvideo
As the story of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continues to unravel, everyone's pulling out their dirt on old Mayor Laughable Bumblefuck.    ...
04:59 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Fox News wasn't hacked, but the site sure was briefly interestingtoday
The network told The Verge it was an internal production error. I kinda liked it better that way.    ...
04:59 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing FoxNews brieflyhacked
I kinda liked it better that way.    ...
04:59 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing FoxNews brieflyhacked?
I kinda liked it better that way.    ...
04:03 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Jerry Garcia on The Acid Tests - PBS Blank on Blankseries
PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank web series is a great idea - they animate old audio interviews with notable people.    ...
03:36 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Fantagraphics Kickstarts its 2014 springseason
Fantagraphics (who are tied with Drawn and Quarterly as my favorite publisher) just announced a Kickstarter to fund their 2014 spring season.    ...
03:22 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Sf writers on writing, forNanowrimo
Nina writes, "In honor of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, five acclaimed science fiction writers deconstruct their creative process and tell us what motivates them to write." "You have to ...
03:04 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Doctors were compelled by US military and CIA to harm detainees, reportsays
Post-9/11 detainee interrogration policies of the US Defense Department and CIA forced medical professionals to abandon the ethical obligation to "do no harm" to the humans in their care, and engage i...
03:04 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Rob Ford: "Yes, I have smokedcrack"
John Cook, at Gawker, posts the latest on Toronto's lying, drunken, stupefied, crack-smoking "mayor". "I have smoked crack cocaine. ...    ...
03:02 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing You won't believe these three incredible list-making websites wefound!
Sometimes there is nothing I want to do more than sit around and click through slideshow lists generated with the sole intent of racking up internet pageviews.    ...
02:59 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing NASA's Kepler spacecraft sends home data suggesting odds of space life are better than wethought
Dennis Overbye, in the New York Times: "Astronomers reported that there could be as many as 40 billion habitable Earth-size planets in the galaxy, based on a new analysis of data from NASAs Kepler spa...
02:53 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Indian spacecraft soars on historic journey toMars
Today, India makes space history: its low-cost Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle blasted off with the nation's first mission to Mars. More at Spaceflight Now.    ...
02:47 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing A cancer MonaLisa
"A tumor changes your life. Not the value of your life. " The Italian cancer nonprofit Fondazione ANT modified Leonardo Da Vinci's portrait of Mona Lisa for a new cancer awareness campaign.  ...
02:38 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing You won't believe these three incredible list-making websites wefound!
Sometimes there is nothing I want to do more than sit around and click through slideshow lists generated with the sole intent of racking up internet pageviews.    ...
02:34 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing The tattoo work of WanTattooer
The World's Best Ever has been showcasing tattoo artists in a series called Flash Us, and they brought to my attention the work of Wan Tattooer, who works at Wild Rose Tattoo in Seoul, South Korea.&nb...
02:23 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Science reads: 'Do Our Bones Influence OurMinds?'
In the New Yorker, Amanda Schaffer writes about new research that could change how we view the human skeleton: not just structural support and a repository for calcium and phosphate, but part of us th...
02:17 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Warren Ellis on the election; Al Capp animations; Human genomeonline
One year ago today Warren Ellis on the dismal American election: President Obama's fairly grim, toothless, meandering and perfunctory presidency gained excellent contrast from an assemblage of GOP can...
01:53 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Inside the Whale Warehouse, behind the scenes at LA's Natural History Museum(video)
Mae Ryan of Southern California radio KPCC shares word of a new web series at the station called "AudioVision," described as "public radio visualized." Our first installment is a tour of LA's Whale W...
01:03 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Tell Me Something I Don't Know 017: Cartoonist FarelDalrymple
Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple is our guest in this episode of "Tell Me Something I Don't Know." His comics career began as part of the Meathaus gang, a loose collective of artists from the School of Vi...
12:56 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing 'Admiral of the Fleet' (Boing Boing FlickrPool)
A lovely photograph shot, 'shooped, and shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by Dougally.    ...
12:40 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Patti Smith, on the late LouReed
"As I mourned by the sea, two images came to mind, watermarking the paper- colored sky. The first was the face of his wife, Laurie.    ...
12:35 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Did the mayor of Toronto pay utility bills for a crack house?(maybe)
It seems there is no end to Toronto mayor Rob Ford's spectacular spiral of shame, corruption, and bad behavior. Today, in the Toronto Star, an almost TMZian headline, legitimate, straight-faced, and j...
12:11 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing 'Paid In Full,' Eric B. &Rakim
1987. Video Link, Amazon Link. [dedicated to Jason Weisberger]    ...
12:09 pm PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing How Minecraft wasborn
Minecraft, with its lush landscapes, do-anything possibilities and charming blocky visuals, has conquered all. But how was it born? The story begins with two similar games called Dwarf Fortress and In...
11:57 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Bigfoot hunters arrested aftershooting
With Oklahoma becoming the hot place to hunt Sasquatch, what does that mean for those who follow in the legendary primate's footsteps?    ...
11:38 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Police sued after horse drools onprotestor
So goes the story, as Australia's tabloids have it, in their outrage-fueled denunciation of a frivolous lawsuit. Turns out, though, that the horse also crushed the guy's foot and kept him out of work ...
11:20 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Run-DMC Releases Their FirstRecord
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!     ...
11:08 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Study: racists more likely to ownguns
"For each 1 point increase in symbolic racism there was a 50% increase in the odds of having a gun at home." [Discovery via Gawker]    ...
11:04 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Social media managersassailed
Mark "Copyranter" Duffy asks "Why are so many Social Media Managers dipshits?" Today, many of the social media managers at large and important companies are, by contrast, not very smart ad men. &...
11:00 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing A conversation with Terry Pratchett, author of The CarpetPeople
Cory: You took a bunch of runs at building a world where a million stories could unfoldThe Carpet People, Truckers, and, finally, Discworld.    ...
10:36 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing "The Box of Crazy": amazing codex "found by thetrash"
The trash is a mundane place to find the magical work presented anonymously as "The Box of Crazy". This could be the next Codex Seraphinus!    ...
12:34 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing NSA recruitingad
Joly snagged this banner ad off the Asia Times yesterday; it's an interesting look at how the NSA tries to lure in new recruits as its reputation hangs in tatters.    ...
12:00 am PST - Tue, November 5, 2013
BoingBoing Pain Facial Grimace Scale: Adventure Timeedition
A nursing student named Janelle asked Adventure Time character designer Matt Forsythe to interpret the "Wong-Baker Facial Grimace Scale" -- used to help kids describe how much pain they feel -- using ...
11:00 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing NIST trying to win back crypto-cred after NSAsabotage
The National Institution for Standards and Technology is one of the key players in setting standards for cryptography. Following the Snowden-leaked revelation that its standards-setting efforts had be...
09:47 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Scriptura Vitae: surreal, caligraphic, Butoh dancevideo
Souris writes, "Scriptura Vitae is the directorial debut of New York-based artist, designer and filmmaker Aerosyn-lex Mestrovic. Having collaborated with the likes of Kanye West and KENZO, Mestrovic'...
09:43 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Your week's listening: Boing Boing's latest podcastepisodes
Look at all the wonderful Boing Boing podcasts we have lined up for you to listen to, free of charge! RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE 025: An interview with Julie Samuels, the EFF's lawyer who is fighting sme...
09:05 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing The eyes have it (a photo from the Boing Boing FlickrPool)
A lovely shot by reader John K. Goodman, shared in our Flickr Pool.    ...
08:40 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Dr Bronner's acid-dropping, Burner CEOprofiled
Mike from Mother Jones writes, "Josh Harkinson profiles David Bronner, the 40-year-old, hallucinogen-dropping, Burning Man-attending scion of the Dr. Bronner's soap empire, who channels roughly half o...
08:18 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing New materials officewear: dirt-shedding, hydrophobic, breathing, stretchy,odor-absorbing
Ministry of Supply is a Kickstarter-funded, new-materials-based fashion house that produces clothing (to date, men's business clothing) based on new fabrics with exotic dirt/water-shedding properties,...
07:01 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing RiYL podcast 025: Julie Samuels vs. PatentTrolls
We happened to swing by the Electronic Frontier Foundation's office the same day the digital rights organization filed a challenge to Personal Audio's podcast patent suits.    ...
07:00 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Front-end loader pops awheelie
From Modern Farmer's Jaw-Dropping Russian Tractor Videos collection, a front-end loader doing astounding, reverse-wheelies. Safety third! (via Kottke)    ...
06:40 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Orson Welles' War of the Worlds "panic"debunked
Everyone knows that Orson Welles' 1939 War of the Worlds broadcast sparked national hysteria, right? Nope, it was bullshit, made up by the contemporary press to demonize radio.    ...
06:33 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing 44 years after Philosophy of the World, a new album from the leader of TheShaggs
The Shaggs were a pop group of three sisters who formed in 1968 and broke up in 1975. They didn't know how to play their instruments, but that didn't matter to their father/manager, who fantasized tha...
06:22 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Beautiful 1953 Triumph returned to owner, 45 yearslater
The 72 year old former owner of this motorcycle must have been really shocked to have it returned. The bike was stolen over 45 years ago and just picked up at a port inspection in LA, headed to Japan...
06:00 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Glowing ice-cream made with jellyfishproteins
The Lick Me I'm Delicious ice-cream company has created a limited run of glowing ice-cream that uses jellyfish proteins in its recipe; when they're licked, the agitation causes them to glow. &nbs...
05:58 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Incredibly Interesting Authors 001: Dilbert creator ScottAdams
Scott Adams is not only a world-famous cartoonist, he’s also a world-class failure. And he's the first to admit it. In his new book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, the Dilbe...
05:55 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing China's rover to explore lunar 'Bay ofRainbows'
China plans to launch their mission in early December. Via Space.com. "The touchdown target for the Chang'e 3 mission a lander and a lunar rover is thought to be Sinus Iridum, known as the Bay of Ra...
05:24 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Popular Mechanics: The 110 Best DIY TipsEver
To celebrate their 110th anniversary, our friends at Popular Mechanics assembled a collection of 110 tips from their archives. The August 1955 issue told a farsighted person to punch a pinhole in card...
04:58 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Kickstarting a documentary about cops shootingdogs
Amy sez, "Every 98 minutes in the USA, a dog is shot by law enforcement. (In the past fifty years, no police officer has been killed by a dog, and yet evidence suggests the police use lethal force as ...
04:37 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Thorium fueledengine
Maggie has shared a couple (here, here) articles on Thorium as a super-fuel. This sounds like a fantastic implementation!    ...
04:18 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Blue sky billboard in smoggyBeijing
Reddit user D3cker posted this amazing photo of an electronic billboard showing a gorgeous blue sky in a smoggy Beijing square.    ...
04:00 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Our latest hand-picked video faves, in Boing Boing's videoarchives
Some of the most recent selections on our video archive page: • Digits, 'Say Goodbye,' a zombie love story • Puppy vs.    ...
03:46 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing The Franken Berry Stool (aka redpoop)
In 1972, Franken Berry cereal, then a brand new product, was the subject of a paper in the medical journal Pediatrics because it caused a 12-year-old to have red poop.    ...
03:10 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Koji Aramaki's geometric animation for Julien Miertrack
Koji Aramaki created this striking glitchy abstract geometric animation for Julien Mier's track "Super Tropic Tramp," on the "When Will They Wake Up" 12" out on King Deluxe.    ...
03:00 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Amazon discounts Kindles to commemorate FAA devices-during-takeoff/landingrulechange
The FAA's rare display of sanity in allowing electronic devices to be used during takeoff and landing is being celebrated by Amazon in the form of a 15% discount on Kindles when you use the discount c...
02:49 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Digits, 'Say Goodbye'--zombie love story in music videoform
The music video for "Say Goodbye," a track by Toronto electronic pop artist Digits, is a bittersweet zombie love story.    ...
02:14 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Boing Boing is all over the place: follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Usenet (LOLjk)
Google+ users, weve begun pushing out regular posts to G+. Add us to your circles: plus.google.com/+BoingBoing. You can also follow Boing Boing on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr (we have a pool...
02:14 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Socialize with Boing Boing: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, IRC (seriously) and Usenet (LOLjk)
Google+ users, weve begun pushing out regular posts to G+. Add us to your circles: plus.google.com/+BoingBoing. You can also follow Boing Boing on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr (we have a pool...
02:12 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Laser-cut bento; Shooping McCain's tongue; FCC adopts the BroadcastFlag
One year ago today Laser-cut bento box: Matthew sez, "I just finished making this bento box featuring laser cut nori and thought you might care for it." Five years ago today McCain tongue Photoshop co...
02:02 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Car goes off bridge into water, occupants don't seem tomind
A Russian dashcam moment. Driver: Oh, we float. Passenger: Where are we going? Driver: I don’t know. Maybe to the shore.    ...
01:50 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing "Impossible world"observed
This rocky world, 700 light years away, might have been another Earth. Twenty percent wider, with not quite twice the mass, its density is almost the same.    ...
01:38 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Justice swift after man poos on pubtables
An unnamed defecator must pay compensation or work for his victims after pooing on two pub tables in Penzance, Cornwall, England.    ...
01:31 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Puppy vs.Orange
0m53s. The exhausted combatants stare warily at one another across the field of battle. The Battle of the Year: Puppy V.    ...
01:23 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Afghan Taliban critiques journalism ethics of The DailyBeast
A Daily Beast story about Talibans ruling council meeting for peace talks in Pakistan violates the basic principles of journalism and is "nonsense," according to the Afghan Taliban.   &...
01:20 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Robot will beat you at Rock Paper Scissors even fasternow
Janken, the robot with a 100% win ratio against humans who dare challenge it to a game of Rock Paper Scissors, now wins "virtually instantly" instead of having to wait 20ms.    ...
01:15 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Notebooks "went missing" during phone hackinginvestigation
Prosecutors allege that Murdoch lieutenant Rebekah Brooks "hid evidence as police probed claims at the paper."    ...
01:08 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing In WSJ op-ed, Apple CEO Tim Cook argues for LGBT rights in theworkplace
Apple's CEO lobbies for the passage of a new US law to help ensure a "safe and welcoming workplace for all employees, regardless of their race, gender, nationality or sexual orientation," in a bold an...
01:00 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Deliverance's inbred banjoboy
The dueling banjo scene in John Boorman's Deliverance (1972) is one of my favorite musical moments ever in a film. It's simultaneously delightful, funny, and deeply creepy.    ...
12:24 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing "London's hipsters", according to The SundayTimes
Spotted by Gideon Defoe, who comments, "Jesus." You know, I'm pretty sure that's Pesco's coat.    ...
12:16 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Ingredients of the Hop Hop Family Tree'scover
Ed Piskor publishes The Hip Hop Family Tree each week here at BB, and the hardcopy is now available in print from Fantagraphics.    ...
12:02 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing The Walking Dead, Season 4, Episode 4, 'Indifferent':review
Kevin McFarland reviews the latest episode of AMC's lumbering, flesh-chomping, zombie-infested near future. More episode recaps are in Boing Boing's "The Walking Dead" archives.    ...
12:00 pm PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing A pioneering magician's retinawatercolor
In the history of magic, Jean Eugne Robert-Houdin (1805-1871) is considered the father of contemporary conjuring. (Indeed, Ehrich Weiss was so influenced by the master magician that he took the stage ...
10:40 am PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing Fighting patent trolls and corruption with the Magnificent Sevenbusiness-model
My new Locus column, Collective Action, proposes a theory of corruption: the relatively small profits from being a jerk are concentrated, the much larger effects are diffused, which means that the jer...
12:45 am PST - Mon, November 4, 2013
BoingBoing UK cops officially detained David Miranda forthoughtcrime
David Miranda is journalist Glenn Greenwald's boyfriend, but he's best known for being detained under the Section 7 of the UK Terrorism Act while changing planes at Heathrow.    ...
10:43 pm PST - Sun, November 3, 2013
BoingBoing Explaining the banned phrases in a Chinese microbloggingclient
LINE is a Twitter-like service popular in Asia. @hirakujira discovered that its Chinese-language client, Lianwo, had a file listing 24 forbidden phrases that set to trigger an error reading "Your mes...
08:00 pm PST - Sun, November 3, 2013
BoingBoing The Collected Progressive Apparatus: stories of HughSpencer
Hugh Spencer sez, "The stories they didn't want back in print are still not in print -- but you can read them anyway!    ...
04:49 pm PST - Sun, November 3, 2013
BoingBoing Young brothers explain Bayes'stheorem
These two young fellows are brothers from Palo Alto who've set out to produce a series of videos explaining the technical ideas in my novel Little Brother, and their first installment, explaining Bay...
03:06 pm PST - Sun, November 3, 2013
BoingBoing This Must Be the 8-Bit Place: Chiptunes TalkingHeads
Apmeehan's chiptunes remix of Talking Heads's "This Must Be the Place" escaped from the continuum where there was an NES Stop Making Sense cartridge, and in that reality, I totally got the high score...
02:05 pm PST - Sun, November 3, 2013
BoingBoing First-ever YouTube Music Awards today, Nov 3 6pm EST; Xeni's ajudge!
Today, November 3 2013, is the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, and they'll be streamed live from Pier 36 in New York City at 6 p.m.    ...
01:45 pm PST - Sun, November 3, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Sandy Profiteers; Coop's Mexico photos; EFF suesDiebold
One year ago today Energy emergency: Sandy profiteers sell gas, generators at predatory prices on post-apocalypse Craigslist: Gas sales I've found on Craigslist range from $5 to $20 a gallon, but ther...
01:23 pm PST - Sun, November 3, 2013
BoingBoing 'An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth," a new book by astronaut Chris Hadfield(video)
Here's the delightful trailer for astronaut Chris Hadfield's new book. "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth." Miles O'Brien interviewed him at the Union Square NYC Barnes and Noble; the book tour i...
11:03 am PST - Sun, November 3, 2013
BoingBoing Exclusive excerpt from Art Spiegelman's Co-Mixretrospective
This autumn, Drawn and Quarterly released Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps, a retrospective of the work of Pulitizer-winning comics creator Art "Maus" Spiegelman.  &nb...
10:42 am PST - Sun, November 3, 2013
BoingBoing Walking DeadRisk
The Walking Dead Survival Edition Risk is a pretty clever adaptation of the traditional Risk game; in addition to changing the board map to the American south, the game adds some pretty serious additi...
12:11 am PDT - Sun, November 3, 2013
BoingBoing Mouse has thebiscuit
Russo-kawaii overload: a tiny, cartoon-perfect mousie-wousie struggles heroically with a comically oversized biscuit. Spoiler alert: the mouse gets the biscuit in the end.    ...
10:07 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing America should have twotime-zones
Allison Schrager proposes that America should end Daylight Savings and consolidate its timezones into just two -- the Eastern zone goes back, Central/Mountain do nothing, and Pacific goes forward.&nbs...
08:41 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing Doombuggies Spook Show: a history of the HauntedMansion
Jeff Baham writes, "DoomBuggies.com, a tribute to Disney's Haunted Mansion attractions, has commemorated its 16th anniversary with the launch of an audio podcast called 'The DoomBuggies Spook Show' (M...
08:00 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing Gashlycrumb Tiny Hallowe'encostume
Hope sez, "My husband, Jeff, and I decided to combine our love of Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies and our son Dash to make a Dashlycrumb Tiny for Halloween.    ...
07:01 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing Inspired by Snowden, more NSA insiders are blowing thewhistle
Jennifer Radack is a civil liberties attorney with the Government Accountability Project who has been in contact with Edward Snowden. In an ABC News interview, she reported that other NSA insiders hav...
06:30 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing Follow Boing Boing onGoogle+!
Google+ users, were going to start pushing out regular posts to G (finally!). Add us to your circles: plus.google.com/+BoingBoing.    ...
03:54 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Four Men in Hats puzzle; White supremacists for Obama; Mieville onTolkien
One year ago today Friday puzzle: Four Men in Hats: A fine puzzle from Mycoted. Five years ago today White Supremacists for Obama, Black Separatists for McCain, Janis Ian For The End of The World: Ten...
01:29 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing Feliz Da de losMuertos
Today, Day of the Dead is observed in various countries throughout Latin America. Image from "Death: A self-portrait," a show that closed earlier this year at the Wellcome Collection.   ...
01:08 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing Caturday
Boing Boing reader Jon Siegel in Singapore shares this photograph in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool: "Was in a rush to the train station when I noticed this little guy on my way down Ann Siang Hill calli...
12:43 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing Canada Reads top-ten voting ends thisweekend
As I mentioned last week, the CBC's Canada Reads list of top 40 Canadian books is up, and it's got a really commendable, wide-ranging variety of titles in it (including my own novel Little Brother).&n...
12:23 pm PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's polls go up after he's caught lying about crack-smokingvideo
Back in August, Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford was caught smoking crack. Now he's been caught lying about smoking crack -- and smearing his critics with still more lies, and his fixer/d...
10:37 am PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing RIAA, BPI websites infringecopyright
TorrentFreak took a close look at the sourcecode for the websites run by the RIAA and its UK equivalent, the BPI, and discovered that they'd made a serious breach of copyright on each.  &nbs...
12:00 am PDT - Sat, November 2, 2013
BoingBoing UK legal aid proposal: bonuses for lawyers whose clients pleadguilty
The latest salvo in the UK government's attack on legal aid is a new fee structure that will earn defense lawyers huge bonuses if they get an early guilty plea out of their clients, who, by definition...
09:47 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Video: NYPD try to stop skateboard race downBroadway
Despite a court order banning it in 2012, this year's Broadway Bomb skateboard street-race down Manhattan's iconic boulevard still attracted a huge number of participants.    ...
09:42 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Our latest hand-picked video faves, in Boing Boing's videoarchives
Some of the most recent video selections you can find on our video archive page: • Laurie Anderson, 'O Superman,' 1981 • S., a novel conceived of by J.J.    ...
08:50 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Photo: Hollywood, 1977, with a 'Star Wars' billboard on Mann's ChineseTheater
Shared by BB reader David Swift in our Boing Boing Flickr Pool: This wonderful photograph of Grauman's (Mann's) Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California, 1977, shot on 35mm film.    ...
08:39 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Guardian multimedia feature, 'NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelationsexplained'
The Guardian, which first broke revelations of widespread warrantless NSA surveillance via leaks from former contractor Edward Snowden, has published a big multimedia feature online today.  ...
08:30 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Shooting at Los Angeles airport: gunman and TSA agent shot, "multiple people" injured, flightsgrounded
Starting around 9:30 this morning, Los Angeles Times and other news organizations began reporting a shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal 3, involving one known gunman. &nb...
06:43 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Portraits of Walmart's parking-lotnomads
Nolan Conway's photos of Walmart nomads document the lives of people who use Walmart's overnight-parking-friendly lots as places to camp on their way from A to B, or for the long haul.  &nbs...
05:21 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Documentary about Richard Stratton - "marijuana millionaire" sentenced to 25 years in maximum-securityprison
[Video Link] "A documentary chronicling the life of author Richard Stratton, from his early experiments with marijuana in suburban Massachusetts to his ultimate entry into the world of high volume, i...
05:17 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Cover from 1922 zine called TheFlapper
This is the greatest magazine cover ever. (The cover model, Marie Prevost was an it girl in the 1920s, but she had a difficult life and died of acute alcoholism at the age of 38 in January 1937.) (Via...
04:54 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Reply to Tennesse prosecutor who doesn't want to be called "the Government" bydefendant
A whiny Assistant District Attorney General of Tennessee asked the judge in the case of Tennessee v Powell to order Mr Powell and his lawyer to stop calling him "the Government." The prosecutor compla...
04:54 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Reply to Tennessee prosecutor who doesn't want to be called "the Government" bydefendant
A whiny Assistant District Attorney General of Tennessee asked the judge in the case of Tennessee v Powell to order Mr Powell and his lawyer to stop calling her "the Government." The prosecutor compla...
04:52 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Shooting at Los Angeles airport: gunman and TSA agent shot, "multiple people" injured, flightsgrounded
The Los Angeles Times and other news organizations are reporting a shooting this morning at the Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal 3, with one alleged gunman known.    ...
04:09 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Comics Rack: picks for October2013
Two quick things at the top, both somewhat New York-centric (apologies, everyone else): First, The latest issue of Gabe Fowler’s Smoke Signal comics newspaper has a typically incredible cover fr...
04:00 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Snowden invited to testify in Germany (with safe passage) over NSAspying
Hans-Christian Strebele, a German Green party leader, has invited NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to a a German government hearing on American surveillance of Germans.    ...
03:22 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Shooting at Los Angeles airport: suspect wounded, TSA agent killed, 3-4 others injured, flightsgrounded
The Los Angeles Times and other news organizations are reporting a shooting at LAX Terminal 3, with one alleged gunman and one TSA officer both wounded.    ...
03:22 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Shooting at Los Angeles airport: gunman and TSA agent shot, "multiple people" injured, flightsgrounded
The Los Angeles Times and other news organizations are reporting a shooting this morning at the Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal 3, with one alleged gunman known.    ...
03:10 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing RiYL podcast 024: Engadget's former editor-in-chief TimStevens
Tim Stevens is Engadget's former editor-in-chief (and my former boss). We down at a noisy Manhattan diner to discuss the state of tech journalism and his nascent novel writing career.  &nbs...
02:57 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Contest: create a new kind of science kit forkids
Remember how much fun chemistry sets used to be before the chemicals were deemed too dangerous for household fun? The Society for Science & The Public, in collaboration with the Gordon and Betty ...
02:54 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Laurie Anderson, 'O Superman,'1981
[Video Link] 'O Superman (For Massenet),' from "Big Science." Because the work of the woman the Los Angeles Times once called "the most important multimedia artist of our time" should be more than a ...
02:42 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Stevie Wonder to play "Songs In The Key Of Life"live
On December 21, Stevie Wonder will perform his iconic 1976 double album "Songs In The Key Of Life" in its entirety for the first time, at the Nokia Theatre L.A.    ...
02:41 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing S., a novel conceived of by J.J.Abrams
S. is a novel conceived of by J.J. Abrams and written by Doug Dorst.    ...
02:40 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Kickstarting an artist-in-residence for Phillyhackspace
Georgia sez, "We've launched Kickstarter campaign to fund a residency just for artists who want to learn to code and hack hardware.    ...
02:36 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Laurie Anderson, on the death of her husband, LouReed
Artist and musician Laurie Anderson wrote a memorial for the local paper in East Hamptons, where she and her late husband, Lou Reed, spent much happy time.    ...
02:17 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing EFF: being forced to decrypt your files violates theFifth
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a brief in the case of Leon Gelfgatt, arguing that forcing the accused to decrypt a file violates the Fifth Amendment, which makes you secure against self-...
01:22 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Aaron Swartz celebration/hackathon kickoff, Nov8
Lisa Rein writes, "Noisebridge and the Internet Archive are hosting a big event on Nov 8 (1830h-2100h) to celebrate Aaron Swartzs life and accomplishments, and kick off an international series of hack...
12:57 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing South Carolina police chief to Facebook critic: "We will work on findingyou."
When Brandon Whitmer criticized cops in Columbia, S.C. for focusing on small-time drug raids instead of solving violent crimes, interim police chief Ruben Santiago had words for him.   ...
12:45 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Wine shortagelooms
Fox News investigates: "According to a report released this week by Morgan Stanley Research, there was a global undersupply of about 300 million cases of wine in 2012, the largest deficit recorded in ...
12:30 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing New York Times articlecorrected
[via @jilliancyork]    ...
12:23 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing My Little Pony: Friendship isManly
Well now. [Video Link]    ...
12:14 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Man in Nazi uniform asked to leavestore
Staff at an Asda supermarket in Cambridge, England, asked a man wearing a black SS uniform to leave. "We had a number of customer complaints," said a spokeswoman.    ...
12:04 pm PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Black Lodge 2600, an Atari-esque Twin Peaksgame
Jak Locke made an Atari 2600 fauxgame (for PC & Mac) themed around Twin Peaks' Black Lodge, a "surreal and dangerous place trapped between worlds." It comes with a full Atari-style manual (which ...
11:47 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Germany to allow "indeterminate" gender on birthcertificates
The BBC: "Germany has become Europe's first country to allow babies with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female."    ...
11:26 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Toronto mayor Rob Ford "drunkenly calls radio show" to defend self, calling himself"Ian"
Toronto's crack-smoking mayor drunkenly called Toronto radio host Bill Carroll, to defend Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: "How do you know when you're being videotaped?" [SoundCloud]   ...
11:26 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Toronto mayor Rob Ford "drunkenly calls radio show" to defend Rob Ford, calling himself"Ian"
Toronto's crack-smoking mayor drunkenly called Toronto radio host Bill Carroll, to defend Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: "How do you know when you're being videotaped?" [SoundCloud]   ...
10:59 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Bani Garu: SavageGirl
Ganbatte=GUTS! (Thanks to Adam Warren and Doug Hills with technical assists.)    ...
09:31 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Overly attached undead girlfriend; Propaganda stamps; Clie of2003
One year ago today Overly attached undead girlfriend: Laina Walker, better known as "Overly Attached Girlfriend," has treated her legion of fans to a zombified version of her face.   &n...
02:19 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Smuggler busted with cocaine-stuffedpumpkins
Border cops at Canada's Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport searched a passenger's suitcase and found three pumpkins stuffed with 4.4 pounds of cocaine.    ...
12:25 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing Father Jedi: the mashup you're lookingfor
Q4nobody on B3ta has come up with the maship I'm looking for: Father Ted meets Star Wars, AKA "Father Jedi." # "For the last time Dougal, the droids out there are far, far away"   &nbs...
12:18 am PDT - Fri, November 1, 2013
BoingBoing This Day in Blogging History: Zombie foetus costume; Kit produces trillions of universes; Interviewing CharlieStross
One year ago today BB Readers' DIY Costumes: Zombie Baby breaking out of womb: In our Epic Halloween DIY Costume thread, Boing Boing reader Laz Burke shares this awesome photo of a zombie baby breakin...
10:15 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Burners: photos needed of Cradle of Mir creator SashaMironov
Sasha Mironov is a Russian artist who instigated the Cradle of Mir, one of Burning Man 2013's most spectacular artworks.    ...
08:27 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Taiwanese specialforces
Here's the new Taiwanese Special Forces uniform -- what all the smart hypermilitarized coppers are wearing this year. (via JWZ)     ...
08:04 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Gweek 118: The WeirdoYears
This episode is brought to you by HostGator, offering premium web hosting at low costs, and 24x7x365 phone, chat and email support.    ...
07:40 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing EFF PSA forpodcasters
Michael sez, "Libertarian talk radio show Freedom Feens worked with EFF to produce this 30-second ad for EFF. Podcasts and radio shows are encouraged to play it free for the month of November." &...
07:33 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing RobFord-o-Lantern
Toronto's fun-lovin', crack-smoking Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford is having an exciting Hallowe'en, which Robbo Mills's wife has commemorated with a very special Jack-O-Lantern.  &nb...
07:10 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Doctor Who spacetime described in physicspaper
Traversable Achronal Retrograde Domains In Spacetime is a new paper by Caltech/Memorial Gallifrey physicists Benjamin K. Tippett and David Tsang that attempts to describe the spacetime through which ...
06:59 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing "Destruct Room" from Jack Kirby comic book becomes areality
The "Destruct Room" in Jack Kirby's comic book OMAC (1974) was a place where stressed-out people could act on urges to smash things.    ...
05:42 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Real Stuff: "All ForkedUp"
"About the time I turned 20, I was between schools, and found work at a pizza parlor in Boise. Fights were a nightly occurrence. To curtial damage, the owner hired big guys. I fit in perfectly" -- Fro...
05:26 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing New Disruptors 47: Marian Call, Alaskan IndieChanteuse
Marian Call is an Alaskan chanteuse who found an audience after winning a Firefly-related song contest in 2007. She has run her music career as an independent grassroots effort ever since.  ...
05:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Haunted Mansion theme, chiptunesedition
Happy Hallowe'en, y'all! May the Happy Haunted tunes harmonize you this Halloween! (via Ghostess of the House)    ...
04:40 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Memory Palace Comic! "A Gas GasGas"
"There, beneath his bedroom window, while his wife slept just inside, was a strange figure dressed in black crouching in the darkness."    ...
04:39 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing An excellent vintage sci-fiphotograph
Boing Boing reader Jason V shares this "Alien Sci-Fi Original Photo by Gabriel Moulin Studios" photo in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool, and writes, From the collection of Forry Ackerman this is a vintag...
04:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Photos of terrified people freaking out in aspook-house
Niagara Falls's Nightmares Fear Factory (a spookhouse) has continued its tradition of posting pictures of people losing their minds at the event's climax.    ...
03:58 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Memory Palace Comic! "A Gas GasGas"
"There, beneath his bedroom window, while his wife slept just inside, was a strange figure dressed in black crouching in the darkness."    ...
02:38 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Michael Crichton and the Doppleganger (plus exclusive excerpt from early Crichton crimenovel)
Calling Michael Crichton multi-talented is like calling a Stradivarius a fiddle. The man graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, he lectured in anthropology at Cambridge, he was a doctor, he wrote be...
02:11 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing FAA to allow wider use of electronicdevices
The incantation is complete. The curse upon avionic equipment, placed from afar by the spirits of electromagnetic energy, has been lifted.    ...
02:03 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Marilyn Manson's "This isHalloween"
A wonderful cover. I also enjoy the Fiona Apple version of Sally's Song. Video link    ...
01:56 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Papa Sangre II: 3D audio video game with novideo
Paul from London's Somethin' Else sez, "We have been working hard on video games that use 3D (binaural) audio instead of graphics, because the graphics card in your head is better than the one in your...
01:55 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Free Halloween mixes from Death Waltz RecordingCo.
The freaky folks at the phenomenal Death Waltz Recording Company, the reissue label that deals in exquisitely-curated horror/cult soundtracks in gorgeous packaging, have issued not one but two free Ha...
01:53 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing badBIOS: airgap-jumping malware that may use ultrasonic networking tocommunicate
Security researcher Dragos Ruiu has been painstakingly untangling a weird, scary piece of malicious software that compromises the BIOS of the computers it attacks, allowing it to infect machines with ...
01:40 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Lazy Web request: Mac Excel password protectremoval
I have an Excel spreadsheet where some (not all) of the cells are "protected and therefore read-only." To remove the protection, it tells me that "on the Tools menu, point to Protection, and then clic...
01:35 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Broxo: a spooky, fast-moving adventure not to bemissed
Zack Giallongo's Broxo is compared to Shadow of the Colossus, Bone, and Elfquest. For sure, if you put those into the shaker, and pour the mix over dry ice harvested from a spooky Celtic backwater, ...
01:33 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Spycraft,Bumblef*ck-style
Hot on the heels of the news that Toronto cops have video of Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack, the Toronto Star reports on the spycraft deployed by the wily mayor in his contact with his fixer Sandro Lisi...
01:30 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Ministry's "(Everyday Is)Halloween"
Al Jourgensen may prefer to forget that he once cultivated an English accent and created this underground club hit, but on this day, we happily remember.    ...
01:20 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Toronto cops confirm video of Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack and making racistremarks
The arrest of Sandro Lisi, Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford's driver/fixer/muscle, has led to Toronto police uncovering a copy of the notorious crack-smoking video reported on by the Toro...
01:20 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Toronto cops confirm video of Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack and making racist and homophobicremarks
The arrest of Sandro Lisi, Toronto Mayor Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford's driver/fixer/muscle, has led to Toronto police uncovering a copy of the notorious crack-smoking video reported on by the Toro...
12:55 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Face scrub micro-beads are choking the GreatLakes
Microplastic pollution in the surface waters of the Laurentian Great Lakes, a new paper in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, looks at the prevalence of micro-plastic beads, thought to originate with face...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Edward Snowden gets a job inRussia
According to Russian news source RIA Novosti, Edward Snowden's got a new job working as tech support for a large Russian website (according to AP) or possibly as a network administrator (according to ...
11:53 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing JOHN WILCOCK COMIC: Woody Allen'sAnalysis
The conclusion of John's evening with a young Woody Allen, as Woody volunteers himself to be analyzed during a night of PSYCHODRAMA.    ...
11:35 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing The next great technology critic will not be a gadgetreviewer
Matt Buchanan sums up the careers of Walt Mossberg and David Pogue, the longtime gadget reviewers at The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.    ...
11:12 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Photoshop Fail, People's Republic of Chinaedition
From Foreign Policy: Now viral in China: A failed attempt at photo doctoring. On the evening of Oct. 29, Sina Weibo, China's Twitter, lit up with mockery at an image (above) posted online Oct. &n...
10:59 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing 'Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie inks Fox deal for animated series "in the world ofNASA"
Bret McKenzie, whom you may recall from New Zealand's music-comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, is developing an animated comedy for Fox, reports TV Guide.    ...
10:46 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing NSA spokesmen told to just say "9/11" to deflectcriticism
Al Jazeera used the Freedom of Information Act to get the NSA to disclose its talking points for public speaking events.    ...
10:00 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing The latest from The Magazine: Living New Deal, Old Bones, Body-Part Modeling, andMore
The latest issue of The Magazine, an ad-free, subscriber-supported publication, is out! Issue #28 features five stories, brought to us from Malta, England, Arizona, New York, and California. Submarine...
02:50 am PDT - Thu, October 31, 2013
BoingBoing Silly String ban in LosAngeles
I took this photo on Hollywood Blvd yesterday. Silly String is serious business around here.    ...