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09:58 pm PDT - Sat, September 29, 2018
BoingBoing Elon Musk agrees to pay $20 million and quit as Tesla chairman in deal with SEC
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has agreed to pay $20 million and quit the company he founded, in a deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). From CNN:Under the settlement, which requires court...
09:58 pm PDT - Sat, September 29, 2018
BoingBoing In SEC fraud case, Elon Musk will pay $20 million, quit as Tesla chairman, and have a boss
That sure was an expensive 420 joke. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has agreed to pay $20 million and step down from his role as chairman of the board of the company he founded for three years, in a deal with th...
07:06 pm PDT - Sat, September 29, 2018
BoingBoing Twitter suspends academic who quoted feminist STEM research
MIT Comparative Media Studies researcher/instructor Chris Peterson is an adrent supporter of the Math Prize for Girls, and as part of his work with the organization, he's learned about the way that ST...
02:26 pm PDT - Sat, September 29, 2018
BoingBoing App for UK Conservative Party conference exposes all attendees' private info
The UK Conservative Party's annual conference is about to kick off in Birmingham, and the Tories have distributed an app ahead of time to all attendees: senior ministers, government officials, members...
01:08 pm PDT - Sat, September 29, 2018
BoingBoing Visualizing the relative evasiveness of Kavanaugh and Ford
Kavanaugh didn't just DARVO his way through yesterday's hearing: his bluster, tears, rage, and blame-shifting also allowed him to dodge a remarkable number of questions raised by the senators.Ford, by...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 29, 2018
BoingBoing Incel, a disturbing short film about an "involuntary celibate"
This NSFW film examines a fictional incel named Sam, starting with his agonizingly tense interaction with a young woman and reaching a disturbing culmination.Via the Vimeo blog:The term incel is short...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 29, 2018
BoingBoing Why you should add an ITIL certification to your resume
As today's businesses grow, so too do their IT needs. That's why demand (and pay) is high for experts who can keep these businesses online. Now, demand alone won't get your foot in the door, as employ...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 29, 2018
BoingBoing A detailed anatomy of the hack that compromised Facebook's 50 million user breach
Yesterday, at least 90,000,000 Facebook users were forced to log back into the service without any explanation; later, the company revealed that at least 50,000,000 of them had been hacked, but wouldn...
12:45 pm PDT - Sat, September 29, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook's spam filter blocked the most popular articles about its 50m user breach
When news broke yesterday that Facebook had suffered a breach affecting at least 50,000,000 stories, Facebook users (understandably) began to widely share links to articles about the breach.The articl...
01:39 am PDT - Sat, September 29, 2018
BoingBoing Hillary Clinton on the first new "Murphy Brown" in 2 decades
This scene between Candace Bergen and Hillary Clinton is just one of the many reasons I am very much looking forward to new episodes of Murphy Brown. Read the rest...
01:28 am PDT - Sat, September 29, 2018
BoingBoing Marty Balin, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane, RIP
Marty Balin, co-founder in 1965 of the pioneering psychedelic band Jefferson Airplane, has died at age 76. Balin wrote or co-wrote nearly half of the tunes on the band's seminal 1967 album Surrealisti...
10:44 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Puppy: I want your treat. Doggo: No. This is MY treat.
: I want your treat.: MY treat.Meet Molsom and Maple, two golden retrievers who have an Instagram account.Molson was born in January, 2018. Maple was born June 2018. Their IG bio lists them as Profes...
10:25 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing How curly fries are cut
Such a soothing video.Potatoes make everything better. How curly fries are cut Read the rest...
10:01 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Reddit 'quarantines' white supremacist, incel, holocaust denier, and other gross subreddits
Women-hating MRAs and Incels, Holocaust Deniers, 9/11 Truthers, and snuff video fetishists on Reddit got harder to find today. An update of Reddit's quarantine policy was announced on Thursday, and by...
10:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Photographer travels the globe documenting remarkable libraries
The World's Most Beautiful Libraries is a lovely collection of some of the most awe-inspiring libraries ever built.Via the publisher:In this new photographic journey, Massimo Listri travels to some of...
09:35 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Judge rules Dems can sue Trump for doing business with foreign governments while in office
Donald Trump, meet the U.S. Constitution's 'emoluments clause.' A federal judge ruled today that 200 congressional Democrats do have standing to sue Donald Trump for violating the Constitution by doin...
09:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Watch a very brave biker zip along a lakeside cliff
Nothing like a relaxing bike ride where the slightest mistake will send you careening down jagged rocks and into a lake far below. The only thing less relaxing would be focusing on filming the whole t...
08:32 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Dishtowel hanging solution for $3.69
We don't have a good place to hang dishtowels in our kitchen. This cupboard door hanger was just what we needed and the price is right at just $3.69. Read the rest...
08:26 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Pixel room generator
The Pixel Room Generator lets you create charming little pixel-art rooms with all sorts of furniture, such as the one above designed by Itch.io user mogibear.Here's mine: Read the rest...
08:07 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Cow plays fetch
This cow bellows with pleasure while playing fetch with a human. Read the rest...
08:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Account aggregates thematically similar Instagram travel pics
Platforms like Instagram reward users who post specific kinds of content, in some cases leading to travel largely for the photo op. Insta Repeat examines how stylistic themes have emerged in the genre...
07:58 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Performer plays flute from wrong end
Is it even possible to play a flute from the wrong end? I suspect Milli Vanillism here.From the YouTube description:A woman played a cucurbit flute from the wrong end during the Mid-Autumn Festival pe...
07:08 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Pulp Testimony: Beautiful mashup between Samuel L. Jackson and Brett Kavanaugh
This is very satisfying.pic.twitter.com/lZDRtMTD2Z— C H I L I (@heyitschili) September 28, 2018 Read the rest...
06:58 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Feminist Frequency Radio's Anita Sarkeesian tells us her favorite tools
Our guest on the Cool Tools podcast this week is Anita Sarkeesian. Anita is a media critic and the host of Feminist Frequency Radio. She has a new book called History vs Women, which she wrote with Eb...
06:24 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Modern Monetary Theory: why government spending isn't like household checkbooks
You know the drill: someone proposes something utterly commonsense, that has been done all over the world (say, universal healthcare) and the next thing you know, someone's shown up to shout "Who will...
06:20 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Support abortion access with 'Broadway Acts For Women' and 'A is For'
Kavanaugh got you pissed off about the future of Roe v. Wade? Support this awesome event, and this awesome nonprofit.—The Editors. In 2012, A is For was launched as a response to the ever-escal...
06:19 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing LAX is cool with weed
Los Angeles International Airport announced its policy regarding pot - you can carry it and fly with it. If the TSA finds your stash, they might turn you over to the local fuzz, but since marijuana is...
06:15 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing An astronomer's beautiful pastel drawings of the cosmos from the 19th century
In the late 19th century, artist/astronomer tienne Lopold Trouvelot (1827-1895) painted thousands of stunning works illustrating the beauty and science of the known planets, comets, and celestial phen...
05:52 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Kavanaugh's weeping, shouting, and blaming is classic DARVO behavior
Churlish Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh put on quite a show yesterday. He yelled, he gnashed his teeth, he blamed the Clintons and liberals, he warned that the world would end, he got c...
05:41 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Incredible images from the rovers on asteroid Ryugu
Last week, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency landed two tiny rovers on the asteroid Ryugu where they'll "hop" across the rock as part of a mission to collect samples that the Hayabusa2 mothers...
05:37 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Stubby multi-bit screw and nut driver fits in tight spaces
This stubby screwdriver fits into tight spaces.It took longer to find a screwdriver that fits than to remove the screen from my espresso machine, and clean the whole thing out. All the "short" screwdr...
05:17 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Trying out China's girlfriend rental service
For about $50, you can hire a woman for a few hours to pretend to be your girlfriend in China. Kei, one of the hosts of Asian Boss, tried out the app-based service. He and his "girlfriend" went to a p...
04:57 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing American Bar Association asks the US Senate to slow down and call the FBI
The American Bar Association, implied by apoplectic US Senator Lindsay Graham as offering their "gold standard" rating to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has asked the US Senate to investigate ...
04:54 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook: 50 million users personal information exposed in mega breach
Facebook says an attack on its network left the personal information of some 50 million users—perhaps you?—exposed to hackers. Who were the hackers, and what did they want? Facebook doesn'...
04:48 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Most 80s thing I've seen today: Swedish Metal Aid (1985)
There is a dream, and they all spread the word that they can save this world.(Thanks, Jeff Ahern!) Read the rest...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing 7 tools to upgrade your productivity
Between your work, emails, family, and friends, you've got a lot of responsibilities on your plate and hardly any time to tend to them all. Thankfully, you don't have to go at them alone. From task ma...
12:42 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Defcon Voting Village report shows that hacking voting machines takes less time than voting
Every year, security researchers gather at Defcon's Voting Village to probe voting machines and report on the longstanding, systematic security problems with them, in order to give secure voting advoc...
12:35 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Old lady calls cops on hispanic mom because her "baby is in pain"
In this video, posted to Facebook by young mom Darla Jeny, an elderly woman calls police from the parking lot of a California PetSmart. It soon becomes apparent that she had spotted a baby in a parked...
12:18 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Unusual car crash in Atlanta
Can you explain what happened in this accident caught on video surveillance in Atlanta? WSB-TV explains:a driver in northwest Atlanta drive off Marietta Street and speed through a parking lot before c...
12:12 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Snail racing championship held
A silver tankard stuffed with lettuce was the prize at Norfolk, England's snail racing championship, with more than 150 gastropods in competition.The snails are placed on a special damp cloth marked w...
12:04 pm PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Dead body turns out to be sex doll
Police in Colerain Township, Ohio, were summoned to a nature reserve after a dead body was spotted at the side of the road. Eventually, specialized personnel turned up who were able to determine that ...
12:22 am PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing RoundUp disrupts honey bee gut bacteria
The weed killer glyphosate, better known as Monsanto's RoundUp, is touted by the manufacturer as a perfectly harmless herbicide. But a study led by bee experts at the University of Texas, Austin found...
12:14 am PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing Floof Break: Belly Rubs Really Are The Best
It's true. Belly rubs are the best.Australian Shepherds. Such smart doggos. Such good doggos!This is the face of pure contentment and joy.Video, below.Belly rubs are the BEST[Source] Read the rest...
12:06 am PDT - Fri, September 28, 2018
BoingBoing BOOPS: Duckling: 'Nice to meet you.' Cat: 'No. It. Is. Not.'
Wait for the serious boop."Nice to meet you"......"NO. IT. IS. NOT" "Nice to meet you"......"NO. IT. IS. NOT"[source] Read the rest...
11:51 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing MOVIES: A first look at Tom Hanks as 'Mister Rogers'
What a well-timed tweet this one was, from Sony Pictures today during the worst day on Capitol Hill ever. Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers, coming to a neighborhood near you October 2019.Here's the first lo...
11:44 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing 'Lying Skanks' Fox News pundit slurs Kavanaugh accusers, gets fired
Lying Skanks. That is what radio host and Fox News pundit Kevin Jackson (screengrabbed above) called Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assault victims, in a series of tweets today...
11:30 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Canoeing with manatees in a see-through canoe
: ((' ') ) : Oh, the huge manatees! Need a mental health break? Step on in to our transparent canoe. The guy who runs the 'See Through Canoe' company in Florida makes and sells transparent canoes, an...
08:44 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Lindsey Graham threatens Democrats: "If this is the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees"
Senator Lindsey Graham was in a foul mood today when speaking to reporters during a break in the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing. To my Republican colleagues, he said, if you can ignore everything in this reco...
08:20 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing SEC lawsuit: Elon Musk committed securities fraud
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against entrepreneur Elon Musk alleging securities fraud. The complaint hasn't yet been made publicly available, but likely centers on his harebr...
07:41 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Architects redesign Japanese tunnels into artworks
The Kiyotsu Gorge lookout tunnel is a huge engineering marvel amidst spectacular beauty. Artists and architects recently repurposed it as an art installation replete with reflective surfaces, colored ...
07:34 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing If you need a root canal, this explainer video might calm your (dead) nerves
How this video manages to make root canals seem like a straightforward and rather painless procedure is beyond me, but if I were to get another root canal, I'd want to watch this video first for some ...
07:17 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Wondrous winners of Nikon's "Small World in Motion" microscopic video contest
Above is a "Zebrafish embryo growing its elaborate sensory nervous system (visualized over 16 hours of development)" captured by Elizabeth Haynes of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and colleagu...
07:14 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing The first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix is here
I enjoyed the first two movies from the current round of X-Men flicks. Mutants causing the Cuban Missile Crisis? Love it. Wolverine traveling back to the 1970s to try and stop a future holocaust AND c...
06:52 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook's been caught using their customers' 2FA information to spam them with text ads
Just when you thought that Facebook couldn't get any more greasy, they have outdone themselves in a manner that places them well beyond even the most succulent of French Chef finger-kisses: the phone ...
06:30 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Hunter S. Thompson letter archive up for auction
Nearly 200 personal letters by Hunter S. Thompson to a lifelong friend are up for auction today. Bidding ends today (9/27) at 5pm PDT. The minimum bid is $110,000 and there are no bids as of this writ...
06:17 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to this funky electromechanical lithophone
Jay Harrison shared this delightful lithophone cover of Vulfpeck's "It Gets Funkier III" at the Parabola Arts Centre as part of Cheltenham Music Festival.Lithophones are at least as old as their wood ...
05:42 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing New oral history of Joy Division on the way
Punk historian and music journalist Jon Savage has assembled an oral history of Joy Division to be published in March 2019. "This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division" features int...
04:58 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing 'Fortnite Season 6: Darkness Rises' trailer and Battle Pass reveal
This quick trailer from Epic sets up Season 6, darkness may rise but silliness will reign.The Battle Pass looks great. Little Red Riding Hood, the gliders and pets will be fun to earn!I haven't been a...
04:57 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing John Lennon was a philatelist
Like many young (and old) people, John Lennon had a stamp collecting phase. His collection is now on view at the Smithsonian's National Post Museum in honor of the US Postal Service's new John Lennon ...
04:39 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing This crazy dinosaur was Earth's largest land animal
This recently-discovered dinosaur weighed 26,000 pounds when it stomped around South Africa's Free State Province 200 million years ago. The University of the Witwatersrand researchers who found the a...
02:44 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Irishman arrested for chasing missed flight on foot during takeoff
Patrick Kehoe, 23, was arrested Thursday at Dublin airport after "running after the plane on the tarmac". He had missed his flight.Witnesses said a man in his 20s broke through an airport door and ran...
02:34 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Comedy/documentary explains quantum computing for a "confused general audience"
Jim Mortleman & Stuart Houghton write, "We're two UK tech journalists who also write comedy. This is our (UK-based) scripted comi-documentary podcast explaining the weird, wacky and potentially w...
02:09 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Watch live as Christine Blasey Ford testifies at the Brett Kavanaugh hearing
Here is the livestream. It began at 7am PST, this morning. I hope our Senators can treat her with respect. Read the rest...
01:47 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Guy recreates Disneyland's Fantasyland in his basement
John Frost writes, "Travis, a railroad engineer, recreated iconic buildings from Disneyland's Fantasyland in his spare time. The result is an incredibly detailed and faithful recreation of facades to ...
01:43 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing New York City! I'm onstage tonight with Radiolab's Jad Abumrad (Swarthmore, you're next!)
A reminder that I'm wrapping up my Columbia University lecture series tonight at 5PM, when I'm appearing onstage with Radiolab's Jad Abumrad at the lecture theater in Pulitzer Hall (RSVP here); and th...
01:38 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Lies programmers believe about calendars
Solid objects turn out to be mostly made of empty space and whirling particles, but we act as though they're solid, because we rarely have to interact with them in such a granular way that involves th...
01:24 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Detailed look at Google's secret, censored, spying Chinese search tool
Jack Poulson is one of several googlers to quit the company over Project Dragonfly, the company's secret plan to launch a Chinese search tool that will incorporate state surveillance and censorship on...
01:16 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Leaked video reveals Amazon's union-busting playbook
As the tide of public opinion turns against monopolism, Amazon has become the poster child for irredeemable, late-stage capitalism; the company's ham-fisted attempts to burnish its reputation have not...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Make writing painless with a Cambridge tutor's guide
Do your college essays still give you nightmares? You're not alone. A blank page or screen can be a terrifying sight, but a University of Cambridge tutor's new course can help you hit that keyboard wi...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Conan & Friends to embark on an 18-city 'stand-up and investment tips' tour
Team Coco has announced that Conan O'Brien is going on an 18-U.S.-city stand-up comedy tour with his "funniest friends."Info below (links mine):Tickets Go on Sale Friday, September 28Featuring Rory Sc...
12:58 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Hate-speech detection algorithms are trivial to fool
In All You Need is Love: Evading Hate Speech Detection, a Finnish-Italian computer science research team describe their research on evading hate-speech detection algorithms; their work will be present...
12:42 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing When Australia's Serial Pervert Con Man attacks
Australia's marvelous television is exemplified by A Current Affair, a current affairs programme specializing in filmed confrontations with ne'erdowells such as this shirtless pastor, described (perha...
12:34 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Whatsapp founder: I sold out, but I walked away from $850,000,000 when I quit Facebook
In 2014, Facebook bought the messaging system Whatsapp for $22B; it was a weird fit, because Whatsapp founders had decried Facebook's surveillance-based business model and targeted advertising, and ha...
12:28 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Woman frightened by VR experience snuggles wrong end of dog for comfort
"It's horrible!" declares mum, who nonetheless sticks with the virtual reality game, comforted by the warmth and affection of her animal companion. Read the rest...
12:15 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing CBS smashes fans' virtual, noncommercial recreation of the USS Enterprise
For two years, a group of die-hard Star Trek fans labored to create Stage 9, a totally noncommercial virtual replica of the USS Enterprise built with Unreal Engine; they assumed that when CBS Vice Pre...
12:03 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing UK Tories created a secret anti-Corbyn Twitter army, which promptly attacked Theresa May
Messages leaked to Buzzfeed reveal the bizarre story of the "Tory First Battalion," a secret Twitter group formed to capitalise on the smear that the Labour party was anti-Semitic by coordinating and ...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Scientists print robotic flippers based on sea lions
Most aquatic animals propel themselves with a tail or fluke, so roboticists have long been interested in the remarkable speeds possible by mimicking sea lion propulsion with front flippers. Dont be fo...
11:27 am PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing Horrid Philly mascot Gritty photoshopped into the background of stock photos
Gritty was unveiled lately to the dismay of children, the ironic apprecation of a few adults, and the abject horror of everyone else. Benstonium, a Pittsburgh virality node, photoshopped the Flyers' n...
11:11 am PDT - Thu, September 27, 2018
BoingBoing The Mars Curiosity Rover's wheels are as thin as credit cards
Brian McManus looks at the engineering challenges behind the Curiosity's thin aluminum wheels, which are sustaining significant damage on the Martian surface.The damage has prompted NASA to commission...
11:32 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Google, Amazon, Twitter, other Big Tech to Congress: New California data privacy rules too tough
Executives from Google, Twitter, AT&T, Amazon, Apple, and other big tech companies told a U.S. Senate panel today they support updating federal law to protect data privacy, but they want Congress...
11:09 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing A fourth Kavanaugh sexual assault while drunk allegation emerges
There is now a fourth allegation, and it involves physical assault. NBC News reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee is inquiring about at least one additional allegation of misconduct against Jud...
10:45 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Tiny cute dog loves getting a haircut
Is there any doubt he is the goodest of boys?From 3puppy Stylish Pet Salon, in Japan.OMG that side-eye! The way he shakes his little butt! View this post on Instagram # ~ !! . . . . . @sunwoo_8...
10:32 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing These Pixel Art Animation tutorials are fun (and free) to watch
Luke aka Sadface is a pixel artist who also creates these fun and informative videos that show you how to make pixel art animations.They're all available for free on YouTube, and there's a cool thread...
10:09 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Fifty Sheds of Stray: #FiftyShades spoof with a surprise
Oh my.......NSFW. Video and low-rez GIF follow.NSFW[via] Read the rest...
09:44 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing American rap artist eats too many hot cheetos
Fellow Californian and apparent rap sensation Lil Xan has eaten too many hot cheetos.Apparently the flaming hot cheetos caused him to both bleed internally, and to vomit blood. Having had these cheeto...
09:25 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Want the platforms to police bad speech and fake news? The copyright wars want a word with you.
There are lots of calls for the platforms to police the bad speech on their platform -- disinformation and fake news; hate speech and harassment, extremist content and so on -- and while that would re...
09:19 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Oculus and ILM announce a VR series: "Star Wars: Vader Immortal"
Anything Star Wars gets my attention, but today's stage of VR doesn't excite me. Maybe this will be the thing...I dunno what a VR series is either. TV you virtually live?Via Venture Beat:Vader Immorta...
08:57 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing A message from to the kids from America's gerontocracy: DON'T VOTE
"Everythings fine the way it is. Trumpthat was us. Hes our guy. Tax cuts for the rich? Hell yeah, Im rich as fuck. Climate change? Thats a you problemIll be dead soon. Sure, school shootings are sad, ...
08:57 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing A message to the kids from America's gerontocracy: DON'T VOTE
"Everythings fine the way it is. Trumpthat was us. Hes our guy. Tax cuts for the rich? Hell yeah, Im rich as fuck. Climate change? Thats a you problemIll be dead soon. Sure, school shootings are sad, ...
08:52 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Jordan Peterson's gamma lobsters find a new low: defending censorship
Jordan Peterson is a Canadian academic whose mysticism-soaked misogyny revolves around the social hierarchy of some lobster species and the literal existence of witches and dragons; somehow, when this...
08:39 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing A Sound Burger with USB
Audio-Technica's Sound Burger was a weird record player that sounded ok to me, if memory serves. Crosley makes a USB version.Around 10 years ago Crossley brought it back, but at $150 it was too expens...
07:43 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing If Eminem were in Talking Heads, it would sound something like this
"Something about the pen and paper / I can look at all my ideas / And I can see them"(Super Deluxe, thanks UPSO!) Read the rest...
07:33 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Injured turtle outfitted with Lego wheelchair
Veterinarians at the Maryland Zoo outfitted an injured Eastern turtle with a wheelchair built from Lego. An employee of the zoo found the turtle whose shell had been injured in a nearby park. He had m...
07:19 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Props from The Office up for auction
You can own the reception desk from Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch! Hundreds of props from The Office are now up for auction. Items include the likes of Angela's stuffed cat, Dwight's wolf art, and ...
06:54 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Melania off to Africa, will tell "sh**hole" countries to "Be Best"
Continuing to be blind to their own contradictions, Melania is off to visit Africa.Via Talking Points Memo:Mrs. Trump will travel next month without President Donald Trump, who raised ire across Afric...
06:47 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Alien attack imminent, Buckingham Palace is a drug den, and the Queen is a criminal mastermind, in this weeks fact-challenged tabloids.
You know were in for a fun week with the tabloids when the National Enquirer cover on Americas Worst Sex Abuse Churches, along with its handy guide Is Your Priest a Pervert? is topped by the banner:...
06:23 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing A quick lesson on the best way to give a cat a pill (can it really be this easy?)
Giving medicine to one of my cats or any pet I've ever had has always been a source of anxiety, for me as well as them. With their frantic squirming, strange cries, frightened glares, and ultimately...
05:50 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: A boy is completely run over by car but somehow jumps up and runs off as if nothing has happened
Watching this boy in Mumbai get run over by an SUV made me gasp. But even more shocking is the way that, after looking for a moment as if he's been flattened into a pancake, he pops up and runs off as...
05:39 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite for older players
Finding a Fortnite squad of 'mature' players who have been around the block, if not The Island, a few times can be tough. Here is a discord for Fortnite players over the age of forty.A small group of ...
05:05 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Seal slaps kayaker in his face with an octopus
As posted by Taiyo Masuda to Instagram. The headline, being accurate and complete, requires no further elaboration. (via Nicole Cliffe) Read the rest...
02:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing The Stormtrooper Robot Vacuum is the droid you're looking for
One great use of the Force is chores - telekinetically, of course. Samsung may not exactly be the Force, per se, but they are at least making vacuuming a whole lot easier and more fun. Their POWERbot ...
01:32 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Kickstarting a seminar series with Ada Palmer and me about the history of censorship and information control
Science fiction author, librettist, singer and historian Ada Palmer (previously), science and piracy historian Adrian Johns, and I have teamed up to create a seminar series at the University of Chicag...
01:14 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing A 17-year-old is leading Michigan's Right to Repair movement
Surya Raghavendran started fixing phones when Apple tried to charge him $120 to fix the defective screen they'd installed in his phone; instead, he followed online instructional videos and fixed it hi...
01:04 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Firefox Monitor: get alerts if your data shows up in a breach
Firefox Monitor is a new service from Mozilla that draws on data from Have I Been Pwned? (previously) to keep you informed when your data is breached and shows up online. The service also includes imp...
12:56 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook kremlinology: Instagram founders' exodus signals immanent facebookization
Facebook's acquisition spree -- including huge-dollar payouts for Instagram and Whatsapp -- was supposed to shore up the company's crumbling user base by creating a "family" of semi-independent compan...
12:36 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Do or die: register to vote!
With only weeks to go before the most important midterm election in living American memory, the deadline for voter registration is fast approaching in many key states: here's how to register to vote. ...
12:30 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing FBI will face lawsuit for putting people on the No-Fly list for refusing to inform on friends
Even though the DoJ has expressly prohibited using the No-Fly list to gain leverage over potential informants, the FBI has continued its longstanding practice of blackmailing American citizens by putt...
12:06 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Mexican forces seize control of entire Acapulco police department
Mexico's governance crisis continues: beyond the clandestine mass graves, the kidnapping of elected officials (and assassination of political candidates) and coordinated attacks on anti-corruption can...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing In 1769, a Peruvian noblewoman found herself lost and alone in the Amazon rain forest
In 1769, a Peruvian noblewoman set out with 41 companions to join her husband in French Guiana. But a series of terrible misfortunes left her alone in the Amazon jungle. In this week's episode of the ...
11:59 am PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Walmart blockchains lettuce
Walmart is blockchaining its supply chain, including the lettuce. The Wall Street Journal:Pinpointing the source of food contamination can improve public safety, cut the amount of time illness goes un...
11:47 am PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Internet of Shit watch: Honeywell server outage means "smart" thermostats are inaccessible
For weeks, Honeywell Home customers have been complaining about outages with their Honeywell "Total Connect Comfort" apps, which allow them to remote control their smart thermostats; several days ago,...
11:26 am PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Pixelmash: make resolution-independent pixel art
Pixelmash is clever indeed: create your resolution-independent art with the same freeform speed as you might in any other painting app, then let it nondestructively pixelize it, with 1-pixel outlines,...
11:08 am PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Super Mario Bros speedrun record smashed
Kosmic is the first human to beat Super Mario Bros in 4 minutes and 55 seconds, a time so good it is less than a second slower than the best tool-assisted speedrun. Mashable:When Kosmic says he's tied...
11:00 am PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Create your own cryptozoological beasts with this web app
Move aside Fail Whale, now the internet has a Snail Whale (and other strange beasts).Digital Culture's interactive Hybridizer app allows you to digitally create cryptozoological creatures using the 17...
10:57 am PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Watch Will Smith bungee jump out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon
Some people will do anything for attention. Oh, wait, this benefits charity. On Tuesday, for his 50th birthday, Will Smith faced his fears and bungee jumped out of helicopter into the Grand Canyon. En...
10:30 am PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Cat digs massage from severed Halloween hand
This is Kiko the cat. Her human companion, Leah Piercey of Newfoundland, Canada, has just learned that Kiko enjoys getting her rump massaged by a severed, mechanical crawling Halloween hand. Hilarious...
10:00 am PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Young Brett Kavanaugh: The Yale Years
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Young Brett Kavanaugh attends Yale and continues his charmingly roguish antics, with the help of Donald J. Trump....
08:13 am PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Punkt's MP02 upgrades the best minimalist cellphone with 4G
I love the Punkt MP01, a basic candybar-style cellphone whose few features are polished to perfection. But it has a big drawback: as a 2G device, it's effectively locked to T-Mobile in the U.S. and co...
12:12 am PDT - Wed, September 26, 2018
BoingBoing Prank: Make a surprise mini golf course in your friend's bedroom
This is a prank of epic greatness. My roommate left town for a few days, so naturally i decided to put a mini golf course in her room, says khicagokid -- complete with a water hazard.The video is asto...
11:59 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Who is the lazy one now, Susan?
Cat vs. Lazy Susan. What in the heck is this bamboozle. Who's lazy now, Susan?[via] Read the rest...
11:28 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Boy with autism hates being in photos, mom lets him wear T-Rex suit for family pics
One son, who has autism, hates being photographed. His sibling does not mind it. Mom is a photographer. She comes up with a creative parenting solution, and some amazing images, below.Mom's incredible...
11:28 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Austistic boy hates being in photos, mom lets him wear T-Rex suit for family pics
One son, who has autism, hates being photographed. His sibling does not mind it. Mom is a photographer. She comes up with a creative parenting solution, and some amazing images, below.Mom's incredible...
10:54 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing How to take care of yourself when exposed to sexual violence in media and online
Here are some timely resources for sexual violence survivors and the people who love them.RAINN is an important non-profit organization that has been advocating for the rights and dignity of sexual vi...
10:17 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Spectacle frames that reflect infrared light, blinding CCTV cameras
Eccentric spectacle-maker Scott Urban kickstarted his Reflectacles in 2016: ray-ban-style frames inset with highly retroreflective material that is visible from hundreds of meters and strobes under a ...
10:08 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Listen: Buddy Hackett's filthy Donald Trump putdown joke, as told to Merv Griffin
One man was unafraid. An underestimated voice of wisdom, he tried to warn us all, decades before the 2016 elections. His name was Buddy Hackett.In this audio clip (uploaded ages ago by someone else), ...
09:50 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing The Transportation Safety Agency wants you to give their dogs a good home
The Transportation Safety Agency makes use of dogs to track down contraband, bombs and other stuff that we're better off never seeing onboard an airplane. It takes a pooch with a particular temperamen...
09:31 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Low-carb butter pecan cookies
I am super happy with these low-carb but high-fat Butter Pecan Cookies.I went to Los Angeles a few months ago, and was body shamed. Body shaming assholes are flaming assholes, but the flaming asshole ...
09:18 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing The history of wingwalking as told by a wingwalker, whilst walking on a wing
There's no one better to teach you about the history of folks walking on the wings of planes than a fella walking on the wing of a plane. I mean, that's pretty much as gonzo as you can get. Read the ...
08:34 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Dunkin' Donuts drops Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts will still sell donuts but, as of January, shall only be Dunkin'.According to CNN, "The makeover is part of Dunkin' Brand's efforts to relabel itself as a 'beverage-led' company that fo...
08:31 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Yellowstone grizzly bear hunt cancelled thanks to court ruling
In the midst of yet another shitty news cycle, it's nice to hear that great things can still happen. Earlier this year, the state of Wyoming said "yeah" to allowing a maximum of 22 grizzly bears, once...
08:23 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing The one beer to have when you are having more than one
Schaefer. Read the rest...
08:22 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Pete Rose, Pel, and Don Knotts pitching the Atari game system (1978)
Here are soccer legend Pel, comedy actor Don Knotts, and since-disgraced baseball hit king Pete Rose pitching the Atari Video Computer System in 1978. "Don't just watch television tonight - play it!"...
08:03 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing "Almost Famous" will be a stage musical
Film director and journalist Cameron Crowe is adapting his fantastic 2000 film "Almost Famous" as a stage musical. Of course Crowe based the original film on his own life as a teen journalist for Roll...
07:24 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Sriracha, yowza, and sheeple among 300 hundred new words in Scrabble dictionary
Four years since the last edition, Merriam-Webster's Official Scrabble Players Dictionary is on now shelves. From The Guardian:Included in the new edition are some long-awaited two letter words, notab...
07:09 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Join in the chant! Massive new Nitzer Ebb box set on the way
Electronic body music pioneers Nitzer Ebb are releasing a career-spanning retrospective box set. From Pylon Records, "Nitzer Ebb: 1982-2010" features 10 LPs with all five of the band's Geffen/Mute alb...
06:12 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Wheelchairs could one day be a relic of the past thanks to this amazing discovery
Being told that you've been injured in such a way that you'll never walk again must be absolutely horrific. Such a loss of mobility would mean not only a great loss of one's options in life, but also ...
05:58 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Trump says Kavanaugh isn't guilty because accuser "admits that she was drunk" and that "she was all messed up"
Rather than wait for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's hearing on Thursday, Trump has already made up his mind. "This is a con game being played by the democrats...The democrats are playing a co...
05:18 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Space is the Place, the best starfield on the web
Space is the Place is a remixable Glitch app that generates a full-screen starfield with a "morph" control to make it more or less psychedelic: hold your clicker down and move it back and forth for fa...
04:56 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Ted Cruz and wife leave restaurant when surrounded by protestors chanting "We believe survivors"
Ted Cruz and his wife Heidi had just taken a seat at a Washington restaurant last night when a group of protestors began chanting, "We believe survivors." Moments later the couple had a change of hear...
04:41 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Cosby judge rules him a "sexually violent predator" in prelude to sentencing
A judge will announce Bill Cosby's fate in one hour (UPDATE: they're late), but has already declared the disgraced entertainer a "sexually violent predator" in this morning's sentencing hearing, doomi...
04:41 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Bill Cosby jailed for 3 to 10 years after judge rules hims a "sexually violent predator"
Bill Cosby was sentenced today to 3 to 10 years in state prison for sexual assault. He will also be placed on the sex offenders' registry and placed under a lifetime counseling regime. He declined to ...
04:24 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Easy to use, light to pack: Air Chairs for the beach or camping
These simple to inflate Air Chairs add a lot of fun to family trips.This summer we took the Vanagon from San Francisco to Vancouver. There were a lot of great adventures, but my daughter and niece pla...
04:13 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Here is a perfectly looping GIF of Trump watching in angry silence as the UN General Assembly laughs at him
He's not mad, though. He's actually laughing.One of the wettest we've ever seen, from the standpoint of sweat.Previously: How embarrassing: UN General Assembly laughs at Trump's false claims Read the ...
03:54 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Fyre Festival founder blames everything but himself
Attorneys for Billy McFarland, organizer of the fantastically failed "Fyre Festival," are blaming a host of untreated mental health issues, alcoholism and attention deficit disorders for the amazing f...
03:30 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Big Tech is building a $80B capex wall around its empire
Big Tech companies -- like all the apex predators of all the world's concentrated industries -- is swimming in cash; but unlike those other firms, Big Tech is not using the cash merely for financial e...
03:23 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Man accused of strangling, masturbating on unconscious woman accepts plea deal with no jail time
Alaskan Justin Schneider, 34, will serve no time for picking up a woman in his car under false pretenses, driving her to a remote location, choking her until she lost consciousness, then masturbating ...
03:13 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Parks Canada would like to teach you the difference between sheep and goats
We've got a lot of animals up here in Alberta, Canada. Bears, wolves, coyotes, raccoons and elk? We rock that. Goats and sheep? Yep. To make sure that you know the difference between those latter two,...
03:10 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing How embarrassing: UN General Assembly laughs at Trump's false claims
How low the United States has fallen. Read the rest...
03:05 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Trump Jr "very happy to accept" opposition research from Russian government
Rob Goldstone, the gentleman who set-up the meeting between Russian government agents and the Trump campaign, believes Mueller's interest in the meeting stems from Don Jr and other officials eagerness...
02:52 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing A CRISPR-based hack could eradicate malaria-carrying mosquitoes
A research team from Imperial College London have published promising results of an experiment in which Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes -- responsible for the spread of malaria -- were genetically modifi...
02:42 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing There's a literal elephant in machine learning's room
Machine learning image classifiers use context clues to help understand the contents of a room, for example, if they manage to identify a dining-room table with a high degree of confidence, that can h...
02:31 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing To fix Canadian copyright, let creators claim their rights back after 25 years
Copyright markets are -- and always have been -- broken. People make art because they have to, and there's always a middle-man ready to take advantage of the oversupply of willing creators to grab our...
02:10 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing X-Men star's disappearance blamed on China's new "anti-corruption" snatch squad
Fan Bingbing is a Chinese megastar who has also appeared in western movies like "X-Men: Days of Future Past"; she has not been seen since June and the smart money has it that she was kidnapped by Chin...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing The world's richest families got MUCH richer, thanks to the stock market
As low interest rates and terrible bond yields have driven more everyday people into the stock market in the hopes of protecting their savings from inflation and building their pensions, the market ha...
01:11 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Unpleasant mascot introduced
Behold the personification of a ritalin pill and an anxiety attack. Sports Illustrated reports on Gritty, the Philadephia Flyers' new mascot.Philadelphia Flyers fans were in for a bit of a shock today...
01:11 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing DNA ancestry tests are bullshit
Adam Rutherford's amazing book A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived is on shelves in the USA now; debunking the absurd claims made by genetics testing companies -- claims about your distant rela...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Learn coding today with this extensive bundle
Whether you're heading for a career as a web developer or designer, the road is wide open. Careers in tech won't be slowing down anytime soon, but it's important that you keep up. Enter the Complete L...
12:55 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Incredibly sensible notes on software engineering, applicable to the wider world
Franois Chollet's "Notes to Myself on Software Engineering" is posed as reminders from Chollet to himself, but they're a really wonderful list of extremely sensible advice on how collaborative project...
12:29 pm PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Sausages screaming in a pan
A metaphor for social media, courtesy of /u/imjustkidding on Reddit: "My breakfast sausages begged for their lives this morning. Listen to their cries for mercy." Read the rest...
11:46 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Hank Green's "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing": aliens vs social media fame vs polarization
Hank Green (previously) is one half of the famous and much-loved Vlog Brothers; while his brother John Green (previously) is well-known for his novels, Hank hasn't ventured into fiction -- until now. ...
11:38 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Cassini probe spots dust storm on Titan
Earth, Mars and now Titan form an exclusive club among the solar system's celestial bodies: dust storms.Titan is an intriguing world in a way quite similar to Earth. In fact, it is the only moon of t...
11:30 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Want to spend 30 hours in a coffin? Six Flags is looking for you
Wanna win $300? Are you not claustrophobic in any way, shape, or form?Six Flags St. Louis is looking for you.As part of their 30th Fright Fest anniversary celebration, they're searching for six "coffi...
11:27 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Heather used to be a popular baby name
Dan Kopf charts the epic rise and fall of the name "Heather".A Quartz analysis of US baby-name data that goes back to 1880 finds that no name in history has become so popular and then flamed out quite...
11:00 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Surfer bros defend Bird Scooters at a city council meeting
At a recent West Hollywood City Council meeting, a couple of guys from San Clemente had some sweet words in defense of Bird Scooters. Now, Chad Kroeger and JT Parr are no strangers to city council mee...
10:30 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Commemorative editions of Sasha and Ann Shulgin's classic psychedelic cookbooks
Sasha Shulgin died in 2014 after a lifetime as a psychedelic pioneer and brilliant chemist, but the books he and his wife Ann Shulgin authored were just as radical as the lab work. Commemorative editi...
10:00 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow sings 'Kavanaugh' to the tune of 'Camelot'
Song parodist and comedian Randy Rainbow really knows how to make lemonade from our lemon of a government. His latest song, titled "Kavanaugh," is set to the tune of Camelot from the eponymous musica...
08:00 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Scholastic fixes greedy copyright rule in this year's awards
Last year, 8th-grader and cartoonist Sasha Matthews discovered that the Scholastic Awards had a nasty rule buried in the fine print: all the childrens' work submitted for consideration became the prop...
07:13 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Vote for Net Neutrality: today's the day to tell would-be Congresscritters where you stand
With 41 days until the midterm elections, today is the day to put your lawmaker on notice: vote for the Congressional Review Act, overturn the Trump FCC ban on Net Neutrality, and restore Net Neutrali...
02:46 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Trump very upset about 'False Acquisitions'
Donald Trump is super upset about the new accusations made against his Supreme Court pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh by the federal judge's onetime Yale classmate, Deborah Ramirez. The President is so supe...
02:34 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Meanwhile, Kavanaugh pal Mark Judge hides out in Delaware beach house with his Superman comics
What does a man with nothing to hide do? He runs off to a beach house in Delaware, and finds refuge amid piles of rumpled clothes and boxes of vintage Superman comics.Mark Judge has fled Washington D...
02:26 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Death pigeon hovers ominously
Death pigeon is hovering.[Source]This is the kind of Patronus i'd want. Read the rest...
02:12 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Relying on a ridesharing gig to make money ain't what it used to be
Making a living as an Uber or Lyft driver can be tough. An over saturated market, having too few people in need of your services, paying to maintain your ride and the high cost of gas can all take a s...
01:37 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Kavanaugh now faced with gang rape claims. Third woman witness and victim to be revealed, Avenatti says
Attorney Michael Avenatti told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that his client, whom he describes as a witness and a victim, is going to come forward within the next 48 hours with new allegations against Donald...
01:37 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Kavanaugh faces gang rape claims. Third woman witness and victim to be revealed, Avenatti says
Attorney Michael Avenatti told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that his client, whom he describes as a witness and a victim, is going to come forward within the next 48 hours with new allegations against Donald...
12:53 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing Kavanaugh denies sex assault claims on Fox News, says he was a virgin at the time (VIDEO)
Watch the full interview with Kavanaugh below. Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh has now been credibly accused by multiple women of sexual assault. He gave Fox News an emotional ...
12:07 am PDT - Tue, September 25, 2018
BoingBoing 'Game of Thrones' filming locations to reopen as tourist attractions in Northern Ireland
Game of Thrones fans will have a chance to walk through Winterfell. HBO has announced plans to convert several of their filming sets located in Northern Ireland into tourist attractions, as the show e...
09:36 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Jewelry in the shape of gerrymandered US congressional districts
Gerrymander Jewelry: charms in the shape of America's most gerrymandered district; you don't have to live in Michigan's 14th, Texas's 35th or Ohio's first to rock one of these. (via Super Punch) Rea...
08:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Jack Black as twisted Bob Ross doppelgnger in his first episode of "Post Apocalypto"
What do you get when you cross Bob Ross with a post-apocalyptic world? Perhaps this clip, from the first episode of the upcoming six-episode web series, Post-Apocalypto, brought to you by rock duo Te...
06:28 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Hear these breakfast sausages cry for mercy as they are cooked
The horror... the horror.(via r/videos) Read the rest...
06:20 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing I spoke with the CEO of Sennheiser about audio, virtual reality and the notion of legacy
Working as a technology journalist is a privilege that allows me to play with hardware that I could never afford to own. Last week, while I was in Montreal for the opening of Sennheiser's new Canadian...
05:58 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Supersonic: a glorious new art book about the Concorde airplane
During its 1970s heyday, the Concorde, the commercial supersonic plane that did NYC to London in under three hours, wasn't just a revolution in aerospace engineering; it was an icon of industrial desi...
05:53 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing RIP Al Matthews, 'Aliens' fantastic Sgt. Apone
Former US Marine and well-known actor Al Matthews has passed away at the age of 75. His portrayal of Sgt. Apone in Aliens remains one of my favorite all-time military characters.Via Hollywood Reporter...
05:48 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Hollywood stuntwoman gives us step-by-step look at how she performs her amazing stunts
Stuntwoman Alicia Vela-Bailey has performed all the hard stuff for tons of blockbusters, including Underworld: Awakening, Total Recall, Wonder Woman, Avatar, Interstellar, Transformers: Dark Side of t...
05:10 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing The classic BIC 4 color pen
Not particularly wonderful to write with, but awesome none-the-less, I had to have a BIC 4 color pen.Click.Click.Click.I spent most of second grade taking these pens apart, and putting them back toget...
04:40 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: profile of a 101-year-old tattoo artist
From Great Big Story: "Whang-Od is the last remaining mambabatoka tattoo artist in the Philippines using traditional hand-tap methods. At 101 years old, she is the last master of the thousand-year-old...
04:40 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Boxes of bananas donated to Texas prison contained $18 million in cocaine
Ports of America in Freeport, Texas donated 45 boxes of ripe bananas to the nearby Wayne Scott Unit prison. When the prison officers unloaded the boxes, they "discovered something not quite right.""On...
04:35 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Dallas P.D. fires Amber Guyger, cop who entered neighbor's apartment and killed him
After first claiming it was unable to do, Dallas P.D. has fired Amber Guyger, the officer who forced her way into a neighbor's apartment and killed him, supposedly under the impression that it was her...
04:26 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing New Weezer video for "Africa" with special guest star Weird Al
Weezer pushes the "Africa" cover gimmick ever onward with a new music video for the Toto classic. The clip stars Weird Al Yankovic as Rivers Cuomo in a parody of Weezer's own "Sweater Song" music vide...
04:24 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite introduces nightmare-scary clowns and a Season 6 llama DJ
Fortnite Season 6 is almost upon us! What the heck is going on, on the island...This weekend Epic introduced Nite Nite and Peekaboo, two insane looking clown skins straight out of my daughter's nightm...
04:14 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing iPhone Xs MAX durability test
Jerry of Jerry Rig Everything bought an Apple iPhone Xs Max and proceeded to scratch, burn, and bend and bend the new iPhone Xs MAX to test its durability. Part of the fun of watching these videos is ...
04:07 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: what it's like to live on a submarine
Humans at Sea has a short video with interviews of Navy personnel who spend a good deal of each year living in the close quarters of a submarine.The Navy's submarine force is unlike any other communit...
03:57 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook reminds America's cops that they're not allowed to use fake accounts
Facebook's terms of service require users to use their real names; though thiis has lots of potential downsides (including allowing dictators to identify and round up opposition figures), you'd hope t...
03:36 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ousted
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein was fired today at the White House, according to reports, though others write that he resigned.Axios reported that Rosenstein was planning to resign in anticipati...
03:36 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein not fired after all
UPDATE: Reuters reports that the Axios report mentioned below is wrong, and that Rosenstein is not yet out. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed on Twitter:Deputy Attorney General Rod R...
02:54 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Watch "Punking Out," a short 1978 documentary about the CBGB scene
Maggi Carson and Juliusz Kossakowski directed "Punking Out," a terrific 1978 short documentary about the early punk scene at New York City's iconic CBGB nightclub, featuring The Ramones, The Dead Boys...
01:30 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing The Monkees recorded a new Christmas album
Hey, hey... the surviving Monkees -- Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork -- are putting out their first Christmas album next month. It's called Christmas Party and it features songs they've r...
01:11 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Self-solving Rubik's Cube
It looks like any other Rubik's cube, but for the little mechanical squeaks it makes as he scrambles it. He puts it down on the table and watches it in silence for a while. Then it moves. Read the res...
01:01 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Neo-Noire, the ultimate 1980s brush font
Created by James White (previously), the Neo-Noire font represents the apogee of 80s-style brush type. It's $30 at his online store and comes with uppercase and alternate caps for the lowercase, numbe...
01:01 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing John Oliver on Facebook's role in fomenting genocide, pogroms and authoritarianism.: "a toilet"
Facebook usage is falling in the US and Canada, especially among young people, but it's still dominating the internet overseas, especially in countries where Zero Rating is legal.In those countries, F...
12:31 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing 3D-printed gun promoter arrested in Taiwan, returned to US, and bailed on sex charge
Charged with paying a 16-year-old girl for sex at a hotel in Austin, Texas, Cody Wilson was bailed Sunday and is a free man again—at least for now. The BBC reports that Wilson, famous for promot...
12:25 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing "Ghosting" is so popular that it's now a Halloween costume
Here's something truly terrifying: a "ghosted" Halloween costume. And it's "sexy" to boot. Boo!Halloween costumes eerily reflect what's really hot in pop culture and apparently this year it's ghosting...
12:19 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Record numbers of people have downloaded and used the Democrats' mobile app for doorknocking canvassers
MiniVAN (Android, Iphone) is a mobile app designed for volunteers who canvas door-to-door during election seasons; though the app has been around since 2010, it's seeing a surge in popularity, with 21...
12:07 pm PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing George Carlin's narration for Thomas the Tank Engine spiced up with other George Carlin voice-overs
You know what you're getting here going in: things that George Carlin voiced over the years, inappropriately added to his kid-friendly narration of Thomas and Friends. It's really great and fairly NSF...
11:35 am PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing At least two more women come forward with Kavanaugh sexual assault claims
In The New Yorker, Ronan Farrow details the account of Deborah Ramirez, who remembers a freshman party at Yale where a drunken Brett Kavanaugh got his meat out and waved it in her faceI remember a pen...
11:28 am PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Canada's legal weed stock-bubble is a re-run of the dotcom bubble
Canada and Uruguay are the only two countries to have legalised the recreational use of marijuana (the Netherlands has laws on the books against it, but they're not enforced); the Canadian Securities ...
11:25 am PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Awe-inspiring timelapse of galaxies sparkling in the skies
Adrien Manduit (previously) returns with a breathtaking timelapse of galaxies as viewed from Teneriffe.Theres something fascinating in our own home galaxy. Even if we still cannot look at it from abov...
10:38 am PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing Homebrew game-controller
Redditor Ch8s3 created this custom game controller by creating a new case, seating the mainboard in it and soldering new LEDs on, then swapping out the buttons for dremeled-out shell-cases from a Luge...
10:00 am PDT - Mon, September 24, 2018
BoingBoing After the debate, Beto O'Rourke air drummed to The Who at a Whataburger drive-thru
On Friday night, after the first Texas Senate debate where he faced Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke went to a Dallas Whataburger and air-drummed to The Who's "Baba ORiley" while waiting to get to the drive-th...
12:53 pm PDT - Sun, September 23, 2018
BoingBoing Since 2007, debt-haunted grads have been doing public service to earn loan forgiveness, which they won't get
The roster of people carrying student debt is really just "a list of people liable to additional taxation after graduation"; in 2007, GW Bush signed into law the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)...
12:42 pm PDT - Sun, September 23, 2018
BoingBoing #MeToo meets the #FightFor15 as McDonald's workers walk out over sexual harassment
McDonald's workers in ten US cities staged a mass walkout last week, demanding that the company take action on the rampant sexual abuse and harassment in its franchisees' stores; as the workers pointe...
12:00 pm PDT - Sun, September 23, 2018
BoingBoing This globe decanter turns classes up your spirits
Sipping on whiskey is already a sophisticated experience, but that doesn't mean you can't kick it up a notch. A perfect addition to your desk or home bar, the Eravino Whiskey Globe Decanter features a...
11:56 am PDT - Sun, September 23, 2018
BoingBoing Exploring the ruins of a Toys R Us, discovering a trove of sensitive employee data
When the private equity raiders who took over Toys R Us, saddled it up with debt, extracted $200,000,000 and then crashed it, they took the employee severance fund with them, but that wasn't the final...
07:21 pm PDT - Sat, September 22, 2018
BoingBoing Lawrences Living Room makes retro soul new again
You've got to check out the band Lawrence and their new album, "Living Room"...
06:32 pm PDT - Sat, September 22, 2018
BoingBoing Anonymous stock-market manipulators behind $20B of "mispricing" can be tracked by their writing styles
In a new Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper, Columbia Law prof Joshua Mitts uses "stylometry" (previously) to track how market manipulators who publish false information about companies in order...
05:52 pm PDT - Sat, September 22, 2018
BoingBoing OLIVE: a system for emulating old OSes on old processors that saves old data from extinction
Olive ("Open Library of Images for Virtualized Execution") is an experimental service from Carnegie Mellon University that stores images of old processors, as well as the old operating systems that r...
04:30 pm PDT - Sat, September 22, 2018
BoingBoing This little known government agency is responsible for bringing the remains of missing or captured U.S. soldiers home to rest
Founded after the Joint P.O.W./M.I.A. Accounting Command and the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office were folded into a single agency, the Defense P.O.W./M.I.A. Accounting Agency (D.P.A.A...
04:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 22, 2018
BoingBoing Hypnotic video of 3D-printed plant forms undulating underwater
Hydrophytes are 3D-printed multimaterial forms that explore the possibilities for engineered plants of the future.Via University of Wellington:Introducing Hydrophytes, 3D printed 'plants' that respond...
03:30 pm PDT - Sat, September 22, 2018
BoingBoing These $530 pre-distressed sneakers are pissing people off
Would you spend $530 on a pair of sneakers that were described like this? Crumply, hold-it-all-together tape details a distressed leather sneaker in a retro low profile with a signature sidewall star ...
03:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 22, 2018
BoingBoing Jordan Peele's hosting his Twilight Zone reboot and I am so there for it
As a latchkey kid, I was raised, in part, by the 20" RCA console TV that sat on the floor of our living room. I never cared too much for cartoons. I did, however, have a thing for old TV shows. For ye...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 22, 2018
BoingBoing This DIY drone kit teaches you STEM skills
Gone are the days when you needed to pore over a 400-page physics textbook to learn about weight ratios, aerodynamics, and all of those other STEM concepts that let us take to the skies. Thanks toForc...
11:36 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Startlingly simple, brutal political ad
There are no crying children, no victims, no poor seniors or struggling patients. But this ad is one of the most brutal I've ever seen. Despite the manifest vileness of its target, Paul Gosar, it is r...
10:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing The Yogi Bear Graveyard
The Yogi Bear Graveyard was a short-lived accidental tourist attraction in North Carolina. After Yogi Bear's Honey-Fried Chicken restaurant chain dwindled to just one location, the owners sold all the...
09:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Relax with this gorgeous 360 VR surfing video
The Anatomy of Surf rides along with surfing legend Ian Walsh as he describes the sensations of surfing, set to footage of some beautiful waves."Time completely stops when you get into the barrel. You...
08:54 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Looping GIF of Trump's weird "hiss"
I have looped a GIF of Trump's viral "hiss" from a higher-definition angle. Pray I do not loop it further. Read the rest...
07:30 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Mama bear plops her cubs in a minivan in the hopes of a roadtrip
Look, if a bear can figure out how to open the door of a minivan and get her cubs seated for a ride, I don't think it's too much to ask that she be able to take those kids of hers on a cross-country r...
07:05 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Search the databases of Trump political appointees' resumes and discover their undisclosed conflicts of interest
Property of the People and Propublica used the Trumptown database of Trump's political appointees and the Freedom of Information Act to pull the appointees' resumes (chock full o' data that doesn't ap...
07:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing PayPal Gives InfoWars the boot
If I'd known that this month was going to be so fully of celebratory toasts to Alex Jones' bigoted InfoWars media empire being torn apart, piece-by-piece, I'd have bought one of those magnum-sized bot...
06:46 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Report: someone is already selling user data from defunct Canadian retailer's auctioned-off servers
When Vancouver tech retailer NCIX went bankrupt, it stopped paying its bills, including the bills for the storage where its servers were being kept; that led to the servers being auctioned off without...
06:45 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Fascinating overview of how firefighters fight wildfires
Wildfires are a natural part of many ecosystems, though more and more are human-caused. Wendover Productions takes a look at how firefighters work to minimize the spread of wildfires in grueling and d...
06:32 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Research shows that patent examiners are more likely to grant patents to companies they later work for
In their National Bureau of Economic Research working paper From Revolving Doors to Regulatory Capture? Evidence from Patent Examiners (Sci-Hub Mirror), Business School profs Haris Tabakovic (Harvard...
06:24 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Sony to retire PS Vita in 2019
We've come to the end of an era in portable gaming: according to Engadget, Sony has announced that they'll cease producing their handheld PS Vita in Japan, next year.At the 2018 Tokyo Game Show, Sony ...
06:23 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing That Time Danny DeVito Saved Michael Douglas' Life (Surprise Ending!)
I was not expecting the surprise ending to Danny DeVito's retelling of how he once saved the life of his 'Romancing the Stone' co-star Michael Douglas on location in Mexico. Warning very scary conten...
06:18 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Backyard Blockbusters: a documentary about the amazing genre of fanfilms
John Hudgens writes, "My documentary feature BACKYARD BLOCKBUSTERS (which Boing Boing had run two prior articles on) is finally available, streaming on Amazon's Prime Now service. Free if you have Ama...
06:11 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing ARPA-E, a sustainable energy moonshot agency of the US government, is absolutely kicking ass
The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy [ARPA-E] was set up by bipartisan action in 2007, funded by Obama in 2009; expanded by Congress in 2009; and survived attempts by Tr...
05:55 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Puerto Rico didn't suffer a "natural disaster": it was looted and starved long before the hurricanes
Hurricanes Irma and Maria left Puerto Rico in tatters, but it would be a mistake to blame the weather for Puerto Rico's suffering; Puerto Rico was put in harm's way by corrupt governments doing the w...
05:45 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Apple's fine-print reveals a secret program to spy on Iphone users and generate "trust scores"
Buried in the new Apple Iphone and Apple TV privacy policy is an unannounced program that uses "information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you...
05:24 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Trailer for Capernaum, a "neorealist movie" about street kids, slum life, modern slavery and migration
Lebanese director Nadine Labaki's Capernaum won this year's Cannes Jury Prize; it premiered in Lebanon this week and will be in North American cinemas starting December 14; It's a "neorealist movie" w...
05:09 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Watch the previously unreleased music video for The Ramones' "She's the One"
The Ramones' fourth studio album Road To Ruins turns 40 tomorrow. To celebrate, Rhino Records released the Road To Ruin: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition with three CDs and one LP containing two mixes ...
05:06 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Ticketmaster stung by undercover journalists, who reveal that the company deliberately enables scalpers and rips off artists
Even in this era, dominated by vertically and horizontally dominant monopolists, few companies are as chronically dirty and corrupt as Ticketmaster (previously), whose parent company, Livenation, is t...
04:51 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to William Shatner and Henry Rollins's duet of "Jingle Bells"
William Shatner is unleashing a Christmas album next month. Titled "Shatner Claus," it features guest performances by Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Iggy Pop, Rick Wakeman (Yes), Ian Anderson (Jethro Tul...
04:23 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Do you remember the 21st night of September?
"Do you remember the 21st night of September?" Happy 40th anniversary to Earth, Wind & Fire's "September," which was actually released on November 18, 1978. What's the significance of September 2...
03:20 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing There's a Bob Ross toaster (and it chars an image of him on the bread)
If a Bob Ross TOASTER isn't gloriously leaping over the "officially-licensed Bob Ross merchandise shark" with red, white, and blue streamers, I don't know what is! Don't get me wrong, I love every inc...
03:05 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Donald Trump hissing weirdly at reporters
This, the worst episode of V, was originally posted, I think, by @skolanach on Twitter. Read the rest...
02:24 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Sexy Handmaid's Tale costume removed from sale
"An upsetting dystopian future has emerged where women no longer have a say," declared the product description. "However, we say be bold and speak your mind in this exclusive Brave Red Maiden costume ...
02:20 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing A tiger tail for your bike seat
Huh, I had no idea tiger tails for the back of bicycle seats were even a thing. But, according to Loyal Supply Co., the design company behind this one, it's a throwback to an old 1959 ad campaign for ...
12:30 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Do not miss this anime trailer for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Absolutely stellar work by comic artist and "animotion" director Dmitry "Ahriman" Grozov of Saint Petersburg, Russia.Follow Ahriman on Patreon and Instagram. Read the rest...
12:02 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Jordan Peterson threatened to sue woman who called his book sexist
Jordan Peterson, the Jungian psychologist, vaguely Gorean guru of the "masculine spirit" and crusader against political correctness, has threatened to sue author Kate Manne and Vox.com over an intervi...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Build a career in IT with this MCSE certification training
As more companies leverage cloud technology to unite and streamline their operations, the need for capable IT pros increases. But, as any IT guru will tell you, demand alone won't get your foot in the...
02:32 am PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing Christine Blasey Ford hypnotized by her therapist probably: Jeanine Pirro of Fox News [Video]
I regret to inform you The Sexual Assault Network is at it again.Is this hypnosis? Is this confabulation? That's Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, talking about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's report of su...
12:17 am PDT - Fri, September 21, 2018
BoingBoing A banjo cover of the 'Knight Rider' theme song
Remember when times were simpler? When a pre-Baywatch David Hasselhoff fought crime in a souped-up talking Firebird named KITT?Youtuber Banjo Guy Ollie remembers. Now's he's covering that "high-tech" ...
11:38 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Top conservative lawyer insinuates Kavanaugh classmate and was Christine Ford's alleged attacker
Ed Whelan, the president of a conservative think tank and a former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, has been promising a silver-bullet exoneration of Brett Kavanaugh, the alleged drunken teen sex ...
11:38 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Top conservative lawyer insinuates Kavanaugh classmate and lookalike was Christine Ford's alleged attacker
Ed Whelan, the president of a conservative think tank and a former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, has been promising a silver-bullet exoneration of Brett Kavanaugh, the alleged drunken teen sex ...
11:38 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Top conservative lawyer insinuates Kavanaugh classmate and 'lookalike' was Christine Ford's alleged attacker
Ed Whelan, the president of a conservative think tank and a former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, has been promising a silver-bullet exoneration of Brett Kavanaugh, the alleged drunken teen sex ...
10:25 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Kavanaugh's Yale fraternity brothers posing with a flag of womens' underwear (PHOTO)
Young Brett Kavanaugh belonged to a wild fraternity at Yale that was reviled for misogyny and drunken woman-degrading antics. Allegations of sexual assault follow more than half a dozen DKE members, i...
09:32 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Does this "Women for Kavanaugh" bus photo op show mostly men?
The Women for Kavanaugh bus is on tour! But in this photo op (posted by Eli Valley) there seem to be more men than women with a ticket to ride. https://twitter.com/elivalley/status/1042882525767643137...
08:56 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Defunct Vancouver tech retailer's servers sold off, containing credit cards and other customer details
Jesse writes, "Vancouver tech retailer NCIX was driven into the ground last year (much to the morbid fascination of local techies). Now their fetid corpse is in the news again, after their SQL servers...
08:07 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Brett Kavanaugh called Hillary Clinton a bitch
Former Republican political operative David Brock has since turned on the right, but he once famously trashed Anita Hill's reputation to help ensure Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court....
07:34 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Get 2 right-angle, braided, MFi Certified Lightning cables for $15
Lightning cables typically fray at the ends causing the wire to break. I wish Apple used plain old microUSB cables, because I have about 100 of them for other devices and they seem to last longer than...
07:28 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing California farm lobby's sellout to John Deere will cost its members their right to repair
As I wrote last week, the California Farm Bureau (which lobbies for the state's farmers) struck a deal to gut the state's Right to Repair legislation, a move that will cost farmers their right to fix ...
07:17 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Middle school cop who arrested seventh graders "to prove a point" may yet face consequences
In 2013, Deputy Luis Ortiz was the "school resource officer" at Etiwanda Intermediate in San Bernadino County, California, when he arrested a group of 12- and 13-year-old girls, cuffing them and takin...
07:01 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Puerto Rico is a tax-haven for rich mainlanders and is also too broke to survive hurricanes: are these facts possibly related, somehow?
Since the US conquered Puerto Rico in the Spanish-American war, it has treated the island as a playground for the rich, with all kinds of sweetheart tax-deals and regulatory exemptions that lured some...
06:47 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Burger restaurant owners take Gordon Ramsey's criticism poorly
"I can see the blood, but what's in it?" asks cantankerous celebrity chef of a burger before taking a bite in an episode of Kitchen Nightmares. After he tastes it, Ramsey says, "that is hideous" and...
06:47 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Burger restaurant owners take Gordon Ramsay's criticism poorly
"I can see the blood, but what's in it?" asks the cantankerous celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay about a burger before taking a bite, in an episode of Kitchen Nightmares. After he tastes it, Ramsay says, "...
06:40 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Electromechanical "skin" turns everyday objects into robots
Yale engineers developed "robotic skins" from elastic sheets integrating sensors and electromechanical actuators. The idea is that most any flexible object could be transformed into a robot. Profess...
06:35 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Carriers to FCC: Americans would totally be happy with throttled, capped wireless at home instead of home fiber
Every year, the FCC checks in with the industry it nominally regulates to see whether broadband deployment is going well; if it determines that Americans are getting the internet they need, then it ca...
06:14 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Gentleman ignores advice not to drive jeep without brakes
A tow truck driver came to pick up a jeep that had been totalled in an accident. "We told him it didn't have any brakes and was unsafe to drive," says the man who uploaded the video. But the tow tru...
06:07 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Play a free text adventure game using Apple Shortcuts
Space Alert is a simple and clever proof-of-concept text adventure game made using Apple's new Shortcuts app for iOS 12. Demo video above. From creator Marcel Wichmann:Apple recently released iOS 12...
06:01 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing This is the best marble chain reaction video so far
YouTuber Kaplamino makes ingenious chain reaction tricks with marbles and dominoes. His latest, Blue Marble 2, is loaded with delightful little mechanisms that release their stored energy when a mar...
05:36 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Two religious organizations are suing to stop Drag Queen Story Time at a public library
Two religious groups, "Warriors for Christ" and "Special Forces of Liberty" are suing Lafayette Library in Louisiana in an attempt to stop a Drag Queen Story Time event scheduled for October 6 becau...
05:23 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing The Institute of Gremlins 2 Studies, an interview with the founder
The Institute of Gremlins 2 Studies publishes "world-class commentary and analysis of the film Gremlins 2: The New Batch" on its Twitter account @G2Institute and, allegedly, a scholarly publication ti...
05:19 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Nature's greatest con-artists: the parasitic beetles that trick ants into barfing into their mouths
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ-k0TBwvL0&feature=youtu.beMyrmecophiles are parasitic beetles that use chemical cues to fool ants into bringing them into their nests and regurgitating food into th...
05:13 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Three men arrested in $364 million Ponzi scheme
A trio of men were arrested on multiple charges of operating a Ponzi scheme, the funds from which the gentlemen used to buy nine homes, 26 luxury cars, a boat, jewelry, and a share in a private jet, a...
05:12 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Omega 3 and 6 treats for my dog's joints
I have seen incredible changes in both well aged Cavaliers, and my middle-aged Great Pyrenees, just by feeding them fish oil and glucosamine supplements. My dogs love these Salmon Bites. (more&hellip...
05:12 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Supreme Court decision will rip away Dark Money's veil of secrecy
A procedural ruling by the Supreme Court this week will mean that the Federal Election Commission will be required to regulate "dark money" ads, forcing disclosure of the source of the funds for the a...
05:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Watch H.R. Giger's fantastic home stereo commercial from 1985
In 1985, HR Giger created a Japanese ad campaign for Pioneer's Zone home audio system. Apparently the biomechanical masterpieces seen in these print and TV campaigns were originally created by Giger...
04:45 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Scientists gave octopi MDMA, the results were "unbelievable"
Scientists found that the genetically-distant-from-humans octopus also gets more friendly on MDMA. (more…)...
04:43 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing As Canada-US trade-war draws nigh, so does the threat to nationalise US pharma patents
Last June, U of Ottawa law professor/biomedical scientist Amir Attaran floated the idea of invalidating US pharma patents as a way for Canada to retaliate against trade attacks by the Trump administra...
04:39 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Serial season 3 has launched: "A young woman at a bar is slapped on the butt. So whys she the one in jail?"
A new season of Serial is out. I really likd the first season, about the murder of Baltimore high-schooler Hae Min Lee, and unanswered questions about her convicted murdered Adnan Syed. I thought the ...
04:32 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Europe's copyright catastrophe is a harbinger of bad times for Canadians
Last week's catastrophic EU vote to censor and surveil the whole internet to catch copyright infringers isn't a local affair; the same corporations who were willing to sacrifice the internet to eke ou...
04:19 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing 12 ways to curve fit a bunch of random points
This xkcd comic reminds me of the way I make up my mind about things, and also how easy it is for other people to convince me to change my mind based on their curve-fitting biases....
04:18 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Russians cloning wooly mammoths, Jurassic Park-style "Ice Age theme park" may be in the works
Well their domesticated foxes are really cute. What could go wrong? (more…)...
04:09 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing What is dubnium and why is it interesting?
Before I watched this video and you had asked me if dubnium was a real element or not, I would have had to guess. It turns out dubnium (Db) is on the periodic table with atomic number 105. It is a s...
04:02 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Tea swilling British love coffee so much it contaminated their ground water
A 2016 study shows the UK drinks so much coffee it has invaded their water systems. (more…)...
04:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Watch Fred Armisen's jokes for musicians
Fred Armisen, a drummer, tells jokes that pretty much only a drummer would love and then ups the ante by going into guitarist humor. (Late Night with Conan O'Brien)...
03:54 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Brett Kavanaugh wins coveted Roy Moore endorsement
I like the idea that this is Roy Moore intentionally shivving Kavanaugh over some ancient Conservative judicial-community beef.I think they need to take a stand. I think they need to do what their con...
03:50 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Watch Joe Sparks perform Radiskull and Devil Doll live
Radiskull and Devil Doll are two of my favorite characters birthed of the Internet. Those two and Jackhammer Jill would tear shit up....
02:37 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Woman pulls knife on security agent then hits him with fanny pack containing surprise pigeon
In Northern Virginia, a distraught woman yelled at Social Security Administration workers, then hit a security guard in the head with her fanny pack--which held a small pigeon inside. She then pulled ...
02:26 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Major U.S. insurance company to sell only health-tracker backed life insurance
A week ago, Apple announced a redesigned smartwatch that could track heart data, run EKGs, and even detect atrial fibrillation, promising that it would save lives. Today, one of America's biggest insu...
02:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing A portrait of Maria Butina, as told through the accused Russian agent's social media profiles
NPR reporters poked around in Maria Butina's social media world, looking at the accused Russian agent's thousands of social media friends and reaching out to over 200 individuals. The resulting invest...
01:43 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Save The Elephants: How DNA revealed the 3 cartels behind most of Africas ivory smuggling
Science writer Ed Yong has an amazing whodunit at The Atlantic on how genetic science can help stop elephant poaching. (more…)...
01:13 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing What Putin whispered in Trump's ear: 'The Apprentice,' by Greg Miller [Books]
The next Trump book you need to read, which I will as soon as it drops, is The Apprentice, by Washington Post Pulitzer winning natsec reporter Greg Miller. (more…)...
12:02 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Self-serve beer machine in all-you-can-drink restaurant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YzW94Y5OuY&feature=youtu.beIt's in a Japanese "all-you-can-drink" restaurant, which sounds like a splendid idea. Note how it performs a correct angled pour, with heads...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Start making iOS 12 apps with this developer bootcamp
iOS 12 is finally here, which means now is the best time for aspiring developers to throw their hats into the app development game. While app development can be tricky for some, you can take an intuit...
11:28 am PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing One of the worst scientific feuds in history arose between two paleontologists in the 1870s
The end of the Civil War opened a new era of fossil hunting in the American West -- and a bitter feud between two rival paleontologists, who spent 20 years sabotaging one another in a constant struggl...
11:28 am PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing Maine restaurant getting lobsters high to ease their suffering
Lobsters at a restaurant in Maine are getting baked, not in the oven but with medical marijuana. Charlotte Gill, the owner of Charlottes Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, Maine, has been ex...
10:58 am PDT - Thu, September 20, 2018
BoingBoing 3D-printed gun pioneer charged with sexually assaulting a child
She's 16, according to the affidavit: legal in many places, but most certainly not in Texas. Libertarian smoke, libertarian fire.Cody Wilson, whose push to post blueprints for 3-D printed guns online ...
10:01 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing This 'Emoji First Amendment' coffee mug supports good journalism
It's an emoji-fied version of the First Amendment to the US Constitution. (more…)...
09:20 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing According to porn consumption bandwidth, Puerto Rico still suffers from lack of power and internet access
People living in Puerto Rico are not viewing online porn as much as they were before the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria last year. From an xHamster press release:A year after Hurricane Maria...
09:05 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Get an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet for $35
I've had an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet for over a year and I use it all the time to watch streaming videos, read Kindle books, listen to podcasts and audiobooks, do email, and browse the Web. It's doesn't h...
08:46 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Deceptive packaging makes it look like you are getting 3 pens, but there's only one in the box
It beggars belief that this packaging wasn't designed to trick people into thinking there are three pens in the box instead of just one. (more…)...
08:34 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Schoolmate of Kavanaugh's accuser: "This incident did happen."
Cristina Miranda King was a schoolmate of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh locked her in a room and tried to rip her clothes off at a high school party. ...
08:31 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing How a prisoner's amazing drawings of golf courses set him free
Creating golf holes with pencils is how I pass the time. Maybe one day I'll get to play the game I've only imagined.A man who was serving 39 years to life in prison decided to started drawing golf cou...
07:55 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Bitcoins software had a bug that could have wrecked the cryptocurrency
Bitcoins core developers discovered a vulnerability in its software that would have allowed a miner to insert a poisoned block in its blockhchain which would have crashed the nodes running the Bitcoin...
07:51 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Evernote isn't looking too healthy these days
I've never entirely trusted the cloud. When I write, I use offline apps like Scrivener and iA Writer. My photos move around to my computer and smartphones without the help of any online services. The ...
07:49 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Ted Chiang lecture on interspecies communications
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7rkojpnwOEAvi Solomon writes, "Author Ted Chiang (previously) discusses the making of The Great Silence as well as other works addressing interspecies communication,...
07:48 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Why the Queen is up in Meghans uterus, and how to tell youll be dead in 23 hours, in this weeks dubious tabloids
With the tabloids freed from their role as an agitprop mouthpiece for President Trump, they have gleefully returned to their long-time mission of fantasizing about Britains biggest soap opera stars: T...
07:36 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Your wireless carrier is definitely throttling video, but not because of network congestion (Verizon's the worst)
Northeastern University assistant computer science prof Dave Choffnes built an app called Wehe that monitors network usage and throttling; it has users in 161 countries and has been used to produce on...
07:03 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing My closing Decentralized Web Summit keynote: "Big Tech's problem is Big, not Tech"
Back in August, I gave the closing keynote at the second Decentralized Web Summit, entitled "Big Tech's problem is Big, not Tech; the Internet Archive released video right afterwards, but now they've ...
06:57 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing This adhesive patch closes wounds without stitches
Zipstitch is a patch that closes wounds without stitches. It's available over the counter, but I suggest if you get a cut big enough to require this nifty gadget, you should probably go to the docto...
06:53 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Your life will be better if you turn off push notifications (and all notifications)
Motherboard editor Jason Koebler thinks you should turn off push notifications and boy, do I agree: I have had notifications turned off on everything except SMS, Twitter DMs and Signal messages for ye...
06:51 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing This baby rhino trying to play with its mom is the purest thing you'll see all week
When was the last time your eyeballs feasted on something that wasn't a part of the dumpster fire we call a news cycle? It's been a while for me and I'm betting the same can be said for you too. Her...
06:44 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Fascinating video clip: How cookie cutters are made
Not sure whether its the crisp thunking sound of the metal being pressed into shape, the mechanics of the machine, or the cool industrial look of the machine itself, but there is something so satisf...
06:37 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing The Most Perfect album: musical tributes to all 27 US Constitutional amendments
For more than two years, Radiolab has been running a brilliant side-podcast called More Perfect which involves deeply reported, engaging stories about Supreme Court decisions, skilfully mixing in au...
06:04 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing 30 years after cyberpunk, Japan is still the (greying, insular, shrinking, climate-wracked) future
In the heady years of cyberpunk, Japan epitomized the future: gritty and neon-lit, urbanized and electrified, computerized and high-tech, dominated by massive corporations. (more…)...
05:44 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Rice University eliminates tuition for all but wealthiest students, makes housing free for poorest
From its founding in 1912 until 1965, Houston's Rice University was free to attend; but today, Rice has joined other US universities in saddling its students with ghastly, inescapable mountains of deb...
05:42 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing A 45-year-old man arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy who beat him in Fortnite
A 45-year-old man from New York had been playing Fortnight with an 11-year-old boy for months. He then allegedly threatened to shoot the boy, possibly at school, via texts and voice mail through his X...
05:24 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Cloud computing and DRM: a match made in hell
As part of yesterday's International Day Against DRM, Public Knowledge's John Bergmayer published Its Always DRMs Fault, which uses this month's viral story about an Apple user named Anders G da Silva...
05:18 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Kavanaugh: What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep.
"What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep," said Brett Kavanaugh "jokingly" during a 2015 speech at the Catholic University's Columbus School of Law in Washington DC. "That's been a g...
05:16 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Pornography use increased when Fortnite crashed for 24 hours
The Journal of Behavioral Addictions found that when people can't play Fortnite they will masturbate.In April 2018, the servers of the popular video game Fortnite crashed for 24 hr. During this period...
05:11 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing On 'National Public Lands Day' all US National Parks are free (Saturday 9/22)
If you want to visit a National Park, and don't mind crowds, Saturday is the day for you.Via the NPS:There are many ways to participate in National Public Lands Day.You can visit a national park for f...
04:59 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing 3D print this Harriet Tubman stamp and fix all those twenties that Mnuchin forgot to take Andrew Jackson off of
https://vimeo.com/250692555As of 2020, Harriet Tubman -- revolutionary anti-racist hero -- was supposed to replace Andrew Jackson (authoritarian, genocidal stain on the American project) on the $20 ...
04:53 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Saturday (9/22): Museum Day with free admission to 1,500 US museums
This Saturday (9/22) is Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day 2018 offering free admission to nearly 1,500 museums of all kinds around the United States. Each free ticket (one per email address) is good f...
04:37 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Sad Trump: "I don't have an attorney general"
Trump hasn't been pleased with Jeff Sessions since the attorney general recused himself from the Russia investigation last year, and this morning he told Hill.TV, "I don't have an attorney general. It...
04:35 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Safebook: Facebook without the content
Artist Benjamin Grosser created a browser plugin called Safebook, which removes the content from Facebook. Useful!Given the harms that Facebook has wrought on mental health, privacy, and democracy, wh...
04:29 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Incredibly satisfying video depicting the meticulous, miraculous restoration of a ruined vintage Hot Wheels car
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4YqLow4D9gBaremetalHW's narrated timelapse of his restoration of a completely trashed Hot Wheels 1971 "Bye-Focal" car is fantastically satisfying: watching him bang ...
04:28 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this dune buggy climb a nearly vertical hill
I'd hate to see the ones that didn't quite, ahem, make the grade....
04:24 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Dialect coach critiques 28 movie accent performances
From Wired: "Dialect coach Erik Singer once again analyzes the accents of some of Hollywood's biggest names. How accurate were their accents, really?"He looks at Margot Robbie's Pacific Northwest ac...
04:20 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing The Loch Ness Monster is worth $54 million to the Scottish economy
Real or not, the Loch Ness Monster brings in $54 million to the Scottish economy each year, an increase of $14.4 million from four years ago. The data comes from accountant Gary Campbell who also happ...
04:11 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing "Devil" shot while breaking up teen dances was indeed one of god's messengers (1922)
In 1922, the devil appeared at several teen dances in Hutchinson, Minnessota. Apparently he'd manifest "in the middle of the dance floor with fire streaming from eyes, mouth and tail" and attempt to b...
04:10 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing If today's online platforms existed in the 1970s, here's what their animated logos would look like
Future Punk says: "I created retro-style animated intros for today's modern Internet companies inspired by the great work of Sullivan & Marks, Robert Abel and Associates, Computer Image Corporation ...
03:58 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Anita Hill on how sexual harassment allegations should be handled
When Anita Hill testified about the sexual abuse she'd suffered at Clarence Thomas's hands, Senate Republicans and the press pilloried her, calling her a liar and worse, and going on to confirm Claren...
03:44 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Half of all phone calls in 2019 will be from telescammers
(Funny, as soon as I started typing these words I got a phone call from a telemarketer.) According to a new study, half of the 50 billion mobile phone calls that will be made in 2019 will come from sc...
03:36 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing My life on the road: shit fountains and dump stations
It doesn't matter what tech you opt for composting toilets, incinerator toilets or, as we have in our rig, a john connected to a holding tank if you live in an RV, sooner or later you're going to wi...
01:51 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Officers rescued from flooded prison van, but detainees within drown
Two women drowned during Hurricane Florence after the van they were being transported in was overwhelmed by floods. The officers driving them were rescued. The AP's Meg Kinnard reports from Horry Coun...
01:51 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Detainees trapped in van drown in flood
Two women drowned during Hurricane Florence after the van they were being transported in was overwhelmed by floods. The officers driving them were rescued. The AP's Meg Kinnard reports from Horry Coun...
01:48 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Kalamazoo criminalizes homelessness, arrests city commissioner and other activists
Mike DeWaele writes, "A group of homeless activists had maintained a peaceful occupation of Bronson Park in Kalamazoo for about a month in protests of a new ordinance that made it illegal to sleep in ...
01:33 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Denmark's largest bank laundered 200B through its Estonian branch, ignoring glaring warning signs
Before Thomas Borgen was CEO of Danske Bank, he ran the bank's Estonian branch from 2009-2013, presiding over years of neglect of basic, commonsense money-laundering controls, allowing more than 200B ...
01:03 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Hey, Swarthmore! I'm headed your way next week
I'm heading to the east coast next week, first for a lecture series in NYC for Columbia University (including a conversation with Radiolab's Jad Abumrad about Big Tech, monopolies and democratic techn...
01:02 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing The 'Kaiju Cage-Match' shirt shows smackdown of strange creatures
Ever wonder would it look like if Japanese sci-fi monsters were battling it out -- wait -- on a mens' short-sleeved button-down shirt? Wonder no longer. San Francisco clothier Betabrand has made the s...
12:44 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Lawsuit over YouTube persona Poppy ends in settlement
Poppy is a YouTube persona specializing in adorably offbeat yet creepy ASMR-esque vignettes, like a prototype robot overloaded with coy marketing psychology. The increasingly ironic videos ("I am no...
12:39 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Germany's far-right top spy just lost his job after gaslighting the country about right-wing, violent mob
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev6Pweej1wIHans-Georg Maaen was Germany's top spy, in charge of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (a domestic surveillance agency with 3,100 e...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Gear up for your holiday vacation with these travel hacks
It might still be September, but the holiday season will be here before you know it, which means now is the time to think about where you want to vacation toand what to do once you get there. To this ...
11:45 am PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Linux programmer developing tools for new open source Code of Conduct
Coraline Ehmke is a leading figure in the push to make Linux programming more welcoming and inclusiv, supplementing the project's famed Code of Conflict with an enforceable Code of Conduct project cal...
11:30 am PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Meet Hal, the Pediatric Patient Simulator built to suffer
HAL is described as the "world's most advanced" Pediatric Patient Simulator. Hal simulates lifelike emotions through "dynamic facial expressions, movement and speech." Gaumard Scientific's video promi...
11:17 am PDT - Wed, September 19, 2018
BoingBoing Sony announces miniature Playstation Classic, with 20 games built-in
The fad for fire-and-forget retro consoles continues with Sony's PlayStation Classic. It's $100, has 20 games built-in, modern connectors, and the original 1995 design—albeit shrunk to the size ...
11:21 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Hurricane Florence makes pig poop ponds overflow in North Carolina
And you thought 2018 couldn't get more grimly, disgustingly, apocalyptically fucked up.There are roughly 4,000 hog-waste lagoons,that is the official term folks, in North Carolina. In the aftermath of...
11:06 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing House of cop who killed Botham Shem Jean has not been searched
Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who shot and killed Botham Shem Jean when she entered his apartment, using the excuse that she thought it was her apartment, is getting all the privileges that cops...
11:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Documentary on legendary fantasy coffin artist Paa Joe now available online
Want to be buried in a giant wooden coffin that looks like a Coke bottle?Coffin artist Paa Joe is the guy who can make that happen. He crafts fantasy wood "proverb coffins" (aka as abebuu adekai in ...
10:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Boys dressed as Earth, Wind, & Fire perform medley of their hits
It's nearly the 21st night of September, so here's a video clip of three Filipino boys -- dressed as Earth, Wind, & Fire members -- performing a medley of their iconic songs to celebrate. Do you...
09:52 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing The world memory champion shows you how to memorize like a champion
I decided to enter my first USA Memory Championship only a few months after I'd first learned it existed. This was two years before it entered the wider public consciousness after its portrayal in Jos...
09:17 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Oregon launches statewide refillable beer bottle effort to curb carbon emissions
Oregon is known for breath-taking vistas, bat-shit crazy ranchers, roller derby, and beer. A new state-wide effort to reduce carbon emissions by using easily cleanable and refillable beer bottles will...
09:02 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Bert and Ernie are a gay couple, says ex-'Sesame Street' writer
It's a question that's floated around forever: Are Bert and Ernie gay? Former Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman says yes.In a recent Queerty interview, Saltzman (whose partner is Arnold "Arnie" Glass...
08:56 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Why For-Profit Academic Publishers Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank
If youre not an academic or scientist, then you probably have no idea how off kilter research scholarship has become. (more…)...
08:42 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Free ebook! Charlie Jane Anders' award winning debut novel "All the Birds in the Sky"
Charlie Jane Anders' Nebula-award-winning 2016 debut novel All the Birds in the Sky is the next Tor.com Ebook Club selection: that means you can get a free ebook, and then participate in a group discu...
08:39 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Why Edgar Allan Poe's work is still so damn good and creepy
Edgar Allan Poe scholar Scott Peeples explains the black magic of Poe's work nearly 170 years after he died. From TED-Ed:The prisoner strapped under a descending pendulum blade. A raven who refuses ...
08:36 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Security researchers can access and modify security footage from Nuuo surveillance systems
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EuFOZfRL4UNuuo is a leading vendor of "trusted video management" tools used in conjunction with CCTVs deployed in sensitive applications like surveillance of "transp...
08:32 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing This website preserves the sounds of obsolete devices
The gadgets of the past had gears, levers, clicky buttons, motors, and other noise-making components. Most of today's electronics have very few moving parts. The sounds they make are edited-in aural s...
08:26 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Happy Day Against DRM! How We'll Hill-Climb Our Way to Glory!
On this International Day Against DRM, I've published an editorial for EFF Deeplinks setting out a theory of change for getting us to a world without Digital Rights Management, where all our devices o...
08:24 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Bert and Ernie are just friends, says Sesame Workshop
Bert and Ernie made headlines today after Mark Saltzman, who wrote for the show for 14 years starting in 1984, said in Queerty interview: "I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing ...
08:14 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing JBL reissues their classic 1970s speakers with the fantastic space-age grills
In 1970, JBL introduced the L-100 home hi-fi speakers based on the company's popular 4310 Pro Studio monitors. With their fantastic sound quality for the price, particularly for rock music, and their ...
08:12 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Edward Snowden on Malkia Cyril, a multigenerational black rights activist on the front lines of the surveillance wars
For its 25th anniversary, Wired Magazine asked numerous luminaries to pick a figure from the digital world to celebrate; Edward Snowden chose EFF Pioneer Award Winner Malkia Cyril, executive director ...
08:11 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing The BioLite HeadLamp is lightweight, bright, and very comfortable
I'm a big fan of BioLite products, because they're well-designed and the company develops low-cost lighting and cooking tools for low-income markets in regions that don't have access to clean affordab...
08:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing WWWBasic: code web-pages in BASIC
Google's WWWBasic project allows you to write web-page interactivity using a BASIC-like syntax that will be recognizable to anyone who grew up with early personal computers in the late 1970s and 1980s...
07:54 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Evidence of NSO Group surveillance products found in 45 countries, including notorious human-rights abusers
Researchers from the University of Toronto's outstanding Citizen Lab (previously) have published their latest research on the notorious and prolific Israeli cyber-arms-dealer The NSO Group (previously...
07:54 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing A Nest doorbell locks a man out of his own house when it confuses him with his Batman shirt
When a man tried to enter his own house, his Nest doorbell got suspicious and locked him out. Nest's facial recognition feature confused the man, B.J. May, with the Batman T-shirt he was wearing, and ...
07:37 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Seattle can't afford to fund arts, housing or tourism, but it can find $135 million to repair the Mariners stadium
King County Council was ambushed by a series of surprise amendments to its meeting on Monday that resulted in $135,000,000 being diverted from hotel lodging tax funds earmarked for affordable housing,...
07:21 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Bob McAllister sings "Kids Are People Too"
Woke up with this in my head. Wonderama was a wonderful show....
07:04 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing As "porn for women" tops search terms, a porn site offers cash grants for female pornographers
"Porn for women" was Pornhub's "top trending" search term for 2017; across the pornosphere, the number of women viewers continues its meteoric rise and rise, up to 25% now -- for the porn industry wom...
06:51 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing The scent of sandalwood may cure baldness according to a new study
People with certain types of baldness might be able to sniff their way back to a head of hair. In a study that was published in Nature Communications, researchers found that the scent of synthetic san...
06:14 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: 85-year-old man fights off burglars carrying hammers and a sawed-off shotgun
When three masked burglars tear through a betting office in Ireland, threatening people with hammers and a sawed off shotgun, an 85-year-old great grandfather comes to the rescue. Watch how he fearl...
05:40 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Captain Marvel's first trailer is here and it looks promising
It's been a decade since Marvel launched their shared cinematic universe with the first Iron Man movie. In all that time, they've never had a film with a female lead. That's about to change. In 2019...
05:19 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Myers-Briggs too complicated? Scientists identify four personality clusters
People are so boring! A new study shows there are only four clusters of personality. Why bother talking to folks?Via Ars Technica:People love taking online quizzes; just ask Buzzfeed and Facebook. A...
05:11 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Canadian soldiers have been given their marijuana marching orders
With Canada's legalization of cannabis consumption quickly creeping up on the calendar, the nation's Armed Forces decided that it might be high time to figure out where and when those with access to s...
04:49 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Russian agents allegedly tried to hack lab associated with Skirpal poisoning investigation
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been elbows-deep in the investigation of the Novichok nerve agent attack on Sergei and Yulia Skirpal. As part of their investigation...
04:48 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Vintage logos and motion graphics for today's Internet companies
Future Punk created retro logos and motion graphics for today's Internet companies if they existed decades ago. The artist was "inspired by great work of Sullivan & Marks, Robert Abel & Associates, ...
04:39 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Rachid Taha has followed Joe Strummer to rock the casbah in the hereafter
Punk, Algerian chaabi music, Rai, rock and techno: Rachid Taha had it all going on. He drew inspiration from the music of North Africa, New Orleans jazz, delta blues, The Clash and Elvis Presley. He...
04:27 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing My Wahoo Tickr and Cadence sensors need replacement batteries
I am proud of me. My heart rate tracker, and my cadence sensor, both need their CR2032 batteries replaced from actual USE! (more…)...
02:35 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing This shark has the face of SATAN!
Cage diving operator Calypso Star Charters or Port Lincoln, South Australia posted this startling photo of Satan disguised as a great white shark. (@calypsocharters)...
02:21 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Times Newer Roman: cheat your teachers with this slightly wider font clone
Obviously it won't do if you hand in work digitally, but old-school teachers will surely be fooled by Times Newer Roman, a clone of the default font that fills about 10% more space. A clever mix of wi...
02:07 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Any positive number can be written as a sum of three palindromes
Clever and wonderfully-presented: The Incredible Palindromic Hat-Trick. You may be unimpressed if you feed it small numbers. Feed it big ones!...
02:03 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Stormy reveals Trump's penis oddly resembles this video game character
Apparently, you are looking at the President's penis. (more…)...
01:36 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook allowed job ads to exclude women
A group of women jobseekers, working with the Communications Workers of America and the American Civil Liberties Union, are "filing charges with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on ...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing A wayward narwhal got adopted by a pod of beluga whales
A unicorn of the sea somehow ended up separated from other narwhals. Luckily, the lost narwhal was welcomed into a pod of beluga whales, where they were spotted frolicking in the St. Lawrence River....
12:49 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Mysterious "shark lair" turns out to be epic buffet
Great Whites travel months to visit what The San Francsico Chronicle describes as a "shark lair" in the Pacific Ocean. Mystified scientists took a deeper look.The sharks annual pilgrimage to the mid-P...
12:31 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Young Brett Kavanaugh
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.YOU can get every Tom the Dancing Bug comic at least a day before it's published. Join the INNER HIVE for exclusive early access to comics, exclu...
12:30 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Rube Goldberg machine dispenses lemonade nine minutes later
There are Rube Goldberg machines and then there's Sprice Machines' Lemonade Machine, an elaborate, nine-minute-long exercise in dispensing cold lemonade. It impressively winds through an entire hous...
12:12 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Twitter to let you turn reverse-chronological feed back on
Bravo, Twitter! Something that users are asking for made it in: "Twitter will now let you completely turn off its algorithmic timeline. So now you can revert completely to a reverse-chronological feed...
12:02 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Stormy Daniels says Trump's penis looks like Toad from Mario Kart
The Daily Beast reports on the president's deformed horror cock, as described by Stormy Daniels.He knows he has an unusual penis, Daniels writes in a book fittingly titled Full Disclosure. It has a hu...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing This portable microscope camera magnifies objects up to 1,000x
The human eye is a beautiful, incredible thing, but it's far from perfect, especially when it comes to examining objects up close. Capable of magnifying objects up to1,000 times, this portable microsc...
11:53 am PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Orrin Hatch on Kavanaugh accusations: "...it would be hard for senators not to consider who he is today"
Senator Orrin Hatch has never found an accusation of sexual misconduct by a Republican he couldn't wave away. When asked about Professor Christine Blasey Ford's accusations of sexual assault by SCOTUS...
11:44 am PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Anderson Cooper calls out Donald Trump's "frankly idiotic" son for lying about storm photo
When Hurricane Ike hit 10 years ago, Anderson Cooper did a segment where he walked around in floodwaters while being filmed from higher ground, which he pointed out to viewers. Don Jr. tweeted a sti...
11:22 am PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing #SAD: Doonesbury's collected Trump strips afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted
Since 1987, Doonesbury has been pricking Trump's bubble, and Trump hates it; Trump even instructed the ghost writer on "his" "book" Surviving at the Top to devote several pages to denouncing Trudeau a...
02:06 am PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing SpaceX reveals first moon passenger: Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese fashion billionaire
Elon Musk's SpaceX revealed the name of the person who is set to become the first private space tourist to travel to the moon: Yusaku Maezawa. (more…)...
01:37 am PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing #Emmys: Glenn Weiss proposes to his girlfriend while winning an Emmy for Best Directing for a Variety Special
During the 2018 Emmys, Director Glenn Weiss proposed to his girlfriend Jen. (more…)...
01:36 am PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Podcast: Today, Europe Lost The Internet. Now, We Fight Back.
Here's my reading (MP3) of Today, Europe Lost The Internet. Now, We Fight Back, written for EFF Deeplinks on the morning of the EU's catastrophic decision to vote in the new Copyright Directive with a...
12:18 am PDT - Tue, September 18, 2018
BoingBoing Twitter is bringing back the reverse chronological feed of tweets
Were working on new ways to give you more control over your timeline, Twitter Support tweeted tonight (during the Emmys live broadcast). (more…)...
11:58 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing 1961 psychiatric interview with a schizophrenic
https://youtu.be/IehtMYlOuIkI've watched this video twice because it is fascinating, both for the subject and for the aesthetics. This young man is being interviewed about why he was admitted to a men...
11:41 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Nice dog allows its little friends to eat first
A very good dog directs its human companion to give treats to its friends. ...
09:02 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Photos: Hong Kong Disneyland in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Mangkhut
All of Hong Kong was devastated by the violence of Super Typhoon Mangkhut this week, but there's something really striking about the damage to Hong King Disneyland -- a perfect little jewel of a theme...
08:54 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Bioartist is breeding flies adapted for life on Titan
Since 2011, Andy Gracie has been selectively breeding flies to thrive under the harsh environmental conditions on Titan, Saturn's largest moon: dark, cold (-179.2C), and with very low atmospheric pres...
08:40 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Ajit Pai: California net neutrality law is "illegal"
California's best-in-America Net Neutrality law goes a long way to restoring the protections that Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai destroyed when he unilaterally and illegally repealed the FCC's national...
08:16 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing North Carolina Verizon customers, trapped by Hurricane Florence, say they're being throttled and upsold
Redditor AbeFroman21 posted that he and his family are without power or internet due to Hurricane Florence, and that Verizon has throttled their internet access to an unusable trickle, offering to unb...
08:08 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Anatomy of a Reddit cryptocurrency spam-factory
A guy named "Aaron" has been pitching Reddit moderators and other influential Redditors on their participation in a lucrative scam to inflate the popularity of posts about different cryptocurrencies, ...
07:54 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Georgia Republican introduces legislation to kill PACER, the outrageous paywall around the US justice system
PACER (previously) is a paywall that charges you every time you look up the US's public domain Federal court records; for years, activists have railed against its existence, liberating key documents f...
07:18 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Birtherism for everyone: Kansas woman told birth certificate can't be used for passport renewal
With nativism and xenophobia on the rise, Americans are increasingly required to "prove" that they are actually Americans: whether it's at a border checkpoint (far from any border), or in a government...
07:16 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Canadians who use legal weed in Canada will have big problems at the US border
Canada has legalized pot for recreational use. But the United States still considers it a deadly drug, on par with heroin. If a Canadian pot smoker entering the US through Washington state (where pot ...
07:13 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Homebrew Cadillac limo/snowcat for sale
Robert Falck from Vancouver built a 1989 Cadillac Brougham limousine onto a Bombardier Skidozer snowcat. You can own this fine vehicle for $6,000. According to the Craigslist ad, it was "last used 2 y...
07:07 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Arby's lovers can line up for a free and real tattoo this Saturday
Honestly, I forgot that Arby's was still around, but apparently they are, and they've got a Sandwiches for Life PR stunt that might make permanent banner ads out of some folks. If you're really, reall...
06:59 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Oakland to expand managed homeless shantytowns of prefab sheds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=82&v=TcJZx6dMR1UOakland, like San Francisco, has an out-of-control homeless crisis fueled by out-of-control housing prices; like San Francisco (where aid ...
06:37 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Elon Musk sued by cave rescuer he called a "child rapist" then dared to sue
Angry that cave rescuer Vernon Unsworth mad fun of his ridiculous rescue submarine, Elon Musk called him a "pedo" and, later, a "child rapist," then dared him to sue over the remarks. Unsworth has fil...
06:22 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing This winter's "Mary Poppins Returns" starring Emily Blunt just released official trailer
It's been 54 years since Mary Poppins hit the big screen, and now Walt Disney Studios is releasing its sequel, Mary Poppins Returns. Directed by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins will be played by Emily Bl...
05:47 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Pete Drake's beautiful pedal steel "talk box" tune from 1963, long before Peter Frampton showed us the way
In the early 1960s, pedal steel guitar virtuoso Pete Drake (1932-1988) played his instrument through a talk box to record a fresh cover of the song "Forever." A talk box essentially routes an amplif...
05:30 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Donald Trump Jr. pokes fun of Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assault accuser on Instagram
Donald Trump, Jr. thinks that allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh is "nonsense." He also thinks that a woman accusing Kavanaugh of attempted rape is joke-worthy material. Rathe...
05:30 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Canadian professor working towards inclusion for British Columbia's Indigenous communities
Our European immigrant ancestors did an unspeakable number of shitty things to North America's Indigenous peoples. Massacres, rapes, pillaging and residential schools designed to destroy their culture...
05:02 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Coca-Cola in talks with cannabis company
Coca-Cola is reportedly talking with Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. about CBD-infused beverages. We are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functi...
04:58 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Clever hack with a soda bottle and can to extrude ground meat skewers
Fill a plastic soda bottle with ground meat, attach a plastic plumbing elbow, and start squeezing your way to kebab heaven.this life hack rules pic.twitter.com/OE0NDfpoMB— an actual dog (@devtes...
04:42 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Watch wild turkeys play with a deer
https://youtu.be/EPZWGRcoleM"I never considered that the wild turkey was a playful bird, but in fact they are playful," says Joe Hutto, who raised 16 wild turkeys from egghood to adulthood. In this vi...
04:29 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Return to OZ creeped me out
I remember 1985's Return to Oz as pretty creepy, having re-watched it I love the Wheelers.I was looking for puppet-y movies of my youth, from before the time of massive CGI. Return to Oz fits the bi...
04:29 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing David Lynch's Rabbits has come to rob you of all the comfort in your life
If you're into non-sequiturs, existential angst or having a creeping hand of dread gently caress you in all your secret places, you'll adore David Lynch's Rabbits. Filmed in 2002, Rabbits is a brood...
04:28 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing How to build a lunar base today!
Design studio Kurzgesagt In a Nutshell animated how it may be possible to build a lunar base with today's technology. They based the video on articles in New Space: The Journal of Space Entrepreneu...
04:23 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Sights and sounds of Haitian vodou
Between 1947 and 1954, avant-garde dancer and experimental filmmaker Maya Deren visited Haiti and immersed herself in vodou. Supported with a Guggenheim Fellowship grant, Deren intended to study and...
04:16 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing The Boring Company's Not a Flamethrower is a joke compared to actual flamethrowers
I own a propane torch, so I know one when I see one. The Boring Company's Not a Flamethrower? It's definitely a propane torch... which, I suppose, means that Musk's marketing department is pretty mu...
03:58 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Wonder of wonders: a Trapper Keeper for your 7" or 10" tablets
I can not express the joy that a Trapper Keeper for tablets brings me. (more…)...
03:30 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Read Christine Blasey Ford's letter accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her
A redacted version was "read" to CNN, it reports. Brett Kavanaugh, who has signalled willingness to both overturn Roe v. Wade and to immunize the presidency from indictment or prosecution, is Trump's ...
03:25 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing OK, here's a great explainer on the origins of the word "OK"
Because of its ubiquity, the landscape is littered with proposed etymologies of the term "OK." This nice explainer clarifies the murky origins of one of the most widely spoken words in the world. (m...
12:32 pm PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Spiders blamed after broken siren played creepy nursery rhymes randomly at night to UK townsfolk
Floating in on the wind, yet again, the sound of It's Raining, It's Pouring being sung by a child on the creepiest siren in Britain. The Ipswich Star reports on what one local described as "somethin...
11:26 am PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Modern web design best practices
Casper Beyer's How to Design for the Modern Web is grimly amusing.1. Let Users Know About Your Mobile ApplicationThe very first thing you must do when a user visits your website is to show them a big ...
11:19 am PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Moist mug
"Moist" is assuredly the worst word in the English language, a conclusion backed by science. And now you can have it inscribed in delightful mock gold on this handsome 16-oz unisex mug from Amazon."I ...
10:35 am PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing 7 hurt in Shriner camel rampage
The spooked camel was brought under control in seconds, report witnesses at a Pittsburgh Shriner Circus, but sent six children and one adult to hospital Sunday afternoon. The worst injury was a brok...
10:00 am PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Father of hobby robotics, Gordon McComb, has died
I woke up this morning to the sad news that maker-pal and pioneering hobby roboticist, Gordon McComb, had passed away. I wrote a brief eulogy on Make:It is with a heavy heart that we here at Make: ann...
09:05 am PDT - Mon, September 17, 2018
BoingBoing Warner Bros. releases first image of Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker
We have our first glimpse of Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker in Warner Bros. upcoming Joker origin story. And we also have The Joker's first name. From director Todd Phillips' Instagram: No Country for O...
07:08 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing Kavanaugh's alleged victim, a California psychologist and professor, tells her story
Christine Blasey Ford is a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California: I thought he might inadvertently kill me. He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing. When the first murmurs...
05:40 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing Weekend Tunes: Lady Rouge I'll Be Seeing You
This was not a good week. I visited Montreal as it was kissed by the ass end of a major Atlantic storm system and attended my first industry-related function where, because of my diet, I was unable ...
05:26 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing Foam tipped "Jarts" add safety, remove fun
Jarts are not a thing of the past, but fun may be. (more…)...
05:05 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite contributes to UK divorce rate
Having been married, and having played Fortnite, Fortnite has an awful lot going for it.Via QZ:The cause of marital discontent may be shifting in 2018, as the viral online video game Fortnite sweeps...
05:03 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing Google changed the settings on Android phones without their owners' permission
A decade ago, Steve Jobs admitted in an interview that Apple had the means to remotely kill core functionalities and apps on iOS devices. Apple purportedly made this possible to ensure that their hard...
04:51 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing Nazis have been beat before: Battle of Britain day
September 15th marks Battle of Britain Day.On September 15th, 1940, after six weeks of constant aerial battling over the United Kingdom, the Battle of Britain came to a head. The Hitler's luftwaffe ...
04:35 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing Review: This case for my Surface Go is wicked heavy but wicked good
One of the biggest problems surrounding my use of expensive electronics is that my lifestyle isn't kind to fragile things. While we're in transit between campsites, our RV rocks, bumps and heaves. Som...
03:17 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing Snapshot from the heroic era of mobile computing
MJ Carlson calls this photo from a 1980s computer science textbook "the most glorious stock photo of all time." She is correct....
03:04 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing AMA study: shooters armed with semiautomatic rifles kill twice as many people
The record on "active shooter" fatalities is fragmented; as a result, the AMA researchers who published Lethality of Civilian Active Shooter Incidents With and Without Semiautomatic Rifles in the Unit...
02:46 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing More googlers are quitting over the company's plan to launch a censored, surveilling search product in China
The revelation that Google had been secretly creating a censored, surveilling search product (codenamed Project Dragonfly) in order to re-enter the Chinese market prompted more than 1,000 googlers to ...
02:37 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing Our political upheaval wasn't caused by mob rule, but by institutions designed to preserve elite oversight
Even before the election of Donald Trump, America's pearl-clutching class has been invoking James Madison and his fear of "impetuous majorities" and his desire for "majority rule based on reason rathe...
02:10 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing An "obsessive," "anti-imperialist" Turing Complete computer language with only one command
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emn-UF4ArWkDaniel writes, "An obsessive programmer, frustrated with not only the inefficiencies of mainstream OSes like Windows, but what he sees as their 'imperialis...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing Pay what you want for 10 top Mac apps
There's no shortage of apps available for your Mac, and, while it's great to have options, this overabundance makes it difficult to find the apps worth installing on your computer. Thankfully, there's...
02:14 am PDT - Sun, September 16, 2018
BoingBoing Nightmare park attendant blocks driver, then falsely tells 911 she's being run over
Chris Hampshire of Georgetown, TX was driving through Cedar Breaks Park near Lake Georgetown when he took a wrong turn. He backed up and turned towards the exit when a park attendant stopped him. An...
10:08 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing Hideous slob shaves on train, flicks used shaving cream on the ground
WTF is wrong with this idiot?Welcome to NJ TRANSIT!!! pic.twitter.com/ie9SR2UDnJ— Pete Bentivegna (@pbenti007) September 13, 2018...
10:08 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing Hideous slob shaves on train, flicks used shaving cream on the floor
WTF is wrong with this idiot?Welcome to NJ TRANSIT!!! pic.twitter.com/ie9SR2UDnJ— Pete Bentivegna (@pbenti007) September 13, 2018...
05:38 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing Barry Manilow sings a medley of his commercial jingles
Not only did Barry rule my parents radio/tape deck on long road trips, back in the 80s, but Mr. Manilow is also a master of writing commercial jingles....
05:30 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this evocative trailer for a digital design event
OFFF Milan is known for putting together great promotional work for their annual digital design event, and this year's trailer sets a remarkable tone. (more…)...
05:18 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing One espresso tamper to rule them all
This is my 58mm espresso tamper of choice! (more…)...
05:06 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing Emails show Berkeley police celebrated 'retweets' & 'engagements' from protester mugshots cops posted on social media
Internal emails show that the Berkeley, California Police Department (BPD) talked of building a counter-narrative on social media against anti-fascist protesters as BPD tweeted out their names and m...
04:30 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing These domesticated foxes came from a famous Russian experiment
In the 1950s, Soviet zoologist Dmitry Belyayev began selectively breeding wild foxes based on how friendly they were. The result is a semi-domesticated red fox, five of which now live in California....
03:30 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing An upbeat piano cover of Michael Jackson's 'Beat It'
Hungarian pianist Peter Bence covers popular songs by performers like Sia, Queen (check out his "Don't Stop Me Now"), and The Beatles. His latest cover is "Beat It" by Michael Jackson and it might w...
03:15 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing Making taffy is an absolutely fascinating process
Discovering how Salty Road makes their freaking delicious taffy has weakened my resolve to stick to my diet. The only thing saving me is that I'm currently in Canada, putting the company's confectio...
02:54 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing No, Steve Bannon should not speak at your journalism conference. Here's why.
White Supremacist grifter Steve Bannon, formerly of Donald Trump's Presidential administration, has made quite the new career for himself as a lucrative speaker on the journalism and big thinker circu...
02:30 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing The $1.99 ruler that measures pupillary distance (so you can order eyeglasses online)
If you've ever tried to buy online eyeglasses, you'll understand why this $1.99 ruler from Eyeque is a godsend. They also sell a $29.99 kit to check your vision using your smartphone. The simple to us...
02:25 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing Texas board of education tries to erase Hillary Clinton from history
The State Board of Education in Texas has proposed some rather interesting cuts to the their social studies curriculum. (more…)...
01:59 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing Review: Wasteland 2 for Nintendo Switch
I played Wasteland 2 when it made its debut, four years ago. Despite my Love for Brian Fargo's work on Fallout 1 and 2, I never did manage to finish it. There's something about working in front of a c...
01:48 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing Korean "Uncle Services" lets you hire thugs to intimidate your kids' bullies
For 500,000 KRW (443 USD), an Uncle Service will send a rough-looking, hulking man to your bullied kid's school to warn the bullies to stop picking on them -- or else. This is called the "Uncle Packag...
01:48 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing Korean 'Uncle Service' lets you hire thugs to intimidate your kids' bullies
For 500,000 KRW (443 USD), an Uncle Service will send a rough-looking, hulking man to your bullied kid's school to warn the bullies to stop picking on them -- or else. This is called the "Uncle Packag...
01:41 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing Russia's growing anti-Putin vanguard is young and fearless
After the fall of the Soviet Union, the political opposition who showed up in Russia's streets was old and grey: people who had lived through the Soviet era and then watched as their state industries ...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 15, 2018
BoingBoing 4 ways to upgrade to Bluetooth audio without buying AirPods
Sleek, minimalist, and convenient, Apple's AirPods are a popular pick for those looking to upgrade to Bluetooth audio, but not everyone can afford the hefty $160 price tag. Whether you're on a budget ...
10:47 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Tom Waits and Marc Ribot collaborate on "Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)"
From Ribot's album Songs Of Resistance 1942 - 2018.Waits is a national treasure....
10:42 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Apple's claims about recycling and sustainability are kinda entirely nonsense
Apple has always talked a good game where recycling and environmentalism are concerned. They're quick to point out that they recycle what they can and are always on the hunt for new, sustainable manuf...
10:14 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Pennsylvania to end prison book donations, forcing inmates onto pricey eBook platform
Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections is planning to ban free book donations to inmates by mail, claiming that this is a "primary avenue for drugs" to enter prisons. But the move coincides with a r...
08:29 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Google's censored Chinese search engine links every search to the user's phone number
Google's Project Dragonfly was a secret prototype search engine intended to pave the way for the company's return to China; it featured censored search results that complied with Chinese state rules b...
07:24 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing North Korea: Operatives exploited Facebook, LinkedIn, other social media sites to get money and dodge sanctions
Hiding behind fake profiles, a group linked to Pyongyang solicited technology work to send hard currency back home. (more…)...
07:07 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Hurricane Florence: Mother and infant killed when tree falls on their home in Wilmington, NC
The first two deaths from Hurricane Florence are confirmed. A mother and her baby have died after a tree fell on their home in Wilmington, NC. (more…)...
06:51 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Mozilla's Firefox & Apple's Safari browsers add anti-Facebook and Google privacy protections
Care about your data privacy? Here's a good reason to stop using the Google Chrome browser, and use Firefox or Safari instead on your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. (more…)...
06:47 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing 100 magic eraser sponges for $5
When Magic Erasers were introduced years ago, they cost a couple of dollars each, which was unfortunate because they don't last long. But they were worth it because they do a great job of removing scu...
06:28 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program ends in December
Dear Boing Boing readers,If you have an iPhone 6 or newer, and your battery is wearing thin, Apple will still replace it for a mere $29. You have til the end of December.My iPhone 7 plus was holding a...
06:13 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Photos recreate favorite meals of famous artists and writers
Photographer Michelle Gerard created a fantastic series of photographs that recreate the favorite meals of famous artists and writers as if they were in their actual workspace. You can see F. Scott Fi...
06:02 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing This website lets you listen to pleasant noises while you work
Right now I'm listening to a mix of coffee shop chatter and tweeting birds. I'm using a website called A Soft Murmur, which lets you create an ambient mix of rain, thunder, waves, wind, fire, birds, c...
06:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing USDA approves shipping slaughtered chicken to China and back, says you can eat it
If you've ever seen what a poultry farm looks like, you would not believe chicken that has been slaughtered, frozen, shipped to China for processing, and then shipped back to the US to be sold to co...
05:44 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing 8 year-old upstages the Harlem Globetrotters
Earlier this year a young basketball enthusiast showed the Harlem Globetrotters how it is done!Worthy of the great Meadowlark Lemon himself.https://youtu.be/P9GMHk9Bh04...
05:34 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Watch a 1977 Sex Pistols concert get shut down by London cops
Over 41 years ago The Sex Pistols held a boat concert on the Thames in London to publicize their second single, "God Save the Queen." They got a few numbers in before the bobbies spoiled the fun.Fro...
05:17 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Hurricane Florence in 3D, as seen by NASA's MISR onboard the Terra satellite
Get your red-blue 3D glasses out. NASA today shares a stunning stereo anaglyph 3-D image of Hurricane Florence, captured from the MISR instrument flying on-board the Terra satellite, which carries nin...
04:53 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Trump threatens to permanently bar Canadian legal weed investors from entering the USA
One of Trump's border officials told Politico that the administration is planning to permanently bar Canadians who invest in or start legal cannabis businesses in the US or Canada from entering the US...
04:43 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Chicago is facing its first citywide hotel strike since 1903
Chicago's tourism sector is booming, with a record 55,000,000 visitors to the city last year, and revenue up this year by 10.4% to $1.45B: but workers aren't seeing those gains. (more…)...
04:37 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Gentleman sent to prison for shooting imaginary clowns in his apartment
Nathan Matthias, 35, may have been inebriated when he fired a shotgun inside his apartment to defend himself against imaginary clowns who had illegally entered his residence. The Pennsylvanian gentlem...
04:33 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of the collapse of 2008 and things are much, much worse
Nobody covered the Wall Street collapse, bailout, and corrupt resurgence better than Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, from giving Goldman Sachs its unforgettable epithet to covering the hearings on the ba...
04:05 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Essay: "Men could eliminate abortions in 3 months or less without ever touching an abortion law"
Gabrielle Blair posted a long Twitter thread about abortion. Here are all her tweets presented as a single essay. She makes a good case that men are 100% to blame for all unwanted pregnancies, and tha...
03:49 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Creepy Victorian era advertising fad
These old advertisements are creepy and as annoying as many of the online ads you'll find over at /r/assholedesign.[via Book Curious newsletter]...
03:43 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Paul Manafort, Trumps ex-campaign chairman, pleads guilty will cooperate with Mueller investigation
President Donald Trumps former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is pleading guilty to two criminal charges under plea deal terms to include his cooperation as a witness in the investigation led by sp...
03:01 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Disgraced radio host publishes 7000-word pity piece about himself in Harper's
In August 2017, the powerful public radio star John Hockenberry mysteriously left his job as host of The Takeaway, abandoning millions of listeners on hundreds of stations. A few months later, the rea...
02:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Divorce lawyers dole out marriage advice
I wished this video had existed before my first (and, ahem, second) marriage. Live and learn, live and learn.It's estimated that about half of marriages end in divorce. Why are so many people gettin...
01:43 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing EU's top court rules against the UK mass surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the UK spy agency GCHQ acted illegally when it engaged in mass-scale domestic surveillance of every Briton's electronic communications, a programme th...
01:19 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Father of the catastrophic Copyright Directive reveals he didn't know what he was voting for
In the years during which the new EU Copyright Directive was being drafted, a variety of proposals were considered and rejected by the EU's own experts, and purged from the draft text, but two of thes...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Charge three devices on the go with this portable battery
Our tech collections are growing, and with most of us packing more than just our smartphone in our everyday carry, keeping your devices energized when you're out and about isn't easy. Therein lies the...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Teacup holsters
Apparently, teacup holsters have been a thing since at least 2016. But it was just today that I was introduced to them (through this post humorously captioned "Open carry, in the UK..."). Needless to ...
12:37 pm PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Les Moonves' wife Julie Chen borrows the Camille Cosby playbook
An interesting to subplot to the drama at CBS and the firing/resignation of its president Les Moonves after more sexual misconduct allegations is how his wife, Julie Chen co-host of the CBS series The...
03:38 am PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Boston: One person dead, others injured after dozens of gas explosions and fires
At least 1 person is dead and 80 homes and businesses burned across three Boston suburbs - Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover this afternoon after a high-pressure gas main explosion rocked the area ...
02:43 am PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing To do in LA this Saturday: I'm speaking at the Pasadena Loves YA festival!
Angelenos! Bring your teens to the Pasadena Loves YA festival this Saturday; I'm chairing a panel on graphic novels with Mairghread Scott and Tillie Walden; other panels and events go on all day, from...
12:16 am PDT - Fri, September 14, 2018
BoingBoing Swarm and Nexus: finishing the Zeroes trilogy with perfect form, as powered teens threaten each other -- and the world
In 2015, Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti published Zeroes, a wonderful, intricately plotted YA thriller about the discovery by a group of teens (all born in the year 2000) that t...
11:51 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing The Communist Manifesto: A Graphic Novel
On the 170th anniversary of the publication of Karl Marxs and Friedrich Engels The Communist Manifesto, British graphic novelist Martin Rowson has produced an illustrated adaptation. Apart from a few ...
10:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Stephen Colbert connects hip hop song verses to Tolkien via Gilbert and Sullivan
Get a glimpse into Stephen Colbert's brilliant brain as he connects Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino's "Favorite Song" to Lord of the Rings' "Song of Erendil" via Gilbert and Sullivan's distin...
09:16 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Sony: OK, OK, we don't own Bach
When pianist James Rhodes uploaded a recording of his own performance of a Bach composition to Facebook, it was immediately blocked thanks to a match with a recording that Sony had claimed copyright ...
09:07 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Kavanaugh accused of sexual misconduct in letter provided by Feinstein to federal investigators: REPORT
Sexual misconduct allegations today surfaced involving Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The FBI confirms receipt of information which Sen. Diane Feinstein spoke of earlier t...
09:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Beautiful insect tattoo can spread its wings
Brazilian tattoo studio Menace Tattoo shared this cool design of a week-old tattoo inspired by the work of Veks Van Hillik. Watch as artist Silvia Martins opens the wings of her new tattoo: (more&hell...
08:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Fans making a shot-by-shot live-action version of Toy Story 3
Wow, there's a shot-by-shot live-action remake of Toy Story 3 in the works. Brothers Morgan and Mason McGrew (who are self-proclaimed Disney/Pixar fanatics) are directing the piece which is due out ...
07:45 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Now online: The entire first episode of 'Late Night With Conan OBrien'
On this day in 1993, Late Night with Conan O'Brien first aired on NBC. Twenty-five years later, the first episode has been released online in its entirety. It's quite a time capsule. His first guest...
07:42 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Classic sports video games, one per sport
Wide World of Sports Video Games picks just one classic video game to represent each sport and organizes them into a neat gallery. It's the work of Tim Szetela, with Jason Eppink and John Sharp.Player...
07:41 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing 24-pack of LED light bulbs for $28
LED bulbs are now cheaper that incandescent bulbs. These 60W equivalent bulbs aren't dimmable, but are highly rated on Amazon. I just bought a pack of 25 soft white bulbs for $28 (they also come in da...
07:23 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing RIP Village Voice co-founder John Wilcock, 1927-2018
John Wilcock has been the subject of an ongoing comic book biography here on Boing Boing. Scott Marshall and I have been working on the comic since 2012, or so, and it's been a nice goal to complete t...
07:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Rebirth of the Keytar!
Roland has announced the AX-Edge, a brand new keytar for synth players who want to "step into the spotlight." The AX-Edge, approximately $1000, features 49 full-sized keys, hundreds of preset tones, r...
06:37 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Farm bill will deny food assistance to 100,000 formerly incarcerated individuals
The median annual income for a person right after they are released from prison is $6,500, so it's understandable why 70% of them receive food assistance of about $200 a month. This summer the House p...
06:36 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Tool to create pixel art particle effects
Davit Masia, creator of Pixatool (previously), made another app for pixel artists with Manuel Jesus Bolanos Gomez—this time with the focus on movement. Pixel FX generates particle effects such a...
06:23 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Here's a 108-second video of Apple's announcements
Here's a good video recap of the new stuff Apple introduced yesterday: new phones, a new watch, and group Facetime....
06:11 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Inhuman Conditions - new social deception game for two players
The creators of the fantastic game Secret Hitler are kickstarting a new 5-minute game for two players, called Inhuman Conditions. Inspired by Blade Runner, it's Voight-Kampff and the Turing Test as en...
05:49 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Gentleman who thinks Confederates were the good guys in the Civil War gets epically self-owned
Andy Hallinan owns a "Muslim-free" gun shop in Florida. He agreed to be interviewed for a new documentary about Trayvon Martin, Rest In Power. The interviewer asked Hallinan why he didn't think the Co...
05:43 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Senior machine learning scientist quits Google over plan to launch censored Chinese search tool
Jack Poulson was a senior research scientist at Google whose work on machine learning work was used to improve Google's search results; now he's quit the company over its Project Dragonfly, a once-sec...
05:37 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Swapping batteries on a 2011-era MacBook Air
I put a new battery in my 2011 11" MacBook Air. I love the laptop more than I minded the frustration. It will probably be easier for you.I come from the time where we carried spare laptop batteries wi...
05:22 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Charter, ordered out of New York State, begs for its life
This summer, Charter Communications was ordered to leave New York State, reversing its acquisition of Time Warner Cable and selling off the assets; the move came after the cable company broke its prom...
05:05 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing 20% of New York retail space is sitting vacant
A study conducted by Douglas Elliman Real Estate found that one in five New York retail spaces is sitting vacant; these spaces are boarded up and attract vandalism, drug-dealing, and other unsavory ac...
04:59 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Case of the missing moon rocks
After the Apollo 11 moon landing nearly 50 years ago, the White House gifted tiny samples of moon rocks to all the 50 states and 135 countries. They were encased in acrylic and mounted on a wooden pla...
04:46 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Viral road-rage video sparks mob violence in Beijing, revealing deep regional rifts
A road-rage video went viral on Chinese social media last month, showing a motorist from the northeastern province of Dongbei berating an e-bike rider from Beijing, deriding him for being a native-bor...
04:35 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Mysterious repeating radio bursts from distant galaxy could be sign of extraterrestrial technology
Researchers from extraterrestrial research initiative Breakthrough Listen, the SETI Institute, and UC Berkeley used machine learning to detect mysterious repeating radio bursts from a galaxy 3 billion...
04:33 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Late-stage Elvis is a wonder to behold
One of the most incredibly funny writers/directors around Mitch Rouse offers up a different take on Elvis.Without all the distracting music and vocal accompaniment, and a few minor audio adds, The K...
04:23 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Six years ago, North Carolina Republicans voted in a law decreeing that the seas weren't rising
In 2012, North Carolina's Coastal Resources Commission studied the question of sea-level rise and the likelihood that coastal areas would be inundated by severe weather, concluding that the seas were ...
04:16 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing School apologizes for promo photo manipulated to darken students' skin for "diversity"
Art school mile Cohl in Lyon, France formally apologized after students noticed that a group photo on the school's United States promotional web site had been manipulated to make several of the people...
04:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Profile of Japan's female bonsai master
Chiako Yamamoto is the first and only female sensei of Japan's revered bonsai masters. She shows trees of various sizes and ages, including those she inherited from relatives generations ago. (more&...
04:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Boy's head impaled by skewer after yellowjacket attack, and he's doing just fine
Xavier Cunningham, age 10 of Kansas City, Kansas, was climbing up to a tree house when yellow jackets attacked. Cunningham fell several feet from the ladder and impaled his head on a meat skewer. Univ...
03:25 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Hollywoods Most Hated Man, The Queens Assassins, and Meg Ryan Walks AND Talks, in this weeks dubious tabloids
It must be Opposite Week in the tabloids. JonBenet Ransom Note Reveals Killer! screams the National Enquirer cover. No, it doesnt.Rachel Ray: I Quit proclaims another Enquirer headline. No, she hasn't...
03:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing New Vietnamese bridge appears held aloft by a giant hand
Over the summer, a spectacular golden bridge opened to the public near Da Nang. In addition to a great view from Vietnam's Ba Na Hills, the Cu Vng bridge appears to be supported by a colossal hand. ...
02:18 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Confederate flag fan Andy Hallinan explains what the Civil War was really about
In this clip from Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, Florida gun store owner and George Zimmerman pal Andy Hallinan explains that the Civil War was not about slavery. He is then asked what it ...
02:18 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Gentleman who thinks Confederates were the good guys in the Civil War gets epically self-owned
In this clip from Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, Florida gun store owner and George Zimmerman pal Andy Hallinan explains that the Civil War was not about slavery. He is then asked what it ...
02:16 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing When music videos were bafflingly absurd
The Beach Boys vs the Fat Boys in an epic grudge match....
02:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Trippy video explores the optics of CGI-generated crystals
Maxim Zhestkov (previously) created a mesmerizing exercise involving light refracting within computer-generated crystals. (more…)...
02:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Aung San Suu Kyi backs jailing of journalists
Myanmar's head of government, Aung San Suu Kyi, has backed the jailing of reporters who exposed details of the massacre of Rohingya men by her government's armed forces.The Reuters pair were sentenced...
01:37 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing How anarchist organizers in rural Puerto Rico rebooted their power grid after the privatized power company abandoned them
After being hammered by hurricane Maria, the residents of the rural Puerto Rican mountain town of Mariana got tired of waiting for the bumbling, privatized, cash-starved power authority to reconnect t...
01:33 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing President Trump falsely claims 3000 death toll in Puerto Rico is a lie
The Republican president speaks for the Republican Party.3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 t...
01:21 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing "Spread Pricing" transparency reveals the millions CVS rakes in by gouging Medicare and prisons on prescription markups
CVS isn't just in the business of operating retail pharmacies: equally important is its prescription administration services, where it buys drugs from independent pharmacies, marks them up, and sells ...
01:15 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Insider build of Windows 10 warns users not install Firefox and Chrome
Edge isn't doing so well: Chrome still rules the web roost, and Firefox is resurgent. But Microsoft can do something about that.Companies like Google or Microsoft have used their market position in th...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Why you should build your sites with this Bootstrap theme bundle
There's money to be made building websites; but, whether you do it on the side or full-time, it can get dull and painfully tedious. However, there are resources out there to break up the monotony and ...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Zoo cheetahs chase balls launched from "cheetahpult"
Cheetahs in captivity still want to run and chase things, so the caretakers at Oregon Zoo made a custom-built a catapult that launches balls from one end of the cheetah habitat to the other. The che...
12:57 pm PDT - Thu, September 13, 2018
BoingBoing Trade negotiators are increasingly unwilling to entertain "corporate sovereignty" clauses
One of the most repugnant features of international trade agreements, from TPP to TTIP to CETA, is the "Investor State Dispute Settlement" (ISDS) clause, which gives corporations the power to sue gove...
11:21 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing The top that (almost) never stops
Who isnt fascinated by the idea of perpetual motion? Though I know its impossible, Im always on the lookout for things that seem to come close.Like most tops, Limbo is spun from your fingertips but...
10:37 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Guess what crime How to Murder Your Husband writer was just charged with
A Portland, Oregon-based romance novelist has been charged with a crime she once wrote about. (more…)...
08:33 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Apple Watch Series 4: A Closer First Look [PHOTOS]
At today's Apple Event in Cupertino, the company unveiled a Series 4 of its watch, and repositioned it as more of a health device. The Apple Watch Series 4 now packs an electrocardiogram, fall detecti...
08:14 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max: A Closer First Look [PHOTOS]
At the big Apple Event in Cupertino today, the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max were touted as 'the best and biggest displays' yet for iPhone. (more…)...
07:29 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing A closer look at Apple's new iPhone XR (PHOTOS)
At the big Apple Event today, a new iPhone was revealed. Here are official photos we received from Apple, for a closer look. (more…)...
07:29 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Apple iPhone XR: A Closer First Look [PHOTOS]
At the big Apple Event today in Cupertino, a new iPhone was revealed. Here are official photos we received from Apple, for a closer look. (more…)...
07:17 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing The New York Post's punny cover about Paul McCartney and John Lennon's circle jerk
That's some mighty fine headline writing from the New York Post for their rehash of Paul McCartney's GQ interview in which he reminisced about masturbating with John Lennon....
07:08 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing This is the world's oldest known drawing
Around 73,000 years ago, humans used a chunk of pigment to draw a pattern on a rock in a South African cave. The recently discovered fragment of the rock is now considered to be the oldest known drawi...
06:58 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Samantha Bee, horrified that majority of her viewers aren't registered voters, tries something
After a poll revealed at 54% of her eligible viewers were not registered voters, with weeks to go before the crucial 2018 midterm elections, Samantha Bee set out to do something to get out the vote. (...
06:50 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Mandalay Bay to mass-shooting survivors: we'll donate $500 to charity if you stipulate that we're suing you
Back in July, MGM Resorts -- owner of the Mandalay Bay casino in Las Vegas -- sued more than 1,000 survivors of the mass-shooting that took place in October, 2017, trying to secure a judgment that wou...
06:45 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Trump supporter demanded to see a list of impeachable offenses; someone happily obliged
Reader exchange from the Los Angeles Times:SEP 08, 2018 To the editor [of the Los Angeles Times]: I hear many people say that Trump should be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, but wheres the...
06:38 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Apple's new iPhones: Xs, Xs Max, and Xr. Pre-orders start Friday. (photos)
Apple's big launch event took place in Cupertino today, and here are the big products to track: iPhone Xs, Xr, Xs, Max, and the Apple Watch Series 4. Pre-order begins this Friday. (more…)...
06:33 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Jerk in truck refuses to let driver pass on freeway
The driver of a large truck put many people's lives in jeopardy when he swerved multiple times to keep the driver of a pickup truck from passing him on a multi-lane freeway. The pickup driver is also ...
06:17 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Tiny bug crawling on paper avoids pen marks
It's hard not to think of this mite as a person, and the pen-wielder as a god who throws down obstacles to challenge the person to overcome them....
06:08 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing KFC's idea of honey is this bag of glop
This is what you end up with when your goal is to make something as cheap as possible: a bag of artificially colored and flavored corn syrup that has a trace of honey in it so you can call it "Honey S...
05:57 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing This creepy talking interactive flowerpot for seniors is creepy
The lewdly leering Billy-Billy ($340) is a green flowerpot that tells you when it needs water and reminds you to take medication to mask your resentment against the well-meaning younger relative who...
05:36 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing This is the golden age of Chinese science fiction
We've been covering the rise and rise of Chinese science fiction here since the early part of the decade, as Chinese authors have been successfully exported to the English-speaking world (a rare feat,...
05:23 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Watch an architect build a beautiful house in Minecraft
After architect Andrew McClure received a lesson from his cousin on how to use Minecraft, he went to work making a slick looking house in the sandbox game in just two hours.[via Core77]...
05:11 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Good deal on a multimeter: $7
Use code C37HNQ64 and get this autoranging multimeter from Tacklife for $7. It includes a 9V battery. I have a bunch of different Tacklife products (including a multimeter) and they do a great job....
04:46 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Tokyo street interviews: Should Japan accept more foreign workers?
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently implemented a goal to introduce 500,000 foreign workers to Japan -- which is experiencing an aging and declining population -- by the year 2020. Currently ...
04:36 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Europe just voted to wreck the internet, spying on everything and censoring vast swathes of our communications
Lobbyists for "creators" threw their lot in with the giant entertainment companies and the newspaper proprietors and managed to pass the new EU Copyright Directive by a hair's-breadth this morning, in...
03:01 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Simple way to draw a 3D optical illusion of cubes falling through the paper
Circle Line Art School explains how to draw this simple but effective anamorphic illusion of cubes falling into a hole in the page.(via The Kid Should See This)...
02:56 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing How to make prison pizza
Former prison inmate Josh of Lockdown 23and1 teaches the proper way to make prison pizza using only ingredients that an inmate might easily be able to acquire: saltines, Ritz crackers, ramen, tomato...
02:48 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Bauhaus "Bela Lugosi's Dead" recording session to be released
On January 29, 1979, six years after the band formed, Bauhaus recorded their iconic goth anthem "Bela Lugosi's Dead" and four other songs. Now that entire session, remastered from the original tapes, ...
02:46 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Study: anti-depressants could lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Well, this is a downer: Prozac, a drug taken by millions of folks every day to help them cope with chronic depression and anxiety, has been shown to allow for antibiotic resistance in dangerous strain...
02:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing An anonymous Op-Ed from the World War II French Resistance
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.RESIST! the temptation to fail to JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to ...
01:57 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Older folk smoking more weed
With legalization comes acceptance. With acceptance comes more use by respectable grownups.About 9 percent of U.S. adults between ages 50 and 64 used marijuana in the the previous year, according to s...
01:57 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Older folk enjoying more weed
With legalization comes acceptance. With acceptance comes more use by respectable grownups.About 9 percent of U.S. adults between ages 50 and 64 used marijuana in the the previous year, according to s...
01:44 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Apple exposes new phone names in website source code
Today's press event will have the details, but view source offers an unexpected preview this morning. All Things How, The Verge and others spotted the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR in files hosted at Appl...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Learn how to make professional videos in this 5-hour course
We live in an age dominated by video, and with little more than a camera and a computer, virtually anyone can make a living producing interesting video content. However, competition is stiff, so if yo...
12:50 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Tabloid says Cuomo aide promised smear of Cynthia Nixon the day before it happened: "Jewish high holidays!"
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo claimed to have known nothing about the state Democratic Party's smearing of primary opponent Cynthia Nixon as an antisemite. But an aide, mistakenly believing himself t...
12:13 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Paul McCartney and John Lennon masturbated together
Funny how something that would have been wildly controversial just a few years ago is now merely the third-most amusing historical anecdote in a GQ interview."I mean, I think in the end this was one...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Behold, the inflatable Han-Solo-frozen-in-Carbonite Halloween costume
Every year, Halloween costumes get weirder and more complicated. Case in point: this inflatable Han-in-Carbonite one.Here's how it works:For $59.99, you get the adult-sized costume (and a battery-oper...
11:15 am PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing 'Smokey and the Bandit' to return to theaters as a tribute to Burt Reynolds
To honor the memory of the recently deceased Burt Reynolds, Smokey and the Bandit is headed back to the big screen.According to Variety, the 1977 hit flick will show in 240 AMC theatres for nine days ...
10:50 am PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Trump diverts millions from FEMA for ICE detentions, calls Puerto Rico "unsung success"
As the Carolinas prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, currently a Category 4 storm, Senator Jeff Merkley appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show with a document that shows $10,000,000 was diverte...
01:06 am PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing To do in America, next Wednesday: See the "People's Premiere" of Michael Moore's Trump takedown, "Fahrenheit 11/9"
https://youtu.be/WRQv9xMQ3E0Michael Moore's latest documentary is a scorching Trump takedown called Fahrenheit 11/9; next Wednesday, all over the USA, theaters will screen a "People's Premiere" of t...
12:07 am PDT - Wed, September 12, 2018
BoingBoing Badass NOAA storm trackers fly into Hurricane Florence
As a million people evacuate the coastal regions of Virginia and North Carolina to escape the damaging winds of Hurricane Florence, the badass scientists of NOAA are flying smack-dab into the storm....
11:45 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Avid reader wins his own bookstore in a raffle
When you walk into a bookshop, chances are that you weren't expecting to walk out with a bookshop. However, that's exactly what happened to Ceisjan Van Heerden after shopping at the Bookends bookstore...
08:33 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Use VR to travel through a duck's amazing vagina
The internet is perpetually amused and fascinated by the crazy, corkscrewing duck penis, but commonsense dictates that if fella ducks have crazy willies, then lady ducks will have equally amazing hoo-...
08:11 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing California Farm Bureau sells out farmers, hands John Deere a monopoly over tractor repair
Farmers are the vanguard of the Right to Repair movement; accustomed as they are to fixing their own equipment (you can't wait for a repair tech when the tractor doesn't work -- as the saying goes, yo...
07:13 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing 2018's Blue Wave needs to take down Trump, and the right-wing establishment of the Democratic Party
California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown repeatedly vetoed universal healthcare after the state legislature voted it through; Democratic state majorities in NY, CT and NJ refused to enact legislat...
07:10 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Excellent padded picnic blanket on sale for $13.59
I've been using this picnic blanket for a few years, and it has held up very well. It's waterproof, padded, tough, and easily folds into its own compact carrying case. Amazon has it on sale now for $1...
06:56 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing History's solutions to runaway inequality: warfare, revolution, state collapse and plague
In Walter Scheidel's new book The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century, the Stanford classics prof traces the rise and fall of inequalit...
06:47 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Idiot drivers fight for the middle lane
For all we know, the drivers of these cars fighting to take possession of the middle lane of a freeway could be the nicest people in the world, beloved by friends, coworkers, and family members. But I...
05:43 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing 17 years ago today Trump boasted that he now had the tallest building in downtown Manhattan
We already know what kind of a person Trump is. We knew it 17 years ago when he told a TV reporter on 9/11 that his tower was the tallest building in downtown Manhattan now that the World Trade Center...
05:27 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Quiz: Are these writers complaining about 21st-century e-scooters, or 19th-century velocipedes?
Many cultural critics freaked out when people started riding newfangled bicycles in the 19th century. In fact, their complaints sound so much like modern-day writers' complaints about e-scooters, Chri...
05:19 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing "He got a real purty mouth aint he"
A few months ago on Conan, the late Burt Reynolds shared the fantastic and funny origin of one of many iconic moments from Deliverance (1972): "He got a real purty mouth aint he." Watch the clip bel...
05:16 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing What's next after tomorrow's EU internet regulation vote?
Tomorrow's the day: the EU will vote on the text of the new Copyright Directive, including the most sweeping and invasive internet regulations in European history: Article 11, letting news sites decid...
05:10 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Review: CleanMyPC makes for lazy computer maintenance at a reasonable price
One of the nice things about owning a MacBook is that, more often than not, you don't have to give too much thought about what's going on behind the scenes. Mac OS is stable as all get out. Most users...
05:10 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Baltimore police officers carry toy guns to plant on people they shoot
Corrupt Baltimore police officers have a way to shoot anyone they want with impunity: they carry toy guns to plant on their victims. From Vice:Detective Maurice Ward, who's already pleaded guilty to c...
04:55 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing How to disable the annoying Bixby button on Samsung phones with a gold plug
A lot of people can't stand the dedicated Bixby button on Samsung phones because it is easy to accidentally press. And on the Galaxy Note 9, you can't turn off Bixby. So Jerry from Jerry Rig Everyth...
04:48 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Broken film camera hacked into supercool wrist-cam
Photographer Alireza Rostami scavenged the lens and shutter from his broken Chinese Seagull TLR camera to create this fantastic wrist-worn camera complete with a self-timer. More at PetaPixel....
04:17 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Old weird war technology like parachuting pigeons and and flying sharks
Peter Taylor was doing research at the UK's Imperial War Museums when he stumbled across the story of parachuting pigeons. In 1914, the British were seeking intelligence about German troop numbers and...
04:11 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing The EU's copyright plans will let anyone mass-censor the internet
Tomorrow's EU vote on a new copyright directive will determine whether the EU internet will be governed by algorithmic censorship filters whose blacklist anyone can add anything to. (Visit Save Your I...
04:10 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Legendary Steve Caballero on 'Skater's Favorite Skater'
One of the absolute all-time greats, Steve Caballero talks about his favorite skaters.I am always jazzed to see how awesome, and still so very cool, all my old skateboarding heroes turned out....
03:35 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Wanting It Badly Is Not Enough: Real Problems For Creators Deserve Real Solutions
As the European Parliament prepares for tomorrow's vote on the new Copyright Directive with its provisions requiring mass-scale filtering of all public communications to check for copyright infringeme...
03:26 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing At Eternity's Gate looks so good it'll make you want to cut your own ear off
I heard a rumor that Willem Dafoe will be filming a movie for Disney near where I've been dry camping these past six months. All of the employees at the lodge where he'll be staying have been instru...
03:22 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing LEGO Han Solo gets frozen in LEGO carbonite
LEGO Han in Carbonite is reason enough for me to buy the LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber.While LEGO Lando isn't to be seen, he's clearly still a traitorous jerk! LEGO Han is getting frozen in c...
02:25 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing How do trees talk to each other?
Trees "talk" to each other in forests. They are part of underground networks based on symbiotic relationships, known as mycorrhiza, with fungi. To paraphrase Marshall McLuhan, the medium is the mush...
02:07 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing You can check out neckties, briefcases, and handbags from the New York Public Library
The New York Public Library's Riverside branch invites you to check out a necktie, briefcase, or handbag suited for a "job interview, wedding, audition, graduation, prom, or other formal event." It's ...
01:53 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing A group of African slaves spent 15 years shipwrecked on this tiny island
In 1761 a French schooner was shipwrecked in the Indian Ocean, leaving more than 200 people stranded on a tiny island. The crew departed in a makeshift boat, leaving 60 Malagasy slaves to fend for the...
01:38 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing For sale (in Canada, natch): A Cadillac Snowcat stretch limo
Tackle winter's snow in over-the-top eighties luxury with this snowcat stretch limo, posted on Craigslist by its owner Robert Falck of Vancouver. This mashup of an old Bombardier SV250 Skidozer and ...
01:33 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Scientists unlock methods for testing evil
For better or worse, we've been trying to find ways to gauge human intelligence for hundreds of years. A century ago, Charles Spearman twigged to the notion that no matter what methodology one uses to...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Bizplan's tools help get your business idea funded faster
Coming up with a great business idea is one thing, but turning that idea into a calculated, fundable strategy is an entirely differentand much more difficultendeavor. That's what inspired the enterpri...
12:34 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Long Island officials to 'crack down' on crack pipe vending machines
Three vending machines dispensing crack pipes for $2 each were discovered roadside in Long Island. The machines were marked "PENS" and did indeed contain pens, well, ballpoint pens that had been tur...
12:19 pm PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Angry at Kenyan train in Thomas the Tank Engine, the NRA posts picture of trains in Klan hoods
After decades of Thomas the Tank Engine having female and international characters (typically represented by an actual train design from their home countries) conservatives have finally noticed and go...
07:01 am PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing What developers need to do to save the internet from the EU's looming copyright disaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm_p3sf9kq4On Wednesday, the EU will vote on whether to force all online platforms to filter user-generated content against massive databases of copyrighted works (an...
01:32 am PDT - Tue, September 11, 2018
BoingBoing Surprise: making your own coins is a dangerous pain in the ass
After talking about how it takes a whack of skilled experts to make the stuff most of us take for granted, Andy from How to Make Everything comes to the conclusion that minting your own currency is ...
11:49 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing 12 year olds write a book on making afterschool mischief
Storyboard Pandemonium writes, "I am twelve years old. Me and a friend who I met at an afterschool program wrote this book to help people deal with unfair rules, beat boredom, protest in a respectful ...
10:25 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Procedurally generated maps of medieval cities, suitable for RPGs
The Medieval Fantasy City Generator; fill in a few options and press go, and voila! I have no idea how plausible these are, but they're MUCH better than anything I ever came up with as a Dungeon Maste...
10:19 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Thanks to a Chinese and Korean fad, California's wild succulents are being poached and smuggled to Asia
Succulents are key to stabilizing the fragile coastal ecosystems of California; they're also extremely popular in China and South Korea, thanks to a fad that's sweeping Asia. (more…)...
10:12 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing The sheriffs who cheered Trump's attack on the press have long histories of shady dealings, revealed by the press
Last week, Trump invited a collection to sheriffs to the White House for a rousing speech about the evils of the free press, exactly the kind of thing the leader of a democracy does all the time, and ...
09:58 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Good news: California ends cash bail! Bad news: It's been replaced with a black-box algorithm.
Cash bail has turned American jails into debtors' prisons, where the wealthy can go about their business while awaiting trial, and the poor can languish for months or even years in jail because they c...
09:39 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Bruce Sterling's VR, Objective Reality, lets you live life as an inert, resentful appliance
https://vimeo.com/285851418Objective Reality is a new VR installation from automato.farm, written by Bruce Sterling, in which you "play" one of a variety of inanimate objects: a rotating fan, a roam...
09:31 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Trump wants to kill the International Criminal Court to protect US war criminals from prosecution for Afghan crimes
Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton on how the administration views the International Criminal Court in the Hague, where genocides, crimes against humanity and war crimes are prosecuted: "We w...
09:15 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Big Tech is losing the public's trust in just the same way that Big Finance has
Writing in the New York Times, Nathaniel Popper notes a new current running through our discourse: the idea that Big Tech is not to be trusted, and should be broken up. (more…)...
09:08 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Movies to watch: "The Last Movie Star" starring Burt Reynolds
R.I.P. Burt Reynolds. Recently, I had the pleasure of watching his film The Last Movie Star, directed by Adam Rifkin. In this film, Reynolds portrays an aging movie star who is the guest of honor at a...
09:05 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Migrant parents are refusing to be reunited with their kids, citing safety concerns
According to the ACLU, the nightmare perpetuated against immigrants and refugees attempting to find safe harbor in the United States has taken a new, unexpected turn for the worse: the parents, separa...
08:41 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Rudy Rucker's latest steampunk novel: "Return to the Hollow Earth," a voyage starring Santa Cruz hippies and Edgar Allan Poe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUgK8I0FGF4Rudy Rucker writes, "'Return to the Hollow Earth' is my new steampunk novel of the Hollow Earth." (more…)...
08:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing That time Outdoor Channel, Maria Butina, & NRA tried to launch a 'non-political' Vladimir Putin TV show
Putins Russia, as ABC News reports today, would have featured the Russian President hunting, fishing, and generally being a very macho man outdoors. (more…)...
07:47 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Samsung 128GB MicroSD for $29
Samsung's 128 GB MicroSD is on sale now for $29 (Amazon). It's a convenient way to backup/transfer important files like your music, video, and photo libraries. Or, you can use it as the hard drive for...
07:37 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Newly completed Ramones song, S.L.U.G., released ahead of Road to Ruin reissue
I was so thrilled to discover this last night. Ahead of the forthcoming release of the remastered, expanded edition of the Ramones' iconic 1978 album, Road to Ruin, KEXP premiered a "fully-realized" v...
07:35 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Two more planes full of sick people land in the United States bringing the zombie apocalypse one step closer
You may have heard that an Emirates flight EK 203 was quarantined by the Center for Disease Control at John F. Kennedy Airport immediately after landing earlier this week. At first, it was crazy town:...
07:31 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Accused Russian agent Maria Butina will remain in jail, U.S. judge rules
A U.S. judge ruled Monday that the accused Russian military operative Maria Butina must remain in jail, saying she poses a very real risk of flight, and also granted the government prosecutors' reques...
06:15 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Awesome mirrored costumes at the Vienna Buskers Festival
Found this via Reddit. It is beautiful. Relax regarding the vertical video....
06:11 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Academic publishing is a mess and it makes culture wars dumber
In 1996, physicist Alan Sokal suspected that cultural studies lacked academic rigor. So he wrote an intentionally nonsensical paper, Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics...
05:57 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Court nukes Ontario's Trumpian government bid to gut Toronto city council
Doug Ford is the laughable bumblefuck who was elected Premier of Ontario by a roster of cheap Trumpian tricks and (literally) a promise to make beer cost $1 in the province (this promise was not fulfi...
05:46 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing How to keep your kid from falling out of a chairlift in 1965
Who needs a pull-down bar when you have an arm to keep your kid from plummeting hundreds of feet?[via r/OldSchoolCool]...
05:26 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Silicone dish scrubbers: one year of use, far less gross than a sponge
I've been using these silicone dish scrubbers for about a year. They are far less gross than sponges.All the tales of sponge-nastiness got to me last year. I decided that some silicone scrubbers were ...
05:23 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Snow leopard cub startles mother
A young snow leopard jumped from a rock and startled its mother, and the mother's startled reaction startled the cub....
05:09 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Hunters in Washington state arrested for chasing and shooting at two Australian firefighters
What kind of person shoots a firefighter? We don't know yet, because the identities of two hunters, charged by the FBI with chasing down and shooting at two Australian firefighters and two local polic...
04:49 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Giant red ball escapes from art installation in Ohio
Don't concern yourself with the context. Just enjoy the marvel of a giant red ball rolling down a street in Toledo with two people in hot pursuit. (more…)...
04:45 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing At insane speeds, Moto2 racer pulls other rider's brake and gets banned
Talk about bad sports. Holy cow! (more…)...
04:36 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Video tour of the "coolest district in Prague"
Honest Guide made this 3-minute video about Vinohrady, "possibly the coolest district in Prague." It mainly focuses on restaurants and coffee shops, which look enticing....
04:32 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Your home needs an inflatable 17.5' Fortnite Battle Bus
Nothing lets guests know what you expect from a party like a giant inflatable Fortnite Battle Bus.My brother has bought his own bounce house, and his kids love him for it. I am not sure that buying th...
03:38 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Gallery of stop-motion wizard Ray Harryhausen movie posters
Stop-motion-animation wizard Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013) is widely regarded as the master of old-school special effects. Harryhausen called his method of animating small models of monsters and superim...
02:48 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Not in our name: Why European creators must oppose the EU's proposal to limit linking and censor the internet
The European Copyright Directive vote is in three days and it will be a doozy: what was once a largely uncontroversial grab bag of fixes to copyright is not a political firestorm, thanks to the action...
01:36 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Worker surreptitiously ate $9,200 worth of deli meat, reports grocery
Nibbling away over the eight years of her employment at a grocery store in Canton, Ohio, an employee munched through $9,200 worth of deli meat before being shown the door. From The Canton Repository:T...
01:09 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Another popular privacy app in the Mac App Store caught stealing users' browser history
Trend Micro makes popular apps for cleaning up systems and guarding against malware infection. At least one of its offerings in the Mac App Store uploads user data for reasons unknown, including web b...
12:25 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing CBS chief Leslie Moonves out suddenly after new sexual assault allegations
He'd been clinging on in hopes of winning a spectacular golden parachute, but Leslie Moonves quit CBS suddenly on Sunday after Ronan Farrow surfaced six more victims' stories in The New Yorker. As the...
12:25 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing CBS chief Leslie Moonves leaves suddenly after new sexual assault allegations
He'd been clinging on in hopes of winning a spectacular golden parachute, but Leslie Moonves left CBS suddenly on Sunday after Ronan Farrow surfaced six more victims' stories in The New Yorker. As the...
12:20 pm PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Mousetrap Monday guy traps wasps for a change
Shawn Woods is known for his informative videos demonstrating every imaginable kind of mousetrap, but this time, he goes after yellowjacket wasps. (more…)...
11:51 am PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Mainstream parties shrink in Sweden election
Sweden's electorate fragmented at the ballot box, delivering a less-impressive showing for the far right than anticipated by polls—and a better one for the Left Party. The anti-immigrant Sweden ...
11:30 am PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Senko hanabi: Japanese sparklers light the summer nights
Summer in Japan isn't summer in Japan unless there are fireworks—and lots of them. Cities and towns, temples and ports; somewhere near you, on one of these hot and outrageously humid summer nigh...
11:03 am PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Dallas cop charged with manslaughter after killing neighbor in his apartment
Dallas cop Amber Guyger, 30, was charged this weekend with manslaughter after killing her neighbor Botham Shem Jean, supposedly under the belief that he was an intruder in her apartment. She was in fa...
11:00 am PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Behold another botched restoration of a religious artifact
The delightful trend of incompetently "restored" art continues, though at this point one wonders if it's for the publicity. Maria Luisa Menendez of El Ranadoiro says the local priest gave her permis...
10:40 am PDT - Mon, September 10, 2018
BoingBoing Impressive colorization of century-old photos
Mario Unger brings old photos to life through his colorization skills. Above is a 12-year-old Frida Kahlo taken in 1919. Below: Freud in 1920: (more…)...
03:17 pm PDT - Sun, September 9, 2018
BoingBoing Motorola patents a robocop autonomous car that brethalyzes, mirandizes you, calls your lawyer and collects your bail
In Patent 10049419, "Mobile law enforcement communication system and method," Motorola engineers describe "A communication system, comprising: a self-driving vehicle within which to detain a detainee ...
03:09 pm PDT - Sun, September 9, 2018
BoingBoing Kerwax: analog home mixer, designed and manufactured in France
Kerwax Studios in Brittany, France sports some of the most beautiful, vintage audio mixing gear you'll ever see; the studios have made a "replica" in the form of an "excerpt" that does two channels' m...
03:01 pm PDT - Sun, September 9, 2018
BoingBoing A public bank for LA: instead of sending hundreds of millions to predatory finance, Angelenos' taxes can fund community development
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9I-dgJ_n40The City of Los Angeles sends the nation-wrecking finance industry more than $100MM/year in the form of fees and penalties for its banking business, suppor...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, September 9, 2018
BoingBoing This gaming mouse pad charges your phone while you play
You might not think much could be done to improve the humble mouse pad, but do a quick Google search, and you'll find options that are ultra-thin, pure metal, or even engineered with RGB lights. While...
12:42 pm PDT - Sun, September 9, 2018
BoingBoing Government seizes fraudulent military recruitment sites
Individuals willing to lay down their lives—or at least risk them for the promise of steady employment—shouldn't have to put up with phony websites designed to snag and sell their personal...
03:16 am PDT - Sun, September 9, 2018
BoingBoing NY Democratic Party publishes mailer accusing own primary challenger of being anti-semite
Cynthia Nixon's upstart challenge to fellow Democrat and incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo has hit a snag: her own party hasn't just picked sides in next week's primary election, it's mailed out flyers ...
08:08 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing I think my dog Zuul should go as Slimer this Halloween
I am deeply considering Slimer as my Cavalier Zuul's Halloween costume. (more…)...
04:03 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing Apple kicks Alex Jones and Infowars out of the App Store
All but exiled from social media over his violent threats and harassment of journalists, Alex Jones's Infowars iOS app became his last prominent platform1 after Twitter finally gave him the boot. Appl...
04:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing Russian feminist blogger faces 5 years for "inciting hatred" against men
Kazakh blogger Lyubov Kalugina has been charged under Russia's Article 282, an "anti-extremism" law now being used by men who claim women sharing jokes and memes offend them. Via Quartz: (more…...
03:38 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing George Zimmerman threatened to feed Beyonc and Jay Z to alligators
George Zimmerman, killer of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin and cause clbre of conservative pundits, has similar plans for Beyonc and Jay Z, who produced a documentary about Martin's short life....
03:05 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing UC Santa Cruz asks professors to rent their spare rooms to students who couldn't get housing guarantees
The director of housing for UCSC's Silicon Valley campus asked the university's 6,000 professors to consider sheltering their students to help bridge the shortfall between university-subsidized housin...
03:02 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing "The Mystery" of Tucker Carlson
I enjoyed Lyz Lenz's interesting article about Tucker Carlson's alleged descent from reasonable conservative to ranting race warrior.He has a large platform and all the money and privilege. Who is cen...
03:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing Instant noodle action figures
Graphic designer Taishi Arimura creates all sorts of delightful and whimsical work, including these cool instant noodle action figures. (more…)...
02:42 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing Trump planned Venezuela coup, inasmuch he is capable of "planning" anything
The Trump administration "held secret meetings" with officers in Venezuela's military to discuss overthrowing President Nicols Maduro, reports The New York Times. American officials eventually decided...
02:14 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing Britain's Channel 4 highlights Twitter abuse in ad campaign
Channel 4 in the UK: We stand up for diversity and inclusion. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees. One of the dark sides of this is online abuse. To highlight this disturbing trend, weve partnered with...
02:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing Fitness YouTuber breaks down just how little he makes
The Fitness Marshall has over a million subscribers and over 150 videos on his channel. His paltry take after three years of work comes to about $20 a video after record labels and everyone else tak...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing Why you should build your brand with a .tech domain name
The web is vast, but real estate is limited even in this digital space. As such, there's a major saturation of .com domains online, preventing new players from getting their first choice domain name a...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing Gentleman extracts sixth toilet snake in four years
Toilet snakes are reaching epidemic proportions in some parts of the world, but no more than in Mike Green's bathroom. (more…)...
12:30 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing Infamous "Inverted Jenny" Stamp No. 49 resurfaces a century later
100 years after a printing error created one of the most legendary stamps in philatelic history, one of the 100 Inverted Jenny stamps from the only known sheet of misprints has been confirmed as legit...
12:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing The playlist of the 2018 Burning Man Temple Burn
In all my years of going to Burning Man, I've never stuck around long enough to see the Temple burn. Its Burn happens on the Sunday evening after the Saturday night Man Burn. Once it's over, the event...
11:39 am PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing A candle that smells like Chinese takeout
With hints of soy, lemongrass, and ginger, here's a candle crafted to smell like Chinese food. Because. That's why.If someone opens a carton of Chinese food within 100 feet of us we end up drifting ov...
01:17 am PDT - Sat, September 8, 2018
BoingBoing Paper Haunted Mansion music box
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcwKEoHtR6sRay Keim writes, "More than a decade since I first designed my New Orleans Square Haunted Mansion Paper Model Kit, I realized I could add an new spooky dim...
09:49 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing George Papadopoulos gets 14 days in jail, former Trump campaign adviser must also pay $9,500 fine
Former Trump campaign adviser (and coffee boy) George Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in jail, a year of supervised release, 200 hours of community service, and a $9,500 fine after pleading guil...
07:25 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Philadelphia science museum employees accused of stealing $50,000 worth of bugs
The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is missing $50,000 worth of bugs; the loss wasn't immediately discovered because bugs are small and the Insectarium often moves its specimens around...
07:01 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing The most popular "privacy" tool in Apple's Mac App Store was stealing users' browsing history and sending it to China
Apple pioneered the idea of "app stores," where operating system vendors got to decide who could distribute software that ran on their platforms, arguing that these "curated" stores would ensure high ...
06:50 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing It's been a year since Equifax doxed America and nothing's changed
Last year Equifax sheepishly admitted that it had breached hundreds of millions of Americans', Britons' and Canadians' private financial data and then suppressed the news (subsequent months revealed t...
06:35 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Developers are worth more to tech companies than cash
Researchers from Stripe surveyed "thousands of C-level executives and developers across five different countries" and found that companies finding hiring qualified developers harder than anything else...
06:27 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing I just burnt an hour looking for an old-style iPhone/iPad/iPod cable
This is the iPad cable I was looking for.In the world of ever changing Apple device cables, I had finally run out of functional old-style cables for my iPad 2. I use the iPad 2 for streaming on my exe...
06:14 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Tim "Net Neutrality" Wu on the case for breaking up Facebook
Competition scholar and cyberlawyer Tim Wu (previously) is best known for coining the term "Net Neutrality," but his work ranges over all sorts of issues related to technology, competition, monopoly a...
05:59 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing The amendments for the EU's catastrophic copyright proposals don't fix a goddamned thing
Next Wednesday, the EU will vote on a potentially internet-destroying regulation that will ban linking to the news unless you're using a service that has paid for a "linking license" from the news sit...
05:59 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing It pays to haggle over your cable TV contract, says Consumer Reports
On average, American households pay $186 a month for their TV, internet, and home phone services. That's too much, and you can often reduce the bill with a phone call to your service provider, accordi...
05:37 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing How to: beat Chinese social media image-filtering
Researchers from the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab (previously) have published an extensive report on the image filtering systems used by Chinese messaging giant Wechat to prevent the posting of...
05:12 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Destiny 2: Foresaken may be too confusing to bother re-engaging with
If you were wondering what you've missed in Destiny, hardcore game fan and apparent self-appointed historian of all things Destiny, Byf, offers this gargantuan update.Destiny was a fantastic game fr...
05:12 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Destiny 2: Forsaken may be too confusing to bother re-engaging with
If you were wondering what you've missed in Destiny, hardcore game fan and apparent self-appointed historian of all things Destiny, Byf, offers this gargantuan update.Destiny was a fantastic game fr...
04:41 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Trump: Justice Dept should investigate identity of anonymous NY Times op-ed writer, because national security
Speaking on the never-ending campaign trail for his insatiable ego, Donald Trump today called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to harness the full power of the Justice Department to go after whoever ...
04:10 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Video: A fun Burning Man 2018 hyperlapse with lots of lovely robots
Longtime Burning Man enthusiast and video maker Mark Day shares A quickie iPhone hyperlapse of some Burning Man 2018, including some lovely robots, as befits the "iRobot" theme. (more…)...
04:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Creative Commons: next week's EU vote could cost us the internet
In just five days, a key EU vote could visit untold harm on the whole world's internet by subjecting all public communications to algorithmic censorship: the proposed Article 13 of the new Copyright D...
03:57 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Nazi-puncher fined $1
Jeffrey Winder appealed his guilty verdict after punching "Unite the Right" organizer Jason Kessler in Charlottesville the day after protester Heather Heyer died. A jury determined Winder should serve...
03:57 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Academic freedom grifters rally around a new anti-transgender "disease"
Brown University researcher Lisa Littman has become the latest cause clbre for academic freedom grifters after publishing an irresponsible article promoting "rapid-onset gender dysphoria," yet another...
03:36 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing To do near Minneapolis: The Passing Zone, magical nerd juggling artists (Sat. 9/8)
This weekend I'm camping in a secret location with a bunch of nutty geniuses. Two of them are Jon Wee and Owen Morse, a comedy juggling team who work together as The Passing Zone. They're performing S...
03:29 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Elon Musk and Joe Rogan smoke out
A 'worst idea video,' which a publicly traded CEO allowed to be published on the internet yesterday.It turns into stoner car discussion instantly....
02:52 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Microsoft to make Skype usable again
Earlier this year, Microsoft brought sweeping changes to Skype's UI, giving it something of a SnapChat makeover. The communication app's user base, I among them, was less than impressed, to say the le...
02:28 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing New photo book gives rare glimpse inside North Korea
Inside North Korea collects Oliver Wainwright's gorgeous photos of the striking public aesthetic of a brutal dictatorship. (more…)...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing This pocket-sized sensor matches colors to 31,000 name brand paints
The human eye is an incredible, beautiful thing; but it's not perfect, especially when it comes to matching colors. Whether you're repainting your bedroom or picking out colors for a website, eyeballi...
12:28 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing This 87-year-old man can deadlift 405 lbs.
Talk about "old man strength"! Here's a video of 87-year-old Joe Stockinger deadlifting FOUR-HUNDRED-AND-FIVE pounds. Truly an amazing feat.Stockinger is a legendary powerlifter from Canada and has ...
12:20 pm PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Metallica covers Prince's 'When Doves Cry,' unfortunately
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo were in Prince's hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota earlier this week. To pay tribute to The Purple One, they played a metal rendition of...
11:28 am PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Terrific cartoon on the American Revolution, but oversimplified
One of the most wonderful history channels is Oversimplified, which has returned with an entertaining and informative two-part history of the American Revolution. (more…)...
01:01 am PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Let me tell you about living my life on the road
In passing, I've talked about the fact that my wife and I are full-time nomads. Lemme expand on that.A few years back, we bought a 21-year-old RV with the intention of living in it while my wife compl...
12:38 am PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing Review: Microsoft's Surface Go is almost everything I want in a travel computer
Every year, I wait for Apple to announce mouse support for the iPad. Every year, I am left unfulfilled. Apple's nailed the apps that I need to do my job on the go, but the lack of a mouse for interact...
12:28 am PDT - Fri, September 7, 2018
BoingBoing A lovely little story about a sentient tank that attends a comic-con
John Wiswell's story "Tank!" tells the sweet, sad story of a fannish tank that wants to attend a comic-con and is confounded by their nonbinary gender, their social awkwardness, and the fact that no o...
11:07 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Cool video by Kodacrome uses marionettes and miniature sets
"What began as a simple concept," says the band Kodacrome, "snowballed into an all-consuming project, consisting of nine sets, electrically-wired lights and motors, and a borderline-obsessive stockp...
10:46 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing California's Delta Fire: 15,294 acres scorched in 24 hours, 'human involvement' blamed
The area burning from the massive Delta fire in Shasta County, California tripled in size overnight, scorching 15,294 acres and counting as of Thursday afternoon, per California fire authorities. Huma...
10:19 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Don't just fine Big Tech for abuses; instead, cut them down to size
My latest Locus Magazine column is Big Tech: We Can Do Better Than Constitutional Monarchies, and it's a warning that the techlash is turning into a devil's bargain, where we make Big Tech pay for a f...
09:54 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Mexico: 166 human skulls found in Veracruz clandestine mass grave
[Warning: Post contains graphic images.] Mexican investigators said Thursday they have discovered 166 human skulls in a clandestine burial pit in a central area of the Gulf state of Veracruz. (more...
09:19 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing LA libraries replace fines for young readers with in-library "read-offs"
Stan Rehm writes, "An uncommonly sensible new policy in Los Angeles libraries now allows children with overdue book fees to 'read off' their fines in the library." (more…)...
09:09 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing The Copenhagen Letter: a set of principles for ethical technology
The techlash has sparked a most welcome interest in the ethics of technology (there are hundreds of university courses on the subject!) and with it, a bustling cottage industry in the formulation and ...
09:06 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Alex Jones finally banned from Twitter after posting video of abusive exchange with CNN reporter
Twitter made its decision one day after Jones accosted CNN reporter Oliver Darcy on Capitol Hill, and livestreamed the encounter through Periscope, which Twitter owns. (more…)...
08:28 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Get a nice Nintendo Switch case for $5.35
If you like neon yellow-green (I do!) this is a good deal on a Nintendo Switch case ($5.35) from the generally excellent line of Amazon Basics products. Besides keeping your Switch clean and safe, the...
07:46 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Brett Kavanaugh: Birth Control = 'abortion inducing drugs.' #StopKavanaugh.
Well, this is a big old red flag. And an anti-science lie. (more…)...
07:34 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing "Free market" conservatives, aghast at Big Tech's hostility, become overnight Roosevelt-style trustbusters
They say "a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged" -- whether or not that's true, it's becoming abundantly clear that "a trustbuster is a neoliberal who's been on the wrong side of the online pl...
07:06 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Actor Burt Reynolds has died at 82. Here are some of our favorite clips from his work.
Burt Reynolds, the onetime jock from Florida who became an American screen icon, has died. (more…)...
06:36 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing How to make a 3D printed rolling marble clock
gocivici made this amazing mechanical clock with a 3D printer and generously shared the plans on Instructables.[via Evil Mad Scientist]...
06:26 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Woman knits stellar map as a giant tapestry
Australian software engineer Sarah Spencer used a 1980s knitting machine to create a gorgeous equatorial star map in the form of a huge tapestry.From Space.com:The piece features all 88 constellations...
06:15 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing This November, Florida may reverse more than a century of mass Black disenfranchisement
Florida is one of three states where felons who have completed their sentences are still barred from voting; it's also a notoriously inhospitable place for Black people, where the combination of racia...
06:13 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Jerk with drone frightens man
Here we see a drone operator pestering a man who appears frightened and confused. It's a shame the man didn't have a shotgun to take care of the pesky flying contraption....
05:52 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing IBM developed NYPD surveillance tools that let cops pick targets based on skin color
The NYPD's secretive Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center uses software from IBM in its video analytics system, which allows cops to automatically scan surveillance footage for machine-generat...
05:44 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Watch Kamala Harris question Kavanaugh on the Mueller probe
CSPAN has posted the entire nearly 8-minute exchange between Kamala Harris and Kavanaugh on the Mueller probe. It is worth your time. pic.twitter.com/ezJVEuDeUK— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) Sep...
05:36 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing San Francisco can not generally ban sleeping in public
A general ban on people sleeping in public places, allowing the San Francisco Police to arrest homeless people for having no place else to go, has been ruled cruel and unusual punishment by the US 9th...
05:05 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing 'No one should be sleeping well tonight': WHO encourages fear of Ebola
The Democratic Republic of Congo continues to fight off the worst Ebola outbreak in years. Butembo, a major regional hub of 1 million people, has now had a confirmed death.The World Health Organizatio...
05:04 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing If pro-choice GOP senator votes yes on Kavanaugh, her future opponent will get $500,000
Susan Collins is one of the few pro-choice Republican senators in Congress. It's entirely possible that her vote could decide the fate of Roe v. Wade foe Brett Kavanaugh. To help her make up her mind,...
04:53 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing 6 days until the EU votes on an extinction-level event for the internet: here's what they'll debate
In six days, the EU will debate and vote on a pair of copyright regulations that constitute an extinction-level event for the internet: "censorship machines" (Article 13, forcing all user-generated te...
04:24 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing A $10 food scale for weighing what you cook before you cook it
If you bake, or diet, this $10 food scale is super helpful to have around.There was a crepe recipe I really wanted to try, but everything was all in measured grams. I am far too lazy to bother convert...
04:12 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Japan's 6.7 earthquake swallows homes in landslides, kills at least 9 people
https://youtu.be/78Kh-OUtx2cJapan was struck with a magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 3:08am local time in Hokkaido, causing several landslides that swallowed a number of houses. According to The Japan Ti...
01:56 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died in accident
Dolores O'Riordan drowned in the bathtub after drinking too much and was in "good spirits" at the time, reports the inquest into her death.O'Riordan died as a result of a "tragic accident", the corone...
01:56 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died in accident, reports inquest
Dolores O'Riordan drowned in the bathtub after drinking too much and was in "good spirits" before her death, according to an inquest held in London.O'Riordan died as a result of a "tragic accident", t...
01:49 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's Interior Secretary is now blacking out nearly all details of his calendar
Ryan Zinke (previously) is one of Trump's most notoriously scandal-haunted cabinet members; as Secretary of the Interior he presided over the catastrophic failure of the federal government to interven...
01:36 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Santander Bank freezes transgender woman's account because she sounded 'like a man'
Contraltos banking with Santander are advised to avoid the faculty of speech: they might freeze your account. This is what happened to Sophia Reis, a 46-year old trans woman from Nottingham who was to...
01:30 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Cat-sized camping tents
If you've ever stood in the camping section of a big box store and wondered how you could snag one of those miniature display tents for your pet, wonder no longer. Enter Cat Camp, an Australian compan...
01:20 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Roy Moore sues Sacha Baron Cohen over "pedophile detector" stunt
Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as an overbearing Israeli antiterrorism expert, scanned Republican politician Roy Moore with a "pedophile detector" during a comical interview shot for his series Who...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Saturn has northern lights, too
Earth shares a cool phenomenon with Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn: all have observable auroras. NASA created a lovely animation of Saturn's, as well as some cool still images. (more…)...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing Learn a new language anywhere with uTalk
From enhanced memory to better decision-making skills, learning a new language delivers a trove of benefits beyond not sounding like a tourist when you travel abroad. But, amidst the hustle and bustle...
12:48 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing India decriminalizes gay sex
India's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that gay sex is not a criminal offense.Although public opinion in India's biggest cities has been in favour of scrapping the law, there remains strong opposition a...
12:30 pm PDT - Thu, September 6, 2018
BoingBoing A 1000-piece color-changing jigsaw puzzle
You thought those single color jigsaw puzzles were difficult? Try putting together one where the pieces change colors! That's just what the latest offering from artist Clemens Habicht does:1000 CHANGI...
11:13 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders' new bill will force companies to reimburse governments for low-paid employees' welfare costs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttT5zXq3DgIBernie Sanders has introduced the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (STOP BEZOS) Act, which will force any corporation with more than 500 employe...
11:07 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Consortium of the largest science funders in Europe announce that they'll only fund open access research
Eleven of Europe's largest scientific research funders, responsible for €7.6B in annual grants, have announced "Plan S," whereby scientists will only be able to get research grants if they promis...
10:55 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing The Surreal Joys Of The Beautiful Book Of Exquisite Corpses
There was just one problem when I asked artists to contribute to The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses, the new adult-creativity book that I edited: some of them had no idea what an Exquisite Corpse...
10:39 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing To do in LA this weekend: Scottworks, celebrating visionary composer, inventor and musician Raymond Scott
Cory Councill writes, "Musician, inventor, and visionary Raymond Scott (1908-1994) (previously) will be feted on September 8 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA. As influential today as he ever has b...
10:29 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Michigan school board members recalled for enacting LGBTQ-friendly policies
John Frost writes, "Four members of the Williamston, Michigan Board of Education are being recalled because they enacted policies that enable schools to treat children with respect regardless of their...
10:07 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Anonymous Trump official: Don't worry, America, us unelected nameless GOP hacks have quietly executed a coup
Trump is mentally incapable of functioning as president, writes one of his administration's senior officials, anonymously, in the New York Times. But not to worry, America. An administrative coup has ...
09:22 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Everyone -- not just Europeans -- needs to save the internet from the EU's terrible copyright proposal
We have just a week until the European Parliament debates and votes on the new Copyright Directive, including the dreaded censorship machines (every website has to censor anything that appears to be a...
09:13 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Airport "security" trays are filthy reservoirs of infectious agents
In Deposition of respiratory virus pathogenson frequently touched surfaces at airports, published in BMC Infectious Diseases, a University of Nottingham team reveal that the airport security trays the...
09:02 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing If Susan Collins confirms Kavanaugh, $300K will automatically be sent to her Democratic challenger
Ady Barkan's Be a Hero campaign is taking pledges of cash to go to the Democratic challenger for Maine Senator Susan Collins if she breaks her word and votes to confirm Trump Supreme Court nominee Bre...
08:56 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Internet of Things security camera sends customers' video feed to someone else
Shelan Faith has an internet-enabled home "security" system from Vivint Home Security; it includes cameras that spy on the interior and exterior of her home, as well as sensors that report on things l...
08:44 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing The future is here today: you can't play Bach on Youtube because Sony says they own his compositions
James Rhodes, a pianist, performed a Bach composition for his Youtube channel, but it didn't stay up -- Youtube's Content ID system pulled it down and accused him of copyright infringement because Son...
08:29 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Wikipedia's warning: EU copyright changes threaten the internet itself
In just one week, Members of the European Parliament will debate and vote on the new EU Copyright Directive, which contains two of the worst, most dangerous internet proposals in living memory. (more&...
08:25 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing This handbook of workshop tips has plenty of great ideas for everyone
A good shop tip is a meme in the original sense of the word (an idea so useful that it quickly spreads from one nervous system to another). My friend Gareth Branwyn has been collecting shop tips for m...
08:10 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Today in sadness: cut out carbs and red meat'll still kill you
I've been on a keto diet for the past month and change. I love it! I can eat all the meat, dairy and nuts I want to! I snack on beef jerky, cured meats and nuts when I'm hungry. I can still enjoy a lo...
08:07 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing This year's Electromagnetic Field hacker campout demonstrated the awesome power of DIY cellphones and DIY stingrays
Every year, security researchers, hardware hackers and other deep geeks from around the world converge on an English nature reserve for Electromagnetic Field, a hacker campout where participants show ...
08:02 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Try this new font made from corporate logos
Creative studio Hello Velocity's Brand New Roman is "the most corporate Corporate Font ever created!" (via Laughing Squid)...
07:59 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Tabloids turn on Trump, Brad and Jen reunite, and Natalie Woods death mystery solved, in this weeks dubious tabloids
The tabloid worm has turned. After three years of deifying Donald Trump and lauding his every utterance, there is no clearer indication of the tabloids turning against Trump than the Globe magazines c...
07:56 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Report: new iPhone likely to be named "iPhone Xs Max"
9to5 Mac reports that the new flagship iPhone is "likely" to be named iPhone Xs Max.Last week 9to5Mac exclusively shared the first look at the new iPhone Xs models due to be officially announced by Ap...
07:27 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing New trailer for Halloween sequel
Laurie Strode: Was that the boogeyman? Doctor Loomis: As a matter of fact, it was. Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Mye...
06:24 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's insane new "Media Accountability Survey"
Orange Julius is at it again. Check out his latest, totally batshit Mainstream Media Accountability Survey.Full of double negatives and odd rewinds, this survey from the Trump campaign puts in the u...
05:48 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Happy anniversary, Voyager 1 and the Voyager Golden Record!
On this day in 1977, NASA launched Voyager 1 on a grand tour of the solar system and into the mysteries of interstellar space. (It followed the launch of Voyager 2 a few weeks earlier.)Attached to eac...
05:41 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Super deal on SanDisk 256GB microSD cards
At $62.80 this is the best price I've seen for a SanDisk 256GB microSD card. (more…)...
05:36 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing $1bn blood-testing scam Theranos dissolved
Photo: Shutterstock.Theranos, the $1bn Silicon Valley fraud that made fools or corpses of everyone who trusted it, is finally to meet its doom. The Wall Street Journal reports that its dissolution was...
05:09 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Marco Rubio and Alex Jones threaten one another in pathetic confrontation
Things got heated outside a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about social media today when conspiracy theorist Alex Jones touched the person of Sen. Marco Rubio in a successful attempt to get him...
05:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing $400,000 raised for homeless man is missing
"There's no money left," says the attorney for a woman and her boyfriend who launched a GoFundMe account for a homeless man who gave his last $20 to the woman so she could put gas in her car. $400,000...
04:57 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Young people finally fleeing Facebook, say researchers
It's been predicted for years without much proof to show for it, but new data from Pew Research finally serves the pudding: young people are leaving Facebook for good.From Pew:There are, however, age ...
04:30 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing What popular websites looked like 20 years ago
The web was a lot less slick in the mid-90s. Font choices were limited and designers were trying to figure out how best to use the new medium. The Web Design Museum has screenshots of 1990s and early ...
04:28 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Man in truck rams Dallas TV station then starts ranting at it
Fox News 4 in Dallas reports that a man crashed his truck into the side of its building at least twice "then got out and started ranting." https://twitter.com/FOX4/status/1037309502687772672?ref_src=t...
04:10 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing My daughter and I share a Nintendo Switch
A few months back we bought a Nintendo Switch. The portable console gets shared between a 46 year-old dad and an 11 year-old daughter. The Switch sees a lot of playtime. (more…)...
04:07 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Molly Lewis's wonderful song about Hillary Clinton: "Pantsuit Sasquatch"
https://youtu.be/Pb8_uPWhCngI saw Molly Lewis perform "Pantsuit Sasquatch" on stage at the JoCo Cruise earlier this year and it was one of the highlights of the cruise. She just released the video....
03:57 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Hospital care in America - the $10 cough drop
On Amazon, a bag of 70 Halls Black Cherry Sugar Free Cough Drops costs $3.84. If you want 70 of the exact same cough drops that have been individually repackaged by Safecor Health of Columbus OH, the ...
03:30 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing How to make your own bars of soap
"You're most likely not going to lose a finger making soap," says John Hanson of Longfellow Soap in Minneapolis, Minnesota. That's reassuring! In this video, John shows you how to make bar soap at h...
03:12 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing How this maker organizes her workbench
In this video my friend and former Make colleague, Becky Stern, shows how she organized her workspace. She says she threw away a bunch of unwanted stuff but also found interesting tools and componen...
02:50 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Kindergarten principal fired after welcoming back students with pole dancers performance
The principal of Xinshahui kindergarten in Shenzhen, China was fired after bringing pole dancers to perform for the students during back-to-school celebrations. From CNN:"The district education bureau...
02:39 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to Tycho's sunrise DJ set from Burning Man
Enjoy Tycho's sunrise DJ set from the Dusty Rhino at Burning Man, August 30, 2018. Track list below the audio embed.Fila Brazillia - A Zed And Two L'sKing Of Woolworths - Bakerloo (Main Titles)Squarep...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing How to kickstart a programming educationwithout the student loans
It's no secret that coding is one of the most employable skills today, but not all of us had the foresight to major in computer science during college. That's not to say it's too late to get your codi...
12:31 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Fitbit has 150 billions hours of "anonymized" health data
David Pogue writes that Fitbit has 150 billion hours of anonymized heart data from its users, not to mention their ages, sexes, locations, heights, weights, activity levels, and sleep patterns—a...
12:31 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Fitbit has 150 billion hours of "anonymized" health data
David Pogue writes that Fitbit has 150 billion hours of anonymized heart data from its users, not to mention their ages, sexes, locations, heights, weights, activity levels, and sleep patterns—a...
12:15 pm PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Clamdy Canes, clam-flavored candy canes
I know, I know, we shouldn't be talking about the holidays just yet. But, keep clam, Archie McPhee went ahead and released Clamdy Canes -- yes, candy canes that taste like clams -- and I couldn't resi...
11:55 am PDT - Wed, September 5, 2018
BoingBoing Fishmonger shut down after gluing googly eyes on his catch
To make his fish look fresher, a Kuwaiti fishmonger glued googly eyes on his stock. The Kuwaiti Commerce Ministry reportedly forced him to close shop after a Facebook video showing the infraction went...
11:41 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing God mad at Trump: photo proof!
Today, CNN photographer Khalil Abdallah captured this photo of God's anger at the White House. (via @matthoyeCNN)During a thunderstorm in #DC today, ##CNN photographer @abdallahcnn captured this great...
11:21 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing I'm heading to New York for a lecture series at Columbia!
Columbia University's Brown Institute is hosting me for a trio of lectures later this month in New York City: I kick off with a conversation with the Brown's Dennis Tenen about science fiction, copyri...
11:12 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing A reliable credit-card skimmer detector: a card that detects multiple read heads
A team from the University of Florida won a 2018 Usenix Security Distinguished Paper Award for Fear the Reaper: Characterization and Fast Detection of Card Skimmers, which presents their work on the "...
10:47 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing A new, free edition Sarah Jeong's "The Internet of Garbage"
Journalist Sarah Jeong (previously) was just appointed to the New York Times's editorial board, prompting garbage people to dig through her twitter for old posts that could be made to seem offensive o...
10:37 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing US voting machine vendors and officials insist that it's OK to build wireless networking into election systems
I've been fighting with voting machine vendors since Bush v Gore, when companies like Diebold brazenly sought to subvert the Supreme Court's order to standardize a secure design for US voting machines...
10:30 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing 'IG Shopping'? Instagram is building a dedicated shopping app, per reports
There will be a new Instagram app sometime soon that's all about shopping, reports The Verge. (more…)...
10:22 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing It just got easier to change your gender in California, thanks to 2 new laws
Two new laws that allow California residents to officially change their gender identification went into effect this past Labor Day weekend. (more…)...
10:14 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Alex Jones traffic drops by half after Facebook & YouTube ban Infowars
Race-baiting internet blowhard and alternative medicine profiteer Alex Jones said getting banned by Facebook or YouTube would only increase the numbers of rabid fans willing to click on his rants and ...
10:07 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing 'FICTION' Mattis denies words attributed to him in Bob Woodward's new book
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis denies the words attributed to him in Bob Woodward's new book, 'FEAR: Trump in the White House.' (more…)...
10:06 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Remembering the wild days of IRC on its 30th birthday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYQUsp-jxDQ&feature=youtu.beJon Cog writes, "On the 30th anniversary of IRC, David Cassel pulls together his favorite memories from the 1990s, 'when there were all ki...
09:54 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing How the EU will force all artists to use Youtube, forever
Robert Kyncl, Youtube's Chief Business Officer, writes about Article 13, the EU proposal to force all online services to evaluate all user-generated content with a copyright enforcement algorithm and ...
09:50 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Elon Musk is back on his 'Thai cave diver is a pedo' business (yep, again)
I suggest that you call people you know in Thailand, find out whats actually going on and stop defending child rapists, you fucking asshole. — Elon Musk, September 4, 2018, to Buzzfeed News. (mo...
09:50 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Elon Musk is back on his 'Thai cave diver is a pedo' business again
I suggest that you call people you know in Thailand, find out whats actually going on and stop defending child rapists, you fucking asshole. — Elon Musk, September 4, 2018, to Buzzfeed News. (mo...
09:29 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Oh for fuck's sake, not this fucking bullshit again (cryptography edition)
America, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and Australia are in a surveillance alliance called The Five Eyes, through which they share much of their illegally harvested surveillance data. (more…)...
09:15 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing RIP, Kenny Shopsin, New York City's greatest restauranteur
Kenny Shopsin was the proprietor of Shopsin's, an incredible, storied, secretive, boisterous, tiny restaurant and general store in Greenwich Village, whose cookbook/memoir is a masterclass in sloppy d...
09:15 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing RIP, Kenny Shopsin, New York City's greatest restaurateur
Kenny Shopsin was the proprietor of Shopsin's, an incredible, storied, secretive, boisterous, tiny restaurant and general store in Greenwich Village, whose cookbook/memoir is a masterclass in sloppy d...
09:03 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Music professor shows how the EU's looming extinction-level internet policy will work (fail)
On September 12th, the European Parliament will vote on whether to include Article 13 with the new Copyright Directive, and if they do, they will destroy the internet. (more…)...
08:41 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Papers sought for We Robot: Miami's eighth annual conference on robots and the law
Michael Froomkin writes, "We Robot, now heading into its 8th year, is lots of fun -- and it's also the leading North American conference on robotics law and policy. The 2019 edition will be held at th...
08:06 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing 147-piece Arduino clone kit for $16
Arduino is an electronics prototyping platform that makes it easy to build interactive projects without being an electrical engineer. Here's a $16 kit that has an Arduino Uno clone, a solderless bread...
07:09 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Parkland victim's dad says Kavanaugh walked away from him, wouldn't shake his hand today
Fred Guttenberg, father of 14-year-old Jamie, who was murdered during the Parkland school shooting, says he was snubbed today by Judge Brett Kavanaugh, nominee for the Supreme Court. When he tried to ...
06:57 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Bob Woodward's new book reveals the "nervous breakdown" of Trumps presidency
Bob Woodward's new book, Fear, "paints a harrowing portrait of the Trump presidency, based on in-depth interviews with administration officials and other principals," according to the Washington Post....
06:39 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this guy make his own bug spray
https://youtu.be/8yLXhUmEENQAndy of How To Make Everything decided to make his own bug spray by growing certain plants and extracting their essential oils. He put the oils into alcohol that he distill...
06:15 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing What if Steam had been around in 1988?
The geniuses at Squirrel Monkey are back with another trip down alternate memory lane. This time, they imagine what the online game platform Steam would be like back in the days of modems and floppy...
06:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Learn how to program Snake using Python
I'm a big fan of Christian Thompson's YouTube tutorials on the Python programming language. He explains his thinking as he enters code, in a way that is instructive and enlightening. In this 7-part ...
05:48 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing The 50 best horror novels of all time
These kinds of best-of lists are always highly personal, but this list of great horror novels include several that I love, including World War Z, Rosemarys Baby, and The Exorcist.18. Swan Song by Robe...
05:44 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Hilarious mashup of Tom Clancy's "Jack Ryan" and "The Office"
I would watch this show. From Funny Or Die:Up-and-coming CIA analyst and paper salesman Jim Ryan (John Krasinski) is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time, launching him into t...
05:35 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Having your mail delivered by rocket is the most 1950s futurist thing ever
Before the Internet was a thing, the postal service was a big deal for folks flung far from one another. Back in the mid-20th century, a phone call from one coast to the other, no matter how brief, ...
05:29 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Startling microscopic view of a butterfly
The Beauty of Science's "Microworld Unseen" project reveals the hidden beauty and weirdness of everyday objects through the "eye" of a scanning electron microscopes (SEMS). Capable of imaging at 1 n...
05:15 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Cosby actor who was job-shamed by Fox News gets job offer by filmmaker Tyler Perry
Over the weekend, a shopper at Trader Joes spotted former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens working at the grocery store. She took photos of Owens (who played the young doctor Elvin Tibideaux), which th...
05:15 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Former 'Cosby' actor job-shamed by Fox News gets job offer from filmmaker Tyler Perry
Over the weekend, a shopper at Trader Joes spotted former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens working at the grocery store. She took photos of Owens (who played the young doctor Elvin Tibideaux), which th...
05:11 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing I really didn't want another Funko but then Ron Swanson
"Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets." --Ron SwansonI really didn't want more of these in my home. My niece convinced me that having Ron Swanson in the house did actually make me cooler.Make th...
04:54 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Nobody takes the UN seriously, but here's how to fix it
The last year has been a dumpster fire for the norms of international relations. Many of the foundations of the modern international order have been brought into question, from the UN to the WTO to fr...
04:45 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Secrets of a Vegas high-roller suite from its manager
Brandon Presser managed the high-roller suites in Las Vegas's Cosmopolitan. They're reserved for players who front more than a million in the hotel's private casino. In Bloomberg, Presser reveals what...
04:35 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Activist and YouTuber Claire Wineland dies at age 21
Inspirational speaker and YouTuber Claire Wineland, who had cystic fibrosis, died Sunday night. The 21-year-old activist had a successful lung transplant on August 26, but days later she suffered a ...
04:30 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Marvelous scans of Leonardo da Vinci's journals
London's Victoria and Albert Museum has digitized and posted two of Leonardo da Vinci's personal notebooks. From The Art Newspaper:The notebooks remind us that Leonardo was as much an engineer as he w...
04:26 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Don't blink or you'll miss Jim Turner in "Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks"
Jim Turner is on the movie poster for Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks, so you might expect to see him in it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF2LQkodM1IJim plays Doctor Brinks, a humanitarian who dies before t...
04:20 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Forty-eight minutes of gameplay from Cyberpunk 2077? Yes please!
Earlier this year, we were treated to a brief taste of Cyberpunk 2077 the latest game from the developer of The Witcher, Projekt RED. It had me looking forward to the game, despite the fact that I ...
04:13 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing The time Paul McCartney "saw God"
Yep, the Beatle was tripping balls. Specifically, he had just taken a hit of DMT with famed 1960s art dealer Robert "Groovy Bob" Fraser. From the NME quoting a paywalled Sunday Times interview:We were...
04:10 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite Summer Skirmish ultimate showdown: NickMercs vs Aydan
All summer long Epic Games has thrown huge money at their exciting series of tournaments, the Fortnite Summer Skirmish. Two players in particular made this weekend's grande finale burning hot! NickM...
03:54 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Catalina de Erauso fled a convent, dressed as a man, and became a soldier in the New World
In 1607, a 15-year-old girl fled her convent in the Basque country, dressed herself as a man, and set out on a series of unlikely adventures across Europe. In time she would distinguish herself fighti...
03:42 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing This clever cable is a one-stop iPhone charger shop
In the decade that I've been using iPhones, iPods and iPads, I've never broken a cable, but holy shit am I ever good at losing them. Hotel guests around North America, China, Japan and a good chunk of...
03:39 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Woman uses eye drops to kill husband
Lana Sue Clayton allegedly poisoned her husband's drinking water with eye drops, rendering him dead.Via USA Today:Lana Sue Clayton is charged with murder and unlawful malicious tampering of food after...
03:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Lactic acid bacteria chocolate, another delicious treat from Japan
Its not like I need another reason to eat chocolate. But if I were looking for one, I think the South Korean company Lotte might have found it. Probiotic chocolate. Or more specifically, Lactic acid b...
01:32 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Alt-right publisher founds ComicsGate comic imprint
We must secure the existence of white people and a future for white ... comics?Theodore "Vox Day" Beale, the Nazi-quoting nationalist most famous for gaming the Hugo Awards with bloc voting campaigns,...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Surfshark VPN brings safer, faster browsing to your entire family
VPNs are essential for browsing the web without your ISP looking over your shoulder. But too many providers deliver this privacy at the expense of your browsing speed, bogging down your connection and...
11:17 am PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing "U.S.A." music video, by Da Pump, is all the rage in Japan
Why?...
11:00 am PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing Think you're a U.S. citizen? Prove it!
FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.RESIST! ...the temptation to fail to JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's subscription club, the Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access t...
03:15 am PDT - Tue, September 4, 2018
BoingBoing After Nike hires Colin Kaepernick for ad campaign, conservative halfwits destroy own property to own the libs
Nike hired Kap for an ad campaign: a satisfying yet bathetic result of his de facto expulsion from professional football for protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. Conserv...
06:32 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing The latest trailer for Universal Pictures' "First Man" about Neil Armstrong is absolutely perfect
The latest trailer for Universal Pictures' First Man packs a whole lotta action and drama into a 2-minute 14-second package. The movie chronicles the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, his first mann...
05:26 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing Veganism might make you feel better, but it won't save our asses
I've got a lot of pals that maintain a vegan diet. Some do it for ethical reasons. Others dig it simply because removing animal products from the menu has had a tremendous effect on their overall heal...
05:22 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing Giant fake McDonalds poster still up in restaurant 51 days after being sneaked onto the wall
https://youtu.be/0rJHC6nY4F8?t=17Jevh M and his mates noticed that there were no asians among the happy, smiling subjects of McDonald's corporate wall art. So he created a professional-looking fake wi...
05:02 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing Twitter was going to ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Then Jack Dorsey intervened to save his account.
When Twitter was the only major social network not to boot the hateful, violence-advocating conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the company struggled to explain that decision in terms of its already flexi...
04:37 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing The New Yorker editor's excuse for inviting Steve Bannon to headline its festival works for every New Yorker cartoon
The New Yorker invited white supremacist sponge Steve Bannon to headline its festival. The magazine is famous for its cartoons' caption competitions, but it was discovered not so long ago that the phr...
04:17 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing This long read provides a rare glimpse into the secretive world of B2 Bomber pilots
The B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber looks like one of Batman's rides. In service since the mid-1990s, the B2's distinctive flying wing shape, even after decades in service, still looks like the future and a...
04:17 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing Inside the secretive world of B2 Bomber pilots
The B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber looks like one of Batman's rides. In service since the mid-1990s, the B2's distinctive flying wing shape, even after decades in service, still looks like the future and a...
03:47 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing Steve Bannon to headline The New Yorker's festival
A grim reminder that in the upper echelons of journalism, white supremacists are at worst wayward tribesmates and at best very interesting men.From The New York Times:Stephen K. Bannon, President Trum...
03:47 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing Steve Bannon to headline The New Yorker's festival (UPDATE: disinvited)
A grim reminder that in the upper echelons of journalism, white supremacists are at worst wayward tribesmates and at best very interesting men: Steve Bannon is to headline The New Yorker's October fes...
01:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing Pack more in less with this space-saving vacuum kit
If you've ever taken an extended vacation, you know all too well the hassle that is packing clothes for a trip. In an effort to avoid steep baggage fees, we cram our luggage to the limit, not only mak...
12:07 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing VoCore2, a PC the size of a postage stamp, runs DOOM
VoCore2 is a one square inch-size computer with support for USB, Ethernet and video. It has a 580 MHz CPU, 128MB of RAM and built-in Wifi, yet remains smaller than just about anything you might use it...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing Chaos Soup: Japanese tomato smoothie with cream cheese
Kirin Sekai no Kitchen has recently started selling a product they call Melting Chaos Soup. It's sold beside the bottled water and teas. Now, I'm not a fan of tomato soup or juice, but I liked the lab...
11:49 am PDT - Mon, September 3, 2018
BoingBoing National Museum of Brazil destroyed by inferno
Brazils National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, opened in 1818 and home to over 20 million artifacts has been completely destroyed by fire. The three-story museum was closed when the fire quickly consumed ...
05:45 pm PDT - Sun, September 2, 2018
BoingBoing I went to Burning Man in 1996
When we ran out of bullets the noise from "Rave Camp" became intolerable.After eating all my mushrooms I watched some dudes burn a poorly built mannequin thing.A half-naked woman,out of her head on MD...
04:16 pm PDT - Sun, September 2, 2018
BoingBoing iPhone 8 users may be entitled to a free logicboard repair
Do you own an iPhone 8? Is it borked? Like REALLY, unusably borked? Good news: There might be a free fix in the cards for you!From The Verge:Apple quietly announced the launch of a free repair program...
03:24 pm PDT - Sun, September 2, 2018
BoingBoing Raccoon leaves his trash-eating pals to hang with the kitties
It's either unbearably cute or the prologue to a rabies epidemic. No matter how you see it, this raccoon takes a pass at every cat in the neighborhood, searching for the one that'll be the life-long...
03:16 pm PDT - Sun, September 2, 2018
BoingBoing Weekend Tunes: Nick Burbridge Song of Sisyphus
You won't find Nick Burbridge's music charting on any Top 20 lists and, to the best of my knowledge, he's never toured extensively, by himself or with his band McDermott's 2 Hours. But his music, on...
03:09 pm PDT - Sun, September 2, 2018
BoingBoing Bee spit is the special sauce in this Japanese Voice Care Candy
Are you one of those people who use your voice a lot? Work, home, a side hustle like a podcast perhaps? If you are, then I've got the candy for you. While searching for chocolate one day, I ran across...
02:51 pm PDT - Sun, September 2, 2018
BoingBoing People are getting their blocks off with LEGO porn
Agalmatophilia, a sexual attraction to dolls and other human figures, is nothing new: people have been attracted to and humping dolls for as long as there have been locks on doors not that the practi...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, September 2, 2018
BoingBoing This encrypted camera keeps tabs on your home while you're away
Home security cameras give us an extra pair of eyes to keep tabs on our home when we're out and about. But, if you're not smart about which device you use, your camera could turn against you, as hacke...
05:13 pm PDT - Sat, September 1, 2018
BoingBoing VIDEO: Stevie Wonder performs 'As' at Aretha Franklin's funeral
America, we needed this. Stevie Wonder performs at the funeral of Aretha Franklin, August 31, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LUPQE-y8K0[YouTube Link]https://twitter.com/xe...
03:46 pm PDT - Sat, September 1, 2018
BoingBoing Those weird sonic attacks at U.S. embassies? Microwave weapons, experts say.
Remember the stories over the past year or so about mysterious attacks at U.S. embassies harming diplomatic staff and their families? William J. Broad's story in the New York Times today reports that ...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, September 1, 2018
BoingBoing How to start developing your own games with Unity
Once dominated by triple-A studios with massive budgets, the game development landscape is changing, and now it's easier than ever for aspiring creators to make gaming hits all on their ownprovided th...
11:20 am PDT - Sat, September 1, 2018
BoingBoing Warabi Mochi: a gooey Japanese summer dessert, now in chocolate mint
Theres a gelatinous, slightly chewy, delicious-when-served-chilled dessert in Japan called warabi mochi. It is made from starch, water, and sugar. Simple. The usual way it's served is generously cover...
11:02 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Aretha Franklin honored at Buckingham Palace by British Army during Changing of the Guard
The life of Aretha Franklin is being celebrated today in Detroit, at what is already described as a legendary memorial service. Earlier today, the British Army paid tribute to the late singer during t...
10:25 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Ian M. Smith, Homeland Security staffer tied to white supremacists, was in White House policy meetings with Stephen Miller
This guy worked for DHS. This is really bad stuff:Smith responded to a group dinner invitation whose host said his home would be 'judenfrei,' a German word used by the Nazis (...) to describe territor...
10:10 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing In-N-Out donates $25,000 to California Republican Party, under Trump. There's a boycott.
In-N-Out, the popular California burger chain, just dropped $25,000 on the California GOP under Donald Trump. (more…)...
10:06 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Good kit for starting out with Raspberry Pi
I've been doing a lot of work with the Raspberry Pi lately for a book my daughter and I are writing, and I'm really liking the inexpensive Raspberry Pi Zero W. It's a nifty little Linux computer that ...
09:40 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing DO NOT travel to North Korea, what's left of the U.S. State Dept. warns Americans
Do not travel to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the U.S. State Department warned American citizens in a renewed advisory on Friday. (more…)...
09:29 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing TSA CBP test new facial recognition tech & computed tomography scanners at LAX
A new facial recognition technology screening system will soon be used on some travelers who pass through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). (more…)...
09:25 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite Battle Royale and "The Mystery of the Weird Cube"
Speculating about what the hell is actually happening to the in-game universe, and odd backstory, is a Fortnite fan favorite activity. (more…)...
09:13 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing RIP The Village Voice
"Today is kind of a sucky day," Village Voice owner Peter Barbey told newspaper staff in a phone call Friday. "Due to, basically, business realities, we're going to stop publishing Village Voice new m...
09:13 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing My 12 y-o niece really loves Maxine the corgi
Maxine seems to represent the breed standard well.Thanks, Lana....
08:41 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Racist robocalls from an Idaho Neo-nazi group plague Floridians
Idaho Nazis. I hate Idaho Nazis.These assholes used a mocking dialect and jungle noises while impersonating the Florida democratic candidate for governor, Andrew Gillum, in robocalls made to voters ...
08:31 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Japanese Whisky: beautiful book about the best booze east of Glen Garioch
For me, it amounts to a useful guide to the next step. I like Suntory Toki a lot......but haven't wanted to commit to more expensive or unusual options. Now I feel I know where to go, and I didn't eve...
07:44 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says "beautiful woman" are to blame for rape crisis
Philippine dictator Rodrigo Duterte, whom Trump envies and greatly admires for his ruthlessness and cruelty, told people at a public event that his country's rape crisis is the victims' fault. "They s...
07:44 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says "beautiful women" are to blame for rape crisis
Philippine dictator Rodrigo Duterte, whom Trump envies and greatly admires for his ruthlessness and cruelty, told people at a public event that his country's rape crisis is the victims' fault. "They s...
07:06 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing American Conservative magazine says stop calling Trump a racist because there are bigger racists in the world
The replies to The American Conservative's exceedingly stupid tweet make for good reading.There are sandwiches with far more ham and cheese than this one. What do you call those other sandwiches?&mdas...
06:51 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Thousands of fish dropped from the sky
Since the 1950s, wildlife departments have airdropped fish from planes to repopulate remote lakes. Above is video shot by Kamas State Fish Hatchery."They kind of flutter down, so they don't impact v...
06:45 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Bank of America is freezing accounts of US citizens for not proving residency status
It's legal to have a bank account in the US without being a citizen. But Bank of America has been freezing accounts of people who don't jump through hoops to prove their residency status. It froze th...
06:24 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing San Francisco rejects permit application for Bird and Lime scooters
E-scooter sharing companies Scoot and Skip scooted and skipped their way to the head of the permit approval processing line in San Francisco, but the city flipped the bird at Bird and left Lime feelin...
05:46 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's approval rating hits rock bottom in latest ABC-Washington Post poll
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll that was conducted between August 26-29 shows Trump's approval and disapproval ratings to be at their worst for Trump since he took office. His disapproval rating i...
05:18 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Mad Musk: Tesla CEO angrily headbutted car after safety sensor paused assembly line
The first paragraphs in this Wall Street Journal story about the Tesla CEO's ego problems are absolutely bonkers.During a tour this spring at Tesla Inc.s electric-car factory in Fremont, Calif., Elon ...
05:05 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Swimmer, 61, punches shark and escapes - just like on TV
I guess Shark Week is educational. (more…)...
04:47 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Ghostbuster arrested for firing gun at an apparition
Paranormal investigator Christian J. Devaux of Tolland, Connecticut called 911 to report an intruder in his home. While on the phone with the 911 operator, Devaux fired two shots at the intruder. Poli...
04:21 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Mysterious doorbell ringer is now safe, boyfriend is dead
Earlier this week, police in Montgomery County, Texas were searching for this mysterious shackled woman who was apparently ringing multiple doorbells in the middle of the night at a subdivision over t...
04:15 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Sigh... I bought a 'Gene Frenkle and his cowbell' Funko Pop
Evidently, I have developed a fever. It seems the only solution is a Gene Frenkle Funko Pop. (more…)...
04:10 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Weird time-jumbling quantum device defies "before" and "after"
In normal life, you open the car door before getting into the car. Operation A happens before operation B. That's the causal order of things. But a new quantum switch weirdly enables two operations to...
02:54 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" suit reissued by Hugo Boss
In 1982, Michael Jackson wore a snazzy white suit by Hugo Boss on the cover of Thriller. Now, Hugo Boss has reissued the iconic suit in a limited edition of 100 pieces. The contemporary design referen...
02:29 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Vinod Khosla, Beach Villain
Billionaire investor Vinod Khosla has spent years trying to block public access to a public beach in California adjacent to property he owns. He's not only tarnished his reputation, but become a focal...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing How to boost your job prospects with this Excel and Office training
There's more to Microsoft Office than meets the eye. From automating tedious tasks in Excel to visualizing data in Access, the Microsoft Office suite gives you the ability to perform some truly impres...
12:12 pm PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Telco lobbyists accidentally send TechDirt all their bullshit talking points
USTelecom emailed a 12-page document to Mike Masnick, founder and editor of TechDirt, detailing the talking points to be used by company president Jonathan Spalter in a forthcoming C-SPAN appearance. ...
11:27 am PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Trump volunteer tries to block reporter from photographing rally protestor
Evan Vucci's incredible photo from last night's Trump rally in Evansville, Indiana, shows the moment one of his volunteers "blocks the lens of a photographer trying to take a photo of a demonstrator."...
11:20 am PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Five dead after air conditioners break down in Japanese hospital
Five octogenarian patients died after air conditioning units at the Fujikake Y&M Daiichi Hospital in Gifu City failed. While some patients were moved to the cooler second floor, others were left i...
11:20 am PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Review: Blendy Black Lemon Coffee from Japan
In Japan when I see the name Blendy, I imagine coffee. Usually I think instant coffee, or some kind of stick thats contents can be stirred into hot water to make a cup of joe in various flavors. Norma...
12:07 am PDT - Fri, August 31, 2018
BoingBoing Duplicitous Catholic Bishop buys $2.3 million home with church funds after pleading for parishioners to help the homeless
A couple of years back, the Most Reverend Patrick J. McGrath, Bishop of the Diocese of San Jose, California, wrote an impassioned missive. In his letter, Bishop McGrath acknowledged the Catholic chari...