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10:43 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing New Mexico Greyhound Bus Crash: Multiple deaths, serious injuries. 49 were on board.
Multiple deaths and many people with serious injuries are reported in a Greyhound bus crash on a freeway in New Mexico, police say. (more…)...
10:40 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Mastercard sold Google data on cardholders' in-store credit card use
Bloomberg:For the past year, select Google advertisers have had access to a potent new tool to track whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a physical store in the U.S. That insight came tha...
10:28 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Amazon not releasing new Woody Allen movie as planned
Oh no! For the first time since 1981 there will be no Woody Allen this year,lulzed Joe Berkowitz, speaking for me also, and everyone who's grossed out by Woody Allen.NOW how will we get our required a...
10:18 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Trump on Mueller probe: 'I view it as an illegal investigation'
I view it as an illegal investigation, President Donald Trump said today, referring to Special Counsel Robert Muellers probe. (more…)...
10:01 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing I finally added weights to my DIY Peloton set-up
I have posted a couple times about my DIY Peloton indoor exercise bike. I recently added weights for the arm and chest exercises. I like them. (more…)...
09:34 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing What's this ex-ICE official doing at an anti-Muslim hatefest in Virginia?
America is at stage two Islamic Cancer, says the founder of ACT for America. Why exactly is Thomas Homan, former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), speaking at their up...
09:12 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Florida sheriff makes reasonable stand-your-ground shooting sound like casual murder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkKjkCBCGFsJason Boek swerved his truck in front of an Uber driver at 2 a.m., forced him to pull over, then approached his vehicle while claiming to have a pistol and t...
09:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Trump says Sessions to remain Attorney General until after midterms
Hey, a lot can happen in 8 weeks.Donald Trump, President of the United States, said today he's keeping Attorney General Jeff Sessions around until after the midterm elections in November. (more&helli...
06:30 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing That time Daryl Hannah and Neil Young got married
Did you know that Canadian music icon Neil Young and American mermaid-patch-eyed-movie-psychopath icon Daryl Hannah have been dating since 2014? If not, you'll raise an eyebrow over the fact that all ...
06:25 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Canada's Prime Minister mandates examination of a full ban on handguns and assault weapons
Justin Trudeau, Canada's Prime Minister, has released a wide-ranging mandate letter asking Canada's Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, Bill Blair, to "[L]ead an examination of ...
05:18 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Someone pulled their dick out: Louis C.K. and the #MeToo movement
People make mistakes. They commit crimes. Sometimes they pull their erect dick out and start masturbating in front of female colleagues. Louis C.K. recently performed for the first time since confirmi...
05:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Mdecins Sans Frontires is on the front lines of the Mexican drug war
The northwestern Mexican state of Guerreros ocean side vistas, Mayan and Zapotec heritage and mountainous terrain would make it a postcard-pretty place to be—if it werent for all the murder and ...
04:03 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing FBI dumps all over Trump's Clinton-China hacking distraction
Trump repeating conspiracy theories does not make them true, Fox NEWS has to repeat them 30 more times.Via Ars Technica:The Federal Bureau of Investigations issued a terse statement today regarding Pr...
03:34 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing New York City renamed as "Jewtropolis" in Snapchat maps
New York City was vandalized in OpenStreetMap, and as a result renamed as "Jewtropolis" in Snapchat and other applications that ultimately depend on the service for mapping.The company called it an ac...
03:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing This suitcase is taking no prisoners
Yeah... maybe hold on to your suitcase when you're riding an escalator. Or, better yet, take an elevator if you can....
02:20 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing $2m "fentanyl" bust turns out to be big bag of sugar
Last week, New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon boasted of making one of the largest seizures in the state after hauling 12 pounds of "fentanyl" from a drug bust. Sadly for McMahon, the state crime l...
02:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing A hummingbird feeder you can wear
Here's something unusual: a hummingbird feeder that clips onto the brim of a baseball cap.Jeff Driscoll of Dubuque, Iowa makes and sells all kinds of other strange hummingbird feeders, including this ...
01:15 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Weird Al's request: 'Please don't pickaxe my star...'
Yesterday, "Weird Al" Yankovic (finally!) got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During his acceptance speech at the ceremony, he had one small, completely reasonable request:Please, please don...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Document your adventures with the world's smallest camera drone
Drones capture stunning aerial photos, but not all of us have the piloting expertise to fly one without creating an impromptu shower of plastic confetti. Engineered with adjustable gyro sensitivity an...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Netflix to release Orson Welles' final film in November
Come November 2, you will have the opportunity to see Orson Welles' final film on Netflix and in select theatres, a work titled The Other Side of the Wind. Netflix purchased the footage in March 201...
12:30 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing A timelapse of Cthulhu being carved into a watermelon
Here's something that might make H. P. Lovecraft proud (or just really, really confused): a watermelon carved to look like Cthulhu.In this very dramatic timelapse video from 2014, Italian sculptor V...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing A cowboy in New Jersey built a ridable e-horse for himself
What do you do with an old Texas rodeo cowboy when he marries a Jersey girl, hes up in Jersey, and he has no place to keep a horse in Cranford? You make a mechanical horse!Steve Bacque, aka the Craz...
11:51 am PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Moon Viewing Burger: a McDonald's meal you can only get in Japan
Every fall in Japan, McDonald's releases a Moon Viewing Burger (Tsukimi Burger). Basically, it's a burger with a perfectly round fried egg in the middle somewhere. This year added to the regular lin...
08:51 am PDT - Thu, August 30, 2018
BoingBoing Magician and audience make two guys believe they are invisible
Netflix has a new magic six-part series called Magic For Humans. The show's star, magician Justin Willman, worked with an audience to help him pull off the trick in this clip. Working together, they...
11:43 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing A 10-person task force is hunting the serial cat killer in Washington state
This post is going to be super upsetting if you are a cat person. I am sorry. (more…)...
11:23 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Andrew Cuomo tells Cynthia Nixon, 'Can you stop interrupting?'
The primary debate between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon got pretty intense. (more…)...
11:11 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's government denying passports to some Americans born near U.S.-Mexico border: WaPo
They served in the Army, Border Patrol and as police. They have legitimate U.S. birth certificates. But Trump's government is denying their passport applications and telling them they aren't U.S. citi...
10:59 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Denver cop tells reporter to "act like a lady" as he cuffs her for filming arrest of black man
Susan Greene, the editor of the Colorado Independent, was handcuffed and detained by Denver police while attempting to film them near the Colorado State Capitol building. When she points out to office...
10:45 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Air Canada hacked, user info stolen. If you're a user, change your password.
I enjoy flying with Air Canada. I did not, however, enjoy the email I received from them this morning warning me they'd been hacked. (more…)...
10:33 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Giant python slithers around Poland scaring everyone
For nearly two months now, the people of Poland have been captivated by the tale of a missing 16-foot python that is believed to be slithering around Warsaw still. (more…)...
10:19 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Picular, a search engine for colors
Picular is a simple, very nicely-done search engine for colors. Above is is puce, french for "flea", the color of laundered but still-bloodstained fabric. The green swatch is legit, as it has a second...
10:17 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing 'Act like a lady,' Denver police tell journalist as they handcuff and detain her for photographing them
Are you fucking kidding me? Susan Greene responds. Act like a lady?There you go, the police officer says. Now you can go to jail. (more…)...
08:56 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing My cat went nuts for this wall-mounted brush
On Monday I posted a video of a young cow enjoying a rotating brush called the Happycow. I wrote, "I think my cats would go for a Happycat." It turns out there is something similar - the Self Groome...
07:35 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing If you are anywhere near Tokyo you must go to teamLab's Borderless exhibition
When we were in Tokyo earlier this month I went with my family along with David and his kid to teamLab's Borderless interactive exhibition at the Mori Building digital Art Museum in Tokyo. To say we w...
07:22 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Baseball is boring, so announcers pick on distracted attendees
So little goes on at a baseball game the announcers have time to pick on the crowd for being bored....
07:01 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing LA has a cool exhibit about making robots at the new Japan House
A couple of weeks ago Carla and I went to the newly opened Japan House in Hollywood to see a presentation about prototyping of robots. Japan House is a combination gallery, shop, event venue, and rest...
06:48 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing New Acer gaming chair certainly is something
This is a chair? The contraption looks straight out of Robocop. Acer has announced, and Tom's Hardware Guide has tested, the PREDATOR THRONOS. This is a robotic, tilting, rumbling, video game chair ...
06:22 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing 15 sick burns on Tweetin' Trump
The whiner-in-chief frequently turns to Twitter to complain about how he is mistreated and misunderstood. While his relatively small coterie of lickspittle sycophants lap it up, people with more than ...
05:35 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Horse perplexed by statue of horse
https://youtu.be/4AWrCF-bo3IA handsome stallion is introduced to an inanimate denizen of the Uncanny Valley. You can almost hear it thinking, "What eldritch horror has been loosed upon the earth?"Imag...
05:17 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing GOP candidate for Florida governor warns people not to "monkey this up" by electing black candidate
Ron DeSantis, who won the GOP nomination in Florida's gubernatorial race, went on Fox News to issue a dire warning not to "monkey this up" by voting for Andrew Gillum, the black mayor of Tallahassee w...
04:37 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing You are an adorably malevolent all-consuming hole in this video game
Donut County is a new video game in which you play a hole in the ground that tries to swallow up everything. The more the hole eats, the bigger it gets. It reminds me a bit of Katamari Damacy, the g...
04:32 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing High schooler yanks MAGA hat off classmates head, slaps teacher, earns suspension
Kids today. They understand a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, symbol when they see one.Via CBS News:A Union Mine High School student is facing battery charges after an altercation in...
04:23 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing You are a horrible goose in this video game
Further proof that Anatidae are the meanest of birds.It's a lovely morning in the village and you are a horrible goose.Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let l...
04:03 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Indicted, wife-blaming Rep. Duncan Hunter suddenly stops blaming wife
San Diego Republican Congressperson Duncan Hunter threw his wife under the bus over his indictment for gross financial abuses. Speaking to a women's group of volunteers, Hunter is now all about family...
03:40 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing My favorite 70s style leather cuff of an Apple Watch band
This is my daily wear Apple Watch band.Apple Watch is a fantastic fitness tracker, but its ability to switch bands in mere seconds is a pretty great feature as well. I have bands dress up, and bands f...
03:33 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Oops! News reporter blames plane crash on defective "flux capacitator"
When Boston 25 news reporter Kathryn Burcham was at the scene of a plane crash in Hanson, Massachusetts, she reported live that, according to the pilot, "the issue was with a defective flux capacitato...
03:31 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Aid workers use computer model to help stop cholera in Yemen dead in its tracks
Last year in Yemen, cholera ran rampant. In a single week, the United Nations reported 50,000 new cases of the diarrhea and vomit-inducing illness. In 2018, thanks to computer modeling, the number of ...
02:19 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing School police officers busted for selling banned soda to students
For more than a decade, Connecticut public schools have banned the sale of sodas to students as part of a health initiative. But at West Haven High School, sodas could still be purchased if you knew w...
01:54 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Meat vending machines in New York
Applestone Meat Co. has installed meat vending machines at their Stone Ridge, NY shop with plans to deploy 24-hour meat machines in Hudson, Scarsdale, and Manhattan. From Bloomberg:Each is filled with...
01:15 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Cow racing isn't for the meek
In Indonesian culture, Pacu Jawi, or cow racing, is kind of a big deal. Used by famrers to pass the time after they've harvested their crops and, more recently to attract tourists to rural areas and...
01:06 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Every U.S. president dragged
InstantSunrise on Twitter embarked upon a Twitter epic: dragging every single U.S. president in chronological order. [via Kottke]George Washington: Dude was a shit-ass general who owned slaves and wh...
12:58 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Hackers can listen to smartphone and computer displays to know what content you're consuming
It's getting more difficult with every passing day to keep from being spied upon by nefarious tools interested in getting their hands on your personal information, creeping on what you're browsing wit...
12:57 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Goats friendlier for happy human faces
If you're worried about menacing gangs of goats roaming the moor, here's how to sweeten the savage beasts: smile. Scientists found that "goats are drawn to humans with happy facial expressions." The t...
12:40 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Copyright law a poor shield against online harassment
Sarah Jeong's book The Internet of Garbage was first published in 2015. Then a timely primer about online harassment, the structure of the internet, and why corporate policies can't and won't deal wit...
12:21 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing The best of SIGGRAPH 2018
All of 2018's latest computer graphics techniques and toys in one eight-minute video. I hope you like ray tracing! More....
12:15 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Matt Smith joins 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Fresh off his role as Prince Philip in The Crown (oh, and a rather obscure British TV show called Doctor Who), Matt Smith has joined the cast of the yet-unnamed ninth installment of the Star Wars saga...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Have you ever heard of the superstition "Don't Pee on the Worm"?
One of the most baffling superstitions I've ever heard while living in Japan came from my mother-in-law. One day we were walking on a trail with my kindergarten-aged son when we looked down to see the...
11:45 am PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing WSJ: Yahoo plans to scan users' messages for data to sell to advertisers
Everything has a cost, especially in the realm of online services. It used to be a pretty common practice for providers of 'free' email services to scan their user's messages for data that'd be valuab...
11:30 am PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing In 1902, a "poison squad" tested dubious food additives by eating them
In 1902, chemist Harvey Wiley launched a unique experiment to test the safety of food additives. He recruited a group of young men and fed them meals laced with chemicals to see what the effects might...
11:27 am PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Zombear: adorable undead mascot for blue curry
Bears live in Japan, especially Hokkaido. So its no surprise that people hunt and eat them from time to time. Its also no shock that one of these animals might end up in a pot of curry. Bear curry isn...
11:01 am PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Billy Dare, Boy Adventurer, in "Murder in the Parlor!"
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11:00 am PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Pressured by union, Disney World raises minimum wage to $15
All Disney resort workers will be paid at least $15 an hour by 2021, reports Charles Pulliam-Moore. This is another win for workers, as just this past July unions representing almost 10,000 Disneyland...
01:44 am PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing California lawmakers vote to make electricity emissions-free by 2045
This is a pivotal moment for California, for the country, and the world.On Tuesday, California state lawmakers passed SB100, a major bill that would commit to making the states electricity supply comp...
01:29 am PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing 'VIOLENT EXTREMISM': Former Homeland Security official linked to white supremacists, per reports
Atlantic reporter Rosie Gray obtained emails that show a former Homeland Security employee was involved in planning social events with white supremacists, self-described racists, and 'white advocates'...
01:08 am PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's Orphans: 528 children still separated, 'severe attachment injuries' observed in migrant kids
Jacob Soboroff of NBC News has been covering the story of migrant kids separated from their families by Trump's violent policy at the Mexico border. Soboroff is in Florida today, where he stopped by a...
12:30 am PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Devin Nunes flew to London to get info on ex-spy who wrote Trump dossier: Reports
Congressman Devin Nunes, who is an oddly enthusiastic supporter of President Donald Trump's personal legal interests and chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, unsuccessfully tried to meet...
12:13 am PDT - Wed, August 29, 2018
BoingBoing Sexually transmitted diseases surge for 4th year in a row: CDC
In 2017, nearly 2.3 million STD cases were diagnosed in the USA, the highest number ever reported, topping previously highest year of 2016 by 200,000 cases.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre...
11:05 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Now Trump's fundraising off his own threat to regulate Google's search results
ICYMI: Today, Pretend President Donald Trump feuded with an algorithm after Googling his own name.Today the Trump administration threatened to regulate Google and internet search results, based on an ...
10:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing FILM: 'Calling All Earthlings' explores Integratron Time Machine of UFO 'contactee' George Van Tassel
CALLING ALL EARTHLINGS, the new documentary from filmmaker Jonathan Berman ('Commune,' 'The Schvitz') has it all: UFOs, a mystical dome in the Joshua Tree desert, psychic experiences, time travel, How...
09:44 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing This door folds open like origami
I'm not sure what the functional advantage of having a door like this is, but it looks like fun.Kinetic Folding Door designed by Warwick Turwey #design pic.twitter.com/9ymhFZJqkO— Studio Ana D&#...
09:21 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing A visit to Epic Nerd Camp
Epic Nerd Camp is a 5-day summer camp for adults in Pennsylvania's Poconos Mountains that celebrates cosplay, LARPing, RPGs, Quidditch, escape rooms, swordplay, wizarding, and many other special inter...
09:17 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Cardinal says Pope "has a bigger agenda" than addressing Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis.
Cardinal Blase Cupich offers a distinctively Catholic response to the church's renewed abuse crisis: the Pope "has a bigger agenda" than going down the "rabbit hole" of allegations. "He's got to get o...
09:08 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Commercial for Bugle Boy, New Wave-commodifying mall clothes from the 1980s
When I was 13, I unsuccessfully lobbied my dad to buy me Bugle Boy clothes from Merry-Go-Round. The closest I got was a pair of knock-off parachute pants. This Bugle Boy TV commercial from 1984 make...
07:28 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Who is this mysterious shackled woman ringing doorbells in Texas?
Police in Montgomery County, Texas are searching for this mysterious woman who was apparently ringing multiple doorbells in the middle of the night at subdivision over the weekend. From Click2Housto...
06:17 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Simply the best pet watering dish ever
This is absolutely the best pet watering dish we've ever had. (more…)...
05:58 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Waymo self-driving vans having "trouble turning left"
The Information reports that Google's self-driving automobile division is having trouble making progress and has blown at least one major deadline. Among the key problems: its vehicles have trouble tu...
05:26 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Guitar wall hangers: a 4-pack for $7
We used to have a lot of guitars, ukuleles, and cigar box guitars leaning against walls, stacked in closets, and hiding under beds. I bought this four-pack of guitar hanger hooks for $8 in January, no...
05:25 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Elon Musk again insinuates cave diver is a pedophile: "You don't think it's strange he hasn't sued me?"
Goaded by a tweet from writer Drew Olanoff, Tesla CEO Elon Musk again insinuated that the cave diver who mocked him during the Thailand cave rescue operation is a pedophile.The context: Musk had insis...
04:33 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing wideNES: see outside the viewport while playing classic games
wideNES is an ingenious tool that lets you zoom out of the NES game you're playing. It's a feature of ANESE, a new NES emulator developed by Daniel Prilik.wideNES is a novel technique to automatically...
04:23 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Sen. Wyden confirms that police Stingray cellphone surveillance gadgets disrupt emergency services
Cops use Stingrays—fake cellular towers that fool cellphones into connecting to them instead of the real thing—to track people and hack into their devices. Sen. Ron Wyden, in a publicized ...
04:15 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing 45th President of the United States a whiny narcissist
Over the course of my life, recently departed Senator John McCain has had me both cheering, and screaming, but he was absolutely due the same trappings as any other sitting US Senator who kicks the bu...
04:01 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Lowered car gets stuck on a speed bump at an auto meet
Oopsy.This lowered Toyota FR-S got stuck on a speed bump earlier this month at the Clean Culture ATL car meet in Duluth, Georgia. A bunch of folks stepped in to help the driver get his ridiculously ...
03:30 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing These mini tiki torch swizzle sticks actually light on fire
Artist Michael Grider of Santa Maria, California makes all kinds of neat tiki accessories. He's got his own branded cocktail umbrellas, bar spoons, and lots more.But it's his brass swizzle sticks that...
02:46 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Calcu-pen (1975)
Sadly for you, someone has already bought this rare Calcupen from Japan. But there's always another. From the Vintage Calculators Web Museum, which reports that it received weak reviews back in '75: T...
02:44 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Apple-1 up for auction
Of the 200 original Apple I computers ever made, only 60 or so are thought to have survived. One of them is now on the auction block. Expected to bring in $300,000, it includes an original Apple Casse...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing This is how your cat wants to be picked up
Did you know that cats like to be squished? In this now-viral video, YouTube's Helpful Vancouver Vet, Dr. Uri Burstyn, shares advice on how to handle a cat. Introduce yourself and then be prepared t...
01:19 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Game store accused of opening collectible card games and resealing them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPTC-gJT1eM&feature=youtu.beA Magic:The Gathering pre-release kit [Amazon] is about $25 and contains six booster decks and a D20. What would you think if you bought 14 ...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Master coding essentials with this bundle's hands-on projects
There's no shortage of coding training online. But, if you're looking to get your skills to an employable level, you'll need to get your hands dirty creating your own projects. Taking a practical appr...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Legendary Ray Villafane to teach a pumpkin carving class
Come Saturday, September 22, master pumpkin carver Ray Villafane will be teaching a class on subtractive sculpturing techniques so you can decorate your own gourds for the season. It happens at The Bu...
12:38 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Trump falsely claims Google is RIGGED to show bad things when you google "Trump News"
"Google search results for Trump News shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media," Trump tweeted this morning."In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories ...
12:21 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Rare new outing for Bill Hader's legendary Keith Morrison impression
Jimmy Kimmel recently challenged Bill Hader to perform his most obscure impression, the one he knows few will appreciate. Hader turns to the audience and says "I love Dateline. You guys watch Datel...
12:04 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Casey Kasem getting angry at his radio producers
NBC cutting abruptly from a solemn John McCain tribute to masturbating dolphin-masked comedians will go down in the annals of mind-bendingly inappropriate segues. But my favorite is this from DJ and...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing John Oliver sets the record straight
John Oliver's big enough to admit when he's wrong. He's so damn large, in fact, that he sat down behind his gigantic desk just to post this series of retractions to YouTube.Thank you, Kaiju John Oli...
11:45 am PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Cats in Hats, as found in Japanese capsule vending machines
No matter how old you are its always fun to pause and check out what's being sold in Japanese capsule vending machines (called Gotcha Gotcha in Japan). You know the ones where you insert a couple coin...
11:15 am PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing NASA legend Katherine Johnson turns 100 years old this week
So much of what we know about spaceflight, the moon and beyond can be attributed to mathematician Katherine Johnson. During the United States' race to the stars against the Soviet Union, Johnson serve...
10:42 am PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow new Trump song: 'If You Ever Got Impeached'
Randy Rainbow is on a roll. Last year he took on Omarosa and this week he's going one on one with Trump. He sings a new parody song called "If You Ever Got Impeached" to the tune of the Wizard of Oz...
02:21 am PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Jared Kushner's family real estate business fined $210,000 by New York regulators
Not a good day for the President's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. (more…)...
02:01 am PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Donald Trump reviews the film 'Citizen Kane'
An internet classic from before he became president. In 2016, Donald Trump shared his personal thoughts on 'Citizen Kane,' the iconic film by Orson Welles. Trump identified the film back in 1992 as hi...
01:00 am PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Spoilers: Drone shots of Burning Man 2018
On Monday, the Burning Man Webcast team shot some amazing high-res footage of this year's Burning Man using a drone. (more…)...
12:36 am PDT - Tue, August 28, 2018
BoingBoing Roger Stone denies not-yet-published story Trump knew of WikiLeaks DNC dump
Roger Stone's Instagram sure is weird. In an Instagram video he posted today, longtime Trump consigliere Roger Stone said that a Ronan Farrow story soon to be published in The New Yorker reports that ...
10:56 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing John McCain's farewell to America
Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday at age 81 from an aggressive form of brain cancer, wrote a farewell letter to America. The letter was read by family spokesman Rick Davis this afternoon. [you...
10:31 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Baylor University infiltrated campus sexual assault support groups
Baylor University infiltrated sexual assault survivor support groups, reports PR Week, using an employee to keep tabs on survivors and provide "PR strategy and talking points" to influence proceedings...
10:31 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Baylor University "infiltrated" campus sexual assault support groups
Baylor University infiltrated sexual assault survivor support groups, reports PR Week, using an employee to keep tabs on survivors and provide "PR strategy and talking points" to influence proceedings...
08:43 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Why dry spaghetti shatters when you snap it
When you snap dry spaghetti before dropping it into the pot, it sometimes results in an explosion of shards. To understand the physics of the phenomenon, MIT mathematicians used computer simulation ...
08:10 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing VIDEO: Trump failing to get Mexican president on voicemail
Today Trump pretended to get rid of NAFTA, and the best part of the show was his attempt to get President Enrique Pea Nieto of Mexico on speakerphone to ceremonially announce the virtually identical...
07:38 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing New York weekly newspaper's cover is a voter registration form
Ithaca's alt-weekly The Ithaca Times printed a New York State voter registration form on their cover this week. The medium is the message.We are using this weeks cover to provide all our readers with ...
07:11 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Young man's PhD research focuses on the historical secrets of summoning fairies
New PhD student Samuel Gillis Hogan and colleagues at the University of Exeter are launching a deep study of 15-17th century spell books to understand how people attempted to summon fairies throughout...
06:56 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Cool no-kill mousetrap traps mouse in soda bottle
https://youtu.be/64X_G0R0MtII'm not really interested in catching mice, but I like learning how different kinds of no kill mousetraps work. This simple but ingenious trap attaches to a 2-liter soda bo...
06:47 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: Spectacular air guitar performance by world champion amazes judges
Here's a stunning air guitar performance by Nanami Nagura, who won first place at the Air Guitar World Championships last week (she won the top prize four years ago as well). It's so cool, I had to ...
06:41 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing What do Japanese think of English swear words?
Asian Boss hit the streets of Tokyo to ask Japanese people what they thought of English curse words, oaths, insults, and epithets compared to Japanese ones. One person pointed out that English swear...
06:32 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing How to tell if a comatose patient is actually conscious
Neurologist Steven Laureys is an expert on the mysteries of consciousness. A researcher and clinician at the Belgian National Fund of Scientific Research he's known for testing comatose patients for a...
06:20 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing This cow is happy with the Happycow
Look at this rotating brush, called the Happycow. From the manufacturer's description:Through automatic controls, the cows start up the machine by themselves by a slight lift of the brush. After the m...
05:58 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Woman who got kicked off flight for screaming about crying baby gets Curb Your Enthusiasm treatment
Remember Susan Peirez, the jet passenger who screamed obscenities at a mother about her crying baby, then told the flight attendant that she was special because she worked for the governor of New Yo...
05:36 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Epic battle between baby elephant and goose
Geese and swans are mean birds by nature, and enjoy picking fights with humans and other large animals. Here, we see an especially nasty goose who decided that it wanted possession of a juvenile ele...
05:13 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Despicable as usual, Trump already returns White House flag to full staff after John McCain's death
The flag at the White House was only left at half staff in honor of Senator John McCain until just after midnight Monday morning. This breaks with the tradition that the flag remains at half staff for...
05:13 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Update: After scolding from American Legion, White House again lowers flag to half staff in honor of John McCain
UPDATE 8/27/18 3:35pm:After criticism from the American Legion and others, the White House decided to again lower the flag to half staff in honor of Senator John McCain late this afternoon. From CBS:I...
05:04 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Radiskull and Devil Doll are BACK in 'Coffee with Friends'
It has been years since internet sensations Radiskull and Devil Doll have graced our screens. Joe Sparks has brought them back. It is time to do evil again!I AM THE RADISKULL!!!!!!...
04:56 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Super comfortable $55 inflatable queen-sized bed
This inflatable bed is as comfortable as a regular mattress, and stores away in a corner of my closet. (more…)...
04:27 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Sacha Baron Cohen gets O.J. Simpson to joke about killing wives in awkward interview on "Who Is America?"
Sacha Baron Cohen posed as a "billionaire playboy" as he interviewed O.J. Simpson in yesterday's finale of Who Is America?. Sacha's character gleefully hinted that he'd killed his own wife, and O.J....
04:23 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter and the 'Bro Caucus'
It would appear that indicted Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)'s party boy lifestyle won he and his pals a cute name on 'the hill,' congressional aides knew them as 'the bro caucus.'Via Talking Po...
04:08 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Natas Kaupas' scenes from 1989's 'Streets on Fire'
Classic skateboarding movie with one of the absolute greats, Natas Kaupas.Full movie....
04:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Warring militant groups are making the fight against Ebola even more dangerous than it already is
Around a month ago, Ebola popped back up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, scant days after the World Health Organization had declared that another outbreak of the disease had come to an end. Tryin...
03:53 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing The amount of alcohol you should have is zero
A study entitled "Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 19902016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016" has determined that no one should ingest any al...
03:45 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Enjoy this shrimp-flavored popcorn for breakfast
Popcorn didnt always used to be a thing in Japan. As a matter of fact, when I arrived in 1990 (and for many years afterward) it was one of my please-send-me items for anyone willing to mail me a care ...
02:57 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this amazing standing double backflip
Esteemed tricker Nick Fry lands his first amazing standing double backflip. A post shared by 20 | TeamEH | Tricking (@nickfryy) on Aug 22, 2018 at 1:56pm PDT ...
02:37 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Minimum viable howl
Sleepy wolf Alawa is "hands down the laziest howler we've ever known," writes the Wolf Conservation Center on its YouTube Channel....
02:30 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing "Very Scary Story Gum" from Japan
Japanese summers are hot and humid and because (at least where I live) there is no central air conditioning, it can get pretty miserable. Japanese culture has many clever ways to beat the heat during ...
02:07 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Cops destroyed man's house with explosives to flush out hiding shoplifter, offered $5,000 in compensation
A homeowner is suing police in Greenwood Village, Colorado, after they destroyed his house with explosives to flush out a shoplifter hiding there. The cops maintained a 19-hour siege to collar Rober...
01:34 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Grim times for indie game devs
That pie chart shows the number of games released on Steam. The number of new titles being published there is overwhelming, almost doubling in 2015 alone and increasing anually by between a quarter an...
01:30 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Google to add Xbox One controller compatibility to Android
Given a choice of which controller Id rather use to play games, my response is always Xbox One. I like how beefy it feels run my hands. I bought one for playing Steam games with a while back and have ...
01:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing You can start this robot vacuum straight from your smartphone
We live busy lives, and while it would be nice to enter into a clean home every night, keeping your space tidy is one of those responsibilities that tends to fall through the cracks during the week. T...
01:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing ProtonVPN brings Swiss legal protection to the privacy game
From encryption strength to server count, there are plenty of factors to consider when purchasing a VPN, but one many users ignore is where their provider is based. Choosing a VPN in a country with we...
12:41 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Lapsed domain names paint "hack me" target on law firms
Law firms are singularly bad at technology, yet present a singularly delicious target to hackers. One particular vulnerability comes from all their abandoned domain names, which Gabor Szathmari writes...
12:31 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Rave.dk: artificially intelligent automatic mashups
Feed Rave.dj songs (i.e. YouTube videos or Spotify links) and it will mash them right up. It takes a while to generate the resulting remix, but the results are fascinating and often outrageously fun.M...
12:15 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing ShutUp10 makes using Windows 10 a whole lot more pleasant
Im now the proud owner of a Microsoft Surface Go with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. Its by no means a power house (Ill have a review for you sometime next week that addresses my user experience,) but ...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing British man's colon bursts due to an abundance of poop
That poop youve been holding in until you get home? Stop it: use a restroom as soon you can. The wind youre not breaking because youre only on your fourth date? Make an excuse to walk away from the ta...
11:45 am PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Modernist homes get a Thomas Kinkade-style makeover
This is one of those genius "I can't believe this hasn't been done already" kind of things. An architect from Indiana has photoshopped recognizable modernist homes into the overly sentimental, idyllic...
11:30 am PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Japanese toilet paper you didn't know you needed
While walking the aisles of the supermarket this evening, a friend spotted some green tea-scented toilet paper, with lovely embossed tea leaves, too. Photo: Richard Pavonarius...
11:27 am PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing Milo Yiannopolous plays the victim in Facebook tirade
Milo Yiannopolous is having a very bad week and just wants to eat his sushi in peace, you ungrateful bastards. A little backstory. Last week, Politicon (think Comic-Con but with less cosplay) announce...
11:24 am PDT - Mon, August 27, 2018
BoingBoing We're crossing our fingers for True Detective season three
The first season of True Detective was a sensation, arguably qualifying as some of the best television of all time. The show's second season? Not so much. While it wasn't bad, it wasn't particularly...
07:17 pm PDT - Sun, August 26, 2018
BoingBoing Four reported dead in shooting spree at video game tournament
Someone opened fire at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., killing at least three attendees and hurting many more. The shooter is also dead, police say. Horrific audio of the shooting (WARNING:...
07:17 pm PDT - Sun, August 26, 2018
BoingBoing Three dead in shooting spree at video game tournament
Someone opened fire at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., killing two other attendees and hurting 10 more more. The shooter is also dead, said police, naming a 24-year-old Baltimore man as the...
06:14 pm PDT - Sun, August 26, 2018
BoingBoing National Dog Day 2018
Happy National Dog Day.Video: Nemo, Photo: Zuul....
02:00 pm PDT - Sun, August 26, 2018
BoingBoing This photography bundle will help you take better photos
Anyone can activate the shutter on a camera, but dialing that device to just the right settings for a picture-perfect shot takes skill. Whether you want to take better photos for the 'gram or earn som...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, August 26, 2018
BoingBoing Oops, Cindy Sherman designed a pool float
Now photographer Cindy Sherman is getting in the weird pool float game. The floats featured selfie image was accidentally created when two pics merged in the artists phone: I took this photo to send t...
12:59 am PDT - Sun, August 26, 2018
BoingBoing NBC News solemnly announces the death of Sen. John McCain
Wait for the dolphins....
12:44 am PDT - Sun, August 26, 2018
BoingBoing Senator John McCain is dead
After announcing yesterday that the Arizona Senator and American war hero was discontinuing his treatment for glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, John Sidney McCain III has died. Senator...
09:39 pm PDT - Sat, August 25, 2018
BoingBoing President Trump colors U.S. flag wrongly in classroom photo op
As spotted by @2020fight on Twitter. How is this even possible? You can barely move in the United States of America but for all the flags. Flags on the walls, on posters and books. Flags on poles outs...
03:28 pm PDT - Sat, August 25, 2018
BoingBoing Like you're actually going to read this paper on computerized sarcasm analysis
Yeah, right. Sarcasm Analysis using Conversation Context. Whatever, Ghosh et al. Focusing on social media discussions, we investigate three issues: (1) does modeling conversation context help in sarc...
02:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 25, 2018
BoingBoing New technology sucks water out of thin air
Collecting water from the air is nothing new. Fog netstypically constructed using a sheet of plastic mesh hung between a pair of polesare often used in arid areas to capture water vapor. The vapor con...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 25, 2018
BoingBoing Why games cost more for the Nintendo Switch than other platforms
I own a Nintendo Switch. I deeply Enjoy my Nintendo Switch. I am not, however, thrilled to discover that I am paying more games for my Nintendo Switch than folks playing on other platforms are.From Ar...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 25, 2018
BoingBoing Kickstart an IT career with this 200 hour bundle
More companies are heading to the Cloud, and they're in dire need of capable IT professionals to keep them connected. With even entry-level positions offering high salaries, now is the ideal time to s...
12:17 pm PDT - Sat, August 25, 2018
BoingBoing Jay Leno's got the goods on the Christopher Nolan Batmobile
It's been years since the first of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies hit theaters, bringing with it one of the coolest rides in movie history: this Batmobile. In this video, Jay Leno talks to some o...
12:16 pm PDT - Sat, August 25, 2018
BoingBoing Don't Press My Whorl: a hairy superstition in Japan
Heres a word I learned in English today: hair whorl. Wikipedia defines it as a patch of hair growing in a circular direction around a visible center point. Hair whorls occur in most hairy animals, on ...
01:21 am PDT - Sat, August 25, 2018
BoingBoing Trump honors Qanon 'Democrat pedophile cult' conspiracy pushers with White House visit
Somehow, Lionel Lebron, the man behind the Qanon 'Democrat pedophile cult' conspiracy theory, managed to meet with Donald Trump on Thursday inside the office of the President of the United States at t...
01:05 am PDT - Sat, August 25, 2018
BoingBoing Sydney airport detains software developer Nathan Hague, seize devices, crack passwords, grab his files: Reports
British-Australian I.T. developer Nathan Hague was traveling through Australia's Sydney airport when authorities forcibly detained him and seized his devices, according to reports. Hague says his lapt...
12:13 am PDT - Sat, August 25, 2018
BoingBoing Yevgeniy Nikulin, Russian charged in 2012 LinkedIn & DropBox hacks, now of 'great interest' in Mueller probe
Why does the Russian embassy want to visit accused hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin so very badly, lawyers ask. Good question. (more…)...
11:50 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing The OZORA music festival is a psychedelic tribal gathering I keep coming back to
Every year, summer brings a merry-go-round of global music festivals. For the past 15 years, I've been keenly surfing the international weirdo festival circuit, from small parties to mainstream mega e...
11:47 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Fire breaks out at Tesla factory with 'history of frequent fires' reported
Tesla's Fremont, California factory is said to be running normally again, after a fire broke out Thursday around 5:20PM. No flamethrowers involved. (more…)...
09:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Weekend Tunes: Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
Joe Strummer would have turned 66 years old this week, had he not passed away. I still think about his music and miss him, every single day....
08:19 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing These excellent mesh zipper bags are back
I own 24 of these Japanese mesh zipper bags. A set of 8 (four 9" x 7" and four 8" x 5.5") cost just $9 on Amazon (with free Prime shipping). They are very well made and great for travel. I use one bag...
07:53 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Online Russian trolls hyped vaccination scares
Putin's army pushed our buttons over the anti-vax agenda during the 2016 US election, and likely beyond. The Russians do this to help spread distrust in the government, distrust in vaccines and to sow...
07:23 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Law and Order Republicans have suddenly discovered the undeniable injustice of "flipped" prosecution witnesses
Ken "Popehat" White, a former US Attorney turned criminal defense attorney, notes that the Republican outrage about "flipped" prosecution witnesses is awfully self-serving (given that Trump's bagman M...
07:18 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Four popular tourist scams in Europe
There are many ways to rip off tourists in Rome, Prague, Paris, and other beautiful European cities. Scammers have tried most of these cons on me. The best way to deal with them is to walk away withou...
06:42 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Black bear breaks into "The Shining"-inspired hotel in Colorado while 300 guests are asleep
A black bear opened the door to a Colorado hotel and moseyed on in. It climbed on furniture and inspected the lobby while 300 guests were sleeping in their rooms. It finally left without causing a s...
06:16 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing TSA racially profiles Muslim woman, makes her show her bloody sanitary towel
Harvard grad student Zainab Merchant is detained and invasively searched every time she flies; she's tried extensively to end this harassment, applying for Global Entry and Precheck, writing to her me...
06:09 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Road rage at 5mph leads to car flip
Two domesticated primates, ensconced in their respective horseless carriages, engage in a territorial dispute that results in an outcome that benefits neither of them.Certifiable road rager flips his ...
05:57 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing The Democratic Party is surging thanks to leftist policies, but its leadership are convinced they have to stop it
There's one thing that Democratic and Republican leaders agree on: that left-wing policies like Medicare for all are bad news for the Democratic policy -- the only people who disagrees with them are v...
05:54 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Rage erupts in a Tesla parking lot
The video begins with two women arguing in a Tesla dealer parking lot. They sound like they are speaking Chinese. One woman is sitting in the driver's seat with the door open. The other is standing ...
05:35 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing My Zippo axe is a multi-tool
I keep this Zippo Axe/Saw/Mallet in my camper van. It comes in really handy. (more…)...
05:35 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Prisoners in 17 states are on strike, demanding an end to prison slavery and basic human justice
For the second time in two years, America's prisoners have staged a mass, coordinated strike, demanding an end to slave labor for incarcerated people, channels for redress of grievances, an end to rac...
05:34 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: Vintage tank accidentally flips off ramp at military parade in Russia
https://youtu.be/zsabcIRTc0wA vintage Russian T34 tank flipped off a ramp and capsized during a military parade in Kursk, Russia yesterday. Fortunately, nobody was hurt....
05:28 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Just before Elvis died, he recorded this absolutely incredible performance of "Unchained Melody"
My friend Dustin Hostetler emailed me the video above with the subject line of "Do you like Elvis?"No, I don't like Elvis. I really don't even like Elvis ironically or as kitsch. But this performanc...
05:25 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Lyft will give free and half-price rides to the polls on election day
Lyft has teamed up with the Urban League, Voto Latino, the Urban League and the National Federation of the Blind to offer free and half-price rides to the polls for voters on November 6. "Transportati...
05:11 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing "Bad health care has killed more American artists than I can list"
Austin Kleon, explaining why artists and people who love them should be single-issue voters and why that issue should be Medicare for All: "Bad health care has killed more American artists than I coul...
05:08 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing John Lennon's murderer denied parole
Mark David Chapman who murdered John Lennon outside Manhattan's Dakota Hotel on December 8, 1980 was denied parol for the 10th time. Good. From the New York Department of Corrections and Community Sup...
05:02 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing The former head of the CDC arrested for sex abuse
Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2009 and 2017, was arrested today on charges of forcible touching, sex abuse, and harassment. Frieden allegedly ...
05:01 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Britain is a money-launderer's paradise, Part LXII
Paul Manafort's money-laundering conviction makes a convenient peg to hang Buzzfeed's investigation into shell companies in the UK off of; and what their excellent reporting reveals is a playground fo...
05:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite: Turn on 2FA, get a free dance
Fortnite players should login to their Epic Games account and activate Two Factor Authentication. Your account will be "more secure" and you'll get a free copy of the dance Boogie Down.I danced it a...
04:59 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Killer released from prison because second-degree murder and assault are not "crimes of violence"
A 38-year-old Montana man who assaulted his ex-girlfriend and killed his uncle is freed from prison after a judge says that second-degree murder and assault are not considered "crimes of violence."In ...
04:48 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Bad Lip Reading: Sarah Huckabee Sanders edition
Sarah Huckabee Sanders knows no shame....
04:37 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Video of small radio-controlled truck looks surprisingly like real 4x4 off-roading
This video of radio-controlled model trucks look like an autonomous Ford Bronco off-roading at the beach. It's actually a Traxxas TRX4 Sport radio-controlled truck that's just 21" in length. Excelle...
04:35 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Testing out the "Double Humane Mousetrap"
Pest control expert Shawn Woods tried out the Double Humane Mousetrap, which, as the name suggests, is a non lethal mousetrap with a spring-loaded door on either side, creating a tunnel for the mous...
03:56 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Windows 95 turned into a native app
Windows 95, that most beautiful of operating systems, has been turned into an application. It's available to download for MacOS, Linux and, indeed, modern editions of Windows. Tom Warren writes:Slack ...
02:52 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing How pioneering DJ Grandmaster Flash hacked together his first mixer
As a teenager in the 1970s, hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash hacked together his own DJ mixer in his bedroom. At the time, he was attending a vocational high school in the Bronx where he had develo...
02:51 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Sweaty trumpkin congressman blames wife for illegal campaign expenses
Heading to Fox News for a softball interview about the alleged misuse of campaign funds on vacations, video games and other personal expenses, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Northrup Grumman) blamed his wife.T...
02:26 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Man walks forward with feet facing backwards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdjbhXa-BgYMoses Lanham holds the Guinness World Record for "Fastest time to walk 20 m with feet facing backwards." He is known as "Mr. Elastic Man.""Contortionist Show...
02:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing App phones people so you can pretend to be their boss
What would you say to someone if you were randomly connected to them by phone and had the opportunity to roleplay as their boss? A fun new app allows you to play the Michael Scott, Bill Lumbergh, or w...
01:26 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Catholic high school suppressed student newspaper article, drawing wide attention to it
I have no idea why teenage girls would be suddenly removed from certain roles at a Catholic high school in a Denver suburb. But now I'm wondering, like many others, because the school administrators r...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Pinball wizard shares why the game isn't as random as it looks
In this Vox video, pinball legend Roger Sharpe explains that playing the game isn't random and shares how players can manipulate the balls to their advantage. Going into the video, I felt a little b...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Get perfect crispy rice at the push of a button with this cooker
Crispy rice is one of those dishes you're eager to order at your favorite sushi place but terrified to try making on your own. However, that's soon to change with theCrispy Rice Cooker, which lets you...
12:30 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing This nail dispensing hammer is a work of genius
Michael Young's an industrial designer. After over six years of tinkering, he came up with this frigging masterpiece of a prototype: a framing hammer that dispenses nails. If it ever makes it to mar...
12:05 pm PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Twitter invaded by astroturf army of Amazon-branded happy warehouse workers
If Amazon itself unleashed this astroturf army of Twitter personae to defend its employment practices, it goes immediately into the pantheon of corporate-brain PR disasters. If it's someone else, it's...
11:53 am PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing Review: Twelve South HiRise for MacBook laptop stand
Back in 2011, I bought a 27 Thunderbolt Display to use with my MacBook when I was at home, working at my desk. It was huge, heavy as hell and, with a full suite of ports baked into its butt, wicked us...
11:53 am PDT - Fri, August 24, 2018
BoingBoing AI robots to help teach english in Japan
Next year around 250 million yen will be spent to insert AI robots into 500 classrooms across Japan in an effort to improve children's English skills. An unnamed official in charge of international ...
11:30 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Nearly-forgotten all-female 'Summer of Love' band's debut album drops in the fall
You may remember Ace of Cups, the all-female band who once opened for Jimi Hendrix but whose musical careers got sidelined by motherhood. I wrote about the group in January after seeing a short KQED d...
10:33 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Russian arms maker Kalashnikov unveils retro electric car
So much for Tesla. AK-47 not included!The look was inspired by a Soviet hatchback model developed in the 1970s called Izh-Kombi, according to a statement on the Kalashnikov website.Its holding company...
10:30 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Toenails lovingly sculpted into tiny feet
Brought to you by Nail_Sunny, the Russian nail art chain behind "teeth nails," comes "feet nails."They're equally as creepy:https://www.instagram.com/p/BmtVpjInq39/?taken-by=nail_sunny(Mashable)...
10:30 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Fingernails lovingly sculpted into tiny feet
Brought to you by Nail_Sunny, the Russian nail art chain behind "teeth nails," comes "feet nails."They're equally as creepy:https://www.instagram.com/p/BmtVpjInq39/?taken-by=nail_sunny(Mashable)...
08:21 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing $20 for a 349-piece kit of tools for Dremels (and Dremel clones)
Use code EGKA3EHO to get this 349-piece box of rotary tools for Dremels (or my new favorite, the $15 Wen 2307). It's got everything you need to gouge, mar, and otherwise fuck-up the surface of any par...
08:18 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Find out who's manipulating you through Facebook political ads with ProPublica's free tool
There's information about political advertisingincluding the choices about how to target ads to you instead of someone elsethat's not in Facebook's Ad Archive, says ProPublica's Jeremy Merrill. It can...
07:56 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Exploring toxic ruins with the new Mavic 2 Zoom drone
Mavic drones are very cool, and the company recently released its newest model, the Mavic 2 Zoom Quadcopter ($1250). Jerry from the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel got one and when to the abandon...
07:52 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Bundyville: a bingeable new podcast that delves into the apocalyptic cult of Cliven Bundy
For many of us, the Cliven Bundy story started when a fringey rancher got a bunch of his militia pals to flex their white privilege by threatening to shoot federal law enforcement officers who'd deman...
07:41 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing #HurricaneLane bears down on Hawaii
Hurricane Lane is the greatest weather threat to Hawaii in decades, say storm experts. (more…)...
07:37 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Britain publishes Brexit advice guide for the likely event of a "no deal" divorce from Europe
The British government, veering toward a "no deal" exit from the European Union, has published "practical and proportionate" advice for citizens in the event of this taking place. The BBC posted excer...
07:36 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Meet the astounding Mozilla fellows for 2018
Mozilla's annual fellowships fund 10-12 months' of work by people who "put individuals in control of their personal data," "help connect the unconnected," "keep artificial intelligence accountable," a...
07:27 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Food company forced workers to eat from urinals to keep bathrooms clean
From a DW News Story (with the help of Google Translate): "The general manager of a food company in Zhangpu County, Fujian Province, put cooked potatoes in a urinal, stirred them up, and ordered the...
07:22 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing WTF? Procter & Gamble files trademark for 'WTF' 'LOL' 'NBD' and 'FML'
Oh, brands. Will you never learn. P&G is trying to give itself a Millennial Cool makeover by grabbing the intellectual property rights to the internet-origin expression 'WTF.' The only possible respon...
06:46 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing KKK nut who shot at black man protesting racist Charlottesville rally gets 4 years in prison (yay)
We went there to protect a monument, he said. (more…)...
06:41 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Man on flight to Tokyo urinates on another passenger
Denish Kishorchandra Parekh (24) may have been inebriated when he urinated on a 50-year-old Japanese passenger while they were on a flight from Chicago to Tokyo. According to Newsweek, the gentleman i...
06:37 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Craft: simple, fast Minecraft clone with just the basics
Fans of Minecraft who found that it had already gotten too fancy and complicated by 2010 should check out Craft, a clone by Michael Fogleman. It's pared down to the very basics, written in fast-as-hel...
06:10 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Winona and Keanu gush and giggle over each other
Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves, who have starred in four movies together, have teamed up again to star in Destination Wedding, which opens in theatres tomorrow. In this ET interview the pair can't st...
06:09 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing The Hit Points: foot-stomping video-game bluegrass covers
Gnat sent in a tip about The Hit Points, who use "bluegrass instruments used to make beautiful music from classic video games (Street Fighter, Legend of Zelda, Mario Brothers, etc.)" I'm inordinately ...
06:04 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Wickr announces a firewall-circumventing tool to help beat national censorship regimes
Wickr, a private, secure messaging company, has teamed up with Psiphon (previously), a spinout from Citizen Lab (previously) to allow its users to communicate even when they are behind national firewa...
06:01 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing A Nintendo Switch controller that fits adult hands
This $30 AnvFlik wireless Nintendo Switch controller has improved my game play experience. (more…)...
06:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing This guy made a little robot that mimics his expressions
"The purpose of my research and development is not to answer the philosophical theme 'Will a robot (or computer) obtain a mind or emotions like mankind,'" says Japanese artist Takayuki Todo, "but to...
05:56 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing National Enquirer publisher turns on Trump
David Pecker, the publisher of the National Enquirer and a 'friend' of Donald Trump, has been granted immunity from prosecution. The Wall Street Journal:David Pecker, the chief executive of the compan...
05:46 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing From Tahrir to Trump: how the internet became the dictators' home turf
Zeynep Tufekci (previously) leads Tech Review's politics issue with the best overview of the forces that have combined to make the internet so hospitable to totalitarians and racist pigs. (more&hellip...
05:41 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Top White House troll Betsy DeVos is considering using federal funds to buy guns for teachers
Last night Carla and I attended a screening for an upcoming National Geographic documentary called Science Fair, about the International Science and Engineering Fair. It's a terrific movie about smart...
05:19 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing What Lisa Brennan-Jobs wants you to know about her father
The public myth of Steve Jobs' bullying arrogance concealed a private reality of cruelty, coldness and spite. His daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, exposes the "damning details" in her forthcoming book, Sm...
05:18 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Tony Hawk: 50 tricks at 50
Tony Hawk, amazingly nice guy and skateboard legend, discusses aging and kicks some ass. (more…)...
05:08 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Apple removes Facebook's deceptive, surveillant VPN from the App Store
Onavo (previously) was an Israeli startup that Facebook bought; the company has made a series of apps that masqueraded as utility software while gathering competitive intelligence that Facebook used t...
04:57 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing LA County will switch to all open source vote-counting machines
California voting officials have certified an open source vote-counting package for use in the upcoming LA elections, in the first of a series of planned improvements to the County's voting system (ot...
04:44 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Hong Kong housing is so expensive that many people live in cages
For the past 8 years, Hong Kong has received the dubious honor of having the least affordable housing market in the world. The average house price is 20 times the median household income (Los Angele...
04:38 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Trump "No more serious criminality could be alleged"
"We are in a Constitutional malestrom. Literally a crisis that we haven't seen since Watergate. We are in a Watergate moment. The White House increasingly is looking like a criminal enterprise." sai...
04:28 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Stephen King's 1986 directorial debut 'Maximum Overdrive' is still tons of fun
Machines come to life and start killing people. Stephen King's cocaine fueled 1986 thriller Maximum Overdrive is still wonderful fun today. (more…)...
04:26 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Clap on/clap off giant metal firefly sculpture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvtxWSJbjGQSculptor Jud Turner (previously) has created a giant shiny metal firefly with the tail-light from a 1959 Cadillac, wired up to a clapper-style switch. It's...
04:12 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Official Dril book out
Dril has a book out collecting their tweets, drawings and other elements of the essential twitter experience. availble now... Dril Official "Mr. Ten Years" Anniversary Collectionthe real dealThere are...
04:08 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Santa Clara fire department: Verizon's pants are on fire
When Verizon's life-threatening price-gouging was introduced in a sworn statement from the Santa Clara County Fire Department as part of 22 states' lawsuits against the FCC over its dismantling of Net...
03:45 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Data-driven analysis of the total, gratuitous inadequacy of women's pockets
Pudding's data-driven analysis of women's jeans pockets compares 32" waist jeans for men and women from a variety of brands and uses various common cellphones as a benchmark; the conclusion will not s...
03:30 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Former NSA contractor Reality Winner sentenced to 5 years in prison for leaking secret report on Russian election hacking to The Intercept
Former Air Force language specialist and intelligence contractor Reality Winner has been sentenced to 63 months in prison. (more…)...
03:27 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Music for DOS: lo-fi album by Simon Stlenhag
Simon Stlenhag's famous for his atmospheric paintings depicting alien technology lurking in the mists of Scandinavia. He's just put out an album of lo-fi ambient music, C:\Music\for\DOS, made with che...
02:41 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Breasts aren't "boobs" or "titties" but rather "tiddies" or "titays"
"Titties" is a stupid word. It's so stupid and gross that some millennials are replacing it with even more ridiculous words like "tiddies" or "titays." Brilliantly funny MEL Magazine editor Alana Hope...
02:22 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Funny and clever anti-drunk driving sign
As a wise man once said, "It's funny cause it's true."(r/funny)...
02:04 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Rainbow magically appears during Aretha Franklin tribute at a Detroit Tigers game
Last week, Aretha Franklin died at the age of 76 in her hometown of Detroit. On Tuesday, during a pregame moment of silence at Detroit's Comerica Park dedicated to her memory, a full rainbow appeare...
01:48 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook will subject all of its users to "trustworthiness scores," similar to China's Citizen Scores
Every Facebook user will be assigned a "trustworthiness score" derived from a mix of user complaints and secret metrics derived from spying on user activity on the system (Twitter has a comparable sys...
01:32 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing The company you hired to snoop on your kids' phones uploaded all their data to an unprotected website
As you might imagine, Spyfone is a company that offers to spy on other peoples' phones for you: its major market is parents and bosses who infect and surveil the phones their kids/minions use, peeking...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing How the School of Game Design can help you make your own game
If you've ever picked up a game controller, you've likely considered what it would be like to create your own video game. Even if you have zero animation or coding experience, you can create your own ...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Laughing Devils -- Japanese Saying
Theres a Japanese proverb Im particularly fond of that states how foolish it is to try and predict the future. It goes: Rainen no koto ieba, oni ga warau, meaning if you talk about next year the ogre ...
12:33 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing On the illegality of saying "I want to kill the President of the United States of America"
The ultimate crime, courtesy of the Whitest Kids U Know....
12:30 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing No, you can't buy legal weed in Canada and bring it back to the 'States
My American friends: I regret to inform you that your dream of declaring ding as duty-free swag when crossing back from Canada into the United States is oh, so very stillborn. From Newsweek:U.S. custo...
12:04 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Today in "do not give this asshole your money": the Michael Cohen Truth Fund
When Lanny Davis announced the launch of the Michael Cohen Truth Fund campaign through GoFundMe, he should have been laughed off of television. Appearing on the Today Show, Davis said his client "need...
12:03 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Clear Beer
In Japan, Suntory has come out with a new beverage called All-Free All-Time, a clear, non-alcoholic drink that is purported to taste just like real beer. The bottles and commercials are pushing this a...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Mini Matchbook Memos
Do you ever want to take a quick little note with real pen and paper, but hate carrying around big, medium, or even small-sized memo pads? Well, Mamimu Memo has got the stationary item for you. They m...
12:06 am PDT - Thu, August 23, 2018
BoingBoing Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega: from hero to Nero
You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Sadly, for the people of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, once a Sandinista and a trusted emissary of change to his people, chos...
11:09 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Walmart's selling eBooks now I guess
Living in whats essentially a tiny house on wheels, I love eBooks and eBook readers. They allow me to maintain a complete and growing library without the space and weight gains that owning shelves ful...
10:52 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing California's resurrected #NetNeutrality bill just passed a hurdle. Californians, here's how to help.
California's Net Neutrality bill just passed out of committee and is on its way to be voted on by the Assembly. If you are a California voter, please take a moment now to call your assemblymember and ...
10:50 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Great movies to watch: Pretty much anything from Preston Sturges
One of my favorite filmmakers has always been Preston Sturges. I call him the Judd Apatow of the 1940s. He was Hollywood's first writer/director and his films are truly memorable (and entertaining) in...
10:41 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Build a Crowbox kit and become friends with your neighborhood crows
Josh Klein became a TED talk sensation a number of years ago when he created a vending machine that taught crows how to exchange lost coins for peanuts. Now Josh has a new project based on his vendi...
10:38 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing DNC alerts FBI to phishing attack on its voter database
The Democratic National Committee called the FBI Tuesday, after discovering what the DNC says was the early phase of a sophisticated phishing attempt to hack its voter database. (more…)...
10:33 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Adding wireless charging to an old iPhone is both terrifying and satisfying
I've never had a problem with plugging a cable into my smartphone to charge, but a lot of folks feel it's an inconvenience. If you're one of those and own an older iPhone, you're in luck! Thanks to ...
09:53 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Kura Toga mechanical pencil picked by Wirecutter as favorite mechanical pencil
Available as an add-on item on Amazon, this Kuru Toga pencil has a cool feature that rotates the lead incrementally every time you press it down on paper. That way, the tip stays nicely rounded. Here'...
09:04 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook sends man animation featuring cartoon characters dancing on his mother's grave
Facebook wants you to "engage" with its service, so they have an algorithm that plucks your most favorited images out of your past stream and adds dancing whimsical cartoon characters and then rams th...
08:59 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook users demand their Cambridge Analytica data, as 'dirty data' firm dies in bankruptcy
A group of Facebook users who claim their personal data was misused, possibly to throw the 2016 U.S. Presidential election to Donald Trump, must wait until September to try and get more information fr...
08:37 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing 'Too Late to Protect 2018 Elections,' says Alex Stamos, former Facebook CSO
The latest read from Alex Stamos bears an appropriately grim title. (more…)...
08:11 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Nikon re-registers legendary 'Nikonos' trademark
The Nikonos-V is an underwater film camera that many older SCUBA divers learned on, and some still do. Even though it is absolutely lovely, it is a pain in the ass to use compared to digital, and has ...
08:08 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Federal officers have established unconstitutional checkpoints on the road to Burning Man
Burning Man message boards have been on fire all week as people report being stopped on flimsy pretexts by federal Bureau of Indian Affairs officers in the tiny town of Nixon, one of the last stops on...
08:08 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Federal officers establish unconstitutional checkpoints on road to Burning Man
Burning Man message boards have been on fire all week as people report being stopped on flimsy pretexts by federal Bureau of Indian Affairs officers in the tiny town of Nixon, one of the last stops on...
07:49 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing LEGO X-Wing a one day build for my 8 y-o nephew
My eight year-old nephew clicked this X-Wing fighter together in about 3 hours, and then spent two days playing with it, nonstop.This Luke-era X-Wing, with Luke and R2 minifigs, was the project of cho...
07:38 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing The true story of Notpetya: a Russian cyberweapon that escaped and did $10B in worldwide damage
Andy Greenberg (previously) is a veteran Wired security reporter who has chronicled the frightening and chaotic world of cyberwar since its earliest days; in a forthcoming book called "Sandworm," Gree...
07:30 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing How Bauhaus (not the band) influenced David Bowie and Lady Gaga's style
German art school Bauhaus (1919-1933) had a tremendous impact on architecture, graphic design, and, yes, fashion. From Great Big Story:The minimalist aesthetic has graced the runways of Yves Saint L...
07:27 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing New York Times removes reporters' bylines from homepage
They're still on the stories' own URLs, but are gone from the homepage. Eric Lipton, an investigative reporter at the Times, points out: "But names of OP-ED writers still there."https://twitter.com/da...
07:02 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing FCKDRM: a DRM-free games company launches a site for DRM-free media
Good Old Games is a fantastic classic video game company whose products are 100% DRM-free; they are stalwart defenders of your rights to use your technology in legal ways, to protect your privacy and ...
06:33 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing 'He did nothing wrong,' WH Press Sec. Sarah Sanders says on Trump, 'There are no charges against him.'
"He did nothing wrong," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday about the secret payments Donald Trump made to two women during the 2016 Election via his attorney, who just became a c...
06:25 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing When asked about Cohen hush payments, Trump can't stop saying the word "campaign"
Trump was asked by one of his ardent sycophants over at Fox News if he knew about the payments he made to buy the silence of women who say he had sex with him while he was married to his third wife Me...
06:23 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Taiwan's legal crowdsourcing tool is working surprisingly well to resolve thorny legislative problems
Vtaiwan is a crowdsourcing tool for drafting legislation that kicked off in 2016; it allows citizens from different sides of thorny legislative proposals to gather and debate them in a structured foru...
06:09 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Rose Byrne and Chris ODowd teach each other Australian and Irish slang
Australian actress Rose Byrne and Irish actor Chris ODowd, who are both in the movie Juliet, Naked, sat down to teach each other slang terms from their home countries. I like "banjaxed" (broken) and...
05:43 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Water tower demolition gone wrong
I'm not an expert in water tower demolition, but it doesn't seem like a good idea to break the support beams in a way that causes the tower to fall in your direction....
05:33 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Caucasian Ovcharka determines child lacks skills necessary to play at beach
The Caucasian Ovcharka is a member of the extremely large, very willful, and demonically intelligent tree the dog family. This doggo decided silly kid shouldn't be allowed to play in the ocean without...
05:29 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Cohen says he has information about Trump conspiring with Russia to corrupt American democracy
"Michael Cohen knows information that would be of interest to the special counsel regarding both knowledge about a conspiracy to corrupt American democracy by the Russians and the failure to report th...
05:13 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Flesh eating bacteria that causes genitals to "rot away" pops up in the UK
A sexually transmitted disease called Donovanosis has been diagnosed recently three times in the UK, according to documents turned over in a Freedom of Information request, marking what might be the f...
04:54 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Legal weed is 22.5% cheaper on the west coast
There are nine US states with legal recreational marijuana; five on the west coast and four in the east. (more…)...
04:53 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Getty photos unearths photos of a pre-famous 18-year-old David Bowie
https://youtu.be/bUXj2aZPXrAIn 1965 David Bowie was in a band called The Manish Boys. Getty just found photos of a long-haired 18-year-old David Bowie (who called himself Davie Jones at the time).Two ...
04:52 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Vulnerabilities in smart electric plugs give attackers a staging point for scanning and attacking your whole network
If an attacker takes control of a device inside your network -- by exploiting a defect in it or a mistake you made in configuring it or by tricking you somehow -- then they can do all kinds of bad thi...
04:26 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Thanks to net neutrality rules, Verizon throttled a California fire department's unlimited data plan
"County Fire has experienced throttling by its ISP, Verizon," wrote Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden a lawsuit declaration. "This throttling has had a significant impact on our ability to ...
04:14 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing All versions of Openssh share a critical vulnerability, including embedded code that will never be updated
Every version of the popular Openssh program -- a critical, widely used tool for secure communications -- share a critical vulnerability that was present in the program's initial 1999 release. (more&h...
04:13 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Scotty of strange parts adds wireless charging to an old iPhone
It's hard to make hardware mods to an iPhone, because there's not a lot of room to add anything, and it doesn't have user friendly parts or interfaces. But Scotty Allen, a hardware hacker who lives ...
04:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Addictive Hormones -- Yum!
Lets pretend were buddies. Im visiting you from Japan and brought with me all kinds of fun and interesting snacks. Theres one in particular I want to introduce you to. I ask you to hold out your hand ...
03:31 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Elderly elephant enjoys Debussy
I too flap my ears whenever Clair de Lune is performed for me....
03:24 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Prime factors of the first million integers visualized
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCk8dyU7zUMRather than attempt to describe this, I'll just quote the artist verbatim:This is the first million integers, represented as binary vectors indicating their ...
03:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Shaking Like a Samurai - Musha Burui
One of my favorite things about learning Japanese and living here for over half my life is discovering all the words and phrases that have no exact equivalent in English. Its an incredible feeling whe...
02:54 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing In 1893 Grover Cleveland had a secret surgery aboard a moving yacht
In 1893, Grover Cleveland discovered a cancerous tumor on the roof of his mouth. It was feared that public knowledge of the president's illness might set off a financial panic, so Cleveland suggested ...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Why NordVPN is a better choice for private browsing
Data is worth more than gold these days, which is why companies, hackers, and governments alike are all eager to scoop up the browsing information of everyday users. For those of us not keen on disclo...
12:58 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Trump recommends against hiring Michael Cohen as your lawyer
In Trump's first statement since his former lawyer pleaded guilty to eight crimes, explicitly implicating the president in at least one of them, he recommends not hiring the man. "If anyone is looking...
12:41 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Doc Pop's risographed mini comics are fun and quirky
Today was a good day. A package from San Francisco artist Doctor Popular arrived in the mail. Inside were eight tiny publications, what he calls the Mini-Comics Mixtape. He writes, "All 8 comics were ...
12:38 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Super, super, super-size me: a 2142 calorie meal
Have you ever woken up one morning and bemoaned how much time you waste everyday preparing and eating meals? You have to rifle through your refrigerator to dig up ingredients, prepare them in some mil...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. The Zack/Cody Report, Frankenstein, Sea-Monkeys, and more!
FOR THE KIDS IN YOUR LIFE, AND THEIR SUMMER READING: Get Ruben Bollings hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures."The EMU Club inhabits exactly the world I always hoped to live in when I was ...
02:38 am PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Apple may release an updated MacBook Air this year
There is no such thing as an inexpensive Apple laptop. The least painful entry into MacOS, save buying a refurb or hunting down a used MacBook online, is the MacBook Air. They're great! Well, they're ...
12:54 am PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Diablo III for Nintendo Switch? Yes Please!
I lost my spring break to the original Diablo back in the mid-1990s. I spent the whole damn week in my underwear, wrapped in a blanket, playing it from dusk until dawn, surviving on pizza and Pepsi. I...
12:13 am PDT - Wed, August 22, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook kills 652 more political disinformation accounts, Russia and Iran blamed
Facebook announced today they are taking down 652 pages, groups and fake accounts for "coordinated inauthentic behavior." (more…)...
11:52 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Smartphones enlisted in the war against tuberculosis
Tuberculosis was a disease that Doc Holliday died from; in old-timey novels, its often called consumption: a disease that sees those afflicted with it coughing delicately into hankies and later dying ...
11:32 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing If Trump tries to pardon his way out of trouble, it will make things worse for him
There's a rumor that Trump will pardon Paul Manafort tonight at one of his sweaty rallies. If he does, it could come back to haunt him. Vox interviewed 10 legal experts who are largely in agreement th...
11:27 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Verizon to fire department: you're exceeding your bandwidth while you fight wildfires, so we're throttling you
The Santa Clara County Fire Department had its Verizon wireless access throttled to 0.5% of normal, in the midst of its fight against the California wildfires; Verizon said that the firefighters had b...
11:25 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter indicted on wire fraud & campaign finance crimes, incl. $1,500 of Steam games
Actually, it's about ethics in purchasing videogames with campaign funds. (more…)...
10:59 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Trump adviser Larry Kudlow hosted a white supremacist publisher at his home
Top Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow hosted at his home the publisher of a website that serves as a platform for white supremacy and anti-immigrant hate. (more…)...
10:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Music video made from David Bowie's beautiful TV commercials for Japanese booze
In 1980, David Bowie did a series of Japanese TV commercials for Crystal Jun Rock, a Japanese liquor. See below. The money is a useful thing, Bowie later said about doing the ads.The soundtrack was ...
09:45 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Watch the Rolling Stones age with their music
Angel Nene created this montage showing how the Rolling Stones' faces and music evolved over the years. I got sad about one minute in (1969) when Brian Jones died.Below, my favorite of Nene's morphi...
09:43 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing European lawmaker writes post warning about dangers of automatic copyright filters, which is taken down by an automatic copyright filter
Julia Reda is the Member of the European Parliament who has led the fight against Article 13, a proposal to force all online services to create automatic filters that block anything claimed as a copyr...
09:30 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing The peculiar hazards of megaprojects
Oxford Business School researcher Bent Flyvbjerg's 2014 paper on "megaprojects" is a minor classic of the project-management genre (but I hadn't heard of it until this morning, and, having read it, I ...
09:17 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Making an LED you blow out like a candle, without any additional sensors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD6A_tvbKT0LEDs are diodes (that's what the D stands for) and diodes are sensitive to voltage drops: when you blow on an LED, you make it ever so slightly cooler, and...
09:07 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing The Clown Egg Register: photos of the painstakingly painted eggs that English clowns stake their faces on
Since 1946, the Clown Egg Register has collected blown eggshells that clowns hand-paint with their distinctive makeup, in order to claim that particular makeup as belonging to them; by custom, clowns ...
08:53 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Michael Cohen admits violating campaign finance laws re: Stormy Daniels at Trump's direction
President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen surrendered to the FBI today, and admitted to violating campaign finance laws in relation to payments made to porn performer Stormy Da...
08:37 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Paul Manafort GUILTY on 8 counts, judge declares mistrial on 10 other counts
In the trial of U.S. vs. Paul Manafort, a jury has found Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty on 8 counts. He faces a maximum of 80 years in prison. Judge T.S. Ellis declared a...
08:22 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Live-blogging Trump's mental breakdown
As the Cohen and Manafort news blows up, we've got Jackhammer Jill watching the Orange Menace's twitter feed like a hawk. When the blowhard begins to melt down, we'll post tweets and analysis here.Ear...
07:27 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Back to school time: 8oz vacuum insulated soup containers only $12
These 8oz insulated thermos-like bottles will be going to school with my daughter. (more…)...
07:01 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Europe measles outbreak infects 41,000 people, killing 27 of them (so far)
Anti-vaccine shenanigans have lowered Europe's average vaccination rate below the threshold to adequately provide for herd immunity. Following the decade's lowest year of measles cases in 2016, the ra...
07:01 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing European measles outbreak infects 41,000 people, killing 27 of them (so far)
Anti-vaccine shenanigans have lowered Europe's average vaccination rate below the threshold to adequately provide for herd immunity. Following the decade's lowest year of measles cases in 2016, the ra...
07:01 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing How much would universal health care really cost?
The Koch-backed Mercatus Institute was humiliated last month when it published a scare story claiming that American couldn't afford the $32.6 trillion cost of universal health care for the next decade...
07:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing This deck of cards will spark small, IRL experiences
The fabulous Lea Redmond of Leafcutter Designs (previously) has launched a brand new project. It's called Lively Matter and it's a 52-card activity deck to create grand adventures and experiences out ...
06:50 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Join me and the Electronic Frontier Foundation today for a Reddit AMA about how copyright law can censor security research
Have you ever wanted to talk with the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the risks of talking in public about security issues, especially in connected Internet of Things devices? Today, you'll get y...
06:45 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing A gun, a bottle and a human head: what could go wrong?
It takes a certain amount of alcohol, nihilism and trust in the steady nature of your buddy's hand to make having a bottle shot off your head feel OK. Don't ask me how I know this. ...
06:29 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing PETA frees animal crackers from their cages
For more than 100 years, the animals on the Barnum's Animal Crackers' packaging were depicted in a circus cage. Now, thanks to a request from PETA, that has all changed. The animal rights organization...
06:26 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing 22 states jointly petition the Federal Circuit appeals court to reinstate Net Neutrality
The Attorneys General of New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Penn...
05:57 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing N-word returns to British television
The abandoned Karl Lagerfeld Realdoll prototype known as Rodrigo Alves used the N-word on a British reality TV show and the broadcaster's reaction amounts to a big "oh well". Here's the BBC on the ala...
05:56 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Good deal on small travel umbrella $11.54
I've been keeping one of these mini umbrellas in my suitcase for years. It's so small and leight I don't notice that it is there until I need it. It weighs 7-ounces. It's under 7-inches long when clos...
05:55 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Amazon's cloud business leads American companies in shifting its electric cost to taxpayers
Whether it's paying for burying dedicated power-lines for data-centers, winning below-cost sweetheart deals on electricity rates, or securing tax-breaks and incentives to set up shop, Amazon Web Servi...
05:48 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Excellent one hour interview with Stephen Colbert
The New York Times interviewed Stephen Colbert on stage. Among other things, he describes his typical working day, and what goes into producing The Late Show. I haven't watched the whole thing yet, ...
05:30 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Touring the haunting ruins of abandoned Second Life university campuses
Second Life is many things, but among them is an attempt to build a virtual world that works more like the web (where anyone can add a site or a page) than a finished product that can only be modified...
05:21 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Uber in the 1980s
Squirrel Monkey makes excellent videos that imagine what popular online sites and services would have looked like if they'd been around in the 1980s or 1990s. Squirrel Monkey uses actual vintage com...
05:16 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren's anti-corruption bill bans foreign lobbyists, subjects domestic lobbyists to strong oversight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vu1ysp7QYkNewt Gingrich's 1995 Republican Revolution dismantled all the expert departmentsand bureaus that Congress depended on to make sense of the world, making la...
05:02 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: 1200 workers convert above-ground train line in Tokyo to subway line in one night
From one of my favorite blogs, Nag on the Lake, a post about how workers in Tokyo moved section of train line underground in the course of an evening in 2013.When the Shibuya Station Toyoko Line ab...
05:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing How to Start a Profitable Podcast According to the Pros
With little more than a microphone and a bright idea, just about anyone can start their own podcast, but only a handful ever make it to "Serial"-level success. Featuring insight from a host of podcast...
04:58 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow takes on Omarosa in new song
Randy Rainbow is on point again. In his latest song, he asks Omarosa (who has a new book, Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House), "Could you be the hero we've been waiting for?"...
04:42 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Facing 60,000 percent inflation, Venezuela just issued a new devalued currency
Venezuela's bolivar is worth less than the paper it is printed on. Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has a solution. He has issued a new bolivar, called the "strong bolivar." How can you fail with p...
04:13 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Michael Cohen discussing GUILTY plea deal in tax and bank fraud case
A possible plea deal in the fraud case of Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen plea deal may come together as soon as today, NBC reports. (more…)...
04:13 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen reaches guilty plea deal in tax and bank fraud case
A possible plea deal in the fraud case of Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen plea deal may come together as soon as today, NBC reports. (more…)...
02:40 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite's 'More Cowbell' tribute
And if Bruce Dickinson wants more cowbell, we should probably give him more cowbell!Fortnite has added a new dance. I had to have it. Epic may want to organize these as part of the "Dad dance series...
02:02 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing AI will try to paint what you tell it to, often generating surreal horrors
A research team wrote about how they trained a machine-learning AI to generate images from text descriptions. When fed birds as its dataset, it got very good at painting birds...... But the more you f...
01:42 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Police officer who breastfed a malnourished baby at hospital hailed a hero
Argentinian police officer Celeste Jaqueline Ayala was on duty at a Buenos Aires hospital when she heard the incessant cries of a baby there. She went to investigate and learned that the infant was ma...
01:34 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing The Beach Boys' "Do It Again" with the delay removed from the drums
Do It Again is one of my favorite songs, not least because of the distinctive delay effect applied to the drums by sound engineer Stephen Desper, giving it its weird blend of electronic fuzz and nos...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing New panda mom doesn't know she's raising twins
Zookeepers are tricking a new panda mom of twins into thinking she's got only one cub, so both will survive.In this BBC Earth clip, a new panda mother doesn't realize she's raising twins. According ...
01:17 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Wells Fargo closes account of Florida candidate for saying said shed take donations from medical marijuana industry
Nikki Fried is a Florida Democrat running to be the states agriculture commissioner. Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but when Fried said she'd be accepting be accepting campaign contributions f...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Street artists subvertise Facebook bus stop ads in London
Thanks to the members of a street art project, some bus shelter adverts for Facebook in London were improved by a good ol' fashioned culture jam.The Protest Stencil is taking credit for these subverti...
12:30 pm PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Now, a smiley-faced basketball
I don't think I've been around a basketball in two decades, never mind played with one. (Who am I kidding? It's easily been three decades.) Yet, I can't help but dig this bright yellow Smiley basketba...
11:30 am PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing Kitten crashes wedding by jumping on bride's dress
Cat's gonna be cats.This kitten doesn't know that there's a wedding. It's got its own schedule which includes chasing and riding on the bride's train.https://imgur.com/Tr4qppB...
11:30 am PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing There's a giant geodesic dome floored with fake grass in NYC
Josh, one of my inbox zine's readers, made this. He wrote, "For a very long time Ive wanted to build a giant geodesic dome filled with fake grass in lower Manhattan. This August it happened."His piece...
11:00 am PDT - Tue, August 21, 2018
BoingBoing There's a toilet plunger that looks like the poop emoji
Holy crap! There's a toilet plunger that looks like a poop emoji on a stick. This smiling anthropomorphic plunger is the work of Squatty Potty, the folks who really know how to market toilet stools.Ne...
11:56 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Michigan health chief to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in connection with Flint water crisis
It's about damn time. Nick Lyon, Michigan's health director, has been ordered to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges after the deaths of two men were linked to an outbreak of Legionnaire's...
11:14 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Join me and the Electronic Frontier Foundation tomorrow for a Reddit AMA about how copyright law can censor security research
Have you ever wanted to talk with the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the risks of talking in public about security issues, especially in connected Internet of Things devices? Tomorrow, you'll ge...
11:14 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Join me and the Electronic Frontier Foundation today for a Reddit AMA about how copyright law can censor security research
Have you ever wanted to talk with the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the risks of talking in public about security issues, especially in connected Internet of Things devices? Today, you'll get y...
08:44 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Knight Rider theme performed on banjo and accordion
Shockingly good work by Banjo Guy Ollie.Hey Folks. Here's a cover of the Knight Rider theme for a change from video game music covers. I want to do more series too in the future, so expect more like...
08:30 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Harry Potter as an irritating teen comedy
"Enjoying your classes, Harry?" It's the 2009 work of Thewlis Rox, gone viral a decade later in its incarnation as a 2011 swipe posted by another YouTube user, after being reposted to Reddit hundred...
08:09 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Prenda law copyright troll lawyer pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering
Paul Hansmeier pleaded guilty to of wire fraud and money laundering today for his role in the Prenda Law copyright scam. Prenda uploaded porn movies to download sites, got the IP addresses of users ac...
07:30 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Salesforce faces boycott over Border Patrol contract
Evan Greer from Fight for the Future writes, "At this moment in history, it's just not okay for tech companies to support government agencies that are openly violating human rights. But while Salesfor...
07:20 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing I'm heading to Burning Man! (here's where to find me)
Hey you! I'm driving to the Playa this Thursday, and there's a small but significant chance that you'll be there too! If you're around, come and say hi! (more…)...
07:10 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Get 2 right-angle, braided, MFi Certified Lightning Cables for $12.91
Lightning cables typically fray at the ends. These cables have connecters at right-angles to the cable, which might reduce the wear and tear. The cables themselves are braided, too, for additional rob...
06:43 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Museum visitor injured after stepping into pit he thought was a painting on the floor
The blackest of black pigments is a substance called Vantablack. It reflects almost no visible light, so anything painted with it looks like a 2D cutout of nothingness. British artist Anish Kapoor lic...
06:10 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing How two thieves stole $500 million of art from a Boston museum in 81 minutes
As a fan of Donald Westlake's (aka Richard Stark's) Parker heist novels, I enjoyed this video about one of the biggest unsolved art heists in history, in which two men broke into a museum and made o...
05:48 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Fascinating introduction to kung fu movies
Museum of Modern Art film curator La Frances Hui narrates this fascinating introduction to the genre of Kung Fu films:Many directors and actors have been associated with the kung fu genre, Hong Kong...
05:47 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Here's the funniest, most scathing, most informative and most useful talk on AI and security
https://youtu.be/ajGX7odA87kJames Mickens (previously) has a well-deserved reputation for being the information security world's funniest speaker, and if that were all he did, he would still be wort...
05:34 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Rolling robots 3D print a bridge, inching their way along the span as they lay it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQZjaosDToUThe Smarter Bridge is a project led by Mix3d, which makes robotic 3D printers that can sinter stainless steel structures and inch their way along the surfa...
05:26 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Woman who fell off cruise ship treaded water for 10 hours before being rescued
Kay Longstaff said she sang songs to stay awake while floating and treading water 60 miles off the coast of Croatia. The 46-year-old British woman says she fell from the deck of Norwegian Star cruise ...
05:07 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing A browser extension that checks web-pages for misleading and hoax images
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osPL8b-nTegSurfsafe is a browser extension that compares all the images you load in your browser to images that appear on "trusted news sites," fact-checking services...
04:58 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing This fellow reached the highest intensity level possible on Roller Coaster Tycoon 2
Marcel Vos's creation hit the highest intensity rating possible on RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Vos has named the coaster "Big Scary Motherfucker."...
04:54 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Zephyr Teachout wins the New York Times's endorsement for Attorney General of New York State
Zephyr Teachout (previously) is a netroots pioneer, a leading competition law scholar, and a progressive candidate for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General of New York State. (more…)...
04:46 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Revenge of the Jedi poster up for auction
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi was briefly called "Revenge of the Jedi." Apparently screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan had told Lucas that "Return of the Jedi" was a "weak title." In December 19...
04:42 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing NK Jemisin wins a third, record-breaking best-novel Hugo Award
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lFybhRxoVMLast night's Hugo Awards ceremony featured a significant first: Nora Jemisin became the first novelist in science fiction history to win three consecutive ...
04:35 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Music of Mind Control -- radio program about songs recorded by cults
Music of Mind Control with Micah is a weekly radio program on WFMU that bills itself as an "exploration into the musical output of religious cults, new religious movements, and individuals of a spirit...
04:26 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Pepsi is buying SodaStream
PepsiCo is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion.SodaStream's products, marketed as a healthy alternative to sugary sodas, fit Pepsi's goal of "making more nutritious products while limiting our environm...
04:15 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing What robots can learn from fire ants
https://youtu.be/cHo-ZJdxH_cWhen fire ants dig out a new nest underground, a small number are actually doing most of the work while the rest dilly-dally. Apparently this is actually an effective div...
02:46 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Report: Three Apple employees treated after iPad battery "explodes" at store
Michael Potuck: "Apples Amsterdam store has been evacuated and temporarily closed after an iPad battery exploded and released potentially harmful substances into the air. As reported by iCulture, Appl...
02:27 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Anthem patient paid a $285 copay for a $40 drug
A woman insured by Anthem was paying $285 for a generic heart medication prescription. Recently, she was planning to go overseas for months and wanted to stock up on the medicine, but Anthem wouldn't ...
01:44 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Pope Francis apologizes for church child abuse, vows to clean house
In an "unprecedented" letter to the the laity, Pope Francis described priestly child abuse as an atrocity and the Catholic Church's protection of abusers as complicity.With shame and repentance, we ac...
01:41 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Doctor guilty of raping heavily sedated patient in hospital gets no prison time
A 12-person jury in Texas found Shafeeq Sheikh, a former physician at Baylor College of Medicine, guilty of raping a heavily sedated patient. The jury recommended that Sheikh receive no prison time, a...
01:12 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Instagram account filled with mesmerizing animated contraptions
Andreas Wannerstedt, a motion graphics designer and animator from Sweden, has an Instagram account of delightful endlessly looping virtual kinetic machines. I instantly followed his account as soon as...
12:15 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Fantastic thematic wall displays for your gaming miniatures
On Game Terrain Engineering, Jim Kelly posted this great tutorial on building a wall-mounted display for your lovingly-painted fantasy miniatures collection. The display, while looking quite elaborate...
12:13 pm PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing John Oliver mocks Rudy Giuliani's freakshow performance as Trump's lawyer
John Oliver made fun of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's terrible performance on the talk shows Sunday. Giuliani's "truth isn't truth" statement should surely end up inscribed on both his and Trump's grav...
11:49 am PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing 42-byte hack adds two-player battles to Karateka
Karateka is not just a classic game, but one of the most well-documented thanks to Jordan Mechner's memoirs and his habit for maintaining archives. 34 years after its release, Charles Mangin studied t...
11:38 am PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing Kevin Spacey's new movie makes less than $500 on opening weekend
Kevin Spacey's once-illustrious movie career came to an end this weekend with the release of Billionaire Boys Club. The movie, filmed in 2015 before numerous accusations of sexual assault and miscondu...
03:05 am PDT - Mon, August 20, 2018
BoingBoing The 78th World Science Fiction Convention will be in Wellington, New Zealand
https://youtu.be/JjuqRmFPOAEJuly 29-August 2, 2020: even the (no-foolin' awesome) Prime Minister is getting in on the act!...
04:49 pm PDT - Sun, August 19, 2018
BoingBoing The fabulous illustrated history of the pocket calculator
In the 1970s, there was a boom in pocket calculators, driven by the plummeting costs of their electronic components, and an industry that had once prided itself on its high-end offerings for serious b...
03:00 pm PDT - Sun, August 19, 2018
BoingBoing Youngest person ever given new face in transplant surgery
The September National Geographic cover story follows Katie Stubblefield as she is given the face of 31-year-old donor Adrea Schneider, a woman who died of a cocaine overdose. 21-year-old Katie had be...
02:45 pm PDT - Sun, August 19, 2018
BoingBoing Doja Cat gets herself a viral hit with bovine-meme video 'Mooo!'
Doja Cat has declared herself a cow, a hamburger-eating one at that, in her recently-released, now-viral music video titled "Mooo!."Noisey on the 22-year-old Los Angeles-based pop singer: The track ...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, August 19, 2018
BoingBoing Explore the world with a live feed from this easy-to-pilot drone
Drones are undeniably cool, but not all of us have the Top Gun-level piloting skills required to fly themunless you're usingTRNDlabs' new Spectre Drone. Designed new and expert pilots alike, this dron...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, August 19, 2018
BoingBoing A home for middle-aged men
"Alec is 42 this morning and therefore has nothing further to contribute to society," begins this bit from the 2001 comedy series The Armando Iannucci Shows.Poor Alec is being transitioned into a ho...
05:48 pm PDT - Sat, August 18, 2018
BoingBoing Spider Robinson's joke
At Worldcon yesterday, as recounted by Steph Herman: What did one snowman say to the other snowman? (more…)...
03:08 pm PDT - Sat, August 18, 2018
BoingBoing Trump is the Lorax who speaks for the Nazis
American's Orange Menace has spoken! In response to most social media outlets shutting down Alex Jones, recently referred to as the gateway drug to white supremacy, the President of the United States ...
03:07 pm PDT - Sat, August 18, 2018
BoingBoing A next-gen, multi-switch Useless Machine that unswitches your switches in order
Coffeeman 500's Useless Box - Multi Switch project is an open-source hardware project that's an ambitious variant on the beloved "Useless Machine" -- 2010, 2010 (Lego)), 2010 Political edition), 2011...
02:54 pm PDT - Sat, August 18, 2018
BoingBoing Antivirus maker Sentinelone uses copyright claims to censor video of security research that revealed defects in its products
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEbhDXgElQAt this week's B-Sides Manchester security conference, James Williams gave a talk called "Next-gen AV vs my shitty code," in which he systematically reveal...
02:32 pm PDT - Sat, August 18, 2018
BoingBoing Catholic League insists that it's only rape when priests "penetrate" children
Bill Donohue, the president of the ultra-conservative Catholic League, has called the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's report on the official coverups of the priestly rape of children an "obscene lie," in...
02:27 pm PDT - Sat, August 18, 2018
BoingBoing Criminals have perfected the art of taking over dead peoples' online accounts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWb5tNZUe5sWhen you die, your relatives will be sad and (depending on the circumstances of your death) possibly left scrambling to make arrangements for your remains,...
01:30 pm PDT - Sat, August 18, 2018
BoingBoing Comedy sketch imagines a sobriety test for stoners
"Once marijuana is legalized in Canada, how will police test for pot impairment?"CBC Comedy sketch comedy series 22 Minutes humorously imagines what a pot sobriety test might look like, cookie dough...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 18, 2018
BoingBoing Present with confidence using the hacks in this public speaking bundle
Whether you're set to give the toast at your best friend's wedding or a presentation at work, you'll be relying on those public speaking lessons you slept through during high school. Scary thought, ri...
12:58 pm PDT - Sat, August 18, 2018
BoingBoing Aretha Franklin tribute on the NYC subway
As spotted at 1st and Franklin yesterday by my friend Justin Wolfe....
12:53 pm PDT - Sat, August 18, 2018
BoingBoing Artist imagines what cartoon characters would look like in real life (and they ain't pretty)
3D character artist Miguel Vasquez brings fairly innocuous-looking cartoon characters into disturbing 3D "life," like he did with Homer Simpson above.Here's his Spongebob Squarepants...https://www.ins...
12:53 pm PDT - Sat, August 18, 2018
BoingBoing Homer Simpson in 3D: Artist Miguel Vasquez imagines what cartoon characters would look like in real life
3D character artist Miguel Vasquez brings fairly innocuous-looking cartoon characters into disturbing 3D "life," like he did with Homer Simpson, here. (more…)...
11:05 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing FBI investigating cyber attack on CA Democratic congressional candidate's campaign
The FBI is investigating a cyberattack on the congressional campaign of David Min, a Democratic candidate in California. (more…)...
10:50 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing HUD accuses Facebook of Fair Housing Act violations
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a complaint [PDF] against Facebook on Friday. HUD accuses the social media company of violating the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discri...
10:24 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Omarosa tapes: She has video, not just audio, reports AP.
Invest in popcorn stocks.Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation of rampant fear and loathing inside the Trump White House, The Associated Press re...
10:10 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Feds ask court to force Facebook to break Messenger's end-to-end voice encryption for MS-13 gang probe
In secret court proceedings, the U.S. government is trying to force Facebook to help wiretap Messenger. Facebook has declined, so the Justice Department is asking a judge for an order of contempt. (m...
09:43 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing They have started making these cool little Moleskine business card holders again
About five years ago I got this Moleskine business card holder and I love it. It has two accordion pockets and is kept closed with an elastic strap. It looks just like a little Moleskine notebook.It l...
08:35 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Naughty Tijuana Bible about Trump and Stormy
My friend Mitch O'Connell (that's O'Connell, the world's greatest artist, not McConnell, the invertebrate fascist symp), sent me a cache of Trump Tijuana Bibles, secreted in Tony Schwartz's 1987 book,...
06:22 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Aretha Franklin performs "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1971)
The Queen of Soul at the Fillmore West, March 5, 1971.Personnel: Aretha Franklin - vocals, piano; "King" Curtis Owsley - sax, band director; Cornell Dupree - guitar;Billy Preston - organ; Truman Tho...
06:08 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Utah lawyer says his religious beliefs are more important than sick people who use medical cannabis
A Salt Lake City-area lawyer named Walter J. Plumb III is trying to remove Utah's medical marijuana initiative from the ballot in November. Plumb, who owns a pharmaceutical company called Pharmics Inc...
06:01 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing The Center for Disease Control's realistic new comic about swine flu and a state fair
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published a free graphic novel titled "The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak," some of which is set at a state fair where a teenage 4...
05:49 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Over six percent of us experience "phantom odor perception"
About 7 or 8 years ago, I started experiences episodes of smelling a burning paper odor, even though there wasn't any source for the odor. It would last for a few days, then abruptly stop, and return ...
05:39 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Man's passive aggressive and funny way to shame dog walkers who don't pick up poop
Steve Tamblyn of Adelaide, Australia was frustrated at his neighbors that didn't pick up after their dogs. So he set up a security cam, captured an image of a dog and its lazy walker, printed out the ...
05:16 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Student makes realistic car sounds while pretending to drive a race car in class
This enterprising kid uses a crushed soda can as a kazoo to imitate the sounds of a race car, much to the amusement of his classmates.That sound effects are damn authentic....
05:06 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Homeowner comes up with clever way to shame owners who let their dogs crap on his lawn
From 7 News Australia: "A man fed up with dogs pooing on his verge has set up CCTV to catcowners and their four-legged friends in the act. After the act, he laminates a photo to shame the owners."Imag...
04:54 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Satanic Temple statue unveiled at Arkansas State Capitol
Members of the Satanic Temple held a "Rally for the First Amendment yesterday at the Arkansas State Capitol, where they unveiled an 8.5-foot bronze statue of Baphomet with two adoring children at his ...
04:53 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing NASA's gorgeous music video for Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune"
The scientist/artists in NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio created this magnificent video to accompany a recent performance by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops of Claude Debussy's "Clair de...
04:16 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Fox news host ridiculed for spouting fake facts about Denmark
This video is the first time I've seen or heard of Fox News host Trish Regan, so I don't know anything about her, other than the fact that she thinks Denmark is a very bad place because it is social...
02:59 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Trump "cancels" military parade
There'll be no triumph for Trump: a day after its price tag was reported to be heading toward $100m and the Pentagon delayed the festivities, he has "cancelled" the forthcoming military parade that, a...
02:48 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Steam effectively halts approval of saucy visual novels
The game platform Steam has an anything-goes policy toward what it publishes. But the resulting kelp mat of smut has spread enough to lead it to institute moderation by the back door: freezing approva...
02:11 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Trump had stupid argument with Vietnam veterans about Apocalypse Now
President Trump got into an argument with Vietnam veterans in which he insisted that Apocalypse Now featured the use of Agent Orange, not napalm: It was really fucking weird.Attendees began explaining...
02:04 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing NYU makes med school free for all students
The median US med-school grad has $195,000 in loans; all 93 of NYU's freshman med-school class will have free tuition for their entire degree program, as will all future students (the 350 currently en...
01:48 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Chinese spies force US-based Uighurs into "voluntary" surveillance by threatening their families in China
The Chinese state crackdown on the predominantly Muslim Uighur minority -- involving the imprisonment and torture of upwards of a million people in brainwashing camps -- isn't limited to China itself....
01:29 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing CEO-to-worker wage gap yawns ever wider, hitting 312:1 in 2017, up by 17.6%
The CEO:worker wage ratio was stable in 2015/6, but some unnameable policy or policies, which we can only guess at, were at work in 2017, boosting the gap by 17.6% to 312:1. (more…)...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing How to launch a creative career with this 100 hour Adobe training
The Adobe Creative Cloud suite is the foundation on which many creatives build their careers, but some of its programs, like Photoshop and InDesign, are notoriously complex, making it difficult for as...
12:47 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Slightly disturbing typewriter auction photos on ebay
Here's just a few from my searches—in pursuit of the elusive red Canon Typemate—but there are many like them....
12:34 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Portugal proves that austerity doesn't work
Economists like Alberto Alesina and Silvia Ardagna reshaped the world when their theories of "expansionary austerity" were put into effect after the 2008 crisis: the idea that governments could "incre...
12:30 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Playing Korn with corn
This is really corny (Korny?). UK YouTuber Davie504 was challenged to play Korn with corn. Using popcorn as a guitar pick and corn on the cob on the bass and drums, he plays a memorable Korn medley....
12:21 pm PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Big Bang: the "stupid patent" on teledildonics has expired
Twenty years ago, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted patent number 6,368,268: "Method and device for interactive virtual control of sexual aids using digital computer networks," a minor classi...
11:53 am PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Crows being trained to pick up trash at French park
You can befriend crows and, apparently, also train them to pick up trash by rewarding them with food.The Guardian:Six crows trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week ...
02:14 am PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Video: New Orleans second line honoring the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in Treme
WATCH: The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, honored by the people of New Orleans as only New Orleans can -- with a second line, near Treme. (more…)...
02:05 am PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Trump White House releases new numbers on migrant kids it separated from parents
An update on the children of migrants who were forcibly separated from their family members by federal agents, at the orders of Donald Trump. (more…)...
01:49 am PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing There's an EpiPen shortage. Parents of kids with serious allergies prepare for back-to-school without the life saving medication.
The EpiPen is a widely used medical device that delivers emergency medication to prevent someone with a severe allergic reaction from going into anaphylactic shock. There's a shortage of EpiPens acros...
01:28 am PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Whistleblower says Tesla spied on employees' cellphones, failed to act when told Mexican cartel dealing drugs at Gigafactory
An employee who was fired from Tesla's battery factory in Nevada has filed a whopper of a whistleblower complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In it, the former employee acc...
12:51 am PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Omarosa 'believed to have as many as 200' tapes of Trump White House conversations
The New York Times reports that 'the Omarosa tapes' have the grifters occupying the White House absolutely terrified. (more…)...
12:20 am PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Pentagon halts Trump military parade after news report shows 666% cost jump
Emperor Donald will be super bummed. His $92 million parade is not happening. (more…)...
12:08 am PDT - Fri, August 17, 2018
BoingBoing Boston Globe receives threats after Trump slams coordinated editorials
Following the lead of the Boston Globe, close to 350 newspapers across the country ran editorials today in defense of a free press after President Trump declared the media was the "enemy of the state....
11:47 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Google admits it tracks users' location after they turn off location history
A few days ago, the AP, working with Princeton University, demonstrated that Google tracked the location of users even after they disabled location tracking on their devices. Today they admitted it, r...
08:41 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Man struggles with barber over head waxing
I think he should have just kept the wax on. It looks like a 1980 Devo pomp wig!...
07:36 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing This is my favorite Itty bitty Bluetooth speaker
This 3-ounce Bluetooth speaker is highly rated on Amazon (and Fakespot gives the reviews an A grade for authenticity). It also comes with a built in mic so you can use it as a speakerphone. We bought...
07:29 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Fox News "mistakes" Patti LaBelle for Aretha Franklin
You had one job, Fox News. ONE JOB. And it's not like they didn't have time to get it right. We were told that Miss Franklin's extraordinary life was coming to a close at the beginning of the week. Al...
07:05 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Holographic "digital wife" now on sale for $1352
Gatebox's Boku no Yome (My Wife) has been released in mass production for 150,000 yen (US$1,352). The holographic character stands about 8 inches tall and talks to her husband from behind a cylindri...
06:53 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing People rescue a hawk whose head got stuck in a car grille
This video starts with the odd image of a hawk's body hanging from the front of a car. Apparently, it flew headfirst into the car's grille and got stuck. The driver and the passenger worked calmly t...
06:41 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Stephen Colbert teaches a millennial how to use a payphone
Many people under the age of 30 have never used a landline, let alone a payphone. Stephen Colbert took a random young person from his audience outside and taught her how to use a payphone for the fi...
06:35 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing 1,000 Googlers sign petition opposing Google's plan to launch a censored Chinese search engine
Over 1,000 Google employees have signed a petition urging senior management to reconsider the company's plan to launch a censored Chinese search product (codename: Dragonfly), a revolt that's been in ...
06:29 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Chicago police data reveals how dirty cops spread corruption like a disease
In 2009, after a successful public records lawsuit, the Invisible Institute received data on complaints against Chicago Police Department officers since 1988 -- the complaints often list multiple offi...
06:25 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Problem cop in Polk County exposed by own bodycam
Polk County, Iowa—Des Moines—is 4.84% black and 88.34% white. But a community group there claims that of one police officer's 282 traffic stops and bookings, 100% of the drivers were black...
06:15 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Georgia police taser an 87-year-old woman who was cutting dandelions with a knife
My grandmother used to make dandelion wine, which is probably why an 87-year-old woman named Martha Al-Bishara was in the lawn of a Boys and Girls Club in Georgia, cutting and collecting the dandelion...
06:10 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Trump: "Maybe hate is what we need if we're going to get something done"
Here's a montage of Trump's hateful, racist remarks through out the years. "Maybe hate is what we need if we're going to get something done." "I have absolutely no compassion." "A well-educated blac...
06:05 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Billionaire making a bid for Democratic Florida Governor nomination invested millions in Puerto Rican debt
Jeff Greene is a billionaire who made his fortune shorting subprime real-estate while Floridians were facing mass evictions; now he's hoping to be the Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida and ...
05:51 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Targeting vulnerable GOP Senator: don't confirm Kavanaugh or we'll give tons of money to your opponent
Ady Barkan's Be a Hero campaign has made an offer to vulnerable Republican Senator Susan Collins [Maine]: confirm Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court and we'll give all of our fundraised dollars to ...
05:44 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Public library director embezzled $89,000 to play Game of War
Game of War is a universally panned online "game" with a simple strategy -- the more money you spend, the better you do. Adam Winger (38), the director of the North Logan City library in Utah, was abs...
05:35 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Excellent advice for new law students
Ken "Popehat" White (previously), a former Federal prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney, has some excellent advice for all you newbie law-students who are just starting your law school career. ...
05:24 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Elizabeth Warren wants to save capitalism from itself
President Elizabeth Warren (2020-2028) has proposed the Accountable Capitalism Act, which will subject US corporations with $1B/year or more in revenue to the "German model" of corporate governance, i...
05:23 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Which bridge in your state is the most dangerous?
America's infrastructure is close to hitting rock bottom. In fact, infrastructure as a whole in the US received an embarrassing D+ on the American Society of Civil Engineers latest Infrastructure Repo...
05:18 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Why were people thinner in the 1970s?
On July 26, Guardian columnist George Monbiot tweeted a photo of people on Brighton Beach in 1976, with the comment:In this photo, from 1976, almost everyone is what we would now call slim. So what ha...
04:52 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Laser cutters and 3D printers revive century-old a magic lantern show of Erewhon at the Edinburgh Fringe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdszTmNcEFE&feature=youtu.beJames Coutts writes, "Indiana University Victorian Studies PhD candidate Mary Borgo Ton assembled an international group of artists/makers...
04:50 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Steve Bannon tries to sleaze his way into European far-right, they tell him to go home
Poor Sloppy Steve. After losing his Rasputian status with Trump and the Mercers, he tried to peddle his off-brand fascism with nationalist Europeans. But it turns out even these unsavory characters th...
04:45 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Lynda Barry's 'Writing the Unthinkable' lesson
TIL: the fabulous Lynda Barry teaches at the University of Wisconsin! In this lesson, called "Writing the Unthinkable," she shares a neat method to get started on a new piece. It begins by drawing a...
04:45 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Oil paintings show how people who wear glasses see the world without them
People who have good vision: Ever wonder what it's like to see the world as someone who is nearsighted?Well, Cape Town-based artist Philip Barlow has imagined this blurry world for you in a series of ...
04:34 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Award-winning security research reveals a host of never-seen, currently unblockable web-tracking techniques
Who Left Open the Cookie Jar? A Comprehensive Evaluation of Third-Party Cookie Policies won the Distinguished Paper prize at this year's Usenix Security Conference; its authors, researchers at Belgium...
03:53 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing That time Phyllis Diller roasted the Haunted Mansion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ9c_B4tVkEBack in 1972-3, Disney ran a short-lived variety show called The Mouse Factory that intercut classic animation with live action, framed by celebrity hosts ...
03:45 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Sterling silver full finger ring
Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Matthew White, the creator of the sterling silver spork, has now fashioned this ladies' Full Finger Ring ($175). It's a sterling silver ring that is for, and looks like...
03:44 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Roman candles are best when held by terrified children
Give your kids Roman candles to use in a confined space. What could go wrong? Sure, they might drop them in terror. Yeah, the sparkling, white-hot explosion of entertaining color that pours out of t...
02:47 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018
https://youtu.be/Hbp3JxwH704?list=PL8a8cutYP7fruG3kwwADY5HZ_FN4A4jdkAretha Franklin, the queen of soul, died in Detroit today at the age of 76. She scored at least 112 singles on the Billboard charts,...
02:25 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Woke Giant, retro political art for third century America
Over at Woke Giant you'll find some seriously cool, retro-styled "political art for third century America." Don't miss the downloadable protest signs!Here's a taste:Stress is the enemy!Keep resisting!...
02:17 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Chinese police explain how to deal with a knife-wielding attacker
It's OK to talk to the cops, just this once....
01:55 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Game review plagiarist surprisingly prolific
Filip Miucin wrote many game reviews, but it took until this week for the rampant plagiarism in his work to be identified by a victim. The gaming site IGN is working to remove all of the posts writt...
01:50 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Activists teaching Australian Aboriginals to protect themselves by recording their interactions with law enforcement
Smartphone video footage of police brutality being exercised against black Americans and other ethnic minorities living their lives within the nations borders have become depressingly commonplace. Whi...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Learn your next language faster with Mondly's AI-powered lessons
From self-driving cars to Siri, we've already gotten a taste of what AI can do, and now this groundbreaking technology is making its way to education and revolutionizing the way we learn new languages...
11:50 am PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Behold, the pool float for pregnant women
All the pregnant ladies, this one is for you. This pink inflatable floatie has a hole for your baby bump which means, for once, you can lie on your front (if you're in the water, that is). It's like a...
02:30 am PDT - Thu, August 16, 2018
BoingBoing Father of Unite the Right leader yells "Get out of my room!"
Jason Kessler, the organizer of the failed Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Washington DC, recently suffered an additional humiliation.As Kessler was livestreaming a broadcast, Kessler's f...
11:43 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Patrick Stewart signs on to narrate upcoming video game My Memory of Us
Scheduled for release on October 9th, My Memory of Us is a game that tackles a game that tackles a difficult subject: the lives of Jewish children in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War...
11:34 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing This weeks tabloids: Theyre not lies. Theyre just Trumpian thinking
This weeks tabloids offer a fascinating glimpse inside the mind of their greatest fan: Donald Trump. The president, who has gone on the record saying that the National Enquirer deserves a Pulitzer Pri...
08:33 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing How a civic hacker used open data to halve tickets at Chicago's most confusing parking spot
Matt Chapman used the Freedom of Information Act to get the City of Chicago's very mess parking ticket data; after enormous and heroic data normalization, Chapman was able to pinpoint one of the city'...
07:29 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Truthful security disclosures should always be legal. Period.
After a week of blockbuster security revelations from Defcon it's important to take a step back and address the ongoing battle by companies to seize a veto over who can reveal defects in their product...
07:10 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing This nose hair ripper-outer I bought in Tokyo works great
I just returned home from a 5-week stay in Japan with my family. We spent the first 10 days in Kyoto and Koya-san, and the rest of the time we stayed in an apartment in Tokyo, where I worked on Boing ...
06:47 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Talking surveillance, elections, monopolies, and Facebook on the Bots and Ballots podcast
Grant Burningham interviewed me for his Bots and Ballots podcast (MP3), covering a bunch of extremely timely tech-politics issues: Facebook and the impact of commercial surveillance on democratic elec...
06:40 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Trou: a soft, CCTV-bugged interactive sculpture that you ram your hand and arm into
Trou is an interactive sculpture from Valencia, Spain's Mireia Donat Mels: the nylon and silicon fiber blob invites viewers to don a surgical glove and insert their hands and arms into an elastic orif...
06:29 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Open-air urinal facing tourist boats in Paris not welcome by all
A supposedly odorless, open-air urinal has been set up in the middle of Paris, and some folks are irked. The bright red no-flush urinal set up so that pissers face tourist boats cruising the Seine ri...
06:28 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Newly elected Mexican congresswoman kidnapped at gunpoint
It's dangerous to be a candidate for office in Mexico. Forty-eight candidates were murdered and nearly 400 kidnapped during the most recent campaign. The latest victim is 32-year-old Norma Azucena Rod...
06:26 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Insecure medical equipment protocols let attackers spoof diagnostic information
https://vimeo.com/285024212Douglas McKee of McAffee presented his research into the security of medical diagnostic equipment at last week's Defcon conference in Las Vegas. (more…)...
05:57 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Striking similarity between David Bowie and cartoon man on Devo album cover
Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre posted these images on his Instagram. Coincidence or... something else?Well, David Bowie did help Brian Eno produce Devo's "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" (1...
05:43 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Share price for MoviePass drops $132, now trades at 5
Helios and Matheson, the company that owns MoviePass, the ailing movie theatre subscription service, posted a $126.6 million loss in the second quarter and its cash reserves have dwindled to $15 milli...
05:36 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Majority of young Americans distrust capitalism, embrace socialism
Who likes socialism and mistrust capitalism? Democrats and young people, who are mostly the same people. (more…)...
05:28 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Watch how much this police dog loves (or hates) a Jack-in-the-box surprise toy
In the below video, Redondo Beach police officer Kyle Lofstrom pops the weasel and police dog Ammo responds accordingly. A post shared by Redondo Beach K9 Team (@redondobeachk9team) on Aug 9, 2018 a...
05:21 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing White House issues rare apology after Sarah Sanders fudges numbers on jobs for African-Americans
Sarah Sanders told a whopper at yesterday's briefing when she claimed that Trump had so far created over triple the amount of jobs for African-Americans than President Obama did during his time in the...
05:13 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this monkey stick the landing in an impressive 100 foot jump
This little monkey could certainly jump on the bed without falling off and bumping his head....
05:05 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing The girl who pushed her friend off a 60-foot high bridge into a river could be prosecuted
A 16 year old girl suffered four broken ribs and punctured lungs after her 18 -year-old friend pushed her on a 60 foot tall bridge into the river at Moulton Falls Pegional Park a couple weeks ago. N...
04:50 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing What if English were phonetically consistent?
Japanese is a hard language to learn, but one of the easy parts is its generally phonetic consistency. English is also hard language to learn, and it's made harder because letters and letter combina...
04:40 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing New Zealand bans most offshore residential real-estate ownership
With today's passage of the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill, the Parliament of New Zealand has banned nonresidents from buying most residential property in the country, in an effort to end the skyr...
03:37 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Comic book art being auctioned off for a great cause
Giving generously to an important cause is cool. Yall know whats cooler? Giving generously to an important cause and, as a result, becoming the proud owner of a gorgeous piece of comic book art. Cat S...
02:03 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing United Nations: ISIS is regrouping
Its been a while since weve heard a lot about the so-called Islamic State. Since the "defeat" of ISIS in Iraq and the majority of Syria, much of the focus in the war-torn regions of the Middle East ha...
01:12 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing What to do when your 5'8" boyfriend insists he is 6 feet tall
Daniel Mallory Ortberg: A: This is not a situation where you need much of a strategy beyond acknowledging reality. Talk to your boyfriend. Hey, its clear that this hits a really deep nerve for you, bu...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Watch how to open this hotel safe in seconds
Hotel safes with keypad combinations have become a staple in a certain level of hotel room, but if the administrative override code was not changed from the factory settings, it's incredibly easy to...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Become Your Work's Excel Master with These 3 Courses
We've all used Excel at some point in our careers, but chances are most of us have only scratched the surface of what this ubiquitous program can do. From automating simple tasks to presenting data th...
12:41 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Twitter temporarily suspends Alex Jones
Alex Jones is temporarily suspended from Twitter, but is openly boasting about simply switching to his other account to personally evade the weeklong ban—having called upon his supporters to arm...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing PIgs in Space - the adventures of Trump's Space Force
FOR THE KIDS IN YOUR LIFE, AND THEIR SUMMER READING: Get Ruben Bollings hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures."The EMU Club inhabits exactly the world I always hoped to live in when I was ...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this terrific video for a concept album of 15 one-minute songs
Tierra Whack created an album where each song's video can be published as an Instagram post. Watch Whack World in its entirety here. (more…)...
11:47 am PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing White House "can't guarantee" there's no tape of Trump using N-word
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders won't deny the existence of a tape of Trump using the worst racial slur. Trump's former aide Omarosa Manigault had released a recording of another aide plainl...
11:30 am PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Street artist droplifts 'back-to-school' bulletproof vests
Plastic Jesus, the Los Angeles-based street artist behind the "Future Internment Camp" signs and other cool stunts, is back with a new piece. For his latest work, he's droplifted specially-tagged bull...
11:07 am PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Dad Rock fans rejoice: Steve Perry is back
The last time former Journey frontman Steve Perry released a solo album, Bill Clinton was President, True Lies was #1 at the box office and Major League Baseball was a month away from going on strike....
11:00 am PDT - Wed, August 15, 2018
BoingBoing Artist soaks materials in blood, sweat and urine to embed crystals in them
Alice Potts engages in what she calls "human body design," creating bioplastics by soaking materials in body fluids to embed them with crystals. (more…)...
10:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Trippy shots of Asian cities with a fractal lens
Steve Roe is a street photographer who specializes in stylized shots of Asian cities at night. He's been experimenting with some crowdfunded fractal lenses that add neat effects. (more…)...
09:51 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Alex Jones threatens Sandy Hook parents with cease and desist orders if they don't stop "assaulting" him
In January 2015 Alex Jones said on a posted video that "Sandy Hook is a synthetic completely fake with actors, in my view, manufactured. I couldnt believe it at first. I knew they had actors there, cl...
08:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Heartbreaking documentary on London's North Korean enclave
Little Pyongyang made the festival rounds and his been picked up by The Guardian. It tells the story of how one soldier made his way to Europe's largest community of North Korean nationals after esc...
07:38 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Disney (yes, Disney) declares war on "overzealous copyright holders"
Disney is being sued by the Michael Jackson estate for using fair-use clips in a biopic called "The Last Days of Michael Jackson" -- in its brief, the company decries "overzealous copyright holders" w...
07:12 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Qanon "codes" are consistent with an English-speaker mashing a QWERTY keyboard
Qanon (previously) is an eye-wateringly stupid far-right conspiracy theory whose proponents spend hours trying to decode alleged ciphertexts created by the cult's leader or leaders. (more…)...
07:04 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing To rescue journalism, journalists must collaborate to defend free expression, not merely condemning Trump
Dan Gillmor (previously) writes that journalism is at a crisis point, as authoritarian politicians (including, but not limited to, Trump) step up their attacks on the free press, even assassinating th...
07:03 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Pizza delivery man plays Beethoven for customers
For dinner, the Varchetti family ordered a pepperoni pizza from Hungry Howies. When the 18 year old delivery man arrived at their home, he gave them the pizza, saw the piano in the foyer, and asked if...
07:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing This colorful homage to classic desktops could occupy you for hours
Mariano Pascual has created a delightful nod to classic desktop layouts for his new site, but it's updated with all kinds of colorful bells, whistles, and Easter eggs. (more…)...
06:40 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Brush pens are fun and on sale today $4 for a pair
Brush pens are fun for drawing and lettering because you can vary the line thickness. And unlike a brush, which requires frequent dipping into an inkwell, a brush pen is always loaded with ink (until ...
06:32 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Leaked FBI memo warns banks of looming "unlimited ATM cashout"
When scammers get inside of the networks of financial institutions, they sometimes stage "cashouts" where they recruit confederates around the world to all hit ATMs at the same time with cards tied to...
06:08 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing This is the way to sell bananas - a pack with a spectrum of ripeness levels
T.K. of the AskAKorean Twitter account says: "Genius at work. E-mart in Korea is now selling the 'One a Day Banana' pack, containing several bananas of different ripeness so that you can eat them over...
06:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing How politics became our identity
Dinner parties used to be where you avoided politics. Now talking about politics at dinner parties is the norm.Years ago, we avoided politics because we assumed the people at our table had diverse pol...
06:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Watch how to make a pixellated avatar using an actual photo
Kensuke Koike demonstrates a cool visual trick involving an evenly-punched hard copy of an image turned into a regognizable avatar. (more…)...
05:52 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Trump campaign going after Omarosa for millions of dollars
Get the popcorn.The Trump campaign organization has filed for arbitration against Omarosa Manigault-Newman, claiming she violated a 2016 non-disclosure agreement. The former reality show contestant/Wh...
05:49 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Predatory journals aren't just a scam: they're also how quacks and corporate shills sciencewash their bullshit
Inside the Fake Science Factory (German/English subtitles) documents Svea Eckert and team's years of investigation into predatory journals and the criminals behind them. (more…)...
05:41 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Lyft charges man $150 for vomit clean-up, his wife proves it's a fraud
Vomit fraud is when a Lyft or Uber driver fraudulently charges a passenger $100 or more to clean up puke (or other body fluids). Lyft and Uber have a low burden of proof a driver -- they only require ...
05:24 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing The platforms control our public discourse, and who they disconnect is arbitrary and capricious
Look, I'm as delighted as you are to see Alex Jones' ability to spread hatred curtailed -- because in a world where all the important speech takes place online, and where online speech is owned by fou...
05:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing This guy takes coin carving to the next level
Carving and reshaping coins, often called hobo nickels, is a classic art form that is getting an update by Russian artisan Roman Booteen. Some even have mechanisms added: (more…)...
04:48 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing None of the Above won the 2016 election
Pew's latest very detailed survey of voting patterns in 2016 goes the extra mile, by validating whether recipients actually cast a ballot, thus forming a picture of who voted, who didn't, and what pol...
04:41 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing In his quest to make a camera from scratch, this guy extracted silver from ore
https://youtu.be/W2PMQOk7oDUAndy from How to Make Everything is on a mission to make a photograph from scratch. What that means is that he is going to make a camera and a photographic plate from raw m...
04:26 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Actress Nina Dobrev explains Bulgarian slang
Bulgarian-Canadian actress Nina Dobrev, who was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and moved to Canada at age two, stars in the most recent episode of Vanity Fair's Slang School video series....
04:24 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing The Kids in the Hall warned us about Russia but we wouldn't listen
Good God. We should have listened to Dave Foley. He knew the score for YEARS before election tampering and a compromised government were even glints in Vladimir Putin's eye. Aside from the fact that...
04:17 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing English and Welsh local governments use "terrorism" as the excuse to block publication of commercial vacancies
Gavin Chait is an "economist, engineer, data scientist and author" who created a website called Pikhaya where UK entrepreneurs can get lists of vacant commercial properties, their advertised rents, an...
04:15 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing 11-year-old hacks replica of Florida's state election website in less than ten minutes
Can we please have paper ballots nationwide?Last week at DEFCON 26 in Las Vegas, eleven-year-old Emmett Brewer hacked into a replica of Florida's state election site and changed the voting results. Th...
04:08 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Manafort lawyers rest case without presenting a defense
Why bother? "Breaking: Paul Manafort's team will not present a case nor call any witnesses in his defense. The defense rested at 11:53 am"https://twitter.com/jimsciutto/status/1029396756180750337...
04:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this soothing and sumptuous video of brightly-colored substances interacting
Artist and designer Rus Khasanov (previously) has created a bright and highly-detailed montage of colors colliding. What really sets this apart is the beautiful music by Dmitry Evgrafov. (more&helli...
03:58 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing EBGAP: Error Between Google and Privacy
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03:57 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Tourist families feud over selfie spot at Rome's Trevi Fountain
An American woman (44) and a Dutch woman (19) started fighting over a prime selfie spot at Rome's Trevi Fountain. Their families sooned joined the melee, battering and screaming at one another in ou...
03:51 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing The story of one man's obsessive search for the lost treasure of Cocos Island
Cocos Island, in the eastern Pacific, was rumored to hold buried treasure worth millions of dollars, but centuries of treasure seekers had failed to find it. That didnt deter August Gissler, who arriv...
03:15 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing United Nations: China is running forced re-education camps for Muslims and ethnic minorities
One million ethnic Uigurs are being held in a "massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy" by the Chinese government, says a United Nations Human Rights panel that has received multiple credi...
03:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Powerful new PSA reminds owners to secure their guns from children
Eight American kids are killed or injured daily by unsecured guns in their homes. The Ad Council, creators of Smokey Bear and other iconic PSAs, launched the End Family Fire campaign to raise awaren...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Overtourism: the plague affecting the world's most interesting places
Venice banned cruise ships, Mount Everest has traffic jams, and now even tourists are saying places like Amsterdam have too many tourists. It's all part of a problem dubbed overtourism. (more…)...
01:01 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Tweaks made to Android OS are causing massive security holes
Last month, I used up a good chunk of text talking about how much Ive come to enjoy using Android-powered smartphones. Unfortunately, a story I ran across over at Wired has convinced me that, at least...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Designer creates stylized illustrations of real-life Flint heroes
Brazilian artist Butcher Billy was commissioned by STATE bags to create #FlintsFantasticFive, a series of images depicting several key voices in addressing the Flint water crisis. (more…)...
12:30 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Beautiful and serene footage of a mountaintop fort in India
The Raigad Movie captures the stunning light and windswepts cliffs of a 17th century fort, shot entirely on a phone by Sanket Khuntale.. (more…)...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Popular midcentury CorningWare pattern is back
Is there anyone who isn't familiar with this pattern? I ran estate sales for a while and came across it a lot in the homes I was prepping. Now, an updated version of CorningWare's Cornflower Blue patt...
09:31 am PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing Watch these impressive Slinky moves by a street performer
Slinky Josh bills himself as North America's first professional slinky manipulator, and if the passers-by are any indication, he's very good at his chosen profession. (more…)...
02:37 am PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing For most people, driving for Uber or Lyft just ain't worth it
After a long day of driving for Uber and Lyft, this fella decided to work out exactly how much money he'd be taking home after paying taxes and expenses on his income as an independent contractor. W...
12:30 am PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing History of the California tiki scene covered in new book
Jason Henderson and Adam Foshko have authored California Tiki: A History of Polynesian Idols, Pineapple Cocktails and Coconut Palm Trees, a new paperback which "explore the state's midcentury fascinat...
12:00 am PDT - Tue, August 14, 2018
BoingBoing This Queen for a Day image series was made completely from scratch
This whimsical series of images by Filtre Studio imagines Queen Elizabeth straightening paintings and vacuuming up after her dogs. What's most interesting is that the entire room was created digital...
11:30 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Tour this impressive 3D selfie museum
After hitting the mute button (YouTube should have a terrible music reporting option), check out this delightful Malaysian selfie museum with lots of trompe-l'il paintings and optical illusions. (mo...
10:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Watch these hypnotic Chladni patterns in color
Colored sand, a Chladni plate, and a little Bach make for a very soothing demonstration of cymatics. (more…)...
09:45 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Weird Al getting his Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Well, it's about time. "Weird Al" Yankovic is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He writes:It's finally happening... On Monday, Aug. 27 at 11:30 AM, I will be getting my very own star on th...
08:37 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Original Aerosmith tour van found in Massachusetts woods
A piece of American rock 'n' roll history was discovered in western Massachusetts: the original Aerosmith tour van. Boston.com:In a recently aired episode of the hit History Channel show, American Pic...
08:32 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this coagulant make dirty water drinkable
PolyGlu is used by aid workers to force impurities in water to settle at the bottom of a container, making the water safer for drinking in areas where water is scarce or polluted. (more…)...
08:11 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Nazi fan wins Republican primary in Missouri
Steve West, an anti-semitic conspiracy theorist who said Hitler did nothing wrong, defeated three other GOP candidates in the party's primary election for Missouri's 15th district. He now faces Democr...
07:52 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Ohio Gov. Kasich responds to Trump's insults with laughing Putin GIF
Enjoying the current state of Republican party politics?...
07:14 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Good deal on Anker's workhorse portable charger
Anker's excellent Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 usually costs $56 on Amazon, but today it's a Gold Box deal on sale for $42. It can fully recharge an iPhone 7 seven times, and can charge two USB devices...
07:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Burning Man ticket program gives cancer patients or survivors a chance to go to the desert
My pal Aaron Muszalski has just announced Burning Wish, a wonderful new nonprofit that grants Burning Man tickets to cancer patients or survivors. He writes:Do you know a cancer patient or survivor wh...
07:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Sacha Baron Cohen convinces pro-gun activist to bite a dildo on his show
In the Showtime series, Who Is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen convinces far-right leaders and activists to do silly things. He got Dick Cheney to sign a waterboard, Joe Arpaio to say he'd accept a blow j...
06:41 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Monstrous mudslide invades Swiss village
From The Guardian:A mudslide has hit the Swiss village of Grugnay in the municipality of Chamoson, sweeping across roads as witnesses stood close by. No injuries were reported as a result of Tuesday...
06:35 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Fancy high-tech water gun isn't for child's play
Tired of ordinary, janky water guns? Well, inventor Sebastian Walter of Munich, Germany has made something for you. He's shaking up the water gun industry with his high-tech Spyra One. He and his te...
06:20 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Stephen Miller's uncle: "My nephew is an immigration hypocrite
Dr. David S. Glosser is a retired neuropsychologist. His nephew is Stephen Miller, Trump's immigration policy advisor. In an essay published in Politico today, Glosser writes, "If my nephews ideas on ...
06:15 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing My kid's latest LEGO Star Wars project
My 11 year-old paid more attention during Solo than I did. She insisted on Moloch's Landspeeder as her latest Star Wars LEGO. (more…)...
06:04 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to Death Cab for Cutie's new album "Thank You For Today"
Death Cab for Cutie release their new album, "Thank You For Today," on Friday and right now NPR is streaming the whole thing. It's a gorgeous, cohesive, and fresh collection of soulful songs brought t...
06:03 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing 22-year-old Bitcoin millionaire scammed out of $35 million
A famous 27-year-old Thai actor was arrested after a 22-year-old Finnish millionaire complained that the actor had bilked him out of 5,564 bitcoin (worth $35 million) in an investment scam. Jiratpisit...
05:41 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Robot that ties shoes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erNi07dH5pwLimited to two motors and $600, mechanical engineering students from the University of California, Davis designed and built this shoe-tying machine. I part...
05:31 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this fellow nail an absolutely insane parkour jump
"Hold up!" (via r/gifs)...
05:30 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Buildings photographically stripped of everything but their facades
Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy creates strange and wonderful images of building facades by digitally removing everything else, making them look like weird and wonderful Potemkin villages. (more…)...
05:24 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Alex Jones tries to use Vimeo to host his videos, but Vimeo dumps him
Now that Facebook and YouTube have dumped Infowars for its hate campaign against the parents of children murdered in the Sandy Hook mass shooting, Infowars Alex Jones is looking for other places to ho...
05:23 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Artist didn't realize his painting was inspired by a parasitic worm in his eye
Ben Taylor, a 47-year-old artist, was inspired to paint a trippy, colorful circle filled with abstract worm-like patterns. He never finished the work. Years later, Taylor identified the subconscious i...
05:11 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Dog doesn't let its cat friend get in a fight
In this video we see a cat stealthily approaching another cat. A golden retriever knows that nothing good can result if the two cats start to fight, so it gently picks up the cat by its harness and ca...
05:03 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Video: What are wormholes, anyway?
"Are wormholes real or are they just magic disguised as physics and maths?" (Kurzgesagt In a Nutshell)...
04:59 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Rare centuries-old book with intricate unfolding plates
Philosopher Jacob Bhme had a small but enthusiastic following who created stunning fan art of his ideas. The William Law editions of his writing have beautifully designed plates that open up thirtee...
04:35 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Watch baby goats visit the seals at the zoo
Zookeeper Brianne Zanella is tasked with exercising Oregon Zoo's baby goats, who visit the seals for the first time in this charming video.The smaller of the two, Ruth is a two-month-old Nigerian dw...
03:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Hilarious video of every parent at Disney parks ever
Comedian John Crist captures what it's like for every parent who makes the mistake of overscheduling their trip to a Disney park. (more…)...
02:30 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Watch these guys drop a giant metal dart from atop a tower onto stuff
The timeless joy of dropping junk from high places to see what happens has been refined into an art form by three Australian gentlemen, and their giant metal dart series is the best giant-dart-based...
02:15 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston invite you to help out a pair of great causes and also, breakfast
I can't believe that it's been five years since the final episode of Breaking Bad hit the air. I also can't believe that I could be having breakfast with Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, thanks to thi...
01:59 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing AP and Princeton University: Google tracks location of users even when they tell it not to
The Associated Press, working with Princeton University researchers, report that Google services on both Android and iOS devices store the user's location irrespective of location data privacy setting...
01:42 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing DC Metro provided private subway car for white supremacists at Sunday's rally
Nauseating. The DC Metro was warned not to and--in an apparent lie--promised workers it wouldn't privately accomodate white supremacists at taxpayer expense. Then it did.WASHINGTON -- Metro closed dow...
01:30 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Artisan creates beautiful, delicately colored glass sculptures
Slovenian artist Kaja Upelj moved to London for school, where she has been creating interesting experimental glass works with unusual colorations and deliberate occlusions. (more…)...
01:20 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Donations to help Puerto Ricans in wake of hurricane left to rot
I think we can safely say that the United States government's response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria was a rolling clusterfuck. Cronyism, red tape and terrib...
01:13 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook news chief to media: Work with Facebook or die
The Australian reports that Facebook media relations chief Campbell Brown privately disclosed that Mark Zuckerberg is indifferent to publishers and offers the news media a simple choice: "Work with Fa...
12:31 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Crocs no longer making Crocs
You may have thought that you were prepared for this moment, but I want you to sit down, nonetheless. Brace yourself. Buck up. Be strong. Here we go. Crocs, squishy footwear manufacturer to the stars ...
12:30 pm PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Nissan releases all-electric camper van model
Nissan electric cargo vans had become a favorite of people who wanted to convert them into electric campers, so Nissan has now come out with an official model. (more…)...
11:55 am PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Snake 3D: classic phone game made into a total headache
Snake 3D adds depth to the classic two-dimensional game; hold shift and you'll move in and out rather than up, down, left or right. It takes so much getting used to--and is so difficult before you eve...
11:45 am PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Germany lifts ban on Nazi imagery in some video games
The German Entertainment Software Self Regulation Body voted to end a blanket ban on swastikas and other Nazi imagery in Wolfenstein, allowing case-by-case decisions similar to rules for movies and ot...
11:40 am PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Tetrolled: Tetris but it trolls you
Tetrolled is Tetris but with an additional layer of hostility: as time passes, obsctructions pop into existence at random spots on the board. Trasevol_Dog made it in just 2 hours for the Ludum Dare ga...
11:32 am PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this cuttlefish hypnotize a crab (and maybe you, too)
This broadclub cuttlefish like to prowl the Indonesian reefs for crabs, which it then hypnotizes with its remarkable skin before grabbing and eating. (more…)...
11:30 am PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Pastry chef tries to make Oreos from scratch
After attempting Lucky Charms and Skittles, Claire Saffitz is back with an attempt to make gourmet Oreos, which she says was the most fun of all these sorts of challenges. (more…)...
06:51 am PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Just look at these bananails.
Just look at them. (Thanks, Sean!)...
06:48 am PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing UK visitors wait 2.5 hours to get through immigration at Heathrow
Official UK government statistics reveal that on 30 days in July the Border Force agency at Heathrow failed to meet its target of processing visitors within 45 minutes; on July 5, visitors had to wait...
06:40 am PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing Hackers find exploitable vulnerabilities in Amazon Echo, turn one into a listening device
At Defcon, Tencent's Wu HuiYu and Qian Wenxiang presented Breaking Smart Speakers: We are Listening to You, detailing their work in successfully exploiting an Amazon Alexa speaker, albeit in a very d...
06:23 am PDT - Mon, August 13, 2018
BoingBoing EU resolution aims to comprehensively limit "planned obsolescence"
The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling on the European Commission (the EU's civil service) to craft rules that will severely limit planned obsolescence in electronics by forcing manuf...
10:11 pm PDT - Sun, August 12, 2018
BoingBoing I'm joining the campaign to deactivate my Twitter account on August 17
I deleted my Facebook account a few months ago and am not sorry I did. For the last couple of months, I've been thinking about deleting my Twitter account, too. It has become a creepy, toxic place. I'...
08:54 pm PDT - Sun, August 12, 2018
BoingBoing Canadian scolding of Saudi Arabia's human rights violations means nothing if they continue to sell them weapons
Im a proud Canadian. Im proud that my nation took a stand against the human rights practices in Saudi Arabia. Maybe youve read about it. Earlier this week, Canadas Minster of Foreign Affairs tweeted t...
04:00 pm PDT - Sun, August 12, 2018
BoingBoing This is the summer of the firenado
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue captured this firenado footage in Derbyshire at a plastics factory fire. Via The Guardian (more…)...
02:30 pm PDT - Sun, August 12, 2018
BoingBoing Artist describes the first time she ever saw white Australians as a teenager
Wangkatjungka artist Nyuju Stumpy Brown first saw white people in the 1940s as a teenager. Here, she describes that time and later shows some of her artwork. (more…)...
02:00 pm PDT - Sun, August 12, 2018
BoingBoing How SERPstash can get your site to Google's first page
SEO can be a fickle creature, but it can work in your favoryou just need the right tools. When it comes to getting your site on that coveted first page of Google,SERPstash Premium simplifies the proce...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, August 12, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this interesting overview of the current state of human bionics
Beyond Bionics traces several important developments in the field of bionics (more…)...
11:30 am PDT - Sun, August 12, 2018
BoingBoing Photographer documents replanting of old rural trees in Chinese cities
Yan Wang Preston left a medical career because she was drawn to nature photography. Her fascinating shots of old-growth trees replanted in urban areas is both beautiful and depressing. (more…...
08:36 am PDT - Sun, August 12, 2018
BoingBoing The eminently hackable police bodycam
Josh Mitchell's Defcon presentation analyzes the security of five popular brands of police bodycams (Vievu, Patrol Eyes, Fire Cam, Digital Ally, and CeeSc) and reveals that they are universally terrib...
08:20 am PDT - Sun, August 12, 2018
BoingBoing Interview with a cryptocurrency scammer
Adam Guerbuez is a cryptocurrency evangelist whose Youtube channel is full of videos promoting cryptocurrency trading; when he got a Twitter message from a scammer promising to send him free Ethereum ...
07:15 pm PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing Put words between buns!
Courtesy of Ian Bogost (previously): a meme generator that puts words between buns!...
07:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing Criminal corralled by crime-fighting cows
Last week, a Florida woman (because of course shes from Florida) was caught rolling around in a stolen SUV. There was a chase! There was a crash! In an effort to escape her police entourage, 46-year o...
07:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing Guy gets visited daily by the Canada goose he rescued
Kyle is a Canada goose that was rescued by Mike Jivanjee, who found her struggling in the water as a gosling. After taking care of her, she's been his buddy whenever Mike takes out his boat. (more&h...
06:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this impressive demo of a new probe camera lens
https://youtu.be/WrzQjUQds6g?t=10sA group of macro photographers developed a set of lenses to do all the things they wished they could do, and the result is pretty cool. (more…)...
03:20 pm PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing A look at how Black Rock City rises from the dust
Ever wonder how the dusty blank slate of the Black Rock Desert becomes Burning Man's Black Rock City each year?Well, my pal Shalaco has started vlogging and in his latest video he gives an interesti...
02:33 pm PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing Weird Al joins Weezer onstage to perform Toto's 'Africa'
At Weezer's show at The Forum in Los Angeles Wednesday, Weird Al got onstage mid-song to join the band in a cover of Toto's 1982 hit "Africa." You may remember that a 14-year-old recently convinced ...
02:30 pm PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this impressive motocross champ jump obstacles
Toni Bou is famous for making seemingly impossible jumps between rocks, stumps, and other obstacles. Check out this compilation of some of his best moves so far this year. (more…)...
02:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing These e-commerce pros will help you earn more from your Shopify store
Running a Shopify store is a great way to net some extra cash on the side orif you really know what you're doingreplace your 9-to-5 altogether. However, success doesn't come naturally, and newcomers t...
01:29 pm PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing Cat poop parasite may influence someone's entrepreneurial spirit
Toxoplasma gondii infection has been linked to all kinds of human behavior. Now a study has linked it to risk-taking entrepreneurial behavior. (more…)...
10:00 am PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this colorful mesh sculpture transform a Greek ruin
Juxtaposing bright spray-painted mesh with the ocean vista of a 400-year-old Greek ruin, artistic duo Quintessenz created Kagkatikas Secret. (more…)...
07:00 am PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing Nailed it: Milton Glaser's 'Space Force' logo
Bloomberg Businessweek asked eight designers to come up with logos for Trump's inane "Space Force." Milton Glaser nailed it. The image represents the relentless intrusion of our president in every asp...
01:00 am PDT - Sat, August 11, 2018
BoingBoing Weekend Tunes: Salsa Celtica--Pa'l Rumberos
Sometimes, the most delightful musical discoveries happen completely by accident: a song you hear at a party or catch the tail end of on the radio without the DJ bothering to tell you what it's call...
11:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Ebola in a war zone: what could go wrong?
A few days after skipping out on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ebola decided, nah, cropping back up in a town of around 60,000 potential carriers called Mangina, located in Congos North Kivu provi...
10:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Augmented reality software shows where pipes and other underground structures are
Geographic information systems used to be 2-D maps, but new AR technologies are letting users see where pipes and other underground infrastructure is through augmented reality .Brief video showcasin...
09:59 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Fragmented animation about kindness and coexistence.
Ugly is an animated film by Nikita Diakur and Redbear Easterman that examines the way all living things are connected, even the ugly ones. (more…)...
09:23 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Don Jr. does horrible job trying to boost dad's approval rating with obviously Photoshopped graphic
Donald Trump Jr. wanted to brag about his father's approval rating, but the only way to brag about it would be to fudge the numbers, so that's exactly what he did. But not very well.Junior wanted it t...
08:30 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Stunning minimalist images of volcanic landscapes
Birgit Schlosser specializes in spare, clean architecture photography, and that aesthetic is also in play in Volcanic Dreamscapes, a new series of works depicting the beauty of sparse volcanic ecosyst...
08:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Watch how far green screen technology has come
BBC got to be the first to tour Intel Studios, a state of the art greenscreen facility, with no suits, no motion capture, just a live performance captured in a green dome by hundreds of cameras. (mo...
07:53 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Great deal on bunnie Huang's The Hardware Hacker: $3.74 as a hardcover book
I'm not sure how long this will last, but Andrew "bunnie" Huang's 2017 book, The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware is just $3.74 in the hardcover edition on Amazon with free ...
07:35 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Uncover the tragic history of Fallout Online: The MMO that could have been
Before Fallout 76 was a twinkle in Bethesda's eye, there were rumors of another Fallout MMO being whispered by gamers. Interplay, the company responsible for the now classic titles, Fallout and Fallou...
07:31 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Talking the hard questions of privacy and freedom with the Yale Privacy Lab podcast
This week, I sat down for an hour-long interview with the Yale Privacy Lab's Sean O'Brien (MP3); Sean is a frequent Boing Boing contributor and I was honored that he invited me to be his guest on the ...
07:22 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Enjoy a little ultraviolence with Jack White's NSFW funky Corporation video
With a great guitar riff and a video as stylized as it is violent, "Corporation" will leave you guessing right up to the last funky chord. (more…)...
07:08 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Dog scolds lions for laying in its field
Rex worked hard for this field. He was still making payments. To find lions laying there, rent-free, in his paddock? That simply would not do. A dressing down was in order....
07:08 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Omarosa turned down $15k a month to stay silent about Trump
In her new book "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," Omarosa Manigault-Newman claims she was offered $15,000 a month to stay quiet about all things Trump after she was fired from...
07:03 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Stylistic analysis can de-anonymize code, even compiled code
A presentation today at Defcon from Drexel computer science prof Rachel Greenstadt and GWU computer sicence prof Aylin Caliskan builds on the pair's earlier work in identifying the authors of software...
07:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Parenting done right: Baby's first word is "taco"
As one of the most important words in any language, having a baby utter "taco" as their first word is a massive parental victory....
06:47 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Burbankers! There's a Save Magnolia Park meeting on August 13th at Geeky Tees
The parade of evictions and rent hikes in Burbank's lovely, independent-dominated Magnolia Park retail district is up for debate: the Save Magnolia Park coalition is having a public meeting on Aug 13t...
06:39 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing The EPA's own staff are aghast that Trump is bringing back asbestos
The Trump administration's plan to bring back asbestos is right in line with Trumpist ideology that any science that interferes with profits is a hoax (Trump claims that the asbestos-cancer link is a ...
06:25 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Reminder: your state may be purging you from its voter rolls
Matt "Metafilter" Haughey got a postcard from his home state of Oregon informing him that he'd been purged from his voter roll because his signature has drifted too much since he first signed up to vo...
06:21 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Bigfoot, the crazy "its aliens" guy, and a lot of odd stuff in latest attempt to sell Big Macs
McDonald's advertising has been baffling before, but this one is all kinds of weird.The breakfasts are pretty good....
06:21 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Bigfoot, the crazy "it's aliens" guy, and a lot of odd stuff in latest attempt to sell Big Macs
McDonald's advertising has been baffling before, but this one is all kinds of weird.The breakfasts are pretty good....
06:08 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing TSA: the fact that our secret surveillance program hasn't caught anyone means it's working
Late last month, the Boston Globe published a blockbuster scoop revealing the existence of "Quiet Skies," a secret TSA program that sent Air Marshals out to shadow travelers who were not on any watchl...
05:54 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing American Conservative laments market concentration and private property as bad for free expression
For years, the big social media platforms have used their market dominance to decide who could speak and on what terms: they forced drag queens and trans people to use their "real" names; kicked Black...
05:46 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing This beard trimmer does a great job of trimming my beard
Gotta give credit where credit is due, this beard trimmer gets the job done. (more…)...
05:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Watch test footage from a new low-light 4K VR underwater camera
Marine Imaging Technologies CEO Evan Kovacs tested out his new HYDRUS camera in low-light conditions in the Cayman Islands. (more…)...
04:30 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Watch how to make a Star Wars style paper airplane
YouTuber TriKdanG makes many cool kinds of unusual paper aircraft that really fly, like this Star Wars TIE fighter-inspired beauty. (more…)...
04:20 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Swarm robots for airplane engine maintenance
Rolls Royce and Harvard University are exploring how tiny swarm robots could someday crawl through an airplane engine for mechanical check-ups and maintenance. Each robot measures around 10mm in dia...
04:14 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Missouri voters kill the state's anti-union law with a massively successful ballot initiative
Many of today's "red" states have historically had strong trade union movements -- think of Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin -- but after Citizens United opened the floodgates to dark money from the s...
04:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing The New York Public Library's curious collection of authors' personal items
From Gareth Smit's article in The New Yorker:The Berg Collections roughly two thousand linear feet of manuscripts and archival materials were donated to the library, in 1940, by two brothers, Henry ...
03:52 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Brilliant movie goof Twitter account
On the @movie_goofs Twitter account, a fellow named Sean posts brilliantly funny "movie goofs" that aren't actually goofs. And for additional fun, see the responses from folks who don't seem to get th...
03:40 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Handy guide to the current state of urban surveillance
Ingrid Burrington (previously) takes viewers on a guided tour of New York City's current surveillance matrix, from license plate readers and shotspotters to the Domain Awareness System. (more&hellip...
03:30 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this nanolab print liquid 3D structures
By creating a surfactant that holds water in place, scientists are able to produce repeatable liquid 3D shapes in these nanoparticle "supersoaps" with modded off-the-shelf 3D printers. (more…...
03:26 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Man finds rare 25-million-year-old teeth from massive shark
Amateur fossil hunter Phil Mullaly was exploring Jan Juc in south Australia's Victoria's Surf Coast when he noticed a shark's tooth poking out of a boulder on the beach. According to paleontologists a...
03:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this fun photography tour of Hong Kong's neon signs
Hong Kong's famed neons signs are slowly fading, replaced by other kinds of signage. Hong Kong Instgrammer Edward KB leads this whirlwind neon tour of some of the best remaining spots. (more…...
02:20 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Insane mudslide caught on video in Switzerland
Mudslides cascading down from the steep Swiss mountains are common enough that locals knew to come out and watch them, but even jaded locals were surprised by the intensity of slides so big they di...
02:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing The Twisty Glass Blunt is a smarter way to smoke
You might be used to rolling your own smokes, but let's face it: it's not the cleanest or most eco-friendly way to enjoy your habit. Instead of fussing with papers, the Twisty Glass Blunt makes having...
01:31 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Police chief's son charged in brutal attack on Sikh man
One of two teen boys who kicked and beat a Sikh man in Manteca, California, turned out to be a local police chief's own son. Tyrone McAllister, 18, the son of Union City, California, police Chief Da...
01:15 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing DEVO got "super stoned" the second time they met the Rolling Stones
In a recent Rolling Stone interview, DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh talks about the second time he and the band met The Rolling Stones:In the book, you had a great story about meeting Mick Jagger, and he li...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Watch how these BASE jumpers created a giant swing stunt
This making-of documentary not only shows how much preparation goes into a YouTube-friendly high-octane stunt, but it's also an interesting explanation of why BASE jumper Sean Chuma goes to such gre...
12:15 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Jerry Seinfeld has been leaving funny restaurant reviews on Google Maps
On Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld drives famous comedians to various eateries to interview them over coffee. Now he's leaving humorous reviews about the restaurants he's visited on ...
12:13 pm PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Dogeden: partially buried doghouse for maximally comfortable pups
https://youtu.be/y_8q-K99RPMDogEden (DogeDen, surely?) is a doghouse designed to be mostly buried, with a tiny entrance above ground and a cavernous space beneath grade level. That way, the temperatur...
11:57 am PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Why Nickelodeon's Nick Hotel was doomed
The Nick Hotel was Nickelodeon's failed attempt to license their brand as a resort hotel focused on fans of their shows. Defunctland does a detailed autopsy. (more…)...
11:56 am PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Video explainer on universal quantum computers
Universal quantum computers have the potential for exponentially faster processing speeds. Seeker looks at where things stand in the race to build the first one. (more…)...
11:17 am PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Man charged $50 for two espressos and two bottles of water at a Venice cafe stirs up online mob
Juan Carlos Bustamente, 62, is a Chilean political consultant living in Rome. On a recent trip to Venice he sat down at Caffe Lavena in the popular tourist area called St. Mark's Square and ordered tw...
11:00 am PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Kinetic sculpture of Franz Kafka's metamorphosing head
David Cerny (previously) created this wonderful kinetic sculpture of Prague's own Franz Kafka. (more…)...
10:33 am PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing This guy really knows how to kill yellowjackets
https://youtu.be/7FhifTGKtUQIn his YouTube channel description, Sean Woods explains that he created his channel in 2012 as a "fun way to share my passions for history, primitive archery, flintknapping...
10:01 am PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Owners of $25 million Laguna Beach mansion ordered to take down sea wall, fined $1 million
Jeffrey and Tracy Katz own a $25 million house in Laguna Beach, CA. The house is very close to the pounding surf of Victoria Beach, closer and lower than the neighboring houses. So they built a sea wa...
10:00 am PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Pool and bowling trick shot artists join forces for some mind-boggling tricks
Florian Kohler (previously), aka Venom Trickshots, teamed up with bowling trick shot master Jason Belmonte for some pretty astonishing billiards-bowling hybrid tricks. (more…)...
09:29 am PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing Gas Station Encounters is a YouTube channel about crimes, cons, hijinx, and high weirdness in gas station stores
If Gas Station Encounters had been around in the 1980s, it would have run on Night Flight. This YouTube channel has an endless supply of videos depicting dumb stick-up men, con artists, bad drivers,...
12:34 am PDT - Fri, August 10, 2018
BoingBoing New tick menace has the potential to spread terrifying viruses
Thanks to climate change, folks living in regions that were once tick-free zones have had to begin getting used to the blood-thirsty little bastards. Just as these unfortunate souls were getting used ...
11:36 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing This is the best laptop sleeve I've ever owned
I upgraded to a 13 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina display after a two-week working vacation in Costa Rica. The extreme heat laid on me during my time there was enough to fry the 11 MacBook Air that Id b...
09:54 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing "Fahrenheit 11/9" trailer: Michael Moore calls Trump the "last president of the United States"
"Can't take the insanity anymore?" asks the official trailer for Michael Moore's newest feature-length documentary Fahrenheit 11/9.Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9" is a provocative and comedic look...
09:53 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Porta-potty is the entrance to a hidden rave
Stepping into a wardrobe was the way to get into Narnia. Stepping into the blue portable toilet (in a row of green ones) was the way get into a hidden rave at UK's Eastern Electrics Festival. Are they...
09:28 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Tattoo artists share their craziest client stories
Of all the service industries, tattooing naturally seems like a good one for crazy client stories, but some of these doozies would make even the most jaded inkslinger raise their eyebrows. (more&hel...
09:22 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Here's the trailer for Michael Moore's new anti-Trump documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9
Alas, here is the trailer for Michael Moore's new anti-Trump documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, a title that references the day that Trump won the electoral vote (and, of course, a play on the title of h...
09:22 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing That handy joint rolling box
I have had one of these rolling boxes ever since I was a teen.I do not know why I can not roll a joint. It isn't for a lack of trying, or practice. I just can not do it. I can however reliably pop a j...
09:05 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Good news: Facebook's web traffic has dropped by almost half in the last two years
A new study revealed that monthly page visits to the user-hostile social media site Facebook have dropped from 8.5 billion to 4.7 billion since 2016. From CNBC:"Although Facebook's app traffic has gro...
08:53 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing This travel videographer made an incredible short video of his month in Seoul
Brandon Li captures the dazzling excitement and beauty of Seoul and its environs in seven minutes. The transitions and camera work are stunning. He shot two terabytes of data and spent three months,...
08:40 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Rare fire tornado from a factory blaze is caught on video
A fire that broke out at a plastic tray factory in Derbyshire, England caused a spectacular fire tornado to form. Also known as a fire whirl or firenado, the rare spectacle could be seen from 25 mil...
08:30 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Service animal registries being built to root out fakes
The Air Carrier Access Act, written back in 1986, was kind of lazy in how it defined what a service animals is, to the point where almost anything goes. As such, theres been a whole lot of folks of la...
08:15 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this climber's timelapse of Mount Everest at night
Elia Saikaly decided to film Mount Everest at night: "While most climbers slept, I attempted to capture some of the magic that the Himalayan skies have to offer while climbing to the top of the worl...
07:55 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Why are so many empty Vaseline containers appearing on this road in Calgary?
No one can explain why empty jars of Vaseline keep showing up on 68th Street N.E. in northeast Calgary. It's been going on for at least five years. There's even one of them in Google Street View, as y...
07:47 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Kickstarting new Aquabats albums and TV shows!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL_RJ8Z7XLsThe wonderful Aquabats, nearly killed when the network they'd signed with went out of business, are back, and they want to produce a new TV special episode...
07:46 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Great advice for those getting started in miniature painting
I have been a tabletop/roleplaying gamer, off and on, for most of my life. Miniature modeling, painting, and terrain building have always been my favorite aspects of this wide-ranging and very maker-f...
07:45 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing This new Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay video makes Ocotber feel so far away
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw_oH5oiUSE&has_verified=1Robberies, hunting, fishing, sitting around campfires, exploration and that's not even getting into the game's story. Every time I look at...
07:45 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing This new Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay video makes October feel so far away
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw_oH5oiUSE&has_verified=1Robberies, hunting, fishing, sitting around campfires, exploration and that's not even getting into the game's story. Every time I look at...
07:36 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Come see me at the Edinburgh Festival and/or Worldcon!
I'm heading to Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival where I'm appearing with the wonderful Ada Palmer on August 12th at 845PM (we're talking about the apocalypse, science fiction and hopefulness); from...
07:31 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing My closing keynote from the second Decentralized Web Summit
Two years ago, I delivered the closing keynote at the Internet Archive's inaugural Decentralized Web event; last week, we had the second of these, and once again, I gave the closing keynote, entitled ...
07:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Bacteria shown to have built immunity to hand sanitizers
Good news everyone: those superbugs were all so afraid of? Theyre evolving to be immune to a number of those popular alcohol-based hand sanitizers we all assumed would help to keep us from getting sic...
06:49 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Couple jailed after abusing child and selling him to pedophiles
A German 48-year old citizen and her 39-year old partner have been sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty of repeatedly raping her son. If thats not enough, the filth also sold the b...
06:45 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Simon Pegg & Nick Frost's Slaughterhouse Rulez looks great
After Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz (a movie that deserves a sequal more than any other film, ever) and The World's End, I'm willing to watch anything Nick Frost and Simon Pegg put in front of my eyeb...
06:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Watch these amazing and easy at-home science experiments
YouTubers Home Science created a wonderful compilation of some simple science experiments that can be done at home as a family. (more…)...
05:41 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Bad infrastructure means pacemakers can be compromised before they leave the factory
It's been ten years since the first warnings about the security defects in pacemakers, which made them vulnerable to lethal attacks over their wireless links, and since then the news has only gotten w...
05:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Impressive musical demonstration of a kashaka
Senegalese musician Salliou made his own kashaka, a type of twin ball rattle on a string. Listen to him show how many sounds his ingenious creation can make. (more…)...
04:56 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing A comedian and the former president of Ireland have a new podcast about women and climate justice
Comedian Maeve Higgins is the host of the amazing Maeve In America podcast in which Higgins, an Irish immigrant to Brooklyn, discusses the immigrant experience in America with other immigrants (as an ...
04:44 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing How to install Linux Mint on your Mac or Windows machine
I've started dabbling in the Linux operating system, for two reasons -- the Raspberry Pi (a $30 single board computer that runs on Linux) and losing the PIN code for my Bitcoin hardware wallet (which ...
04:33 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite welcomes Android users
Google fans no longer get an automatic L, Epic Games has opened pre-registration for Fortnite Android.Fortnite Battle Royale is Epic Games 100 player, last player standing megahit. Cartoon-y as heck...
04:18 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Man charged after walking pig off-leash in Norwich
A Norwich man who took a pig for a walk without a leash was charged with "having a pig untethered and loose", reports the BBC.Norfolk Police were called to Prince of Wales Road on Wednesday and found ...
04:07 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing A 'Space Force' recruitment video via Jimmy Kimmel
Aliens are coming. We need these guys to defend us....
04:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this guy solve a 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube in under half a second
Maciej Czapiewski set the world record when he solved this 2x2x2 cube at the Grudzidz Open. At this size, there's a bit of luck of the draw, but the skill is undeniable. (more…)...
03:15 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Check out this blistering fingerstyle version of Purple Haze
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9shVKjHkKy8Australian Tommy Emmanuel teamed up with Jerry Douglas on slide guitar for a virtuoso riff on the Hendrix classic Purple Haze. (more…)...
03:05 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Florida's prisons change tech providers, wipe out $11.2m worth of music purchased by prisoners
For seven years, Florida state inmates could buy a $100 MP3 player from Access Corrections, the prisons' exclusive provider, and stock it with MP3s that cost $1.70 -- nearly double the going rate in t...
02:47 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Kill sticky headers: a bookmarklet to get rid of the web's static blobs
Alisdair McDiarmid's Kill Sticky Headers bookmarklet banishes all fixed-position CSS elements, like navigation bars, cookie consent popups, email list subscription solicitations, and so on -- these ar...
02:36 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Comcast breach exposes 26.5m customers' Social Security Numbers and partial addresses
Comcast Xfininty's login page had an easily found bug that allowed anyone to gain access to the Social Security Numbers and partial home addresses of over 26.5 million customers. (more…)...
02:36 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Defective Comcast security exposes 26.5m customers' partial Social Security Numbers and addresses
Comcast Xfininty's login page had an easily found bug that allowed anyone to gain access to the partial Social Security Numbers and partial home addresses of over 26.5 million customers. (more…...
02:20 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing State of Georgia goes to court to defend voting machines that recorded 243% voter turnouts
A federal lawsuit brought by voting security activists against the State of Georgia has revealed breathtaking defects in the state's notoriously terrible voting machines -- and, coincidentally, the ma...
02:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Wallace the mule just made an ass of all those fancy dressage horses
Dressage sensation Wallace the mule was rescued in Ireland, and his new owner quickly saw his potential as a dressage competitor. It took a lot of work to overturn his intial ban on competing, but n...
02:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing How Animatron lets you create fun animations with zero experience
Every brand has a story, and animation is one of the best ways to tell it. That's why companies aren't afraid to pay a premium for professional animators to bring their brands to life and connect with...
01:55 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Everybody hates their cable company, unless the company is Google, or the city, or a tiny mom-and-pop
Consumer Reports' latest telcoms survey finds that people hate their cable company with the fire of a thousand suns, and that they hate them even more than they did the last time they were asked, whic...
01:45 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this elegant desktop Stirling engine go over 2000 RPM
YouTuber IAA015 likes to demonstrate fun decorative gadgets for the home and office, like this nicely designed Stirling engine that can reach speeds of over 2,000 revolutions per minute. (more&helli...
01:31 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing What should go in an IoT safety-rating sticker?
Now that Consumer Reports is explicitly factoring privacy and security into its tech reviews, we're making some progress to calling out the terrible state of affairs that turned the strange dream of a...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this build and test of a high velocity vortex cannon
A low velocity vortex cannon isn't too hard to make, but a vortex cannon that's this high velocity takes a lot of trial and error. (more…)...
12:45 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this brilliant response from a guy who takes Photoshop requests
Photoshopper James Fridman completes badly-phrased Photoshop requests to the letter, like Come take it away, which is obviously not what the requester expected. (more…)...
12:35 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing In 1869 14 German polar explorers were stranded on an ice floe for six months
Germany's polar expedition of 1869 took a dramatic turn when 14 men were shipwrecked on an ice floe off the eastern coast of Greenland. As the frozen island carried them slowly toward settlements in t...
12:29 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Meet Shudu, the world's first digital supermodel
Shudu is a harbinger of the future of modeling, a digitally created and enhanced supermodel created by Cameron-James Wilson. "Digital influencers" like Shudu are already clogging up Instagram and Sn...
12:22 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Former Archbishop of Canterbury on Tolkien as a warning against fascism
Here's former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on J.R.R. Tolkien, often seen as a reactionary but also the creator of a myth of Englishness completely opposed to fascism and other rotten boughs...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Treasures continue to be unearthed this summer in Pompeii
Pompeii is a vast archaeological site that continues to yield treasures buried beneath the pumice. This summer, workers discovered new murals and artifacts at the site of a wealthy homeowner's estate,...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Richard Kadrey talks about his latest book and what comes next after Sandman Slim
Ive known Richard Kadrey for a number of years. We generally mouth off at each other about technology, injuries we acquired while we were young/dumb, barbecue, tiki drinks and movies. Theres not much ...
11:00 am PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing A delightful and insightful look at the beach party film genre of the 1960s
The Royal Ocean Film Society examines and contextualizes the beach party movie genre formula perfected and then milked dry by the genius marketers at schlock house American International Pictures. (...
10:00 am PDT - Thu, August 9, 2018
BoingBoing Traditional Danish houses thatched with tons of seaweed
The island village of Ls off the Danish mainland has preserved houses built hundreds of years ago, when owners would thatch the roof with tons of seaweed. (more…)...
11:40 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Muppets from Space's "Brick House"
My daughter and her cousin are watching Muppets From Space, a $2 DVD bin find last weekend. It is well worth rewatching.There is a low quality version free on YouTube, or you can stream it in HD fro...
11:14 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook throws an extra $10m at Zuck's personal security
Zuckerberg -- who says privacy isn't a value that's important to most people any more -- owns the four houses on either side of his Silicon Valley house so that no one can use them as a perch to spy o...
11:10 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Stanford rapist Brock Turner's appeal denied
Brock Turner, convicted of sexual assault after attacking an unconscious woman in 2015, lost his appeal Wednesday.Turners case drew international attention in 2016 after Santa Clara County Superior Co...
10:58 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing 12% of music industry revenues go to musicians
There are more people who want to make art than the market would support, and the arts are a highly concentrated industry: combine those two facts and you get a buyers' market for artists' work, contr...
10:40 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Origami hand: "a disposable robot hand" made from folded paper
https://youtu.be/llLuy57cLKQTokyo grad student Tezuka Sota's "Origami Hand" is a robotic gripping hand whose plastic-coated, water-resistant folded paper is sterile, disposable, and free from moving...
10:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing A machine learning system trained on scholarly journals could correct Wikipedia's gendered under-representation problem
Quicksilver is a machine-learning tool from AI startup Primer: it used 30,000 Wikipedia entries to create a model that allowed it to identify the characteristics that make a scientist noteworthy enoug...
09:43 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Young doctors revolt, force AMA to consider backing single-payer healthcare for the first time
Millennial doctors are killing predatory health-care capitalism! (more…)...
09:34 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Photographer specializes in underwater couples portraits
In certain circles, it's become popular for brides to ruin their wedding dress after the wedding, leading to more and more elaborate and risky photos. Pierre Violle specializes in the genre, and he's ...
09:34 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing This video about the fall of MoviePass feels like truth
Johnathan Movie is losing his shit and it's all our fault....
09:33 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Omarosa secretly taped Donald Trump
Lordy, there are MORE tapes!The Daily Beast is reporting that professional reality show villain Omarosa Manigault-Newman secretly taped Donald Trump during her time in the Oval Office as Director of C...
09:28 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Japanese self-sharpening mechanical pencils give the lead a tiny turn every time you lift the tip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_OXoxymehoUni's Kuru Toga Roulettes are mechanical pencils that solve a problem I've never had, which is that the tip wears differentially, eventually creating a blu...
09:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Watch an artist make remarkably lifelike cat portraits from felted wool
Wakuneco uses wool felt to make amazingly detailed custom-ordered cat portraits that look uncannily like the subjects. Here are how the finishing touches like whiskers get done. (more…)...
08:43 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing There's something eerie about bots that teach themselves to cheat
One of the holy grails of computer science is unsupervised machine learning, where you tell an algorithm what goal you want it to attain, and give it some data to practice on, and the algorithm uses s...
08:13 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Inside the triumphant Alex Jones banned everywhere story is a worrying nuance about free speech and platform dominance
When we worry about free speech, we mostly worry about governments suppressing speech, not private actors. It's one thing to say that the US government shouldn't have the ability to arbitrarily censor...
07:07 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing How to fix broken scissor handles with a 3D printer
Andre Ferreira says: "My scissors handle broke, I was devastated! And then I thought, I could throw them away and buy some new ones for around $1. Or... I could spend 4 hours planning, measuring, C...
07:02 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Photos from space of the northern California fires
Astronaut Alexander Gerst captured the above photo of Northern California's Carr and Ferguson fires five days ago. Below is the blanket of smoke from the Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest fire in Ca...
07:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Brave humorists take on the phonecase-industrial complex
Those of us who eschew a phone case take a lot of abuse in this cruel world. Finally, a send-up of all the things we endure from case freaks and their misguided fanaticism. Note: some spicy language...
06:11 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Here's the report that showed the FCC lied about being hacked and then lied about lying
Yesterday, the FCC published an admission that it had lied about a supposed hack-attack that it blamed for the collapse of its public comments portal that led to the agency eventually shutting down pu...
06:10 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing This Rick and Morty green screen tattoo is fantastically effective (for now, anyway)
Tattoo by Roy Rowlett of Mama Tried Tattoo Parlour in Louisville, Ky....
06:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Michigan man offers "Amish Uber" rides in his horse & buggy
In a small village in Michigan, you can catch a ride in the "Amish Uber."This new-fangled horse-and-buggy ride service was started by Timothy Hochstedler, a resident of Colon, Michigan. Local21new.c...
05:54 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Exposed! Tucker Carlsons secret addiction, Meghan Markles secret sister, and Royal Family secrets, in this weeks fact-challenged tabloids
What are we to make of the National Enquirer front page headline: Meghans Drug Secret Exposed!You could be forgiven for assuming that the newlywed Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has been caught wit...
05:49 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Integrating the data from my ragtag collection of fitness trackers
My preferred way get in shape involves mercilessly tracking my effort and results. I have a mishmosh of fitness trackers and gadgets I use to monitor my daily progress towards, or away from, being phy...
05:34 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Fantastic German psychedelic animation from 1970 by Yellow Submarine's art director
Heinz Edelmann (1934-2009) was the German illustrator and designer best known for art directing the Beatles' 1968 animation Yellow Submarine. In 1970, he created this magnificent opening animation f...
05:30 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate picks dictatorship-loving general as a running mate
Remember last week when we told you that there was some jibba-jabba about the possibility of Brazil sliding back into being a military dictatorship? According to Reuters, far-right leaning presidentia...
05:21 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Leaked Facebook memo reveals "psychological trick" developed to entice high-school students to sign on
In October 2017, Facebook bought the startup TBH, whose product was an enormously successful polling app aimed at high-school students; as part of TBH's integration into the company, they circulated m...
05:01 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing The Strandbeests of 2018 are from the very greatest of timelines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On8v-Wr3XxUFor more than 15 years, we've been writing about the strandbeests, Theo Jansen's incredibly, multilegged windwalking machines that clatter their way along ...
05:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing The Garmin InReach Mini is this digital nomad's new best friend
If you spend your life in cities or on the interstates that connect them to one another, its easy to forget that there are parts of the world where cellular connectivity simply doesnt exist. Right now...
04:56 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing I was in Japan for 5 weeks and the only thing I missed were my hangnail nippers
Get ready for some Japan posts over the next few days, because I spent five wonderful weeks in Tokyo, Koya-san, and Kyoto. Carla, Jane, and I enjoyed it so much that we were not at all homesick. A few...
04:30 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Bungee catapult over the Nevis Valley
If flinging yourself off a tall thing and entrusting your body to a tether tied to your legs doesn't feel extreme to you anymore, we've got good news for you. AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand has got an...
03:30 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Great white shark startles scientist by breaching at this feet
Marine biologist Greg Skomal got quite a scare while doing shark research off the coast of Cape Cod. While standing out at the end of a research vessel's pulpit, a shark breached out of the ocean di...
03:30 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Great white shark startles scientist by breaching at his feet
Marine biologist Greg Skomal got quite a scare while doing shark research off the coast of Cape Cod. While standing out at the end of a research vessel's pulpit, a shark breached out of the ocean di...
03:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Review: Bose's Noise-Masking Sleepbuds would be great if my brain would let me enjoy them
Even with the drugs I take for my PTSD, I'm still hyper alert than the average person--the car is always kept running, just in case I need it. This makes it hard for me to get to sleep, most nights. S...
02:30 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing TripMode 2 helps me keep my tethered data usage under control
Unless I'm in a cafe, hotel or staying at someone's home I connect to the internet over a tethered connection to my smartphone. I've got an unlimited data plan--but only the first five gigabytes of in...
02:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this musician ride her bike while performing on sax and drums
Artist and copyright shero Ali Spagnola (previously) released Freewheeling, where she plays sax while riding her bike, which doules as all the percussion instruments. (more…)...
02:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Make your own designs with this Adobe CC-alternative
Adobe Creative Cloud is undeniably king when it comes to making amazing digital content, but it's famously complicated, and most beginners struggle to get past its most basic functions. For those of u...
02:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at Russian collusion
FOR THE KIDS IN YOUR LIFE, AND THEIR SUMMER READING: Get Ruben Bollings hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures."The EMU Club inhabits exactly the world I always hoped to live in when I was ...
01:30 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Adults get their childhood Yu-Gi-Oh! cards valued by an expert
Three adults dug out their childhood Yu-Gi-Oh! card collection for an expert appraisal, and all were surprised, albeit one unpleasantly so. (more…)...
01:15 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Neko Case, Mark Lanegan bring on the WTF in weird animated music video
OMG, what did I just watch?!Rolling Stone:Neko Cases anthropomorphic, animated genitals enjoy a corndog with Mark Lanegans top hat-adorned penis in the new video for Curse of the I-5 Corridor. The s...
01:07 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Hack Your Dog's Brain
Dogs are great. They just are. They're a source of happiness, joy and unconditional love. I know mine is (pic above). However, they have a mind of their own which sometimes can be frustrating and othe...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Study: failed star is actually a rogue planet 12.7 times Jupiter's mass
A gray area exists between stars and planets, and what was thought to be a failed brown dwarf star has now been determined to be a massive rogue planet with an enormous gravity field. (more…)...
12:30 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Will Martian colonists need to be bioengineered?
Bioengineering future Martian colonists may be easier than taking the many difficult steps to reduce radiation exposure. But is it ethical? (more…)...
12:15 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing HGTV not saying how much it paid for the Brady house
The Hollywood studio that crushed Lance Bass' dream of buying the Brady Bunch house has been revealed. It's HGTV. But the amount they paid has not yet been disclosed.'N Sync singer Lance Bass ... was...
12:03 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing AP defrosts headline of the year
The AP: Man who jumped out of freezer and died was cold-case suspect.A man who jumped out of a freezer and threatened employees with a knife at a New York City brunch spot and then died was a suspecte...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Couple's afternoon at the beach yields almost 5 grams of gold
Hobbyist gold miners are a joy to behold. Their enthusiasm in panning for gold and running sand through sluices is clearly a labor of love. Watch as they put all their gear through its paces, with t...
11:45 am PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Watch Skippa the rock-skipping robot get optimized
Skipping stones takes a little practice and finesse, so Mark Rober enlisted his extended family to help build the perfect rock-skipping robot. Their creation, named Skippa, ended up helping humans l...
11:30 am PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this delightful film where LEGOs replace wood and tools
In this charming stop motion animation, YouTubers BrickBros created a lovely children's toy, shooting it in a way that makes it seem as if their woodshop consisted only of LEGO-based items. Some ver...
11:00 am PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Drummer uses analog reel-to-reel tapes for freaky percussion
"When you tap the tape, it sounds like a electro-magnetic drum." The open Open Reel Ensemble created this cool instrument by stringing several tapes and engaging in tape tapping. (more…)...
09:44 am PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing The trailer for Netflix's miniseries Maniac looks promising
Maniac, a 10-part miniseries on Netflix, debuts September 21. It stars Emma Stone, Owen Milgrim, Justin Theroux, and Sally Field. It's Cary Fukunaga, who also directed the ultra-creepy first season o...
09:23 am PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Sheriff's Deputy Ashley Gruno put an 80 year old woman in jail for expired medical marijuana card
A kindly sheriff's deputy in Clare County, Michigan kept her community safe by locking up an 80-year-old woman who had a small amount of marijuana and an expired medical cannabis note. The senior uses...
08:43 am PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Washington Post made a good 17-minute video about the rise and fall of Paul Manafort
Paul Manafort, lobbyist for tyrannical foreign leaders and Trump's former campaign manager, is currently being tried on a 32 counts of tax fraud and offshore money laundering. This video by the Wash...
07:59 am PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing These "smart skin" stickers are also speakers
These stickers, thinner than temporary tattoos, have a grid of silver wires in them that make sound when electrified. They also work as microphones. From ScienceMag:After receiving an electric audio...
07:47 am PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing This little gadget moves tiny drops of liquid around on a matrix
OpenDrop is a ~$800 microfluidics platform from GaudiLabs. It can be used to programmatically move droplets of liquid around a matrix. When I saw the video, I thought it was an LCD display, but it's...
12:19 am PDT - Wed, August 8, 2018
BoingBoing Your 80's nostalgia merch just got Precious
Its nearly impossible to go anywhere these days without tripping over a Funko Pop. The vinyl toys have taken the pop culture world by storm, with characters ranging from Star Wars and Game of Thrones ...
11:11 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Frank Frazettas Escape on Venus painting fetches $660,000 at auction
Heritage Auctions announced the sale of Frank Frazettas Escape on Venus for $660,000. blockquote>The price realized by Escape on Venus was the third-highest ever through Heritage Auctions for a Frazet...
08:43 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Vintage photos of L.A. restaurants that were shaped like the food they served
With L.A.'s iconic Eddie Blake's Tail o' the Pup hot dog stand set to reopen, LAist posted a brief photographic history of the city's fantastic history of "'programmatic architecture,' buildings desig...
07:06 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Watch Sister Rosetta Tharpe perform This Little Light of Mine in 1960
In 1960, Sister Rosetta Tharpe performed this rousing rendition of "This Little Light of Mine" at France's Festival de Jazz dAntibes Juan-les-Pins. Most of us are familiar with "This Little Light of...
06:32 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing I love this airfryer
This $75 air fryer is getting an awful lot of use in my kitchen. (more…)...
06:01 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing What's at stake in the fight over printing files for guns
There's been a lot of news freakout over Defense Distributed (previously) and "3D printed guns" (a term that confusingly encompasses milled guns, 3D printed guns, and files that describe the shapes of...
06:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Brazil's ambitious anti-poverty initiative engages its youngest citizens
New research suggests that a key cause of poverty is poor parents' lack of engagement with neonates and toddlers. Brazil is trying to change that by showing parents the importance of interacting mea...
05:57 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Robots powered by popcorn?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oKym79Q2pwResearchers have harnessed popcorn to drive simple robotic actuators. Cornell University engineers Steve Ceron, Kirstin H. Petersen, and colleagues demonstra...
05:55 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Russian asbestos firm loves Trump
Know who loves Trump? Folks in Russia who make asbestos.Nearly a thing of the past, asbestos causes lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. The Trump Administration is eager to bring asbestos back, ...
05:18 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing How rainbow sprinkles are made
From Food Insider:Rainbow cake sprinkles have been around since the late 18th century, when French candy chefs used them as decorations. Today, liquid food coloring, shortening, and sugar are mixed ...
05:08 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing West Hollywood unanimously approves permanent removal of Trump's Walk of Fame star
Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has become a honeypot for vandals, MAGA-hat cretins, and all sorts of shenanigans, so the West Hollywood City Council unanimously voted to remove it p...
05:04 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing HGTV bought the Brady Bunch house
HTGV (Home & Garden Television) bought the iconic Brady Bunch house at 11222 Dilling St. in North Hollywood, California. This is the home that was used for exterior shots on the TV show. (The interior...
05:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing LEGO to launch botanical set made of sugarcane-based plastic
As part of its efforts to source its materials more responsibly, LEGO is launching a line of plant forms made from sustainable sugarcane plastics instead of petroleum-based plastic. (more…)...
04:47 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Young thieves baffled by obsolete technology
Apparently a stick shift is the best theft deterrent. They would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for being bumbling kids!Via KLTV:Officers arrested a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old on an e...
04:09 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Talking copyright, internet freedom, artistic business models, and antitrust with Steal This Show
I'm on the latest episode of Torrentfreak's Steal This Show podcast (MP3), where I talk with host Jamie King about "Whether file-sharing & P2P communities have lost the battle to streaming services li...
04:04 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing New York City makes all prisoner calls free
The City of New York has declared that all calls from its city jails will henceforth be free; meaning the city will forego the $5,000,000 it took from prisoners and their families every year. (more&he...
04:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Unregulated fertility technologies are being used to create babies
Mitochindrial replacement techniques, which produce "three-parent babies," promise to allow infertile couples to have babies, and even allow people with debilitating genetic disorders to have healthy ...
03:47 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Kickstarting the Mexicanx Initiative Anthology, spotlighting Mexicanx creators who won scholarships to this year's Worldcon
Pablo Defendini (previously) writes, "Fireside Magazines editor, Julia Rios, is part of The Mexicanx Initiative, a scholarship fund John Picacio put together for sending Mexicanx and Mexican-American ...
03:42 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Former Obama trade official teams up with Trump to create highly profitable TB epidemics in poor countries
When Josh Black quit his job as Obama's director for U.N. and Multilateral Affairs after the 2016 election (citing "growing disillusionment"), he found a sweet job as Associate Vice President for Inte...
03:30 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Lucy Sparrow's all-felt supermarket now open in LA
UK artist Lucy Sparrow is back with a new shopping opportunity for lovers of her fantastic felt products. Until August 31, at The Standard hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Sparrow is showing her most am...
03:22 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Anonymous declares war on Qanon
https://youtu.be/vFHzrmk5Md0Qanon is a person or group behind an unhinged right-wing conspiracy theory that is really too stupid to elucidate (you can listen to this Reply All if you're really inter...
02:46 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Cornered FCC admits that its website was never hacked
When the FCC announced its intention to kill Network Neutrality, it had to accept public comments, and what followed was bizarre even by Trump-era standards: first, millions of living, breathing Ameri...
02:30 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Watch the beautiful results of high speed laser engraving
What used to take an artisan months can now be done with laser precision in minutes. Watch as this high speed laser array engraves an intricate pattern. (more…)...
02:29 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing UK regulators ban lies in ISP ads, advertised speeds drop by 41%
The UK Committees of Advertising Practice changed the rules for ISP advertising: where once the ISPs could advertise speeds of "Up to" some incredibly high number so long as 10% of customers ever achi...
02:18 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Economic indicators: consumer debt continues to grow, delinquency rises, students face "crippling debt"
Trump's economic statistics are all about stock growth and low unemployment numbers, but more than two thirds of the US economy is driven by consumer spending, so if you want to know where we're heade...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Unify all of your email inboxes with Mailbird Pro
Emails tend to fall through the cracks, especially when you're managing multiple accounts. Sometimes it's just spam, and other times it's a job offer or important reply that disappears down the inbox ...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing British retailer offers 'nude' heels in a variety of skin tones
From light to dark, affordable high-heeled shoes are available in a variety of skin tones from British retail brand Marks and Spencer (M&S). French shoe designer Christian Louboutin first brought ...
01:49 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Extreme poverty is on the decline, extreme inequality is on the rise
The rich world has never been more unequal, and the poor world has never richer: in 2018, we're seeing record low levels of global "extreme poverty" (a measure that's admittedly a bit fuzzy) and recor...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Watch an orca drag a boat around by its anchor chain
Boaters in Comox, British Columbia were surprised to find an orca that had been acting strangely in the harbor began pulling a boat around like it was a toy. (more…)...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Microsoft gives classic Skype a stay of execution after user complaints
For years, I maintained a Skype number thatd forward to whatever phone number I happened to be using at the time. It was the only way to make myself reachable on the phone, despite my switching to a n...
12:30 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing U.S. Military bans GPS-enabled fitness trackers
Weve known for a while that military personnel using GPS-enabled health tracking apps and accessories in sensitive operational areas was kind of a problem, from an intelligence standpoint. Such applia...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Now you can buy a mini version of that "Sorry to Bother You" man-boffing-horse sculpture
In Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You, there's a protest scene where there's a 12-foot-tall "Steve Lift Fucking a Horse" sculpture. It's hard to miss! Well, come to find out, my badass friend Spy Emers...
11:45 am PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing An old viral bird video is perfectly enhanced with Led Zeppelin
This is brilliant. Make sure your sound is on.Twisted Sifter writes:The Internet has a penchant for taking things, adding to them and making them funnier, quirkier or even more bizarre. In this inst...
11:17 am PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Japan is turning this 1908 prison into three hotels
Yosuke Kurosawa takes a tour of Nara Juvenile Prison, which was in use until 2017 and will soon be turned into hotels for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It's like a really clean Shawshank Prison. (more&he...
02:24 am PDT - Tue, August 7, 2018
BoingBoing Pro-government Saudi twitter account posts 9/11-inspired threat to Canada
The tweet has been removed and apologies made concerning this threatening message, depicting a Canadian airliner aimed at the CN Tower in Toronto, a response to Canadian criticism of Saudi Arabia's sp...
09:26 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Former South Carolina GOP leader kills dog to please God
Todd Kincannon was found "bloodied and covered in dog hair" by police officers after killing and mutilating his mother's 10-year-old beagle.Kincannon reportedly told Simpsonville police officers that ...
09:11 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Adorable 3D-printed C64 keychain
Another delight from Retro Pi Cases, albeit one you won't yet be stuffing a computer in. [Previously]...
09:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Rick Gates: I committed bank and tax fraud at Paul Manafort's direction, embezzled 'several hundred thousand' dollars
Rick Gates, on the witness stand today in the trial of Paul Manafort, says he committed crimes with Manafort, and embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort. (more…)...
07:18 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Seattle nazi one-punch knocked out, reportedly removed armband when he awoke
This happened in September of last year, but I just saw it this morning. What a wonderful GIF!This gigantic asshole is reported to have been instigating fights.People should be afraid to wear symbols ...
06:30 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing A $10 surge protecting wallwart with USB and 15 amp outlets
This handy wallwart lets me charge my phone and watch while I sleep, without a lot of extra chargers hanging around.After living in the same house for 10 years I am pretty sure I know where I want thi...
06:08 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook to banks: give us our users' financial data and we'll let them bank with Facebook
Facebook wants to "deepen user engagement" with Messenger, and to that end, it's been pitching America's giant banks on joint enterprises where Facebook will get to see all your financial info (especi...
06:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this remarkable high-energy dance squad show how it's done
Dance battles have come a long way from a bunch of kids breaking on a piece of cardboard. Watch as The Lab shows how it's done these days, replete with gymnastics, tight choreography, and the slick ...
05:52 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Betsy DeVos's summer monstrosity is pure McMansion Hell
Kate "McMansion Hell" Wagner is carrying $42,000 in student debt; heiress Betsy "Marie Antoinette" DeVos is the anti-public-school advocate whom Donald Trump put in charge of the nation's public schoo...
04:49 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Consumer Reports now evaluates products' security and privacy
Consumer Reports is arguably America's most trusted source of product reviews -- published by Consumers Union, a venerable nonprofit with a deserved reputation for scrupulous care and neutrality -- an...
04:22 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Fiona, the Cincinnati Zoo's ambassador of cute
Let us start the week off cute....
03:17 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing German's top domestic spy advised far right xenophobic political party on how to avoid being billed as "extremists"
The Alternative For Germany (AfD) is a xenophobic far-right party whose ranks include neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers; in a new tell-all book by "AfD dropout" Franziska Schreiber (once the head of the...
03:17 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Germany's top domestic spy advised far right xenophobic political party on how to avoid being billed as "extremists"
The Alternative For Germany (AfD) is a xenophobic far-right party whose ranks include neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers; in a new tell-all book by "AfD dropout" Franziska Schreiber (once the head of the...
03:01 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing On the cruelty of ankle-monitors
Ankle monitors are billed as a humane alternative to incarceration, allowing people who might otherwise be locked up to be reintegrated into the community. (more…)...
02:52 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he would accept a blowjob from Trump in latest Sacha Baron Cohen trap
We've seen a lot of Sacha Baron Cohen's "mental Israeli colonel" persona lately, but it's his "narcissist European YouTuber" one that got former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to admit that he'd let Trump perfo...
02:51 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing The Jedi Master of youth soccer
Rock that ball, kid.Thanks, Jay!...
02:24 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Basic Engine: $10 open-source gadget designed to be the best game machine of the 1980s
The Basic Engine is a tiny but intentionally limited computer platform designed to be like a late-1980s game console or home computer, but with some useful modern benefits. In effect, it's like Pico-8...
02:10 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing We're going to be eating bugs really soon now, again
Whether or not you've ever chosen to eat insects, you've eaten insects, or parts of them, in the grains, legumes, fruits and nuts you've consumed (not to mention the occasional inhaled kamikaze mosqui...
02:06 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Ancient Earth Globe: see what the world looked like from space in the age of the dinosaurs
The Ancient Earth Globe is an interactive 3D globe that depics the Earth at various points in geological history from 750m years ago until now. Here it is 300m years ago.Late Carboniferous. Plants dev...
02:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing You can control this smart AC straight from your phone
Staying cool isn't easy, especially when you have to get up every 10 minutes to adjust the temperature on the AC. Thankfully, it's 2018, and while technology hasn't quite fixed global warming, it has ...
02:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Check out a new site of restored cult films by director Nicolas Winding Refn
Director Nicolas Winding Refn loves cult movies and has been quietly restoring some of his faves. Now they are available to stream free on his byNWR site. (more…)...
01:49 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing SpiderOak warrant canary to be replaced by 'transparency report'
SpiderOak is a cloud backup service with a warrant canary: a formal statement that assured users that the company and its operators had never been made to secretly cooperate with the government, law e...
01:34 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Japanese students recreate Hiroshima bombing in VR
A group of high school students in Japan spent two years recreating the sounds and sights of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 in painstaking detail.The Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima killed 140,000 peo...
01:11 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Tech platforms quit Alex Jones and InfoWars
Apple has joined Facebook, Spotify and YouTube in tossing Alex Jones and InfoWars material from their platforms.Apple has removed the entire library for five of Infowars' six podcasts from its iTune...
01:00 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Butchered rhino points to hominin activity in The Philippines over 700,000 years ago
Archaeologists have determined from a butchered rhinoceros that the Philippine island of Luzon was inhabited by hominins hundreds of thousands of years before anatomically modern humans arrived. (more...
12:49 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing GOP congressional candidate wants you to know he's not officially a Nazi anymore
Arthur Jones is a former Nazi, he insists, having not been a member of any official Nazi group since the 1980s. But he is still a holocaust denier, a proud racist, and the Republican Party candidate f...
12:45 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Artist creates enormous colorful sculptures by reusing single-use materials
Anyone who has ever worked on making a parade float knows how time-consuming the process is. Artist Crystal Wagner takes it to the next level with her gigantic amorphous abstract works.The Bedford G...
12:30 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Here's the story of how 'N Sync's Lance Bass won and then lost the Brady Bunch house
'N Sync's Lance Bass tweeted on Friday afternoon how he had won the bid to buy the real-life Brady Bunch house.https://twitter.com/LanceBass/status/1025489741913968640A couple of Brady kids congratula...
12:27 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Great deal on Nintendo "SNES edition" 3DS XL
Nintendo's retro-themed 3DS XL is rarely marked down, but is currently $150 at Amazon, which is $50 off the normal price.By far the weirdest and most portable of the company's growing rack of retro-fu...
12:15 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Lawsuit filed over ginger ale allegedly containing no ginger
There is no Santa Claus, Lassie was played by nine different dogs over the years and, according to a recent lawsuit filed in New York, there isnt any ginger in Canada Dry Ginger Ale.From USA Today:Int...
12:01 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Guy who pretends to murder people for a living named Russian Goodwill ambassador
You likely remember Steven Seagal from blockbuster films like Hard to Kill, The Glimmer Man, Under Siege and, more recently, his being identified by The Washington Post as a serial sex abuser. Thats j...
12:01 pm PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing The metal cover of The Fox (What Does the Fox Say) that you never knew you needed
A version of this song that doesn't make me want to burn down my surroundings? Yes please....
11:56 am PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Watch a waterjet device for firefighters cut through steel to battle blazes
Waterjets are very useful for many kinds of industrial cutting, including this giant handheld one available for firefighters. The PyroLance allows water to enter an enclosed fire without adding dang...
11:00 am PDT - Mon, August 6, 2018
BoingBoing Find the other side of the world from anywhere in the world
Antipodr is a nifty little site that lets visitors learn what's on the opposite side of the globe from any coordinate. For instance, Auckland, New Zealand is directly opposite Venta de Leche in southe...
02:00 pm PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing Pursue bigger paydays as a DevOps professional
Tech moves faster than virtually any other industry, which means the skills to stay competitive are frequently changing. Case in point, more companies are shifting their production to the new DevOps m...
01:21 pm PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing "Meaningless rituals" boost self-control
Research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (paywalled, no Sci-Hub mirror) describes a fascinating experimental outcome in which subjects were asked to enact "meaningless ri...
01:01 pm PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing The UK's largest estate agency is on the verge of bankruptcy
Countrywide is the UK's largest property agents (they own estate agencies like Hamptons International, Bairstow Eves and Bridgfords), with 900 locations and 10,000 employees, and they're selling off s...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing Check out Kubrick's marked-up screenplay copy of The Shining
When preparing the screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining, director Stanley Kubrick highlighted, crossed out and wrote marginalia throughout his personal copy of the hardback novel, available...
12:50 pm PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing America's big cities are increasingly home to people living in their cars
In King County (which encompasses Seattle), the number of people living in their cars surged by 46% in the past year; and other big cities are catching up: LA, San Francisco, Portland, etc. (more&hell...
12:39 pm PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing Re/Search press releases its first-ever merch, only available for a few more hours
For cyberpunks of a certain vintage, Re/Search press (previously) was absolutely formative -- books like Incredibly Strange Films, Zines!, and, of course, Modern Primitives (RIP, Fakir) were incredibl...
12:15 pm PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing Canadian government investigating mall's use of biometric surveillance
Last week, it was revealed by a sharp-eyed Redditor that the information kiosks at a mall in Calgary, Canada, were full of software designed to track the age and sex of anyone that stopped to use it. ...
12:00 pm PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing Watch how to make prints like Andy Warhol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8HB2cQm_AgMarianne Keating from The Tate takes viewers through the complex process of making prints in the style of many of Andy Warhol's most famous silk screen works...
11:50 am PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing Patrick Stewart is back as Picard in new Star Trek series
Captain Jean-Luc Picard is back. This afternoon in Las Vegas, Patrick Stewart announced he was returning to the iconic role in a new Star Trek series for CBS All Access."I will always be very proud to...
11:47 am PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing Surveillance camera shows off-duty NYPD cop dropping a weapon by man he shot in the face
After NYPD Sgt. Richard Blake shot Thavone Santana in the face during a confrontation, we were told a terrifying story of being threatened and mugged early Thursday on the mean streets of Brooklyn. ...
11:47 am PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing Surveillance camera shows off-duty NYPD cop dropping a weapon near man he shot in the face
After NYPD Sgt. Richard Blake shot Thavone Santana in the face during a confrontation, we were told a terrifying story of being threatened and mugged early Thursday on the mean streets of Brooklyn. ...
11:00 am PDT - Sun, August 5, 2018
BoingBoing John Cage's ten rules for students and teachers
John Cage liked to share a list of rules for creativity developed by artist Sister Corita Kent. That list was then typed up and popularized by Cage. They are: (more…)...
06:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 4, 2018
BoingBoing This castle has been 20 years in the making--and it's not even finished yet
In the north of Burgandy, France, a group of history buffs are hard at work building a castle, from scratch, using traditional building methods and materials--and they've been at it for TWENTY YEARS...
05:01 pm PDT - Sat, August 4, 2018
BoingBoing WWE's Kane is the new mayor of Knox County, Tennessee
Is the WWE becoming a training camp for future politicians? WWE Hall-of-Famer Donald Trump is (sweet Jesus) President of the United States. Former WWF/WWE president and CEO Linda McMahon is the Admini...
05:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 4, 2018
BoingBoing When Zephyr Teachout is elected New York Attorney General, she's gonna emolumentize Trump right out of the White House
Zephyr Teachout (previously) isn't just an expert on antitrust law and corruption, and isn't merely a netroots pioneer who has been on the right side of every technology policy fight since the Gore ye...
04:46 pm PDT - Sat, August 4, 2018
BoingBoing When should the press pay attention to trolls, lies and disinformation?
Whitney Phillips (previously), a researcher at the "think/do tank" Data & Society (previously) has prepared a snappy, short report on the paradox of covering disinformation campaigns, trolling, and ou...
04:42 pm PDT - Sat, August 4, 2018
BoingBoing Wells Fargo: we stole houses and we're being investigated for dirty low-income housing credits
In its latest round of shareholder disclosures, Wells Fargo admitted that it "unnecessarily foreclosed" on 400-odd householders (that is, stole their houses) and failed to grant loan modifications to ...
02:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 4, 2018
BoingBoing These earplugs present a cooler way to protect your hearing
Earplugs aren't the most stylish accessories to bring to a show, but if you're at all invested in your long-term hearing, you should be packing a pair whenever you go. For those of us who still feel a...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 4, 2018
BoingBoing Pre-internet analog Dash Buttons
Back in the day, before Amazon and even before the internet, dash buttons took physical form in Reddilist, a handy little wall hanging for the kitchen or pantry with tabs for Instant Vi-Tone, Frostade...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, August 4, 2018
BoingBoing This Jenga set is made of recycled fishing nets
About 10% of plastic ocean pollution is ghost nets, the countless lost or abandoned fishing nets that maim and kill marine life. Jenga Ocean, made of recycled nets, tries to raise awareness, recycle r...
10:00 am PDT - Sat, August 4, 2018
BoingBoing Photographer blazes vibrant rainbow roads through nature
Daniel Mercadante uses colored lights and long exposures to create his Rainbow Roads series of photos. (more…)...
12:40 am PDT - Sat, August 4, 2018
BoingBoing What's new in the world of tabletop gaming? (Early August Edition)
Here are some recent game releases of note and some of what I've been up to in hobby gaming over the past month or so.Earlier this year, I wrote a piece about my favorite gaming magazine, UK's Tableto...
09:03 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Audible puts the screws to indie authors
Audible -- Amazon's audiobook company -- dominates audiobooks, controlling 90% or more of the market; their ACX platform is tailored to indie, self-published authors, and, until recently, it paid them...
08:46 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Googlers revolt against Google's secret plan to offer censored search tools in China
Two days ago, a source leaked the existence of "Project Dragonfly", a super-secret Google plan to create a censored search-tool for use in China. (more…)...
08:38 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing How the NYPD recriminalized marijuana after the state decriminalized it
Back in 1977, middle class, white New Yorkers got frustrated over being criminalized for smoking weed, so they got the state legislature to decriminalized simple possession of weed -- merely having we...
08:26 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Chamomile Tea Party: remixed propaganda posters for the Trump age
Jeff Gates writes, "Back in 2010, when I started to take old propaganda posters and remix them with new text and imagery about the sad state of American political discourse, Boing Boing was the first ...
08:25 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Another installment in Fortnite's Summer Skirmish
Epic Games is offering $100 million dollars in prizes at their Fortnite competitions, over the next year or so. The Friday, August 3rd, 2018 installment begins at 2pm PST. (more…)...
07:48 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Great movies to watch: 'The Naked Kiss' (1964, Samuel Fuller)
In the course of my work as a documentary filmmaker, I sometimes find hidden gems. Samuel Fullers The Naked Kiss is one of them. (more…)...
07:25 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing How Jpay gouges prisoners' families for "digital postage stamps"
If you're one of the millions of (disproportionately black and brown) people who have been put behind bars in America, there's a good chance you use Jpay (previously) to communicate with your family. ...
07:08 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Listen: ZZTop's "Legs" and U2's "Streets Have No Name" are the same song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBYQ7cMJhkQ&feature=youtu.beAaron Oppenheim writes, "I made a lil lazy mashup of Legs and Where The Streets Have No Name (just tempo and key matching) because someone...
07:03 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Fraudsters offers thousands to low-waged telco employees for help with SIM Swap scams
SIM Swapping is a powerful form of fraud in which criminals convince the phone company to switch your phone number to a SIM they control; once they have your phone number, they can bypass the SMS-base...
06:49 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Border family separation isn't "zero tolerance" - CBP looked for parents to charge so they could kidnap kids
The official story of the Trump administration's family separation policy is that it came about as a result of "zero tolerance" in which every person who could be charged with a crime would be, and th...
06:21 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Code Golf masterclass: fitting a whole bootable CDROM game into a tweet
Alok Menghrajani is a master player of the game of Code Golf, in which you challenge yourself to do something useful in as few characters as possible; his latest triumph is fitting a bootable CDROM im...
06:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing The Guardian digs into the dangers of working for Amazon
Amazon has, over the past few years, become known as a notoriously bad company to work for. Workers from their fulfillment centers, worldwide, complain of low wages, dangerous working conditions, and ...
05:38 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing #Goatnado: 118 hungry goats descend on shocked Boise, Idaho neighborhood
Joe Parris (@KTVBJoe) lit the internet on fire today with this tweet: #Breaking - About 100 goats are on the loose right now in a #Boise neighborhood. They are going house to house eating everything i...
05:13 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Stonehenge: we may now know who they were and what they were doing
Stonehenge! Where the demons dwell! Where the banshees live, and they do live well. Stonehenge! Where a man's a man, and the children dance to the Pipes of Pan.Science has uncovered more about who b...
05:01 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Colbert rails on White House distraction Ivanka Trump
Colbert does a wonderful job of tearing apart the latest Trump family distraction. Ivanka is a waste of America's time....
03:36 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Trump on the UK: "They call it Great Britain. They used to call it England, different parts."
It is important to remember that the President of the United States of America is plain stupid: "I have great respect for the U.K. United Kingdom. Great respect. People call it Britain. They call it G...
03:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing World Health Organization: Ebola's back, baby!
So remember a few days ago when the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo as having come to an end. Well, the disease is back on its bullshit again ...
02:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing These Amazon's Choice headphones have an incredible 35-hour battery life
Shopping for new headphones usually turns into a compromise between power, portability, and price, but in the case ofTREBLAB's Z2 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones, you can come out ahead with all ...
01:26 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Amazon removes fascist trash from store
Amazon has removed Nazi paraphernalia and other far-right junk from its online store after a report took it to task for helping white nationalist groups prosper online. Politicians and organisations t...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Watch how to solve this Hanayama level 6 puzzle called NUTCASE
NUTCASE is a deceptively simple cast metal puzzle by legendary puzzlemaker Hanayama. If you're not planning to try it yourself, here's how to solve it. (more…)...
12:15 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Angry Louisiana cops strangle man to death after he asks to see his arrest warrant
Armando Frank, 44, refused to get off his tractor when stopped by police. He demanded to see an arrest warrant. But the cops arresting him didn't have time for that sort of legal stuff. So they attack...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing These People Pot Pies will make you want to skip dessert
People. Pot. Pies....
11:48 am PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing NES Classic is America's best-selling game console
Returning to the stores in June, Nintendo's NES Classic game consolea miniaturized version of the 1985 originaloutsold the PlayStation, XBox One and its own Switch to rule the hardware charts."The NES...
11:35 am PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Microsoft Surface Go gets rave reviews
Microsoft's compact Surface Go is a low-end 2-in-1 laptop, but it's getting rave reviews from sites such as Gizmodo and The Verge thanks to excellent design and balance of pricejust $400, but see belo...
11:30 am PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Interview: Noam Chomsky on Nicaragua's autocratic Ortega government
In an interview with Democracy Now, Noam Chomsky talks about Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's bullshit and what responsibility the United States bears for the current state of the South American...
11:15 am PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Apple is world's first publicly traded company worth $1tn
A 3 percent climb in share price made Apple the world's first trillion-dollar publicly-traded company.Apples ascent from the brink of bankruptcy to the worlds most valuable public company has been a b...
11:00 am PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Turnaround's fair game: Toto cover's Weezer's Hash Pipe
After all the noise made over Weezer covering Toto's Africa, it was only a matter of time before Joseph Williams and the rest of the lads decided what's good for the goose is good for the gander: at...
11:00 am PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Under a microscope, a riotous rush of color and texture
The Miniglobelet series by Beauty of Science shows all the wondrous math and physics occuring at the micrscopic level as crystals form, chemicals combine, and new forms take shape. (more…)...
10:49 am PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Canada increases biometric monitoring of foreign nationals
If youre from just about anywhere in the world, with the exception of the United States, beginning this week you'll find that visiting Canada will feel a whole lot more invasive. Moving forward, it wi...
10:00 am PDT - Fri, August 3, 2018
BoingBoing Artist imagines faded and abandoned signage for social media giants
From the apt metaphor department, Romanian illustrator Andrei Lacatusu's series titled "Social Decay" renders 3D images of logos for social media giants as rusting derelict signs. (more…)...
09:31 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Mueller wants to interview Emin Agalarov, Russian pop star tied to 2016 Trump Tower meeting
This should be interesting. Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly asking to interview Russian pop star Emin Agalarov, who says he helped set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting. (more…)...
08:36 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Cond Nast selling off mags after $120,000,000 loss
"Anna Wintour is staying," leads the New York Times, in the journalistic despite of the century: staggering losses, insane mountains of cash blown on everything from failed websites to occupying 23 fl...
07:17 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Judge rejects lawsuit against Fox News by parents of Seth Rich, DNC staffer killed in 2016
In New York today, a judge rejected a lawsuit brought against Fox News by the parents of Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staff member who was killed in 2016. (more…)...
06:52 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Fields medal stolen moments after it was awarded
,The Fields medal, mathematic's most prized award for mathematics, was stolen from Cambridge Professor Caucher Birkar just moments after he received it.Via the Independent:Caucher Birkar, a Kurdish re...
06:36 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing In WH briefing, Sarah Sanders refuses to confirm she does not view press as "the enemy of the people' (repeatedly)
The spokeswoman for the president of the United States won't say whether the American press is or is not the enemy of the people. It's un-American, and so is she, and so is Trump. (more…)...
05:50 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Top Trump officials says U.S. under information warfare attack now, Russia wants to 'weaken,' 'divide' ahead of midterms
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, FBI Director Chris Wray, Secretary of State John Bolton, and NSA Director General Paul Nakasone spoke to...
05:10 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Toronto's aural panic: why we need digital rights now
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05:02 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing I kinda think this tater tot cookbook defines my generation
Tots!: 50 Tot-ally Awesome Recipes from Totchos to Sweet Po-tot-o Pie is the tater tot recipe book to rule them all. (more…)...
03:47 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Darknet paper, the 3D printed gun edition
In 2002, Microsoft security researcher Peter Biddle (previously) published The Darknet and the Future of Content Distribution, a paper that argued that DRM would always fail and that traditional forms...
03:39 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook takes down a legitimate anti-far-right protest page, calls it "inauthentic"
Like Linus Van Pelt searching the pumpkin patch for a really sincere pumpkin, Facebook has been scouring its political organizing pages for really sincere protesters, and loudly and performatively pur...
02:17 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Pope Francis declares death penalty inadmissible
In a change to Catholic doctrine, Pope Francis wrote that it is always "inadmissible" to inflict the death penalty because of the inherent dignity of human life. "Consequently the church teaches, in t...
02:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing These Bluetooth earbuds bring true wireless audio without the bulk
Less is more, especially when it comes to earbuds. While most manufacturers tend to pack their earbuds with excessive features that drive up their prices, Cresuer's Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds focuson...
01:48 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Security guard frisks visitors without touching them
Enjoy this footage of a security guard frisking visitors without actually touching them, top of Reddit today after the site got hacked and its management learned that "SMS-based authentication is no...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Digitized centuries-old catalog of traditional Japanese candies
Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections. Archivists have digitized a lovely multivolume illustrated catalog of the sweet treats, many of which still look the same as they did hundreds of years ag...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing An LA gallery is selling "Molotov cocktails" from a vending machine
They aren't for throwing, but an art gallery in Los Angeles is selling Molotov cocktails from a vending machine. Think Tank Gallery on Melrose Ave. writes:This is an art object, not functional as a mo...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Paul Manafort's $15000 ostrich jacket
Trump's former campaign boss Paul Manafort is on trial this week, on charges related to his political work in Eastern Europe. The most spectacular single item mentioned was a $15,000 "ostrich" jacket,...
11:30 am PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Reddit hacked, urges users to turn on token-based 2FA
Reddit announced to users that the site had a "security incident.""On June 19, we learned that between June 14 and June 18, an attacker compromised a few of our employees accounts with our cloud and s...
11:28 am PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing If Google Maps says a place has a certain name, it now has that name
The East Cut is a neighborhood in San Francisco invented by a branding agency. Such things usually wither on the local-business bullshit vine, but thanks to Google Maps, it's now the plain reality of ...
11:00 am PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Interesting 1959 documentary on the art of gold beating
Path shot this cool documentary of British artisans turning gold blocks into gold leaf. There's clearly a lot of remarkable skill involved, but there's also a remarkable lack or hearing protection a...
10:00 am PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, you don't know the phonetic alphabet yet?
Not only does Rachel have excellent diction, she gives some interesting history about how the standard phonetic alphabet was developed. Watch and learn! (more…)...
02:32 am PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Parasite fills cicadas with amphetamines and mind-altering drugs
Matt Kason, a fungi researcher at West Virginia University, has discovered that cicadas whose bodies have been corrupted by the fungus Massospora keep flying around, have tons of energy and get really...
02:26 am PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Theodore Gray, co-founder of Wolfram Research, talks about his favorite tools
Kevin Kelly and I interviewed Theodore Gray the co-founder of Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha. Hes also the founder of App publisher Touch Press and the author of many books ...
01:39 am PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Alex Jones is suing the parents of a Sandy Hook victim for $100,000
Unhinged conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been leading a psychotic crusade against the Sandy Hook victims' families since before the crime scene tape was even removed from the building. For five yea...
01:28 am PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing 23,000 refugees have fled violence in Nicaragua
Last week, Nicaraguan president and dictator-in-training Daniel Ortega had the gall to declare that the violence and protests that have plagued his nation since April had come to an end. His nation's ...
01:25 am PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing A bunch of electronics components for $10
If you are getting started in electronics, or just want to refresh your component inventory, this $10 kit comes with a lot of good basic stuff. See everything it comes with on the Amazon description p...
01:02 am PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing Fascinating look at how America uses its land
Bloomberg has an interactive report that shows how America uses its land for different purposes. I was surprised by how much land is dedicated to livestock pasture: 41%. Also the 100 largest landownin...
12:32 am PDT - Thu, August 2, 2018
BoingBoing One US dollar costs 175,000 Venezuelan bolvars
In 2010 a Venezuelan bolvar was worth about US$0.50. Today it's worth US$0.0000058. Here's another way of looking at it. A satoshi is one one-hundred-millionth of a single bitcoin. At the current exch...
11:50 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Great video of a wriggling worm found in fish at a New Jersey restaurant
Worms in fish are not so uncommon. But rarely do we actually see them, especially alive, on a dinner plate, at a restaurant. That's what makes this video so fascinating. It's well-shot and captures ...
11:41 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Colluding with foreigners to influence an election is a crime
In this video Delaware Senator Chris Coons reads the U.S. code that plainly says it is unlawful for a person to accept anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a federal, state, or...
10:46 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Queen collapses, Stacy Petersons body found, Jennifer Anistons post-divorce hook-ups, and other news that never happened, in this weeks fact-challenged tabloids.
Its the summer silly season, and this weeks dubious tabloids are more fact-free than ever.Drew Petersons Wifes Body Found! screams the cover of the National Enquirer. No, it wasnt. A sonar scan has su...
10:25 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook security chief Alex Stamos quits, joins Stanford 'Information Warfare' group
Facebook's longtime Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos is quitting, as announced earlier this year. The company seems to think it doesn't need a new CSO, despite having just acknowledged Tuesday it is...
10:10 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing TSA might end security screenings at 150 U.S. airports. Experts say it's dangerous.
Documents obtained by CNN outline a plan to eliminate TSA security screenings at more than 150 small and medium sized airports that mostly service planes with 60 seats or fewer. (more…)...
05:26 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing How a miniature chess set is made
This relaxing video shows a miniature chess set being made with rotary tools, lathes, saws and other equipment. It's not quite a DIY guide, unless you already have a fabulous shop, but it definitely...
04:51 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Toronto councillor praises gerrymandering plan to silence "left-leaning" voices in the city
Robbo Mills writes, "Speaking at a press conference at the Provincial Parliament in Queens Park on Monday, Toronto Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti said Premier Doug Fords plan to gut Toronto City Council...
04:42 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Now that telcos have "abandoned rural America," the only broadband comes from cable monopolies
You know what's worse than shopping for your ISP in a market served by a cable/teclo duopoly? Getting your internet from a cable monopolist who faces no competition at all. (more…)...
04:29 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Bidding opens for the right to bring an original cast video of Hamilton to screens
When Lin-Manuel Miranda left the cast of Hamilton in 2016, the production created an archival video of the original cast performance, saying that he had "no idea" what they'd do with the footage, "Thr...
03:58 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Fox & Friends edits video to falsely discredit a US Senator
Mazie Hirono, the Democratic senator from Hawaii, was questioning the head of removal operations for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Matthew Albence, over the administrations family reuni...
03:23 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Leaked documents reveal Google's plan to create a censored search engine for the Chinese market
Project Dragonfly is a secret Google plan to create an Android-based search tool (early versions were called "Maotai" and "Longfei") for use in China (where Google is currently blocked), in collaborat...
03:19 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite pairs the guided missile and jet pack for a crazy new mode
Fortnite Battle Royale's new Fly Explosives Limited Time Mode is a BLAST!The absolute best way to finish out challenges relating to explosives kills, and a fantastic way to laugh until your sides ac...
02:58 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Hiroshi Unno's 'The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk'
I can not read or understand very much of Hiroshi Unno's The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk, but it is a visual treat!This tome collects images and art from novels, early fantasy and romance to ...
02:40 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing A rookie ICE agent makes an embarrassing mistake
FOR THE KIDS IN YOUR LIFE, AND THEIR SUMMER READING: Get Ruben Bollings hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures."The EMU Club inhabits exactly the world I always hoped to live in when I was ...
02:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Learn the basics of film production with this bundle
The film industry is notoriously competitive, so you're going to need every edge you can get if you're hoping to see success in Hollywood. Thankfully, you won't have to go at it alone. You can align y...
01:59 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing California home-buyers are increasingly reliant on parental gifts to afford their down-payments
California's housing bubble has pushed prices so high (the median Californian home sells for double the national average) that, in some cities, 48% of first-time buyers could only afford to purchase t...
01:42 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Wealthy investors are buying Long Beach's old low-rent buildings and evicting everyone, making them homeless
Unlike neighboring LA, the city of Long Beach has no restrictions on evicting tenants from old buildings by doubling or tripling the rent and then booting them out. (more…)...
01:13 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Report: Steam game platform lost 1 in 6 players this year
Steam's anything-goes policy toward what it will host hasn't helped: the game platform suffered a 17% drop in active users so far this year, according to data posted by SteamDB.The fading of fad hit P...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Chicago journalists once opened a fake bar to document corruption
Forty years ago, investigative journalists in Chicago hatched an audacious plan to create a fake tavern packed with hidden microphones, cameras, and reporters everywhere working as bar staff and custo...
12:22 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Terminal-based task manager
So you like Trello but like your terminal even more? Taskwarrior and Taskbook are apps for task management and note-taking that live in the dark space of pure text. From Taskbook's homepage:By utilizi...
12:20 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing The wording on these t-shirts are slightly wrong, and that's the hilarious point
Is it me or is there something off about these t-shirts?Haha, just kidding. That's the point of the slightlywrong tees, that they aren't quite right. For example, in their brilliant misquoted t-shirt ...
12:15 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Tom Hardy caught a real nasty bug in the latest trailer for Venom
Tom Hardy continues his tradition of playing comic book characters whose main power is mumbling in the latest trailer for Venom. It's a fun-filled 3:14 that extols the virtues of teamwork, appreciat...
12:11 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Article about legendary keyboard maker Cherry's 50-year-history
Nowadays, chances are you associate Cherry with the clickety switches on fancy keyboards. But it's been a global company for decades: if it's boring business-to-business hardware and it clicks, it mig...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this guy get a helicopter-boat hybrid to fly
Attaching a helicopter blade to a boat-pulled dinghy sounds like a great idea on paper, but can it fly? Behold the Giro Boat. (more…)...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Backpacks for vintage car lovers
These backpacks, handmade by Los Angeles' thingsbuilt, are just the thing if you love the style of vintage cars but don't want to be in the shop all the time. Owner Steve Roche used real vehicle emble...
11:00 am PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Librarian photographs all the beautiful libraries he visits
Librarian Thomas Guignard (a.k.a. timtom) has a wonderful collection of Creative Commons photographs of libraries he's taken over the years. (more…)...
10:35 am PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Photographer chronicles North America's rural abandoned buildings
Photographer Brandon Burton's This Must Be the Place series examines abandoned buildings, often framed within a sweeping rural vista. (more…)...
03:23 am PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Apple AirPods on sale on Amazon for $145
It's rare for Amazon to sell Apple's wireless AirPods let alone have them on sale. I bought a pair in March and I really like how convenient and easy to use they are. Right now Amazon is selling them ...
03:15 am PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Leonardo Da Vinci to-do list reveals his insatiable curiosity about the world
Leonardo Da Vinci kept a to-do list. The thing that struck me was his interest in seeking out experts to teach him and show him how to do things. This list is from 1490 or so.[Calculate] the measureme...
03:08 am PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing Every cover of MAD, from 1952 to the present
It's fascinating to see how MAD's covers have evolved over the years. It started as a comic book in 1952 with covers drawn by creator Harvey Kurtzman. He also wrote the stories in each issue, but they...
02:50 am PDT - Wed, August 1, 2018
BoingBoing John Oliver's response to Facebook's apology videos: "Fuck you."
John Oliver handily obliterates Facebook's desperate propaganda campaign to rehabilitate itself.This is just the latest low point of Facebook. We've had to deal with controversies over everything fr...
10:56 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing This is why you should wear a hard hat on a construction site
A one-pound bolt dropped from 20 feet will easily impale a watermelon. From 30 feet it obliterates the watermelon. Lesson learned: protect your watermelon when you take it to work....
10:34 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing The inventor of cruise control was blind
Ralph Teetor, a mechanical engineer who was blind since childhood, invented cruise control because his lawyer's driving nauseated him. Great Big Story has a short video about him and his other inven...
10:20 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Snake game, complete with bootage CD image, in a tweet
In 2015, Alok Menghrajani wrote a simple game, including a floppy disk bootloader to run it, that fit in a tweet. Now that the tweet length is double what it was then, he's made a version that can be ...
10:00 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite: 99 Problems
I had to have this Fortnite tee-shirt. They keep finding ways to get me paying for this free game.Fortnite 99 Problems T-Shirt via Amazon...
08:09 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Toxic gaming culture explained by the people who study it
Polygon has an amazing piece on why gaming culture and young white male gamers are so toxic. They interviewed a number of folks doing actual academic research and professional journalism on the topi...
08:07 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Death rates due to accidents charted by age and gender
Charted by /u/draypresct at Reddit, this shows the death rates due to unintentional injuries by age for men and women. Data from the CDC National Vital Statistics System. Cause of death methodology an...
07:46 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Register with Donate Life. Please.
A quick registration at Donate Life can turn hunks of your soulless cadaver into the greatest gift you'll ever give.In 2006 a heart donor gave my Uncle, Lee Krinsky, 12 more years of life. I can not t...
07:37 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Carefully-planned surrealism: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's latest pop video
Harajuku Pop Princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back, and there's no danger whatsoever of a "left tree" situation in this lavish, wonderfully-costumed and choreographed pop video.Previously....
07:37 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's carefully-planned surrealism
In Harajuku Pop Princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's lavish, wonderfully-costumed and choreographed pop video there's no danger whatsoever of a "left tree" situation resulting.Previously....
07:03 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Time For America To Freak Out About 3-D Guns Again
None of the mass shootings in America have been committed by shooters using 3-D Guns, but that's not stopping Donald Trump and a bunch of NRA-backed lawmakers from freaking out about the threat DIY we...
07:02 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Chicago's 'Aloha Poke Co' wants Hawaiians to stop using the words 'aloha' and 'poke'
"Aloha Poke [Co.] would prefer to settle this matter amicably and without court intervention," reads a letter from Olson and Cepuritis Ltd, lawyers representing Chicago's Aloha Poke Company, addressed...
06:00 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Preservationists race to save Antarctica's original outposts
Antarctica's brutal climate is taking its toll on the historic bases built by the original explorers and scientists. Now preservationists are working to preserve these important sites. (more…...
05:10 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Jilted husband wins $8.8 million from guy who seduced his spouse
Francisco Huizar III had an affair with the woman Keith King was married to. King's marriage subsequently fell apart, so he sued for all sorts of alleged impropriety. Superior Court Judge Orlando Hu...
05:05 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Guide for buying a cheap game-ready laptop
$1000 is a lot of money; too much for a new laptop if all you want to do is play games on the go. At Laptop Mag, Rami Tabari wrote a guide on how to hunt for a good one. 4. Whether you're going cheap...
05:00 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this cute dog help scientists study truffles
Lucy the truffle-sniffing dog is helping Professor Ulf Bntgen and other researchers learn more about the ecology of truffles, which despite their great value remain enigmatic to scientists. (more&he...
04:43 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing New Jersey contemplates an official state microbe
Five years after Oregon designated Saccharomyces cerevisia (AKA brewer's yeast) as its official state microbe, the New Jersey senate has unanimously passed S1729, which names Streptomyces griseus (whi...
04:32 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook to disclose ongoing coordinated political influence campaigns
Facebook is said to be revealing today that it has identified coordinated political influence campaigns using fake accounts to influence the midterm elections on issues like Unite the Right and #Abol...
04:32 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook discloses ongoing political disinfo campaigns (It's probably Russia again)
Facebook is said to be revealing today that it has identified coordinated political influence campaigns using fake accounts to influence the midterm elections on issues like Unite the Right and #Abol...
04:28 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing FDA warns companies: stop selling quack "vaginal rejuvenation," adds, "People, please don't do this to yourselves"
The FDA has sent warning letters to seven companies selling quack "energy based" vaginal rejuvenation "therapies," in which repurposed laser and radio-frequency-based tools that are used to remove war...
04:11 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing World's largest train set
Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg is, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the world's largest model train set. It's so largeincluding airports, cityscapes and even seasthat to even call it a tra...
04:00 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Move over, latte art. Here comes smoothie art
Auckland-based artist Hazel Zakariya eschews the sepia palate of latte art and embraces the vibrant possibilities of smoothie art. (more…)...
04:00 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing I'm an Android loving iPhone user
Hardware reviews are a big part of how I put bread on the table. In order to do my job properly, Ive got to be something of a platform agnostic. While I do most of my writing using Apple devices, I al...
03:00 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing The guy who slated classic Star Trek takes was unfazed by the whole thing
Bill McGovern worked as a second assistant camera on a lot of shows, which is why he seems pretty unfazed to have handled the clapper and slating duties on some iconic Star Trek episodes. (more&hellip...
02:58 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing The worse your town was hit by austerity, the more likely you were to vote for Brexit
After the Brexit vote, a lot of people pointed out that the areas that voted most heavily in favour of separating from the EU were also the areas that relied most heavily on EU subsidies, and wondered...
02:50 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Trump wants to hand a $100,000,000,000 tax cut to the super-rich, without Congressional approval
Trump finance secretary/supervillain Steve Mnuchin says he wants to unilaterally allow Americans to factor in inflation when calculating capital gains; the move would cost the US government $100 billi...
02:38 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Koch thinktank inadvertently proves that America would save trillions by switching to socialized medicine
Mercatus (previously) is part of the Koch Brothers' network of thinktanks which allow the billionaires and their cadre of oligarchs to make it appear that their ideas are mainstream by all singing the...
02:19 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing The paradox of good government: the best stuff works well and is thus unnoticeable (and therefore easy to sell off)
Susan Crawford (previously) identifies one of the great and deadly paradoxes of late-stage capitalism, where predatory oligarchs prowl for state assets that can be sold off to them on the cheap, and t...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this robotic ukulele player pluck out some lovely tunes
UkuRobot is a programmable ukulele player. Here, it plays the haunting theme from Requiem for a Dream, since used in a kajillion movie trailers. In the video below, there's a second shot of its mech...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Meet the world's smallest camera drone
Don't let its appearance fool you. TheSKEYE Mini Camera Drone is one of the most nimble drones out there. Engineered with adjustable gyro sensitivity and a 6-axis flight control system, this palm-size...
01:30 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing The super-rich are hedging their bets by getting multiple passports
When things start getting crazy globally, rich people start looking for backup plans. Bloomberg looks at the uptick in people with enough wealth to secure a second passport, or even multiple passports...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Watch The Try Guys try masculine vulnerability
'The Try Guys' started as a jokey part of a clickbaity but harmless YouTube genre, but they've been slowly edging into much deeper topics involving masculine insecurities around their appearance, mo...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Roboticist Simone Giertz describes her recovery from brain surgery
Boing Boing fave Simone Giertz (of "Shitty Robots" fame) had brain surgery earlier this year, so it's great to see her back with an update. (more…)...
11:17 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Web typography resource collection
Web Typography Resources is a list of apps, tools, plugins and other stuff that will help you make words look nice on the world-wide web. Highlights include Bram Stein's typography inspector, Monotype...
11:15 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing You can hear the smile in someone's voice even when you can't
We often unconsciously mirror the behavior of people we interact with. This can include mirroring posture, gestures, and voice patterns. A recent paper in Current Biology reports that we can mirror a ...
11:10 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Amazon has Reasons not to let that negative review go up
Amazon reviews are bought and paid for, and the company has a significant, algorithm-led effort to weed out sellers and scammers who abuse the system. But Amazon itself also rigs the UI to make it har...
11:00 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Great explainer on how bike-friendly road diets make everyone safer
Road diets (previously) have been proven to reduce fatalities and unsafe speed incidents. Here's how it works. (more…)...
10:31 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Kids interview Macklemore
Children should conduct all interviews from this point forward because they get into it. They aren't afraid to ask the real questions.Case in point: The HiHo Kids all got 20 minutes to grill Macklem...
10:30 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Making your own pasta is stupid easy
Given that I started a keto diet last weekend, I couldn;t have stumbled across this video at a worse time (farewell, carbs. I knew thee well.) But just because I can only stare at this video longing...
08:00 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Bask in the glory of this GoPro stealing pup's getaway
All dogs should come with their own GoPro camera. Every. Single. One....
07:00 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Alex Trebek may leave 'Jeopardy!' in 2020
Q: What is up in the air? A: Alex Trebek retiring from his sweet Jeopardy! host gig in 2020. On the latest episode of Fox News' OBJECTified, the Canadian-born game show host shared that he gave it a 5...
05:44 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Pussy Riot gets a surprise rearrest as soon as they're released from jail for World Cup stunt
A little over two weeks ago, Russian feminist protest group Pussy Riot was arrested for crashing the field at the World Cup final wearing police uniforms. They were protesting illegal arrests. After...
02:50 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Thieves bring net to aquarium, scoop up shark, and steal it by putting it in baby carriage
https://youtu.be/TukuNt6EBDEThree people brought a net to the San Antonio Aquarium, and when no one was looking, they scooped up a 16-inch horn shark and placed it into a baby carriage. They then stro...
02:15 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Dan Brown's Origin on sale for $3 in Kindle edition
I've enjoyed all of Dan Brown's thrillers. Great literature they ain't but they always keep me reading past my bedtime. I happened to miss Origin when it first came out, but since it's on sale for $3,...
01:23 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Review of a $100 counterfeit iPhone X
Motherboard reviewed a "device that looks just like an iPhone but is actually an Android that has been reskinned from top-to-bottom to seem as close to an iPhone as is possible... the phone is also lo...
12:13 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing Cool self-resetting mousetrap catches multiple mice
p>It's always a pleasure to watch Chris Notap make a new tool. One thing he likes to make is mousetraps. This time, he made an ingeniously simple trap that lures mice into a cylinder made from a sod...
12:06 am PDT - Tue, July 31, 2018
BoingBoing This 70-year-old book about racist mass movements perfectly describes Trumpism
The 1949 book, Prophets of Deceit, A Study in the Techniques of the American Agitator, by Leo Lowenthal and Norbert Guterman, was written to explain how an aspiring dictator "molds already existing pr...