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03:53 pm PDT - Sat, July 30, 2016
BoingBoing On Trump and totalitarianism
People talk about Trump and totalitarianism in such a facile way. They don't know how close we came to the brink....
01:52 pm PDT - Sat, July 30, 2016
BoingBoing Wool author Hugh Howey shares his favorite tools
Our guest on the Cool Tools Show this week is Hugh Howey. Hugh is the New York Times bestselling author of WOOL, SAND, BEACON 23, and over a dozen other novels. He lives on a catamaran he custom built...
09:21 am PDT - Sat, July 30, 2016
BoingBoing Every year, this scary rope bridge over a river must be replaced
Two villages either side of the Apurimac River in Peru must rebuild the rope bridge linking their communities every year. You wonder: why don't they build a modern one that lasts? Then you watch the...
08:19 am PDT - Sat, July 30, 2016
BoingBoing Veterans remind Pokemon players of memorial park's sanctity by shouting obscenities, throwing punches
Everyone behaves badly in this one—snotty youngsters v. violent veterans—but that older guy throwing punches and threatening a pregnant woman should be in jail. Come for the Pokemon rage...
07:35 am PDT - Sat, July 30, 2016
BoingBoing Watch a man crack a the world's longest whip. Then watch him dual-wield fire whips.
At 238 feet and 3 inches, Adam Winrich's manila rope whip is reportedly the world's longest. Adam's YouTube channel is packed with amazing whippings; below he dual-weild fire whips.https://www.youtu...
07:26 am PDT - Sat, July 30, 2016
BoingBoing Failing car alarm has a great beat
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07:10 am PDT - Sat, July 30, 2016
BoingBoing Voice of Postman Pat, charming British claymation series, dies at 83
Ken Barrie, narrator of the British kids' show Postman Pat, died age 83 this week.Barrie, who was born Leslie Hulme, provided the voice for Pat and many of the other characters in the animated serie...
06:20 am PDT - Sat, July 30, 2016
BoingBoing Lessons from the DNC: Ronald Reagan, the Southern Strategy, and "abnormal politics"
John Scalzi makes a very good case that the DNC's major message is that "this year is not about Democrat versus Republican, or conservative versus liberal, its about normal versus highly fucking abnor...
06:06 am PDT - Sat, July 30, 2016
BoingBoing How to pay no taxes at all! (if you're Apple, Google or Facebook)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn10cEm8X_EIn only 7 minutes, Australian comedy show The Undercurrent explains exactly how companies like Apple, Google and Facebook use offshore registration, transf...
07:38 pm PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing How a cooked Assange quote ended up media gospel
Wikileaks, the clearing house for state secrets, seems more about founder Julian Assange's grudges these days: especially the one for Hillary Clinton. Much fuss was made over a quote—that he had...
02:47 pm PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing North Carolina's voter suppression law struck down as "racist"
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated parts of North Carolina's voter suppression laws, ruling that the requirement to show photo ID was enacted "with racially discriminatory intent." (more...
02:22 pm PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Why Hillary Clinton's DNC speech was 'a moon landing' for women
In an op-ed for the Guardian today, I shared the primal and personal experience I felt as a woman watching another woman make history, as Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted the Democratic Party's nominat...
02:17 pm PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Zika-infected mosquitos are now in the U.S.
It looks like Zika-infected mosquitos have finally made their way to the U.S. Four people who live in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties of Florida came down with the Zika virus in early July, and th...
02:03 pm PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Pregnancy-tracking app was riddled with vulnerabilities, exposing extremely sensitive personal information
Consumer Reports Labs tested Glow, a very popular menstrual cycle/fertility-tracking app, and found that the app's designers had made a number of fundamental errors in the security and privacy design ...
01:42 pm PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Cop in bikini tackles thief to the ground before his arrest
It's not the clothes that make the cop. Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner was sunbathing in Stockholm with friends, including another off-duty female cop, when a homeless man approached them sell...
01:24 pm PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing "Tellin The World" 1972 voting PSA aimed at 18-25 y/o working-class voters
Amy Sloper writes, "This is a really timely (while still feeling dated) voting PSA about the importance of tellin' the world your opinion by voting." (more…)...
12:31 pm PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing How to hack that nutty electronic Chewbacca mask
Remember that video showing the overwhelming glee of the woman enjoying her new Chewbacca mask? Our hyper talented maker pal John Park recorded this instructional video on hacking the Chewbacca Elec...
12:29 pm PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Rare trio of life size posters from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly offered this weekend
A trio of iconic posters for the world premiere of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (PEA, 1966) is set to star in Heritage Auctions upcoming Movie Posters Signature Auction, July 30-31. The final epic f...
12:14 pm PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Fantastic infographic of cannabis strains
Boing Boing pal Jody Radzik designed this incredible infographic of marijuana strains for Berkeley, California's Patients Care Collective who claim to be "the longest continuously operating medical ...
12:02 pm PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Watch the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" played by 15,000 people
Rockin'1000, consisting of 1000+ musicians, cover the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" with 15,000 of their closest friends on vocals. ...
11:03 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing mold hard boiled eggs into a bunny and a bear cub
https://youtu.be/9ctigYpQSTUThis video shows how to turn hard boiled eggs into cute animals with plastic molds, and what I'm guess is soy sauce.Amazon sells the pair for $2, including shipping....
10:42 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing The Creative Architect An iconic '50s creativity study finally comes to light in book form
See sample pages from this book at Wink.In 1958 and '59, an unprecedented study was conducted by the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research at the University of California, Berkeley. The ide...
10:36 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Computational thermoforming is fun to watch
Here's a very clear video showing how to create textured 3D objects with complex shapes.From the YouTube description:We propose a method to fabricate textured 3D models using thermoforming. Differen...
10:27 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Man must pay child support, even though DNA shows he's not the father
Chris Atkin's says he doesn't mind that a court is forcing him to pay $730 a month in child support for a daughter that isn't his, but he would also like to be able to see her because he feels like a ...
10:13 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Ordering food at Taco Bell drive-thru while watching a parking lot fight
A man calmly orders a meal at Taco Bell while recording two women sharply disagreeing about something in the parking lot. And now, here come the first responders to break it....
10:10 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Cross "learn to code" off your bucket list
Looks like all of your potential employers are hiring candidates with programming skills (which you dont have). With all of the languages out there today,it's tough to know where to start.With the Com...
09:52 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Video: Werner Herzog says 'Pokmon'
Emily Yoshida interviews filmmaker Werner Herzog for the Verge. A wonderful and insightful conversation about the future of film, but here's the part going viral: in the interview, the gloomy auteur i...
09:43 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Customer claims that a fake-urinating toy sexually assaulted her at a restaurant
Trouble at a a Tennessee restaurant. From The Independent:Murfreesboro Police officers were dispatched to the Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse on a sexual assault complaint after a woman was sprayed with wa...
09:34 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Map of the world divided into 7 regions, one for each billion inhabitants
I spotted this map on Twitter, showing the world divided into seven regions each of 1 billion people. The source appears to be National Geographic but it's not clear....
09:21 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Shetland pony in a pub
A Shetland pony wandered into a bar in England and had to be coaxed out with snacks after guzzling ale from pints left out on tables. This is completely normal in England, as the legal drinking height...
09:15 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing DCCC hack: FBI probes Democratic congressional group intrusion; Links to DNC hack and Russia investigated
Yet another U.S. Democratic Party group has been hacked, the FBI said today. This latest cyberattack against the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (or DCCC) could be related to an earlier ha...
09:02 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Happy Sysadmin Day, Ken!
It's Sysadmin Day, when we recognize the tireless, selfless, talented administrators who toil in obscurity and keep every part of our world running: for Boing Boing, that's Mr Ken Snider, an extraordi...
08:52 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Beautiful, zeitgeisty tights
Chinese fashion house Viken Plan makes an excellent range of vibrantly colored, patterned tights that feel very zeitgeisty, designs ranging from emoji-ish to dazzle-oid. (more…)...
08:41 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Datamancer steampunk keyboards: Richard Nagy's legacy lives on
Though Richard "Datamancer" Nagy died unexpectedly in 2013, his business partner and family continue to fabricate the extraordinary steampunk designs he pioneered. (more…)...
07:12 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Wikileaks' dump of "Erdogan emails" turn out to be public mailing list archives
Earlier this month, Wikileaks published a database of six years' of email from APK, Turkey's ruling party -- but as outside experts have plumbed that database, all they can find is archives from publi...
06:40 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Pokmon Go narrated by David Attenborough: "It is, of course, a bird."
Lovin Dublin posted this perfect mashup of monster-hunting game Pokmon Go and soothing wildlife documentarian David Attenborough. https://www.facebook.com/LovinDublin/videos/1437230712970361/This mak...
06:31 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Trump campaign frisks, then blocks ticketed Washington Post reporter at Pence rally
The Trump Campaign showed its cowardice when it announced that journalists who asked tough questions of the candidate or reported negatively on the campaign would not be given press-credentials for fu...
06:17 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Simulations of black holes eating one another
Black holes swoop around one another in a slow, elegant dance, their orbits mo—THWUP! *belching noise*https://youtu.be/MgX-7kRkx7Ihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNWQLqefUpshttps://youtu.be/43...
05:35 am PDT - Fri, July 29, 2016
BoingBoing Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz calls Apple's tax strategy a "fraud"
2001 Nobel laureate in economics Joseph Stiglitz has a long history of being on the right side of history. For example: pricing the Iraq war at $3T; raising the alarm about sovereign wealth funds acqu...
11:28 pm PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Chelsea Manning faces new charges, indefinite solitary confinement, related to suicide attempt
An update on the health status and prisoner status of Wikileaks source and U.S. whistleblower Chelsea Manning, from her supporters at Fight for the Future. (more…)...
10:22 pm PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Trump, Wikileaks, the #DNC email hack, and Russia? Xeni on KCRW's 'Press Play'
A day before the Democratic National Convention opened, Wikileaks released a trove of hacked DNC emails that became a viral political firestorm involving odd bedfellows Donald Trump and Russian presid...
09:29 pm PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Watch her historic DNC speech in full: Hillary Clinton drags Trump (who tweets back)
https://youtu.be/x6VlWR5zQuMThe speech Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave tonight in accepting her party's nomination blew this American woman's mind. I never thought I'd live to s...
08:58 pm PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic party nomination for president
The first woman to be nominated, and to accept, a major party's nomination as president of the United States of America. I came to America 15 years ago, and it took me 15 years to get citizenship: T...
03:21 pm PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Handless magician fools Penn & Teller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RwY9iwEaSkMagicPeaceLove writes, "The word 'inspiring' gets thrown around a lot but my pal Mahdi Gilbert (previously) really deserves it. (more…)...
03:05 pm PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Tell your cat you're pregnant
Having a baby requires adjustment for everyone in your home. This includes the cat. Now you can prepare your fur baby for a drooling hairless counterpart that will coo and wail in the dwelling where i...
01:34 pm PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing New Orleans art recommendation: the Red Truck Gallery
Last night, my wife and I stumbled on the Red Truck Gallery on the edge of New Orleans' French Quarter, and today we're going back to buy some art, and admire the pieces we can't afford for a while lo...
01:18 pm PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Man arrested for donut flakes that cop insisted was meth
If you've recently eaten a Krispy Kreme donut in your car, make sure to clean up the evidence. Florida man Daniel Rushing was arrested for possessing donut glaze crumbs on the floor of his car. The re...
12:56 pm PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Trump's dumbest son claims Barack Obama plagiarized him
President Obama, in his speech at the DNC, used the phrase "That is not the America I know." Donald Trump Jr. claims this was plagiarism, as he had used the same line in a speech he delivered last wee...
11:28 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Twitter verification still not for the crowd
I'm not bitter or anything, but Twitter has denied my request for verification. (more…)...
11:14 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Stunning and weird portraits of musical note vibrations
Artists Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown explore cymatics, the study of wave phenomena and how they are represented visually. Using black-colored water, a laptop computer, and a modified guitar amp, th...
10:53 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Marshmallow crossbow
Sick of your PVC marshmallow shooter? Lichfield offers this handcrafted Marshmallow Crossbow for $90. It's an elegant design and I imagine it would make a delightful DIY project for the right woodtool...
10:40 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Video about using psychedelic drugs to treat anxiety, addiction, and OCD
In the last decade, researchers at Johns Hopkins University and elsewhere have launched new studies investigating whether psychedelic drugs, from shrooms to LSD to DMT, can treat mental disorders ra...
10:20 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Dark Night Paul Dini's chilling autobiographical Batman tale
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Dark Night: A True Batman Story by Paul Dini (author) and Eduardo Risso (illustrator)Vertigo2016, 128 pages, 6.9 x 10.4 x 0.5 inches $14 Buy a copy on AmazonBat...
10:14 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Deep-fried Oreos, beer ravioli, chocolate-covered bacon are tabloid favorites
The lost continent of Atlantis has been discovered, and the grammatically-challenged National Examiner reveals: descendants of Atlantis still roaming the streets today.Its probably too late for Atlant...
10:00 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Fishing trip surprise: Tiger Shark vs. Hammerhead!
College student Ryan Willsea captured this video a few weeks ago while on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico.Tiger sharks are "expert at taking advantage of situations when a potential prey item is ...
09:45 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Culturally insensitive 1979 TV commercial for Faygo's Redpop, starring Jamie Farr of M*A*S*H
Almost 40 years later and we're still treating indigenous peoples like this. (r/ObscureMedia, thanks UPSO!)...
09:34 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Today is the 30th anniversary of REM's "Lifes Rich Pageant"
Thirty years ago today, REM released the magnificent "Lifes Rich Pageant," an iconic alternative rock album of the 1980s, and forever. The source of the title is the 1964 film A Shot in the Dark:Ins...
07:31 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Laurie Penny at the DNC: "Dissent will not be tolerated. Protest will not be permitted."
After penning the best article on the RNC, Laurie Penny has taken her Red Pen of Justice to the DNC, where she reports on the state of American progressivism in the balance, where the best we can hope...
07:21 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing How to land a passenger jet without any flight controls
Allec Joshua Ibay's flight sim recreation of United Airlines Flight 232's loss of all flight controls doesn't skip a second. The unadorned, tick-tock quality of the video makes it surprisingly grip...
07:09 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing RIP, MAD Magzines's Jack Davis
Davis had been with MAD since its first run in 1952, and his illustrations helped define the look of satirical art for generations. (more…)...
07:09 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing RIP, MAD Magazines's Jack Davis
Davis had been with MAD since its first run in 1952, and his illustrations helped define the look of satirical art for generations. (more…)...
06:59 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Meet the future of audio: the KOAR Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headset is now 48% off
Those of us who love music wish we could listen to it 24/7. Butit's impossiblewhen we'retrying to conversewith ourfriends, or when areswimming in the localpool.That is, until now.TheKOAR Bone Conducti...
06:57 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing The Ice Bucket Challenge did not fund a breakthrough in ALS treatment
Yesterday's science-by-press-release announcement that a research team had made a "breakthrough" in treating ALS thanks to funds raised in last year's viral ice-bucket challenge turns out to be vaporw...
06:47 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Hair salon smackdown: bad haircut recipient v. inordinately loyal customer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KVgCTz7pg0At a hair salon somewhere in America, it's going down: "Your wife is assaulting me! I'm gonna shut you guys down after this!"...
06:41 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Dark Patterns: why do companies pursue strategies that make their customers regret doing business?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=1KVyFio8gw4In this 30 minute video, Harry Brignull rounds up his work on cataloging and unpicking "Dark Patterns," (previously) the super-optimized te...
06:26 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Silicon Valley banks offer tech giants' new hires 100% mortgages on 24 hours' notice
What to do if you've just signed up to work in one of the most expensive real-estate markets in the world, with almost all of your net worth tied up in illiquid shares in your employer's company? Just...
06:02 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing The Typography of Stranger Things
Stranger Things is a new hit Netflix show about supernatural goings-on in the mid-1980s. Part of its magic is the excellent production design: it doesn't just nail the 80s, but it nails the poor midwe...
05:41 am PDT - Thu, July 28, 2016
BoingBoing Sierra Leone is the roundest country
Gonzalo Ciruelos set out to discover which country was the roundest in shape. We can define roundness in many ways. For example, as you may know, the circle is the shape that given a fixed perimeter m...
09:55 pm PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Watch Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Tim Kaine, Mike Bloomberg speeches at 2016 DNC (Video)
It was a busy night at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as the party's leading lights made their case for Hillary Clinton. In this post: Video of the speeches given at the DNC ...
02:15 pm PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Gabby Giffords rides an airhead
Former U.S. congressperson Gabrielle Giffords pictured with her lovely /5 toaster....
02:11 pm PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Review: Voltron, Legendary Defender
My people raised me on the greatness of Voltron Lion Force. So when I discovered there was a remake on Netflix, I was excited. Scared. The bland unpleasantness of the Thundercats reboot lingers still ...
01:34 pm PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Trump asks Russia to conduct espionage against Hillary Clinton
Trump at press conference yesterday: Russia, if youre listening, I hope youre able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Lets see if ...
01:19 pm PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Patent fighters attack the crown jewels of three of America's worst patent trolls
Unified Patents raises money from companies that are the target of patent-trolling and then uses it to challenge the most widely used patents in each of its members' sectors: now it's going for the go...
01:12 pm PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Russia and other states could hack the US election by attacking voting machines
It's been more than 16 years since faulty voting machine technology called into question a US presidential election, and in the ensuing 1.6 decades, the voting machine industry has used bafflegab, int...
11:58 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Mall cop fired after bringing gun to work and accidentally shooting other guard in arse
A security guard at Pittsburgh's fancy Ross Park Mall was fired this week after bringing a gun to work, fooling around with it in the security office, and accidentally shooting a colleague in the arse...
11:36 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing 2 TB Western Digital portable hard drive for $70
I've had a great experience with Western Digital portable hard drives. I own six 1TB models and use them to store and backup media. They are very quiet and run on USB power (the same USB cable for the...
11:15 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing This map shows where the tallest people live
New research on trends in adult human height over the last century confirm that, no surprise, humans are getting taller overall due to better nutrition and disease control. However according to the he...
11:02 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Why did Iran's Lake Urmia just change from bright green to blood red?
Between April and July, Iran's salty Lake Urmia changed from a bright green color to a blood red. NASA's Aqua satellite captured the image above and reported on the science behind the strange transfor...
10:56 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Unseen photos of Ciro's Nightclub stars snapped by a cigarette girl and her best friend
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Ciro's Nightclub of the Starsby Andra D. Clarke and Regina Denton-DrewArcadia Publishing2015, 128 pages, 6.5 x 9.2 x 0.3 inches $22 Buy a copy on AmazonIn the 1...
10:50 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing John Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan, will go free
On March 30, 1981 in Washington DC, John Hinckley fired six bullets at President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress the actress Jodie Foster. Reagan fully recovered but his press secretary, James B...
10:49 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Compilation of most awkward and uncomfortable moments on TV news - part 2
Here's part two of local news program reporters doing what they do best blurting out embarrassing thoughts projected directly from their ids. (Here's part one)...
10:33 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing How the Republican party went from Lincoln to Trump
tldr; The GOP was founded by anti-slavery activists in the North in 1854 and White in the South were in favor of slavery so they stuck with the Democratic party. A lot of Republicans became wealthy ...
10:32 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Supercut of 1980s film references in Stranger Things
Stranger Things, the supernatural thriller on Netflix, quotes wildly from the great horror/thriller/science fiction films of the 1980s. In fact, spotting those references may be the series' primary ...
10:16 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Premiere: Trippy cinematic surf music reissues from 1960s-70s Australia
In 1971, Australian filmmaker Paul Witzig released his fourth surf movie Sea of Joy, celebrating the rise of the short boards. To score the film, Witzig enlisted Sydney band Tully, best known at the...
10:07 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. How to Draw Doug MORE!
Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.Please join Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the INNER HIVE, for early access to comics, and oh so much more. (You will not learn anything, regard...
09:58 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Dog dislikes being flipped off
This fellow is going to get his finger excarnated one day if he keeps it up.[via]...
09:56 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Tor Project says accusations against Jake Appelbaum are accurate
The Tor Project announced Wednesday that an investigation had confirmed sexual misconduct allegations against Jake Appelbaum, describing them as accurate and him as having humiliated, intimidated and ...
09:50 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing 10 strange inventions from the future
Brain implants that allow people to read each other's minds. Pills that let you change genders temporarily. Reputation Statements that list any good deeds you do. These are a few of the things from th...
09:19 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Bill O'Reilly: Slaves who built White House were "well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government"
In response to Michelle Obama's speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, former history teacher Bill O'Reilly told his viewers that the slaves who built the White House wer...
08:28 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Censorship company drops bogus lawsuit against researchers who outed them
Netsweeper sells "internet filtering technology" -- a tool that spies on users' internet traffic and censors some of what they see -- that is used by governments to control their populations, includin...
08:19 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Roundup of newspapers that illustrated Hillary Clinton's nomination with pictures of her husband
The excuses for this come prepackaged: it's what was on the photo wires, his was the great speech of the night, it illustrates a moment of transition in politics, etc. (more…)...
08:14 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Photographer sues Getty Images for $1B because they're charging for pix she donated to LoC
Jamie writes, "A photographer filed on Monday a $1 billion copyright infringement suit in New York against Getty Images' American arm, alleging that the company is sending out letters demanding licens...
08:03 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Minipresso is the Aeropress of portable espresso makers
Harkening back to my days as a boy scout, camping gear is some of my favorite stuff. This Minipresso portable espresso maker is has me pretty jazzed!Using boiling water and a small hand pump Wacaco'...
07:59 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Olympics to companies: mentioning "Olympics" in social media is a trademark violation
The US Olympics Committee has sent a letter to companies that sponsor athletes but don't sponsor the games, warning them that mentioning the Olympics in social media is a trademark violation. (more&he...
07:56 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing The Ultimate 'Netflix and Chill' Bundle
It's one thing to enjoy dinner at homeand a nice glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with your best friend, Netflix, but it's another thing entirely to make that meal from scratch and get that wine delivered ...
07:55 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing First-ever Michelin star for street food awarded to Singaporean hawker stalls
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle sell lunch dishes for less than USD2.00, but that's not a predictor of the food's quality, as both restaurants have bee...
07:21 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Highest-paid CEOs generate lowest shareholder returns
In Are CEOs paid for performance? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Equity Incentives, a new study from MSCI, researchers compared the salaries of 800 US CEOs of large and medium-sized companies to the ...
07:13 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Pro-tar-sands activists say dirty Canadian oil is better because "lesbians are hot"
The "In Canada lesbians are considered hot!" campaign is the brainchild of Robbie Picard, a tar-sands booster from Fort McMurray, Alberta. (more…)...
07:08 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing MIT Media Lab announces $250,000 "Rewarding Disobedience" prize
Linkedin founder Reid Hoffman has bankrolled an experimental, one-time prize of $250,000 that the Media Lab will award for research that harnesses "responsible, ethical disobedience aimed at challengi...
06:48 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing Young man reiterates need for "Trump in America" after in-game defeat
In this homophobic NSFW rant, a young gentleman who had lost a game of NBA 2K16 explains to his team-mates why the outcome demonstrates the need for Trump in America.Illustration: Veciits...
06:25 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing In 1985 Wal-Mart pulled a "Someday A Woman Will Be President" t-shirt because it was offensive
Nick Kapur spotted this gem in an old newspaper: "A Wal-Mart store pulled a popular T-shirt proclaiming Someday a woman will be president off its shelves, saying it was offensive to some shoppers."It ...
06:25 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing In 1995 Wal-Mart pulled a "Someday A Woman Will Be President" t-shirt because it was offensive
Nick Kapur spotted this gem in an old newspaper: "A Wal-Mart store pulled a popular T-shirt proclaiming Someday a woman will be president off its shelves, saying it was offensive to some shoppers."It ...
04:55 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing TSA approves having a mummified head as your carry-on luggage, with reservations
As long as it is "properly packaged, labeled and declared," one may take Victorian philosopher Jeremy Bentham's mummified head onto your flight. The TSA added that travelers may simply snap a picture ...
04:39 am PDT - Wed, July 27, 2016
BoingBoing North Korea recommends Americans elect "wise politician" Donald Trump
North Korea is on Team Trump, reports Reuters, describing the millionaire mogul as a "wise" choice and his rival as "thick-headed Hillary."Run by a brutal and notoriously reclusive authoritarian cliqu...
04:12 pm PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Spelling, Florida style
Via Reddit, a photo of Pine Ridge High School, Deltona, Florida's interpretive road art....
03:51 pm PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders overcome with emotion as his brother Larry casts delegate vote at DNC
In Philadelphia today at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, an emotionally overwhelming moment for Bernie Sanders as Democrats Abroad cast their votes for the party's 2016 presidential nominee. ...
01:01 pm PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Extreme off-road wheelchair
The Ripchair 3.0 is an electric off-road wheelchair (actually, a "track chair") that enables you to roll your regular wheelchair or powerchair into the chassis, dock it into place, and take off. It'...
12:30 pm PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Minimalism "not really minimal"
Kyle Chayka hates minimalism, a consumer product like any other, a class signifier, a "slightly intriguing perversion, like drinking at breakfast" for the insincere global elite....an outgrowth of a p...
12:07 pm PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Miss Cleo dead at 53
TMZ reports that Miss Cleo is dead at 53. The TV psychic, also known as Youree Harris, was famous for the character's faux-Jamaican accent and the bizarre Tarot-themed advertising campaigns exhortin...
11:48 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Bitcoin not real money according to judge
You can save it, you can buy things with it, you can watch its value fluctuate, but according to a Miami court judge, "bitcoin has a long way to go before it is equivalent of money."Judge Teresa Mary ...
11:08 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Mysterious green slimy foam emerges from Utah sewer
Salt Lake City area health officials are investigating a very strange green foam that's emerging from a sewer grate in Bluffdale, Utah. Residents are freaked out because the nearby Utah Lake waterway ...
10:54 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Bottle of 90 fish oil capsules for $1
I just bought a bottle of 90 Cellucor Cor-Performance Fish Oil capsules for $1 on Amazon using a coupon code generated here. You have to enter an email address to get the code, but it instantly gives ...
10:47 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Textiles printed directly from sewer covers
Berlin's Raubdruckerin ("Pirate Printer") roam the world's great cities -- places like Paris, Amsterdam and Lisbon -- and apply ink-rollers directly to the prettiest manhole and utility covers they ca...
10:21 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Dig this portable record player from 1966
I really dig the design of this 1966 portable record player! If I had one, I'd play Manfred Mann's "Pretty Flamingo" on it too. "You can treat it just like a transistor radio and the sound is free o...
10:16 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing How to Pack for Any Trip is like a Marie Kondo book for travelers
See sample pages from this book at Wink.How to Pack for Any Trip Lonely Planet2016, 160 pages, 7 x 4.7 x 0.5 inches (softcover)$12 Buy a copy on AmazonIve bought many a travel guidebooks from Lonely P...
10:12 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing An affordable tablet for my 9-year-old
I often marvel at my daughters computing experience. My first computer was a Timex-Sinclair 1000, hers was an iPad 2.My Timex-Sinclair is in a box, in my basement. Short of taking a hammer to it, it's...
10:07 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Watch a rare "Corpse Flower" bloom while far away from the smell of death
Amorphophallus titanum is known as the "Corpse Flower" because it smells like rotten flesh. The infamous stink attracts flies and beetles that helps it get pollinated. Native to Sumatra, the plant r...
10:06 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Congressman Hank Johnson says calling Jewish settlers "termites" was a "poor choice of words"
After reflecting on his statements during an event sponsored by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation equating Jewish settlers to being termites, Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson tweeted, "P...
10:06 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Congressman Hank Johnson says his description of Jewish settlers as "termites" was a "poor choice of words"
After reflecting on his statements during an event sponsored by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation equating Jewish settlers to being termites, Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson tweeted, "P...
09:49 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Watch lightning strike annihilate telephone pole
Take that, you wicked telephone pole. (@Alby)Lightning strike obliterates telegraph pole: pic.twitter.com/8UIsFk3qg3— Alby (@Alby) July 25, 2016 ...
09:46 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Report on the dismal state of black sf/f writers in the short fiction markets
Paolo Defendini writes, "Fireside Fiction Company has released a report detailing the dismal stateof representation of black writers in the science fiction and fantasy shortfiction market .Despite inc...
09:40 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Fifty years of Star Trek clips
Original series, best series....
09:38 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Marissa Mayer will earn $55 million to leave Yahoo
Marissa Mayer has a nice executive pay package coming her way if she is terminated from Yahoo. Via CNBCThe CEO of the embattled online news site, currently trying to sell itself, is entitled to severa...
09:28 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Using manhole covers to print pattern on clothes
Four artists from Germany are going around with ink and rollers to make prints of manhole covers on clothes. The result is cool!...
09:22 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Video of man demonstrating 67 accents spoken in English
https://youtu.be/riwKuKSbFDsTruseneye92 says:I start with accents from my own country and then move on to other countries around the world and then progress to other random voices which are not all ac...
09:10 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing 20 amusing paradoxes and dilemmas to ponder
Cracked has compiled a collection of 20 fun-to-ponder paradoxes, including the famous Paradox of the Court. From Wikipedia:The Paradox of the Court, also known as the counterdilemma of Euathlus, is a ...
09:00 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Best design for a milk bottle
The Imedia Creative Bureau in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan designed this concept cow-swiping-UFO milk bottle.From Imedia:We are trying to tend to come up with original and smart packaging or product designs. S...
08:54 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Pillow wearing a baseball cap is not a valid passenger for carpool lane, say police
A 61-year-old New York state woman was ticketed for driving in a carpool lane with a pillow as a passenger. "The department said the woman was pulled over when an officer noticed her passenger was com...
08:51 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump plans unofficial "Ask Me Anything" event on Reddit
Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, has announced plans to do an AMA on Reddit. Unlike most "ask me anything" events, however, this one is unofficial and unmoderated by Reddit's usual ...
07:54 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing A reminder from President Clinton
Hillary Clinton, 45th president of the United States, would like to remind you of a few important things.I can fix this fucking country for you. And all you little bitches need to do is get off your a...
07:33 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Yahoo sale: are Flickr and Tumblr doomed?
Verizon yesterday bought Yahoo, which had earlier bought Flickr, a photo-sharing site, and Tumblr, a blogging platform. Both of these places have three key qualities that raise important questions abo...
07:05 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Oompa Loompa stick it in your Jumper Overnighter Travel Bag now 24% off
Having to pack and drag your stuff through security can put quite the damper on your vacation plans. Thankfully, we've got your back with one wayto make traveling more painless: the Jumper Overnighter...
07:05 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Oompa Oompa stick it in your Jumper Overnighter Travel Bag now 24% off
Having to pack and drag your stuff through security can put quite the damper on your vacation plans. Thankfully, we've got your back with one wayto make traveling more painless: the Jumper Overnighter...
06:43 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Watch language evolve as little sims wander around a grid of islands
Language Evolution Simulation is exactly that, showing words changing little by little as time passes in a tiny world with three islands. It's agent-based, which is to say that it models little comput...
06:08 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Infernal Scoop is a crowdsourced storytelling tool
Infernal Scoop is a crowdsourced storytelling site with a no-nonsense, functionalist vibe. Create a story, let readers wander through branching plot developments, and watch everything go weird and wil...
04:41 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Black Lives Matter in Rio, too
In Brazil, racial discrimination against darker-skinned people is rife; and the famous unequal society is especially tilted against black Brazilians, who are subjected to horrific summary executions b...
04:30 am PDT - Tue, July 26, 2016
BoingBoing Mexican indigenous groups form co-op phone company to serve 356 municipalities
Telecomunicaciones Indgenas Comunitarias A.C. -- a nonprofit telcoms company operated by and for indigenous groups in Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Veracruz -- has received a license to opera...
08:00 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders' Democratic National Convention speech
A sustained and rousing standing ovation for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, tonight. (more…)...
06:51 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Compilation video of annoyed animals giving warning nips to people
Here are some animals teaching people a lesson....
06:16 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing UK gives OK to Amazon for drone delivery exploration
Amazon.com says it has entered into a partnership with the British government to get the nation's aviation authority approval for deliveries via small drones. (more…)...
06:02 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Vic Berger Election Special with Tim Heidecker: The Conventions
Vic Berger and Tim Heideckers epic RNC special is terrifying and hilarious. (more…)...
05:45 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing FBI: Russia hacked DNC. US officials: Electing Trump, crushing Clinton was Putin's goal.
Did Vladimir Putin order the Russian government to hack the Democratic National Committee, obtaining emails that Wikileaks has since released, to take down Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US Presidential ...
05:24 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Package Delivery Fail: The Ultimate Photo Gallery
That feel when FedEx, UPS, DHL, or your local postal service tries to "hide" your package delivery in the lamest, most half-assed way imaginable. Or leaves one of those signature required things that ...
04:23 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Low center of gravity mechanical pencil
I love Muji office supplies, because they are well-designed, high-quality, and low-priced. The Low Center of Gravity Mechanical Pencil ($8) is no exception. The low center of gravity feels surprisingl...
03:55 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Cosplay at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International: 10 amazing fan portraits
San Diego Comic-Con International has concluded for 2016, but these amazing photos of dedicated cosplayers at the event will live on. (more…)...
03:39 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing How YA comics creators all over the world created the "5 Worlds" project
5 Worlds is a young SFF project that's been a hard secret to keep these past years! It's a five book series, 250 pages each, full color. It has five worlds and there are five of us working together o...
01:24 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing The Fresh Tank Engine of Sodor
Will Smith's entry in the annals of catchy Thomas the Tank Engine remixes is even better than Biggie the Tank Engine. Also, "Insane in the Train" is the perfect title, but that mix isn't quite up to...
12:47 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Infuse: Oil, Spirit, Water demystifies the art of infusing
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Infuse: Oil, Spirit, Water demystifies the art of infusingInfuse: Oil, Spirit, Water by Eric Prum and Josh WilliamsClarkson Potter2015, 176 pages, 8.5 x 8.6 x 0...
12:44 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing How vacation photos have changed over the last 130 years
How have travel photos changed over time? Hoppa looks at photos taken from the time people used the Kodak No.1 Box Camera in the 1880s to take staged group pictures up until the time of today's Inst...
12:36 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Nintendo shares plumment when investors learn it didn't make Pokmon Go
Pokmon Go became an overnight sensation, and savvy investors bought Nintendo stock, causing the share price to spike. But when Nintendo issued a statement to remind everyone that its stake in the app ...
12:36 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Nintendo shares plummet when investors learn it didn't make Pokmon Go
Pokmon Go became an overnight sensation, and savvy investors bought Nintendo stock, causing the share price to spike. But when Nintendo issued a statement to remind everyone that its stake in the app ...
12:26 pm PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Rock suspended in mid-air?
If a headline ends with a question mark, the answer is no.This rock is actually in the water...
10:41 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Iraq stops using $60,000 dowsing rods for bomb detection
After the July 3 suicide bomb that killed 300 people in Baghdad, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi banned the use of the ADE 651. a fake bomb detector made by British fraudsters, who claimed the gadgets ...
10:21 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Make your own Pokmon Go cake pops!
After a Pokmon GO player (known on YouTube as The Grand Spatula) noticed that a bunch of kids liked playing the game outside her apartment, the baker created these cute Pikachu and Pok Ball cake pop...
09:16 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Get unlimited access to over 2,000 hours of learning - now 93% off
Learning is a 24/7/365 proposition, and it never ends. And if you're truly serious about leveling up your skill sets andcareer prospects, get a subscription to Stone River Academy's massive course col...
08:31 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Bruce Schneier on the coming IoT security dumpster-fire
Bruce Schneier warns us that the Internet of Things security dumpster-fire isn't just bad laptop security for thermostats: rather, that "software control" (of an ever-widening pool of technologies); i...
08:17 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing When science intersected with the counterculture, things got wonderfully weird
In the late 1960s and 1970s, the mind-expanding modus operandi of the counterculture spread into the realm of science, and shit got wonderfully weird. Neurophysiologist John Lilly tried to talk with d...
08:16 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Our public health data is being ingested into Silicon Valley's gaping, proprietary maw
In a lead editorial in the current Nature, John Wilbanks (formerly head of Science Commons, now "Chief Commons Officer" for Sage Bionetworks) and Eric Topol (professor of genomics at the Scripps Insti...
08:13 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
Osprey Publishing, the UK-based military history publisher beloved by wargamers and toy soldier nerds for their amazing Men at Arms series (which lovingly detail the uniforms and accoutrements of war)...
08:12 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Cozy $150 micro-camping trailer pulled by bike has kitchen, bed, bookshelves
From YouTube:Paul Elkins fell for micro-camping in 2002 when he toured the country in his cabover stealth camper. Sure he could make something more affordable, this year he began building a nomadic ...
07:40 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing The coolest portable record players in the world
Fumihito Taguchi's fantastic collection of vintage portable record players, including the wonderful specimens seen here, will be on display at Tokyo's Lifestyle Design Center from July 30 to August 28...
07:22 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Driver gets lucky when storm fells tree
December 29, 2014: a windy day during the Australian summer. On a small country road in central Victoria, the storm batters trees looming over the passing vehicles, until the inevitable happens: "Th...
07:00 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Rad new Vans by pioneering lowbrow artist Robert Williams
Famed psychedelic hot rod artist and comix illustrator Robert Williams has launched another line of rad Vans sneakers! The shoes integrate detail from Williams' mind bending masterpieces Flaming Cobra...
06:57 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing How facial recognition works (and how to hack your own in Python)
You could not ask for a clearer, easier-to-read, more informative guide to facial recognition and machine learning thank Adam Geitgey's article, which is the latest in a series of equally clear explai...
06:49 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Iraq bans fake bomb detectors
James McCormick, a British fraudster, got rich and got jailed selling fake bomb detectors to police in Iraq. But the devices—dowsing rods in a plastic handle, often sold as golf ball 'finders'&m...
06:20 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Watch Iggy Pop and Tom Waits acting weird, as directed by Jim Jarmusch
In Jim Jarmusch's original short film "Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California" (1993), Iggy Pop and Tom Waits celebrate quitting smoking by having a cigarette, enjoy some awkward chit chat, ...
06:00 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing Stock footage tribute to Raiders of the Lost Ark
The bowling ball! The melting chocolate bunny! Well done, Dissolve....
05:51 am PDT - Mon, July 25, 2016
BoingBoing A catalog of weird-ass corners of game theory research
Game theory is the place where politics, economics, psychology and math meet, and it offers the seductive promise of being able to quantify empirically optimal outcomes from thorny problems ranging fr...
11:18 pm PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing Storytellers are more attractive, are happier and more satisfied with life
The Wall Street Journal reports that storytellers—people with a natural inclination to craft concise yet compelling narratives without rambling—were found to be hot by science. Feels good ...
10:33 pm PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing You've met the man designed to survive a car crash, now meet the Natural Born Smoker
Pesco posted about "Graham," a man remade to survive car accidents, replete with blemmye-like head and disgusting air-sacs rippling around his ribs. A device to remind us of the fragility of our fee...
10:10 pm PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing Surprise revival in UK printed book sales, with ebooks dipping
Ink on paper is a better product, at least for now, and it's showing at British tills. Sky UK's Lucy Cotter reports the first better year for print since 2007, and the worst one for ebooks since 2011....
09:50 pm PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing Raspberry Pi revolutionized arcade game emulation, here's how to get started
Jeff Atwood (coincidentally the cocaine-dusted, AK-toting godfather of our comment system) writes at length about the absolutely fabulous things that the tiny, supremely adaptable Raspberry Pi compute...
09:35 pm PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing Claim of "dramatic deterioration" in UK economy since Brexit vote
According to one financial services company, Brexit bites—and it hasn't even been officially announced yet. According to Markit (good enough for fussy Tory broadsheet The Telegraph), economic sh...
09:19 pm PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing Verizon to buy Yahoo for $5bn
Twenty-one years ago, Yahoo became the soul of the nascent web. Now it's telco food, to be eaten by Verizon for $5bn.Verizon is also the proud owner of AOL, snagged last year for $4.4bn. At their heig...
11:35 am PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing Knights of the Apocalypse, another Duck and Cover adventure
The irreverent adventures continue! In Knights of the Apocalypse, Benjamin Wallace's former librarian is back and bumbling through the wreckage of civilization!Jerry, Erica and their massive massif Ch...
11:20 am PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing Happy Putants
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11:17 am PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing Elvira's public appearances coming to an end
Cassandra Peterson, the talented actress who has portrayed Elvira since television's 1981 Movie Macabre, is considering hanging up her wig! Ageism and sexism are things even horror movieshow hosts nee...
11:02 am PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing The FRESHeBAR Leather Soundbar packs powerful audio into a stylish package - now 56% off
Home audio has taken some bigleaps forward in recent years--not just in terms of sound quality, but also in the style department.The FRESHeBAR Leather Soundbar,now 56% off in the Boing Boing Store, is...
08:38 am PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing Congress: TSA is worst place to work in USG, nearly half of employees cited for misconduct; it's getting worse
The House Homeland Security Committee Majority Staff Report has just published its investigation on aviation security, and the title really tells you everything you need to know: MISCONDUCT AT TSA TH...
05:31 am PDT - Sun, July 24, 2016
BoingBoing A new Bloom County collection of Trump-inspired reboot strips
In the year since Berke Breathed came out of retirement to cover the 2016 election cycles with Opus, Bill, Milo and the gang, he's amassed enough material to fill a new 144-page collection: Bloom Coun...
01:47 pm PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing Check out the new Wonder Woman trailer
Love the golden lariat!...
01:26 pm PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing Jon Hunter is still at it in 'Hero at the Gates'
Timothy Ellis' galaxy spanning space opera continues in Hero at the Gates! We're 9 damn books in and the central plot is finally about to get past its prelude!I've really enjoyed this massive story. 9...
01:14 pm PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing Why motorcyclists do things
Autotrader.ca offers some insight into some odd, observed behaviors of motorcyclists. I've been riding for so long, most of this seems just commonsense to me. Here are a few:Why dont motorcycle riders...
11:14 am PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing Create pro-quality photos with the Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle - just $29.99
Much of what goes into creating an amazing photo happens in the digital darkroom. Here's your chance to master all things photo editing: theUltimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle, now available in the Bo...
10:10 am PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing Pokemon Pokeball weed grinder
The Pokemon Pokeball weed grinder is $20 on Amazon. Gotta catch it before Nintendo stops them....
10:01 am PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing Making crappy tagging legible
Here are before and after photos of spray painted tagging replaced by clean fonts. I thought this was photoshopped, but if you look closely, the details are different in the before and after photos ar...
09:36 am PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing How I wrap earbud and charger cables so they don't get tangled
In response to overwhelming demand, I made a 30-second video that shows how to wrap cables so that they stay wrapped, don't get tangled, and are very easy to unwrap....
06:27 am PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing Jon Stewart and Colbert team up for one more Daily Show special on the RNC
I don't think Stewart's ever been in finer form, and his "I've been living in a cave"/Transmet schtick plays well with Colbert's own persona....
06:22 am PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing Clay Shirky to white liberals: Trump could win, so here's what you have to do
In an epic Twitter tear, Clay Shirky addresses white liberals who are horrified by the rise of Trump and reminds them that "Trump IS the voice of angry whites. He wasn't on stage because he has unusua...
05:58 am PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing Study: top bank execs saw the crash coming and sold off shares in their own institutions
In a new working paper from the Center for Economic Policy Research, scholars look at the trading records of shareholders, directors and top executives of major financial institutions in the runup to ...
05:35 am PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing Grotesque, fleshy sculptures by Russel Cameron
Russel Cameron's grotesque, beautiful sculptures "possess human characteristics such as skin texture and some form of anatomical structure," fashioned into blobby, nightmarish, sexual forms. (more&hel...
05:08 am PDT - Sat, July 23, 2016
BoingBoing Chinese kids brawl with KFC customers as South China Sea online patriotism campaign spills onto the streets
In the wake of the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling that China had been stealing islands in the South China, the Xi Jinping administration's propaganda machine went into overdrive to whip up patr...
07:26 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing 'NASA: On the Edge of Forever' explores links between Star Trek and the ISS
NASA released today the first of three videos that will highlight Star Trek and NASA tie-ins, to coincide with the release of Star Trek Beyond and Star Treks 50th Anniversary. (more…)...
06:56 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing For cheating a mom-and-pop paint store, deadbeat Trump must pay $300,000 in legal fees
Donald Trump thought he could use his usual tactic of "I've paid you enough already" to get out of a painting bill for his golf course, but the mom-and-pop paint store took him to court and won. From ...
05:12 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing The #Veep is out: Hillary Clinton chooses Tim Kaine as Vice President
Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced on Friday afternoon that her running mate will be Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia. (more…)...
03:05 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing DMCA tees
Support Techdirt before Aug 2 and you can get one of their classic "the content of this shirt has been removed" DMCA tees and hoodies!...
03:01 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing SURVEY: Your views on US Customs' plan to search your social media at the border
Deji from Access Now writes, "You remember that spooky story about the U.S. screening everyones social media 'presence' at the border? Well, now theres a way to tell the government exactly what you t...
01:20 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing See this odd "ouroboros" robot roll right along
Researchers from Germany's University of Bielefeld presented their OUROBOT, a "Self-Propelled Continuous-Track-Robot for Rugged Terrain," at the recent IEEE International Conference on Robotics and ...
01:19 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing iPhone flash drive with Lightning Connector gives you an extra 32GB
I have a 64GB iPhone, but I don't like using iTunes to transfer videos to it because it is a hassle. I have this little $30 USB/Lighting flash drive that holds 32GB of files, including videos, photos,...
12:58 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Public Enemy action figures by Ed Piskor
Boing Boing comic artist Ed Piskor, creator of the stupendous Hip Hop Family Tree, designed this set of Public Enemy Action Figures! They're sculpted by Tomohiro Yasui and stand around 4" tall. They'r...
12:51 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Glass artist Dale Chihuly plays with fire and the audacity of beauty
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Chihuly on Fire by Henry Adams (author) and Dale Chihuly (artist)Chihuly Workshop2016, 212 pages, 9.3 x 12.1 x 0.9 inches $40 Buy a copy on AmazonFor several d...
12:44 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Apartment complex evacuated due to man cooking urine
The Amherst, Mass. fire department evacuated an apartment complex on Wednesday due to a nasty smell coming from one of the units. They saw what appeared to be chemicals cooking on the stove and called...
12:20 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing McDonald's will not be making burgers called "Ron's Creamy Surprise" or "Rektal Prolapse"
I'm loving it. McDonald's New Zealand created a site for people to "build your own unique burger" and name their creations. Problem is, the submissions appeared on the site without moderation. (more...
12:16 pm PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Abortion conviction quashed, but woman who miscarried still faces time for "neglect"
Purvi Patel was the first woman in America to be convicted of "feticide"—a euphemism for abortion—and jailed 20 years after suffering a miscarriage that prosecutors claim was induced by il...
11:33 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Secretly snapping pix up a woman's skirt A-OK in Georgia
Apparently it's now perfectly legal to sneak a camera or a video up a woman's skirt, as long as she is in a public place. After a gentleman in Perry, Georgia was found guilty of "criminal invasion of ...
11:31 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing King of Kong also the Prince of Pac-Man
Remember Billy Mitchell, the star of excellent videogame documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters? In 1999, the Donkey Kong champ was also the first person confirmed to attain a perfect s...
11:06 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Mass shooting at Munich shopping mall leaves multiple victims dead
Reports of yet another mass shooting, this one at a shopping center in Germany. In Munich late Friday afternoon, a man with a gun shot people at mall in Munich. Local news reports that several people ...
09:36 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Courtroom smackdown! Judge and defendant get nasty
Dramatis personae: Denver Fenton Allen, a murder defendant. Bryan Durham, a Superior Court judge. And everyone watching in the peanut gallery-cum-courthouse in Rome, Ga., when things got fiery in Floy...
09:25 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing How to seal a bag of chips without a clip
Now that I have mastered the art of looping earbud and charging cables, I'm ready to tackle bag resealing.Seal that bag...
09:11 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Brave or foolish? Man installs air conditioner on high balcony
This man is having a bit of trouble carrying an air conditioner unit around the corner of a balcony about 10 stories up."What are you doing?" "Oh, just fitting some AC."...
08:53 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Use this $18 USB borescope for looking in walls, or other tight places
Want to look in your walls, Rob? Try this USB endoscope!I wanted to look inside the cylinders of my motorcycle, just for fun. Rob has a secret room, hidden in the walls of his house. This 5M long fibe...
08:38 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Colorado tap water spiked with THC
Colorado has already legalized pot, but now its residents in the small town of Hugo can get it for free! After hearing "complaints," according to the sheriff's office, investigators tested the water f...
08:08 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Kickass Torrents returns after a whole day offline
A day after an expensive, multinational police effort to remove KickAssTorrents from the net culminated in the arrest of its founder and the confiscation of its domains, the inevitable happened. It's ...
07:11 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Middle aged Singaporean media regulators rap about the national public-private content strategy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksw2UqTyhhcIn 2007, Singaporean blogfather Mr Brown discovered this video, which is literally the most best thing you will ever see, this week: middle-aged Singaporea...
07:08 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Get the first consumer-grade 3D printer on the market at a must-have price
3D printers are hot, but they're also pricey.Whilethe prospect of cranking out everything we can dream up is enticing, cost is often one factor that keepsus from jumping onto the 3D printing train.Now...
07:07 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Austin cops investigated for violence, racist remarks against black teacher
Last year, Austin police office Bryan Richter approached a woman in a parking lot and told her to get back into her car. He told the woman, a black 26-year-old school teacher that he'd seen her speedi...
06:53 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Laurie Penny on hanging out with Milo Yiannopoulos and the gay trolls of the RNC
Laurie Penny, "a radical queer feminist leftist writer burdened with actual principles," has a weird frenemy relationship with trolling, racist, alt-right opportunist Milo Yiannopoulos, who was just ...
06:31 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing Kevin Kelly discusses the future of artificial intelligence
My friend and Cool Tools partner Kevin Kelly was interviewed about his book, The Inevitable. In this video, he discuss what will happen when artificial intelligence is sold like electricity, as a uti...
05:41 am PDT - Fri, July 22, 2016
BoingBoing All the best parts of Donald Trump's speech to the Republican National Convention
Anthony Clune put together a highlight reel of the most interesting and salient moments from last night's keynote address at the Republican National Convention, in which Donald Trump accepted the pa...
03:04 pm PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing NBA pulls 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte over North Carolina's transgender bathroom law
The National Basketball Association won't be holding the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, because of a recently passed state law that discriminates against transgender people. (more&he...
02:00 pm PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Incredible camouflage truck for sale
Available for $1800 OBO in Lynchburg, Virginia:1984 Chevy shorted in great shape with a perfect camouflaged paintjob. 4 wheel drive like new interior, very clean windows. low miles.(Craigslist)...
01:26 pm PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Fox News chief Roger Ailes resigns after sexual harassment claims, Murdoch takes over
Content warning: sexual assault. 20th Century Fox put out a brief today that Roger Ailes has resigned as CEO of Fox News Channel. Ailes departs the conservative television news empire after multiple w...
11:13 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing What does a car crash-proof human look like? Odd. Very odd.
Melbourne, Australia's Transport Accident Commission commissioned an artist, trauma surgeon, and road safety engineer to imagine and design a human built to survive car wrecks. The result is Graham, s...
11:09 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Compilation of most awkward and uncomfortable moments on TV news
15 minutes of cringe inducing bloopers and casual sexism and racism from local TV news programs.[via]...
11:08 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Advances in transparent, brain-revealing skull-windows
Researchers at UC Riverside and Centro de Investigacin Cientfica y de Educacin Superior de Ensenada have published a paper describing their ongoing success in setting a "transparent nanocrystalline yt...
10:55 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing What is going on in this video of a Russian freeway incident?
I watched this bizarre video a couple of times and couldn't figure out what's going on. I think Folderpirate on Reddit has the best theory:The guy on the bike was in on it. It was a carjacking/kidna...
10:43 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Excellent Game of Thrones character impersonator
I wish this video of Steve Love reverse-lip-syncing characters in Game of Thrones was longer. He's incredible....
10:24 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing What if all drugs were totally legal?
Flash Forward: RSS | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook | Web | Patreon | RedditIn this episode we discuss the history of drug laws, why some drugs are legal and others arent, and what would happen if we jus...
10:21 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast continues the A Song of Ice and Fire book club
TheBoars, Gore, and Swordsbook club forges on with theBoiled Leather chapter ordercombining George R.R. Martin'sA Feast for CrowsandA Dance with Dragons. In this week's"Ghost of Sand Snakes Yet to Com...
10:20 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Wherever you are on the the having guts scale, you can level up with Gutsy Girl
See sample pages from this book at Wink.The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure by Caroline PaulBloomsbury USA2016, 160 pages, 6.4 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches $12 Buy a copy on AmazonIf ever...
09:17 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing The story of Donald Crowhurst, who tried to fake sailing around the world in 1968.
In 1968 British engineer Donald Crowhurst entered a round-the-world yacht race, hoping to use the prize money to save his failing electronics business. Woefully unprepared and falling behind, he resor...
09:13 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Belushi, Bette and Beverly Hills
This week on HOME: Stories From L.A.: The process by which one place stops being home and anotherstarts-- it's a mysterious thing. It happens, most often, when we're not paying attention. And sometime...
09:11 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Become a game development rockstar with this Unity 3D training - now under $20
Its no secret that technology is changing the way we all workbut its also transforming the way we play. The games of today look nothing like those of 10or even 20years ago: these days its all about mo...
09:09 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Recessed LED light kit
For some reason, when we moved into our house, many of the trims for the recessed lighting were missing. At $14, they are pretty expensive for what you get - a ring of plastic and a disc of frosted gl...
08:46 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing This month, Japan will manufacture its last VHS video cassette recorder
Funai Electric Company, maker of VHS video cassette recorders for its brands like Magnavox, Emerson, and Sanyo, has announced that they will stop production on new VHS video cassette records this mont...
08:41 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Crowdfunding a second anthology of great UK sf magazine Holdfast
Laurel writes, "Holdfast is an award-winning free online speculative fiction magazine that celebrates all things fantastic. We are trying to raise enough money to pay our writers and artists for the...
08:33 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Dumptrump: your poop emoji/Trump mashup
Available as tees and diecut stickers at Bumperactive....
08:31 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing See this fellow test a 20,000 watt light bulb
Most of the lightbulbs in your home are probably equivalent to 60 to 100 watts and emit around 800 to 1600 lumens. Above, "electrical overload" fan Photonicinduction fires up a 20,000 watt halogen b...
08:14 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Video of one year on Earth, from one million miles away
One million miles from Earth, hanging in space between Earth's gravitational pull and the sun's, is the DSCOVR satellite and NASA's incredible EPIC camera. Every two hours, EPIC takes a photo of Ear...
07:47 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing High-res 3-D model of Apollo 11 command module to explore and print
You can download a high-res model of a 3D scan of the command module Columbia. (more…)...
07:19 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing EFF is suing the US government to invalidate the DMCA's DRM provisions
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has just filed a lawsuit that challenges the Constitutionality of Section 1201 of the DMCA, the "Digital Rights Management" provision of the law, a notoriously overb...
07:06 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Survey: Republicans don't like Game of Thrones
Research firm E-Score asked Democrats and Republicans about their favorite shows. Game of Thrones was #1 in the Democrat list, but it didn't appear in the top 10 on the Republican list.Ethnically Dive...
06:58 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing American Airlines backs stewardess who announced she was "watching" Muslim passenger in Seat 25-A, then kicked him off flight
A Muslim man was booted from a flight after an attendant publicly announced his name and seat number and warned him she was watching him. Welcome to American (real ones) Airlines.Mohamed Ahmed Radwan ...
06:54 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Pumping electric current through pencil graphite - ouch
In this YouTube video, a fellow runs 10 amps through a cylinder of pencil graphite, burning his fingers (accidentally on purpose, I'd say).He has a good article about graphite on his site:Graphite i...
06:53 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Ed Snowden and Andrew "bunnie" Huang announce a malware-detecting smartphone case
Exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and legendary hardware hacker Andrew bunnie" Huang have published a paper detailing their new "introspection engine" for the Iphone, an external hardware case t...
06:38 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing First lines of popular books
Great opening lines from literature, in one large image....
05:37 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Sheepview: cameras attached to roaming ruminants in the Faeroe Islands
Sheep in the remote Faeroe islands, between Scotland and Norway, have been fitted with cameras to provide a vast corpus of sheepcam footage. At Sheepview, you may soon be able to explore the windbla...
05:15 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Police fetch high-powered rifle to kill family dog at child's birthday party
Fox News reports that kids watched as a Wynnewood, Oklahoma police officer used a high-powered rifle, retrieved from his vehicle, to kill a dog after it "lunged at him" when he entered their gated, fe...
04:22 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Funny GIF of Laura Ingraham realizing that she's Nazi saluting at the Republican National Convention
The classic Roman salute, complete with a stiff quarter turn, is an entirely natural thing to do after a stirring patriotic speech in the service of an anti-immigrant populist strongman. She makes a s...
04:14 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump and his family watch grimly as Ted Cruz refuses to endorse him
Last night, Ted Cruz refused to endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump at the party's national convention in Ohio. This photo's doing the rounds and supposedly shows the moment when it became clear h...
03:49 am PDT - Thu, July 21, 2016
BoingBoing Rollaboard luggage trailer-hitch for your butt
A pilot invented this $18 plastic hook for your belt/waistband that can tow a 25lb rollaboard around the airport behind you, leaving you hands-free as you maneuver the concourse. (more…)...
05:24 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing 100 yard-long kraken surfaces near Antarctica, and other tabloid stunners
Its war! screams the cover of Us magazine.Forget Iraq and Afghanistan, Syria and Nigeria. Its Kim Kardashian vs Taylor Swift that has Us mag so excited, after the reality TV queen called the singer a ...
04:20 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Elderly woman beats mugger with bacon
Police in Greater Manchester, UK report that an 86-year-old woman withdrew cash from an ATM before entering a supermarket where she was confronted by a mugger. "The lady then defended herself by repea...
04:02 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this side-by-side video of Los Angeles in the 1940s and today
A drive through downtown Los Angeles in the 1940s and today. Spoiler: Less traffic then! Uglier now! ...
03:24 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Smithsonian launches online Apollo 11 high-res 3D spacecraft model for moon landing's 47th anniversary
One great way to commemorate the 47th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing, which took place this day in 1969, is to travel to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC (highly recom...
03:24 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Someone built a wall around Donald Trump's Walk of Fame Star
RidleyScotch/Reddit (via Mitch Wagner)...
03:21 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Baseband vulnerability could mean undetectable, unblockable attacks on mobile phones
The baseband firmware in your phone is the outermost layer of software, the "bare metal" code that has to be implicitly trusted by the phone's operating system and apps to work; a flaw in that firmwar...
03:06 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Very fast crochet
A lot of people can crochet. Jayna Grassel can do it FAST. (more…)...
02:43 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Maine Man accused of "nearly decapitating" neighbor with machete, burying him with rotting dead deer
A very bad man in Maine is charged with a very weird murder. Prosecutors say Bruce Akers used a machete to try and decapitate a neighbor (is "nearly decapitating" worse? because that's what happened),...
02:25 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Hacker claims $20K in dark web sales of leaked 'World-Check' terrorism watchlist
Ever wonder if it's really a good idea for there to be terrorism watch lists created by for-profit businesses, with no accountability to the privacy rights of ordinary citizens like you and me? The be...
02:04 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Rock Against the TPP: coming to a town near you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKGRYypHogo&feature=youtu.beEvan from Fight for the Future writes, "Hey Internet! How about some good news for a change? A bunch of awesome musicians, actors, and act...
01:57 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing The Gathering of the Juggalos turns 17
The RNC in Cleveland isn't the only unhinged, drunken, drug-fueled marathon party going on this week. Starting today, thousands of Juggalos and Juggalettes gather in Thornville, Ohio, to participate...
01:24 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing How to drill into a secret room you suspect lies in the voids of your pre-war home
I've been curious about a mysterious void between two rooms of my new old house. Boing Boing reader Medievalist explains how to proceed.To examine a secret room or priest's hole, use a 1.5" or larger ...
12:39 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing See this inventor's odd bicycles from the 1930s
This engineer, active in Kidderminster, England in the 1930s, appears to be the artistic ancestor of San Francisco's Cyclecide punk inventors. (British Path via Weird Universe)...
12:31 pm PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Ad agency guys make their own anti-Trump ad, it's good
The co-founders of Goodby Silverstein & Partners have made their own anti-Trump ad, just because they thought they should. It is very good, and a bit chilling.Via AdWeek:Droga5 has been doing advert...
11:58 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing LEGO Classic 60's TV BatCave
Wow. The Bat mobile and Bat copter alone make me want to pick up this fantastic LEGO set. The Adam West Batcave is interpreted with fantastic detail!LEGO Super Heroes Batman Classic TV Series - Batcav...
11:19 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing An IRS scammer called me and I made him mad
One of those lame IRS scammers called me this morning. He said his name was Michael Lee. He didn't like it when I asked him if he was related to Bruce Lee. He also didn't like it when I told him tha...
11:15 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Preteen robbers throw dummy through window
On Monday, five kids, around the age of 10, reportedly used a CPR dummy to bash in the window of a convenience store in Peoria, Illinois. They were foiled by bars that prevented them from entering. Fr...
10:17 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Why did the Concorde supersonic plane fail?
The Concorde is a supersonic commercial airliner that took people from New York City to Paris in around 3.5 hours. It's heyday was in the 1970s and it finally stopped operation in 2003. Learn why in...
09:54 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Real time coffee statistics infographic
This is a that shows how much coffee is being consumed and how much people are spending on it. It's hard to believe that a flat white is the most popular form of coffee. I don't think that's true in ...
09:38 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Modern Farmer on how the DMCA takes away farmers' rights over their tractors
In spring, 2015, American farmers started to spread the word that John Deere claimed that a notorious copyright law gave the company exclusive dominion over repairs to Deere farm-equipment, making it ...
09:29 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Bookworm rugs
The Bookworm Rug (100% woven polyester) come in 2' x 3' ($28), 3' x 5' ($58) and 4' x 6' ($79), and feature a selection of spines from some rather good books, including Iain Banks's debut "The Wasp Fa...
09:23 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Hand-colored footage from The Addams Family
Zach Smothers, who hand-colorized 1,300 frames from the credits of The Munsters has posted 64 seconds of similarly hand-colored footage from The Addams Family....
09:21 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Watch as a driver playing Pokemon Go hits a police car
Yup. Someone playing Pokemon Go while driving ran into a Police car in Baltimore. Officer's body cameras caught the event.Via USAToday:A Pokemon Go enthusiast slammed into a Baltimore police car whi...
09:16 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Impossible rooftop illusions
Kokichi Sugihara makes 3D optical illusions. He is the creator of the ambiguous cylinders optical illusion that won the 2nd Prize of the 12th Best illusion of the Year Contest 2016. Here's his entry...
09:08 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Pac-man ghosts embroidered iron on patch - $2 with free shipping
Our family has been going to the Neon Retro Arcade in Pasadena. It's a blast. $10/hour gives you unlimited free play on 50 classic arcade games and pinball machines. My daughter now loves Ms. Pac-Man....
09:00 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing School forbids clapping, allows "silent cheering," face pulling, and air punching
In recognition of students who are sensitive to noise, a Sydney primary school has banned clapping and cheering at school events. Instead of clapping and cheering, students will be prompted by teacher...
08:08 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Inspector Crow: birds investigate cause of death when they find a body
Do Crows hold funerals? Nah, not really, but they're up to something when one among the murder is murdered, and scientists are fascinated by their behavior around fallen comrades.Calling to each other...
08:06 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing US State Department press-corps grill Brexit Boris over his "lies" and "insults"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrfPWjA2PdABoris Johnson, one of the leaders of the Brexit movement and a lifelong racist, xenophobic clown, is now the UK Foreign Secretary, which means that he gets...
08:06 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing US State Department press corps grill Brexit Boris over his "lies" and "insults"
Boris Johnson, one of the leaders of the Brexit movement and a lifelong racist, xenophobic clown, is now the UK Foreign Secretary, which means that he gets to do press conferences with John Kerry in...
07:51 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Brexit is a victory for mass surveillance; EU rules Snoopers Charter is illegal
Before Theresa May became Prime Minister of the UK, she was the Pry Minister of the UK, the principle proponent of the Snoopers Charter, a sweeping domestic surveillance bill that the European Court o...
07:48 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Portrait of Democratic Party's congressional interns
A different look to Speaker Ryan's gang. [via]...
07:43 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Animal-themed deck of cards
Gregor Klingman's "Wild Kingdom" is a deck of art cards featuring hand-drawn snakes, wolves and other awesome creatures. Each suit is given a distinctive character—Hearts are "Courageous and Lo...
07:39 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing 14% of Americans -- 48 million people -- are "food insecure," and it's about to get much worse
People are "food insecure" if they lack access to "enough food for an active, healthy life." There are 48 million Americans who live in food insecurity, thanks to a combination of nearly all the econo...
06:57 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Ghostbusters vs masculinity's downranking campaign against "women's" movies and TV
Last spring, Five Thirty-Eight's Walt Hickey published analysis of the IMDB ratings of women-oriented entertainment (like Sex in the City), showing that the ratings for these shows were artificially d...
06:48 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing eBay outsider art
Outsider art is big on eBay, a lurking in the shadows of a vast website whose incredible blandness and shonkiness hides a myriad of fascinating subcultures. Paintings of aliens, clowns, Jesus, Trump a...
06:34 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Review Skeptic reviews hotel reviews
Online hotel reviews are oftentimes fake. How do you tell? Review Skeptic claims to detect bullshit hotel reviews based upon research from Cornell University into the language of fakery. It's been aro...
06:19 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Get wireless musical bliss with the REMXD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones - only $35.99
Earbuds are fine for casual listening while you work out or run errands. But when you really want to experience music as it was intended, nothing beats a serious set of noise-canceling, soundscape-enh...
06:14 am PDT - Wed, July 20, 2016
BoingBoing Thanks for the box of worthless crap, Meh!
Boing Boing proudly welcomes our sponsor, Meh.I was completely unprepared for how disappointed I was going to be with my random box of crap from Meh.The folks at Meh told me I didn't have to like anyt...
07:09 pm PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Tiffany Trump's dreamy synthpop track is the best thing any Trump has ever done
Like a bird likeabird a bird a birdabirdabirdabirdabirdabirdabird.A remix could fix the evident problems. The poor woman ("widely known for her rich-kid instagram") is being dragged out to support d...
04:30 pm PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Trump officially nominated as Republican presidential candidate
In the convention hall, Donald Trump has gotten enough votes from bound delegates to make it official.And the moment everyone (or at least pro-Trump Republicans) have been waiting for. With Trump chil...
04:19 pm PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Wikileaks dumps years' worth of email from Turkey's ruling party
Wikileaks have just published the Erdoan Emails, which is claimed to represent years' worth of email from the APK, the Turkish ruling party, with messages dating from 2010 to as recent as July 6. (mor...
03:50 pm PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Fox confirmed to The Daily Beast that Roger Ailes is getting canned, then retracted
For days, Fox insiders have been leaking that boss Roger Ailes is out, then Fox promptly denies it. The Daily Beast says that it briefly got Fox to "confirm Drudge's report"—that's he's getting ...
03:16 pm PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Kickstarting Donald of the Dead: a Trump zombie comic
Dan Taylor sez, "Prepare for the TRUMPOCALYPSE! When there is no more room in HELL, the dead will TRUMP the Earth. An all-new comic book from the creative team that brought you HERO HAPPY HOUR. If y...
02:59 pm PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Marc "Half-Life" Laidlaw's gonzo cyberpunk is back in DRM-free ebooks
Marc Laidlaw, the cyberpunk pioneer who went on to serve as writer on some of Valve's greatest video-game titles -- the Half-Life series, Portal -- has just posted his entire backlist to Amazon as $3,...
01:12 pm PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Star Wars Rebels season three trailer
I did not want this trailer to be over! The characters appear to have aged a few years. No sign of Ahsoka but we'll evidently get to see a young Wedge Antilles! Hard core fans of the novels will be ...
11:25 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Gorgeous teeny-tiny pencil drawings
Mexican artist Mateo Pizarro draws these beautiful and insanely tiny illustrations using just a pencil. (via Juxtapoz)...
11:11 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing The healing power of ayahuasca
Michael Costuros is an "executive coach" in California's Marin County (birthplace of the hot tub) who every year takes a group of entrepreneurs to South America on a trip within a trip. Each spends $1...
11:09 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing US Navy's sonar use violates Marine Mammal Protection Act
The Navy have been blasting the sea with louder than rock concert sounds, hunting for Red October. Apparently the U.S. Navy hasn't done enough to ensure its sonar technology isn't hurting whales tho. ...
11:06 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing GOP platform: repeal campaign finance laws, allow unlimited dark/offshore money in US politics
The newly adopted campaign finance reform section of the GOP platform for the 2016 election calls for "raising or repealing contribution limits" for private individuals and demands an end to "requiri...
10:47 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Why are scientists drawing eyes on cows' asses?
In Botswana, conservation scientists from the University of New South Wales are painting eyes on the rear ends of cattle in an effort to deter lions from eating them. As the lions' protected habitats ...
10:45 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Trump Tracts: Subgenius-inflected mini-comics about Trump in the style of Jack Chick tracts
Ethan Persoff is releasing a new "Trump Tract" every day during the RNC, and he encourages you to print out stacks of them and leave them around Cleveland during the convention, "at a coffee shop, or ...
10:39 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Why DC should put Batman and Superman in the public domain
Alex Schmidt of Cracked makes a passionate (and hilarious) argument for DC putting Superman and Batman into the public domain, pointing out that comics companiesmake a hell of a lot of money on publ...
10:31 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing As sewbots threaten Asia's sweatshops, we need to decide who will benefit from automation
A new International Labour Organization report called ASEAN in transformation: How technology is changing jobs and enterprises predicts that "sewbots" -- sewing robots that can piece together garments...
10:31 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Snake Plissken escapes from Florida
Snake Plissken is back in these epic Escape from New York comics! I loved the comic book continuation of Big Trouble in Little China and these Escape from New York books are more of the same. Excellen...
10:19 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing "Earthquake" off Daytona Beach, Florida was really military test
On a Saturday, a 3.7 magnitude "earthquake" was detected about 168 miles off Florida's Daytona Beach Shores. It now appears that the quake was actually a "shock trial," an explosive test conducted by ...
10:07 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing How tennis balls are made.
Those workers look like they love their job. They're really having a ball! (via Devour)...
10:04 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Explainer: how anaedotal evidence about alternative medicine can lead you astray
Jonathan Jarry's short video on the problems with anaecdotal evidence for "alternative medicine" is a powerful, easy-to-digest primer on the ways that confounding variables, survivor bias and regres...
10:04 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Explainer: how anecdotal evidence about alternative medicine can lead you astray
Jonathan Jarry's short video on the problems with anaecdotal evidence for "alternative medicine" is a powerful, easy-to-digest primer on the ways that confounding variables, survivor bias and regres...
10:03 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Master machine learning in just 10 courses
From self-driving cars to financial software to the recommendations you get on Amazon and Netflix, machine learning is at the core of modern technologyand its implications for future technology are st...
09:56 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Humanitarian organization warns Pokemon Go players to stay out of Bosnian minefields
Posavina bez mina, a humanitarian organization that works to defuse landmines in the former Yugoslavia, has posted a warning to its Facebook page saying that they've been told that Pokemon Go players ...
09:55 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Shot in the '70s, North African Villages shows medieval villages unchanged by modernity
See sample pages from this book at Wink.North African Villages: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia by Norman F. CarverDocuman Pr Ltd1989, 200 pages, 9 x 10.5 x 0.5 inches (softcover)$24 Buy a copy on AmazonIn ...
09:46 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing New gig economy job: on demand dog poop scooper
Pooper is an app for dog owners willing to pay to have other people pick up their dog's poop. Just snap a photo of your dog's poop, and a scooper (paid per scoop) will drive, walk, bus, or bike ove...
09:31 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing US congressman Steve King thinks white people are the most awesome "subgroup"
Iowa congressman Steve King Steve King of Iowa loves his "sub-group" of people. Here's what he said on a televised panel on MSNBC:This whole old white people business does get a little tired, Charlie....
09:08 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Designers of Glif smartphone tripod mount announce completely new version
It's hard to believe it's been nearly six years since Dan Provost and Tom Gerhardt introduced the Glif tripod mount for the iPhone 4. I bought one and liked it a lot. Now they have introduced a new Gl...
08:47 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Charges dismissed for cop who paralyzed innocent grandfather on a stroll
Charges were dismissed for the Madison, Alabama police officer who body slammed a 58-year-old man from India walking on the sidewalk last year. Sureshbhai Patel, who does not understand English, was...
08:26 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Marie Osmond presents a brief history of Dada, recites Hugo Ball poem
In 1985, Marie Osmond energetically recited Hugo Ball's 1916 poem "Karawane" on the TV series "Believe it or Not." I believe Mr. Ball would have loved this.(Thanks, Gareth!)...
08:15 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Motorola's snap-fit magnetic puzzle-phone looks promising
The Moto Z phone uses a system of magnetically aligned components that snap on and off to add functionality, from high-quality speakers to extra batteries to a projector. (more…)...
08:07 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing A di Alessi Lily Bird soy sauce container
This bird soy sauce container makes me happy. Perfect for my gluten-free soy sauce....
07:56 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Movie tickets are at an all-time high
The average price of a US movie ticket hit $8.72 during 2016's second quarter, the highest they've ever been -- in possibly related news, ticket sales were down 9.5% in the same period. (more…)...
07:48 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing How floppy discs worked
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=EHRc-QMoUE4The 8-Bit Guy's 15-minute explainer on floppy discs is a great potted history of 80s- and 90s-era storage media (it follows his segment on ...
07:40 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Twinkly, LED-studded bracelet featuring the Hubble's "celestial fireworks"
Thinkgeek's $60 Star Spangled Bangle is skinned with the Hubble's amazing "celestial fireworks" image, with 15 recessed USB-charged LEDs run for 8 hours and recharge in an hour. (via Ohgizmo)...
07:09 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Call for speakers: Copycamp Poland, on the future of European copyright
Marta sez, "The Modern Poland Foundation is calling for speakers at the 5th International CopyCamp Conference (Warsaw 27-28th October 2016) to discuss the Future of Copyright in Europe. If you'd like ...
06:56 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Make: Hobnailed Roman marching boots, the Caligae
In 2010, Lee Holeva, a Roman legion reenactor, lavishly documented his efforts to create a faithful reproduction of caligae, the "ancient milspec Roman footwear" (as Bruce Sterling calls it), worn by ...
06:16 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Pokemon Go, the Trump Edition
Follow @RubenBolling on Twitter and Facebook.Friends of Tom the Dancing Bug join its subscription club, the INNER HIVE, for early access to comics, and much more. And check out Ruben Bollings new boo...
05:41 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Melania Trump's convention speech plagiarized from Michelle Obama
The internet is aflame with mirth and wrath: Melania Trump's speech on the first night of the Republican convention in Cleveland contained several lines lifted from a speech delivered by Michelle Ob...
05:25 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing Animated fractals in your browser
Click to zoom into Jonathan Potter's spookily beautiful-animated Julia set. The trick: webGL shaders applied to the scene, making it pulse and glow and coil like a dreaming machine. He also made a Man...
05:12 am PDT - Tue, July 19, 2016
BoingBoing This pocket synthesizer will break your heart
You saw the thumbnail and you came to the post, so here's the cold truth: it's just a rendering. Zont Sound's beautiful little pocket synth will have an AMOLED display, softly-backlit matte-touch cont...
08:31 pm PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Men's rights meltdown at McDonalds
A fellow hoping to dine at an Ottawa McDonalds was informed by the woman serving him that they had run out of Junior Chicken sandwiches for the night. So he called her a bitch, argued for several mi...
05:24 pm PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Prophets of Rage play Cleveland RNC, kick off 'Make America Rage Again' tour in 35 U.S. cities
The Republican National Convention will have an unwelcome soundtrack this week from activist supergroup Prophets of Rage. (more…)...
03:03 pm PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing This stylish vaporizer will have you 'lighting up' in no time flat
The best part of smoking is the moment when its finally time to inhale that first breath, kick back, and relax. But getting to that first inhale isnt always the easiest task, and youre often left with...
02:52 pm PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Dr. Jill Stein's epically batshit 'Bernie Sanders can still win theory
Green party presidential hopeful Dr. Jill Stein wins the nod for this election's coveted "Most insane Bernie Sanders can win rant"! After losing the Democratic Primary there is not much that needs to ...
02:52 pm PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Herp Derp
Derp. Herp derp....
02:50 pm PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing 1,300 Unknown Galaxies Discovered By South African Astronomers
A group of South African astronomers announced on Saturday the discovery of more than a thousand galaxies never before known to have been seen or recorded by human beings. The astronomers were showing...
02:42 pm PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Trump's Ghostwriter: Trump would end civilization as we know it
Tony Schwartz, Donald Trump's ghostwriter for the New York Times' bestseller, The Art of the Deal (1987), is terrified that Trump is running for president. He told Good Morning America today that he...
12:19 pm PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing How to Hide Anything, a free booklet
"How To Hide Anything" is Michael Connor's 1984 book about rigging secret hiding places for your contraband and even yourself. Download the book for free here at Archive.org or purchase a hardcopy fro...
11:57 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Photo of "ghost" at scene of fatal motorcycle wreck
Last week, a motorcyclist tragically died on a highway near Stanton, Kentucky. A fellow nearby, Saul Vazquez, snapped a photo of the scene from his truck and was surprised to see what appears to be an...
11:43 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing This 90-year-old man is building a cathedral by himself, by hand
For more than 50 years, Justo Gallego has spent his days building his own beautiful cathedral outside of Madrid, all by himself."When I started to build this cathedral, the word on the street was th...
11:14 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Vintage photos of faux decapitations
Esteemed vernacular photography collector Robert Jackson shares his favorite 19th and 20th century photos of people who've lost their heads thanks to pre-Photoshop trickery. It's a delightful photogra...
10:58 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Report: Ailes out at Fox News
Gabriel Sherman, National Affairs Editor at New York Magazine, reports that Fox News boss Roger Ailes is being "removed" by the Murdochs. He's been nailed by the company's internal probe into him, tri...
10:58 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Report: Ailes out at Fox News (Update: Fox denies it)
Gabriel Sherman, National Affairs Editor at New York Magazine, reports that Fox News boss Roger Ailes is being "removed" by the Murdochs. He's been nailed by the company's internal probe into him, tri...
10:58 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Fashion student simulates couture collection made from Alexander McQueen's cloned skin
Alexander McQueen's first collection after graduating from Central Saint Martins was Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims which included locks of his hair; for her own grad project, called "Pure Human,...
10:53 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Gonorrhea may soon be unbeatable
Approximately 350,000 people in the US are diagnosed with gonorrhea each year. According to the CDC, it may soon be untreatable. Currently, the sexually-transmitted disease, not-so-fondly known as The...
10:44 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Surprise: Copyright trolls rip off the rightsholders they supposedly "represent"
The copyright troll business-model: a sleazy lawyer gets copyright holders to one or more films (often, but not always, porn) to deputize them to police those rights; then the lawyer's company uses sl...
10:39 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Person walking dog encounters Boston Dynamics walking their robot
Lucky there are leash laws!(via Reddit)...
10:25 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Turkey: 6,000 arrested following coup, but that doesn't make it an inside job
The failed military coup in Turkey was bizarre, even (especially) by the standards of Turkish military coups (which is a surprisingly large data-set), and in the wake of the coup, 6,000 people were pr...
09:50 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Employees at Silicon Valley start-up fast 36 hours each week
Nootrobox is a Silicon Valley company that sells nootropics (aka "smart drugs'). The employees there stop eating Monday night and don't eat again until Wednesday morning. From San Jose Mercury News:[N...
09:36 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Woman uses nose as twerking puppet
Shake that money maker!This clever person turned her nose into a twerking puppet....
09:31 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Pointer Pointer finds a photo of people pointing at your pointer
No matter where you place it, pointerpointer.com has a photo with someone point at your pointer....
09:09 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Caterpillar mimics a snake
This Ecuadorian caterpillar not only looks like a scary snake, it will also "strike" at curious creatures....
08:54 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Recomendo - a new email newsletter of recommendations and tips
I run a website with Kevin Kelly and Claudia Lamar called Cool Tools. The three of us have started a weekly email newsletter of things (experiences, tips, entertainments) we personally use and recomme...
08:02 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing DoJ: Supreme Court ruling means only 5 states will have federal election observers this November
When the Supreme Court struck down the Voting Rights Act in 2015, we learned that the 2016 election would be the first in two generations without the basic protections for equal voting rights for all ...
07:20 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing The Worrier's Guide to Life is a humorous antidote for all us panickers out there
See sample pages from this book at Wink.The Worrier's Guide to Life by Gemma CorrellAndrews McMeel Publishing2015, 112 pages, 6.5 x 8 x 0.4 inches (softcover) $11 Buy a copy on AmazonAre you an every-...
07:10 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing The story of the train that broke through a building in Paris in 1895
This famous photo of a crashed train engine leaning against a building is often seen on posters warning people to plan carefully. The photo was taken on 22 October 1895 at the Gare Montparnasse in Par...
07:09 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Man shoots at frozen pond, bullet spins like a top
This never happens to me when I shoot at a frozen pond!...
06:58 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing History of white rappers
MTV's Carvell Wallace offers a condensed history of white rappers. As the genre grew from art to hustle to full-fledged industry, multinational corporations began to exert increased control over its...
06:47 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Railroad women of 1943
Retronaut posted a fabulous gallery of women railroad workers from World War II. [via]...
06:43 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Gentleman accused of illegally owning human brain, using embalming fluid to get high
On June 21, Joshua Lee Long's aunt was cleaning her trailer in Carlisle, Pennsylvania when she found a department store bag containing a human brain under the porch. She called the police, who intervi...
05:24 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Are the latest stick computers good enough to be your "main PC"?
Stick computers plug straight into a display's HDMI plug, like a giant USB thumbdrive, and Intel's made the most powerful one yet. At $390, the Intel Compute Stick Core m3 is by far the most expensive...
04:44 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Examples of bad CGI collected
r/BadCGI is my new favorite subreddit, whose inhabitants share examples of grotesque, inept, or amusingly dated computer graphic animation. Embedded here for your enjoyment is the full movie of Jos...
03:50 am PDT - Mon, July 18, 2016
BoingBoing Simulation of live mobile internet stats
This simulation of live mobile internet stats offers a sense of scale: there are millions of concurrent Google searches, and, every minute, about half a million photos posted on WhatsApp, 3,000 smartp...
07:25 pm PDT - Sun, July 17, 2016
BoingBoing Paul Ryan selfie with congressional interns
This photo of congressional interns taken by House Speaker Paul Ryan struck me as lacking in diversity, but I eventually found a ginger. Edit: Dupe!...
05:00 pm PDT - Sun, July 17, 2016
BoingBoing Just look at the diversity in this Paul Ryan selfie!
Senator Paul Ryan is so, so excited about all the white interns in his selfie.[via]...
04:46 pm PDT - Sun, July 17, 2016
BoingBoing New orchid species features the face of Satan
Best orchid species ever: Telipogon diabolicus!From EurekAlert:Discovered by Dr Marta Kolanowska and Prof Dariusz Szlachetko, both affiliated with University of Gdansk, Poland, together with Dr Ramiro...
08:03 am PDT - Sun, July 17, 2016
BoingBoing Mississippi's prison town are in danger of collapse, thanks to tiny reforms in the War on Drugs
Towns in Mississippi and other Tea Party-ruled states with large (often private) prison industries are totally reliant on state/fed funding transfers to local prisons for cash and jobs, forced prison...
06:53 am PDT - Sun, July 17, 2016
BoingBoing More Perfect: Radiolab's genius podcast about the Supreme Court
When I first heard that Radiolab (previously), the wonderful podcast that combines deep dives into technical subjects with masterful storytelling, was going to start a new podcast about the Supreme Co...
01:46 pm PDT - Sat, July 16, 2016
BoingBoing Plane, Motorcycle, Wire Walker in Crazy Triple Stunt
This video is titled Aerobatic pilot Melissa Andrzejewski flies under highliner Sketchy Andy Lewis and freestyle motocross legend Jimmy Fitzpatrick in a first of its kind aviation stunt. Theres not mu...
08:01 am PDT - Sat, July 16, 2016
BoingBoing Pokemon Go players: you have 30 days from signup to opt out of binding arbitration
Like most other online services, Pokemon Go's terms of service are a reboot of the Book of Revelations, full of bizarre horrors, each more grotesque than the last. (more…)...
07:46 am PDT - Sat, July 16, 2016
BoingBoing Trump makes it easy to forget what a dumpster fire all the other GOP nomination hopefuls were
Rick Santorum said pregnancy from rape is a "gift from God" and compared gay relationships to "man-on-dog" sex -- and he signed a pledge saying that African-Americans had it better during slavery. (mo...
07:54 pm PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Cool Haunted Mansion Umbrella Will Make You Smile On a Rainy Day
You walk into Disneys Haunted Mansion, and whether youre in Orlando, Anaheim, or Tokyo, after the foyer you enter a place known as The Stretching Room. The Ghost Host intones, Our tour begins here in ...
06:23 pm PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Turkey: Military junta takes over CNN Turk studios, but broadcast continues and it's surreal
https://twitter.com/EsraD/status/754126477659111424Turkey is in the throes of an attempted military coup at the time of this post. Military officials aligned with the junta tried took over CNN Turk in...
01:56 pm PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Turkey coup: military says it controls country
An attempted coup is underway in Turkey. Earlier today, barricades were erected on bridges in Istanbul and jets were spotted flying low in Ankara; by 11:30 p.m., the Prime Minister said that the gover...
01:03 pm PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Biohacking for Newbies: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Getting an NFC Chip Implant
Editor's note: The following is a first-person account of a personal experience, and should not be taken as medical advice or a recommendation of any kind. If you choose to pursue biohacking as a resu...
11:44 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Congress makes public long-secret 28 pages of 9/11 report that detail possible Saudi link to Al Qaeda hijackers
Congress today publicly released 28 previously secret pages of its 9/11 inquiry that detail possible connections between officials in the Saudi government, and the hijackers who carried out the 9/11 t...
11:38 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Roku's 3600R streaming stick just rules
The 2016 edition of the Roku streaming stick is even better than the last.I love Roku. I've replaced all my set top boxes with Roku units. I was using Roku 3 and 4's but this streaming stick is just a...
10:48 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing San Francisco's bike lanes have become Uber's pickup/dropoff zones (and the cops don't care)
It's no secret that San Francisco's cops hate cyclists -- they won't investigate hit-and-runs, they blame cyclists for accidents and harass them, they run them down in bike lanes -- so it's no surpris...
10:31 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing For 90 years, lightbulbs were designed to burn out, now that's coming to LED bulbs
In 1924, representatives of the world's leading lightbulb manufacturers formed Phoebus, a cartel that fixed the average life of an incandescent bulb at 1,000 hours, ensuring that people would have to ...
10:31 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing For 90 years, lightbulbs were designed to burn out. Now that's coming to LED bulbs.
In 1924, representatives of the world's leading lightbulb manufacturers formed Phoebus, a cartel that fixed the average life of an incandescent bulb at 1,000 hours, ensuring that people would have to ...
10:28 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Relax on something that looks sorta like a Rover from 'the Prisoner' would if you could relax on it
Chill like you know who Number One is! At the park, on the beach, in the pool -- people will wonder if that thing really is comfortable, or if it was a gift? Get excited about the Air Hammock! Go ahea...
10:07 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing At Starbucks, some customers give 'Black Lives Matter' as name so baristas will shout the phrase
When ordering at Starbucks, people have changed their name to Black Lives Matter so that, when their order is up, the baristas have to yell out their new moniker, reports Taryn Finley at Huffington Po...
10:05 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Why do Pokemon avoid black neighborhoods?
The crowdsourced database that was use to seed locations to catch Pokemon in Pokemon Go came from early augmented reality games that were played by overwhelmingly affluent (and thus, disproportionatel...
09:48 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing First case of female-to-male sexually-transmitted Zika reported, in NYC
The Centers for Disease Control and Infection reported the first confirmed case of Zika transmitted from a woman to a man during sex. Previously, they thought that the disease was only likely to be se...
09:46 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing To hell with the Trolley Problem: here's a much more interesting list of self-driving car weirdnesses
Jan Chipchase has assembled a provocative, imaginative, excellent list of "driver behaviors in a world of autonomous mobility" that go far beyond the lazy exercise of porting the "trolley problem" to ...
09:32 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Watch the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
In celebration of Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm released this thrilling teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in theaters December 16....
08:49 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Google "deletes" artist's blog, erasing 12 years of work
Artist Dennis Cooper reports that Google shut down his website, without explanation, erasing 12 years of work.Along with his blog, Google disabled Coopers email address, through which most of his corr...
08:38 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Demonic possession on the rise in America, and other tabloid stunners
Dark smoke rings hover in the sky over Zurich, Leamington Spa in England, and even Disneyland.Are they naturally occurring air vortices, or thermal microbursts as some meteorologists believe?Of course...
08:23 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Mann's Pictorial Dictionary and Cyclopedia The most miscellaneous miscellany out there
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Mann's Pictorial Dictionary and Cyclopedia Vol. 1 National Library Publications1960, 240 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches $20 and up (used) Buy a copy on AmazonWhat are t...
08:17 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Nut Wizard also picks up tennis balls
https://youtu.be/pqnzqH7FvZUThere are a of Nut Wizard videos on YouTube. People use them to pick up all kinds of spherical objects.Here's a multi-headed Nut Wizard that makes short work of 40lbs of pe...
08:07 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing UK Royal Society's #1 cybersecurity recommendation: don't backdoor crypto
The Royal Society, once presided over by Isaac Newton, is one of Britain's most respected learned institutions: that's why it matters so much that the organisation's new report, "Progress and research...
08:00 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing French President Francois Hollande pays $11,000 a month for haircuts
French President Francois Hollande's taxpayers are delighted to spend $11,000 a month on their beloved leader's haircuts.From NPR:"I can understand the questions, I can understand that there are judge...
07:27 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing After Nice attack in France, Newt Gingrich wants First Amendment repealed in America
Newt Gingrich, the best loser in the quixotic race to be Donald Trump's pick for Vice President, has a plan to make sure America is safe: make it a federal crime to read websites sympathetic to terror...
07:15 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing UK PM Theresa May nukes climate change department, appoints a climate denier as Climate Secretary
One of Theresa May's first act as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was to shutter the Department for Energy and Climate Change, moving the climate change to a new entity called the Department for ...
07:02 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Baton Rouge cop tired of y'all saying you're journalists
WWNO New Orleans Public Radio's Ryan Kailath, above, a reporter assigned to cover protests in Baton Rouge, was arrested there (with several other journalists) and charged with obstructing a highway. O...
06:50 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Time is running out for Net Neutrality in Europe: here's what you can do about it
The Net Neutrality fight in Europe epitomises everything wrong with the EU: a decision that will adversely effect the lives of hundreds of millions of people being taken by unelected bureaucrats, work...
06:33 am PDT - Fri, July 15, 2016
BoingBoing Disco remix of Infinite Yul
They put Infinite Yul on proper TV and the inevitable has happened: is has been improved. Enjoy this disco remix, courtesy of Dean Caldicott. https://twitter.com/medeanc/status/753910084430864384...
04:06 pm PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Fresno cops execute unarmed teen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIdAgftgP5QFresno cops pulled over Dylan Noble, an unarmed 19-year-old, and shot him because he failed to comply with orders to get on the ground. Then they approached ...
03:40 pm PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Help Doctors Without Borders fill in the geodata blanks for vulnerable communities
Pete from Doctors Without Borders writes, "Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders have today launched MapSwipe, an app that enables anyone with a smartphone to map the most vulnerable commun...
03:15 pm PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Bastille Day terror: 'Many dead' after truck crashes into crowd in Nice, France
A truck crashed into a crowd of people in Nice, France, leaving an unknown number of people dead and many others injured. Authorities are calling it an act of terrorism, and treating it as an active a...
01:48 pm PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Itty-bitty Nintendo NES with 30 built-in games coming in November
Today, Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition, a little console loaded with 30 classic titles, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, and Kirby's Adventure. It plu...
12:54 pm PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Why all of us need to be futurists
Two weeks ago, pioneering futurist Alvin Toffler died. Over at Medium, my colleague Marina Gorbis, executive director of Institute for the Future, reflects on Toffler's vision and why it's more import...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Master of Formalities by Scott Meyer
It is all about maintaining etiquette and protocol in Scott Meyer's Master of Formalities! Watch cultures clash as two space empires come together in what feels like Downton Space Abbey.Dry humor and ...
11:28 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Death is Stupid talks straight to kids about a topic most grown-ups struggle with
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Death is Stupid by Anastasia HigginbothamThe Feminist Press at CUNY2016, 64 pages, 8.5 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches $13 Buy a copy on AmazonDeath is Stupid does what so m...
11:23 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing The true story of history's only known meteorite victim
One afternoon in 1954 Ann Hodges of Alabama was napping on her couch when a meteorite the size of a software came through the ceiling, bounced off a radio and hit her in the thigh. She escaped with a ...
10:55 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Can you find the iPhone that a woman dropped on the carpet?
Who will be the first to say, "I saw it immediately. I don't understand why anyone would have trouble finding it?"[via]...
10:54 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Sign a book of congratulations for America's new Librarian of Congress
John from Everylibrary writes, "Please join EveryLibrary in sending congratulations to Dr. Carla Hayden, our new Librarian of Congress, by signing below with your personal comment or reflection of con...
10:51 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Online banking for Nintendo's SuperNES (1998)
In 1998, TranDirect Holdings created this video pitching an online home banking system that ran on Nintendo's SuperNES. Ah, another 16-bit dream that didn't quite become real....
10:51 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Online banking for Nintendo's Super NES (1998)
In 1998, TranDirect Holdings created this video pitching an online home banking system that ran on Nintendo's Super NES. Ah, another 16-bit dream that didn't quite become real....
10:48 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing In the future you will own nothing and have access to everything
In 1988 Kevin Kelly (my friend and business partner at Cool Tools) edited Signal, a book about Communications Tools for the Information Age. With articles about smart phones, artificial life, computer...
10:39 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing The trials of living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (SE), Washington DC
Several years ago, a new apartment building went up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Washington DC. That's a few miles from the better known 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, aka the White House. A car lot ...
10:20 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Watch a monkey's revenge on guy who gave it the finger
The monkeys of Shimla, India are not to be trifled with by other primates.(via r/funny)...
10:05 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Hungary's Cold War cartoons were weird and awesome
The Cold War was a boon to animators, who were able to express the subversive views that the mainstream wouldn't dare whisper -- see, e.g., Jay Ward's "Boris and Natasha" -- but the toons from the o...
09:56 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing 100 African science fiction writers you should be reading
Canadian/British science fiction and fantasy author Geoff Ryman, author of the incredible novel WAS, has begun a series in which he profiles 100 working science fiction and fantasy writers in Africa, ...
09:50 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing What's the likelihood that you have a doppelgnger?
Teghan Lucas, a comparative anatomy researcher at the University of Adelaide, was fascinated with the idea of doppelgngers, that every person has a look-alike out there in the world. So Teghan analyze...
09:41 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing The ACLU has a roadmap for defeating President Donald Trump's signature initiatives
In The Trump Memos, a new 27-page document published by the American Civil Liberties Union, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization lays out its constitutional analysis of Trump's signature campaign p...
09:25 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Coffee table book of photos of Brutalist architecture: This Brutal World
Peter Chadwick -- he runs the @brutalhouse stream of loving photos of imposing brutalist monuments -- has teamed up with Phaedon to publish a coffee-table book of the biggest, most uncompromising hulk...
09:19 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing America's infrastructure debt is so bad that towns are unpaving roads they can't afford to fix
Since the Reagan years, infrastructure spending has been so politically unpopular in America that the nation's roads, ports, power grid and other hallmarks of an advanced society are crumbling, someti...
09:03 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing IllumiBowl toilet night light - let it glow where the sun don't shine
Darkness and drowsiness are a dangerous mix. And for the longest time, navigating your way around in the middle of the night was an inevitable pain.In the words of Donald Trump, "Let there be really g...
08:41 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing "This Male-Designed Female Character Just Loves To Flaunt Her Sexuality"
Point and Clickbait posted an amusing take on the adolescent fantasy that if you give a crudely-objectified female character a sword and sexuality she becomes proof that feminists just hate sex. Criti...
08:15 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing NYPD captain taped complaining about the lack of black men targeted
NYPD officer Michael Birch recorded a meeting with a superior officer who complained to him he wasn't stopping enough black men. Gawker posted the tapes and transcripts, given to them by Birch after a...
08:05 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing It's official: the Olympics result in the worst budget overruns of any megaproject
In "The Oxford Olympics Study 2016: Cost and Cost Overrun at the Games," three researchers from the University of Oxford's Said Business School examine the cost estimates and actual costs of every Oly...
07:56 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Vivendi lobbyist appointed to run copyright for UN agency
Francis Gurry, the fair-use hating, web-hating, North Korea embargo-breaking, witch-hunting, blackmailing head of the UN's World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has a new pick to run copyrig...
07:43 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing NES Classic Edition looks like great funbut will it hack?
Nintendo's miniature re-release of the NES is, it seems, another one of those several-games-in-one nostalgia toys. But it's a good one, with 30 classic titles, the same great design in miniature, and ...
07:11 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing What UK Labour members need to do to preserve their right to vote for party leader
On Tuesday, Labour Party power-brokers waited until Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters had left a National Election Committee meeting to introduce a not-on-the-agenda motion that disenfranchised more th...
07:04 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing North Carolina adopts the nation's worst police bodycam law
House Bill 972, signed into law by NC governor Pat McCrory [R] on Tuesday, makes police dashcam and bodycam footage off-limits to public records requests, off-limits to anyone who isn't personally pic...
06:32 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing Amateur testicle surgeon confesses
Allan George Matthews is a surgeon. He's not a proper one, per se. You might call him a gentleman amateur. And a surgery the 56-year-old Australian performed to remove another man's painful testicle h...
06:31 am PDT - Thu, July 14, 2016
BoingBoing The long, racist history of Brexiteer Boris Johnson, the new UK Foreign Secretary
The BBC rounds up some of Boris Johnson's on-the-record "gaffes" (which is to say, unforgivable racist garbage), from calling African people "piccaninnies" to praising Bashar Al-Assad. (more…)...
10:58 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing TV news reporter obsessed with Pokemon Go walks in front of weather guy on live TV
Allison Kropff, a television reporter at Florida's WTSP 10 TV News, walks right in front of colleague Bobby Deskins while hunting Pokemon. (more…)...
10:27 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing 'Classic intimidation'Black Lives Matter activists targeted by FBI ahead of RNC
The Republican National Convention kicks off this Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio. Most of the highest-profile activists associated with the Black Lives Matter movement are not planning to attend, but that ...
06:43 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Straight people identifying as queer runs from ugly appropriation to beautiful idealism
Jenna Wortham wrote a fascinating article about the pros and cons of straight people identifying as queer. In the wild, this is often nothing more than an ugly appropriation. Ah, but the possibilities...
04:32 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Security researchers: the W3C's DRM needs to be thoroughly audited
Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), part of a DRM system that's being standardized at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), marks the first instance in which a W3C standard will fall under laws like the ...
03:02 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Afterbrexit: Chief xenophobe Boris Johnson now Foreign Secretary; Goldman-Sachs hires Barroso
Boris Johnson led the Brexit campaign with a lot of dog-whistles about dirty foreign muck stealing our jobs and clogging up our NHS, before being stabbed in the back by Michael Gove and bowing out of ...
02:09 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Triple shooting streamed on Facebook Live, just days after Philando Castile gun death
It's been less than a week since the deadly shooting of Philando Castile by police was broadcast on Facebook Live. Already, another U.S. shooting has been live-streamed with Facebook's popular tool. A...
02:02 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing 1968 Planet of Apes movie screening in theaters this month!
The original Planet of the Apes movie is a family favorite. It just might be my favorite movie. I can't wait to watch this 1968 masterpiece with my wife and daughters on the big screen! Check here for...
01:49 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Low Cost Cosplay: 20 excellent ideas for frugal but dedicated superfans
These images prove what we've long known here at Boing Boing: Dedication and true fandom trump how much you have in your bank account to spend on cosplaying your favorite comics, sci fi, or anime char...
01:41 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Pokmon Go trainer for hire
Alicia Thomas places an ad on Craigslist as a Pokmon Go trainer. She charges $20/hour. (Whoops - the ad has been removed. Maybe she has too many clients?)[via]...
01:34 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Why these 1990 anti-drug pencils were recalled
This pencil has the makings of an urban legend, but they were the subject of 1998 NY Times article.A new batch of pencils will have the message written in the opposite direction, so when they are shar...
01:27 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing A General 'Pokemon Go' Guide: How to master and have fun with the Nintendo game craze
I made a guide with some general tips for PoGo, says redditor Lastminuteguy. This guide doesn't state the basics, but rather gives information on elements of the game that aren't immediately obvious. ...
01:25 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Wild boar goes on rampage in Korean restaurant
How did this boar get in a restaurant?From YouTube:A wild boar somehow makes it inside a restaurant in South Korea and proceeds to destroy everything. Terrified customers attempt to flee from the da...
01:17 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Heart shaped bike light
Amazon sells these cute heart-shaped bike lights for just $7, including shipping....
01:08 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Security robot runs over child in mall, keeps going
A 5-foot-tall, 300 pound security robot at a Palo Alto, CA shopping mall ran over a 16-month child last Thursday, hitting the toddler in the head.From KPTV:"The robot hit my son's head and he fell dow...
12:56 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Kickstarting an indie graphic novel about John Brown and Harper's Ferry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD8cZi6kZ-A&feature=youtu.beWilfred Santiago and Sanlida Cheng are comics pros who've worked for the likes of Marvel, DC and Fantagraphics, but for "Thunderbolt: An A...
12:54 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing The Wolves of Currumpaw A true story about Lobo, a wolf from the Old West
The Wolves of Currumpaw by William GrillFlying Eye Books2016, 80 pages, 9.7 x 12.1 x 0.6 inches $14 Buy a copy on AmazonIn the early 1800s, half a million wolves roamed North America, but by 1862 sett...
12:08 pm PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Fantastic Manfrotto 3-way head
I am absolutely thrilled with this Manfrotto 3-way head. My last one took nearly a decade to wear out, mostly due to abuse in salt water environments, and I had to have a new one.This head works great...
11:32 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing 'I renamed all my Pokemon whatever my 2 year old called them'
For your mild amusement, I renamed all my Pokemon whatever my 2 year old called them, says IMGUR user June1920. Sort of jealous they caught a Claws Parrot. (more…)...
11:23 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Watch 32 out-of-sync metronomes magically synchronize
The magic of physics. (more…)...
11:19 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Incredible LEGO record store by artist Coop
Our multitalented artist pal Coop meticulously designed and built an indie record shop entirely out of LEGOs! Right this way to Brick City Records!And yes, he really did make tiny versions of his favo...
11:08 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Former US President George W Bush still an embarrassing boob
Just you like remembered. The former leader of the free world feels something no one else does....
10:40 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Einstein's stinky leather jacket sold for $144,000
Albert Einstein's very cool leather jacket sold at auction today for 110,500 ($144,424). The coat came complete with the pungent odor of the scientist's pipe. Also on the block were Einstein's pocket ...
10:23 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Man robbed store with face wrapped in toilet paper
Early this morning, a gentleman walked into the bathroom of a Nashville, Tennessee convenience store and emerged brandishing a gun, his face covered by toilet paper. He demanded money and then took of...
10:14 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing This barber cuts hair with fire
Milan barber Franco Bompieri, proprietor of Antica Barbieria Colla, cuts hair with fire. "Burning the ends... the hair evolves," he says. "It becomes bigger, the hair gets stronger and doesn't fall ...
10:13 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing To do in San Francisco: Richard Kadrey and Thomas Olde Heuvelt on July 17
Coming to San Francisco's SF in SF reading series this Sunday, July 17: Richard "Sandman Slim" Kadrey & Thomas Olde Heuvelt, the Dutch author of "The Day the World Turned Upside Down," the first trans...
10:01 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Ant colonies could inspire better network algorithms and robot swarms
Colonies of ants base decisions like where to establish a nest based on their population density. Scientists theorize that ants can estimate how many of their kind are around by randomly exploring the...
10:00 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing The US has spent $122B training foreign cops and soldiers in 150 countries, but isn't sure who
More than 71 US agencies -- mostly under the DoD and State Department -- run expensive, unaudited, chaotic, overlapping military and police training programs in more than 150 countries on every contin...
09:59 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Bear trapped in Subaru follies
No one is quite sure how this bear got into the Subaru, located in Golden, Colorado, but this video shows how they got him out.Via WLTX19:He looked like a dog inside the car just jumping back and fo...
09:50 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Porsche screws up
Legendary automaker Porsche may have mistakenly swapped two screws in its 918 Spyder hybrid-hypercar's seat belt system. Thinking of the customer, Porsche has voluntarily recalled their $850k practica...
09:45 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Hear William S. Burroughs read the most depraved bits of Naked Lunch atop beautiful music
Let Me Hang You is a collection of unreleased recordings of William S. Burroughs reading Naked Lunch accompanied by lovely and trippy music from psych-garage-soul player King Khan, experimental guitar...
09:43 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing German free school teaches without grades, timetables or lesson plans
The Evangelical School Berlin Centre is a private "free" school -- that is, it costs money to go there, but the tuition is on a means-tested sliding scale, and the students enjoy enormous educational ...
09:16 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing For the first time, a federal judge has thrown out police surveillance evidence from a "Stingray" device
Stingrays -- the trade name for an "IMSI catcher," a fake cellphone tower that tricks cellphones into emitting their unique ID numbers and sometimes harvests SMSes, calls, and other data -- are the mo...
08:39 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Geraldo Rivera inadvertently suggests Roger Ailes is a 600-pound rape beast
In an attempt to defend his boss from allegations of sexual harassment, Geraldo Riviera compared Fox News chief Roger Ailes to the grizzly that mauls Leonardo DiCaprio's character in The Revenant. Unf...
08:38 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing US Senator Al Franken concerned about Pokemon privacy
US Senator Al Franken doesn't think Niantic, the creators of Pokemon GO, need all your personal information. He sent Niantic CEO John Hanke the following letter:Dear Mr. Hanke:I am writing to request ...
08:20 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Is Mr. Robot the only 'ethical hacker?' Join him...
Mr. Robot returns to the USA network tonight and with it the world of ethical hacking is once again brought to life. If you haven't checked it out - I highly suggest you find some time to learn about ...
08:20 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Learn to be an Ethical hacker
Mr. Robot returns to the USA network tonight and with it the world of ethical hacking is once again brought to life. If you haven't checked it out - I highly suggest you find some time to learn about ...
08:11 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing A little film about the world's largest model train
Some Kind of Quest is an 11-minute documentary short about Bruce Zaccagnino, whose model train installation near NYC is one of the world's largest. "What happens when artwork becomes lifes work? Whe...
08:11 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing A little film about the world's largest model train installation
Some Kind of Quest is an 11-minute documentary short about Bruce Zaccagnino, whose model train installation near NYC is one of the world's largest. (more…)...
08:05 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Dallas police shootings and #blacklivesmatter
Here's the kernel of Vi Hart's #blacklivesmatter video, on how we remember the dead: "The officers who were killed are being treated with dignity and respect as they should be. No one reported about...
08:01 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Day on a Device: art made by screenshotting a multitasker's screen with each context-switch
Artist Pierre Button's "Day on a Device" series is a set of machine-generated collages created by running a program that automatically took a screenshot every time Button switched between programs on ...
07:44 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Minneapolis police abuse copyright law to censor their controversial shoot-first recruiting video
Less than a week after an officer from a nearby force shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop, leaving him to die in front of his child and girlfriend (and the world on livestream) th...
07:44 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Minneapolis police are abusing copyright law to censor their controversial 'shoot-first' recruiting video
Less than a week after an officer from a nearby force shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop, leaving him to die in front of his child and girlfriend (and the world on livestream) th...
06:43 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Remarkably Normal: the true stories of abortion in America
The 1 in 3 campaign collects the true personal stories of the roughly 30% of American women who've had an abortion; Remarkably Normal, a play whose actors recounts those stories, wrapped up its first ...
06:20 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Why the founder of Mother's Day came to hate the holiday
Anna Jarvis organized the first observance of Mother's Day in 1908 and campaigned to have it adopted throughout the U.S. But she then spent the next 40 years bitterly fighting to control every aspect ...
06:18 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing TOM THE DANCING BUG: Needs more guns...
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...
06:15 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Warren Ellis's "Normal": serialized technothriller about futurists driven mad by tech-overload and bleakness
In Normal, Warren Ellis (previously) sets a technothriller in a kind of rehab center for futurists and foresight specialists who've developed "abyss gaze" -- a kind of special bleak depression that ov...
05:50 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Theresa May performs the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme
Copyfighting nerdcore rapper Dan Bull (previously) stayed up all night ringing in the new UK Prime Minister Theresa May by editing together this video in which she performs the theme from The Fresh ...
05:43 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Anti-suffragette postcards warn against giving women rights
Vintage Everyday collects anti-suffragette postcards from a century hence. Despite the best efforts of angry gentlemen, women got the vote shortly thereafter. [via]...
04:08 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing FBI closes D.B. Cooper hijacking case
Hijacker D.B. Cooper leaped from a plane in a storm with $200,000 and a parachute and was never seen again. The FBI, after 45 years of investigation, is letting him slip into legend for good.On Nov. 2...
03:59 am PDT - Wed, July 13, 2016
BoingBoing Juno probe sends first Jupiter pic back to Earth
Having successfully slipped into orbit around Jupiter, Juno sent its first image back to Earth.NASA on Tuesday released an image taken by the satellite on Sunday from a distance of 2.7 million miles; ...
09:02 pm PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Review: Keto chocolate chip cookies
I lost about 40 pounds on a keto diet, that being the near-total abnegation of carbs. It worked, for me, but the strict mandate means my foodlife is mostly salads, nuts and meat. Tough going! The popu...
06:21 pm PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing UK Labour's dirty trick excludes 130,000 members from leadership vote
At a meeting of the UK National Election Committee on the upcoming Labour Party leadership race, Labour grandees waited for Corbyn and his supporters to leave the room, then put forward a motion -- no...
05:53 pm PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Minuteman co-founder gets 19 years for sexually abusing 5-year-old. All 3 of his daughters say they're also victims.
Christopher Simcox, who co-founded the now-disbanded Minuteman Civil Defense Corps white supremacist militia group, received a prison sentence of over 19 years today from an Arizona court. (more&hel...
04:22 pm PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Empirical proof that Terms of Service are "the biggest lie on the Internet"
In The Biggest Lie on the Internet: Ignoring the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service Policies of Social Networking Services, a working paper by a pair of university communications professors, studen...
12:37 pm PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Facebook is still a gun marketplace
On January 29 2016, Facebook announced they would no longer allow peer to peer sales of guns. They made a big deal about it. Got a big write-up in the New York Times. It was a big deal. The worlds big...
11:29 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Viral Chinese video: "Who cares?"
The day that the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that China had been stealing islands in the South China Sea, the Chinese Communist Party Youth League shared this viral video of young Chinese...
10:59 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Fox's employee contracts may mean Gretchen Carlson will never get her day in court
Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment suit against her former boss, Roger Ailes, may be dead before its begun, because Fox News makes all its employees sign "binding arbitration" ...
10:42 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Electric fan for your armpits
Japanese quirky gadget company Thanko sells battery-operated fans designed to clip on your short sleeve shirt and cool your armpits. (more…)...
10:33 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Frustrated pranksters change sign for accuracy
I am unsurprised to find long time friend of Boing Boing, Howard Rheingold is in part responsible for changing this street sign. I pass it all the time. Via the Marin IJ:Three Tam Valley pranksters fe...
10:08 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Find the Unicode character you want by drawing it
Shapecatcher has just one job: find the unicode character that most closely matches the drawing you give it. It did pretty good finding the Ted Cruz symbol (and many similar ones, though the weirder y...
10:02 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing OverType, a typewriter simulator on the web
OverType simulates, to an undesirable degree of accuracy, the experience of using a mechanical typewriter. You can have three fonts, one of which is IBM's classic Courier, set the degree to which you ...
09:38 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Beloved sports coach ignored sexual abuse of children
Court documents show that famed Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno knew that convicted child molester, and former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing child...
09:37 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders concedes Democratic race, endorses Hillary Clinton
Talking Points Memo:Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave an impassioned speech endorsing Hillary Clinton on Tuesday at a joint rally in New Hampshire, saying she must become our next president.Sanders offi...
09:00 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Road rage attacker could avoid jail by proving she is an "expert knitter"
A road-raging Scotswoman who tailed her victim for miles before hauling open her door and punching her in the face could avoid imprisonment if she can prove she can knit. Amanda McCabe told the judge ...
08:58 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Make pizza at home? You want a baking steel
I like crispy, Neapolitan-style pizza. The single biggest improvement to my pizza and bread baking, in the last year, has been the addition of a baking steel.Pizza should be crispy on the bottom, but ...
08:26 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Saddam Hussein novella translated to English
Described as a "mix between Game of Thrones and House of Cards," a novella written by late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has finally been translated to English. Written in the last days of his rule, t...
08:20 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Vandals wage war on San Francisco 'Little Free Library'
Residents of an awfully tony neighborhood in San Francisco, California can't keep their Little Free Library open. Of all the asshole things to do, some vandals keep destroying it! The idea is to encou...
08:04 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Guy magically manipulates a playing card
I don't know who this is, but he is really good at cardistry. It looks like the card has a gyroscope in it. View post on imgur.com...
07:59 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing To see the future, visit the most remote areas of the GBAO
Jan Chipchase travelled 7,100km through the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) ("a remote, sparsely populated, mostly Pamiri, Kyrgyz-speaking region of Tajikistan") with only a small piece of ...
07:48 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Meet your robot gardener
The FarmBot Genesis is an open-source robot gardener for home food production. You design your mini-farm with their app and then the Raspberry Pi-powered robot handles the rest, from planting to wat...
07:47 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Out today, "Necessity," the final volume of Jo Walton's Thessaly books, sequel to "The Just City" & "Philosopher Kings"
The Just City is a gripping fantasy novel based on a thought-experiment: what if the goddess Athena transplanted all the people across time who'd ever dreamed of living in Plato's Republic to a Medite...
07:31 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Shave the corpse
Found in the January 1912 issue of Casket and Sunnyside magazine, "the foremost journal of the funeral profession since 1871." As our friends at Weird Universe noted, Shave the Corpse would make a ter...
06:57 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Learn to build, host, and generate revenue on your own website
Now more than ever people across the globe are attempting to build and monetize their own websites, and some of the best sites on the Web run on the WordPress platform. If you're looking to get into t...
06:47 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Evil Tory Theme Tune (David Cameron remix)
In which UK Prime Minister David Cameron's sad little swan song (also a ringtone!) is revealed to be a soft launch for a new menacing evil party themesong for the UK Conservatives, as befits their n...
06:44 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing The mystery of our 12-hour delay: the Mirage Expedition
Previously: Investigating the Great Earthquake of 2012This year for the 4th of July, I varied my routine ever so slightly by spending the day aboard the R/V Marion Dufresne outside of Sabang harbor on...
06:30 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Woman so deep in prayer that she drove right into a house
A woman in Okaloosa County, Florida was so deep in prayer that she blew through a stop sign and drove right into a house. You can't really blame her though. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriffs O...
06:00 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Rose McGowan's trippy, frenetic new video for Yoko Ono song
Punk-as-fuck sorceress Rose McGowan directed this hyperdelic video for Yoko Ono's "Catman," a Miike Snow remix/remake of a track from Ono's 1973 album Approximately Infinite Universe. This version i...
05:14 am PDT - Tue, July 12, 2016
BoingBoing Benjamin Frisch's "Fun Family": good old American narcissism
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05:31 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Angry gentleman attempts to run over photographer
UPDATE: "Mark Dwayne Gordon was arrested Sunday and subsequently booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, battery and vandalism in connection with the attack Saturday on Rangel...
05:05 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing America's biggest health crisis? Not gun violence but porn and gays, GOP says
The Republican party platform is veering to the right as GOP delegates descend on Cleveland to produce the partys principles document. Several positions about same-sex marriage and scientifically debu...
04:40 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Augmented Reality is a Massively Multiplayer Online world
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04:24 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Two men just learned via Grindr that they are HIV-positive
A recent study has found that the gay dating app Grindr is a pretty effective way to get black and Hispanic men who like to have sex with men to try home H.I.V. self-testing kits. The home test doesn'...
04:00 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing An update on Chelsea Manning's health, from her legal team
Today, Chelsea Manning spoke with her attorneys for the first time since her hospitalization last week. Attorneys Chase Strangio, Vincent Ward and Nancy Hollander released the following statement on t...
03:47 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing How to kick Pokemon Go out of your Google account
A privacy trainwreck: Pokemon Go, the hit augmented reality game that's seeing kids and adults alike scouring the real world looking for monsters to nab, quietly gets access to players' entire Google ...
03:31 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing #BlackLivesMatter: 10 iconic photos from a week of protests throughout the U.S.
Photographers covering the black human rights protests throughout the U.S. this weekend produced powerful and iconic images that are now spreading worldwide on social media, often without credit. Here...
03:03 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing How and Why God Made Various Animals
Welp, this explains a lot. A collected series of Twitter musings on why and exactly how the magical great bearded old dude in the sky (and his indentured angelic maker minions) created various critter...
02:48 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Pokemon Go privacy rules are terrible (just like all your other apps)
Pokemon Go wants access to your Google account (and thus your email and Google Docs) and its privacy policy is a Kafka-esque nightmare document that lets them collect every single imaginable piece of ...
01:56 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Weird stuff on the internet? Thanks Fark
Here are five baffling stories from one of our favorite sites on the internet! Fark is like waking up and realizing you are still on acid. Rabid bat attacks woman cleaning a swimming pool, biting her ...
12:43 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Angry gentleman attempts to run over photographer
Here's the photographer's side of the story: We are on a PUBLIC road in the middle of Ramona, CA. Pretty much empty deserted road by a tiny airport. Five different residents of the area drove by ask...
12:34 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Playing an LP recording of bird sounds using a bird skull as a needle
Michael Ridge glued a bird's skull to a piezoelectric buzzer (which works well as an acoustic pick-up) and used it as a record needle.A new experimental vinyl playback piece depicting the beak of a ...
12:29 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Ridiculously violent rodeo for kids where men pretend to be bucking broncos
It's lucky the kid didn't snap his neck in this weird human rodeo gif!...
12:15 pm PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Twitter shuts down PostGhost, eliminates record of deleted tweets
PostGhost kept a record of everything validated Twitter users said, regardless if they deleted their embarrassing, or otherwise reputation impacting statements. Twitter sent PostGhost a cease and desi...
11:32 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Hardcore vegan baby nearly dies
A couple in Italy will not be getting their child back, after their 14 month old son was hospitalized for severe malnutrition. Via SF Gate:When a 14-month-old Italian baby arrived at a hospital in Mil...
10:08 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing David Cameron's swan song (ringtone edition)
If you, like me, heard former UK Prime Minister David Cameron's post-abdication accidentally captured odd tune and self-affirmation and thought, "That's my next ringtone," then here you go.(Image: ITV...
09:41 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Pokemon player (seemingly) shot at while hunting virtual animals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhce4AkmJ_oLanceypooh, a maker of Youtube videos, was out hunting for Pokemon, playing the tulip-fever-sensation game Pokemon Go, when he seems to have trespassed on ...
09:26 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Teen comes out to her family on Disneyland's Splash Mountain
Gina is 16 and gay, something she was sure her folks would be cool with, so she told them in the best way possible: by holding up a sign at a strategic moment on the family's plunge down Disneyland's ...
09:19 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing On the bewildering regional names for corner stores
The anglosphere has a bewildering proliferation of regional names for corner stores: "variety stores," "bodegas," "delis," "corner shops," "party stores," "package stores" (often shortened to the unfo...
09:04 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Amazon is full of Chinese counterfeits and they're driving out legit goods
When Amazon decided to allow Chinese sellers to direct-list their products on the service (rather than going through domestic importers), it was seen as a defensive move against Alibaba, their deep-po...
08:57 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing British PM resigns early to make way for Theresa May, hums strange tune
Though he'd planned to stay on for two more months while his party chose a new leader, Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down Wednesday after opposition to Theresa May evaporated. What's gett...
08:51 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing This Rocket keychain is both a grinder and a one-hitter
There has perhaps never been a more useful tool for smokers than the Rocket Grinder. The Rocket is a grinder, container, heating chamber, and one hitter all condensed into a compact, EDC device that f...
08:46 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Negative Swiss 50-year bond yields just shattered the global insecurity barometer
National treasury bonds are the safe option in times of global turmoil, and the more uncertain things are, the more people buy them, and the higher their prices go. (more…)...
08:30 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Amazon Dash buttons on sale today for 99 cents
Amazon has a sale on Dash Buttons. They are stick on buttons with a wireless connection that lets you order household supplies without using your computer and logging on to Amazon. They are regularly ...
08:22 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing How can the media regain its credibility in reporting on race in America?
Farai Chideya -- a reporter and journalism professor at NYU -- describes the lessons she's learned in reporting from the "Heart of Whiteness" (Klansmen; Sheriff Joe Arpaio's plans for a war with Mexic...
08:20 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing A luscious tome of family stories and previously unseen photos to celebrate Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Sinatra 100by Charles Pignone Thames & Hudson2015, 288 pages, 11.2 x 13.9 x 1.3 inches $32 Buy a copy on AmazonSinatra 100 encapsulates the legendary perfor...
08:12 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast begins the A Feast for Crows/A Dance with Dragons combined chapter order
Instead of individually covering the fourth and fifth books in George R.R. Martin'sA Song of Ice and Fireseries, theBoars, Gore, and Swordsbook club is reading theBoiled Leather chapter orderorganized...
08:11 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Flawed police drug-test kits, railroading prosecutors and racism: the police-stop-to-prison pipeline
The $2 roadside drug-test kit is the go-to weapon of the War on Drugs, despite its incredibly high failure rate and the scientific consensus that the tests need to be validated in labs later; once you...
08:10 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Nifty mini camping trailer
The Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper, with a slide-out queen size bed, is made in Australia. It costs between $13,000 and $16,000.From Gizmag:Many small teardrop interiors have little more than a cabin-...
07:57 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Crack in apartment ceiling turns out to be a problem after all
"A crack appeared on the ceiling of my sister's apartment," writes atmanz11. "Three days later, this happened."...
07:56 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Which Shakespeare character is Hillary Clinton and should we be worried?
William Lashner's The Four-Night Run is available from Amazon.To her opponents Hillary Clinton is Lady Macbeth, raging within the corridors of the power, hoarding wealth, punishing her enemies, ever p...
07:39 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing China bans mentions of newly discovered species of beetle from social media
The Rhyzodiastes (Temoana) xii is a newly classified species of beetle, indigenous to China's Hainan Island, whose name is a tribute to Chinese leader Xi Jinping. (more…)...
07:31 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing That time London was nearly destroyed by Nazi paleo-drones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX_zI4tIueYThe Nazi V-1 "robot bomb" (AKA the "buzz bomb") was a kind of flying landmine that terrorized London during the Blitz, doing incredible damage to the city,...
07:26 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Change this train's direction with your mind
You can make the train appear to move toward you or away from you by imagining it. View post on imgur.com...
07:18 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Famous artist says a painting isn't by him, gets sued for ruining its value
This garage sale-worthy painting would be worth millions if it were by famed artist Peter Doig. But it isn't, says Doig. So its owners are suing him for interfering with their ability to sell it.The o...
07:06 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing John Edgar Park starts sharing his amazing maker skills
John Park is my old friend. He's an amazing maker of things, like this giant-size Arduino board, and equally huge, clear handcuffs (to show how they work and learn how to escape from them). John was t...
06:56 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Five questions every journalist should be asking would-be UK Labour leader Angela Eagle
UK politics are in disarray: the leaders of the Conservative and UK Independence Parties have both quit; the Tory leadership race is a neverending night of the long knives and the Blairite wing of the...
06:47 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Five inspirational pulp heroes
A. Lee Martinez's The Last Adventure of Constance Verity is available from Amazon.The Last Adventure of Constance Verity is my homage to classic pulp traditions. I love pulp, and I always have. Whethe...
06:20 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Nifty mini camping trailer
The Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper, with a slide-out queen size bed, is made in Australia. It costs between $13,000 and $16,000.From Gizmag:Many small teardrop interiors have little more than a cabin-f...
05:54 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Leshia Evans named as woman in 'legendary' protest photo
Leshia Evans was arrested for "obstructing traffic" by heavily armored Baton Rouge police officers on July 9. Jonathan Bachman's photograph of the event tells so many stories. Revealed in the margins ...
05:54 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Ieshia Evans named as woman in 'legendary' protest photo
Ieshia Evans was arrested for "obstructing traffic" by heavily armored Baton Rouge police officers on July 9. Jonathan Bachman's photograph of the event tells so many stories. Revealed in the margins ...
05:23 am PDT - Mon, July 11, 2016
BoingBoing Theresa May all but certain to become Prime Minister after foe quits
In the confusing but exciting battle over who will become Lord Protector of Albion during its difficult negotiations to leave the Continental Breakfast, all but one of the challengers has dropped out....
05:16 pm PDT - Sun, July 10, 2016
BoingBoing Kickstarting a collection of "Decrypting Rita," a graphic novel about a lesbian robot with reality problems
https://youtube.com/watch?v=L3KXnUw4ElwEgypt Urnash (AKA Margaret Trauth) is kickstarting a third print collection of her webcomic Decrypting Rita (previously), "about a robot lady who's dragged out...
03:52 pm PDT - Sun, July 10, 2016
BoingBoing New Zealanders raise millions to buy beach and donate it to the public
Awaroa beach -- which was open to all -- in New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park was privately held by Michael Spackman (a businessman embroiled in complex financial shenanigans) who had decided to...
03:30 pm PDT - Sun, July 10, 2016
BoingBoing The week in Pokemon: home invasions, armed robbery, police militarization
Pokemon Go is the game of the summer: the first really successful alternate reality game that mashes up crowdsourced maps, in-phone cameras, seriously addictive game mechanics, and (of course) a free-...
09:43 am PDT - Sun, July 10, 2016
BoingBoing Investigating the Great Earthquake of 2012: the Mirage Expedition
On April 11, 2012, a magnitude-8.6 earthquake, followed a few hours later by a magnitude-8.2, struck the Wharton Basin, which lies approximately five kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean, ...
07:38 am PDT - Sun, July 10, 2016
BoingBoing Jughead: Zdarsky's reboot is funny, fannish, and freaky
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07:08 am PDT - Sun, July 10, 2016
BoingBoing Apollo 11 sourcecode on Github
Though the code for Apollo 11's "Apollo Guidance Computer" has been online since 2003, when Ron Burkey rekeyed it from the scans that Gary Neff had uploaded, ex-NASA intern Chris Garry's posting of th...
06:36 am PDT - Sun, July 10, 2016
BoingBoing Lego's doing a 4,080-piece, $350 Cinderella's castle
No release date as yet! (Thanks, Sal!)...
02:00 am PDT - Sun, July 10, 2016
BoingBoing For 91% off you can protect your computer and streamline your workflow with this software bundle featuring Scrivener and CCleaner Pro
Protect your PC, streamline your workflow, and enhance your media library with this amazing software bundle at 91% off. This dynamic bundle includes the fan-favorite writing app Scrivener, the freefor...
06:59 pm PDT - Sat, July 9, 2016
BoingBoing George Takei says gay Sulu is "really unfortunate" decision
George Takei, the actor who played Lt. Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series, says he is delighted that the franchise's new movie, Star Trek Beyond has a gay character in it, but the decision...
12:55 pm PDT - Sat, July 9, 2016
BoingBoing Jalapeo, cilantro, carrot kraut
Hanging out with Mark and Xeni has led to the development of a 'fermenting shelf' in my pantry.It all started for me with Xeni recommending a Picklemeister jar for fermenting things in. A few totally ...
12:55 pm PDT - Sat, July 9, 2016
BoingBoing I made jalapeo, cilantro, carrot kraut
Hanging out with Mark and Xeni has led to the development of a 'fermenting shelf' in my pantry.It all started for me with Xeni recommending a Picklemeister jar for fermenting things in. A few totally ...
08:00 am PDT - Sat, July 9, 2016
BoingBoing Teri S. Wood's Wandering Star Gets New Omnibus Graphic Novel
Stop what youre doing and buy the new omnibus graphic novel of Teri S. Wood's 1990s comic series Wandering Star. It's amazing. Splendtacular, even. Set in the future, it is the tale of Cassandra Andre...
07:32 am PDT - Sat, July 9, 2016
BoingBoing A law prof responds to students who anonymously complained about #blacklivesmatter tee
This redacted pair of letters surfaced two months ago: the first one is a letter from an anonymous law student (or group of students) who wrote to a prof to object to their choice to wear a Black Live...
07:16 am PDT - Sat, July 9, 2016
BoingBoing UK government rejects Brexit do-over petition with 4.1m signatures
Prior to the UK's EU membership referendum, a pro-Brexit activist named William Oliver Healey set up a petition on the Parliamentary petition site (which guarantees that the government will "respond" ...
02:00 am PDT - Sat, July 9, 2016
BoingBoing 3 great VPN options to protect your online privacy and unlock the internet
HideMyAss! VPN: 2-Yr SubscriptionOne of the leading complaints about VPN services is that they slow your browsing experience to a crawl. HideMyAss, however, gives you two years of high-speed browsing ...
11:52 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing William Gibson's Archangel: intricate military sf, mercilessly optimized for comics
Archangel is a five-part science fiction comic written by William Gibson and Michael St. John Smith and illustrated by Butch Guice; Issue #1 came out last month and sold out immediately, and IDW has o...
11:20 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Paper: an upright printer/scanner that uses a continuous roll of paper
https://vimeo.com/158807091Stuttgart-based industrial designer created "Paper," a novel concept for a printer/scanner/copier, as part of diploma thesis in UX- and Interaction-Design at the State Aca...
11:07 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing This man has made 220 videos of himself sitting in a corner and smiling for 4 hours at a time
Benjamin Bennett makes ad-free videos of himself silently sitting in a corner of a room and smiling at the camera. He live streams each one and saves them on his YouTube channel. He posted his 220th...
10:56 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Crowdfunding for a "live-coded" album of algorave music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au65p9oRJqIAlex AKA Yaxu writes, "I co-founded the Algorave movement. Now I'm working on an album of live-coded algorave-style music." (more…)...
10:54 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing $10,600 loan from LoanMe has APR of 99.75% with $70,000 payback
The fine folks at LoanMe prequalified this Reddit user for a $10,600 loan. The annual interest rate is 99.75 percent. The monthly payment would be $841 and would require 84 payments to pay off the loa...
10:49 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump pitches tantrum at "peace meeting" with GOP senators
Donald Trump's long-awaited reconciliation meeting with Republican senators went so badly that several attendees anonymously leaked details of Trump's tantrum and namecalling to the New York Times. (...
10:41 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Wordy, incendiary Trump tees
Stallion Mancakes is kickstarting these wordy Donald Trump tees, reading, "I VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS STUPID RACIST SEXIST FRAUDULENT OPPORTUNISTIC DIMWITTED EAR-GRATING EGOTISTIC...
10:37 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Hotel chef fired for boasting on Instagram that he feeds meat to vegans
Alex Lambert used to be head chef at the Littleover Lodge Hotel in Derby, UK. That was before he posted on Instragram that he enjoys feeding meat to unsuspecting vegans. From NZ Herald:The chef and fa...
10:33 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing 8-bit geometric watercolor paintings: Star Wars, rap stars, icons and classics
Adam writes, "I'm an artist working in Beacon, New York. I make 8-bit inspired geometric paintings based on iconic images and I'd like to share a new series of paintings with you." (more…)...
10:28 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing How tragedies of the Great Depression influenced singer Woody Guthrie
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads by Nick HayesHarry N. Abrams16, 272 pages, 8.6 x 8.6 x 1.2 inches $19 Buy a copy on AmazonA graphic novel of the life an...
10:25 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Smoking woman sprayed gasoline on customer who splashed her with windshield washer fluid
Kimberly Brinton was pumping gas and smoking a cigarette at the Dandy Mini Mart convenience store in Mehoopany, Pennsylvania on June 30. Another customer remarked that it was not safe to smoke around ...
10:18 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing NYC's sloppy records gave $59.2M in tax breaks to dead people
New York's elderly people qualify for the Senior Citizen Homeowners' Exemption and the Enhanced School Tax Relief Exemption, but the city's Finance Department is supposed to solicit confirmations of e...
10:06 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing As browsers decline in relevance, they're becoming DRM timebombs
My op-ed in today's issue of The Tech, MIT's leading newspaper, describes how browser vendors and the W3C, a standards body that's housed at MIT, are collaborating to make DRM part of the core standar...
09:54 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Statement from Chelsea Manning's lawyers on her emergency hospitalization
Further to yesterday's news that US military whistleblower Chelsea Manning had been hospitalized and cut off from her lawyers and family, a statement from her legal team. (more…)...
08:50 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Here's a soft robotic stingray made of light-controlled rat heart muscle
A bio-engineering team at Harvard made a tiny robotic stingray from "a pinch of rat cardiac cells, a pinch of breast implant, and a pinch of gold," says Kit Parker, who lead the project. "That pretty ...
08:44 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Dog unnervingly still as others frolic amid pool chaos
Come on. Throw her a ball. [via]...
08:40 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Misplaced decimal point gives extra 40,000 to worker, who spends it
Construction worker Steven Burke showed restraint by spending only 28,000 on a new car, online gambling, clothing, an e-cigarette, cocaine, a gold chain, alcohol, and hotels after his employer acciden...
08:34 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Tenant farmers: how "smart" agricultural equipment siphons off farmers' crop and soil data
The agricultural sector is increasingly a data-driven business, where the "internet of farming" holds out the promise of highly optimized plowing, fertilizing, sowing, pest-management and harvesting -...
08:14 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Chinese Cyberspace Administration bans news-sourcing from social media
China's top Internet regulator, the "Cyberspace Administration," has banned media outlets from sourcing news reports from social media, and has forced internet companies to delete the social media acc...
07:56 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Tiffin: a boardgame based on Mumbai's miraculous lunch-delivery network
More than 250,000 of Mumbai's workers enjoy a home-cooked lunch every day thanks to the dabbawallas, who bring tiffins -- stacking lunchpails -- filled at each worker's family kitchen directly to thei...
07:34 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Howto: be a smart consumer of breaking news
On the Media's classic "Breaking News Consumer's Handbook" is a timeless, concise, and essential guide to the way that the media reports on events like last night's shooting in Dallas, and how you can...
06:56 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing Why did some of the richest, most powerful people in the UK support Brexit?
It's true that the vote for Brexit was carried by working-class people in some of the poorest and most excluded regions in the UK; but the actual referendum question was put before the British public ...
02:00 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing The Amazon Echo Smart Home Giveaway and 10-ft Lightning Cable
Giveaway alert! Would you like to equip your home with the latest offerings in smart home technology? With this giveaway, you'll receive a Skybell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell, a WeMo Switch to turn anything ...
02:00 am PDT - Fri, July 8, 2016
BoingBoing We are giving away Amazon's Echo and four other amazing products to launch your smart home into the future
Giveaway alert! Would you like to equip your home with the latest offerings in smart home technology? With this giveaway, you'll receive a Skybell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell, a WeMo Switch to turn anything ...
07:15 pm PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing 10 police officers shot, 3 killed at Dallas #BlackLivesMatter rally, sniper reported
GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING. Reports broke at roughly 10pm ET tonight that shots were fired at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas, where people gathered to protest the recent police killings of ...
07:15 pm PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing #Dallas shooting: 11 police officers shot, 4 killed, 1 civilian injured. 2 shooters made bomb threat.
GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING. Reports broke at roughly 10pm ET tonight that shots were fired at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas, where people gathered to protest the recent police killings of ...
07:15 pm PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing #Dallas shooting: 11 police officers shot, 5 killed, 1 civilian injured. 2 shooters made bomb threat.
GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING. Reports broke at roughly 10pm ET tonight that shots were fired at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas, where people gathered to protest the recent police killings of ...
06:12 pm PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Redman talks about that time he took acid and got shocked with an electric cattle prod
He shocked my head out my goddamned mustache. Reginald "Reggie" Noble, aka Redman, on First We Feast: The Hot Ones, eating hot wings and answering even hotter questions. Such a weird premise for a s...
05:45 pm PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing One line in a federal law from 1866 makes it basically impossible to prosecute killer cops
Title 18 U.S. Code, Section 242 sets out punishments for people who "willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, priv...
02:59 pm PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Its summer, so let the tabloid body shaming begin
Its summer, so let the body shaming begin. The National Enquirer brings us four pages of Celebs with Cellulite, and Us magazine assaults us with six pages of bikini diet tips, which lamentably forget ...
02:02 pm PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Police killing of Philando Castile a reminder Second Amendment and NRA campaigns don't apply to Black people
The National Rifle Association has been silent after Wednesdays police killing of Philando Castile, a 32 year old black man who had a conceal carry gun license, and whose legal right to that weapon pl...
01:24 pm PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Chelsea Manning cut off from contact with lawyers after medical emergency
U.S. military officials are preventing imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning from having contact with her legal team or her friends, following unconfirmed reports that she was hospitalized after a ...
12:27 pm PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Effectiveness not most important to Amazon sunscreen reviewers
Shockingly, advice from trained dermatologists is more useful when buying sunscreen than Amazon reviews, or so a study by a lot of doctors says!Some doctors examined the most highly rated sunscreens o...
12:18 pm PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing I wanted a glass stovetop tea kettle
This $15 tea kettle is just fine!I didn't care about imparting off flavors to my tea. I rarely think about the heavy metals I'm clearly ingesting from a 20 year old stainless steel tea kettle. Mostly,...
11:45 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Here's what a song composed in 1400 BC sounds like
https://youtu.be/QpxN2VXPMLcI can imagine Spock playing this song on his Vulcan lute.From YouTube:The Oldest known musical melody performed by the very talented Michael Levy on the Lyre. This ancient ...
10:40 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Illy unsweetened canned espresso
When I'm in a rush between flights at the airport, I sometimes buy a canned Illy espresso from one of the stores in the terminal. It's got 6.8 ounces of coffee and 10 grams of sugar. I don't love suga...
10:14 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing The Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle
Everyone with a smartphone has access to a great digital camera. And many apps are available that provide good enhancement and editing tools. But if you want to take your photography to a professional...
10:14 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Get 65 hours of top-quality photography and image editing training by the pros with the Adobe KnowHow bundle
Everyone with a smartphone has access to a great digital camera. And many apps are available that provide good enhancement and editing tools. But if you want to take your photography to a professional...
08:37 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Ultra high-res time lapse video of Los Angeles
Filmmaker Joe Capra says just released his new video PHASED | LA, shot in 12K 100 megapixel resolution. It's gorgeous!Shot by Joe Capra of Scientifantastic.com, PHASED | LA was shot natively in 12K...
08:34 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Rose, Mercedes and The Days Of The Dead
How do you encourage a dead woman to leave your house? It helps if you have a hammer, balloons and confetti.This week on HOME: Stories From L.A., the story of actress/writer/artist Rose Portillo, and ...
08:32 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Bitesize bio series launches with Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Jane Austen: An Illustrated Biography andVirginia Woolf: An Illustrated Biographyby Zena Alkayat (author) and Nina Cosford (illustrator)Chronicle2016, 128 pages...
08:11 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing ANSI board member thinks we should all pay for sex (and also pay to read the law)
We've long chronicled the adventures of rogue archivist Carl Malamud, who is being sued all over the world for publishing standards that have been incorporated into the law, on the basis that laws mus...
07:53 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Post-Brexit, EU Commission plan to ram through disastrous Canada-EU trade deal dies
CETA -- the "Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement" is a secretly negotiated deal between Canada and the EU, mirroring many of the most controversial provisions in notorious deals like ACTA, TPP,...
07:09 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Famous landmarks shot "from the wrong direction"
Pictured here is the Taj Mahal as seen from the Taj Mahal, by photographer Oliver Curtis. Curtis spent years creating a photo set of famous landmarks as they have never been seen—literally!Broug...
07:03 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump asks "Where is the outrage for this Disney book?"
Where is the outrage for this snowflake? Where, oh where is it?Where is the outrage for this Disney book? Is this the 'Star of David' also? Dishonest media! #Frozen pic.twitter.com/4LJBpSm8xa&...
06:57 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Worst boss ever asks how to be an even worse boss
A manager wrote to the website "Ask a Manager" for advice on what she should do about an employee who quit after she was told she couldn't miss work to attend her college graduation ceremony. The mana...
06:52 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Claude Shannon, MOOCs, and nanoassembly: what 3D printing is really about
Neal Gershenfeld, founder of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, has been talking about making digital things physical and physical things digital longer than almost anyone, and his books -- notably FAB:...
06:47 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing 33-year-old mother enrolled in high school as a 15-year-old
When Wendy Brown was 33 years old, she used her 15 year old daughter's identity and enrolled in high school as a sophomore. She tried and and was accepted on the cheerleading team. She was arrested tw...
06:45 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Do Not Take Selfies With Lake Moose
Rangers in Saskatchewan have warned the public against attempting to take selfies with a moose that often swims in Wascana Lake.Lake Moose appears to have wandered from its more remote usual habitat t...
06:28 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing "$4" cellphone "suprisingly decent"
The Ringing Bells Freedom 251 phone "costs" $4. Among its qualities are a 4" IPS display, 1GB of RAM, front and rear cameras, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and Android 5.1 Lollipop with no extra bloat...
06:23 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Gyroscopically stabilized CD player on the International Space Station
https://youtu.be/aXgGQuaOOt4In this video, an astronaut demonstrates what happens when he pushes two CD players floating in front of him. One is off and the other is spinning....
06:18 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Former Fox host Gretchen Carlson sues over sexual harassment
Fox News chief Roger Ailes sexually harassed Gretchen Carlson and ended her career after being rebuffed, according to a lawsuit filed by the former Fox & Friends co-anchor.Carlson alleged she was fire...
06:10 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Mushroom coffee, Voodoo Floss, and more Tim Ferriss's favorite tools
This week, Kevin Kelly and I spoke with author Tim Ferriss for the Cool Tools podcast. We had a great time chatting about his favorite tools, including a microphone with a built-in recorder, a food-ex...
05:17 am PDT - Thu, July 7, 2016
BoingBoing Deals on gadgets from Boing Boing and Morningsave
We've come together with our pals at Morningsave to offer you a couple neat gadgets! All three were things we collectively thought were fun to play with, and that you might like! Check them out...Firs...
10:07 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing #FalconHeights: Philando Castile shot dead by police on camera for no reason at all
Philando Castile, 32, was shot dead tonight after being pulled over by a Minneapolis cop for a busted tail light. His girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, captured the aftermath of the shooting via Facebook L...
08:28 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Happy Chilcot Day (A Fairy Story)
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01:59 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Decorating a wall with a perfect, floor-to-ceiling replica of the opening of Harry Potter
Author Meredith McCardle used a projector to project a scan of the first page of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on her wall, then painstakingly painted it in, leaving behind a perfect replic...
01:48 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Unpleasant Design: design that bullies its users
Selena Savi and Gordan Savicic (previously) have published Unpleasant Design, their long-awaited book on "design that bullies its users" -- that is, devices, street furniture, tools and products desi...
01:33 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing 2016's Illusion of the Year will make you cover your screen with fingerprints
The winners in this year's Illusion of the Year contest (previously) are all cool, but it took me a minute to figure out what was going on with the grand prize winner, Mathew T. Harrison and Gideon ...
01:32 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing L.G. Estrella's 'The Trouble with Werewolves'
The Australian Department of Unusual Events is no place for the weak hearted. L.G. Estrella's The Trouble with Werewolves is a great first taste of this new series. And a taste is all you'll get! 99 c...
01:27 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing WEB Du Bois's infographics on black life, from the 1900 Exposition Universelle
Activist/sociologist WEB Du Bois compiled a beautiful set of infographics on the state of black life since the end of slavery that were displayed at the "Exhibit of American Negroes" he created with T...
01:17 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing "Security is what happens to people, not machines"
Eleanor Saitta (previously) -- a security researcher who's done extensive work training vulnerable groups in information security and now security architect for Etsy -- appears on the most recent O'Re...
12:42 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Uniting democrats the Snoop Dogg way
The fractured Democratic Party is turning to rapper and outspoken video game/marijunana enthusiast Snoop Dogg to reunite them! Snoop will be performing at their post-convention unity party.No wonder p...
12:34 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Hot headlines from our pals at Fark
Here are five hand picked headline from a Drew Curtis! Fark is pretty much like Boing Boings wacky uncle, on Jackhammer Jills side of the family.Once you've starred in a sex tape, do you relinquish th...
12:29 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Drone's eye view photos reveal the racism of South African neighbourhoods
Johnny Miller is a Cape Town-based photographer who uses drones to capture aerial views of neighbourhoods and cities that reveal the deep, racial inequalities in architecture and city planning between...
12:02 pm PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Which photos of Alton Sterling did the media use?
There's something different about Fox News's coverage of Alton Sterling, killed by Baton Rouge cops who held him down and shot him in the back.Can't quite put my finger on it....
11:41 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Concentric circles, not a spiral
I had to stare at this for a few minutes. Via Neatorama.The blue elements in the image above appear to be a arranged in a continuous spiral, but in fact they form a series of concentric circles. Your...
11:30 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Boxiecat is the best cat litter
With three cats, it's important to have good litter. I've tried crystals, clay, scented and unscented. I've settle on Boxiecat ($18 for a 16 lb bag). It's unscented but absorbs odors, clumps well, and...
10:56 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Motorola long range two-way radios
Walkie talkies were a favorite toy when I was a kid, it is no small wonder I enjoy these long range, two-way radios. I'm pretty fortunate to live in the middle of a national park. We do, however, have...
10:35 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Bedroom looks like a VW microbus
The Bun Van, designed by Circu, is a bedroom designed to look like a 1960s VW microbus.The exterior of this piece is made in fiberglass with chrome plated finishes; the inside is made in palisander wo...
10:22 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Fight Club 2 a punch to the cerebral cortex
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk (author), Cameron Stewart (illustrator) and David Mack (illustrator)Dark Horse Comics2016, 256 pages, 6.9 x 10.5 x 0.9 inches $2...
10:19 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Here are the creeps who sell ATM skimmers on Alibaba
Last week I posted about a guy who came across a well-made skimmer at an ATM in Vienna. I wondered who made such a fine looking piece of sociopathic hardware. Turns out this company sells such devices...
10:14 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing A collection of the worst (best) metal covers of all time
Sad and Useless offers this fantastic collection of Metal album covers. Here are a few that caught my eye. They share many more.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL2tz8vG30gDr. Rockso, just because. (Th...
10:12 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Man builds giant, discrete-component-based computer that can play Tetris
James Newman's "Megaprocessor" is a giant "microprocessor" built on transistors and other discrete components that he soldered onto boards and wired together in frames that stand 2m high and run 10m l...
09:58 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing There's a 3-month waiting list for this $230 Japanese toaster
The Balmuda "transforms store-bought bread into something that smells, tastes and feels like it popped out of a baker's oven," says Reed Stevenson of Bloomberg. The company is making 10,000 units a mo...
09:55 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Patagonia study shows Patagonia fleece jackets a pollutant
Turns out those jackets made of recycled plastic are putting lots of plastic into our oceans. Patagonia has led a study showing artificial textiles release a lot of fragments when washed. Eventually t...
09:53 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Epipens have more than quintupled in price since 2004
Epipens -- self-injection sticks carried by people with deadly allergies, which have to be replaced twice a year -- were developed by NASA at taxpayer expense, were patented by a government scientist ...
09:43 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Robotic hamburger stand from 1964
Yesterday I posted about a robotic hamburger shack opening in San Francisco. Nicholas Perry watched it and tweeted this video of a robotic hamburger machine made by AMF in 1964. AMF is the company t...
09:38 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Let's check in with Pablo Escobar's herd of feral hippos
In 2003, Colombians began to report encounters with the wild hippos that escaped from Pablo Escobar's private zoo after he was killed by police and his estate was left to rot. (more…)...
09:28 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing UK Tory leadership race: "a sort of X Factor for choosing the antichrist"
The Guardian's Frankie Boyle is on fire in his new column on the post-Brexit machinations in the UK Conservative Party, where the hardline, ultra-authoritarian elements of the party are splitting thei...
09:19 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Stunning "Lucifer" bomber jacket from legendary filmmaker Kenneth Anger
Pioneering underground filmmaker and occultist Kenneth Anger has launched a killer apparel line. Dig this magnificent "Lucifer Rising" satin bomber jacket, the perfect look, he says, "for a midsummer ...
09:11 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing UK Tories want 10-year prison sentences for watching TV the wrong way
Back in 2010, on the last day of the last Labour government, a whipped Parliament voted in the terrible Digital Economy Act, after a short, embarrassingly illiterate debate whose howlers demonstrated ...
09:09 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Gruesome Soviet safety posters got their point across
These Soviet safety posters delivered their message in bold terms....
08:59 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Why The War on Drugs Is a Huge Failure
The countless billions of dollars poured into the War on Drugs has resulted in mass incarceration, corruption, political destabilization, violence, the rise of drug cartels, and systemic human right...
08:57 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Brexit's other shoe drops: austerity, deregulation, climate nihilism
As Conservative grandees jostle each other in the looming contest to become Prime Minister of the UK, we're starting to learn more about their plans for governing UK without the constraint of the Euro...
08:50 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing How to avoid poison ivy rash
The stuff in poison ivy that gives you a rash is greasy and hard to get off your skin. To avoid a rash, scrub your skin 2-8 hours after exposure with any kind of soap and a washcloth or loofa. Lots ...
06:49 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Don "The Con" Trump's Guide to Grifting
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...
06:47 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing After 7 years, UK's Iraq War inquiry releases 2.6M word report damning Tony Blair and the invasion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=llg3amRR6FMThe Chilcot Report on the UK invasion of Iraq has finally been released, seven years after it was announced, and many years after its compl...
05:46 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing Meh. Our sponsor who sends us random boxes of crap
Boing Boing very proudly welcomes our new sponsor, Meh. Meh is a daily deals site that often struggles to explain what the products they are selling are, what these gadgets do, or why you might pos...
02:00 am PDT - Wed, July 6, 2016
BoingBoing The Complete Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle
Arduino goes beyond coding to actually connect the physical world of gadgets to computer programming. So many rad devices are built using this language and now its easier to learn than ever with this ...
05:48 pm PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Rebate for IoT thermostat requires that you give permission to your utility to read "all data"
Aaron writes, "While filling out this seemingly great rebate for $100 for a recently purchased wifi-enabled thermostat, I happened to read the Terms and Conditions, which includes the fact that I must...
05:36 pm PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing IS CELL PHONE DO BAD TO CHILD IN CLASSROOM?!11?
Gus the hacker puppeteer writes, "While looking for Google-autocompleted questions about the media to answer on The Media Show, we started typing 'how do cell phones...' and Google came back with '....
02:54 pm PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Lowest price I've seen on a 12-pack of Bicycle playing cards - $16
I don't know how long this deal will last, but you can buy a 12-pack of Bicycle playing card decks for $16. You get six red-backed decks and six blue-backs. I just bought 2 boxes. That should last me ...
01:26 pm PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Tesla: The Life and Times of an Electric Messiah
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Tesla: The Life and Times of an Electric MessiahTesla: The Life and Times of an Electric Messiahby Nigel CawthorneChartwell Books2014, 192 pages, 7.2 x 10.5 x 0...
12:40 pm PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast resumes ASOIAF book club
Now that the sixth season of HBO'sGame of Throneshas ended,Boars, Gore, and Swordsreturns to the book club format to finish off the last few chapters ofA Storm of Swords. In this week's"Songs for the ...
11:48 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing White House contends with AI's big social challenges, July 7/NYC
Meredith from Simply Secure writes, "Artificial Intelligence is already with us, and the White House and New York Universitys Information Law Institute are hosting a major public symposium to face wha...
11:42 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing 1ft Apple MFi Certified Short Lightning to USB Cable
I feel like you can't go wrong with Anker charging cables. I have found them to be more durable than Apple's own cables, which tend to tear over time. I wanted a short cable to charge my phone from a ...
11:13 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing UK cops routinely raided police databases to satisfy personal interest or make money on the side
Between 2011-2015, there were more than 800 individual UK police personnel who raided official databases to amuse themselves, out of idle curiosity, or for personal financial gain; and over 800 incide...
11:05 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Darth Vader viewmaster viewer
A Darth Vader themed viewmaster viewer? No viewer could be better for visiting children.I didn't want my daughter's friends to destroy my childhood viewer. For $17 I acquired this Darth Vader one, and...
10:49 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Say Bye Bye to BlackBerry Smartphone
After just two years of their Classic smartphone launch, BlackBerry announced today that are no longer in the business of making cellphones. According to AP:BlackBerry has faced calls to stop making c...
10:42 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing FINALLY! A working Nintendo Gameboy Advance inside Minecraft
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5DwPgYp6vkA master minecrafter has given us the recursive video gaming experience we didn't know we needed! Amazingly he has made a working GBA emulator, inside Minecr...
10:14 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Peruvian officials seize eight million dried seahorses
Evidently dried seahorse is super popular in China. Fishing for seahorses is illegal in Peru, where eight million of them were seized last June. Via National Geographic:Four years ago Peruvian authori...
09:59 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Thief robs GPS tracking manufacturer, gets caught
I doubt this thief knew he was robbing Noa Technologies, the manufacturer of tiny GPS trackers intended to be stashed on public bikeshares. Turns out near everything he stole had a tracker on-board! I...
09:57 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Adorable pigs go through animated factory slaughterhouse
As Herman Yung says, Sung Jin Jang's animated version of pig processing is "a combination of cute and cuddly and disgustingly horrifying."...
09:52 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Voice actor impersonates Game of Thrones characters
Voice actor Scheiffer Bates does uncanny impersonations of your favorite male characters from the Game of Thrones TV series....
09:46 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Headfonia reviews the classic Sennheiser HD650s
Sennheiser's HD650 headphones are legendary. It should be no surprise Headfonia has offered a new review of the old classics. I finally held them in my hand. I shook with anticipation. As I set up my ...
09:45 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Car harpoon releases tear gas
In 1996, Finland invented, but never adopted, a harpoon device to stop drivers evading police.It latched onto a fleeing car and, if necessary, released tear gas into the car....
09:38 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Camel bites news reporter's hair
Suddenly camelAfter I saw this gif of a camel biting a news reporter's head, I took a look at other camel videos. A lot of videos on YouTube are about biting camels. Example:https://youtu.be/BHG1l-4ML...
09:29 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Hamburger joint run by robots will open in San Francisco
A robotics start-up, Momentum Machines, announced that it is going to open a restaurant in San Francisco that uses robots to make hamburgers.From PopMech:Every aspect of the burger is customizable, fr...
09:12 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, the sequel I missed
Cut together from three different animated series, and re-written for a US audience Robotech was thrilling! Airplanes that turned into giant robot battle armor? One of the first televised anime seri...
09:11 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Tiny Pac-Man game uses real single cell organisms
https://youtu.be/GvZm9EXqrdUResearchers in Norway built a 1mm wide Pac-Man board and populated it with single cell organisms.From PopSciYou can't control them, but it's fascinating (and a bit creepy) ...
08:11 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Ubisoft's gamer survey first asks if you're female, and terminates if you say "yes"
The first question in this Ubisoft customer survey is "What is your gender" with "Male" and "Female" as permitted responses; if you choose "Female," you're dumped into a screen that informs you that "...
08:11 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Ubisoft's gamer survey first asks if you're female, and terminates if you say "yes" -- UPDATED
The first question in this Ubisoft customer survey is "What is your gender" with "Male" and "Female" as permitted responses; if you choose "Female," you're dumped into a screen that informs you that "...
08:06 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Vogue's 21st Century Man (1939)
From Retrofuturism on Imgur: "February 1, 1939 issue of Vogue ran this photo of the 21st Century man, noting that he 'banishes buttons, pockets, collars, ties' and 'will revolt against shaving and wea...
08:00 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing A roundup of the hilarious, terrible, wonderful art of 4th of July fireworks packaging
Every July 4, Cabel Sasser photographs the artwork used to sell that year's crop of Independence Day fireworks, which are a graphic design sub-genre that reflects pop culture sensibilities and the nat...
07:53 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Take the Pew Future of the Internet Survey
The Pew Research Center is soliciting answers for a "Future of the Internet" survey that asks a bunch of thought-provoking questions about the security of the Internet of Things; social cohesion in a ...
07:43 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Customer support is deliberately unbearable (unless you complain in public)
Companies that lock you in with long-term contracts (mobile phones) or have a monopoly over your business (cable) carefully calculate exactly how terrible their customer service can be before you incu...
07:17 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing UK Tories use Brexit as an excuse to slash corporate taxes to the lowest of any major economy
Nearly 2 weeks ago, 17 million Britons (mostly poor) voted to leave the EU in what amounted to a plebiscite on austerity, finance capitalism, and the widening gap between the increasingly wealthy and ...
06:22 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing The Great Sulphur Pyramids of Alberta
Sulfur, useful as it is, is produced in such vast quantities as a byproduct of energy production that it is of little value. There's so much of it that Canadian oil company Syncrude's storage site is ...
05:55 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Interactive map of Game of Thrones
Quartermaester is a "speculative" but extremely complete interactive map of Westeros and Essos, the two continents across which Game of Thrones' action sprawls. Character paths and noble constituencie...
05:20 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Evangelicals "rationalizing" their support of Trump
At The New York Times, Peter Wehner is angry at evangelical leaders who rationalize their support of Donald Trump, a faithless huckster who talks of "Two Corinthians" and mocks the disabled.This fulso...
02:00 am PDT - Tue, July 5, 2016
BoingBoing Bluetooth Aluminum Earbuds that will stay in your ears for 57% Off
There are few things as irrationally infuriating as knocking your earbuds out of your ear while youre running. Thankfully, Acesori is here to curb your rage! These sleek A.Buds Bluetooth earbuds are e...
03:07 pm PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing NASA's Juno is about to reach Jupiter after a 5-year journey. I visited JPL before the big show.
Today is a big day for NASA. At 8:18pm Pacific, the Juno spacecraft headed for Jupiter will fire off its main thrusters and, if all goes well, begin orbiting the gas giant. It's a make-it-or-break-it ...
12:49 pm PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Universal, CC-licensed mobile phone charging dock
Eirik writes, "I like those old charging docks for mobile phones. But the problem is that you need to buy a new one every time your phone change. And it won't fit if you use a cover on your phone. S...
12:26 pm PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Magician flubs trick, impales spectator's hand on spike
WARNING: A person gets stabbed in the hand in this video.This has happened again. Previously:Here's how the spike trick is supposed to work: a magician shows the spectator a large nail mounted on a ...
12:19 pm PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Should this grandmother have let her granddaughter squirt herself with a hose?
Helicopter parenting vs. free range parenting? Discuss....
09:58 am PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing New York's stately libraries sport hidden apartments for live-in caretakers
For the first half of the 20th Century, it was common for New York's libraries to have live-in superintendents, whose families would live on-site in hidden apartments -- the last one of these apartmen...
09:50 am PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Russia's ghastly Children's Rights Commissioner finally quits
Pavel Astakhov -- celebrity lawyer, courtroom TV star, crime novelist, reciter of impromptu religious poetry -- has finally met a scandal he couldn't laugh off: when he met with the children who'd sur...
09:38 am PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Frederick Douglass' "The Meaning of July the Fourth for the Negro," read by James Earl Jones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2YYEceo1HIOne of Frederick Douglass's most famous speeches was his 1852 "The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro." (more…)...
08:39 am PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Annual trashing of Pittsburgh by Kenny Chesney fans breaks tonnage record
More than 48 tons of trash were left by fans of Kenny Chesney attending a concert this week in Pittsburgh—something of a tradition for the country singer. The piles are staggering, the smell app...
07:58 am PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Sanders supporters are the least racist
Reuters' largest poll of 2016 on the racial attitudes of supporters of various political candidates found that Trump supporters are seriously racist, Clinton supporters are a little less racist than t...
07:52 am PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Hidden "anti-crime" mics are proliferating on US public transit, recording riders' conversations
New Jersey public transit was forced to remove the bugs it had installed on its light rail system after a public outcry, but Baltimore's buses and subways remain resolutely under audio surveillance, w...
07:30 am PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Nigel "Brexit" Farage, having tanked the UK economy, retires to "get his life back"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOMLtMSljyANigel Farage, a stock broker who spent years pretending to be a working class lad in a flat cap, has announced that he is quitting as leader of the United ...
06:41 am PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing How to build a grass hut
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEUGOyjewD4I like Primitive Technology (previously) because his videos are completely free of blather, music and tricky editing. (Here's an interview with the "mysterio...
06:13 am PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Poll: Trump at 1% among black voters
As this poll has it, with the margin of error taken into account, Trump may receive minus 1.4% of the black vote. [via]...
06:08 am PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Read the bizarre Olympic Committee demands that led Oslo to pull out of the 2022 hosting race
Oslo wanted to host the 2022 Winter Games, but has decided against it because of the International Olympic Committee's demands for special treatment. The IOC's imperial arrogance and opulence would be...
02:00 am PDT - Mon, July 4, 2016
BoingBoing Your coding mentor is waiting: Interactive Coding Bootcamp for $29
Become a job-ready developer by building a portfolio of real-world apps and interacting 1-on-1 with the best mentors in the field. This training is as robust as it gets, including live instruction and...
06:58 pm PDT - Sun, July 3, 2016
BoingBoing Peak indifference: privacy as a public health issue
My latest Locus column, "Peak Indifference", draws a comparison between the history of the "debate" about the harms of smoking (a debate manufactured by disinformation merchants with a stake in the co...
10:39 am PDT - Sun, July 3, 2016
BoingBoing What is a Witch A poetic and visual conjuring of the witch archetype
See sample pages from this book at Wink.What is a Witch by Pamela Grossman (author) and Tin Can Forest (artists)Tin Can Forest2016, 36 pages, 9.0 x 11.75 x 0.25 inchesFrom $20 Buy a copy hereThere are...
08:32 am PDT - Sun, July 3, 2016
BoingBoing One of the copyright's scummiest trolls loses his law license
For more than four years, we've chronicled the sleazy story of Prenda Law, a copyright troll whose extortion racket included genuinely bizarre acts of identity theft, even weirder random homophobic do...
08:14 am PDT - Sun, July 3, 2016
BoingBoing Analyzing all known Metal lyrics with natural language processing
Iain ("an ex-physicist currently working as a data scientist") scraped Dark Lyrics and built a dataset of lyrics to 222,623 songs by 7,364 metal bands, then used traditional natural language processin...
07:55 am PDT - Sun, July 3, 2016
BoingBoing Macedonia's Colorful Revolutionaries defy the state by splashing paint on government buildings and monuments
Macedonia's laws define vandalism as a misdemeanor which puts a limit on the jail time faced by participants in a political movement whose symbol is splashes of brightly colored paint. (more…)...
07:37 am PDT - Sun, July 3, 2016
BoingBoing Trump and Brexit are like lotto tickets: the more unrealistic, the better
Fintan OToole is on fire in analysing the nature of Boris and Trump's pitches for (respectively) Brexit and a ban on Muslim migration to the USA: they're meant as fantasies, deliberately unrealistic, ...
06:57 am PDT - Sun, July 3, 2016
BoingBoing Low income US households get $0.08/month in Fed housing subsidy; 0.1%ers get $1,236
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onFv48ju9MQAmerica is in the grips of one of the worst housing crises in its history, with 1 in 3 households spending more than 30% of their income on mortgage or ren...
02:00 am PDT - Sun, July 3, 2016
BoingBoing Virtual Reality Box Headset offers a big 3D experience at a small price - now just $18.99
Virtual reality gaming and exploration doesnt have to cost a fortune...you can enjoy a ridiculously cool VR experience for under $20 with the VR Box Virtual Reality headset on sale for $18.99 - 36% of...
12:52 pm PDT - Sat, July 2, 2016
BoingBoing Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, Nobel prize laureate and author, dead at 87
Elie Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, a prolific author, and an outspoken activist for peace and human rights. He died Saturday, at 87 years old. (more…)...
06:58 am PDT - Sat, July 2, 2016
BoingBoing Tactical Awareness: 100 100-word stories about the uneasy sense of living in the Uncanny Valley
I wrote it to get rid of a mood by condensing it and writing it down: the fascinated, uneasy sense of having relocated into the Uncanny Valley without quite meaning to, and the landscape does listen, ...
06:49 am PDT - Sat, July 2, 2016
BoingBoing Paralyzed, partially deaf-blind teen with brain tumor beaten bloody by TSA
Hannah Cohen is a 19 year old who is being treated for a brain tumor at Memphis's St Jude's Hospital, who is "partially deaf, blind in one eye, paralyzed, and easily confused" -- and who was subject...
06:36 am PDT - Sat, July 2, 2016
BoingBoing China's "ultra-unreal" literary movement takes inspiration from breathtaking corruption
How can Chinese novelists convey the sense of unreality of living in a country where raids on the homes of civic officials uncover so much cash that it burns out four bill-counting machines when the p...
06:21 am PDT - Sat, July 2, 2016
BoingBoing London luxury property prices plummet after Brexit vote
A Russian home-buyer pulled out of a "agreed offer" of £6.95m for a six bedroom Kensington flat, now it's listed for £6.75m; a three-bedroom in Swiss Cottage is down to £1.05m from &...
02:00 am PDT - Sat, July 2, 2016
BoingBoing 5 Drones You Won't Want to Miss
Drones are hot items, but where to start?Check out ourassortment of 5 of the best drone models on the market, and get to work building your own aerial armada.And dont forget to add coupon code DRONE10...
02:00 am PDT - Sat, July 2, 2016
BoingBoing Hey Y'all We're Having a 4th of July Drone Sale in our Store Because America and Freedom
No, you can't kill civilian noncombatants with them. We only sell happy fun drones. (more…)...
07:35 pm PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Brexit leaders detail UK transition plan for leaving European Union
The plan is actually surprisingly detailed and well-thought out compared to the guff that usually emerges from the Brexit crowd. I'm beginning to think England will endure!...
02:51 pm PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Is Trump on crappy prescription stimulants, like Hitler?
Gawker's Ashley Feinberg reports on rumors that Donald Trump, presumptive Republican candidate for U.S. President, is on "cheap speed."...according to a source with knowledge of Trumps current prescri...
02:01 pm PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Brexit, by a Serbian "fake Briton"
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01:22 pm PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Arthur C. Clarke and his vision of world government
As I write, the aftermath of Brexit is being felt around the world -- Britains historic exit marking an end to the forty-year membership of the European Union. Its ironic that this should coincide wit...
01:01 pm PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Grandad builds miniature backyard Disneyland
Steve Dobbs grew up near the present-day site of Disneyland and was profoundly influenced by watching the park get built while he zipped by on his bike; today the reitred aerospace engineer has built ...
12:50 pm PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren on monopolies in America, including Apple, Google, and Amazon
Elizabeth Warren is on fire in this speech at a New America Open Markets conference on monopolies this week in DC; Senator Warren is pitiless, lucid and laser focused on the way that corruption create...
12:39 pm PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing This Twinkie is 40 years old and it looks good enough to eat
At Blue Hill, Maine's George Stevens Academy, there lies a Twinkie that was the subject of teacher Roger Bennatti's 1976 science lesson on chemical preservatives and shelf life. Now the immortal snack...
12:35 pm PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing White House plan to use data to shrink prison populations could be a racist dumpster fire
The US imprisons more people than any other country in history, both as a total number and as a proportion of its population; a White House data-mining effort proposes to set free prisoners who are "l...
12:19 pm PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Boy repeatedly spit on air passengers, mom banned from airline
One would hope that if a two-year-old child spit on a stranger, his or her parents would swiftly apologize and take the child out of spitting range from any other human in the vicinity. But this wasn'...
12:15 pm PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing One man's incredible plan for humanity to migrate into space
In the early 1970s, Princeton University physicist Gerard ONeill became a space activist touting plans to build human colonies in outer space. He argues that humans could escape (while helping allevia...
11:47 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Even if Moore's Law is "running out," there's still plenty of room at the bottom
A very good piece by Tom Simonite in the MIT Technology Review looks at the implications of Intel's announcement that it will slow the rate at which it increases the density of transistors in micropro...
11:24 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Black-hat hacker handles are often advertisements
When Bruce Sterling wrote his seminal book The Hacker Crackdown -- a history of the rise of hackers, the passage of the first anti-hacking laws, and the formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation...
11:17 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Obama says US drones strikes have killed up to 116 civilians, watchdogs say real count is higher
The Obama administration today partially lifted the secrecy that has cloaked one of the United Statess most contentious tactics for fighting terrorists, as the New York Times puts it, and revealed tha...
11:13 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Gay Talese learns the subject of his new book is a liar, disavows the book UPDATED
Gay Talese's forthcoming book The Voyeur's Motel tells the allegedly true story of Gerald Foos, a Colorado motel owner and voyeur who claimed to have conducted "research" on human sexuality by spying ...
11:11 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this mesmerizing and magical zoetrope
Akinori Goto designed and 3D printed this magnificent zoetrope where it won awards at the recent Spiral Independent Creators Festival in Tokyo.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uun1liGAN6Q(via This Is...
11:06 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Chelsea Manning on the end of U.S. ban on transgender people in the military
From her prison cell, whistleblower Chelsea Manning has written a beautiful piece for the Guardian about the Pentagon's announcement that it will end a longtime ban on transgender people serving in th...
10:57 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Wonderful and weird collection of vintage patriotic and Independence Day photos
In celebration of Independence Day weekend here in the U.S., Robert E. Jackson, esteemed collector of vernacular photographs, shares a selection of wonderful and odd patriotic vintage snapshots. "I ho...
10:39 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Giant "horrific-looking" first amphibious centipede discovered
The world's first amphibious centipede has just been confirmed. It swims, and unlike other centipedes who hunt on land, this one hunts in water. It has super long legs to help it swim and, like all ce...
10:26 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing I'm a fanatic for Moleskine Cahier Journals
See sample pages from this book at Wink.'Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3, ruled)Moleskine2008, 64 pages (each), 3.6 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches (softcover)$9 Buy a copy on AmazonMoleskine is a favorite in m...
10:20 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Pickup truck driver wants you to "Rember Perl Horber"
I think this truck is owned by Tyme Sefari, Inc....
10:12 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing A gallery of regrettable online purchases
Here's a gallery of stuff people bought online, only to receive something that was too small, too crappy, or completely unexpected....
10:10 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Beautiful artwork plays the UNIX timestamp on cymbals
Mexico City-based artist Pablo Dvila's "Living in time believing in the timeless" is a beautiful, compelling installation in which the UNIX timestamp triggers drumsticks, via an Arduino and custom c...
10:07 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Upside down man lives in Joaquin Phoenix's forehead
The longer you look, the better the effect.Joaquin Phoenix Forehead...
09:56 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Fellow tricked by lung capacity tester
https://youtu.be/CHWHXmLg7YEI love Grand Illusion videos, especially the host Tim, who demonstrates ingenious human-made curiosities. In this video, his friend plays a mischievous trick on him....
09:52 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Spotify threatens to report Apple to competition regulators over App Store rejection
Apple has rejected Spotify's latest app for inclusion in the Ios App Store, citing its rules against app vendors processing their own payments; Apple requires software vendors to pay to use Apple's ow...
09:50 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing A wonderful gallery of toy, prank, and novelty fun projects at Make: magazine
Make: recently posted a series of fun projects to their website that are also featured in Volume 52 of the magazine, their forthcoming DIY Virtual Reality issue. I really love some of these and wanted...
09:49 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Extremely slow-motion video of a ball hitting glass
This video of a ball hitting a pane of glass was shot at 10 million frames per second with a HyperVision HPV-X camera.View post on imgur.com...
09:31 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Researchers find over 100 spying Tor nodes that attempt to compromise darknet sites
When it comes to accessing public websites, Tor has an intrinsic security problem: though the nodes between your computer and the public internet are unable to see where the traffic is coming from or ...
09:28 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Brazilian police killing often as Olympic games loom
Amnesty International reports a "huge increase" in the number of people killed by police in Rio de Janeiro in the run up to the Summer Games.According to new figures from Brazils Public Security Insti...
09:22 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Cylinders turn into squares when viewed in mirror
Kokichi Sugihara's Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion was a finalist of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2016. Do you know how it works? (more…)...
09:08 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Debunking 52 popular myths
David McCandless, a data-journalist, information designer, and author of several terrific data visualization books, created this infographic that dispels over 50 oft-repeated myths.[via]...
09:07 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Federal judge blocks Indiana abortion restriction
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the state lacks the authority to limit a woman's reasons for ending pregnancy.Judge Tanya Walton Pratt granted an injuction against an Indiana law that banned abort...
08:44 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Is this ball kicking man drunk or a master acrobat?
It's hard to tell. Or, it could be Gallagher with a watermelon....
08:36 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Illinois gun shop raffles AR-15 rifle to benefit Orlando victims
"We don't believe this is a gun issue, this is a terrorism issue and this is an act against American citizens," says Bert Irslinger, Jr., owner of Second Amendment Sports, a gun shop in McHenry, Illin...
08:10 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing In Madagascar, pineapple jokes are a form of dangerous, soon-to-be-banned dissent
Madagascar, one of the world's poorest nations, is led by president Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who infuriated his people by insisting that the economy was doing well and that naysayers couldn't "provid...
07:06 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Post-Brexit, white-power handbills blanket a north London street
Twitter user LDLDN posted this image of a racist National Front poster on a lamppost in Camden, a neighborhood in north London -- a relatively affluent, diverse neighborhood dominated by a giant subcu...
06:43 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing 60 Fredric Brown science fiction stories for $2
A couple of days ago I wrote about one of my favorite SF and mystery writers, the late Fredric Brown. I just found out that you can get a a kindle edition called The Fredric Brown Megapack (2 Book Ser...
06:36 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Nancy Grace's worst moments
Nancy Grace's TV show popularized a modern media trend: inane rage built on bullshit that's too satisfying to fact-check. But now she's leaving HLN, and The Daily Beast bids "good fucking riddance" an...
06:03 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake
Why would Alcott Smith, at the time nearly seventy, affable and supposedly of sound mind, a blue-eyed veterinarian with a whittled-down woodmans frame and lupine stamina, abruptly change his plans (an...
02:00 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing Be a Python charmer with this All-Level Python Programming Bundle - only $19
If youve got a coding career on your mind, few programming disciplines will take you farther than a commanding knowledge of the Python language. Its versatility and ease of use make it a go-to for any...
02:00 am PDT - Fri, July 1, 2016
BoingBoing All-Level Python Programming Bundle - only $19
If youve got a coding career on your mind, few programming disciplines will take you farther than a commanding knowledge of the Python language, which is not to be mistaken for parseltongue. Its versa...
08:46 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Father re-creates his kids' sexy selfies in the most ridiculous dad way
So my daughter has been posting sexy selfies of herself and instead of telling her to stop, well, I thought of something better, a dad from Washington state wrote on Instagram. Cassie Martins dad Burr...
08:27 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Libertarian party presidential ad
Gary Johnson and Bill Weld hit small-l progressive talking points harder than big-L Libertarian ones in their campaign ad, which is nice. As a Briton and freshly-minted U.S. citizen voting for the f...
08:24 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Watch Adam Savage test the best way to sear a steak
https://youtu.be/JB1x0O-bhrwAdam Savage ha taught me a lot about cooking. In this video from Tested, he learns about grilling steaks.Summer is here, and it's time for some food science! We team up wit...
08:23 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Behold, a massive gallery of 253 wacky doodle GIFs
Ganked from Kilomonster on imgur: [Enjoy my massive, steamy doodle-gif dump!]. There are 253 doodle GIFs in the original imgur gallery. (more…)...
07:09 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Tesla car involved in fatal crash while in Autopilot mode, U.S. says
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today said it is opening a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Model S cars, following the death of a driver who was killed usin...
03:54 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Software Heritage: Creating a safe haven for software
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02:56 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Humans and robots are on a collision course for a war, says Examiner
When youre attacked by an alligator, the National Enquirer has some great advice for you: Run!Thats just one of the really useful survival tips in this weeks helpful tabloids.Dont drive - driving ca...
02:41 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Leaked FBI documents reveal secret rules for spying on journalists with National Security Letters
Today, The Intercept published leaked documents that contain the FBIs secret rules for targeting journalists and sources with National Security Letters (NSLs)the controversial and unconstitutional war...
02:34 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Recreation of a crazy James Brown interview from 1987
Dangerous Minds posted Jordan Peele's amazing word-for-word, gesture-for-gesture re-enactment of James Brown's infamous drug-and-or-boozed enhanced CNN interview from 1987.Here's the original:https:...
02:34 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Crazy James Brown interview from 1987 faithfully re-created with Jordan Peele
Dangerous Minds posted Jordan Peele's amazing word-for-word, gesture-for-gesture re-enactment of James Brown's infamous drug-and-or-boozed enhanced CNN interview from 1987.Here's the original:https:...
02:17 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Adnan Syed of 'Serial' podcast will get a new trial
A Maryland judge today granted a retrial to Adnan Syed, whose conviction for the 1999 murder of his former girlfriend was the subject of the first season of the popular podcast Serial. Syeds lawyer C...
02:17 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing LED headlamp with hands-free switch for $10
The OxyLED LED Headlamp ($10 on Amazon) is a great deal for the price. The lamp is very bright (you can dim it, or make it strobe) and you can point the beam up or down. It's also got a motion activat...
02:14 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Nancy Grace out at CNN
After 12 years of true-crime bullshit and an official twitter account so demented as to be indistinguishable from parody, Nancy Grace is out at CNN. A network spokesperson tells The Hollywood Reporter...
02:14 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Nancy Grace out at HLN
After 12 years of true-crime bullshit and an official twitter account so demented as to be indistinguishable from parody, Nancy Grace is out at CNN sister network HLN. A network spokesperson tells The...
01:55 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Chemtrail activists want Marriott hotels to remove wall art
It's bad enough that the reptilian power elite routinely release mind-numbing chemicals into the atmosphere in order to pacify Earth's domesticated primates. Now they're adding insult to injury by ins...
01:53 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing U.S. military ends trans ban
The Pentagon today ended its ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military. The historic announcement formally removes some of the risks faced by an estimated thousands of U.S. troops, who c...
01:23 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing A look at Bulgaria's "bride's market"
Bulgaria's 18,000-person Kalaidzhi Roma clan holds an annual "bride market, where young virgins are paraded in front of suitors who bid on them."From Tai-wiki-widbeeEvery year young Roma women atten...
01:07 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Irving Harper The genius furniture designer created stunning paper sculptures for fun
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Irving Harper: Works in Paperby Irving Harper (artist) and Michael Maharam (editor) Skira Rizzoli2013, 176 pages, 8.3 x 10.3 x 1.1 inches $33 Buy a copy on Ama...
01:05 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing #Brexit pusher Boris Johnson drops his run to be next Prime Minister of Britain
It's been a day of intrigue and betrayal in UK politics, as the New York Times puts it. The man widely predicted to be a solid candidate as the next prime minister of Britain, Boris Johnson, says he w...
01:04 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Man in go kart evades police on California freeway
It looks like this go kart driver speeding away from police on a freeway is wearing a face disguise. UPI says, "It was unclear whether the man was eventually stopped by police or if he got away."...
12:13 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Ku Klux Klan sees Donald Trump as a sign things are going their way
With historic familial ties to the hate based organization, it is no wonder the Klan loves Trump. Klansmen across the nation see Trump's successes within the GOP electorate as a sign their message is ...
12:13 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Star Trek: TOS communicators that run on Bluetooth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i2BTBFN5Q4&feature=youtu.beThinkgeek's $150 Bluetooth Communicators are based on 3D scans of a prop communicator; pair it with your phone and clip it to your belt: w...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Australian politician investigated for perjury over fake DMCA notices to Twitter
Kelly O'Dwyer is a politician from the Australian Liberal Party who sent Twitter DMCA notices that shut down an account that compared her to Sophie Mirabella, another Liberal politician who lost her s...
11:59 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Video about a cool gravity-fed marble "computer" game that beats human players
Matt Parker is a "standup mathematician." In this entertaining video, he demonstrates a 1960s plastic toy that plays the game of Nim against a human opponent. Interestingly, Dr. Nim is an ingenious ...
11:51 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing After Freddie Grey, Baltimore police take a tentative step away from lethal force
A new use-of-force policy from the Baltimore Police Department requires its officers to de-escalate violent situations, to report colleagues who use inappropriate force, and to respect the "sanctity o...
11:51 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing After Freddie Gray, Baltimore police take a tentative step away from lethal force
A new use-of-force policy from the Baltimore Police Department requires its officers to de-escalate violent situations, to report colleagues who use inappropriate force, and to respect the "sanctity o...
11:49 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Spambot in real life
View post on imgur.comLook at this woman stuff junk mail into mailbox slots. I hope she is getting paid by the piece, not by the hour....
11:42 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing "Dark Overlord"'s health record dumps were calculated, reputation-building spectacles
"The Dark Overlord" is a hacker who's made headline by advertising the availability of millions of health records on darknet sites, sending samples to news-outlets to validate their authenticity; in a...
11:37 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Pallet skating on a city's trolley tracks
And they said the Segway would change the way we moved through cities! Video of pallet skating in Bratislava, Slovakia by Tom Moravec....
11:33 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing US DoD white paper: wearing hijab is "passive terrorism"
Countering Violent Extremism: Scientific Methods & Strategies, a 2011 publication by the Air Force Research Laboratory, was just re-released with a new introduction that touts, "the wisdom contained i...
11:18 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Make a no-3D-printer gripping, soft robot with hot glue and spreadable silicone
Harrison Young devised a miraculously cool "fiber-reinforced actuator" -- a gripping robot-hand that can get traction on irregularly shaped, heavy objects, without any 3D printed parts and without a...
10:59 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Cooking hotdogs on an air-cooled motorcycle
The guys at Been there Done That drove around Portland, Maine with some hotdogs wired to the jugs of an Ural motorcycle. Unsurprisingly, the amazing airhead engine is too efficient at dissipating he...
10:50 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Alvin Toffler, Future Shock author, dies at 87
"Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time," according to Alvin Toffler, who died on June 27 at t...
10:12 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing What if school was out, forever?
Today a future without schools. Instead of gathering students into a room and teaching them, everybody learns on their own time, on tablets and guided by artificial intelligence. Flash Forward: RSS | ...
10:10 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing ACLU files a lawsuit to repeal the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, used to prosecute Aaron Swartz
The ACLU is suing to repeal parts of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a 1980s-vintage hacking law that makes it a felony to "exceed authorization" on a remote computer, and which companies and...
09:53 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Eye-Fi orphans 14 products, which will therefore cease to function
Eye-Fi makes clever wifi hotspots in the shape of SD cards; your camera sees them as SD cards but you can mount them on your network and automatically feed the images captured by your camera to a near...
09:45 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Star Trek's USS Enterprise restored and back on display at the Smithsonian
The Smithsonian has restored and put the studio model of the NCC-1701 back on display! This video is full of awesome information, and shot vertically so people can complain! There is also a fantasti...
09:42 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Facebook: We did a test last year using some people's location data to suggest friends
Facebook recently told Fusion reporter Kashmir Hill that Facebook uses location data to recommend friends.People freaked out. Facebook retracted the statement. Then, the social media giant said what, ...
09:30 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing How many US wiretap requests were rejected in 2015? Not a single one.
A new federal report shows that the number of surveillance requests skyrocketed in 2015, and that courts approved every single one of them. That's right, not one single wiretap request was rejected du...
09:23 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing DoJ report: less than a quarter of one percent of wiretaps encounter any crypto
Despite all the scare talk from the FBI and the US intelligence services about terrorists "going dark" and using encrypted communications to talk with one another, the reality is that criminals are us...
09:18 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump spied on Mar-a-Lago guest phone calls: Report
Wonder what kind of NSA commander-in-chief Donald Trump would be? Well, he had a phone console near his bed that could connect to every phone in his Mar-a-Lago estate, reports Aram Roston at Buzzfeed...
09:11 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Grizzly unseats and kills Montana mountain biker
Near Glacier National Park, a surprised grizzly bear attacked three mountain bikers. Two were able to escape, but the third, Brad Treat, was killed.Via Alaska Dispatch News:Treat died Wednesday aftern...
08:37 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Muslim 8-year-old's letter to Trump: "Ain't gana happen, bro"
This excellent letter to Trump was written by the young son of a family friend. Not only is he right about everything, but right in a way that really gets under the Trumpkins' skin. A real gift, that!...
08:04 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Massive LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse
Got a lot of time on your hands? Build this amazingly detailed LEGO model of the Ghostbusters Firehouse!With over 4000 pieces, you also get Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore minifigs, along with...
08:00 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Scientist uses magic (and psychology) to implant thoughts and read minds
In a new scientific study, McGill University researcher Jay Olson combined stage magic with psychology to make people think that an fMRI machine (actually a fake) could read their minds and implant th...
07:44 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Gun nut mom's rampage was to punish her husband
The recent double murder of her two daughters, by mentally ill gun-enthusiast Christy Sheats was evidently meant to punish her husband for their impending divorce. Houston Chronicle:The 45-year-old fa...
07:40 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Man pointed gun at priest "the whole time" he was giving confession
A priest at St. Christopher Parish in Rocky Hill, Ohio says a man resembling this police sketch reportedly gave confession while pointing a gun at him the entire time. The fellow is still at large."He...
07:28 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Turn into a web guru with the Complete Web Developer Course 2.0 - now only $19
The realmof web development is constantly evolving. New platforms, languages, andprocesses materialize all the time, so staying on top of all that innovation is a tall order.Whether youre brushing up ...
07:17 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Singaporean bank stops lending money to UK property speculators
Singaporeans are the most prolific speculators on UK commercial property, and the United Overseas Bank is the most prolific lender to Singaporeans who want to speculate in that market -- and now they'...
07:00 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Experimental video of Radiolab's Jad Abumrad talking about the "Function of Music"
Radiolab's Jad Abumrad riffs on "The Function of Music" in this spectacular cut-up video by Mac Premo....
06:59 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing Timur and the Dime Museum's 'Cobalt Blues'
Timur and the Dime Museum one up glam-rock into an incredible theatrical experience. Check out the just released video for Cobalt Blues, a track off their new album COLLAPSE. I first experienced a p...
06:48 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing The man behind AOL's "You've got mail!" voice of the 1990s
Long before Siri and Alexa, there was good ol' Elwood Edwards. If you ever logged on to America Online in the 1990s, you enjoyed the dopamine rush of Edwards cheerfully informing you that "You've go...
04:37 am PDT - Thu, June 30, 2016
BoingBoing George RR Martin's "Fevre Dream": the Lannisters as vampires
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