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11:45 pm PDT - Sun, October 30, 2016
BoingBoing Teasmade: the classic British bedside tea-brewing alarm-clock, now available in the USA
A decade ago, I made note of the fact that the iconic UK Teasmade alarm-clocks (which automatically brew a cup of tea using an improbable, Wallace-and-Grommity/Heath Robinson set of mechanical actions...
06:14 pm PDT - Sun, October 30, 2016
BoingBoing 300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, reports UNICEF
Almost one in seven of the worlds children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution six or more times higher than international guidelines UNICEF said today, in...
04:05 pm PDT - Sun, October 30, 2016
BoingBoing FBI gets warrant to search Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin's email
Hillary Clinton's email woes won't die. Federal investigators today obtained a fiercely-sought warrant to begin searching a large cache of emails sent to or from Huma Abedin, longtime confidante and s...
09:11 am PDT - Sun, October 30, 2016
BoingBoing How Minnesota's governor performed an economic miracle by raising tax on the rich and increasing minimum wage
By every measure, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton's five year run as governor has been a stellar success: while Tim Pawlenty, his tax-slashing, "fiscally-conservative" Republican predecessor presided o...
07:00 am PDT - Sun, October 30, 2016
BoingBoing 4 egg mold fails that you should definitely try at home
In honor of Halloween, the Boing Boing Store is featuring an awesome Egg/Cookie Mold Set. Naturally, many have tried and many have failed to use egg molds in the past - and today we're celebrating tho...
02:12 am PDT - Sun, October 30, 2016
BoingBoing Icelandic women walk off the job 14% early to protest 14% pay-gap
On October 25, thousands of Icelandic women went home at 2:38PM, after 86% of their work-days had passed, to protest the fact that they only earn 86% of their male counterparts' wages. (more…)...
02:01 am PDT - Sun, October 30, 2016
BoingBoing Sneaky ultrasonic adware makes homes vulnerable to ultrasonic hacking
Earlier this year, companies like Silverpush were outed for sneaking ultrasonic communications channels into peoples' devices, so that advertisers could covertly link different devices to a single use...
01:41 am PDT - Sun, October 30, 2016
BoingBoing The Pirate Party are poised to form Iceland's government in Saturday's election
The Icelandic Pirate Party did not score the overwhelming victory predicted by early polling, but with 14.5% of the total vote, they are still in position to be the senior party in a ruling coalition ...
01:29 am PDT - Sun, October 30, 2016
BoingBoing Amazing dazzle makeup
Vancouver makeup artist Mimi Choi has a Hallowe'en-themed series of confounding dazzle face makeup pics in her feed that will give you the best kind of headache, and possibly some very good last-minut...
01:28 am PDT - Sun, October 30, 2016
BoingBoing Winning Hallowe'en: animated Stranger Things Demogorgon costume
Uploaded by redditor Ins1der, who attributes it to Instagram user Cblimagery, an Indiana resident....
08:42 pm PDT - Sat, October 29, 2016
BoingBoing Soylent recalls another product amid gastrointestinal mayhem
Soylent, makers of meal-replacement drinks, bars, slime and so forth, have recalled another product after consumers reported trouble down below after consumption.On Thursday evening, food replacement ...
07:00 am PDT - Sat, October 29, 2016
BoingBoing This $24.99 dashboard video camera is worth every penny
More and more people are using dashcams to record the road as they drive, and insurance companies are beginning to take the footage more seriously, too. At just $24.99, the Dash-Cam Hi-Res Car Video C...
01:34 am PDT - Sat, October 29, 2016
BoingBoing Office space for happy mutants in San Francisco's Mission District
My dear friend Bruce Tomb -- accomplished architect and creator of Maria del Camino, a "flying" art-car made from a 59 El Camino and a tank -- is renting out office space in his building in the middle...
01:20 am PDT - Sat, October 29, 2016
BoingBoing Snowden to journalists: your best defense is legal limits on spying, not crypto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh3HWTwDNzUEdward Snowden videoconferenced with a journalism roundtable at Editors Lab participants at Sddeutsche Zeitung (home of the Panama Papers) about the effect...
01:07 am PDT - Sat, October 29, 2016
BoingBoing Draw like an artist: go from "I can't draw" to "handmade art for sale"
Boing Boing-beloved artist Chris Locke (previously) writes, "World-famous artist and middle-school art teacher Christopher Locke has published a new drawing tutorial book, packed with lessons from his...
12:45 am PDT - Sat, October 29, 2016
BoingBoing 3D print a baby universe at home!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=190&v=3GSwl21-ZwIDave from Imperial College sez, "We've taken observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background from the Planck mission and turned them into...
12:40 am PDT - Sat, October 29, 2016
BoingBoing After North Carolina Republicans banned cities selling internet, a town decided to give it away instead
North Carolina is one of many states in which telcoms lobbyists have gotten the state house to ban towns and cities from selling high-speed internet to the public -- even in places where the cable/pho...
05:22 pm PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing George Clinton: "No funk in da' Trump"
George Clinton has spoken. George supports Hillary for President. Via APP:But George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic has built an empire of funk and he has this to say: "No funk in da Trump."Clinto...
04:32 pm PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Season of the Witch
Al Kooper's amazing album Super Session includes 'Season of the Witch' with Steven Sills on guitar. Donovan says this song is about anxiety, but it gets a lot of play around Halloween....
11:54 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing FBI says it is investigating more email "pertinent" to Clinton server (Update: Weiner angle)
FBI Director James Comey writes in a letter sent Friday to congress that the bureau is investigating more emails related to Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server.In previous congressional t...
11:54 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing FBI says it is investigating more email "pertinent" to Clinton server (Update: Weiner alert)
FBI Director James Comey writes in a letter sent Friday to congress that the bureau is investigating more emails related to Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server.In previous congressional t...
11:34 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Ten 16-ounce pub beer glasses for $12
I just bought this ten-pack of 16-ounce pub beer glasses on Amazon for $12. They have great reviews on Amazon. I don't know how long they will be at this price. They been as high as $25 recently....
11:15 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing The Toadman of Clawson, Michigan
I'd like for you to meet one of my favorite people in the whole world. He's a private guy and though he's okay with my writing this post, he'd rather I kept his identity a secret for now. He calls him...
11:14 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Every TED talk
This'll save you a lot time going forward....
11:07 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing In 1896 two New Jersey clam diggers set out to cross the North Atlantic in a rowboat
In 1896 two New Jersey clam diggers made a bold bid for fame: They set out to cross the North Atlantic in a rowboat, a feat that had never been accomplished before. In this week's episode of the Futil...
11:06 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Atlas Obscura The intriguing website of life oddities moves to illustrated book form
Its a big world we live in, full of fortune-telling fox-woman hybrids, libraries where books are chained to the shelves, rusting shipwrecks, and amusement parks at the bottom of salt mines. The websit...
11:02 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Children dont always live
Ive often wondered, as I suppose any parent has, what would continue to bind me to the earth if my child died.I dont know, is the answer. I have two close friends whove had young children die, and ano...
10:56 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Bouncing and Blobbing
(Image: Flickr/Jeff Kubina)I was Googling the name of a talented juggler named Lindsay Benner one evening to find out if her first name was spelled say or sey. As usual, I often search in Images becau...
10:47 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing My sister made a Chewbacca piata costume
A few weeks ago my good friend John Park created a video demonstration of how to hack the famous Happy Chewbacca mask to trigger your very own audio files. Andwhen my sister Christina told meshe was b...
10:40 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Frozen zombie killers coming to life, and other tabloid stunners
Weve come to a pretty pass when the National Examiner report that Frozen Zombie Killers Coming to Life is actually one of the more accurate stories in this weeks tabloids.Never letting the facts get i...
10:36 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Now, THIS is how to sell Nintendo!
Nintendo sales training video from 1992. Er, as the fellow says, "Hasta Luigi, baby."...
10:24 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Starbucks sued to keep you from smoking pot out of a Frappuccino-shaped bong
https://youtu.be/W9f_0YQ0cpAOregon artist James Landgraf designed a cute little Dabuccino water pipe that looks like a Starbucks Frappuccino. He made 500 to sell, but Starbucks was not amused, and suc...
10:24 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Incumbent GOP senator Mark Kirk turns to racism
As republicans seem to do these days, incumbent GOP senator Mark Kirk tossed a racist slur at his opponent, Representative Tammy Duckworth, out of pure reflex.Via NPR:In a debate on Thursday night, ...
10:14 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Chicago emergency room preps for big patient increase during World Series
With a 20 percent increase in patients during the Major League Baseball playoff games in Chicago, the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is preparing for a very busy World Series weekend there. ...
10:01 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Quick, easy and good smelling tear stain remover for dogs
My darling Cavalier, Pretzel, gets yucky tear stains that don't smell too great. Well and Good Tear Stain for dogs cleans them up.Pretzel, like many of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, I've lived w...
09:46 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Dig this Beatnik Glossary
I don't know the source of this hip glossary that translates beatnik slang into the King's Jive but it would be such a gas if tuned-in cats spoke like this (even if they never really did). (via Weird ...
09:44 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Anatomy of the IRS phone scam
If you're like me, you get frequent calls from scammers based in India pretending to be from the IRS. They threaten to come to my house or place of work to arrest and jail me unless I pay them alleged...
09:33 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing This stabilized first-person footage of a mountain bike run is quite thrilling
This thrilling stabilized video of Steve Storey tearing down a mountain bike trail reminds me of the speeder bikes ripping through the redwood trees on Endor. Only real....
09:20 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Europe's "The Final Countdown" as a spaghetti western theme
I enjoy Samuraiguitarist's spaghetti western cover of Europe's "The Final Countdown" much more than the 1986 original below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw...
08:27 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing The "weird familiarity" of century-old anti-feminist propaganda
What's the difference between modern memes and old ones? Edwardian-era bigots used paint, not MS Paint. Adrienne LaFrance writes on "The Weird Familiarity of 100-Year-Old Feminism Memes." Even the sam...
07:40 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Insecure internet-connected "honeypot" toaster hacked within an hour
Andrew McGill's internet-connected toaster isn't really a toaster: it's a "honeypot" designed to resemble the insecure "internet of things" gadgets— cameras, LED lightbulbs, fridges, etc—t...
07:10 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Twitter killing Vine video service makes the internet worse
Brian Feldman explains why Twitter's decision to kill the Vine looping video service makes the internet worse.The point of Vine was never to generate the next Fellini. It was to have dumb, stupid free...
07:00 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Develop apps for iOS and Android with Xamarin
With Xamarin, coders can develop native apps for both iOS and Android without learning two different programming languages. Obviously, hiring one programmer rather than two is beneficial for companies...
06:19 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Music for video games
Seth Everman distills a certain video game musical score down to 80 seconds of sheer brilliance. Somewhere in the space between Link To the Past and Secret of Mana, the perfect Nintendo role-playing...
05:00 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Homemade wasp killing machine
This fellow cobbled together an AC motor and some weed-eater filament, and attached it to a long pole. He then used it to get rid of a bunch of wasps that had taken residence near the top of his hou...
04:30 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Time-lapse videos of ants eating stuff set to stock music
Ants Eating Stuff to Stock Music is "Nothing more than oddly satisfying time-lapse videos of ants eating stuff all set to random stock music."It's interesting how the ants covered the Rice Krispie T...
04:25 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Philippines president Duterte says God threatened to crash his plane if he didn't stop swearing
Duterte has vowed to stop using "epithets" (for example, he called Pope Francis a "son of a bitch" and told Obama to "go to hell") because God threatened to crash the airplane he was flying home from ...
04:15 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing San Diego State University Tuition in 1959
A resident student paid $41 (not sure if that's a year or semester). Adjusted for inflation, it's $340.[via]...
01:28 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing The Triumph of the Will Not
I want to thank Boing Boing for allowing me to introduce my music collection titled The Triumph of the Will Not. (more…)...
12:23 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Public safety codes are now free online for all
Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes, "As a so-called rogue archivist, I'm not often the bearer of good news, so I thought folks might be cheered by 3 very positive developments on the open standards f...
12:17 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Dr Seuss estate has crushed a kickstarter for a Seuss/Trek mashup
An all-star team of comics and science fiction people -- impressario Glenn Hauman, writer David "Tribbles" Gerrold, and illustrator Ty Templeton -- had their kickstarter for a Seuss/Trek parody "Oh, T...
12:10 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Amazing new UK covers for William Gibson's Sprawl books
Gollancz have announced a gorgeous set of new editions of William Gibson's seminal Sprawl books, which began with 1984's Hugo, Nebula and Philip K Dick award-winning novel Neuromancer, designed by Dan...
12:00 am PDT - Fri, October 28, 2016
BoingBoing Undercover with a prepper militia that patrols the border to fight "drug cartels"
Shane Bauer, the investigative journalist whose four month stint in a privately run Louisiana prison was one of 2016's most important pieces of journalism, has published a new piece in Mother Jones, t...
11:40 pm PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing The "Blacks for Trump" guy used to be in a murder cult
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHp-mc4JFVkRecent Trump rallies have prominently featured an African-American guy holding a "Blacks for Trump" sign, standing behind Trump himself. That guy is Michae...
06:36 pm PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Origins of Trump family fortune traced to Canada brothel during Gold Rush era
Donald Trumps grandfather Friedrich Trump operated a wild and crazy restaurant/bar/brothel in British Columbia during Canada's gold rush era. Bloomberg writer Natalie Obiko Pearson reports quite the s...
05:53 pm PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Uber promises flying cars within 10 years
Just as skyscrapers allowed cities to use limited land more efficiently, urban air transportation will use three-dimensional airspace to alleviate transportation congestion on the ground.Ride-sharing ...
05:31 pm PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Ammon Bundy and 6 followers found not guilty of conspiracy in Malheur Oregon Wildlife Refuge takeover
Brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five followers charged over a 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon last January were today acquitted of federal conspiracy and we...
11:26 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing My $6 leather minimalist wallet is terrific
I bought this leather wallet for $6 from Amazon a month ago. I liked it right away, and after having taken about eight flights since then, I have come to appreciate how great it is to be able to slide...
11:18 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing UK MPs realise that age filtering won't work so now they just want to block all porn in the UK
Jim from Open Rights Group sez, "MPs have worked out that attempts to verify adult's ages won't stop children from accessing other pornographic websites: so their proposed answer is to start censoring...
11:02 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing The Stars: The Definitive Guide to the Cosmos
Ive always been fascinated with the cosmos (who isnt?), and I even once splurged for a telescope to put in the garden for my family to enjoy. But with only one college astronomy class (101) under my b...
10:19 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing How to save money when flying - don't eat
I sometimes fast instead of eating when I travel, but I usually don't go more than 16 hours between meals. Cristi Vlad, a ketogenic diet enthusiast, describes what it is like to go 44 hours without ea...
10:06 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Time lapse of terrible parking lot
Musical Cars (A sequel to 15 point turn)The guy on the scooter just wanted to add a bit of a challenge into the mix....
09:56 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Owner of oldest US brewery wins the hearts of trumpkins
"Our guys are behind your father. We need him in there," Dick Yuengling Jr. told Eric Trump this week as he gave the wealthy young scion of the Trump empire a tour of his brewery Pottsville, Pennsylva...
09:25 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Opitical illusion: paint, or oily legs?
It took me a while to figure out what the deal is with this photo. I thought at first someone coated their thighs in oil. But then I saw it for what it really was. It reminds me of a Necker cube, on...
09:12 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Honest mimicry vs. dishonest mimicry
I learned that there are two forms of mimicry in nature -- honest mimicry (e.g., bees and wasps look similar and advertise that they can sting) and dishonest mimicry (e.g., some flies look like bees...
09:03 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing You can cancel your cable subscription thanks to this antennajust $15.99
TV antennas are making a comeback, andthe Ghost Indoor HDTV antennais a great example of why. Unlike the old bunny ear-style antennas, this compact antenna is barely noticeable and picks up channels e...
08:42 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Colorado unfairly targeting wildlife refuge at swingers' sex club, says squirrel-loving swinger proprietor
Kendall Seifert loves squirrels and swingers, and operates gathering places for both types of creatures at Squirrel Creek Lodge. Seifert is 53, and operated a wildlife rescue center *and* a swingers c...
08:07 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Sassy Trump At The Debate
Donald Trump Gets Sassy at the Third Presidential Debate, a new Sassy Trump collab featuring Peter Serafinowicz's voice, Vic Berger's editing genius, and Donald Trump's own words, at Superdeluxe.[Vi...
04:50 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Kittens photographed mid-pounce
As promised by the headline, nothing more, nothing less, just kittens photographed mid-pounce. The raw adorable feed: Seth Casteel....
04:10 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Ico and Shadow of the Colossus prints
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus were beautiful, moody video games; games with a sense of place, of weird looming silences. Before gamers realized they didn't want games to be art after all, these were ...
03:54 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing The Yale Record Does Not Endorse Hillary Clinton
As a nonprofit, the Yale Record has never endorsed a political candidate. Even in this most momentous of elections, some things have to remain sacred.In particular, we do not endorse Hillary Clintons ...
03:42 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing GifCities: a search engine for vintage GIFs
The Internet Archive has a wonderful front-end: GifCities, a search engine for the myriad of GIFs that once graced legendary website hosting service Geocities. [via Andy Baio]GifCities: The Geocities ...
03:23 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Satisfying end to a $28 million hand of high-stakes poker
With nearly $28 million in the pot, the eight minutes of "speech play" between Will Kassouf and Griffin Benger came to a very satisfying end. Everyone is debating which of the two players crossed th...
03:22 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Google Maps Streetview Player animates any entered trip
Created by developer Brian Folts, this nifty program "will take in either a starting point and end point, or a provided file of a route and provide a playthrough of the Google Streetview images that a...
03:18 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing The day an amateur rocket climbed 23 miles in one minute
Five years ago, Derek Deville launched an amateur rocket into the stratosphere in less than a minute. It still stands as a remarkable achievement, and the onboard camera gives a dizzying sense of th...
03:11 am PDT - Thu, October 27, 2016
BoingBoing Watch BBC's Planet Earth II trailer
Ten years after the original series, BBC's widely-acclaimed Planet Earth returns to television in the UK in November and in the US in January 2017.The first episode, Islands, looks at how animals ca...
11:06 pm PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Samsung abuses copyright to censor satirical exploding phone Grand Theft Auto mod
Samsung's got problems: its Galaxy Note devices are bursting into flames, and have been banned from the skies. (more…)...
10:51 pm PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Kickstarting awesomely nerdy pie-guides
All through 2016, Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (aka @ThePieous) has sent us a stream howtos for of amazing, artistic pies -- an HR Giger pie, a James Bond pie, and a Predator pie. Now she's kickstarting ...
10:34 pm PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing How to: Poop Emoji hairdo
(via JWZ)...
10:31 pm PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing EU lies and the British tabloids who told them
Last June, the Economist ran this chart: "Lies, Damned Lies, and Directives," which documents decades of flat-out lies about EU regulations that were published in the tabloid press (many invented by t...
10:22 pm PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing The Pirate Party are poised to form Iceland's government in Saturday's election
Last April, the Icelandic government nearly toppled when Parliament was dissolved, after the Panama Papers revealed that Prime Minister Sigmundur Dav Gunnlaugsson was laundering money with Mossack Fo...
10:24 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Scientists find first of its kind two-headed shark
University of Malaga scientists were studying the cardiovascular systems of Atlantic sawmill catsharks (catshark (Galeus atlanticus) when they found one with two heads. This is the first time that dic...
10:10 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Philip Roth donating his personal book collection to Newark Public Library
The Newark Public Library is the scene of Philip Roth's novella Goodbye, Columbus. Now, Roth is donating his personal book collection to that same library. From the New York Times:Mr. Roths library, s...
09:54 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing This highly rated and affordable smartwatch also looks kind of like a real watch
I'venever really felt the need topurchasea smartwatch because a lot of them aren't very functional, but at just shy of $30, the Martian Notifier Smartwatchwas worth checking out. For that low of a pri...
09:40 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Marvelous 360 degree ring of Pringles
Jane Espenson is not only a talented TV writer who has worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, and Once Upon A Time, she is also quite adept at constructing impressive Pringles struc...
09:37 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing WATCH: Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star destroyed
Dominic Patten reports that Donald Trumps Hollywood Walk of Fame star was destroyed early Wednesday morning by a man dressed as a city construction worker.The vandal smashed it up with a sledgehamme...
09:17 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Haunting an X-rated movie screening... for science!
In 1960, parapsychologist Anthony Donald Cornell donned a bed sheet and attempted to scare an audience watching an X-rated film in a movie theater. Why? Cornell, a believer in ghosts himself, wanted ...
09:00 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing The incredible and dying art of Japanese candy sculpture
Shinri Tezuka, 27, sculpts candy into beautiful, creepy, and very sweet creatures like goldfish and octopuses. The centuries-old practice is called amezaiku, but according to Great Big Story, "today...
08:56 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Fun book about toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s
There are lots of books about baby boomer toys, but this fun collection is presented from the viewpoint of the kids who played with the toys and includes lots of personal memories and photographs. Sur...
08:54 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing The 13 best Japanese horror movies
Japanese culture website Tofugu has a rundown of the best Japanese horror movies of all time. Number 6 on the list is Hausu, a cartoonishly gory flick from 1977.https://youtu.be/NN0HVJ5tkIMThis is wha...
07:46 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Clinton's camp feared Joe Biden run, worked hard to kill it
Hillary Clinton's campaign team "scrambled" after coming to believe Joe Biden would oppose her for the Democratic presidential nomination, reports Fox News. Some delicious, if insidery machinations tu...
07:31 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Free cybersecurity course from the University of Helsinki and F-Secure
It's free for anyone to take, and Finns can get credit at the Open University of University of Helsinki (yes, that's what it's called). (more…)...
06:48 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Do not complain about bodega cats on Yelp
Keeping a cat in a NYC bodega is technically against the rules, but everybody loves bodega cats. Everybody but a certain Yelp review, who is now getting a lot of flak for complaining about a bodega ca...
06:31 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing How a poorly explained mistake continues to threaten the political career of Hillary Clinton
Ken Crossland has a good explainer piece on the Hillary Clinton email issue that conservatives have used to bludgeon her campaign for months.Hillary Clinton isnt a technophile. She viewed her set-up a...
06:15 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Greedy cats become altruistic
Welp those two...Cats squabble over a saucer of milk, until they are both hit by a crisis of conscience....
05:27 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing History of Mechanical Keyboards
Andrew Lekashman offers a brief pictorial a history of mechanical keyboards, from adding machines to dumb terminals to Symbolics monstrosities to modern blank-key hacker totems. There was a lot of ing...
05:16 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Transfixing videos of industrial machinery accompanied by electronic music
The YouTube channel INDUSTRIAL JP is a wonderland of machinery and music operated by a label in Japan. [h/t Joel] (more…)...
04:42 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Memes officially bigger than Jesus
According to Google Trends, the search term "memes" is now more popular than the search term "Jesus," a fact noticed by Dominik Vincent Salonen, @Kuwaddo on Twitter. https://twitter.com/Kuwaddo/status...
04:33 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Trump brand "loses luster" amid campaign
Trump hotels are slashing their rates to try and maintain occupancy, and similar stories are emerging from other corners of the Trump brand-licensing empire held to be the source of The Donald's wealt...
03:55 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing How Lucky Ducky Gets His Loopholes!
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, and oh, so mu...
03:55 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Terrific takedown of fake DIY phone charger tutorial
The fakers at ADDYOLOGY posted a scam video purporting to create a homemade wireless smartphone charger that is both dangerous and useless. The always-entertaining ElectroBOOM did this epic takedown...
03:55 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Hubble releases shimmering image of a youthful globular cluster
Recent revised estimates upping the number of galaxies in the universe seem even more mind-boggling when contemplating this image released from Hubble this week. It shows NGC 362, one of about 150 glo...
03:55 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Great moments in space history: farting on the moon
YouTuber Barb Ackue (get it?) was kind enough to upload an important moment in US history: Commander John Young complaining about flatulence while Apollo 16 was on the lunar surface. After working t...
03:54 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Camp Sundown, where kids allergic to sunlight can gather
Liza Mandelup directed this lovely short documentary on a camp for children with xeroderma pigmentosum, or XP, a genetic skin condition which makes those with the trait extremely sensitive to sunlig...
02:20 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Leaked Kremlin memos reveal plan to destabilize Ukraine
The Kiberkhunta hacker group has dumped 2,000 messages from Putin aide Vladislav Surkov's email, including two documents related to the Kremlin's plans to consolidate their annexation of Ukraine: "Pri...
01:00 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing When the FCC asked about unlocking set-top boxes, the Copyright Office ran to the MPAA
It's been more than 20 years since Congress told the FCC that it should do something about the cable and satellite companies' monopolies over set-top boxes (American households spend more than $200/ye...
12:27 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Pussy Riot's "Straight Outta Vagina": sacrelicious Russian feminist pop anthem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp-KeVBNz0APussy Riot's video for "Straight Outta Vagina" frames the poppy, danceable song with visuals calculated to enrage the Kremlin, with LA's Ace Hotel standing...
12:20 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing TED talk about remixes and appropriating made by remixing and appropriating TED talks about remixing and appropriating
Paul Fuog pieced this together out of 15 TED talks: it's pretty great, except what's with the low-energy narration? It's not very TED-like....
12:15 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing Warner Bros angry that someone other than the MPAA is running an illegal internal movie server
Warner Bros has sued talent agency Innovative Artists for running an internal-use Google Drive folder that let its clients and staff review movies in the course of their duties. They say the company r...
12:04 am PDT - Wed, October 26, 2016
BoingBoing AT&T developed a "product" for spying on all its customers and made millions selling it to warrantless cops
AT&T's secret "Hemisphere" product is a database of calls and call-records on all its customers, tracking their location, movements, and interactions -- this data was then sold in secret to American p...
05:51 pm PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump accepts Joe Biden fisticuffs challenge
The election's basically over now and everyone's just having "fun". Millionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump has accepted Vice President Joe Biden's challenge to a fistfight."I'd love that. I'd...
04:12 pm PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing If women wrote men the way men write women
Drew Mackie's video above, remixing the homoerotic glory of 80's anime Saint Seiya, is your shot. Meg Elison's short story at McSweeney's, "If women wrote men the way men write women", is your chas...
01:46 pm PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Colin Powell endorses Hillary Clinton
Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell says he's going to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton instead of his own party's candidate, millionaire reality TV star Donald Trump. I am voting for Hillary ...
01:33 pm PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing New MacBook Pro design shows up a day early
*deep inside the Apple lair, Tim Cook approaches his captive adversary*"There will be no escape for you, Mr. Bond."Images of New MacBook Pro With Magic Toolbar Leaked in macOS Sierra 10.12.1 [macrumor...
01:07 pm PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing 2016 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
This years Star Wars Advent Calendar does not end on Wookie Life Day, but I like the minifigs.LEGO Star Wars 75146 Advent Calendar Building Kit (282 Piece) via Amazon...
12:49 pm PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Things I miss: my Evel Knievel stunt cycle
This was so much god damn fun....
12:34 pm PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing How long can you really hold your breath?
The Guinness World Record for breath-holding belongs to Aleix Segura Vendrell, who managed 24 minutes and 3 seconds floating in a pool. How do Vendrell and others, like free divers and, er, David Blai...
11:45 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing The math behind solving the Rubik's Cube
In this Scientific American video, Rubik's Cube master Ian Scheffler, author of the new book Cracking the Cube, explains some of the math behind "speedcubing." Scheduler's book sounds fascinating even...
11:36 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Is the smartwatch fad over?
A new study by IDC shows the market for smartwatches is shrinking. I think they are ugly, and mechanical watches are art. Via IDC:The worldwide smartwatch market experienced a round of growing pains ...
11:14 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Ultra-rich people in NYC demand apartments with (gasp) driveways
The hot new amenity that NYC developers are building into their plans for luxury apartment buildings is a porte-cochre, aka a fancy driveway. In fact, in Manhattan an opulent private drive may actuall...
10:59 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Beautiful 3D-printed "metamaterial" sculptures that shrink when heated
Researchers from MIT and the University of Southern California 3D printed tiny, and quite beautiful, sculptures out of two different materials that usually expand when heated. But the specific archi...
10:57 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Samantha Bee tears apart Trump's third debate performance
Waiting til Monday night did nothing to damper Samantha Bee's awesome analysis of the Trump third debate flame-out....
10:52 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing The launch trailer for 'Titanfall 2: Become One' looks amazing
Just a pilot and his pal, a deadly Titan. I'm looking forward to Titanfall 2 as a welcome break from Destiny. It launches on October 28th....
10:45 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing President Obama reads mean tweets about himself
@nathan: "Barack Obama is the Nickelback of presidents."@DJ_lcpl: "Barack Obama...bro, do you even lift!?"(Obama's response: "Well, I lifted the ban on Cuban cigars, that's worth something.")@realDo...
10:20 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing C Is for Cthulhu: The Lovecraft Alphabet Book
Let Shub-Niggurath teach your child the alphabet with C Is for Cthulhu: The Lovecraft Alphabet BookI wish we had this book when my daughter was younger. Things would be much different!C Is for Cthulhu...
06:48 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Please donate for Carson Lebkowsky's funeral expenses
I received the shocking and sad news that Jon Lebkowsky's 16-year-grandson Carson died suddenly this week. Jon was one of the early editors at bOING bOING (the zine) and a great supporter of Boing Boi...
06:07 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing How to dispute a DMCA strike on YouTube
YouTube has a policy to remove the channel of anyone that receives three complaints of copyright infringement that go uncontested. Bad people use this rule to blackmail innocent YouTubers who don't ...
05:41 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Twitter to cut hundreds of jobs
I still love Twitter and hope it finds a way forward. But it looks like all the potential suitors have passed on buying it, and job cuts are in the offing.Twitter Inc., having failed to sell itself, i...
05:03 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Technology stock photos from the 1990s
Whisk yourself back to the days of bulky devices, outmoded physical media, and painfully obvious visual puns with these 1990s high-tech stock photos. Literal surfing and literal webs! Large format hig...
05:03 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Colorized film and photos of a deadly Antarctic Expedition in 1912
In 1912, Herbert Ponting captured remarkable film and images of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition. Amateurs and pros have all worked to restore and colorize Ponting's wor...
05:03 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Mind-blowing conceptual animation: Prayer.9
Pierre Michel-Estival created this fabulous short film Prayer.9 "Your subconscious is not an intimate possession anymore." (more…)...
05:03 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Books bound in human skin getting forensic investigations
Megan Rosenbloom at Lapham's Quarterly delves into anthropodermic bibliopegy, the strange history of books bound in human skin, like this pocket book created in 1829 from murderer William Burke of the...
04:56 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Beautifully color-coded watershed maps of America
You can buy high-res versions on Etsy, with Europe and other countries also on offer.High resolution map of all the permanent and temporary streams and rivers of the contiguous 48 states in beautiful ...
04:43 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Why The NYT buying The Wirecutter is such a big deal
Yesterday, we learned The Wirecutter (with sister site The Sweethome) was headed to New York City. It's the sort of good ending that's also a good beginning: they succeeded in their mission and have b...
04:16 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Great computer games you can finish in one day
I love computer games but don't have time to plow through countless hours of padded-out nonsense. As I've enjoyed several of the picks in Joshua Rivera's roundup of 21 games you can finish in 6 hours ...
03:59 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing One week left! Apply for a Shuttleworth Fellowship
The Shuttleworth Fellowships hand millions directly to people starting out on a journey to radically transform the world to make it more open; this year, I'm Honourary Steward, meaning I'll help pic...
03:53 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Devil's Dictionary: the ed-tech edition
I've been noting humorous updatings of Ambrose Bierce's 1906 humor classic The Devil's Dictionary for years -- there was the publishing edition, and this corker on copyright -- but the Educational Tec...
03:18 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Steel Star Trek salt and pepper shakers
The stainless steel shakers are designed to have a lot of heft (the Enterprise is 7oz empty, the Bird of Prey is 5 oz): they're $60 from Thinkgeek. (more…)...
03:14 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Every Android device potentially vulnerable to "most serious" Linux escalation attack, ever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xdMteqm994The Dirty Cow vulnerability dates back to code included in the Linux kernel in 2007, and it can be trivially weaponized into an easy-to-run exploit that al...
03:01 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing New York Times devotes a 2-page spread to "The 281 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter"
[Full size]The 281 People, Places and Things DonaldTrump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List [Jasmine C. Lee and Kevin Quealy/New York Times]...
02:55 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Downticket Republican candidates threaten libel suits over TV spots tying them to Trump
Five Republican Congressional candidates -- Reps. Bob Dold (R-Ill.), Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), David Jolly (R-Fla.), John Katko (R-N.Y.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) -- have threatened broadcasters with...
02:46 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Partially nude dead Briton with cold-cuts on his buttocks and his penis in a tuna can found tied up outside Barcelona airport
No one is sure how 51 year old British man ended up dead, pantsless, tied to a bench in front of the Barcelona airport with luncheon meat on his buttocks and his penis in a can of tuna fish. (more&hel...
02:46 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Partially nude dead Briton with cold-cuts on his buttocks and his penis in a tuna can found tied up outside Malaga airport
No one is sure how 51 year old British man ended up dead, pantsless, tied to a bench in front of the Malaga airport with luncheon meat on his buttocks and his penis in a can of tuna fish. (more&hellip...
02:38 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing 1940: sf writer predicts the imminent and welcome end of science fiction comic books
Scott Edelman writes, "Science fiction writer Thomas S. Gardner says in a 1940 issue of the fanzine Fantasy News that science fiction comic books hurt science fiction, but don't worry -- he also says ...
02:30 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Comedy writer has exactly the right response to his kid's Fahrenheit 451 permission slip
Daily Show writer Daniel Radosh's son came home from school with a permission slip that he'd have to sign before the kid could read Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451, which is widely believed to be ...
02:14 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Texas county commissioner candidate's election ad is pretty great
Gerald Daugherty, a Republican county commissioner in the Austin-area Travis County, has produced one of the best ad-spots of the season, depicting him as a politics-obsessed public servant whose lo...
02:03 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Girl Scouts of America have licensed Girl Scout Cookie cereal rights to General Mills
The company says it will start selling Caramel Crunch and Thin Mints breakfast cereals in January. It's not clear how the deal is structured and whether the cereals will be promoted as a way to make a...
01:55 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Lawsuit: mayor's social media blocklists are public records
Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine has a history of blocking his critics on social media, including Grant Stern, who runs the Photography is Not a Crime group. (more…)...
01:43 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump's super PAC promised a Chinese millionaire access, influence in exchange for a secret $2 million donation
Reporters posing as representatives of a Chinese tycoon approached Trump and Clinton PACs and offered them $2 million; only the Giuliani and Trump, Junior-backed Great America PAC agreed, and moreover...
12:02 am PDT - Tue, October 25, 2016
BoingBoing EFF asks court to let American sue Ethiopia for hacking his computer and rounding up his friends
Since 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been representing "Mr Kidane," an Ethiopian-born US citizen whose computer the Ethiopian government hacked while he was living in DC, in order to ext...
11:51 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Caped Wonder Woman onesie
Though the Dawn of Justice movie is bound to be a disappointment (see eg Batman vs Superman), the $45 Wonder Woman Dawn of Justice onesie (with cape!) (and gold foil tiara on the hood!) is not a bad ...
11:44 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing When Californians vote on legal weed, they'll also vote on wiping millions of arrest records
Despite the fact that minor possession has been a misdemeanor since 1976 (and medical weed has been legal since 1996) between 15,000 and 20,000 Californians are arrested every year for marijuana offen...
11:30 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Al Franken and FCC commissioner Clyburn want limits on forced arbitration
Arbitration was conceived of as a way to allow giant corporations to avoid costly court battles by meeting with a mediator and talking things out: but since the Supreme Court ruled (in a series of mid...
11:13 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Mercedes' weird "Trolley Problem" announcement continues dumb debate about self-driving cars
In 1967, Philippa Foot posed the "Trolley Problem," an ethical conundrum about whether a bystander should be sacrificed to rescue the passengers of a speeding, out-of-control trolley; as self-driving ...
10:58 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Dickhead's anti-yoga-pants letter to the editor sparks yoga-pants-parade
Rhode Island dickhead Alan Sorrentino wrote a letter to the editor of the East Bay RI, the local paper of record, chastizing women over 20 for wearing yoga pants in public because they lack the "bene...
10:45 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing RIP science fiction great Sheri Tepper
Science fiction great -- and 2015 World Fantasy Convention lifetime achievement honoreee -- Sheri Tepper died yesterday, at the age of 87. (more…)...
08:07 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing The current state of American healthcare
(Image: ccPixs.com) Im not a medical expert. My science career ended in Mr. Maciels high school biology class. I remember the basics, were all made of cells and whales eat krill, but world governmen...
07:28 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast switches to full Westworld coverage
In the face of overwhelming listener demand,Boars, Gore, and Swordswill be deviating from their stated cause of Game of Thrones to cover all of HBO's video game vacation series Westworld.IvanandRedwor...
06:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Tom Hayden played right
Twenty-nine years ago I photographed people at play for a series in my portfolio. I wanted to shoot Tom Hayden, who I knew as the right fielder on a team in the mens baseball league I played in. He ...
04:50 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Video that explains how to become a dictator
This 20-minute explainer video lays down three rules for becoming a dictator:1. Get the key supporters on your side.2. Control the treasure.3. Minimize key supporters.The video is based on a book ca...
04:34 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Geek Fuel is like comic-con delivered to your door
Geek Fuelis a subscription delivery service that caters to those of us that love comics, gaming, and generalgeek culture. Every month, Geek Fuel will assemble a box of goodies with a value of $50 or o...
01:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing "Somebody Goofed," an animated Jack Chick tract
In acknowledgement of evangelical comic artist Jack Chick's death yesterday, please enjoy this classic animation of the Chick tract "Somebody Goofed," created in 1998 by longtime Boing Boing pals Sy...
12:48 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Pete Burns, singer of Dead or Alive, RIP
Pete Burns, fabulous freak singer of 1980s dance-pop group Dead or Alive, died yesterday of cardiac arrest. He was 57. From The Guardian:Burns rose to fame in the 1980s with the bands hit song You S...
12:22 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing A Field Guide to Redheads - an assortment of people, places and things all topped with red
For redheads, and people who love them, get past the slightly disturbing title and enjoy this collection of people, places, and things, all with red on top. The subjects are diverse, from movie stars ...
12:17 pm PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing RIP Jack Chick, father of the Satanic Panic
Things Jack Chick hated (a partial list): Dungeons and Dragons, Roman Catholics, Freemasons, Muslims, Jews and Satan. (more…)...
11:24 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Canada man goes on racist rant over parking space for his truck
Police are investigating a Canadian man in a British Columbia border town after a video went viral that shows the man yelling racial slurs at another person, apparently over a parking ticket. (more&...
11:05 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Wirecutter and Sweethome purchased by New York Times in "more than $30 million" deal
In a deal reportedly worth "more than $30 million," The New York Times announced today that it has purchased The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, consumer product review sites created by our friend Brian...
10:21 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing UAE surveillance contractor is recruiting an army of foreign hackers to break into its citizens' devices
The world's most sophisticated security experts have been bombarded with recruiting offers from UAE-based company Darkmatter, which bills itself as a major state security contractor -- but people who'...
10:02 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing China electronics maker will recall some devices sold in U.S. after massive IoT hack
A China-based maker of surveillance cameras said Monday it will recall some products sold in the United States after a massive "Internet of Things" malware attack took down a major DNS provider in a m...
10:01 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Hipster snake sports mustache and sunglasses
The Texas Park and Wildlife Department recently posted this photo of a particularly stylish Western rat snake. We mustache you to #lookclose have you ever seen a snake with sunglasses?! Thanks to Kar...
09:55 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Artificial intelligence won't destroy the human race anytime soon
The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), funded by billionaire Paul Allen's, is developing projects like an AI-based search engine for scientific papers and a system to extract "visual k...
09:38 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing How to cut heavy duty string with your hand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbelhLT5veE"With the right tension, and the right distance of "travel" it doesn't even hurt your hand...much." (Essential Craftsman)...
09:30 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Woman with skull on stick leads police to corpse
A woman walking around Sacramento with a skull on a stick led police to a homeless encampment where she found the cranium. Apparently someone spotted the woman marching around with the skull and calle...
09:22 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing St. Jude heart implant devices can be hacked, security researchers say
Security experts hired by the short-selling firm Muddy Waters said in a legal brief filed today that cardiac implants made by St. Jude Medical can be hacked. If hackers can pwn your heart device, the...
09:10 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Maserati Hearse
People are dying for a ride in Ellena Funeral Car's Maserati Hearse: Multifunctional steering wheel- Dual-zone automatic climate control- Windshield wiper with rain sensor- Body in fiberglass- Hydraul...
08:44 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Build this high-tech helicopter, then fly it using your smartphone
If you like to DIY and you like helicopters, youre going to really love the Flexbot Hexacopter Kit. This copter blows traditional models out of the water: it includes everything you need to actually b...
08:32 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Tom Hayden, famed civil rights and anti-war activist, has passed away
Activist Tom Hayden has passed away at the age of 76. (more…)...
07:39 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing How to make a binary mechanical keyboard
Sadly, ElectricTrousers' binary mechanical keyboard has off-brand switches, making it less useful that it might otherwise have been.It has multiple modes and type in ones and zeroes, or in ASCII text!...
07:19 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing First Amendment offers "too much protection" of free speech, says millionaire Donald Trump
Trump wants to end criticism of Trump. But more than that, he wants to silence the women he boasted about groping.Specifically, he wants America to be more like England, where "they actually have a sy...
07:19 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Trump wants America to be like England, "where you can actually sue if someone says something wrong"
Trump wants to end criticism of Trump. But more than that, he wants to silence the women he boasted about groping.Specifically, he wants America to be more like England, where "they actually have a sy...
06:47 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Japanese Hakone marquetry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxvOMHoLRBY&feature=youtu.beThis video depicts craftsman Tanegi Zukuri making extraordinarily beautiful and precise examples of Japanese marquetry....
06:41 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Trump campaign: "we can safely assume" 201 electoral votes
Down but clearly not out, the presidential campaign of millionaire Donald Trump just issued a map of states that places him in a commanding position: "those colored red are states that we can safely a...
05:01 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Tell us about your Halloween candy preferences, and other things besides
Theres the stuff about science, and ranking, and surveys, and strata, we say that every year. Theres the extra layer about experimental proof, rigorous data analysis, metrics of repeatability. Got it,...
04:16 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Tax-funded NZ company sold mass surveillance tech to torturers and GCHQ
A whistleblower has provided The Intercept with leaked documents about Endace, an obscure New Zealand company based in Auckland, revealing that the company -- which received millions in government fun...
03:08 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Inspiring ad for a Toronto children's hospital
"Sick isn't weak." Toronto's Hospital for Sick Kids has a perceptual challenge with "sick" in their name, so they created a great new ad called VS. that presents their patients and employees as hero...
03:08 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Makeup artist transforms herself into Han Solo
Italian makeup artist Lucia Pittalis transforms herself into Han Solo and others in this charming video. It's a follow-up on her remarkable self-transformations into The Blues Brothers, Iggy Pop and...
03:08 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Halloween safety video from 1977
Centron Corp. was good enough to prepare this helpful safety video for pre-helicopter parenting days. Oh, for the days when you'd send your kids out for a night of trick-or-treating at strangers' ho...
03:08 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing Beautiful light sculptures installed in remote locations
German artists Tarek Mawad and Friedrich van Schoor, aka 3hund, create beautiful works that juxtapose light forms with nature. Their latest, Lucid, is a hypnotic journey to remote places. All effect...
02:03 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing San Francisco's 58-story "leaning tower" is sinking fast
San Francisco's 419-apartment, 58-story luxury Millennium Tower has been sinking since at it opened in 2009, and now it's begun to lean alarmingly. (more…)...
12:12 am PDT - Mon, October 24, 2016
BoingBoing RIP, Tom Hayden: Yippie, radical, politician, author
Hayden (previously) was a political radical who was tried alongside Bobby Seale, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin during the notorious "Chicago Seven" (nee "Chicago Eight") trials following on the 1968 D...
11:47 pm PDT - Sun, October 23, 2016
BoingBoing Audit reveals significant vulnerabilities in Truecrypt and its successors
Veracrypt was created to fill the vacuum left by the implosion of disk-encryption tool Truecrypt, which mysteriously vanished in 2014, along with a "suicide note" (possibly containing a hidden message...
05:19 pm PDT - Sun, October 23, 2016
BoingBoing This old scene from Dune seems strangely prescient now!
I was just flicking through Frank Herbert's classic masterpiece and the climactic fight scene seems to be more relevant than ever. Surprised no-one else noticed this!...
08:00 am PDT - Sun, October 23, 2016
BoingBoing This week's top 3 deals will make you forget tomorrow is Monday
This week's top deals from the Boing Boing Store range from lobster to wine to desk organization.1. Get Maine Lobster (50% Off)With these discounted packages from Get Maine Lobster, you can experience...
12:25 am PDT - Sun, October 23, 2016
BoingBoing Using machine-learning to auto-gen scary faces and hauntify buildings
The Nightmare Machine is an MIT project to use machine learning image-processing to make imagery for Hallowe'en. (more…)...
12:18 am PDT - Sun, October 23, 2016
BoingBoing Trump vs Trump: the fourth debate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esdU-l2ckS4I wouldn't vote for either of these jokers....
12:04 pm PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing 'Star Wars: Ahsoka' is finally here
The long awaited Star Wars: Ahsoka offers a glimpse into the time between the fall of the Republic and the beginning of the rebellion against the Empire. Ashoka Tano, dedicated padawan Jedi and appren...
11:25 am PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing Under-educated white guys against Trump
A bunch of dudes who lack college degrees figured out how to make a video, and they hate Donald.I also left school early, and can't stand Donald. (Thanks, Eric!)...
10:35 am PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing This top-rated productivity app makes PDFs less annoying
Nothing is more frustrating than needing to edit or sign a PDF and not having access to the original document. Thats whyPDFpenPROis a must-have app in our books.With this extremely useful app, you can...
08:21 am PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing Trump hotels, faced with massive declines in bookings, rebrand as "Scion Hotels"
When estimating his net worth, Pepe the Cheeto is apt to include a multibillion dollar valuation for the "Trump" brand-name; but new Trump Hotels will be called "Scion" hotels, "a nod to the Trump fam...
08:10 am PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing Crowdfunding a bike-lock that squirts vomit-inducing antipersonnel gas when cut
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba1OLoPIBfYThe Skunklock is a $109 crowdfunded gadget that contains pressurized vomit-inducing gas the creators call "Formula D_1," and which is intended to induce im...
06:00 am PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing Alt Right conspiracy image generator
I made a generator to provide images from Twitter after The Fourth Debate. It picks random frames from TV footage and draws conspiracies on them. Reload the page for another set! (more…)...
02:23 am PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing Facebook's crackdown on publishers feeds has sites paying celebs to repost
Facebook -- which accounts for as much as 75% of the traffic to popular websites -- tweaked its algorithm to downrank those same publishers, who had been engaged in an arms-race to dominate Facebook u...
02:14 am PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing Trolling Trump with an Arabic billboard
The billboard went up in Dearborn, MI, which has a large number of Arabic speakers, and reads "Donald Trump, he can't read this, but he is afraid of it" (a riff on the bags printed with "This text has...
02:06 am PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing Stormtrooper decanter
The Stormtrooper Decanter is on back-order, but you can pre-order one from the next batch for £22 -- it's based on Andrew Ainsworth's original movie helmet moulds from 1976, and will provide end...
02:00 am PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing Yesterday's internet-destroying outages were caused by "amateurish" IoT malware
Some of the internet's most popular, well-defended services -- including Twitter -- were knocked offline yesterday by a massive denial-of-service attack that security experts are blaming on botnets ma...
02:00 am PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing Internet-destroying outages were caused by "amateurish" IoT malware
Some of the internet's most popular, well-defended services -- including Twitter -- were knocked offline yesterday by a massive denial-of-service attack that security experts are blaming on botnets ma...
01:38 am PDT - Sat, October 22, 2016
BoingBoing Tory minister's filibuster kills Turing's law and pardons for 65,000 persecuted gay men
Conservative justice minister Sam Gyimah staged a sucessful filibuster during the Parliamentary debate over "Turing's law", which would make the 65,000 men convicted of "gross indecency" under various...
02:34 pm PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing 12-in-1 Stanley Multitool for $8
What's not to like about this 12-in-1 Stanley Multitool, especially when it costs just $8 on Amazon? I grabbed a couple to have around the house so I don't need to get my toolbox from the garage for m...
02:15 pm PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing First impressions of Amazon's Echo Dot
I didn't think an IoT voice assistant was for me, but at $50 I couldn't resist the Amazon Echo Dot. I'm finding Alexa to be handy for lots of little things. Amazon's hockey puck like Echo Dot gives yo...
02:13 pm PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Hiker timelapse wearing out shoes hiking from Mexico to Canada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcSolt0TIa4Andrew Holzschuh took a photo of his shoes every day as he hiked the Pacific Coast Trail, then made a fun timelapse of his shoes' daily wear and tear.Many hi...
01:59 pm PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Things I miss: Davey and Goliath
No one else thought a talking dog teaching us about God's love was weird? I kinda enjoyed these as a kid but always felt something was off......
01:13 pm PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Great post-mortem on The Inbetweeners USA vs. UK
The Inbetweeners is a great British comedy series that bombed when remade for an American audience. How can the same characters, plot lines, and jokes work so well in one case and fail in the other?...
12:59 pm PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump's still running, but the campaign's over
Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes isn't talking to presidential candidate and alleged friend Donald Trump. National Political Director Jim Murphy quit. Trump's Campaign CEO, Kellyanne Conway, is reduc...
12:48 pm PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing A Walk in Eden Anders Nilsen's surrealist paradise is a haunting adult coloring book
In previous books, like the strange and cinematic Big Questions, Anders Nilsen has used his gorgeous pen and ink, stipple, and hatch technique, amidst generous white space, to create surprisingly den...
12:13 pm PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Skateboarding in an abandoned nuclear missile silo
Skateboarder Rick McCrank hosts Abandoned, a series from Vice where he explores abandoned malls, amusement parks, racetracks, and even nuclear missile silos. Many of these are excellent places to sk...
11:21 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Samsung issuing copyright claims to remove videos mocking its exploding phones
YouTube users who post videos mocking Samsung's recently-recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone report they get removed because of copyright claims by Samsung.The claims center on a popular add-on to the g...
10:32 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing I'll just drive my car off this tow truck, what could go wrong?
This gentleman didn't want a tow truck to take his car away, so he tried to drive off the truck's bed. You will believe what happened next....
10:10 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Angry "sovereign citizen" meets polite police officer
This patient police officer does not take much stock in the legitimacy of the sovereign citizen movement.Best part:Cop: "You're under arrest."Sovereign citizen: "NO I'M NOT!"From Wikipedia: "The sov...
10:08 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Large dog surfing
You can really see the dogs adjusting their balance and controlling the boards! Haole and Hanzo are both awesome!...
10:00 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Monkey tries to teach human how to open a nut
Dangit human. put some muscle in itThis little monkey is trying her hardest to train a limp-limbed human how to crack open a nut with a rock. When she realizes the human isn't making much of an effort...
09:40 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Help sculpt the future of tech with machine learning skills
From self-driving cars to stock market predictingsoftware to the recommendations you get on Amazon and Netflix, machine learning is at the core of modern technology. You could find yourself buildingte...
09:40 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins the Washington National Opera
On November 12th, and for one night only, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will portray the Duchess of Krakenthorp in the Washington National Opera's production of "The Daughter of the Regime...
09:32 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Chuck Berry turned 90 and he is releasing his first album in 38 years
(Above, Chuck Berry in 2014 performing "Johnny B. Goode.")John Lennon said "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry.'" The man whose name is synonymous with r...
09:09 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Sinatras bastard son covers "California ber Alles" by The Dead Kennedys - while suiting up
In keeping with Boing Boings mission of being a directory of mostly wonderful things, heres a new video by Frank Sinatras bastard son, performing an updated version of The Dead Kennedys song "Califo...
08:33 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Popular misspellings of "pregnant" in discussions of pregnancy on Yahoo! Answers
J.T. Sexkik offers a "glimpse into the wonderful world of Yahoo! Answers." It would be inappropriate not to add the original:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll-lia-FEIYHot take: Yahoo Answers remain...
08:25 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Party comes to an abrupt end
Some partygoers were looking forward to their evening treats, but sadly it was not to be. (Insert Samsung Galaxy joke here...) [via]...
07:32 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Major U.S. websites inaccessible in "cyber attack" on domain name system
Much of the web struggled to stay on its feet today, with outages bringing down U.S.-based services and sites such as Amazon, Twitter and Netflix. A massive distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack...
07:06 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Charity roast trainwreck: Donald Trump booed at Catholic dinner
At the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation white-tie event in New York last night, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sat within groping distance of one another—and deliver...
12:54 am PDT - Fri, October 21, 2016
BoingBoing Using Machine Learning to synthesize images that look NSFW but aren't
Yahoo has released a machine-learning model called open_nsfw that is designed to distinguish not-safe-for-work images from worksafe ones. By tweaking the model and combining it with places-CNN, MIT's ...
10:35 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing At long last, America's racist, crazy tough-on-crime prosecutors are losing elections
Historically, being an elected prosecutor was a sweet gig: operating with "unchecked power and no transparency," you generally got to run unopposed for re-election, and on the rare instances in which ...
10:23 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Fidget toys to disperse your nervous energy
I dote on fidget gadgets -- soothing gizmos intended to give your hands something to keep busy with, like modern worry-beads -- and while you can't buy Chris Bathgate's amazing machined sliders, and t...
03:48 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing 80th birthday party for Emperor Norton's Bridge, Saturday in San Francisco
Join the Emperor's Bridge folks for a short adventure and a fun celebration! Help celebrate Emperor Norton's bridge's birthday!If you're in the Bay Area on November 12th, please join The Emperor's Bri...
03:48 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing 80th birthday party for Emperor Norton's Bridge, Saturday Nov. 12th in San Francisco
Join the Emperor's Bridge folks for a short adventure and a fun celebration! Help celebrate Emperor Norton's bridge's birthday!If you're in the Bay Area on November 12th, please join The Emperor's Bri...
03:38 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Things I miss: Kool & the Gang
2013's Kool for the Holidays didn't really serve as the comeback I was hoping for....
02:23 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing WikiLeaks reveals President Barack Obama's personal email address
The stolen emails recently published by WikiLeaks reveal that President Barack Obama's email address during the presidential transition at the end of the 2008 campaign was [email protected] (more&...
01:33 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Clinton deftly managed Trump into collapse
Ezra Klein has a wonderful piece on Vox, "Hillary Clintons 3 debate performances left the Trump campaign in ruins," that well describes the master class in managing a bully into hanging himself these ...
01:27 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing I'm Bored: surreal and weirdly touching comics by Jess Rotter
If the Zap Comix collective hung out in Gary Larson's basement rolling numbers on psychedelic record covers while giggling about those motivational calendars where you tear off one earnest aphorism ea...
01:09 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Hot Wheels retro Batmobile
This die cast Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment collection Batmobile brings me a ton of joy. I also have the Mystery Machine....
01:03 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin to face espionage charges over 50TB of "stolen code"
A former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor who worked with the National Security Agency will face charges of espionage in a case involving 50 terabytes or more of highly sensitive NSA data the government...
12:59 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing The great Australian poetry hoax, in which deliberate nonsense was hailed as great art
In 1943, fed up with modernist poetry, two Australian army officers invented a fake poet and submitted a collection of deliberately senseless verses to a Melbourne arts magazine. To their delight, the...
12:58 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing The Modernist Utopia that never was
HOME: Stories From L.A., a member of the Boing Boing Podcast Network, is back for its fourth season. This week:What happens to a utopia that never got off the ground? Bits and pieces of one, an experi...
12:48 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing What the Third Debate Felt Like
Boing Boing pal Joe Sabia and friends created this surreal edit of the third 2016 presidential debate, which took place last night and creeped everyone out big league. (more…)...
12:29 pm PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Tesla announces full self-driving hardware on all models
Tesla released a video of a commute from home to office, including parking as a demonstration of its fully self-driving hardware. "The person in the driver's seat is only there for legal reasons. He i...
11:53 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this spider weave her web with great care
My friend Rachel shot this great video of a cute spider making her web. Anyone know what kind it is?...
11:51 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Build 10 real working apps with Python
This Python Mega Course will help you learn to codeby teaching you to build 10 real-world apps that each highlight a unique use of Python.Job prospects for coders are still growing steadilyand with Py...
11:48 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Notebook nirvana three stunning journals to behold
These notebooks are all blank, calm, and satisfying. All three have attached ribbon bookmarks, elastic bands to hold them shut, and pockets in the inside back cover to tuck ephemera into.SketchyNotebo...
11:36 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Learn 3 cool magic tricks with a Sharpie
Oscar Owen has a nice tutorial for doing three different tricks with a standard Sharpie pen.[via]...
11:16 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Participate in a Silicon Valley design jam to make the future of work more equitable for everyone
My colleagues at Institute for the Future are hosting a "Positive Platform Design Jam" November 30-December 1 at our Palo Alto, California gallery and offices. The goal is to hack on software or conce...
10:54 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Man enjoys coffee in a flooded Starbucks
Yes, Starbucks coffee IS that good(story in comments)(x-WTF)Come hell or high water, this gentleman is going to have his Starbucks....
10:52 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Is your Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher as nifty as this one?
This is a boiled egg shell cracker. It works like a charm every other time you use it.[via]...
10:37 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing 4-year-old Russian girl speaks and reads 7 languages
Four-year-old Bella speaks 7 languages and does improvisational dancing at the same time....
10:26 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Like a dream - fabulous treasure discovered in old lunchbox
I'm not going to spoil the fun by telling you what this guy found in a dusty old lunchbox hidden in the basement of a 1940a house he was remodeling. Just go here and enjoy each of the photos that slow...
10:05 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Support Radiotopia, home to 99% Invisible, Song Exploder, and many of the best podcasts
The Radiotopia podcasting collective is home to most of my absolute favorite podcasts: 99% Invisible, The Memory Palace, and Song Exploder. Roman Mars, founder of Radiotopia and 99% Invisible, and the...
10:01 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing This Ghostbusters Ecto1 Wheelchair Halloween Costume is Totally Amazing
IMGURian Ryan S. Miller posted this wonderful series of images: Here is Jeremy's Costumer this year...The Ghostbusters Ecto-1!Every year we've tried to step up the scale of the costume builds we do fo...
09:47 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing "Self-control" can be switched off with electromagnetic brain stimulation
University of Zurich researchers used transcranial magnetic stimulation, a noninvasive method of inhibiting activity in parts of the brain, to "turn off" people's ability to control their impulses. Th...
09:32 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing New Trump accuser Karena Virginia claims Donald grabbed her breast, asking, "Don't you know who I am?"
The morning after America's third and final presidential debate, a new woman has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault. By my count, Karena Virginia is at least the 10th women to accus...
09:19 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Last call for the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition!
Are you jonesing for a dose of optimism and possibility? In the mood to contemplate the cosmos? Want to experience a musical message for extraterrestrials the way it was meant to be played? The Voya...
09:17 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Nasty Woman vs. Bad Hombre,by Jonathan "Song a Day" Mann
Nasty Woman vs. Bad Hombre is a nifty new number on the nutty 2016 presidential campaign by Jonathan Mann, who writes and publishes a new song every single day, as he's been doing for the last 7+ ye...
09:10 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Hillary vs. Donald Debate Remix from Eclectic Method
Remix of the 3rd un-presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from with a hip-hop "Hail To The Chief" backing track, by Eclectic Method....
08:57 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Hilarious 1994 "Guardian Angel" phone hotline infomercial
Hilarious infomercial from 1994 for a guardian angel phone hotline. (more…)...
07:40 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Nintendo announces new hybrid portable game console
Nintendo's Switch is a touchscreen tablet with removable physical controls that turn it into a traditional handheld game console. It comes with a chunky dock to hook it up to a TV set for high-defin...
06:42 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing The tiniest touchscreen "phone" of them all
VPhone is a wee "phone", surely the most wee of them all. It has a 1.54-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, FM radio, pedometer, 128MB (megabytes!) of storage, a heart rate monitor, some social netwo...
04:26 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Explore the galaxy in 3D with data from the Gaia satellite
Gaia is an interactive 3D map of the galaxy, coded by Charley Hoey and sourced from the eponymous mapping satellite's data: click, drag and scroll/pinch to change the viewpoint. It took a long time to...
03:59 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Wizard Rock the Vote: help the Harry Potter Alliance get out the vote
The amazing Harry Potter Alliance (previously) -- who harness fandom for social good -- are raising funds for their Wizard Rock the Vote campaign, to get new voters into the polling booth this elect...
03:58 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Dog sounds like a Tie Fighter
Beagle mix Geraldine visits the vet. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be any information about this wonderful dog or her career as a foley artist at ILM....
03:31 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Mario theme performed with trumpet and handgun
Charlie Cook performs cover versions of songs with a gunslinging twist....
02:56 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Reviving an Ann Arbor Ambassador 60 terminal
JWZ documents his adventures in bringing a 1982/3 vintage Ann Arbor Ambassador 60 terminal (a rare portrait-orientation terminal) back into service -- fitting it with a Raspberry Pi and a new power-...
02:55 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing The King of the Hill intro reanimated as pixel art
Mauri Helme made a pixel art "cover version" of the King of the Hill intro, and it's incredible: perfectly faithful to the original, yet completely translated to a different medium. Here's the origi...
02:50 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Hillary Clinton campaign fundraising tool: auto-donate every time Trump tweets
The Troll Trump campaign has a simple, ingenious mechanic: it lets you pledge a small donation every time Trump posts a new tweet, meaning that the more Trump loses his temper and posts enraged tweets...
02:47 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing ACLU asks court to reveal 23 secret surveillance laws
The ACLU and the Yale Law School Media Freedom Clinic have filed a motion demanding the release of 23 judgments from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a secret, closed courtroom that evalu...
02:42 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Montana judge unrepentant after sentencing man to 60 days for repeatedly raping his own 12 year old daughter
District Judge John McKeon sentenced an unnamed man to 60 days in prison plus a suspended 30-year prison sentence (which he will avoid if he completes a sex-offender treatment program and other parole...
02:39 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Magic use in Harry Potter novels charted
Skyler Johnson created an interactive infographic that charts the use of magic in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. The spells are organized by count or time, with instances color-coded by the book ...
02:35 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing ShipMap generates gorgeous maps of global shipping routes
Here's a fun interactive map of global shipping. ShipMap allows users to selected color coding for ship types: container, dry bulk, tanker, gas bulk, and vehicles. It even lets you select animated shi...
02:33 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Turkish court fines bystander/tourist who sued police for shooting out his eye
Shavkatbek Saipov was vacationing in Turkey in 2013 when he was hit in the eye by a teargas cannister fired by police during the brutal crackdown on the Occupy Gezi protests; he lost the eye and sued ...
02:15 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing By stealing from innocents, Chicago PD amassed tens of millions in a secret black budget for surveillance gear
Since 2009, the Chicago Police Department has seized $72M worth of property from people who were not convicted of any crime, through the discredited civil forfeiture process, keeping $48M worth of the...
02:07 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Smalltown mayor resigns after bigoted Facebook posts
Charles Wasko, as mayor of West York, PA, had a bad Facebook habit, issuing a string of racist and sexist postings that finally cost him his job. He regrets nothing, reports the BBC: "The racist stuff...
01:54 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Better Business Bureau yanks Wells Fargo's accreditation
The scandal-haunted bank has been de-accredited by the Better Business Bureau, a punishment meted out to companies that violate the BBB Standards of Trust, which include "tell the truth," "build trust...
01:49 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing There's already a "Nasty Woman" t-shirt you can buy
At the third presidential debate last night, Donald Trump indicated he will refuse to accept the election results, ranted about ninth-month abortions, and generally went full conspiracy-theorist. But ...
01:46 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Grass sprouted in worn Persian rugs
Austrian artist Martin Roth created an installation of grass sprouted in worn Persian rugs at the UK's Korean Cultural Centre; the grass sprouts, dies, and ruins the rugs. In between, the room looks a...
01:45 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Wheelchair Costume
Ryan Scott Miller outdid himself with this terrific wheelchair costume that Jeremy will be sporting this Halloween: "This year we put it to a vote and our friends choose the Ghostbusters Ecto-1!" We...
01:35 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Watch traditional Cook Islands tattooing techniques
Croc Coulter works with an apprentice to revive the lost art of ttatau, traditional tattooing done with sticks and bone. So that's how they made such straight lines in geometric tattoos! (more&helli...
01:35 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Interactive clothing via dynamic projection mapping
Technically, cloth is a "deforming non-rigid surface," so projecting a stable image onto clothes is a big technological challenge. To solve it, Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory combined two new techniqu...
01:24 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Projection mapping on a moving surface with a high-speed projector
Projection mapping is one of the most profound visual effects that computers can generate; themepark fans will have seen it in effect on the revamped opening scene to the Indiana Jones ride at Disne...
01:11 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing Turing's law: UK to retroactively pardon thousands of men prosecuted for having sex with men
When the Crown pardoned codebreaking war-hero and computer science pioneer Alan Turing in 2013, we noted that 50,000 other British men who were also convicted of "sodomy" remained criminals in the eye...
12:59 am PDT - Thu, October 20, 2016
BoingBoing A magician debunks the Great Wall of Drumpf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A33PJJw5HM&feature=youtu.beMagicPeaceLove writes, "Magician Justin Willman makes the case for why Donald Trump's proposed border wall between America and Mexico is a...
04:50 pm PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Will Clinton "Finish Him" at third debate?
Millionaire Republican Donald Trump isn't just on the ropes: he's practically upside-down and tangled up in them, trailing his opponent by huge margins and seemingly finished in the race to become the...
04:07 pm PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing This single potato chip costs $11
Swedish brewery S:t Eriks created a box of fancy potato chips that costs 499 kr (~$56). There are five chips in each box. Obviously a marketing/fundraising gimmick, but they certainly sound like quit...
03:30 pm PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Help re-illustrate Robert Anton Wilson's "Prometheus Rising" book
Hilaritas Press, the publishing company started by Illuminatus! co-author (and Boing Boing Patron Saint) Robert Anton Wilson's daughter Christina and Bob's friend Rasa, have been doing a wonderful job...
12:52 pm PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing The story of Snopes
All lies lead to the truth. For over 20 years, Snopes.com has been the Web's primary bullshit detector and debunker, from death by Pop Rocks to political lies. We need Snopes more than ever. For a Web...
12:38 pm PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Popular design guides are responsible for plague of grey type
A series of recent, influential design books and articles have convinced the web's designers to go for grey-on-white type, despite the fact that many people can't read low-contrast type (and it's even...
12:33 pm PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing 7-port USB hub with plenty of power
I have four USB powered external hard drives, which I keep plugged into my iMac all the time. My old USB hub was not able to reliably supply power to all of the drive. I got the Plugable 7-Port USB 3....
12:21 pm PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Black Sabbath For Ukulele
The music book we've all been waiting for: Black Sabbath For Ukulelehttps://youtu.be/03rpV07S68MYoutuber seesocovers is pretty amazing!Black Sabbath For Ukulele via Amazon(Thanks, Peter!)...
11:36 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Safer sex with aliens, and other tabloid stunners
Fight off the zombie hordes! cries a full-page ad in this weeks National Enquirer, featuring a hand-crafted and hand-painted shattered human skull with a bloody axe embedded in its cranium.Its a Hallo...
11:34 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Weight works better than volume for my baking
I've found that weighing ingredients makes a huge difference in my baking, so I've added a digital scale. This simple scale zeros out easily, and its maximum capacity of 11lbs pretty much ensures I wo...
11:24 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Chinese manufacturers taking Kickstarter ideas and selling them faster
Yekutiel Sherman invented a selfie stick that collapses into a smartphone case. He launched the project on Kickstater. Chinese manufacturers were selling it on Ali Express before Sherman's funding win...
11:18 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Tractor pull goes amazingly wrong
Wow! Maybe tighten down those bolts next time?(Thanks, Tim!)...
11:11 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Expedia cancels family vacation flight, posts "Fuck You" on her account page
A Los Angeles School teacher named Cara Viramontes used Expedia to book travel for an upcoming family vacation. After she used the service, Viramontes filled out the survey that Expedia sent her. In t...
11:02 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing See one of the best ventriloquists in the world, tonight in LA
Karl Herlinger is one of the best ventriloquists in the world, and he'll be performing at Scot Nery's Boobie Trap tonight in Los Angeles!Every Wednesday at 8pm Scot Nery gathers a cast of ridiculous...
10:14 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Why it's easy to admire Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Im going to be upfront here: this book made me cry. As a woman, mother to a daughter, and formerly outspoken little girl in a time and place where feminism was was an anachronistic term for bra-burnin...
09:47 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing "Social experiment" YouTuber caught faking racist video
Remember Joey Salads, the "social experiment" guy who made a candid camera style video that showed him at a bar, sneakily dropping pills into women's drinks? He said he did it as a public service, but...
09:32 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Atmos' bigger, better new vape delivers a longer vape sesh
The Atmos R2 may be bigger than the brand's previously-releasedvapes, but we argue that in this case it's definitely a good thing. A bigger heating chamber means more room for packing it full. And the...
09:28 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Bad luck ruins Oregonian snowmobile for weed swap
Oregonian Jason Owens wanted a snowmobile and had a little over a pound and a half of marijuana. Craigslist seems the obvious path to success, right? Sadly, the craigslist seller Mr. Owens contacted w...
09:21 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Vintage snapshots of people with their record albums
Esteemed vernacular photography collector Robert Jackson shares his favorite snapshots of people with their record albums. According to Mashable, "These faded prints and Polaroids recall a time when a...
09:15 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Christmas puppy surprises
Wondering what to get your loved one this holiday season?...
09:07 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Blade Runner drawn in Microsoft Paint
David MacGowan is recreating Blade Runner shot-by-shot as Microsoft Paint illustrations. He tells Motherboard:I like the idea of having a blog but basically feel as if I have very little to say about ...
09:06 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Laura Benanti's baffling Melania trump-splains things to Stephen Colbert
Melania Trump's re-emergence, after her bout with plagiarism, finally allowed Stephen Colbert to bring back the fantastic Laura Benanti. Bennati's impersonation of Mrs. Trump is as wonderful as last...
08:44 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Animation about solar sailing to the nearest star
In this wonderful animation, billionaire Russian physicist and investor Yuri Milner explains his effort to launch tiny probes, powered by 12 foot solar sails, on an interstellar mission to the neare...
07:04 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Apple: more than 90% of "official" accessories on Amazon are fake
In a trademark infringement case filed against Mobile Star LLC, which it claims is a prolific counterfeiter, Apple says that more than 90% of the "official" gadgets sold in its name at Amazon are fake...
07:04 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Apple: more than 90% of "official" accessories on Amazon are fake (UPDATE: Amazon response)
In a trademark infringement case filed against Mobile Star LLC, which it claims is a prolific counterfeiter, Apple says that more than 90% of the "official" gadgets sold in its name at Amazon are fake...
06:43 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Digital Defenders: a free open-licensed booklet for kids about privacy and crypto
European Digital Rights has created a free, CC-licensed kids' booklet about privacy called Digital Defenders. (more…)...
06:41 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Skittles trick turns plate into a rainbow
Simple DIY rainbow magic with Skittles candies. Form a circle with Skittles on a plate (colours should be in repeated order, preferably according to colours of the rainbow e.g. purple, green, yellow...
06:06 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Trump's chances of winning sink to 8% amid Republican fears Clinton may take Texas
The New York Times' presidential forecast has millionaire Republican Donald Trump at his lowest ebb of the campaign, with only an 8 percent chance of winning the Nov. 8 general election. A victory by ...
05:34 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Watch a guy clear an 11' bar on a pogo stick
According to Biff Hutchison's description, this 11'½" breaks the Guinness World Record of 10'6". Rolling Stone has more.Not happy with sharing the title with [friend and rival Dalton] Smith wh...
05:11 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Ship returns hail
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05:00 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Trump's Angrier Things
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, and very much...
04:59 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing This version of Queen's We Will Rock You is best
Here's a version of We Will Rock You that actually rocks instead of sounding like a stadium full of drunk teenagers. It's from a 1970s BBC session, according to the liner notes. Right on!...
04:51 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing HyperNormalisation takes a deep dive into our post-truth world
Adam Curtis' latest mind-blowing project just dropped a trailer, and it's a doozy. HyperNormalisation uses a tale of two cities (New York City and Damascus) to trace how we got to Trump, among other...
04:51 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing How a child math prodigy sees numbers as shapes
When 60 Minutes profiled child math whiz Jacob Barnett, he demonstrated how he imagined numbers as shapes. Numberphile's Simon Pampena analyzed Jacob's thought process. (more…)...
04:51 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing 2016 Comedy Wildlife photo finalists announced
Wanting to see some new animal reaction pics? Swing by The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards and be inspired by some of 2016's best. Something for every occasion. (more…)...
04:50 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Bright lights, big drones: new frontiers in night-lit aerial filming
The state of the art for drone-based lighting options continues to improve rapidly. Check out some of the great footage rctestflight got with a drone-mounted 1000-watt LED light bar. (more…)...
03:02 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy
Today sees the publication of Bonnie Burton's (previously) long-awaited new book, Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy. (more…)...
02:54 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Public universities and even the US Navy have sold hundreds of patents to America's most notorious troll
Researcher Yarden Katz scraped the database of Intellectual Ventures, a giant business that buys up patents, but produces nothing but lawsuits (previously), and discovered that IV claims ownership of ...
02:48 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Airportraits: composite photos of all the daily takeoffs from the world's airports
Artist Mike Kelley creates "Airportraits" of the world's airports by photographing all the planes that take off on a given day, then compositing them together into a kind of time-lapse of a day's wort...
02:42 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Rich people can afford to buy more sleep than poor people
In Rich do not rise early: spatio-temporal patterns in the mobility networks of different socio-economic classes, a group of transportation engineers analyze an open data-set about the commutes of peo...
02:31 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Ecuadoran Embassy confirms it changed its wifi password to lock out Assange
The Ecuadoran Embassy in London has confirmed Wikileaks' accusation that it terminated Julian Assange's access to its wifi network because it disapproved of Assange and Wikileaks' "intervention in the...
02:21 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing The Blot: correspondence between Jonathan Lethem and Laurence A. Rickels about Philip K Dick
A Gambler's Anatomy is the latest novel from Copyfighting certified genius Jonathan Lethem (previously) -- a book about an international backgammon hustler who believes he is psychic -- and who sports...
02:02 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Harry Shearer sues studio over Spinal Tap, says he's received $98 in royalties over 30 years
Shearer's $125 million lawsuit against Studio Canal and Vivendi enumerates a parade of horribles that the entertainment companies have visited upon him, from ripping him off with crazy, corrupt accoun...
01:48 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's association with Peter Thiel
In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg defends his company's ongoing association with Peter Thiel -- Facebook investor/board member and major donor to white-supremacist/pro-rape presidential candidate Donald ...
01:48 am PDT - Wed, October 19, 2016
BoingBoing UPDATED Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's association with Peter Thiel
Update: The screengrab below appears to come from some internal Facebook forum, not Zuckerberg's public-facing account. A discussion on Hacker News says that the F in the UI indicates a private forum....
06:42 pm PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing "It's Not Okay." After Donald Trump and Billy Bush tape, celebrities share their sexual assault experiences
This video released today from the social media campaign Humanity for Hilary features Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and other women sharing their own ex...
06:42 pm PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing "It's Not OK." After Donald Trump and Billy Bush tape, celebrities share their sexual assault experiences
This video released today from the social media campaign Humanity for Hilary features Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and other women who share their own ...
04:17 pm PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing A Surreal Vic Berger Edit of Melania Trump's Charm Offensive with Anderson Cooper on CNN
Here's Vic Bergers hilarious and disturbing edit of Melania Trumps interview with Anderson Cooper on the Trump tapes. (more…)...
03:37 pm PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Vogue Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States
Vogue today endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the first ever female president of the United States of America, and ran this gorgeous portrait of our future POTUS by photographer Annie Leibovitz for V...
03:15 pm PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Fear is the mind killer Bene Gesserit Litany from "Dune," Cat Edition
A kitten interpretation of the Bene Gesserit Litany of Fear, from the David Lynch movie masterpiece Dune, based on the great Frank Herbert science fiction novel. (more…)...
02:47 pm PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Michael Moore quietly made a Donald Trump movie. "TrumpLand" opens this week.
Filmmaker Michael Moore has an October surprise for America: A stealthily and quickly made movie about the presidential campaign of GOP nominee and accused serial sexual predator Donald Trump. (more&h...
02:19 pm PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Half of all U.S. adults are in face-recognition databases, and Black people more likely to be targeted
One in two American adults is in a law enforcement face recognition network.The Perpetual Lineup report out today from a Georgetown Universitythinktank makes a compelling case for greater oversight of...
01:05 pm PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Hard work and lower standards raise our national high school graduation rate
Nationally the High School graduation rate has been on the rise. NPR reports the rise is due to a combination of hard work that benefits students, and some states simply lowering standards so they ear...
12:34 pm PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Things I miss: Interplanet Janet
No, there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen....
12:25 pm PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Compact laser measure
Measuring tapes can be a pain to use solo, and just wanted to measure some stuff around the house. This compact laser measure is perfect.Honestly, I was sold at compact and laser, but the ability to m...
12:20 pm PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Roundup of the dumbest Halloween costumes of 2016
Here's a small sampling of the dozens of Halloween costumes posted for the purpose of ridicule on io9....
11:06 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Drew Friedman's stupendous "More Heroes of the Comics" (Plus NYC EVENT 10/18/16)
I raved about Heroes of the Comics when it came out in 2014. Now I'm going to rave about More Heroes of the Comics, the new companion volume. This large book has 100 meticulous color paintings of peop...
11:02 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Sassy Trump vs. Little Girl
"All Trump's Words." (more…)...
10:41 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Natasha Stoynoff's account of Trump sexual assault now backed by 6 witnesses
Former People magazine contributor Natasha Stoynoff recently went public with her claim that she was sexually assaulted by the GOP Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump. (more…)...
10:29 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Dive into professional 'ethical' hacking with this certification package
These days, there is huge demand for ethical hackers. Companies pay these professionals to identify and remedy security holes in their networks before malicious hackers find and exploit them. What's g...
10:06 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Let's Split! is an atlas of separatism, national identity, and fringe geopolitical movements
Lets Split! causes me no end of joy and pain. It is my favorite Nietzsche quote come to life. (Madness is rare in individuals but in groups, parties, nations and ages it is the rule.) It is also a 63...
09:54 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Bose locks down central London to shoot commercial
https://youtu.be/YjNt_8qeLD8In this commercial for headphones, a young woman dances in an eerily empty Piccadilly Circus, London's famously crowded tourist attraction. The creative director of the ad ...
09:44 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Man blind since birth asked if he knows what he looks like
Tommy Edison, the very funny "Blind Film Critic," who has been without sight since birth, answers the question: "Does it bother you that you don't know what you look like?"...
09:35 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing What kind of electronics crap can you buy for $50 in Shenzhen?
A USB light (above) for $0.11. A USB fan for $0.45. A 32GB Micro SD card for $2.13. A Smart watch for $9.74. An iPhone-controllable camera drone for $9.74. These were just some of the things this guy ...
09:24 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Sylvan Esso: folktronica you can dance to
At last weekend's rainy and wonderful Treasure Island Music Festival on the San Francisco Bay, there were myriad sublime moments on and off the stages. My highlight was the evening set by Sylvan Ess...
09:14 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Kickstarting a monthly open hardware maker-box for kids that funds a kids' makerspace
Noah Swartz writes, "Parts and Crafts, a youth and community makerspace in Somerville, MA, is kickstarting a series of Creative Commons/Open Hardware licensed educational kits and projects for kids. T...
09:07 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing President Nixon's housekeeper hypnotized into shoplifting
In 1971, Shirley Cromartie, a housekeeper for President Richard Nixon at his Key Biscayne retreat, was arrested for shoplifting four dresses. According to Cromartie, she was hypnotically coerced into ...
09:04 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Waitress receives tip: God wants you to go home and cook
A waitress employed at a Cracker Barrel in South Carolina sent this "tip" written on a napkin that she got to The Bitchy Waitress website. (more…)...
08:58 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Save the Ruby Slippers!
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History launched a Kickstarter project to save Dorothy's Ruby Slippers in their collection from further deterioration. The museum is seeking $500,000 for ...
08:51 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Time Lapse: 52 thousand books reshelved at NYC Public Library
From the YouTube description: "In preparation for the reopening of the Rose Main Reading Room, watch 52,000 books being shelved...in just two minutes. Video credit: Max Touhey Photography. Music cre...
08:42 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Utility knife reviewer loses his cool
The first few seconds of this video promises to be an insightful look at utility knives. It soon becomes clear that we will learn less about knives and more about the reviewer's prejudices, grudges,...
08:15 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing UK government proposes issuing Britons with unique porn-viewing ID numbers
The UK government says it wants to stop people under 18 from looking at pornography, and so it's going to make all the porn sites operating in Britain collect some kind of age-verification in order to...
08:14 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Swim Through the Darkness: the strange story of a mysterious 60s psych songwriter
Swim Through the Darkness: My Search for Craig Smith and the Mystery of Maitreya Kali is the much-anticipated story of one of the more esoteric, fascinating casualties of the flower power generation. ...
07:58 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing This beautiful rocket-shaped fountain pen is just $20,000
Swiss "writing instrument" manufacturer Caran d'Ache and watchmaker MB&F collaborated to create the Astrograph fountain pen, an otherworldly pen with the astronomical price of $20,000. There will only...
07:47 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Spider-Man cartoon from 1967 reimagined by multiple animators
For Halifax, Nova Scotia's Nocturne arts festival animators from the province recreated the 1967 Spiderman cartoon "Vulture's Prey" in their very different personal styles. To him, life is a great b...
07:00 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast covers Westworld
This week, Boars, Gore, and Swords breaks from the ASOIAF book club to watch the first episode of HBO's robot cowboy apocalypse series Westworld. Ivan and Red discuss the commentary on gaming woven th...
05:52 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Wrong things that programmers believe, a curated list
Kevin Deldycke has collected a "curated list" of "awesome falsehoods programmers believe in," sorted by subject into meta, business, dates and time, emails, geography, human identity, networks, phone ...
05:40 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump's mail-servers are running Windows 2003
Security researcher Kevin Beaumont had a look at the mail servers operated by the Trump organization and found a veritable dumpster fire: systems running Windows 2003 (!), unpatched, badly configured....
05:19 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Creepy clown heatmap: is your neighborhood next?
The creepy clown ebb and flow is currently in full flow, so Atlas Obscura has created the definitive creepy clown incident map, replete with dates, details, and outcome. (more…)...
05:19 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Data and Picard: Star Trek megamix medley
Not only is the song catchy, but this delightful homage by Pogo has fantastic production values, to boot! Warning: you may be singing this the rest of the day. (more…)...
05:19 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing #SavePepe: creator Matt Furie seeks to take back Pepe the Frog
Can something be un-memed? Matt Furie hopes his creation Pepe the Frog can have a second metamorphosis back from being a go-to troll image of the alt-right. He's teamed with ADL to #SavePepe. He even ...
05:18 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing US unemployment timelapse highlights 2008 crisis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shqJR_0WdrIIt's difficult to comprehend the onset and severity of the 2008 financial crisis, but this timelapse map of US unemployment data from 1990 through July 2016 ...
05:14 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing The Cat Organ will haunt your nightmares, if you are a cat
Somewhere Over The Rainbow has never sounded this exquisite....
05:07 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing How to get out your driveway when another car is blocking it
We've all experienced the frustration and delay caused by thoughtless motorists who block driveways and parking spots with their vehicles. The key thing is to remain calm, take a deep breath, and do...
04:46 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Trump winning the robotweet war
When you conduct a poll of human beings and ask them who won each of the two presidential debates (the third is tomorrow) they mostly say Hillary Clinton. But millionaire Donald Trump overwhelmingly w...
04:25 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing Larry Flynt announces $1m bounty for more Trump tapes
It's widely-suspected that there's more out there of millionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump boasting about assaulting women, but the obvious sources—TV producers and radio hosts, say&md...
04:04 am PDT - Tue, October 18, 2016
BoingBoing How to make tiny cinderblocks, for reasons
Mini Materials posted a video showing you how to make 1:24 cinderblocks (they sell a kit). Finally I can embrace my lifelong desire to have a train set, having hitherto been unable to do so due to t...
11:44 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Delft plates with images of nuclear power stations
The Atomteller plates update the Dutch tradition of plates that feature windmills with more up-to-date power-generation -- nukes: "Monuments of error - hope of yesterday - folklore of tomorrow." &euro...
09:18 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Make: "Mad scientist test-tube rack"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2p1OapkTNMJohn Park, the maker's maker, explains in detail how to make this glowing mad scientist test-tube rack that you can use as a Hallowe'en decoration and/or h...
09:13 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing California DMV thinks "INFOS3C" is a dirty word
The California DMV has rejected Opendns founder David Ulevitch's application for an "1NFOS3C" vanity license plate because it includes "a term of lust or depravity." (more…)...
08:58 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Howard Stern won't release Trump tapes
Despite his support for Trump opponent Hillary Clinton, radio shock jock will not release the recordings of old radio broadcasts he made with Trump in which Trump made offensive sexual remarks, becaus...
08:50 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Matt Taibbi on Trump's "fury and failure"
Matt Taibbi (previously), the best, angriest Rolling Stone writer today, turns in the definitive column on Trump's death-spiral as the mercurial millionaire realizes that he isn't going to win, and st...
08:42 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Kim Stanley Robinson says Elon Musk's Mars plan is a "1920s science-fiction clich"
Kim Stanley Robinson, whose seminal Mars trilogy (coming soon to TV?) changed the way we talk about our neighboring planet, says that Musk's Mars colonization plan "is sort of the 1920s science-fictio...
08:31 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing UK's Investigatory Powers Tribunal says GHCQ illegally spied for 17 years
The independent tribunal ruled on a case brought by Privacy International, concluding that the UK spy agency GCHQ was acting illegally for 17 years while it amassed huge databases of "bulk collection"...
08:19 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Project Include cuts off Y Combinator because Peter Thiel is a part-time investor there
Project Include -- a "group effort to accelerate diversity and inclusion solutions in the tech industry" -- has announced that it will no longer work with the Y Combinator accelerator because of its t...
08:05 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Artoo-Deco, an art deco droid from author/maker Kurt Zimmerman
Kids' author/droid builder Kurt Zimmerman created "Artoo Deco," an Art Deco take on R2-D2, capable of movement under radio control, and with an in-built sound-system that makes cool, droidish noises. ...
07:50 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Islamophobic terrorist cell planned a "bloodbath" in Kansas, wanted to kill Muslim babies
The Department of Justice has announced that it has arrested three Kansas men who called themselves "Crusaders" and planned "a bloodbath" in an apartment complex where many Somali people lived, which ...
07:39 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Wikileaks: Assange's internet access was cut off by Ecuador
Following on their earlier statement that "Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party," the Wikileaks organization has accused Ecuador of being that state party. (m...
02:48 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast's ASOIAF book club - FeastDance #11: "Erectile Crustacean"
The Boars, Gore, and Swords book club continues its reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons with this week's episode,"Erec...
01:41 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Rogue One: a bunch of character posters
The new Star Wars film, Rogue One has released a bunch of new character posters today. You can download them here.Brand new character posters from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY are here! Featuring Jyn ...
01:33 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing 128GB SanDisk Cruzer Flash Drive for $22
Last week I bought a 64GB SanDisk Cruzer Flash Drive for $15.49. Today I found out that the 128GB model is on sale for $22. Shoot....
01:28 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Clay mugs that look like old cardboard
Ceramic artist Tim Kowalczyk makes clay mugs that look like distressed cardboard. From Colossal:Kowalczyk is drawn to objects of little material value crushed tin cans, ripped up cardboard, and Polar...
01:12 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Industrial shredder eats a car
This is what happens to cars that misbehave....
01:08 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Three-Body Problem/Google Trips/Puzzles
Followable:Cartoonist Danny Hellman did a lot of illustrations for Boing Boing when it was a zine in the 1990s. His Instagram feed reveals his fascination with European cemetery statuary (pictured abo...
01:03 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing US woman describes getting detained in Turkey for visa error
Mary Forgione, a US citizen, was stopped and detained by Turkish border patrol when she attempted to reenter Turkey while on vacation. She wrote about her interesting experience for the LA Times. Take...
12:44 pm PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Rysa Walker's new novel, 'The Delphi Effect'
Rysa Walker's Chronos Files series is some of the best time travel science fiction I've read in a long time. Her new novel The Delphi Effect deals with the paranormal, and does not disappoint!The Delp...
11:34 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Figuring out what to do with Trump's base means admitting they are racist
Dylan Matthews has a wonderful piece up on Vox, Taking Trump voters concerns seriously means listening to what theyre actually saying, which points out that in order to heal the great divide in the Un...
11:16 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Anarchic Adjustment: pioneering street culture brand revived at L.A. art show
Anarchic Adjustment was a pioneering streetwear brand and artist collective that emerged from the London punk-skate-BMX-Xerox art scene in the mid-1980s and spread like a virus when founder Nick Phili...
10:16 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing The Boing Boing Store's 2 top headphone deals of the week
The Boing Boing Store features tons of headphones with a range of functionality,quality levels, and prices. Today we're featuring 2 of the best additions, fresh to the Store this week.The first set of...
09:58 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Fellow plays a tiny drum kit
This is even smaller than the compact drum kit Charlie Watts used when recording Exile on Main Street....
09:43 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Refugees, Women in Black and the Serbian police
"You cant tell who is craziest: the refugees, the police or those women," said a local shopkeeper. He made a cross over his chest, to express his sincere Serbian bewilderment.He had just witnessed te...
09:41 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Arizona Republic editor responds to death threats following Clinton endorsement
For the first time in more than 125 years, the Arizona Republic endorsed a Democrat: Hillary Clinton. Some of the paper's readers responded with death threats -- and worse. Editor Mi-Ai Parrish's resp...
09:38 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Japanese Tattoos Full of traditional and modern designs, characters and history in this photo-heavy book
My skin doesnt have a single tattoo, but I am touched by the art in tattoos, particularly traditional ones. The Japanese have a long and deep affinity for skin paintings, and have devised a complex ic...
09:04 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Wikileaks: a "state party" has cut off Julian Assange's primary internet access
Late yesterday, the @wikileaks account tweeted "Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans." (more…)...
06:30 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Pixel art that responds to viewer manipulation
German designer Marcus Blttermann created this nifty series of scalable pixel illustrations based on Greek mythology (Tantalos shown here). Drag your cursor around at his site to alter the image. (mor...
06:11 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Prince's ashes rest in a 3D-printed urn shaped like his home
In the entry of Prince's home-turned-museum, visitors walk past a 3D-printed ceramic replica of the building they just entered. What some may not realize is that the scale replica is in fact an urn co...
06:00 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing WTF Visualizations names and shames terrible data viz
Data visualization has its own Cake Wrecks or PhotoShop Disasters type site to mock bad examples of the craft. WTF Visualizations (viz.wtf) has answered the call. Perhaps a good name and shame campaig...
05:44 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Uber's ad drones mock Mexican commuters
What could make a miserable commute worse? How about an advertising drone hovering above your car mocking those who commute alone? Uber Pool is rolling out in Mexico, and as part of their campaign, th...
05:09 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Judge throws off robe, kicks ass in court after defendant struggles with officer
https://youtu.be/jEMz_LyLlkcHis name is McBain. Judge McBain. If you're a walking protection order violation trying to intimidate your victim in court, God will not save you from the contempt citation...
04:53 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing White nationalist scion leaves the cause
Derek, 27, was set to follow in the footsteps of his dad, Stormfront creator Don Black. He had his own white nationalist website for kids, his own radio show, and gotten elected to local government in...
04:12 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Galaxy Note 7 now banned from air travel
Withdrawn by Samsung and recalled from store shelves, the explosion-prone Galaxy Note 7 is now forbidden in the skies. The Federal Aviation Administration has officially banned it, via an emergency pr...
03:47 am PDT - Mon, October 17, 2016
BoingBoing Price of Marmite, tasty British slime, at heart of latest Brexit imbroglio
Marmite is a popular, exceedingly British food product spread on toast, crackers or directly onto one's tongue. It is dark, sticky, and delivers a stark "love it or hate it" kick to the tastebuds. Mar...
02:40 pm PDT - Sun, October 16, 2016
BoingBoing Drug Test Sassy Trump
https://youtu.be/w6j70qBvJOA"All Trump's Words." From a series of Sassy Trump voicedubs by Peter Serafinowicz, using Donald Trump's very own words, but with an entirely new new tone....
02:25 pm PDT - Sun, October 16, 2016
BoingBoing Pay what you want in this 'Internet of Things and MBA Bootcamp' roundup
The Sunday 'Pay What You Want' RoundupInternet of ThingsThe Internet of Things movement is one of the most exciting areas of technology, particularly because you can try it at home. ThisDIY Hardware &...
10:37 am PDT - Sun, October 16, 2016
BoingBoing The AARP celebrates Luke Perry's 50th birthday
Luke Perry, best known for portraying Bevely Hills 90210's Dylan McKay, has turned 50! The AARP found this notable enough to put him on the cover of their monthly magazine!Happy birthday, Luke!...
08:03 am PDT - Sun, October 16, 2016
BoingBoing SNL's Trump/Clinton debate sketch makes Saturday Night great again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVMW_1aZXRkWe laughed so hard, we woke up the neighbors -- if you need any further enticement, look no farther than this endorsement from the pencil-neck Hitler wanna...
06:42 am PDT - Sun, October 16, 2016
BoingBoing Kickstarting BIG SCHOOL, "a gigantic 6-foot-wide maniacal architectural drawing of a humorous school"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3GnspatjPQScott Teplin, (previously) is kickstarting another giant, insanely detailed poster/coloring book, Big School, "a gigantic 6-foot-wide maniacal architectura...
10:02 am PDT - Sat, October 15, 2016
BoingBoing Daniel Martin Diaz's new art show inspired by science and magic opens in San Francisco tonight
My friend Daniel Martin Diaz's exquisite paintings lie at the intersection of science, art, and magic to provoke questions about technology, physics, theories of mind, and the nature of reality. He ha...
08:00 am PDT - Sat, October 15, 2016
BoingBoing Advance your project management career with the PMP Certification
It's no secret that project management is one of the fastest growing and versatile career tracks out there today.TheComplete PMP Project Management & Certification Training Bundlewill do more than...
07:58 am PDT - Sat, October 15, 2016
BoingBoing Drunk History's Stonewall is more accurate than many sober ones
Crissle West slurs through the story of Stonewall from the perspective of transgender pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, portrayed by Alexandra Grey and Trace Lysette. Laugh and learn! (mor...
07:44 am PDT - Sat, October 15, 2016
BoingBoing Spooky Batnado socks
They're $10 for knee-highs or midcalf, 58% cotton, 40% polyester, 2% spandex. Love the design! (via The Everyday Goth)...
07:38 am PDT - Sat, October 15, 2016
BoingBoing The pathogens of Wells Fargo's corruption fester in every large corporation
Despite the denials of its new CEO, Wells Fargo had a serious, widespread cultural problem that led it to commit at least 2,000,000 financial crimes. But the crimes and the culture are widespread acro...
07:18 am PDT - Sat, October 15, 2016
BoingBoing Billionaire tech investors back ballot initiative to purge homeless people from San Francisco
Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz and angel investor Ron Conway have donated to San Francisco's Proposition Q: if passed, "the city would give residents of tent encampments 24 hours notice to re...
07:02 am PDT - Sat, October 15, 2016
BoingBoing Game developers say no to DRM: "hurts our customers"
The developers behind the hotly anticipated Shadow Warrior 2 have gone on record explaining why they didn't add DRM to their new title: they themselves hate DRM, and understand that DRM disproportiona...
06:49 am PDT - Sat, October 15, 2016
BoingBoing After being outed for massive hack and installing an NSA "rootkit," Yahoo cancels earnings call
What do you do if your ailing internet giant has been outed for losing, and then keeping silent about, 500 million user accounts, then letting American spy agencies install a rootkit on its mail servi...
06:43 am PDT - Sat, October 15, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump performs Mahna Mahna
The Elfman score highlights the triggering, abuser body-language and pro-wrestler grimaces but Mahna Mahna deploys Jacob Two Two's law: "Monsters can't abide the laughter of children." Genius editin...
10:35 pm PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Over 170 nations agree to cut global-warming chemical used in refrigerators and air conditioners
A global agreement to cut a heat-trapping chemical used in air conditioning units and refrigerators was announced today, with participation from over 170 nations. The deal could have a greater impact ...
10:03 pm PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Cat entertains itself with an egg
Superhirocat is easily entertained. What came first? (more…)...
09:15 pm PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Exclusive: Shocking Raw Footage From Donald Trump Rally
https://youtu.be/f38Y0i0-mHADUR KER DURRRR. (more…)...
07:20 pm PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Things I miss: Dr. Shrinker
He was a madman with an evil mind....
06:36 pm PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Martha Stewart and Snoop's new pot luck dinner series looks great
I guess Viacom decided Martha Stewart needed an adult to supervise her next creative endeavor. Perhaps soon they'll swap in Snoop as a far more lovable Sumner Redstone. (more…)...
04:26 pm PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing State of emergency declared as Florida struck by flesh-eating screwworms
Nice place!Via PBS:The discovery occurred earlier this month in the Florida Keys, where the U.S. Department of Agriculture detected the New World screwworm, a parasite that lives inside open wounds, i...
04:26 pm PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing State of Emergency Over Flesh-Eating Screwworm Infestation Declared in Florida
Nice place! (more…)...
04:04 pm PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Woman surprised to be arrested after pushing over cop
This woman ran up to a police officer in Melbourne and pushed him over, possibly on a dare. She seemed perplexed when she was arrested shortly after....
03:58 pm PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Danny Elfman scores 'Trump stalks Hillary'
Danny Elfman reacted to last sunday's debate by writing a soundtrack to Donald's stalking.Via Funny or Die:Heres what Danny the Elf Man Elfman had to say about the inspiration for his latest horror ...
11:36 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing RIP, science fiction author MK Wren
MK Wren was the pen-name of Martha Kay Renfroe, whose novels we featured in 2014. Martha died at age 78 last August, but I've only just found out. She was 78. (more…)...
11:30 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Modelling Borges's Library of Babel in Sketchup
Jorge Luis Borges's short story The Library of Babel describes an infinite library containing all possible books ("its polished surfaces represent and promise the infinite ... Light is provided by som...
11:24 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Turning light-sockets into LCD projectors
Beam is a lightbulb replacement that screws into any light-socket and turns it into a remote-controlled LCD projector. (more…)...
11:14 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Leatherman MUT: great-looking successor to the Skeletool
There was a time when I had a lot of multitools: it started innocently, with a classic Leatherman "pocket survival tool," which I carried everywhere, and because when you have a multitool, everything ...
10:55 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Ikea Shanghai to elderly, lonely Chinese people: buy something or get out
Turns out that when your giant, tax-dodging global furniture enterprise pitches itself as a kind of flat-pack-on-tap public utility, it gets treated like one. (more…)...
08:00 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Get 3 high-end colognes for just $34.99
Bawston & Tucker Solid Cologneis the best deal out there when it comes to finding a cologne that works for you. Getting a full bottle of cologne can be a big, expensive commitment, and even travel...
07:05 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Interview with Ron Hale-Evans, author of Mind Performance Hacks
Our guest on the Cool Tools Show this week is Ron Hale-Evans, the open source software blog, Planeta Diego: Linux Y Software Libre, once described Ron as "writer by profession, game designer by vocati...
06:48 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing LEGO automatic drawing machine
Jason Allemann built a neat LEGO Drawing Machine, inspired by a Spirograph and a 1950s toy called the Hoot Nanny or Magic Designer. It can create many different patterns by changing the configurat...
06:05 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing NYT op-ed: "Detested and defeated, Donald Trump is now in a tear-the-country-down rage"
The New York Times' Timothy Egan writes on the stark, sudden demise of American civility under the force of millionaire Donald Trump's presidential run: "Hes made America vile. Hes got angel-voiced ch...
05:06 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Academic paper about 4chan's /pol/ forum
"A Longitudinal Measurement Study of 4chans Politically Incorrect Forum and its Effect on the Web" [PDF] is the first UN-sponsored study of one of the internet's worst places: /pol/. (more…)...
04:51 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Podcast recommendation: Learn your British history with Rex Factor
My new obsession is the Rex Factor podcast, which examines every king and queen of England from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II in order to determine which was the greatest ruler of all time. The pod...
04:50 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing If Wolverine and Cyclops went to a birthday party
[via thefrogman.me]...
04:31 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Trump already caught in pointless lie over former Miss Utah's claim of unwanted kiss
Yesterday, Donald Trump denied forcing a kiss on Temple Taggart McDowell, who accused him of doing so when she was Miss Utah in 1997. (more…)...
03:51 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing A brief history of pencil lead
Courtesy of the YouTube channel Skunk Bear. ...
03:50 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing A video love letter to skitching
Yes, it's illegal, dangerous, and annoying, but Austin Augie's video on how to skitch is a real love letter to the activity. (more…)...
03:44 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing "What if only ... voted?" fad briefly conquers Twitter
After maps showing the likely electoral map if only men (or women) voted, Twitter went crazy with the remixes. What if only bears voted? What if only memes voted? If only people never gonna say goodby...
03:19 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Here is a happy dog on a trampoline
"A Dogs Life, a heartwarming short film made by director Kristenn over those summer months. GOBO brought this loyal friend In vivid and realistic 3D as he humorously follows his master's exercise ro...
02:58 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Watch a great white shark force its way into a diving cage
"Was there anybody in there?" asks someone on the boat. Not anymore!On a recent great white shark cage diving trip we experienced a very rare event, a shark breaching the side of the cage. What migh...
02:51 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this insanely fast high school theater costume quick change
https://carrie-onn.tumblr.com/post/141383859787/anyone-who-tries-to-tell-you-theatre-is-easyThese are a few of my favorite things....
02:50 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing How pros make gradient calligraphy on iPads
Calligraphers continue to explore the possibilities of portable tablets for enhancing their craft, and few are doing more than Ian Barnard. Here's his latest tutorial, turning handwritten script int...
02:13 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Swedish Fish flavor Oreo cookies reviewed
Molly Manglewood offers a succinct but thorough verdict on Swedish Fish flavor Oreos. (more…)...
01:51 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Stunning photos of black women from the Victorian era
Shared by Downtown L.A. Life and Dangerous Mind, these gorgeous photos are dated around 1860 to 1901. I've collected a few of my favorites, but both sites have even more portraits on display. They're ...
01:51 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing Trump Bros: the comic misadventures of Trump's sons
James Coker and Marshall Stratton star as Eric and Donald Trump Jr. in Trump Bros. Watch the whole series here. (more…)...
01:47 am PDT - Fri, October 14, 2016
BoingBoing More than 2 trillion galaxies in the universe, at least 10 times as many as we thought
In the 1990s, Hubble surprised astronomers by revealing just how packed the universe is with galaxies: they estimated some 200 billion of them based on its observations. But now we know these estimate...
09:59 pm PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Report finds over 125,000 complaints against more than 25,000 Chicago police officers
An analysis of five decades of police records by The Chicago Tribune found that a small group of Chicago police officers have racked up over 100 complaints each over the course of their respective car...
09:24 pm PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Lou Dobbs apologizes for (maybe) doxxing Jessica Leeds, one of Donald Trump's alleged sexual assault victims
On Thursday, Lou Dobbs appears to have doxxed a woman who said Donald Trump sexually assaulted her. The Fox Business Channel anchor tweeted what is believed to have been Jessica Leeds' home address an...
08:53 pm PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Melania Trump demands People retract part of accuser's sexual assault story--but not that part
Melania Trump is demanding that People Magazine retract a portion of a story that claims her husband sexually assaulted a reporter. Which part of the story? Not the part about sexual assault. (more&he...
08:26 pm PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing North Dakota must drop outrageous charges against journalist Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now"
Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist and host of Democracy Now, has been facing an outrageous arrest warrant in North Dakota for criminal trespass since early September. The charges are a result of h...
07:36 pm PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Sassy Trump Responds To People Magazine Allegations
A blistering new Sassy Trump lipdub from Peter Serafinowicz. (more…)...
03:49 pm PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing The astounding story of Iceland's constitution - and its government's failure
In 2012, more than two-thirds of Iceland's population ratified the most democratically crafted constitution in world history, written in public and drafted by a representative committee of 1,000 Ice...
02:47 pm PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Adorable doggo turns 12 and gets a Big Mac to celebrate her birthday
My dog Pip turned 12 the other day and we gave her a Big Mac to celebrate, says IMGURian Amandazander1d. A+ doggo, would boop snoots again. It should go without saying, but just in case: People food i...
02:22 pm PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing The Vlogbrothers break down the differences between Trump and Clintons tax plans
In just 10 minutes, John Green takes a deep dive into both candidates proposals....
01:37 pm PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Things I miss: Radiskull
Joe Sparks animation makes me smile every time....
12:38 pm PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Bodum pour-over coffee maker with permanent filter
"With the Chemex, even a moron can make good coffee. Those were the memorable words of inventor and bon vivant Peter Schlumbohm, praising his creation. A Chemex costs $40 on Amazon, but you can buy wh...
12:19 pm PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Two turtles, one hat
Its a classic problem: two turtles, one hat. Well, maybe not classic, but you get the idea. In the just-released and last book of his Hat series, Jon Klassens wit shines. Though his previous two Hat s...
11:37 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing New York Times responds to Donald Trump's lawsuit threat: bring it on
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump boasted of groping women. This opened the gates, and women came forward with claims of Trump groping them. The New York Times reported their allegations....
11:23 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Wells Fargo's new CEO previously denied that the bank's sales culture had any problems
Yesterday, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf announced his "early retirement" from the scandal-haunted company, with the CEO seat being filled by former COO Tim Sloan. (more…)...
11:08 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Mondo Mod - 1967 documentary of Sunset Strip scene
An exploitation documentary that looks at Los Angeles youth culture in the 1960s. Without mobile phones they had to amuse themselves with sex, drugs, music, surfing, and motorcycles.From the YouTube...
10:45 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing San Francisco's competitive lightsaber academy opens this week
LudoSport is an international network for "sporting lightsaber combat" and they've just landed their first US location in San Francisco. Via the SF Chron:Light saber fighting is really a thing and h...
10:39 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Looney Tunes Anti-Drug PSAs from the 1970s
Here's Mel Blanc channeling Bugs Bunny, Daffy Dick, Porky Pig, Sylvester, and other Looney Tunes characters decrying the use of hard drugs....
10:21 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing My 9-year-old daughter is tearing through the Land of Stories series
Yesterday my daughter insisted we go to the bookstore and get the third installment in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series. These addictive fantasy adventures have her reading rather than asking to ...
09:55 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing How to make selfies look like portrait photographs
There's nothing wrong with "big noses, weak chins, and sloping foreheads" but if you want to adjust your selfies to make them less distorted, give this a try. It's based on a research project called "...
09:47 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Comparing Trump and Clinton's careers is funny, ironic and sad
The Clinton campaign has released a tool that compares notable events in the Democratic and Republican candidates for President lives, year over year. Someone at the Clinton campaign has a wonderful s...
09:31 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Appliance that makes tortillas from Keurig-like pods
Those who enjoy digital-rights-management coffee will be attracted to the $437 Flatev. It's a large kitchen appliance that makes tortillas (in a variety of flavors). Simply pop in a proprietary pod ...
08:54 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Watch the worlds fastest clapper in action
Eli Bishop currently holds the Guinness World Record for most claps in a minute (1,020). And here he is clapping to music too:https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_4035691037&fe...
08:36 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing AI's blind spot: garbage in, garbage out
Social scientist Kate Crawford (previously) and legal scholar Ryan Calo (previously) helped organize the interdisciplinary White House AI Now summits on how AI could increase inequality, erode accoun...
08:17 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing A new certification program for Open Source Hardware
Michael Weinberg writes, "After over a year of community development, the Open Source Hardware Association has released its new certification program. Hardware with the certification logo is guarante...
08:11 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing I Would Love To Live In A Country Where perfectly encapsulates the 2016 election
Ijeoma Oluos latest for The Establishment is one of the best, most empathetic pieces I have read on this election. Here's an excerpt:I would really love it if I lived in a country where bragging about...
08:00 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 went to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". From the New York Times:Sara Danius, a literary scholar...
07:55 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing This little girl has the cutest mad face
Dont mess with Emani....
07:55 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing National Archives now curates GIFs
From the sublime to the ridiculous, the U.S. National Archives' new curated page of GIFs on Giphy has an animated bit of US history for every occasion, like Woodsy Owl or this analog odometer from the...
07:55 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Bridge demolition fails in spectacular fashion
A large crowd came out to watch The Broadway Bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas be demolished. Either the bridge builders were very good, or the demolition team was very bad (maybe both), because the b...
07:55 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing GoPro modded on a Hot Wheels chassis
5MadMovieMakers revealed how they make their cool POV videos of Hot Wheels cars flying down tracks: a GoPro Hero affixed to Pharadox Hot Wheels Chassis. (more…)...
07:55 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Watch glassblowers craft a massive vessel for 90 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElTUqFNhWFwImagine trying to shape a red-hot 75-pound glob of honey for 90 minutes, and you'll better appreciate watching as Davide Salvadore creates a vessel in his si...
07:44 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Tim Kaine isn't so hip on Internet slang
YouTube personality Tyler Oakley sat down with Tim Kaine to quiz the Vice Presidential candidate on millennial lingo. It turns out Kaine's just as much of a nerdy dad as youd expect, right down to h...
07:29 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing BMW driver gets angry when car in front lets school bus turn in, then rams the bus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tSwJ8zesOMSadly for him, the car he honked at, screamed at, then angrily overtook had front and rear dashcams rolling. No-one gets hurt, but he's likely to lose his li...
07:17 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing This is the Rogue One trailer you're looking for
"Jyn Erso leads a group of unlikely heroes to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empires ultimate weapon of destruction." Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16....
07:12 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Talking about Allan Sherman on the Comedy on Vinyl podcast
Jason Klamm stopped my office to interview me for his Comedy on Vinyl podcast, where I talked about the first comedy album I ever loved: Allan Sherman's My Son, the Nut. (more…)...
07:06 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Jazz saxophonist Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88
Legendary jazz saxophonist Bhumibol Adulyadej is dead at 88 following a series of illnesses. Strongly influenced by Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and Benny Carter, Bhumibol specialized in dixieland a...
07:02 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Watch The Beatles' LEGO Submarine
"The Beatles LEGO Yellow Submarine vs. the Sea Monster," a promo video for The Beatles Yellow Submarine set due out next month. And yes, there's a Blue Meanie included. The concept for the set came ...
06:59 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Hungary's Prime Minister shuts down opposition press, then goes after everyone else
Noemi writes, "After closing down Hungary's largest opposition paper (online archive included) Hungarian Prime Miniter Viktor Orban is steadily and methodically turning back the clock on 27 years of h...
06:50 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Mesmerizing animations of Japanese joinery
Japanese joinery is a kind of practical discipline of puzzle-boxes, in which precise, clever wooden interlocks are used to made secure joints without glue or nails. (more…)...
06:40 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Using the science of group conflict to understand Trump's campaign
In Five Beliefs That Propel Groups Toward Conflict, published in American Psychologist, a pair of researchers lay out the five beliefs that, when transmitted by leaders to their followers, creates a "...
06:31 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Computer-mining poetry from the New York Times's obituary headlines
The standard format for a New York Times lead obit headline goes NAME, AGE, Dies; STATEMENT OF ACCOMPLISHMENT (e.g. "Suzanne Mitchell, 73, Dies; Made Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders a Global Brand. (more&...
06:25 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Rush Limbaugh complains about nonconsensual sex being called rape
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh had thoughts yesterday on the problems faced by Donald Trump, whose campaign for president is falling apart after a recording emerged of him boasting about sexual...
06:21 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Bob Dylan is the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize for literature
The fantastically brief press release from the Nobel Prize hivemind says, simply, "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". (more…)...
06:10 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Poland's insane abortion law is back
Last month, Poland's ultra-right government collaborated with the Catholic Church to progress an extreme abortion law that would have sent doctors who performed operations to save fetuses (or their mo...
06:00 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Lawsuit would force Parliament to vote on Brexit
Gina Miller, an "investment manager," has brought a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Brexit referendum, arguing that UK law requires a Parliamentary vote on the matter before the gover...
05:52 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Trump threatens to sue New York Times over new groping allegations
Following new allegations of sexual assault aimed at Donald Trump by women, the millionaire presidential candidate is threatening the New York Times for publishing them.In a "demand for retraction," T...
05:48 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Hate crimes spike after Brexit
The month after the Brexit vote, recorded racist verbal and physical assault rose -- and even arson -- by 41% in the UK. (more…)...
02:00 am PDT - Thu, October 13, 2016
BoingBoing Save 50% on this quality Bluetooth speaker that brings big sound for its size
The Braven 705 Bluetooth Speaker(50% off)may belightweight and minimalist, but it delivers an impressive sound quality that's rare for its size. Braven is known for creating speakers that are easy to ...
06:07 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing I can't wait for Kellyanne Conway to spin the latest accusations of sexual abuse by Trump
Tonight the New York Times published two women who claim to have experienced acts of sexual abuse by the Republican candidate for President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. With great speed the ...
05:57 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Soylent bars recalled amid gastrointestinal mayhem
Soylent, makers of ironic yet humorless meal-replacement slime and snack bars, are asking its consumption nodes to "discard any remaining bars in their possession" after a number of them reported "gas...
04:13 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf resigns
First he was flayed by Senator Elizabeth Warren, then Congress had a go, then everyone got to gnaw on the fact that he'd done some seriously criminal stuff, then it emerged that he'd been a party to t...
04:04 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing "High agitated" Trump shouts at NYT reporter asking him about sex assault claims: You are a disgusting human being
The New York Times reports that two women have come forward to accuse Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of inappropriately touching them. When asked about the claims, he became angry and ...
02:28 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Trump supporters want women's right to vote removed
Two maps published by the stats wizards at Fivethirtyeight depict likely electoral maps if only men or women voted. Women prefer Hillary Clinton; men prefer Donald Trump. In both cases, it's a landsli...
01:09 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing The Temple of Silence: Forgotten Worlds of Herbert Crowley
Beehive Books is kickstarting a super-deluxe book of the work of Herbert Crowley, who was kind of an early 20th Century Jim Woodring.The cartoonist, painter, illustrator, and sculptor Herbert Crowle...
01:04 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Rudy Giuliani tells Hillary to "Take it and f.... stuff it up your... I didn't say it!"
https://twitter.com/politico/status/786249821988368384It's going to get much nastier than this, too. 26 days left....
12:36 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Greenpeace NZ delivers a solar power petition -- with a song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiPR2RTq7xIThe government of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand imposing an energy-company-backed tax on people who put solar panels on their homes. Greenpeace's petition in su...
12:32 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Preserving endangered dark rides with VR
Crystal writes, "'Dark rides' like the Spookarama at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, those single-cart rides that take you through a haunted house full of ghosts and scares. They're prime for teenage maki...
12:26 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Republican senators supporting Trump again after denouncing him
Sens. Deb Fisher of Nebraska and John Thune of South Dakota both condemned Donald Trump's boasts of groping women and urged him to quit the race. Surprise! They've changed their minds."I plan to vote...
12:23 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Help fund another year for excellent, diverse science fiction with Strange Horizons
Niall from the online speculative fiction magazine Strange Horizons writes, "Our annual fund drive has just 6 days to run, and we still need to raise at least $3,000! Why should you, the fine readers ...
12:12 pm PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing "Russia's Trump" says America must elect Donald Trump or prepare for nuclear war
An ultra-right Russian politician aligned with Vladimir Putin says American voters should elect Donald Trump for president, or prepare for nuclear war. Vladimir Zhirinovsky likes to compare himself to...
11:37 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Attachments that give you an excuse to use mason jars
Jarware makes cute specialized lids to convert mason jars into things like cocktail shakers, tea infusers, honey dippers, juicers, and piggy banks.[via]...
11:36 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Sassy Pussy Trump
All Donald Trump's own words, newly voiced by Peter Serafinowicz. Somehow this makes it even creepier.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz0E4I_yVhEMore Sassy Trump in our archives.[video]...
11:29 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Pigeons sink into grain
These birds seem calm about sinking into grain. Some of them even fly into the pit as if they want to be buried in grain.[via]...
11:18 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comic Series
Aliens is one of my all-time favorite movies. A perfect mix of action, sci-fi and horror, which I would argue hasnt been replicated. Then theres Alien 3, and everything that came after it. I dont like...
11:13 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Great deal on LED bulbs
I have these TaoTronics 60 Watt LED equivalent bulbs and like them a lot. At $13 for 6 (when you use code RSHKZDMQ on Amazon), it's a great deal. I prefer the Soft White (3000K) because the Daylight o...
11:03 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing English man spends 11 hours trying to make cup of tea with Wi-Fi kettle
The iKettle is advertised as the worlds first Wi-Fi kettle. Mark Rittman got one and said it took 11-hours to make a cup of tea. From The Guardian:A key problem seemed to be that Rittmans kettle didnt...
10:59 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Study shows MD diagnosis more accurate than Google, for now
Seems Google doesn't diagnose quite folks as well as human doctors do... yet. Clearly, the doctors in this article are clinging to the hope that they'll still be relevant in a few years.Via Huff Po:Do...
10:43 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Samantha Bee makes fun of Paul Ryan's Pussyghazi response
https://youtu.be/ltU3ms9rt5wSamantha Bee should be championed and revered for explaining why Paul Ryan is an awful person....
10:34 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Awaken Online: Catharsis
I'd never heard of this genre referred to as 'LitRPG', but Awaken Online: Catharsis is a fantastic trip into MMORPG land!Things are always clear in a MMORPG, right? Kill the bats and rats to get a big...
10:11 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes combined
Forty five years after Richard Nixon launched the war on drugs as a way to persecute black people, little has changed, according to a new ACLU/Human Rights Watch report.The ACLU/Human Rights Watch rep...
10:07 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing This award-winning bundle of apps will turn your Mac into a productivity powerhouse
The Award-Winning Mac Bundlefeatures13 premium Mac apps that are designed to help you get your work done faster and smarter. This suite of apps (valued at $672) was curated to make your Mac work bette...
10:01 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing How much does it cost to live in different cities around the world?
iamlindoro says: "I built a site that builds you custom budgets for 600 cities around the world based on your lifestyle, family, housing, and other needs."...
09:47 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Jamaican Thundercats
Behold the Tunda Cyat, one of the many delights from P5YCKONOMIXXX. NSFW.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkiXbUCs1yAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsdHRg0gDcM...
09:24 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Weekly tabloid roundup
Michelle Obama is exposing Hillary Clintons secret sex life and financial dealings, Bill Clinton plans to live in Arkansas to study young interns, Prince Charles wife Camilla has branded William and K...
09:13 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Joi Ito interviews Barack Obama for Wired: machine learning, neurodiversity, basic research and Star Trek
Joi Ito (previously) -- director of MIT Media Lab, former Creative Commons chief, investor, entrepreneur, and happy mutant -- interviewed Barack Obama for a special, Obama-edited issue of Wired. (more...
08:08 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing The Caretaker's beautiful music about dementia
When I first heard the lovely music Leyland James Kirby creates as The Caretaker, it instantly reminded me of The Shining's ballroom ghost scenes. Turns out, that's where Kirby found his original insp...
07:56 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Check out this bloody, dismembered leg... cake.
Sweet-toothed cannibals rejoice! Yolanda Gampp's Halloween bloody buttercream and vanilla leg cake looks absolutely delicious....
07:50 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Subtle superhero jackets
The Justice League collection from Hero Within works subtle DC hero insignia (Batman, Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Hal Jordan) into hoodies, blazers, and pea coats. Costs range from $150-$250; coat...
07:43 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Meet the WWI women who pretended to be rocks for the war effort
The Womens Reserve Camouflage Corps were a group of 40 woman artists from NYC and Philadelphia ("in perfect physical condition") who devised camouflage systems for fighters and materiel during WWI, te...
07:33 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Republican congressman briefly unsure whether admitting rape would disqualify Trump
Blake Fahrenhold serves Texas's 27th Congressional District. Last night, he was asked in an interview if he would continue to support a candidate who boasted about enjoying rape. Fahrenhold said tha...
07:31 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing How to make a coin vanish (without seeming like a weirdo)
Andy at the Jerx elaborates on a great way to set up a magic trick: "the peek backstage." (more…)...
07:14 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Chabuduo: China's culture of "it's fine"
Explosive growth and change in China means many things must be built. They are not built well, writes British ex-pat James Palmer.The apartment is five years old. By Chinese standards, its far better ...
07:10 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Atari founder Nolan Bushnell's new virtual reality startup
Modal VR, the new stealth startup co-founded by Atari and Chuck E. Cheese creator, has opened the doors a crack. According to Bushnell, their portable VR system is built for business applications (e...
06:56 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders' touching video endorsing his brother's candidacy for David Cameron's old Parliamentary seat
Bernie Sanders' brother Larry is a longtime UK politician in the Green Party (I was a UK Green Party member until I emigrated to the USA last year); he's now running in a by-election triggered by Da...
06:54 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Inside the nuclear bunker holding America's film history
From Great Big Story:America's movie and film archive is located in an underground bunker in Culpepper, Virginia. The bunker was originally a gold storage unit that doubled as a fallout shelter for ...
06:47 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Information security needs its own National Institutes of Health
Superstar security researcher Dan Kaminsky (previously) wants to create a "National Institutes of Health for computer security" -- a publicly funded research institution that figures out how to preven...
06:36 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing The coming fight over "nonlethal neuroweapons"
The Chemical Weapons Convention has a giant loophole in that it allows for the stockpiling and use of chemical agents in law-enforcement; with the Eighth Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin ...
06:30 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Comic about the creation of Twitter
In a brand new series for the Webby Awards where I'm editor-at-large, I commissioned the talented comic artist Andy Warner to illustrate the wild history of the Web, from inspiring eureka moments to c...
06:21 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing In which an English technologist livetweets 11 hours of trying to make tea with a "smart" kettle
Mark Rittman is a "BI, DW & Big Data specialist, Oracle ACE Director" who dabbles in home automation and smart appliances: he spent 11 hilarious hours locked in an epic struggle with a wifi-equipped s...
06:05 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Despite Brexit, the UK is going to end up sending billions to the EU
If the UK wants access to the EU markets, it's going to have to pay billions of pounds, something that the Brexit Leave campaign conveniently neglected to mention (they also conveniently neglected to ...
05:29 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Queer Kid Stuff is the perfect resource for the LGBTQ kid in your life
Looking for a way to talk to young kids about LGBTQ issues? The fantastic web series Queer Kid Stuff is here to help! Along with her teddy bear friend Teddy, host and creator Lindsay Amer breaks dow...
05:24 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing With Trump sinks his brand
A popular conspiracy theory about millionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump is that his campaign is really just a big advertising effort for his "brand": the Trump name he licenses out to anyone...
05:24 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Trump's brand sinks with him
A popular conspiracy theory about millionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump is that his campaign is really just a big advertising effort for his "brand": the Trump name he licenses out to anyone...
05:00 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing The FEEL FLUX grants the sense of slowing down time
Ive been playing with my FEEL FLUX for weeks and its hit rate in the amazement department is 100%.Each time you drop the metal ball through the copper tube youd expect it to zip out the other end but ...
04:40 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Skydiver loses then retrieves shoe mid-flight
A hapless skydiver who lost his shoe shortly after jumping from the plane was able to recover it mid-air, even having time to put it back on. (more…)...
04:29 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing @GuyInYourMFA is pitch-perfect satire
Observer writer Dana Schwartz (the person behind the account) nails the voice of a generation:https://twitter.com/GuyInYourMFA/status/774326049513570304https://twitter.com/GuyInYourMFA/status/6637519...
04:16 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing The Hagstrmer Medico-Historical Library: amazing collection of high-res scans
The Hagstrmer Medico-Historical Library is a treasury of the past, in particular its online Wunderkammer, where glorious high-resolution scans of old artwork and book illustrations pile up insufficien...
03:32 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing A bizarre murder mystery gripped Campden, England, in 1660
When William Harrison disappeared from Campden, England, in 1660, his servant offered an incredible explanation: that he and his family had murdered him. After the family was executed for the crime Ha...
03:30 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Watch cat-haters bond with kittens
The cats out of the bag: Cats are great. Bonus: Kittens are also great for stress relief.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35T8wtmTbVg...
03:30 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Origami cranes become gorgeous installation art
According to Culture N Lifestyle, French designers Maxime Derrouch, Typhaine Le Goff, and Emeline Marty created this installation for the Architectures Vives Festival. It joins together modern and anc...
03:29 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Unfortunate lady transforms into giant sexy blueberry
Rule 34 strikes again, this time in the form of a childhood memory that was apparently titillating to some: accidentally turning into a swollen blueberry. (more…)...
03:29 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Social media surveillance software used by cops faces backlash
Geofeedia bills itself as a way for marketers to reach potential customers through geotagged "hashtag listening," but they also sell it to police departments for "predicting, analyzing and acting on s...
03:11 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Enjoy an acapella remix of Disneys best songs
Courtesy of Resound....
03:11 am PDT - Wed, October 12, 2016
BoingBoing Luke Cage recut as the Family Matters title sequence
Luke Cage, the series chronicling a wrongfully-convicted ex-con with superpowers, is making waves with its timely commentary on political and cultural issues. It's so good it even works well recut a...
08:20 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Trump weak and tired at public appearances
It's been a rough couple of weeks for millionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump. Despite making a fuss on Twitter by announcing that the "shackles were off" in the wake of criticism from his own...
04:26 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Wells Fargo whistleblower: once I complained, they started denying me bathroom breaks
Yesterday, I predicted that a lot of Wells Fargo whistleblowers were going to come forward, given how terribly ...
02:32 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing #NODAPL activists arrested after trying to shut off 5 oil pipelines carrying 15% of U.S. daily oil
A number of climate change and indigenous land rights activists were arrested today following an attempt to shut off five major oil pipelines from Canada. (more…)...
02:14 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing A second hacker group is targeting SWIFT bank system users with malware, Symantec warns
Cybersecurity firm Symantec said today a second hacking group has been trying to rob banks with phony SWIFT messages. That same method nabbed $81 million in a high-profile attack on the central bank o...
02:10 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing The clumsy, amateurish IoT botnet has now infected devices in virtually all of the world's countries
Mirai, the clumsily written Internet of Things virus that harnessed so many devices in an attack on journalist Brian Krebs that it overloaded Akamai, has now spread to devices in either 164 or 177 cou...
02:06 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Chelsea Manning has surfaced and is OK
After being missing for seven days, whistleblower Chelsea Manning has made contact. Her prison warders threw her into solitary for a week and didn't tell her lawyers or friends where she was. (more&he...
02:03 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Hillary and Trump skull-stickers
They're $10 for 12 at Urban Medium, whose awesome designs I've been tracking since 2004....
01:58 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Enjoy Vic Berger's remix of the second presidential debate, with even more creepiness
From Vic Berger at SuperDeluxe, a psychedelically weird edit of the already horrifyingly bizarre second presidential debate in St. Louis last Sunday, with Donald Trump stalking Hillary Clinton aroun...
01:57 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Beautiful 1959 Edward Gorey book cover featuring a giant flaming spider
Illustrator Edward Gorey at his finest with this cover for an out-of-print paperback from 1959, Nineteenth Century German Tales.Here is a PDF of the cover story, "The Black Spider," by Jeremias Gotth...
01:21 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing To do in Mill Valley: a concert to help pay for John Perry Barlow's medical bills
John Perry Barlow -- author of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, Grateful Dead lyricist, Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder, character in my novels, and all-round amazing, pioneeri...
01:11 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing The Copyright Office wants your comments on whether it should be illegal to fix your own stuff
Under Section 1201 of the DMCA, a law passed in 1998, people who fix things can be sued (and even jailed!) for violating copyright law, if fixing stuff involves bypassing some kind of copyright lock; ...
12:57 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing How to Make a Cardboard Raptor
IMGUrian Colo1 shared this wonderful series of images documenting a cardboard dinosaur creation. (more…)...
12:55 pm PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing McDonalds to avoid advertising with Ronald McDonald until "creepy clown" fad subsides.
The Associated Press reports that McDonald's restaurants are to lay off using mascot Ronald McDonald for a while, until the current phase of "creepy clown" sightings fades. The burger chain said Tuesd...
11:07 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing This Bluetooth Shower Speaker is just $9.99
This convenient speakerlets you stream your music or podcast straight from your smartphone while in the shower. The speaker is waterproof, so you dont have to worry about any safety issuesjust stick i...
10:54 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Arduino clone project kit loaded with components
The Elegoo UNO Project Super Starter Kit comes with a bunch of different components, including sensors, a servo motor, a stepper motor, a joystick, a breadboard, and lots more. Most of the reviewers s...
10:42 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing What Am I Doing Here? Existential absurdist cartoons from the 1940s
What Am I Doing Here? by Abner DeanNew York Review Comics2016, 168 pages, 7 x 0.75 x 9.5 inches$19 Buy one on AmazonIn the 1930s and 1940s, Abner Dean was a highly sought-after illustrator who drew co...
10:26 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Citizen Kane speech sounds like Trump's threat to imprison Clinton
Donald Trump's favorite movie is Citizen Kane....
10:21 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Amazing mime
Frozen.Somewhere in Japan, this man is taking a very long time to cross the street.[via]...
10:18 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing A rape survivor on Trump's "Locker Room Talk"
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10:10 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing SPY is back! (sort of)
Esquire has rebooted the greatly missed SPY magazine from the the 1980s. It exists as a web site and will run new pieces during the 30 days running up to the election.SPY co-founder Kurt Andersen wrot...
09:49 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Investor to Theranos: Give us back our $96 million
It's hard to know who to feel less sorry for - a Silicon Valley company with a portfolio of quackery and deceit or the San Francisco hedge fund that was bamboozled into investing $96.1 million in it? ...
09:38 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing The Trolls: hilarious comedy about...patent trolls?
The Trolls is a new indie feature about plucky entrepreneurs who have their lives destroyed by patent trolls, so they patent the act of being a patent troll, and turn the tables!...
09:21 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Trump and Clinton sing "Time of my Life"
Did you catch the delightful duet after Sunday's debate?"...
09:14 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing US people pay more for health care, die sooner than people in other developed countries
From Our World in Data: "The US stands out as an outlier: the US spends far more on health than any other country, yet the life expectancy of the American population is not longer but actually shorter...
08:07 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing The weird history of dog-headed men
Men with the heads of dogs appear in stories going all the way back to ancient Egypt and Greece. Over at Mysterious Universe, Brent Swancer introduces us to this common character found in weird tales ...
07:56 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing President Obama's plan to take us to Mars
In a CNN op-ed, President Obama outlines his plan for the United States to partner with private companies to get humans to Mars (and back!) by the 2030s. I still have the same sense of wonder about ou...
07:43 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Messy: When automated anti-disaster systems make things worse, and what to do about it
"Undercover Economist" Tim Harford (previously) has a new book out, Messy, which makes a fascinating and compelling case that we are in real danger from the seductive neatness of computers, which put ...
07:13 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Icelandic Supreme Court: all nine top bankers are guilty of market manipulation
All nine of the top Icelandic bankers from the Kauping market manipulation case have been found guilty by the country's Supreme Court, which reversed the district court that had acquitted two of the d...
06:58 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Samsung gives up on exploding cellphone, withdraws Galaxy Note 7 for good
The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung is to withdraw the Galaxy Note 7 cellphone for good. Subject to recurring reports of fires, even after replacement, the dodgy smartphone's burned through u...
06:57 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing If you bail on Yahoo Mail, forget about having your email forwarded
A week after the revelations that Yahoo illegally allowed American spies to access all Yahoo users' email (possibly via a dangerous rootkit), and two weeks after admitting that 500,000,000 Yahoo Mail ...
06:47 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing When "reputation management" becomes perjury, forgery and fraud against America's federal courts
If you want to get a piece of information removed from the internet, there are few tools more powerful that a court judgment saying that it is defamatory. A judgment like that will get Google to de-in...
06:36 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Britain's new plastic money so hi-tech it can play vinyl records
In this video, a man plays Abba's 1976 classic Money Money Money using one of the new 5 notes issued in the UK. They're made of plastic.The new polymer five pound notes have a rather curious ability...
06:24 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Two great scenes from Citizen Kane
Exhibit A:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNaDrnxp3L0&feature=youtu.be&t=2m12sExhibit B:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iMy0969BTw...
06:05 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing 5 companies now control 80% of America's contracted spying
America paid about $16 billion to five companies last year for 80% of our contracted domestic and international surveillance: Leidos Holdings, CSRA Inc., SAIC, CACI International, and Booz Allen Hamil...
05:33 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing The live-action references for Disneys Hercules were amazing
Talk about some real-life muses....
05:05 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing The coming conservative "civil war" is going to be weird
Jeb Lund writes about Trump's Vile Game of Distraction, running the wargames for what happens to his party now that he has destroyed its "beautiful dream of a permanent Christian ethnocentric oligarch...
04:59 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Why women of color struggle to find a place in fandom
Writing for New Republic, cultural critic Angelica Jade Bastin explains: I have been reading comics obsessively since I was about ten years old. I can probably quote from John Ostranders original Suic...
04:33 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing The Emmy-nominated web series Her Story signs a light on trans romance
Written by and starring Jen Richards and Laura Zak, Her Story blows the lid of the stereotypical trans story. According to the shows website:Trans women in the media have long been punchlines, kille...
04:30 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing New book explores abandoned asylums
Photographer Matt Van der Velde traveled the U.S. to document his upcoming book Abandoned Asylums. Most of the locations featured are still in fairly pristine states because entry is restricted by the...
04:07 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Watch spiderbots weave a hammock-like web
Maria Yablonina developed a system for wall-climbing robots to weave fibers into useful structures on vertical surfaces, like this hammock-like web that can support a human. The bots can even trade ...
04:06 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Hand-lettered posters turn Hamilton lyrics into works of art
Artist/Hamilton fan Risa Rodil has created a gorgeous collection of posters featuring lyrics from the musical. You can purchase them as prints, t-shirts, home dcor and more. Here are some of my favori...
04:06 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Enjoy this insane collection of (literal) hat tricks
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04:06 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Law and Order - Trump Unit
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, and oh, so mu...
03:35 am PDT - Tue, October 11, 2016
BoingBoing Did transphobia help kill Colombia's peace referendum?
As the "cool Pope" and other conservative religious leaders wage a war on "gender ideology," one of the biggest casualties may have been the peace vote to end Colombia's decades-long civil war.Trans r...
09:34 pm PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Stages of realizing your friend is swiping through your photos rather than taking a photo
We've all been there. (more…)...
09:20 pm PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing lil shiba pupper is going for a smol walke
Such a bouncy shibber pupper. You need this little fella in your internet today. (more…)...
06:14 pm PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Whistleblower docs: Wells Fargo was opening fake accounts in 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Bbq9-SJ74_YDennis Hambek was a Wells Fargo branch manager. In 2005, he found Wells Fargo employees creating fake accounts in their customers' names (i...
05:51 pm PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are literally demons, says Trump ally Alex Jones of Infowars
Infowars host Alex Jones is one of Donald Trump's more obviously insane supporters. And even for Jones, this latest stunt is pretty insane. (more…)...
05:23 pm PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Watch: Particle accelerators explained in a wonderful animated short
In this video from The Royal Institution, University of Oxford Accelerator Physicist Dr. Suzie Sheehy explains about how you go about designing a particle accelerator. (more…)...
04:20 pm PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing No Perverts, The Donald Trump Locker Room Talk Remix Tape
New York-based audio artist Matt McCorkle has created an appropriately surreal remix of the second 2016 Presidential debate last night in St. Louis, MO. I can't stop listening. (more…)...
04:04 pm PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Sassy Trump: Tweety Trump
Peter Serafinowicz produces another disgraceful Donald Trump remix voicedub masterpiece. (more…)...
03:29 pm PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing On 'ET,' host Nancy O'Dell addresses Donald Trump's sexual assault boasts
There is no room for objectification of women, or anyone for that matter not even in the locker room, Nancy ODell says on "Entertainment Tonight." (more…)...
12:45 pm PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing The Dungeoneers are back!
Jeffery Russell's The Dungeoneers:Blackfrog Island brings back some of the funniest fantasy I've read! When you need someone to fetch a missing prize from a deep, dank, dark dungeon you call the Dunge...
12:32 pm PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Just look at these bananas in a Carmen Miranda/Busby Berkeley musical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLsTUN1wVrc&feature=youtu.beRobbo sez, "From the 1943 Busby Berkeley musical extravaganza "The Gang's All Here" - this is Carmen Miranda singing: The Lady In The Tutt...
12:11 pm PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Watch Death Cab For Cutie's new anti-Trump video
Today our friends Death Cab For Cutie released a new anti-Trump song, titled "Million Dollar Loan," and video directed by Simian Design. The song is the first in DCfC manager Jordan Kurland and auth...
11:47 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing These completely wirefree Bluetooth earbuds are 55% off
1Voice's new Bluetooth Wirefree Earbudsare taking the concept of Bluetooth one step further. Unlike typical Bluetooth earbuds, these super small,lightweight earbuds fit snuggly in each ear, and requir...
11:16 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Micron pens for drawing
On Saturday, my 13-year-old daughter and I spent a couple of hours sketching, which is one of our favorite activities. I was copying out of a book called Rendering in Pen and Ink, and Jane let me borr...
10:22 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Shade the Changing Girl: amazing, gorgeous new comic about aliens and mean girls
Vertigo has tapped Cecil Castellucci (previously) and Marley Zarcone to reboot Shade, a Steve Ditko character last rebooted as a weird 1990s comic book about a transdimensional alien shape-shifter poe...
10:20 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Django/Zorro Like dipping french fries in a milkshake, the pairing oddly works
Django/Zorro by Quentin Tarantino (author), Matt Wagner (author/artist) and artists Francesco Francavilla, Jae Lee, and Esteve Polls Dynamite Entertainment2015, 192 pages, 7.1 x 10.4 x 0.9 inches $20 ...
10:16 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing "Imagine" rewritten by Donald Trump, from this month's MAD
The amazing illustrator Drew Friedman created this art based on the back cover of John Lennon's 1971 Imagine album for the latest issue of MAD. Parody lyrics by Stan Sinberg....
10:05 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Massive report details the surveillance powers of 12 Central and South American nations
Unblinking Eye, EFF's giant, deep research report (available in Spanish, English and Portuguese) on the state of surveillance law in latinamerica, reveals an alarming patchwork of overbroad powers giv...
10:03 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Sassy Trump apologizes
He sings this time!...
10:00 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Primitive Technology: making a spear thrower
I love the well-made "Primitive Technology" videos. In this one, the guy (I don't know his name but he live in Australia) makes a few spears and a spear thrower, using only materials he finds in the...
09:57 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Silkworms eat nanotubes, spin super-silk
Nanoengineer engineers at Tsinghua University fed silkworms carbon nanotubes or graphene, both of which are approximately 100 times stronger than steel. The silkworms then spun reinforced silk that, a...
09:50 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Scotland Yard charge: teaching people to use crypto is an act of terrorism
Samata Ullah from Cardiff faces six terrorism charges, including "preparation of terrorism..."by researching an encryption programme, developing an encrypted version of his blog site, and publishing t...
09:43 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Nirvana cover of "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
On March 19, 1988, Nirvana played Tacoma, Washington's Community World Theater and performed this fantastic, gritty cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising." The song first appeared...
09:38 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing RBS deliberately crushed more than 1,000 healthy UK businesses to seize and sell their assets
RBS, the bank that UK taxpayers bailed out during the financial crisis, after its reckless speculation drove it to bankruptcy, ran a fake "restructuring unit" that was pitched to business customers as...
09:37 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Build your own computer with the Piper Computer Kit
The Piper Computer Kitis an innovative kit that will not only teach you to build a computer, but help you truly understand how a computer works. You'll follow areal engineering blueprint to assemble y...
09:25 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing What is narcissistic personality disorder?
This video describes symptoms of people with narcissistic personality disorder (aka selfish jerks)....
08:57 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Man turns his life around in 30 seconds
Poor -> Stress -> Drink -> Poor -> Stress -> Stop drink -> Work -> Work -> Collect money -> Work -> Collect money -> Pay debt -> Work -> Collect money -> Get educated -> Stable life -> Help others -...
08:46 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Golf ball hits a steel plate at 150 mph
A slow motion camera captures the squishy, rubbery transformation of a golf ball hitting a steel plate at 150mph.[via]...
07:57 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Fantastic hand-crocheted E.T. costume for 2-year-old
Stephanie Pokorny freehand crocheted this out-of-this-world E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial costume for her son Jack, age 2! The project took her four days. "He is free handed and made with no pattern," sh...
07:51 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Create your own animated Unknown Pleasures-style album cover
Garrett Finucane wrote a generator lets you create your own animated art in the style of the album sleeve for Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures. You can save your work as an animated GIF and check out ...
07:39 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing 10 most sampled music tracks of all time
Number 1, of course, is the source of the Amen Break. But a surprise or two lurks in the top 10, as calculated by Who Sampled, a truly amazing website that tells you the when and where and what of s...
07:35 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Why video game eyes are creepy
When it comes to the uncanny valley of video game characters, the eyes have it. Even as digital characters become increasingly (hyper)realistic, the eyes lag behind. At FastCo Design, Mark Wilson look...
07:20 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing How to make an omnivoyant Halloween pumpkin
The photograph rather explains itself, in terms of craftsmanship, but Christine Friar's guide to making this delightful Halloween piece is worth reading all the way throughSpooping season is here, and...
07:10 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Real life clown car of commuters in Russia
I'm glad the fellow found room for his accordion. Video titled "Bashkir team goes to work." ...
07:10 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Blueprint-style map of alternative music
You're looking at Dorothy Studio's beautiful map of the history of alternative music, available as a poster from their website. (more…)...
06:48 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Easypoem writes excellent AI poetry for you
Easypoem asks you a few questions, then generates a charming verse for your entertainment and that of your friends. Here's the one is made for me:stood a space houseis this thing on In the space stood...
06:42 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Watch the wind blow with beautiful speed visualizer
Ventusky depicts gorgeous animated maps showing where the wind blows—and how fast it's blowing. Pictured above is Hurricane Matthew making landfall on Friday. (more…)...
06:09 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Dog nervous but unruffled as odd goat licks it
"Haha look at this goat!!!" writes nevadamountains. "He is funny, and the dog doesn't care!!!" [via]...
05:50 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Alt Right trolls argue for hours with Twitter bot
The internet's army of enraged anime avatars has a new enemy beyond their comprehension: a Twitter bot created by writer and activist Sarah Nyberg to make fools of them. Some lose themselves to hours ...
05:15 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Samsung pauses production of exploding phone as retailers pull it from the shelves
The Samsung Galaxy should be renamed the Samsung Supernova: despite recall and replacement, the company's smartphones keep burning up in spectacular fashion. The Korean manufacturer has paused product...
04:54 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Debate: Trump admits paying no taxes, denies sexually assaulting women, says Hillary is the devil
By millionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump's standards, the second debate was a success. Hillary Clinton was cagey and tense, leaving him free to blather on incoherently and bicker with the mo...
04:25 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing John Legend calls out men who criticized Trump on behalf of their daughters
After the release of the now infamous Donald Trump/Billy Bush tapes, dozens of politicians tweeted their disgust with Trump's behavior on behalf of their daughters, wives, sisters, and mothers.https:/...
04:11 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Stunning Mystique cosplay at New York Comic Con
You know, people like you are the reason I was afraid to go to school as a child.https://www.instagram.com/p/BLRMzuxjgb_/...
04:10 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Relaxing Hope Sandoval and Kurt Vile collaboration
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions collaborated with Kurt Vile on this lovely track "Let Me Get There." Hope's languid voice is just a gorgeous as when she started 30 years ago. (more…)...
04:02 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Watch The New York Public Librarys adorable book train go to work
https://nypl.tumblr.com/post/151067477133/we-love-our-new-book-train-its-helping-toThe New York Public Library shared a video of its brand new book train on Tumblr under the hashtag "library fun." Be ...
04:02 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Watch this cat realize it made a huge mistake
Ive made a huge mistake.[via catgifcentral.tumblr.com]...
04:01 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Is this "base reality"? Probably not, say some
The Westworld reboot and Elon Musk recently renewed interest in "base reality," the concept that one true reality exists, and everything else, including possibly this reality, is a simulation of some ...
03:50 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Psychedelic microdosing makes inroads in Silicon Valley
Once the domain of countercultural psychonauts, LSD and mushrooms in one-tenth doses are becoming more popular among you professionals, especially in the tech industry. (more…)...
03:33 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing This tongue-in-cheek British PSA encourages Americans to vote for Trump
The latest video from Joss Whedons Save The Day campaign encourages American voters to take the heat off Brexit and #MakeAmericaHatedAgain....
03:01 am PDT - Mon, October 10, 2016
BoingBoing Mister Rogers was the original creepy clown gangsta
"I want to show you something," intones Mister Rogers, showing these pikers how he's been terrifying children with his creepy clown prank since 1968. (more…)...
12:16 pm PDT - Sun, October 9, 2016
BoingBoing Though crime happens everywhere, predictive policing tools send cops to poor/black neighborhoods
Researchers from the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (previously) obtained a copy of the Predpol predictive policing system that police departments around America have spent a fortune on in order to ...
11:44 am PDT - Sun, October 9, 2016
BoingBoing Bake: spooky chocolate chip cookies
Long story short: start with a reliable chocolate chip cookie recipe (this one has chia!), bake and decorate with sugar pears, slivered almonds, food coloring markers (I didn't know that these were a ...
11:37 am PDT - Sun, October 9, 2016
BoingBoing Kickstarting a steampunk anthology focused on "characters that are disabled or aneurotypical"
Steven writes, "The team (full disclosure: that includes me) that created the award-winning multicultural steampunk anthology 'Steampunk World' are now crowdfunding another steampunk anthology - this ...
07:24 am PDT - Sun, October 9, 2016
BoingBoing Elephants abandon stinking shit
After week of ranting at women and being heard boasting of groping them, millionaire Presidential candidate Donald Trump teeters on the precipice. For many Republicans, it's the end, and BuzzFeed's Ji...
07:17 am PDT - Sun, October 9, 2016
BoingBoing Where the #trumpwon trend came from (not Russia)
After the #trumpwon hashtag topped the Twitter trending charts -- something Trump gleefully noted, saying it proved he'd won the initial debate with Hillary Clinton -- @DustinGiebel's claim that the t...
03:15 pm PDT - Sat, October 8, 2016
BoingBoing Your In America, an anti-racist Twitter account devoted to Muphry's Law
Muphry's Law predicts that "if you write anything criticising editing or proofreading, there will be a fault in what you have written." (more…)...
11:22 am PDT - Sat, October 8, 2016
BoingBoing Republican leaders' support for Trump unwavering despite his boasts of groping women
Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, offering only milquetoast rebukes to his boasts of groping women.Ryan:I...
10:40 am PDT - Sat, October 8, 2016
BoingBoing Zine goddess Chloe Eudaly is running for Portland City Council
Chloe Eudaly, whose zine emporium Reading Frenzy (previously) and publishing makerspace the Independent Publishing Resource Center are PDX institutions, is running for Portland City Council, campaigni...
10:26 am PDT - Sat, October 8, 2016
BoingBoing What has Trump lied about in his "apology", chart edition, Oct 8
Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition....
09:48 am PDT - Sat, October 8, 2016
BoingBoing Get a personal stylist for a reasonable price
Five Four Clubis an LA-based mens clothing brand that delivers clothes hand-picked by personal stylists, at off-the-rack prices. The idea is to make dressing well an afterthought, and that's exactly w...
06:43 am PDT - Sat, October 8, 2016
BoingBoing Wells Fargo whistleblower describes bank's culture of blackballing threats and coerced corruption
On the latest Planet Money podcast (MP3), a former San Francisco Wells Fargo banker describes the bullying and coercion she faced from senior management while working at the bank's head office, and ho...
06:31 am PDT - Sat, October 8, 2016
BoingBoing WATCH: Trump's apology with all the bullshit removed
Millionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump apologized last night for hot-mic boasting about groping women. He did drone on, though! So I edited all the bullshit out, leaving only the sincere an...
06:23 am PDT - Sat, October 8, 2016
BoingBoing Coca-Cola is paying dietitians to tweet scare-stories about soda taxes
When registered dietitians like Roseanne Rust, Sylvia Klinger, Carol Berg Sloane tweet about proposed taxes on sugary drinks and claim that these will be used to impose "stealth tax" on other food, p...
06:09 am PDT - Sat, October 8, 2016
BoingBoing What it's like to register to vote in states with voter suppression law
Leroy Switlick, a 67-year-old visually impaired man who has voted in every election for the last 40 years may not get to vote this year, because he lives in Wisconsin, where Republican governor Scott ...
04:23 am PDT - Sat, October 8, 2016
BoingBoing Trump apologizes for boasting about groping women, says he'll be talking about Bill Clinton more now
A day after hot-mic audio emerged of millionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump boasting of groping and forcing himself on women, he has promised to be "a better man." In a taped statement about ...
03:59 am PDT - Sat, October 8, 2016
BoingBoing WATCH: Tree topples in hurricane
https://gfycat.com/OnlyKeyDobermanpinscherThere's so much Florida goodness in this footage. Vertical video Stayed to enjoy the hurricane Big tree with 6 inch deep root system Vertical video of big tre...
03:36 pm PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Oct 7
Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition....
02:18 pm PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing "Grab them by the pussy!" Trump was caught on hot mic boasting about what he did to women
Millionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump was caught on a hot mic discussing things he enjoys. The WaPo obtained a recording it describes as "lewd" but mostly consists of boasts of pursuing and ...
01:13 pm PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing U.S. accuses Russia of trying to interfere with the U.S. election through internet attacks
We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russias senior-most officials could have authorized these activities, said a statement today from the Obama administration ab...
12:22 pm PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Coming soon to New York, an underground park: The Lowline
Do you like the Highline park in Manhattan? There's a subterranean version coming soon. The Lowline looks like it's going to be amazing. (more…)...
12:04 pm PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Christian mom infuriated, tearful after hearing Hip Hop song, which she then recites in full (Update: remixes!)
https://youtu.be/Bv2uJRkeSY4"Music isn't the same nowadays. Not at all. ... The cuss words were bleeped out, but I'm not stupid."Then she breaks down in tears at the memory of Vince Staples, whose "No...
11:42 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing World of Dork-craft: This guy's 'South Park' cosplay is seriously fantastic
A sublime incarnation of the WoW-playing "mad gamer" from that epic South Park episode, "Make Love Not Warcraft." The man (can't find his name!) deserves all of the prizes, and I hope Blizzcon rewarde...
11:42 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Chelsea Manning is missing
The Chelsea Manning Support Network writes, "Chelsea has missed three planned calls so we are worried about her and sofar we don't know why. The support network can be reached at [email protected]
11:36 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Internet shutdowns cost the world at least $2.4 billion last year
Deji from Access Now writes, "How much does it cost to shut down the internet? A new report by the Brookings Institution assesses costs during a one year period between 2015-2016 and found immense los...
10:39 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Taschen's hefty New Deal Photography goes well beyond familiar Depression-era images
See sample pages from this book at Wink.New Deal Photography: USA 1935-1943 by Peter WaltherTaschen2016, 608 pages, 5.9 x 7.9 x 1.7 inches (hardcover)$16 Buy a copy on AmazonIf you purchase a copy of ...
10:37 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Rubber band ball for $3
Next time you see Cory, ask him to show you one of his rubber band magic tricks. We've been learning them at our monthly meetup "for people who aren't good at magic." My old rubber band ball is worn o...
10:15 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Youtube took down MEP's videos about torture debate
Marietje Schaake (previously) is a Dutch Member of the European Parliament who has a fantastic track-record for getting it right on issues related to technology, free speech, human rights, and privacy...
10:03 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing How haunters remember their own among 2016's deaths
Dan Howland from the dearly departed Journal of Ride Theory snapped these all-the-feels tombstones at this year's Davis Graveyard (previously) haunt. (more…)...
09:54 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Ealth Club or Healthh Club?
Ealth Club or Healthh Club? It can only be one or the other.The first "H" on this sign is represented by the weights but the second is not.[via]...
09:50 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Iranian woman sentenced to 6 years in prison for writing unpublished story about stoning
In September 2014, Iranian authorities ransacked Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee's house and found an unpublished fictional story about stoning to death. She has been sentenced to five years in prison for insu...
09:41 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Man releases bag of snakes into wild
I think rubbing them was superfluous -- they seemed to be in a hurry to away....
09:29 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Yahoo didn't install an NSA email scanner, it was a "buggy" NSA "rootkit"
Ex-Yahoo employees have spoken anonymously to Motherboard about the news that Yahoo had built an "email scanner" for a US security agency, likely the FBI or the NSA. These sources -- at least one of w...
09:19 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Penn Jillette lost over 100 lbs and still eats whatever he wants
Magician Penn Jillette used to weight about 340 lbs. He was happy with his weight and the way he looked. He said he didn't even mind not having a lot of energy. But his blood pressure was dangerousl...
07:27 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Automated transcription of a fax machine that called the wrong number
E.J. Brennan reported that a fax machine called his voice number. Twilio, his phone provider, provided a useful transcription of the message it left him.It's an old tweet (from 2013) but it checks out...
07:10 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Trump's late night Twitter trouble
After a careful analysis of millionaire Republican Donald Trump's social media patterns and what precedes them, The Atlantic concludes his late-night Twitter binges follow "moments of stress or triump...
07:02 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Trailer for Black Mirror season 3
Charlie Brooker's back, and so are six of his stories: "The Twilight Zone for the digital age," as The New Yorker put it. (Previously)...
06:50 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Shep Smith explains hurricanes
"All the way up to Jacksonville." (more…)...
06:47 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing How to change your IP Address from Static to Dynamic
There are many ways to change your IP Address from Static to Dynamic, but GFC's tutorial represents the most comprehensive-yet-easily understood method. [via]...
06:44 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Wine hacks to make your weekend even better
Tips for the wine connoisseur (or amateur) in your life....
06:03 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Exploring the connection between Voter ID laws and structural racism
Once again, MTV Decodeds Franchesca Ramsey makes a complicated issue easy to understand. It turns out voter impersonation is rarer than getting struck by lightning....
05:54 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Black cat Lush bath bomb = Sparkle Kitty!
Cat owner Kai Nimura forgot to clean out her bathtub after using a sparkle-filled Lush intergalactic bath bomb. So her black cat Salem, who loves to roll around in the empty tub, inadvertently wound...
05:51 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Terrific history of Benguiat, the 'Stranger Things' font
Typeroom looks back at ITC Benguiat, the font that so embodied its time that it's now canonical for late 1970s to early 1980s. Turns out its designer and namesake Ed Benguiat was motivated by a potent...
05:45 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Five years of American drought, visualized
At Adventures in Mapping, John Nelson developed a sobering series of maps that visualize the intensity of the drought gripping much of the US: (more…)...
05:44 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Kids' bike helmet prototype looks like a LEGO-style toy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QapmUU2d44UForget kids, plenty of adults would love to rock a bike helmet that made them look like a toy figurine. (more…)...
05:44 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing "Nerds For Her" unites fandoms behind Hillary Clinton
On its official store, the Hillary Clinton campaign sells merchandise centered on specific identities, like Latinos for Hillary, Women for Hillary, and LGBT for Hillary. And now a new independent orga...
05:33 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing A blog full of gorgeous hand-drawn animation
I stumbled across this fantastic Tumblr full of traditional hand-drawn animation, and I cant get enough of it. Artist Willow S. Linda reinterprets live action and cartoon characters in her own style, ...
05:30 am PDT - Fri, October 7, 2016
BoingBoing Photochrome: keyword-generated impressionistic color palettes
Photochrome is a nifty algorithm that generates a color palette based on a keyword you enter. It compiles all images in their database tagged with your keyword and averages the results into RGB and he...
08:55 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Father builds DIY 'American Ninja Warrior' course for daughter in back yard
Lylah, who is five, can now begin training for "American Ninja Warrior" in earnest, thanks to the DIY ingenuity of her most excellent dad. (more…)...
08:34 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Pug Has Serious Case of French Fry Face
Zoidberg meets Admiral Ackbar. (more…)...
07:57 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Hurricane Matthew: 339 dead in Haiti, storm threatens Florida and 'Space Coast' sites
Hurricane Matthew looks like it may become the first major hurricane to directly hit the United States in more than 10 years. The powerful storm has killed 339 people in Haiti, according to updated fi...
07:24 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Let down by the Internet
Thats it?...
06:32 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing 'Voyage of Time,' Terrence Malick IMAX film with Brad Pitt narration, is an awesome cosmic meditation
You know what America needs right now? A little perspective. For that, I recommend you head to your local IMAX theater and see Terrence Malicks Voyage of Time: The Imax Experience. It's a psychedelic ...
05:42 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing The FCC helped create the Stingray problem, now it needs to fix it
An outstanding post on the EFF's Deeplinks blog by my colleague Ernesto Falcon explains the negligent chain of events that led us into the Stingray disaster, where whole cities are being blanketed in ...
04:41 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Celebrity "nano-impressions" with master impressionist Jim Meskimen
Our Boing Boing pal Joe Sabia shares this wonderful video his team created for Vanity Fair. (more…)...
03:40 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing How to make origami dragonclaw gauntlets
Jeremy Shafer shows how to make flexible finger rings that look like reptilian claws by allowing joint movement. He also shows a handy way to maximize the number of squares you can make out of stand...
03:35 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Bird songs visualized as gorgeous mandalas
Design student Sugko at Sejong University used a CymaScope to visualize bird songs, with beautiful results. (more…)...
03:35 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing NASA's forgotten 3mm gauge movie camera
Dino Everett of USC's Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive shows off a nifty little gadget: a working 3mm movie camera developed by Eric Berndt in 1960 for NASA's Mercury missions. (more…)...
03:20 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing A concise appreciation of Saul Bass, film's great title designer
Andrew Saladino of The Royal Ocean Film Society put together a terrific overview of Saul Bass and his contributions to title design, made especially great by relying on footage of Bass himself descr...
12:13 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Apply for a Shuttleworth Fellowship!
https://vimeo.com/54762523I'm the "Honourary Steward" for this year's Shuttleworth Fellowship, this being a valuable and prestigious prize given to people who are undertaking to make the world a bet...
12:01 pm PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Incredibly aggressive squirrel tries to attack man through a window
This could be the beginning of a great "found footage" style zombie movie....
11:55 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Reverend says his "spit or swallow" sign was not a sexual reference
Walking passed a Church and seeing this board outsideForgiveness is swallowing when you want to spit.That's the sign that Reverend Bob Marshall placed outside his church in Buckley, North Wales.When I...
11:46 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing The Longest Day of the Future Chris Ware meets Terry Gilliam
See sample pages from this book at Wink.The Longest Day of the Future by Lucas VarelaFantagraphics2016, 112 pages, 7.8 x 10.5 x 0.6 inches (hardcover)$25 Buy a copy on AmazonOn this Earth-like planet,...
11:35 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Jon Ronson's new e-book on Donald Trump and Alex Jones
Jon Ronson is my favorite author of book about charismatic charlatans, dangerous lunatics, and interesting weirdos. So I am eager to read his brand new Kindle Single, The Elephant in the Room: A Journ...
11:04 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing How an L.A. printer kept the art of the album cover alive
For half a century Los Angeles's Stoughton Printing Company has been considered one of the highest-quality printers of vinyl record packaging in the world, manufacturing album art for the likes of The...
10:45 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Ancient corpse found in "burial shroud" of marijuana plants
In northwest China, archaeologists dug up an ancient corpse in a burial shroud of cannabis plants. The fellow was buried approximately 2,400 to 2,800 years ago. Archaeologist Hongen Jiang and colleagu...
10:31 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Can you accept your loved ones political choices?
It becomes an argument at the moment you can't let go. In this politically divisive climate we all have our opinions and ideological stances. And that includes our loved ones. But what if we strong...
10:15 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing How to design your life
While "design thinking" has become an overused catchphrase among consultants, it is also a real thing, a formal methodology for solving difficult problems. Bill Burnett, the executive director of St...
09:55 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Millennials are legit screwed
The Economic Innovation Group and Ernst and Young surveyed 1200 millennials and found that, basically, everything sucks. (more…)...
09:48 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Diverse fantasy writers of non-European-derived worlds: Tor.com opening for novella submissions
Submissions open on Oct 12 for at least three months; they're considering 20,000-40,000 novellas "that fit the epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, high fantasy, or quest fantasy genres, whether set on Ea...
09:27 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Indian call center employees posing as the IRS may have bilked Americans out of millions
I get a couple of calls a week from scammers pretending to be from the IRS. I also get calls from scammers telling me that my Windows computer (I don't use Windows) has a virus. I might not get as m...
09:15 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Lab tech students forced to perform vaginal probes on each other will get their day in court
Three students are taking Valencia College in Orlando because the institution required them to perform transvaginal (penetrative) ultrasound exams on each other.From Washington Post:The probe is also ...
09:11 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Spill Zone: a new free online graphic novel from Scott Westerfeld, creator of Uglies
Today marks the launch of Spill Zone, a graphic novel from Uglies creator Scott Westerfeld (previously) and Alex Puvilland: the tale of a brave photographer who ventures into strange, uncanny lands cr...
09:01 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Merciless reporting on the Chicago Police Department's extortion racket, & the senior officials who covered it up
The more we learn about the Chicago Police Department, the worse it gets -- there's the sabotage of dashcams, the widespread corruption, the investigators fired for refusing to cover up police crimes,...
08:44 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Would-be Ukip leader hospitalised following "altercation" ("punched by a colleague")
After leading the Brexit campaign, UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage walked away from the mess and left a leadership void in the party that MEP Steven Woolfe was tipped to fill. (more…)...
08:00 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Grumpy Cat joins the Broadway cast of Cats
She was less than thrilled by her Broadway debut. Good thing its now just a distant Memory....
07:56 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Twin Peaks tarot cards
Last year, Benjamin Mackey designed an inspired collection of digital Twin Peaks Tarot cards. Now, Mackey is making the deck real through an Indiegogo campaign! From the project description:The Magici...
07:47 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Donald Trump's online resume
My multitalented friend Kate Harmer and her colleagues at Hum Creative generously built an online resume for Donald Trump. It's funny because it's true. (And it's also not funny because it's true.) Hi...
07:41 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Video for Radiohead's "The Numbers" directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood) delivers another Radiohead video from their latest album Moon Shaped Pool. Once again, it stars Jonny, Thom, and the Roland CR-78 drum machi...
07:33 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Get three 10-ft Apple Lightning cables for just $21.99
The Apple 10-Ft MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: 3 Packis designed tocover all your charging bases for a fraction of the price. With three cables,you can keep a cable at work, one in the car, and one wh...
07:26 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Check out Radioshack's 1981 computer catalog
The 1981 Radioshack computer catalog is beautifully illustrated, but everything in it is complete TRS....
07:23 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Why writers procrastinate
I've just sent Megan McArcle's article, "Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators," to my Kindle. Tell me if it's any good, I'm going to check it out later.Most writers were the kids who easily, almo...
07:00 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Heres a makeup tutorial for a truly terrifying version of Barb from Stranger Things
Nerdy best friend Barb immediately became a Stranger Things fan favorite, even though [SPOILER ALERT] she bites the dust pretty early into the season. And since Barb will no doubt be a hugely popular ...
06:32 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Gentleman warns youngster against wearing Sons of Anarchy vest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGAoFc4Vmt4&feature=youtu.beIt's not a great idea to wear borrowed/inherited/ebayed biker vests. But it seems an even worse idea to film yourself threatening a kid in p...
06:05 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing How to pronounce "Iguana" in English correctly
This helpful video from Como Pronunciar tackles this surprisingly difficult word. You might think you're saying it right—prepare to be surprised! (more…)...
06:00 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Cool melting skull makeup tutorial
If you start practicing now, you might be ready to debut Desi Perkins' creepy melting skull makeup for Halloween. (more…)...
05:39 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Video: Mall cop pulls gun on driver who knocked over traffic cone
CBS News's Betty Yu reports that San Jose's Westfield Valley Fair mall is being sued after one of its guards, Francis Lancaster-Abraham Fielding, pulled a gun on a driver who knocked over a traffic ...
05:04 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Look at the tiny tools this master tiny toolmaker makes
@marcoterenzi's Instragram of tiny handmade tools is a joy to browse. He sells his tools, too!(Thanks, Daniel!)...
05:00 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing The stars of Hamilton want you to vote
Give that the Broadway sensation Hamilton is all about celebrating American democracy, it makes sense that the cast would be pretty dedicated to the idea of voting. And in a series of delightful PSAs ...
04:25 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Anti-Trump and pro-Hillary pins won't save the world
But they can't hurt! Pins Won't Save The World was just launched to let designers create pins for this year's crazy election. While most designs are anti-Trump, some are pro-Hillary or generally pro-A...
03:00 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing This comic explains tone policing and why you shouldnt do it
Comics artist Robot Hugs is a pro when it comes to boiling down complex social issues into easy to understand comics. And in this particular comic, they delve into the thorny issue of tone policing. [...
03:00 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Augmented reality bike helmet conceptual design
DCA has been presenting their concept for Optic, an AR bike helmet at conferences and competitions this year. It includes cameras, sensors, and a clear visor that displays alerts about obstacles, di...
02:25 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Chance The Rapper just starred in the punniest Halloween candy commercial
Chance The Rapper meets Chance The Wrapper. Its hard to imagine anything more adorable....
01:00 am PDT - Thu, October 6, 2016
BoingBoing Vintage children's PSA on explosive safety
If you grew up in certain areas of the country, you may have been subjected to a lot of education about the dangers of blasting caps, like this PSA by The Institute Of Makers Of Explosives. (more&h...
04:02 pm PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Southwest plane evacuated after Samsung Note 7 catches fire. It was a recall replacement.
In Louisville, KY today, a Southwest Airlines plane that had not yet left the ground was evacuated on the runway, after one passengers Samsung smartphone caught fire. No injuries were reported. (more&...
03:50 pm PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Super cool skull sculpture uses magnets, how do they work?
Ferrofluid is so awesome. (more…)...
03:45 pm PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Tabloids report on breaking news, decades after others reported it
The latest news - from decades past - seems to be the theme of this weeks tabloids.Trumps Tax Returns Revealed screams the 'National Enquirer' cover, promising that Hillarys ugly smear campaign fa...
03:16 pm PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing 3D printers needed to crowdsource a giant Rosie the Riveter
Todd writes, "We the Builders brings together 3D printer operators from all over the world to create sculptures that inspire makers. Our sculptures have toured maker-related events of all sizes around...
03:14 pm PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Time for a puppy party
A family of happy Spanish Mastiffs. (more…)...
02:54 pm PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing A Pug In Sheep's Clothing
Day 15, they still haven't figured out I am a dog. (more…)...
02:38 pm PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Russia abruptly halts nuclear and energy-related research pact with U.S.
Welp, this does not sound good. Cooperation between the United States and Russia hit a serious new snag today when the government of Donald Trump's personal hero Vladimir Putin put the brakes on an ag...
02:22 pm PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing FBI hunts suspect in rare analog espionage case targeting Houston energy firm
With so many recent reports of hacks, software theft, and cloud-based security breaches, this "physical world" espionage case seems all the more mysterious. (more…)...
12:11 pm PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing A simple smartphone controlled wireless button-pushing robot
"Is this a real thing? Or, an early April Fools?" asks long time friend of Boing Boing, Kent K. Barnes of the Microbot Push. These Rube Goldberg-ian wireless button-pushers look amazingly handy for ...
12:01 pm PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Vote on questions for upcoming presidential candidates' town hall
Adam from Bold Progressives writes, "For the first time, questions from the internet will asked to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at a presidential 'town hall' debate this Sunday. Even better, the w...
10:58 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Crowdfunding a documentary about Haunted Mansion fandom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NydXVl0eBaYDocumentary maker James H. Carter II is seeking about $4,000 to complete work on "Foolish Mortals," a documentary about Haunted Mansion fandom that include...
10:32 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Train door snaps shut
These folks don't seem the least bit flustered with this guillotine train door....
10:26 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Mike Pence is gaslighting America
Video of Mike Pence denying Trump sayid any of the horrible, racist, stupid, uninformed and generally embarrassing things he spouts all day long, matched with Trump saying the stuff. (more…)...
10:21 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing The Gozinta Boxes: a work of mathematical and optical genius
There are geniuses in almost every creative field. In the world of magic and magicians, there is Lubor Fiedler. While many magicians create tricks, Lubor did something much more difficult: he create...
10:06 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Your camera as emergency survival gear
Chris Nicholls of the Camera StoreTV demonstrates what to do if you are lost in the woods with only your camera gear.Tying flies is boring.(h/t PetaPixel)...
09:50 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing The Muppets Return in Great Moments of American History
On Sunday October 2, the Muppets arrived at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World to star in a new show, Great Moments in American History. As expressed by Samuel Johnson in another context in 1777, ...
09:50 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Face and body paint crayons
Halloween is here and it was time for some new face paint. These crayons are very easy to use.A bit less exact than a brush, these crayons are a fast and simple way to put paint on whomever is your ca...
09:46 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing The story of D.B. Cooper, the only unsolved hijacking in American history
In 1971 a mysterious man hijacked an airliner in Portland, Oregon, demanding $200,000 and four parachutes. He bailed out somewhere over southwestern Washington and has never been seen again. In this w...
09:44 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Dog trolls its pal by playing dead
Sam says, "Jack has discovered that by playing dead he can scare the shit out of Archie."...
09:36 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing The Credible Hulk
A Reddit user says, "My English teacher has this posted outside her office."...
09:26 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Interesting fish
Sea MonsterThis is a photo of a prehistoric-looking predatory fish called a Longnose Lancetfish, taken by @skipperrutts. According to Wikipedia, "Very little is known about their biology, though they ...
09:25 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing FBI arrests "Shadow Brokers" leak suspect charged with theft of NSA cyberweapons
Sometime over the last few weeks, the FBI made a secret arrest of a Maryland man who worked as a Booz Allen Hamilton contractor for the National Security Agency. (more…)...
09:18 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Man writes words with his voice
This fellow has learned to write the word MINIMUM on a computer running a frequency application. Bonus: watch the video with closed captions enabled....
09:04 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Invent virtually anything you think up with this Kickstarter success
If you've felt intimidated by Raspberry Pi andArduino - we get that. That's why we're excitedto sharethe SAM Inventor Kit, an incredibly simpleDIY kit that was made a reality by over 800 Kickstarter b...
09:03 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Woman sings like animals and makes awesome sound effects
In this entrancing video Olga Podluzhnaya Uutai from the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic of Russia howls like a wold, warbles like a bird, whinnies like a horse, chirps like a monkey, and plays a jaw harp....
09:03 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Things I miss: the music of dot matrix printing
No office sounds busy without a dot matrix printer ripping in the background.Also: The HALO theme on 8 floppy disk drives....
08:58 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Canadian government has turned "consultation" on warrantless mass surveillance into a sales-job
The old Canadian Conservative government of Stephen Harper had many controversial policies (cough climate denial cough), with mass surveillance powers very near the top of the charts. (more…)...
08:20 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Air vent magnetic phone mount for $4
This magnetic phone mount is $4 on Amazon when you use code MHE52LAQ. It's usually $9, but occasionally the price drops to $4.I started using a magnetic phone mount for my car over a year ago, and I t...
08:20 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Man has best day ever
"My husband freaking out over a potential road rage fight," writes Em Spiers....
08:07 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Pornhub on a refrigerator in Home Depot
John McAfee observed something unusual running on a fridge at the local Home Depot: porn.https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/782724362034118656Previously....
07:52 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Cheap Novelties RAW's Julius Knipl, real estate photographer, finally finds a suitable home
Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures of Urban Decay by Ben KatchorDrawn and Quarterly2016, 112 pages, 8.8 x 10.9 x 0.7 inches (hardcover)$23 Buy a copy on AmazonLike a lot of bourgeois bohemians in the 1990...
07:52 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Sci-Chi: Tai Chi for science fiction fans
Author Sean Williams writes, "Last weekend I was MC of a small con in Canberra, Conflux 12. To keep people limber, psychically as well as physically, I devised a form Sci-fi form of Tai Chi, which G...
07:44 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Peasant meme
Doges are done; sneks are so September. What's next? @Hay_Man's Peasant Memes! (more…)...
07:39 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Think like a computer scientist: free, interactive textbook
Runestone's Interactive Python project has adapted 2012's classic How to Think Like a Computer Scientist textbook, updating it to cover recent programming advances, and creating a fully interactive ve...
07:34 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Trump in a slump
A week after his dreadful debate performance with Hillary Clinton, polls have headed south for Donald Trump.Clinton is currently a 72 percent favorite in our polls-only forecast, up from 55 percent ju...
07:31 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing July: Vancouver imposes a 15% tax on foreign real estate speculators; September: home sales drop by a third
Vancouver has been wracked by a white-hot property bubble driven primarily by offshore speculators, mostly Chinese, who have driven up the price of housing beyond the means of working Vancouverites, ...
07:15 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Poland abandons total abortion ban: "a lesson in humility" -UPDATED
Mass protests in Poland and across the world have led Poland's far-right government to drop its Vatican-pleasing total ban on abortion, which was so sloppily overbroad that it potentially criminalized...
07:04 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Donald and His Imaginary Publicist Prepare for a Debate
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, and oh, so mu...
06:48 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Left-wing activists across the former USSR launch "September," to rally opposition to far-right movements
September is a new website launched by left-wing groups in Ukraine, Belarus, and other former Soviet states, devoted to finding common cause among activists across the region (the name is a bit of an ...
06:45 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Can you guess what happened when a Young Adult lit mag suggested a bi character wasn't OK for younger readers?
Kody Keplinger's young-adult book, Run, has a queer character in it. In its review, the trade publication Voices of Youth Advocates (Voya) suggested this was inappropriate for younger readers: The sto...
05:46 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Trump supporters: "We're gonna have money again"
The Trumpettes explain why Donald Trump is well-suited to be president of the United States....
05:39 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Demo shows why weight distribution on a trailer is important
Here's U-Haul's video of a model car towing a trailer, and how too much weight in the back of the trailer can cause out-of-control wobbling.Here's a full-size trailer crash:https://youtu.be/klwaZrDk...
05:32 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing How to draw 2-point perspective with a rubber band
Christopher Jobson of Colossal says, "This quick video demonstrates how to use a long elastic string anchored at the horizon of a canvas to sketch a drawing with two point perspective. "...
05:31 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing The odd pleasures of reading Proust on a mobile phone
Author Clive Thompson once wrote an essay about the experience of reading War and Peace on his iPhone. On his blog, he writes about how Sarah Boxer read Prousts la recherche du temps perdu, all 1.2-m...
04:02 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Study: with body-worn cameras, complaints against police "virtually vanish"
Complaints against police dropped by 93% when they were wearing body cameras, according to a University of Cambridge study that examined 2,000 officers in the US and UK. (more…)...
04:02 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing On nonexistent objects and imaginary worlds
As part of CrashCourses philosophy unit, Hank Green asks, Is it possible to make true assertions about things that arent real? Turns out the answer is pretty complicated....
04:01 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Heres how blind people find braille signs
YouTuber Tommy Edisonwho aims to highlight the funny side of being blind"takes us through the experience of finding and reading braille signs in public places....
04:01 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Check out the meta first trailer for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The first teaser trailer for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events features Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket himself. All eight episodes of the highly anticipated upcoming series drop o...
04:00 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Beautiful Harry Potter illustrations capture the essence of each Hogwarts House
Using four of the American covers as her inspiration, artist Lena of Illustory has created these portraits that perfectly capture the essence of each Hogwarts house.You can purchase prints over at Red...
03:50 am PDT - Wed, October 5, 2016
BoingBoing Celebrate cosplay with this stylish video
The folks at Sneaky Zebra are back at it again with another sleek celebration of cosplay. This one was filmed at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia....
12:24 pm PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Yahoo secretly scanned its users' email for U.S. intelligence services
Yahoo email accounts were scanned by the company on behalf of U.S. intelligence services from last year. This represents the first example of a U.S. service provider providing complete access to "al...
12:14 pm PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Yahoo secretly built a tool to scan all email in realtime for US spies
In 2015, Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer ordered the company's engineers to build a tool that scanned Yahoo Mail messages in realtime for "characters" of interest to a US security agency, either the FBI or th...
12:12 pm PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast's ASOIAF book club - FeastDance #10: "Captain Davos: Civil War"
The Boars, Gore, and Swords book club reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons continues with this week's "Captain Davos: C...
12:09 pm PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing How to: Criticize technology
Sara writes, "This new report from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University explores the current state of technology criticism and argues to recognize a wider range of contributors...
10:49 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing The Nuisance Committee: Cards Against Humanity against Trump
Cards Against Humanity raised funds to create a Super-PAC devoted to "driving Trump nuts." (more…)...
10:01 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Proposal: turn Twitter into a user-owned co-op
Though Twitter brings in a hell of a lot of money, it's not enough to satisfy the company's investors, who are said to be contemplating a sale to Google or Salesforce; in The Guardian, Nathan Schneide...
09:53 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Johnson & Johnson says people with diabetes don't need to worry about potentially lethal wireless attacks on insulin pumps
Rapid7 security researcher Jay Radcliffe (previously) has Type I diabetes, and has taken a personal interest in rooting out vulnerabilities in the networked, wireless-equipped blood-sugar monitors and...
09:40 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing The malware that's pwning the Internet of Things is terrifyingly amateurish
Following the release of the sourcecode for the Mirai botnet, which was used to harness DVRs, surveillance cameras and other Internet of Things things into one of the most powerful denial-of-service a...
09:33 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing California's 40-year-old ban on property tax raises has made the rich a lot richer
In 1978, California ballot initiative Proposition 13 capped property taxes at 1% of assessed value and increases at 2% per year, creating a massive hole in the ability of cities to fund their operatio...
09:28 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing A box of random stuff from our sponsor Meh, reviewed by a 10-year-old
Boing Boing is sponsored in part by Meh.Our sponsor Meh is a daily deals site that deals in a wide range of gadgets, gizmos, geegaws, widgets, stuff, gear, goods, and, of course, things. Recently, the...
09:16 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Twice, Sacramento cops tried to run down mentally ill man, then they shot him 14 times
Twice, Sacramento police Randy Lozoya and John Tennis tried to run down Joseph Mann with their cruiser, saying "Fuck this guy. Im going to hit him" and "OK, go for it. Go for it," before shooting hi...
09:09 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing The Wells Fargo fraud came to light because of union organizers
Though Wells Fargo had been pressuring its employees to commit fraud since 1998, firing those who couldn't make quota, as well as the whistleblowers who came forward to report the fraud, it wasn't unt...
09:02 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Manhattan apartment sales are down 20% in Q3
Sales of Manhattan co-ops and condos have plunged 20% in Q316, relative to the same quarter last year -- sales in excess of asking price dropped from 35% to 17%; days on market before sale increased f...
08:59 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Mind-blowing explainer on fixed points
Understanding advanced mathematics can change how you see the world, so prepare for an eye-opening journey into the world of fixed points, courtesy of Michael at Vsauce. (more…)...
08:38 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Morbid Curiosities A dark and delightful glimpse into 18 macabre collections
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre by Paul GambinoLaurence King Publishing2016, 160 pages, 7 x 9.8 x 1 inches (hardcover)$22 Buy a ...
08:38 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Super Powereds by Drew Hayes
Super hero junior college? Drew Hayes has another fantastic series in Super Powereds, adding his humor and irony to the genre!Landers is pretty much your average college, except they have a special co...
08:20 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Joe Biden's heartfelt answer to Trump's PTSD comments
Trump hit on something Joe Biden takes very, very seriously....
08:02 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing "Power Poses" are bullshit
In 2010, three psychologists published a paper on "power poses", with their finding that people who adopted "power poses" -- think of superheroes on skyscrapers -- felt more powerful and took more ris...
08:00 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing "Incentivized" shill reviews now banned on Amazon
Following complaints and a scathing expos by Review Meta (previously) Amazon announced it will now ban incentivized reviews, a form of shill review written in exchange for free or reduced-cost product...
07:59 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Why Circuit City abandoned its 700 stores
Bright Sun Films' Abandoned series looks at Circuit City's steady rise and dizzying fall in the world of retail consumer electronics. (more…)...
07:55 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Red Dwarf XI has arrived
Red Dwarf never gets old! Lister, Rimmer, Kryten and the Cat are back! I just watched season eleven's kick-off episode, Twentica. Reminiscent of Star Trek's famous The City on the Edge of Forever, t...
07:54 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing German prosecutors drop investigation against comedian who insulted Turkish president
German prosecutors have dropped an investigation into comedian Jan Boehmermann over a ribald poem he wrote about Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports the BBC.Boehmermann's televised perform...
07:49 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Rudy Rucker reissues five of his classic books as $12 paperbacks and $2 DRM-free ebooks
Science fiction writer/hacker/mathematician Rudy Rucker (previously, a Gold Star Happy Mutant if ever there was one, has reissued five of his classic titles with new forematter and his own paintings o...
07:45 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Theroux Scientology documentary trailer released
Here's the trailer for Louis Theroux's upcoming documentary, My Scientology Movie.Inspired by the Churchs use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization Theroux uses actors t...
07:41 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Things I miss: the Big Wheel
SPINNING!The very earliest memory I have is riding my Big Wheel over a ledge and into a small, landscaped stream for an epic wipe out! My mom saved me. Thanks, Mom!Big Wheels are totally cool! No wo...
07:22 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing What happens when a golf ball gets run over by a steamroller?
A steamroller going over a golf ballLess than I expected!...
07:17 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Martin Shkreli offers a bailout to ailing 4chan
Meme factory/Anonymous birthplace/alt-right breeding ground 4chan is facing challenges similar to those plaguing all ad-supported sites, but as with all things channish, 4chan's problems have their ow...
06:59 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing NYT on Twitter: "hate speech bounded only by a character limit"
If it seems rough that the New York Times would publish an op-ed so plainly holding Twitter responsible for publishing hate speech, remember that it's 2016 and the gloves are off.It warns users they m...
06:38 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Jewish man arrested at Kansas City library speech after asking "provocative" questions
Take care when asking provocative questions at Kansas City's library events: you might end up in jail.The executive director of Kansas City Libraries says he's outraged by the charges against Jeremy R...
06:29 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Watch two hands become Kaa from The Jungle Book
Musician and comedian Mike Phirman performs Trust In Me from The Jungle Book using only his hands to create Kaa. Heres the original for comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZY8jUuEzJQ[via La...
05:44 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing A lovely video essay about growing up
In a new video for Soul Pancake, YouTuber So Sonia reflects on the experience of growing up without losing her inner child....
05:30 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Tiny Kitchen wins a Streamy Award
They are by no means the first in the tiny food video genre, but Tiny Kitchen has certainly upped the production values enough to earn a 2016 Streamy Award for fun vids like these Tiny S'mores. (mor...
05:30 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing A skating video with a huge plot twist
Bet you didnt see that one coming....
05:30 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing This video perfectly captures Hollywood's problem with "strong female characters"
"We are making the plot! Whatever we say is necessary is necessary."...
05:29 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Watch big hands make tiny food
As Boing Boing has written about before, tiny food is all the rage on the Internet. And the YouTube channel Walking With Giants lovingly crafts mini meals with a truly impressive level of detail. I ...
05:11 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing From box inspector to gravity checker, a comprehensive list of cat jobs
With help from his cats Shorty and Kodi, Rob Moore of the Sho Ko Show examines all the special skills cats bring to the table.[via Laughing Squid]...
05:02 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Robot stitches a grape back together
https://youtu.be/0XdC1HUp-rUHere's a da Vinci Surgical System robot performing a delicate operation on a grape....
02:00 am PDT - Tue, October 4, 2016
BoingBoing Pax 2 is the gold standard in portable vaporizers and it's now $80 off
The Pax 2 is acompact, high-tech vaporizer that offersa slew of features including versatileheat settings, an upgraded interface, and a system that heats upin less than a minute. Its mouthpiece doesn'...
08:48 pm PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Recomendo picks: Voyager Golden Record/Hola/Way of Life
Get the Recomendo weekly newsletter a week early by email.Backing:I just backed the Kickstarter campaign for a replica of the Voyager golden record sent into space that contained the music of Earth fo...
07:48 pm PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Women's Wonder Woman rain coat
Sometimes, the color schemes, the cuts and the fabric all line up -- this is one of those times. $100 from Thinkgeek, nylon shell, S-XXL. (more…)...
12:44 pm PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Flying Saucers are Real! Anthology of the lost saucer-craze
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12:13 pm PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Trump Foundation supports anti-vaxx movement
When Donald Trump does give money it is for an evil cause. As Donald Trump's personal foundation looks more and more like a slush fund, we find out that one of the charities he supports is the Anti-Va...
10:17 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Watch Stranger Things, the 8-bit version
Directed by David Dutton, music by Henry Dutton. (8-Bit Cinema)...
10:15 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing HP blinked! Let's keep the pressure on! [PLEASE SHARE!]
Only three days after EFF's open letter to HP over the company's deployment of a stealth "security update" that caused its printers to reject third-party cartridges, the company issued an apology prom...
10:13 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing A mind-blowing technique for cleaning deep-fry oil using gelatin
I've been going nuts with my $22 deep fryer. The thing I don't like is having to replace the coconut oil I use. It starts to get expensive. But here is an interesting article at Serious Eats about how...
10:11 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing New York Attorney General bans Trump Foundation from raising money in NY state
Following news reports showed that Donald J. Trump's nonprofit foundation did not have the proper paperwork to raise donations, the office of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issue...
10:08 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Click anywhere in a blank square and see where 160,000 other people have clicked
This is an experiment to see what part of a blank square people will click. After you do it, you can see the heat map of all the clicks. (The image here is just a detail and hopefully won't influence ...
10:02 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing A melody written by a crowd, now looking for lyrics
This song was written by popular vote on which note should follow the previous voted upon note. Now that the melody is complete, CrowdSound is asking the crowd to vote on the lyrics, one word at a tim...
09:56 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Stupendous library cake
This amazing cake was created by Kathy Knaus.(via Crazy Abalone) (more…)...
09:53 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Turn innocent URLs into suspicion arousing ones
Enter a URL into URLify.io and it will give a "shady" URL that takes you to the same place. Here's the URL for boingboing.net: https://6h2.xyz/necro_gxxcz_cheap-krokodil_glkz_isis-dark-net_downloadIt ...
09:52 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Sen Mitch McConnell blames Obama for bill that Obama vetoed and McConnell repeatedly voted for
Congress has overridden Obama's repeated veto for the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act," which allows US citizens to sue the Saudi government over its alleged complicity in the 9/11 attacks ...
09:49 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Things I miss: The Swanson TV Dinner
I remember, as a child, actively wanting to eat! Inexplicably, one of the things I really loved was the Swanson TV Dinner!During World War II the United States needed a quick and tasty meal that worke...
09:45 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Guy stands in front of rip-off exchange bureau in Prague to warn tourists
Janek runs an online guide to Prague. In this video, he stood in front of an infamous tourist trap exchange bureau in Prague all day and warned people who walked in to go down the street to a legit ...
09:26 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Quit wasting time on repetitive tasks with this award-winning Mac app
Keyboard Maestro isMacworld Editors Choice winning productivity software for good reason.The original and main feature is its macro workflow. You can set up macros to do basically anything. Do you use...
09:22 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Polish women go on strike over insane abortion law
Poland's ultra-right government has passed an insane, incoherent ban on abortion that is so badly drafted that it potentially criminalizes miscarriage and surgeries to save the lives of fetuses. (more...
09:14 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Machine learning, deep-fat fryers, and community cultivation
Maciej Cegowski's (previously) speech at the Library of Congress, "Deep-Fried Data," describes the way that data begs to be analyzed and how machine learning is like a deep-fat fryer -- a fryer make...
08:57 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Survivors of CIA torture describe homebrew electric chair used at Afghan black site
Lufti al-Arabi, a Tunisian man who was arrested in Pakistan while studying at university, spent 13 years in the CIA's notorious "Salt Pit" prison (AKA "Detention Site COBALT") in Afghanistan, enduri...
08:41 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Jo Walton's "Informal History of the Hugos" coming July 2017
Tor will collect Jo Walton's excellent series of essays on the winners and nominees of the past Hugos in a book called An Informal History of the Hugos coming in July 2017. (more…)...
08:22 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Visualizing the latent emotional and bureaucratic labor in our material world
Work, today's XKCD installment, hypothesizes the latent, invisible human effort that went into the everyday things around us, from the hours of meeting-time to decide upon the length of the stem of a ...
08:15 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Meth, Hitler and the Reich: the true, untold story of the Nazis' dependence on coke, meth and oxy
Novelist Norman Ohler became fascinated with the Third Reich's reliance on opiods and methamphetamines when DJ Alexander Kramer mentioned it to him in passing; he set out to write a novel, but in Blit...
07:52 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Amazing glitch in the matrix caught on camera
"Glitch in matrix at my local coffee shop today," posted by oldmontgomeryflange at /r/pics....
07:45 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Robots 3D-printed with shock-absorber skins
MIT researchers developed a method to 3D print robots with soft, shock-absorbing materials that can be "programmed" to desired elasticity to protect bouncing bots, drones making hard landings, and e...
07:37 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Report paints UK as the sick man of Europe
The pro-Brexit narrative insisted that the UK was one of Europe's greatest, most vibrant economies, and that, unshackled from European regulation, the country would be able to soar to the heights it d...
07:34 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Republican Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore removed from office for gross misconduct
It's officially a suspension, but it lasts the rest of his term: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from office for gross misconduct Friday for abusing his office to try and block same-sex ma...
07:27 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing The evolution of the "baseball game equality" meme
Craig Froehle tracks the odd convolutions of his famous illustration of how conservatives and liberals view the notion of equality. It's been simplified, expanded, twisted, tucked in and turned inside...
07:16 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Voices from the on-demand economy
Over the last year, my colleagues at Institute for the Future's Workable Futures Initiative conducted ethnographic interviews with more than 30 people across the country who use on-demand work platfor...
07:00 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing This is competitive indoor skydiving
It's quite surreal and feels rather retro-futuristic. "1st FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championship - Silver Medallists - Czech Team "MAD RAVENS" (FAI Parachuting)...
06:10 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Google's Pixelphone leaked, is just another boring phone
UK retailer Carphone Warehouse broke Google's embargo on its much-awaited Pixel Phone, revealing it a day early.Both devices will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 CPU clocked at 2.15GHz, with 4GB of RAM...
05:23 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Best sweaters of British television in the 1980s
Curious British Telly has done the work, finally, to assemble the penultimate collection of 1980s fashion errors and exaltations: 22 of the Most Hideous Jumpers on British TV in the 80s. Noel Edmonds ...
05:05 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing What Anakin and Donald have in common
This is apparently the work of writer David Gerrold, of "The Trouble With Tribbles" fame. Brilliant!...
04:50 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing The Pixar logo gets a canine makeover
I have just met you, and I love you. [via DeviousBSTRD on Reddit]...
04:46 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing The tragic tale of a crabs lost love
KC Green of Gunshow Comics offers a heartbreaking crustacean love story: (more…)...
04:46 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing This K-pop star is the new Katniss
17-year-old Chou Tzuyu Tzu-yu of the Korean pop group Twice tried her hand at archery on Koreas Idol Star Athletics Championships. And she wound up gracing us with the most badass hair flip ever. May ...
04:46 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Neon street mural transforms seedy South Philly side street
Percy Street is one of those irregular side streets found in older American neighborhoods like South Philadelphia. Cramped and dark, it became a favorite haunt of ne'er-do-wells until the installati...
04:46 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Cheeky eight-year-old moves "boy" clothes into Tesco's girl section
Daisy Edmonds had enough of gendered clothes at her local Tesco, so she took matters into her own hands in the best way after a mini-rant. She moved some shirts that said "Hero" among clothes intend...
04:37 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Boy throws ball, ball fights back
Hubris, man, gets you every time....
04:33 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing YouTube viewing tips you never learned (or maybe forgot)
Since the average user spends over 40 minutes on YouTube each session, this handy refresher course may manage your experience for the better. Vlogbrothers come to the rescue with this handy video th...
03:49 am PDT - Mon, October 3, 2016
BoingBoing Calculate how much you'd pay in taxes if you paid the same rate as Donald Trump
Here's an amusing piece of "editorial code" at Hillary Clinton's campaign site: "Weve developed a formula to calculate how much you would pay in taxes if you paid the same as Donald Trump."...
09:41 am PDT - Sun, October 2, 2016
BoingBoing Make: jointed, hot glue-gunned cardboard toys
The Grid Kit makes a range of DIY toys that you punch out of precut cardboard sheets, glue-gun and assemble; the finished toys have working joints and can be painted or left plain. (more…)...
09:33 am PDT - Sun, October 2, 2016
BoingBoing Petition: make the FBI explain why they didn't bring criminal charges against bank execs
Last month, Senator Elizabeth Warren published an open letter to FBI director James Comey observing that, in revealing details of its investigation into the Clinton email scandal, the Bureau had seemi...
09:24 am PDT - Sun, October 2, 2016
BoingBoing Google: if you support Amazon's Echo, you're cut off from Google Home and Chromecast
A closed-door unveiling of the forthcoming Google Home smart speaker platform included the nakedly anticompetitive news that vendors whose products support Amazon's Echo will be blocked from integra...
07:06 am PDT - Sun, October 2, 2016
BoingBoing L.A. judge admonished for mistreating prospective jurors
The L.A. Times reports that L.A. County Judge Edmund W. Clarke Jr. was admonished after abusive remarks to prospective jurors in a 2014 murder trial. His "misconduct demonstrates a pattern of discourt...
07:32 pm PDT - Sat, October 1, 2016
BoingBoing Trump tax records reveal "he could have paid no federal income tax for decades"
The New York Times obtained Donald Trump's 1995 tax records. These records show that Trump declared a $916 million loss that year, and because the sum was so substantial, it could have allowed him to...
04:33 pm PDT - Sat, October 1, 2016
BoingBoing Commercial Finance Association pays Rudy Giuliani to offer his thoughts on Mexicans in the kitchens of New York
The Commercial Finance Association, a financial services group, hired former New York mayor and noted windbag Rudy Giuliani to do a speech for them. During this speech, Giuliani made racist remarks ab...
08:30 am PDT - Sat, October 1, 2016
BoingBoing Company suspected of blame in Office of Personnel Management breach will help run new clearance agency
In 2014, the US Office of Personnel Management was hacked (presumably by Chinese spies), and leaked 22,000,000+ records of Americans who'd applied for security clearance, handing over the most intimat...
08:21 am PDT - Sat, October 1, 2016
BoingBoing The OktoberFIST
Evidently on sale at an Oktoberfest someplace. Unattractive at any price. Via Imgur.I've always had a weird thing for women in a dirndl. Kinda the costume of the oppressor, I guess....
08:08 am PDT - Sat, October 1, 2016
BoingBoing Wells Fargo started demanding fraud of its employees in 1998; Illinois cuts Wells off from state business
Wells Fargo made a habit of firing employees who didn't make unrealistic sales targets, turning a blind eye to the fraud they had to commit in order to keep their jobs (and firing the whistleblowers w...
07:54 am PDT - Sat, October 1, 2016
BoingBoing Your next DDoS attack, brought to you courtesy of the IoT
The internet is reeling under the onslaught of unprecedented denial-of-service attacks, the sort we normally associate with powerful adversaries like international criminal syndicates and major govern...
02:00 am PDT - Sat, October 1, 2016
BoingBoing Start listening to audiobooks with 60 days of free Audible
Amazon'sAudibleis hands-down the most popular place to find audiobooks. With its library of over 180,000 books, Audible has the biggest audiobook selection in the world, and a membership gets you a fr...
05:34 pm PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Here's the Donald Trump sex tape (sort of)
GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump made a grotesque little cameo appearance in a Playboy softcore porn video released back in 2000. Do not worry, the appearance was very brief and he kept his cloth...
04:54 pm PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Trump can't stop lying about Cuba, or threatening the truth-tellers who expose him
Kurt Eichenwald writes today in Newsweek: The response of Donald Trump and his staff on September 29 to the revelation that one of his companies illegally violated the Cuban trade embargo during Fidel...
04:01 pm PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing There's a "Garbage Pail Kids" Topps card set for the 2016 Presidential Race, and it's pretty great
Topps has released a 2016 Presidential campaign themed "Garbage Pail Kids" edition. They're updating the series pretty quickly! There's already a Donald Trump vs. Alicia Machado card. (more…)...
02:46 pm PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Mystery man smashes up Apple store
This video depicts a man in the Dijon Apple store smashing up phones and laptops with a metal ball. Everyone just lets him get on with it, presumably for legal reasons or corporate policy. By the ti...
02:18 pm PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing California now requires conviction before civil asset forfeiture
California police departments' license to steal cash from innocent people has been restricted, thanks to a new bill signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. Let's hope the federal government follows...
02:09 pm PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Everything Change: free anthology of prizewinning climate fiction
Arizona State University's Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative held a short story contest to write "climate fiction," judged by Kim Stanley Robinson and others; now the best stories have been c...
12:24 pm PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Minimalist leather slim front pocket wallet
It's time for me to get a new wallet. I just ordered this "minimalist leather slim front pocket wallet" for $5.59 (using coupon code 5TEE8S7P on Amazon). I don't know when the code will expire. I'll g...
12:08 pm PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Woman Rebel Peter Bagge's graphic bio of the controversial founder of Planned Parenthood
See sample pages from this book at Wink.Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter BaggeDrawn and Quarterly2013, 104 pages, 6.8 x 9.1 x 0.7 inches (hardcover)$15 Buy a copy on AmazonWhen I think ...
11:46 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Easy way to make a self-balancing gyroscopic wheel
A YouTuber who goes my the moniker De Facto has instructions for building a gyroscopic wheel using a little DC motor, a 9V battery, a CD, a hard disk platter, some cork, and a dab of hot glue. Nifty...
11:39 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Man accidentally launches carbonated beverage bottle
Watch what happens when this gentleman throws a carbonated beverage bottle on the concrete.Wait for it...See also:https://youtu.be/qQK00RM3JsI...
11:20 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing When you grow a pumpkin inside a plastic mold, this is what happens
What happens when you grow a pumpkin inside a plastic mold,shared by IMGURian "WuTangClams." (more…)...
10:50 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Frisky robot opens door
Meet Ghost Robotics' adorable Minitaur quadruped robot. Here's an excerpt from IEEE Spectrum's interview with Avik De and Gavin Kenneally, who are on the development team at Professor Dan Koditschek...
10:36 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing What has Trump lied about today, chart edition, Sept 30
Part of an ongoing series by weird chart-maker Scott Bateman; link to today's edition....
10:34 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Finally got my Emacs setup just how I like it
JWZ has discovered the greatest Google Image search. (more…)...
10:31 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing R2-D2 French press pot
Thinkgeek's $40 R2D2 French press coffee-pot starts shipping in early November, in time for Xmas delivery. Holds 32oz, BPA-free, and the carafe is dishwasher safe. (more…)...
10:27 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Electronic voting machines suck, the comprehensive 2016 election edition
It's been thirteen years since we started writing here about the shenanigans of the electronic voting machine industry, who were given a gift when, after the contested 2000 elections, Congress and the...
10:06 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Shadow Regulation: the secret laws that giant corporations cook up in back rooms
The winner-take-all economy has turned virtually every industry into a cartel (four record labels, two cable companies, two phone operating systems, etc) who operate without fear of competition regula...
09:58 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Wells Fargo illegally repossessed 413 service members' cars
Besides stealing money from customers by creating fake accounts and then charging them fees, Wells Fargo is in trouble for repossessing 413 cars owned by US military service members. The bank did so w...
09:53 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing The Slider: an alluring, machined-metal worry-stone
Machinist/sculptor Christ Bathgate (previously) can't keep up with demand for his latest "pocket sculpture," a kinetic piece that's designed to be soothing to fidget with. (more…)...
09:44 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing EFF to court: don't let US government prosecute professor over his book about securing computers
In July, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Dr Matthew Green, a Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute Assistant Professor of Computer Science; now the US go...
09:32 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing On a Sunbeam, a science fictional webcomic
On a Sunbeam is a science fiction webcomic from competitive figure skater/comics creator Tillie Walden. Next year, Firstsecond will publish a memoir about her 12 years as a skater; if On a Sunbeam is ...
09:23 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Matt Furie on the experience of having his Pepe the Frog character hijacked by white supremacists
Before Pepe the Frog was a hate symbol used to promote white supremacists and Donald Trump, he was a sweet webcomics character in Matt Furie's gently weird webcomic Boy's Club. (more…)...
09:17 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Portland made a fantastic video to woo Japanese tourists
"Odnarotoop" is Portland spelled backwards with Japanese pronunciation. It's also the name of this Terry Gilliam-esque video with a catchy song.Here's the English translation of the lyrics:These are...
09:14 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Kickstarting a second volume of Hugo Award nominees
Following on last year's successful campaign to produce a giant anthology of Hugo Award-nominated short fiction, David Steffen is once again raising funds for a second volume. (more…)...
09:04 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Arkansas lawmaker who pushed law protecting right to video police is arrested for videoing an arrest
Officer Jeff Thompson of the Little Rock Police Department arrested Arkansas state Representative John Walker for recording their treatment of a black man who had been put in handcuffs during a traffi...
08:56 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Austerity kills the last steam-powered loom in the world
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtALjfYav0kLancashire Council is shutting down five of its museums, including Burnley's Queen Street Mill Museum, widely known for its appearances in the King's Speec...
08:43 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing A journalist on lessons from his Theranos takedown
Nick Bilton's analysis of his Theranos expos shows how bad actors like Elizabeth Holmes can misuse employees and government regulators, but he is especially critical of access journalism practiced in ...
07:49 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Lin-Manuel Miranda makes a one-act musical out of a single run-on Trump sentence
It's got a catchy beat, I could dance to it! (And Peggy!) (more…)...
07:32 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Stormtrooper helmet with thermochromic coating
YouTuber SolarColorDust likes to coat things in thermochromic dust (the kind in mood rings and some thermometers). Here's a stormtrooper helmet. (more…)...
07:31 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Hundreds of cops misuse databases yearly, says report
An investigation by the Associated Press found 675 police officers were jailed or disciplined for misusing police databases from 2013 to 2015, and that's just the ones who were caught.Sadie Gurman a...
07:31 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Adorable doglike robot can climb fences and open doors
The Ghost Minitaur is the latest iteration of terrifyingly cute agile legged robots. I for one welcome our doglike robot overlords. (more…)...
07:31 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Controversial road diet reduced accidents, say scientists
Los Angeles is a car town, so it's controversial to promote "road diets," a form of roadway reconfiguration intended to slow cars and reduce collisions, especially with cyclists and pedestrians. Scien...
06:16 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Rosetta space probe sends last photo before striking comet to complete its mission
Here's the last image from Europe's space probe Rosetta, taken 50m from the surface of 67P. (more…)...
04:13 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing The Rocky Horror Picture Show and four decades of queer sci fi punk
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02:00 am PDT - Fri, September 30, 2016
BoingBoing Here's the Boing Boing Store's monthly best seller list
#1. A-Audio Legacy Noise Cancelling Headphones with 3-Stage Technology The A-Audio Legacy Headphones are the Boing Boing Store's best seller this month, and its easy to see why. With 40mm drivers...