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09:38 pm PDT - Sat, May 30, 2015
BoingBoing The PATRIOT Act is uglier than you thought, and what to do aboutit
The most outstanding and urgent hour of audio you'll hear this week is the On the Media history of the PATRIOT Act (MP3), and the most important website you'll visit this week is Sunset the PATRIOT Ac...
03:45 pm PDT - Sat, May 30, 2015
BoingBoing Pig escapes, terrorizes entire town, craps in copcar
Police in Shelby Township, Michigan had an interesting encounter with a pig who escaped from its owner, ran around town for a while, then ended up in the back of a cop car pooping all over the place. ...
03:32 pm PDT - Sat, May 30, 2015
BoingBoing The Weird Cut of Rick Santorum's 2015 presidential candidacyspeech
A masterfully edited surreal cut of newly resurrected presidential candidate Rick Santorum, from Vic Berger. ...
03:22 pm PDT - Sat, May 30, 2015
BoingBoing New Jersey judge orders newspaper to remove a news article. The paper's response is awesome.(UPDATED)
A county judge ordered a local paper to remove a news article that relates to a child custody case, demanding that the paper take it out of public internet view for all eternity. Good luck with that. ...
02:28 pm PDT - Sat, May 30, 2015
BoingBoing Creepy fashion tips from the Duggars Christian homeschool cultcurriculum
Eye traps. Yo, my countenance is up here! Nope, this is not weird or horrible at all. Read the rest...
10:50 am PDT - Sat, May 30, 2015
BoingBoing Apple Watch "bug" turns out to beintentional
When the Apple Watch first came out, users were able to monitor their heart rate every 10 minutes throughout the day. Read the rest...
09:47 am PDT - Sat, May 30, 2015
BoingBoing Improving chemotherapy by lowering tumorpressure
It can be difficult for chemotherapies to reach cancercells because access is often restricted by poor vasculature and high pressure within tumors. Read the rest...
09:46 am PDT - Sat, May 30, 2015
BoingBoing If you've ever wondered why Swiss cheese has holes, then, hey, here's youranswer.
Researchers have discoveredthe cause of the 100-year-old mystery of why Swiss cheese has holes....
09:39 am PDT - Sat, May 30, 2015
BoingBoing Rand Paul plans to crush the PATRIOTAct
Rand Paul, who sued the NSA two years ago, just announced that he plans to "force the expiration of the NSA illegal spy program" tomorrow in order to protect Americans' privacy rights. Here is his exc...
08:35 am PDT - Sat, May 30, 2015
BoingBoing DIY: 20 easy ways to hack and improve yourgarden
Use a punctured water bottle to hydrate plants more efficiently. Turn a kids toy truck into a succulent planter. Spray paint chicken wire and then mold it into striking backyard decorations. With summ...
10:11 pm PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Save copyright reform in theEU!
Alex writes, "Copyright in Europe is broken. Your rights often end at national borders and the laws are not up to date with the Internet and our current habits." Read the rest...
07:56 pm PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Even FLORIDA has a revenge porn lawnow
After years of lobbying, Florida has passed a law that prohibits the posting of "revenge porn" to the internet. Read the rest...
04:19 pm PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Darwin's pink iguanas are all fine after Galapagos volcanoeruption
The worlds only colony of pink iguanas, which Charles Darwin observed and studied, was not harmed by the recent eruption of Wolf Volcano on Isabela island. Read the rest...
04:11 pm PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht sentenced tolife
Ross Ulbricht, founder of the black market network Silk Road, was today sentenced to spend the rest of his life inside a federal penitentiary. Read the rest...
02:51 pm PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Cobra Club is a game about dick pics and statesurveillance
Explore the genital selfie as a consensual act of self-worth, and a demand for sexual and information privacy. Read the rest...
02:34 pm PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing U.S. tried to Stuxnet North Korea and failed, says former intelofficer
An official told Reuters the US tried to deploy a version of the Stuxnet virus to attack North Korea's nuclear weapons program five years ago. The covert operation didn't work as planned. Read the re...
02:27 pm PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Anthrax sent by Pentagon to U.S. Air Force base in South Korea, 22 people may beexposed
A U.S. Air Force base in South Korea now says 22 of its personnel may have been exposed. Read the rest...
02:05 pm PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Hastert paid man $1.7 million to hide sexual abuse, federal officialsays
The former Speaker of the House is accused of then lying to the FBI when asked about unusual cash withdrawals from several banks. Read the rest...
01:25 pm PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing These text games are strange, beautiful andessential
Porpentine's dystopian interactive fiction gets collected in a bundle called Eczema Orifice Angel. Read the rest...
12:32 pm PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing FIFA: Sepp Blatter promises to fix the corrupt organization he's been in charge of for 17years
There's something wonderful in the sententious pomp of soccer ruling body FIFA's elections, contrasted against a reputation for corruption brought to new grossness by this week's indictment of officia...
12:27 pm PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing How young women are suckered into making "amateur"porn
A new documentary, Hot Girls Wanted, follows young women as they are maneuvered into being "amateur" porn performers, then discarded by the business within a matter of months. Read the rest...
11:33 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Ice Cream named after Hitler in India deemedtasteless
You know who else liked tasty ice cream treats, don't you? Read the rest...
11:11 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this origami robot fold itself up, walk, swim, anddissolves
MIT researchers demonstrated a tiny origami robot that folds itself into shape and then walks and swims around propelled by magnetic fields below its operating surface. Read the rest...
10:42 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing OK Go's Damian Kulash: "How Herbie Hancock's Rockit changed mylife"
At Cuepoint, OK Go singer/guitarist Damian Kulash writes about the song that changed his life when he was 7-years-old, Herbie Hancock's electro-funk classic "Rockit." Read the rest...
10:37 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Cute photo: Pac-Man Ghosts drive MINICoopers
Excellent marketing at a Jacksonville, Florida MINI dealership. Possibly promo for the forthcoming film Pixels. Either way, delightful. (via Reddit)...
10:37 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Miniature origami robot self-folds, walks, swims, blows ourminds
This is the first time that a robot has been able to demonstrate a complete life cycle like this, and eventually, itll be doing it inside your body. Read the rest...
10:35 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Hawaii cops fake being groped to accuse massage parlor workers of sexualassault
Honolulu police were saddened to learn that when one of their undercover officers grabs a woman's hand and places it on his penis, the woman is not guilty of sexual assault. Read the rest...
10:32 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Obesity map of Europe (Update: andAmerica)
If Turkey and Britain are the happiest nations in Europe, maybe this is why! Read the rest...
10:27 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing FIFA: Sepp Blatter promises to fix the corrupt organization he's been in charge of for 17years
There's something wonderful in the sententious pomp of soccer ruling body FIFA's elections, contrasted against a reputation for corruption brought to new grossness by this week's indictment of officia...
10:23 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Every tautological statement made in TheWire
It is what it is....
10:22 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Suicide Girls: It would be "fucking awesome" if appropriation artist Richard Prince suesus
The Creators Project talked to the Suicide Girls about how they are re-appropriating Richard Prince's appropriated art. If Prince tries to sue the Suicide Girls for copyright infringement, Missy Suici...
10:07 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Demystifying the opening chord of "A Hard Day'sNight"
Guitarist Randy Bachman (Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive) explains how he figured out the famously mysterious opening chord to the Beatle's 1964 song "A Hard Days's Night."Previously: HOWTO pla...
10:04 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing How young women are suckered into making "amateur"porn
A new documentary, Hot Girls Wanted, follows young women as they are maneuvered into being "amateur" porn performers, then discarded by the business within a matter of months. Read the rest...
09:33 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing High school girls face prison for time honored alarm clockprank
1970 punishment for pulling the classic alarm-clocks-in-high-school-lockers prank: the vice principal administers an avuncular hair-mussing and a gruff chuckle. 2015 punishment for the same prank: IMP...
09:32 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing How big is the Minecraftuniverse?
Very big. Huge. MASSIVE. (more…)...
09:31 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a running cheetah robot jump anobstacle
MIT researchers built the first four-legged robot that can see an object as it's running and leap over it autonomously. (more…)...
09:26 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing I clicked one of those 'sexy' browser game ads so you don't haveto
We've all seen them; Ads featuring computer-generated women (or occasionally Kate Upton), promising a uniquely sexy game experience. I tried it. Wanna know what it was like? Read the rest...
09:19 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Fan letter by Dave Grohl, when he was 14, to IanMackaye
Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi) dug up this fan letter he received from Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters) when Grohl was 14 years old. No word whether Mackaye gave him "some numbers" or not. (more&h...
09:11 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Place a rock on top of another rock, go to jail: Bouldercops
Boulder artist Michael Garb (aka "Gravity Glue") says Boulder police have threatened to fine and jail him for stacking river rocks, which he has been doing for years. Read the rest...
09:08 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing "A Series of Wholly Unrelated Observations About Vox Media's Acquisition ofRecode"
If you're wondering why Vox bought Recode, the excellent but slow-growing tech news site founded last year, start at the top: Comcast. Don't skip the tags. (more…)...
09:01 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Apple must keep corporate monitor, saysjudge
Apple has failed in a bid to rid itself of a court-appointed monitor, imposed on the tech company after it was accused of conspiring to raise the price of e-books. Read the rest...
08:59 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Hawaii cops fake being groped to accuse massage parlor workers of sexualassault
Honolulu police were saddened to learn that when one of their undercover officers grabs a woman's hand and places it on his penis, the woman is not guilty of sexual assault. Read the rest...
08:44 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Will in-car HUDs make the roadshell?
Dashboard-mounted cameras provide a world of youtube schadenfreudebad drivers and insurance fraudsters getting their public comeuppancebut also come wedded to the promise of safety and security from t...
08:23 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing "Halt and Catch Fire" captures the spirit of techinnovation
Period details thrill viewers obsessed with retro-tech and the rise of Silicon Valley , but the show's second season will need character at its heart Read the rest...
08:08 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Apply for a Legend of Zelda collegescholarship
Are you a college student who embodies the virtues of the Triforce and needs five hundred bucks for school? Read the rest...
07:56 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing 300 fireworks rockets going off all atonce
Boom! (more…)...
07:52 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing South African canopy walkway isbreathtaking
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden near Cape Town, South Africa, offers visitors the chance to walk above the trees. Read the rest...
07:36 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Sir Patrick Stewart claims his gelato game is onfleek
Master thespian Sir Patrick Stewart is also a renowned social media aficionado. And his ice cream eating skills are equally impressive in this Instagram video with the caption gelato game on fleek. Re...
07:33 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing All the women I know in video games aretired
But it's not for the reasons you think. Read the rest...
07:20 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Mr. Tape, 1991: Soviet DJ spins reel-to-reel tape deck in classic hip-hopshowcase
A classic viral video that's been making the rounds since viral videos were shared on VHS tapes. (more…)...
07:08 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Robotic cheetah can now see and leap over hurdles as itruns
That robotic cheetah built by MIT researchers? They've now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs, making it the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously. (more&...
06:58 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Report: During Canada tax raid, Uber remotely encrypted corporatedata
Uber Engineers in San Francisco tried to remotely encrypt the data in Uber Canada computers during a search conducted by Revenu Qubec in Montreal last week, reports La Presse. Read the rest...
06:55 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Miraculous Machines: "Halt and Catch Fire" Captures the Spirit of TechInnovation
Sometimes tv producers and networks hit on formulas that just work and that resonate with viewers. Read the rest...
06:55 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Podcast recommendation: Happy SadConfused
In his weekly podcast Happy Sad Confused, MTV News Correspondent Josh Horowitz sits down with some of Hollywoods finest for a relaxed chat about their careers. Read the rest...
06:54 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Sit Patrick Stewart claims his gelato game is onfleek
Master thespian Sir Patrick Stewart is also a renowned social media aficionado. And his ice cream eating skills are equally impressive in this Instagram video with the caption gelato game on fleek. Re...
06:54 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Heres a tiny tortoise eating a cucumber to brighten yourday
Her name is Lucy. She has her own Vine account. (more…)...
06:52 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing This crazy contraption cooks shrimp in onesecond
Im not exactly sure whats going on in this Japanese commercial, but I'm majorly impressed with this innovative way to cook shrimp by shooting them at high-speed through flour, butter, seasoning, and h...
03:34 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing Chicago cops deleted footage from Burger King security camera, saysmanager
On October 20, 2014 a Chicago police officer fired his gun 16 times into 17-year old Laquan McDonald, killing him (no weapons were found on McDonald). Read the rest...
02:55 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing All the women I know in video games aretired
But it's not for the reasons you think. Read the rest...
01:24 am PDT - Fri, May 29, 2015
BoingBoing All the women I know in video games aretired
But it's not for the reasons you think. Read the rest...
10:25 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing The supermarket of lostluggage
If lost luggage isn't reunited with its owner after 90 days, it may end up at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama, where the contents are sorted and sold in what looks like a thrift st...
10:00 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Video: Emory Douglas and the art of the Black PantherParty
Emory Douglas was the Black Panther Party's Minister of Culture, the art director and designer who created the graphic identity and visual style of the revolutionary organization from its formation in...
08:44 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Rickrolling is sexist, racist and often transphobic incontext
Read the rest...
08:23 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing OK Go's Damian Kulash: "How Herbie Hancock's Rockit changed mylife"
At Cuepoint, OK Go singer/guitarist Damian Kulash writes about the song that changed his life when he was 7-years-old, Herbie Hancock's electro-funk classic "Rockit." Read the rest...
06:23 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Who could resist these green plastic businessmenfigurines?
His way of life is being threatened from all sides. The women who once brought him coffee and washed his underwear are telling him to go to hell. Read the rest...
05:58 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing A book that teaches you how to survive almostanything
In 2010 adventurer and author Ed Stafford became the first person to walk along the Amazon River from start to end (4,000 miles and over 2 years!), earning him a Guinness World Record. Read the rest...
05:21 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Get the complete Arduino starter kit & course bundle for 85%off
Tackle 13 different projects w/ this fully-stocked beginner's toolkit. The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit pairs a detailed, illustrated guide with all the parts you need to build your own circuits. Read th...
05:15 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing What it's like to be a clown in an age when people think it's fun to hate and fearclowns
David Magidson is a 52-year-old Bay Area husband and father of two boys who gets nervous whenever he's about to perform, because many adults say clowns are terrifying. Read the rest...
05:07 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Play this creepy, charming girl detectivegame
It's hard to be scary and adorable at the same time, but Jenny LeClue pulls it off. Read the rest...
03:32 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: The Wizard of Mauritius: The Man Who Could See Beyond theHorizon
In 1764 a French engineer on a tiny African island claimed that he could see ships beyond the horizon. Read the rest...
03:28 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing This fresh, romantic take on Solitaire will have youhooked
Imagine the card game of Solitaire, except it's about Victorian courtship, and you can win fancy dresses and decorate your ballroom and also unlock clever and challenging new twists on the game design...
03:13 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge grand opening(1937)
Seventy-eight years ago this week, the Golden Gate Bridge opened across the San Francisco Bay. Read the rest...
01:52 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Chicago cops deleted footage from Burger King security camera, saysmanager
On October 20, 2014 a Chicago police officer fired his gun 16 times into 17-year old Laquan McDonald, killing him (no weapons were found on McDonald). Read the rest...
12:52 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Galapagos volcano erupts after 33 years of silence, threatening species Darwinstudied
Early on Monday, Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island -- the highest volcano in the Galapagos archipelago -- erupted for the first time in 33 years. Read the rest...
12:27 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Video escape: Lantern-floating ceremony to honor the dead, Honolulu,Hawaii
A beautiful way to honor loved ones who have died. Read the rest...
12:14 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Man has marbleaddiction
A 72-year-old gent has been fascinated with marbles for 60 years. Each of the 1500 marbles he owns has a label and a place to keep it. (Thanks, Mathhew!)...
12:01 pm PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Op-ed in PA paper calls for Obama's execution, then apologizes when readerscomplain
It wasn't until readers showed outrage that a Pennsylvania newspaper realized its wrongdoing. Read the rest...
11:57 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Steve Wozniak says the media is wrong about him and SteveJobs
Here is Esquire's candid interview with Steve Wozniak, who talks about his disappointment over our growing loss of privacy and the truth about his relationship with Steve Jobs. Read the rest...
11:33 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing A former casino floor manager offers tips for beating theodds
Apropos of Rob's post yesterday about the plight of card counters in casinos, Mental Floss has a number other methods for improving your odds at a casino. Read the rest...
11:24 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing The mysterious machine behind the Hardy Boys and NancyDrew
At The Atlantic, Daniel Gross looks at the factory behind 85 years of Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books and the assembly line represented by the authors on the iconic covers, Franklin W. Dixon and Carol...
11:19 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing PA paper calls for Obama's execution, then apologizes when readerscomplain
It wasn't until readers showed outrage that a Pennsylvania newspaper realized its wrongdoing. Read the rest...
11:10 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Amazing dioramas of NYCstorefronts
Artist Randy Hage began photographing the wonderfully shabby storefronts in New York City's SoHo in the late 1990s as they began to vanish. Then he started bringing those photos back into three dimens...
11:08 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing New organic transistors for reading brainwaves
Researchers are studying how organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs), as opposed to silicon transistors, could lead to far better brain-computer interfaces that detect brain signals either from th...
11:08 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing The $100 Peachy 3D Printer isamazing
$100 buys you a snap-fit 3D printer. Whitney Hipolite of 3DPrint.com says the resin-based Peachy Printer is "amazing."One of the great things about the Peachy Printer is that since it is only availabl...
10:54 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing How to make a tiny BBQ grill from an Altoidstin
Instructables contributor vmspionage posted instructions for making this tiny grill. It uses a single charcoal briquette. Fire it up, keep it in your pocket, and pull it out whenever you find a marshm...
10:44 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing "Oops!" U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to nine state labs and SouthKorea
"Oh, yeah -- remember that jar o' anthrax we mailed you last week? We forgotted to deactivate it. Don't use it, OK?" -- U.S. military warns nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea that the...
10:31 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Chicago prankster makes awesome flyers comparing artists torats
A Chicago based artist/rat spotted this excellent prank flyer on a phone pole in Chicago. He has so far managed to avoid eating any of the artist bait that's been left out for him and his kind....
10:24 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Coffee: You're drinking itwrong
This is all very confusing to me and I'm going to pour a cup of coffee and watch it again. Read the rest...
10:19 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Watch the POV shots from the Mad Maxfilms
George Miller, director of Mad Max, Max Max 2: The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and Mad Max: Fury Road, is a master of the POV shot. Read the rest...
10:15 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing What does it really mean for a planet to be"habitable"?
Yes, last year astronomers discovered Kepler-186f, an Earth-size planet orbiting within the "habitable zone" of a star, but you shouldn't pack your bags for the high frontier quite yet. (more…)...
10:00 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Here's the one story to read to learn about SilkRoad
Joshuah Bearman wrote an epic story about the rise and fall of the black market commerce site Silk Road. He dug deep to produce a fantastic, enthralling story. Read the rest...
09:58 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Amazon launches free same-day delivery in select U.S. cities for Primemembers
::omg hold me while I buy all of the things:: Read the rest...
09:49 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Learn about the latest self-tracking tech at the 2015 Quantified Self Expo in SF,6/20/2015
QS15/Activate Expo Trailer from Erica Tanamachi on Vimeo.In 2007, my friends Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly founded the Quantified Self. Read the rest...
09:40 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Hand blown pink glass tentacle: massager and/orpaperweight!
If Peggy Olson had one of these hand blown pink glass tentacle massagers ($19) on her desk, it would go nicely with her Hokusai. Read the rest...
09:27 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing "Everyone respects the gun": cop who shot dead suicidalman
Justin Way, newly jobless, drunk, and lying in bed with a large knife, threatened to kill himself. His worried girlfriend called the local sheriff's department for help. Police, armed with assault rif...
09:21 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Artist turns neglected potholes into ice creamtreats
Tired of the ugly and burdensome potholes that clutter the streets of Chicago and Jyvskyl, Finland, mosaic artist Jim Bachor decided to do something about it. Using hand-cut pieces of glass and marble...
09:18 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Bring your 3D printers to Meltdown comics for a Dan Clowes toy-printingevent
Professional toy designer Ryan Whearty has come up with several cool 3D designs featuring the Meltdown Comics mascot, which was designed by cartoonist Daniel Clowes. Read the rest...
09:10 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Electronic devices made from oversized wood LEGObricks
Love Hultn built elegant electronic music machines, a video game system, and other devices from handcrafted oversized wooden LEGO bricks. (more…)...
09:08 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Dragon's Lair running on a SinclairZX81
The ZX81 was a remarkably inexpensive home computer released in the early 80s, notable for the charm of its low-end tech and the expertise required to glean even limited results. Read the rest...
08:59 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing L'Oreal's 3-D printed human skin may help burn victims (and testcosmetics)
Margaret Rhodes reports on the company's "3-D bioprinters that will spit out dollops of skin into nickel-sized petri dishes."...
08:55 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing What happens when a casino kicks out a cardcounter
Blackjack is an unusual casino came: skilled players with excellent memory can deny the house its edge. This is obviously a problem for casinos: it's an essential table game, but they can't very well ...
08:55 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Star Trek TNGties
Give Dad the red one: $30, also comes in gold and blue....
08:54 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing It's pretty darned easy to pull off a nutritional "science"hoax
John Bohannon teamed up with a German documentary crew to undertake a crappy junk-science study on the effects of bitter chocolate on weight loss, and managed to push their hoax to major media outlets...
08:52 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing L'oreal's 3-D printed human skin may help burn victims (and testcosmetics)
Margaret Rhodes reports on the company's "3-D bioprinters that will spit out dollops of skin into nickel-sized petri dishes."...
08:28 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Terrifying video of Blanco River flood tearing into Texashome
CNN reports on high waters and extreme weather that have taken at least 35 lives in Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico. (more…)...
08:22 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Cat licks air when papercrinkles
ORE Agency report "my cat's strange reaction to crinkling plastic wrapper." This cat should hang out with Charles, of Charles Has a Licking Problem fame....
08:11 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing "Everyone respects the gun": cop who shot dead suicidalman
Justin Way, newly jobless, drunk, and lying in bed with a large knife, threatened to kill himself. His worried girlfriend called the local sheriff's department for help. Police, armed with assault rif...
07:56 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing How metadata compromisesyou
"It's only metadata," is the catch-all excuse for mass surveillance -- after all, if spies aren't capturing what your message says why should you care if they're getting who sent it, what its subject ...
06:00 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Amazing Etch A Sketch artist honors Disney onBroadway
Leah Hofmann salutes Broadways productions of Aladdin and The Lion King with these almost unbelievable Etch A Sketch drawings. (more…)...
05:58 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Make your own Lego gummy candybricks
JELL-O, corn syrup, gelatin, and some molds transform into a stack-able, snackable fun in this DIY video from Grant Thompson aka The King of Random....
05:48 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Apply John Scalzi Directly toForehead
Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt congratulate John Scalzi on his epic book deal Read the rest...
05:47 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing The vast, unplayable history of videogames
We face a practical -- and cultural -- archiving crisis unprecedented in any other medium. It's time to change that. Read the rest...
05:39 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Little girl has an iron grip, takes a 360 degreeride
At first this 3 year-old seems a bit overwhelmed by the revolving tunnel ride at the fair. But when things go south, she handles herself like a champ. (more…)...
05:38 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Hyper-realistic ceramic ice cream looks good enough toeat
Artist Anna Barlow crafts these beautiful pieces of ceramic art that look like slightly melted ice cream confections. Read the rest...
05:38 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Friendship between Osiris the dog and Riff Ratt the rat will warm yourheart
Unusual animal friendships are always great, but this one features an especially unexpected pairing: Osiris is a three-year-old Dutch Shepherd who loves hanging out with a three-month-old fancy rat na...
04:26 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Bach: The Well TemperedClavier
"My film draws inspiration from minimalist sculpture and graphical notation, an alternative to traditional sheet music notation that evolved in the 1950s and often involves abstract symbols and experi...
04:23 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing I don't really 'get' this game, but I likeit
My pal Cameron Kunzelman made this game called Epanalepsis, where three different characters 20 years apart walk around and talk about the things they see. I'm not sure I understand it, but I'm experi...
03:03 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing The vast, unplayable history of videogames
We face a practical -- and cultural -- archiving crisis unprecedented in any other medium. It's time to change that. Read the rest...
02:59 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing The vast, unplayable history of videogames
No other medium has ever faced the practical -- and cultural -- archiving crisis before us. It's time to start changing that. Read the rest...
12:05 am PDT - Thu, May 28, 2015
BoingBoing Pornoscanner lobbyist's new job: overseeing TSAspending
Christopher Romig was the top lobbyist for the aptly named Rapiscan, but now he's got a better gig: staffer for the House Appropriations Committee's Homeland Security Subcommittee, which controls the ...
11:50 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Dawn at DisneyWorld
From the Boing Boing Flickr pool, Dreggs's stunning photo of the sun breaking over Cinderella Castle. Read the rest...
11:44 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing How musicians can piece together a record label from pieces of theInternet
Rutgers law prof Michael Carrier rebuts the RIAA's assertion -- backed by laughably cherry-picked bad stats -- that the number of working musicians is in decline. Read the rest...
10:00 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Super-Awesome Sylvia's new book aboutArduino
BB pal Super-Awesome Sylvia, the teenage maker superhero, has released a fantastic book, "Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book: Super-Simple Arduino." Read the rest...
09:30 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing What happens when mind melds arereal?
From rats whose brains have been hardwired together to technology for reading your visual cortex, the possibility of brain-to-brain communication may not be so far-fetched. At Aeon, Peter Watts survey...
08:20 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing The best explainer on FIFA corruption right now may be this old Redditthread
Because criminal conspiracies are complicated. Read the rest...
08:19 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Mansplaining: TheStatue
Cathy de la Cruz tweeted this snapshot of a statue on the San Antonio, Texas campus of the awesomely-named University of the Incarnate Word. Read the rest...
08:17 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing USGS seismologist previews action flick 'San Andreas' and the resulting tweets arehilarious
Noted U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones attended a recent Hollywood premiere of "San Andreas," the latest in a long line of Los Angeles natural disaster action flicks. Read the rest...
07:14 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Universal tablet stand in the Boing BoingStore
The Orbit Flote is designed to hold your tablet just where you want it, so you can go about your business hands-free. Read the rest...
07:05 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Set a pattern recognitioncompetition
Set is a simple card game in a class by itself. You get a deck of cards with colored symbols. These are laid out, face up. Read the rest...
07:01 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Xeni chats with All In's Chris Hayes about appropriation artist Richard Prince's Instagram screenshotart
Xeni made some great points about appropriation artist Richard Prince's Instagram screenshot art tonight on All In. Prince's biggest (and perhaps only real) crime, said Xeni, is that his latest show i...
02:57 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing USGS seismologist previews action flick 'San Andreas' and the resulting tweets arehilarious
From 'San Andreas,' the stuff of San Francisco nightmares. Well, this and affordable housing.Noted U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones attended a recent Hollywood premiere of "San Andreas,"...
02:48 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing The best explainer on FIFA corruption right now may be this old Redditthread
Because criminal conspiracies are complicated. Read the rest...
02:31 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Alex Toth - the cranky genius cartoonist who designed Johnny Quest and SpaceGhost
The three Genius Illustrated books dedicated to the life and works of Alex Toth make up whats likely the most lavish and complete portrait ever of an American comic book artist or animator: Toth was b...
02:24 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing 5-port USB charger comes with 2 ACoutlets
Bring along this 5-port USB charger with 2 AC outlets when you stay at a hotel, and you'll have ready access to AC and USB power. This model doubles as a phone/tablet stand, too....
12:51 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Babes in Toyland: What it's like to go back on tour after an18-year-break
Bassist Maureen Herman on the romance and reality of hitting the road Read the rest...
12:31 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Flying Monkey costume testshot
Flying Monkey wardrobe test from "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). Such pride. (more…)...
12:02 pm PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Denver Comic Con had a women in comics panel. Naturally, it wasall-male
You had one job. Read the rest...
11:45 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Mansplaining: TheStatue
Cathy de la Cruz tweeted this snapshot of a statue on the San Antonio, Texas campus of the awesomely-named University of the Incarnate Word. Read the rest...
11:35 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Putin foe's grave sudden illness: "spoiled yogurt" or "something else" toblame
My bet is on "something else." Read the rest...
11:34 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing How to get that silver-mouthed Warboy look without dying from paintfumes
WE WILL RIDE THROUGH THE GATES OF VALHALLA SHINY AND CHROME! WITNESS ME! (more…)...
11:27 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing When to Rob a Bank: new book from the Freakonomicsfolks
Ten years after Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner published Freakonomics, the most fun book about economic incentives you'll ever read, have published a greatest hits collection from their fantas...
11:21 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing NASA is testing a new Mars lander set to launch next March to study planet's mysteriouscore
Examining the planet's deep interior could reveal clues about how all rocky planets, including Earth, formed and evolved. Read the rest...
11:09 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Ecocapsule: minimalist pod for livingoff-grid
The Ecocapsule holds two adults and contains a kitchenette with running water, flushing toilet, hot shower, and storage space. I can imagine fields in San Francisco peppered with these as the housing ...
10:34 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Marvels Daredevil gets a Law and Orderrevamp
In the criminal justice system, the people are protected by two separate yet equally important heroes: Matt Murdock, the brash young lawyer; and Daredevil, his vigilante alter ego. This is his story. ...
09:43 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Easy to use, camping and emergency firestarter
I am a huge fan of this Gerber survival series fire starter. It is cheap, rugged and easy to use. Read the rest...
09:37 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing UPDATED: New York school makes poor kids huddle indoors while richer students attendcarnival
Flushing's PS 120 asked kids to contribute $10/each to a carnival held in the school-yard during school hours, and kids who couldn't pay had to sit in the auditorium watching old Disney movies and lis...
09:26 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Son of China's richest man thinks two gold Apple Watches is enough for hisdog
27-year-old Wang Sicong is the son of Wang Jianlin, worth about $34 billion dollars. Read the rest...
09:15 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing A dungeon game within an experimental documentarybook
The author of This Book Is A Dungeon [This Dungeon Is A Book] describes his new project as "a multi-format creative experiment that merges the worlds of game design, interactive fiction, indie authors...
09:11 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Real estate bubble drives urbanblight
The West Village's unique identity made it one of the most valued real-estate spots in the world, which is why its bohemian tenants are being forced out by landlords who jack up the rent and leave the...
09:11 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Jenny Lewis video draws from her childhood actorpast
The enchanting Jenny Lewis's video for "She's Not Me," from her terrific LP The Voyager, is a fun and nutty dreamscape referencing Lewis's childhood acting roles in the likes of Troop Beverly Hills an...
09:03 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing The Kindle finally gets typography that doesn'tsuck
Bookerly is much more bookerly than the old Kindle typefaces. Read the rest...
09:01 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Chris Pratt is as charming as ever while filming stunts for JurassicWorld
Im not fully sold on the upcoming Jurassic World, but I am sold on the fact that Chris Pratt is absolutely adorable in this featurette about the films stunts. (more…)...
08:51 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Porn actors must wear protective goggles during shoots: California safetystandard
California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued a set of safety standards for all California porn production sets. The 21-page standards presentation (PDF) goes into graphic detail ...
08:48 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing IRS leaks 100K taxpayers' data to identitythieves
The IRS sent extensive dossiers on 100,000 US taxpayers to identity thieves who used weak "secret security" questions to trick the agency's "Get Transcript" service. Read the rest...
08:34 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing J.K. Rowling delivers fabulous smackdown to Westboro BaptistChurch
After the Irish voted in favor of recognizing same-sex marriage, the Harry Potter author gleefully posted a "Dumbledore/Gandalf" slash meme with the text "now they can get married in Ireland!", replet...
08:21 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing This upcoming horror game looks really, really scary and everyone'sexcited
Horror video games have definitely lost something in recent years thanks to commercial constraints and a culture shift toward direct action and away from mystery—which is why promising new ones ...
08:18 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing What it's like to take a brain-enhancing drug every day for a week inColombia
"Within about 20 minutes, and after a cup of coffee, I could feel it. A coursing through my veins, like my blood was pumping at full blast, but being kept under control by some external monitoring for...
08:16 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Help Kickstart this awesome doll with styleable naturalhair
When Angelica Sweeting heard her young daughter Sophia complaining about how she looked, Sweeting realized her dolls were providing a very limited example of beauty. And when she couldnt find a doll t...
08:10 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Duck lanes painted on canalpaths
The Canal & River Trust painted the markings on towpaths in London, and other large cities, to remind us we share the space with nature: "It just wouldnt be possible to paint lanes on the towpath...
08:08 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Brief history of thewristwatch
The ladies' fashion novelty became popular among British soldiers during the Boer War, recounts Uri Friedmen, a practice that spread during World War I....
07:24 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Having Vin Diesel as your dungeon master is reallysoothing
What would it be like to have actor Vin Diesel gently and encouragingly DM a game of Dungeons & Dragons for you? Thanks to a new Twine game, you don't have to guess, and the result is joyful. Read...
07:05 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Boing Boing Store: The Surface 3Giveaway
The Surface 3 offers you the best of both a tablet and a laptop.While the 10.8-inch screen and thin, light frame make the Surface as easy to toss into your backpack or purse as a tablet, the ability t...
07:02 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Baltimore's police brutality is just thebeginning
Matt Taibbi writes that the recent blow-up is about much more than the killing of Freddie Gray. Beyond that murder, there is a complex legal infrastructure that encourages and covers up police viole...
06:59 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing EmergencyDachshunds
A Vine of greatness. (more…)...
06:58 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing A history of cups and ballsmagic
Even when you know how it's done, a well-performed cups-and-balls routine is pure magic. Enjoy this entertaining history of one of the world's oldest (it dates backs to ancient Egypt) and most endurin...
06:54 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing The whispery world of ASMR enters virtualreality
For the first time, ASMR experiences are pioneering beyond simple soft talk. Read the rest...
06:43 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Donald Trump's hair may be worth $1000. Or $0,maybe.
Hopes and Fears summoned experts from across the globe to evaluate the mysterious champagne thatch perched atop the real estate and bullshit mogul's eminent pate. Read the rest...
06:29 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Chinese businessman builds $100m office in shape of StarshipEnterprise
NetDragon Websofts Liu Dejian, 43, told the Wall Street Journal that the 853-foot-long structure cost 600 million yuanalmost $100 million. The Baidu board member "made it so" after receiving permissio...
06:07 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Seal slept in driveway, carwash
A seal has taken to wandering a New Zealand suburb, then crashing just wherever. Today it was found sleeping at a local car wash by employees turning up for the morning shiftand it wasn't the creature...
05:40 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Recode joins VoxMedia
Recode, the tech news site founded last year by former WSJ journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, is being sold to Vox Media in an all-stock deal. Read the rest...
02:26 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Mat Ricardo's "Showman" at the LondonWonderground
Mat Ricardo writes, "My award-winning and critically acclaimed ('Breaktaking' - Evening Standard - see!) one man show has only one more date in London in 2015, but it's a big one - on the 3rd of June ...
02:26 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Swiss cops' dawn raid snags top FIFAofficials
Six top executives of international football's (notoriously corrupt) governing body were arrested at the crack of dawn in their Zurich hotel by Swiss police acting on a US criminal corruption warrant....
01:21 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Business lessons from "pirates, hackers, gangsters and other informalentrepreneurs"
Amidst all the business books lionizing the likes of Steve Jobs (while minimizing his start as a blue-box peddling criminal) comes The Misfit Economy, a history of the business-practices of "pirates, ...
12:28 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Zombie-head stringlights
Nothing says garden-party like glowing walker heads dangling over the patio -- $25 for a string of ten heads. Read the rest...
12:12 am PDT - Wed, May 27, 2015
BoingBoing Just look at this guy with bananas all over hishead
Brazilian artist Edu Monteiro's Autorretrato Sensorial ("Sensory Self-Portait") is a series of photos in which he poses with all manner of objects wrapped around his head, from bananas to an octopus. ...
09:42 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Are you a member of The Oregon Trail Generation, the last before mainstream socialmedia?
You have died of Snapchat. Read the rest...
09:28 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing I think you're freekeh, and I like you a lot (on my plate and in mybelly)
Food trend alert! Freekeh, the ancient grain of Middle Eastern cuisine, is enjoying a quinoa-like resurgence. Read the rest...
09:00 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Zip Line fail video, Thailand edition: American traveler hangs on for life when something goeswrong
If you are afraid of heights or have ziplineophobia, consider this your trigger warning: do not play. Uploaded into viral infamy by Megan Reinhardt. (more…)...
08:54 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing This man has an uncanny knack for making shockingly realistic animalsounds
It's so convincing that I'm having a hard time buying that this was not edited with animal sound effects added. Wow. (more…)...
07:52 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Iconic images by documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who has died at75
Mary Ellen Mark: March 20, 1940 - May 25, 2015. She is best known for her haunting portraits of adults and kids who live on the edge of society. Read the rest...
07:34 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Duggar parents explain how women defraud by the way theydress
In this page from the 2011 book, A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make It Work authors Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar explain how young women who wear clothing that "excites" a...
07:28 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Fan-film reimagines 'Predator' as a Crusades action film in the DarkAges
'PREDATOR: Dark Ages' is a short fan film set during the Crusades, in which the faith and fighting skills of a group of Templar Knights is put to the test when they encounter the Predator. Their battl...
06:10 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing NetDragon CEO built headquarters in shape of Star TrekEnterprise
Liu Dejian, founder of NetDragon, is such a Star Trek fan that he built his corporate headquarters to resemble the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E. (more…)...
04:49 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: Why Does Everyone Keep Calling Louis"Flash"?!!
Tom the Dancing Bug IN WHICH Louis has to deal with everyone calling him by the new nickname "Flash" for some reason. Read the rest...
04:40 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing WTF are the new entries in Merriam-Webster's unabridgeddictionary?
Yes, WTF is one of them, as are emoji, NSFW, net neutrality, click bait, crema, chilaquiles, colony collapse disorder, and more. (more…)...
04:00 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Portland's sword-wielding "high" elf foundguilty
After a long court case, Konrad Bass will serve one and a half years of probation. Bipolar disorder is tough enough without adding a shitload of acid into the mix. Read the rest...
03:51 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing State-of-the-art computer animation, early nineties edition: 'The Mind'sEye'
This wonderful collection of late-eighties and early nineties computer animation would do great as a very large series of animated GIFs today. Read the rest...
03:24 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Adult Swim launches its first VR entertainment project: The Virtual Brainload, withWEVR
Press Release Translation: This VR shit costs real money to produce and we have no fucking idea how we're gonna make bank from it yet, but yo big brands, we are very eager to place your logo all up in...
02:59 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Pastor busted for gay sex in church van newly arrested for stealing $60K fromchurch
Pastor says he was just preaching the Lord, one-on-one. If that's what self-loathing men-oriented-men call sex nowadays, OK great. Read the rest...
02:44 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing A history of cups and ballsmagic
Even when you know how it's done, a well-performed cups-and-balls routine is pure magic. Enjoy this entertaining history of one of the world's oldest (it dates backs to ancient Egypt) and most endurin...
02:21 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Boing Boing Store: The Surface 3Giveaway
The Surface 3 offers you the best of both a tablet and a laptop.While the 10.8-inch screen and thin, light frame make the Surface as easy to toss into your backpack or purse as a tablet, the ability t...
02:08 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Compression sacks for travel clothes or sleepingbags
A compression sack is a nice way to compress a bunch of clothes or a sleeping bag to a compact size. Read the rest...
01:22 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Keep your parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme fresh in this airtight 1-up Mushroomjar
In the Boing Boing Store! High Times called this container from 420 Science the best in herb storage. It's a large, airtight jar made from machine blown glass, has a durable base, and pops with freshn...
01:20 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Turn your screen into a playable Super Mariolevel
Translate a screenshot into the familiar bricks and clouds of Super Mario, and then set a certain plumber loose to roam. Read the rest...
01:19 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Jim Bob Duggar, dad of noted Christian molester Josh Duggar: incest should be punishable bydeath
Josh Duggars dad Jim Bob Duggar once said incest should be punishable by death. Jim Bob made the statement during his 2002 U.S. Senate campaign. Read the rest...
01:09 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing The Dark Deco Deck, packed with magician'sextras
This steampunk-ish set of playing cards is excellent for practicing card magic. Read the rest...
01:06 pm PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Keep your parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme fresh in this airtight 1-up Mushtoomjar
In the Boing Boing Store! High Times called this container from 420 Science the best in herb storage. It's a large, airtight jar made from machine blown glass, has a durable base, and pops with freshn...
11:33 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Full-color superherocrepes
Takes some real skill to produce this kind of edible beauty. Read the rest...
11:28 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Obama urges Senate to preserve NSA's illegal, useless phone recordprogram
President Obama is urging the Senate to reauthorize the NSA's illegal and useless spy program that collects millions of Americans' phone records. Read the rest...
11:05 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing High wind frustrates man's effort to drinkwater
Iceland should license this to include in a tourism promotion video!...
11:00 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Owner of brand-new C7 Corvette Z06 smashes car into tree within 24 hours off thelot
Wow. So here's what $20,000 of damage to a C7 Corvette Z06 looks like. Read the rest...
10:46 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Go behind-the-scenes with 'Mad Max: Fury Road' raw stuntfootage
This raw footage provides an inside look at the making of Mad Max: Fury Road. (more…)...
10:44 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing How police punish impoverished victims of car insurancescams
Scumbags posing as car insurance brokers sell fraudulent car insurance policies to poor people. Then the cops tow the poor people's cars and tell them the only way to get their car back is to be the h...
10:24 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Volvo says horrible "self-parking car accident" happened because car didnt have "pedestrian detection"option
The driver of this car assumed the "self-parking" system would prevent the car from running into people. Sadly, he was wrong. Read the rest...
09:56 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Chop Sizzle Wow: cookbook / comic mash-up with 50recipes
The name Chop Sizzle Wow sounds vaguely like a Japanese cooking show, so I was surprised to discover that this delightful cookery and comix mash-up is actually derived from a classic 1950 Italian cook...
08:05 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Truck transforms intodog
This fantastic wind-up truck transforms into a dog. Read the rest...
08:01 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing UK cop jailed for beatingactivist
Andrew Ott's job was to record evidence that student protestors in Parliament Square were violent, but his clever planphysically attacking them!has earned him 8 months in prison. Read the rest...
07:53 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Cheap wine rated as good as expensivewine
Vox demonstrates that expensive wine isn't preferred by drinkers until they are "trained" to like it. The distribution of gold medals in competitions is not only close to random, but one study found t...
07:51 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing The BeschissenCurve
With respect to the finding that cheap wine is as good as expensive wine, I respectfully submit that free wine is better than any other wine....
07:04 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Twin Peaks trailer redone aspapercraft
Here's the trailer for the original Twin Peaks made entirely from paper. (more…)...
06:49 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Poverty is a tax oncognition
In an outstanding lecture at the London School of Economics, Macarthur "genius award" recipient Sendhil Mullainathan explains his research on the psychology of scarcity, a subject that he's also writ...
06:44 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Game of Thrones' creepy cult was inspired by Catholic reformers, says G.R.R.Martin
The current season of Game of Thrones saw the rise of a powerful sect in King's Landing, led by a down-to-Earth but ruthless leader bent on imposing religious law on Westeros's corrupt aristocracy. R...
06:18 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Bloomberg "to announce" it has more traffic than the Wall Street Journalbut BI is thrashingeveryone
But on the business news beat, they're all behind Business Insider, Forbes, and Yahoo Finance, "as defined by comScore". Yahoo is sinking, though (As is AOL Money)it lost nearly a third of its traffic...
06:12 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Charter to buy Time WarnerCable
Charter Communications plans to acquire Time Warner Cable in a $78.7bn deal. The acquisition follows an earlier attempt by Comcast to buy TWC, a plan foiled by regulators worried about lack of competi...
04:32 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Brits and Turks happiest Europeans, according to map onInternet
According to a map doing the rounds, two regions stand out where more than half the locals consider themselves happy: a broad swathe across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England, and the ce...
03:47 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Squirrel blamed by Canadian drivers who followed tooclosely
A squirrel, crossing the road in Nanaimo, British Columbia, was blamed after a driver braked hard to avoid it and was rear-ended by other vehicles. Three trucks ended up in the multi-vehicle snarlup, ...
03:46 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Man blames park wank oncannabis
A man arrested after masturbating in a public park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, told the court that he had gotten the idea after smoking marijuana. Read the rest...
03:33 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Dino-chicken creationinevitable
Entirely happy to use the word "chickenosaurus," NBC News reports that scientists are getting closer to creating a throwback creature by messing with avian DNA: "From a quantitative point of view, we'...
03:05 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Study suggests more gender equality in pre-agriculturalage
A new study from University College London argues that gender equality may have been the norm in the earliest days of human society. Read the rest...
03:04 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Heartography lets dogs take pictures whenever theyreexcited
In case you wanted to know what gets Fidos heart racing, Nikon has a new camera that does just that. (more…)...
03:04 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Coldplay turns Game Of Thrones into amusical
Chris Martin reveals his unexpectedly solid comedy chops in this Red Nose Day sketch. Oh and Peter Dinklage sings. (more…)...
03:00 am PDT - Tue, May 26, 2015
BoingBoing Feminist Mad Max meme is an MRAsnightmare
The Tumblr Feminist Mad Max combines the feminist charms of the Ryan Gosling Hey Girl meme with the feminist charms of Mad Max: Fury Road. Read the rest...
11:49 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Screw the techno-determinists -- give me hopeinstead
In my latest Guardian Column If one thing gives me hope for the future, its the cause of internet freedom, I talk about the myth that technology activists are "techno-determinists" -- we fight not be...
10:32 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Mashup of all the studios' vanityreels
ART404 has produced a genius remix of the vanity reels that play before the movies, mashing up the visual identities of all the major studios. (via Kottke)...
10:28 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Portraits of homeless people usinglibraries
Libraries, "the last bastion of democracy," are a haven for America's 500,000 homeless people, where literature, Internet access, and nonfiction can come together to provide respite from the relentles...
10:17 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing 50th Nebula Awards Weekend coming toChicago
Jun 4-7, join science fiction writers from around the world for events including a banquet, a self-publishing workshop, and a tour of Fermilab. (more…)...
10:08 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing 3D printed precious metal science jewelry that benefits open sciencecurriculum
Luk Cox Idoya Lahortiga, AKA Somersault 18:24, are jewelers who makes 3D printed science objects in gold, brass and silver, like the Darwinian phylogenetic tree necklace pictured above, and invests th...
07:44 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Wes Anderson's newcafe
Wes Anderson designed a new cafe in Milan, called Bar Luce. You can even play Steve Zissou pinball there. Read the rest...
07:31 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Watch robot bird launch off oversized robotcockroach
This is UC Berkeley's H2Bird ornithopter micro aerial vehicle launching off a VeolicRoACH mobile robot! Video below. Read the rest...
01:25 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Lamb wags tail whenhappy
Dog-like, and adorable. (more…)...
01:19 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: 'Clouds of Grace, YosemiteWater'
A dose of serenity: CLOUDS OF GRACE, Yosemite Water, short film by Sterling Johnson photographed over a period of 13 years and shot entirely in Yosemite National Park. (more…)...
01:13 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing America's Class of 2015 have spent more than half their lives atwar.
This infographic shows the percent of life each American, perhaps including you, has spent with their country at war or at peace. Read the rest...
12:55 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing How to play Tetris on most Canoncalculators
How to play Tetris on most Canon calculators, a 2008 video by brusspup. You can also play Defender. (more…)...
12:47 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Mexican gentleman joins nutty white people's anti-immigration protest, hilarity and dancingensue
You have finally convinced me to join the dark side. I love this guy. (more…)...
12:44 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Mexican gentleman joins nutty white people's anti-immigration protest, hilarity and dancingensues
You have finally convinced me to join the dark side. I love this guy. (more…)...
12:31 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Fearsome chihuahua shows her adorable snarlingteeth
Hold me, I am scared. (more…)...
12:27 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti reads from 'A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,' while inspace
The section she reads is about towels. Read the rest...
12:17 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing America's prison population, by thenumbers
Quinn Norton's "long form data journalism" piece on the American prison system paints a bleak picture of a nation that feasts on its poorest and most vulnerable with a boundless, venomous cruelty. Re...
12:15 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Save 94% on the Complete Learn To CodeBundle
Learn to program from scratch in just 6 weeks. This Complete Learn to Code Bundle of 8 courses includes over 74 hours of training for $59, including web development, Python, Ruby on Rails, PHP, and mo...
12:14 pm PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Magic trick: squeeze a coin through a brassblock
The brass coin squeeze ($15) is a well-designed trick that I've been pestering my friends with lately. It consists of two brass tubes and a brass cylindrical block. Read the rest...
11:52 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Texas warlord seeks letter ofmarque
David W. Smith is the self-proclaimed Commander of the Golden Triangle Militia. He has some interesting ideas he would like to share with you. Read the rest...
11:37 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Video show and tell of one the most awesome car cassette tape decks evermade
A great YouTube show-and-tell of One of the most advanced car cassette players ever made, by Sathyan Thambirajah about the Kenwood car cassette player KRC999 mark II. Read the rest...
10:57 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Amazing Kreskin launched a supernatural datingservice!
The Amazing Kreskin launched a dating service for people interested in "visitations by aliens, haunted houses, extra sensory perception, astrology, mind control, curses, spirit healing, vampires, zomb...
10:30 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing If you want a picture of the future, imagine a Roomba leaking pix of your home,forever
The game-plan for future Roombas may fit them with cameras that send images of your home to a remote service that identifies obstacles and lets the little robots clean around them -- what could possib...
10:29 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Animation: "Pipe Dream," AniMusic(2011)
Absolutely beautiful. (more…)...
10:00 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Survey of tableflipping
DutchAsHell surveys "the many forms and functions" of table flipping for use "in those moments when words are just not enough." Read the rest...
09:55 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Holdouts who refuse to sell their "nail houses" todevelopers
Angry with Chinese homeowners who refuse to sell out, the country's eager and rapacious developers call their houses "stubborn nails" that can't be pounded into wood. Read the rest...
09:54 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing The Purge of Babylon, post-apocalypticfun
Monsters, long hidden in the shadows, take over the Earth in The Purge of Babylon, first in a series by Sam Sisavath. Read the rest...
09:03 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Beards rule at facial hairfestival
Photographer Sando Ujvari headed to the 7th Kunsag Beard Festival in Hungary, where masterpieces were on show from across the world. Above, Norbert Topf of Germany....
08:53 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Bus powered by cow poop beats speedrecord
The land speed record for a regular bus has been shat on. "Bus Hound," powered by biomethane derived from cow manure, clocked 76.785mph in speed trials in England. Read the rest...
08:42 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Animal abuse allegations included swearing at sheepbut plenty worse,too
A farmer, criticized for allowing sheep-shearers to swear at his animals, joked that the animals have never complained about salty language. Read the rest...
08:13 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Firefox tracking protection sped up web browsing up to 44% intest
Some websites have dozens and dozens of tracking bugs and libraries, slowing downloads and delaying rendering. If you block them in Firefox, researchers demonstrated, some pages load much faster. Rea...
07:33 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Debunking the myths ofOCD
Theres a common misconception that if you like to meticulously organize your things, keep your hands clean, or plan out your weekend to the last detail, you might be OCD. In fact, OCD (Obsessive Compu...
07:22 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Secret security questions deemedinsecure
Google analyzed the "secret questions" used by its vast userbase and was not surprised to learn that they are mostly terrible. Read the rest...
07:04 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Celebrity strategies for dealing with meantweets
A collection of the best responses to the worst behavior. The slap returned to Piers Morgan by soccer star Gary Lineker is a work of beauty. Above, Jewel Staite catches up her backlog....
06:57 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Beautiful handmade video game arcadecabinet
Swedish designer Love Hultn's Pixelkabinett 42 was "inspired by old industrial cabinets, vintage mixing consoles and early space travels."The retro futuristic body stands on four unique rocket nozzle ...
06:55 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing John Scalzi and Tor Books sign 13 book, 10 year, $3.4Mdeal
A decade after Tor published his first novel, Scalzi's committed to writing 10 adult and 3 young adult novels for Tor over the next ten years. Read the rest...
05:50 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing To save free trade, killTPP
The enemies of the Trans Pacific Partnership don't necessarily oppose free trade, but they're foursquare against the kind of corrupt, secretive negotiations that line the pockets of favored industries...
04:32 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Al Qaeda's job applicationform
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released an al Qaeda job application form which they say they recovered from a thumb-drive captured during the raid on Osama Bin Laden's home in...
03:50 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing This Towel Day, remember Terry Pratchett,too
May 25th is celebrated around the world as Towel Day in Douglas Adams's honor; this year, fans are remembering another beloved, departed giant of the field by wearing lilac sprigs (cf Nightwatch) wit...
02:22 am PDT - Mon, May 25, 2015
BoingBoing Anti-austerity parties soar in Spanish elections as Greece threatensdefault
Two new, anti-establishment parties (including one that grew out of the indignados movement -- a kind of Spanish precedent to Occupy) took key seats in regional and municipal elections in yesterday's ...
03:41 pm PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing Zitternix remove a stick without collapsing the pile (much, much easier said thandone!)
Zitternix tests your skill and steadiness of your hands by asking you to draw a stick from the pile without collapsing it. Read the rest...
03:25 pm PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing This is what working out with three kids lookslike
Our kids used to do the same thing when they were little. Now we've got three cats who've taken over the job of crawling all over us when we do yoga.[via]...
03:09 pm PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing New podcast from creators of Startup: MysteryShow
Mystery Show is a new podcast from Gimlet Media, creators of Startup. It's hosted by Starlee Kine and covers mysterious things. Great idea! In the first episode: "Laura rents a video. When she tries t...
02:43 pm PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing Debunking the myths ofOCD
Theres a common misconception that if you like to meticulously organize your things, keep your hands clean, or plan out your weekend to the last detail, you might be OCD. In fact, OCD (Obsessive Compu...
02:33 pm PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing Russian waitress rebuffs impudentclient
Uproxx provides the blow-by-blow:23 The man tries stuffing money down the waitresss shirt and gets pushed away.:27 The man attempts to retaliate and takes a menu-bash to the head.:30 BOOM GOES THE DYN...
02:00 pm PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing Expert pigtrainer
In this thoroughly fascinating 1978 film we meet Tom Johnson, who trained his pigs to pray before they dined at the slop through....
12:12 pm PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing If they'd given Commander Riker his own Star Trek spinoff show, it would not be as good asthis
They should have given the franchise to Jan van den Hemel. [via The Verge]...
11:51 am PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing Refrigerator full of Super Nintendo Jurassic Park cartridges could beyours
It's on eBay for $1,500, but the seller is entertaining offers. "No questions or answers have been posted about this item." [via @toastmaster]Just in time for the new Jurassic World (Jurassic Park) m...
11:21 am PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing Water and shock resisting 10400 mAh USBbattery
My favorite portable battery yet, the UNIFUN is the sturdiest pack I've found. This 10400 mAh battery is perfect for use on a bicycle, motorcycle or camping. Read the rest...
10:52 am PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing John Nash, famed mathematician, dies in roadaccident
"John Forbes Nash Jr., the brilliant Princeton University mathematician whose life story was the subject of the film "A Beautiful Mind," was killed with his wife Alicia on Saturday in a crash on the N...
10:13 am PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing Mad Max mocksmachismo
Mad Max: Fury Road makes fools of the mens' rights activists who saw earlier entires in the series as a glorification of powerful men. After all, they're wrong about that, too, as perfectly explained ...
08:14 am PDT - Sun, May 24, 2015
BoingBoing The end of the world is just the beginning in NEAL STEPHENSON's newnovel
The #1 New York Times bestselling author, known for Anathem (the Locus Award winner for Best Science Fiction Novel that the New York Times called immensely entertaining) and Reamde (which Cory Doctoro...
10:50 pm PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Remixing Taylor Swift to talk about women intech
Sumana writes, " As Julie Pagano put it: 'So many 'diversity in tech' efforts are about getting young women into the pipeline; ignore the fact that there's a meat grinder at the end.'" Read the rest...
10:42 pm PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Amazon will finally start paying tax in theUK
The company will abandon the pretense that its UK sales are consummated in Luxembourg and that the money floats in a state of taxless grace in the middle of the Irish Sea. Read the rest...
10:33 pm PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing What Sony and Spotify's secret deal really lookslike
The nitty-gritty details of Sony's deal with Spotify paint a picture of a very lopsided negotiation indeed, with Sony commanding an unbelievable "most favored nation" status from the streaming music p...
08:46 pm PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing These Women Have Crossed the Line: 30 activists cross North Korea DMZ forpeace
In an historic move, a group of global feminist activists march into the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to create a space for a new type of conversation about truly ending the Korean...
08:09 pm PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing These Women Have Crossed the Line: 30 activists march over North Korea DMZ forpeace
In an historic move, a group of global feminist activists march into the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to create a space for a new type of conversation about truly ending the Korean...
03:43 pm PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Stream Machine water cannon - high pressurefun
The genius of these Stream Machine water cannons is their simplicity. A single moving part a big fat piston with handle grip squeezes a wide stream of water down and out their large diameter tubes. ...
03:36 pm PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing The Lying Carpet A contemporary philosophical fable that questionsreality
The Lying Carpet is a truly beautiful picture book, offering up philosophical questions in a way that makes them not just accessible to pre-teens, but interesting for adults as well. Read the rest...
10:43 am PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Compressed towelettes are superhandy
Compressed at 70,000psi of pressure, these tiny washcloth pucks expand with a few drops of water. They super helpful to have around! Read the rest...
09:36 am PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Top three most popular dogs by USState
MentalFloss put together some quick infographics sharing which dogs we love most, by US State. My Great Pyr, Nemo, ranks in at 73rd "most popular" with the AKC, unlike others the AKC knows the Pyr is ...
08:56 am PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Music: "Summertime," Dj Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince(1991)
Enjoy the weekend....
07:33 am PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Ireland votes overwhelmingly in favor of gaymarriage
Though the total isn't in, tallies from key constituencies suggest that Ireland's referendum on approving same-sex marriage is a win for "Yes."The BBC reports that the result became apparent not long ...
01:34 am PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Awesome spookyhousewares
Dellamorte & Co does a fine line of handmade, spooky-gothy housewares and fashion items, including this gorgeous vampire bat vase. Read the rest...
01:21 am PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Hacktivist sees too much, FBI lock him up on child-porn charges, produce noevidence
Matthew DeHart, a veteran from a multi-generational military/intelligence family, ran a Tor hidden service server for his Wow guildies, members of his old army unit, and whistleblowers. Read the rest...
01:18 am PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Hedge funds buy swathes of foreclosed subprimes, force up rents, floatrent-bonds
When a giant hedge fund is bidding on all the foreclosed houses in a poor neighborhood, living humans don't stand a chance -- but that's OK, because rapacious investors make great landlords. Read the ...
12:49 am PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Ron Wyden and Rand Paul kill the Patriot Act(ish)
After an all-night session, Rand Paul [R-KY] and Ron Wyden [D-OR] tag-teamed majority leader Mitch McConnell [R-KY] and beat him to the mat -- he has abandoned the current legislative effort to extend...
12:42 am PDT - Sat, May 23, 2015
BoingBoing Tees, stickers and totes to benefit NARAL Pro-ChoiceTexas
Kyle from Bumperactive writes, "NARAL Pro-Choice Texas has a new tee supporting reproductive rights in the Lone Star State: "Texas, We Need To Talk About The Elephant In The Womb" -- a sly dig at the ...
04:24 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Cute little baby elephant falls asleep ratherabruptly
The most delightful derp. (more…)...
04:16 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Here's a sweet GIF of a dog's tongue lapping up water inslow-motion
Huh. so that's how it works. (more…)...
04:13 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing That guy who always 'actively listens' by constantly interruptingyou
College Humor tackles one of my pet peeves: hyperactive listening. (more…)...
04:01 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Insanely intelligent cat rings doorbell to be letinside
From Russia, of course. [via Reddit, of course]...
03:40 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Listen: Wayne Coyne's "Lynchian" dinner partysoundtrack
The inimitable Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne created a "Lynchian Party Soundtrack" for the Dinner Party Download playlist project. Have a listen! Read the rest...
02:47 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a piece of meat swipe right onTinder
It's true what they say: Online dating is a meatmarket.Tender is the easy way to connect with new and interesting meat around you. Switch on and if someone likes you back, its a match!A video projet b...
02:45 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a piece of meat swipe right onTinder
It's true what they say: Online dating is a meatmarket.Tender is the easy way to connect with new and interesting meat around you. Switch on and if someone likes you back, its a match!Video by Marcell...
02:35 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Mobile Home University, where the rich teach others how to rip off poor living in trailerparks
Some of the richest people in the US, like Warren Buffett, made millions from trailer parks. And some of them would like to teach others who enjoy exploiting the poor how to do exactly the same. Read...
01:02 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing The story of a struggling sculptor who makes a deal withDeath
Comics legend Scott McCloud returns to fiction with The Sculptor, the exceptional story of a struggling sculptor who makes a deal with Death for incredible artistic ability at the cost of his life in ...
12:45 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Josh Duggar poses with his importantpals
I've never seen the TV show about the Duggar family, so I didn't know how famous they were. Josh Duggar, who admitted to molesting children (include his siblings) was very popular among Republican pre...
12:30 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing The end of the world is just the beginning in NEAL STEPHENSON's newnovel
The #1 New York Times bestselling author, known for Anathem (the Locus Award winner for Best Science Fiction Novel that the New York Times called immensely entertaining) and Reamde (which Cory Doctoro...
12:24 pm PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing This comic makes privilege incredibly easy tounderstand
One of the clearest depictions you'll ever see of how small advantages can make huge differences. Read the rest...
11:56 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a piece of meat swipe right onTinder
It's true what they say: Online dating is a meatmarket....
11:34 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing A trippy program that makes you the DJ of your ownart
If you've ever stared slack-jawed at the swirling images of a music visualizer like Winamp, check out Iridescent Configuration, a program where you take control of the lightshow. Read the rest...
11:11 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing It's probably a good thing Damon Lindelof left Twitter because Tomorrowland is adud
Early reviews for Tomorrowland, Disneys $190 million science fiction movie, are bad. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 50% (a green splat) and Metacritic gives it 61/100. Read the rest...
11:04 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Police admit falsely arresting teen rape victim: "this is what happens when youlie."
A 17-year-old rape victim, treated with callous indifference and arrested by UK police who accused her of lying, has been awarded 20,000 in a settlement. Read the rest...
10:59 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Artist prints other people's Instagram photos and sells them for $100K at NYCgallery
Richard Prince selected other people's Instagram photos, printed them in large format, and put them on display in a gallery. They are selling for about $100,000 each. Read the rest...
10:55 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing On a live Walrus Webcam, watch partying pinnipeds gather inAlaska
Cannot stop watching. If I watch long enough, perhaps he will find his bukkit. Read the rest...
10:53 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Artist prints Instagram photos and sells them For $100K at NYCgallery
Richard Prince selected other people's Instagram photos, printed them in large format, and put them on display in a gallery. They are selling for about $100,000 each. Read the rest...
10:35 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Playing a piano composition for right hand, to lull baby in left hand back tosleep
Such a sweet video, by pianist Paul Barton. Read the rest...
10:24 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing It's probably a good thing Damon Lindelof left Twitter because Tomorrowland is adud
Early reviews for Tomorrowland, Disneys $190 million science fiction movie, are bad. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 50% (a green splat) and Metacritic gives it 61/100. Read the rest...
10:09 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Nut-rage airline exec released early by appealscourt
Disgraced airline exec Heather Cho, daughter of Korean Air Lines Co.s chairman, was set free for prison after a Seoul court ruled she'd done enough reflection and needs a new chance after changing her...
09:57 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Woman who shot at a police robot is now in custody after 22-hourstandoff
LA Times: "Authorities engaged in an armed standoff with an elderly Woodland Hills woman tried tear gas, a flash grenade and a crisis negotiator. When they sent a robot to slowly approach her, she sho...
09:49 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing 1860s photos of the lastSamurai
Felice Beato photographed Samurai in the 1860s and hand-colored the prints. According to Getty, he "made hundreds of ethnographic portraits and genre scenes in Japan. Read the rest...
09:29 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing High school calls teen's innocent rainbow Big Gay Ice Cream t-shirt'inappropriate'
A high school in Ohio reacted to student Jett Soungpradith's fantastic shirt from the Manhattan treat shop in a most ridiculous way: They said it was inappropriate and made him cover it up. Read the ...
09:16 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing This comic makes privilege incredibly easy tounderstand
One of the clearest depictions you'll ever see of how small advantages can make huge differences. Read the rest...
09:08 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Teenage rape victim, arrested by police on false charges of lying, awarded 20ksettlement
A 17-year-old rape victim, treated with callous indifference and arrested by UK police who accused her of lying, has been awarded 20,000 in a settlement. Read the rest...
08:11 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing How to swearBritish-style
With historical references and details of cultural and regional texture, Anglophenia explains how to utter terms like "bloody", "sod off" and "bollocks" with the proper mix of joy, irritation and indi...
08:07 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing danah boyd explains student privacybills
"The conversation is constructed as being about student privacy, but its really about who has the right to monitor which youth"....
07:58 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Henry I may be the next English king found under a carlot
Another English king may lurk beneath the country's placid sea of asphalt and cement. Read the rest...
07:31 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Incredible fingerdancer
This fellow is a master finger tutter. (more…)...
07:29 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing An Internet of Things that act like red-lightcameras
Charlie Stross is preparing for five more years of Tory rule in the UK by thinking up business-models that monopolize mandatory activities and extract rent from them. Read the rest...
07:26 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Eric Shit is a portrait of Eric Schmidt painted in an unorthodoxmedium
Google CEO Eric Schmidt, famous for weirdly off-kilter mockery of the privacy his company exploits for its billions, has been immortalized in shit. Read the rest...
06:58 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Amazing sea floor maps reveal California's offshoredepths
The California Seafloor Mapping Program is the most extensive of its kind, initiated in 2008 and bearing fruit in a series of beautiful maps. Read the rest...
06:07 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Ireland votes on same-sexmarriage
In conservative Ireland, homosexuality remained illegal until 1993. Even divorce only became an option in 1997. But times have changed. The first major international plebiscite on gay marriage is pois...
05:20 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Why Chrome uses all theRAM
Whitson Gordon explains why Google's browser is such a resource hog. Read the rest...
02:10 am PDT - Fri, May 22, 2015
BoingBoing Drawn and Quarterly's mammoth twenty-fifth anniversarycollection
776 pages commemorating a quarter-century of Canada's outstanding, astounding indie comics press, including essays by Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem and Lemony Snicket, and featuring seminal stories...
11:25 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Cocoa Pebbles ice creamtacos
The secret is in making a dough out of melted marshmallows, butter and smashed cocoa pebbles, which you can roll out into a crispy taco shell. Read the rest...
11:19 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Which Colombian ISPs keep your dataprivate?
Karen from the Electronic Frontier Foundation writes, "EFF is teaming up with groups in Latin America to take our 'Who Has Your Back' report international!" Read the rest...
11:08 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing The best criminal defense lawyer in Pittsburgh and America and TheWorld
"You keep your trap shut," says Daniel Muessig, who is absolutely a real lawyer, " and I'll keep your trap open."Dan will defend you for everyday offenses such as murder and burglary, but also "funny ...
10:43 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Is this the biggest asshole inGermany?
Despite blaring sirens and an open road, a driver forces a fire truck to wait, excruciatingly, at an otherwise lightly-trafficked intersection. Read the rest...
10:39 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Popehat ondepression
Just because you're a Type A, "fully invested in the classic American self-image of independence and grit," don't think you couldn't use some help. Read the rest...
10:15 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing A campaign to place Little Free Libraries in policedepartments
How the Little Free Library aims to establish and rebuild the relationship between police and the community Read the rest...
10:12 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Google Maps promises to stop racist trolls messing with mapsbuthow?
Struck by a succession of abusive scrawlings going live on its popular maps service, Google has apologized and promised to retool the service to prevent it from happening in future. Read the rest...
10:07 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Gin made from red woodants
The Cambridge Distillery collaborated with the Nordic Food Lab on Anty Gin, a limited-edition spirit containing red wood ant distillate. Read the rest...
09:59 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Animation: What you think about OCD is probablywrong
This excellent animated video by Dr. Natascha Santos and her collaborators debunks common misconceptions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Hopefully it'll discourage some people from saying "I'm so...
09:45 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Silk: wonderfully simple psychedelic artgenerator
Silk is a lovely interactive generative art web app. Created by Yuri Vishnevsky with audio by Mat Jarvis, it's also available as an iOS app. Silk...
08:31 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Dr. Dre Meets IceCube
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics! (more…)...
07:20 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Conservative Christian anti-gay TV star Josh Duggar on charges he sexually molested children: I actedinexcusably'
Josh has resigned from his position at the conservative Christian anti-gay hate group Family Research Council as a result of the sexual molestation accusations becoming public. Read the rest...
06:55 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Justice Department contradicts Attorney General Loretta Lynch's claims about PatriotAct
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was just interviewed by CBS News, fearmongering about losing Section 215 of the Patriot Act if Congress fails to re-authorize it. Only problem for her is the DoJ's...
04:57 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Mad Men to mad man George Lois: No, FuckYOU!
Michael Dooley wrote a fantastically entertaining piece in Print about self-appointed Original Mad Man George Lois (famous for the iconic Esquire covers he art directed in the 60s), who has lambasted ...
04:41 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Quadriplegic man with brain interface controls robot arm withintent
At Caltech, Erik Sorto, a quadriplegic, controlled a robot arm with his mind to drink a beer, feed himself, and play video games. Read the rest...
04:38 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Butt model and virtual patient to teach prostateexam
This is Patrick, a model butt combined with virtual patient software that helps train medical students on proper technique and bedside manner when giving a prostate exam. Read the rest...
04:38 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Adbad
I'd love to read The Next Web's article titled "Ad-blockers arent immoral, but maybe youre using them wrong", but it is impossible because of the hilariously broken full-screen ad superimposed upon it...
04:24 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing What I learned about leadership when I interviewed the biggest drug dealer inhistory
Rick Ross sold about a billion dollars worth of crack cocaine during his "career." Read the rest...
04:22 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing The truth aboutcavemen
Is that they only lived in caves seasonally, "maybe a couple of months a year at the most." At Nautilus, Jude Isabella interviews anthropological archaeologist Margaret Conkey, who sets the record str...
04:19 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Cockatoo screams into tinycup
"This sounds different for some reason." (more…)...
04:15 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Could you quit workingfull-time?
"Life is too short for a full-time job," writes Mohit Satyanand. "Time unwatched is its own treasure, gracious host to conversations that drift and swoop, afternoons that stretch into evenings, dinne...
04:04 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing This student film is an amazing love letter to HayaoMiyazaki
An animated film by a French creative design student is knocking the socks off Studio Ghibli fans. Read the rest...
03:59 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Gator vs. Truck (spoiler: the alligatorwins)
My only problem with this video is that the gator didn't also disembowel the driver and finish the job. (more…)...
03:55 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: NYC MTA explains subway delays with 8-bitvideo
New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority created this delightful video to explain subway delays. I'd enjoy playing this game while waiting for a train. (more…)...
03:54 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing #SayHerName movement brings attention to female victims of policebrutality
The Black Lives Matter movement has lifted up the names of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, and Tamir Rice. But although black women and girls are also frequent victims of polic...
03:52 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Epicdoodling
Im a pretty big fan of doodling, but my stuff has nothing on Peter Deligdisch. Read the rest...
03:49 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Maggie Gyllenhaal told 37 is "too old" to play love interest of a 55-year-olddude
Remember that time Russell Crowe blamed the lack of roles for older women in Hollywood on the fact that they refuse to play parts their age? Well in case you needed any more proof that his statement i...
03:48 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Dick Van Dyke stars in Dustbowl Revivals musicvideo
The 89-year-old breaks out his retro charmand some impressive dance movesto accompany this folksy tune (more…)...
03:44 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Heres Alan Cumming singing a Miley Cyrus song on a mountain in NewZealand
The actors whole Instagram feed is a gift, but this unexpected homage to the erstwhile Hannah Montana is especially great. Read the rest...
03:43 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing A campaign to place Little Free Libraries in policedepartments
How the Little Free Library aims to establish and rebuild the relationship between police and the community Read the rest...
03:42 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Heres Alan Cumming singing a Miley Cyrus song on a mountain in NewZealand
Rehearsal for my show 'Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs' at the Cafe Carlyle next month does not stop just because I am up a mountain on the other side of the world. Quite the contrary! Read t...
03:42 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing A campaign to place Little Free Libraries in policedepartments
How the Little Free Library aims to establish and rebuild the relationship between police and the community Read the rest...
03:35 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Bulls meetBulldog
Bulldog: "These are the biggest dogs I've ever seen!" Bulls: HELLO TINY COW. (more…)...
03:33 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Why genres don't matter on theInternet
Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt talk to Rachel Aaron about why she doesn't worry about genre anymoreand how she had to fight the siren song of Warcraft to become a professional writer. Read the res...
02:13 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've nevernoticed
"I did a TED Talk about flag design," says Roman Mars, host of the terrific 99% Invisible podcast, "and even though thats extremely niche and nerdy, I think I can get anyone (even the most design unaw...
02:03 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Show off your paintedminiatures!
My nephew, Joshua Smith, is graduating high school this week and will soon be off to the U.S. Coast Guard. In his free time, he's learning to painstakingly paint miniatures, and is starting to get pre...
01:23 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Use playing cards to remind yourself that you are going todie
A lifehack for dying Read the rest...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Taylor Swift video rotoscoped into complete insanity by 49 animationstudents
Each were given 52 frames of Shake it Off, and the result is "2767 frames of lovingly hand-drawn rotoscoped footage." Come for the tentacles, stay for the surrealist dragon kin....
12:08 pm PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing This student film is an amazing love letter to HayaoMiyazaki
An animated film by a French creative design student is knocking the socks off Studio Ghibli fans. Read the rest...
11:55 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Pac-Man bathroom mosaictile
Portland's Ground Kontrol Arcade features amazing Pac-Man mosaic tile floors in the restrooms. Read the rest...
11:43 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Watch mechanical orchestra of knives playdisco
Neil Mendoza's "Electric Knife Orchestra," a system of electrified and mechanized blades, cover the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive." (more…)...
11:24 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Spirited Away is still so lovely as an old Nintendogame
This 8-bit tribute to the greatest Studio Ghibli movie transforms the magic of Miyazaki into pixels. Read the rest...
11:13 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Miley Cyrus sings a song about her dead blowfish while dressed as aunicorn
And it's devastating. Read the rest...
10:52 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Excellent magic trick: accurately predict the number on a die hidden in a metalbox
The Die-Cipher II is currently my favorite magic trick because it appears that you can do the impossible: accurately predict the face-up number of a die hidden inside a round brass canister and lid. ...
10:45 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing TCM offers free course in film noirmovies
Even if you don't have cable TV, you are invited to sign up for Turner Classic Movie's free course, Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir. Read the rest...
10:44 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Swindler who cheated clients out of $17 million receives one-day jailsentence
Adam Jay Boskovich of Laguna Niguel was arrested in 2013 on 32 felony counts of lying to his clients about an investment opportunity that was actually a Ponzi scheme. He served one day in jail. The ju...
10:43 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing DEA agents lied about owning "New Jersey's sleaziest stripclub"
Sex-for-hire. Smuggled strippers. Tip-skimming. Given the DEA's penchant for participating in sex parties funded by drug cartels, is it any surprise a couple of DEA agents were caught running the Twin...
10:17 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder: last day to get 20%off
Weekend of Wonder (September 18-20, 2015) is a three-day festival in Southern California where you will learn about exciting new DIY technologies, make cool stuff, immerse yourself in an alternate rea...
09:54 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Carry your cat like a kangaroo in this adorablehoodie
If you've been looking for a hands-free snuggling experience with your cat, a Japanese company has the answer. Read the rest...
09:41 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing The Atlantis Ship, free via KindleUnlimited
Appearing out of legend, The Atlantis Ship has attacked the frontier and threatens the Commonwealth. Naturally, they turn to a drug abusing burn out to save the galaxy. Read the rest...
09:40 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Brianna Wu uploads Gamergate death threat to shame Ohioprosecutor
The game developer and Gamergate bogeywoman/survivor has furnished the authorities with the graphic death-threats she received for speaking out about online harassment of women, but they won't take ac...
09:30 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Former IMF chief economist on the problems withTPP
Tim Harford writes, "Simon Johnson is a fascinating character, former chief economist of the IMF and now scourge of bankers and lobbyists everywhere." Read the rest...
09:28 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Lenovo Thinkpad X1reviewed
Brett Howse says the ultra-thin model from Lenovoup to 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD with a 14" 1440-line display, i7 CPU opion and several USB portsis "likely the fastest ultrabook yet." At $2000 as teste...
09:26 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Marco Arment, co-founder of Tumblr, on the new MacBook: "Im returningthis."
Marco Arment has almost nothing good to say about the new MacBook. Read the rest...
09:20 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Man happy after cheap smartphonedowngrade
When his fancy, high-end Sony smartphone died, Abhishek Anand decided to replace it with a cheap $75 model. He's much happier, not least because it actually lasts a day on a charge. Read the rest...
09:18 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Sheriff Joe rally beautifullyupstaged
Racist supporters of racist Sheriff Joe were upstaged by this fantastic protestor. (Via Pocho.com)...
09:16 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Police in China pulls over minvan with 51 peopleinside
"An astonishing video has emerged in China of 51 passengers crammed into a minibus designed for six people."...
08:59 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing No waffle eating nudesunbathers
As seen by my mailbox. I live by a nude beach....
08:30 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder: last day to get 20%off
Last day for 20% discount! (Use BOING in the promo code field). Weekend of Wonder (September 18-20, 2015) is a three-day festival where you will learn about exciting new DIY technologies, make cool st...
07:04 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Making of a Star Wars wax museumexhibit
Watch how 180 sculptors at Madame Tussauds London wax museum recreated Star Wars in the uncanny valley. ...
06:47 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Good showerhead for low-waterpressure
I recently installed this Delta Water-Amplifying showerhead in a shower that has low pressure. It really does deliver a nice spray with large droplets. Read the rest...
06:38 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing What creeps us out andwhy?
Knox College psychologist Frank T McAndrew was curious about the nature of creepiness so he and student Sara Koehnke surveyed 1,300 people to identify "the building blocks of creepiness." Read the res...
06:25 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Crayola: Don't use colored pencils for DIYeyeliner
Responding to videos like this one about making DIY eyeliner from colored pencils, Crayola says that even though they're non-toxic, "they do not recommend using them to make lipstick, eyeliner or othe...
06:14 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing NSA wanted to hack the Androidstore
A newly published Snowden leak reveals that the NSA planned to hack the Android store so that it could covertly install malware on its targets' phones. Read the rest...
05:54 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing The future of manufacturing will happen on yourdesktop
The Pi-Top is an open source DIY laptop made using the latest in kitchen table manufacturing technology Read the rest...
05:50 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Remembering The Empire Strikes Back 35 yearslater
35 years after the experience that was The Empire Strikes Back Lisa Granshaw looks wistfully back. Read the rest...
05:49 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Internet star Natalie Tran discusses Asian representation in themedia
Natalie Tran is well known for the hilarious, absurd, and relatable observational comedy videos she releases on her YouTube channel CommunityChannel. But she recently stopped by Brown University to gi...
05:48 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Simon Pegg discusses geek culture and the infantilization ofsociety
SpacedGiven that Simon Pegg has spent most of his career riffing on and benefiting from geek culture, he got in a bit of hot water when he told Radio Times, Nerd culture is the product of a late capit...
05:47 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Sketch comedy group reveals the real dangers of saying no todrugs
Things get a little out of hand during an anti-drug class in this new sketch video from Stevedore Comedy. (more…)...
05:43 am PDT - Thu, May 21, 2015
BoingBoing Ijeoma Oluo: What You Can Do Right Now About PoliceBrutality
In a new article, activist and writer Ijeoma Oluo gives advice those who are upset about the recent public examples of police brutality but feel helpless to do anything. Read the rest...
10:25 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing GM says you don't own your car, you just licenseit
GM has joined with John Deere in asking the government to confirm that you literally cannot own your car because of the software in its engine. Read the rest...
10:13 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Experimental plugin lets computers share URLs with ultrasonictones
Tone is an experimental Chrome plugin from Google Research that lets computers share small amounts of information (like URLs) with ultrasonic chirps. Read the rest...
10:02 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Paper on changing peoples' minds about marriage equalityretracted
If you, like me, were given hope by the uplifting This American Life story on how door-to-door canvassing by LGBT people about marriage equality changed peoples' minds, I've got bad news for you. Read...
09:50 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Gamergatecross-stitch
Bidding starts at $10, proceeds go to benefit Skepchickcon in Minneapolis, July 2-5....
09:47 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Today's terrifying Web security vulnerability, courtesy of the 1990s cryptowars
The Logjam bug allows attackers to break secure connections by tricking the browser and server to communicate using weak crypto -- but why do browsers and servers support weak crypto in the first plac...
09:14 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Mark Zuckerberg just dropped another $100M to protect hisprivacy
Remember when Mark Zuckerberg declared that the age of privacy was over? Read the rest...
06:40 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing The future of manufacturing will happen on yourdesktop
The Pi-Top is an open source DIY laptop made using the latest in kitchen table manufacturing technology Read the rest...
05:35 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Damien Hirst pill and skulljewelry
This elegant Damien Hirst 18 carat gold charm bracelet dangles with a diamond skull and a variety of gold pills, embossed with their appropriate pharmaceutical compound number and logo. It's only 25,0...
05:19 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Where is my damnedjetpack?
This is the the Small Rocket Lift Device (SRLD), developed by engineer Wendell F. Moore of Bell Aerosystems in the late 1950s. Unfortunately, the SRLD isn't in my garage ready for my commute but rathe...
04:28 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Video: One artist's 16 years ofselfies
Artist JK Keller's "Living My Life Faster" is a video depicting 16 years of selfies. (more…)...
02:15 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Out of the closet and into thearcade
Watch Gaming in Color, a film exploring the LGBT side of gaming. Read the rest...
02:11 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Whiplash rental for $1 onAmazon
Richard Brody of the New Yorker sure did hate the movie Whiplash ("a work of petty didacticism that shows off petty mastery") but I loved it. Amazon is offering Whiplash as a streaming rental for just...
02:10 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Being student council president at an elite girls school isn'teasy
Take one part roleplaying game, one part dating sim, and one part mystery-solving, set it in a traditional elite girls' school, and you'll have Hanako Games' Black Closet, a slightly rough but engagin...
12:28 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: A bee isborn
Mesmerizing high-resolution time-lapse footage of how bees enter the world. (more…)...
12:28 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Extant rebooted for 2nd season:teaser
With new showrunners Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro in charge, the upcoming season of Extant, starring Halle Berry, looks like it'll be a lot more fun than the first season (which had promise, but didn'...
12:16 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Dude who plays flame-throwing guitar in Mad Max is a very cooldude
Questions answered: whether his guitar actually shot flames (yes), what music he'd play while on set (Led Zep, natch), and whether he'd return for another Mad Max movie if asked (yes, duh). Read the ...
12:16 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing New Makey Makey Go converts almost anything into a touchinterface
Jay Silver is a very cool guy, and I loved the original Makey Makey, so I know the Makey Makey Go will be awesome. Read the rest...
12:16 pm PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing The UnbreakableFuriosa
Mad Max meets The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in a mashup video with some important news: Females are strong as hell....
11:59 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing CIA interrogator says agency punished him for cooperating with tortureprobe
CIA interrogator of "high-value detainees" filed a complaint with the agency's internal watchdog in which he sought "whistleblower protection," claiming the CIA punished him as a "reprisal" for him co...
11:43 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Adidas-clad Christian men awkwardly (and hilariously) rap about theBible
Adidas-clad Christian men awkwardly, hilariously, homoerotically rap about the Bible. (more…)...
11:39 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Portraits of the worlds most storied rockguitars
Most of the guitarists, bassists, and mandolin players in photographer Jay Blakesbergs just released gem of a new book, Guitars That Jam: Portraits of the Worlds Most Storied Rock Guitars, are members...
11:36 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing What Mad Men would look like in the digitalage
Mad Men Integrated asks an important question: what if arrogant guys from the 20th century were actually arrogant guys from the 21st century? Read the rest...
11:29 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing How to fluff chicken butts. Fluffin' those butts. Flufffluff.
This is a real task that people who raise chickens have to do. Read the rest...
11:24 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Nigerian restaurant shut down for serving humanflesh
UPDATE: Aw, bummer, this was a hoax. A tasty, tasty hoax.Even worse, they were charging too much, says this fellow:A local priest who ate at the restaurant was alarmed at the prices it was charging af...
10:59 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Delta's awesome safety video is loaded withmemes
Delta premiered the "Internetest safety video on the Internet" Wednesday morning and it's already making waves for all of its outrageous pop culture references. It's pretty safe to say that this video...
10:32 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing A brief history of Beverly Hills' "WitchHouse"
As a fan of the Storybook school of architecture, I enjoyed Erin McCarthy's short history of the Spadena House in Beverly Hills in Mental Floss. Read the rest...
10:01 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing 100 Years of Beauty - Episode 6:Philippines
Time lapse of a model getting her hair and makeup done to match every decade from 1910 to 2010. See also:...
09:48 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing LA DWP says condo-dwelling couple owes $51,649.32 waterbill
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power won't back down from insisting that a senior couple living in a condo used over $50,000 of water in a matter of months. They are threatening the couple wi...
09:27 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Artisanal pencil shop opens in LowerManhattan
Caroline Weaver likes pencils so much she has a tattoo of a pencil on her arm. Weaver is the owner of the newly opened C. Read the rest...
09:20 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing In this game, censorship does not mean 'deleting your spiteful internetcomments'
The Westport Independent casts you as the clip-happy editor of a newsrag under an oppressive regime, where you decide what goes to print. Can you manage the government threat and still subvert it? R...
09:20 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Why the CIA destroyed "interrogation"tapes
I was told, if those videotapes had ever been seen, the reaction around the world would not have been survivable, Jane Mayer, investigative journalist for The New Yorker, says on the new FRONTLINE doc...
09:09 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Trailer for Maze Runner: The ScorchTrials
Everyone in my family enjoyed Maze Runner, and we are looking forward to the sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, which sees Thomas and his pals facing a new set of death traps. Read the rest...
09:09 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Music: "She's Got Issues," The Offspring(1998)
The Offspring's immature, angry and confused rock of the late 90s remains a favorite....
09:08 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing See Neil deGrasse Tyson's collection of weirdartifacts
Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's office is loaded with curiosities found at the intersection of science, cosmology, and pop culture. (National Geographic)...
09:06 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Digital rights news from2025
European Digital Rights has published 300 Edrigrams -- crucial newsletters on all things digital in the EU -- and to celebrate, the 300th edition features 37 pages of news from the year 2025. Read the...
08:58 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing SFBay Area: #SFPhotoBomb tonight, 8pm @PianoFight
This Wednesday at the PianoFight theater in San Francisco, Imran G and Red Scott present their new monthly comedy show #PhotobombSF, which combines today's best comics, a theater with San Francisco's ...
08:43 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Practical MentalMagic
Drawn to this book by its cover, Practical Mental Magic has taught me the art of mind reading! This 1940s collection of tricks and effects has it all. Read the rest...
08:38 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Mediabreaker: remix tool to foster the next generation of JonStewarts
From NYC media-literacy charity The LAMP comes MediaBreaker, a radical tool to remix the media, lay out its agenda, and tell our own stories. Read the rest...
06:48 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Uber hired Carnegie Mellon robotics lab out from underit
Uber and the tech college announced a partnership earlier this year. Looks it was a trojan horse to identify and hire away Pittsburgh's top robotics experts to build its driverless cab fleet. Read th...
06:31 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing PayPal fined $25m for tricking users into creditprogram
A few months ago, I noticed that PayPal put a "pay later" button where the usual payment button would be. It's a tricky way to snooker users into the credit/debt treadmill, and PayPal has been fined f...
05:39 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing hitler.ninja implements Windows 7 Beta as Godintended
Finally. Well, at least it's better than Vista....
05:25 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Walmart's new employee video really, really doesn't want you tounionize
UPDATE: The video was removed. Here's a mirror."How would it make sense for associates to join a union that wants to damage our reputation?" [via r/video]...
04:21 am PDT - Wed, May 20, 2015
BoingBoing Mad Men misogynist Paul Johansson well-suited to hisrole
Buzzfeed's Susan Cheng reports that during an interview with the actor portraying a 70's corporate sleazebag, he made inappropriate sexual remarks; put his arm around her; and told her he was 'sweatin...
11:41 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing America: thespatula
What says God Bless America better than a Stars and Bars spatula? (via Canopy)...
11:38 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing FBI spies on tar sands opponents under banner of "nationalsecurity"
They've followed Canada's RCMP in classifying tar sands opponents as threats to national security and fair game for intense surveillance. Read the rest...
11:31 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing 150 orgs, experts and companies tell Obama: hands offcrypto!
The joint letter from human rights organizations, eminent cryptographers, tech companies and trade associations takes aim at the FBI's ever-louder calls to ban the use of effective cryptography. Read ...
09:41 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Bottled water: the ultimate throwback to feudalselfishness
Sure, you're boycotting Nestle for draining California's drought-stricken aquifers for bottled water, but why stop there? Read the rest...
09:40 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Heavy Metal band-namegenerator
The internets official heavy metal band name generator: pretty good names, with a brilliant presentation. What webfonts are for! (Thanks, Eirik!)...
09:08 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing The occult gambling game giving out amulets of realgold
What in the unknown world is Jason Rohrer up to now? Read the rest...
07:48 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Walmart's new employee video really, really doesn't want you tounionize
"How would it make sense for associates to join a union that wants to damage our reputation?" [via r/video]...
06:57 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing The occult gambling game giving out amulets of realgold
What in the unknown world is Jason Rohrer up to now? Read the rest...
05:55 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: On Iraq - W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb HaveDone?)
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.And, for sure, JOIN the fun to be had in Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the INNER HIVE. More Tom the Dancing Bug comics on Boing Boing! (more...
03:03 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Bill Gates' summer readinglist
Book lover Bill Gates made a video of suggested summer reading.Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh. The Magic of Reality, by Richard Dawkins. Read the rest...
02:51 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing The E.T. sequel that fortunately neverhappened
In 1982, Steven Spielberg and Melissa Mathison wrote a treatment for an ET sequel, called "Nocturnal Fears," that featured evil aliens and the return of ET as savior; Here is a chunk of it: Read the r...
02:15 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Gorgeous photo of crown diva at Universal ShowQueen Pageant, the moment shewins
An absolutely fabulous photo by Kelli Bullock of the absolutely fabulous queens at the Universal ShowQueen Pageant 2015, which showcased the world's greatest transgender and drag divas. Read the rest...
02:13 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Limited-edition 'Code Black' HD-camera drone for 50%Off
This powerful little drone ($99) is the size of your palm, and uses 6-axis gyro technology for an extremely smooth flight. Read the rest...
02:01 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Boing Boing's Pick Your Own Apple ToyGiveaway
To get things rolling with our newly launched store, we are holding an Apple Toy Giveaway. One lucky winner will choose any Apple product they want up to $700. Good luck, and be sure to check out the ...
01:12 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Excellent animation about NetNeutrality
From the team behind Kurz Gesagt (In a Nutshell), this terrific animation about Net Neutrality that premiered at last night's Webby Awards in New York City....
12:26 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Lego Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart BuildingKit
Since I've never seen a complete episode of The Simpsons (let me know in the comments if it's a good show) I can't vouch for this Lego Kwik-E-Mart Building Kit's verisimilitude. Read the rest...
12:24 pm PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing A platform game that's invisible until you paintit
The world of Ink begins in darkness. You're a little white square surrounded by what appears to be nothing—until you start painting. Read the rest...
11:46 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Hamster eaten to prove "how dear life is" tochildren
A teacher in rural South Korea is under investigation after he reportedly killed a live rodent in front of children and then ate it. Read the rest...
11:29 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing America's terrible trains are an ideologicaltriumph
America's trains suck on purpose: "Ride a fast train to Washington today and youll start thinking about national health insurance tomorrow." Read the rest...
11:11 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Read the first chapter of Neal Stephenson's new novelSeveneves
Neal Stephenson's new novel Seveneves is out! Read the rest...
11:02 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Jig for making paracordbracelets
Paracord bracelets (or survival bracelets) are a popular, fun-to-make fashion accessory, and can also come in handy if you suddenly need to unravel the bracelet and use the cord to make a tourniquet, ...
11:01 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Reflection makes chimp appear to be wearing adress
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11:01 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing The occult gambling game giving out amulets of realgold
What in the unknown world is Jason Rohrer up to now? Read the rest...
10:44 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Bird laughs like asupervillain
Someone's been watching too many Saturday morning cartoons....
10:43 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing The evolution of our Jackhammer Jilllogo
I'm glad Stephen Coles of Fonts in Use wrote about the creation and evolution of our Jackhammer Jill mascot and logo, because I forgot most of the details! Read the rest...
10:41 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Random Eurosong generator better thanEurovision
The Eurosong Generator allows you to create jaunty pop songs in the trashy style characteristic of the Eurovision Song Contest. The results are much better than the Eurovision Song Contest. Previously...
10:39 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing How free software activist Richard Stallman surfs theweb
I'd rather go completely dead-tree than have to surf like Stallman does, but if it works for him, great! Read the rest...
10:22 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing A tiki-bar for hamsters (andhedgehogs)
From the tiny pu-pu platter to the miniature cocktail umbrella, Tiny Hamster and his hedgehog pal are living the good life. Read the rest...
10:19 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing LA sushi chef who served illegal whale meatsentenced
A Santa Monica sushi chef arrested in a 2013 sting operation for selling whale meat has been sentenced to two years probation, fined $5,000 and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service. Rea...
10:11 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing First leak from Joker flick is him slapping HarleyQuinn
It's an actual unauthorized leak, too, from the set. You know, just in case you were thinking that the movie's PR team would be as profoundly stupid as the people making this movie. Read the rest...
10:08 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Hear Benedict Cumberbatch read Kafkas The Metamorphosis (free for a limited timeonly)
The BBC is offering Franz Kafkas The Metamorphosis as a free streaming audiobook, read by Benedict Cumberbatch.[via]...
09:49 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Cat eats ice cream, gets brainfreeze
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09:41 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Raiders of the Lost Ark's Hovitos fertilityidol
This Hovitos fertility idol is a replica, it does not belong in a museum. (more…)...
09:39 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing The Occult Gambling Game Giving Out Amulets of RealGold
What in the unknown world is Jason Rohrer up to now? Read the rest...
09:39 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Pirate Bay domains to beseized
Two key domains must be nabbed, according to a court ruling by a Swedish court, including their "most famous" thepiratebay.se domain. Read the rest...
09:26 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Getting ahead ingymnastics
Photographed by Vasily Fedosenko, Russia's Margarita Mamun performs in the individual final programme at the 31st European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Minsk, Belarus,on May 3, 2015....
09:26 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Sketch comedy team performs all-new episode of Seinfeld, and it's prettygood!
Thanks to the fine acting talent of the wonderful sketch team Bellevue, Susan is back!...
09:23 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Cute video blends playful child with Super Mario Bros.effects
"A Kids Imagination." (more…)...
09:15 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing A debt collection agency that hassled a woman for $1,000 must award her $83,000,000:Jury
One of the the biggest debt collectors in the United States was ordered to pay Maria Guadalupe Mejia $83 million for "maliciously" suing her for a $1000 credit card debt that she didn't owe. Read the...
09:08 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing A tiki-bar for hamsters (andhedgehogs)
From the tiny pu-pu platter to the miniature cocktail umbrella, Tiny Hamster and his hedgehog pal are living the good life. Read the rest...
08:55 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Cute video blends playful child with Super Mario Bros.effects
"A Kids Imagination." (more…)...
08:43 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Anna Kendrick is Indianna Jones in this Red Nose Daysketch
As part of its Red Nose Day festivities, NBC decided to reboot Indiana Jones with Anna Kendrick as its snappy, sarcastic lead. (more…)...
08:36 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Researchers develop yeast that converts sugar intomorphine
Scientists have developed type of yeast that can turn glucose into morphine. It will soon be possible to homebrew opiates just as one homebrews beer. Read the rest...
08:35 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Serial killerfamilies
Meet the Bloody Benders, the Sawney Bean Clan, the Briley Brothers, and more! [io9]...
08:32 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Landspeedercake
Les Gteaux de Gilles created this enticing Landspeeder cake. It would make an excellent dessert following an entre of womp rats I bull's-eyed in my T-16 back home. Read the rest...
08:25 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Dog doesn't understandphone
Or maybe he just doesn't understand the tinny voice of his mom on the lowest quality sounding cell phone ever. ...
08:23 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Heres what happens when gay guys see each other and straight people aren'taround
Brian Jordan Alvarez, Mitch Silpa, and Stephen Guarino finally reveal the secret in this delightfully surreal sketch. (more…)...
08:22 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Sony's contract with Spotifyrevealed
The Verge obtained the 2011 agreement between the label and the music streaming service, which launched later that year. "Sony Music came out the winner," reports Micah Singleton...
08:12 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Check out this fandom-themed short film from promising young director, YulinKuang
Its always exciting to see new directorial talents emerge, especially when they happen to be women of color. Read the rest...
08:11 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Racial Bias Watch: How is the media covering the Waco biker gangshootout?
Thanks to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, there has been a lot of discussion recently about racial bias in the media Read the rest...
06:29 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Taxi medallion markets collapse acrossAmerica
Uber may be rapacious, exploitative corporate scum, but they're knocking the bottom out of one of the most corrupt "markets" in the country. Read the rest...
12:20 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Alexey Kondakov's photoshops bring art history to contemporarylife
The work of Alexey Kondakov, an artist based in Kiev, Ukraine. He lifts figures from classical artworks and photoshops them in to contemporary scenes of urban life. Read the rest...
12:18 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Chris Christie denounces "civil libertiesextremists"
Because the framers of the Constitution didn't really mean it -- after all, it's not like America had any enemies in 1776....
12:15 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Blade Runner homage lithograph by Tiny Splendor (artist MaxStadnik)
Dedicated To All Those Cyberpunks Who Fight Against Injustice and Corruption Everyday. (more…)...
12:12 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Lessig & Williamson in Seattle for July 4 premiere of"Killswitch"
Brian writes, "Campaign finance reformer and technology law professor Lawrence Lessig, and bestselling author Marianne Williamson, will be at the July 4th Seattle premiere of 'Killswitch: The battle t...
12:07 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Crowdfunding toys forzoo-rhinos
Bethany writes, "San Francisco Zoo is partnering with an engineering team and a San Francisco startup to crowdfund the building of novel high-tech enrichments for the zoo's male rhinos." Read the rest...
12:06 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Disney Comic from 1960 shows what a radical man-hating feminist Daisy Duckwas
A Sticky Situation (1960) by Carl Barks. Read the rest...
12:00 am PDT - Tue, May 19, 2015
BoingBoing Heavy Metal band-namegenerator
The internets official heavy metal band name generator: pretty good names, with a brilliant presentation. What webfonts are for! (Thanks, Eirik!)...
11:49 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Short film: 'And Then I Vanish,' a surreal motion poem by CornelSwoboda
This short film delivers the goods. Read the rest...
11:39 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Music Video: 'Booty GPS' by 'German weirdo dude' Flula feat. Mametown(2015)
'German weirdo dude' Flula has a song about how much it sucks when you lose track of your bae's butt. He has an EP coming out soon, with this song and others. Read the rest...
11:25 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Watch these dudes construct and grill Barbecued Beer Can BaconBurgers
If you're paleo, it's porno. If you're vegan or plant-leaning, it's a very good example of what not to eat. (more…)...
11:12 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Just grill your steaks directly over or in hot flowing lava, why don'tyou
But how do they taste? (more…)...
10:47 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing This guy does the best athletic shoe reviews on YouTube, seriously you have to watchthis
Air Jordan XI (11) Retro Legend Blue Unboxing + Review + On Feet, by Brad Hall. (more…)...
10:34 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Do bugssleep?
According to University of Wisconsin biologist Barrett Klein, paper wasps, cockroaches, praying mantises, and fruit flies definitely doze. The challenge though, he tells National Geographic, is identi...
09:51 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Nonprofit creates shoes that expand with kids'feet
Kenton Lee worked with shoe R&D firm Proof of Concept to develop a kids' sandal that adjusts over five sizes and is built to last for at least five years. He tested the prototypes at schools in K...
09:35 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Massive wind-up teeth graffitiartwork
"Wind Up Teeth," a fantastic piece by Israeli street artist Dede on the abandoned Tel Aviv Dolphinarium; More on Tel Aviv's street art scene at PAPERMAG....
08:57 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing This guy does the best athletic shoe reviews on YouTube, seriously you have to watchthis
Air Jordan XI (11) Retro Legend Blue Unboxing + Review + On Feet, by Brad Hall. (more…)...
08:45 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Watch Johnny Rotten get booted from Roseanne Barr talk show(1999)
In 1999, Johnny Rotten was meant to be a guest on Roseanne Barr's TV show, but it didn't end well. Read the rest...
08:14 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Americans do not like NSA spying and want to reform the Patriot Act, new pollreveals
The poll was taken as a key aspect of the US Patriot Act is set to expire. It found opposition to government surveillance across partisan, ideological, age and gender divides. Read the rest...
08:02 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Motorcycle helmet review: Bell Star Carbon, a lightweight, high-end trackhelmet
Bell's lightweight, high-end track helmet is well ventilated and extremely comfortable. Read the rest...
07:37 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing How to know if the Overland Expo is foryou
An afternoon at the United States' premierand mostly onlyconvention for people who really like to live in their trucks. Read the rest...
02:11 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Is this a missing piece to Jodorowsky'sDune?
Grady Runyon owns a used record store in Ventura, CA. In this video by Rossangeles, Runyon tells a wonderful story about how a stranger asked to meet him in a parking garage to show him a mysterious a...
12:58 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing US officials leak information about the ISIS raid thats more sensitive than anything Snowden everleaked
Over the weekend the US conducted a raid in Syria where they killed an alleged ISIS leader. Beyond the whole conducting-war-operations-in-a-country-we're-not-at-war-with question, the NYT published an...
12:47 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing 102-year-old woman loses her teeth blowing candles on birthdaycake
Louise Bonito's 102nd birthday party will certainly be one for her family to remember but not necessarily for the reasons they might have thought. Read the rest...
12:27 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Meet the most beautiful psychedelic multicolor crayfishever
He looks like an animated stoner GIF. Read the rest...
12:19 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing FurryRoad
I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry....
12:11 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Southwest flight crew didn't let woman call her suicidalhusband
Karen Momsen-Evers was aboard a Southwest Airlines flight when she received a disturbing text from her husband, asking for forgiveness for what he was about to do. Read the rest...
12:07 pm PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Literally thoughtcrime: If 'You're thinkin' about joining al-Qaeda or ISIL,' President Lindsey Graham would droneyou
Soon-to-be presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will vow to protect and uphold the American Constitution if elected to office. But also he will kill you extrajudicially with a drone if yo...
11:59 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing "I'm sorry, Gavin, it's Apple Mapsbad"
A funny moment from Silicon Valley, where an entrepreneur learns that his new operating system is even worse than Windows Vista....
11:44 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing President Obama finally gets Twitter, has dorky firsttweet
President Obama launched his official Twitter page today under the handle @POTUS Read the rest...
11:31 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Man sells machine to make your wishes cometrue
"Millions of people over the decades will tell you 'Yes, it may be the holy grail of technology.' A proper name eludes us, so we will call it simply, The Wishing Machine." Only $195. Read the rest...
11:28 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Oberto Applewood Smoked BaconJerky
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11:25 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Ramadi "falls to IslamicState"
Ramadi, about an hour and a half from Baghdad, fell over the weekend to Islamic State fighters. The U.S. insists that the city is still "contested", though it seems Iranian-backed militias will be doi...
11:10 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Because of net porn, Hustler's circulation has dropped97%
The entire magazine industry has been hurt by the web, but pornographic magazines have been hit the hardest.From an essay in Quartz by Lee Quarnstrom, former editor of Hustler:In a January 2014 interv...
11:05 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Viral success ismeaningless
Jami Attenberg saw a flash of internet fame, but it didn't help her sell her book. It made her no money at all. Read the rest...
10:58 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Heres an orangutan playing with some babytigers
This adorable orangutan saw zookeepers caring for tiger cubs at the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina and decided he wanted to try it out too. (more…)...
10:51 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Prankster Magic fake box labels, awesome card tricks, and othertomfoolery
Prankster Magic includes some excellent card and coin tricks that kids can quickly learn. The illustrations are clear and appealingly cartoonish. Read the rest...
10:50 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing This video of a guy throwing stuff without looking is ridiculouslysatisfying
Just try not to think about how many times he had to film each shot. (more…)...
10:47 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Easy hippy speedball: cannabis-n-coffeeK-Cups
A K-Cup of cannabis infused coffee beans from Fairwinds costs about $10.Marrying two complex plant products (coffee beans and cannabis) provides a tremendous and enjoyable experience to the consumer. ...
10:39 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing The Internet's "awkward older sisters" are creating safe spaces for teengirls
Our culture is quick to mock and exploit teenage girls (or pit them against one another), but new forces on the Internet are pushing back Read the rest...
10:38 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing This video of a guy throwing stuff without looking is ridiculouslysatisfying
Just try not to think about how many times he had to film each shot. (more…)...
10:38 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Easy hippy crack: cannabis-n-coffeeK-Cups
A K-Cup of cannabis infused coffee beans from Fairwinds costs about $10.Marrying two complex plant products (coffee beans and cannabis) provides a tremendous and enjoyable experience to the consumer. ...
10:37 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Dueling car ads highlight subtlesexism
Overt sexism runs rampant in advertising, but sometimes gender biases are almost invisible. Read the rest...
10:36 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Doom 4trailer
It's only 11 seconds long5 seconds, really!which is incredibly stingy even by the stingy standards of modern trailering. It's so short I can't even get a neat looping GIF out of the online Youtube-to-...
10:35 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Oberto Applewood Smoked BaconJerky
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10:35 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Baby discovers the magic ofdandelions
Just try and watch this without smiling. (more…)...
10:34 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Heres an orangutan playing with some babytigers
This adorable orangutan saw zookeepers caring for tiger cubs at the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina and decided he wanted to try it out too. (more…)...
10:13 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Bloc Party bassist loves Joy Division's "Passover." Alot.
At Cuepoint, Gordon Moakes, bassist for Bloc Party and Young Legionnaire, explores the beautiful restraint of Joy Division's "Passover," from Closer. Read the rest...
10:12 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Under Armour apologizes for Iwo Jima parodyshirt
Sports clothing company Under Armour apologized for its "Band of Ballers" t-shirt with a graphic mimicking the famed 1945 war photo "Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima." (more…)...
10:08 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Mad Max: FuryRoad
Fuck yes. Read the rest...
09:45 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Do you hate hamburgermenus?
I'm not talking about the dining options at your local Five Guys, but that little stack of three red lines at the top right of this very page. On the pro side, it solves design problems and gets rid o...
09:32 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing BASE jumpers killed inaccident
Well-known BASE jumper Dean Potter and flight partner Graham Hunt died Saturday during a leap in Yosemite National Park.After attempting a wingsuit flight from 7,500-foot Taft Point, their spotter hea...
09:25 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Fellow gets out of parked car a second before it's crushed by rollingtruck
I think the driver of the car seen rapidly backing out of the lot knew what was about to happen....
09:13 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Hello, Twitter! It'sBarack.
Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account.— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015President Obama's first tweet. I was hoping for some su...
09:12 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing How four keys can create a spectrum offeelings
Arielle Grimes' What Now? uses constraint and glitch aesthetics to explore emotional overwhelm, care for oneself and others Read the rest...
08:55 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing In "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken", Game of Thrones mocks the power of powerfulwomen
Game of Thrones was dealt a card denied by history to George Lucas: when everything gets buried in walking, talking and politics, it can always just have someone raped. Read the rest...
08:48 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Researchers create time lapse videos by mining onlinephotos
Researchers from the University of Washington and Google have synthesized time-lapse videos by mining large community photo collections. We introduce an approach for synthesizing time-lapse videos ofp...
07:56 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Introducing the Boing Boing Store (and a special launchdiscount)!
Today, we launched the Boing Boing Store! It's packed with great deals on everything from gadgets and gear to software to drones to undercover vaporizers. Read the rest...
07:51 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Play it now:RadOS
Billed as a "modern horror experience", RadOS summons the simultaneously hilarious and nightmarish circumstance of cursing softly at a bright, gooey GUI as you struggle desperately against losing ever...
07:34 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing LED turn signal cyclinggloves
I saw these clever Zackees LED Turn Signal Gloves for cycling last week at Silicon Valley Fashion Week. While LED streetwear is a bit too "cyber" for my taste, these gloves seem like they could be a l...
06:16 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Why do deer run into traffic,anyway?
Infinideer is a weird little diversion made for the tenth annual Toronto game jam: You are a deer, you gallop into traffic, and you have to cause as much wreckage as you can before you die grossly, wh...
05:53 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Adam Savage built Captain Kirk'schair
Our friend Adam Savage of Mythbusters and Tested built Kirk's Captain's Chair from the original Star Trek!...
03:16 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Fan de-mixes the original Star Warsmovies
The Despecialized Editions of the original Star Wars movies are a de-mix of the DVD releases, restoring them to the color, edits and pacing of the original cinematic releases. Read the rest...
02:46 am PDT - Mon, May 18, 2015
BoingBoing Today's jam: Embrace theSun!
This morning's walk delivered a new jam, courtesy of the music in the latest Welcome to Nightvale "Weather" segment: Sifu Hotman's Embrace the Sun. Read the rest...
10:39 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Atlanta pays $20,000 to critic forced to post pro-cop message toFacebook
Atlanta police Lt. Jeffrey Cantin told Baton Bob, a street performer, that he wouldn't be released on Bond unless he posted complementary remarks about the Atlanta police department to his Facebook p...
10:25 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Blizzard bans 100,000 Warcraftplayers
They were all running mods that let them automate away the tedious grinding that is so integral to the way that MMOs incentivize players to devote thousands of hours to their products. Read the rest...
10:03 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing In "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken", Game of Thrones mocks the power of powerfulwomen
Game of Thrones was dealt a card denied by history to George Lucas: when everything gets buried in walking, talking and politics, it can always just have someone raped. Read the rest...
09:00 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Tokyo bookstore renews writer's passion forprint
At GONE, Tom Downey writes beautifully about how a visit to Tokyo's Tsutaya bookstore clarified for him why print media remains so seductive: Read the rest...
08:40 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Raining spiders inAustralia
Millions of spiders rained from the sky in Australia's Southern Tablelands, literally covering homes with webs as the arachnids invaded. Read the rest...
08:39 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Encyclopedia of ElectronicComponents
When I was one of the editors at Make: Books, one of the projects I was proudest to have helped conceive of and edit was Charles Platts Make: Electronics (which has now been a best-seller for years). ...
08:27 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing National Geographic exhibit about Indiana Jones andarchaeology
This week, the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC opens an exhibition titled "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" that includes movie props from the films along with actual ancien...
08:09 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Call an UberCopter inCannes
For 160 per person, those making the scene at the Cannes Film Festival can grab an UberCopter between Nice and the Croisette where the action is. Read the rest...
07:05 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing First look trailer for Danny Boyle's SteveJobs
Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, this one minute teaser for Steve Jobs is enough to make up for that Ashton Kutcher thing that came out a while back....
03:26 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Chicken doesn't recognize his friend because ofhaircut
But it all works out in the end....
12:44 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Credit card sized phone does nothing but phonecalls
The Light Phone strips away every function of a smart phone except the one I like using the least: making phone calls....
12:24 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Make a 30-second combination lock crackingdevice
"C-C-C-Combo Breaker is a motorized, battery powered, 3D printed, Arduino based device that can crack any Master combination lock in less than 30 seconds!"...
12:19 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Guy places GoPro over blackbirds' nest, captures amazing video of babieshatching
I placed a camera just above a birds nest in my garden. The nest has been there for 3 weeks, the birds hatched 4 days ago. (more…)...
12:09 pm PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Dad films baby daughter crawling weirdly in yard. Then, she does something reallysurprising.
I was trying to film her crawling weirdly like she does through the yard but she had a different idea. (more…)...
11:52 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: The Louis C.K. SNL monologue that has everyone asking, toofar?
Last nights Saturday Night Live season finale featured comedian Louis C.K., who joked that this could be his last time hosting the show. His opening stand-up set showed why. Read the rest...
11:26 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing One monopod to rule them: the Manfrotto680B
I wanted one monopod for all my adventures. The Manfrotto 680B has done a damn good job. Read the rest...
10:57 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing New Zealand high schoolers taught that gays await "death andhell"
Year 11 students at a Christchurch NZ high school were given a pamphlet that described unmarried women relationships as "cheap prostitutes" and "wicked fornicators," and warned that gay sex would lead...
10:34 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Adult bookstore's tasteful mural still getscomplaints
"The vibrant, cartoonish work depicts a female feeding a purple beaver an apple. But some fear the colorful creation may attract children." Some are just assholes. (via WTVR.com)...
09:32 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Terry Sawchuk: the face ofhockey
Hockey goalies take it on the chin, on the eye socket, and pretty much anywhere else on the face. Before 1966, goalies were not required to wear masks. Read the rest...
09:29 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Dolls with hearing aids, port-wine stains andcanes
Makielab, the 3D printed toy company my wife Alice founded, has created a line of toys for the Toy Like Me campaign, which urges toy companies to make toys that all children can see themselves in. Rea...
09:20 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Unicornboots
Boots suitable for all your chasing needs are available at Horseking's etsy shop. Don't need to chase anything? Try some demon boots instead....
09:17 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing The best bittorrentapps
Chances are that the one you've been using all along is still the best....
09:05 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Olive Oillies
Things often said about olive oilthat most of it is fake, that it's a good source of Omega-3, that 'first cold pressing' means anything are dirty oily lies. Read the rest...
09:01 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Endless.horse
Behold! An ASCII horse without end. This is straight-up the best thing put on the internet so far this decade. It's by Colleen Josephson and emerged from The Stupid Hackathon....
08:45 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Excitement, not calm, may better answerstress
A Harvard study of people anxious about a forthcoming business presentation found that those who tried to convert it into excitement outperformed those who tried to calm down. Read the rest...
08:40 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing Will to live found with newer depressiontherapies
Will Lippincott spent decades trying to overcome depression, and almost gave up. At the end of his rope, he tried a variant form of cognitive behavior therapy developed to provide a "rubric for figuri...
08:14 am PDT - Sun, May 17, 2015
BoingBoing The TeslaSuit
Game control for lawnmower men: "The full body Tesla Suit consists of a belt (with a central control unit) together with modular units haptic feedback gloves, vest and trousers and will be fully com...
04:49 pm PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing MAME goingopen-source
MAME is going open source, if you have contributed in past and we still did not contact you please contact us at [email protected]— mamedev.org (@mamedev_org) May 14, 2015MAME, the arcade-game...
01:29 pm PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing The best way to get support from Google? Webchat.
Despite their spending $1m on advertising, Google shut down ads for Simtec's Httpwatch software. When they asked what was up, Google first said it was because the software's EULA wasn't prominently li...
12:55 pm PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing Garbage Cat accurately simulates the one great pleasure of being acat
Ruining human sleep. Will Herring created this 5-minute browser game in honor of his "garbage cat." Read the rest...
11:34 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing Pink vibrator vs.cop
There are dildos, and dil-DON'Ts. (more…)...
11:30 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing Enclava the world's newestcountry
The Kingdom of Enclava is a 1000 square feet plot of "terra nullius" (no-man's-land) 30 miles west of Croatia's capital, Zagreb. Read the rest...
11:23 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this lion feel earth and grass beneath his feet for the first time in 13years
After being kept in an isolated, filthy cage, for more than 13 yearsthis creature feels the wild earth and grass beneath his feet and reacts in an amazing way. Read the rest...
11:20 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing Watch this lion feel earth and grass beneath his feet for the first time in 13years
After being kept in an isolated, filthy cage, for more than 13 yearsthis creature feels the wild earth and grass beneath his feet and reacts in an amazing way. Read the rest...
11:06 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing Serious runner seriously reviews $16 WalMart running shoes, and they seriouslysuck
I felt like something was sawing on the edge of my feet, it was awful. Blisters all over. Read the rest...
10:46 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing They called my dogstupid
SFGate shares PetBreeds obviously wrong list of unintelligent dog breeds. Great Pyrenees are ridiculously smart. Look for my list of unintelligent websites!...
10:40 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing Help save endangered species by tweeting theseemojis
There are 17 emoji characters that represent animals threatened with extinction, and the World Wildlife Fund wants you to help save them by making a small donation each time you tweet an Endangered Em...
10:38 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing Help save endangered species by tweeting theseemojis
There are 17 emoji characters that represent animals threatened with extinction, and the World Wildlife Fund wants you to help save them by making a small donation each time you tweet an Endangered Em...
10:22 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing Media reaction to Seymour Hershs bin Laden scoop has beendisgraceful
Instead of trying to build off the details of his story, or to disprove his assertions with additional reporting, journalists have largely attempted to tear down the messenger. Read the rest...
10:01 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing They called my dogstupid
SFGate shares PetBreeds obviously wrong list of unintelligent dog breeds. Great Pyrenees are ridiculously smart. Look for my list of unintelligent websites!...
09:10 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing Omega 1 Exile, free forKindle
Stephen Arseneault's Omega 1 Exile is a free for Kindle, detective novel set in space. Read the rest...
08:34 am PDT - Sat, May 16, 2015
BoingBoing Are you planning to downsize yourhome?
"Tiny Houses" may be an impractical fad for most, but the hankering for smaller, more efficient, more well-designed homes is reaching critical mass. The BBC covers how young Americans want to live in ...
09:39 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing The Subprimes: a novel of the Piketty/Kleinapocalypse
The Harvard Business Review asked me to review Karl Taro Greenfield's magical econopocalypse novel The Subprimes, and I was delighted. Read the rest...
08:01 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Facebook told to stop tracking logged-out webusers
ReutersBelgian regulators have ordered Facebook to stop tracking people who have logged out of the serviceand those who never signed up in the first place. Read the rest...
07:59 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Facebook told to stop tracking logged-out webusers
ReutersBelgian regulators have ordered Facebook to stop tracking people who have logged out of the serviceand those who never signed up in the first place. Read the rest...
07:41 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Netrunner sounds like a dangerous thing to getinto
At The Guardian, Quintin Smith reports on the addiction that has taken over his life: Netrunner, a card game.Netrunner offers tense, fascinating and often surprising games, yes, but it also offers bot...
07:14 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing MAME goingopen-source
MAME, the arcade-game emulating software under constant development since its creation by Nicola Salmoria in 1997, is "going open-source." Read the rest...
06:54 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Reddit bansharassment
Redditsprawling, intimate, wonderful, horriblehas promised to "prohibit attacks and harassment of individuals through reddit with the goal of preventing them." Read the rest...
06:23 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Young couple aged with makeup so they can grow old together inminutes
This young couple is about to married. The agreed to be aged with make-up to see what they might look like as they grow old together. The results are very emotional....
05:40 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Is Microsoft disabling Xbox Ones as punishment?Nope.
Rumor has it that testers who break their NDAs get bricked. Alas, no, says Kyle Orland, quoting Microsoft's denials. Read the rest...
05:39 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Disco on Precinct13
There has been some argument lately on whether Bomb the Bass's Megablast is the best cover of John Carpenter's classic track. It is excellent, but it isn't the best. This 1983 mix will satisfy your br...
05:16 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Moto G "the best cheapphone"
"The smartphone with the best bang for your buck right now is Motorolas Moto G," reports The Verge. Honesty, after a month of a Nokia 10shitty, I might be about to break....
04:58 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Mitch O'Connell the World's Best Artist by Mitch O'Connell - now anebook!
Holding off purchasing Mitch O'Connell the World's Best Artist by Mitch O'Connell because you just didn't have the room for a giant 4 lb. Read the rest...
04:39 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Zombicide will have you running for yourlife
Zombicide, or Zombicide Season 1 as it is affectionately called, is the first offering by Guillotine Games. Its a zombie survival board game that recreates the feeling of being swarmed by dozens of zo...
04:36 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Alien drawing from 1906 edition of War of the Worlds sells for$32k
Henrique Alvim Corra's fantastically beautiful pen & ink drawings for a 1906 special edition of H.G. Wells The War of the Worlds were a hit at Heritage Auctions' recent illustration art auction. ...
03:50 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Beyond Brookledge - A weekend of entertainment beyond yourimagination
Beyond Brookledge is a three-day entertainment extravaganza of music, magic, and performance. I went last year with my daughter Jane and we both loved it (see photos below). Read the rest...
03:12 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Analyzing the music from MadMen
At Mother Jones, composer Jeremy Samuel Faust analyzes the theme from Mad Men that was actually snipped from RJD2's "A Beautiful Mine" from his 2006 album Magnificent City Instrumentals. (Apparently, ...
02:06 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Help save endangered species by tweeting theseemojis
There are 17 emoji characters that represent animals threatened with extinction, and the World Wildlife Fund wants you to help save them by making a small donation each time you tweet an Endangered Em...
01:46 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing How making video games can destroylives
Why are nightmarish hours and constant unpaid overtime considered normal in the world of video games? Read the rest...
01:17 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing National Geographic loves weed so much, they're devoting an entire print issue toit
This is not a photoshop.The high times, they are a-changing: editors of National Geographic chose cannabis as the theme of their next print issue. Read the rest...
01:10 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Boston bomber Tsarnaev gets death for 2013 marathonmassacre
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was today sentenced by a jury to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack that killed three people and injured 264 Read the rest...
12:53 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing British invaderturned
I am now an American citizen!The naturalization ceremony was awesome. Apollo Creed is a judge now and he gives you an eagle and everything.Joe Biden was there, drunk as a lord.At each important part o...
12:53 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Boston bomber Tsarnaev gets death for 2013 marathonmassacre
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was today sentenced by a jury to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack that killed three people and injured 264 Read the rest...
12:47 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing National Geographic loves weed so much, they're devoting an entire print issue toit
Image: ShutterstockThe high times, they are a-changing: editors of National Geographic chose cannabis as the theme of their next print issue. Read the rest...
12:40 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Wil Wheaton and Ernest Cline reunite for Armadaaudiobook
You heard it here first: Wil Wheaton, who did a memorable job reading the audiobook version of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, is teaming up with Ernie again to read the audiobook version of his upco...
12:40 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Watch Rick and Morty kill TheSimpsons
Granted, it's just a two and a half minute couch gag for the show's 26th season finale, but this brief crossover with the Adult Swim show Rick and Morty is the funniest The Simpsons have been in a lon...
12:06 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing 10 transcendental looping GIFs from30000fps
You should follow 30000fps.com on tumblr if you dig this kind of otherworldly GIF art. Read the rest...
12:05 pm PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Underwater photo outtakes from Nirvana's "Nevermind"shoot
Austin's Modern Rocks Gallery presents an amazing collection of Kirk Weddle's 1991 photo shoot for Nirvana's Nevermind. Read the rest...
11:56 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a parrot pull a boy's loosetooth
Watch Anton Adnroshcuk's pet parrot pull his tooth. "This is the 5th one hes pulled already," he writes....
11:52 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Brock Magiscope is a rugged microscope for everydayuse
The trouble with most optical equipment is that it wont get used unless it is out of the case, opened up, and powered on. Read the rest...
11:45 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing How to fight a debt-collectionletter
Phillip Mlynar of Deadspin offers a sensible guide for dealing with debt collectors. The cardinal rule - never talk to them on the phone. Read the rest...
11:42 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Underwater photo outtakes from Nirvana's "Nevermind"shoot
Austin's Modern Rocks Gallery presents an amazing collection of Kirk Weddle's 1991 photo shoot for Nirvana's Nevermind. Read the rest...
11:39 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a surgical robot sew up agrape
The da Vinci Surgical System robot "that can be used to suture a tiny grape is designed to help perform delicate, minimally invasive surgery." As the son of a surgeon, I'm impressed. (da Vinci)...
11:30 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Buy your own Gremlin from RickBaker!
Legendary Hollywood special effects artist Rick Baker is auctioning off amazing artifacts from his studio, including Harry the sasquatch's head, hands, and feet from Harry and the Hendersons, Mike's c...
11:24 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Is The Magicians TV Quentin TooHandsome?
Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt talk about the latest in science fiction and fantasy. Read the rest...
11:15 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing How to fight a debt-collectionletter
Phillip Mlynar of Deadspin offers a sensible guide for dealing with debt collectors. The cardinal rule - never talk to them on the phone. Read the rest...
11:00 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: "Why is Modern Art soBad?"
Boing Boing reader Shash posted this video in the comments about the Rothko painting post from earlier today. In the video, artist and illustrator Robert Florczak presents his case that art started to...
10:59 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Buy your own Gremlin from RickBaker!
Legendary Hollywood special effects artist Rick Baker is auctioning off amazing artifacts from his studio, including Harry the sasquatch's head, hands, and feet from Harry and the Hendersons, Mike's c...
10:53 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: "Why is Modern Art soBad?"
Boing Boing reader Shash posted this video in the comments about the Rothko painting post from earlier today. In the video, artist and illustrator Robert Florczak presents his case that art started to...
10:40 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Watch great moments in recycled Disneyanimations
A fun montage of recycled scenes from classic Walt Disney animated films. (more…)...
10:29 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing How Alabama taught its children to beracists
Many Baby Boomers who grew up in Alabama learned the history of their state from a racist 1957 textbook called Know Alabama. Read the rest...
10:09 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: One manorchestra
Ben Morfitt wrote a symphonic piece, performed all the parts, and composited it all together into this Orchestra of Ben Morfitts. (more…)...
10:02 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Professional fort builder: JayNelson
Jay Nelson is a builder that makes shelters and vehicles made of wood. Film by Isaiah Saxon, founder of DIY.org...
09:57 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Meet Daniel Clowes in Los Angeles at Meltdown, June 5,2015
I'm looking forward to interviewing the great cartoonist and screenwriter Daniel Clowes at LA's Meltdown Comics on June 5. Admission for this event is free with the purchase of Eightball. Read the re...
09:54 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Light-up Death Star beachball
That's no moon -- it's a $10, 14" beach ball with impact activated LEDs!...
09:49 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Stephen Harper extended music copyright to please US record industrylobbyist
Michael Geist writes, "The Canadian government's decision to extend the term of copyright for sound recordings in the budget may have taken most copyright observers by surprise, but not the music indu...
09:42 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Exquisite Rothko masterpiece sold for bargain price of $46.5million
Artist Mark Rothko's 1954 painting Untitled, (Yellow and Blue) was sold to a lucky bidder last night for only $46.5 million. According to Sotheby's catalog copy, "few 20th-century masters have inspire...
09:41 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder - last chance for Early BirdTickets
A couple of updates about Weekend of Wonder (WoW), our upcoming three-day festival: First, our Early Bird registration discount of 20% will end on Wednesday, May 20. Read the rest...
09:40 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Antarcticas Larsen B ice shelf will disintegrate before end ofdecade
An Antarctic ice shelf that has existed for at least 10,000 years is "quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade," according to a new NASA study. Read the re...
09:35 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Fluffiest galaxiesdiscovered
The adorably-named Dragonfly 44 is 70,000 light years acrossabout twice that of the Milky Wayand one of the most diffuse galaxies yet observed. Read the rest...
09:08 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Best Coast: Boing Boing Video live performance andinterview
Best Coast drenches us with the psych-pop sound of California Nights in this special Boing Boing Video interview and performance. Read the rest...
08:45 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing BB King,RIP
The inimitable Riley B King, aka BB King, died last night. He was 89. Read the rest...
05:29 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Best Coast: Boing Boing Video live performance andinterview
Best Coast drenches us with the psych-pop sound of California Nights in this special Boing Boing Video interview and performance. Read the rest...
03:45 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing MinutePhysics demonstrates how to subtract byadding
The awesome science-centric YouTube channel MinutePhysics uploaded a new video about how computers do math (more…)...
03:41 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Deleted scenes finally explain how women stay perfectly styled in disastermovies
Just how do women manage to stay shaved, pampered, and perfectly coiffed in apocalyptic movies? (more…)...
02:56 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Study interviews 60 women of color in STEM, finds 100% have experienced genderbias
The Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings released a study Read the rest...
02:56 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Tips on how to get the most out ofYouTube
From how to make gifs to how to disable autoplay, filter YouTube for kids, and slow down tutorials Read the rest...
02:55 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing MinutePhysics demonstrates how to subtract byadding
The awesome science-centric YouTube channel MinutePhysics uploaded a new video about how computers do math (more…)...
02:54 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Deleted scenes finally explain how women stay perfectly styled in disastermovies
Just how do women manage to stay shaved, pampered, and perfectly coiffed in apocalyptic movies? (more…)...
02:53 am PDT - Fri, May 15, 2015
BoingBoing Marvel replaces Black Widow with Captain America for its toyline
Read the rest...
11:02 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Dr. Dre's FirstRecords
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics! Read the rest...
09:52 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Millennialjustice
There's nothing sweeter than poetic justice, and Jamie Lauren Kelles's "Millennial Revenge Fantasy" meets and exceeds Dante for grotesque punishments that perfectly fit the crime. Read the rest...
09:44 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Exotic eyeball jewelry andhousewares
Stefano Prima is not content to make rings and stalks sporting everyday taxidermy eyeballs -- rather, his pieces sport fanciful reptile irises, vertical goat-slits, terrifying basilisk pupils and even...
09:10 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing URGENT: Senate backtracks on TPP fasttrack -- call Congress to oppose the Trans PacificPartnership
Just days after the Senate rejected the Obama administration's bid to fast-track the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership, they've backtracked, and now they're getting ready to rush fast-track through....
09:01 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Beautiful grotesqueries for yourwunderkammer
Seattle's Anthony Hicks has an Etsy store filled with beautiful grotesqueries, including carny sideshow gaffs (come for the feejee mermaid, stay for the mummified head!), but also tooth-filled pocketw...
08:58 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Beautiful grotesqueries for yourwunderkammer
Seattle's Anthony Hicks has an Etsy store filled with beautiful grotesqueries, including carny sideshow gaffs (come for the feejee mermaid, stay for the mummified head!), but also tooth-filled pocketw...
05:14 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing California Senate steps towards ending vaccinationexemptions
"'SB 277 is about increasing immunization rates so no one will have to suffer from vaccine-preventable diseases,' said Sen. Ben Allen (D- Santa Monica) who coauthored the bill with Sen. Richard Pan (D...
05:01 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Princes of the Apocalypse is D&Ds killerapp
Princes of the Apocalypse is a campaign about clearing dungeons, killing monsters and getting treasure, and the result will satisfy ardent hack-and-slashers to the very core of their being. Read the...
02:09 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Watch great moments in recycled Disneyanimations
A fun montage of recycled scenes from classic Walt Disney animated films. (more…)...
01:31 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing This excellent zombie exercise game is now free toplay
I haven't always loved running, but thanks to Zombies, Run, I can't stop. Read the rest...
01:12 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Cooking with an Anova sous-vide immersioncirculator
It took me a few tries to get the hang of cooking with an Anova sous-vide immersion circulator, but now I love it. Read the rest...
12:58 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing How awesome does an ASCII art app have to be to command a $50 pricetag?
Helftone's Monodraw is an ASCII art app for OS X that's far more versatile than the usual web-based converters and generatorsit even has diagramming and mind-mapping features. And, yes, a DRM-free $50...
12:50 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing 10 writing tips from legendary writing teacher WilliamZinsser
I've read William Zinsser's On Writing Well twice, and it is time for me to read it again. It is not only fun to read and loaded with good advice for writers, but it also inspires me to write. Read t...
12:36 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Bear and Man terrify eachother
I'd do the same....
12:30 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing New Nike kinetic digital art project: Run into a cloud of movingparticles
Nike Field is an interactive running installation that transforms your portrait into a Force of Nature. Read the rest...
12:05 pm PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing The best hot saucerecipe
I usually avoid hot sauce because I'm afraid it might contain onions and/or cilantro, both of which are loathsome by any objective standard. Here's a hot sauce recipe from my friends Kelly and Erik at...
11:48 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Mad Max Fury Road: Stunning fan-made animated GIFposter
Excited for the new madmaxmovie, so we made this animated gif movie poster for it out of handmade oil paintings. (more…)...
11:40 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing An important safety reminder aboutSatan
Carbon monoxide is invisible and dangerous, as is Satan. (more…)...
11:27 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Harry Shearer is quitting The Simpsons. Who will take over his characters'voices?
Longtime Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer announced on Twitter last night that he is leaving the show. (more…)...
11:22 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing America's Bible Belt is also the region that uses the most prescriptiondrugs
Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee: Americas most heavily medicated states. (more…)...
10:43 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Bound 2Gether: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian music video is now a Children'sBook
A translation of Kanye West's 'Bound 2' music video into a children's book. Read the rest...
10:28 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Play this game by breakingBattletoads
When a game glitches, is it broken—or just opening a door into an unexpected new game? Read the rest...
10:14 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Texas stripper asks police to protect her from conservative Christian state senator and his spyingminions
An Oklahoma woman who dances at a gentlemens club has filed a protective order against State Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), the homophobic conservative Republican who compared the spiritual battle of...
10:10 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Texas stripper asks police to protect her from conservative Christian state senator and his spyingminions
An Oklahoma woman who dances at a gentlemens club has filed a protective order against State Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), the homophobic conservative Republican who compared the spiritual battle of...
10:04 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Bus company pulls topless "Ride Me All Day for 3"posters
This bus ad for Cardiff-based New Adventure Travel lasted 3 hours before it was pulled. Read the rest...
10:03 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Cooking with an Anova sous-vide immersioncirculator
It took me a few tries to get the hang of cooking with an Anova sous-vide immersion circulator, but now I love it. Read the rest...
09:58 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Play this game by breakingBattletoads
When a game glitches, is it broken—or just opening a door into an unexpected new game? Read the rest...
09:49 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Lets Catch the Lion: young version of the ancient Japanese gameshogi
The Japanese game of shogi is an ancient game of strategy and planning, similar to chess. And like chess, with a little effort, anyone can learn to play but becoming proficient takes decades of experi...
09:29 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Kid sees payphone for first time:WTF?
"Is this one of those old fashion phones?"...
09:22 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Fox News station is "sexually sick" for blurring nipples of Picasso: NY Mag artcritic
In a gesture of respect for the delicate morals of its angry, fear-obsessed viewership, a Fox News station blurred out the abstract breasts of Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O), which sold for $1...
09:21 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Purple Bicycle Riderback 808s with a doublebacker
Because purple is an awfully great color. Read the rest...
09:20 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Cop squirts something unpleasant into faces of handcuffedteens
In January, Officer Vince Warlick opened a door into a police detention room where two teens were being held in handcuffs and calmly shot what appears to be pepper spray in their faces. Officer Warlic...
08:57 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Kid sees payphone for first time:WTF?
"Is this one of those old fashion phones?"...
08:57 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Whimsical grinder for making insectflour
Student Courtney Yule designed the Entopod, a "starter kit" for eating bugs. It includes a grinder for making insect flour, detachable containers for heating the insecto-food in the oven, and more![vi...
08:44 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Fox News is "sexually sick" for blurring nipples of Picasso: NY Mag artcritic
In a gesture of respect for the delicate morals of its angry, fear-obsessed viewership, a Fox News station blurred out the abstract breasts of Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O), which sold for $1...
08:42 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing America's deadliestjobs
According to the latest US Department of Labor report, the following workers are the most likely to die on the job: Read the rest...
07:40 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Hungry cancer patient calls911
An elderly cancer patient, unable to leave his home to get food and without any living relatives, called 911 in desperation. Read the rest...
07:20 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, part16
Indoor Shooting Gallery: Because guns are fun, its just that simple. Read the rest...
07:19 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Wrong notes and syntax errors: The joy of improv in music andcode
What can thinking like musicians teach us about game-making? Read the rest...
07:17 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Swimming withalligators
"In the summer of 1987," writes Harrison Scott Key, "my father tried to murder me with an alligator."Go," Pop said. Read the rest...
07:04 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing US Passport Agency contractors harvested Americans' data for identitytheft
Chloe McClendon worked for a State Department contractor, and conspired with two others to steal the identities of passport applicants by photographing their applications while processing them. Read t...
06:53 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing @Theresamaybot: a twitterbot that puts you under suspicion and won't saywhy
A bot inspired by UK Home Secretary Theresa May's pledge to bring back the systems of unaccountable mass surveillance that the EU forced the UK to abandon. Read the rest...
06:06 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Wolfram sets out to improve imageidentification
Tineye and Google Images can both find other copies of images out there on the net, but they don't guess much about what it is. Read the rest...
04:19 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Solve an occult mystery with two cake-selling trans women in this interactive Twitterstory
Starting at 11 am today, you can help choose the path of this New Orleans adventure with your tweets. Read the rest...
03:41 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Akilah Hughes explains that when it comes to being an ally: Its Not AboutYou
"Would you go to a toddlers birthday party and kick over their cake to announce that you, too, have birthdays? The answer should be 'no.'" Read the rest...
03:39 am PDT - Thu, May 14, 2015
BoingBoing Akilah Hughes explains that when it comes to being an ally: Its Not AboutYou
Would you go to a toddlers birthday party and kick over their cake to announce that you, too, have birthdays? The answer should be no. Read the rest...
10:27 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing San Francisco to McDonald's: stop the drug dealingoutside
San Francisco's City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter informing McDonald's that they are legally on the hook for the drug dealing, fisticuffs, car break-ins, and other illegal activity at its Hai...
10:01 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, the spaced-out star of socialmedia
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti made the Internet happy by wearing a Star Trek uniform on board the International Space Station and showing us how to use the toilet in her orbital home. Read...
09:40 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Watch Death Cab for Cutie play The TonightShow
BB pals Death Cab for Cutie brought their musical extravaganza to The Tonight Show this week with a groovy rendition of "The Ghost of Beverly Drive" from their new album Kintsugi. Read the rest...
07:59 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Iphone game that challenges you to not look at yourIphone
To play B-Social, you turn the app on, and choose how long you want to ignore your phone. Unlock the screen before your time's up and you lose that round. Read the rest...
07:59 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing John Legend stops by The Daily Show to discuss institutionalizedracism
John Legend succinctly explained the burden of structural racism (more…)...
07:58 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Video charts womens ideal body types throughouthistory
Buzzfeed invited a diverse set of models to represent the ideal female shape throughout history (more…)...
07:57 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing First look at CBS Supergirl is verypromising
As part of its Upfront presentation, CBS released this extended trailer for its upcoming series Read the rest...
06:50 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: Overcoming our irrational and sometimes crippling fear of rejection with JiaJiang
What if you could give yourself a superpower – not Hulk-level strength, not telekinesis, but something realistic, something that added a superhuman ability by taking away a normal human limitati...
06:34 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Do Not Track: revolutionary mashup documentary about Webprivacy
Brett "Remix Manifesto" Gaylor tells the story of his new project: a revolutionary "mashup documentary" about privacy and the Web. Read the rest...
05:01 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Radiohead's Thom Yorke will help you with your sex problems, inIran
Iranian journalist Sobhan Hassanvand posted this photo of a book "about sex problems between couples published in Iran" that randomly features Radiohead's Thom Yorke and author John Updike on the cove...
04:44 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Robin Williams nestingdolls
San Francisco artist Andy Stattmiller created this wonderful set of Russian nesting dolls as a tribute to Robin Williams. Read the rest...
04:37 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Butterflies instead of herbicides to kill cocainecrops?
With Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos banning use of controversial herbicides to eradicate coca crops, the president of the Quindio Botanical Garden proposed that an army of Cocaine Tussock Mot...
04:15 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Meet Nathalie Emmanuel, Game of Thrones'Missandei
Lindy West of GQ profiles Nathalie Emmanuel, the scene stealing actress who plays Missandei, the consigliere to Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. Photo credit: David Burton/GQ...
04:08 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Very funny signs from TheSimpsons
Many more posted to Imgur by Boogerfuker: Read the rest...
03:47 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing 100 Young Adult Books to Read in aLifetime
Amazon has released their list of 100 Young Adult books not to miss. It includes some of my favorites, including Maus and Cory's renowned Little Brother!...
03:31 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Badass blankets: Shining, sasquatch, Cthulhu, ancientaliens
Some beautiful new housewares from the people who brought you the Krampus Christmas sweaters....
03:24 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Here's a young Jack Black in a 1983 TV ad for Pitfallgame
From The Museum of Classic Chicago Television: "Here's a commercial for the videogame Pitfall! by Activision and featuring at the beginning a very young-looking appearance of the actor Jack Black - ro...
03:23 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Crowdfunding to send girls from Brooklyn to SF/sciencecamp
Ghost writes, "The Octavia Project, named for Octavia Butler, is a project 98% funded at Indigogo, with only a few days left. Helping them get over the top would be great, and the more they raise, th...
03:11 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Geek FeministRevolution
A collection of Kameron Hurley's Hugo-winning incandescent essays -- brilliant news! Read the rest...
02:51 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Arduboy a $40 credit-card-sized game system for playing andcoding
This is cool. The Arduboy is an Arduino-based game system that makes it easy to program your own games on it. Read the rest...
02:32 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Suspend hang rods from a balancing sculpture without letting the piecesfall
Suspend is a fun, simple yet challenging game in the same family as Pick Up Sticks or Jenga, except you dont pick up and you dont remove and stack. Read the rest...
02:16 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Congrats, you have an all malepanel!
A Tumblog of Greatness Documenting all male panels, seminars, events, and various other things featuring all male experts. Read the rest...
02:12 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing DEA takes $16,000 cash from black man on train, leaves himpenniless
The takeaway from this story: never consent to a warrantless search. On April 15 a DEA agent boarded a passenger train in Albuquerque and began grilling people about where they were going and why. Re...
02:05 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Warning: If you look at these monstrous eyeball sculptures, you won't be able to lookaway.
Stefano Prina makes these crazy eyeball sculptures, inspired by his dog Luchino's eyes. Read the rest...
01:52 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Woman with 4-inch tongue enjoys large YouTubefollowing
Meet Adrianne Lewis, 18, who is in possession of what may be the world's longest tongue. She's got a YouTube channel where she talks about her tongue....
01:51 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing How to get away with eating all the candy, from a wise little girl inFrance
Little Miss Capuchine has a great future of sneaking things and eating delicious candy ahead of her. Great life lessons in this here video. (more…)...
01:45 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing The most complained-about fashion ads: aretrospective
The UK Advertising Standards Agency recently ruled that a Miu Miu ad campaign image featuring Mia Goth photographed by Steven Meisel was irresponsible and was likely to cause serious offence. Read th...
01:24 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Do Not Track: revolutionary mashup documentary about Webprivacy
Brett "Remix Manifesto" Gaylor tells the story of his new project: a revolutionary "mashup documentary" about privacy and the Web. Read the rest...
01:02 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing "Angry AI" being developed to test customer servicesystems
Pretty sure this is a bad idea. Read the rest...
01:01 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Just look at these 98 perfect little cubes of raw food perfectly organized into a neatgrid
Dutch artists Lernert and Sander cut raw food into 98 perfect 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm cubes, and the result is making me very hungry. Read the rest...
01:01 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Charting what harassment looks like onTwitter
A non-profit group analyzes what harassment looks like on the social media platform, and how Twitter responds to it. Read the rest...
12:46 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Florida Man with 666 tattooed on forehead causes drunken fracas insidechurch
The 44 year old man had evidently been drinking. Read the rest...
12:37 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Windows 10 versionsannounced
Windows 10 versions have been announced, to some confusion. "Most of them make sense," writes Peter Bright at Ars Technica. Read the rest...
12:27 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing The amazing psychedelic GIF art of BillTavis
His art is so mindblowing. Read the rest...
12:22 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Unclaimed science and engineeringbounties
The list includes a $25m reward for atmospheric engineering, a $20m reward for landing a rover on the moon, and $250k for whoever first finds a prime with a billion decimal digits....
12:05 pm PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Music Video: 'Darlin Celsa,' by Maestro, directed byParachutes
High school memories can be painful. (more…)...
11:47 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Chasing bears through the woods drunk with a dull hatchet is strongly notadvised"
Police say some guy, described as hatchet man, did something very dumb on Monday night. Don't do what he did. Read the rest...
11:34 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Film: 1971 tells story of activists who broke into FBI offices to expose domesticsurveillance
Don't miss this documentary by Johanna Hamilton on a brave group of activists who worked to expose unchecked power and corrupt activities in the Nixon/Vietnam/COINTELPRO era. Read the rest...
11:02 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Unless You Sell Thin Mints... NoSoliciting
My sister's family has this "Unless you sell Thin Mints... No Soliciting" sign next to their door. She says it works - no one has tried to sell her magazine subscriptions and the Girl Scouts who come ...
10:56 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Californian convicted under new shark finban
Via ABC7 San Francisco: "A San Francisco man was caught with a literal ton of shark fins."...
10:56 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Forget the Jem and the Holograms movie, just read thecomic
Based on the trailer, the Jem and the Holograms movie looks incredibly disappointing. It's ok. You don't need it. Read the excellent new Jem comic book instead. Read the rest...
10:48 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Forget the Jem and the Holograms movie, just read thecomic
Based on the first trailer, the Jem and the Holograms movie looks incredibly disappointing. It's ok. You don't need it. Read the excellent new Jem comic book instead. Read the rest...
10:05 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Female reporter harassed on camera, eloquently fightsback
CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt was filming an interview following a Toronto FC soccer game when a gaggle of drunken men decided to yell an obscenity at her Read the rest...
10:05 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Obama is sorry for drone-killing two Western victims. What about all the otherinnocents?
The contrast between the administration's response to the deaths of these Western and white civilians and those of the many hundreds of non-Western civilians who have died in the administration's le...
09:57 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Mysterious radio-telescope signals caused by microwaveovens
For 17 years, the Parkes radio telescope in Australia has been receiving strange, intermittent signals dubbed "perytons". A PhD student finally figured out where they were coming from: Nearby microwav...
09:49 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Carl's Jr's Flamin' Hot Cheetos Thickburger,seriously
Not only did Carl's Jr create this ode to obesity, but they are test marketing it in Los Angeles? Maybe Mark should try one... (more…)...
09:42 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Music: "Light Up or Leave Me Alone," Traffic(1971)
"All of a sudden you're inside my head, either light up or leave me alone."...
09:32 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing ACLU challenges Hollywoodsexism
Sometimes it feels like sexist biases are just a part of life were all supposed to put up with. Read the rest...
09:30 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing White Baltimore Orioles manager gives brilliant answer when asked aboutrace
At a recent press conference, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked what advice he would give young black men in Baltimore. Read the rest...
09:12 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Slow motion cat ismesmerizing
A clever cat owner took footage of their cat playing with a toy, slowed it down, ran it backwards, and added some dramatic music. (more…)...
09:07 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing John Deere: of course you "own" your tractor, but only if you agree to let us rip youoff
John Deere freaked out over a a petition to the Copyright Office to let tractor owners break the DRM on their vehicles in order to diagnose and fix them. Read the rest...
08:56 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Don't come to your court-date in a lime-green Batmancostume
Honestly, it should go without saying. Read the rest...
08:51 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Astounding image of rainbow intersecting atornado
Stormchaser group Basehunters posted this incredible photo of a rainbow meeting a tornado on the plains of Colorado on Saturday. Yes, it's real. Cue Judy Garland. Video below. (more…)...
08:43 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Why do animals eatpoop?
Probably not because it tastes good, although that's subjective. National Geographic asked several scientists for the straight dope on coprophagy. Read the rest...
08:41 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing How to interrogatesomeone
"Enhanced interrogation" methods don't work, but according to the US government's High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, the following strategies, outlined in Scientific American, can be quite effec...
08:08 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing David Cameron announces a new age ofintolerance
Having won a majority in the UK general election, David Cameron has pledged to end the "tolerance" of the UK government, where "as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone." Read the rest...
07:41 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Three keys to crowdfundingsuccess
Crowdfunding campaigns are not about telling your backers a story they are about making your backers a part of your story. Read the rest...
07:40 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Randall "XKCD" Munroe's next book: THINGEXPLAINER
Coming this November (pre-order here), Thing Explainer expands the premise of Up Goer Five, Munroe's blueprint of the Saturn Five rocket that restricted its vocabulary to the thousand most common Engl...
07:40 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing How to buy secret cookies baked by cloistered Spanishnuns
When we heard about the semi-secret cookies baked by secluded nuns in Madrid, Spain, naturally we had to seek out these mythical treats. Here's what we found. Read the rest...
07:38 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing DJ scratch deck forcats
Nobody can do it like Mix Master can, except my cat Heart. Now that my cat has his own Cat DJ scratching deck that is. Read the rest...
07:04 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Man sneezes out toy lodged in his nose for 44years
He says, "I wonder if there's anything else up there."...
06:59 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Wild boar falls through shop ceiling in HongKong
I know there is a reason why this wild boar fell through a children's clothing shop ceiling in Hong Kong, but I don't want to know it. That it happened is enough for me....
06:52 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing How cute taffy figurines aremade
"This is the story of a centuries-old Japanese culinary craft, Amezaiku, the art of sculpting taffy into elegant figurines. Today we visit Ame Yoshihara, which specializes in charming amezaiku animals...
05:02 am PDT - Wed, May 13, 2015
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. "Unreliable Narrator," "Aunt-Man," andMORE!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Super-Fun-Pak of Comix features Dinkle, Teen Robot Pirate Ghost, Rene Magritte, and MORE! Read the rest...
04:30 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing "Ghetto Tarot," a real-life recreation of the classic deck inHaiti
Belgian photographer Alice Smeets collaborated with an artist collective called Atis Rezistans to recreated the classic Rider-Waite Tarot Deck in the slums of Haiti. Read the rest...
04:27 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Feminist Lisa Frank wants to 'dismantle patriarchy, one rainbow kitten at atime'
In the great tradition of Tumblr mash-up memes, Feminist Lisa Frank juxtaposes neon animals and quotes by Gloria Steinem, Shonda Rhimes, and more. Read the rest...
04:19 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Feminist Lisa Frank wants to 'dismantle patriarchy, one rainbow kitten at atime'
In the great tradition of Tumblr mash-up memes, Feminist Lisa Frank juxtaposes neon animals and quotes by Gloria Steinem, Shonda Rhimes, and more. Read the rest...
03:30 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night isforever
Why the classic game still commands so much love (and money) Read the rest...
03:09 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Typedrummer: type out your drumbeats
Kyle Stetz's typedrummer is a fun web app where you program drum beats by typing letters....
02:59 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Insane jet-powered wingsuit flight overDubai
Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet fly high over Dubai in their jet-powered wing suits....
02:54 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Got a 3D printer? Help make a giant bust ofPoe!
Todd writes, "We the Builders just started our third crowdsourced 3D printing project -- anyone with access to a 3D printer can download their piece from the website, print it out, mail it to us in Ba...
02:53 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing John Coltrane, an animatedinterview
The amazing Saint John Coltrane interviewed in 1966 by Frank Kofsky: "In any situation that we find in our lives, when theres something we feel should be better, we must exert effort to try and make i...
02:44 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Self-sustaining botnet made out of hacked homerouters
Telcos send routers with default passwords to their customers, who never change them, and once they're compromised, they automatically scan neighboring IP space for more vulnerable routers from the sa...
02:38 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Leetspeak, circa1901
The telegraph operators of the early 20th century had a rich vocabulary of wrist-saving abbreviations they used among themselves: "Is tt exa tr et?" ("Is that extra there yet?") Read the rest...
02:29 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing The business model of NSAapologists
Those talking heads you see on TV defending the NSA and calling for Snowden's ass in a sling? They make bank off NSA surveillance contracts. Read the rest...
02:19 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Loopholes let billionaires duck NYC propertytax
The rules for tax on NYC condos is so sinister and stultifyingly boring that it's not really surprising that they disguise a raft of loopholes that let the richest New Yorkers duck the property taxes ...
02:10 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Guard tells top senator that she can't take notes onTPP
We thought it was crazy when Obama's trade threatened Congress with prison if they disclosed anything about the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership. Read the rest...
01:55 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Man charged with selling fake In-N-Out franchises in the MiddleEast
Craig Stevens, 55, allegedly raked in $4 million selling phony In-N-Out hamburger restaurant franchises to customers in the Middle East. Read the rest...
01:35 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing The pitfalls of pixelart
Blake Reynolds loves pixel art and has a profound appreciation for its history and appeal. But he explains that the artistic qualities of pixel art are such that players and critics are expected to "d...
12:32 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Convicted CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling speaks in new documentary 'The InvisibleMan'
For the first time since his indictment in December 2010, Jeffrey Sterlings voice can now be heard in a short documentary film, released today. Read the rest...
12:29 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Chewbacca furryhoodie
The "I am Chewie Hoodie" is $60 from We Love Fine.[via]...
12:20 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Martian sunset[photo]
"NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of the sun setting at the close of the mission's 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover's location in Gale Crater.This was the first...
12:07 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing CIA didn't forcibly drug war-on-terror detainees before interrogations, saysCIA
VICE News has obtained and published 39 pages of redacted documents from the CIA that shed new light on the treatment of CIA detainees after 9/11. Read the rest...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Reward offered for detection of newspaperthief
My newspaper was stolen regularly when I lived in an apartment in San Francisco. I think the thief followed me to West Hollywood when I moved, because my paper was stolen there almost every day, too. ...
11:45 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing In this Japanese gameshow, two young women try to blow a cicada into the other'smouth
The show AKBingo has included "women eating very spicy curry, crickets, or being forced to stare down a savannah lizard."...
11:39 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Clearing up the doubt in a subway shootingmystery
A corrections officer who shot dead another traveler on the New York Subway escaped charges. Andy Cush suggests, with detailed maps of the subway environment, that the suggestion of self-defense is so...
11:26 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing 'The Oceanmaker,' CGI feature about the last remaining source of water on Earth:clouds
After the seas have disappeared, a courageous pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds. Read the rest...
11:25 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Mysterious dark material on Jupiter's moon Europa might be seasalt
NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation. Read ...
10:41 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing No Wave a raw never-seen-before look at the underground music scene of 1976-1980 by Thurston Moore of SonicYouth
Featuring an array of grungy black and white photographs as well as insightful interviews, No Wave by Thurston Moore and Byron Coley (with an introduction by Lydia Lunch) presents an in-depth and neve...
10:39 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Snoop Dogg thinks Game of Thrones is truehistory
Snoop Dogg on why he likes Game of Thrones: "I watch it for historic reasons, to try to understand what this world was based on before I got here... (more…)...
10:32 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing 'The Oceanmaker,' CGI feature about the last remaining source of water on Earth:clouds
After the seas have disappeared, a courageous pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds. Read the rest...
10:12 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Could this beautiful game signal the end of our dystopiafetish?
Over the past decade or so, gritty, apocalyptic worlds were the favored setting of popular video games, and machinelike cyber-dystopias were a reliable aesthetic before that. But No Man's Sky, a highl...
09:52 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Los Angeles: Immediate Theater, Saturday May16th
See some of the funniest improvisers around this Saturday Night, at West Los Angeles' Fanatic Salon! Incredibly funny people, with decades of experience, show you how improv is done. The cast includes...
09:32 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Picasso painting sets world recordprice
Last night, Pablo Picasso's "The Women of Algiers (Version O)" sold at Christie's for $179.3 million, the highest price for any artwork sold at auction. Read the rest...
09:13 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Pocket Monkey, a fits in your walletmulti-tool
Pocket Monkey is a very handy, 1mm thin stainless steel utility tool. Advertised as TSA compliant, my results have varied. Read the rest...
09:04 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Google mothballs map-makingfeature
Does U.S. President Obama share office space with an outfit called "Edwards Snow Den"? No, he does not, whichamong many similar instances of "vandalism"is why Google Maps is mothballing its Map Maker ...
08:31 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night isforever
Why the classic game still commands so much love (and money) Read the rest...
08:17 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night isforever
Why the classic game still commands so much love (and money) Read the rest...
07:59 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Most disappointing video gamesever
A roundup at Quarter To Three offers Yar's Revenge, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Madden NFL, Dark Souls and Skyrim....
07:54 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Atoms Under theFloorboards
An excerpt from Chris Woodford's new book, "Atoms Under the Floorboards" Read the rest...
07:52 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing This Corgi only responds to her owner when he speaks in a Beatlesimpression
Kinney the Corgi really loves it when her owner Mark White gives his best Beatles impression. (more…)...
07:42 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Verizon buys AOL for$4.4bn
The cable company is to pay $4.4bn for the once-mighty internet service provider, whose remaining value now lies in media, advertising, and its immortal horde of zombie dial-up customers. Read the res...
07:37 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Video: Beautiful music from six hands on oneguitar
Three sisters, Marga, Angelica, and Jennifer, share one guitar and make beautiful music together in the Philippines....
07:22 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Marvel's 'Daredevil' and Chumbawamba's 'Tubthumping' go perfectlytogether
Considering fighting and drinking are the two most common occurrences on Marvels Daredevil, it was only a matter of time before someone combined footage of the Netflix series with Chumbawambas Tubthum...
07:18 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing DARPA is developing self-guiding bullets that can change course to better hit movingtargets
An experienced shooter using the technology demonstration system repeatedly hit moving and evading targets. Read the rest...
07:05 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Egyptian Lover, EgyptEgypt
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics! (more…)...
07:02 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing The naked hypocrisy of Game Of Thronesnudity
The HBO series wants to have it both ways when it comes to respecting and objectifying women Read the rest...
06:56 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Dragons Beware: Claudette's back in the sequel to GiantsBeware!
2012's Giants Beware introduced Claudette and her adventuring pals in one of the strongest, funniest YA graphic novels I've ever enjoyed; the followup, Dragons Beware keeps all the charm and exciteme...
04:59 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: Jules Verne's lost novel, discovered 8 decades after hisdeath
How accurately did the father of science fiction predict the modern world? Read the rest...
12:46 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing The naked hypocrisy of Game Of Thronesnudity
The HBO series wants to have it both ways when it comes to respecting and objectifying women Read the rest...
12:44 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Atoms Under theFloorboards
An excerpt from Theresa Collier's new book, "Atoms Under the Floorboards" Read the rest...
12:42 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Starship Troopers model looks exactly like a drawing onpaper
This is not a drawing but rather a 1/12-scale physical model of a Starship Troopers powered suit, by modeler mumumuno53. Read the rest...
12:40 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing A better-than-perfect facsimile of an iconic comicbook
How Daniel Clowes remastered Eightball Read the rest...
12:39 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Dragons Beware: Claudette's back in the sequel to GiantsBeware!
2012's Giants Beware introduced Claudette and her adventuring pals in one of the strongest, funniest YA graphic novels I've ever enjoyed; the followup, Dragons Beware keeps all the charm and exciteme...
12:38 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing DARPA is developing self-guiding bullets that can change course to better hit movingtargets
An experienced shooter using the technology demonstration system repeatedly hit moving and evading targets. Read the rest...
12:26 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Doctor Who stars enjoy adorable Comic Conrivalry
Read the rest...
12:24 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing #DiversifyAgentCarter campaign challenges whitewashedhistory
Fans of ABCs excellent spy series Agent Carter were thrilled to learn it's been renewed for a second season Read the rest...
12:21 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Watch the Avengers cast play Guess theBicep
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron press tour may be over, but theres still plenty of time to enjoy all the ridiculous things the always-charming cast were asked to do (more…)...
12:19 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Cool ad campaign reimagines famous self-portraits asselfies
Artists have always been interested in capturing their own form. So instead of judging other peoples selfies (or your own), why not see them as a continuation of a long legacy of self-expression? Rea...
12:16 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a jaguar playunderwater
Here's the majestic felinein its not-quite-so-natural habitat. (more…)...
12:14 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Gorgeous drum kits of the jazzage
Samm Bennett catalogues drum kits of the 1920s and 30s -- when the bass drums were often sumptuously painted with trippy, outdoorsy scenes....
12:08 am PDT - Tue, May 12, 2015
BoingBoing Review: Jack Link's BaconJerky
Pretty sure this is just a big bag of cold, cooked, very thick bacon. But I'm not complaining: it was delicious. Do you like cold, cooked, very thick bacon? If so, you will also find it delicious....
11:57 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Sweden won't drop Assange detentionorder
Wikileaks' Julian Assange, stuck in the Ecuadorean embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden to face accusations of sex crimes, said he was "disappointed" after the country's supreme court decided not to...
11:53 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Dieter Rams wouldn't do it again if he could startover
Interviewed by Fast Co Design, the famed designer talks about his architectural influences, his design philosophy, and how industrial design has changed in the last 50 years. Read the rest...
08:24 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing No Wave a raw never-seen-before look at the underground music scene of 1976-1980 by Thurston Moore of SonicYouth
Featuring an array of grungy black and white photographs as well as insightful interviews, No Wave by Thurston Moore and Byron Coley (with an introduction by Lydia Lunch) presents an in-depth and neve...
08:12 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing What are the favorite drugs at differentfestivals?
DrugAbuse.com analyzed over 3.5 million Instagram posts to find out which drugs were most frequently alluded to at 15 different music festivals....
06:53 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing A supremely weird book: 'DatingVegans'
I thought it was a parody. Read the rest...
06:21 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Spiders sprayed with graphene make super-strongsilk
Italian scientists sprayed spiders with water that contained a mixture of graphene flakes and carbon nanotubes. The spiders began producing silk up to six times stronger than before. Read the rest...
06:18 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Marvel's 'Daredevil' and Chumbawamba's 'Tubthumping' go perfectlytogether
Considering fighting and drinking are the two most common occurrences on Marvels Daredevil, it was only a matter of time before someone combined footage of the Netflix series with Chumbawambas Tubthum...
06:16 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing As people get older, they listen to less hot music: the "Coolness Spiral ofDeath"
Data from Spotify appear to confirm why your parents are so out of it: As people get older, they listen to less hot music of the moment, and instead just queue up the oldies. Read the rest...
06:10 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing 'The Oceanmaker,' CGI feature about the last remaining source of water on Earth:clouds
After the seas have disappeared, a courageous pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds. Read the rest...
06:06 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing This Corgi only responds to her owner when he speaks in a Beatlesimpression
Kinney the Corgi really loves it when her owner Mark White gives his best Beatles impression. (more…)...
05:56 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing The International Space Station is full of holes. Here'swhy.
Astronaut Don Pettit shows us some of the space oddities of the International Space Station's design, and reveals the secrets of the cupola where he shot some of his amazing space photos. Read the r...
05:18 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Rapper J. Cole's new music video 'Wet Dreamz' tells a tale of young love through adorablepuppies
The video spins Coles personal tale into a visual exploration of young love, told through two adorable puppies. Read the rest...
05:03 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Dark, haunting folk from SuicideBridge
My favorite reissue label Light in the Attic Records have rescued another lost masterpiece from the dustbin of musical history. Read the rest...
03:16 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Woman sues Verizon after bad customer service "caused" heartattack
Angela Hawkins, 52, of Chesapeake, Virgina filed a $2.25 million lawsuit against Verizon Wireless, claiming that rude and threatening customer service representatives caused her to suffer a heart atta...
03:05 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Watch dreamlike short film made from combined videostills
Aaron Grimes created this stunning, surreal video of Tokyo last year by "stacking video frames inside Adobe Photoshop and then recombining those stacked frames into a video again." Read the rest...
02:49 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing R2-VW: a microbus transformed into a droidtribute
Instructables contributor mimaki cg60 dressed up his VW bus like R2-D2. Read the rest...
02:41 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Copyfighting, jailbreaking legend Ed Felten is the White House's new deputyCTO
He'll serve under the brilliant Megan Smith, the CTO. Read the rest...
02:41 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a singer realize the impact of his musicmid-concert
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02:26 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing NASA releases amazing pics ofCeres
From JPL. Those white spots are an intriguing mystery. Read the rest...
02:26 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Amazing animated short from 160 movies: "All Your FavoriteShows!"
A masterfully directed and edited nutso animation with clips from 160 movies. (more…)...
02:10 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Ex-CIA Jeffrey Sterling gets 42 months for leaking to NYT. David Petraeus remainsfree.
Jeffrey Sterling, third from left, with attorneys in Alexandria, VA. Photo: The Intercept.Jeffrey Sterling, a lawyer and former CIA agent convicted of sharing classified information with New York Time...
01:45 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Young Mozart reviewed in1769
"While in London, an 8 year old Mozart proved a huge sensation. But with his child prodigy status came questions from a skeptical few. Was he really so young? Was he really that talented? One person e...
01:27 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Lenovo sued over preinstalledspyware
Superfish: the class-action lawsuit. I'm looking forward to receiving a $5 discount voucher in about 2020!...
01:22 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Ebola infests a survivor's eye, and turns itgreen
Dr. Ian Crozier caught Ebola last year, but survived and seemed Ebola-free -- until scientists discovered his left eye still harbored a mass of infection, so bad it turned the eye green. Read the rest...
01:21 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Watch very odd stop-motion video starring "HunnyBear"
Meet "Hunny Goes Wild," a furry doll created by the husband-and-wife team at Stuffed Company whose entire site is well worth your time. Read the rest...
01:21 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Transmedia project Question Bridge explores the black maleexperience
Some stories get told endlessly in our media, while others are ignored or reduced to stereotypes. So while white masculinity has been explored in movies, TV, books, and journalism for years, there are...
01:17 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Watch a singer realize the impact of his musicmid-concert
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01:15 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Listen to Wikipedia change andgrow
Hatnote lets users hear the edits that are happening to Wikipedia in real time. Read the rest...
01:15 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Brazilians who keep alive the accents of Civil-War-era USsoutherners
After the American Civil War, a group of Southerners left for Brazil -- where the "Confederados" remained so culturally separate from the rest of Brazilians that to this day their ancestors speak in t...
01:08 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing The thrill of cleaning in videogames
For lots of commercial games, being able to spatter the walls with viscera or to leave a mess of smashed barrels and crates behind is part of the abandon. But aren't people often just as driven by the...
01:01 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Pokemon ghosts are still fashionable, stillspooky
If you have a fond memory for Pokemon games, you'll remember that Lavender Town tends to be where all the ghost stories can be found. Somewhat famously, Lavender Town is also the source of a great wor...
12:58 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Pioneering contemporary artist Chris Burden,RIP
Performance California artist and sculptor Chris Burden best known for shooting himself in the arm as art, crucifying himself to the top of a VW Beetle with nails through his hands, and creating the ...
12:49 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Castlevania director tortures a dude in Kickstarter video for newgame
Koji Igarashi, the father of Castlevania, just launched a Kickstarter for a spiritual successor to the classic gothic horror games, and the accompanying video is bonkers. Read the rest...
12:48 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Snowdenvindicated
When the courts ruled NSA domestic spying illegal last week, it was the plain fact of that surveillance that was most important. Read the rest...
12:31 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Jules Verne's The Blockade Runners, free for variouse-readers
Running the Union blockade starts as just a daring adventure, but rapidly turns into a rescue mission in The Blockade Runners! This short story by Jules Verne is free for Kindle and many other formats...
12:22 pm PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing The thrill of cleaning in videogames
For lots of commercial games, being able to spatter the walls with viscera or to leave a mess of smashed barrels and crates behind is part of the abandon. But aren't people often just as driven by the...
11:38 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Dark, haunting folk from SuicideBridge
My favorite reissue label Light in the Attic Records have rescued another lost masterpiece from the dustbin of musical history. Read the rest...
10:52 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Deathand dragonsstalk the powerful in Game ofThrones
An expert film-maker reviews the latest episode of the elaborately-staged historical fantasy series. Read the rest...
10:32 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing The only technique to learn somethingnew
I had a friend who wanted to get better at painting. But she thought she had to be in Paris, with all the conditions right. She never made it to Paris. Now she sits in a cubicle under fluorescent lig...
10:26 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Why are the stories in video games sobad?
People often say they are enthusiastic about games because "they can tell stories", or because they enable narrative moments not possible in other media. But although there are numerous flashes of bri...
10:02 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Toyota "the most reliable" carbrand
Toyota and Honda marques account for half of a top 10 that nonetheless has US carmaker GM in third place....
09:55 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Some SSDs lost data faster than expected when poweredoff
Data retention on enterprise-class solid state drives is such that treating them as substitutes for mechanical drives "is clearly not a great idea if the data is important," reports the International ...
09:19 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Watch how to use the toilet on the International SpaceStation
European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti explains the toilet on the International Space Station. Basically, it sucks. ...
09:08 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Disrespecting EmperorNorton
John Lumea, of the Emperor's Bridge Campaign, interprets several organizations failure to acknowledge, or properly respect the passing of Norton I, Emperor of the United States and protector of Mexico...
08:59 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing The Haunted Key, repeatablemagic
The Haunted Key is one of the few tricks I can perform over and over without getting caught. Read the rest...
08:54 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing The Haunted Key, repeatablemagic
The Haunted Key is one of the few tricks I can perform over and over without getting caught. Read the rest...
08:14 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Triumphant Tories vow to ram through mass spying bill -- you can stopthem!
Ed from the Open Rights Group writes, "The Conservatives have won an absolute majority in the General Election. The Home Secretary Theresa May has already said that she will use this majority to pass...
07:22 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing World full of useless placebobuttons
Everyone suspects that buttons on pedestrian crossings, elevators, train doors, etc., do nothing. They are right. The BBC's Chris Baraniuk reports on the buttons that lieand the power of the illusion ...
07:09 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing How to collect rainwater forgardening
"Easier than it sounds," writes Old World Gardens. You'll need a barrel, a junction for your downspout, and some elbow grease. [via]...
07:03 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Satisfying rant about how broken everything on the webis
It's as if "they have very carefully gone through this process of intentionally slowing down the internet for no reason."...
06:59 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing MethNazis
Andreas Ulrich recounts how Germany's war machine became increasingly dependent on amphetamines, morphine and booze. Read the rest...
06:57 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Footloose dance scene with "realistic audio" and nomusic
I enjoyed Footloose tremendously, but Kevin Bacon's dance scene in the empty warehouse always bugged. After watching this version with "realistic audio" and no music though, I have a newfound apprecia...
06:48 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Footloose dance scene with "realistic audio" and nomusic
I enjoyed Footloose tremendously, but Kevin Bacon's dance scene in the empty warehouse always bugged. After watching this version with "realistic audio" and no music though, I have a newfound apprecia...
06:43 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Video: How to levitate ascrewdriver!
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06:36 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Where are all the aliens? Video about the FermiParadox
A great explainer video from the folks at Kurzgesagt.The universe is unbelievably big trillions of stars and even more planets. Soo there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why do...
06:33 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Triumphant Tories vow to ram through mass spying bill -- you can stopthem!
Ed from the Open Rights Group writes, "The Conservatives have won an absolute majority in the General Election. The Home Secretary Theresa May has already said that she will use this majority to pass...
06:32 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing The only technique to learn somethingnew
I had a friend who wanted to get better at painting. But she thought she had to be in Paris, with all the conditions right. She never made it to Paris. Now she sits in a cubicle under fluorescent lig...
06:30 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Businesses losing big onglobalization
The promised returns from globalization just aren't there: poor countries don't have as much to spend, corrupt governments undermine foreign multinationals, domestic rivals hack trade secrets out of m...
06:24 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Finance deserves its corruptreputation
Harvard/Chicago economist Luigi Zingales published a sharply argued, searing paper about the finance industry's reputation for corruption and social uselessness, concluding that it's largely deserved ...
06:07 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Librarians: privacy'schampions
Libraries have always been places where people gathered for intellectual inquiry, where communities could form around emerging ideologies that challenged the status quo. Read the rest...
04:16 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Why are the stories in video games sobad?
People often say they are enthusiastic about games because "they can tell stories", or because they enable narrative moments not possible in other media. But although there are numerous flashes of bri...
03:53 am PDT - Mon, May 11, 2015
BoingBoing Why are the stories in video games sobad?
People often say they are enthusiastic about games because "they can tell stories", or because they enable narrative moments not possible in other media. But although there are numerous flashes of bri...
10:10 pm PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Taylor Wines marketing video starring C-3PO and R2-D2's cousins(1978)
 These are not the droids you're looking for, but, well, close enough. (more…)...
09:18 pm PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Seymour Hersh: White House lied about how they found and killed binLaden
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh calls bullshit on the White House Story about how they found and killed Osama bin Laden. Read the rest...
08:06 pm PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Businesses losing big onglobalization
The promised returns from globalization just aren't there: poor countries don't have as much to spend, corrupt governments undermine foreign multinationals, domestic rivals hack trade secrets out of m...
07:55 pm PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Meet the guy who spent $3,200 on Hearthstone packs in onenight
Tom Marks, who works at PC Gamer, interviewed a guy who bought 2,700 unopened packs of Hearthstone cards. Why buy so many packs at once? Read the rest...
06:52 pm PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Vending machine fails to dispense icecream
It's like something out of Brazil....
02:37 pm PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Explore the world's most dangerous countries at HomicideMonitor
A gorgeous interactive website shows where all the murders are. The US is mysteriously worse than the rest of the developed worldit's almost as if something lethal was just lying around everywhere wai...
02:23 pm PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Anti-gadget flight attendants lose incourt
A lawsuit, filed by the Association of Flight Attendants claiming that the Federal Aviation Administration acted improperly in allowing passengers to use gadgets during takeoff and landing, was killed...
10:23 am PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Three keys to crowdfundingsuccess
Crowdfunding campaigns are not about telling your backers a story they are about making your backers a part of your story. Read the rest...
09:42 am PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing What did the courts just do to NSAspying?
When a panel of federal judges from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NSA's bulk-phone records spying program was illegal, it was a legal game-changer, but what, exactly, does it all ...
09:35 am PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Teacher forced into retirement for showing archival queer-scaremovie
Archivist Rick Prelinger sez, "Ken Simon, a high school teacher and coach for 47 years near Kansas City was retired early and ushered from the school after he showed showed Boys Beware, an infamous 19...
09:18 am PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Class of 2015: most indebted inhistory
A report (issued by a college savings business, caveat lector) says that the US graduating college class of 2015 has more debt than any other class in history. Read the rest...
08:48 am PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing MethNazis
Andreas Ulrich recounts how Germany's war machine became increasingly dependent on amphetamines, morphine and booze. The Atlantic's Megan Garber has a more details of the military wranglingand awarene...
08:13 am PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Smart watchesdumb
Brian Scales writes that most things we do with them are done better by something we already own: "I look at my phone often, perhaps too often, to need to be reminded to look at it more."...
08:09 am PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Game explores impact ofdementia
Forget-Me-Knot is a depiction of Alzheimer's disease created by Alexander Tarvet. Read the rest...
08:08 am PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Gorgeous custom science fictionjewelry
Pittsburgh's Paul Michael Bierker is a jeweler who makes incredible, nerdy rings and other jewelry, from the Tie Fighter engagement rings to the Han Solo in Carbonite rings (also available as a pendan...
07:07 am PDT - Sun, May 10, 2015
BoingBoing Ne'er-do-well player 'executed' in Guild Wars2
A player of an online game was so good at cheating it became a problem for others in the online world of Guild Wars 2. So they gathered evidence of his exploits, made a case to the developers, and ear...
08:20 pm PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing British bands often drive musical change--but there's not been as much change as youthink
We're all vaguely aware that the "identifiable decade" era of popular music is over and nothing ever changes now. And we're also aware that kids eventually get too old to notice evolving styles in mus...
07:12 pm PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing C.H.I.P. is a $9 computer smaller than a creditcard
Described by its creators as tiny and easy-to-use, C.H.I.P. is a straight-up computer that does "computer things" such as word processing, web surfing and video games. Read the rest...
06:21 pm PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Texas Tea Party rep wants legalweed
Texas State Rep. David Simpson has introduced a bill to remove all references to marijuana from the states legal code. And he has the best argument I've heard: "Rattlesnakes are dangerous, but we eat ...
06:19 pm PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Robert Johnson portrait by DrewFriedman
"This is my newly completed portrait of Robert Johnson," says artist Drew Friedman, "being released as a limited edition print to coincide with his 104th birthday, May 8th." Read the rest...
05:02 pm PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Texas Tea Party rep wants legalweed
Texas State Rep. David Simpson has introduced a bill to remove all references to marijuana from the states legal code. And he has the best argument I've heard: "Rattlesnakes are dangerous, but we eat ...
04:25 pm PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Beautiful time-lapse of the AmericanSouthwest
We've run the stunning time-lapse videos of Ron Risman here before, and we never get tired of watching them. His latest is called Arroutada. "The film was captured between March 31st and April 18th o...
04:05 pm PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing X-ray scan at border reveals child stashed insuitcase
Guardian: "An eight-year-old boy has been handed over to Spains child protection services after he was found curled up in a suitcase as a woman attempted to smuggle him across the border from Morocco....
04:00 pm PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Video celebrates new Alan Watts ten-inch EP record, Face theFacts
A few months ago I was contacted by Lily Wen, the producer at Figure & Ground Records in Brooklyn, about producing a vinyl record combining the words of my father, Alan Watts, and the music of J...
02:19 pm PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Florida HS Principal and student interrupted smoking pot, making out. Arrestfollows.
"Police say a married Florida principal was caught in a car with a student and marijuana and her shirt was unbuttoned."...
11:26 am PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Man dismisses police officer withobscenity
If a "frank exchange of views" is good enough for Dick Cheney, it's good enough for this fellow. Read the rest...
10:58 am PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Man dismisses police officer withobscenity
If a "frank exchange of views" is good enough for Dick Cheney, it's good enough for this fellow.Police officer: Sir, what do you got in your bag? Man recording police: None of your fucking business, t...
10:37 am PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Weekend of Wonder: Meet Martin and OliviaOlson
We've got an incredible lineup of special guests coming to Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder in September. In the coming weeks, we'll introduce them here. Read the rest...
10:34 am PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Star Wars Rebels Chopper Saves theDay
For my bedtime story this week, my daughter Hannah read me Star Wars Rebels Chopper Saves the Day. This is an excellent book for 1st or 2nd grade Star Wars fans and their parents. Read the rest...
09:25 am PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Delaware cop charged for kicking man in face and knocking himout
The Dover Police Department refused to release a 2013 dashcam video that shows Cpl. Tom Webster kicking a man in the face and knocking him out, but a federal judge ordered the department to make it pu...
06:46 am PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Incredible stop-motion music video made from map pins andthread
The Made Shop created this masterpiece for Son Lux's "Change Is Everything," from their forthcoming album Bones. Read the rest...
06:38 am PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: MIT discussion about onlineharassment
Andrew writes, "Last night MIT's Comparative Media Studies/Writing program hosted Brianna Wu of Giant Spacekat and law professor Danielle Keats Citron, author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. Read the r...
06:33 am PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing British bands often drive musical change--but there's not been as much change as youthink
We're all vaguely aware that the "identifiable decade" era of popular music is over and nothing ever changes now. And we're also aware that kids eventually get too old no notice evolving styles in mus...
06:20 am PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Jamiroquai Game is a game about beingJamiroquai
Remember the "Virtual Insanity" music video where Jamiroquai's lead singer slid around the room on conveyor belts? What if that were an action game like Frogger? Wonder no longer. Read the rest...
06:14 am PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing C.H.I.P. is a $9 computer smaller than a creditcard
Described by its creators as tiny and easy-to-use, C.H.I.P. is a straight-up computer that does "computer things" such as word processing, web surfing and video games. Read the rest...
04:45 am PDT - Sat, May 9, 2015
BoingBoing Citizen journo who videod Eric Garner's murder now hounded byNYPD
Ramsey Orta was hounded, framed, beaten and jailed by cops who also beat his disabled mother -- and he's not the only citizen journalist who faced reprisals for recording the NYPD's public execution o...
11:24 pm PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: MIT discussion about onlineharrassment
Andrew writes, "Last night MIT's Comparative Media Studies/Writing program hosted Brianna Wu of Giant Spacekat and law professor Danielle Keats Citron, author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. Read the r...
11:10 pm PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Smart Grid consortium rolled its own crypto, which is always, always a badidea
When you make up your own crypto, it's only secure against people stupider than you, and there are lots of people smarter than the designers of the Open Smart Grid Protocol, who rolled their own (terr...
10:58 pm PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Senators demand CIA boss admit he lied about hacking torturecommittee
It's one thing for the CIA to hack the Senate committee investigating Bush-era torture, but then director John Brennan told a bald-faced lie, under oath, to the Senate Intelligence Committee (his boss...
10:45 pm PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Solving San Francisco's housing crisis with narrow, human-scalestreets
The Narrow Streets SF site tries to imagine what San Francisco would be like with streets redesigned for humans instead of cars, allowing the space clawed back from the roads to be used for more housi...
10:29 pm PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Commercial prison messaging system's terms of service lands inmate insolitary
Jpay, a service for sending messages to prisoners with a literal captive market, no longer claims copyright in messages sent to and from prisoners. Read the rest...
10:21 pm PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing DOJ tells judges they don't get a say in whether information isclassified
DOJ lawyer Catherine Dorsey: "We dont think there is a First Amendment right to classified documents" -- she was seeking to suppress evidence of force-feeding torture in Gitmo. Read the rest...
03:52 pm PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Dennis Hopper's '60s-'70s photos taken with disposablecamera
Dennis Hopper's Drugstore Camera is a new collection of the artist/actor's unpublished photographs taken in Taos, New Mexico in the late 1960s and 1970s with one of the earliest disposable cameras and...
03:35 pm PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Listen to nearly four minutes of Michael Jackson's grunts, pants, andhee-hee-hees
I love Michael Jackson's music and this makes me love it even more....
12:51 pm PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Jamiroquai Game is a game about beingJamiroquai
Remember the "Virtual Insanity" music video where Jamiroquai's lead singer slid around the room on conveyor belts? What if that were an action game like Frogger? Wonder no longer. Read the rest...
12:05 pm PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Microsoft won't give Windows new version numbers after10
The age of marketed versioning is over. Off the top of your head, do you even know what version of Chrome or Firefox you're using?...
11:57 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Your cyberpunk games aredangerous
How roleplaying games and fantasy fiction confounded the FBI, confronted the law, and led to a more open web Read the rest...
11:57 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing The SilverCord
This wild techno-spiritual epic imagines a world where robots have souls Read the rest...
11:55 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing John Bergin goes pop-art post-apocalypse in new Wednesdaycomic
Wednesday is chockablock with Warrrior-worthy car chases and road battles, rival gang-tribes, beautifully and memorably-rendered characters, those 80s pop-art colors and sensibilities, and that bad-a...
11:53 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Hear an audience react to Star Wars for the first time in1977
With the excitement for Star Wars: Episode VII at an all-time high, here's a blast from the past: an audio recording of an audience watching the original film back when it debuted in 1977. Read the r...
10:28 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Keurig CEO blames disastrous financials onDRM
Keurig CEO Brian Kelley blamed a 23% drop in sales on his decision to use DRM to stop people from buying their coffee-pods from his competition. Read the rest...
07:23 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Weekend of Wonder: Meet Martin and OliviaOlson
We've got an incredible lineup of special guests coming to Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder in September. In the coming weeks, we'll introduce them here. Read the rest...
04:51 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Here's the Amazon Drone that will deliver America to completesedentariness
The U.S. Patent Office has published details of the drone delivery system that Amazon hopes to soon use for delivering packages, reports the BBC. Read the rest...
04:44 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Spinning Russian spaceship ditches inPacific
Alarming footage from Russia's Progress 59 showed it spinning out of control in orbit, but the vessel fell into the sea far from human habitation. Read the rest...
04:04 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing What's it like to live in a yurt in NorthernMontana?
Would you trade in your daily commute to live life off grid in Northern Montana? Sean and Mollie Busby walk us through the Yurt that they call home and explain how they deal with wood fire stoves, be...
04:00 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Poisonous mushroom on "All-Natural" foodlabel
I try to avoid processed and plainly manufactured food, but I agree with Yvette d'Entremont, who is exasperated by the marketing of "all-natural" alternatives. Read the rest...
03:49 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing The death of thesteetcar
In 1920, most of us used public transport. But the decline of the great American streetcar is about more than the automobile: "By the time [GM] was buying up these streetcar companies, they were alrea...
02:47 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Photoset of two cats tells story of Hope, Fish,Despair
This photoset was original posted on a Chinese website Read the rest...
02:46 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing CTO Megan Smith explains how women in tech are erased fromhistory
Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Megan Smith, stopped by the Charlie Rose show recently and revealed a starting fact Read the rest...
02:42 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing All the Easter Eggs in Avengers: Age Of Ultron,explained
For those who arent totally up on all their Marvel knowledge (more…)...
02:39 am PDT - Fri, May 8, 2015
BoingBoing Dont You Forget About this tribute to '80s teenmovies
Relive the Brat Pack/John Hughes glory days (more…)...
10:52 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Nail salons in NYC: brutalsweatshops
"If you go to a [nail salon] with rock-bottom prices, that chances are the workers wages' are being stolen" -- the $10.50 New York City manicure was built on illegal, shameful labor practices that bru...
10:36 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Cel-shaded jeans, now forsale!
Last summer's Borderlands-style brilliant cel-shaded jeans are now available as £77 custom readymades from Etsy's Deja Neuf Heures. Read the rest...
10:25 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Skinjob suit for living Kendolls
The $919 lean muscle suit (comes in 15 colors including bright yellow!) makes you look like a reasonably priced, smooth-crotched anatomical drawing. Read the rest...
10:05 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Appeals Court rejects NSA's bulk phone-record collectionprogram
A panel of judges from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the NSA's mass phone-record collection program was not authorized by Congress in the Patriot Act. Read the rest...
10:03 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Appeals Court rejects NSA's bulk phone-record collectionprogram
A panel of judges from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the NSA's mass phone-record collection program was not authorized by Congress in the Patriot Act. Read the rest...
09:33 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Listen to the first audio recording of the word"Fuck"
The first recorded utterance of the word "fuck" is thought to be heard on a photographic glass plate recording from March 11, 1885. Read the rest...
09:20 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Pokemon duvetcover
RageOn! sells this made-to-order duvet cover that's entirely covered with Pokemon. (more…)...
09:16 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Amusement park ride simulatesdeath
A "death simulator" opened at the Window of the World amusement park in Shenzhen, China. Read the rest...
08:57 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Oral history of Big LeagueChew
In 1977, two baseball players sitting in the Portland Mavericks bullpen came up with the idea for a pouch of shredded chewing gum as an alternative to chewing tobacco. Read the rest...
08:42 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Horrifying new documentary about sleep paralysis from the director of Room237
My old friend Rodney Ascher, director of the fantastically weird Room 237, has completed another documentary exploration of high weirdness: The Nightmare, a real life horror story about people who suf...
08:26 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Incredible stop-motion music video made from map pins andthread
The Made Shop created this masterpiece for Son Lux's "Change Is Everything," from their forthcoming album Bones. Read the rest...
08:11 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing I've been texting with anastronaut
How a surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction Read the rest...
05:30 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Maker Mayhem: Low Moments in How-To History, part15
Pantyhose Casserole Carrier: Potluck be a lady tonight. Read the rest...
05:17 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Remembering The Empire Strikes Back 35 yearslater
35 years after the experience that was The Empire Strikes Back Lisa Granshaw looks wistfully back. Read the rest...
05:13 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing John Bergin goes pop-art post-apocalypse in new Wednesdaycomic
Wednesday is chockablock with Warrrior-worthy car chases and road battles, rival gang-tribes, beautifully and memorably-rendered characters, those 80s pop-art colors and sensibilities, and that bad-a...
05:03 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing How to buy secret cookies baked by cloistered Spanishnuns
When we heard about the semi-secret cookies baked by secluded nuns in Madrid, Spain, naturally we had to seek out these mythical treats. Here's what we found. Read the rest...
04:48 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Snapshot Poetics: Allen Ginsbergs Photographic Memoir of the BeatEra
Love them or loathe them, the Beat Generation helped define the literature and poetics of an era. Their countercultural explorations pushed the boundaries of polite society from the mid-1940s through ...
03:37 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Do not sit on these spikystandpipes
Rob Walker has a terrific photo essay about the spiky metal cages designed to discourage people from sitting on standpipes. Read the rest...
02:52 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Mad Men endgame theory: Don Draper is D.B.Cooper
In 1972 a man using the alias D.B. Cooper highjacked a commercial jet flying out of Portland, Oregon and jumped out with a parachute and $200,000 in cash. Read the rest...
01:31 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Police department of ancient secret society busted in LosAngeles
"When asked what is the difference between The Masonic Fraternal Police Department and other Police Departments the answer is simple for us. Read the rest...
12:28 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Police department of ancient secret society busted in LosAngeles
"When asked what is the difference between The Masonic Fraternal Police Department and other Police Departments the answer is simple for us. Read the rest...
12:05 pm PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing I've been texting with anastronaut
How a surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction Read the rest...
11:38 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing What Westeros would look like in GoogleMaps
Forget George R. R. Martin's map book: an Etsy user called MongoLife has reimagined the Game of Thrones continent of Westeros in Google Maps. Read the rest...
10:54 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing 1/4 of cars cause 9/10 ofpollution
Researchers at the University of Toronto found that badly tuned cars are responsible for most of the air pollution. Read the rest...
10:18 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing I've been texting with anastronaut
How a surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction Read the rest...
09:29 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing The Doll Scene: crazy, cool, custom-designeddolls
Dolls arent only for kids, especially when were talking about Blythe, Pullip, Monster High and other super cute, mostly Japanese-inspired dolls. Read the rest...
09:02 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Suburbia board game: a simple, subtle economicsimulation
Suburbia is a technocrats take on urban planning. The art is streamlined to the point of austerity, there is almost no luck, and the game is unashamed to show off its mathematical guts. Read the rest...
08:49 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing The Humans - Planet of the Apes meets Hells Angels meets MadMax
I haven't read a comic book this much fun in a quite a while. The Humans, written by Keenan Marshall Keller and drawn by Tom Neely is about a planet (Earth?) where apes rule supreme and humans are mut...
07:42 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing At sentencing, defense lawyer calls murderer and rapist a "slightly boringman"
Steven Mathieson, 38, was high on cocaine when he stabbed 23-year old Luciana Maurer to death at his home in Glasgow, Scotland, then held two more women at knifepoint and raped them. Read the rest...
07:19 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Get ready to blindfold your friends in this neat local multiplayergame
Smartphones and tablets have been great for games, but are much-maligned for the antisocial act of screen-staring. Luckily, games like Glitchnap's Sentree can help all your friends play together, with...
07:16 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing The crazy shapes of 17th-centurypies
Why were pies in the 1600s baked in such improbable shapes? Over at HiLobrow, Tom Nealon investigates, and Deb Chachra drops some science on the question. Read the rest...
05:45 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Loki is a modernanti-hero
Loki, as a character, seems to suit our modern times exceptionally well. Of all the gods of Asgard, he is the subversive; the social and racial outsider; a gender-fluid character in a very binary wor...
05:44 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing I've been texting with anastronaut
How a surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction Read the rest...
05:22 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing TwerkingStormtroopers
They may not be able to shoot straight, but they can "step up 2 the streets." (more…)...
05:19 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Can you please stop with Cards AgainstHumanity
If you like card games and board games even a little bit, chances are you know Cards Against Humanity—it's the most popular 'thing' of its kind, having earned like $12 million bucks. Which sucks...
05:10 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing TwerkingStormtroopers
They may not be able to shoot straight, but they can "step up 2 the streets." (more…)...
05:08 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Apparently this is how you weigh a babygiraffe
Now you know! (more…)...
05:08 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Photo celebrates unsung NASA software engineer MargaretHamilton
Female accomplishments are too often overlooked in our history books, but this photo looks to change that by celebrating one of history's coolest ladies. Read the rest...
05:07 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing The crazy shapes of 17th-centurypies
Why were pies in the 1600s baked in such improbable shapes? Over at HiLobrow, Tom Nealon investigates, and Deb Chachra drops some science on the question. Read the rest...
05:06 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Condolence cards designed by a cancersurvivor
If you want a card for a friend or family member who has cancer, Emily McDowell -- who survived Stage 3 Hodgkins lymphoma at age 24 -- has created the best I've seen: Witty, warm, and acerbic. Read th...
05:06 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing ACLU accuses Colorado police of racial profiling after video captures trafficstop
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is arguing that the Colorado Springs Police Department racially profiled two black men Read the rest...
05:04 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing Asian stereotypes in the otherwise excellentDaredevil
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02:50 am PDT - Thu, May 7, 2015
BoingBoing I've been texting with anastronaut
How a surprising iPhone and Apple Watch bestseller is pushing the boundaries of fiction Read the rest...
11:43 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Rudy Rucker's massive volume of journals nowout!
Rudy Rucker -- mathematician, cyberpunk, computer scientist, gonzo hoopy frood happy mutant -- has released an 828 page volume of his journals! Read the rest...
11:35 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Drug pump is "most insecure" devices ever seen byresearcher
Security researcher Jeremy Richards has called the Hospira Lifecare PCA 3 drug-pump "the least secure IP enabled device" he's examined. Read the rest...
11:01 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Travis Louie's "Archive of Lost Species"paintings
Fantastic painter of the fantastical Travis Louie returns to Seattle's Roq La Rue Gallery with a new show opening tomorrow (May 7). Read the rest...
10:53 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Comics Connector: matching comics professionals with teachers/librarians forvisits
Charles from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund writes, "Comic Book Legal Defense Fund continues the celebration of Children's Book Week by launching its newest resource -- the Comics Connector, a dire...
10:39 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Three wonderfully oddurinals
Triumphs of fantasy restroom fixtures, for certain. Read the rest...
09:58 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Playboy's IPO stock certificate featured a nudewoman
Playboy Enterprises' stock certificate from its 1971 IPO featured an illustration of a nude woman, specifically Willy Rey, the February 1971 Playmate of the Month. (more…)...
09:43 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Video: Making a masterful cube-in-a-cube-in-a-cubetchotchke
Excellent lathe work (with a dollop of hot glue) from BrunS....
09:39 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Watch how Star Wars: Episode IV should haveended
"Star Wars Time of My Life" by Eric SS...
05:31 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing The Humans - Planet of the Apes meets Hells Angels meets MadMax
I haven't read a comic book this much fun in a quite a while. The Humans, written by Keenan Marshall Keller and drawn by Tom Neely is about a planet (Earth?) where apes rule supreme and humans are mut...
02:16 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Loki is a modernanti-hero
Loki, as a character, seems to suit our modern times exceptionally well. Of all the gods of Asgard, he is the subversive; the social and racial outsider; a gender-fluid character in a very binary wor...
02:13 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Videos of people trolling phonescammers
It's a lot of fun to watch and hear these people making fun of phone scammers pretending to be from the IRS or Microsoft tech support....
12:31 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Loki is a modernanti-hero
Loki, as a character, seems to suit our modern times exceptionally well. Of all the gods of Asgard, he is the subversive; the social and racial outsider; a gender-fluid character in a very binary wor...
12:10 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Medium's new Creative Commons licensingoptions!
I'm thrilled to report that today Medium has launched explicit Creative Commons licensing as part of the product. That means when you post a story to Medium, you can simply click to select a CC licens...
12:03 pm PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Mass protests, brutal crackdown inMacedonia
After leaked recordings of high-level government officials (including the PM) plotting to cover up a murder surfaced, Macedonia erupted into demonstrations that were met with extreme police brutality....
11:55 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Amazon drops "Boy" and "Girl" categories from toylistings
Amazon's toys category is no longer sorted into "Boys" toys and "Girls" toys. Read the rest...
11:33 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Which UK MPs rebel against the party, and with whom do theyally?
James Siddle has analysed the voting records of the incumbent MPs in the UK parliament to see how often they rebel against the party line, and who they side with then they do. Read the rest...
10:45 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Fun with el-wire - flexible portable DIYneon
Do-it-yourself neon. This thin electroluminescent wire (el-wire) glows very brightly. You can bend it easily and tie it to anything. It produces essentially no heat. Read the rest...
10:30 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Save your guitar with Schaller StrapLocks
Strap related malfunctions have damaged more of my guitars than I'd like to admit. Sturdy and attractive Schaller Strap Locks are the answer! Read the rest...
10:25 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing ACLU makes app that sends phone video of police misconduct directly to ACLUservers
Police officers and federal agents who commit crimes on the job don't like people recording them. They have been known to confiscate or destroy people's phones in an attempt to destroy evidence of the...
09:20 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Video: How the Doctor Who theme wasrecorded
A clip from the "Masters of Sound" special feature on the Doctor Who: The Beginning DVD set, about how pioneering electronic musician Delia Derbyshire and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop recorded Ron Gra...
09:19 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Woman secretly summons 911 help with Pizza Hutorder
"911hostage help!" is an unusual request for a pizza, so when a Pizza Hut spotted it on an order, they called the cops. Read the rest...
09:00 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Everyone loves this delightful alphabet for allages
Do you have young ones at home? Or do you simply live in a world where language and phonetics are touchable, colorful, dreamlike living things? Either way, be sure you have not missed Metamorphabet. R...
08:52 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing The 2002 roots of the Apple Watch's DigitalTouch
In 2002, BB pal Eric Paulos, now a professor at UC Berkeley, built and demonstrated the Connexus project, including a bracelet enabling people to communicate with simple and meaningful messages sent b...
08:47 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Music: "No Sugar Tonight," The Guess Who(1970)
"You know you've been wrong but it won't be long before you leave 'em all far behind."...
08:45 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Smartass explains why "Work Intelligent" poster isstupid
This is funny. [via]...
08:36 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Amazing optical illusions: Einstein or Marilyn? Thatcher orBlair?
Classic "hybrid images" by Aude Oliva, MIT researcher in computational perception and cognition. Read the rest...
08:16 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing This poor kid was forced to play an indie game inschool
Dejobaan Games' Elegy for a Dead World is a beautiful game—as you navigate endless, lonesome interstellar landscapes, you fill in writing prompts. It's flexible and gentle, a good tool for getti...
05:58 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Cats using one paw to repel inferior lifeforms
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05:45 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Joss Whedon on claims that feminists chased him off Twitter:"Horseshit"
When Joss Whedon took down his Twitter account, speculation ranged widely: was it because of feminists attacking him over Avengers 2's portrayal of Black Widow? Read the rest...
05:45 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Joss Whedon on claims that feminists chased him off Twitter:"Horseshit"
When Joss Whedon took down his Twitter account, speculation ranged widely: was it because of feminists attacking him over Avengers 2's portrayal of Black Widow? Read the rest...
05:23 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Theme tune for TentCaterpillars
They seem to like it, but weren't much impressed by vintage Russian lenses....
05:21 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing I love my untouchable virtualbody
Violent games can be excellent metaphors for interpersonal conflict. Read the rest...
05:14 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Contact lensvending-machine
Spotted today in Berlin's Tegel airport, on my way to Re:publica....
05:07 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Sweary guide to tomorrow's UK generalelections
"The Coalition promised to do one thing above all else. Eliminate the fucking deficit (by 2016-17). Are they on track to do that? Are they fuck."...
05:03 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing May Day inItaly
The people who hit the streets in Italy's major streets on the first of May wanted to celebrate the day of labor. They also wanted to express their worries about unemployment (which is now 43 percent...
04:54 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing J.K. Rowling tweets words of comfort to troubledfan
J.K. Rowling has been open about her struggles with depression in the past Read the rest...
04:32 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Crystal, an app that attempts to summarize yourpersonality
Crystal is an app that attempts to summarize your personality by analyzing your online presence. My friend the philosopher Evan Selinger wrote a smart assessment of the problems with this approach -- ...
04:22 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Groovesharkresurrected
Recently shut down after a long wrangle with rightsholders, Grooveshark's vast collection of music appears to be back online. I have confirmed the availability of various obscure Erasure b-sides, so a...
03:58 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Making oddball Apple Watch apps with WolframLanguage
Behold: An Apple Watch app that generates a random Pokemon! Stephen Wolfram shows how you can use Wolfram Language to very quickly write all sorts of fun software for the new wearable -- including a c...
03:57 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing What if Detroit were nuked? A 1979 government report foundout
Back in the 70s, the federal Office of Technology Assessment calculated the effects of a bomb hitting Detroit, and Leningrad. It wasn't a pretty picture, and nearly 40 years later, it's still chilling...
03:55 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Help Ava DuVernay support diverse filmmakers with her AFFRM MembershipDrive
During this years Oscars many people expressed frustration that Selma director Ava DuVernay didnt earn a nod for Best Director Read the rest...
03:54 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing The insomniac struggle isreal
This College Humor cartoon by Jacob Andrews perfectly captures my nightly routine. Read the rest...
03:53 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Ryan Gosling eats cereal to honor late memecreator
One of the Internets strangest (and most hilarious) memes involves Ryan Gosling refusing to eat cereal Read the rest...
03:52 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Scarlett Johansson maybe hated that Age Of Ultron romancetoo
This post contains spoilers for Avengers: Age Of Ultron Read the rest...
12:19 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing 50% off O'Reilly books for the International Day AgainstDRM
O'Reilly is celebrating the International Day Against DRM with a 50% discount on its giant collection of technical books and videos (60% if you spend $100) -- just use discount code "DRM2015"...
12:06 am PDT - Wed, May 6, 2015
BoingBoing Back a community makerspace, get a Dinosaur Comicslaser-dino
Andy sez, "What could be better than dinosaurs? Dinosaurs made with lasers, of course! STEAMLabs community makerspace has been working with our friend Ryan North, author of Dinosaur Comics to bring yo...
11:57 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Legal threat against security researcher claims he violated lock'scopyright
Mike Davis from Ioactive found serious flaws in the high-security the Cyberlock locks used by hospitals, airports and critical infrastructure, but when he announced his findings, he got a legal threat...
11:08 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Brave New World coming toSyfy
Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television will bring Aldous Huxley's classic 1932 dystopian SF novel Brave New World to the small screen. Les Boehm, who wrote the series Taken, will adapt Huxley's story fo...
10:49 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing James Jean: gorgeous newmonograph
Painter and comix artist James Jean's new book, Xenograph, looks like a work-of-art in its own right and he's launched a fundraiser to print the limited-edition hardcover, clothbound tome. Read the r...
10:49 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing World's most unusuallibraries
Alex Johnson's new book Improbable Libraries surveys some of the world's most unique places for book borrowing. Public libraries are a cornerstone of modern civilization, yet like the books in them, l...
10:48 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Cocaine found in banana boxes at supermarket,again
More than $21 million worth of cocaine has turned up in banana boxes delivered from Colombia to supermarkets in Berlin, Germany. A police spokesman said, "Apparently there was a logistical mistake som...
09:31 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Talent, practice and doing the hardstuff
My latest Locus column, Shorter, is about the destructive myth of talent, which leads people to mistakenly believe that they're innately good at things, rather than having gotten good by practice. Rea...
07:21 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Giorgio Moroder - DjVu
New disco. [via] P.S. Check out the Novation "MoroderNova". Just a prop?...
06:29 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing 40-hour workweek dead in US, sayssurvey
Polling 9,699 full-time employees in 8 countries, the study found that more than half of American and Mexicans managers work longer. Brits and Chinese, however, aren't in such dire straights....
05:15 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Who are the key players in Chris Christie'sBridgegate?
WYNC has created this helpful audio-enhanced infographic about the key players in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal of 2013, in which top Christie appointees orchestrated lane closures...
04:33 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Jeremy Renner insists that Black Widow is aslut
If you found his prior apology so unconvincing, it's because he was forced to do it. That force has evaporated in a cloud of $200m, and he's again free to say what he pleases, which is that a woman wh...
04:31 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Yes, I like that $5 generic phone mount I mentionedearlier
A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the Kenu Airframe, a nice portable smartphone car mount that cost $20. I mentioned that there was a knockoff version for $5. Read the rest...
03:01 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Theme tune for TentCaterpillars
They seem to like it, but weren't much impressed by vintage Russian lenses....
02:58 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing What's the widest lens you can put on a Micro Four Thirdscamera?
Going ultra-wide on my Blackmagic Cinema Camera is tricky, but I've found a 6mm lens that covers the sensor. Read the rest...
02:55 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing The magician who astounded the world by conjuring spirits and talking withmummies
"The latest exhibition at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn is called "Do the Spirits Return?," says Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly. Read the rest...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Sleepovers get brutal in this free pillow fightinggame
Even if you're not a fan of fighting games, you should try Bedhogg, a game about beating another child in the face with a pillow. Read the rest...
12:15 pm PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Miyazaki films reimagined as woodblockprints
The stars of Hayao Miyazaki's films recede into the background in a series of prints inspired by Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui. Read the rest...
11:43 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Unipiper as Star Wars newBB-8
BB-8 is OK but I love C1-10P....
11:33 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing New Kids On The Block concert goer startlinglydisappointed
This hilarious review on SFGate reaffirms what you'd have expected, if you bothered thinking about the New Kids. Read the rest...
11:10 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Road in Bulgaria boasts woodenpole
Drivers along a road in Bulgaria are treated to a power pole in the middle of the lane. As a bonus, the pole is free of unsightly reflectors that would otherwise mar its rugged natural wood appearance...
11:08 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing OpenRoad with DougMcConnell
Amazing travel journalist and long time friend of Boing Boing, Doug McConnel has a new show on NBC Bay Area, OpenRoad! Reminiscent of Doug's fantastic Bay Area Backroads, you can watch Sundays at 6:30...
10:56 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing This is what Americans *don't* want in theirpresident
Near the top of the list of undesirable qualities: Evangelical Christian and Leader in the Tea Party. That means Ted Cruz has a great shot of winning the Republican primary and a terrible chance of wi...
10:33 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Loretta Lynch is a win for the police state, says GlennGreenwald
"I found the reaction to Loretta Lynch nomination to be genuinely remarkable, because if you look at the people who are demanding her confirmation and cheering her confirmation and what they believe, ...
10:25 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Women's restroom symbolreimagined
A clever way to look at the dress-wearing women's restroom symbol....
10:20 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women andTattoo
In an era when tattooed supermodels grace Chanel ads, its easy to lose sight of a time in the not-so-distant past when a lady getting inked was truly a subversive act. Read the rest...
10:16 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing DEA agents who imprisoned student for 5 days without food or water receive wristslap
In 2012 a 23-year-old UC San Diego engineering student was forced to drink his own urine after DEA agents locked him up and forgot about him for five days "in total isolation with his hands handcuffed...
09:48 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Deep Crossing, a free Adrian Tarn adventure onKindle
Rule breaking adventurer Adrian Tarn is back. In Deep Crossing he trains the new crew of his experimental craft for a deep space mission! Read the rest...
09:29 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing In the olden days, creepy men would give "acquaintance cards" towomen
...and the women who received these cards probably didn't like them or the men who handed them out. From Alan Mays' wonderful collection of old timey ephemera on Flickr.[via]...
09:09 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Caterpillar extends four appendages when people shout atit
Someone is going to hook up this noise-sensitive Peruvian caterpillar to an Arduino. Read the rest...
08:58 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Write A House, Detroit's awesome writer in residencyprogram
Detroit takes its writer's residency program seriously, writers end up owning a renovated home! Write A House is accepting applications for its 2015 program now! Read the rest...
08:44 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Animated interview with the Beach Boys' BrianWilson
The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson talks about his love for California in this animation by James Blagden, who famously animated Dock Ellis's story about pitching a no-hitter in 1970 while tripping balls on...
08:37 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing The fabled FURminator, great on cats and smallerdogs
The FURminator is the most recommended pet brush I've ever heard of. I've had wonderful results with my small to medium sized pets. Read the rest...
08:04 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing 150 year old cache of Mark Twain storiesfound
"Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco. Read the rest...
07:53 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Abstinence based sex-ed program nets Texas school a chlamydiaoutbreak
1 in 15 Crane Independent School District high school students have contracted chlamydia. District Superintendent Jim T. Rumage moronically stated If kids are not having any sexual activity, they cant...
07:48 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing DIY: first aid kit fordogs
Inspired by a Girl Scout Troop back in 2012, teamunruly shared this fantastic, tiny, first aid kit for hiking with dogs. Make one yourself!(Thanks, Monsieur LeSac!)...
07:38 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing "Kill the Faggot" game removed fromSteam
Available for about two hours before an excoriating review by Jim Sterling alerted the world to its presence, Kill the Faggot pitched the player into a gun rampage where killing gay and transgender pa...
07:15 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Virgin Media's "plain text password"problem
Hacker News noticed that Virgin Media's staff can view users' passwords. However, it may be just in reference to a temporary ones issued for phone supportthough Virgin isn't responding in any hurry to...
07:12 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Video: Playing Metallica's "Enter Sandman"backwards
Rob Scallon covers "Enter Sandman" backwards. Below, the backwards cover played forward. (more…)...
06:58 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Joss Whedon quitsTwitter
He's been getting it from all sides, lately: months of griping from Gamergaters, reaction to an outspoken tweet slamming the sexism in someone else's movie, and now a feminist backlash against the ton...
06:57 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Joss Whedon quitsTwitter
He's been getting it from all sides, lately: months of griping from Gamergaters, reaction to an outspoken tweet slamming the sexism in someone else's movie, and now a feminist backlash against the ton...
06:45 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Big Mouth: Waving Flag ofSnot
I drew this in late 1992. This one was open to interpretation. I viewed it as a surreal episode involving a homeless person wandering into local businesses and spouting off insanity. (Color assistanc...
04:52 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Make Snail Art by dipping them in food coloring and unleashing them onpaper
Heres a rather unusual idea for a spring craft Read the rest...
04:52 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Let Star Treks Tim Russ teach you about The StarWars
Every year Star Wars fans come together to celebrate their beloved sci-fi series in honor of Star Wars Day on May 4th. Read the rest...
04:44 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Baby clothes show how early sexismbegins
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04:40 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Watch Obama rehearse that anger translator sketch with Keegan-MichaelKey
One of the best moments of this years White House Correspondents' Dinner was a bit involving President Obama and his anger translator, Luther Read the rest...
04:38 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Kickstarting scenes from Star Wars cut from a single sheet ofpaper
Marc Hagan-Guirey's best known for his Horrorgami paper sculptures that reproduce buildings from horror movies from painstakingly cut, single sheets of paper. Read the rest...
03:20 am PDT - Tue, May 5, 2015
BoingBoing Offbeat, girly games that pay tribute to apioneer
In the mid-1990s, Theresa Duncan's works went beyond just 'games for girls' -- charming games like Chop Suey, Smarty and Zero Zero were rueful and unusual, with a distinct Gen X flavor, portraying you...
11:58 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Crowdfunding medical MDMA and magicmushrooms
An activist couple (she's a neurscientist, he's a psychologist who successfully treated his depression with psychedelics) (they fight crime!) are raising $1M on Indiegogo to fund production of medical...
11:49 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Kickstarting a second Oh Joy Sex Toycollection
The first collection of the smashing, sex-positive webcomic was such a success, they're doing it again! Read the rest...
11:25 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing What it's like to share consciousness with anoctopus
Marine biologist/US police brutality survivor/science fiction writer Peter Watts, in a brilliant vignette that, I hope, will be part of a novel someday: Read the rest...
10:47 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Locus Award finalistsannounced
The Locus Award -- nominated and voted by science fiction fans -- has published a particularly fine shortlist this year (in contrast to the hijacked Hugo Award ballot); I'm extremely proud to see my n...
09:24 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Lunar Rover operations manual for freedownload
If you find yourself stuck on the moon and need to hot-wire a lunar rover left there from the Apollo missions, this manual should help: Read the rest...
09:23 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Existential risks: RPGs versus reallife
In 2012, Jim Henley got tongue cancer, but it was the good kind -- his odds are like making a save-against-death throw on a D8 and needing to beat a one. Read the rest...
09:02 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing What insanity lookslike
In the Paris Review, a fascinating, dense, and heavily illustrated history of how we've depicted insanity through imagery, written by sociologist Andrew T. Scull, author of numerous books on madness, ...
08:41 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Listen! Far out Moog music for yourplants
In 1976, electronic music pioneer Mort Garson followed up his series of 12 zodiac albums and numerous other far out LPs with the deeply trippy and wonderful Mother Earth's Plantasia, described on the ...
08:26 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Gummy bears inflight
Photographer/artist Esther Pearl Watson was fortunate enough to have had many close encounters of the Gummy kind.See more on Watson's site. (via Laughing Squid)...
07:24 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: Boxing and Other, Sweeter,Sciences
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we review the early competitors of the sport of boxing, known as the "sweet science." Read the rest...
05:05 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Video: architect's incredible basement LEGO buildingroom
See how architect Jeffrey Pelletier remodeled his unfinished basement into a "LEGO Lounge" to organize his 250,000 pieces. (Houzz)...
04:44 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Psychic Escape - my daughter's favorite magictrick
The Psychic Escape magic trick ($30) is a bit like the Block Escape I posted last week, but it's better. You don't have to hide the rings as they are put in the tube. Read the rest...
04:26 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Museum of Shit opens inItaly
The Museo della Merda, aka The Museum of Shit, has just opened on a farm in the town of Castelbosco in Italy's Piacenza province. Read the rest...
03:59 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Wukchumni fourth grader's protest brings change to California schooldistrict
10-year-old Alex Fierro, a member of the Wukchumni tribe, refused to sing a song derogatory towards Native Americans in his Visalia, CA elementary school. Read the rest...
03:04 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Carly Fiorina forgot to register her domain name and now it belongs to someoneelse
The former CEO of HP announced her candidacy for president today, but the republican's tenure at the tech company has already come back to haunt her. Read the rest...
12:41 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Telekinetic nut-off-bolttrick
Amaze your friends and confound your children! Use the battery-assisted power of your mind to twist the nut off this bolt! Read the rest...
12:32 pm PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Using a 3D app to make a delicious lookingstrawberry
It's fun to watch Daniel Mozbuchel make a model of a strawberry. You can download his strawberry here....
11:59 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Somewhere a mountain is shouting yourtweets
On a distant digital hillside, two mountains are yelling your Twitter updates at each other in deep, sonorous voices. Read the rest...
11:33 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand on "Star Trek,"RIP
Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand from the original Star Trek, has died. She was 85. Read the rest...
11:32 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, photos by AnnieLeibovitz
The new issue of Vanity Fair features legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz's images of the actors in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read the rest...
10:26 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Okonomiyaki A Japanese pizza kit that is as fun to make as it is toeat
Fans of Asian cooking will enjoy this kit for making okonomiyaki at home (Buy a kit on Amazon). Its essentially a frittata made with batter, cabbage, plus whatever you want like shrimp, or pork, etc, ...
10:25 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Milli Vanilli's Fab recording with the real singer of their lip-synchedhits
Milli Vanilli's Fab Morvan is recording a new album with John Davis, one of the two actual singers of the songs that temporarily won Morvan and the late Rob Pilatus a Grammy. That award was retracted ...
10:24 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Stock up on special effects breakawaybottles
Keep an assortment of special effects breakaway "glass" bottles on hand for when the mood strikes. Read the rest...
10:13 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: Five-year-old boy's incredible Bruce Lee nunchakudemo
Ryusei, age 5, masterfully mimics Bruce Lee from "Game of Death."...
10:11 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Video: teeth replaced with bottle openerimplants
Rugby players in Argentina had teeth replaced with bottle opener tooth implants all in the name of marketing for a beer company. Ah, money. Video not for the dentally squeamish. (Adweek, thanks, David...
10:11 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Mother cat who lost three babies adopts three orphanedkittens
When her three newborn kittens died after being born prematurely, Mikey the cat was inconsolable. Read the rest...
09:10 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Which small form-factor PC isbest?
Lifehacker rounds up five models of varying sizes and performance profiles, including beefier gaming models such as the Alienware Alpha and Gigabyte Brix. Read the rest...
08:58 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing The microbes on your phone are different from the microbes on yourshoes
But the microbes on your shoes are similar to the microbes on everyone else's shoes and the microbes on your phone are similar to the microbes on everyone else's phone. Read the rest...
08:44 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Edutainment failedme
I wish they'd just teach Bloodborne in schools. Read the rest...
08:41 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Carly Fiorina forgot to register her domain name and now it belongs to someoneelse
The former CEO of HP announced her candidacy for president today, but the republican's tenure at the tech company has already come back to haunt her. Read the rest...
07:47 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Play it now:Traveler
Traveler is a nuanced and touching text game about... finding where you belong? It's an abstract space travel adventure, where you drift among planets with an eye on your ever-falling system gauges, ...
07:45 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Tor and Bitlit offer discounted ebooks to print-bookowners
Peter writes, "Macmillan has partnered with ebook bundling start-up BitLit to offer readers who own a print edition of Tor/Forge titles the opportunity to download a DRM free ebook edition using the f...
07:03 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Carly Fiorina running forpresident
"Yes, I am running," Fiorina told ABC's Good Morning America. "I think I'm the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. Read the rest...
06:55 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Carly Fiorina running forpresident
"Yes, I am running," Fiorina told ABC's Good Morning America. "I think I'm the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. Read the rest...
06:37 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Lenovo's expensive answer to the newMacBook
Lenovo's LaVie Z is a new 1.87lb laptop that's even lighter than the new MacBook Air. Moreover, it sports three USB ports, a beefy Core i7 5500U CPU, and even claims the same 9-10 hours of battery lif...
06:23 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Gunmen killed in foiled attack on Texas anti-Islamevent
Two gunmen were shot and killed yesterday outside an exhibition of cartoon depictions of the prophet Mohammed. Read the rest...
06:20 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Was the world's oldest deck of cards anyfun?
The oldest complete deck of cards in the world is from the distinctly-unhappy 15th century, and lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Cloisters location. The oblong cards are nifty-looking—b...
05:56 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Suicide Squadrevealed
Two weeks after Jared Leto's Joker was revealed to howls of mockery, the rest of the cast gets a showing on David Ayer's Twitter account. Read the rest...
05:44 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing What's the most pretentious movie youlike?
Niall Beard's Pretentious-O-Meter performs an accurate measure every movie's pretentiousness, determined simply by subtracting viewer ratings from critic ratings. Deliciously clever! Read the rest...
05:37 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing TODAY: Buy a bundle of wonderful games, send money to Baltimorekids
The Devs With Baltimore bundle contains independently-made games "donated by their authors in support of the Baltimore Algebra Project and in solidarity with protesters resisting antiblack state/polic...
05:36 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Video explains science behind TheAvengers
The Avengers may not be the most realistic franchise around (more…)...
05:28 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing New iPhone app lets you compose music with geometricshapes
Our friend Meara O'Reilly and Sam Tarakajian have just released Rhythm Necklace, an iPhone app that's a sequencer for composing rhythmic loops. Read the rest...
05:17 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing LISTEN: Lateral ThinkingPuzzles
Here are six new lateral thinking puzzles to test your wits! Read the rest...
05:10 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing White protestors politely asked to leave, black protestor pepper sprayed and draggedaway
Until recently, Baltimore has been under a curfew as activists protest the death of Freddie Gray Read the rest...
05:04 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Game of Thrones heads for uncertaindestinations
Journeys are common threads woven to form epic tales, and "Sons of the Harpy" saw key characters embark, abducted or pursued toward Game of Thrones' far-flung theaters of action. Read the rest...
04:53 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing When Ohio passed a law making "Hang on Sloopy" the official statesong
The McCoys made the pop song "Hang on Sloopy" famous in 1965; twenty years later, the Ohio State Assembly voted it in as the state's official rock song. The legislation makes for a pretty excellent re...
04:49 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing This cartoon basically sums up every episode of Star Trek: The OriginalSeries
Okay, so it might not include the sci-fi plotlines Read the rest...
04:47 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing 13-year-old kills it as Jean Valjean in LesMis
Jean Valjean is the central figure of Les Mis and arguably the most iconic musical theater role for men Read the rest...
04:45 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing Cambodian rock -- before the Khymer Rouge destroyedit
In the 60s and 70, Cambodia had a thriving, free-wheeling rock scene. Then along came the Khmer Rouge. Filmmaker John Pirozzi hunted down the surviving members of that scene and created a terrific doc...
04:44 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing SNL finally gives Black Widow her own solo film in this rom comparody
Marvel has released seven movies starring dudes named Chris, but theyve yet to produce a single film centered on a woman. Read the rest...
04:41 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing All your favorite Disney princesses asmermaids
Tumblr artist TheNamelessDoll created these stunning gifs Read the rest...
02:02 am PDT - Mon, May 4, 2015
BoingBoing UK bigotry party hates Time Lords,too
UK Independence Party Nigel Farage is an equal-opportunity bigot, hating Gallifreyans just as much as he hates Bulgarians and Romanians. Read the rest...
11:00 pm PDT - Sun, May 3, 2015
BoingBoing Guide to recording thepolice
Recording the police is legal, and it can mean the difference between accountability for peace officers and the gross injustice of abuse with impunity. Read the rest...
10:51 pm PDT - Sun, May 3, 2015
BoingBoing Existential risks: RPGs versus reallife
In 2012, Jim Henley got tongue cancer, but it was the good kind -- his odds are like making a save-against-death throw on a D8 and needing to beat a one. Read the rest...
10:31 pm PDT - Sun, May 3, 2015
BoingBoing Remember when Gerber tried to market "baby food forteens?"
(Noluck_boston/Vintage Ads)...
08:50 pm PDT - Sun, May 3, 2015
BoingBoing Refreshing Lenin's corpse for his 145thbirthday
A half-dozen Russian anatomists, biochemists, and surgeons care for Vladimir Lenin's publicly-displayed preserved body and also that of Ho Chi Minh, Kim Il-sung, and Kim Jong-il. Read the rest...
07:29 pm PDT - Sun, May 3, 2015
BoingBoing Texas councilman hits bathroom without turning offmic
A city councilman in Georgetown, Texas took a bathroom break and forgot to turn off his microphone....
03:08 pm PDT - Sun, May 3, 2015
BoingBoing Turn images into legit Commodore 64 pixelart
Your favorite images, rendered at 160x200 in 16 grim, muddy colors! Read the rest...
03:00 pm PDT - Sun, May 3, 2015
BoingBoing Turn images into legit Commodore 64 pixelart
Your favorite images, rendered at 320x200 in 16 grim, muddy colors! Alas, there isn't an Amstrad CPC version (320x200 in 16 obscene, lurid colors), but here's what it'd look likeThe original image her...
10:51 am PDT - Sat, May 2, 2015
BoingBoing Animals staring atfood
Each of these photos could be captioned as follows: Oh, hello. I see that you have [food name]. I, too, like [food name]. Read the rest...
10:37 am PDT - Sat, May 2, 2015
BoingBoing Animals staring atfood
Each of these photos could be captioned as follows: Oh, hello. I see that you have [food name]. I, too, like [food name]. Read the rest...
06:08 am PDT - Sat, May 2, 2015
BoingBoing ZAP! POW! Comics are for kidsagain
This is about comics, and about kids, so I'm going to start with a story (a comic!) about how Bill Watterson taught my home schooled daughter to read. It goes like this Read the rest...
11:06 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Every question in every Q&Asession
Mallory Ortberg on The Toast: 10. "I used to like your work, but I don't now. Have you considered doing the things I like again?" (via Kottke) Read the rest...
11:03 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Weekend reading: an augmented reality murdermystery
Bill Shunn writes, "The second and concluding part of my science fiction novelette 'Our Dependency on Foreign Keys' is available now at the online magazine Across the Margin (part one). Read the rest...
10:57 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing FBI replies to Stingray Freedom of Information request with 5,000 blankpages
The Stingray -- a fake cellphone tower that gathers identity/location information on everyone who passes it -- is the worst-kept secret in law enforcement, but that doesn't stop feds from going to abs...
10:46 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Court says DEA is allowed to secretly fill your truck with weed, get into firefights withZetas
Craig Patty asked his employee Lawrence Chapa to help take one of his two trucks to the garage, not realizing that Chapa was a DEA undercover planning to fill the truck with weed, which ended in a fir...
10:33 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Disrupting RichardScarry
Updating Richard Scarry's beloved Busy Town for Silicon Valley corpthink been done before, but never with the depth and persistence of the Welcome to Business Town Tumblr. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Read th...
04:18 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing My Life as a White TrashZombie
In My Life as a White Trash Zombie, by Diana Rowland, Angel Crawford wakes up in the hospital with no memory of what happened the night before. Read the rest...
02:41 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Court bans man from vending machines... all of'em.
Russell Stansfield of Manchester, England, who was busted stealing coins from a parking meter and admitted to similar previous offenses, is now legally banned from vending machines. Read the rest...
02:26 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Ben E. King, singer of "Stand By Me,"RIP
Ben E. King, solo artist and leader of the Drifters, died yesterday. He was 76. (more…)...
01:52 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Watch Elon Musk unveil Tesla's Powerwall, a $3K battery for your home to 'change theworld'
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is introducing battery systems for homeowners, businesses and utilities. Read the rest...
01:38 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Report: Police in America killed more than 90 people this month. Freddie Gray was only one ofthem.
Freddie Grays death was but one of them. Read the rest...
01:34 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Debbie Harry sneaks an anti-nuke message in performance(1978)
Debbie Harry in her best outfit ever sings Blondie's worst song ever* and sneaks in an anti nuke message at the 2:23 mark.*But still good!...
01:30 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Grizzly Bear cub and Wolf cub like toplay-wrestle
Nature is awesome. Read the rest...
01:25 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Jury convicts ex-Goldman Sachs programmer of code theft, despite avocadotampering
Best lede ever on the New York Times' coverage of the Goldman Sachs programmer trial, which has finally reached an end. Read the rest...
01:19 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing By request: close-up photo of a fawn'seye
Most of keyword searches in Boing Boing's server logs are requests for pornography. Here's one that might not be, but we aren't sure. In any case, here you go, fawn pupil aficionado, this is the best ...
01:11 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Federal security officer leaves gun inside US Capitol toilet. Another gun discovered bychild.
Unlike a gun with a traditional safety, a Glock will fire if the trigger is pulled making the young boys alleged discovery of a gun particularly concerning. Read the rest...
01:10 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Bright mini flashlight for less than$4
The problem with using my iPhone as a flashlight is that I can't fit it in my mouth when I need both hands free. That's why I keep a few flashlights like this around....
12:57 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Florida Man spots Reptilian Humanoid Alien inside car, takesphotos
The entity was maneuvering a Kia Spectra last February. The rearview mirror, I think, has a reptilian staring back at my camera as I take a pic from my car, says the eyewitness. Read the rest...
12:46 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing By request: close-up photo of a fawn'seye
Most of keyword searches in Boing Boing's server logs are requests for pornography. Here's one that might not be, but we aren't sure. In any case, here you go, fawn pupil aficionado, this is the best ...
12:32 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Russia strengthens antipiracylaws
Not known for its rigorous enforcement of intellectual property rules, Russia is beefing up its efforts to tackle "internet piracy."A law, first introduced in 2013 to target pirated movies and shows, ...
12:17 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Grooveshark isgone
The music-sharing service is calling it quits. It apologized for how it did business and said the shutdown is part of a settlement with record companies. Read the rest...
12:11 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Supercut: All trailers are thesame
This fantastically executed supercut illustrates the verse-verse-chorus formality of movie trailers (especially action movies), which all appear to be describing the same movie. (via Kottke)...
12:10 pm PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Sexual transmission of Ebola suspected in newcase
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control report that a woman in Liberia is suspected of having contracted Ebola through sexual intercourse. Read the rest...
11:53 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Apple admits tats are a problem forWatch
An updated official support page: "Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance. The ink, pattern, and saturation of some tattoos ca...
11:49 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Sports team sportsing badly gives Steve Ballmer a very bad case of thesads
The Clippers were playing against the Spurs, with their season on the line. And Steve Ballmer was feeling all of the feels. (more…)...
11:48 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing White Detroit prosecutor to Baltimore Police on Freddie Gray protestors: Solution. Simple. Shootem.
Remember, assholes who work in positions of power, it's okay to think bad thoughts, and you won't lose your job if you make decisions and take actions based on racist ideas--but for goodness sakes, do...
11:39 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing John McAfee: stillcreepy
You have teen girls frequently texting in the shower.—John McAfee. Yep. Still weird. (more…)...
11:06 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Baltimore State's Attorney: Freddie Gray's death was a homicide, charges filed against all 6officers
The six police officers involved in the arrest and transport of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died in their custody, are being charged for their roles in his death, reports Kali Holloway for A...
11:03 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing How to eat eggs for everymeal
Im quite happy eggs are back in style because they really are the perfect food. They are inexpensive, full of protein, sustainable and are the key ingredient in many wonderful dishes. Read the rest...
11:01 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Hayley Atwell is dressed as her character Peggy Carter in her licensephoto
Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell is an all-around delightful human Read the rest...
10:55 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Man who recorded video of Freddie Gray's arrest is arrested, detained by Baltimorepolice
Kevin Moore is the man who, after Gray's death, released cell phone footage of Gray's arrest. He later told the Baltimore Sun that Baltimore police officers tackled the 25-year-old victim like a piece...
10:55 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Watch drone graffiti abillboard
KATSU demonstrates his Graffiti Drone on NYC's East Houston Street. (more…)...
10:48 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Star Wars star wont reveal plot secrets, dad forces him to dodishes
New cast member John Boyega has already established himself as the jokester of the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (more…)...
10:46 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Londoners reject sexist beach body ad with creativeprotests
via @Laura_Stevens1Advertising that objectifies women is pretty much the norm for everything from shampoo ads to weight loss plans. Read the rest...
10:44 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing A "contagious" cancer is infectingclams
Only two known forms of cancer are contagious, affecting dogs and Tasmanian devils. Now a third has been discovered -- infecting clams by spreading through the water in the Northeast Atlantic. Read th...
10:43 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Jeremy Renner tries to convince us Hawkeye isnt lame viasong
Its pretty clear that Hawkeye is the most useless Avenger, but that didnt stop Jeremy Renner from trying to convince us otherwise on The Tonight Show. Read the rest...
10:42 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing London mapped to show the emotions in Victorianliterature
Behold the "emotional geography" of Victorian literary: A map that shows the "feeling and sensations" connected with various city locations in 19th-century novels. There are some surprising findings. ...
10:39 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Orphan Black fan explains the importance of the show's LGBTQrepresentation
Im a firm believer that media representation has a huge impact on how we see the world. Read the rest...
10:36 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Animated tale of a duel between two topless women in1892
My friends at Atlas Obscura launched an animated video series recounting unusual duels throughout history, including this one of Princess Pauline Metternich vs. Countess Kielmannsegg. (more…)...
10:11 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Student hand-drawings of theirprofessors
Profs sometimes complain about the harsh ratings on RateMyProfessors. I wonder what they think of the sketches students are uploading to DrawYourProfessor? Read the rest...
10:06 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Guide to San Francisco's "secret" public parks in commercialsspaces
In San Francisco, there are 21 "secret" public parks, atriums, and beautiful rooftops hidden behind unmarked doors or accessible through guarded elevators. Commercial developers are legally required t...
09:26 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Starbucks opens Espresso Shot version of store on WallStreet
Because Wall Street hustlers are too busy concocting labyrinthian economy-crashing swindles to be bothered with waiting in line for coffee, Starbucks has launched the "'espresso shot' version of the s...
09:01 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Jon Stewart grills Iraq war booster JudithMiller
Jon Stewart interviewed former New York Times reporter Judith Miller about her new book, in which she blames everyone but herself for her masterful job of selling the public on the idea that invading ...
08:15 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Why Silent Hillmattered
On the end of a great, mad era for video games Read the rest...
07:24 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Women come* in threevarieties
Whether or not or how a woman achieves an orgasm was and continues to be a source of anxiety, misery and joy as well as a matter of scientific scrutiny. Read the rest...
07:13 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing The best and worst fonts to use on your resum, according to "typographywonks"
The wrong people to ask, but Bloomberg's Natalie Kitroeff asked them anyway. Surprise: they like Helvetica!...
07:04 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing The last photo Messenger took before smashing intoMercury
The real estate pictured here benefits from the subsequent addition of a spacious new crater. Read the rest...
06:59 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Deafblindness andsmartwatches
Molly Watt, who is blind and deaf, reports on her experiences (mostly positive) of Apple Watch....
06:54 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Why Silent Hillmattered
On the end of a great, mad era for video games Read the rest...
06:53 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Women come* in threevarieties
Whether or not or how a woman achieves an orgasm was and continues to be a source of anxiety, misery and joy as well as a matter of scientific scrutiny. Read the rest...
06:52 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing If you write "hahaha" you are "probablyold"
.The youngs use "hehehe." Get with it...
06:24 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Crowdfunding a democratic free school inDallas
Isabel writes, "Makarios Community School is the project of what is already a very successful and enthusiastic learning co-op of twenty homeschooling families in the Dallas Fort Worth area with thirty...
05:48 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Borb, story of a severely alcoholic homelessman
Jason Little's comic about a downtrodden urban Candide whose misfortunes pile up at an alarming rate Read the rest...
05:47 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing One man's long battle with eatingdisorders
I vividly remember the day I decided that I would use food to control my body. Read the rest...
04:37 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing This 1-bit 'peasant simulator' is the next game by the creator ofThrees
In its opening screen, Royals describes itself as an "optimistic peasant simulator." This turns out to be a rather grim tagline, given how unlikely it is that your character will ever make it past age...
02:30 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Encryption backdoors are like TSA luggage-locks for theInternet
In my new Guardian column, I look at UK Prime Minister David Cameron's election pledge to eliminate strong crypto and point out that we already have a forerunner of this in the "TSA-safe" luggage lock...
02:17 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Algorithmic guilt: using secret algorithms to kick people offwelfare
A wrenching and beautifully argued essay by Virginia Eubanks describes the inevitable consequences of letting secret, unaccountable algorithms decide who is eligible for welfare. Read the rest...
12:13 am PDT - Fri, May 1, 2015
BoingBoing Hourglass full of magnetized"sand"
This $14, 100-second hourglass is filled with magnetized iron filings that form beautiful fans and other shapes as the sand drains into the bottom bulb. (via Canopy)...
11:59 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing English isweird
Put the word "only" between any two words of this sentence: "She told him that she loved him."...
11:55 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Crowdfunding a film of Ellen Klages' "The ScaryHam"
Brilliant SF writer and hilarity merchant Ellen Klages writes, "Last year, I told the story of my father's scary ham. Now it may become a short film. Take a look at the video. If you laugh, please con...
11:46 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Tell the Copyright Office not to criminalize using unapproved goop in a 3Dprinter
3D printing giant Stratasys has asked the US Copyright Office to deny a proposal that would legalize jailbreaking your 3D printer in order to use your own feedstock. Read the rest...
11:35 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Stupid patent for the ages: "Changing orderquantities"
The USPTO granted a notorious patent troll a patent on allowing customers to change quantities after they place their initial order. Read the rest...
10:58 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Computer scientist/Congressman: crypto backdoors are "technologically stupid," DA is"offensive"
Rep Ted Lieu (D-CA) is a USAF reserve colonel, former member of the Judge Advocate General Corps and holds a computer science degree -- he's one of the four members of Congress with any formal compute...
10:07 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing TSA: photo of real gun hidden in a toy police officerkit
According to the Transportation Security Administration's Instagram, back in 2012 "a traveler at the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) placed his firearm in a toy police officer kit. He even we...
05:55 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Teaser for Ballistic, a new graphic novel by Darick Robertson and Adam EgyptMortimer
The hit comic book series, Ballistic, is out as a graphic novel today. Here's a teaser video.Welcome to Repo City State, where everyones an asshole even the air conditioners. Read the rest...
04:46 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing April 30, 1975: The Fall of Saigon, and the end of the Vietnam War, 40 years agotoday.
Forty years ago today, North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon, ending a war that lasted thirty years. Read the rest...
04:29 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing How South African tabloids inspired mynovel
Here in South Africa our tabloids are spinning an epic serial of monsters and magic in their headlines every morning. Read the rest...
04:12 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Puppy has hiccups but does not understand what hiccups are so hebarks
From Matthew Kennelly. (more…)...
04:12 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Parrot is really pissing off this cat bigtime
SOON. (more…)...
03:54 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing A critical tool you should use during times of civil unrest: image search, to verify viral photos on socialmedia
Reverse image search: one of the simplest and most powerful tools at your disposal for verifying whether a viral news image might be a fake. Read the rest...
03:25 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing In this elegant ritual horror, giant hornets areeverywhere
I love Twine games that are able to create a strong sense of place. Despite being text-only, a beautiful typeface and atmospheric, well-selected words go beyond 'choosing your own adventure', to navig...
02:54 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Imagining the models of famous works ofart
Flora Borsi is a photographer and digital artist from Hungary. She created a series called The Real Life Models, in which she created the "real" people who posed for famous paintings by Modigliani, Pi...
02:53 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Watch: doctor hammers out an intramedullarynail
Kettlebells are out. Removing intramedullary nails with hammer is in. What a workout!...
02:49 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin just launched its New Shepard spaceship almost as high as outerspace
Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos' space venture, Blue Origin, launched its New Shepard spaceship on a test flight today. Read the rest...
02:46 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Lo-Fi Let's Play: Life &Death
As a child, I dreamed of becoming a surgeon, thanks to 1988's Life & Death -- before Surgeon Simulator or Trauma Center, this awkward, deathly-serious medical game gave me the idea that I should v...
02:46 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin just launched its New Shepard spaceship almost as high as outerspace
Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos' space venture, Blue Origin, launched its New Shepard spaceship on a test flight today. Read the rest...
02:41 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Lo-Fi Let's Play: Life &Death
As a child, I dreamed of becoming a surgeon, thanks to 1988's Life & Death -- before Surgeon Simulator or Trauma Center, this awkward, deathly-serious medical game gave me the idea that I should v...
01:47 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Music: Nina Simone, 'Baltimore'(1978)
Man, it's hard just to live, just to live. Read the rest...
01:36 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Music premiere: Dark noise pop from ElTerrible
El Terrible, San Francisco's noise pop trio led by my pal Terry Ashkinos, released their long-awaited full-length today and it's a doozy of deep, energized postpunk. Read the rest...
01:21 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Imagining the models of famous works ofart
Flora Borsi is a photographer and digital artist from Hungary. She created a series calledThe Real Life Models, in which she created the "real" people who posed for famous paintings by Modigliani, Pic...
01:13 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Nina Simone documentary with never-before seen material coming toNetflix
The film will be made available in all Netflix territories on June 26. Read the rest...
01:11 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Great magic trick: The BlockEscape
The Block Escape is a great trick that even kids can perform with ease. This wood model, which cost $6, is an excellent deal. Read the rest...
01:10 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing All Roads: a cool self-working cardtrick
Futility Closet posted a how-to for this neat mathematical card trick by New York magician Henry Christ. It's called All Roads. Read the rest...
12:59 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing German vandals seal train door with bricks. Look howtidy!
Mischief makers in Hamburg, Germany sneaked into a depot at and bricked up a train door for reasons unknown. Offer theories as to why they did this in the comments....
12:53 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Instant Hipster Beard,1962
A gent named Seymour gets himself a facial wig at a barber shop in Marylebone, London. And the whole world is transformed. Read the rest...
12:44 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Bucky Fuller's 1933 Dymaxion Car is prettypoison
My favorite car of all time is Buckminster Fuller's 1933 Dymaxion Car. Shame it was a death trap. Read the rest...
12:36 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing In this elegant ritual horror, giant hornets areeverywhere
I love Twine games that are able to create a strong sense of place. Despite being text-only, a beautiful typeface and atmospheric, well-selected words go beyond 'choosing your own adventure', to navig...
12:33 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Clever berry bowl and colander fromOxo
This OXO Good Grips Colander nests into a 1.5 quart bowl and has a lid for storage ($15). It will get a lot of use in my family of blueberry fiends, and comes in handy for making small salads, too. It...
12:07 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Lego store detains 11 year old customer, accuses his father of being an unfitparent
Doug Dunlop's 11 year old, Lego-obsessed son is a frequent customer at the Lego store in Calgary's Chinook Mall, where he spends his odd-job savings on new materials -- until this week, when the Lego ...
12:07 pm PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Music premiere: Dark noise pop from ElTerrible
El Terrible, San Francisco's noise pop trio led by my pal Terry Ashkinos, released their long-awaited full-length today and it's a doozy of deep, energized postpunk. Read the rest...
11:44 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Using hand-held cubes to organizeSpotify
I love this prototype by Roy Martens: a set of Sifteo cubes that run Spotify, allowing you to trigger songs by moving the blocks around. Read the rest...
11:38 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Great magic trick: The BlockEscape
The Block Escape is a great trick that even kids can perform with ease. This wood model, which cost $6, is an excellent deal. Read the rest...
11:28 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Algorithm knows you're drunk just by looking atyou
Researchers at Greece's University of Patras built an algorithm that can determine with 90 percent accuracy whether a person is drunk or not based on an infrared image of his or her face. Read the res...
11:21 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing WATCH: Russian woman sent to prison for twerking next to warmemorial
"Three young women in southern Russia will serve up to 15 days in prison, on charges of hooliganism, after posting a video of themselves performing the hip-hop dance on YouTube, with a war memorial lo...
11:17 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Play a brilliant, romantic Thelma & Louise-style spacetale
You're space cowgirl Enora Bey, and you and your alien lady love Quanee have a ship full of stolen cows. Cows are worth a fortune on Truxton, but it'll be tough to make it. Listen to lonesome radio, p...
11:11 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Leigh and Vlambeer's Rami Ismail on creativity beyondgaming
Our Leigh talks with game designer Rami Ismail of Vlambeer, the game studio behind indie hits Ridiculous Fishing and Luftrausers"we're slowly understanding what games are and where they can go"about ...
11:08 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing How old does a machine think youlook?
how-old.net is your new dispassionate algorithmic measure of self-worth. I am closing in on 40 and am male and I feel pretty today. [via]...
10:30 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Crowdfunded 3D printer shipments withheld to backers who complained aboutlateness
Cobblebot's crowdfunded 3D printers were supposed to ship in October, but many backers have yet to get theirs, including the "super early" backers -- and it turns out this is on purpose, as Cobblebot ...
10:06 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Twitter announces Highlights: "the best Tweets for you, picked byTwitter"
The new feature is "a fast and simple summary of Twitter" for people who can't keep up. Read the rest...
10:02 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Black River: the bleakest and most depressing graphic novel I've everread
After reading Josh Simmons' Black River I had to read Cormac McCarthy's The Road and watch Requiem for a Dream to cheer myself up. Read the rest...
09:53 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Comment Is Weird: A Tumblog of Greatness that parodies The Guardian's 'Comment IsFree'
Every single one of these is a gem. Read the rest...
09:43 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Selfie Arm: very strange parody of the selfiestick
The "Selfie Arm" is a fantastically bizarre improvement over the traditional selfie stick. Read the rest...
09:43 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing A website that lets you play with your phone phreak bluebox
Blue boxes were devices that generated "hidden" tones that allowed you to do forbidden stuff with telephone networks, like get free long distance calls. Read the rest...
09:39 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Baltimore ex-cop: Police have to solve the problems of America nobody wants to dealwith
An interview with Peter Moskos, professor of criminal justice and sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a former cop in Baltimores Eastern District. Read the rest...
09:36 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing "Why we can't readanymore"
I read about a third of Hugh McGuire's post, on how we're losing the ability to focus on reading, before a Twitter notification pulled me back into the glowing pixel maze. I've saved the article to my...
09:23 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Whale bones in women'sunderwear
Over at Collectors Weekly, Lisa Hix unbuttons the history of the scrimshaw busks, intricately carved whalebones that 19th century sailors would give their lovers to wear in their corsets as a reminder...
09:16 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Old Kathmandu what waslost
As you can see from these photographs I took in 1976, the medieval town is delicate. Not all has been destroyed, and I am sure the Nepalis will rebuild as they have in the past. Still, the earthquak...
09:06 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Play games like Oregon Trail or SimCity inside your owntweets
Thousands of classic games from Prince of Persia to Wolfenstein 3D are available for free on the Internet Archive, and now you can embed and play them directly inside of individual tweets. Read the re...
08:31 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Pick a card, any card, and embark on an urban walking adventure in LosAngeles
City Walks: Los Angeles: 50 Adventures ($13)by Eric Hiss (author) and Bart Wright (illustrator)50 cards, 4 x 5.8 x 1.2 If you enjoy travel and you enjoy books, chances are you enjoy travel books. Rea...
07:21 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Marie Antoinette's Watch: Adultery, Larceny, & PerpetualMotion
John Biggs' book about Marie Antoinette's legendary timepiece is now available. I've been waiting for this for years (but not 200 years.)Across continents and into and out of the hands of royalty, rev...
07:11 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Discworld's InnerRage
Rucksack Universe Author and Pratchett Enthusiast, Anthony St. Clair joins us to wrap up our reading of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters. Read the rest...
07:10 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing The life of anamnesiac
In the New Yorker, my friend Dan Zalewski reports on Lonni Sue Johnson, a 64-year-old with profound amnesiaand new research into how her brain, and memory, works. Read the rest...
06:29 am PDT - Thu, April 30, 2015
BoingBoing Minimalist Bluetooth knob controls"anything"
Griffin's PowerMate Bluetooth is a shiny spinner knob. You hook it up to your computer via Bluetooth. Then you can control something with the knob. Read the rest...