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05:14 pm PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Great 1950s horror sci-fi novel, The Mind Thing, now on Kindle
When I was in junior high school, I joined the Science Fiction Book Club. One of the books I got from the club was an anthology that included several stories by Fredric Brown (who was primarily a myst...
04:45 pm PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Stop motion video made from laser cut wood
Andre Maat, a director and animator from Amsterdam, made a short stop-motion video called Woodo that uses many pieces of laser cut wood to make it look like he is cutting, molding, and stretching pl...
04:38 pm PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing The liquid that pours itself - Polyethylene Oxide
Steve Mould demonstrates an unusual mucilaginous substance that pours itself out of a beaker, once you get it started. This stuff reminds me of some bad head colds I've had....
04:17 pm PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Dispute over salsa and chips erupts into chair throwing brawl at Texas restaurant
My San Antonio reports of a fight that took place in a North Dallas restaurant:In the early morning hours of June 25, Facebook user Isael Rojas shared a 5-minute video of the brawl starting when one...
04:08 pm PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Japanese porn industry says it's 'very sorry' that actress was coerced to have sex on camera
The Intellectual Property Promotion Association, which represents 80% of Japans adult film industry, says it's very sorry for "coercing" (aka raping) women to have sex in pornographic videos.From the ...
03:57 pm PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing If you crush a marshmallow bunny it looks like Kim Jong-Un
Dear readers with shoop skills: if you stretch Kim Jong-Un, does he look like a marshmallow bunny? [via]...
03:34 pm PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Quiz: can you tell which police stops are illegal?
PBS has a quiz that presents a number of different investigatory police stop scenarios. You are tasked with determining which of the scenarios represent illegal stops.The Indiscriminate CheckpointIn 1...
03:31 pm PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing I really love my CSA
One of the things I enjoy most about living in Muir Beach, California, is the amazing CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) provided to my community by our neighbors at the Green Gulch Zen Center. The...
11:52 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Trump falls to single digits in international poll
The Pew Research Center conducted an international survey between April 4 and May 29 regarding attitudes towards the U.S. and when it came to Donald Trump, the wanna-be president fared miserably. In f...
11:45 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing See the first footage of a Great White Shark taking a nap
"She appears to be in an almost catatonic state," says the narrator. I wonder what she's dreaming about....
10:58 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing 3D printable, fully articulated Lion Force Voltron
Holy cow! This is one of the most complex, and amazing, 3D printed objects I've seen: Lion Force Voltron! Swedish designer Juri designed and printed this fabulous model of the first Voltron. The lions...
10:51 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing How to Break Open the Web: a report on the first Decentralized Web Summit
June's Decentralized Web Summit at San Francisco's Internet Archive was a ground-breaking, three-day combination of workshops, lectures, demos and a hackathon, all aimed at figuring out how to restore...
10:42 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Use borderless cards for three card monte
Everyone should know how to play three card monte. I learned decades ago and it has been immeasurably helpful. https://youtu.be/o2kO_5cNF5kThis video by The Card Trick Teacher will teach you the con, ...
09:23 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Neil Gaiman's next book: a "novelistic" retelling of the Norse mythos
Some of Neil Gaiman's finest work has sprung from classical mythology, from American Gods to Odd and the Frost Giants: now, in a new nonfiction book for WW Norton, Gaiman will retell the Norse myths i...
09:00 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Where's Warhol A visual needle-in-a-haystack picture book inspired by the Where's Waldo series
Where's Warhol? by Catherine Ingram and Andrew RaeLaurence King Publishing2016, 32 pages, 9.8 x 13 x 0.5 inches $10 Buy a copy on AmazonAndy Warhol was known for both making the scene, literally turni...
09:00 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Where's Warhol? A visual needle-in-a-haystack picture book inspired by the Where's Waldo series
Where's Warhol? by Catherine Ingram and Andrew RaeLaurence King Publishing2016, 32 pages, 9.8 x 13 x 0.5 inches $10 Buy a copy on AmazonAndy Warhol was known for both making the scene, literally turni...
08:53 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Californians will get to vote on legal recreational weed
California, the most populous state in the USA and the sixth-largest economy in the world -- will give its residents the chance to vote on an expansive legal recreational week proposal on the ballot p...
08:35 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Moral economy and software development: software without politics is recipe for totalitarianism
Maciej Cegowski (previously) keynoted the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics conference with a characteristically brilliant speech about the "moral economy of tech" -- that is, the way tha...
08:18 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Venezuela takes two of our own as political prisoners. Help us free them.
This past Sunday, two opposition political activists in Venezuela were arrested and detained as political prisoners. They're politically active nerds who write about what they believe, who were helpin...
08:12 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Get complete home protection with the 360-degree rotating Amaryllo Security Camera - now 26% off
Folksused to rely on alarms to protect their home - and before that, the family dog. Now, anyone looking to guard their homescan choose from some high-tech options, including the Amaryllo iCamPRO FHD ...
08:01 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders on Brexit: urgent lessons for the Democrats
In a powerful op-ed in the NYT, Bernie Sanders warns the Democratic Party that Brexit shows that many of the left's traditional supporters justifiably feel abandoned by the neoliberal establishments o...
07:44 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Electoral fraud: Trump sends fundraiser emails to foreign politicians
US election law makes it a crime to knowingly solicit campaign funds from foreign nationals who do not have permanent residence in the USA. (more…)...
07:26 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Rules for undercover cops, UK edition
In 2012, a scandal erupted in the UK when it was revealed that undercover police officers infiltrated environmental groups, seduced and impregnated their members, and then abandoned them. (more&hellip...
07:05 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG, in which Winnie the U.K. gets into a tight place
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.FRIENDS of Tom the Dancing Bug join its exclusive club, the INNER HIVE, for early access to comics, and more. AND buy Ruben Bollings award-winning book se...
06:50 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Angry men stamp their adorable little feet after Marines degender job titles
After allowing women to serve in combat roles, the United States Marines Corps plans to update various specialty titles to be ungendered. Insecure men are angry about this.Antitank Missilemen, for exa...
06:29 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing How Houston's rich kids game the system (Spoiler: with their parents' money)
The Supreme Court recently sided with UT Austin's use of affirmative action. That plaintiff Abigail Fishers simply lacked the grades for admission was part of the case's many numbing ironies. But it's...
05:58 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Gun nut mom went back for more bullets before executing daughter
Police say that Christy Sheats, the gun nut mom who shot dead her two daughters during a family confrontation that spilled into a Texas street, returned inside to reload before executing her child in ...
05:46 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing Republican Mike Huckabee had to pony up $25k for playing Eye of the Tiger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btPJPFnesV4When Mike Huckabee played Eye of the Tiger at a rally for a Kentucky county clerk who refused to marry same-sex couples, it cost him big. Sued by the song's...
05:09 am PDT - Wed, June 29, 2016
BoingBoing The Perdition Score: Sandman Slim vs the One Percent
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04:20 pm PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Animated interview with Bob Dylan, age 20
Bob Dylan, interviewed in 1962 when he was 20-years-old, playing Manhattan coffee houses, and trying to make enough money to eat. The day he earned $1 and a cheeseburger for a gig was a good day."I'...
04:04 pm PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Teach crypto with emoji: Codemoji!
Brett from Mozilla writes, "Codemoji, a game and learning tool that lets you encode secret messages in emoji and then send them to friends for deciphering." (more…)...
03:31 pm PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing This tiny camera can be injected with a syringe
University of Stuttgart researchers used 3D printing to fabricate a tiny three-lens camera that fits on the end of an optical fiber no wider than two human hairs. Eventually, the technology could lead...
03:03 pm PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Legendary Betty Davis and Miles Davis funk/fusion/psych session released
In 1969, high priestess of funk Betty Davis recorded two legendary sessions produced by her then-husband Miles Davis at Columbia's 52nd Street Studios in Manhattan. The band consisted of Mitch Mitchel...
02:50 pm PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Darth Vader's perspective on A New Hope and his need for vengeance
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Vader: Star Wars Darth Vader Vol. 1by Kieron Gillen (author) and Salvador Larocca (illustrator)Marvel2015, 160 pages, 6.8 x 10.2 x 0.2 inches (softcover)$15 Buy...
02:45 pm PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing David Bowie's hair sold for $18,750
A lock of David Bowie's hair sold for $18,750 at auction this week. The seller was Wendy Farrier, a wigmaker who snipped the lock for color reference for a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. No info on th...
01:58 pm PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing This man is building the business of DIY assault rifles
Remember Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed who caused chaos last year with his design for a 3D printed gun, The Liberator? Now, Wilson and engineer John Sullivan have developed a $1500 d...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Mississippi state rep tells distraught mom to buy kid's lifesaving meds "with money she earns"
Nicole Nichols' 8-year-old daughter has diabetes; Nichols and her husband have come to rely on Medicaid to help supply life-saving essential medication for their daughter, because their two salaries a...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Mississippi state rep tells distraught mom to buy kid's lifesaving meds 'with money she earns'
Nicole Nichols' 8-year-old daughter has diabetes; Nichols and her husband have come to rely on Medicaid to help supply life-saving essential medication for their daughter, because their two salaries a...
12:07 pm PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Seattle has a food truck for dogs
Competition to feed humans has grown difficult enough that a Seattle couple, Dawn and Ben Ford, opened a food truck for humanity's best friend. Via Life with Dogs: The popularity of food trucks in the...
11:08 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing 1969 music show with Monkees and The Raiders, with commercials
https://youtu.be/yAckE3s4rtcHappening was a Los Angeles-based rock and roll variety TV show produced by Dick Clark, and co-hosted by Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere of the Raiders. It ran from 1968 to 19...
11:07 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Mur Lafferty's "Shambling Guide to NYC" is coming to Netflix!
Mur Lafferty, an amazing author and podcaster, had her mainstream publishing debt in 2013 with the wonderful Shambling Guide to New York City, about a travel writer who gets tapped to write a guideboo...
10:39 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Why the world is better than you think in 10 powerful charts
Peter Diamandism founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, presents 10 charts that show progress in absolute poverty, child labor, income spent on food, infant mortality rate, guinea w...
10:23 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Super racist pool safety poster prompts Red Cross apology
Red Cross staffer #1: I have a great idea. Let's make a swimming pool safety poster!Red Cross staffer #2: Yeah! And let's make it cool by adding a floating whale!Four weeks later....Designer: Here's m...
09:53 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York
After getting 30 parking tickets while in London, a 19-year-old Stanford University student created an app called DoNotPay that lets people fight tickets by chatting with a bot.From The Guardian:The p...
09:51 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Watch Tony Hawk's awesome 900 at age 48
Here is Tony Hawk attempting a 900 at age 48. It's amazing to watch as he stumbles, and stumbles, but his determination pays off. His first 900 was exactly 17 years ago, and he says this is is last....
09:37 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Ground Meat Chopper
I'm generally happy with Oxo Good Grips kitchen utensils, and this Ground Meat Chopper ($12 on Amazon) is no exception. We made tacos with ground beef last night and the three blades did a good job of...
09:27 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Best looking flask I've found
The Portside Flask is perfect for keeping your reputation for asocial behavior intact while maintaining a stylish image. (more…)...
09:20 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Massive helium field found - scientists calling it game changer
We've had a global shortage of helium for years now, but thanks to an aggressive search in Tanzania, scientists have just discovered 54 billion cubic feet of the gas, an amount that can last for sever...
09:13 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Always-on CCTVs with no effective security harnessed into massive, unstoppable botnet
When security firm Sucuri investigated the source of a 50,000-request/second DDoS attack on a jewelry shop, they discovered to their surprise that the attacks originated on a botnet made of hacked 25,...
09:09 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Human or machine: can you tell who wrote these poems?
NPR has a quiz that invites you to guess which of six poems were written by a computer program, and which were written by humans. A group of 10 judges weren't fooled, but I had trouble correctly guess...
08:57 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing A shampoo bottle that empties completely every last drop
Coatings that allow ketchup and other gel-like liquids to easily slide down plastic bottle interiors have been around for many years. Finding something that prevents liquid soap from clinging to the...
08:51 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Revolutionize your vape game with the FEZ Vaporizer - now 28% off
If you want a quality vaping experience, its usually going to cost you. Vaporizers that deliver a fast, controlled burn willset you back up to $300, which is why the FEZ Vaporizer(now just $99)is an a...
08:50 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Kickstarting open source steampunk clocks that use meters to tell the time
Kyle writes, "The Volt is a fully open source, arduino-based, handmade analog clock that tells time with meters. Available in a DIY install kit, 2 pre-made models, and a mix & match hardware option....
08:46 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Car follows parking arrow, drives off bridge
I'll bet the tapa isn't fresh, eitherView post on imgur.com...
08:43 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Gun-waving cop who attacked black teenaged girl in her bathing suit faces no charges
Last July, McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt made headlines when video surfaced of him pulling his gun on a group of black children in their bathing suits at a pool party, tackling a young ...
08:32 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Conservative "suckers" were primed for Trump
Jeet Heer explains that Republicans fell for Trump because of years of conservative policy that told them science, reason and skepticism were bad. Put simply, they were primed to be suckers: Its very ...
08:20 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing The Olympics are profitable for every host city (that lies about the numbers)
Going for the Gold: The Economics of the Olympics, a paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives analyzes the economics of hosting the Olympics, indicting the numbers game played by bid committees a...
08:11 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Video feedback emulator generates gorgeous glitchy art
Thea video feedback emulator offers a vague memory of fooling with video cameras and a strong flavor of crisp and fractal generative art, The results lurk somewhere between the decades. Click and drag...
07:58 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Healthcare workers prioritize helping people over information security (disaster ensues)
In Workarounds to Computer Access inHealthcare Organizations: You Want MyPassword or a Dead Patient?, security researchers from Penn, Dartmouth and USC conducted an excellent piece of ethnographic res...
07:23 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Select your shape! Stool Analyzer has thoughts on your poop
The Stool Analyzer is the perfect website to squeeze into over breakfast: tell it everything about your turds and it will give you health tips that are at least as accurate as a carnival fortune-telli...
07:15 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Strangely satisfying realtime lightning strike map
The Blitzortung live lightning map shows the world's storms and strikes in real time, with a little click played every time heaven and earth become one. You can zoom right down to the state level; it...
07:12 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Fansmitter: malware that exfiltrates data from airgapped computers by varying the sound of their fans
In a new paper, researchers from Ben-Gurion University demonstrate a fiendishly clever procedure for getting data off of airgapped computers that have had their speakers removed to prevent acoustic ...
06:51 am PDT - Tue, June 28, 2016
BoingBoing Labour's knives come out for Corbyn, but he's guaranteed a spot on the ballot
Since the Tony Blair years, the Labour Party has really been two parties: the dominant one was neoliberal, surveillance-happy, banker-worshipping, and it held the other party -- working people, unions...
08:05 pm PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Privacy invasion? Facebook is using your phone's location data to suggest friends
Well, this sounds like potentially a pretty big deal. Facebook is using smartphone location data to recommend new friends to users, which suggests many possible privacy invasions. This is also a techn...
04:22 pm PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing SEC sues Frack Master CEO for using whore card to spend investor cash on sex workers and strippers
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is suing Breitling Energy Corporation of Dallas, Texas, and its CEO, "Frack Master" Chris Faulkner, for fraudulently spending $80 million dollars of investo...
03:58 pm PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Volkswagen's US diesel emissions fraud settlement: $15 billion, largest in US history
Volkswagen AG's settlement with half a million U.S. regulators and diesel vehicle owners over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters Mo...
03:39 pm PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Auctioneer beats: videos of auctioneers backed with sick beats
You might could also try Gangstagrass. (more…)...
03:35 pm PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Yes Men punk the NRA with "buy one gun, give one gun" program
At "Share the Safety," you can buy one of three Smith & Wesson guns, and the good folks at the NRA will send another one just like it to a lucky person in a low income, inner-city neighborhood, "law...
03:03 pm PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Can losing weight help breast cancer patients survive? Fitbit joins study to find out.
Scientists are recruiting thousands of women for a large clinical trial to find out if weight loss should be prescribed as a treatment for breast cancer in some patients. The trial will put obese and ...
01:43 pm PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Trump ally Scott Brown suggests Elizabeth Warren take DNA test to prove heritage
After Elizabeth Warren accompanied Hillary Clinton today on the campaign trail in Cincinnati, Ohio, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown brought up the ol' not-a-Cherokee routine once again.Brown ...
10:47 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Video: the literal shrinking dollar
Dip your dollar into liquid anhydrous ammonia, dry it, and repeat. The surface tension of the boiling and evaporating ammonia shrinks the bill. Caveat: It could prove difficult to use a mini-dollar ...
10:45 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors: A Duck & Cover Adventure
Modern civilization has all but disappeared. It falls to a fearless, dedicated and slap-stick bunch known as Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors to help humanity recover. With help like this, you might ...
10:33 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing I'm profiled in the Globe and Mail Report on Business magazine
The monthly Report on Business magazine in the Canadian national paper The Globe and Mail profiled my work on DRM reform, as well as my science fiction writing and my work on Boing Boing. (more&helli...
10:24 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Locus Award 2016 winners: your summer reading!
The readership of Locus magazine have chosen their favorite fantasy and science fiction works of 2015, and the winners make for a very exciting summer reading list indeed! (more…)...
10:21 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing In Japan, you can rent your friends
For around US$115 for two hours, you can rent a friend via Tokyo company Client Partners. (No, this isn't code for prostitution.) From Chris Colin's article in The Week:As we nibble at pork with ginge...
10:21 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Portable background for video conferencing
I usually do one Google Hangout a day, sometimes more (I also use the same kind of Beam robot that Snowden uses.) I work out of the guest bedroom in my house, and I've never been happy that other peop...
10:10 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Shoot like a pro with the Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification
Taking pictures can be challenging. There are a million factors that can influence each shot you take - and unless youre a trained photographer, you often just focus, click...and cross your fingers.Of...
09:56 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Rubber fingertips to use with fingerprint-based authentication systems
Mian Wei, a Chinese student at the Rhode Island School of Design, has created an experimental series of fake fingertips with randomly generated fingerprints that work with Apple and Android fingerprin...
09:48 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Wherever You Go A poetic storyline about traveling and new experiences
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Wherever You Goby Pat Zietlow Miller (author) and Eliza Wheeler (artist)Little, Brown Books for Young Readers2015, 32 pages, 10.2 x 10.2 x 0.5 inches $13 Buy a ...
09:47 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing How I grilled the best steaks I've ever eaten
It's been nearly a year since I moved from London to Burbank, and in that time, I've been slowly iterating through various online tutorials to be better at charcoal grilling, something I had almost no...
09:46 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing The most, er, inspiring interview with a football star you will ever watch
"Run through a motherfucker's face, then you don't have to worry about them anymore," Marshawn Lynch, recently-retired Seattle Seahawks player, told 60 Minutes Sports. (more…)...
09:44 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Infographic: pubic hair removal practices of college students
The Journal of Sexual Medicine surveyed 1,000 students to determine "how many of them are removing or trimming their pubic hair, their reasons for doing so, the methods they use, as well as how they f...
09:39 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Ram repeatedly rams a block of insulation foam
https://youtu.be/2eZ12Ez1C7AThis guy says, "I was about to insulate the walls of my house when Rambro broke in and started attacking the bale of glass wool." It looks like they both had a splendid tim...
09:26 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Using Lego as pixel art
Geometry Global of Hong Kong recreated painting masterpieces with Lego bricks. Maybe they tinted the bricks after the fact in Photoshop, but the effect is still great - they are instantly recognizable...
09:17 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this very funny kid stare down ESPN camera during baseball game
The winner of Saturday's College World Series game between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the Texas Christian University Frogs was decidedly this kid....
09:14 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing How did this thing end up in a guy's car?
Gohilla says: "I found this [see photo embed below] on the chassis of my car while I was working on the exhaust system. I know it wasn't there a month ago, because I was under it working on the suspen...
09:14 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing How did this thing end up on this guy's car?
Gohilla says: "I found this [see photo embed below] on the chassis of my car while I was working on the exhaust system. I know it wasn't there a month ago, because I was under it working on the suspen...
09:06 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Watch a brief history of video game controllers
"A Brief History of Video Game Controllers," starting with Tennis for Two (1958). My favorite is the pioneering Nintendo Power Glove (1989). (Super Deluxe)...
09:02 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing During World War II, Japan floated balloons across the Pacific to drop bombs on the U.S.
Toward the end of World War II, Japan launched a strange new attack on the United States: thousands of paper balloons that would sail 5,000 miles to drop bombs on the American mainland. In this week's...
09:00 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast recaps Game of Thrones S6E10, "The Winds of Winter"
The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones concludes, with what many are sure to call a literally explosive trial and a named character death toll to match. Each week following the show, Boars, Gore, a...
08:57 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Everyone needs a kitchen hammer
https://youtu.be/D8XGCimh9pYMatthias Wandel is a maker of incredible wooden machines. Check out all his videos on his YouTube channel. In this video, Matthias shows how he uses a club0like kitchen ham...
08:48 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Semiautomatic handgun advocate shot and killed her two daughters
In March, Christy Sheats, 42, wrote on Facebook: It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away, but thats exactly what Democrats are determined to do b...
08:48 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Texas gun advocate shoots and kills her two daughters
In March, Christy Sheats, 42, wrote on Facebook: It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away, but thats exactly what Democrats are determined to do b...
08:38 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing How an artist carves pencil leads
Artist Cindy Chin described her process of carving three elephants in the lead of a carpenter's pencil....
08:21 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Carl Sagan Grand Theft Auto
https://youtu.be/K5gPoZc8ZmsYouTuber Duggy made this machinima using narration from Carl Sagan and scenes from Grand Theft Auto V....
08:01 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law
The Court ruled in Whole Womans Health v Hellerstedt that the Texas law placed undue burdens on clinics that performed abortions by requiring them to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers,...
07:48 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Snowden's flesh is trapped in Russia, but his mind roams the world in a robot body
The Snowbot -- a $14,000 Beampro telepresence robot that Edward Snowden pilots from Moscow -- is becoming a fixture at conferences, meetings, and in the halls of power in the USA, where Snowden is a f...
07:33 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing China's $10B/year PR ministry mired in political fight with anti-corruption/loyalty enforcers
China's Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (in English, "Publicity Department") spends $10B/year -- only part of its budget -- getting the official Chinese party li...
06:55 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Snowden publicly condemns Russia's proposed surveillance law
Edward Snowden has taken to Twitter to condemn Russia's proposed "Yarovaya law," which provides prison sentences of 7 years for writing favorably about "extremism" on the Internet, criminalizes failur...
06:35 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Brexit Leave campaign kills old website full of old promises
The Leave campaign's old homepage, which once linked to screen after screen of promises about the UK's bright future out of the EU, is now just a static banner, with no way to navigate to those pages....
06:13 am PDT - Mon, June 27, 2016
BoingBoing Phishing for Bitcoin with fake 0-days
Arriving in my inbox at a steady clip this morning: a series of phishing emails aimed at Bitcoiners, promising that the sender has found a bug in "the Bitcoin client" and promising "Pay 0.07 BTC today...
10:32 pm PDT - Sun, June 26, 2016
BoingBoing The cloud-tops of Jupiter
Shot by New Horizons on its way out of town. [NASA, via]This picture provides a vivid illustration that Jupiter's atmosphere has more color contrast than any other atmosphere in the solar system, incl...
04:08 pm PDT - Sun, June 26, 2016
BoingBoing Neoliberalism, Brexit (and Bernie)
John Quiggin (previously) delivers some of the most salient commentary on the Brexit vote and how it fits in with Syriza, Podemos, Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders (etc) as well as Trump, French neo-fasc...
03:43 pm PDT - Sun, June 26, 2016
BoingBoing The Tory party
By Happy Toast, from the B3ta Brexit Challenge....
09:11 am PDT - Sun, June 26, 2016
BoingBoing McDonald's 1987 fashion catalog is a horrorshow
The Smile Makers 88 was sent to McDonald's franchise managers in 1987, filled with garments they could buy for themselves, their families, and their workers. It. Is. Terrible. (more…)...
08:52 am PDT - Sun, June 26, 2016
BoingBoing Beyond "solutionism": what role can technology play in solving deep social problems
Ethan Zuckerman -- formerly of Global Voices, now at the MIT Center for Civic Media -- has spent his career trying to find thoughtful, effective ways to use technology as a lever to make positive soci...
08:35 am PDT - Sun, June 26, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump's annotated Walk of Fame star: MUTE
Photographer unknown, spotted on Sunset Boulevard....
06:00 am PDT - Sun, June 26, 2016
BoingBoing Snap pro-quality photos with the Acesori 5 Piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit - now 80% off
Experienced shutterbugs with DSLR cameras have boatloads of lens options for capturing the moment. Unfortunately, smartphone photographers oftenget stuck with their one crummy lens, which means limite...
11:07 am PDT - Sat, June 25, 2016
BoingBoing Australian educational contractor warns of wifi, vaccination danger to "gifted" kids' "extra neurological connections"
Wise Ones, an Australian "gifted" education programme offers students who test into it vaccination exemption forms, and advises them to avoid wifi, because they say that "gifted children" have "extra ...
10:53 am PDT - Sat, June 25, 2016
BoingBoing BORUMP
Pete notes, "What is scary is how easy it was to make." (Thanks, Pete Botheroyd!)...
10:03 am PDT - Sat, June 25, 2016
BoingBoing Video captures cop trying to kill teen fleeing in car
In his police report, officer Robert Cooper claims he was "barely able to get out of the way" as a teen driver tried to run him over, forcing him to shoot into a moving vehicle. But his own dashcam ...
09:42 am PDT - Sat, June 25, 2016
BoingBoing Meet SpotMini, a wee dancing robot from Boston Dynamics that also does the dishes
It's described as "nightmare fuel" by Digital Trends but I think it's adorable....
07:10 am PDT - Sat, June 25, 2016
BoingBoing US Customs and Border Patrol wants to ask for your "online presence" at the border
The week, the US CBP published a notice in the Federal Register proposing a change to the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record paperwork that visitors to the US fill out when they cross the border, in w...
07:10 am PDT - Sat, June 25, 2016
BoingBoing US Customs and Border Protection wants to ask for your "online presence" at the border
The week, the US CBP published a notice in the Federal Register proposing a change to the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record paperwork that visitors to the US fill out when they cross the border, in w...
06:49 am PDT - Sat, June 25, 2016
BoingBoing Stasi radio monitoring department, hard at work, 1980s
Here's a small gallery of the East German secret police's 26th Division, hard at work during the 1980s. (more…)...
06:40 am PDT - Sat, June 25, 2016
BoingBoing Apps help women bypass states' barriers to contraception
In many states in America, legislatures have erected punitive, vindictive barriers for women seeking contraception, requiring them to get prescriptions for safe, widely taken medications. (more&hellip...
06:21 am PDT - Sat, June 25, 2016
BoingBoing Crowd boos Boris "Leave" Johnson as he leaves his home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUdHSIGA4ToOld Etonian and former London Mayor Boris Johnson -- a kind of English Trump figure -- campaigned heavily for the Leave side in Brexit, making it a proxy w...
06:16 am PDT - Sat, June 25, 2016
BoingBoing The blacker a city is, the more it fines its residents (especially black ones)
In the aftermath of the Ferguson uprising, much ink was spilled on the reliance of the predominantly black city on fines from its residents to pay its bills -- and on the use of what amounted to debto...
06:00 am PDT - Sat, June 25, 2016
BoingBoing The Armour Charge Steel iOS Charging Cable is the toughest on the market - only $24.95
Some truths are universal. For one, your phone will always run out of power when you most need it. For another, the charging cords that come packaged with your Apple device will fray, split, and rip f...
05:06 pm PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Adam Savage describes four unusual and useful tools he loves
On the Cool Tools Show podcast, Kevin Kelly and I had a wonderful, wide-ranging discussion with Adam Savage, the former co-host of Mythbusters and the editor-in-chief of Tested. Adam is erudite, funny...
05:01 pm PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing The demographics of Brexit
The Brexit vote wasn't mere xenophobia, it was self-destructive lashing out by people whom the political classes had written off for a generation. (more…)...
04:38 pm PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing The morning after the Brexit vote, Nigel Farrage admits he lied about money for the NHS
In the runup to the Brexit vote, the "Leave" campaign repeatedly argued that the National Health Service could receive £350m/week in funds diverted from the money supposedly remitted by the UK t...
04:38 pm PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing The morning after the Brexit vote, Nigel Farage admits money for the NHS was a lie
In the runup to the Brexit vote, the "Leave" campaign repeatedly argued that the National Health Service could receive £350m/week in funds diverted from the money supposedly remitted by the UK t...
04:19 pm PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Vaping while faceswapping yields unusual results
Accidental surrealism is the best surrealism....
04:06 pm PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing One minute of dashcam footage in Mumbai
Drivers in Mumbia must pay attention on crowded streets filled with scooters, taxis, and pedestrians....
02:48 pm PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Listen to isolated vocals on "God Only Knows"
Need something to sooth your jangled soul today? Pop in the buds, sit back, close your eyes and have a listen to the isolated vocal tracks on the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." There... that's better...
01:33 pm PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Super cute Iwacko erasers
My daughter loves these darling Iwacko erasers, and I kinda do too. You can get a random bag of 30 for $12!These erasers are great quick gifts, or party favors.30 Assorted Iwako Eraser - Animal Coll...
01:33 pm PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Super cute Iwako erasers
My daughter loves these darling Iwacko erasers, and I kinda do too. You can get a random bag of 30 for $12!These erasers are great quick gifts, or party favors.30 Assorted Iwako Eraser - Animal Coll...
12:43 pm PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Limited-edition tee: Home Cooking is Killing Restaurants
Epic copyfighter fashion snark from Techdirt: $20, cheap!...
12:40 pm PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Student journalists: 5 days left to win a badge to NYC's Hackers on Planet Earth!
If you're a student journalist and want to attend HOPE XI, the Eleventh Hackers on Planet Earth conference (July 22-24, NYC) you can win free admission (and an interview with me!) by submitting an art...
11:47 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Delicious Madagascar hissing cockroach cake
Artist and baker Katherine Dey made this creepy-as-hell but probably delicious cake that looks like a Madagascar hissing cockroach. Its innards oozes with Boston cream filling. Dey made a video how-to...
11:22 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Mysterious "Men In Black" spotted in Iowa
In recent weeks, several people have reported strange "men in black" standing on the side of roads in Muscatine County, Iowa. Some have witnessed the unusual trenchcoat-clad figures stepping into the ...
11:13 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing How to protect the future web from its founders' own frailty
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11:01 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Oculus quietly drops DRM from its VR systems
In May, Facebook division Oculus broke its longstanding promise not to use DRM to limit its customers' choices, deploying a system that prevented Oculus customers from porting the software they'd purc...
10:59 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing When was "going to the beach" invented?
Until the 18th century, the seashore was not a place most people would go to relax. In ancient times, it was where you might run into a variety of monsters like Scylla and Charybdis. The shore is also...
10:58 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Easy-to-clean minimalist kitchen scale, weighs up to 13 pounds ($10)
No protruding buttons on the glass surface of this digital kitchen scale make it easy to wipe down. The graduation is 0.1oz/1g, and can weigh things up to 13 lbs. Use code NVU8KPUX and get it on Amazo...
10:47 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing A Pod To Call Your Own
Not a hotel, not a dorm, not quite a hostel, open by design and communitarian in spirit Los Angeles-based PodShare is something else. And, potentially, something bigger: An affordable way to foster c...
10:46 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Things Organized Neatly: The Art of Arranging the Everyday
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Things Organized Neatly: The Art of Arranging the Everyday by Austin RadcliffeUniverse2016, 104 pages, 7.8 x 10 x 0.8 inches$17 Buy a copy on AmazonSimply as ad...
10:45 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing More than 30 people burned during Tony Robbins "motivational" firewalk
Bleach-toothed motivational speaker Tony Robbins charged between $650 and $3000 for tickets to his 3.5 day Unleash the Power Within seminar outside Dallas, Texas, where participants are taught to walk...
10:41 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Who will debunk the debunkers?
Mike Sutton is a meta-skeptic. He debunks skeptics who use myths to debunk myths.From a FiveThirtyEight article by Daniel Engber:In 2014, a Norwegian anthropologist named Ole Bjorn Rekdal published an...
10:35 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Enjoy the stick figure horror of Metro Los Angeles's grisly new transit safety videos!
Metro Los Angeles created a series of fun and terrifyingly gruesome transit safety animations about how not to get killed!Safety is our highest priority for Metro riders," said Metro Board Chair and...
10:33 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Google's version of the W3C's video DRM has been cracked
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CkWjOvpZJwSince 2013, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with the major browser companies, Netflix, the MPAA, and a few other stakeholders to stand...
10:24 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing If you win the lottery, hire this lawyer
You will never win the lottery, so you don't really need to read this interview with Jason Kurland, a self-described "go-to" attorney for lottery winners. It's still interesting, though.From Vice:OK, ...
10:15 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Fantastic "I Love L.A." pillow for design geeks
My pal Lawrence Azerrad, the hypertalented designer for bands like Wilco, Best Coast, and Beach Boys, created this wonderful "I LOVE L.A." pillow. When I rest my weary head on its soft cotton, it make...
09:55 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Brit who voted to leave EU immediately regrets it
"Even though the majority of my family voted to leave, we are actually regretting it today."[Note to Ed: Insert regret reaction GIF here]...
09:52 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Undercover reporter spent four months as a prison guard in a Louisiana pen run by CCA
https://youtu.be/MJ_cIFtqSP0Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is one of the world's largest private jailers; it runs prisons and immigration detention centers across the USA (and is diversify...
09:46 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing ATM skimmer spotted in Vienna
Ben Tedesco of the cybersecurity company Carbon Black found an ATM skimmer while he was on vacation in Vienna, Austria.A skimmer is a card reader that fits over an ATM card slot. It scans and record...
09:29 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Man who saves family in car wreck gets $143 bill from first responders
A California man rescued a man and his children trapped inside a van that rolled over. When first responders arrived, they checked his pulse and give him a bottle of water to rinse off a small cut o...
08:11 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Sanders will vote Hillary
Bernie Sanders told MSNBC's Morning Joe that he will vote for Hillary Clinton, because "I'm gonna do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump." (more…)...
08:00 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing HOWTO: Decorate wood with glow-in-the-dark Lichtenberg figures
YouTuber thepoultrypeople creates very crafty items like vape pen holders, with the added twist of burning Lichtenberg figures into them with electricity, then pouring in glow-in the dark pigments. ...
07:25 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Brexit: a timeline of the coming slow-motion car-crash
Charlie Stross is in excellent form this morning about the likely outcomes from last night's Brexit vote, hitting all the highlights: collapse of the finance sector when Euro-denominated derivatives t...
07:00 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this smart analysis of designing story dialogue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l293Qyua5QMWriting good dialogue is a craft few can master. Lewis Criswell draws from a nice survey of recent and classic examples, both good and bad, to explain the cr...
06:00 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing GimbalNinja: parkour meets cinematography
Alex Schauer has impressive parkour skills, but just as impressive is cinematographer GimbalNinja, who manages to hold the shot while doing plenty of gymnastics himself: (more…)...
06:00 am PDT - Fri, June 24, 2016
BoingBoing Put a few tricks up your sleeve with the Penguin Magic Starter Pack
Some people say magic tricks arenerdy andbest left to your 12-year-old asthmatic cousin. But otherssee value in perfecting the slight of hand and showmanship associated with a perfectly executed routi...
09:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Brexit wins: Britain votes to exit the European Union
A kiss goodbye. The votes are in, and Brexit wins. Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The historic decision will change Britain's place in the world, rattle the Continent and rock politic...
05:44 pm PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing The original French tumbler, made by the company that invented tempered glass
Duralex is a French manufacturer of glassware, tableware and cookware. Picardie is one of the lines of of glassware they sell, and it is actually somewhat famous on their own, for good reason. I have ...
03:09 pm PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Science-inspired lamps: Large Hadron Collider and James Webb Space Telescope
Designer Art Donovan writes, "I'm always looking for new and unique inspiration for my lighting commissions and the latest, cutting edge scientific devices offer a boatload of great design inspiration...
03:02 pm PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Broken Windows policing is nonsense
For years, the NYPD and other police departments have justified the highly racialized practice of stop-and-frisk and zero-tolerance approaches to turnstyle hopping, etc, by citing the "broken windows"...
02:33 pm PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing You could own Banksy's SWAT Van
Banksy's iconic SWAT Van artwork goes up for auction at Bonhams next week. The piece first appeared in Banksy's infamous 2006 Los Angeles show Barely Legal. The hammer price is expected to hit US$300,...
02:11 pm PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Jury rules that Led Zeppelin did not steal "Stairway to Heaven"
A federal jury in Los Angeles has just ruled that Led Zeppelin did not swipe the opening to "Stairway to Heaven" from the Spirit song "Taurus." From the New York Times:Mr. Plant and Mr. Page both test...
01:39 pm PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Lavish new New Order singles vinyl box on its way
On September 9, New Order will reissue their career-spanning Singles compilation as a remastered four-LP 180 gram vinyl box set or double CD set priced at $70 for the former and $20 for the latter. ...
01:36 pm PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing How it feels to be under DDoS attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImzJAZvVi6U&feature=youtu.beAt this week's O'Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara, Artur Bergman, founder and CTO, told the story of how he got involved in start...
11:50 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Watch a fantastic documentary about psych pioneer Roky Erickson of
Roky Erickson is the founder of pioneering Texan psychedelic band the 13th Floor Elevators, an outfit that emerged in mid-1960s from Austin's underground scene and influenced bands ranging from ZZ T...
11:50 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Watch a fantastic documentary about psych pioneer Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson is the founder of pioneering Texan psychedelic band the 13th Floor Elevators, an outfit that emerged in mid-1960s from Austin's underground scene and influenced bands ranging from ZZ T...
11:16 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Sigmund the Sea Monster to return
Sid and Marty Krofft, two of the finest creators of television content of all time, are returning their epic hero Sigmund the Seamonster to the screen.Via Entertainment Weekly:Although the delivery ...
11:00 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this osprey catch a trout in super slo-mo
From the BBC series The Highlands, narrated by Ewan McGregor. From their site: (more…)...
10:56 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, The Vampire Accountant
Fantastic photographer Star Foreman recommended this wonderful series of vampire novels to me! I liked them so much, I asked her to write us review!IF you have never been fortunate enough to see a loo...
10:53 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Beautiful animation about human origins
Design studio Kurzgesagt's latest fantastic "In a Nutshell" animation explores the origin of humanity and "What Happened Before History."...
10:33 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Converse All-Stars with built in Wah Wah pedal
Converse is marketing Chuck Taylors with a built in Wah Wah pedal. Here is guitarist J. Mascis, of Dinosaur Jr. fame, trying them out. The only electric effect I much care for is reverb....
10:27 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing KFC's new meal box with a built-in battery to charge mobile devices
KFC's new "Watt a Box" is a meal box with a built-in battery, micro-USB, and lightning cables to charge your smartphone. It's available as a special limited edition "prize" for customers at KFC stores...
10:26 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Paynie shows us Lightning in a Bottle 2016
I love how this fantastic short film, by Steve "Paynie" Payne, conveys the feel of an 1960s festival home movie. Paynie also curates Oddville, a fantastic gallery in Downtown LA....
10:23 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Iceland soccer commentator finds team's performance satisfactory
His name is Gummi Ben. The BBC reports on a remarkable day for the 330,000-strong island nation.https://streamable.com/f6hj(Edit: sorry about the hinky Streamable embed; open video in a new window)Gum...
10:14 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing In the robot future, only cars will drive
Here's something to fear about self-driving cars! Once they're up and running and insurance companies and legislators realize they're much better at it than humans, you won't even be allowed to drive....
10:05 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing National anthems coded by subject matter
All My Sports Teams Suck charted the subjects of each country's national anthem. They found that most of them are about countries....
10:04 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Awesome bento lunch jars
I'm pretty excited about these super convenient bento-style lunch jars.I was acting as a volunteer chaperone on my daughter's 3rd grade field trip to the sewage treatment plant, when I saw this most w...
10:01 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Texas judge orders prison to provide inmates with safe drinking water
Texas's prison system must provide safe drinking water to its inmates, a judge in Houston federal court ruled Thursday.The Associated Press reports on a case that saw Texas fight all the way to court ...
09:58 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing After Dinner Games 40 ice-breaking games to rev up your next dinner party
See sample pages from this book at Wink.After Dinner Games: 40 of the Greatest After Dinner Gamesby Jenny Lynch (editor)Lagoon Books1998, 96 pages, 4.8 x 6 x 0.5 inches $1-$8 Buy a copy on AmazonThis ...
09:47 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing People are watching TV at 160% speed to fit in all their shows
Jeff Guo of Washington Post's Wonkblog says he watches all his television shows at 160% speed. Above a clip from ABC's Modern Family sped up the way Guo views it.For years, podcast and audiobook pla...
09:47 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Mermaid tights with silicone shin-scales
Daniel "Tinkercast" Struzyna, a designer in Dusseldorf, sells these tights with handmade silicone scales: $72.09 a pair, comes in aqua or coral. (via Seanan McGuire)...
09:41 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Why are people fleeing California? Rising housing costs, taxes
California experienced a "net outward migration" of 61,100 people in the last twelve months, the biggest exodus since 2011.San Jose Mercury News:The region's soaring housing prices are a key factor dr...
09:36 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing 2016: the first presidential election in 50 years without Voting Rights Act protections
Three years ago, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, a 50-year-old piece of civil rights legislation that ended the Jim Crow practices of poll taxes and other restrictions that disproporti...
09:22 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Boston Dynamics shows new quadruped robots, including one with a head
Creepy/cool robot shop Boston Dynamics introduced the new SpotMini, a 55 pound robot that seems perfect for indoor use.YouTube description:SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot that we...
09:19 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Google is restructuring to put machine learning at the core of all it does
Steven Levy is in characteristic excellent form in a long piece on Medium about the internal vogue for machine learning at Google; drawing on the contacts he made with In the Plex, his must-read 2012 ...
08:49 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Germophobe's dream: keychain fob opens door handles, flicks light switches
The Gryp is a keychain fob for people who want a barrier of silicone between them and the world. You can use it to open doors, flush toilets, push elevator buttons, hold bus handles, turn on lights, e...
08:42 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Utah police employ "porn-sniffing" dog
A 16-month-old black labrador named URL has been trained to sniff out electronic storage devices for the Weber County Sheriffs Office in Utah. From Fox 13 Salt Lake:URL is specifically trained to snif...
08:30 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Masked man opens fire in German movie theater, is shot dead by police
A mass shooting took place in Viernheim, Germany, near Frankfurt today. A gunman wearing a mask opened fire in a movie theater complex in the small western German town, German media reported. (more&he...
08:29 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Man who killed man he believed was a chicken is released
In 2004 Harvey Derrick Glanton mistook Daniel B. Balbaugh for a chicken, and killed him by crushing his skull with a cast-iron pot lid. At trial, Glanton was found not guilty of murder by reason of in...
08:08 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Freddie Gray case: Officer Caesar Goodson not guilty on all charges
Caesar Goodson, the Baltimore Police van driver accused of giving a violent "rough ride" that broke Freddie Gray's neck and killed him was acquitted of all charges Thursday by Circuit Judge Barry Wil...
06:57 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Misconfigured database exposes sensitive data for 154 million US voters
A new US voter database leak has exposed the addresses, estimated income, ethnicity, phone numbers, political affiliation, and voting history of 154 million Americans. (more…)...
06:30 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Flashback: The immortal Gene Gene the Dancing Machine
If someone asks what it was like to grow up watching TV in the 1970s, send them these clips from The Gong Show. Chuck Barris and Gene Gene the Dancing Machine were about the only unexpected thing on...
06:30 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Kick-ass flamenco ukulele shredding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ciInwSGm-ATaimane, backed by Jonathan and Jazzy, perform at a benefit on Hawai'i's north shore for Music in Elementary Schools -- Tamaine performs her signature flam...
06:19 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing To understand the Trump campaign, study real-estate developer hustle
Thomas H Crown's Twitter rant about the Trump campaign compares it to the real-estate developer playbook, which is based on inveigling others into putting up all the capital for a high-risk venture th...
06:00 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Death-defying wooden cliff path gets scarier as it goes
If your palms are too dry, this helmetcam from the Mount Huashan plank path might help. Best part? It's a two-way path, so one hiker has to swing out and around anyone going the other way. (more&hel...
06:00 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Big sound, low price: G-BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Boombox is 20% off
Bluetooth speakers may be convenient to use, but many of them just aren't that powerful. Sure, it may be fine if youre seated in front ofthe speaker. Butmove across the room, and you may strain to hea...
05:45 am PDT - Thu, June 23, 2016
BoingBoing Sickhouse, the Snapchat horror flick released in real time
A Blair Witch Project for the Snapchat generation, Sickhouse originally rolled out on Snapchat star Andrea Russett's account as if it were real and in real time. (more…)...
04:46 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing The polyamorous Christian socialist utopia that made silverware for proper Americans
Lisa Hix of has written a lengthy piece for Collectors Weekly on the Oneida Community of the late 19th century, and how it morphed from a group of men and women who "believed the liquid electricity of...
04:37 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing New Frozen Ride at Epcot Surprises Everyone
Whether you like it, hate it, or just couldnt give a flying fig (personally, I havent seen it), the Disney movie Frozen has been a huge success for the Walt Disney Company.Sometimes the popularity of ...
04:16 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Tennessee congressional candidate appeals to his white supremacist base
Talking Points Memorandum shares this incredible story of an America I don't believe I live in. Tennessee congressional candidate Rick Tyler is proudly running on a platform of racism.Via TPM:An indep...
02:59 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Lightman Fantastic: this artist drenched '60s music lovers in a psychedelic dream
When I was a kid in the late 1960s, I briefly washed dishes and carried equipment for a light show called Garden of Delights, which was based in Sausalito, California. So it was a dream come true to i...
02:57 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Nerdy fidget rings for tabletop RPG players
Thinkgeek has posted a pair of spinning fidget rings for gamers: a $20 D20 ring you flick to get a value between 1-20, and a $25 "counter ring" that clicks from values between 0-99, useful for trackin...
02:24 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Stainless steel martini shaker for $9
Yippee! My wife has started making dirty martinis (vodka, a swish of vermouth, and olive brine) lately, and I have been drinking them, after having been a virtual teetotaler for many years. Our old co...
01:29 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Michael Jackson stockpiled torture porn with animals and children, police report reveals
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department documents obtained by Radar Online describe materials depicting "animal torture" and "nude children" that were found during a 2003 search of Michael Jackson's...
01:29 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Newly released police reports describe Michael Jacksons very disturbing porn collection
(UPDATE BELOW)Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department documents obtained by Radar Online describe materials depicting "animal torture" and "nude children" that were found during a 2003 search of Mic...
01:23 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Sharks Taschen's huge, stunning new book about our ocean's majestic, endangered predators
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Sharks. Face-to-Face With the Ocean's Endangered Predator by Michael MullerTaschen2016, 334 pages, 11.5 x 15 x 1.5 inches $45 Buy a copy on AmazonSharks. The w...
12:59 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Teen stuck inside giant Barney dinosaur head is freed by firefighters
15-year-old Darby Risner of Trussville, Alabama, got stuck in a giant Barney dinosaur head on Sunday night, when she found the purple prop at her friend's house. Young miss Risner told ABC News she w...
12:11 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Graffiti artist banned from 20% of US after Reddit users' investigation
Artist Casey Nocket, who painted faces on rocks in at least six national parks including Death Valley, Colorado National Monument, Canyonlands, Zion, and Crater Lake has been banned from all nationa...
12:10 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing In gun violence protest, House Democrats stage sit-in, shut down chamber, and take to Twitter
Democratic lawmakers today staged a sit-in on the House floor, demanding a vote on gun control legislation. The lawmakers' dramatic action, which shut down the chamber, was a response to the June 12 m...
12:03 pm PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing The "dead parent test" for effective movie dialogue
From the Now You See It YouTube channel: "What makes dialogue work? Let's explore the power of dialogue in film and take a look at the offensively named 'Dead Parent Test.'"...
11:57 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Learn to make your bed the military way
Fort Knox Army Drill Sergeant Shane Medders explains how to make a bed the right way, with hospital corners.Also, Core 77 interviewed NYC-based photographer, speaker and on-camera coach Michael Cinq...
11:34 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Trump gave fake platinum and diamond cufflinks to Charlie Sheen as a wedding gift
https://youtu.be/dp6BIDCZRicCharlie Sheen went on a talk show and shared a story of the time Donald Trump gave him a pair of cufflinks, telling Sheen they were made from platinum and diamonds and were...
10:50 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Millennial men no less sexist than prior jerks
Harvard Business Review sums up the research of quite a few recent studies. Seems the hope that each generation gets a little less awful is sadly not correct. Via HBR:In February 2016 researchers at t...
09:58 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this giant octopus kite take flight
Show Kites Singapore flew this 200-foot custom-built octopus kite that requires six people to launch and control. (more…)...
09:52 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Treasure trove of royalty-free stock photo websites
The fine folks at Small Business Web Designs in Australia put together a very helpful list of 50 Top Rated Websites for Royalty Free Stock Images, like Path to the Sea by Paul Jarvis on Life of Pix. (...
09:52 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Mulder and Scully, from prom, to engagement, to expecting
Sometimes, publicity and editorial photos don't quite match the tone and relationship of the show's characters. Case in point: the plethora of X-Files shots in which Scully and Mulder look like a coup...
09:51 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Dungeons and Dragons burger alignment chart
Illustrator Noah Stacey (Zen-Master on DeviantArt) created this fantastic burger alignment chart after nearly writing off his inspiration: (more…)...
09:51 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Shiba Inu, Netflix and chilled
Chiko the Shiba Inu loves him some tv. Not long after Olesia Kuzmychova rescued her little buddy, she realized he really loves to watch the tube. (more…)...
09:20 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Lost SCUBA rescue locator beacon drifts 1100 miles, now found
Getting left behind at a dive site is scary stuff. Some divers chose to carry a GPS transponder they may use to signal the satellite of love, and call in help from Team America. Sometimes those transp...
09:05 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Video: Guys whose boss made them illegally dump hazardous chemicals in the desert
On March 3, a worker shot this video of him and his co-workers illegally pouring HOCUT 795-B out on the Nevada desert floor, then burning out the residue, at the insistence of their (unnamed) employ...
09:02 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing This LED headlamp looks silly, works great
Working on something in the dark is a whole lot easier when have a flashlight strapped to your noggin. I like this $8 LED headlamp. Sure, it looks silly! Regardless, having a light point where you are...
08:48 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Windmill joke
Two windmills are standing in a field and one asks the other, "What kind of music do you like?" (more…)...
08:44 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing 1 in 5 snoop on a phone belonging to a friend or loved one
In Snooping on Mobile Phones: Prevalence and Trends, a paper presented at SOUPS 16, computer scientists from UBC and the University of Lisbon show that a rigorous survey reveals that up to one in five...
08:29 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Electronics repair shops overbill for labor when the customer has insurance
In Insurance coverage of customers induces dishonesty of sellers in markets for credence goods, a research paper in PNAS by German and Austrian economists, the authors show experimental evidence that ...
08:14 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Curious gentleman destroys museum piece
This inquisitive fellow was unable to keep his hands off a delicate museum piece hanging from the wall at the National Watch & Clock Museum. After breaking it, he lost interest and walked away, leav...
08:12 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Being a Craigslist scammer is hard work
Roger Grimes tracked down a Craigslist scammer and interviewed him for Infoworld, getting some surprisingly frank answers about what life is like as a small time online con-artist. (more…)...
07:52 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Dieselgate for GPUs: review-units ship at higher clockspeeds than retail ones
Techpowerup caught hardware giants MSI and Asus shipping them graphics cards that were preset for a software-based overlock mode, meaning that the cards performed better out of the box for reviewers t...
07:41 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Phones without headphone jacks are phones with DRM for audio
Nilay Patel's magnificent rant about Apple's rumored announcement that future phones won't have headphone jacks starts with the main event: "1. Digital audio means DRM audio." (more…)...
07:22 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Cataloging the problems facing AI researchers is a cross between a parenting manual and a management book
Concrete Problems in AI Safety, an excellent, eminently readable paper from a group of Google AI researchers and some colleagues, sets out five hard problems facing the field: robots might damage thei...
06:56 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump sources $6M worth of campaign expenditures from companies he and his family own
When billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and Steve Forbes get into politics, they firewall their own companies off from their campaigns, demonstrating a basic care about the appearance of conflict of ...
06:14 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Ridiculously detailed typographical analysis of Blade Runner
If you love Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece, Blade Runner, the minutia of film, and nerding out over typography, prepare to have your neck bolts blown. Dave Addey runs Typeset in the Future, a websi...
06:00 am PDT - Wed, June 22, 2016
BoingBoing Pay what you want for this 7-course Web Hacker training
If youre working to build your web programming knowledge,youknow youhave a lot of ground to cover. With literally dozens of languages, platforms and environments available to coders, masteringall thos...
04:53 pm PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Don't let the government hack your computer. Tell Congress to stop changes to #Rule41.
The U.S. government wants to use an obscure procedureamending a federal rule known as Rule 41 to radically expand their authority to hack,the EFF says. The changes to Rule 41 would make it easier for ...
04:25 pm PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Hacker puppets explain how camera angles shape our perception
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoR-NMY-lCsGus the hacker puppeteer (previously) writes, "Since The Media Show began, people have been asking us, 'What do hacking, digital literacy, and media litera...
03:47 pm PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Why it is a very bad idea to keep a lynx as a pet
Nehala says: This is "what happens when someone mail-orders a lynx, which ends up destructively urinating all over the small apartment, is maladjusted, and is terrified of visitors, or in this case,...
03:14 pm PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing 34-ounce glass tea press for loose teas and tea bags
After 5 years of pretty much exclusively using my Bodum teapot I have gotten so used to it I only notice the process when Im not at home and have to use a different teapot.I like having a big pot of ...
12:59 pm PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing 20 grams of melt-in-your hand gallium for $10
Gallium is a metal that melts at 86 degrees F. It's more fun than playing with mercury, and probably safer, too (it *will* temporarily stain your skin gray though, because it's "wet" when liquid and w...
12:31 pm PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Gun control is a great idea, terrorist watchlists are bullshit
A letter from the ACLU to lawmakers asked them to vote down the Democrats' proposed limits on firearm sales, but not for the same reasons that the NRA objected to the legislation. (more…)...
12:15 pm PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing A fast, indie space opera for summer
Don't let the cover art scare you away! The Chronicles of Benjamin Jamison are fun, hero beats the odds, space opera fun. In Thomas Wright's first installment, Call Sign Reaper, we meet familiar chara...
12:11 pm PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing White House issues report on President Obama's impact on science and tech
In 2009, President Obama pledged to "restore science to its rightful place." He said, "We will not just meet, but we will exceed the level achieved at the height of the space race, through policies th...
11:55 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing These bizarre vintage hair-dryers will blow your mind, and your tresses
When I was little, my mother had a 1960s sit-under hair dryer with a huge translucent plastic hood that I'd imagine was a variation on a Star Trek Transporter. But that hulking machine had nothing on ...
11:21 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing The adventures of serial impostor Stanley Clifford Weyman
Over the span of half a century, Brooklyn impostor Stanley Clifford Weyman impersonated everyone from a Navy admiral to a sanitation expert. When caught, he would admit his deception, serve his jail t...
11:19 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: Finding Dory - The Republican Story
Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.Please join Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the INNER HIVE, for early access to comics, and more. And/or buy Ruben Bollings new book series for k...
11:18 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Batmanga - Campy, humorous, and sometimes so on the nose it's laughable
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Vol. 1by Jiro Kuwata (illustrator)DC Comics2014, 352 pages, 5.8 x 8.2 x 1.1 inches (softcover)$10 Buy a copy on AmazonAvailable...
11:11 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Trippy animated zoom video makes everything you see in the real world recede
After watching Ben Ridgway's "Continuum Infinitum" video, everything I looked at seemed to recede for a while. Ben recommends downloading the video and looping it.As you watch the movie for a minute...
11:04 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Watch a bounce house float away into power lines
A bounce house at a birthday party in Niagara County, New York flew off into the sky before descending on power lines in a shower of sparks. Now that's entertainment! (No, nobody was inside at the t...
10:57 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Kid gets head unstuck from fence bars
A little kid figures out how to break out of his self-imposed prison....
10:46 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing New Yorkers *just* missing the subway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWh385F5lmsThree minutes of heartbreak from Gothamist: train a deep-learning facial recognition system on the expression of these New Yorkers as the subway doors slam...
10:45 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Couples who divide housework fairly have more sex
New research from the University of Utah and Cornell University suggests that couples involved in egalitarian marriages, at least as chores are concerned, have more sex. (Note that the study is only a...
10:35 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Stunning cyberpunky short film shows off Unity engine
This absolutely gorgeous under-six-minutes short film, called Adam, was rendered by the Unity team, in real-time, to show off the capabilities of the current Unity game engine. Here's what Unity Tec...
10:34 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Idiots ignite fireworks shelves inside a Walmart
Interestingly, you can buy fireworks at Walmart stores in Arizona. You aren't supposed to light them all at once inside the store, though. The gentleman who did will soon learn that fireworks are ha...
10:22 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Watch: movie directors using color to mess with your mind
"Color Psychology" by Lilly Mtz-Seara (Vimeo) -MUSIC-Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons "Summer" III.Presto-LIST OF FILMS-Maleficent (2014), Robert StrombergMy Girl (1991), Howard Zieff...
10:10 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Guy Fawkes signature, before and after torture
In 1605 an English Catholic man named Guy ("Guido") Fawkes joined 12 other Catholics in an attempt to to blow up the Houses of Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. Fawkes was caught red handed in ...
10:02 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Jerry Seinfeld's apartment in Doom
"After over 100 hours of work, I present to you Seinfeld.wad," writes Doug Keener. "A replica of Jerry Seinfeld's Apartment from his hit sitcom, Seinfeld!"Join Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine in t...
10:00 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Get yourself thrown out of this show, if you can
This is not a review of the finest theater visit Ive ever had, but more of a recap of my emotional journey through it. During my two-day connection withthe illusionist Derek DelGuadio's show I felt su...
09:59 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Lawsuit claiming Starbucks systematically shorts terrible coffee to proceed
I tried Starbucks cold brew, and it is the worst tasting coffee I've ever had. Cold brew tastes like 2 day old giant urn coffee at a civic event! Remember Folgers? Imagine Folgers on ice. Even so! Som...
09:49 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Amazing makeup transformation
There's no information about the makeup artist who transformed a young woman into a Wattie wannabe. Check out the process photos....
09:35 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Samantha Bee puts the NRA before a firing squad
The NRA -- tone-deaf, intransigent, monied -- are seemingly unstoppable, but if anyone can shoot 'em down, it's Samantha Bee, whose tight, funny, rage-filled 5:30 on America's gun lobby is practical...
09:30 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing British man who tried to take gun from cop at Trump rally says he wanted to kill Trump
Michael Steven Sandford, 20, was arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas after he tried to take a gun from a police officer. He said he'd been thinking about killing Trump for a year.From BBC:...
09:29 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Improv Everywhere: asking random New Yorkers to give a commencement speech
The fun-loving stunters of Improv Everywhere staged a fabulous stunt in New York City's Bryant Park: they set up a crowd of "grads" in caps and gowns with a stage and a podium, then sent the "dean" ...
09:19 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing R. Crumb v. D. Trump, 1989 [NSFW]
R Crump's "Point the Finger" series of comics about his disgust with America appeared in the first run of Hup! in 1989. (more…)...
09:00 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing How many rescuers does it take to dislodge a cow?
At least five plus a backhoe, if the cow managed to stick its head in a tree. North Yorkshire Fire probably did not train for this, but they saved the cow regardless. (more…)...
08:41 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Have your body turned into effluent and just poured down the drain when you die
A funeral home in Ottawa, Canada, is using a new body eco-friendly disposal technique called Alkaline Hydrolysis, which leaves only a coffee-like slurry that can be simply poured down the drain.Aquagr...
08:30 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Cleveland: "First Amendment zones" will fence protesters far away from RNC
The city of Cleveland has revealed its crowd control plan for next month's Republican National Convention, a heavily policed, fenced off 3.3 square-mile "event zone" -- the size of Baghdad's Green Zon...
08:30 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Map of North America drawn in Tolkein's style
Etsy artist Andrew Creamer drew North America to look like Tolkein's Middle-Earth. (more…)...
08:09 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Space botanists are beneficiaries of Canada's legal weed boom
It's hard to fund space exploration research -- the commercial applications are speculative and far-off -- but there's never been a better time to study super-efficient, closed-loop botany of the sort...
07:57 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Crowdfunding the publication of Samuel R Delany's journals
Samuel R Delany is one of the most important figures in science fiction; one of the first prominent black writers in the field; the first out, queer writer; a titan of imagination and a prose stylist ...
07:55 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Collection of colorful crafted ceilings
Contemporist gathered up some of the most innovative sculptured ceilings from around the world, like the Colombian Ice Cream Shop Von Glacet above. Below: New York's Innuendo Restaurant. (more…...
07:55 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Extreme closeups of animal eyes
Photographer Suren Manvelyan continued his series of stunning closeups of eyes by focusing on non-humans. Above: Red-eared turtle. Below, a Fennec fox and a raven. (more…)...
07:54 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Celebrating life and joy in the face of anti-LGBT hatred
Everyone processes grief differently. One attendee at this year's Electric Daisy Carnival wore these fabulous kandi bracelets "honoring the 49 lives taken at Pulse." Orlando nightclubs were packed wit...
07:46 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Russian bill mandates backdoors in all communications apps
A pending "anti-terrorism" bill in the Duma would require all apps to contain backdoors to allow the secret police to spy on the country's messaging, in order to prevent teenagers from being "brainwas...
07:33 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Debullshitifying the EU referendum (radio comedy edition)
BBC Radio 4's sketch comedy programme The Now Show has just posted a special podcast focused on Thursday's EU-UK referendum called The Vote Now Show: EU and Yours (MP3); it's both hilarious and intens...
06:00 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Two deals thatll take your photography to the next level - Including the Lytro Illum Camera at a new lower price
Photographs are literally mementos of your life...so make sure you get the right equipment and training to capture special moments with a pair of great deals available in the Boing Boing Store.Lytro I...
04:25 am PDT - Tue, June 21, 2016
BoingBoing Judenstaat: an alternate history in which a Jewish state is created in east Germany in 1948
Theodor Herzl's seminal 1896 essay Der Judenstaat called for the creation of Jewish state as an answer to the ancient evil of antisemitism; its legacy, Zionism, underpinned the creation of Israel; in ...
09:24 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Police can use evidence found during illegal stops, Supreme Court rules
The U.S. Supreme Court today delivered a damaging blow to the Fourth Amendment by making it even easier for law enforcement to evade its requirement that stops be based on reasonable suspicion, as a N...
08:55 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing NRA released video praising AR-15s just 3 days after Orlando mass shooting
On June 15, exactly 3 days after Omar Mateen shot 49 people dead and wounded 53 more in Orlando, the National Rifle Association released this video on YouTube urging Americans tobuy more AR-15 assault...
08:23 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing How Joseph McCarthy's trusted hitman Roy Cohn became Donald Trumps mentor
He's been called one of the most loathsome characters in American history. Roy Cohn made his bones working as a prosecutor in the Rosenberg espionage case, and served as Senator Joseph McCarthy's rig...
07:18 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing How to make a spare padlock key at home
This guy used sticky tape, a candle, a tin can lid, and scissors to make a spare key. He skipped the part where he cut the business part of the key, though....
05:13 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Gun control defeated in Senate. #Orlando means nothing if you're paid by the NRA.
https://youtu.be/G_mqDD1rMaE?t=10sSerious question: Isn't one of the primary purposes of our government to protect American lives? Because today, our government chose not to. Again.One week after 49 ...
05:08 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Kraken parasols
Attention, melting Californians and other overheaded personages: I ran across a fine fellow carrying one of these $28 Sourpuss Parasols -- the Kraken -- at Disneyland a couple weeks ago (he was a Boi...
03:10 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Astronomers discover youngest fully formed exoplanet ever known
Astronomers using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope and its extended K2 mission, as well as the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detect...
02:54 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing World's largest telescope in jeopardy
Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory is the world's largest radio telescope. Arecibo is an icon of science. It's where scientists proved the existence of neutron stars was proven, discovered the first bi...
02:44 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Guy Maddins Seances is a Different Movie Every Time You Watch It
Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddins specialty are avant-garde films that use the techniques of silent cinema to disorient the viewer. Hes good at it. I was first introduced to his work in Tales of the Giml...
02:39 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Street food maker demonstrates incredible dough control
It's amazing what we can learn to make our work more interesting to others, and to ourselves. (YouTube via Atlas Obscura)...
02:39 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast recaps Game of Thrones S6E09, "Battle of the Bastards"
Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast recaps Game of Thrones S6E09, "Battle of the Bastards" The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones reaches its penultimate episode, with an awesome, climactic battle lead...
01:43 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Help Kickstart a documentary on professional Foosball
Written and Directed by Joe Heslinga, Foosballers "is a feature length documentary that will chronicle the lives of professional foosball players leading up to the World Championships held this year...
01:31 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Scanpan Professional 9.5-Inch Fry Pan
I have always hated Teflon pans even before hearing how bad it was for you. They just dont hold up well and the alternative has always been keeping a very well seasoned cast iron pan. I have done thi...
01:05 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Video: Guarding the Decentralized Web from its founders' human frailty
Earlier this month, I gave the afternoon keynote at the Internet Archive's Decentralized Web Summit, speaking about how the people who are building a new kind of decentralized web can guard against ...
12:37 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Florida sheriff apprehends multi-state LEGO thief
Shannon Kirkley, of New Jersey, was arrested in Wesley Chapel, Florida, after hiding a number of LEGO sets in a toy treasure box, and paying only for the box. Kirkley admitted to having pulled variant...
12:35 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Vi Hart on shootings, stalkings, and Internetting While Female
Like many youtubers, the incomparable, fast-talking, sharpie-doodling mathematician Vi Hart (previously) was stunned by the Orlando shooting of Christina Grimmie, a Youtube signing star who broke ou...
12:31 pm PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Simple card reader with lightning adaptor
I needed a microSD card reader that'd let me review photos and video from digital cameras on my iPad, or iPhone. This $21 HonkTai iReader does the trick!I don't like to carry my laptop on motorcycle t...
11:37 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Wigglegrams - 3D images that need no glasses
The Wigglegram subreddit has oodles of examples of 3D GIF images made by taking photos from different vantage points and looping them.View post on imgur.comExploding Ocean [OC] from wigglegramsYosemit...
11:23 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Japan's hardcore minimalists, who have sold most of their possessions
Fumio Sasaki, a 36-year-old editor in Tokyo, sold or gave away his collection of books, CDs and DVDs, as well as most of clothes and other possessions. He told the Guardian: Spending less time on clea...
11:08 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Binyamin Netanyahu's $1,600 hair styling
How lucky is that Israels prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, gets to charge taxpayers for his $1,600 hairstyling bill? Almost everyone else who suffers from expensive hair syndrome must pay for it ou...
10:49 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Radiohead's "Creep" vs. The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe"
All the news about the "Stairway to Heaven" lawsuit reminded me of this lovely arrangement of another creative dispute: Radiohead's "Creep" vs. The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe." (more…)...
10:47 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Watch the 'Don't Hug Me I'm Scared' finale
Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, the dark British web series of shorts created by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling, released its sixth and final episode. If you haven't seen the others that came out starting ...
10:46 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing The Art of Finding Dory Beneath the surface of Disney's amazing aquatic adventure
See sample pages from this book at Wink.The Art of Finding Dory by Disney and Pixar Studios (preface by John Lasseter)Chronicle Books2016, 176 pages, 9.5 x 11.5 x 1 inches$36 Buy a copy on AmazonThe A...
10:24 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing This man facing an attempted murder charge has perfect nickname
According to Colonial Heights, Virginia police, charged a man with attempted murder for shooting another man several times last week. The shooter's name is Ethan A. Prescott but he is apparently bette...
10:08 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing The Young Ones had a very strange FIFTH housemate!
The Young Ones was a fantastically funny, surreal, and anarchic British sitcom in the 1980s about four students who shared a house. There was punk Vyvyan, anarchist Rick, hippie Neil, and ladies' man ...
09:57 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Used prescription drugs at yard sale
Gordopolis says: "I've been to a lot of yardsales, pretty sure this was a first."View post on imgur.com...
09:51 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing 3D printed sundial projects digital time
Mojoptix designed and built a sundial that displays the time in its shadow. You can download the 3D printer files on Thingiverse, or buy one on Etsy.Fun fact about this sundial: You will most likely n...
09:50 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Timothy Leary's archivist on Leary's prison escape, Algerian exile, and Swiss prison-time
Lisa Rein writes, "In less than a year, Timothy Leary was imprisoned in three differentcontinents--and it could've been worse. After escaping from a Californiaprison with the help of the Weatherman Un...
09:44 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing The strange genre of Mark Zuckerberg fan art
Some of Mark Zuckerberg's truefans are so appreciative of their hero that they create art in his honor and post it to his Facebook timeline. (via Gizmodo)...
09:44 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Unnamed Canadian telco sabotages' library's low-income internet service
Toronto's public libraries have followed New York and Chicago's lead in offering wifi hotspot lending to low-income families, allowing them to "check out the internet" and take it home with them. (mor...
09:33 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing UPDATED: Clarence Thomas rumored to be considering retirement
The curiously silent conservative Supreme Court justice -- whose term began with the infamour Anita Hill confirmation hearings -- is said to be "mulling retirement" after the election in order to trav...
09:28 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Gorgeous drone footage in a light-drenched Byzantine church
French cinematographers BigFly took their drone into Byzantine cathedral glise Saint-Louis de Paimbuf, and the breathtaking results are almost otherworldly. (more…)...
09:28 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing See Dinosaur Jr.'s new music video
J. Mascis and his overdriven guitar return with the track "Tiny" from their album "Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not," due out August 5. Laurie Collier (Sherrybaby, Sunlight Jr.) directed this clip, st...
09:26 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing The Monkees' impressive new album
"I Love the new Monkees record!," is something I thought I'd never hear my adult self saying, but I've heard myself saying it. The three surviving members of the 60s made-for-TV rock band (Davy Jone...
09:24 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Choose your own sex scene from Romeo and/or Juliet
Here's one of millions of different paths you can take in the new book, Romeo and/or Juliet: a Chooseable-Path Adventure, by Ryan North.We're joining the story in Act 2 Scene 2, which you'll recognize...
08:44 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Grunt author Mary Roach quizzes NYC people about military slang
Science book author extraordinaire Mary Roach has a new book out called Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Recently, she took to the streets of New York ask people the meaning of five bits o...
08:42 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing What happens when powerlines fall on a chainlink fence
Protip: when powerlines fall on your chainlink fence, remove yourself from proximity to the chainlink fence....
08:36 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Employees spanked for incompetence
Inept employees at a business in China were publicly spanked for their poor performance, reports People's Daily. In video captured on cellphone, a manager is seen upbraiding staff, lined up on stage...
08:27 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Unappetizing milkshake leads to Burger King assault
A mystery man assaulted a 62-year-old Burger King server in Texas because his milkshake wasn't tasty enough. Police say footage captured the man rejecting drinks made for him by Alejandra Estrada thre...
08:04 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Neon skull desk-lamp
Fancy's $100 neon desktop skull lamp is 15.5" x 10", with a one-year warrant and a 6' cord; the picture makes it look more decorative than functional, which is a pity, because it would great to replac...
07:59 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing John Oliver on Brexit: the EU is the least-worst option, and racists support Leave
John Oliver's Brexit bit provides much-needed perspective on the UK-EU referendum: while acknowledging the real problems with the EU, Oliver points out that on the one hand, the Leave side's core ar...
07:54 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing One million machines, including routers, used to attack banks
Akamai's Ryan Barnett reports on two attacks against the service's financial customers last year: attackers used nearly 1m compromised systems to attempt to log in to users' accounts using logins and ...
06:47 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Tolkien elf or prescription drug name?
I scored badly enough on this that I'm thinking that my fallback career will be raiding The Silmarillion for Elvish names to sell to Big Pharma (Images: Ritalin-SR-20mg-1000x1000, Sponge, CC-BY-SA; A ...
06:00 am PDT - Mon, June 20, 2016
BoingBoing Carrying your drinks is a snap with the Self-Stirring Camera Lens Mug - now $12.99
If you looked at this Self-Stirring Camera Lens Mugwithout examining it too closely, it would absolutely pass for a real DSLR telephoto lens.But pop the cap off, and youre looking at a custom insulate...
12:35 pm PDT - Sun, June 19, 2016
BoingBoing Report from CES in 1997: Among the Sex Machines
I was an editor at Wired from 1993 - 1998. In 1997, I went to CES in Las Vegas and reported on the Adult Video Exhibition there."Customization" and "control" are the buzzwords at this year's Adult Vid...
06:00 am PDT - Sun, June 19, 2016
BoingBoing Say goodbye to earbuds with Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones and Enter to win a Free PS4 Uncharted 4 Bundle
Talking tosomeone, only to discover that person is wearing earbuds and didnt hear a word you said can be frustrating. Its alsono picnic if youre the wearer either, and aremissing out onthe world aroun...
07:28 pm PDT - Sat, June 18, 2016
BoingBoing Speed-running E3
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07:18 pm PDT - Sat, June 18, 2016
BoingBoing W3C DRM working group chairman vetoes work on protecting security researchers and competition
For a year or so, I've been working with the EFF to get the World Wide Web Consortium to take steps to protect security researchers and new market-entrants who run up against the DRM standard they're ...
06:52 pm PDT - Sat, June 18, 2016
BoingBoing Thoughts and Prayers: a Congressional mass-shooting simulator
Politics are hard: every so often, there's a mass-shooting and Congressmen have to comment on it, despite having collectively taken $3,782,803 in campaign contributions. (more…)...
06:40 pm PDT - Sat, June 18, 2016
BoingBoing Air Force tried harder, now says that giant database can be recovered
Last week, the Air Force announced that it had lost 12 years' worth of records of whistleblower reports, freedom of information requests, and corruption investigations because of unrecoverable databas...
09:30 am PDT - Sat, June 18, 2016
BoingBoing Create your own games with the Game Design Course Bundle - and pay what you want for it
A game design career may be yourdream job, but it doesnt mean you get to sit around blasting zombiesall day. It means youre tasked withnot just dreaming up, but also bringing to life all those game ch...
07:15 am PDT - Sat, June 18, 2016
BoingBoing Terrorist who murdered Jo Cox shouts: "Death to traitors" in court
Thomas Mair, the terrorist who murdered a UK member of Parliament last week while shouting "Britain First" (the name of a UK neofascist party), was arraigned yesterday; in the dock, he refused to stat...
12:29 am PDT - Sat, June 18, 2016
BoingBoing Judge orders release of man convicted while his public defender was handcuffed
Earlier this month, Daniel Fernandez was sentenced to a six-month jail term while his public defender was in handcuffs, silenced and forced to sit with the accused awaiting trial, having been put in t...
12:24 am PDT - Sat, June 18, 2016
BoingBoing Debullshitifying the Brexit numbers
On the BBC's More or Less podcast (previously), Tim Harford and his team carefully unpick the numerical claims made by both sides in the UK/EU referendum debate. (more…)...
12:13 am PDT - Sat, June 18, 2016
BoingBoing Hambone virtuoso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMJeaZtgwng&feature=youtu.be&aThis fellow can clap, slap and tap to beat the bands; things get intense at the 40 second mark. Anyone got a guess at the year? (via Red...
12:10 am PDT - Sat, June 18, 2016
BoingBoing Homeless in Seattle: five essays
Peter Wieben's sister is bipolar and homeless in Seattle, living in a van and weaning herself off Klonopin without a doctor's supervision: if she gets the dose wrong, she'll die. (more…)...
11:57 pm PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Google Fiber now forces subscribers into binding arbitration; days left to opt out
Borrowing a trick from the Comcast/AT&T playbook, Google Fiber now forces customers who are unhappy with the service to surrender their right to sue and to join class actions in favor of binding arbit...
11:42 pm PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing The Day the Clown Cried: 35-minute fan-edit
Jerry Lewis called his unreleased 1972 movie "The Day the Clown Cried," about a clown in Auschwitz who convinces children to go to their deaths, an "embarass[ing] poor work" and said it would never be...
03:45 pm PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Home blood typing kits - family fun!
My 13-year-old daughter, a fan of all things Japanese, wanted to know her blood type. (Some people in Japan think that blood type correlates with personality types. Jane knows it's bunkum, but it's fu...
02:18 pm PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Join me at Politicon 2016, 'The Coachella of Politics' Xeni
I'm speaking at Politicon, the Non-Partisan Politics and Entertainment Fan-Fest, June 25-26 in Pasadena. It's gonna be fun AND totally weird in the best way. Sessions include an Ann Coulter vs. Van ...
01:54 pm PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Trump tweets poll showing him losing to Clinton
Earlier today Trump tweeted a May 10 poll from OAN/Gravis that showed him with a two point lead over Clinton. People called him out on it, so he tweeted the latest OAN/Gravis poll, with the comment TH...
01:35 pm PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Jellyfish: A Natural History A luscious book about our ocean's brainless, heartless creatures
Jellyfish: A Natural History by Lisa-ann GershwinUniversity of Chicago Press2016, 224 pages, 8.2 x 9.5 x 1 inches$27 Buy a copy on AmazonFive interesting facts I read in the just-released Jellyfish: A...
01:33 pm PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Anthony Kiedis saved a baby after Carpool Karaoke
Whoa. After filming Carpool Karaoke, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis resuscitated a stranger's baby: (more…)...
01:33 pm PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Fix your floppy pizza slice with Gaussian curvature
It turns out that folding a pizza slice lengthwise to improve its rigidity is a great example of the "Remarkable Theorem" by Gauss. Cliff Stoll explains. (more…)...
01:33 pm PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Mesmerizing footage of Yucatan cave diving
Jonas Pedersen captured the beauty and danger of cave diving in this haunting footage at El Toh. (more…)...
01:32 pm PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing New 3D printing config dramatically reduces print time
Autodesks Project Escher allows multiple 3D printers to manufacture the same object simultaneously via a software "conductor." (more…)...
12:08 pm PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Rolls-Royce's futuristic self-driving luxury car
Revealed yesterday in London, the Rolls-Royce 103EX is the car company's vision for a futuristic luxury autonomous whip. The (way) over-the-top concept car features a massive OLED display, Macassar wo...
11:56 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Frankenstein turns 200 this year: write a short story, win cool prizes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=qqXTfMItdCoArizona State University, Nanowrimo, and the Chabot Science Center are commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein w...
11:43 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing MIT researchers 3D print synthetic hairs
MIT Media Lab researchers developed software to design and 3D print hair-like structures in bulk. Eventually, the 3D-printed hair could be used as sensors, actuators modeled on the cilia in our own lu...
11:15 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Watch: The strange history of the jetpack
In this Smithsonian overview, makers and operators point out that they are technically rocket belts, not jet packs. Lots of great vintage footage, including a clunky pre-GoPro helmet cam. (more&hell...
11:11 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing See this amazing baby goat that walks on two legs (due to birth defect)
This goat is the GOAT. (Vault 50)...
11:00 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Mixed-reality demo displays C-3PO and R2-D2 in any room
Magic Leap continues to roll out tantalizing demos of their mixed reality technology, this time imposing the "lost droids" scene into a typical room. (more…)...
10:49 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing How many cheerios can you stack on your sleeping baby?
The Life of Dad posted a challenge: how many cheerios can you stack on your sleeping baby? It looks like 18 is the record. A video posted by Angelica Evans (@iam_angelicaa_mua) on Jun 17, 2016 at 8:0...
10:49 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing NBC news anchor discovers dog left in a hot car
Kyle Clark of Denver area NBC affiliate KUSA ran across a dog locked in a hot car, on a hot day. The dog's cries led him to try and help, encountering a less than sympathetic dog owner. Clark offers...
10:45 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Watch the Mercury transit of the sun in glorious 4K
On May 9, Mercury made its first transit of the sun since 2016. Here's gorgeous video of the event, which had not happened since 2006. (more…)...
10:45 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Watch Mercury transit the Sun in glorious 4K
On May 9, Mercury made its first transit of the sun since 2006. (more…)...
10:33 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Super light, cheap, lossless MP3 player that drives good headphones
An audiophile pal gifted me this $22 AGPTek A02 MP3 player. It reminds me of a shrunken down version of the early Click-wheel iPods, but with higher quality audio.The battery seems to go forever. I've...
10:27 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Watch and chill: Clams Casino, "Blast"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIjIVLmhAIIf you're ready for a break, perhaps Clams Casino's sublimely trippy "Blast" would help get you in a better frame of mind. (more…)...
10:26 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing McCain says Obama is "directly responsible" for mass shooting in Orlando
What happened to John McCain? He used to be a run-of-the-mill sleazy politician that even some Democrats could think of as being somewhat reasonable, but over the years he has slowly sunk to the level...
10:26 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Fantastic short documentary on movie sound effect artists
Director Daniel Jewel invites us into the magical and world of foley artist Pete Burgis and Sue Harding who create sound effects using techniques that look odd when you see them but sound spot on wh...
10:17 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Polls not looking good for Trump after Orlando
Despite a couple of recent outliers, Donald Trump's polling is grim: 94% unfavorability among black voters being one new number doing the rounds. It's so dire, in fact, Hillary appears set to win in a...
10:08 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Fruit comparison made simple
Compare Fruits is your one-stop shop for comparing fruit. Whether you are comparing bananas with plantains, lemons with limes, or, indeed, apples with oranges, it has all you need for your fruit-compa...
10:03 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this man catch a foul ball while holding his resting child
Nice catch! (And doubly lucky it didn't hit her!)...
09:57 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing An app to track and shame friends who are late
This app, called "late!" tracks the total number of minutes that your friends have kept you waiting. It also sends texts to your friends who are late for an event. "Kristi is a bad friend."...
09:50 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing A golf club you can pee in
"The UroClub is the discrete, sanitary way for your urgent relief. Created by a Board Certified Urologist, it looks like an ordinary golf club, but contains a reservoir built into the grip to reliev...
09:34 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Man with mastication prothesis draws stares at fast food restaurant
Takehito Etani made a beeping artistic contraption called The Masticator that tracks his food chewing. In 2005, he used it at an Arby's, drawing funny looks from from fellow restaurant patrons....
09:09 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing The Moscow Puzzles, Russia's most popular puzzle book
Published in 1956, this fantastic collection of mathematical mind-benders never gets old! From simple riddles to complex story problems, The Moscow Puzzles has something for everyone. The sketches are...
07:57 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing $40,000/year private school sues school for low-income kids for $2M over "Commonwealth"
The Commonwealth School is a $40,000/year private school that occupies a couple of mansions in the Back Bay of Boston, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth Academy is a pay-what-you-...
05:57 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Brave the elements with the Bomber Barrel Duffel Bag - The most funded bag in Kickstarter history
Luggage is fine...but having the right duffel? Thats key. If youre on the go, the portability, durability and versatility of slinging a good ol' duffel over your shoulder cant be beaten. There's a rea...
04:22 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Wisconsin Congresswoman: mandatory drug tests for anyone claiming $150K in itemized tax-deductions
After Governor Scott Walker [R-WI] and Congressman Paul Ryan [R-WI] both proposed expanding drug-testing for poor people on benefits, Congresswoman Gwen Moore [D-WI] introduced legislation requiring u...
01:35 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Archival video of original Hamilton cast will be made before Lin-Manuel Miranda moves on
Lin-Manuel Miranda's final performance in his amazing, blockbuster musical Hamilton will come on July 9 (he'll be replaced by his alternate, Javier Muoz), but before then, he'll allow a video-crew in ...
01:30 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Hong Kong bookseller: I was forced to confess on China TV
Lam Wing Kee, one of the dissident Hong Kong booksellers who was kidnapped to the mainland by Chinese spies, only to surface on TV confessing to "illegal trading," now says he was forced into the con...
01:26 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Supreme Court ruling is a blow to copyright trolling business-model
In 2013, the Supreme Court heard Kirtsaeng, a copyright case brought by the publisher Wiley, who argued that legal books became illegal when brought into America, because their copyright licenses were...
01:08 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing The Orlando shooting, according to the Congressmen who took the most money from the NRA
The NRA has dispersed $3,782,803 since 1998 in campaign contributions to 42 senators and 252 members of Congress. (more…)...
12:59 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing British Pro-EU MP murdered in the street by man shouting "Britain first!"
Jo Cox was an outspoken, left-leaning Labour MP who supported the "Remain" side in the upcoming referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. (more…)...
12:43 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing 12 year old makes devastating video about anti-vaxxers, gets doxxed
Marco Arturo's brilliant 2-minute movie about the anti-vaccine movement starts with the 12-year-old promising to show all the evidence supporting the link between autism and vaccination, after whic...
12:36 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing Report from the prison-industrial complex's leading trade show
The Guardian's Rupert Neate attended the 35th annual American Jail Association conference in Austin, and came back with a report on the way that the contractors for America's carceral state talk about...
12:14 am PDT - Fri, June 17, 2016
BoingBoing 18% of the world's cargo ships are sitting idle
In the aftermath of the 2008 crash, international shipping sank to record lows -- but container ship companies kept on building, turning out some of the biggest ships the seas have ever seen. (more&he...
11:54 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Your cable operator is spying on you and selling the data from your set-top box
As the fight over the FCC's Unlock the Box plan heats up, the cable and satellite TV companies have pulled out all the stops in a bid to force you to continue spending more than $200/year to rent an i...
11:39 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Not robots: youth unemployment caused by late retirement, driven by pension precarity
If youth unemployment -- and the lack of good entry-level jobs for college grads -- was being driven by workplace automation, American productivity (value created per hour worked) would be soaring, ra...
11:24 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Oakland mayor denies firing police chief over officers who statutorily raped teen sex-worker
According to Mayor Libby Schaaf, Police Chief Sean Whent resigned for "personal reasons," and not because of a report in the East Bay Express that revealed that at least 14 of his officers (along with...
10:53 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Paramount tells judge that they're still suing over Star Trek fan-film
Nearly a month after producer JJ Abrams and director Justin Lin went public with their call for Paramount to drop its litigation against the crowdfunded Star Trek fan-film Axanar, Paramount's lawyers ...
04:27 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Omar Mateen posted to Facebook during Orlando mass shooting
I spoke to KCRW Press Play host Madeleine Brand today about some of the macabre social media details coming out of the Orlando Pulse mass shooting in Florida, and the terrorist attack two days later o...
04:10 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing SpaceX launched 2 satellites into orbit, but its Falcon 9 rocket crashed
SpaceX successfully deployed two satellites on Wednesday, but the Falcon 9 rocket that carried them into orbit then crashed into its drone ship while touching down in the Atlantic Ocean. (more…...
03:54 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing CO2 in Antarctica reaches 400 PPM for first time in 4 million years
Earth's most remote continent finally caught up with its more populated counterparts. Carbon dioxide has been steadily rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution, setting a new high year afte...
03:46 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing 'Jupiter: Into the Unknown', a NASA Juno Mission Trailer
Get some popcorn. This July 4, we're going to Jupiter. (more…)...
03:33 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing 'Spam King' Sanford Wallace gets 2.5 years in prison for 27 million Facebook scam messages
A hacker who called himself 'Spam King' and sent 27 million unsolicited Facebook messages for a variety of scams has been sentenced to 30 months in jail. (more…)...
02:19 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing NASAs Juno spacecraft will brave Jupiters fireworks this 4th of July for Science
On July 4, NASA plans to fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of Jupiter's cloud tops. It's part of the JUNO mission, and Boing Boing pla...
02:15 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Anonymous source: Stanford pressured female swim team members not to tell judge about Brock Turner's creepy behavior
Stanford University made a big show and dance about ridding itself of Brock Turner, but that was only after his arrest on rape charges. Intouch quotes an "insider" who claims that other swim team memb...
12:51 pm PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Vets find hardened mass inside dog who ate bottle of Gorilla Glue
A dog ate a bottle of Gorilla Glue. Gross!(via Life with Dogs)...
10:59 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Indiana Jones Nazi face-melting candle
Everyone hates Nazis. For decades they've been the go-to villains for movies that need bad guys. With the modern sensitivity toward Native Americans, Russians and other traditional villains of America...
10:10 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing 8th grader gives graduation speech with Obama, Hillary, Trump, Bernie impressions
This kid from Chicago has a bright future ahead of him, in political personality impersonations. His Hillary, Trump, Obama, and Bernie Sanders impressions are all great. (more…)...
09:48 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing OMG, this Japanese Trump Commercial is everything
Where kawaii meets the KKK. (more…)...
09:14 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Create premium apps with the Professional App Developer Bundle - now 91% off
Everybody and their momshas an app idea that they KNOW canmake them rich. Of course, if they cant actually build the app to house that idea...well, no six-figure royalty check for you. Learn how to tu...
08:32 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Woman suing US Gov't for body cavity search and bill for $575
Ashley Cervantes, an 18-year-old US citizen, was stopped at the Mexico border and accused by Customs and Border Protection of smuggling drugs. A search proved fruitless so they gave her a body cavity ...
08:32 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Woman, 19, sues U.S. over anal and vaginal search for which she was billed $575
Ashley Cervantes, a US citizen who was 18 at the time, was stopped at the Mexico border and accused by Customs and Border Protection of smuggling drugs. A search proved fruitless so they gave her a bo...
07:50 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing How "German mistrust" of the public turned Mein Kampf into a bestseller again
Mein Kampf was about to enter the public domain in Germany, removing the country's preferred copyright-based method for keeping it away from readers' hearts and minds. There's no chance of them just l...
07:30 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Interactive map: 15 years of European migrant deaths
Austrian designer Moriz Bsing created this grim interactive map of migrant and refugee deaths on the way to Europe, or trying to stay in Europe; over 32,000 deaths in 15 years. (more…)...
07:28 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Strong wind sends two planes aloft
Illustration of a microburst The air moves in a downward motion until it hits ground level. It then spreads outward in all directions. The wind regime in a microburst is opposite to that of a tornad...
07:24 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing A place to easily publish encrypted messages on the web
The Encrypted Page Maker lets you paste in a HTML document, pick a password, and then hosts the resulting page at its own site. Simple public publishing, with the source code available in the page sou...
07:15 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Dizzying footage of a drone chasing an RC plane
At Joe Nall Week last month, Mr Steele flew his FPV drone inches from Giant Scale remote control planes as their operators did some fantastic stunts, with remarkable results. (more…)...
06:54 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Adam Savage announces the White House's upcoming National Week of Making
In a new Tested.com video, Adam Savage celebrates the upcoming National Week of Making that the White House is hosting again this year. To kick off his week in the sort of unique way that only Adam ...
06:47 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing World's fastest talking man sings Michael Jackson's BAD in 20 seconds
From 1987, John Moschitta, Jr., Guiness Book of World Records certified fastest talking man sings Michael Jackson's BAD in 20 seconds....
06:43 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing All the startups Yahoo bought in the last few years, and what happened to them
After 20 years at the heart of the web, Yahoo is all but done, with a sale expected soon and talent fleeing as fast as it can. CEO Marissa Mayer's plan to turn things around involve buying 50 startups...
06:26 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing The winners in today's economy work worse hours than yesterday's losers
Last month's research report on work-hours for high-paid salaried workers from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth paints a picture of a nation where even the winners are losers. (more…)...
06:04 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Canadian trade policy expert calls TPP a "threat to democracy"
Gus Van Harten is a law professor at York University's Osgoode Hall and a well-respected expert on trade law; he's published a damning report on the Trans Pacific Partnership deal. (more…)...
06:00 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Chicks hatched without eggshells are cool, but not new
A video making the rounds shows fertilized chicken eggs incubated outside their shells. It's fascinating, but not a first. (more…)...
05:49 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Who really hacked the DNC?
Earlier this week Crowdstrike, a security company hired by the Democratic National Committee, announced that the party's servers had been deeply penetrated by hackers working for the Russian governmen...
05:30 am PDT - Thu, June 16, 2016
BoingBoing Playground designers' whimsical whales, krakens and dragons
MONSTRUM founders Ole Barslund Nielsen and Christian Jensen create imaginative story-based playgrounds in their native Denmark and around the world. A few examples below: (more…)...
11:14 pm PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Parasites are threatening to destroy the human race and other tabloid shockers
Parasites are threatening to destroy the human race, claims the National Examiner, which coincidentally is what this weeks tabloid magazines also appear to have in mind.Just like the Examiner's evil b...
10:53 pm PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing The fascinating and ego-killing existence of human wormholes
Ryan Holiday's Ego is the Enemy is available from Amazon.A few months ago, Chief Medicine Crow, one of the last remaining links to the Indian tribes of the wild west died at age 102. He had grown up h...
08:15 pm PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Dumb Donald beer hit Chicago streets this week
Now's your chance to get drunk with Dumb Donald! Chicago-based Spiteful Brewing just introduced Dumb Donald this week. No, not the Republican nominee, but a double IPA beer with a nice and sour Key li...
03:59 pm PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing This Twitter bot is mercilessly trolling Trump fans
Scores of Trump supporters have been fighting with an automated Twitter robot that spouts nonsense, and was designed to piss them off and waste their time on the internet. (more…)...
03:47 pm PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Massachusetts bill would force employers to pay half-salary to laid off employees for duration of noncompetes
Massachusetts is one of the few places in high-tech America where non-compete agreements are enforceable, a factor that scholars have pointed to in explaining why the state's tech industry has stayed ...
03:42 pm PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing This small asteroid is Earth's constant cosmic companion
NASA announced today that a small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around our Sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth. And it'll stay that way for centuries to come. (more…)...
03:39 pm PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing College of Arms issues rules for managing coats of arms in same-sex marriages
If you believe that God has imbued your blood with special zoomph, thus ennobling you, and you marry someone of the same sex, the College of Arms has you covered! (more…)...
03:03 pm PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Dozens of news orgs demand DOJ release its secret rules for targeting journalists with secret National Security Letters
Freedom of the Press Foundation recently filed a huge brief in the organization's case demanding that the Justice Department release its secret rules for targeting journalists with National Security L...
02:07 pm PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Demystifying Heironymous Bosch with this visual marvel of a book
Hieronymous Bosch: Complete Worksby Stefan Fischer (author) and Hieronymus Bosch (artist)Taschen2016, 300 pages, 9.7 x 13.1 x 1.2 inches $27 Buy a copy on AmazonIt is, perhaps, fitting that we know th...
12:46 pm PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout
Ladies and gentlemen, the Washington Post's infographic-heavy guide to surviving an active shooter, for all your clip-art needs....
12:31 pm PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Watch live: Senate Democrats filibustering for gun control
Sen Chris Murphy [D-CT] and colleagues are attempting to push an amendment to a spending bill that would require background checks on gun sales and exclusion of terror suspects from sales. (more&helli...
11:35 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Startup looks to paint the sky with artificial meteor showers
ALE, a Japanese start-up, aims to create artificial meteor showers. From their very own satellite, the engineers at ALE would launch pellets into the upper atmosphere, creating one giant light show. V...
11:22 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Clement Freud accused of serial sexual abuse of children
Two women have come forward to accuse Sir Clement Freud, grandson of Sigmund, MP, broadcaster, dogfood spokesman, and children's author of sexually abusing them when they were children, and of rape. (...
11:06 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Baptist pastor praises Orlando shooter for killing gays
Pastor Roger Jimenez of Sacramento's Verity Baptist Church delivered a sermon praising the Orlando shooter and lamenting that The tragedy is more of them didnt die. Im kind of upset he didnt finish th...
11:01 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing A quarter-century on, WHO drops claim that coffee is a carcinogen
The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer reviewed 1,000+ papers investigating the link between coffee and cancer and concluded that the WHO's 1991 classification of ...
10:55 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Family of teen raising money to rescue her from pray-the-gay-away "boarding school"
When Sarah, a 17 year old in Texas, decided to take her girlfriend to the prom, her parents forced her into an "East Texas Christian boarding facility for troubled teens" from which she has repeatedly...
10:47 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Washington Post calls for "blackout" on Trump coverage, appeals to RNC
Donald Trump's butt-hurt, thin-skinned response to the Washington Post's basic, journalistic skepticism about his Obama-conspires-with-terrorists was to yank the paper's media credentials, adding them...
10:44 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing A WiFi range extender that works
I'm having pretty good luck with this TP-Link range extender. It has lots of antennae. My house is a long, 3 level rectangle, and of course the internet access point is on a distant end, at the lowest...
10:41 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Anderson Cooper outs anti-gay Florida General Attorney as hypocrite
Wow! Watch Anderson Cooper grill, er, I mean interview Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who for years has fought tooth and nail to ban same sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, but who is no...
10:41 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Anderson Cooper outs anti-gay Florida Attorney General as hypocrite
Wow! Watch Anderson Cooper grill, er, I mean interview Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who for years has fought tooth and nail to ban same sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, but who is no...
10:33 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Security economics: black market price of hacked servers drops to $6
A new Kaspersky report analyzes an online hacker marketplace called xDedic, where access to 70,000 hacked servers -- multiplayer game servers, billing servers, cellular/ISP servers, dating servers, be...
10:19 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Kickstarting a pair of goth cookbooks featuring drawings of Morrissey and Nick Cave
Elly from Microcosm Publishing writes, "Artist Automne Zingg started drawing pictures of Nick Cave gorging on comfort foods and Morrissey hoarding treats a few years ago to get over a breakup and it...
10:07 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Lower-case "x" as a gender-neutral typographic convention
You can type Mx instead or Mr and Ms to denote someone whose gender is unknown or nonbinary, "Latinx" is a gender-neutral and nonbinary-friendly version of Latina and Latino -- it's part of a wider tr...
09:57 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Cryogenic freezing improves coffee extraction
A new study in Nature by University of Bath chemist Christopher Hendon and colleagues from various universities and coffee shops finds that cryogenic freezing of coffee beans prior to grinding them pr...
09:45 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing A hiking guide strands 60 hikers in Austrian Alps
Sixty hikers from Hungary were stranded in the Austrian Alps last weekend when their drunk guide disappeared. Apparently the guide wandered off and found his way back to the bottom of the mountain, le...
09:30 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Let's teach programming as a tool for analyzing data to transform the world
Data-scientist Kevin H Wilson argues that computers are tools for manipulating data -- from companies' sales data to the input from games controllers -- but we teach computer programming as either a w...
09:17 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Finally tackle your reading list with the Essential Speed Reading Bundle - now 87% off
Speed reading is one of those abilities that feels like a superpower. But the truth is, its a skill anyone can develop with the right instruction! Understand the art of speed reading, and learn to rea...
09:15 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Exploding soda cans with electromagnets in slow motion
Joe Hanson from Its Okay to be Smart and Dianna Cowern from Physics Girl met up with Joe DiPrima of Arc Attack to sear aluminum cans apart with a powerful electromagnet.Watch a soda can rip itself a...
09:06 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing The forgotten blockbuster locksport competitions of the mid-Victorian era
Today, organizations like The Open Organisation of Lockpickers Worldwide support locksport with tools, educational materials, training and organized events, but in the Victorian era, locksmiths compet...
08:33 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine kicks off tour to fight the TPP
Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive, secretive deal that poses a serious threat to human rights, the environment, and your Internet freedom. But on...
08:12 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Video of 15 sorting algorithms, with "audibilization"
It's fascinating to see and hear the distinctive personalities of the different sorting algorithms in this 5-minute video. My favorite is the bogo sort at the end, which sounds the best but seems to...
08:08 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Hulk Hairgan
Peter Thiel's lawyers are threatening Gawker with a lawsuit over its expose of Donald Trump's "hair," weeks after winning a lawsuit over Gawker's publishing of Hulk Hogan's "sex" tape. As we now have ...
07:52 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Cinesift is a handy way to find great movies by platform
Whenever I think I've exhausted the possibilities of Netflix or Amazon Prime, I jump on Cinesift and use their handy filters for a deep dive into the vaults. (more…)...
07:45 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing What famous person do you look like?
We ask strangers on the street which celebrities they've been told they look like. Another fun piece from our friend and collaborator Joe Sabia, for Vanity Fair....
07:40 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing How an Army buddy's call for help sent a scientist on a brain injury quest
The first in a series of NPR reports online and on-air about Traumatic Brain Injuries and the military is a must-listen. (more…)...
07:36 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing California prosecutor's complaint sees Brock Turner judge removed from new case
Aaron Persky, the California judge who let rapist Brock Turner off with a 6-month term in county jail, was removed from a new case Tuesday after prosecutors complained they lacked confidence in him."W...
07:06 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Dental regulators want to stop man from selling teeth made from Sculpey
Dental regulators in Canada are trying to stop a DIY toothmaker from selling false teeth made of craft store modeling clay. Matthew Ronald Block has been making false teeth in his apartment and sellin...
07:00 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this hypnotic soft mesh LED display
Alex Xiao's video of a flexible jellyfish-inspired LED configuration hints at the artistic possibilities for these programmable displays. (more…)...
06:52 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing RIP Janet Waldo, Hanna-Barbera's iconic teen girl voice
Janet Waldo, who died Saturday, voiced many iconic young women for Hanna-Barbera in her 40s and 50s, including Judy Jetson, Penelope Pitstop, and Josie from Josie and the Pussycats. (more…)...
06:36 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Exploding soda cans with electromagnets in slow motion
Watch a soda can rip itself apart in a fiery explosion at 11,000fps with a Phantom high speed camera. Running a current through a coil, produces an electromagnet. Turn up the voltage in this experim...
06:31 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Make smoked ice-cream by putting cream in a smoker
You put the cream in one shallow pan, and stick that in another one that's been filled with ice and water to make an icebath, fire up the smoker and let it sit for about 90 minutes. (more…)...
06:31 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Surviving Edged Weapons, fabulous police training video from the VHS 'n' Crack era
"Of course, you're aware of the balisong," intones the deep-voiced narrator, "... or butterfly knife."Awesome, terrifying, paranoid and goofy, Surviving Edged Weapons is a relic of another era, an a...
05:54 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Trump's conspiracy theory catchphrase: "There's something going on"
Little-mentioned but often-said is Trump's other catchphrase: "there's something going on." It's used to insinuate a conspiracy, to trigger feelings of paranoia and fear in his audience without commit...
05:48 am PDT - Wed, June 15, 2016
BoingBoing Intel x86s hide another CPU that can take over your machine (you can't audit it)
The Intel Management Engine (ME) is a subsystem composed of a special 32-bit ARC microprocessor that's physically located inside the chipset. It is an extra general purpose computer running a firmwar...
06:22 pm PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing A First: from space, NASA spots a single methane leak from Earth's atmosphere
For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth's surface, NASA announced Tuesday. (more…)...
06:08 pm PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing U.S. chargesex-IBM software developer from China with espionage over stolen code
The U.S. Justice Department is charging a Chinese national with economic espionage charges, saying he stole source code from an American company with the intent of transferring it to the Chinese gover...
04:44 pm PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Air Force loses access to database tracking fraud investigations to 2004
The Air Force Inspector General's Automated Case Tracking System (ACTS) is used to track FOIA requests, whistleblower tips, and fraud investigations. It is no more. (more…)...
04:29 pm PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Peter Thiel's lawyer threatens Gawker for talking about Donald Trump's "hair"
Before Peter Thiel became infamous for being a thin-skinned scheming billionaire who secretly financed Hulk Hogan's lawsuit in a petty bid for revenge against Gawker for being mean to him, he was infa...
03:08 pm PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Scorching Caribbean soul covers of Neil Young, Isaac Hayes, and Jimi Hendrix (1975)
In 1975, Suriname's Dutch Rhythm Steel & Show Band released "Soul, Steel & Show," a killer funk-psych-soul LP that included scorching covers of Neil Young's "Down by the River," Isaac Hayes's "Theme...
01:18 pm PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Flatulence in Florida foments fist fight
Apparently farting in Sloppy Joe's, a famed Key West bar, can quickly get out of control.Via the Miami Herald:According to the police report, a fight broke out between two couples this week when someo...
01:07 pm PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Samantha Bee on Orlando shooting: angry and uncompromising
This week's Orlando aftermath commentary has ranged from the scorching to the touching to the offensive to the spectacularly stupid. (more…)...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing The Voynich Manuscript for your coffee table
This high quality paperback reproduction of the Voynich Manuscript is lovely. You, and your guests, can take a stab at decoding this mystery!Purchased 1912 by book dealer Wilfred Voynich, this 15th ce...
12:15 pm PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Is this 80-minute eighties supercut the most 80s thing ever?
https://vimeo.com/167795970megaplexSmash TV's Megaplex feels like your entire 1980s life flashing before your eyes. Note: some of the 80+ films include 80s nudity. (more…)...
12:05 pm PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this car chase involving a smoke screen and tire spikes!
Police in Marijampole, Lithuania released this dashcam video of a car chase where the suspect released a smokescreen and tossed caltrops (aka tire spikes) in an effort to escape. These action movie-...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Commission your own Sweet Valley High portrait
Sweet Valley High cover illustrator James L. Mathewuse still takes commissions on his site. Imagine you or your friends rendered in glorious 80s pastels or oils! (more…)...
11:55 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Blow half of your mind with this explainer on brain hemispheres
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfYbgdo8e-8CGP Grey explains that it might be better to think of your brain as two intelligences, with the mute right hemisphere forced to play sidekick to its conjoine...
11:43 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Obama reacts to Trump's "radical Islam" terminology gripe
With sarcastic undertones, President Obama reacted today to Trump's criticism of him for not using the phrase "radical Islam." (more…)...
11:41 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing What if all the active volcanoes on Earth erupted at the same time?
In this episode, we take on a doomsday future: all the active volcanoes in the world erupt. At the same time. Kaboom. This is not good for us. What happens to humans and our planet? Who survives? How?...
11:36 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Treasure Island Music Festival 2016: Sigur Rs, Ice Cube, and many more
Boing Boing's favorite annual music event, the Treasure Island Music Festival, celebrates its 10th anniversary October 15-16, 2016 on the San Francisco Bay and they've just announced the stellar lineu...
11:35 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Stunning modern art installations at the Palace of Versailles
Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has juxtaposed a series of modern outdoor and indoor sculptures at the Palace of Versailles through October 30. Above: "Waterfall." (more…)...
11:27 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Dinner in the Sky is coming to LA in July
If you like heights and Los Angeles and food and have a grand or so lying around, maybe Dinner in the Sky would be a fun July adventure. (more…)...
11:25 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing University student scientists study: "Whos the best-equipped superhero?"
University of Leicester students spent 7 years using math and physics principles to answer "Whos the best-equipped superhero?" They've published a series of papers on the subject in the university's "...
11:04 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Carpooling (and wrestling) with the Red Hot Chili Peppers
The unfamiliar track is "Heemi Lheemey," a quirky tune that Anthony Kiedis and Flea wrote when they were 15-years-old and "smoking large quantities of marijuana" in the Sierra Nevadas.(The Late Late...
10:46 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Impressive trailer for the new Legend of Zelda game
At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles today, Nintendo revealed this beautiful trailer for "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." The game arrives next year for Wii U and NX....
10:38 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Traveler suing TSA for missed flight
Although Minneapolis man Hooman Nikizad arrived at the airport two hours early, as recommended, his hour-and-a-half wait in the security line made him miss his flight. He then had to buy a second tick...
10:38 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Traveler sues TSA for missed flight
Although Minneapolis man Hooman Nikizad arrived at the airport two hours early, as recommended, his hour-and-a-half wait in the security line made him miss his flight. He then had to buy a second tick...
10:11 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Juno, NASA's Jupiter Mission, and My Visit Inside a JPL Cleanroom
Hey Jupiter, I hope you're ready for your close-up.Recently, I was granted the rare privilege of stepping inside one of the largest cleanrooms at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories. I was there to lea...
10:11 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing The closest I'll get to Jupiter is this JPL clean room
Hey Jupiter, I hope you're ready for your close-up.Recently, I was granted the rare privilege of stepping inside one of the largest cleanrooms at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories. I was there to lea...
09:12 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing That time a Tyrannosaurus Rex ran the American Ninja Warrior course
Still rates as better than an episode of Mr. Belvedere.(Thanks, Leo!)...
08:54 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Get a 2-Pack of Two-Meter MFi-Certified Lightning Cables, Now 77% off
We all love our iPhones and iPads. But if theres one thing about them we don't like, it's their dang charging cables.It seems like theyre barely out of the box before theyre peeling, frayed, and ultim...
08:54 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Goldman Sachs bribed Libyan officials with hookers, private jet rides, then lost all their money
In 2006, western leaders decided that Gaddafi's oil was more important than his human rights record and complicity in terrorism and lifted sanctions against Libya, creating a massive pool of cash for ...
08:52 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing DIY ding repair for surf and stand-up paddle boards
I have dinged the rails of ever surfboard I've ever owned. Generally, I crack the rails when I make stupid mistakes in the parking lot, or my driveway, though I understand some folks actually bump i...
08:31 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Cable industry wants you to know that competition is bad for its customers
Charter is trying to buy Time-Warner for $79B, and the FCC says the merger is conditional on Charter expanding its service to compete with existing cable operators in various markets around America. (...
08:21 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Appeals court: FCC has jurisdiction to impose net neutrality on ISPs
The Federal District Appeals Court has upheld the FCC's jurisdiction to impose net neutrality rules on telcos, leaving intact last year's landmark FCC ruling prohibiting carriers from downgrading the ...
07:07 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Steeplejack: diverse YA fantasy driven by expert plotting
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06:46 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Iron age sling bullets seem designed to make terrifying whistling noise
Sling bullets, used by Roman soldiers in an attack on a fort in Scotland some 1800 years ago, appear designed to whistle in flight. A battery of them could be terrifying; or perhaps simply very loud a...
06:36 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Most world maps wipe out much of Oceania
"The truncated continent," Oceania is bisected if not plainly obliterated by most world maps, straddling the edges and hidden under captions and legends. Lightly populated as pacific islands are, when...
06:23 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Video of two parallel jumbo jets landing at exactly the same time
Footage posted by S Shady shows two United jumbos landing in perfect sync on parallel runways at SFO. Are the pilots just having fun? Are the jets on autoland?P.S. wouldn't it be awesome if jumbo je...
06:07 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Vaccine-caused illness cured by hidden TV cameras
After receiving a flu shot, Desiree Jennings could only walk backwards and spoke with a funny accent. But the "rare disease" triggered by the sinister vaccine was, fortunately, transient. Inside Ed...
06:00 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Power of Congress-Man - Thoughts and Prayers
Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.All friends of Tom the Dancing Bug join its subscription club, the INNER HIVE, for early access to comics, and more. Buy Ruben Bollings new book series fo...
12:29 am PDT - Tue, June 14, 2016
BoingBoing Orlando killer frequented Pulse nightclub, described as gay by ex-wife and friends
Omar Mateen, perpetrator of America's deadliest civilian mass shooting, was a regular at the gay nightclub where he killed 49 people this weekend. His friends believe he is gay, his ex-wife told an in...
10:14 pm PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Orlando mass shooter visited gay clubs, used gay dating apps
One day after Omar Mateen opened fire in a gay-friendly Orlando nightclub, killing 49 people and injuring 53 more, reports are surfacing that suggest Mateen may have been attracted to and obsessed wit...
08:31 pm PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing US once investigated Orlando shooter over ties to bombing in Syria, but did not arrest him
The shooter who killed 50 people in an Orlando, Florida gay bar had been on the FBI's radar for three years. (more…)...
03:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Geraldo scolds Orlando victims: "For God's sakes, fight back!"
Geraldo Rivera thinks the victims of the Orlando massacre made the wrong choice yesterday morning when they were attacked with an AR-15 assault rifle: When youre in that situation and you have no we...
02:35 pm PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Music Video: 'Strict Machine,' Goldfrapp (2003)
Music video: Goldfrapp performing 'Strict Machine.' Trips me out to realize this song is 13 years old. It never aged, for me, and I'm enjoying it again today. Here's a Vimeo link if you prefer.I'm d...
02:16 pm PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Kickstarting beltbuckle multitools
Tony Zentil, a mechanical engineer, has a fully funded Kickstarter for a variety of multitool belt-buckles aimed at skateboarders, snowboarders, and motorcyclists -- they're a significant advance on m...
12:21 pm PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Michu Meszaros, who played ALF the extraterrestrial on television, RIP
Michu Meszaros, the circus performer and actor who played Alf the extraterrestrial on the 1980s sitcom, has died at age 76. Maestros also appeared in Looks Whos Talking, "Big Top Pee-wee," and episode...
11:59 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Small shelter inspired by armadillo
Architect Ron Arad designed this lovely indoor/outdoor shelter, called the Armadillo Tea Pavilion. The shells are made from the likes of oiled plywood or PVDF-coated timber composite. The hardware is ...
11:57 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Artist Gus Harper at work in 'Mind's Eye'
Hawk Jensen at Smock Productions made this quick short of artist Gus Harper working in his studio. It is a lot of fun watching Gus create, but you have to remember to ask him if you want a time laps...
11:38 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing The surprising fun of watching someone try to flip a spoon into a coffee mug. Again and again. And again.
Every day for a year, Niall Brady attempted to flip a spoon over his shoulder into a coffee mug. One attempt each day, most of which he captured on video. The joy when he succeeds is palpable....
11:27 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Amityville Horror house for sale again
The world's most famous haunted house, 108 Ocean Avenue (formerly 112 Ocean Avenue), in Amityville, New York is on the market again. This is the Dutch Colonial home where in 1974 Ronald DeFeo, Jr. kil...
11:23 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing An excellent foldable picnic blanket
We had a girl scout picnic over at our place yesterday, and we spread out the Mui Color foldable picnic blanket ($27 on Amazon). It folds out to folds out to 60" x 78", and folds up to a 12.5" x 10.6"...
11:19 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Trapped in a cave in 1925, Floyd Collins became one of the first media sensations of the 20th century
In 1925, Kentucky caver Floyd Collins was exploring a new tunnel when a falling rock caught his foot, trapping him 55 feet underground. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll foll...
11:17 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast recaps Game of Thrones S6E08, "No One"
The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones nears its conclusion, as characters depart and return in their owns ways. Each week following the show, Boars, Gore, and Swords recaps everything that goes do...
11:01 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Giant 2,000-year-old hunk of bog butter just found - and it's still edible
A giant 22-pound hunk of bog butter made 2,000 years ago was just unearthed in Ireland, and although it might not be as tasty as it was in the last millennium or two, you can still eat it. So what the...
10:52 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Mothers smile for mugshot photo after arrest for assaulting "too slow" McDonald's worker
The Bellevue, Ohio Police Department reported that Ashley England, Mary Jordan, and Sammie Whaley were arrested on June 8 for assaulting a female McDonald's employee in the parking lot "because she wa...
10:28 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Passengers on plane grounded at airport refused food for "legal reasons"
Passengers confined for two hours on a grounded Monarch Airlines were not given food, apparently because the food items had been locked away with duty free items. The passengers included young childre...
10:28 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Passengers on plane grounded at airport were refused food for "legal reasons"
Passengers confined for two hours on a grounded Monarch Airlines were not given food, apparently because the food items had been locked away with duty free items. The passengers included young childre...
10:04 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing String sculpture held up with springy plastic parts
This string sculpture probably works like Kenneth Snelson's "tensegrity towers." Snelson, born in 1927, says his former professor Buckminster Fuller "took credit for Snelson's discovery of the concept...
10:01 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Real cowboy lassoes bike thief at Wal-Mart
Real cowboy Robert Borba was in the parking lot at an Eagle Point, Oregon Wal-Mart when he heard a woman yelling that someone was riding off on her bicycle. So Borba grabbed his trusty steed Old Grey ...
09:58 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Lay about like an old school Star Fleet officer
Perhaps the ultimate father's day gift is a Star Trek bathrobe. These robes are available in the three primary colors of Star Trek: Red, Blue and Command Mustard-Yellow, and are a must have for every ...
09:54 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Man who sold house won't leave, tells reporter to "learn to take orders" from him
Justin McCrory of Nashville sold his house to Tamara Holloway, and was supposed to vacate on June 1, but he refuses to leave. When a TV news reporter when to the house to ask McCrory why he is livin...
09:48 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Super 8 video of Dungeons & Dragons session in 1981
Boing Bong contributor Ethan Gilsdorf -- author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest For Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, And Other Dwellers Of Imaginary Realms -- posted this...
09:31 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Todd McLellan's photos of disassembled appliances
Todd McLellan's book Things Come Apart, features photos of disassembled appliances with the parts neatly arranged into rectangles, as well as in jumbled heaps. See a photo gallery....
09:30 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Amazing montage of 4k timelapse footage
Video director Paul Richardson created this beautiful showreel of his favorite time-lapse clips to date. Shooting timelapse requires a lot of patience and forward thinking. Some shots took multiple ...
09:26 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Trump offers conspiracy theory that Obama has "something going on" with Islamic terrorism
With 147 day to go until election day, Trump's imagination has hardly been tested. David A. Graham at The Atlantic reports that the top Republican suggested President Obama is "involved in the Orlando...
09:22 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Sit comfortably in the great outdoors with the Loungr Inflatable Chair, now 22% off
Look, it cant alwaysbe about work. Sometimes, youve got to go outside and catch some rays. Of course, once youre out in thegreat outdoors, you still need a place to sit down.The Loungr Inflatable Chai...
09:21 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Artificial intelligence creates sound effects for silent videos that fool humans
Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) trained a neural network to recognize materials (e.g., metal grate, plants, concrete sidewalk) being hit with a...
09:14 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Microsoft will buy Linkedin for $26.2B
The all-cash deal is expected to close by the end of the calendar year, and will be one of the largest acquisitions in tech business history. (more…)...
09:02 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Awards sonnet for the Orlando shooting victims
Last night Lin-Manuel Miranda won the Tony for Best Original Score for the astounding Hamilton, and his acceptance speech beautifully honored the dead in the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. (more&he...
08:54 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing How to perform a magic gimmick in a way that astounds
For many years, Tenyo's clever "self-performing" magic gimmicks have been a delight to amateur magicians and a bugaboo of professionals, who sneered at them as being obvious, hackneyed and, well, gimm...
08:26 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Emojibot uses deep learning to synthesize expressive new nonverbal communications
Dango is a personal assistant that feeds its users' messages into a deep-learning neural net to discover new expressive possibilities for emojis, GIFs and stickers, and then suggests never-seen combin...
08:14 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing China's online astroturf is mostly produced by government workers as "extra duty"
For many years, China watchers have written about the 50 Cent Army, contractors who are paid RMB0.50 per post to sing the praises of the government in online discussions of corruption, oppression and ...
07:54 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Disappointed Guinea Pig
Nicole Macintosh posts videos of adorable rodents; YouTube's kanilox added some appropriate music...
07:39 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing AMC threatens to sue fansite over Walking Dead spoilers
AMC claims that spoilers (and even predictions) of its show, The Walking Dead, infringe copyright. As spoilers are other people's descriptions of something they've seen, in their own words, this woul...
07:20 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Freedom Tower displays pride colors
New York governor Andrew Cuomo released this photo last night of 1 World Trade Center displaying the pride colors. From Stonewall to marriage equality to protecting transgender individuals to the firs...
07:18 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Rio: your quadrennial reminder that the Olympics colonize host-states with Orwellian surveillance and human rights abuses
Remember in 1988, when South Korea's military dictator created slave-labor camps and kidnapped thousands of homeless children to work in them? (more…)...
07:00 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing The game consumption cycle
In the wake of spectacular trailers for forthcoming games at the E3 trade show this weekend (I'll have trouble resisting Skyrim: Fancy Edition) this graphic, by RamsesThePigeon, burned up the 'net. Th...
06:54 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing Young Journalist contest: win admission to the HOPE hacker conference
This summer, NYC's Pennsylvania Hotel will once again fill with joyous hackers as 2600 Magazine celebrates the 11th Hackers on Planet Earth conference (HOPE): I'm giving a keynote, and if you're a stu...
06:38 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing After autotune accusation, singer Adele tells producer Tony Visconti to "suck my dick"
Producer Tony Visconi insinuated that British singer Adele, whose voice has sold more than 100m records, used digital trickery to hit the hard notes. She told him to suck her dick. Then he apologized....
06:26 am PDT - Mon, June 13, 2016
BoingBoing A thing to remember regarding the Orlando shootings
50 people were killed at an Orlando gay nightclub by a terrorist. Usually, John Oliver offers a caustic, mocking routine that details and breaks down the stupidity for his viewers' bitter amusement....
03:13 pm PDT - Sun, June 12, 2016
BoingBoing Police arrest man with guns who threatened to harm L.A. pride
This morning Santa Monica Police arrested James Wesley Howell, 20, of Indiana. He told police he wanted to cause harm at today's LA Pride event. His car was found with long rifles, magazine clips, box...
03:13 pm PDT - Sun, June 12, 2016
BoingBoing Police arrest man with guns headed to L.A. pride
This morning Santa Monica Police arrested James Wesley Howell, 20, of Indiana. His car was found with long rifles, magazine clips, boxes of bullets, a rifle scope, and "chemicals capable of forming an...
01:18 pm PDT - Sun, June 12, 2016
BoingBoing Hours after worst mass shooting in US history, Trump "appreciates the congrats for being right"
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/742034549232766976?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwWhatever you are doing, feeling or thinking today, stop: he wants toughness and vigilance.Previously: Gunman kills 50 i...
09:58 am PDT - Sun, June 12, 2016
BoingBoing Billy Crystal's eulogy for Muhammad Ali
Comedian Billy Crystal gave this lovely eulogy for his good friend Muhammad Ali....
07:10 am PDT - Sun, June 12, 2016
BoingBoing Twitterbot that produces endless entries in an imaginary daemonological grimoire
The Lesser Bot is a twitterbot that is writing a machine-generated grimoire, complete with summoning runes, which is timely, given that we're entering the age of demon-haunted computers. (more…...
06:58 am PDT - Sun, June 12, 2016
BoingBoing It's getting harder and harder to use gag clauses to silence laid off workers in America
In America, it's common practice to make severance pay for laid-off workers contingent on signing a "nondisparagement clause" that prohibits workers from ever speaking ill of their former employers --...
06:44 am PDT - Sun, June 12, 2016
BoingBoing Mocap is magic
This 2:47 showreel from Method Studios was produced for the Association of Independent Commercial Producers Awards, as an exuberant celebration of the many possibilities of motion-capture: simply co...
05:34 am PDT - Sun, June 12, 2016
BoingBoing Gunman kills 20 in Florida gay nightclub
At least 20 are reported dead and more than 40 injured after a gunman took hostages at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Police killed him and described the massacre as an act of terrorism."...
05:34 am PDT - Sun, June 12, 2016
BoingBoing Gunman kills 50 in Florida gay nightclub; deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history
At least 50 are reported dead and dozens injured after a gunman took hostages at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Police killed him and described the massacre as an act of terrorism."Everyo...
05:34 am PDT - Sun, June 12, 2016
BoingBoing Gunman kills 49 in Florida gay nightclub; deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history
50 are reported dead and dozens injured after a gunman took hostages at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Police killed him and described the massacre as an act of terrorism."Everyone get ou...
03:59 pm PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing How to be less wrong about the First Amendment
Former federal prosecutor and frequent plain-language law explainer Ken "Popehat" White has done the (American) Internet the immense service of producing a master(ful) post about the First Amendment, ...
01:44 pm PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing Ohio woman feels like "prisoner" because a deer keeps attacking her near her home
A woman in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio says she feels like a "prisoner" because a deer has been attacking her repeatedly near her suburban home. (more…)...
01:15 pm PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing US Secret Service agent charged with sexting teen girl while at White House now faces Florida child porn charges
Former US Secret Service agent Lee Robert Moore was indicted in a Florida federal court Thursday on child porn and teen sex charges. He is being held in federal custody in Delaware on separate charges...
12:42 pm PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing Styptic swabs stop shaving cuts instantly
I frequently cut myself shaving when I travel. I'm not sure why, because I don't cut myself very often at home when using the same type of razor. It's a hassle to get a cut, especially when I'm about ...
12:36 pm PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing Rapist Brock Turner texted pals photos of victim's breasts
Newly released court documents show that Brock Turner, the former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside of a frat house, behaved in an aggressive and predatory...
11:06 am PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing Trump is back, repeatedly calling Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas"
Trump's new relationship with the teleprompter didn't last long. Yesterday he gave a free-form speech at a rally in Richmond, Virginia where he repeatedly referred to Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas,"...
11:06 am PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump repeatedly calls Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas"
Trump's new relationship with the teleprompter didn't last long. Yesterday he gave a free-form speech at a rally in Richmond, Virginia where he repeatedly referred to Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas,"...
10:51 am PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing Make your own fortune telling fish
Ah, the magic fortune telling fish! If it curls one way, you are certainly one sort of person! If it curls the other, you are another! Magic, right? We've spent the morning making our own fortune tell...
10:28 am PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing Bulgarian guitarist covers Aerosmith's "Dream On."
Guitarist Eva Vergilova, from Sofia, Bulgaria, posts videos of herself playing classic rocks songs on the electric guitar. Here's her rendition of Aerosmith's "Dream On." Last year she covered Princ...
10:24 am PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing Become a master copywriter with this 5-course bundle - and pay whatever you want for it
It's one thing to dream up a business idea, and quite another to successfully get it off the ground.But how to ensure your idea gets the attention it deserves?One way: this comprehensive Marketing Cop...
10:04 am PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing Rancher on horseback lassoes bike thief in Walmart parking lot
A thief stole a bicycle from a bike rack at a Walmart parking lot in Eagle Point, Oregon. 9-1-1 was called and the woman who owned the bike along with a few others chased after him on foot, but couldn...
06:39 am PDT - Sat, June 11, 2016
BoingBoing Mounties used Stingrays to secretly surveil millions of Canadians for years
Motherboard used public records requests to extract 3,000+ pages of court docs from a massive 2010 RCMP mafia/drug bust in Montreal, codenamed "Project Clemenza," which revealed the full extent of the...
04:46 pm PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing $13 lapel clip-on microphone plugs into smartphones
This lapel clip-on microphone is regularly $20, but for a limited time you can buy it on Amazon for $13 if you use the code 5PLJVX5D. I just bought one. I'll let you know how it works. The reason I go...
01:14 pm PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Somehow a little alligator was far cooler than this tiger
I remember when we had to have Lacoste, not Le Tigre! Member's Only, not Malibu Originals or whatever the alt-brand was!Now, everyone shops at Hot Topic and life is easy....
12:34 pm PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing USA Swimming bans rapist Brock Turner for life
This must be even harder on the poor rapist than not being able to eat his favorite beef dishes because of party culture. (more…)...
11:34 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing New China law bans women - but not men - from interracial marriage
Because of the one-child-only law in China, combined with the practice of abandoning baby girls to make room for a boy, the country now has a gross gender imbalance of three boys for every girl under ...
11:34 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing HOAX: New China law bans women - but not men - from interracial marriage
THIS IS A HOAX.Because of the one-child-only law in China, combined with the practice of abandoning baby girls to make room for a boy, the country now has a gross gender imbalance of three boys for ev...
11:25 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Meet the strange attractors behind Dangerous Minds
Our dear friends Richard Metzger and Tara McGinley of the essential Dangerous Minds blog are profiled in the new issue of Cincinnati Magazine. Richard and Tara recently moved to Cincinnati, where Tara...
10:57 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Photo retrospective and history of the Santa Monica Hippodrome
LAist offers a fantastic look back at 100 years of the Santa Monica Hippodrome.Such a beautiful, storied building. I loved reading the stories and memories of this iconic, waterfront landmark. Via LAi...
10:47 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing DEA wants to look at millions of people's private medical records without a warrant
The DEA is suing states for warrantless access to millions of individuals' medical records, so they can inflict more misery on people in chronic pain or other legitimate needs for controlled substance...
10:46 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing World's "ugliest color" will be used on cigarette packs
According to an Australian survey, the shit brown color seen above (Pantone 448C, or "Opaque Couch") is the ugliest hue around, reminding respondents of dirt and death. To deter smoking, Australian of...
10:33 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Creeping Death from Neptune An illustrated bio of one the most peculiar Golden Age comic book artists
Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life And Comics Of Basil Wolverton Vol. 1 by Basil Wolverton (author) and Greg Sadowski (editor)Fantagraphics2012, 304 pages, 8.4 x 1.2 x 10.8 inches$29 Buy one on Ama...
10:29 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Trump hotel bookings plummet
Hipmunk says hotel bookings way up, except for loser Trump hotels. Way, way down. Sad!...
10:28 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Gawker files for bankruptcy, will sell itself after $140 million Hulk Hogan lawsuit judgement
Gawker Media was crushed by the $140 million legal judgment in Hulk Hogan's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit, which we now know was financed by a bitter, resentful Peter Thiel. Nick Denton's gossip news s...
10:24 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Gawker files for bankruptcy protection, entertains buyers
Peter Kafka reports that Gawker's filed for bankruptcy protection to avoid paying Hulk Hogan the $140m judgment he won against it. Though legal experts believe the judgment will be much-reduced or ove...
10:21 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing This dinosaur-like bird enjoys kicking snakes
The secretary bird looks and moves like I'd imagine a dinosaur looked and moved. Here is one giving a rubber snake the business. From Reuters: "Scientists are studying the snake-hunting ability of t...
10:19 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing GOP Senator David Perdue leads prayer for Obama's death
Senator David Perdue from Georgia led attendees of the Faith & Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority conference in a good-natured prayer for Obama's early death. He said, We should pray for him like Psa...
10:07 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Ditch the toolbox with the 10 Bit Cycop Bitool - only $39.99
Toting around a giant toolbox is how your grandparents fixed stuff. Bring your repair jobs into the modern day withthe 10-bit Cycop Bitool,now a discounted $39.99in the Boing Boing Store. This handy t...
10:06 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing The Staple Singers' "If You Are Ready (Come Go With Me)" on Soul Train
I sure miss Soul Train....
09:44 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing "Gang stalking" victims who believe they are targets of mind control
Last year, the Richmond, California city council passed a ban on space-based weapons that are secretly causing physical and psychological damage against people via "remote transmission." This legislat...
09:39 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Google not altering search results to benefit Hillary Clinton
Someone stumbled upon a preference of Google's not to offer "crimes" as a suggested search term following a person's name. Unsurprisingly, the same sort of folks who think Obama has a secret birth cer...
09:36 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Driver ticketed for giving money to cop disguised as panhandler
Dane Rusk was driving his car in Regina, Saskatchewan when he saw a panhandler at the intersection holding a cardboard sign. Rusk took off his seatbelt to give $3 to the panhandler. Moments later he...
09:33 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Oops! Biker honks at driver on cell phone, turns out to be bully cop
Think twice before you honk! Here's a video of a motorcyclist who honks at an unmarked SUV that turns out to be a cop car. The cop is stopped at a yield sign, talking on his cell phone. The biker st...
09:14 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing John Williams to score Ready Player One (and next Star Wars, hopefully)
Celebrated film composer John Williams, 84, who scored Star Wars, the Indiana Jones films, E.T., and so many more, says that he will be writing the music for Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One," bas...
09:14 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Cheap, rechargeable AA batteries for high drain applications
My strobes for underwater photography eat batteries up. These cheap, high capacity, rechargeable AA batteries have been great!I'll generally get 30+ exposures out of a set of disposable batteries, bef...
09:00 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Human advice for exercising while depressed
Sarah Kurchak, a personal trainer who has experienced clinical depression, offers the most humane advice for using exercise you're likely to find. (more…)...
08:54 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing They Might be Giants meets Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Wyomingnot's wonderful fan video for They Might Be Giants' "Fingertips" suite of 21 songs in less than five minutes, from the duo's 1992 album Apollo 18. Here's what TMBG's John Linnell once said ab...
08:53 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Every industry thinks it's special, but only finance gets treated that way
Economist John Kay, who writes for the Financial Times, delivered a powerful, eminently readable critique of the finance industry last month at the Bank of International Settlements conference. (more&...
08:43 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing What the Pentagon learned from Muhammad Ali
Matt Taibbi takes to Rolling Stone to tell us about the lessons that the US military learned from the powerful bruising it received from Muhummad Ali's refusal to fight in Vietnam: namely, that Americ...
08:31 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Spain's Podemos Party publishes its manifesto in Ikea Catalog form
Spain's anti-austerity, left-wing Podemos ("We Can") Party (previously), which grew out of Spain's Occupy-like Indignados movement, has just published its election manifesto for the June 26 election ...
08:16 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Recreating a classic Moebius comic with Peanuts characters
Jesse Orion writes, "This is Jean 'Moebius' Giraud's '40 Days in the Desert B' recreated page by page with characters from Charles Schulz' 'Peanuts'!" (more…)...
07:45 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Reminder: Neal Stephenson predicted Donald Trump in 1994
In 1994, Neal Stephenson and his uncle George Jewsbury published a novel called Interface, about a high-tech, poll-centric election. (more…)...
07:40 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Epic glove ad explains benefits of gloves
"Gloves." The voice is powerful and paternal, yet somehow inviting. "They protect us."...
07:36 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump, deadbeat
USA Today builds on its excellent work tracking the staggering volume of litigation that Der Drumpf is embroiled with by focusing in on the hundreds of entities -- salaried workers, family businesses,...
07:17 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Official corporate song anticipates freedom through an alliance of man and machine
Thinking machines are people, friend. I learned this when I chanced across electronics giant Ricoh's official corporate song. It has only 150 plays and is the only item in one of the company's myria...
07:04 am PDT - Fri, June 10, 2016
BoingBoing Award-winning short sf film written by an AI is pretty good
Director Oscar Sharp and AI researcher Ross Goodwin trained a machine-learning system with a huge pile of classic science fiction screenplays and turned it loose to write a short film. What emerged w...
05:55 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Inside China's 'Silicon Valley of Hardware,' Shenzhen, with hardware hacker Bunnie Huang
In the first of a series of documentary videos about 'Future Cities,' WIRED UK has released a wonderful short doc on Huaqiangbei, the vast market district in Shenzhen, China. They picked the best h...
05:42 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing UK startup offers landlords continuous, deep surveillance of tenants' social media
Here's Source Assured's pitch: landlords, if you write a requirement for tenants (and prospective tenants) to let us access their social media accounts into your lease/application process, we'll scrap...
04:57 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Scanners let Oklahoma cops seize funds from prepaid debit cards without criminal charges
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has purchased several 'Electronic Recovery and Access to Data' devices to install in police cruisers for seizing funds from prepaid debit cards during roadside...
04:30 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Uber launched their schedule-ahead service today
Today Uber rolled out their new Scheduled Rides option, allowing you to schedule a ride 30 minutes to 30 days in advance. This could be especially handy for people needing an early morning lift to the...
03:57 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Why did 31 people suddenly die in a Pakistan village? A horrible mystery solved
In India and Pakistan, the variety of traditional sweets prepared for special occasions seems infinite. One popular treat is laddu (or ladoo), sweet little sugary carb balls. They're basically cookies...
03:02 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Obama endorses Clinton in online video, urges Democratic Party to unite
President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for president today, in a video posted to the Clinton campaign's Facebook and YouTube accounts, instantly shared far and wide. (more…)...
02:45 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Guess what caused a fire in a house on High Street
A house caught fire in a home on High Street in Walworth, New York. After extinguishing the fire that was contained in a single locked room, investigators found 40 to 50 marijuana plants under grow li...
02:17 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Prospective jurors refuse to serve under rapist-friendly judge Aaron Persky
The East Bay Times reports that "at least 10 prospective jurors" refused to participate in Judge Aaron Persky's next trial in protest at the cozy 6-month sentence (out in 12 weeks) he gave Stanford ra...
01:36 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Interview with Brian Brushwood of Scam School
Brian Brushwood is is the creator and host of over 400 episodes of Discoverys Scam School, with over one million subscribers on YouTube. In 2015, his first full season of Hacking the System debuted on...
01:07 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Suspect arrested after Target bathroom explosion
A "small" bomb exploded in a women's bathroom at the Target store in Evanston, Illinois Wednesday, and police said they thought the attack was related to the company's pro-transgender policies. They c...
01:06 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Recreational drug kratom hits the same brain receptors as strong opioids
Six US states have banned the sale and use of the Kratom, a psychoactive plant-derived drug from Southeast Asia that is available online and in head shops. Researchers studying kratom have found that ...
01:02 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Anti-Vax fraud still showing his movie in the US
After being shamed out of the Tribeca Film Festival, Anti-Vax hoaxer Andrew Wakefield continues to spread his lies. Someone in Kansas City thought giving time to Vaxxed, his conspiracy flick, was a go...
12:35 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing 12-year-old ukulele player wows judges on America's Got Talent
Grace VanderWaal, age 12, got a standing ovation for her ukulele performance of her original song on America's Got Talent....
12:18 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Shatner sells you a Commodore VIC-20
One of my favorite computers of the 8 bit era, hocked by one of my favorite technology sales people of any. Pre-dating his fine work for Priceline, Shatner learns to sell us the future!(Thanks, Hugh...
12:11 pm PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing A $6 Oral thermometer, for most of the mammals in your house
I'm glad I bought a cheap oral thermometer, and not a fancy one. I called my vet, vet asked me take the dogs temperature. I thought "I can do that."Don't tell Hannah, she'll want me to wash it!Clinica...
11:44 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Gun control: no constitutional right to concealed carry
The Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has determined there is no second amendment right to concealed carry.Via Mother Jones:This morning, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a long-awaited op...
11:39 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Compilation video of poorly performing criminals
Some of the clips in this video show people getting hurt, so please don't watch it if you are of a delicate constitution....
11:31 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Enjoy this video of a dog enjoying a video
Chiko is a shiba inu who seems to enjoy sitting in a chair like a domesticated primate to watch videos....
11:26 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Google's Larry Page is trying to make flying cars
Businessweek reports on Larry Page's not-secret-anymore efforts to make the perpetually-futuristic vision of flying cars a reality. Turns out, Page is funding two flying car companies, Zee.Aero and Ki...
11:08 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Right to repair is under assault in New York, and you can save it!
New York is one of four states considering legislation that would guarantee your right to get your stuff fixed by independent repair centers, curbing manufacturers' attempts to limit access to technic...
10:59 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Science fiction's Radium Age: prewar stories of postscarcity, peace and justice
For nearly a decade, science fiction historian Joshua Glenn has waged a campaign to resurrect the "Radium Age" of science fiction: the period from 1904-1933 when writers turned their pens to "Air Batt...
10:45 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing The Warcraft movie is breaking box-office records...in China
The movie is tanking in the US, thanks to dismal reviews, but it had a $46M opening day in China, the best-ever midweek opening box-office in Chinese film history. (more…)...
10:45 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing The Warcraft movie is breaking box-office records... in China
The movie is tanking in the US, thanks to dismal reviews, but it had a $46M opening day in China, the best-ever midweek opening box-office in Chinese film history. (more…)...
10:36 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing 30 years on, Roz Kaveney's "Tiny Pieces of Skull, or a Lesson in Manners" is finally in print and winning prizes
More than 30 years ago, Roz Kaveney showed a draft of her novel Tiny Pieces of Skull to Neil Gaiman, who was "saddened and horrified" that publishers wouldn't put her story of "trans street life and ...
10:21 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing How we will keep the Decentralized Web decentralized: my talk from the Decentralized Web Summit
At yesterday's Internet Archive Decentralized Web Summit, the afternoon was given over to questions of security and policy. (more…)...
10:09 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing UK Parliament votes in Snoopers Charter, now it goes to the House of Lords
The Members of Parliament voted in favour of the far-ranging, massively invasive spying bill after the Tories agreed to minor improvements, like dropping the requirement for mandatory crypto backdoors...
10:02 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Hard times for judge who sued dry-cleaner for $65M over missing pants
When DC administrative judge Roy Pearson sued his local dry-cleaner for $65,000,000 over a pair of lost pants, it was a gift to newswriters everywhere, and especially Kevin Underhill of Lowering the B...
09:48 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing New York Attorney General to Time Warner: your Internet is "abysmal" and "troubling"
Crusading law prof Tim Wu -- who coined the term "Network Neutrality" and literally wrote the book on telcoms, corruption, and networks as a force for corruption or liberation -- has a new gig: he's "...
09:44 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Internet greybeards and upstarts gather to redecentralize the Internet
This week, the Internet Archive is hosting a three-day event (which finishes today) called The Decentralized Web Summit, whose goal is to figure out how to build a new Internet that is "locked open," ...
09:37 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing This is not a wolf. It's three naked women.
Another incredible body painting masterpiece by Johannes Sttter. And just for kicks, take a close look at this "frog":Want more? Check out the trippy video below (previously posted on BB) and, of cour...
09:20 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this very funny parody of a TED Talk, any TED talk
"Now that doesn't sound important, and it's not, but if I repeat it three times I'm making you believe that is important.""Let's look at a picture of the planet for no reason. It's nice isn't it. Th...
09:07 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Ingenious idea for a Thor toolbox
If you were a Norse god/superhero who moonlighted as a carpenter, this Thor Hammer Tool Kit would hit the nail on the head. Unfortunately right now it's just a concept design from Dave's Geeky Ideas! ...
08:58 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing 10,000 hours to become an expert? Sorry, that number is off.
In the 2008 book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell popularized the theory that it took 10,000 hours to become an expert in anything. If you wanted to be the best violinist, painter, ten...
08:51 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing The Book of Gossage If you want to work in advertising, you need to read this book
The Book of Gossageby Howard Luck Gossage and Jeff GoodbyCopy Workshop2006, 308 pages, 8 x 10 x 1 inches (softcover)$42-$50 Buy a copy on AmazonJust down the street from San Franciscos North Beach str...
08:45 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Cabybaras break out of Toronto zoo, on the lam for 3 weeks
Capybaras are not only the world's greatest rodents, they are also the world's greatest animals bar none. And now two of them, appropriately named Bonnie and Clyde, are on the lam after busting out of...
08:30 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Motion activated mailbox light
Last week I found a black widow in my mailbox. Luckily, it was during the day so I spotted it right away. But we often pick up the mail at night. I told Carla about the spider and now she is nervous a...
08:20 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Singer terrorized on prank TV show by fake terrorists
Singer and actress Heba Magdi doesn't seem to be enjoying herself on this good-natured prank TV show, in which she was "kidnapped" by fake ISIS terrorists and forced to put on a suicide vest. C'mon ...
08:18 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Vinyl goes digital with the Belt Driven Bluetooth Turntable - now 32% off
Digital music may be the standard today, but Americas got an eternal soft spot for vinyl. The experience of spinning records on turntables is unique - and music fans dont want the march of technology ...
08:11 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Banks confront negative interest rates with plans to store titanic bundles of money on-site
The world's central banks, freaked out about huge leverage by financial institutions and borrowers and unwilling to engage in economic stimulus themselves, have been moving interest rates lower and lo...
08:06 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Restaurant that killed customer with nut allergy sends apology email advertising new desserts
Mohammed Zaman, founder of Easingwold Jaipur Spice restaurant in the UK, was sentenced to six years in prison for serving a nut-powder curry to a man with a nut allergy. The victim, who asked Zaman no...
08:01 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Robert Reich's open letter on the downticket and future legacy of Bernie Sanders
Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor to Bill Clinton (previously), published a beautiful open letter to Bernie Sanders setting out the senator's accomplishments and legacy. (more…)...
07:52 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Watchdogs 2: hacker kids led by a guy named Marcus fight the DHS in San Francisco
Ubisoft has announced the sequel to its surveillance-themed game Watchdogs: Watchdogs 2, which features an army of young hackers in San Francisco led by a kid with a grudge named Marcus Halloway. (m...
07:46 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing As GWB was a gift to late-night comedy shows, so Trump brings out the best in Congressional firebrands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=q1Mrfu4yE-wI remember John Stewart's first nights on The Daily Show, when the radioactive, manifest awfulness of GW Bush and his nakedly opportunistic...
07:03 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Why psychiatrists aren't supposed to say Trump is a narcissist
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for U.S. President in November's general election, is not only comically narcissistic, but his tongue ticks off diagnostic criteria for pathological ar...
06:52 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Internet greybeards and upstarts gather to redecentralize the Internet
This week, the Internet Archive is hosting a three-day event (which finishes today) called The Decentralized Web Summit, whose goal is to figure out how to build a new Internet that is "locked open," ...
06:43 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Parfumiers are trying to capture the smell of old books
We've been writing about the efforts of parfumiers to make book-smell scents (chemistry, product, hoax) for many years, but the reality has been pretty disappointing -- I bought some smell early on an...
06:42 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Minecraft schools edition in beta testing
An educational edition of hit game/toy/epic/religion Minecraft is in beta testing, reports The Verge, and teachers are invited to get their hands on it early. Minecraft: Education Edition is almost id...
06:34 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing Iranian soccer star suspended for wearing SpongeBob pants
Sosha Makani, 29, was goalkeeper of Tehran's Persepolis soccer club. But not any more, after Iranian morality police saw him photographed in a pair of SpongeBob Squarepants pants.Sosha suspended for s...
06:07 am PDT - Thu, June 9, 2016
BoingBoing China plans undersea lab, 3km down
Bloomberg News reports that the Chinese Science Ministry plans to build a laboratory on the sea floor at a depth of 3 kilometers. It's the latest salvo in its expansionist effort to take control of th...
07:07 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing How to tell a victim of demonic possession apart from someone with a mental disorder
It used to be said that photos never lie, back in those simpler, innocent days before Photoshop and Facetune made liars of us all. But as this weeks tabloids show, photos can lie even when they are th...
06:30 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Stainless steel cookset
My daughter wants to do some backyard camping this summer. BioLite sent me a cool little woodburning stove, which uses sticks as fuel. I bought the Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set for $11 to go with i...
05:15 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Stanford rapist Brock Turner: I've been shattered by the party culture
In a pre-sentencing letter to the judge released today by the New York Times, convicted rapist Brock Turner fails to own any responsibility for raping an unconscious woman behind a trash dumpster on ...
05:09 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Watch: Fascinating panel on legal and privacy concerns for Big Data and the Internet of Things
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onlplVUL2-8&feature=youtu.beIn "It's a brave new world: Avoiding legal, privacy, and security snafus with big data and the IoT" -- a panel from last week's Strata+Had...
04:51 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Christian bookstore puts anti-Christian quote in window
The Disciple Shoppe Bible Bookstore in Emporia, KS put this quote, attributed to Mark Twain, in their window: "The best cure for Christianity is reading the Bible." I wonder if the proprietors get alo...
04:27 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing In updated Periodic Table, some new elements may be named for Japan, Moscow, Tennessee
The periodic table of elements will soon be updated with four new names, including three that honor Moscow, Japan, and Tennessee. A total of four new names were recommended Wednesday by an internation...
04:25 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Families sue U.S. sperm bank after " healthy genius" donor turns out to be a psychotic criminal
Two Canadian families are suing Atlanta sperm bank Xytex for selling them sperm advertised as coming from a healthy PhD candidate in neuroscience engineering with an IQ of 160. In actuality, Donor #96...
04:06 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Coder fired after 6 years for automating his job
On the Career Questions forum on Reddit, user FiletOfFish1066 said he was hired seven years ago by an "incredibly well known" tech company in the Bay Area as a software developer. He wrote, "After aro...
03:54 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Dressing Your Octopus: help kickstart a paper doll book
Our friends at Baby Tattoo are running their first ever kickstarter, around the launch of Brian Kesinger's fantastical Dressing Your Octopus. Kesinger's Otto and Victoria return, they've been in ill...
03:49 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Quidditch Through the Ages a book every lover of the sport cannot do without
See sample pages of Quidditch Through the Ages at Wink.Quidditch Through the Agesby Kennilworthy WhispArthur A. Levine Books2015, 128 pages, 5.2 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches $10 Buy a copy on AmazonThis slim vo...
03:35 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Nature Made vitamins recalled for 'possible contamination' with Salmonella or Staph
Several nutritional supplements sold under the Nature Made brand are being recalled over concerns they may be contaminated with Salmonella or Staph. Aureus. Vitamin manufacturer Pharmavite released th...
02:01 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing How griefing got its game
There's a wonderful special section in the New York Times on Internet Culture this week. The sociology of online life fascinates me, and I love digging into good, meaty reporting on who we are and why...
01:21 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing "State of Surveillance" with Ed Snowden: Watch full episode of VICE on HBO free online
VICE on HBO's "State of Surveillance" with Edward Snowden is now available to stream for free on vicenews.com. The episode is hosted by VICE founder Shane Smith and features an in-depth interview with...
12:54 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Color illustrations of 16th C eye-diseases, including those caused by witchcraft
16th century barber-surgeon Georg Bartisch began his barber-surgeon apprenticeship in 1548 in Saxony, and three years later, became an itinerant barber-surgeon in Saxony, Silesia, and Bohemia. (more&...
12:10 pm PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Hieronymus Bosch: Complete Works
This beautiful collection of all twenty paintings, and eight drawings, assigned to Hieronymus Bosch, may be replacing the Codex Seraphinianus on my coffee table for a bit.These surreal masterpieces by...
11:45 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Help fund the Eugene, OR Junior Derby teams trip to the Nationals
The Reservoir Dolls are going to the JRDA Nationals! Help the team travel from Lane County, Oregon to Lincoln, Nebraska! Via their GoFundMe:Our Junior Roller Derby Team, the Reservoir Dolls, has just ...
10:51 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Watch the fastest Isle of Man TT lap ever
The Isle Man Tourist Trophy is a deadly race. Two lives have been claimed already this year. That didn't stop incredible motorcyclist Michael Dunlop from posting up a sub 17 minute lap, the fastest ...
10:44 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Cheap camera stabilizer
One of the things I hate about home video, is how shaky mine always are. This cheap camera stabilizer seems to be my answer.I've tried this solution, via Cory, many times, and I like to be able to w...
10:36 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Why defense attorneys aren't cheering Brock Allan Turner's wrist-slap
Ken White was once a US Federal Prosecutor, but he's also served as a defense attorney, and when he was defending clients, he routinely told the judge about the ways in which his clients were good peo...
10:33 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing MacBook customized to resemble 1980s Apple IIe
The hardware customizers ColorWare are now offering new MacBooks reskinned with an Apple IIe vibe. They're $3,000 and limited to an edition of ten. (more…)...
10:15 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing MoveOn tells Sanders to move on
Progressive political advocacy group MoveOn.org issued a statement today discouraging any attempts to use Super Delegates to overturn the popular vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Democratic ca...
10:09 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Shocking video of an electric eel leaping from its tank
This intense slow-motion video, depicting an electric eel jumping from a tank to zap a faux alligator head, accompanies a new scientific paper by Vanderbilt University biologist Kenneth Catania. Fro...
09:57 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing How to Speak Canadian
Dan Nosowitz of Atlas Obscura has posted a pair of funny pieces on how to speak Canadian. I was reminded of this clip from comedy legend John Candy.Canada RULES! I love swearing in Qubcois. Also, I ...
09:32 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Visit the last cassette factory in the U.S.
Yes, cassettes are making a comeback,but there's only one factory in the US that manufactures them: National Audio Company in Springfield, Missouri. And they're having a banner year....
09:05 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing One Got Fat: deeply weird bicycle safety film with kids in monkey masks
"One Got Fat" is a surreal bicycle safety film from 1963 where the gang of freewheeling bicycling kids in monkey masks suffer brutal fates, one by one. (Thanks, UPSO!)...
08:48 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Do Robot Fireflies Dream of Electric Lights?
https://youtu.be/qDSySu_mT0IWhat could be more magical than the flickering glow of fireflies on a summer evening?When I began my quest to capture that firefly magic, I wasnt sure itwas possible, and m...
08:17 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing To do in San Francisco: Rudy Rucker and Michael Blumlein at SF in SF
Rudy Rucker, the consummate happy mutant, and Michael Blumlein, a writer of terrifying horror novels, will be interviewed by Terry Bisson, as is traditional at the SF in SF reading series, which has a...
07:55 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Mountainside "suicide" baffles investigators in England
An old man lay by the path on a crag in the cold Peak District December. Dead, with a bottle of pills in his pocket and no identification, "Dovestones" sent investigators the other side of the world i...
07:50 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Europeans: you can save the right to take pictures in public!
Some EU countries' copyright laws allow rightsholders to make claims against street photographers who capture potentially copyrighted works, from the facades of buildings to public art. The EU's plan ...
07:25 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Shoot like a pro with the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Bundle - now 87% off
For all its brilliance, Adobe Photoshop can be pretty intimidating for the novice user. Sure, you can figure out how to crop an image or maybe fix some red eye, but Adobes seemingly bottomless list of...
07:21 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Hot Wheels is making a Spock-leaning-on-a-64-Buick car for Comic-Con
The classic photo of Leonard Nimoy in Spock costume leaning on the 64 Buick Riviera he bought with his Star Trek earnings will be immortalized in dinkycar, thanks to the good offices of the Hot Wheels...
07:11 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing The amazing, shitty robots of Simone Giertz
Simone Giertz's oeuvre of "shitty robots" doesn't end with her marvellous slap-in-the-face alarm clock: her Youtube channel is full of examples of her work, each better than the last, from arms on h...
06:58 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing What everyone earns working on a $200m blockbuster
Vanity Fair breaks down the individual incomes of people who work on a major Hollywood blockbuster. Assuming a budget of $200m, the breakdown is approximate but based upon average union rates and pu...
06:49 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Hacker puppets explain why malware and popups are still a thing online
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leUDOjV4LbcGus the hacker puppeteer (previously) writes, "Most of us have a relative whose computer or phone is still a snake's nest of pop-ups and malware. The 'YOUR...
06:38 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Password hashing demystified
The password breaches are getting stronger and worser, and hardly a week goes by without a dump that's a couple zeroes bigger than the biggest to date -- but not all password breaches are created equa...
06:20 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Arson mystery solved
A conflagration quickly took over a small home on Horners Lane in Rockville, Maryland, posing a mystery for arson investigators. Fortunately, a resident of the dwelling knew who started the blaze. [...
06:12 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Target will be closing in 10 minutes
Target employee SentioVenia uses all sorts of accents when he informs shoppers that Target will be closing in 10 minutes. A few of them are crude stereotypes, but it's worth it for Mickey Mouse. (mo...
05:12 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Hillary Clinton secures Democratic nomination
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the California Democratic primary last night, cementing her status as the party's prospective nominee. The first woman to clinch a major party's nomination, ...
02:00 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Why you judge something on the basis of the source of information
We often overestimate and overstate just how much we can learn about a claim based on where that claim originated, and that’s the crux of the genetic fallacy, according to the experts in this ep...
02:00 am PDT - Wed, June 8, 2016
BoingBoing Why you judge things on the basis of the source of information
We often overestimate and overstate just how much we can learn about a claim based on where that claim originated, and that’s the crux of the genetic fallacy, according to the experts in this ep...
05:20 pm PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Weaponized shirt for demoralizing designers
Zoe Quinn's awesome $21 "I'm the best graphic designer" tee has it all: linebreaks, Comic Sans, all caps, weird kerning... Just the thing to break the hearts of your designer pals!...
05:12 pm PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing A logical guide to 2016 Democratic Primary outcomes
Today marks the end of any major contests among presidential candidates in the U.S. Democratic Primary. The election has been steady and relatively predictable at the polls. It seems hardly a contest ...
04:26 pm PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing What Trump University tells us about how to make Trump sweat
Trump's voters don't care that he's racist or sexist. They don't care if he's really a billionaire or if he fudges his taxes. And they don't care if something he's blathering on about is impossible or...
03:46 pm PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Iowa State Senator quits the Republican party
In its death throes, the Republican Party is a toilet of racist, sexist, misogynistic bullshit. Today, Iowa State Senator David Johnson has changed his party affiliation to "No Party", and compared th...
02:23 pm PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Motorcyclists need ear plugs
Motorcyclists should wear ear plugs. For as little as $5 you can get comfortable noise reduction that could have you a lot of trouble in the long run.It is a fact that riding a motorcycle at normal hi...
01:24 pm PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing A Cold Day in Hell, book two in Mark Cain's Circles of Hell
Mark Cain's second installment in his Circles of Hell series, A Cold Day in Hell, was just as funny as the first! Steve, Hell's superintendent, and his assistant, THE Orson Welles, are it again! Seems...
01:18 pm PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Ultimate Marked Deck for magic tricks
Bicycle playing cards are probably the most common playing cards, at least here in the United States. I prefer to do magic tricks using Bicycle cards, because they don't make people suspicious like a ...
12:56 pm PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Hurts Like a Mother An illustrated parody of Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies
See sample pages of Hurts Like a Mother at Wink.Hurts Like a Mother: A Cautionary Alphabetby Jennifer Weiss (author), Lauren Franklin (author) and Ken Lamug (illustrator) Doubleday2016, 64 pages, 5.5 ...
12:53 pm PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Western themed auction includes objects sensitive to Oglala Sioux
Some objects that probably belong in tribal hands or a museum are being auctioned off. Evidently the Rathbun family of Colorado has been holding on to a quite a few tribal artifacts, and guns, includi...
12:47 pm PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing You are not a wallet: complaining considered helpful
My new Guardian column, It's your duty to complain that's how companies improve, is a rebuttal to those who greet public complaints about businesses' actions with, "Well, just don't buy from them, th...
12:18 pm PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Watch Death Cab for Cutie on last night's Late Show
On last night's Late Show with Stephen Colbert, our pals Death Cab for Cutie delivered a lovely performance of "No Room In Frame" from their magnificent album Kintsugi. They're co-headlining shows w...
11:43 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Amazing photo of fish inside a jellyfish
Ocean photographer Tim Samuel captured these startling photos of a fish swallowed by a jellyfish off Byron Bay, Australia's Pass Beach."(The fish) seemed to be struggling a little bit, as it would swi...
11:24 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Ultra-rare unopened Leica camera for sale with X-ray to prove what's inside the box
The Leica KE-7A is a very rare camera manufactured for the US military in the early 1970s. It's essentially a hardened and dust-resistant version of Leica's popular M4 camera. With around 500 produced...
10:50 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing The time the BBC reported that "there is no news"
I suppose no news was good news on April 18, 1930. At 6:30pm during the regularly scheduled news bulletin slot, the BBC News announcer turned on the mic and said:"Good evening. Today is Good Friday. T...
10:50 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing The time the BBC News reported that "there is no news"
I suppose no news was good news on April 18, 1930. At 6:30pm during the regularly scheduled news bulletin slot, the BBC News announcer turned on the mic and said:"Good evening. Today is Good Friday. T...
10:13 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing This is either a petrified Bigfoot skull, or a rock
Todd May of Ogden, Utah discovered this object that he says is a fossilized Bigfoot skull. May previously spotted Bigfoot in Ogden Canyon. Twice. In fact, he says the creatures have thrown rocks at hi...
10:06 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Jamie Lee Curtis in Orc makeup, discusses Clinton's candidacy
From Reuters: "Actress Jamie Lee Curtis staggered people attending the global premiere of 'Warcraft' by turning up dressed as an 'Orc shaman' and talking about Hillary Clinton."...
09:53 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Man faces 7 years for disabling red light cameras
Stephen Ruth, a self-styled "Red Light Robin Hood," pleaded not guilty to 17 charges of disabling red light cameras in Suffolk County, New York. If convicted, he could serve up to seven years in pr...
09:51 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Web Sheriff's legal scare strategy: throw everything at the wall, hope something sticks
Web Sheriff has been retained by the mysterious celeb(s) at the center of the super injunction over an olive-oil threesome in a paddling pool, and as we learned, merely mentioning that such a thing ex...
09:39 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Stunning drug ads from a 1930s French magazine
Ridendo was a French medical and humor (!) magazine launched in the 1930s. Recently, illustrator Jrme Dubois found his great-great-grandfather's collection of the magazine and shared some of the fanta...
09:38 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing U.S. Navy sailors banned from drinking in Japan
A 21-year-old Naval petty officer in Okinawa allegedly hit two cars while she was drunk, injuring two other people. It was the latest in a series of incidents involving US military personnel who have ...
09:24 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Video montage of Kurt Cobain's visual art
"Aberdeen" is a montage of journal doodles and visual art, including animated excerpts from the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck....
09:18 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Roddenberry's Star Trek was "above all, a critique of Robert Heinlein"
Star Trek turned 50 in 2016. In its half-century of existence on TV, on the big screen, and in the worldwide community of its fans Star Trek has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Even...
09:04 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Lin-Manuel Miranda declares war on bots
Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton is arguably the most successful Broadway show of the century (deservedly so -- the soundtrack is practically all I've listened to for the past month) but good luc...
08:56 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Are Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Downey Jr white enough to star in a Hollywood biopic of medieval Muslim poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi?
The producers of a Hollywood biopic about 13th-century poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi hope to cast Leonardo DiCaprio in the role—and they're eyeing Robert Downey Jr. for the part of "enigmatic mystic" ...
08:31 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Start a DevOps career with this all-inclusive Hacker Bundle - now only $29
For the uninitiated, DevOps is a fairly new tech field focused on getting a projects programmers and operation engineers on the same page. The goal: to ensure they can seamlessly collaborate from the ...
07:27 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Animation of atmospheric carbon dioxide
Check out A Year In The Life of Earth's CO2, a visualization of greenhouse gases swirling in the atmosphere. A voice-over explains what you're seeing as the months roll by, such as summer carbon monox...
07:18 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Horse (car) unable to "Charge!" (drive) through deeply-flooded road
A gentleman in England spots, adroitly, that the road ahead is underwater. So he decides, not so adroitly, to "Charge!" The story unfolds from this point as you expect it will....
06:46 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Delightful vintage bus spotted during unrelated event
A youngster somewhere in British Columbia was recording video of an unrelated event in a strip mall parking lot when he noticed a charming, red-striped vintage bus. It's not every day you run into a...
06:34 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Chicken sleeping, not dead
Fred Eaton's chicken is a slacker. [YouTube]...
06:00 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: Trump's America
Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.Please join Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the INNER HIVE, for early access to comics, and more. And/or buy Ruben Bollings new book series for k...
05:33 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing Uber loves competition, when it's the one doing the competing
Uber terminated access to its API for Urbanhail, a startup that compared pricing and availability among ride-hailing apps and taxi companies, after chastising the company's founders for violating its ...
05:21 am PDT - Tue, June 7, 2016
BoingBoing MI5 warning: we're gathering more than we can analyse, and will miss terrorist attacks
In 2010, the UK spy agency MI5 drafted memos informing top UK officials that its dragnet surveillance programme was gathering more information than it could make sense of, and warning that its indiscr...
08:13 pm PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Samantha Bee interviews Frank Schaeffer, who helped create the religious right
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhLY0JqXP-sFrank Schaeffer is the son of radical evangelical cleric Francis Schaeffer, who was instrumental in creating the modern anti-abortion movement and forging ...
05:41 pm PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Brock Turner's actual booking photo from the night of his arrest
Earlier today, the Santa Clara Sheriff's department released its mugshot of Brock Turner. Here, though, is the booking photo taken the night of his arrest and sent to us by Stanford University's Depar...
05:00 pm PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing VIDEO: 1000s of Colombians pose nude in public square for photographer Spencer Tunick
American photographer Spencer Tunick invited thousands of Colombians to take off their clothes and pose nude in Bogota's Bolivar Plaza. Every participant will receive free print. Tunick has taken ov...
02:20 pm PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing What Hillary Clinton sounded like 47 years ago
In 1969, Hillary Rodham, at age 21, was the first student ever to give a commencement speech at Wellesley College, and the college has just released excerpts of it. I would not have recognized her v...
02:02 pm PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Our favorite spatula
My wife likes this nylon spatula so much that she bought a second one. It's made from nylon and has just the right amount of flex. It has a very thin edge that slides right under whatever you are cook...
11:18 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing BuzzFeed axes a $1.3-million ad deal with the RNC over Trump
Before Trump became the Republican nominee, BuzzFeed and the Republican National Committee had struck a $1.3-million deal to run ads in the fall before the general election. But then came Trump, and i...
11:18 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Citizen Maths: free, open mathematical literacy for everyone
Britain faces a major maths challenge. The challenge involves a stock of people and a flow of learners. (more…)...
10:50 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Rude Cakes - a book about a two-layer cake with an attitude
Rude Cakesby Rowboat WatkinsChronicle Books2015, 40 pages, 9.4 x 9.4 x 0.5 inches $13 Buy a copy on AmazonVisual puns, illustrative foreshadowing, relatable characters, and second chances: these are t...
10:43 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Scanned issues of 1960s Avant Garde magazine
Avant Garde magazine ran for 16 issues from January 1968 to July 1971. It had a small print run, but is treasured today for its gorgeous design by art director Herb Lubalin. It was edited by photo-jou...
10:35 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Living room "wallpapered" top to bottom in books
Deece27 bought 4,000 random books from Books by The Foot and fastened them to the wall by nailing each one to the book underneath followed by two nails angled into the wall. Check out more images of t...
10:21 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing The Bright-Eye telescope is funded!
Norman Sperling's fantastic re-imagined AstroScan telescope, the Bright-Eye, has been funded. Thank you all for participating!Years ago, I asked Mark for a recommendation on a good at-home telescope. ...
10:15 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing A couple's 6-month trip around the world, 1 second per day
Here is one couple's trip around the world, one second per day. What took them six months to experience takes us armchair travelers only three minutes!...
10:11 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing GOP Trump haters who are now supporting Trump
Daniel Bukszpan of Fortune compiled a list of quotes about GOP apparatchiks who said very bad things about Donald Trump but now think he would make a wonderful president.Louisiana Governor Bobby Jinda...
10:07 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing US Navy develops diving helmet with HUD
The future is here! US Navy frogmen will no longer fumble with clumsy underwater dive computers, or GPS. I'm pretty sure AquaLung will acquire the US Navy to get ahold of this technology, and will be ...
09:45 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Traffic Simulation lets you create jams and experience the joy of abstract human misery
Traffic-Simulation.de is exactly what it says it is: a depiction of traffic that you can toy with and bend to your will. A useful reminder that no matter how easy you make it for humans (at least mode...
09:38 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Hear Muhammad Ali sing out against tooth decay
In 1976, Muhammad Ali collaborated with Howard Cosell, Frank Sinatra, Jayne Kennedy, Richie Havens, and others on an LP titled "Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay." Listen below! Apparently, there w...
09:30 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast recaps Game of Thrones S6E07, "The Broken Man"
As season six of HBO's Game of Thrones continues, characters make returns both expected and incredibly unexpected. Each week following the show, Boars, Gore, and Swords recaps everything that goes dow...
09:27 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Muhammad Ali had a personal magic trick teacher
I had no idea Muhammad Ali loved magic. This is a great story about a friendship between a young magician living with the aftereffects of polio, and the world's greatest athlete.From Vox:[Terry] La ...
09:21 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Hear Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali's spoken word album from 1963
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m2LbZIXia4In August 1963, Cassius Clay released a spoken word/musical LP titled "I Am The Greatest." This was before he became the heavyweight champion of the world an...
09:13 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing United Arab Emirates businessman buys vanity license plate for US$5 million
The United Arab Emirates held an auction for coveted vanity license plates. The most expensive plate was "1," purchased by Emirati businessman Arif Ahmed al-Zarouni for US$5 million. He said: My ambit...
09:03 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing See the new Star Trek 50th Anniversary Barbie dolls
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek original TV series, Mattel is releasing a new Barbie collection of Kirk, Spock, and Uhura dolls. These figures would play well with the Star Tre...
09:02 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing "Never Gonna Give You Up" singer Rick Astley returns with new album
1980s singer Rick Astley has a new album. In this video, he talks a bit about rickrolling, saying that he thinks it's probably been a good thing for his career....
08:51 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Amazing 3D chalk art of Darth Vader
This is what 3D chalk artist Chris Carlson did over the weekend. Here's the side view, followed by more work by the Denver, Colorado-based master of anamorphosis. (via r/pics) https://www.youtube.com...
08:49 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing "Prolific litigant" bought $40 used printer then sued seller for $30,000
Doug Costello, 66, sold a printer on craigslist for $40. The buyer—described as a "prolific, abusive litigant"—alleged it was broken and sued him claiming astronomical damages. The resulti...
08:31 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Enter to win a $1,000 Steam shopping spree!
If youre a hardcore gamer, then Steam likely occupies more of your time than youd care to admit. With its endless collection of recent and time-honoredhits, you could spend a fortune building your gam...
08:05 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Swedish traditional costume made from Ikea bags
After seeing a picture of the Swedish royals in "folk costumes," she used four blue Ikea bags, one yellow one, and a Ikea Dvala bedsheet to replicate the costume -- she did a brilliant job. (more&hell...
08:02 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Britain meets its "first 101-year-old court defendant"
The Guardian reports that Ralph Clarke, facing charges of child abuse dating to the 20th century, is believed to be Britain's oldest court defendant. Clarke, who was born in March 1915, is alleged to ...
08:00 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing NSA dumps docs about its Snowden response, reveals that Snowden repeatedly raised alarms about spying
Since the earliest days of the Snowden revelations, apologists for the NSA's criminal spying program have said that Snowden should have gone "through channels" to report his concerns, rather than givi...
07:49 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing John Oliver buys and forgives $15M in medical debt, illustrates horrors of America's debt-collectors
John Oliver now holds the American record for largest single giveaway in history, doubling Oprah's "you get a car!" record -- but Oliver did it by forming a debt-collection agency and buying up the ...
07:26 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Stanford rapist's dad says jail time is "a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action"
The father of Brock Turner, convicted of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, told the court that imprisonment would be "a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action" (more…)...
07:22 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing David Byrne wants you to register to vote, and wants everyone else to, too
Former Talking Heads frontman and happiest of all the mutants David Byrne has a great post up about voter suppression, voter registration, and the state of American politics. (more…)...
07:14 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Monsters from The Grudge and The Ring square off for first pitch at Japanese baseball game
A promo for "Sadako vs. Kayako," a forthcoming movie in which the monsters from J-horror classics The Ring and The Grudge fight one another, saw the two of them playing out the ceremonial first pitc...
06:59 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Jacob Appelbaum, Tor developer and Wikileaks staffer, resigns amid sex abuse claims
Appelbaum, whose work has put him in the crosshairs of his own government and foreign states, resigned from the Tor project on Friday, accompanied by a short note from Tor executive director Shari Ste...
06:32 am PDT - Mon, June 6, 2016
BoingBoing Britons! The Snoopers Charter is being debated today! Tweet your MP!
Today, Parliament is debating the Snoopers Charter, a wide-ranging mass-scale domestic surveillance law that allows government agencies to peer into the most intimate details of your life, conscript...
05:56 pm PDT - Sun, June 5, 2016
BoingBoing Quick way to clean stove burner grates with ammonia and plastic bags
If you have gunked-up stove burner grates, this might do the trick. I wonder if it works for barbecue grills, too?...
04:15 pm PDT - Sun, June 5, 2016
BoingBoing Where Muhammad Ali's public persona came from
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01:53 pm PDT - Sun, June 5, 2016
BoingBoing Happy 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' day
Evidently June 5th was the day Ferris took off. SAVE FERRIS...
01:51 pm PDT - Sun, June 5, 2016
BoingBoing Prince: death by ignorance and fear
There it was on my Facebook feed yesterday: Trending: Prince. Why was Prince a trending topic when hed been found dead a month ago? Then I learned his official cause of death had just been released: A...
08:31 am PDT - Sun, June 5, 2016
BoingBoing Get the CompTIA IT Security, Network & Hardware Certification Training for just $39 (over 90% off)
If you're looking for a salarybump (and interesting work to do), consider becoming a certified IT specialist with this CompTIA IT Security, Network and Hardware Certification Training, now just $39 (o...
11:54 am PDT - Sat, June 4, 2016
BoingBoing Trump: "Look at my African-American over here, look at him"
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told rally attendees in Redding, California that he will get "tremendous" support from African-American voters. As proof, he pointed to someone at said...
08:01 am PDT - Sat, June 4, 2016
BoingBoing How you make excuses in order to maintain your beliefs
Without realizing it, you sometimes apply a double standard to the things you love, believe, and consider crucial to your identity.If you do this while arguing, it is sometimes called special pleading...
08:00 am PDT - Sat, June 4, 2016
BoingBoing Easily build games with the AGFPRO Game Creator & DLC Bundle - only $9.99
In the past, only the most hardcore of programmers could tackle the complexity of building virtual worlds -- but that's changed with platforms like theAGFPRO 3.0 Game Creator, now available for just $...
10:26 pm PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Muhammad Ali, RIP
Muhammad Ali, three-time world heavyweight boxing champion and cultural icon, died today at 74. He was the greatest. From the New York Times:Ali was the most thrilling if not the best heavyweight ever...
03:51 pm PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Controlled chaos in Ethiopia intersection
Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia doesn't appear to have traffic signs, yet drivers and pedestrians do a good job of making it from one side to the other without dying or killing someone....
02:44 pm PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Rock and roll fun: CCR sings "The Midnight Special" live
This is a lot of fun to watch, and a pleasure to hear....
01:17 pm PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Hot Wheels retro Mystery Machine
Just like the Mystery Machine I had when I was a kid. I traded it to Takumi Kobayashi for some blue edition star wars cards.Quality on the van is great. Evidently retro Hot Wheels are just like we rem...
11:12 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing I wrote this review of a Freewrite on a Freewrite
I jumped on the Freewrite/Hemingwrite kickstarter ages ago. It took so long for the single purpose, first-draft-only word processor to show up, I'd occasionally forgotten it was coming. I've had it fo...
11:11 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing How to make a smoke bomb cocktail
In this video, Cocktail Chemistry lab shows you how to fill a hollow ice sphere with smoke, so you can crack or melt it open when the drink is served. Instructions here....
10:47 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Flash drive with USB and Lightning connector
I like to watch videos (especially magic trick instruction videos) on my iPhone but I don't like using iTunes to transfer movie files to my phone. (I don't like using iTunes for any reason because it ...
10:16 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing 1950s TV show exposes medical quacks
Confidential File was a television series that ran from 1953-1959, hosted by Paul Coates. In the episode above, they tackle quack medical treatments and devices.And here's a sensational episode of t...
09:54 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Tacopedia A sumptuous history of the taco
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Tacopediaby Deborah Holtz, Juan Carlos Mena and Ren RedzepiPhaidon Press2015, 318 pages, 7.8 x 10 x 1.1 inches (flexibound)$20 Buy a copy on AmazonWhenever I've...
09:34 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Remember Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years?
Meet Danica McKellar who as an undergraduate in college co-published a paper titled "Percolation and Gibbs states multiplicity for ferromagnetic Ashkin-Teller models on Z2," research that resulted i...
09:33 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing TV newscast delivered in EskimoAleut language
I have never heard Greenlandic being spoken. It's like nothing I've heard before. To my untrained ears, it sounds like the vocal track is being run backwards. (more…)...
09:24 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing The secret messages inside "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
Is "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" actually about psychedelic drugs, British colonialism, or penis envy? Depends who you ask. At the BBC, Hephzibah Anderson surveys 150 years of weird readings of L...
09:24 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Cosplayer attacks man on subway for eating sunflower seeds
https://youtu.be/dvF2IpWB2B0Don't watch this video if you don't want to see an attack that results in bloodshed.In this video, which may have been taken in Shanghai, a young man throws seed shells on ...
09:17 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Defense lawyers: the FBI made us use a copy-shop that made secret copies for the government
Attorneys for Dr Salo Schapiro, on trial in Miami for Medicare fraud, says that the FBI and the US Attorney have engaged in a decade-long conspiracy to improperly gain access to confidential defense d...
09:10 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing How to make an edible virtual reality headset
Caleb Kraft used the Google Cardboard design to make a working VR headset from graham crackers and icing. It's entirely edible, except for the lenses. "Making an Edible Virtual Reality Viewer for Yo...
08:53 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Cart your booze in this classy Louis Vuitton suitcase bar
This stately and elegant Whiskey Case was made-to-order by Louis Vuitton in the 1980s. There is one available at posh 20th century design shop Pullman Gallery. From Pullman Gallery:In effectively unus...
08:45 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Night Vale shorts that say "Creepy" on the butt
Available as shorts ($25) or pants ($42), and they say "Creepy" on the butt, because they come from Night Vale, where "creepy" is a superlative. (more…)...
08:27 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Solve your MacBook storage needs with Nifty MiniDrive - just $39.99
Additional storage for your MacBook can be a bigger hassle than youd expect. External storage can mean toting around an external drive everywhere you go.Instead, increaseyour storage capacity by anoth...
07:40 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Woman buys used freezer containing seller's frozen mother
A Goldsboro, North Carolina woman bought her neighbor's used freezer for $30, not realizing it contained frozen parts of the seller's dead mother. Curiously, the buyer had the freezer for several week...
07:31 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Canada Post drops legal claim over crowdsourced postal code database
Canada Post claimed a "crown copyright" over the postal codes assigned to Canadian homes, meaning that Canadian organisations and businesses could only use this vital information if they paid -- that ...
07:20 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing History podcasters occasionally mention women, butthurt dudes complain it's "all women"
There's a well-studied phenomenon that men overestimate even occasional participation by, or mention of, women, but in case you had any doubt... (more…)...
07:18 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Watch museum visitor knock clock sculpture off wall
As with most museums, Pennsylvania's National Watch & Clock Museum has a "no touching" policy. But one couple wanted so badly to see artist James Borden's wooden clock sculpture run that they couldn...
07:04 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Neil Gaiman on Douglas Adams
Neil Gaiman's third book was a history of the Hitchhikers Guide the Galaxy called Don't Panic, which Adams described as "devastatingly true - except the bits that are lies." (more…)...
06:55 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Campus rapist given lenient sentence to avoid "severe impact on him"
Former Stanford University athlete Brock Allen Turner, 20, raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Prosecutors wanted him put away for 6 years, but the judge, Aaron Perksy, gave him 6 months to ...
06:51 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing After a coup, a judgment: Brazil's "interim president" barred from holding office for 8 years
Last month, a controversial political machination at the top levels of Brazil's government saw the removal of its elected left-wing president, Dilma Rousseff, and her replacement with an appointed, ne...
06:40 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Corbyn pledges to kill TTIP if elected
TTIP is the farcically secretive, insanely corrupt trade agreement that the US and EU negotiated behind closed doors in parallel with the faltering Trans-Pacific Partnership. (more…)...
06:32 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Genetic study suggests dogs emerged independently from two wolf populations
The origin of dogs is a hot topic among biologists, who've fought over whether there's a single point of origin from wolves and when and where it (or they) happened. A new study suggests the answer is...
06:30 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Democratic "superdelegates" endorse Bernie
At the outset of the campaign for the Democratic nomination, many of the party's "superdelegates" (party grandees, including current and former officeholders, party officials, etc, who have the abilit...
06:18 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Dick Van Dyke, 90: Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for seniors
Dick Van Dyke, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, has written an op-ed in the Hollywood Reporter endorsing Bernie Sanders as the best candidate for senior citizens. (more…)...
06:14 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing List of things the FCC refused to reveal to Freedom Of Information Act requesters
Gizmodo's Matt Novak filed a clever request to the FCC under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): what are all the FOIA requests you've "withheld in full"? So they sent him the list. (more…)...
06:02 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing California Democratic primary voters: don't accept "provisional ballots!"
If you're a Californian registered Independent/No Party Preference, you are entitled to cast a ballot in the Democratic primary on June 7, but some Orange County poll workers report that they've been ...
05:56 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing George W. Bush's torture-justifying lawyer is worried about Trump's respect for the law
When John Yoo thinks you're an unacceptably authoritarian threat to the rule of law, does that make you one of the baddies? The New York Times reports on conservative legal eagles unsettled by Trump's...
05:51 am PDT - Fri, June 3, 2016
BoingBoing Flintnation: 33 US cities caught cheating on municipal water lead tests
An independent investigation by The Guardian found 33 cities in 17 US states (including Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Milwaukee) are systematically cheating on the tests to monitor lead l...
06:48 pm PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing The Armchair Detective Company makes immersive puzzles and tactile 3D objects
If youre fascinated by paper art and pop-up books, then the name of 51-year old Robert Sabuda will resonate like that of a Zen master. Hes a legend in the world of childrens books, paper design, and e...
04:43 pm PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Elon Musk Says Humans Will Go To Mars by 2024
In my weekly segment on KCRW's Press Play news program with host Madeleine Brand, we listen to Elon Musk wax poetic about artificial intelligence and whether life might be a dream--and his plans to se...
04:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing No warrant is needed to get your phone's location data, U.S. appeals court rules
In a major blow to security and privacy advocates, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that police don't have to have a warrant to obtain your cellphone location data. The ruling means that in Amer...
01:20 pm PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Paul Ryan endorses Trump
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, cringing from the decision for days after it became clear who would win the party's nomination, has finally endorsed Donald Trump's bid to become U.S. President.The...
01:16 pm PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Neo-Nazis make a Chrome extension that alerts you to potential Jewish names
If you install "Coincidence Detector," a Chrome plugin from Altrightmedia, then every time a Jewish-seeming name appears in your browser, it will be surrounded in (((triple parentheses))) (the extensi...
01:09 pm PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Prestigious Pets of Dallas wants $1M from customers who said they overfed a fish
If you hire Prestigious Pets of Dallas, TX to take care of your pets, you have to sign a sleazy nondisparagement contract through which you promise not to complain in public about the company's servic...
12:56 pm PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Middle school teacher in trouble after administering "Pimps and Hos" math test
Teacher JoAnne Bolser of Mobile, Alabama's public Cranford Burns Middle School was put on leave last week after administering a math test with word problems about pimps, hos, cocaine dealing, drive-by...
12:42 pm PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Bees can sense a flower's electric field
New research shows that bees can recognize flowers by the plants' tiny electric field that differs between species. The electric field bends the tiny hairs on a bee's body, firing neurons located at t...
12:19 pm PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Orphaned baby rhino walks little girl to school
This orphaned baby rhino likes to walk with this girl to school in the morning.Rhinos are endangered across Africa, as demand for their horn fuels ruthless criminal poaching networks. Ol Pejeta is t...
12:05 pm PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing TSA screener was alleged war criminal, arrested for lying about participation in "genocidal acts"
Yusuf Abdi Ali, a former Somali national army commander, is a pretty famous alleged war criminal, someone who's been profiled on major news media, deported from Canada over a failed claim of refugee s...
12:05 pm PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Airport security officer was alleged war criminal, arrested for lying about participation in "genocidal acts" (UPDATED)
Yusuf Abdi Ali, a former Somali national army commander, is a pretty famous alleged war criminal, someone who's been profiled on major news media, deported from Canada over a failed claim of refugee s...
11:59 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing How to build a travel ukulele from scratch
Dremel commissioned Mark to make something interesting that used their tools and document the process online. So he made this cool soprano ukulele that has a full-size body but is much shorter than ty...
11:43 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Watch boy's birthday cake ignite into fireball (don't worry, he's fine)
I bet George's birthday wish wasn't that his powdered sugar cake would ignite into a fireball inches from his face....
11:32 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Elon Musk thinks we're probably living in a simulation
"Either we're going to create simulations that are indistinguishable from reality, or civilization will cease to exist," Musk says. (Recode)More on the Simulation Argument here and here....
11:23 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing BrushPicks toothpicks keep your teeth clean
At Maker Faire a couple of weeks ago Bob Knetzger offered me a BrushPick from a little keychain dispenser. I thought my teeth were already clean but I took one anyway because the picks looked cool, wi...
11:16 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Appeals court rules brief "Vogue" horn sample was not copyright infringement
The 9th Circuit Court affirmed today that a quarter-second sample used by Madonna didn't infringe the copyright of the original artist. Billboard reports that 1990 hit Vogue's use of a brass hit from...
10:26 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing In 1977, the CIA's top lawyer said Espionage Act shouldn't be applied to press leaks
Yesterday, the State Department declassified and released Organization and Management of Foreign Policy: 1977-80, volume 28, a Carter-era document that includes startling statements by CIA General Cou...
10:25 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing The Science Book The greatest hits of science
See sample pages from this book at Wink.The Science Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)DK2014, 352 pages, 8 x 9.6 x 1 inches $15 Buy a copy on AmazonThe Science Book is DK publishings greatest hits of s...
10:22 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Earths magnetic field is weakening
Satellite data from the European Space Agency have revealed that the Earths magnetic poles are weakening, and doing so faster than scientists previously thought.From Mysterious Universe:Chris Finlay, ...
10:14 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Welding mishap
This welder was perched on a column when the roof collapsed around him. He didn't fall....
10:11 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Deep learning AI "autoencodes" Blade Runner, recreates it so faithfully it gets a takedown notice
Artist and researcher Terence Broad is working on his master's at Goldsmith's computing department; his dissertation involved training neural networks to "autoencode" movies they've been fed. (more&...
10:10 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Demonstration of a piezoelectric motor
Ben Krasnow of Applied Science demonstrates the tiny fingers of a piezoelectric motor. (Here's my interview with Ben from last year.)...
10:00 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Brigham Young professor told not to give fake urine to his students to drink
Brigham Young University assistant professor Jason Hansen can no longer offer glasses of artificial urine to his physiology students.From ABC7Chicago:Assistant professor Jason Hansen has been told to ...
09:54 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Lets troll Bernie and Hillary supporters systematically, said Trump fans on 4chan
Some Donald Trump supporters on 4chan--that time-honored bastion of gentility, courtesy, and sensibility-- hatched a plan on the forum to use sockpuppet Twitter accounts to pit Bernie Sanders and Hill...
09:52 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Tumblr's shoplifting community is organized, politically conscious, and at war with weightlifters
"Liftblr" is the informal, amorphous community of shoplifters who post their hauls to Tumblr using pseudonymous accounts, offering each other support and encouragement. Most seem to be young women, an...
09:47 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Amazon is suing its own retailers over fake reviews
If you're an Amazon seller and you pay people to review your products on Amazon, the company may sue you. The online commerce giant sued three sellers today for using sockpuppet accounts to post glowi...
09:46 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Anakin Skywalker in middle age
Redditor Isaac_2 didn't just morph actors Hayden Christiansen (Young Anakin) and Sebastian Shaw (Elderly Anakin/Vader), but carefully photomanipulated the result for anatomical credibility and Star Wa...
09:46 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Brian Brushwood's mind control magic trick
Here's Brian Brushwood showing how to do a great mentalism trick. The effect: Brian explains to the spectator that a psychologist once taught him about a famous Robert Frost poem that, when recited,...
09:31 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing DoD public relations' highest-ranking civilian gets community service for stealing license plates and harassing neighbor's nanny
Bryan Whitman -- familiar to many as the Pentagon's top spokesman during much of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq -- has settled a case with people who live near him in DC, who caught him repeatedly s...
09:19 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Purple Rain tribute by Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff & strings, to benefit kids' charity Prince supported
Amanda Palmer provides vocals on this 10+-minute Purple Rain cover, backed by Jherek Bischoff and a string quartet consisting of Serena McKinney (violin), Ben Ullery (viola), Alma Fernandez (viola) an...
09:15 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Prince died of a pain medication overdose, official says
A law enforcement official told the Associated Press today that tests show Prince died of an opioid overdose. The iconic musician was found dead at Paisley Park, his home and studio in Minneapolis, Mi...
09:15 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Prince died of a pain medication overdose
Updated: Fentanyl.A law enforcement official told the Associated Press today that tests show Prince died of an opioid overdose. The iconic musician was found dead at Paisley Park, his home and studio ...
09:09 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing US government agency's own numbers predict virtually no gains from TPP
The United States International Trade Commission, "an independent, bipartisan, quasi-judicial, federal agency of the United States that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive b...
09:00 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Mary Meeker's yearly report on global trends is out - good stuff
Mary Meeker, a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has released the 230-page slideshow for her annual "Internet Trends" report. I've just started going through it and it's fascinat...
08:56 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing No Man's Sky: culture or cult?
Forthcoming game No Mans Sky promises players the experience of exploring a nigh-infinite universe of beautiful, dreamlike worlds. But its fans are far from serene. When a journalist reported a devel...
08:51 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing EFF: FBI & NIST's tattoo recognition program exploited prisoners, profiled based on religion, gave sensitive info to private contractors
Dave Maass from EFF says, "Right now, NIST researchers are working with the FBI to develop tattoo recognition technology that police can use to learn as much as possible about people through their tat...
08:26 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Get a premium subscription to Hotspot Shield Elite VPN - now 59% off
Between cyber-thieves, government agencies and other shadowy forces, the Web is chock-full of malicious entities looking to co-opt your online data.The solution? Avirtual private network (VPN), which ...
08:16 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing WATCH: Metal Disintegration Machine vs. snapped-off tool part stuck in cast iron
In this video, a broken tap is removed from a heavy cast-iron machine part: "A Metal Disintegration Machine (MDM) or Electric Discharge Machine (EDM) was used to successfully disintegrate the broken...
08:11 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Ronald Reagan was Donald Trump, until he was president
Though there are important differences, the parallels between Reagan's political life and Trump's are downright chilling, from their media careers to the way that the press and their own party establi...
08:01 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Generative, collaging architecture system designs impossible, Inception-like cities
London's Daniel Brown created a generative design system that designs beautiful, brutalist cityscapes that are part Blade Runner Hong Kong, part Inception; he then manually sorts through the results, ...
06:51 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing Making an edible Google Cardboard VR viewer out of graham crackers and icing
Caleb Kraft used overlapping graham crackers and icing/glue to piece together a functional, edible Google Cardboard viewer whose only inedible components were the lenses (which Kraft says he could h...
06:45 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing The Death Way: comic tells the real world story of a 16 year old boy's escape from Syria
Toby Morris (previously) uses animated gifs in his regular cartoon strip for a NZ website; this week, he writes, "I interviewed Hussam, a 16 year old Syrian refugee about how he escaped." (more&hellip...
06:38 am PDT - Thu, June 2, 2016
BoingBoing The Steampunk Roadster: Jake von Slatt's final steampunk project, and it's for sale!
Steampunk pioneer Jake von Slatt sez, "Unbelievably, The Steampunk Workshop will be ten years old in just a few months so it's kind of fitting that I've just completed my biggest and probably my last ...
06:16 pm PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing What Amazon's Jeff Bezos thinks about Peter Thiel and Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker
In this video from the Recode conference, an interesting reveal of what Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos thinks of the legal battle between Peter Thiel and Gawker, with Hulk Hogan as a most unfortunate proxy...
05:51 pm PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Saturns moon Iapetus will destroy Earth, and other tabloid stunners
[My friend Peter Sheridan is a Los Angeles-based correspondent for British national newspapers. He has covered revolutions, civil wars, riots, wildfires, and Hollywood celebrity misdeeds for longer th...
04:34 pm PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Electra's disco classic "Feels Good (Carrots & Beets)" (1982)
Lost and found....
03:33 pm PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Uber gets $3.5 Billion from Saudi investors
A Middle East investor is now Uber's single largest source of cash. On Wednesday, the global ride-sharing startup said it had raised $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabias Public Investment Fund, the main in...
03:09 pm PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing With 3,500 U.S. legal actions, Trump is most litigious presidential nominee ever
An analysis from USA Today finds that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is currently involved in 3,500 legal actions. Who else is involved? Everyone from the government to vodka makers. Thi...
02:53 pm PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing How to protect whistleblowers on the internet
In this presentation from Freedom of the Press Foundation director Trevor Timm talks about what we can do to protect the next generation of whistleblowers. (more…)...
02:45 pm PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Cable One used customers' credit scores to decide how good their Internet would be
Cable One CEO Thomas Might boasted to investors that his company pulled down prospective customers' FICO scores and used them to determine the kind of service they'd extend to them, with "hollow value...
02:37 pm PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Class action: publishers paid writers "sale" royalties on ebooks whose fine-print says they're "licensed"
When you sign a publishing deal, the contract spells out different royalty rates for different kinds of commercial activity; you get so much every time a copy is sold, and significantly more from ever...
02:23 pm PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing How a "lost" Marx Brothers musical found its way back to the stage
Noah Diamond is a Groucho Marx impersonator, actor and singer whose obsession with the Marx Brothers led him, along with his wife, the director Amanda Sisk, to research "I'll Say She Is," a Marx Broth...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing School shooting: Two dead in UCLA campus murder-suicide
UPDATE: Swat units going class to class to safely evacuate students at #UCLA following shooting that left 2 dead pic.twitter.com/XiTqi62QJs— Val Gratias (@valeriegratias) June 1, 2016A college c...
12:56 pm PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: Super-Fun-Pak ComixPalooza!!
Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.Please join Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the INNER HIVE, for early access to comics, and more. And/or buy Ruben Bollings new book series for k...
11:53 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Black Science, Vol. 1
If you liked Rick Remender's Fear Agent, you'll love his pulpy, break-neck paced, dimension hopping adventure Black Science. [caption id="attachment_464537" align="alignright" width="300"] via Comic B...
10:59 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing To do in Austin: Privacy Settings: A Promethean Tale on stage (and streaming!)
Jon writes, "Austin, Texas theater maven Heather Barfield energizes the discussion of personal privacy with her highly interactive play 'Privacy Settings: A Promethean Tale,' running through June 18 a...
10:57 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Very weird-looking synthetic dog for surgical training
Tampa, Florida company SynDaver Labs, makers of fake body parts for clinical training and studies (as seen on Mythbusters), has developed a synthetic canine to be operated on by veterinary students le...
10:57 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Very weird looking synthetic dog for surgical training
Tampa, Florida company SynDaver Labs, makers of fake body parts for clinical training and studies (as seen on Mythbusters), has developed a synthetic canine to be operated on by veterinary students le...
10:53 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Anti-theft device burns carjackers to a crisp
This system was designed to combat car jacking by shooting a jet of flames at anyone standing next to either side of the car.From the YouTube description:When this foot switch is pressed, two things...
10:43 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Sensors The final volume in an impressive series of electronics guides for 21st-century makers
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 3: Sensors by Charles Platt and Fredrik JanssonMaker Media2016, 256 pages, 7.9 x 9.6 x 0.4 inches (softcover)$18 Bu...
10:38 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Russians who "like" social media posts sent to prison
Andrei Bubeyev, a 40-year-old electrician from Russia, was sent to prison for sharing a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: "Squeeze Russia out of yourself!" with 12 friends.From ABC News:In ...
10:31 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Make custom maps with Mapchart
Mapchart makes it possible to create maps of the world, of Europe, of the Americas and elsewhere with custom colors, captions and descriptions. For example, here is a map of America that I have made....
10:25 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Dwindling of Arctic's oldest ice since 1990
This is one of the most alarming videos about global warming I've seen.From the YouTube description:Time lapse of the age of sea ice in the Arctic from week to week since 1990, updated through the M...
10:17 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Man sings two melodies at the same time
From the YouTube description:Wolfgang Saus sings two melodies at the same time: bass & soprano of Pachelbel's Canon simultaneously. It's a short demonstration of polyphonic overtone singing skills (...
10:07 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Crowdfunding an Atheist Shoe bus to crisscross America
David from Atheist shoes (previously) sez, "We've just been successful in raising money for the first Atheist Shoes Missionary Mobile Shoe Shop, which will criss-cross the USA, selling handmade shoe...
10:01 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Live in a box!
Tiny houses have always appealed to me. This is likely because my childhood room was quite terribly tiny. Twin bed; desk at the foot of the bed; narrow space by the bed to walk to the bathroom; door. ...
09:56 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing I will get fat eating retro candy
While recently wallowing in nostalgic thoughts about Cracker Jack I began Googling other types of candy of which I had fond memories as a kid.That was a bad idea because I found exactly what I was loo...
09:53 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing How security and privacy pros can help save the web from legal threats over vulnerability disclosure
I have a new op-ed in today's Privacy Tech, the in-house organ of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, about the risks to security and privacy from the World Wide Web Consortium's D...
09:48 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Act opposite Vincent Price and Don Ameche with this curious 1950s vinyl record game
Released in 1957, Co*Star: The Record Acting Game was a series of 15 vinyl LPs with recordings of actors and other celebrities like Vincent Price, Talulah Bankhead, and Don Ameche performing one role ...
09:32 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Barak Obama: the coolest lame duck
Being a lame duck President nearing the end of your term, your thoughts probably turn to what the hell youre going to do after eight years in the White House. Someone on Barak Obamas staff probably ...
09:32 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Barack Obama is the coolest lame duck American President ever
Being a lame duck President nearing the end of your term, your thoughts probably turn to what the hell youre going to do after eight years in the White House. Someone on Barack Obamas staff probably...
09:29 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing King Tut's dagger was forged from meteorite
New analysis of the dagger buried with King Tut confirms that the weapon was made from an iron meteorite. They used X-ray fluorescence spectrometry to study the dagger, found on Tut's mummified body b...
09:28 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing How one man ran a company according to the Golden Rule
In 1919, Ohio businessman Arthur Nash decided to run his clothing factory according to the Golden Rule and treat his workers the way he'd want to be treated himself. In this week's episode of the Futi...
09:25 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing What if all pop stars used avatars?
Today we go to a future where all pop stars use avatars, clones, robots or cartoons instead of their real bodies and faces. What does that do to music? Can everybody pull off an avatar? And why would ...
09:20 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Author Guy Gavriel Kay on the strengths of fiction done as near-history
The origin story of Children of Earth and Sky, my current novel, begins with my Croatian editor being the first person ever to tell me about the Uskoks of Senj. He did that as we approached where thei...
09:13 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing When the Queen met Marilyn Monroe
Rare footage of Elizabeth II meeting Marilyn Monroe emerged from the archives. (more…)...
09:11 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing How to electrify your skateboard with a power drill
DIY boosted board made with a power drill, brass wire wheel brush, extension bit holder, right angle drill attachment, flexible bit holder, and of course a skateboard and wheels....
08:44 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Explore The Shining in 3D
Claire Hentschker's virtual reality trip through The Shining is even more unsettling than it sounds: thirty minutes of scenes from the movie extruded into 3D, so you can look around in all direction...
08:42 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Circular reasoning is bad because it isn't good
If you believe something is bad because it is…bad, or that something is good because, well, it’s good, you probably wouldn’t use that kind of reasoning in an argument – yet, so...
08:30 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing US Patent and Trademark won't issue a trademark for "Drumpf"
When John Oliver revealed that Donald Trump's family name had been changed from "Drumpf" and called on America to #makedonalddrumpfagain, it provided a handy hook for a way of talking about the orange...
08:30 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing US Patent and Trademark Office refuses to issue "Drumpf" trademark
When John Oliver revealed that Donald Trump's family name had been changed from "Drumpf" and called on America to #makedonalddrumpfagain, it provided a handy hook for a way of talking about the orange...
08:11 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing How an engineer/public health whistleblower led the citizen scientists who busted Flint's water crisis
When Marc Edwards was a young Virginia tech engineer, he landed a job with Cadmus Group, an EPA subcontractor who'd been hired to investigate problems with the DC water-supply, but when he discovered...
07:54 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Starbucks to roll out nitro cold-brew this summer
Cold brew is the easiest, most foolproof way to make amazing coffee (seriously, all you need to do is fill a $6 cloth bag with coarse-ground coffee, put it in a pitcher of water overnight, squeeze it ...
06:45 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Why 3D scans aren't copyrightable
Something that baffles laypeople about copyright is what is, and is not, copyrightable; US law and international treaties protect the creative part of copyright, but not the labor part of copyright: m...
06:40 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Snag 8 premium Mac apps with the World Class Mac Bundle - now over 90% off
Trick out your Mac with an 8-pack of handyMac apps in this World Class Mac Bundle, nowgoing for over 90% off in the Boing Boing Store.From creative tools to organizational aids, these apps will not on...
06:34 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Audio fandom: exploring the ambient noises of stfnal spaceships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=ZPoqNeR3_UASpike Snell is a Star Trek fan whose thing is the ambient noise that the series' sound-designers created for the fictional spaceships, sounds...
04:07 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Ice cream drivers at war
The New York Times' feature about ice cream trucks in the city is packed with fantastic details and quotes from those who operate "bell-jingling fleets of pleasure craft festooned with pictures of per...
04:02 am PDT - Wed, June 1, 2016
BoingBoing Summer Camps for Coding? Think Again.
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06:18 pm PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing General Mills recalls some flours after 38 people become sick with E. coli
General Mills today announced it will voluntarily recall various batches of its Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra and Signature flours that federal officials say may be linked to 38 people getting sick in...
05:31 pm PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Crowdfunding Maximum Plunder, a collection of 1,100 gig posters by Mike King
https://player.vimeo.com/video/166135261Chloe from Portland's Reading Frenzy writes, "Mike King has made more concert posters than any designer in America. This book contains more than 1000 of them....
05:04 pm PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Meet David French, your next president
Move over, Mittens! David French is the man to lead true conservatism to vict--wait, who? Daily Beast explains a pick so offbeat one almost assumes he must be the rumor's source.And so, as Bloomberg P...
04:51 pm PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing The MPAA lobbyist who wrote SOPA will help draft the Democratic Party platform
"Hollywood" Howard Berman, former-Congressman-turned-MPAA-lobbyist is one of the 15-member panel selected by the Democratic Party establishment to draft the party's platform for this summer's conventi...
03:51 pm PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing How to build a ukulele from scratch
The folks at Dremel have been featuring different makers, and this month they asked me to be their Dremel Maker. I was happy to do it because I've been using a Dremel Moto-Tool since I was 12.I partic...
12:37 pm PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Fun with FriXion pens
Last year my friends and I formed a club for (as Cory puts it) "people who aren't good at magic tricks." (Actually, Cory, John Edgar Park, and I are the only ones in the group who aren't good at magic...
12:26 pm PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Televangelist Jan Crouch dead at 78 after massive stroke
The queen of the world's first mega-sized prosperity gospel empire has died. (more…)...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Beautiful Birds Fly from A to Z with dozens of feathered friends
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Beautiful Birdsby Jean Roussen (author) and Emmanuel Walker (illustrator)Flying Eye Books2015, 56 pages, 8.9 x 12.2 x 0.4 inches $17 Buy a copy on AmazonIn Beau...
11:13 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Nab the AtmosRX Combo Vaporizer Bundle - now 73% off
Vaping continues to become increasingly popular, meaning there is a growing selection of premium vaping products on the market. Here's one that should get your attention: theAtmosRX Combo Vaporizer Bu...
11:11 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Vaccine could prevent Alzheimer's plaque from building up
Researchers are starting to think that Alzheimers disease could be caused by microbial infections that cause plaque to form in the brain. This opens the possibility for a vaccination against Alzheim...
10:54 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing How to outguess multiple choice tests
Rock Breaks Scissors, by William Poundstone, is a "practical Guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody." Here are some some strategies for multiple choice tests and Rock, Paper, Scissors....
10:28 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Oregon militia leaders complain about no Internet in jail cell
Ammon Bundy, the jailed leader of the armed militia that took over a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon last January, says he needs Internet access. His brother Ryan, also in jail, is upset that he ca...
10:17 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Juan Gabriel covers Creedence Clearwater Revival with "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
Absolutely beautiful. (Thanks Randy!)...
10:12 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing TSA's Instagram features bizarre items found at checkpoints
The TSA Instagram account is such a trove of high weirdness that I am now thinking of the TSA as a publicly-funded arts organization that I contribute to with taxes and time spent in line as it scans ...
10:10 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing CA Governor Jerry Brown endorses Clinton in advance of June 7th primary
California Governor Jerry Brown today announced that he is endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. Brown, known for his 1992 populist run for the presidency, offers Clinton's com...
10:00 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing "Skin gun" sprays patient's own stem cells on wounds to speed healing
The SkinGun, announced today, was developed by RenovaCare to spray autologous (self-donated) stem cells on patients with chronic wounds and burns.For patients suffering severe burns and other wounds, ...
09:52 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Hey man, is that Freedom Rock?
Well turn it up, man!While Freedom Rock (1987) is best enjoyed on cassette, the CD is now a collector's item going for $50 on Amazon....
09:52 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing What are you?
p>Released today, a new explainer video by In a Nutshell that asks the question "What are you?" How much of your body can you remove (and replace with cyborg parts) before you stop being you? If you...
09:42 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Split brain explainer video: You Are Two
https://youtu.be/wfYbgdo8e-8The narrator uses a near-parody of the "youtube voice" to explain what happens when the bundle of neural fibers (corpus callosum) connecting the left and right hemispheres ...
09:20 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Competition to stay "spaced-out" the longest
Last week, around 70 people participated in a "Space-out Competition" by the Han River in Seoul, Korea. According to Korea Bizwire, "The contestant who remained in the most stable, spaced-out position...
09:15 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China, Volume 1
If you are anything like me, at all, you frequently wonder what happened next to Jack Burton and the rest of the Big Trouble in Little China gang? John Carpenter, Eric Powell, and Brian Churilla's Big...
09:11 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Mirror-filled Chinese bookstore seems infinite
XL-Muse designed this new bookstore in Hangzhou's Star Avenue commercial center, using mirrors and clever perspective to make its many rooms seem infinite and mind-meltingly weird. (more…)...
09:05 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Meet the robot Buddhist monk
Xian'er is a robotic Buddhist monk that lives at the 1,700 year-old Longquan Temple in Beijing, China. Video below. The temple is host to an animation and maker studio meant to blend technology, scien...
08:56 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Watch a bullet destroy light bulbs in super-slow motion
This satisfying new video from the Crazy Russian Hacker reminds me of Harold E. Egerton's iconic "Bullet through Apple" photo from 1964, seen below....
08:47 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Pong beautifully remade as a physical tabletop arcade game
The Pong Project brings one of the first arcade video games back into the physical world through ingenious DIY engineering. ...
08:47 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Pong beautifully remade as a physical, analog arcade game
The Pong Project brings one of the first arcade video games back into the physical world through ingenious DIY engineering. ...
07:59 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Salt Lake City apartment complex threatens tenants with eviction if they don't "Friend" the building
The landlords at City Park Apartments stuck memos on their tenants' doors last week, outlining a "Facebook addendum" requiring tenants to Friend the building on Facebook or lose their lease. (more&hel...
07:53 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing German court hands Kraftwerk its ass, rules sampling is legal
Today, Kraftwerk lost its vindictive, 19-year-long copyright suit against Sabrina Setlur, whose 1997 song "Nur mir" looped a drum sequence from Kraftwerk's 1977 "Metall auf Metall." (more…)...
07:40 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Poseable Vitruvian Man action figure
Is your David action figure lonely? Get him some much-needed companionship with this poseable Vitruvian Man, which comes "with a movable strut that makes it possible to recreate various scenes." (more...
07:32 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Race, income and outcomes: how rich does a black criminal have to be to get treated like a white one?
Lawyer-turned-data-scientist David Colarusso analyzed 2.2 million sentencing records from Virginia to determine the relationship between race, income and treatment in the criminal justice system. (mor...
07:16 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing North Korea praises Donald Trump
An official media organ of the North Korean regime has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, describing Democrat rival Hillary Clinton as "dull."An editorial in DPRK Today, an offic...
07:08 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Vegan restaurant in Tblisi, Georgia says that neo-Nazis pelted it with meat
The Kiwi Cafe, a vegan restaurant in Tiblisi, the capital of the eastern former Soviet republic of Georgia, was attacked by a mob of jeering, violent men who threw meat at the patrons and shouted, res...
07:01 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing The Vulnerable 20 Group: coalition of 20 countries threatened by climate change
Reps from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu...
06:53 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Bumblebees sense electricity with their fine hairs
In 2013, Gregory Sutton from the University of Bristol published an important paper demonstrating that bumblebees can sense electricity (his experiment trained bees to associate current in fake flower...
06:39 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Canadian government thinktank warns that renewables will gut market for Canada's dirty oil
For a decade, Canada's previous petro-tory government prosecuted scientists who publicly reported their results without first passing them through the party's commissars, almost as though reality had ...
06:21 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Why Sanders is still campaigning, in eight sentences
Lawyer/poet/professor Seth Abramson cheats with some extremely long-ass sentences, but this is as cogent an explanation of why Sanders and his supporters are still fighting for the nomination as you c...
06:21 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Why Bernie Sanders is still campaigning, in eight sentences
Lawyer/poet/professor Seth Abramson cheats with some extremely long-ass sentences, but this is as cogent an explanation of why Sanders and his supporters are still fighting for the nomination as you c...
06:14 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Giant Meteor 2016
Just end it already (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)...
06:11 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Tell the EU: don't put price-tags on hyperlinks!
Ruth writes, "The link tax is back, but we have a chance to stop it. The Save the Link network are pushing back against proposals in the EU for a new hyperlinking fee (AKA 'ancillary copyright') that...
05:55 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Indie singer sues Bieber over unlicensed sample, but is it even her?
Singer Casey Daniel accused Skrillex and Justin Bieber of using a sample of her voice without permission, but the targets of her lawsuit seem to have a good defense: the sample was of another singer e...
05:08 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Former Attorney General says Edward Snowden performed a public service
Though he "harmed American interests," says Eric Holder, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks "were also a public service." (more…)...
05:01 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing The return to a simpler, uglier web
Pascal Deville loves "beautiful atrocities"—websites that could be described as intentionally brutalist were they not mostly just ugh. Fast Company interviewed him on his love of rough design, s...
04:38 am PDT - Tue, May 31, 2016
BoingBoing Mosh Pit Simulator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_IObmyIFbEA trailer has been released for the forthcoming Mosh Pit Simulator, by Sos Sosowki, widely tipped as a candidate for computer game of the year. The VR title ...