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11:07 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing FBI investigating right-wing troll's bungled attempt to accuse Mueller of rape
Far-right Twitter troll Jacob Wohl (age 20) looks like he could be in a heap o' trouble. The banned-for-life ex-futures trader recently announced that he was in possession of an investigator's report ...
10:39 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing If you tell Facebook you're a senator looking to buy political ads, they just take your word for it
Vice decided to test out Facebook's commitment to positively identifying the people and organizations behind political ads, so they applied for clearance to buy ads in the names of ever sitting US Sen...
07:37 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Awesome nail clippers
About 10 years ago I was in New York City, walking to Martha Stewart's office to interview her for Wired. With about 10 minutes before my appointment, I noticed my fingernails looked too long for poli...
06:47 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing How to 3D print the Think a Dot, a nifty "computer" toy from 1965
The Think a Dot was a small non-electronic toy with an 8 pixel 2-bit display. To change the color of the pixels, you dropped marbles into three holes at the top. As you can see, the pixels change colo...
06:07 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing You can buy Sonic Youth's old music gear and records
Sonic Youth is selling a couple hundred pieces of music gear and a slew of rare vinyl records including test pressings of their own LPs and other fine platters. The Official Sonic Youth Reverb Shop op...
05:45 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Flooding in Venice put three-quarters of the city underwater
Venice, Italy was hit with a storm that put three-quarters of the city under water. Although flooding is common in Venice, they haven't experienced flooding to this degree since 2008, according to CBS...
05:32 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Effects artist models the universe at a scale of 1:190,000,000
If you shrink the earth to 1/190 millionth of its current size, it becomes the size of a tennis ball. With this scale as a starting point, a visual effects artist made a very cool video that shows the...
05:21 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing This video uses a model car to explain NAFTA
I didn't know anything about NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) until I watched this short explainer video by Vox. Now I know a little bit about it. I also learned that model cars are no fun ...
05:08 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Auction: the only moon rocks retrieved from the lunar surface that can be legally sold
In the United States, it's illegal to buy and sell moon rocks retrieved from the lunar surface during the Apollo missions. However, the law doesn't apply to the tiny moon pebbles seen above that a Sov...
05:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Weird Al announces his 2019 tour will include orchestras
"Weird Al" Yankovic announced this morning that he'll be touring in 2019 with a full symphony orchestra, well, several full symphony orchestras. He explains*:Two weeks from today Monday, Nov. 12 wel...
04:55 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Consumer Reports finds that D-Link's home camera sends unencrypted video without unique passwords
As part of its ongoing commitment to evaluate information security and privacy when reviewing IoT devices (previously), Consumer Reports has published a scathing review of D-Link's home security camer...
04:44 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Teenager writes about the time she got her head stuck in a pumpkin
In 2016, when Rachel Ralphs was 16 she got her head stuck in a pumpkin during a family pumpkin carving session. A few days ago she wrote about the experience for The Guardian.The pumpkin was heavy. Im...
04:43 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Bullets made of muscle, fat, and bone
Chris Fitzgerald writes, "Faced with the complexity and horror of mass shootings, and the helplessness I feel to make any sort of positive change, I tried to channel that energy into an art project th...
04:41 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Wild brass band cover of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
The smoking Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans brings the funk to Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart." Previous killer covers include The Specials' "Ghost Town" and Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing,"...
04:17 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Hundreds of witches seen paddleboarding down the Willamette River
Witches hundreds of them were seen paddleboarding down the Willamette River in Oregon on Saturday, surprising a lot of spectators who happened to be by the river that day. According to The Oregonian...
04:17 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Funny video imagines the Oculus Rift as a 1980s product
The funny folks at Squirrel Monkey created a very realistic video that imagines an Oculus Rift experience circa 1988. Read the rest...
03:03 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Bomb scare triggered by cassette tape
This morning, Duke Energy mailroom employees in Charlotte, North Carolina called police after noticing an unusual small package with a handwritten address on it at their facility. Police cleared the a...
02:35 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Porn at work led to more than 9,000 infected computers at the U.S. Geological Survey
A single smut-addicted official at the US Geological Survey led to an IT crisis there, according to an official report, with more than 9000 computers ending up infected. The recommendations? Filter th...
02:35 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Porno malware infestation hits U.S. Geological Survey
A single smut-addicted official at the US Geological Survey led to an IT crisis there, according to an official report, with visits to more than 9000 porny URLs resulting in a malware infestation. The...
02:34 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Relax with this wintry real-time stream from a Norwegian train
Having a great time, wish I was there!This video produced the NRK TV-program "Nordlandsbanen Minutt for Minutt", which shows ride on the train cabin driver's view through beautiful Norwegian landscape...
02:16 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Is the Holy Stone HS100 the best drone money can buy?
The Holy Stone HS100 is a drone on Amazon that has two interesting qualities. First, it's one of those undesigned generic gadgets resold by numerous brands with SEO-stuffed and bizarre product names (...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing 'Shut up and take my money,' the wallet
Mass consumer spending season is nearly upon us. The perfect time to load your hard-earned cash into this wallet by Etsy shop DangerRan. No extra charge for the interior Dick Butt.Shut up and take my ...
01:59 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Disturbing, uncloseable, emotionally manipulative advertising infests childrens' apps
The New York Times reports that apps intended for children are "crammed" with ads, many of them disturbing, inappropriate and effectively impossible to dismiss. Dancing treasure chests would give youn...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Is this the full list of US cities that have bought or considered Predpol's predictive policing services?
Predpol (previoulsy) is a "predictive policing" company that sells police forces predictive analytics tools that take in police data about crimes and arrests and spits out guesses about where the poli...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Learn studio photography techniques and more with the Hollywood Art Institute course
Now that everyone has a powerful camera with an array of filters and enhancements just a click away, anyone can be a photographer, right? Wrong. Practice alone won't make perfect. Whether you're hopin...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Metal cover of Nightmare Before Christmas' 'This is Halloween'
Since Halloween is nearly here, Norwegian musical artist Leo Moracchioli (previously on BB) made a metal cover of Danny Elfman's "This is Halloween" from Tim Burton's 1993 classic The Nightmare Before...
12:58 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Trump says he's going to end constitutional right to birthright citizenship with an executive order
Trump intends to sign an executive order ending "birthright citizenship"the right of people born in the United States to citizenship irrespective of their parents' status, as guaranteed by the U.S. Co...
12:30 pm PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Cat crashes a fashion show catwalk, hilarity ensues
A cat stole the show at the recent Esmod International Fashion Show in Istanbul, Turkey by preening itself, playfully attacking models, and actually walking the catwalk. Fashion designer Gksen Hakk Al...
07:40 am PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing I'm speaking in Berlin on November 5!
I'm going to be in Berlin next week to promote the German edition of my novel Walkaway: I'll be appearing at DTK-Wasserturm from 20h-22h, sponsored by Otherland Books. Entry is free -- I hope to see y...
06:22 am PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Signal's new "Sealed Sender" will hide your identity from Signal
A new feature on the encrypted messaging platform Signal, "Sealed Sender," will hide your identity from Signal itself, so that if the company is ever compromised, it will not be able to reveal who sen...
06:17 am PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Trump FCC official publicly lying about censorship on municipal broadband
FCC Commissioner Mike ORielly gave a speech to the Media Institute in which he falsely claimed that municipal fiber networks (which provide competitive services that are cheaper and better than those ...
06:10 am PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Bram Stoker's reference materials for Dracula discovered at the London Library
Bram Stoker's working notes for Dracula were discovered in 1913 (but not published until 2008); now researchers at the London Library have pulled the titles Stoker referenced and shown that these were...
06:04 am PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing As Wisconsin's corporate welfare to Foxconn keeps rising, the number of jobs to be created keeps falling
When Wisconsin governor Scott Walker announced a $3 billion corporate welfare plan for a new Foxconn plant in his state, Foxconn watchers warned that the company had a long history of breaking its new...
01:01 am PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Apple to release iOS 12.1 on October 30 with Group FaceTime, new emoji, more
Apple is holding a launch event on Tuesday, October 30, and the image shown on invitations is above. Here's what the smart guesses are on what they're going to announce. Apple will livestream the even...
12:44 am PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing 200 Googlers plan company-wide walkout Thu. Nov 1 over alleged sexual harasser protection
More than 200 engineers at Google are said to be preparing a 'women's walk', in which people walk out of work, after claims that the company protected sexual harasser executives, and offered them gene...
12:27 am PDT - Tue, October 30, 2018
BoingBoing Trump Tweet: 'I refer to Fake News Media when mentioning Enemy of the People'
Here is a new and frightening tweet that I don't understand.From the President of the United States:Check out tweets from last two days. I refer to Fake News Media when mentioning Enemy of the People ...
11:57 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Most Americans are not confident election systems are secure from hacking: Pew Research
Americans are confident local poll workers will run elections smoothly and that votes will be counted accurately, but they are less sure about nationwide elections and worry about foreign hacking....
08:59 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Good conical burr grinder for coffee $79
I've owned this Capresso Infinity Conical Burr for 10 years or more, and it still runs like a champ. If you're at all serious about grinding coffee at home, a burr grinder is the way to go, especially...
08:32 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Review: The Oneplus 6T is almost as nice as a flagship handset for a fraction of the price
When I need to futz with an Android device, OnePlus is the company that I typically turn to. For the money, you won't find a more capable handset in North America. The OnePlus 6, thanks largely to its...
08:31 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Music sequencer inspired by Turtle graphics programming
Kyle Stetz, an engineer at Slack, made this nifty music sequencer inspired by Turtle, the kids' graphics programming language.Today I'm finally putting this project out into the world: https://t.c...
08:29 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Trump sending 5,200 more troops & 1,500 miles of concertina wire to U.S.-Mexico border
The U.S. will deploy an additional 5,200 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, said White House officials today. The deployment will more than triple the military presence there, and is presumably a Trump...
08:29 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Trump orders 5,200 more troops & 1,500 miles of concertina wire to U.S.-Mexico border
The U.S. will deploy an additional 5,200 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, said White House officials today. The deployment will more than triple the military presence there, and is presumably a Trump...
07:59 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing John Oliver's got a few choice words for FOX News
Watching John Oliver bring the noise to Fox News is a great way to start the week. Read the rest...
07:27 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Campbell Soup Co. fires exec who tweeted racist Soros #MigrantCaravan conspiracy
M'm! M'm! Good! Tweeting conspiracy theories about George Soros is bad for your career. Just ask Campbell's Soup Company former vice president of government affairs, Kelly Johnston. On Monday, Johnsto...
07:07 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Rapper 50 Cent's expensive psy-ops prank on rival Ja Rule
Rapper 50 Cent says he bought 200 front seats to an upcoming Ja Rule concert just to keep them empty and psych out his longtime arch-enemy. 50 Cent posted the mocked-up image above to his Instagram.Fr...
06:40 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Frighteningly strange high-heeled "skin shoes" now for sale
Surrealist art/fashion duo Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran (aka Fecal Matter) designed these deeply bizarre "skin shoes" as part of a Photoshopped image for a Vogue profile on their work l...
06:28 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Watch The Breeders and Melkbelly cover John Carpenter's "Halloween" theme
At Asbury Park's The Stone Pony last week, alt.rock icons The Breeders and Chicago noise pop band Melkbelly covered John Carpenter's "Halloween" theme. According to Kim Deal, the band was inspired by ...
05:45 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this startlingly fast bass performance of "Flight of the Bumblebee"
Davie504 tears his way through the famous orchestral interlude from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" (1899-1900). From Wikipedia:"Flight of the Bumblebee" is recognizable for...
05:42 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Watch NASA and JPL test the 2020 Mars lander parachute
JPL and NASA have tested their incredible 2020 Mars mission parachute three times. The video is a joy. Read the rest...
05:17 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Dolphins forced to simplify calls due to human noise pollution in the oceans
As a result of noisy ship engines and the racket of ocean mining, bottlenose dolphins have slowly reducing the complexity and changing the frequency of their calls. According to new research from the ...
05:14 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Dramatic reading of wank shame scam spam sent to Boing Boing's corporate inquiries email helpline
It's always good to have something to blog about first thing Monday morning.TO:[email protected], victim.I write you because I buried a malware on the web page with porn which you have viewed...
05:01 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Former US President Carter asks Georgia Secretary of State Kemp to resign
Today Jimmy Carter, a former US President who also served as Governor of Georgia, has called for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's resignation. Kemp is accused of viciously robbing Georgians of ...
04:54 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: 'Dogs' trailer for Netflix docuseries brings us heartwarming dog stories the world needs right now
Although I am a cat person, this trailer makes me want to rush out and get myself a dog. This docuseries by Netflix tells six stories of people and their dogs from around the world. It launches on Net...
04:29 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Video of mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc at Trump rally just released by Michael Moore
Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc is all fired up at a February 2017 Trump rally in this footage shot by filmmaker Michael Moore. He shouts "CNN sucks!" and "Tell the truth!" as he holds a "CNN Sucks" sig...
04:29 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing "Bohemian Rhapsody" performed in the style of 42 famous musicians
Anthony Vincent impersonates 42 well known singers perform their rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," including Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, NWA, Abba, and Muse.Image: YouTube Read the rest...
03:59 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing CNN receives yet another, third suspicious package in one week
Another suspicious package addressed to CNN was found at the Atlanta post office this morning the third one headed for CNN in one week. It looks identical to the two other packages sent by "pipe bomb...
03:34 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Change.org petition to light Sauron's Eye above Salesforce Tower San Francisco
While US Senator, and former SF Mayor, Diane Feinstein is no fan of Salesforce Tower, local Tolkien fans have found a way to turn the phallic wonder into a Halloween decoration.Why this is a one night...
02:40 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing When golden-age science fiction and Scientology parted ways
Longreads posted an excerpt from from Alec Nevala-Lees new book, Astounding, recounting the events that led to L. Ron Hubbard creating a religion and its origins in the golden age of science fiction: ...
02:33 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Customizable ethics checklists for Big Data researchers
Deon is a project to create automated "ethics checklists" for data science projects; by default, running the code creates a comprehensive checklist covering data collection and storage, modeling and d...
01:49 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing German chancellor Angela Merkel to step down, but not quite yet
After a poor showing in regional elections this weekend, Angela Merkel says she plans to step down as chancellor of Germany in 2021. She's giving three years notice.She also said she would not seek re...
01:05 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Reptile dances to Haddaway's "What is Love?"
His name is Tad Cooper, apparently, filmed here by Joseph Pannullo. I made a perfectly-looping GIF of the funky reptile for you: Read the rest...
01:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing The Complete Arduino Starter Kit helps you dive into the #1 electronics maker platform
In this still-dawning age of the Internet of Things, there's a lot of demand for those who can bridge the gap between the internet and the things. For aspiring makers, there's one platform that's tail...
12:45 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Audio represetation of Bitcoin's price history
As the price goes up and down, the generated audio tone changes in this interesting and insightful audio piece!I'd been looking for a used video card over the last couple of weeks, but gave up despi...
12:21 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Alt-right social network Gab down after website, domain registrar and own tech chief abandon it
Social network Gab was the online sanctuary of Robert Bowers, the antisemitic killer of 11 Jewish people in Pittsburgh. Gab lost its payment processors Paypal and Stripe over the weekend. On Tuesday, ...
12:17 pm PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Jewish leaders to Trump: until you denounce white supremacy, stay out of Pittsburgh
After this weekend's anti-Semitic mass-shooting at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue, President Donald Trump blamed the victims, implying that if they didn't want to get murdered, they should have p...
11:58 am PDT - Mon, October 29, 2018
BoingBoing Carnival Cruise came with secret camera in couple's bedroom
Chris and Dana White went on a three-day Caribbean cruise out of Mobile, Alabama, only to find a camera hidden in the bundle of wires off the TV set. "I said, 'Is that what I think it is?' " Chris Whi...
05:13 pm PDT - Sun, October 28, 2018
BoingBoing Paypal closes accounts on far-right social network Gab
In the wake of a piece of shit murdering 11 individuals celebrating Shabbos today in Pittsburgh, PayPal has cut off all payments to accounts associated with Gab: a chatty haven for far-right extremist...
05:04 pm PDT - Sun, October 28, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this journalist uncover how games mess with his brain
There's a lot of text out about how, for better or worse, playing computer games will mess with your brains. Instead of adding to the pile of words already scrawled on the subject, WIRED's Peter Rubin...
04:53 pm PDT - Sun, October 28, 2018
BoingBoing The EU's new Link Tax bans the use of Creative Commons and open access for news
One of the most controversial elements of the EU's new Copyright Directive is Article 11, the "link tax," which requires paid licenses for links to news stories that contain "excerpts" (more than a si...
04:29 pm PDT - Sun, October 28, 2018
BoingBoing Designer turned mid-century matchbook covers into gorgeous pro-voting memes
Filmmaker and designer Helen Stickler of Providence, RI has repurposed vintage matchbook propaganda art into swell political memes supporting #VoteBlue, #GOTV, and Democrats.She writes that she'll be ...
04:21 pm PDT - Sun, October 28, 2018
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders and Yanis Varoufakis announce Progressives International, to counter rising ultra-nationalism
Bernie Sanders and Yanis Varoufakis (previously) (the "libertarian Marxist" former Greek finance minister who split with his party and resigned over their embrace of austerity) have announced the form...
04:12 pm PDT - Sun, October 28, 2018
BoingBoing Economists reverse claims that $15 Seattle minimum wage hurt workers, admit it was largely beneficial
Earlier this year, a group of business school researchers from the University of Washington and NYU, as well as Amazon, published an influential paper claiming that the rising Seattle minimum wage had...
03:51 pm PDT - Sun, October 28, 2018
BoingBoing American Psychosis: the early warning signs of democratic collapse are all around us
Banx sends us American Psychosis, a 15-minute short in which "Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, author and activist Chris Hedges (previously) discusses modern day consumerism, totalitarian corporate ...
03:28 pm PDT - Sun, October 28, 2018
BoingBoing Gwyneth Paltrow invented the "ancient Chinese" practice of vaginally inserted jade eggs
Gwyneth Paltrow's insanely profitable empire of quack remedies has had some serious lowlights: it wasn't just squirting coffee up your asshole, or vaginal steaming and smoothie dust: really, the lowes...
03:28 pm PDT - Sun, October 28, 2018
BoingBoing Gwyneth Paltrow plagiarized the fictitious "ancient Chinese" practice of vaginally inserted jade eggs UPDATED
Gwyneth Paltrow's insanely profitable empire of quack remedies has had some serious lowlights: it wasn't just squirting coffee up your asshole, or vaginal steaming and smoothie dust: really, the lowes...
03:00 pm PDT - Sun, October 28, 2018
BoingBoing Discover if someone has died in your house
Have you ever wondered if someone died in your house, or worse? Enter DiedInHouse.com. A simple $11.99 search through them will tell you everything you (probably don't) want to know.A query on this w...
02:22 pm PDT - Sun, October 28, 2018
BoingBoing Steve Bannon dinner tickets discounted to $0
The Hillsborough County Republican Party hoped people would pay up to $20,000 for tickets to dine with Steve Bannon, and no less than $125 for the cheap seats. Due to demand, however, the tickets are ...
11:39 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing Evermore: a LARP themepark, elaborately themed and filled with costumed actors
We narrowly escaped the skeletal knights patrolling the darkness. We arrived to the relative safety of the Burrows where an angry hag was seated at the end of a long table, lost in her thoughts. We ma...
06:22 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing A detailed technical rebuttal of Bloomberg's "backdoored servers" article
Earlier this month, Bloomberg published a terrifying, detailed story claiming that Chinese spies had, for years, been sneaking hardware backdoors into servers used in data-centers run by companies lik...
05:58 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing Old dentists' office walls are full of thousands of "buried teeth"
For at least the third time, construction workers in Georgia have opened up the walls of a former dentist's office only to discover thousands of teeth in the wall cavity.The latest discovery was made ...
05:44 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing Legal threats force retraction of peer-reviewed article about the problems with private-equity-backed dermatologists
On October 5, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology published a peer-reviewed article by Drs Sailesh Konda and Joseph Francis, enumerating the problems with the burgeoning field of "corpo...
05:24 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing Felons, Nazis: Michigan is occupied by an army of 3,000 armed, unregulated "police reservists"
Michigan's brilliant businessman governor Rick Snyder has slashed the state's budget over and over, in service to an electorate who would vote for a smear of roadkill if it would promise to knock a do...
05:00 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing Pittsburgh killings: Trump blames synagogue for not having armed guards
A gunman killed 8 this morning at a Pittsburgh synagogue, reportedly shouting "All Jews must die" as he opened fire. Social media profiles under the shooter's name illustrate a violently antisemitic e...
04:55 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing Julian Assange's demand for an English translator that speaks Australian causes everyone's eyes to roll so hard that it makes the earth bleed
Shitty roommate and brilliant legal tactician Julian Assange's ploy to assure his freedom from persecution by suing the only country in the world willing to shield him from those longing to throw him ...
04:33 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing Oorah! US Marine recruits sidelined by E. Coli
Attending boot camp with the United States Marine Corps is pretty much volunteering for a beatdown: the grueling 13-week training schedule challenges the spiritual, physical and psychological mettle o...
04:00 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing US Copyright Office: locking hardware with DRM is no longer cool
Every year, the companies we rely on to make our computers, televisions, smartphones and other high tech marvels make it more difficult for us to repair their products. This dickery is accomplished th...
03:46 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing 8 killed in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
A gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday, killing eight at Shabbat while shouting "All Jews must die", reports KDKA. He turned his fire upon police when they arrived, ...
03:46 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing At least 10 killed in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
A gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday, killing at least 10 people while shouting "All Jews must die". The man, identified by KDKA as Robert Bowers, opened fire upon...
03:46 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing At least 11 killed in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
A gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday, killing at least 11 people while shouting "All Jews must die". The man, identified by KDKA as Robert Bowers, opened fire upon...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, October 27, 2018
BoingBoing iMazing lets you easily manage and transfer data between phones, pads and laptops
Anytime you get a new iPhone or iPad, managing, transferring and saving your old data can make this "moving day" worse than an actual moving day. It seems like there's a different fix depending on the...
10:44 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Steve Mnuchin stole Cesar Sayoc's house
Before Steve Mnuchin was in charge of the nation's economy, he was a foreclosure kingpin who left Goldman Sachs to found OneWest Bank (with money from George Soros!) in 2008; after the crisis, OneWest...
09:45 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing How long will it take my baby son to defeat the Strong Suction Silicone Plate?
We bought the QShare Strong Suction Silicone Baby Plate from Amazon. This product promises to remain affixed to any plastic, metal or other smooth surface no matter how hard a youngster tugs at it. In...
08:35 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to this call I got from some outfit called Associated Community Services
Your browser does not support the audio element.I subscribe to a service called Jolly Roger Telephone Co. It automatically picks up calls from telemarketers and connects them to a bot that speaks with...
06:50 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing This is an excellent $15 wireless keyboard
I bought this $15 keyboard (Amazon) last year to use with a Raspberry Pi (mainly to play Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord using the DOSBox emulator). Now that I've spent the last year tea...
06:37 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Rochelle Ritchie complained about suspected mailbomber's threat . Twitter said they didn't violate Twitter's rules.
Rochelle Ritchie, a "moderate Democrat" strategist and talking head, was threatened on Twitter by the account linked to suspected mailbomber Cesar Sayoc Jr. She complained about it to Twitter, and Twi...
06:37 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Twitter apologizes for saying mailbomber's threats didn't violate its rules
Twitter has apologized for failing to delete a violent threat sent to political analyst Rochelle Ritchie by Cesar Sayoc Jr. The tweet in question was finally removed, along with the rest of Sayoc's su...
06:23 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing NBC confirms: Megyn Kelly kicked off Today show after her blackface comments
It's official: Megyn Kelly is off NBC's morning Today show. "Megyn Kelly Today is not returning," an NBC spokesperson said. "Next week, the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other TODAY co-anchors. This ...
05:56 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Explainer video: How a gumball machine works
Gumball machines are pretty impressive, especially when you consider that there is no embedded microprocessor inside running the show. In this video, animator Jared Owen does a wonderful job showing h...
05:50 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Watch a delightful interview with the stars of The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski turned 20 years old this year and it is still as much of a joy to watch as it was back in 1998. Recently, NBC's Harry Smith sat down with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi ...
05:23 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Watch Thom Yorke play one of his stunning Suspiria songs on piano
Thom Yorke plays "Unmade" on the grand piano for BBC Radio 6 Music. The double-LP Suspiria soundtrack was released today and it's a stunner. Oh yeah, the movie is out today too. Read the rest...
05:17 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing The Copyright Office's DMCA-defanging is nice, but man, there are: So. Many. Hoops to jump through
Yesterday's Copyright Office ruling on when you are allowed to break DRM went further than any such ruling in the DMCA's 20-year history, and that's swell, but when you drill into the ruling, it's sti...
05:06 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing These parsimonious people are leading the F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement
Here's a PBS video about people in their 30s who have figured out how to save the money they earned in their 20s so they never have to work again.PBS: Adeney saves so much because he's also a do-it-yo...
04:59 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing New quirky power pop video from Matt Jaffe
My friend, SF Bay Area post-pop singer-songwriter Matt Jaffe, has released the first smoking single and video from his forthcoming album The Spirit Catches You. To my ear, Matt's unique sound lies at ...
04:58 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Milo Yiannopoulos says on Instagram that it's "disgusting and sad" that pipe bombs didn't kill intended victims
Milo Yiannopoulos, a far-right Oscar Wilde minus the talent, committed a series of gaffes last year that cost him his career. After Twitter got rid of him, his dwindling audience migrated to Instagram...
04:50 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Why the iPod Classic remains one of the best ways to listen to digital music
While it sounds like its hard drive may soon give up the ghost and it can't run for more than an hour without being plugged into power, I still use my iPod Classic around the house on a daily basis. I...
04:34 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Powerful essay about by being in the psych ward at age 14
Over at YR (formerly Youth Radio), Desmond Meagley wrote and illustrated a moving, sad, and ultimately hopeful personal story about being committed to the psych ward at age 14. From "5150'd: My Journe...
04:31 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Playing a 3D printer as a musical instrument
David McCallum writes, "I made an interface to play a 3D printer like it's a musical instrument."This is a significant improvement on the laser cutter that plays the Super Mario theme: it can play mor...
04:23 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Chicagoans can actually play "Machine Learning President," the election RPG
After the 2016 elections, Scout.ai and a group of technology activists created Machine Learning President, designed for "scenario planning to game out how tech might impact future elections, as a way ...
04:07 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing For sale: magnificent NASA supersonic plane model from the 1960s
This gorgeous 1960s aerodynamic test model of a NASA supersonic transport plane from the space agency's Langley Research Center can be yours for $5,685. On offer from Agent Gallery Chicago, it's appro...
04:00 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Kids react to sitting on Michael Myers' lap for a photo
Jimmy Kimmel and his team played a new prank on kids this year. He set up a free Halloween photo stand.He explains:We asked some parents who were walking by our theater if they wanted their kids to ta...
03:15 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Inflatable air dancer humorously synced to music
When you see an opportunity, you gotta seize it. Like Chris Cultrera did when he took two U-turns to sync this inflatable air dancer's moves to AWOLNATION's "Sail," or is that sale!?(Btw, you can get ...
03:15 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing A handful of psychedelic "Atlantis" mushrooms in Amsterdam
Frites, truffles and canals are awesome. Also doner kebab.I was meeting two US based criminal defense attorneys in Dublin for a couple days of slacking off. My objectives were to see Kilmainham Gaol, ...
03:10 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Florida man arrested in mailbomb investigation
Turn on your sets, civilians. Breaking news via TPM:Federal authorities have arrested and detained a man in Florida in connection to the 12 potential explosive devices sent to prominent critics of Pre...
03:09 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Suspect arrested in pipe bomb case had right wing Trump stickers all over his van
The U.S. Justice Department told reporters today that a man in South Florida is in custody in connection with mailing of pipe bombs to political opponents of Donald Trump.Senior law enforcement source...
03:09 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Cesar Sayoc Jr., Florida man, arrested in pipe bomb case; van with 'right wing paraphernalia' seized
The U.S. Justice Department told reporters today that a man in South Florida is in custody in connection with mailing of pipe bombs to political opponents of Donald Trump.Senior law enforcement source...
02:42 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Public watched opioid addict detox on big screens in Greenwich Village
The film above documents "Treatment Box," a one-day installation in New York City's Greenwich Village over the summer where passers-by could watch 26-year-old Rebekkah suffer through the horrors of pa...
02:20 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Sinead O'Connor converted to Islam and her name is now Shuhada'
Sinead O'Connor, the troubled Irish singer of such fantastic songs as "Nothing Compares 2 U" (penned by Prince), "Mandinka," and "The Emperor's New Clothes," announced that she has converted to Islam ...
02:02 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Dog exits vehicle and leaps into a pile of leaves
Stella (Instagram) is "Queen of the Sploot" and this week's number #1 source of videos ganked by people on Twitter and Facebook. Read the rest...
01:32 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Genius Bar says it'll cost $1200 to fix MacBook. Third-party repairman replaces worn $35 cable.
This kid took his MacBook Air into the Apple store to find out why the screen wouldn't work. The Genius Bar told him it needed to have its graphics chip, logic board and screen replaced at a cost of $...
01:15 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing China Telecom has been using poisoned internet routes to suck up massive amounts of US and Canadian internet traffic
In a new paper published in the journal Military Cyber Affairs researchers from the US Naval War College and Tel Aviv University document the use of BGP spoofing by China Telecom to redirect massive s...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Kickstart a creative career with this Adobe Mastery Bundle
Whether you're interested in pursuing design or professional photography, you'll likely build your career with Adobe's creative tools. From Photoshop and Lightroom to Premiere Pro and After Effects, A...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Death Metal Grandma
This is an amazing story.Death Metal Grandma follows the story of 96 year old Holocaust survivor, former WW2 spy and famous songwriter Inge Ginsberg as she decides to pursue a new career: Death Metal....
12:58 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Using science to fine-tune your fake blood recipe
Blood is complicated: it changes texture, color and thickness depending on where it's flowing from and how fast. Though you can make a convincing fake blood with water, food coloring, flour and corn s...
12:51 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing You can buy used voting machines on eBay, complete with election data
$100 or so a pop. Here's a nice up-to-date Diebold machine. And here's a stack of the voter access cards that go with them. Brian Varner reports on how much can be learned from such items.The hard dri...
12:45 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Man arrested while attempting to destroy the Magna Carta
The Salisbury Journal's Rebecca Hudson reports that a 45-year-old man was arrested today after "smashing the case of the Magna Carter with a hammer and trying to destroy it."A spokesman for Salisbury ...
12:30 pm PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing This mossy plant may be 'more medically effective than cannabis'
Something interesting from the world of science: Liverwort contains a psychoactive substance ("perrottetinene" or "PET") that has similar molecular structures to THC. Researchers think might be superi...
11:50 am PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing This AI-generated portrait just sold at auction for $432K, but not without controversy
This blurry portrait of a man may not look like much but it just sold at auction for $432,500, nearly 45 times its high estimate. What makes it so special? The Portrait of Edmond Belamy is the work of...
01:41 am PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Trump may ban migrants entering U.S. from Mexico, in a stunt to win the GOP fear vote
U.S. President Donald Trump is considering issuing an executive order to close the U.S.-Mexico border, as the depleted and ragtag #MigrantCaravan of poor people seeking asylum ambles north from Centra...
01:41 am PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Trump may ban migrants entering U.S. from Mexico, in stunt to win GOP fear vote
U.S. President Donald Trump is considering issuing an executive order to close the U.S.-Mexico border, as the depleted and ragtag #MigrantCaravan of poor people seeking asylum ambles north from Centra...
01:11 am PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Official: Explosive devices sent to Trump critics are consistent with online bomb-making designs
The FBI is treating the serial bomber who sent explosives to critics of Donald Trump as domestic terrorism. There are a lot of bomb-making HOWTOs on the internet, and instructions for how to make imp...
12:41 am PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing EU Parliament demands Facebook audit after breach hits 87 million users
MEPs in European Parliament want Facebook to submit to a full audit by European Union bodies to determine whether the U.S. based social media company adequately protects users personal data. The deman...
12:14 am PDT - Fri, October 26, 2018
BoingBoing Trump signs a 5G wireless network spectrum strategy order
Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum today that orders the Commerce Department to develop a long-term comprehensive national spectrum plan to get ready for next-generation 5G wireless networ...
08:22 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Liverworts contain psychoactive cannabinoid
A new molecular study shows that a compound called perrotetinene in certain species of liverworts is actually a psychoactive cannabanoid. From Science News:A group of Japanese scientists in 1994 disco...
08:04 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing What we know about explosive devices sent to Democratic targets
Authorities from the FBI, NYPD, and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio gave an update to reporters today in New York about the series of explosive devices sent to former presidents and public figures, and ...
08:03 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing How to make a stool by chewing the wood with your teeth
Nikolas Bentel made a tool from scratch. He literally scratched the stool into shape with his fingernails. He also used his teeth to chew parts of it.[via Root Simple] Read the rest...
08:03 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing It takes a whole lotta lions to take down a solitary buffalo
With no other buffalo hanging around to give this poor bastard a hand, it didn't take long for a pride of lions to take him down. That said, it took a whole pride of lions to take this buffalo down, s...
08:02 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Report: Canada's military unprepared to stop attacks on their assets in space
For a country the size of Canada, we've got a pretty small military budget. In order to secure our borders and work with our NATO pals overseas and in operations on our home turf, The Canadian Forces ...
08:01 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing How to draw a cowboy in 10 numbers
This is as thrilling as when I learned to draw a dog face in third grade! (via r/intereatingasfuck) Read the rest...
07:57 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Here's the winner of the 2018 Best Illusion of the Year Contest
Kokichi Sugihara of Japan is the winner of the 2018 Best Illusion of the Year Contest with his mind-bending entry, "Triply Ambiguous Object."[via FutilityCloset] Read the rest...
07:50 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Bricks made from human urine
University of Cape Town researchers created the world's first "bio-bricks" made from sand, bacteria, and human urine collected from special toilets in the engineering school's bathrooms. From The Gua...
07:31 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing A new species of Archaeopteryx
New scanning methods have helped determine an already well examined fossil is actually a separate species of Archaeopteryx, the evolutionary bridge between bird and reptile. Named Archaeopteryx albers...
06:35 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing The Copyright Office just greenlit a suite of DRM-breaking exemptions to the DMCA
Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act bans bypassing "access controls" for copyrighted works -- that is, breaking DRM. This was stupid when the DMCA passed in 1998, and it only got stup...
06:23 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this unusual way to teach bus drivers to be careful around bicyclists
In this video from Cariacica, Brazil, bus drivers sit on stationary bikes as a bus whizzes past. Why? To give the drivers a visceral sense of what it feels like when a 30,000 pound metal behemoth flie...
06:23 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Gentleman sets fire to his parents home trying to kill spiders
When I was growing up, any spider in my home was to be killed on sight. I never had a problem with the incredibly helpful little critters, but my mother did. Her arachnophobia was so strong that even ...
05:57 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Chinese spies attempted to compromise 4,000 French citizens on LinkedIn
With the midterm elections creeping up, everyone in the media's been busier than a cat trying to bury a turd in a marble floor watching for signs of Russian interference. Given the amount of chaos tha...
05:50 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing How "philanthropy" is a way for rich people to preserve the inequality that benefits them
Since its publication in August, Anand Giridharadas's Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World has been tearing through the world, changing the way we think about inequality, philanth...
05:48 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing This pillow helps me survive hours and hours of coach air travel
This self-inflating lumbar back pillow got me through over 24 hours of international travel in coach.I spent a lot of time in coach over the last week or so. My back can't really take a lot of these s...
05:33 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Man drives flattened car to repair center
Some people can't stand the slightest scratch on their car, insisting on getting it repaired asap.Image: Daily Motion Read the rest...
05:25 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing This has got to be the creepiest animated Halloween clown on the market
This is by far the scariest animated clown prop for Halloween that I've seen. The sign by it's feet says it's $199.00, but it's nearly impossible to read which store it is in, and the YouTube descript...
05:25 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing How Google protects its exec-level sexual harassers and pays them millions
In 2014 Google investigated a claim that Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, coerced a Google colleague to perform oral sex on him. Google found the claim to be credible. Instead of unceremoniously bo...
05:19 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing 80 percent of Americans agree they disagree
A new study unsurprisingly shows Americans overwhelmingly know they are sharply divided.Via TPM:The newly released survey found that more than 8 in 10 Americans think the country is greatly divided ab...
05:15 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Hear the killer first single from Bob Mould's forthcoming album
I'm delighted to report that Boing Boing pal Bob Mould (Hsker D) has a new rock and roll platter on its way February 8! Above is the title track from the punk pioneer's new album, Sunshine Rock. If th...
05:13 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Ebay is full of used voting machines full of real electoral data and riddled with security defects
Back in 2012, Symantec researcher Bryan Varner bought some used US voting machines on Ebay and found them to be incredibly insecure and full of real, sensitive election data; in 2016, he did it again ...
05:03 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Probiotics are poorly regulated, just like other supplements
Probiotics are as likely to surprise you with their contents as they are to fulfill their marketing promises.Via the NYT:Probiotics have the potential to improve health, including by displacing potent...
04:58 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Nostalgia alert - Scan of "Your Computer" magazine from 1983
Even if you were nothing more than a twinkle in your father's eye in 1983, you will feel pangs of nostalgia for this Archive.org scan of a UK magazine called Your Computer. This 1983 issue has ads for...
04:51 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Disney theme parks have a serious problem with cremain-scattering
If you ever hear an announcement on a Disneyland or Walt Disney World PA calling for a "HEPA cleanup" it means that someone has just dumped a dead person's ashes in a ride. Again.Obviously the Haunted...
04:03 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing This montage of Trump calling for violence shows him as a stupid thug rather than the president
Last night, referring to the nine (so far) suspicious packages, some of which have included pipe bombs, that have been sent to his critics, Trump momentarily pretended to act presidential, saying, "Th...
02:16 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Federal court thinks Georgia should count citizens' votes
Georgia voters are in a battle against their own Secretary of State for the right to vote. This week a Federal court tried to ensure citizens forced to provisional ballots are given the ability to con...
01:35 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Watch The Grind Master milling robot copy a neoclassical stature
Set aside your feeble 3D printers, meatbags. The Grind Master demonstrates the supremacy of fully-automated robot milling of stone, wood and other sculptural materials. Here the Buddha's head is sculp...
01:35 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Watch The Grind Master copy a neoclassical statue
Set aside your feeble 3D printers, meatbags. The Grind Master demonstrates the supremacy of fully-automated robot milling of stone, wood and other sculptural materials. Here the Buddha's head is sculp...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing These bone conduction earphones protect your hearing
Whether you already have hearing loss or want to save what you have, it's time to look into bone conduction earphones. Well, guess what! These True Wireless Bone Conduction Earphones are on sale and a...
12:47 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing British shopping center creates Christmas tree out of Remembrance Day poppies
Britain, like most of western Christendom, celebrates Christmas with ornamented trees. The British mark Remebrance Day for World War I on November 11 by wearing paper poppies. A shopping mall in Salis...
12:28 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Turks let CIA director listen to tapes of Khashoggi torture and execution
CIA director Gina Haspel listened to audio of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi's torture and execution in Istanbul's Saudi embassy, reports the BBC.They say Ms Haspel was allowed to listen to the audio...
12:08 pm PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing Get a taste of Demetri Martin's observational humor in this 'Ellen' clip
I recently caught Demetri Martin's latest comedy special on Netflix and loved it. I loved it so much that, while watching it, I started texting friends to tell them I thought they'd love it. I don't k...
11:00 am PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing A trick to see the blood vessels in your own eye
Neuroscience researcher Guillaume Riesen put together this video in 2011 but it's just as mind-blowing today. In it, he shares a trick that allows you to see the blood vessels in your own eyeball! It ...
12:01 am PDT - Thu, October 25, 2018
BoingBoing These dog and cat face swaps are creepy
Can't stop scrolling though. Read the rest...
11:56 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Listen: Harriet the Singing Donkey serenades passers-by in Ireland
She's Harriet the singing donkey, and she belts it out from a pasture in Ireland. Got a better singing voice than I do.Sound ON.She became an internet sensation when Martin Stanton, who lives not far ...
11:27 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite's "Fortnitemares" halloween content looks fantastic
Zombies, the pumpkin launcher, a new fan firing six-gun, and our old friend the crossbow all make appearances in this trailer for Fortnite's "Fortnitemares" Halloween celebration.I can not wait to pla...
10:41 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Michael Jackson is alive, Elvis is haunting Wayne Newton, and Sean Hannitys secrets are revealed, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Without the slightest sense of irony or self-awareness, the National Enquirer gives away the secret to its journalistic excellence in this weeks remarkable story under the headline: How To Lie & ...
10:02 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Cathay Pacific leaks 9.4 million travelers' passport numbers and other data
Cathay Pacific started investigating a potential breach in March; by May they'd learned of breaches to a system with 9.4 million travelers' data on it, then for some reason they didn't tell anyone abo...
09:20 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Epic Halloween light and music show is a Michael Jackson tribute
In 2013, music teacher Tom BetGeorge of Tracy, California created his first holiday light and music show, the "Christmas Can Can". It quickly became a viral hit, landing him two spots on Good Morning ...
07:55 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Get this air vent magnetic phone mount for $3.84
Once I tried an air vent magnetic phone mount I got rid of all my other phone mounts. These are by far the most convenient way to use your phone in a car. Aukey is selling them for $3.84 when you use ...
07:42 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Pro photographer challenged to spot difference between $500 camera and $4,000 camera
How much better is a $4,000 EOS R than a $500 Rebel T100? Peter McKinnon invited a professional photographer to look at photos taken with both cameras and try to tell which camera was used. He didn't ...
07:40 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Scarf depicts women Democratic congressional candidates running in the midterms
A record number of women are running on the Democratic ticket for Congressional office, over 200 in fact. This scarf depicts each and every one of these sheroes in hand-drawn illustrations by artist A...
06:52 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Rep Steve King spent $18,000 at private GOP club, sent taxpayers the bill
Steve King is a virulent, ardent, violent, authoritarian member of the Read the rest...
06:34 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing State surveillance company leaked its own data, its customers' data, and its customers' victims' data
Wolf Intelligence is a German state surveillanceware company founded by Manish Kumar, selling tools that independent researchers described as "very shitty and its just copy paste from open source proj...
06:16 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook's former security head: making Facebook moderate content will cement its dominance
Alex Stamos stepped down as CSO for Facebook in August, after a career in which he rather fearlessly and bluntly warned about deficiencies in Facebook's security (this was totally in keeping with Stam...
05:51 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Chuck Schumer compares mailbomb to Republican office window broken by thieves
When the first mailbomb turned up, Democrat leader Chuck Schumer posted screenshots of two headlines. One concerned a broken window at Republican leader Kevin McCarthy's office that police and the vic...
05:51 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing NEW: Ecuador is done with Julian Assange, won't help Wikileaks founder hide from British government
Ecuador plans to stop intervening with the British government on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, reports Reuters today. His situation as an asylum beneficiary in the South American country...
05:47 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Alabama thought it was a good idea spend $21,000 imprison a man for having $10 worth of weed
Alabama ranks 46th in the nation for health care, 47th for education, 44th for employment, and 48th for opportunity (Source: USA Today). Newsweek succinctly sums it up: "Alabama has the worst poverty ...
05:47 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Alabama thought it was a good idea to spend $21,000 to imprison a man for having $10 worth of weed
Alabama ranks 46th in the nation for health care, 47th for education, 44th for employment, and 48th for opportunity (Source: USA Today). Newsweek succinctly sums it up: "Alabama has the worst poverty ...
05:26 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing You can request hand-crafted reading-list recommendations from the Brooklyn public library online
The Bklyn BookMatch is a free service that matches readers with custom lists of recommendations: fill in a webform with "the titles, authors, and/or types of books you enjoy, and why" as well as "movi...
05:18 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing In America, the young find distinguishing fact from opinion easier than their elders
A recent Pew poll challenged subjects to distinguish between factual statements and statements of opinion in news articles; it found that there is a large gap in accuracy between 18- to 49-year-olds (...
05:08 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing High school class's electoral predictions model is a model for electoral predictions
The students in David Stein's Political Statistics class at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland have built a statistical model for predicting the outcomes of the upcoming midterm e...
05:06 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Artist uses bare hands to sculpt soda cans into beautiful geometric shapes
Artist Noah Deledda uses sandpaper to remove the paint from aluminum cans and then uses his hands to bend and shape pleasing patterns into them.Via Oddity Central:In an interview with WEDU Arts Plus, ...
04:57 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Marine pilot under investigation for tracing a penis shape in the sky
The U.S. Marine Corps is looking into allegations that one of its pilots drew a giant invisible dick in the sky, angering people who don't like giant invisible dicks.From USA Today:Maj. Josef Patterso...
04:52 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing 'AN ACT OF TERROR' Pipe bombs sent to 6 or more targets, CNN, Obamas, Clintons, Soros, Cuomo, Holder
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS STORY, AND WILL BE UPDATED. Authorities in New York are holding a press conference on what they say are a series of 6, potentially 7 pipe bombs sent to political targets around...
04:52 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing 'AN ACT OF TERROR' Packages sent to 7 targets, CNN, Obamas, Clintons, Soros, Cuomo, Holder, Maxine Waters
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS STORY, AND WILL BE UPDATED. Authorities in New York are holding a press conference on 7 or more suspicious packages, some of which contained pipe bombs, sent to political targe...
04:42 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing EFF scores a huge appeals court victory: the law cannot be copyrighted
For years we have chronicled the tireless fight of rogue archivist Carl Malamud (previously) whose Public.Resource.org has devoted itself to publishing the world's laws, for free, where anyone can see...
04:42 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Public domain scores a huge appeals court victory: the law cannot be copyrighted (UPDATED)
For years we have chronicled the tireless fight of rogue archivist Carl Malamud (previously) whose Public.Resource.org has devoted itself to publishing the world's laws, for free, where anyone can see...
04:25 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Relive the sublime perfection of Windows 95 in your Linux desktop environment
There are many rudimentary Microsoft-style themes for Linux, but Chicago95 fastidiously recreates the ineffable beauty of Windows '95 right down to the finest details. It's a perfect melding of the hi...
04:01 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Martin Hayes Quartet: Let The Blue Room calm your fractured soul
Martin Hayes is arguably one of the greatest fiddlers to come out of Ireland in the past 100 years. His soulful, moody interpretation of well-known Irish traditional music is unlike anything else out ...
03:42 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Don't eat this iPhone case!
You know those super real-looking food samples on display sampuru in front of restaurants all over Japan? Now, imagine a mashup between those and your phone case. Here's Rakuten's nice line up of de...
03:39 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games
As soon as I chanced upon The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games [Bitmap Books] today I knew what I wanted for Christmas: 460 pages of full-bleed screenshots from decades of computer gaming, with ...
03:35 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Apple may pop an updated iPad Mini in 2019
Apple will be plopping out new hardware at their second fall event, come the end of the month. Those that spend their days puzzling out what trillion dollar companies will aspire to sell us next think...
03:26 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Welcome to the grim new car-dependent exurban villages of housing-crisis Britain
The UK's housing crisis is much like the one in certain American cities — nimbyism, runaway housing prices, political paralysis — but with a British flavor of madness that allows for deepl...
02:40 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing The strange case of Henry Debosnys, who murdered a wealthy widow in New York in 1882
In 1882, a mysterious man using a false name married and murdered a well-to-do widow in Essex County, New York. While awaiting the gallows he composed poems, an autobiography, and six enigmatic crypto...
02:00 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Donald Trump in "Gaslight": Trapped in a House with a Psychopath
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH you are trapped in a house with Donald Trump, who is either a charming master manipulator using subtle trickery to make you doubt your own reality, or a shouty liar....
01:43 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Mister Bone Saw got a standing ovation at Davos in the Desert
The assassination and dismemberment of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi (previously) finally accomplished what decades of detailed reports of human rights abuses and years of increasingly grave d...
01:28 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing The stories behind the names on the Haunted Mansion's tombstones
The tombstones at the Haunted Mansions in Disney's themeparks are a kind of credit reel that pay tribute to the Imagineers who made the Mansion possible; in this short Disney video, you get some potte...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing The Groundlings launch original sketch comedy video series
The Groundlings the comedy troupe that boasts top-notch alumni like Paul Reubens, Cassandra Peterson, Phil Hartman, and many more are now producing original sketch comedy shorts on YouTube. Here is ...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing 6 new ways to escape inward and find your zen
Next time you treat yourself, try holding the guilt hangover. There are plenty of ways to add to your inventory without adding to your clutter. In fact, some of these gift ideas might clear it away. N...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing 5 new ways to escape inward and find your zen
Next time you treat yourself, try holding the guilt hangover. There are plenty of ways to add to your inventory without adding to your clutter. In fact, some of these gift ideas might clear it away. N...
11:30 am PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Former CIA Chief of Disguise shares how spies use disguises
Jonna Mendez is a real master of disguise. In this fascinating Wired video, the now-retired CIA Chief of Disguise talks about how and why spies are masked so their cover isn't blown. "You want to be t...
11:15 am PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing People, like Marilu Henner, who remember nearly every moment of their life
Actress Marilu Henner (Taxi) can recall specific details from almost every day in her life. She has hyperthymesia, a rare condition that only she and 10 other people in the world are proven by tests t...
12:10 am PDT - Wed, October 24, 2018
BoingBoing Weird, why was Campbell's Soup vice president Kelly Johnston tweeting racist #MigrantCaravan lies?
You guys, when the weird gets weird on top of the weirdest weird, you have this kind of story. It's really weird. Campbell Soup Company was today forced to deny claims tweeted by lobbyist Kelly Johnst...
11:57 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Baking Skullzones, skull-shaped calzones, for Halloween or any time
Awesome baking project for Halloween.Check out the step-by step gallery, from IMGURian swhertzberg.Skullzones (OP Delivers) Read the rest...
11:11 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing VA official proudly displays KKK Grand Wizard portrait in his D.C. office, I thought it was very nice
An official with the U.S. Veterans Administration proudly displayed a lit formal portrait of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Ku Klux Klan's first Grand Wizard, despite protestations from people who worked...
10:52 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Perfectly rectangular iceberg
NASA photographed a rectangular iceberg puttering around off the coast of Antarctica. Kelly Brunt, a glaciologist with Nasa and the University of Maryland, said the process of formation was a bit like...
10:52 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing How Amazon, Microsoft, Palantir, & other Big Tech profit from ICE and help Trump abuse migrants
In their 'No Tech For ICE' report, Mijente details how firms like Amazon, Microsoft, and Palantir plan to profit from the detention and deportations of migrants.Technology companies are working with I...
10:13 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Pompeo announces first U.S. penalties against Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi killing
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today said the United States will revoke entry visas for the Saudi men accused of torturing and assassinating Washington Post contributing journalist Jamal Khashoggi at ...
10:12 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Criminal's farts turn interrogation room into a gas chamber
Sean A. Sykes Jr. pleaded guilty this week to having possessed marijuana, heroin and cocaine with the intent to sell and of using a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime. It's a win for the Kansas Ci...
10:11 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing EFF just sent this letter to every official negotiating the EU's Copyright Directive
To Whom It May Concern:I write today on behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to raise urgent issues related to Articles 11 and 13 of the upcoming Copyright in the Digital Single Market Direct...
09:47 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Catch a glimpse of a New York City legend for the price of an MTA ticket
City Hall Loop was one of the terminus stations for the first subway line to be built under New York City. Opened to the public in 1904, it was beautiful, featuring brass chandeliers, glass tiling and...
09:39 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Street artists leave 'Please Clean Up After Your Democracy' signs to encourage voting
A street art collective known as ArtBitch, currently operating as VoteBitch, has been droplifting humorous pro-voting signs up in a bunch of public Bay Area locations. Each sign shows a figure holding...
09:14 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Halloween ornaments painted on salvaged lightbulbs
David Irvine (AKA gnarledbranch) sent us a selection of photos of his delightful Halloween ornaments painted on salvaged lightbulbs. Read the rest...
09:11 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Famous racist does everyone a favor and dies
Racists, emboldened by the policies of populist far-right leaning governments, seem to be everywhere these days. They're having rallies, breaking up families at borders and beating folks in the street...
09:03 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing San Francisco spends $3.1m/year on homeless toilets and $65m/year cleaning up poop
San Francisco's housing crisis is also (of course) a homelessness crisis, and homelessness crises beget public defecation crises -- and San Francisco has a serious public defecation crisis.The city sp...
08:47 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Italy may kill the EU's copyright filter plans
When the EU voted for mandatory copyright censorship of the internet in September, Italy had a different government; the ensuing Italian elections empowered a new government, who oppose the filters.On...
08:41 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Ebola outbreak in Congo: things are getting worse
The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has proven a sumbitch to contain. Since this latest "oh shit" moment in the history of this infectious outbreak started on August 1st, the...
08:30 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Amazon is actively pitching face-recognition to ICE
Despite an uprising of Amazon employees over the use of the company's AI facial recognition program ("Rekognition") in law enforcement, the company is actively courting US Immigration and Customs Enfo...
08:08 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Senator Jeff Flake on Kavanaugh's denial of sexual assault: "I don't know if I believed him"
Today on ABC's The View, Senator Jeff Flake admits that he doesn't know if Brett Kavanaugh, accused by three women of sexual assault, was telling the truth or not during his hearing before being confi...
08:01 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing The wonderful Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pens are $3.72 for a 3-pack
I love the ink in the Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen. It's stark, smooth, and pure. If you've not tried one yet, you're in for a treat. Amazon has them on sale right now - a 3-pack for $3.72. Read the rest...
07:11 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing What is beauty? A new explainer video by Kurzgesagt In a Nutshell
Why did early humans form their tools into teardrop shapes? Why do so many human-made things have proportions that match the Golden Ratio? Why is symmetry appealing? Why is human made abstract art pre...
06:22 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Gentleman snaps off $1 million sculpture
A man couldn't resist the urge to climb Len Lye's "Water Whirler" sculpture in Wellington, New Zealand earlier this month. To his surprise, the $1 million artwork snapped. In a final act of resistenti...
06:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing This lantern is equally at home on your desk or on the trail
If you're shopping for a camping lantern, you're looking for reliability, period. So it's nice to find something like the Revogi Convertible LED Lantern that jumps over that low bar and actually offer...
05:59 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing How to set up a fake phone number
I learned about a phone service called Twilio from reading this Lifehacker article. The article is mainly about how to set up a phone number that makes calls "disappear into the ether, never reaching ...
05:57 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Every minute for three months, GM secretly gathered data on 90,000 drivers' radio-listening habits and locations
On September 12th, GM's director of global digital transformation Saejin Park gave a presentation to the Association of National Advertisers in which he described how the company had secretly gathere...
05:46 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Apps are using "silent notifications" to track you after you uninstall them
A new generation of commercial trackers from companies like Adjust, AppsFlyer, MoEngage, Localytics, and CleverTap allow app makers like Bloomberg, T-Mobile US, Spotify Technology, and Yelp to covertl...
05:29 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Guidelines for "kind communications" in free software communities
Richard Stallman's new GNU Kind Communications Guidelines are a brief set of guidelines for being "kind" in your interactions in free software communities, with the explicit goals of ensuring particip...
05:17 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to Vincent Price's delightful 1969 lecture on witchcraft, magick, and demonology
In 1969, Capitol Records released this incredible double LP set (and double 8-track tape) from Vincent Price titled "Witchcraft-Magic: An Adventure in Demonology." Hear the whole thing above. The near...
05:11 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Megyn Kelly can't understand why blackface is offensive
Megyn Kelly is stumped as to why wearing blackface makeup for Halloween is offensive. "When I was a kid, it was ok," she said on NBC News this morning. Sitting with Kelly, Jenna Bush Hager, NBC corres...
05:02 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Indie UK mobile carrier announces a Tor-only SIM that blocks unencrypted data
Getting all your data to flow through the Tor network can be tricky -- the desktop Tor Browser only tunnels your web-traffic through the privacy-protecting service, and the mobile apps can be tricky a...
05:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Pop-up restaurant serves last meals of death row inmates
Tokyo-based art collective ChimPom has opened a two-week pop-up restaurant that serves up the last meals once requested by real death row inmates. For example, before being executed by firing squad in...
04:53 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Microplastics found in human poop
Microplastics -- the tiny pieces of plastic debris littering our planet -- has been found in human poop, surprising nobody. The pilot study included 8 people from seven countries in Europe plus Japan....
04:52 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing America has an epidemic of workplace miscarriages, caused by pregnancy discrimination
America has some of the weakest anti-pregnancy-discrimination rules in the world (the federal statute says that companies only have to give pregnant people lighter duties if they make similar accommod...
04:46 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing South Korea warns its 23,000 students in Canada: smoke weed and we will imprison you
If you're a citizen of South Korea, you're expected to obey the laws of that country even when you aren't in the country. That means any South Korean citizen who smokes perfectly legal pot in Canada c...
04:40 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing 12 members of Nevada GOP gubernatorial candidate's family publish op-ed opposing him
On Monday 12 members of Nevada Republican candidate for Governor Adam Laxalt's family published an op-ed denouncing his credentials, his record, and his connection to Nevada.Via the Reno Gazette:...Al...
04:36 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Fear and Soldering, an excerpt from Peter Bebergal's Strange Frequencies
I posted some pre-release interviews with Peter Bebergal about his latest book, Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural. The book examines the freq...
04:28 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing A database of instructions for making different paper airplanes
Fold N Fly is a visual database of paper airplane designs, sortable by aerodynamic properties (distance, airtime, etc), and difficulty of folding. Some pretty exotic designs, too! (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)...
04:26 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Man's excuse for groping woman on plane flight: Trump "says it's OK"
Police arrested Bruce Michael Alexander for groping a sleeping woman seated in front of him on a Southwest flight from Texas to New Mexico. In the police car, Alexander reportedly told police that "th...
04:21 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Violence breaks out at symphony over concert-goer's loud snack bag
I remember when I was a young kid, I sat in a movie theater watching That's Entertainment with my friend and her family. Bored, I fiddled with my candy, and after unwrapping one too many pieces, my ir...
04:13 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Patagonia wants the outdoor industry to start a pro-public lands movement as powerful as the NRA
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard has called on the outdoor industry to join him in backing politicians who believe in preserving public lands; his company has now backed Montana Democratic Senate incu...
04:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing 46 minutes of Bob Ross beating his paintbrush clean
While watching this 46-minute compilation video by YouTuber Rhodri Marsden, try to count how many times Bob Ross "beats the devil out" of his paintbrush. I lost count of the "whackings" five minutes i...
03:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing NASA photo of incredibly odd rectangular iceberg
NASAs Cryospheric Sciences Program released this astonishing aerial photo of a rectangular iceberg in Antarctica. Located on the Larsen C ice shelf, the curious iceberg is likely one mile or so across...
03:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing This hoodie looks like the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the Apollo 11 mission
Can't help but love GearHumans' astronaut suit hoodie ($45.99). The image is a 3D-photo print of the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore in 1969 during his Apollo 11 moon mission. It ships with his las...
02:40 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Slack running on a Nintendo SNES
In the mid-1990s, Nintendo released Satellaview, a satellite modem for Nintendo's Super Famicom (SNES) only available in Japan. Just for kicks, Bertrand Fan hacked an SNES and Satellaview to run Slack...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Sarah Silverman reveals she used to let Louis C.K. masturbate in front of her
Nearly a year after the New York Times reported that five women had accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, his longtime friend Sarah Silverman told Howard Stern Monday that C.K. used to masturbate i...
01:50 pm PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing The American right loves forms, paperwork and other bureaucracy
The American right spent generations lauding the "free enterprise" spirit of "cutting red tape," contrasting its private sector ethos with the stodgy, Stalinist ways of the USSR, where bureaucrats wea...
11:02 am PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing The amazing deluxe commemorative edition of The Art of Dungeons and Dragons is out today
Today marks the publication of the $100 Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana box-set, which contains a 700-page retrospective of the classic art of D&D, a reprint of the notoriously hard Tomb of H...
10:00 am PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Im suing the U.S. government for causing the climate change crisis, and I'm 22.
My name is Kelsey Juliana and Im suing the United States government for causing and accelerating the climate change crisis. Im 22 years old and Ive been a climate activist for more than half of my lif...
10:00 am PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Im suing the U.S. government for causing the climate change crisis #YouthVGov
My name is Kelsey Juliana and Im suing the United States government for causing and accelerating the climate change crisis. Im 22 years old and Ive been a climate advocate for more than half of my lif...
01:03 am PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing As Brazil prepares to elect 'Trump,' Facebook shuts down 68 pages & 43 accounts that got him there
Facebook Inc said Monday it has removed 68 Facebook pages and 43 user accounts linked to a shady Brazilian marketing group, Raposo Fernandes Associados (RFA), for violating the social media networks m...
12:34 am PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing CIA Director Gina Haspel heads to Turkey for Jamal Khashoggi investigation
Gina Haspel, the director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, is reported to be traveling to Turkey late Monday to assist in an investigation over the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Kha...
12:12 am PDT - Tue, October 23, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's midterms strategy: Lying his ass off to scare white people into voting Republican
They're coming for your health insurance, your guns, your Social Security, they're giving illegal immigrants free cars, and they love terrorists.False, false, false, false, false, false, false,says Da...
11:46 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Magnificent "Voyager of the Moons" GIF from Cassini's images from Jupiter and Saturn
Kevin M. Gill, a software engineer and data wrangler at NASA-JPL, created the fantastic video below "using still images taken by the Cassini spacecraft during it's flyby of Jupiter and while at Saturn...
07:13 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Must-have travel gear - inexpensive zipper bags
Ever since I started using these nylon mesh zipper bags, my travel experience has improved. I have one bag for paper stuff and pens, one for medicine and first aid, one for tools and gear, one for cor...
07:09 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing The more Instagram followers you have the more free sushi you get at one restaurant
Whether you are Instagram famous, or have just a moderately large following of 1,000 followers, This Is Not A Sushibar is a restaurant in Milan that gives you a discount, if not a free meal, depending...
07:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Because sexism: Mansize Kleenex to be renamed
Quick! Get some of these sexist facial tissues while you still can. It took them 60 years but Kleenex is finally renaming their "Mansize" tissues after getting customer complaints. The facial-tissues-...
06:53 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Anti-gay protestors sue library over Drag Queen Story Hour
Anti-gay (and anti-fun) protestors have sued the Houston Public Library over the Drag Queen Storytime events. From the Houston Chronicle:The library director and Mayor Sylvester Turner are named as de...
06:50 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Embassy murder squad made 4 calls to Saudi crown prince's office on day Khashoggi was killed
The Saudi entourage who went to the embassy in Turkey to cut off journalist Jamal Khashoggi's fingers, inject him with a drug to silence him, and dismember him with a bone saw made four calls that day...
06:32 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Entire amusement park for auction
In the market for a Ferris Wheel? Carousel? Scrambler? Go-kart Fleet? How about just a Chili Cheese Dispenser? The entire contents of the Heritage Square Amusement Park in Golden Colorado will be up f...
06:24 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing The worst of modern websites, in one short video
Allow notifications. Change your homepage to this website. Privacy notification. Age verification. Location verification. Subscribe to our newsletter. Chat with our bot. Disable your ad blocker. Did y...
06:12 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing The Saudis had a Khashoggi body double conspicuously leave the embassy after murder, but he wore the wrong shoes
One of the most remarkable things about the Saudis' torture and execution of dissident Jamal Khashoggi and their attempted cover-up is the end-to-end full-spectrum incompetence of every aspect of it. ...
06:06 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing The Get the Vote Out Humble Bundle: dozens of DRM-free ebooks to benefit ACLU
The latest Humble Bundle features up to 26 DRM-free ebooks (including In Real Life, the graphic novel Jen Wang and I created) at prices ranging from $1 (for 8 titles) to $18 (for all 26), with all pro...
06:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Quebec doctors can soon prescribe art museum visits
On November 1, select doctors will be able to prescribe a visit to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under a new initiative. Physicians who are part of Montreal-based medical group Mdecins francophones...
05:54 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Extreme weather has caused Japan cherry blossoms to bloom in fall, when it's supposed to be in the spring
People flock to Japan in the spring in hopes of catching the cherry blossom season, which, in full bloom, lasts only about a week. This usually happens in April (although a bit earlier or later depend...
05:48 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Footage of Khashoggi "body double" in his clothes after murder
According to CNN, surveillance footage show one of the Saudi men suspected of murdering Jamal Khashoggi wearing the dead man's clothes and a fake beard while walking around Istanbul as a decoy. From C...
05:45 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing What's the hardest wood of them all?
The Wood Database presents the hardest woods.10. Cebil9. Katalox8. Black Ironwood7. African Blackwood6. Camelthorn5. Verawood4. Snakewood3. Gidgee2. Lignum VitaeYou'll have to click through to find ou...
05:33 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Thunder Bay: podcast about Canada's hate crime and murder capital is a cross between Serial and Crimetown
The remote north Ontario city of Thunder Bay leads Canada in murders and hate crimes and features a local government mired in scandal, from a mayor who was charged with extortion to a police chief who...
05:14 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Kickstarting a game where you pilot mini tank-drones around a scale model of Pripyat
Isotopium is a "remote reality" game that challenges players to pilot real miniature tank-drones around a massive, super-detailed scale model of Pripyat, the Ukrainian ghost-town created by the meltdo...
05:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Get your own personal Microsoft Office tutor in a box
No matter what your business, Microsoft's slate of Office software is as essential as desks and chairs - so much so that most workers are expected to know their way around it before they even get in t...
05:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this once-lost 'Empire Strikes Back' doc-film from 1980
The Making of "The Empire Strikes Back", the rare 1980 French TV movie documentary about the second film in the Star Wars trilogy, was considered lost until recently. Since clips surfaced a few years ...
04:56 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Youtube CEO: EU Copyright Directive means that only large corporations will be able to upload videos
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki's annual letter to creators takes a strong position on Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive, which forces companies offering public communications platforms to maintain ...
04:52 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing How the casino industry uses bogus research to stay rich
It's ironic that conservative casino owner Sheldon Adelson, who has made $30 billion by exploiting gambling addiction, contributes vast sums of money to fight marijuana legalization efforts. What a wa...
04:50 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing This prop master has devoted his life to the creation of paper products
Documents. Newspapers. Ancient tomes of forbidden knowledge. Golden tickets. Movies and television shows are full of such seemingly banal objects. But each and every one that you see on film has eithe...
04:43 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Arizona kills vaccine education program to placate the ignorant
A small coalition of folks who think vaccines are evil have managed to eliminate Arizona's vaccination education program. The parents were afraid their children may be forced learn that vaccines are a...
04:35 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Paula Abdul falls off the stage during her concert Saturday night in Mississippi
During her concert in Biloxi, Mississippi Saturday night as part of the "Straight Up Paula! North American Tour 2018," Paula Abdul accidentally fell of the stage into the crowd of people. She had bee...
04:34 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Meth smuggled as Aztec souvenir calendars and statues
Federal agents busted eight people for attempting to smuggle 26 pounds of methamphetamine disguised as Aztec souvenir decorative calendars and souvenir statues. The suspects apparently tried to mail t...
04:23 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Last chance to back the Kickstarter for our interdisciplinary seminar series on censorship today and in the Renaissance
I have been collaborating with science fiction writer, singer, librettist and Renaissance scholar Ada Palmer and science historian and piracy expert Adrian Johns to put on a seminar series at the Univ...
04:19 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing The CIA's former Chief of Disguise reveals what makes a good disguise
This video is loaded with lots of fascinating techniques of high stakes disguise. There's light disguise, which uses glasses, caps, and facial hair, to hide in a crowd, says Jonna Mendez, the CIA's f...
04:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Mom crochets badass glow-in-the-dark Slimer costume for her son
Crochetverse's Stephanie Pokorny is putting all us moms to shame with the crocheted Halloween costumes she's made for her six-year-old son Jack. Recently her all-yarn Predator costume made the rounds ...
03:22 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing NYPD body cams recalled after one of them "explodes"
Police body-cams often seem designed to fail at just the right moment, but this plucky little fellow got a bit ahead of itself.Police in New York have been told to stop using some of their body-worn c...
03:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Marilyn Manson is selling a dildo in his likeness
Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson continues making things weird with his latest merchandise offering, a dildo with his face on it. The eight-inch-tall sex toy boasts a solid 1.5-inch thick diameter and is d...
02:27 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Saboteur who wrecked Nazi nuke program dies aged 99
The Nazis never got close to building the bomb, but they understood the science and knew what was coming. A top-secret raid led by Norwegian resistance fighter Roachim Ronneberg destroyed a heavy wate...
02:27 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Yoachim Ronneberg, saboteur who wrecked Nazi nuke program, dies at 99
The Nazis never got close to building the bomb, but they understood the science and knew what was coming. A top-secret raid led by Norwegian resistance fighter Yoachim Ronneberg destroyed a heavy wate...
02:27 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Joachim Rnneberg, saboteur who wrecked Nazi nuke program, dies at 99
The Nazis never got close to building the bomb, but they understood the science and knew what was coming. A top-secret raid led by Norwegian resistance fighter Joachim Rnneberg destroyed a heavy water...
02:04 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Dog lip-syncs to System of a Down
I suspect this video was edited before publication. Read the rest...
02:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Issue design citations with the Typographic Ticket Book
Have bad type choices got you bummed out?Don't despair, type foundry Hoefler&Co. has got you covered. Their 50-page novelty Typographic Ticket Book makes it easy to play the enforcer of design inf...
01:50 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Shock win for youngster at Tetris World Championship
In this clip, 16-year-old Joseph Saelee defeats Tetris seven-time world champ Jonas Neubauer to become the new Tetris Tsar or whatever they call it. It's mesmerizing! Alex Walker writes:It was a story...
01:50 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Einstein's Theory of Relativity Tested at Tokyo Skytree
On October 3rd, two high-accuracy clocks were placed in Tokyo Skytree. One was installed on a ground floor meeting room, while the other went all the way to the observation deck, 634 meters up. They w...
01:33 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Make: an open source hardware, Arduino-powered, 3D-printed wire-bending machine
How To Mechatronics has pulled together detailed instructions and a great video explaining how to make an Arduino-powered, 3D-printed wire-bending machine whose gears can create arbitrary vector image...
01:30 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Cute PSA on 'How to Vote'
Writer and comedian Demi Adejuyigbe (The Good Place, The Late Late Show) explains how and why folks should vote in this cute PSA video.Vote. It's not a test. It's ok to look at your phone, or bring a ...
01:25 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing An extinct dog breed once labored in our kitchens, running on spit-turning wheels
The Vernepator Cur was once a ubiquitous dog breed in the UK and the American colonies, and it had a job: for six days a week, it ran tirelessly in a wheel in the kitchen that was geared to turn a mea...
01:08 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing Britain's "nasty party" condemns its MPs' nastiness
As the Brexit deadline draws nearer and the UK Conservative Party continues to fracture over the catastrophic failure to achieve any kind of deal with the EU, Tory Members of Parliament have begun to ...
01:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing McSweeney's doesn't want you to forget Trump's atrocities
With midterms around the corner, McSweeney's has gathered 112 of Donald Trump's "worst cruelties, collusions, corruptions, and crimes." The list is the first in a series. It begins in 2011, well befor...
11:02 am PDT - Mon, October 22, 2018
BoingBoing America, Compromised: Lawrence Lessig explains corruption in words small enough for the Supreme Court to understand
Lawrence Lessig was once best-known as the special master in the Microsoft Antitrust Case, then he was best known as the co-founder of Creative Commons, then as a fire-breathing corruption fighter: in...
10:45 pm PDT - Sun, October 21, 2018
BoingBoing Canadian government growers can't keep up with Alberta's demand for weed
While cannabis may now be legal to smoke, sell and possess across Canada, the demand for bammy is harshing the buzz of many an Albertan. According to the CBC, certified cannabis suppliers are having a...
10:18 pm PDT - Sun, October 21, 2018
BoingBoing Way too many burger chains still pump antibiotics into their meat
Using antibiotics to keep livestock healthy until they're chopped up and smooshed into burgers and chicken nuggets is not a great idea: we're already facing a bevy of antibiotic-resistant bugs hellben...
09:37 pm PDT - Sun, October 21, 2018
BoingBoing Weekend Tunes: Robert Plant - House of Cards
It's been a while since I took the time to listen to Robert Plant's outstanding Band of Joy. Given everything that's happened over the past two years or even the past few days in North America, the al...
03:41 pm PDT - Sun, October 21, 2018
BoingBoing My life on the road: A lost passport, no ID, and bullshit paperwork trying to get back to Canada
16 October, 2018My wife drops me at the airport in Calgary. I'm traveling to Chicago. A fancy audio hardware company called Shure invited me to the city to check out some of the new tech that they'll ...
03:21 pm PDT - Sun, October 21, 2018
BoingBoing The new Pixel phone has a bizarre, obscure "opt out" arbitration waiver
Binding arbitration is corporate America's favorite dirty trick: to use a product, you are forced to give up your right to sue if the company hurts you, cheats you, or even kills you.But if you buy a ...
03:07 pm PDT - Sun, October 21, 2018
BoingBoing Welcome to Hollow Falls - and Lethal Lit, a New Scripted Crime Podcast
It started with a phone call. Heather Einhorn and Adam Staffaroni, the masterminds behind the entertainment creative house known as Einhorns Epic Productions, wanted to chat. Cool, I thought. Id known...
02:59 pm PDT - Sun, October 21, 2018
BoingBoing Lyft, Stripe spend lavishly to kill San Francisco's homelessness relief measure
San Francisco has a homelessness epidemic that is both heartrending and a threat to public health, and it has only worsened for decades, and continues to get worse even now.There are many different fa...
02:53 pm PDT - Sun, October 21, 2018
BoingBoing Ryanair says it "will not tolerate" in-flight racial abuse after tolerating it
A disheveled, rather soggy-looking white gentleman directed racial abuse and threats to a 77-year-old black woman during a Ryanair flight from Barcelona to Stansted. In the shocking video, captured by...
02:41 pm PDT - Sun, October 21, 2018
BoingBoing "Free is not fair" won't make authors richer, but fixing publishers' contracts will
Australia is about to radically expand its copyright and the publishing industry has forged an unholy alliance with authors' groups to rail against fair use being formalised in Australia, rallying und...
02:10 pm PDT - Sun, October 21, 2018
BoingBoing Repair Day: How "contempt of business model" cheats you out of the use of your property
Companies have always tried to corral their customers into behaving in ways that maximize the companies' profits, even if that's not best for the customers: forcing you to use "official" printer ink, ...
12:52 pm PDT - Sat, October 20, 2018
BoingBoing On-trend in Asia: Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign logo
A South Korean mania for shirts sporting the campaign logo from Jesse Jackson's presidential bid has spread across the Pacific rim, getting knocked off in China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.The l...
12:47 pm PDT - Sat, October 20, 2018
BoingBoing "Smart home" companies refuse to say whether law enforcement is using your gadgets to spy on you
Transparency reports are standard practice across the tech industry, disclosing the nature, quantity and scope of all the law enforcement requests each company receives in a given year.But there's a n...
12:36 pm PDT - Sat, October 20, 2018
BoingBoing US Customs is seizing refurbished Apple batteries and calling them "counterfeits"
Louis Rossman is one of the highest-profile independent Apple repair technicians, famous in part for fixing devices that Apple has declared to have reached their end-of-life, diverting these devices f...
12:19 pm PDT - Sat, October 20, 2018
BoingBoing All the economists who told the FTC we shouldn't break up Big Tech are paid by Big Tech
From the Open Markets Institute's Mat Stoller and Austin Frederick, who analyzed the FTC's panel, "The Current Economic Understanding of Multi-Sided Platforms," in which economic experts told the reg...
12:03 pm PDT - Sat, October 20, 2018
BoingBoing Security researchers identify "fingerprints" in 3D printed objects that can be used to trace their manufacturing
In PrinTracker: Fingerprinting 3D Printers using Commodity Scanners (Scihub mirror), a paper to be presented at the ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security conference in Toronto ...
11:50 am PDT - Sat, October 20, 2018
BoingBoing After killing disaster-recovery rules, Ajit Pai can't understand why carriers aren't helping hurricane-hit Florida
Ajit Pai is a member of the Ayn Rand/James Buchanan cult that says that any government regulation is an unfair attack on the "freedom" of business, which is why his ascendancy to the Chairmanship of t...
11:55 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Emu is in love, enjoys skritches
Just an emu in love.Taryn Smith is a free flight bird trainer who lives and works along the Sunshine Coast, in Australia. View this post on Instagram SundaySquish. A very special EmuA post shared...
11:39 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Brazil Elections: Facebook's WhatsApp taking immediate legal action against political spammers
WhatsApp, the messaging application business owned by Facebook, said on Friday it is taking immediate legal action against companies responsible for a flood of political spam ahead of Brazil's presid...
11:10 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing HACKED: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); 75K individuals affected
The United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75,000 people.Reuters:The agency said it detected a...
10:53 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Google to charge hardware makers up to $40 per device for Android mobile apps
Google [Alphabet Inc.] will soon charge hardware companies up to $40 per device to use Google apps, under a new licensing plan that will replace one struck down by the EU earlier this year as anti-com...
10:30 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Dremel clone on sale for $15
I'm very happy with this rotary tool I bought last May. It comes with 100 bits and has tons of power. Get one for $15 and grind your way to bliss. Read the rest...
10:11 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Saudis confirm Jamal Khashoggi's death; top military official dismissed, 18 Saudis detained in probe
The Saudi government today says its initial investigation shows that journalist Jamal Khashoggi [photo above] has died. A probe involving some 18 suspects continues, and the Saudi King dismissed the ...
06:26 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," a stunning unreleased version
From "The Beatles (White Album) Super Deluxe Edition" coming next month, this gorgeous early acoustic version of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." From Rolling Stone:While My Guitar Ge...
06:26 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," a stunning unreleased version
From "The Beatles (White Album) Super Deluxe Edition" coming next month, this gorgeous early acoustic version of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." From Rolling Stone:While My Guitar Ge...
06:17 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing The HAL 9000 Christmas ornament
Hallmark's got a 50th Anniversary HAL 9000 Christmas ornament... with light and sound! The latest result in machine intelligence, the HAL 9000thought to be the most reliable computer ever made and inc...
06:10 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Modest Mouse vs. Queen, a most excellent mash-up
Oneboredjeu slams together Modest Mouse's "Float On" with Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" to great effect. Read the rest...
05:51 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to TrumpCrazy, a killer mambo track from 1955!
In 1955, Cuban bandleader, pianist, and "Mambo King" Anselmo Sacasas and his orchestra released this prescient burner on King Records. TrumpCrazy! Read the rest...
05:51 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to "TrumpCrazy," a killer mambo track from 1955!
In 1955, Cuban bandleader, pianist, and "Mambo King" Anselmo Sacasas and his orchestra released this prescient burner on King Records. TrumpCrazy! Read the rest...
05:44 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Drunk tourists face 10 years for spray painting ancient wall in Thailand
Liverpudlian Furlong Lee and Canadian Brittney Lorretta Katherine Schneider of Canada, both 23, are learning the hard way that getting caught spray painting graffiti on a 800-year-old fortress in Thai...
05:31 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Why doesn't this cop see the gargantuan spider crawling towards him?
Like something out of a 1950s horror film, this giant Texan spider looks like it's about to devour the unsuspecting cop. But in reality, it's just a great optical illusion when the spider crawls right...
05:12 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Ecuador embassy says Julian Assange is a sloppy housemate
The Ecuador embassy in London is fed up with its obnoxious boarder, Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who has been making a nuisance of himself there since 2012. The platinum blonde 47-year-old per...
05:00 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Robots! A fantastic catalog of new species
IEEE Spectrum editor Erico Guizzo and colleagues have blown out their original Robots app into a fantastic catalog of 200 of today's fantastic species of robots. They're cleverly organized into fun ca...
04:49 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Cotton and jelly sandwich?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service approved the growing of a new kind of cotton plant that's been genetically modified to be edible. The toxic chemical gossy...
04:13 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Flight attendant robs three brothers of $2,600 while flying on Emirates
Three brothers flying from Bangkok to Dubai on Emirates were robbed of $2,600 during their flight. They had left their seats to help their father, also a passenger, who had become ill on the flight. W...
03:59 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to GOP congressman Jason Lewis mock sexually assaulted women and imitate their traumatized voices
Republican Rep. Jason Lewis mocked a sexually assaulted victim by affecting a traumatized feminine voice during a radio segment making clear that "she wasn't raped."https://media.boingboing.net/wp-con...
03:59 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to GOP congressman Jason Lewis imitate the voice of a distraught sexually-traumatized woman
Republican Rep. Jason Lewis mocked a woman who complained of sexual harassment by affecting a traumatized feminine voice during a radio segment where he made quite clear that "she wasn't raped." In an...
03:51 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing RIP, Little Free Library founder Todd H. Bol
Todd Bol died yesterday of fast-moving cancer at the age of 62, less than a month after receiving his diagnosis; he was the founder of the wildly successful Little Free Library movement (previously).B...
03:41 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Kickstarting the Makerphone: an open-source hardware phone kit, programmable with python and Scratch
Circuitmess's fully funded Makerphone kickstarter is raising money to produce open source hardware smartphone kits to teach kids (and grownups) everything from soldering to programming.The Makerphone ...
03:25 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Portals of London: urban exploration to discover gateways to alternative universe
Salim Fadhley writes, "Portals of London, an urban exploration blog, presents an alternative geography of London. It's a catalog of the weird, decrepit and slightly crumpled - things the author posits...
03:06 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing A bot has been finding bugs and submitting patches for them, successfully masquerading as a human
Repairnator is a bot that identifies bugs in open source software integration and creates patches without human intervention, submitting them to the open source project's maintainers under an assumed ...
02:59 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Apple's new parental control: Daily Stormer is in, sex-ed is out
The new parental controls in Ios 12 have all the same problems that all parental controls have: they overblock legit material (with a bias for sex-ed, especially sex-ed targeted at girls and queer kid...
02:45 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Assange to sue Ecuador
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for years to avoid being arrested by British cops for skipping bail. But Ecuador is sick of him being there and recent...
01:46 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook hires Nick Clegg, British politician who annihilated his own party, as new global affairs chief
Nick Clegg's leadership of the UK's Liberal Democrats brought it briefly into the halls of power only to be destroyed by political incompetence and ambitious indifference. He started out commanding a ...
12:58 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Robin "Sourdough" Sloan is using a machine-learning autocomplete system to write his next novel
Robin Sloan is a programmer and novelist whose books like Sourdough and Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore are rich and evocative blends of self-aware nerdy playfulness and magical speculation.Earlier th...
12:43 pm PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing An interactive map of China's wildcat strikes
China's move into a "mixed economy" has created a wealth inequality crisis to rival any nation's; wildcat workers' strikes (aided by Young Communist movements) have become increasingly common, though ...
11:57 am PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing California tenants receive rent-hike threats that will only be rescinded if rent-control initiative fails
Tenants in California have received threatening letters from their landlords promising massive rent hikes if Proposition 10 (previously), which restores rent control, passes.It's part of a national, l...
11:44 am PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Wanna get into Harvard? Just ask your parents to donate a building.
A batch of internal Harvard admission-related emails have come into the public domain as part of a lawsuit alleging that Harvard discriminates against Asian applicants, and they reveal that the admiss...
10:57 am PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Paper airplane designs
Fold N Fly is a website that neatly categorizes and ranks paper airplane designs, with easy-to-follow and crystal-clear instructions for making each one. You'll need US Letter size paper! A4 won't do!...
08:13 am PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Casey Neistat tests out his new Boring Company 'Not a Flamethrower'
YouTube personality Casey Neistat took a break from his paternity leave to open and test his new (not a) toy, the Boring Company's "Not a Flamethrower." As you may know, the Boring Company is an Elon ...
08:13 am PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Casey Neistat tests out his 'Not a Flamethrower'
YouTube personality Casey Neistat took a break from his paternity leave to open and test his new (not a) toy, the Boring Company's "Not a Flamethrower." As you may know, the Boring Company is an Elon ...
12:19 am PDT - Fri, October 19, 2018
BoingBoing Twitter kills pro-Saudi botnet spreading Khashoggi disinformation tweets
Twitter today pulled down a disinfo bot network that was amplifying pro-Saudi talking points about disappeared journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is presumed to have been tortured and killed on orders of...
11:37 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing This is what a Facebook election security charm offensive looks like
Facebook is working very hard right now to prove it can be trusted to protect users from malicious fake news, political disinformation, and cyberattacks intended to throw the 2018 midterms. What Faceb...
11:26 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Palantir may IPO at valuation of up to $41 billion
The highly secretive Silicon Valley-based data company Palantir is reported to be considering an initial public offering.The firm was founded by Peter Thiel, and is known for ability to analyze extrem...
11:16 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Report shows big slowdown in global growth of internet access
A report from The Web Foundation, which was founded by internet pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee, shows a stark decline in the worldwide growth of internet access. Around the world, an estimated 3.8 billio...
11:13 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Banksy's art shred 'every time' in rehearsals, but malfunctioned at Sotheby's
In a video released Wednesday, Banksy revealed the "Girl With Balloon" shredding stunt malfunctioned at Sotheby's, noting that it "worked every time" in rehearsals. Also revealed: the mechanisms insid...
10:47 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Apple invites press to New York for Oct. 30 event, here's what's predicted...
Apple invited consumer technology reporters to an event scheduled for next Tuesday, October 30, at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House. The late-October event will presuma...
10:35 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Jason Miller, former Trump aide, sues Will Menaker of Chapo Trap House podcast over tweet
Just when you thought things couldn't get stupider, they do. Former Donald Trump senior campaign aide Jason Miller is suing Will Menaker, co-host of the politi-comedy podcast 'Chapo Trap House,' over ...
10:17 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Instagram's bullying, stalking, and harassment crisis
Twitter gets well-deserved attention for online harassment, but know who else has a huge problem there? Instagram. Big time.Instagram Has a Massive Harassment Problem, as Taylor Lorenz reports for the...
09:54 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Babysitter leaves toddler on stranger's doorstep and drives off
A woman in charge of a toddler, whose mother was in the hospital, was supposed to drop him off at his father's house. But when the father wasn't home, the woman who is a friend of the mother's (hopef...
09:15 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Animator David Firth rewards fans with Salad Fingers short after hitting 1m subscribers
David Firth's YouTube channel won its millionth subscriber this week, and our reward is a new short animation of Salad Fingers, his most splendid and notorious creation. Read the rest...
08:39 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Report: John Bolton and John Kelly shouted profanities at each other in White House confrontation
John Kelly, Trump's chief of staff, and John Bolton, his moustache, got into a "profanity-laced" shouting match so nasty that a resignation from one or the other was briefly anticipated, reports Jenni...
08:28 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: Gentleman pees on production line while working at world's largest pork company
A worker at Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork company, didn't waste any time on the production line to take a potty break. While working at a conveyor belt loaded with pork, the adroit gentle...
08:08 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Child goes through X-ray baggage scanner
A child reportedly rode through an X-ray baggage scanner last week at the Xiaolan Railway Station in South China. According to the state-owned China Global Television Network, the young'n snuck away f...
07:36 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Original fan art celebrating Peter Tieryas' "United States of Japan"
Mechas are cool. Mecha toys are even cooler. But mecha toys based on my own stories has been the coolest. When I was eight (making it the late 80s), I spent two years in South Korea. I remember how mu...
07:36 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Original fan art celebrating Peter Tieryas' Mecha Samurai Empire
Mechas are cool. Mecha toys are even cooler. But mecha toys based on my own stories has been the coolest. When I was eight (making it the late 80s), I spent two years in South Korea. I remember how mu...
07:34 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing A data-driven look at the devastating efficacy of a far-right judge-education program
More than 40% of US federal judges have attended Manne seminars, a notionally "bipartisan" educational conference presented by a Florida "Law and Economics" institute whose invited ideological allies...
07:26 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Self-lubricating condom can withstand up to 1000 thrusts
A self-lubricating latex condom is being developed by scientists that becomes slippery when wet and can remain so for 1,000 thrusts. The researchers report that typical intercourse consists of 100 to ...
06:49 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Watch the forest floor "breathe" during high winds
Video from Sacre-Coeur in Quebec (attributed to Jean Arthur) shows the forest floor lift and fall eerily as high winds blast the trees. Read the rest...
06:40 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Helm: A home network email server appliance to redecentralize the web
Helm is a startup making a $500 home gadget that replaces Gmail and Google Calendar, letting you control your own email and coordination; its founders have deep information security backgrounds, and p...
06:39 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing An astoundingly odd cinematic cigarette commercial from 1977
I can imagine the first brainstorm: "What if the monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey was actually a massive pack of cigarettes? And they found it at the bottom of the ocean?" Here's the actual back stor...
06:28 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Cop who intimidated a group of people by saying he was "trigger happy" is fired
It's highly unusual for a police officer to be fired when they shoot an unarmed person, which happens on a regular basis. It's even more unusual for a cop to be fired just for the words he uses, but t...
06:22 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Judy Blume's "Are You There God? Its Me, Margaret" coming to to big screen
A half a century after Judy Blume's classic young adult novel Are You There God? Its Me, Margaret was first published, it's going to be made into a film. Blume has consistently refused to allow her bo...
06:13 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Study: most table salt brands contains plastic
Salt comes from the sea. The sea is full of plastic, which we put there. So now 90% of table salt contains plastic.Of 39 salt brands tested, 36 had microplastics in them, according to a new analysis b...
06:10 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Compression could be machine learning's "killer app"
Pete Warden (previously) writes persuasively that machine learning companies could make a ton of money by turning to data-compression: for example, ML systems could convert your speech to text, then b...
06:07 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Werner Herzog is making a documentary about meteorites
Fireball is Werner Herzog's forthcoming documentary "about meteorites and comets and their influence on mythology and religion," according to Variety. He's once again collaborating with British geosci...
05:55 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing US veterans operate in Yemen as mercenary assassins for Middle Eastern autocrats
The mercenary squads who carry out targeted assassinations in Yemen on behalf of the autocratic rulers of the UAE are composed of US veterans from elite units like the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, CIA "g...
05:53 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Here's a 14-minute cosplay music video from the 2018 NY Comic-Con
Mineralblu produced this nice video celebrating the creative talents of cosplayers at New York's Comic-Con this year.Images: mineralblu/YouTube Read the rest...
05:46 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Slaves - including children - make the bricks for Cambodia's housing bubble
Two bedroom apartments in Phnom Penh start at $260,000 -- equivalent to 2,000 years' worth of average annual wages for Cambodia's workers.But the bricks being used to construct housing in Cambodia's c...
05:46 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Hear the eerily beautiful song of the Antarctic ice shelf
When wind blows over the snow of Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf, the surface vibrates and produces a beautiful and eery drone. Colorado State University researchers deployed seismometers to explore the s...
05:36 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Author Peter Bebergal discusses his latest book, Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural
Boing Boing pal, Peter Bebergal, has a new book coming out later this month called Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural. In 2015's Season of the...
05:33 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Man eats squirrel brains, gets brain disorder and dies
A 61-year-old hunter died from complications of a brain disease he got from eating squirrel brains, according to a paper published in October. When the man's brain was scanned, doctors diagnosed him w...
05:32 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Deleting Facebook is not enough: without antitrust, the company will be our lives' "operating system"
Facebook is the poster-child for the techlash, the worst offender in the monopolistic bunch, and recent books like Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhy...
05:11 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Nobel-winning economist Joe Stiglitz on how the US economy became a "rigged, inherited plutocracy" and how to fix it
Writing in Scientific American (!), Nobel-prize-winning economist Joseph E Stiglitz (previously) describes the US economy as an "inherited plutocracy" that's "rigged" to shift an ever-greater share of...
05:01 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Philips Hue dimmer switch kit for $30
I wanted to be able to control a light above our bed without having to get out of bed. The Philips Hue Wireless Dimming Kit (currently on sale for $30 on Amazon) was an easy way to do it. The kit come...
04:15 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing The Poet of Code
The following is a sponsored post produced by WIRED Brand Lab for Hennessy.Joy Buolamwini is a poet.But she isnt the kind of poet who fills journals with purple prose hoping to some day be published i...
04:09 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Evangelical leader Pat Robertson tells his flock that action against Saudis would wipe out $100 billion worth of arms sales
Evangelical leader Pat Robertson told his followers that just because a journalist was tortured and murdered in a Saudi consulate doesn't mean the US should stop treating the country's leaders like be...
04:05 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing City of Seattle's official tow partner impounded a homeless woman's stolen car and wanted $21,634 to give it back
Update: An earlier version of this article misidentified Dick's Towing of Everett as the Dick's Towing of Seattle involved this this story. I apologize to Dick's of Everett for the error.Seattle is in...
03:39 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing GDPR: Good for privacy, even better for Google's dominance
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation is a gnarly hairball of regulation; on the one hand, it makes it virtually impossible to collect mountains of data and buy/sell/trade/mine it to...
03:37 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing How to make your own distraction-free digital typewriter
Ninjatrappeur built his own Raspberry Pi-based digital typewriter with an E-ink screen and a cheap keyboard. Total cost was about $180. He generously posted his build notes, and is seeking collaborato...
03:28 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Twitter says it's ok to compare Jews to insects, for now
Minister Louis Farrakhan tweeted a video clip of one of his recent speeches with the comment, Im not an anti-Semite. Im anti-Termite. Twitter says it's letting the comment stand because its policy on ...
02:48 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Radical expansion of Australia's national firewall will censor search results and websites
SOPA has come to Australia: under Communications minister Senator Mitch Fifield's Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018, rightsholders will be able to tell search engines which results t...
02:34 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Anaheim's living wage ballot measure pits big corporate donors against union money
Disney is Anaheim's largest employer and the city is something of a company town, with Disney exerting massive influence on the city government and engaging in strong-arm tactics to suppress media rep...
02:12 pm PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing A streaming Jack-O-Lantern is your Halloween "Ghoul Log"
This Decorative Gourd Season, you can soothe your anxiety with a perpetual streaming video wallpaper in the form of a "Ghoul Log" (like a yule log, gettit?) from the good people at Shudder. Read the r...
11:45 am PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing 'There is no God': Stephen Hawking's final book has 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions'
Stephen Hawking's final book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, was released posthumously Tuesday by his children. Now, when Hawking died earlier this year at the age of 76, he hadn't yet finished t...
11:42 am PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Halloween-themed hamburger promises to give you nightmares
A top burger chain promises that its new burger will "give you nightmares". It's putting out a 2-minute ad showing actors submitting to a sleep study after devouring a seasonally-themed sandwich, then...
11:28 am PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing World's shortest scheduled flight may go electric
Loganair's flights between Westray and Papa Westray, two islands in the Orkneys off the British coast, are the world's shortest at only 1.7 miles. They're planning to go electric, either by replacing ...
11:15 am PDT - Thu, October 18, 2018
BoingBoing Jack Black shares funny showbiz stories
Did you know that he once "smoked a jay" with Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, and Robert Altman on a mountaintop at a Cannes film festival after-party? Or that he was cast by Lee Majors himself to ap...
10:11 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Equifax engineer gets 8 months house arrest for $75,000 insider trading spree
An internet engineer at Equifax who coded parts of a breach portal for the credit agency has been sentenced to 8 months of house arrest for insider trading. He was convicted of using insider informat...
09:45 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing U.S. got $100 million from Saudi Arabia on the same day Pompeo was in Riyadh
No wonder he was smiling. The United States received $100 million from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, which coincidentally, so weird!, was the same day Secty. of State Mike Pompeo landed in Riyadh to laugh ...
09:33 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Two muddy elephant babies goofing around in the water
You look like you could use a baby elephant video.Above, an elephantastic video of two juvenile elephants staying cool and parasite-free in the delicious wet mud. [via] Read the rest...
09:20 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing How not to wear a motorcycle helmet (funny video clip)
This man's reaction when a stranger points out he's wearing his motorcycle helmet BACKWARDS is endearing. His embarrassed grin is pure gold.The part when they both turn their heads in unison! So meme-...
09:11 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Ferret mom shows her babies to giant human
Here, you look like you could use a ferret video.Theories for this adorable and mystifying behavior, a ferret that seems to be introducing her caretaker to her newborn ferret babies: She wants you to ...
08:11 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Texas high-school students can't graduate without watching a video on not triggering snowflake cops
The "Civilian Interaction Training Program" is a project of the Texas Commission On Law Enforcement, aimed at teaching children how not to terrify heavily armed, easily-spooked Texas law enforcement o...
07:43 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Lowpoly black skull candle
Perfect for all your Voodoo 3D needs. [Amazon] Read the rest...
07:09 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch puppeteer Caroll Spinney announces retirement
The Sesame Workshop is reporting that long-time Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney has announced his retirement, noting that he's performed on the program since its 1969 premiere. Spinney has play...
06:41 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Book of brutalist archictecture postcards from the Soviet era
Brutal Block Postcards is a new book that, er, celebrates the concrete landscape of the Soviet era. Over at Collectors Weekly, Lisa Hix flips through the pages:Many of these postcards, published by go...
06:41 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing These human horse blinders will keep open office workers from being distracted
Panasonic's design studio Future Life Factory, with avant-garde Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga, have created Wear Space which are essentially glorified horse blinders for people who work in open-...
06:16 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing New issue of Faesthetic, the lavish and mindbending art 'zine
Boing Boing pal Dustin "UPSO" Hostetler has published the fifteenth issue of his long-running print 'zine Faesthetic, the exquisitely-produced visual wunderkammer of art/illustration/design. Faestheti...
05:53 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Wild Thing podcast is like Serial but about Bigfoot
Several years ago, radio journalist Laura Krantz read an article about anthropology professor and pioneering Bigfoot researcher Grover Krantz who died in 2002. Laura was surprised to find out that Gro...
05:36 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Brad Pitt tells all, Prince Charles divorces, and JonBenet Ramseys murder solved, in this weeks fact-challenged tabloids
It would be an exaggeration to say that every story in this weeks tawdry tabloids is a fabrication. It just feels that way. And "exaggeration" would be the polite way to describe many of this weeks ta...
05:26 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing New music video for Thom Yorke's "Hands off the Antarctic" from Greenpeace
Greenpeace International just released this beautiful music video for "Hands off the Antarctic," a new track by Radiohead's Thom Yorke. Part of Greenpeace's Protect the Antarctic Ocean initiative, the...
05:12 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing The National Park Service's version of the FBI is no joke
No, they aren't after people who litter. The National Park Service's Investigative Services Branch (ISB) of 33 special agents handle the rapes, murders, assaults, robberies, poaching, drug smuggling, ...
05:08 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Every fantasy map
EotBeholder on Deviantart nails decades of derivative genre fiction and gameplay with "the only fantasy world map you'll ever need."Wow, almost four years later and this thing just exploded. ... To an...
04:57 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Why Do-Not-Track browser settings are useless and what to do about it
The long fight over Do-Not-Track followed a predictable trajectory: a detailed, meaningful pro-privacy system was subverted by big business, and then published as a "standard" that offered virtually n...
04:44 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook lied: its in-home "Portal" cameras will collect your data
Facebook Portal is a camera that is supposed to follow you around your house while you videoconference; the product launch was repeatedly delayed because of the company's string of horrific privacy br...
04:37 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Incoherence, multiplied: Sony announces nebulous "blockchain for DRM"
Sony -- whose most notorious DRM foray infected millions of computers with malware -- has announced an incoherent plan to use blockchain to make DRM work, somehow.Despite Engadget's inexplicable assur...
04:14 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing NYT: Saudi Arabia's Prince Charming was Mister Bone Saw all along
Everybody knows that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the brutal killing and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (everybody, that is, except the Trumps, who coincidental...
04:06 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing "Halloween Whimsey" mask is "great for any costume party"
The "Halloween Whimsey 3D Latex Mask Head Mask for Party Cosplay Costume Prank Joking", available at Amazon, is this season's de rigeur trick-or-treat outfit.• Great for Masquerade Parties, Cost...
03:53 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Twitter publishes tweet archive of Russian and Iranian state-run troll farms
To enable "further research of information operations on Twitter", the company today published a dataset of tweets posted by known Russian and Iranian troll farms.In line with our strong principles of...
03:40 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Republican congressman Steve King endorses white supremacist mayoral candidate
Iowa Republican Steve King is graduating from retweeting white supremacists and earsplitting dogwhistles to openly endorsing the matter of their movement. Faith Goldy, an excellent candidate for Toron...
03:35 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Unpacking the US's "low unemployment": stagnant wages, bad jobs, high incarceration, discouraged workers back in school
The Trump administration is very proud of the US's historically low unemployment figures (lowest in 50 years), but statistics are deceiving, especially labor statistics.The most obvious fact about the...
03:20 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing New York Attorney General expands law-enforcement investigation into the bots that killed Network Neutrality
The FCC justified its Net Neutrality-killing order by claiming that comments it received showed strong public support for dismantling the rules that stop your ISP from deciding which parts of the inte...
02:47 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Weed legal in Canada
Weed is legal now in Canada. Here's what it'll cost ya. Some places are banning smoking it in public and there are other bumps expected, but the business windfalls are expected to define an emerging m...
02:37 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Stet, a gorgeous, intricate, tiny story of sociopathic automotive vehicles
Sarah Gailey's micro-short-story STET is a beautiful piece of innovative storytelling that perfectly blends the three ingredients for a perfect piece of science fiction: sharply observed technological...
01:44 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Dublin's permanent 'Dublinia' exhibit employs extreme realism
View this post on Instagram Dublinia and realism.A post shared by Jason Weisberger (@jlw) on Oct 17, 2018 at 5:31am PDT Today I experienced full immersion while enjoying Dublin's terrific history...
01:23 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Peer pressure your friends into voting with Outvote
Boing Boing is proud to welcome Outvote.io as a sponsor.Want to get Dems and progressives elected in the 2018 midterm elections? In 5 minutes? From your couch? Theres an app for that.The majority of r...
12:49 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Shoes made entirely of hot glue
Nick Douglas explains that "No One Needs Hot Glue Shoes." This is apparently a thing. That said, the video trend of "bad hacks" is wonderful and must be feasted upon.But you dont need to block bad hac...
12:20 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Lawsuit: "pivoting to video" was a disaster led by Facebook's cooked viewing data
Several years ago media sites began firing writers en-masse to hire video people instead, because Facebook and other social media companies told them that this was the future. "Pivoting to video," som...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Rescued Thai cave boys appear on Ellen to give their first post-incident interview
It's been a little over three months since the 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued from a Thai cave. On Monday, Ellen DeGeneres had all 13 of them, plus a translator, on her show to give their...
11:32 am PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing In a Trump presidency, how can poor Lucky Ducky possibly win??
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH despite slashed social services and environmental and climate catastrophe, Lucky Ducky, the poor little duck who's rich in luck, STILL comes out on top!...
11:00 am PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Horror movie monster garden 'gnomes'
Garden gnomes are great but, hey, it's October. Doesn't your yard (garden/stoop/desk) deserve something more seasonally appropriate?Enter Casper and Sadie Revenant's handmade Garden Nightmares. They'r...
10:32 am PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Have you seen this giant nose?
A two-foot-tall, 50-lb. nose prop went missing overnight Sunday in Portland, Oregon and its family just wants it back. The Oregonian:"We woke up this morning and the nose was gone," Delia Albert said....
10:30 am PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing A working bicycle made of wood
YouTuber The Q spent 200 hours crafting a rideable bicycle out of wood, the glue that holds it together, and a handful of metal pieces like washers. Why? I don't know, but it's pretty cool. (The Aweso...
10:00 am PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing What 'Independence Day' Is Like In Transnistria, An Unrecognized Country Inside Moldova
Transnistria, officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, is an Eastern European territory with a strong Soviet vibe. Technically, the country does not exist. Transnistria is considered a part o...
04:12 am PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing In this video, the beeps make you see something that isn't there
In this video, Caltech demonstrates the Rabbit Illusion, a "time-traveling illusion trick." It tricked me.Caltech researchers have developed these two new illusions that reveal how the senses can infl...
04:05 am PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Here's what happens when you drive a 12-ton bus across a 10-ton bridge
You can see this cute bridge in California sag ominously as a heavy bus passes over it. According to the person who shot the video, "This is the 2nd bus to cross the 10-ton limit one-lane Beaver bridg...
03:56 am PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Here's a Tumblr devoted to beautiful control panels
Our friends at Core77 recently found a Tumblr devoted to aesthetically pleasing arrangements of knobs, buttons, sliders, and blinking lights. What is it about a well-designed control panel that makes ...
03:45 am PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing This carved silver dollar has a surprise
The face of this 1921 silver dollar has been carved to depict some kind of scene (not sure what it is) and it includes an ingenious mechanical surprise. It brings to mind one of my favorite podcasts e...
01:46 am PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing You're not nuts, YouTube & related sites are having 'access issues'
"Access issues" are affecting YouTube this evening.You're not nuts.YouTube is down as of 6pmish Pacific time (Los Angeles, USA). Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music acc...
12:51 am PDT - Wed, October 17, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's big 60 Minutes interview was a big ratings flop
Trump's vaunted 60 Minutes interview was a ratings flop, just as analytics show articles sourced to it were flops and the fact that this post about it being a flop will also be a flop. According to th...
11:43 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Officer of the month charged with rape
Prince Georges County Police Officer Ryan Macklin was charged with rape after a woman was attacked during a traffic stop last week. Macklin is listed as a two-time patrol officer of the month at the d...
10:15 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Stand up for journalists and the free press by opposing the Future Investment Initiative!
If you're not pissed off at the assassination of The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, you should be. As a permanent resident of the United States, Khashoggi should be protected by the U.S. G...
09:45 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing The New York Times has the dope on cannabis use in Canada
I'm writing this on a flight to Chicago. By the time I return to Canada on Thursday, the sale and use of cannabis, in many circumstances, will be cool, from coast to coast to coast. This does not exci...
09:15 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Chow Yun-fat lives so small that he can give away over $700 million when he passes away
Indicating in your will that you want to leave some money to a charity that reflects the values you were passionate about is a fine gesture. Living a life of frugality so that you can leave a ridiculo...
09:15 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Chow Yun-fat lives so modestly, he can give away $700M when he passes away
Indicating in your will that you want to leave some money to a charity that reflects the values you were passionate about is a fine gesture. Living a life of frugality so that you can leave a ridiculo...
09:10 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing People with a good sense of smell may also be better at navigation
Recent research suggests that our sense of smell evolved to help us find our way. Now, McGill University neuroscientist Louisa Dahmani and her colleagues support that idea, termed the "olfactory spati...
08:06 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Why are moths drawn to lamps?
According to the explanation of the phrase "like a moth to the flame" at The Phrase Finder, "the word moth was used the the 17th century to mean someone who was apt to be tempted by something that wou...
07:43 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Masked employee in Ohio haunted house park pushes down and mock-rapes horrified visitors
Before entering Ohio's Akron Fright Fest, a park of self-proclaimed "extreme haunted houses," people need to sign a waiver. The waiver lets them know that these are mature haunted houses with actors w...
07:43 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna's new t-shirt line pays for girls to attend school in Togo
OG riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre has launched a new t-shirt line with all the money going to Peace Sisters, a non-profit that helps pay school tuition for underprivileged young...
07:25 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Fantastically far out poster for 1974 artificial intelligence lecture at UC Berkeley
Chris Veltri, proprietor of San Francisco's legendary Groove Merchant record shop, posted this astounding artifact to his Instagram wunderkammer of outr culture paper ephemera @collagedropoutsf! It's ...
06:19 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Right-wing group camped out on rooftop with stockpile of weapons at Portland rally, and police kept quiet
On August 4th, during a major gun rights demonstration in Portland, OR, a right-wing group with a stockpile of weapons was stationed on the rooftop of a garage, overlooking the rally. The individuals,...
06:08 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Meet the leader of one of Japan's ultra nationalist groups
Almost every time I visit Japan, I see black vans driving down the street with super loud megaphones blaring an angry rant. These vans are operated by people who are members of Japan's ultra nationali...
05:37 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Undetectably bypass voting machines' anti-tamper mechanism with a bit of a soda-can
When security researchers report on the ghastly defects in voting machines, the officials who bought these machines say dismiss their concerns by saying that the tamper-evident seals they put around t...
05:13 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Users complain that new MacBook keyboards still die easy
Casey Johnston reports that the supposedly improved keyboards in new MacBook Pros still suffer the same old problems. Several users in the MacRumors keyboard thread suggested that the butterfly keyboa...
03:41 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Taylor Swift escapes her enclosure at Sacramento Zoo
Taylor Swift somehow managed to get out of her enclosure at Sacramento Zoo Sunday and led officials on a brief pursuit. Visitors were escorted away and Swift was soon recaptured.Vincent says staff use...
03:31 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Insecure medical implant company Medtronic finally plugs one of its worst vulnerabilities
Medtronic (previously) is a notoriously insecure medical implant manufacturer whose devices have been repeatedly shown to be grossly insecure -- their pacemakers can be hacked before leaving the facto...
03:20 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Snetris is "snake tetris"
Felipe is a Portuguese game-developer who makes fun, crowdfunded minigames; he tweeted a tantalyzing video clip showing an idea for a Snake/Tetris mashup called "Snetris," and the response was so warm...
02:53 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Excellent trailer for Pee-wee's Big Halloween
I only wish that this was the real new Halloween film.Its been 40 years since Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) survived a vicious attack from the crazy and zany Pee-wee Herman on Halloween night. But ...
02:39 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Study blames Uber/Lyft for San Francisco traffic, Uber/Lyft blames Amazon, propose surge pricing
A new report from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority attributes the majority (51%-73%) of the prodigious 2010-2016 increase in San Francisco traffic congestion on Uber and Lyft; the rid...
02:20 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing A history of the tech worker uprising
Tech-sector workers have enormous market-power: companies find it easier to raise cash than to use it to hire qualified developers.Almost every business -- not just Big Tech -- is bidding on tech tale...
02:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing High school dance team performs highly choreographed 'Harry Potter' for their pep rally
This is what the kids are up to these days, at least the kids in the dance program at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Arizona.You may remember last year when they performed a dance version of T...
01:56 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing One in ten of New York's public school students is homeless
114,659 of New York's public school students is homeless, bouncing from shelters to relatives' beds: homelessness is a predictor of poor academic performance for all the obvious reasons, including ver...
01:43 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing The growth of Jamaican phone-scamming caused a crime-wave and martial law in Montego Bay
In the late 2000s, Jamaican authorities launched a crackdown on drug dealers, extraditing the country's most notorious crime-bosses to the USA; the power-vacuum was filled by telephone advance-fee fra...
01:27 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Dancing robot dog
They're figuring out what we really want from a 21st Century deathbot: moves.When was the last time a human was seen in one of these videos? Perhaps in the next one we'll see a human crawling on all f...
12:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Skateboard shop has a skateable sandwich board
To make it clear that it's run by skateboarders for skateboarders, East Vancouver's Drive Skate Shop put a skateable sign in front of its store. The two-sided wood veneer "sandwich board" is not only...
11:00 am PDT - Tue, October 16, 2018
BoingBoing Charles Phoenix's outrageous Cherpumple dessert concept will be a parade float
Charles Phoenix's famous Cherpumple concept (stacked CHErry, PUMpkin, apPLE pies baked in a layer of cake) is being made into an epic parade float. Former Disney Art Directors Kevin Kidney and Jody Da...
11:31 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, RIP
Paul Allen, billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, philanthropist, science fiction fan, and founder of Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the Experience Museum Project), has died from complicatio...
10:42 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing A dating website for Trump supporters leaked its customers' data ON DAY ONE
Donalddaters.com is an app for people who want to have sex with white supremacists; it launched today and promptly leaked all 1600 of its users' data: "users' names, profile pictures, device type, the...
10:06 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Epson is teaching the internet not to install security updates
More on the story of how Epson tricked its customers into installing a fake "update" to their printers so that they would stop accepting third-party and refilled ink cartridges: not only does this for...
08:55 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Fendi accidentally made a 'vulva' scarf
Fendi is taking a beating online after creating a pink scarf that resembles female genitalia, bush and all. The Italian luxury fashion brand took down their 750 vulva-like "Touch of Fur" shawl after t...
08:17 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Watch when Lyft passengers find out their driver is actually Chance the Rapper
There's nothing more fun than a prank that brings great laughter to its victims, and this is what Chance the Rapper does when he becomes an undercover Lyft driver for a day. He drives unsuspecting pas...
07:06 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Booze in a 'juice' box
In Japan, you don't have to drink your sake from a cup or a glass or even a bottle. If you're in the mood for a little imbibing on your walk home from work and don't want to worry about having to recy...
07:05 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Just Be Best: Randy Rainbow sings about Melania
One of the "most bullied" people in the world -- Melania Trump, of course -- gets the Randy Rainbow treatment in "Just Be Best." It's the best.(Hey! Randy Rainbow is on tour.) RR previously on BB Read...
06:51 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Watch frisky puppy knock 11 soap and shampoo bottles into a bathtub
This playful puppy has made it his mission to knock every shampoo and soap bottle into the tub 11 bottles in all. His excitement is contagious. To see more of this guy, check out his Instagram page, ...
06:22 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Climate change will make beer much more expensive
Over the next century, higher temperatures and an increased number of droughts will hit the global barley supply, pushing beer prices way up. University of East Anglia economist Dabo Guan and his coll...
06:04 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Printer refuses humor magazine because "Christian owners" want to protect "the kids"
Solderer writes, "Old-school humor Magazine The American Bystander was dropped by its printer, citing prurient content (i.e. humor). Publisher Michael Gerber describes the ongoing situation in terms t...
05:56 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Parkland kids' Rube Goldberg machine illustrates the aftermath of school shootings
Alex Little writes, "The Parkland kids created a rube goldberg machine that shows the predictable domino effect of responses from politicians and media after every school shooting."Kesha and her young...
05:47 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing A sensible, free guide to negotiating book contracts
The Authors Alliance is a nonprofit that advocates for authors, libraries, readers and scholars (I'm on their advisory board); they've done a ton of great work, notably a tool for authors to claim the...
05:42 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Trump joins past Republican presidents in new version of The Republican Club painting
Andy Thomas, the artist who creates wonderful paintings depicting historical presidents from each party hanging out, has updated The Republican Club to include Donald Trump. It was spotted on the Whit...
05:28 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Coca-Cola, trying to mix Maori with English, accidentally puts "Hello, death" on vending machine
In an attempt to blend English with Maori, Coca-Cola stamps a brilliant blooper onto one of their New Zealand vending machines: "Kia Ora, Mate!" Translation: "Hello, death!""Kia ora" is commonly trans...
05:20 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Wannacry ransomware cost the British National Health Service 92m ($121m)
The Wannacry ransomware epidemic was especially virulent, thanks to its core: a weaponized vulnerability in Windows that the NSA had discovered and deliberately kept a secret so that they could use it...
05:08 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing New David Bowie documentary in production at BBC
BBC Studios Production is completing a new feature documentary, David Bowie: The First Five Years, to air next year. Its the third in director Francis Whately's trilogy that has included "David Bowie:...
05:02 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing What would a "counterculture of AI" look like?
Shitty math kills: shitty math "proved" that being selfish produced optimal outcomes and torched the planet; shitty math rains hellfire missiles down on innocents; in the 1960s, shitty math drove the ...
04:32 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing I love the Garmin Tactix Charlie, so it'll likely get lost or broken
I destroy Apple Watches. It's not intentional. It just kinda happens. The first Apple Watch was a Series 1 piece of wrist candy. I loved how it kept reminders for me to take my medication, pay my bill...
04:27 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Bruce Sterling on the next 50 years of climate-wracked maker architecture
Bruce Sterling's hour-long lecture to the Southern California Institute of Architecture is pretty good vintage Sterling: a seeming grab-bag of loosely related futuristic, ascerbic observations about c...
04:25 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Lawyers: dildo-wielding cop hit men as well as women, so can't have been sexually harassing them
Lt. Thomas Murphy and Detective Sgt. Andrew Huber are named in a lawsuit against the city of Mountainside, New Jersey, which claims a large blue dildo was regularly whipped out to harass other employe...
04:22 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Python falls from ceiling in bank
A staff meeting at a bank in Nanning, southern China was interrupted when a 5-foot python fell from the ceiling. CCTV video below. From Yahoo!7:A snake catcher was called to retrieve the python, which...
04:17 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing China's panicked upper middle class are easy picking for offshore real estate scams
The combination of Chinese anti-corruption reforms and currency controls has China's storied "middle class" (a nebulously defined category whose size and wealth are the subject of multiple, conflictin...
03:46 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Random nude man jumps into Toronto aquarium with sharks
On Friday night, a nude man jumped into a large tank at Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto for a brief swim with sand tiger sharks, sawfish, green sea turtles, green moray eels, and other fish. "The guy see...
03:42 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing White woman blocks black man from entering his own apartment building
D'Arreion Toles just wanted to go home. But Hilary Brooke Mueller, apparently fresh out the air-fluff cycle of the dryer, didn't want him in the building where she too lived.Do you live here?Ive alrea...
03:34 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Paul Verhoeven's 'Starship Troopers' still fantastic fun
This weekend I rewatched Starship Troopers.Robert Heinlein's OG book has long been a favorite. The Paul Verhoeven take on Starship Troopers is a very different story in terms of technology, feel, and ...
03:30 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Mr. Resistor, an electrifying stop motion animation
Mr. Resistor is director Mark Gustafson's electrifying stop motion animation from 1994. Original soundtrack by Francesco de Donatis. Read the rest...
03:23 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Here's John Oliver's take on the disappearance of Saudi journalist in Istanbul
As usual, John Oliver does a great job of explaining the circumstances surrounding the likely murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist who was last seen enteri...
02:59 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing In U.S. prisons, women are disciplined at a higher rate than men
Even women in prison cant escape the sexist stereotype of the difficult woman. An NPR investigative report shows that in American prisons, discipline comes down disproportionately hard on female inmat...
02:44 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing "Unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients" the secret to many vitamin supplements
Research from the California Department of Food and Agriculture has shown that many vitamin and herbal supplements carry a payload of undeclared, and unapproved, drugs.No wonder that magnesium make me...
02:38 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Trump: rogue killers murdered Jamal Khashoggi, maybe. Everyone else: Saudi Arabia did.
President Donald Trump talked to reporters today about his phone conversation with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, during which the two despots discussed the disappearance and apparent killi...
02:21 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing My giant dog and his achy joints love this bed
My Great Pyrenees, Nemo, loves sleeping on this pet bed so much I got him two.Nemo could not have been comfortable sleeping on my tiled floors, or the hardwood, but he hates sleeping on the bed with m...
02:07 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Weekend Update explains Melania's jacket flip flop
FLOTUS Melania Trump and her poorly timed jacket famously did not care, but maybe she did -- but only about herself. Read the rest...
01:44 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Trump denies promising $1M to Elizabeth Warren's charity pick if DNA test proved Native American ancestry
Alert the media. President Donald Trump has lied again.Senator Elizabeth Warren brought the genetic receipts. Trump denied making a statement that he did, in fact, make -- despite knowing there is doc...
01:26 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing UFO Shocker: $37 million in debt for Blink 182 ex-singer Tom DeLonge's 'aliens' project
Former Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge got involved in a shady UFO conspiracy business, where for a few hundred bucks, people who are afraid of aliens could learn "the truth" that they (the government)...
01:25 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Blame billionaires for climate change
70% of global emissions come from 100 companies: Koch Industries' annual carbon emissions bill is 24 million tons.Just like Exxon (who spent years and millions denying the climate change their own res...
12:46 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Converting die cast toy cars into post-apocalyptic combat vehicles
Gareth Branwyn has a fun tutorial on Make: about how to convert Hot Wheels and Matchbox toy cars into combat vehicles for the tabletop game, Gaslands.In Gaslands, you put together a racing crew using ...
12:15 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Website charges 99 cents to see who paid 99 cents to see who paid 99 cents...
I paid 99 cents so I could show you what the Who Paid 99 Cents? website looks like when you pay 99 cents. It reveals a list of people who paid 99 cents to see who else did. I'm the 334th person to pay...
12:14 pm PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Which is the deepest, hardest Mandelbrot zoom of them all?
I love mandelbrot youtube, where the most important thing is how many iterations is in your deep, hard zoom.Here's "Mandelbrot zoom to 10E+1116 with deep zoom into minibrot - 75,000,000 iterations":Or...
11:45 am PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing DNA test shows Elizabeth Warren has Native American ancestry
Trump always gets a laugh from his very fine deplorables when he calls Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas. A recent DNA test revealed that Warren has Native American ancestry. "The analysis of Warrens DNA wa...
11:44 am PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Star Citizen's "terrifying face tracking" demonstrated
Star Citizen is a game hovering on the margins of vaporware, its scope bloated by a $150m+ crowdfunding haul, creator Chris Roberts' lack of creative discipline, and an enabling fanbase. One of the ma...
11:17 am PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Saying "Avogadro's Number" Avogadro's Number of times.
Avogadro's Number is 6.022140857 1023. That's how many atoms are in 12 grams of carbon-12. One mole of anything has one Avogadro's Number of elementary particles in it. In this video, the Action Lab ...
11:03 am PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Russian pop music, 2018
It's by Little Big and it's called Skibidi. They're still trying so very hard, after all this time.Join the #skibidichallenge - just film how you dance the skibidi-dance, put the #skibidichallenge has...
10:48 am PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: caterpillars feeding on exploding touch-me-not seed pods
There is a kind of caterpillar in England's Lake District that has evolved to feed exclusively on the seed pods of a plant called the touch-me-not. Unfortunately for the caterpillar, the seed pods exp...
10:47 am PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing No identity theft protection for latest Facebook hack victims
Facebook will not provide fraud protection for victims of its latest data breach, details of which were announced in a Friday news dump. It set up a page where you can check if your Facebook account w...
10:37 am PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: the evolution of desktop computer motherboards since the early 1990s
I recently discovered Christopher Barnatt's YouTube channel, ExplainingComputers, and I highly recommend it. Barnatt is the author of 13 books about computers and has taught for 25 years at the Univer...
01:02 am PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Georgia Senator, asked about voter suppression, mugs constituent for his phone
US Senator David Purdue (R-GA/@sendavidperdue), a grown-ass human being elected to high office in the most powerful nation in the land, was asked a question about Brian Kemp, who is both a (monumental...
12:25 am PDT - Mon, October 15, 2018
BoingBoing Criminal mastermind arrested for robbing same bank, twice
Armed with the knowledge that comes from damned dear experience, you go back in time and correct the terrible wrongs of your life. Old loves could be mended. Lost chances would be taken. It's somethin...
11:24 pm PDT - Sun, October 14, 2018
BoingBoing The first trailer for Good Omens makes the apocalypse look delightful
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens is a book that I've revisited many times over the years. Each time that I do, it feels like I'm spending time with an old friend: nothing much has changed ...
05:12 pm PDT - Sun, October 14, 2018
BoingBoing A book made from shelf-stable American cheese slices
The University of Michigan's library recently acquired a copy of American Cheese, 20 Slices, by Ben Denzer, a book made from shelf-stable, plastic-wrapped slices of American cheese.The book had an edi...
05:00 pm PDT - Sun, October 14, 2018
BoingBoing Canada Pension Plan is long on US private prisons and immigrant detention centers
Robbo sez, "As a Canadian in my later years I benefit from my monthly Canada Pension Plan payments. As a Canadian and a human being I am disgusted that CPP holds stock in Geo Group and CoreCivic, comp...
04:48 pm PDT - Sun, October 14, 2018
BoingBoing New and improved gadget for doing vinyl-like scratching with magnetic audio-tape
Back in 2014, David wrote up Jeremy Bell's prototype "ScrubBoard" that enabled a scratch-like effect with magnetic audiotape. Bell writes, "I've made a lot of progress on my device since then, and I h...
04:40 pm PDT - Sun, October 14, 2018
BoingBoing The Congressional Progressive Caucus is (still) awash in corporate money
The 78-member Congressional Progressive Caucus is meant to be the democracy-friendly, corporate-hostile wing of the Democratic Party, which is why the caucus announced a year ago that it would stop ac...
04:24 pm PDT - Sun, October 14, 2018
BoingBoing Capitalism torched the world, fascism rose from the ashes
Umair Haque (previously) is in the unfortunate position of being both inarguably correct and horribly depressing when he says "catastrophic climate change is probably inevitable."Capitalism was incapa...
03:39 pm PDT - Sun, October 14, 2018
BoingBoing Obama's policy on Bush's crimes is how Kavanaugh got to the Supreme Court
When Obama took office, he took over from one of the least popular presidents in US history, 22% George Bush, a liar who tortured and spied his way through an illegitimate war that we're still fightin...
02:00 pm PDT - Sun, October 14, 2018
BoingBoing Douglas Rushkoff's sobering view of Universal Basic Income
In a new essay, Douglas Rushkoff examines Universal Basic Income, writing that it's not a gift but a "scam" and a "tool for our further enslavement."Here's a snippet:To the rescue comes UBI. The polic...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, October 14, 2018
BoingBoing Anyone can speed read. Learn how now and save precious time.
Speed reading isn't just an innate skill possessed by a lucky few. Anyone can learn to speed read, and the benefits are endless. The brain can process more information than most people have time to so...
10:30 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing Disney heiress condemns Trump for lowering her taxes: vote out the Republicans on Nov 6!
Abigail Disney is Walt Disney's grand-niece; she is an activist and documentarian and being the grand-daughter of Roy Disney, she is rich as hell.Despite her personal stake in Trump's tax cuts, she ma...
07:39 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing Maryland voter registration and online voting vendor financed by Russian ogliarch
The State of Maryland got a bit of a surprise when the FBI informed state officials the contractor responsible for much of Maryland's voting infrastructure was, unbeknownst to Maryland, purchased by a...
07:39 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing Maryland voter registration and online voting vendor financed by Russian oligarch
The State of Maryland got a bit of a surprise when the FBI informed state officials the contractor responsible for much of Maryland's voting infrastructure was, unbeknownst to Maryland, purchased by a...
05:11 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing Against all evidence, city of Savannah claims googly eyes glued to Revolutionary War statue are "not funny"
An extremely funny prankster glued googly eyes to the statue of Revolutionary War commander Nathaniel Greene; the City of Savannah took to its Facebook page to insist that this was "not funny" but rat...
05:03 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing Jared Kushner took home millions, paid little or no tax for years
Jared Kushner borrowed money to put down tiny down-payments on properties, paid himself millions from the rents generated by those properties, then used aggressive depreciation markdowns to declare an...
04:26 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing Just look at this 1943 Busby Berkeley banana dance
Just look at it. (Thanks, Greg Cook!) Read the rest...
03:33 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing Forensics company advises cops not to look at seized Iphones, to avoid facial-recognition lockouts
A leaked police-training presentation from digital forensics company Elcomsoft (a company that made history due to its early run-in with the DMCA) advises officers not to look at Iphones seized from s...
03:27 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing California ballot measure to reintroduce rent control met with millions in opposition from Wall Street landlords
California is one of the hot-zones in the world's urban housing crisis, driven by a combination of opposition to highrise/high-density living and the mass purchase of foreclosed properties following t...
03:16 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing How trade unions are addressing automation
The first wave of computerized automation caught trade unions flat-footed; already reeling from the Reagan-era attacks on labor, union leadership failed completely to come up with a coherent response ...
02:32 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing Nation Park Service on the verge of blocking most White House protests: comments due by MONDAY!
Monday is the end of the comment period for a sweeping National Park Service proposal that will have a dramatic effect on the ability of Americans to protest in sight of their government.Under the pro...
02:00 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing Star Wars scented candles: Yoda's cooking pot, Imperial trash compactor, Wookiee fur
Create your own version of "Smell-O-Vision" by watching one the first three Star Wars films and lighting these officially-licensed candles from Merchoid when the scene coincides with the smell.List of...
01:30 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing Ben and Jerry's has a Flavor Graveyard for the 'dearly de-pinted'
There's a plot of land in Vermont where ice cream flavors go when they die. Located next to the Waterbury home of Ben & Jerry's plant and headquarters, the Flavor Graveyard is the final resting pl...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, October 13, 2018
BoingBoing Amp up and streamline your next presentation with Slideshop
Sure, you could use the same old PowerPoint templates for your next business presentation. It's not like you have bosses or investors to impress. Oh wait, you do? Time to augment that slideshow with S...
11:30 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Artist hand writes entire 'Jurassic Park' script, creates line-art of a scene from the movie
Now that's dedication.IMGURian Mike Matola is a wonderful weird genius. He hand-copied the entire Jurassic Park script, line by line, to create this line art of a scene from the Steven Spielberg dinos...
11:24 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this raccoon give Penny the dog a swimming lesson
Tito the raccoon enjoys swimming at the pool. In this video, Tito gives his new friend Penny the dog a swimming lesson.Video Link: Tito The Raccoon Spends The Day At The Pool Ft. Penny Read the rest...
11:13 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Firing a 2 Inch Gun in Slow Motion
It's so tiny and deadly!The Slow Mo Guys fire a 2 inch Gun at 12,500fps. Pew Pew!Do not mess around with pinfire guns at home.You could get a tiny but very real owwie.Filmed on the Phantom v2640 at 12...
11:01 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing ICE deports separated 4-year-old to Guatemala alone, doesn't tell family, no one to pick her up
This is completely insane. Trump's ICE squads are sending separated under-5 children back to countries of origin without telling the kids' families. This week, U.S. Immigration officials sent a 4-yea...
10:52 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's son Don Jr. promotes false smear linking Jamal Khashoggi to Osama bin Laden and terrorism
Because of course they would. President Donald Trump's son Don Jr., along with pro-Trump extreme right wing media, are exploiting Washington Post contributing journalist Jamal Khashoggis interviews wi...
09:35 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook: Hackers got (very) personal data from 29M users. FIND OUT if your info was breached.
The good news: Facebook downgrades the number of accounts hit in the breach they disclosed two weeks ago to 29 million, down from 50 million. The bad news: Uh, that's still a LOT. And if you were one ...
08:49 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing WWE finds itself between a rock and a Saud place
The WWE has a self-created Saudi Arabia problem on its hands.Crown Jewel, a pay-per-view event scheduled to take place on November 2nd in Riyadh, is under heavy scrutiny as we learn more about the Sa...
07:16 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Kurt Russell and The Osmonds go behind the scenes at Disney's Haunted Mansion
Enjoy this delightful clip from Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color "Disneyland Showtime" that aired on March 22, 1970. From the IMDB page:The Osmond Brothers, accompanied by Kurt Russell and E.J. ...
06:51 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Federal judge orders car returned to homeless man struggling to pay parking tickets
Sean Kayode, a homeless person hustling to make ends meet in San Francisco unsurprisingly received a lot of parking tickets, in San Francisco. Naturally, the best way for San Francisco to secure payme...
06:41 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper was just published
Stephen Hawking's final paper that he and his colleagues completed just days before his death has now been published. It's titled "Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair," co-authored with Sasha Haco, Malco...
06:28 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing The man who created CtrlAltDel
Meet David Bradley, chief engineer of the IBM PC, who created Ctrl+Alt+Del. "I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous," Bradley once said. Read the rest...
05:53 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook's value has crashed 30% since July
"Investors are bailing" from Facebook, writes CNN Money. The share price for the disgraced social media firm has dropped 30% since July. Facebook has had a hard time shaking its image as a firm that h...
05:34 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing GOP candidate for Pennsylvania governor to his opponent: "Im going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes."
In an embarrassing video released today, the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor, Scott Wagner, thinks he's a tough guy when he threatens his opponent, Gov. Tom Wolf: "Well, Governor Wolf, ...
05:34 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing This illusion supposedly tricks your brain into time travel
Science Alert claims this illusions mimics time travel in the brain. I think the illusion works, but I saw no dinosaurs.Via Science Alert:In the Illusory Rabbit, the middle flash never happens, but mo...
05:31 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Vigilante server administrator is fixing insecure routers without permission
A Russian hacker who calls himself "Alexey" is infiltrating insecure networks and adding security patches to Latvian-made MikroTik routers so they "can't be abused by cryptojackers, botnet herders, or...
05:13 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Trump supporter berates black Lyft driver with racial slurs and calls cops because he wouldn't put the radio on
A great night for a Trump supporter in Brooklyn: hail a Lyft, demand the radio be put on, then harass the driver with the N-word while calling the police.Lyft driver Shawn Pepas Lettman of Brooklyn, N...
05:09 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing The worst and best bosses Kara Swisher has ever worked for
Kara Swisher is one of the best journalists working today, so it was fascinating to read about her experiences working for well-known editors as she rose through the ranks.My next boss after [Jack] Sh...
04:57 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Fortnite team dominates squads with 61 elimination win
The new record for most eliminations in a single match by a squad is now 61. Watch Fortitude_Fqrbes, Nexjs, tactjc, and TTV NadeXC take down most of the lobby.There is a lot of swearing, as there shou...
04:55 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing What Japanese frozen meals are like
When we spent 5 weeks in Japan this summer, we bought a lot of prepared meals from convenience stores. They were really good. In this video, we see how a family who moved from Canada to Japan makes gr...
04:49 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Teacher who said Trump aide Stephen Miller was a "strange dude" who ate glue is suspended
Trump aide Stephen Miller "was a strange dude" and a "loner" who ate glue as a child, according to his third grade teacher Nikki Fiske. The 72-year-old teacher, who taught Miller in 1993, spoke to The...
04:40 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing 8BitDo introduces new wireless game controllers
I've been doing a lot of Raspberry Pi retrogaming lately, and have tried a lot of different gamepad controllers. The best controllers, in my estimation, are the ones made by 8BitDo. They've introduced...
04:17 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing A German train carrying 510 passengers catches fire
A high-speed train going from Cologne to Munich carrying 510 passengers caught fire early this morning (local time). At least two cars burned, but amazingly no one was hurt. From Reuters:Mass-selling ...
03:00 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Teal pumpkins indicate that you have safe, allergy-free goodies to give trick-or-treaters
Today I learned that by placing a teal pumpkin out on Halloween, you are signaling that you are offering non-food (read: non-allergen) treats to children. It's a secret code that you have safe goodies...
02:00 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Japan has made instant ramen that tastes like Pringles
Here's something nobody asked for: Pringles-flavored instant ramen noodles**. Geekologie:To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pringles and the 30th anniversary of Super Cup, the two are combining thei...
01:56 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Trump aide Stephen Miller was a creepy glue-eating kid in 3rd grade, says former teacher
I can still picture him sitting in my classroom.Stephen Miller's former teacher, who told reporters how President Donald Trump's senior aide once ate glue as a third-grader, may be losing her job.Nikk...
01:50 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing The US Patent and Trademark Office is ready to hand over an exclusive trademark for "Dragon Slayer" for fantasy novels
Michael-Scott Earle, a self-publisher of "pulp harem fantasies" is seeking a trademark on the use of "Dragon Slayer" in connection with fantasy novels.Amazingly, the US Patent and Trademark Office thi...
01:47 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing This aerial photo of lake is actually a mossy puddle on a box
My new favorite subreddit is Accidental Maps, specializing in a pareidolia of places. Read the rest...
01:38 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Fidget spinners magnets: glorious chaotic motion
Hirotakaster's instructions for combining magnets and fidget spinners are a one-way ticket to glorious, chaotic motion, as complex systems emerge from grids of obsolete, post-fad plastic waste. (via B...
01:32 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Color footage of Berlin weeks after the end of World War II
Stalin's pose and expression in the propaganda poster makes it look like he's just noticed there's a goose coming toward him and it's dawning on him that he has no idea how to deal with geese. Read th...
01:25 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing A year later, giant Chinese security camera company's products are still a security dumpster-fire
A year ago, Chinese white-label CCTV/DVR vendor Xiongmai announced a recall and security update for its devices, whose weak security meant that they had been conscripted into a massive, unstoppable bo...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Learn Six Sigma and study for project management certification online
Multinational companies have used the no-nonsense methodologies of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma to oil a smooth-running operation for years. What is it? Six Sigma (and its offshoot, Lean Six Sigma) ap...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing The humorous story of Donkey Donald's, aka Dunkin' Donuts
I never know where our conversations are going to go when I get together with my friend Mark of Cardhouse. His tastes are more esoteric than the average person and I'm always surprised and amused by w...
12:45 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Blame Big Data for CVS's endless miles of receipts
Buy a single item at CVS and you can end up with a 4'-6'-long ribbon of register tape, a kind of orgy of coupons and come-ons.The phenomenon of the farcically long CVS receipt goes back to 2008 or so,...
12:37 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing London food couriers targeted by motorcycle thieves
London is increasingly a city on two wheels: it's huge, it's congested, and gasoline is comically expensive. Thieves are targeting bike couriers, taking their mopeds and scooters for single-time use i...
12:00 pm PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing 'Everything is Alive' podcast interviews a bar of soap and other inanimate objects
I've only scratched the surface of former NPR producer Ian Chillag's podcast Everything is Alive but I'm already tickled by it. The premise: serious interviews with inanimate objects. So far, Louis (a...
11:53 am PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Bing search results are a sewer of far-right memes and similar garbage
Someone checked in on Bing search and the results aren't pretty. At some point it became a sewer of racism, antisemitism, pedophilia and conspiracy theories—and that's just the recommendations.T...
01:51 am PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Enjoy this strange new audiovisual illusion from Caltech scientists
Caltech researchers developed the illusion above to illustrate postdiction, a sensory phenomenon "in which a stimulus that occurs later can retroactively affect our perceptions of an earlier event." F...
12:41 am PDT - Fri, October 12, 2018
BoingBoing Incredible video of Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot doing parkour
Boston Dynamics has just released this astounding video of their Atlas humanoid robot doing parkour:The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and s...
11:37 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Voting rights groups sue Georgia & Brian Kemp to reinstate 53,000 blocked registrations, 70% are Black
Voting rights advocacy groups are suing the state of Georgia to reinstate 53,000 blocked voter registrations, 70% of which are from African American voters, saying the current policy violates the U.S....
11:28 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing USPS says Amazon should pay 9-12% more for shipping, after Trump criticizes USPS for not charging Amazon more
The United States Postal Service (USPS) wants to raise the fees it charges Amazon.com and other internet commerce shippers by 9 to 12 percent. This comes just months after President Donald Trump criti...
10:48 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Meet Helen, 5, detained by Trump, forced to sign away her rights in court.
On Helens form, which was filled out with assistance from officials, there is a checked box next to a line that says, I withdraw my previous request for a Flores bond hearing. Beneath that line, the ...
08:46 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing L.A. morning show host surprised that a K-pop star from Vancouver speaks English
After K-pop group NCT 127 from Vancouver, Canada performed on KTTV-Fox 11's Good Day L.A., host Araksya Karapetyan gave one of the singers an odd compliment: "Very cool, your English is awesome. I lov...
08:32 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing M. Night Shyamalan's Glass is looking pretty good in this new trailer
It's taken M. Night Shyamalan close to two decades and three films to fully realize his vision of a world full of super-powered heroes and villains, but here we are! Eighteen years after Unbreakable p...
08:01 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Video: Fifty years ago today was the first Apollo mission to carry a crew to space
On October 11, 1968, NASA launched the first Apollo crew into space. This mission, Apollo 7, opened the spaceways for the moon landing the following July. Apollo 7 had the following objectives: Demons...
07:43 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Footage shows white man shooting at black boy who asked for directions
Brennan Walker, a 14-year-old black boy, missed his school bus and tried to walk to school. Getting lost, he knocked on Jeffrey Ziegler's door to ask for directions. Ziegler, a 53-year-old white man, ...
07:39 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing What is this mystery object that washed up on a South Carolina beach?
This mysterious large object washed up last week on Seabrook Island in Charleston County, South Carolina. Apparently it has the consistency of foam and does not seem to contain any metal. The Lowcount...
07:15 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing As election looms, Mormon church tells women to leave social media for 10 days
In a year of unprecedented involvement by women in politics, as candidates, as votes and as subjects of political debate and rancor, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has an interesting ...
06:54 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Fyre Festival fraudster sentenced to six years in federal prison
Billy McFarland, the 26 year old con-artist who organized a disastrous Bahamas music festival in 2017 was sentenced to six years in federal prison on multiple counts of fraud. Ticket buyers who paid ...
06:43 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Report: U.S. military weapon systems and computers are ridiculously easy to hack
Well this is fun: The United States Government Accountability Office released a report today that explains, in no uncertain terms, that the majority of the nation's new-fangled, high-tech weapons syst...
06:31 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Rocket failure forces emergency landing by joint American-Russian crew
NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan this morning during their attempted trip to the International Space Station. The ...
06:29 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Police interrogate man for being black, lock down campus building
Reginald Andrade is the consumer manager of disability services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. On September 14 he was walking across campus to work. This scared a bystander who called the...
06:16 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Amazon trained a sexism-fighting, resume-screening AI with sexist hiring data, so the bot became sexist
Some parts of machine learning are incredibly esoteric and hard to grasp, surprising even seasoned computer science pros; other parts of it are just the same problems that programmers have contended w...
05:56 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Man divorces wife after catching her with another man on Google Maps
A man in Peru was recently using Google maps to figure out how to get to a bridge in Lima. He moved the camera around the city's streets, when suddenly he noticed a woman sitting on a bench who remind...
05:54 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Student's DoNotPay app expands to include pushbutton small claims lawsuits
Joshua Browder launched DoNotPay when he started his computer science degree at Stanford; at first the app automated the process of fighting traffic tickets, then it expanded to helping homeless peopl...
05:34 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing "I'm the most bullied person in the world" claims woman who married giant orange bully
Keeping the narcissism on brand, Melania is 100% Trump.Via CNN:First lady Melania Trump said in an interview that aired Thursday that she is the most bullied person in the world, which has led her to ...
05:32 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Artist creates miniature replicas of the rooms of Japan's "lonely deaths"
Japanese artist Miyu Kojima's dayjob is cleaning up apartments whose occupants have died "lonely deaths" (kodokushi/), where someone socially isolated declines unnoticed for months or years; the scene...
05:21 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Notre Dame and 73 other institutions secretly conspired with the Trump administration to deny birth control
When Obamacare came into effect, Notre Dame and other religious institutions forced the administration into a baroque arrangement whereby the US government would insure birth control prescriptions for...
04:48 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Family separations: the Trump administration stole thousands more children than previously reported
Amnesty International's new report on family separations reveals that the Trump administration stole at least 4,000 more children from their parents than the previous total of 2,500-3,000.The exact to...
04:38 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Michael Avenatti says Donald Trump Jr. "will be indicted before his birthday"
Michael Avenatti, lawyer for Stormy Daniels and Julie Swetnick, one of the three Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault accusers, predicts with his usual confidence that Donny Trump Jr. will be indicted by th...
04:29 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Arnold Schwarzenegger admits mistreating women: "I stepped over the line several times"
Actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger was long ago accused of groping and humiliating women, but he always denied it. He now admits that he "stepped over the line". "I feel bad...
04:20 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Interactive sea level viewer shows what will happen to America's beaches
Gone, obviously. Tom Scocca:Using our advanced technology, it is possible to look up the beaches in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Sea Level Rise Viewer, and to imagine what will...
04:17 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Dystopia watch: Guide to spotting hidden cameras in your Airbnb
If you're worried that your Airbnb host has hidden a camera in the place you've rented, because that is a thing that garbage people do, you can use these handy tips to spot it.Mostly they boil down to...
04:01 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Even the trailer for the new Pet Sematary movie gives me the creeps
I'm a sucker for a good horror movie, and even this trailer gives me goosebumps. This remake of Stephen King's Pet Sematary comes out in April 2019. From Esquire:The concept was so spooky King himself...
01:30 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing An overengineered invention to crack open eggs
Although properly breaking open eggs isn't as hard as they show in the video, people with certain disabilities might find value in The Q's "DIY Simple Egg Opener" (or this one which is already on the ...
01:01 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing The online chopblock of text is making it hard to read anything else
Jennifer Howard, a professional writer and editor, found herself unable to re-read a Hermann Hesse novel she loved: the "grafted, spasmodic, online style" of reading has forced itself onto all of her ...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Gig economy leaving you behind? Here's 6 ways to find your side hustle
It's the age of the gig economy for good reason. With an unlimited market out there on the internet, side hustles are as easy as finding your voice and finding an audience. Whether it's podcasting, wr...
12:48 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Sandsifter program finds bugs, secret instructions and other oddities in computer processors
Sandsifter throws random machine code instructions at microprocessors, just to see what happens. The sandsifter audits x86 processors for hidden instructions and hardware bugs, by systematically gener...
12:42 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Couple's 'maternity shoot' turns weird
Some strange things happened to papa-to-be Todd Cameron and his pregnant partner during their maternity photo shoot. It started off harmless enough, a nice couple in a field of pumpkins showing off th...
12:14 pm PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing A playlist of 100 beats-per-minute music to perform CPR by
What's got 100 BPM and can save lives? All the songs on New York Presbyterian Hospital's "Songs to do CPR to," of course.Their fact sheet explains how music can save lives: Song examples include Stayi...
11:48 am PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Bodycam footage of murderer being arrested
Police in the small English town of Burnham publicized bodycam video of an arrest they made earlier this year. Owen Pellow, 42, had called emergency services to report that his ex-partner, Lisa Marie ...
11:20 am PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Burning Man 2019 theme announced: Metamorphoses
Burning Man has announced its theme for the 2019 event in the Black Rock Desert: Metamorphoses:Burning Man is routinely described as transformative. At the personal level, a transformative experience....
12:29 am PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Saudi prince MBS ordered operation to lure and detain Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. intelligence intercepts reveal
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered an operation to lure Washington Post contributing journalist Jamal Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia where he was to be detained, U.S. intercepts s...
12:17 am PDT - Thu, October 11, 2018
BoingBoing Puppy still figuring out her wee little dog barking voice (SOUND ON!)
You will definitely want to unmute this one. And be prepared to freak out your dogs.Im getting bigger and finding my voice, says @penelopefauxfrenchie. She's a French Bulldog, or a Frenchie. OK, sound...
11:58 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing When the bass drops [GIF]
Do not judge me when I am feeling the music.all the drugs[via, no identities or photographer credit provided] Read the rest...
11:12 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing This cool flashlight runs off of almost any battery you'll find in your home's junk drawer
I maintain emergency kits for my home and jeep. There are a number of bug out essentials in the pack I carry with me anytime I leave the RV. I've written a lot about emergency preparedness gear for se...
10:32 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing WestJet Airlines says no to drugs as Canada prepares to decriminalize cannabis
Last month, the Canadian Armed Forces announced its strict but reasonable policy surrounding the use of cannabis by service personnel. With Canada's decriminalization of cannabis nearly upon us, a lot...
08:56 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing EFF to Texas AG: Epson is screwing Texans
You remember when HP tricked its users into downgrading their printers by sending them a fake "security update" that actually made the printers refuse third-party and refilled ink cartridges?Well, now...
07:57 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing "Critical Failure" D20s, whispering what's in every roller's heart
The world has long celebrated the "critical hit" D20 face, the elusive 20 that doubles the damage and sets the players around the table baying with elation; but consider its opposite face, the lowly 1...
07:44 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's healthcare column with all the lies removed
President Donald Trump wrote an op-ed for USA Today about healthcare, attacking Democrats and touting his own vague plans. At the Washington Post, Glenn Kessler points out that most of it is misleadin...
07:18 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Not just Europe: EU Copyright Directive will censor the world's internet
The EU's catastrophic new Copyright Directive is steamrollering towards completion, and that should worry every internet user, not just those in the EU.Article 13 of the Copyright Directive requires o...
07:08 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Best jar opener
Most jar openers work by giving you more grip or more leverage to unscrew the lid. But the reason lids are hard to twist off is because the jars are vacuum packed. This handy gadget allows you to lift...
07:07 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Freddie Mercury chocolate cake
IT'S PERFECT.Full image below, click for large size. Christine McConnell wins cake porn internet with this incredible creation: A Freddie Mercury chocolate cake, to honor the singer of 'Queen'.Here's ...
07:06 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Scary radar animation of Hurricane Michael making landfall
There's something about the detail and dimensionality of this animation that really sends a shiver down my spine. [Via Hurricane Tracker App]The BBC reports on the strongest hurricane to hit the panha...
07:00 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Homeless people in San Francisco are hotwiring electric scooters
San Francisco's giant fleet of semi-illegal electric scooters have come to symbolize the tech industry's worst excesses, inspiring all kinds of creative resistanceSan Francisco's fleet of semi-derilic...
06:59 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Video game catalog from 1996 is a wonderland of gamer nostalgia
If you weren't a kid or a nerd in the '90s, these video game advertisements might look strange. If you're old enough, they will remind you of the excitement of first discovering old-school games.[via]...
06:47 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Royal feud, Cosbys hell, Aniston trapped, and alternate universes, in this weeks dubious tabloids
There is no better proof of superstring theory positing up to 26 dimensions than this weeks tabloids, in which the headlines and the stories beneath them clearly live in entirely different universes. ...
06:43 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Leak shows Google lied when it claimed it wasn't near launching its censored Chinese search tool
When Google employees discovered last August to their horror that the company had been secretly working on a censored search engine ("Project Dragonfly) for use in China, the company assured them that...
06:28 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Aw, shit: New York's McNally Jackson Books is closing its Nolita store
New York City's amazing McNally Jackson Books is closing its flagship bookstore on Prince Street in Nolita; the store is a neighborhood fixture and a hub of literary events (I've appeared there); they...
06:21 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Oddly satisfying tape dispenser unspooling video will make you go 'ahh'
I got to work early today just to record this, says IMGURian ZeusWaffle.This is the side of the tape that gets torn off by our tape dispensers at work.Ahhhhhh.I got to work early today just to record ...
06:16 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Company tries four-day work-week, discovers only upsides
Perpetual Guardian is a 250-person New Zealand investment company specialized in trusts, wills and estate planning; this March and April, the company experimented with a four-day work-week, and based ...
06:14 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing "Write the best possible final exam question for this course, then answer it."
From Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends, by Jan Harold BrunvandA final exam had just one question: "Write the best possible final exam question for this course, then answer it."On...
06:08 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders on fighting global authoritarianism
Bernie Sanders -- who seems to have kicked off a 2020 presidential bid -- writes about the terrifying global parallels to Trumpism, from Japan to the Philippines to Hungary to Turkey and beyond, and t...
06:04 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Hit and run driver even dumber than usual
Keep your eyes on the green SUV in front of the small red car. The driver of the SUV allegedly ran into the car being driven by the man recording the video. The driver of the SUV seemed to think it wa...
05:47 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Red Delicious, that most vile breed of Apple, no longer America's favorite
The Red Deliciouspicture-perfect on the outside but mealy, clammy, fleshy yet flavorless withinis no longer America's favorite apple. The Gala overtook it, and hopefully the noble Granny Smith will fu...
05:44 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Retro-modern update to Nintendo's NES gaming console
The Pyua is designer Love Hultn's homage to the NES gaming console of 1985. Cartridges are illuminated under a transparent glass dome. It uses an NT mini to run the games and the wireless controllers ...
05:44 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Interviews with women in the vinyl record scene
Jenn D'Eugenio is a badass record collector, indie label maven, and vinyl industry veteran who now works at the esteemed Furnace Record Pressing company in Virginia. Recently, Jenn started interviewin...
05:37 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing New York's luxury real-estate market is crashing
New York is a great city that has been hollowed out by real-estate speculation, where the conversion of housing to safe-deposit boxes in the sky has pushed out the city's people and the city's busines...
05:28 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing NASA-inspired artist Tom Sachs' new Mars Yard sneaker for Nike
Sculptor/filmmaker/installation artist Tom Sachs, perhaps best known for his incredible recreations/reimaginations of NASA missions in gallery spaces, has revealed his next sneaker designed in collabo...
05:12 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Super Mario Bros accompanied by a live big band!
The 8-Bit Big Band is a jazz/pops orchestra that performs video game music. In this video, they're accompanying "Be More Chill" actor George Salazar as he plays through first two worlds of Super Mario...
05:11 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Woman kicked off plane for bringing her emotional support squirrel
Frontier Airlines thought the idea of an emotional support squirrel was nutty, so they asked the woman who'd brought a bright eyed and bushy tailed companion on board a flight bound for Cleveland to v...
04:58 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Fun science video: experimenting with a Tesla coil
Is wireless power possible, and did Nikolai Tesla make a tower that could transmit a useful amount of electrical power wirelessly? In this video, the Action Lab Man conducts demonstrations with a Tesl...
04:45 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Why do some people sneeze in the sun?
I thought everyone sneezed when they walked out of a building into the bright sun. But it turns out only one in ten people have the genetic condition called "photic sneeze reflex." In this video, we l...
04:45 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Britain's Corbyn-panicked oligarchs are shifting money offshore
Since the Thatcher years, the UK has built itself into a powerhouse money-launderer, selling financial secrecy to the world's most corrupt and vicious looters; but with a Labour victory looking more l...
04:43 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing High School students inspire amazing New York oyster re-seeding program
This NPR story on the use of discarded restaurant oyster shells to build a series of thriving oyster reefs in New York's harbor is awesome.San Francisco has been seeding oysters around the bay, and ev...
04:22 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing San Francisco's poop-on-the-streets heat map
Over 20,000 reported cases of crap on the streets of San Francisco wins it a funny smelling crown.Via KRON4:San Francisco has been named the 'doo-doo' capital of the United States with 20,899 poop com...
04:09 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing EU hijacking: self-driving car data will be copyrighted...by the manufacturer
Today, the EU held a routine vote on regulations for self-driving cars, when something decidedly out of the ordinary happened...The autonomous vehicle rules contained a clause that affirmed that "data...
04:01 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing RIP Sears
The holding company behind struggling department store chain Sears is about to file for bankruptcy, reports The Daily Beast. The company has closed hundreds of stores in recent years and Sears CEO Edw...
03:08 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Someone buys BrettKavanaugh.com and creates a site for sexual assault survivors
Brett Kavanaugh is a name that leaves a bad taste in many mouths, but the name is now being put to good use with BrettKavanaugh.com (or .org/.net). Because the new Supreme Court Justice, accused of se...
03:00 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Potato chips that taste like Christmas trees
British grocer Iceland (yes, that's really its name) is not messing around with "autumn" and "pumpkin spice." How pedestrian! They're headed straight for the taste of December 25th with their "Luxury ...
02:56 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing See (and hear) this fellow set a world record for the highest vocal note sung by a male
Wang Xiaolong has set the new Guinness World Record for the "highest vocal note by a male." His E in the eighth octave is a half step higher than Adam Lopez Costa's record set in 2008. Read the rest...
02:43 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Five-story-high spikes of ice could make it difficult to land on Jupiter moon
Jupiter's frozen moon Europa has a massive ocean below the surface that could potentially harbor life. To find out, NASA is in the early stages of building a robotic lander to explore the moon in the ...
02:30 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Intel accused of commissioning rigged CPU benchmarks
Intel reportedly published rigged benchmarks designed to make its new i9 chips look better than the competition, while holding tech media to an embargo on publishing reviews or independent tests.Inte...
02:00 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing These Mac 'n' Cheese Candy Canes are selling out fast
If you were thinking of getting a box of Archie McPhee's Mac & Cheese Candy Canes, get on it. After a post on @junkfoodmom in mid-September, their cheesy yellow-and-white striped candies started b...
01:59 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Exciting drone footage of rally car
If the thrill of high-flying drone footage has worn off, get closer to the ground—and to the subject. My favorite part is where the dronecam is hovering perfectly still in the passenger seat of ...
01:38 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Dystopia watch: American schools are installing anti-shooter smoke cannons and bulletproof doors
America has a gun problem: the proliferation of guns in American homes has led to a largely silent epidemic of accidental shootings, intimate partner murders, and suicides.While the sky-high fatalitie...
01:09 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing More Richard Scarry's 21st Century Busy Town Jobs
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the classic childrens' book series is again brought into contemporary times....
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, October 10, 2018
BoingBoing Seth Godin's Akimbo podcast is definitely worth a listen
I generally don't listen to podcasts. It's not that I don't want to, it's that it's difficult for me because a) I'm not good at multi-tasking (listening and writing do not go hand in hand) and b) I do...
10:44 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's EPA chief Andrew Wheeler caught 'liking' racist & conspiracy memes, yet again
Acting EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler has been caught --yet again-- engaging with racist and conspiracy theory posts on social media. He pooh-poohed questions about online interactions he had with a Pizzaga...
10:29 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Cat lover sets out to prove dogs not special
Mysteries of the universe.Via the NYT:I was getting a number of papers showing how remarkable the things were that dogs could do, he said. When it came to other animals, though, scientific studies on ...
10:21 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Cute little gecko butt-dials random people a bazillion times from Hawaii seal hospital
At a The Marine Mammal Center in Hawaii, a cute little gecko butt-dialed random people a bazillion times before a human figured out what was going on.Technically it wasn't a butt-dial. It was a gecko ...
10:07 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing MTv's former Presidential candidate Randee of the Redwoods encourages voter registration
Taylor Swift may speak to her home state, but MTv's former presidential hopeful Randee of the Redwoods may be more effective to rally Happy Mutant voters!Randee reminds us of our youth, while encourag...
10:06 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Why is the Trump administration quiet on Jamal Khashoggi's alleged murder?
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi is believed by some to have been tortured, murdered, and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Others think he was kidnapped by Saudi officials and is still aliv...
08:16 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Drew Magary's weird and wonderful novel, The Hike, is $2 on Kindle
I wish Drew Magary was more prolific. He's only written two novels and both are wonderful. (See our reviews of The Postmortal and The Hike on Boing Boing). If you haven't read Magary's work, today is ...
08:04 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing How can stenographers keep up with a speaker
I never knew how those machines that court reporters use to record testimony worked until I watched this video. Stan is a stenographer and he explains how he is able to make a real time transcription ...
07:48 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Ad mocks Ted Cruz's "Tough as Texas" campaign
This new Cruz attack ad was directed by Richard Linklater. It stars a man, named Sonny Carl, who calls bullshit on Ted Cruz's "Tough as Texas" boast."If somebody call my wife a dog and said my daddy w...
07:36 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing DIY pole-climbing shoes work like magic
A pair of Crocs, a couple of bent sections of reinforcement bar, and some baling wire is all you need to scale poles like a boss.It's Not Stupid if it Works Read the rest...
07:34 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing 'How Scandal Fatigue Works In The Time of Trump,' explained by The Simpsons
Are you sure its not a witch hunt? This is the best GIF adaptation of all time, as one commenter already said. IMGURian TheGhostofElizabethShue made a killer cut-up political explainer out of a Simpso...
07:26 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing How to cook and eat a gourmet meal in Antarctica
Very quickly. Before it, and you, freeze.On Cyprien Verseux's Twitter account, wonderful snapshots of fun with food on the bleak, frozen ice sheets of Antarctica.Cyprien Verseux is an astrobiologist, ...
06:25 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Voter registration deadlines for every state
This isn't a long post, but damn it's an important one. The Root's got the lowdown on the voter registration deadline for every state. If you haven't registered to vote yet, you'll find the deadlines ...
06:20 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Today is your last day to register to vote in some states; confirm your registration in 30 seconds
Fill in this form and Vote Save America will tell you whether you are (still) registered to vote, a vital step in an age of rampant, illegal voter suppression. The process takes 30 seconds. Here's ins...
06:13 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Man under suspicion for babysitting while black
A black man babysitting two white children was followed by a white woman for nearly an hour. She called the police to report the man for being black while babysitting. The police stopped the man, ques...
05:59 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Apple investigated by CBC news for overpriced repair charges
Canada's CBC News went into Apple Stores with hidden cameras and discovered that the Geniuses there were especially smart when it came to ripping off customers who brought their equipment in for repai...
05:59 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Video: the CBC busts Apple on their shady repair policies
Through the use of hidden cameras, consulting with private computer repair joints, and chatting with right-to-repair advocates, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation has cast a very unflattering light on...
05:59 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Apple investigated by CBC News over Genius Bar repair policies and pricing
Through the use of hidden cameras, consulting with private computer repair joints, and chatting with right-to-repair advocates, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation has cast a very unflattering light on...
05:51 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Embezzler very sorry
Pure excitement last night from Pittsburgh's WPXI, which devoted several minutes to covering a local man accused of pocketing more than $3,000 from the store where he worked, in small amounts, over a ...
05:49 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Voter registration surges in the wake of Taylor Swift Instagram post
There's been a lot of talk about Taylor Swift's marching orders to her 112 million Instagram followers this past Sunday. Some folks are welcoming her to the resistance. Others wish she'd shut her poli...
05:30 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing BBC on David Bowie in 1965: "Singer not particularly exciting. Routines dull"
A new documentary, David Bowie: The First Five Years, reveals how wrong some BBC judges were when he first started out. In 1965, David Bowie's band, the Lower Third, auditioned for the BBC's radio air...
04:38 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing "A Scary Time (For Men and Boys)," a mockingly pitch-perfect ukelele protest song by Lynzy Lab
"Go vote." A SCARY TIMEby Lynzy LabI CANT WALK TO MY CAR LATE AT NIGHT WHILE ON THE PHONEI CANT OPEN UP MY WINDOWS WHEN IM HOME ALONEI CANT GO TO A BAR WITHOUT A CHAPERONEAND I CANT WEAR A MINI SKIRT ...
04:37 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Victory! Google will not bid on $10B Pentagon cloud computing contract
When Google's engineering staff staged an uprising over the company's "Project Maven" to supply AI tools for the Pentagon's secretive drone-based killing program, many observed that the project was ju...
04:34 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: Guy gives CPR to a squirrel and brings it back to life
A guy is on the side of the road giving CPR to a squirrel by pressing his fingers on its chest (yes, he is wearing a glove). Two police officers pull over to see what's going on, and find out that the...
04:29 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Parolee arrested after making and posting video on how to remove ankle monitor with butterknife
Dustin W. Burns, 33, of Springfield, Missouri, on probation after violating a restraining order, was arrested again after he allegedly made an instructional video on how to remove an ankle monitor wit...
04:17 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Warren Ellis on the unique narrative power of comics
Warren Ellis's closing keynote from the Thought Bubble festival in Leeds is distilled Ellis: witty and wordsmithed, insightful and thoughtful, futuristic and deeply contemporary.Ellis's subject was th...
04:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing A 69-year-old shoemaker came to the Battle of Gettysburg to "shoot the damned rebels"
In 1863, on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, a 69-year-old shoemaker took down his ancient musket and set out to shoot some rebels. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'l...
03:30 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing John Waters gives young people advice on how to break into the contemporary art world
There is a major retrospective of John Waters' visual art that's just opened in his hometown of Baltimore. It's called Indecent Exposure and it pulls pieces from his entire career. In this PBS NewsHou...
03:26 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Listen to a group of panicked folks call the police on a gentle whale near their boat
A group of people on a boat had amazing good fortune when a couple of friendly whales came to visit. The whales came right up to them, swam under their boat, and gently rolled around before saying goo...
03:08 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Russian bridge collapse
It's not great footage, being video of a video monitor recorded with a potato, but it's a quality bridge collapse with no apparent fatalities and one of the most cinematic escapes reality might provid...
02:56 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Beatboxing with a McDonald's cup, the impressive encore
In 2015, Parker Kane's performance of dubstep on a McDonald's cup went viral (video below). On Sunday, Kane returned to the same McDonald's in Rexburg, Idaho for the above encore. Read the rest...
02:54 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Secret box truck 'night market' pops up again in NYC
Described as "a transient bazaar that is not publicly announced, where nothing is for sale, and very little trace can be found of it afterward," it's been nearly 10 years since the first Lost Horizon ...
02:40 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Play Bubble Bobble, Wolfenstein, and 13,000 other Commodore 64 disks free online
The Internet Archive now offers in-browser emulation of more than 13,000 Commodore 64 floppy disks. The Sentinel, Paradroid, Oregon Trail, Wasteland... they're all there, waiting for you.Software Libr...
02:26 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Gorgeous time-lapse video of Sunday night's SpaceX launch
On Sunday evening, SpaceX launched a satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Visual Burrito created this beautiful time-lapse, 4K video of the spectacle in the sky...
02:21 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Nikki Haley resigns as U.N. Ambassador
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley might well be the only person in the Trump administration you actually like. Nikki Haley will no longer be part of the Trump administration, if Axios's sources are wise.Pres...
02:14 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Oil refinery explosion was "Thanksgiving miracle", says newspaper owned by family that owns the refinery
The Telegraph-Journal is a newspaper in New Brunswick, Canada. It is owned by the Irvings, among Canada's richest industrialists. Yesterday, an oil refinery owned by the Irvings exploded. Here's how t...
02:05 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Legendary cultural icon John Law to speak on 'How Everything Started in San Francisco'
This looks great. For the San Francisco History Association, John Law is giving a presentation on "How Everything Started in San Francisco (While We All Thought We Were Just Fooling Around)" at Congre...
01:34 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook's new product: every-room cameras for your home
Facebook's newest product is "Portal," a home camera intended to follow you from room to room while you videoconference.The product is presumably overseen by Consumer Hardware VP Andrew Bosworth, last...
01:07 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook's top lobbyist threw Kavanaugh a victory celebration in his home
When Facebook hired Joel Kaplan to serve as Vice President for US Public Policy, who could have predicted that he would turn out to be a far-right partisan who would embarrass the company by throwing ...
01:04 pm PDT - Tue, October 9, 2018
BoingBoing Myth-busting the self-shredding Banksy painting
From the outset, folks suspected the self-shredding Banksy painting was a planned media stunt. After all, Sothebys hung it on the wall instead of the customary easel, allowing the shredder to function...
10:43 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing A Native American folk/rock/country soundtrack for Indigenous Peoples' Day
In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day today, I suggest cranking up the following selections from Light in the Attic's essential Grammy-nominated box set "Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, ...
09:38 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Trump: 'I like Taylors music about 25% less now,' after reporters tell him Taylor Swift supports Democrats
Speaking informally to reporters today, President Donald Trump said he liked Taylor Swift's music 25% less after she came out in favor of Democratic candidates in America's midterm elections next mont...
09:28 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing French spy used darknet to sell access to national mass-surveillance databases
A cop working for the Direction Gnrale de la Scurit Intrieure (the French national domestic surveillance agency) used the darknet marketplace Black Hand to sell access to France's prodigious national ...
09:17 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing How to modify your Nintendo Switch game case to hold up to 24 games (cheap gamer tricks)
I modified a standard Nintendo Switch game case to hold up to 24 games, says IMGURian MrJspeed, who provides a killer step-by-step HOWTO for gamers who'd like to try this instead of buying a multi-gam...
09:15 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Chicago! I'm speaking at Volumes Book Cafe on Thursday!
I'm coming to Chicago for this week's installment of the Censorship and Information Control During Information Revolutions seminar series, and while I'm in town, I'm appearing at Volumes Book Cafe (14...
09:10 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Standing in front of a jet engine is a great way to cool off
There's no better way to beat the heat on your next beach vacation than to hold on for dear life while being blown around by the power of a jet engine. Read the rest...
08:29 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing iPhone Xs charging and connectivity woes can be cured with a software update
Last week, we warned you about a couple of ugly, low-rent bugs baked into Apple's decidedly high-falooting iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. A number of users, including Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy ...
08:20 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Ooey gooey DIY candies
These candies have been around for awhile in Japan, but I can't help but think that with the slime craze that's been all over Youtube for the last few years, kids in other countries might truly apprec...
08:14 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Columbus, Ohio isn't down with Columbus Day
It's Columbus Day: a holiday slapped together to celebrate a raping, murdering, plunder-horny opportunist that's been dead for hundreds of years. Columbus, Ohio? It was named after the gold loving bas...
08:01 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Police were called on plane after passengers' jewelry and cash were stolen mid-flight
Passengers were robbed of jewelry and cash while they were sleeping during a 13-hour flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong on South African Airways (SAA). Two of the passengers informed the flight att...
08:01 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Police were called on plane after passengers were robbed of jewelry and cash mid-flight
Passengers were robbed of jewelry and cash while they were sleeping during a 13-hour flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong on South African Airways (SAA). Two of the passengers informed the flight att...
06:46 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Good deal on humane mouse trap: 2 for $9
My friend has a mouse problem and I'm helping her with it. I've been using humane traps to catch the mice, and I just found these highly rated ones on sale: $9 for 2.Here's a video review of how it wo...
06:25 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing RIP, Google: long ailing and finished off by a security bug
There was a time when you could get the smartest people at Google to do the stupidest things you could imagine by getting Yahoo to do them first; thankfully that era ended -- only to be replaced by an...
06:18 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Officials probe mysterious origin of Nazi symbol on fired cop's flashlight
SS runes were found carved on the service flashlight of a cop fired after repeatedly punching a handcuffed black man, and everyone is scrambling to solve the mystery of how it got there.After Leroy Ha...
06:08 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Paper airplane launched from cheap seats hits player
Some guy threw a paper airplane from the nosebleed section of an arena, and the missile hit one of the players on the field far below. Read the rest...
05:51 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Man creates exact replica of Disney's Fantasyland in his basement
Meet Travis and take a tour of Larzland, his magical basement, which is an incredibly detailed recreation of Disneyland's Fantasyland without the actual rides. He explains how he went to Disneyland b...
05:49 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Man has trouble walking on sidewalk that becomes narrower and narrower
If I came across a sidewalk like this, I would do exactly as this guy did, including the part at the end where he snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.I cheered for him all the way... from r/Unexp...
05:39 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Where can Harvey Weinstein get a dinner reservation?
Huffington Post made good use of an old Spy magazine experiment: it called 16 of New York's most snobbish restaurants to find out if any of them would be willing to accommodate Harvey Weinstein and fi...
05:33 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Virginia towns' trick-or-treat laws threaten over-12s with jail-time
In Chesapeake, VA, trick-or-treaters over 12 face fines of $25-100 and up to six months in jail (under-12s who trick-or-treat after 8PM face fines of $10-100 and up to 30 days in jail).In Newport News...
05:26 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Famed Guinness Records star with the longest fingernails has chopped them off!
Remember the photos of Shridhar Chillal and his insanely long fingernails that were featured in so many editions of the Guinness Book of World Records? After 66 years, Chillal has cut them off! At the...
05:18 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Russians' support for Putin drops off a cliff after pension cuts
The latest data from Levada, an independent Russian pollster, finds that support for all Russian political figures, including Vladimir Putin, has plunged, following a shift in the pension system that ...
05:15 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Making kitchen tiles from discarded plywood
Laura Kampf made a bunch of "metro tiles" from a stack of plywood cutoffs she came across. The result is beautiful. Read the rest...
05:10 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing How to make your own "Black Water" and why you probably shouldn't
The Action Lab got a bottle of the much-hyped Black Water and tasted it. Turns out it tastes like plain water, but bitter. (Strike one against it.) It's not black, it's the color of "flat Coke." (Stri...
05:08 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing World's longest nonstop commercial flight takes off this week
Starting Thursday, Singapore Airlines will offer a nonstop flight between Singapore to New York, becoming the longest commercial non-stop route at 19 hours in the air. That's 3 hours longer than Quant...
04:57 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Tech workers are downing tools and refusing to work on unethical projects
Tech workers are in demand: companies find it easier to raise cash than to hire engineers; this gives workers enormous bargaining power, and they're using it.From the Google uprisings over a Pentagon ...
04:39 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Something Awful receives legal threat over hotlinked image of Hitler fan
Christopher Sadowski is, his lawyers submit, a most accomplished photographer of... Hitler admirer Heath Campbell? The New York-based shooter is threatening to sue the website Something Awful over a p...
04:26 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Glorious collection of control panel photos
Control Panel is a fantastic visual blog "in praise of dials, toggles, buttons, and bulbs," a companion to the Control Panel group on Flickr. Read the rest...
03:40 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Swallow this vibrator to relieve constipation
Currently undergoing clinical trials, the Vibrant capsule is a tiny vibrator inside a capsule that you swallow to relieve constipation. Don't worry though because according to the web site, "the capsu...
03:19 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Facebook to offer wide-angle videocall camera that tracks you as you move around your home
To celebrate the leaking of 50 million user accounts last week, Facebook is today launching two "video call machines" that "automatically zoom in on users and follow them as they move." You'll be putt...
03:08 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Voyager 2 spaceprobe may be on the verge of interstellar space
NASA's Voyager 2 space probe, launched in 1977 on a grand tour of the solar system, may be nearing interstellar space. Carrying a message for extraterrestrials, the iconic Golden Record, the Voyager 2...
02:27 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing 20 killed in stretch limo crash
A packed strech limo blew a stop sign and crashed in upstate New York on Sunday, killing all 18 people in the car and 2 pedestrians. It's the worst U.S. road accident in a decade, reports the AP. The ...
02:09 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Insane Clown Posse's Shaggy 2 Dope tries and fails to dropkick Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit
At a concert last night, Insane Clown Posse rapper Shaggy 2 Dope tried and failed to dropkick Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst in front of a large audience, then was dragged off by security guards. The B...
01:59 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Climate change is AWOL in America's political debates
There is no political issue more pressing than the official inaction on climate change. With time running out to avert hundreds of millions of deaths and global migration, food, disease, and water cha...
01:51 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing The worst knife reviewed
Nick Shabazz, a knife reviewer with an amused taste for reviewing particularly bad knives, finds one that "really beats the cake." It's the worst knife he has ever seen, a "fractal of terrible knifema...
01:39 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing IPCC climate report is most urgent yet
The UN's International Panel on Climate Change is an interdisciplinary expert body comprised of leading scientists who study climate change; they issue periodic reports summarizing the best peer-revie...
01:38 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Venus flytrap devours wasps
Lothar Lenz videotaped Dionaea muscipula making short work of Vespula germanica. Read the rest...
01:09 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing Another article about the revolting condition of San Francisco's streets
The New York Times marvels at the absolute squalor on San Francisco's streets near fabulously prosperous tech companies in the Tenderloin. Its like the land of the living dead, said Adam Leising, a re...
12:16 pm PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing How to get all your stuff out of Facebook before deleting it
Ronald Langeveld has had enough, but realized you have to do more than simply quit: you gotta get years of your stuff out, too. He posted instructions on exfiltrating all your photos, comments and pos...
11:53 am PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: stop saying "Mormon" or "LDS Church"
Russell M. Nelson, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued a stern warning Sunday to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that under no circumstances was th...
01:58 am PDT - Mon, October 8, 2018
BoingBoing We've got a front-row seat for Europe's internet censorship plan
The EU's wide-ranging plan for indiscriminate internet censorship has progressed from a vote in the European Parliament and now reps from the EU will meet with reps from the 28 countries that make up ...
10:38 pm PDT - Sun, October 7, 2018
BoingBoing The first woman Doctor Who to be commemorated with a limited-edition Barbie
Tonight marks the world premiere of the first Doctor Who series in which the Doctor is portrayed by a woman. The limited-edition commemorative Barbie available for pre-order starting tomorrow, exclusi...
07:06 pm PDT - Sun, October 7, 2018
BoingBoing Upload your art to the online Banksy Shredder
Lee Martin's clever online Banksy Shredder is hosted as an editable codepen page and does exactly as you would expect. Read the rest...
06:00 pm PDT - Sun, October 7, 2018
BoingBoing This online training makes spreadsheets a breeze
Spreadsheet proficiency isn't just a box to check off on your resume. It's the number one time-saver for any data entry job, human resources manager, inventory specialist or countless other crucial of...
03:03 pm PDT - Sun, October 7, 2018
BoingBoing Adventures in New America: afrofuturist radio drama from Night Vale
Adventures in New America is a full-cast serial drama from Night Vale Presents (previously), a piece of acerbic and engrossing afrofuturism in the form of a buddy comedy; Episode One (MP3) just droppe...
02:35 pm PDT - Sun, October 7, 2018
BoingBoing Using "forensic architecture" to punch Greek Nazis...in court
In 2013, members of the Greek Nazi movement "Golden Dawn" murdered the antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas on the streets of Athens, a murder that was covered up by members of the Greek police, known to ...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, October 7, 2018
BoingBoing Get whiter teeth after just one of these charcoal treatments
Drop by just about any health store and you'll hear raves about charcoal's curious and newfound properties as a sponge for the body's toxins. Turns out its beauty benefits are just as miraculous. The ...
01:40 am PDT - Sun, October 7, 2018
BoingBoing Texas cops seize lawn-sign depicting GOP elephant as sexual predator
Spinkter sez, "Hamilton, Texas's Marion Stanford's homemade political sign was meant to support the #MeToo movement and spur people to vote. But the accompanying visual spurred criticism -- and a visi...
04:42 pm PDT - Sat, October 6, 2018
BoingBoing "Radicalized" will be my next book!
I've just closed a new book deal: Tor Books will publish "Radicalized," which tells four stories of hope, conflict, technology and justice in the modern world and near future in March 2019; along with...
04:29 pm PDT - Sat, October 6, 2018
BoingBoing Democrats unveil "Internet Bill of Rights": transparency, privacy, control, notification, Net Neutrality, competition, accountability
The Democrats' newly unveiled "Internet Bill of Rights" enumerates ten rights that the party says it will enshrine in law, ranging from Net Neutrality to data portability to timely notification of bre...
04:03 pm PDT - Sat, October 6, 2018
BoingBoing Behold! The Library of Congress's audacious plan to digitize and share the nation's treasures
The Library of Congress has published its latest digital strategy, laying out a bold plan to "exponentially grow" its collections through digital acquisitions; "maximize the use of content" by providi...
03:04 pm PDT - Sat, October 6, 2018
BoingBoing Banksy booby-trapped a painting so it self-destructed after Sotheby's sold it for 953,829
Banksy's iconic "Girl With Red Balloon" street art went under the hammer at Sotheby's in a custom frame of the artist's own design; moments after it sold for 953,829, a booby-trap kicked in, drawing t...
02:35 pm PDT - Sat, October 6, 2018
BoingBoing Los Angeles's homelessness epidemic has created a typhus epidemic
Los Angeles county has some 104,000 homeless people, thanks to a real-estate bubble that has priced housing out of reach of working people, while programs to reduce homelessness have been incoherent a...
01:00 pm PDT - Sat, October 6, 2018
BoingBoing Check out these 6 useful portable gadgets
So much for the Swiss Army Knife. Modern life is filled with little emergencies we never thought we'd have 20 years ago. Let technology come to the rescue once again with these innovative, on-the-go w...
11:45 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Anti-Susan Collins site raises $2 million and crashes during her Kavanaugh 'yes' speech
Republican senator Susan Collins of Maine gave a lengthy speech in the Senate today, announcing she'll vote in support of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The judge is an accused ...
11:23 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Three New Yorkers are suing Trump and FEMA to stop 'Presidential Alert' messaging
Donald Trump's first 'Presidential Alert,' an unblockable wireless alert warning to cellphones in the United States, was deployed Wednesday at 11:18 a.m. PT/2:18 p.m. ET. No emergency, just testing. A...
08:43 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking on sale for $3 in Kindle edition
Last year Carla and I took a day long Japanese cooking class in Tokyo. We learned how to make Japanese omelettes (tamagoyaki) and a basic soup stock (dashi). I can't wait to go back and take another c...
07:51 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Nepal's porn ban isn't working - traffic is back on the rise
Nepal banned all adult sites at the end of September, and traffic to these sites took a big dip. See the attached graph provided by porn site xHamster. But the traffic soon rose to previous levels. Le...
07:43 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing These guys figured out how to beat the "Deal or No Deal" arcade game
In the arcade game Deal or No Deal, based on the TV game show of the same name, you have to try to keep your eyes on fast-moving cartoon suitcases as they are shuffled on the display. These guys used ...
07:36 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Baby Caracal asks for some food (turn your sound on!)
This baby caracal was hungry. She looked at her caretaker, and vocalized at them for their attention so they could feed her.Turn your sound up! Read the rest...
06:56 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Jason Van Dyke guilty of 2nd degree murder and aggravated battery in shooting death of black teen Laquan McDonald
A Chicago jury has found white police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald."...
06:09 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing How to spin a coin for two minutes
Friction is what stops coins from spinning. In this video, The Action Lab demonstrates a number of spinning things nd spinning surfaces to explain how friction affects how long they spin, and the best...
05:59 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Man finds out the rock he used as doorstop for 30 years is a meteorite worth $100,000
A man in Michigan had used a "rock" as a doorstop for 30 years to hold his heavy barn door open. He knew it was a meteorite the farmer who sold him his house in the 1980s had told him that he and his...
05:57 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Now in print: William S Burroughs' lost guide to overthrowing a corrupt government
Tony Sanfilippo says, "'The Revised Boy Scout Manual," a lost Burroughs manuscript concerning how to overthrow a corrupt government has just been published in its entirety for the first time. With an ...
05:40 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Genius uses treadmill to move firewood
"I was home alone working on my firewood for the winter," says this guy. "While carrying wood through my basement into my furnace room I saw my old treadmill and it gave me the idea to use it to put t...
05:28 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Incredible and unaffordable solar system wristwatch with orbiting planets
Van Cleef & Arpels' Midnight Plantarium timepiece features a mechanical orrery integrated in the watch face. It is only US$214,000. From the company:The movement of each planet is true to its gen...
05:18 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Teen offers pot brownies for homecoming votes, does not win election
A High School student purportedly offered pot brownies to football players in trade for homecoming queen votes. The student both failed in her bid for office and faces criminal charges.I'd have eaten ...
05:10 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing A 2-year-old shreds his parents $1,060 savings in paper shredder
Ben and Jackee Belnap had saved up $1,060 in cash over the course of a year so that they could pay a loan back to Ben's parents, who had bought them University of Utah football season tickets. But the...
05:06 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Melania pets an elephant, kinda
Like other members of the Trump family, Melania is also not good at petting elephants.Via Newsweek:First lady Melania Trump got friendly with some baby elephants in Kenya on Fridayand one of the young...
05:02 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Cyberpunk: a 1990 documentary featuring William Gibson, Timothy Leary, and Brenda Laurel
Cyberpunk is Marianne Tranche's 1990 documentary about the early cyberpunk scene. It features interviews with the likes of William Gibson, Scott Fisher, and bOING bOING patron saint Timothy Leary. Whi...
04:58 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Nothing is worse than "abysmal" and nothing is better than "incredible"
YouGov surveyed Britons to learn how positively or negatively they responded to 24 different words used to indicate levels of goodness or badness. "Fantastic," "superb," "brilliant," and "incredible" ...
04:36 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Get a load of this doofus boarding Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to his shoe
OK fine, maybe it's a napkin. Still, somebody could have told the man. But they didn't. They didn't. Video evidence below.(Washington Post) Read the rest...
04:33 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Extremely realistic 3D painting of a cat
It almost seems alive.An Extremely Realistic 3D Painting of a Cat Read the rest...
04:27 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing US governmental requests for comment are routinely flooded by pro-corporate bots
Last year, the FCC was only able to ram through a repeal of Net Neutrality by refusing to reject the millions of comments sent by bots that used the stolen identities of regular internet users, dead p...
04:23 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Jeff Bezos's new lunar lander
Jeff Bezos's commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin is developing a lunar lander to deliver Amazon packages to the moon. Well, the first part is true and I'm sure the last part eventually will be ...
04:09 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Kindergarten and first grade football team holding a gun raffle
A kindergarten and first grade football time in Morrow, Ohio is holding a gun raffle to raise travel money for tournaments. They've already sold 500 tickets. The winners, 21 years or older, will recei...
03:56 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing A Haunted Mansion "Tightrope Girl" dress
Just in time for Halloween, this cosplay-adjacent dress inspired by the Haunted Mansion's Tightrope Girl (AKA "Ballerina and Alligator, AKA Parasol Girl, AKA Ally Gal, Sally Slater, Daisy De La Cruz, ...
03:38 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Survey: corporate execs vastly overestimate customers' satisfaction
A (somewhat dubious) survey of 850 business executives for firms of 500 or more employees "with involvement in the decision making process regarding customer experience in their organization" and 4,50...
01:31 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing What happened to Telltale Games
Telltale Games wasn't just a hit developer, producing the hugely popular The Walking Dead game series. It reinvented the adventure game, producing quality interactive narratives while escaping the gen...
01:31 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Some important technical (and skeptical) notes about the Chinese-backdoored-servers story
Yesterday, Bloomberg published a blockbuster story accusing the Chinese military of sneaking spy-chips "the size of a grain of rice" onto the motherboards of servers sold by Supermicro and/or Elementa...
01:16 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing New Sanders bill: If a bank is too big to fail, it's too big to exist
In 2008, the Bush and Obama administrations both argued that they had a duty to transfer more than $700,000,000 of American taxpayers' money to the largest banks in the country, because these banks we...
01:00 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Build next-level websites the hands-on way
Big or small, all companies need a web presence. And we're talking more than a landing page and a couple of links to social media. Format is the go-to tool that gives business leaders full control of ...
12:12 pm PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Secret Amazon-owned brands "quietly taking over Amazon.com"
If you seee a brand on Amazon and you've never heard of it, there's a chance that it's just Amazon. The company operates a growing number of labels with names like "Arabella", "Lark & Ro" amd "Nu...
01:20 am PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Congrats to this year's MacArthur "geniuses," including the amazing Kelly Link!
The MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2018 Fellows (AKA the "MacArthur Genius Prize winners"), a list of 25 remarkable people from all disciplines, including the incomparable Kelly Link (previous...
01:05 am PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Baby rhino skips and jumps like his lamb buddy
LOooOooook! This baby rhino learned how to jump and skip from it's lamb buddy. I needed this today. I think this video would be a great way to illustrate why multiculturalism is so awesome: when we're...
12:05 am PDT - Fri, October 5, 2018
BoingBoing Civilization VI has been ported to iPhone and my productivity has died
I've been playing Civilization, in one form or another, since the mid-1990s. I love the depth of the game and the multitude of ways that it can be played. I take comfort in the knowledge that no matte...
11:52 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Own a drone? Law enforcement will soon be allowed to shoot it down
I own a DJI Spark. It's not the most expense drone out there, but it's a good one. I love its ability to take video and photos from angles that I could never manage from the ground. I do not, however,...
11:48 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing New Macbooks and Imacs will brick themselves if they think they're being repaired by an independent technician
Last year, Apple outraged independent technicians when they updated the Iphone design to prevent third party repair, adding a "feature" that allowed handsets to detect when their screens had been swap...
11:42 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Mormon (LDS) church backs Utah medical marijuana legalization deal, even if November ballot initiative fails
The Mormon Church (AKA The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or LDS) is joining lawmakers and the governor of the state of Utah to support a deal to legalize medical marijuana, even if a leg...
11:16 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Sweden: Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword out of a lake where she and her dad were swimming
Hope they made her queen instantly. ALL HAIL OUR NEW MATRIARCH.In Sweden, 8-year-old Saga Vanecek discovered a pre-Viking-era sword while she was swimming in a lake one summer's day. The discovery sit...
11:01 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Tesla's Elon Musk is at it again with the stupid tweets
The value of Elon Musk's Tesla Motors dropped about $1.1 billion after the close today. When will he, and the adults around him, learn? Welp. Friday at Tesla and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Co...
10:44 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Fox News shocked to discover weird new mobile phones got cameras in 'em
It really is UNBELIEVABLE. Someone get grandpa an Ensure, he's gonna need sustenance to make it through this shocker. Are you sitting down? Okay. Please read on, but only if you are feeling strong eno...
10:28 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Why was Facebook's Joel Kaplan sitting right behind Brett Kavanaugh during bizarre Senate hearings?
During the Senate hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's supreme court nominee, a number of observers on Twitter noticed a weird detail.Why was Joel Kaplan, an executive from Facebook's Wa...
09:19 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Advisor quits Google Toronto's "smart city" project over privacy concerns
Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is building a creepy, heavily surveilled "smart city" in the midst of Toronto.Critics have pointed out that letting a foreign corporation gather continuous surveill...
07:26 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Tomorrow: come to our University of Chicago seminar on Renaissance censorship and internet censorship
Ada Palmer is a University of Chicago Renaissance historian (and so much more: librettist, science fiction novelist, and all-round polymath); she has convened a series of seminars at the University in...
07:24 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Sans Forgetica, a font to make you remember
Sans Forgetica is a free-to-download font that supposedly helps you "remember your study notes", designed by typographer Stephen Banham and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's Behavioural Bu...
07:01 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Lil' Cake Toppers customized for your special day
Lil' Cake Toppers makes beautiful, custom wooden figurines for placing atop cakes, but they're so versatile that they'd work for any occasion or simply as decorations. Discounts are available for sets...
06:08 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Google releases Android encrypted DNS app that will help beat censorship
Google sister-company Jigsaw (previously) has released an Android app called Intra that encrypts DNS queries, which allows Android users to bypass one of the most common forms of internet censorship.A...
06:01 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing America's cities sue FCC for handing billions in municipal subsidy to wireless carriers
The FCC has ordered American cities to hand discounted access to public resources for 5G access, and to operate a bureaucracy that rubberstamps applications to use city resources without delay. The FC...
05:47 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing The first science fiction con was held in 1891 at the Royal Albert Hall
Charles Wallace writes, "In 1891 the Royal Albert Hall hosted what may be the first sci-fi convention, centered on the book 'The Coming Race' by our old friend Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The video linked a...
05:38 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing America's super-concentrated telcoms industry unites to sue California over Net Neutrality law
Competition scholar Tim Wu has described how industries over time become more concentrated and less competitive, as executives move sideways from one giant company to another, creating a web of backch...
05:30 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Racist tries to shame Spanish speakers in market, but another shopper steps in to shame the racist
Two women were speaking Spanish to each other in a Rifle, Colorado grocery store when they were interrupted by racist Linda Dwire. Youre in America. Youre in my country. You cant speak Spanish here. Y...
05:28 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this well-known bibliophile go through 1000 books he must part with
Robin Ince, co-host of the Book Shambles podcast, says he has at least 20 times more books than he can possibly read in his lifetime. Yet he keeps buying more books. All his shelves are full and he ha...
05:21 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Profiles of the three worst Republican lawmakers running for re-election in Texas
Susan Schorn writes, "The Political Action Committee 'Cowboys for Liberty' has released some funny, horrifying videos about the three worst GOP office-holders up for re-election at the state level in ...
05:15 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Residents of Sydney's gayborhood are getting hate-mail signed by "Jesus"
People who live in the LGBT-identified Sydney neighborhood of Darlinghurst are getting letters through their door signed by "Jesus" that blame queer people for extreme weather (drought, hail); "Jesus"...
05:15 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Chart looks at the state of the world in units of a trillion dollars
Lots of interesting and surprising things in David McCandless's chart here. Scary to see that world wide debt has increased by $57 trillion since the financial crises. Maddening that it would take onl...
05:02 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Iowa gun distributor sends free AR-15s to North Dakota high schools
After the city of Bismark, ND voted to spend $25,000 to equip school "resource officers" (a euphemism for "uniformed, armed police officers") with AR-15s, an Iowa gun distributor called Brownells deci...
04:46 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Ikea locked workers into a room and forced them to watch "scaremongering" anti-union powerpoints
When workers at an Ikea in Stoughton, Massachusetts expressed interest in forming a union, the company responded with an illegal anti-union crackdown that culminated in locking workers into a conferen...
04:42 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Peace-loving dog breaks up cockfight
When a disagreement between two roosters escalated to violence, a pit bull intervened by running in between the sparring foul, quickly ending the fight.Good boy does not allow violence on his watch Re...
04:37 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Trump doppelganger spotted in convenience store
This man, spotted in a convenience store, bears a striking resemblance to former reality show star Donald Trump.Wow, @realDonaldTrump's doppelganger pic.twitter.com/fsuTcNdD58— PolishPatriot...
04:29 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Incredible 19 square feet LEGO model of Apple Park
Automotive engineer Spencer Rezkalla spent three years building this astounding 19 square foot LEGO model of the just-opened Apple Park. The 1/650th scale model contains roughly 85,000 pieces, includi...
04:22 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Brooklyn College prof: boys aren't men unless they sexually assault someone at school
Mitchell Langbert, a business professor at Brooklyn College who looks like a cross between Ray Liotta and an angry fermented potato, writes that "If someone did not commit sexual assault in high schoo...
04:19 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Standard Notes: free, open, cross-platform, encrypted, eternal note-taking app
With Evernote's business on the rocks, a lot of people are waking up to the fact that commercial, proprietary cloud systems work great (easy, well-supported) but fail badly (lock-in, sudden bankruptcy...
03:49 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing A Krispy Creme in Ireland causes so much boisterous excitement, the shop had to shut down their drive-thru
Krispy Kreme opened a 24-hour drive-thru in Dublin, and the Irish city couldn't contain itself. Long lines of endless cars waited to order their donuts, sometimes honking in excitement at each other i...
03:49 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing New Krispy Creme in Ireland causes so much boisterous excitement, the shop had to shut down their drive-thru
Krispy Kreme opened a 24-hour drive-thru in Dublin, and the Irish city couldn't contain itself. Long lines of endless cars waited to order their donuts, sometimes honking in excitement at each other i...
03:48 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing "WASTED," Mark Judge's memoir of teen drinking with Brett Kavanaugh, free at the Internet Archive
Yesterday, the Internet Archive published the 1983 edition of Cupola, the yearbook of Georgetown Prep, the elite academy and hive of rape-culture where would-be Supreme Court Justice drank his way thr...
03:10 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Flavored eel bones: a crunchy yummy snack
Im no stranger to eating bones. As a child I was like a cat hearing the lid being peeled off a can and flying into the kitchen to see whats for dinner. Every time my mother opened some canned salmon, ...
01:49 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Report: Chinese spies snuck tiny backdoor chips onto US corporate, government and military servers
According to an explosive report in Bloomberg, US spies and large corporate IT departments have had an open secret for years: the servers supplied by US hardware giant Supermicro for Elemental, Inc we...
01:39 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Why you should never return lost property in person
A man who returned a lost cellphone was charged with theft by cops. The rationale: because he took it home first rather than instantly handing it in, he had stolen it. They got him because he returned...
01:30 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Carefully curated nightmare toilets
As Halloween approacheth, perhaps it's time to tour the world's most troubling and terrifying toilets, courtesy of Phil from Toilets With Threatening Auras.pic.twitter.com/zRhvqkDI3R— Toilets Wi...
01:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Got designs on a design career? Learn the ropes quick.
Whether you're designing for print or digital, a modern career in graphic design requires more than just an eye for a decent font. Professionals in this fast-growing, artistic field need to be just as...
12:36 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing How cable TV news reports on viral videos
I hope that Gus Johnson's deconstruction of how cable TV news covers viral videos will itself be reported upon in this style by cable TV news.Take any excuse to watch Charlie Brooker's deconsctruction...
12:30 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing The Breeders are back with a new video for Spacewoman
The Breeders have been out and about this year supporting their first studio album in ten years, and they just released a video for the single Spacewoman.Here's a live performance of All Nerve, the al...
12:29 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Possible exomoon reported
Many exoplanets are observed or inferred around distant stars, but astronomers report finding the first exomoon, a smaller body orbiting an exoplanet. It is, mind you, an enormous moon.We present new ...
12:00 pm PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Beloved 94-year-old teacher visits her (now-adult) students in her old classroom
A couple of years ago, PBS NewsHour interviewed Flossie Lewis, a delightful and sharp 91-year-old teacher/writer who, in her words, still thinks she's 15 (Don't we all?). In the video, she spoke frank...
11:57 am PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Mobile speed displays are filming plates and faces
Justin Rohrlich warns that those mobile trailer-mounted signs displaying your MPH are also recording number plates and taking photos of the driver and passengers. The cameras are being retrofitted to ...
11:43 am PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Make your own M.C. Escher-style metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis Machine generates tessellating art in the style of M.C. Escher. It's a companion to an online documentary about his life and work built around an interactive, high-resolution image o...
11:00 am PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Watch a corkscrew take a crazy rollercoaster ride
Watch an ordinary winged corkscrew take the rollercoaster ride of its life in this video by writer and comedian Sam Fletcher. Read the rest...
11:00 am PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Summary of how brands manipulate idiots on Twitter
Poolboy nails one of the three most pernicious forms of marketing trends: the ironic self-deprecating brand run by some douchey social media manager:brand makes self aware joke pic.twitter.com/41KyLMy...
12:56 am PDT - Thu, October 4, 2018
BoingBoing Dachshund not entirely sure about these kangaroos
Kingsley is a famous internet weiner dog from Australia. Sometimes he gets to chase kangaroos. Sometimes he's just not sure about them.You can see lots more of him on Instagram. View this post on In...
10:01 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing DEA officials tasked with stopping DEA sex parties under investigation for procuring prostitutes for sex parties
Three years ago the DEA sent one of their top-ranking officials, Richard Dobrich, to South America to put an end to agents having sex parties with prostitutes hired by Colombian drug cartels. Unsurpri...
10:01 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing DEA official tasked with stopping DEA sex parties is under investigation for procuring prostitutes for sex parties
Three years ago the DEA sent one of their top-ranking officials, Richard Dobrich, to South America to put an end to agents having sex parties with prostitutes hired by Colombian drug cartels. Unsurpri...
09:46 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Brett Kavanaugh lied to the Senate. Many times. Here's a long list, and a video supercut.
News reports and personal accounts from people who knew him show that Brett Kavanaugh lied again and again at his Senate confirmation hearing. How can this sputtering, raging, serial liar possibly be ...
09:35 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing During the Kavanaugh hearings, House Republicans voted in a $3.1 trillion tax cut for the rich
Tax Reform 2.0 was rammed through the House at the literal exact same moment that everyone in America was watching Brett Kavanaugh caper and gibber for the US Senate.It's a tax gift of $3.1 trillion o...
09:28 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Will the human race survive the twenty-first Century?
My guest in this edition of the After On podcast is British Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees. And just to state the obvious? Astronomer Royal is such a cool title. And its just one of a long list of posi...
09:17 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Amazon eliminating monthly bonuses & stock awards to help pay new raises for warehouse workers
Amazon is eliminating monthly bonuses and stock awards for warehouse workers and other hourly employees, apparently to help pay for raises. The internet retail giant pledged earlier this week to raise...
09:02 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Now on the Internet Archive: Brett Kavanaugh's 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook
The wonderful people of the Internet Archive have posted a scan of the 1983 edition of Cupola, the yearbook of Georgetown Prep, alma mater of a rageaholic blackout drunk widely favored by Republican S...
07:47 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing This four pack of highly rated scissors is $8
Somehow, my orange handled scissors disappeared from my desk and no one in the family is fessing up to taking them. I gave up looking for them. I just bought this 4-pack of 9-inch titanium blade sciss...
07:33 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Why cops beat you in the interrogation room
This video uses footage of real life police interrogations to reveal the psychological tricks that cops use to get people to incriminate themselves. Best advice in the video: "Talking to cops is alway...
07:23 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing World class trumpeter plays for stranded Canadians who, like him, are trapped in the snow
If I weren't in Ontario on assignment right now, I'd be home swearing under my breath at the foot-deep blanket of snow that ambushed Alberta. Jens Lindemann wasn't lucky enough to dodge the storm. Lin...
07:17 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Orange Alert
I just received my first Orange Alert! That being one of the unblockable, effectively unavoidable text messages from President Trump that we are assured has no potential for future political misuse. ...
06:53 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Squirrel has no time for snake's reptilian bullshit
After discovering a snake sunning itself, presumably on its turf, this squirrel went all NIMBY on its legless interloper. Behold: a death of 1,000 nibbles.Admittedly, the camera work here is kinda lou...
06:41 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Man plays trick on his dogs
I jumped, too! GIF here. Read the rest...
06:37 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Booby-trapped wheelchair takes out FBI agent
Well here's a story you don't run across every day: an FBI agent was recently shot by a booby-trapped wheelchair while searching the former residence of 67-year old Gregory Lee Rodvelt. Rodvelt was fo...
06:15 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Tylenol can "ward off existential dread of death and nothingness"
Here'a a study from 2013 that recently resurfaced on Twitter. If you suffer from angst and are willing to ruin your liver, Tylenol can ease the "anxiety brought on by pondering the meaning of life." O...
05:54 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing The ethics of wiping out a mosquito species
The announcement from Read the rest...
05:09 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Ontario businesses want trumpy Doug Ford to kill leave for domestic abuse survivors, allow mandatory high heeled shoes
Ontario's "A Plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs" (AKA Bill 148) legislates leave for domestic abuse survivors, provides for 10 days of paid emergency leave, three weeks paid vacation after five ...
04:49 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Sex workers pioneered the internet, and now the internet has rejected them
Motherboard's Sofia Barrett-Ibarria talks to sex-worker advocates about the early history of sex-work and the net; after economically sustaining the alt-weekly industry and its excellent local journal...
04:33 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Cassette Store Day is coming, when you'll be able to pick up the Beastles "Ill Submarine"!
dj BC (previously) writes, "You might be familiar with my Beastles mashup project from some years ago. The album "Ill Submarine" is dropping on TAPE on Cassette Store Day, October 13th 2018! I guess t...
03:41 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Putting a Wii Portable into an Altoids tin
The Altoids tin is something of a gold standard for teeny-weeny casemodders, artists, campers and other ingenious maker-types. Then there's Shank, who is documenting their project to shrink down all ...
01:00 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Attend art school the easy way
Whether you're looking at art for a career, a passion or (ideally) both, the only way to learn is by doing. And thanks to online learning, there's an easy way to make sure you're doing it right.The Fu...
12:00 pm PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Korn launches their own coffee brand: Korn Koffee
Many bands have gone the branded booze route, but not Korn. They've gone ahead and launched their own branded coffee (sorry, Koffee).Lambgoat:Korn has announced today's launch of their new coffee bran...
11:30 am PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Young Brett Kavanaugh: The Supreme Court Years
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH 53-year-old good boy Brett Kavanaugh finds out that his past drinkin' and assaultin' might unfairly keep him from getting exactly what he wants....
11:25 am PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Florida man insists he only drank at stop signs
69-year-old Earle Stevens Jr. drove his car "over and over" into another motorist's vehicle at a McDonald's drive-through lane in Vero Beach, Florida. Police pulled him over, noted the smell of alcoho...
11:00 am PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Inspired by 'They Live,' these glasses block screens
Inventor Ivan Cash of Oakland, California was inspired by the 1988 cult classic They Live to create screen-blocking glasses. In the movie, a drifter (played by Roddy Piper) discovers a box of sunglass...
10:36 am PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Did the ghost of Zona Shue help convict her murderer in 1897?
In 1897, shortly after Zona Shue was found dead in her West Virginia home, her mother went to the county prosecutor with a bizarre story. She said that her daughter had been murdered -- and that her g...
10:35 am PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Just dropped: Play-Doh's Poop Troop
Hasbro has announced its latest Play-Doh set. It's called "Poop Troop."It's kind of like a Mr. Potato Head except that instead of a plastic potato body, you stick the arms, eyes, and other anthropomor...
12:10 am PDT - Wed, October 3, 2018
BoingBoing Trump malware to infect every US phone on Wednesday
Trump will text every American tomorrow, as the Federal Emergency Management Agency conducts its first presidential-level Wireless Emergency Alerts test. There is apparently no way to prevent the oran...
08:43 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Capitalism is self-annihilating, not self-perpetuating
Umair Haque (previously) is on fire: If the Point of Capitalism is to Escape Capitalism, Then Whats the Point of Capitalism? "You can see it in stark, comic terms. What are Bezos and Musk doing? Tryin...
08:34 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing The art (and science) of lying
Now seems like a fine time to read this Scientific American article titled The Art of Lying by Theodor Schaarschmidt. According to a study conducted by UC Santa Barbara psychologist Bella M. DePaulo a...
08:11 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing MIT Sloan Management Review suspends its paywall for two days
Sara from MIT Sloan Management Review writes, "MIT SMR is unlockedfor all visitors on October 2 and 3. For almost 60 years, MIT SloanManagement Review has been dedicated to providing evidence-basedins...
08:01 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Treasure Island Music Festival on the San Francisco Bay, October 13-14
It's almost time again for Boing Boing's favorite annual music event, the Treasure Island Music Festival (TIMF), taking place October 13 and 14 on the San Francisco Bay! This year, the festival takes ...
07:49 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Rich Kids - great, vastly underrated 70s power pop band
After Glen Matlock left the Sex Pistols in 1977 (to be replaced by Sid Vicious), he formed a band with Midge Ure called Rich Kids. They only made one album, Ghosts of Princes in Towers, and it bombed...
07:45 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Molly Ringwald on the gross sexual behavior in Sixteen Candles
In April, Molly Ringwald penned a piece for the New Yorker about the sexual harassment and assault in classic 1980s teen films like Sixteen Candles and the Breakfast Club, in which she starred. This w...
06:54 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Pop culture characters organized by color
French illustrator Linda Bouderbala did a fun exercise where she gathered some of her favorite characters from geek and pop culture and organized them by color.Her Instagram has plenty of other fun ma...
06:28 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing This Ted Cruz attack ad is just a Trump tweet on a truck
In 2006, Trump tweeted, Why would the people of Texas support Ted Cruz when he has accomplished absolutely nothing for them. He is another all talk, no action pol! A man in Texas, Antonio Arellano, ha...
06:28 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Loch Ness Monster seen on Google Earth
Lisa Stout of Bellvue, Ohio was exploring Loch Ness via Google Earth when she found this fantastic shot of Nessie. The Scottish cryptid has previously been spotted on Google Earth but this a much more...
06:23 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this pair of brown bears fight over an elk carcass
I mean, it looks like an elk to me, but it could be a deer, too. In any event, I don't think I've ever felt as strong about leftovers as these two beasts do. I'm not advocating that anyone go out and ...
06:16 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Astrohaus' Freewrite Traveler might not be ideal for every writer, but maybe you'll dig it
Our Jason Weisberger isn't a huge fan of the Freewrite that he bought a few years back. Others feel differently about the pricey mechanical keyboard and E Ink display-equipped focused writing slab. Fr...
06:09 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Disco cover of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" from 1979
In 1979, jazz flautist Herbie Mann's album Yellow Fever featured this disco cover of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side." As Lou once advised, "Pervert your sense of decorum."(via Weird Universe) Read ...
06:03 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Jeff Flake: Kavanaugh's tone was "sharp and partisan," and "we can't have this on the Court. We simply can't."
Senator Jeff Flake doesn't look like he's convinced yet on whether or not Brett Kavanaugh is fit for the Supreme Court. At the The Atlantic festival in Washington D.C. today, he said he was "very trou...
05:53 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Pastor claims that you are robbing God if you are not donating 10%, even if you are in debt
This religious gentleman wants you to hand over 10% of everything you make, even if you are in debt. If you don't pay up, you are "robbing God," which is implied to be a bad thing, I guess.His name is...
05:33 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: knife wielding bicyclist stopped by quick-thinking citizens
Andy Brown says: "Caught on my dash cam in Cardiff city centre... Turns out he was being chased by Police after being spotted in an altercation wielding a hunting knife!" It's interesting to see how p...
05:25 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Watch this squid turn itself transparent
This cute little squid can change its color from gray to clear and back to gray in the blink of an eye.Squid turns transparent Read the rest...
05:18 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Mozilla is throwing a science fiction convention in London
Kevin from Mozilla writes, "MozFest -- the annual internet festival hosted by Mozilla in London -- is all about software. Right? Not so. The festival explores the future of the internet. As such, ther...
05:11 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Interactive chart compares how many times Kavanaugh dodged questions compared to Ford
Vox created a color coded transcript of last week's Senate testimony of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman he is accused of sexually assaulting. Blue indicates a question was answere...
05:07 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Denietol is miracle pill that gives hope to "men who have been accused of bad behavior"
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been under a lot of pressure this last week to defend his good name, and you can betcha that he like many powerful men before him have faced accusations of bad behavior wit...
04:26 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Brett Kavanaugh pressured into quitting his job as lecturer at Harvard Law School
After more than 800 Harvard Law School alumni signed a letter asking the university to drop Brett Kavanaugh as a lecturer, Kavanaugh threw in the towel. The judged, accused of sexual assault, has been...
04:23 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing EFF and McSweeney's collaborated on a publication: "The End of Trust"
The End of Trust will be McSweeney's issue 54, the first-ever all-nonfiction issue of McSweeney's, with more than 30 contributions on "surveillance in the digital age."Contributors include Edward Snow...
04:11 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Chinese villager crafts wedding dress out of 40 cement bags
Future brides and/or Halloween costume makers take note: cement bags can be repurposed to create long-trained wedding dresses. Oddity Central:28-year-old Lili Tan has never taken fashion design course...
04:09 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing A new flag for Mississippi: the Mighty Magnolia
Chase Quarterman writes, "In early 2016, I began working on a graphic design thesis project that explored Mississippi history and symbolism, relating to a re-design of the Mississippi flag (I'm a nati...
04:04 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Increasing accessibility to increase bookstore profits
Authors Nicola Griffith (So Lucky) and Kate Ristau (Clockbreakers) and bookseller Annie Carl (The Neverending Bookshop) presented at last week's Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association on the ways t...
03:48 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Urban Dictionary attempts to incorporate Kavanaugh's definition of "Devil's Triangle"
A "Devil's Triangle" is a widely used term for an act of sexual congress between two men and a woman; but during his hearing, Brett Kavanaugh nonsensically insisted that this was some sort of drinking...
03:38 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Seattle cops announce registry for high-risk swatting targets
The Seattle Police Department, having coped with two (thankfully) nonlethal swatting incidents since June, has announced a registry where people worried they might be swatted (previously) can sign up;...
03:36 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Amazon to pay all workers at least $15 an hour
Amazon, including subsidiaries such as Whole Foods and temp work programs, will pay $15 an hour or more to all its U.S. workers.This comes as Amazon is facing increasing scrutiny over how its workers ...
03:26 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing American tech adoption has flatlined
The Pew Center reports that there's been virtually no growth in US adoption of broadband, computers, mobile devices, or smart home devices for two years, and not just because of saturation: the top cu...
03:23 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Nicaragua outlaws its citizens' right to protest
We haven't talked about Nicaragua for a while. But things still aren't going well down there, so let's get back on that shit. According to the Financial Times, Nicaragua's national police released a s...
03:17 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Chinese slackers embrace "fat otaku happiness"
Feizhai kuaile ("fat otaku happiness") is a semi-ironic term used by young Chinese people on social media to celebrate slacking off with sedentary activities and high-calorie snacks, which are given i...
03:12 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Car thief photographed by victim
Who is this man? Dorset Police hope he can help them with their enquiries.A woman confronted a suspected thief and took his photo as he was sitting in her stolen car. She spotted two men parked in her...
03:08 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Police stop driver who stuffed his car with foliage
As seen here in photos taken by Tariq Butt and provided to the BBC, a man in Stockport, England, stuffed foliage into his car, then attempted to drive it. The driver was stopped on Stockport's Heaton ...
02:55 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Georgia purged 10% of its voters: here's a way to check if you're one of them!
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (previously) embarked on an aggressive voter suppression campaign in 2017, purging 10% of the voter roll, some 591,000 Georgian voters.Now, after a litigation thr...
02:41 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Devin Nunes's much-touted California farm secretly moved to Iowa in 2006, in a district dependent on undocumented workers
California Republican Congressman Devin Nunes (previously) has been one of Trump's most ardent supporters, who has used his office as Head of the House Intelligence Committee to promote the evidence-f...
01:58 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing When Mickey Mouse was sent to a Nazi concentration camp
In 1942, Horst Rosenthal was sent to the Vichy concentration camp Gurs, where he drew a comic-book that survived him: Mickey au Camp de Gurs, it tells the story of Mickey Mouse being snatched from the...
01:46 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Amazon will raise its minimum wage for employees to $15 (what about contractors?)
First, Disney announced that all its salaried workers would get a raise to $15/hour (with more raises to come); then Bernie Sanders announced legislation named after Jeff Bezos that would send compani...
01:00 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing These invisible earplugs are a concertgoer's guardian angel
That persistent ringing in your ears after a long night at the club or a marathon concert? It's not just an annoyance. It's a warning. Tinnitus is no joke, and long exposure to sound levels over 85 de...
12:22 pm PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing The world's worst gun safe
The best part of Dave Goetzinger's (AKA Handgun Safe Research) total ownership of the Amarey HFGS-089 gun safe is that he shows a relatively difficult exploit to open it before showing the insanely ea...
11:59 am PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Deer performs classic drum fill from Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight"
It meant to do that. The Wikipedia article for In The Air Tonight is good.The Solid State Logic 4000 mixing board had a "reverse talk-back" circuit (labeled on the board as "Listen Mic"). Normal "talk...
11:15 am PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Toddlers connected in clever 'Slinky Dog' costume
A Toy Story-lovin' dad connected two toddlers, his son Hamm and his niece Audrey, to make this cute and clever Slinky Dog costume. Tucker Bohman, aka @ToyStoryDad, enlisted the help of his wife to ge...
06:59 am PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing New music video for Tom Petty's 'Gainesville,' nostalgic song left off of 1998 album
This song was deemed too peppy to be included on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1999 album Echo, though it was recorded at that time. Rolling Stone:Echo is supposedly his dark album, says An America...
03:02 am PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Little Green Terracotta Army MenLittle Green Terracotta Army Men
Forget Little Green Army Men in Yoga Poses; they're totally 2016; the contemporary Little Green Army Man is a mashup with the terracotta warriors: they're $41 from Hobbylink Japan. (via Super Punch) ...
03:02 am PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Little Green Terracotta Army Men
Forget Little Green Army Men in Yoga Poses; they're totally 2016; the contemporary Little Green Army Man is a mashup with the terracotta warriors: they're $41 from Hobbylink Japan. (via Super Punch) ...
12:53 am PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Lucian's Gift
[I met John Serge at a reading over the weekend. He read his short story called "Lucian's Gift," and it reminded me of short stories I've read and loved by Richard Matheson, Fredric Brown, and Roald D...
12:43 am PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Drinking more water may help women avoid UTIs, new study says
If you are a woman who struggles with the pain of recurring urinary tract infections, a new study suggests that drinking more water could help.Women who got recurring bladder infections (they're also ...
12:25 am PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Some iPhone Xs and Xs Max owners are having problems charging their new handsets
When you pay 1,000 bucks for a thing, it'd be nice if it, you know, does what it's supposed to. In the case of a smartphone, that means taking calls, accessing the Internet, taking great photos, downl...
12:20 am PDT - Tue, October 2, 2018
BoingBoing Weird details you probably missed in Disney movies
If you're a Disney-o-phile, say goodbye to the next few hours of your productivity, as you scroll through the thread and then share with your kids or your Disney fandom friends.IMGURian Rizzivision cr...
11:50 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Steel wool burning in slow motion
Some people just like to watch the wool burn. A GIF excerpt from this 2016 macro video of steel wool in flames is making the viral rounds two years later. The original video is worth revisiting, so he...
11:45 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing This drywall-installing robot will finish building your new home, meatbag
There's a robot apocalypse coming, but it's likely not going to result in the loss of billions of human lives. Rather, it's our livelihoods that are at stake. For some vocations, signs of a paradigm s...
11:32 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Making a hand-engraved hammer, using only simple tools and no forge
Enjoy this satisfying video of an engraving expert fashioning a hand-engraved hammer, without a forge. Uri Tuchman has a number of videos of his craft, but this one is extraordinary.10/10 would hit zo...
11:07 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Retrial ordered in Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' music copyright lawsuit
A new trial will be held in a copyright dispute over Led Zeppelin's hit song 'Stairway to Heaven.' An earlier trial ruled in the band's favor, but an appeals court has now ruled the judge in that tria...
11:03 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Talking about Ron Howard's Haunted Mansion album with the Comedy on Vinyl podcast
It's been two years since I last sat down with Jason Klamm for his Comedy on Vinyl podcast (we were discussing Allan Sherman's My Son, The Nut); we were past due for a rematch.Jason asked me to come o...
10:53 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Depictions of Addiction: a free online photography course, starting in two days
The amazing, award-winning photographer and photography teacher Jonathan Worth (previously) is about to launch his next course: Depictions of Addiction, from Connected Academy, with internationally re...
10:44 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing The Big Lie: how polygraph companies convinced the US government to use pseudoscience on job applicants
Lie detectors don't work: that's why they're not admissible as legal evidence and why it's illegal to subject private sector job-applicants to polygraph tests.But public employees aren't so lucky: the...
10:24 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing California bans all-male corporate boards
As of 2019, publicly traded California corporations will have to have at least one woman board-member or face fines; the minimum number of woman board members climbs to two in 2020 (three for companie...
10:10 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing MC Frontalot's new album: OG nerdcore looks in horror and asks "What hath we wrought?"
MC Frontalot (previously) is one of the OGs of nerdcore hiphop, bringing out huge crowds of fans for his music all over the world (I once caught him doing a show in North London at which a young man s...
09:45 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing The history of a Zorklike programming interpreter is a tale of language, art, code and literature
The heroic age of text adventure games was dominated by Zork and Zorkalikes, many from the games studio Infocom; the text adventures' fortunes sagged when improvements in computer graphics lowered the...
09:20 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Bat flies around wildly at Trump rally in Tennessee
The dark spirits of the earth are trying to tell us something about the President. In a video that quickly went viral, this poor little bat appears to be confused as to how it ended up trapped inside...
09:11 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing What we know about the 1,600 migrant kids Trump is relocating to Texas concentration camp
The Trump administration is currently detaining over 13,000 migrant children in facilities throughout the United States Approximately 1,600 of these children are being moved to a tent concentration ca...
08:55 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Trump's 'Clownishly Corrupt' EPA chief Scott Pruitt to roll back mercury regulations on coal-fired power plants
'The White Houses mercury rollback is another reckless giveaway to the coal industry, and it will have major impacts on childrens health,' reports Rolling Stone magazine. If trashing the health and we...
08:33 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Crazy Christ-induced mouth spasms
Whoa.I do not know who this woman is, or how she got to be so insanely wrong about everything. Anytime someone claims to know who the chosen one is the universe takes it in the nuggets.Harry Potter mi...
08:28 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Panda planner on sale for $13.64
I've heard lots of good things about the highly rated Panda Planner, but the $25+ price has kept me from buying it. Amazon has the gray one on sale for $13.64 today, so I ordered it. It's a hardbound ...
08:03 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Pumpkin carving tools and templates
Pumpkin carving time is upon us.One of the hardest things I've ever done was carve a pumpkin underwater, while scuba diving. I used my dive knife and that just sucked. When I'm carving a pumpkin at ho...
06:40 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Trump tells female reporter, "You're not thinking. I know you never do."
At a Rose Garden press conference announcing the new U.S. trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, President Trump was particularly nasty with ABC Newss Cecilia Vega. Shes shocked I picked her, shes in...
06:01 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Seattle to clear past marijuana possession convictions
Judges on Seattle's municipal court have agreed to clear misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions from the era before weed was legal in their state.Via KOMO:Judges in Seattle have agreed to clear ...
06:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing These Kavanaugh calendar pillows would look great in your beach house, writes Seattle artist
Art is often most powerful when it makes you feel uncomfortable and Seattle-based artist John Criscitello has got that sentiment dialed in. He shared his latest work -- a set of oh-so-wrong-they're-ri...
05:55 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Johns Hopkins researchers recommend reclassifying magic mushrooms from schedule I to IV drug
Based on a new study of the safety and abuse potential of psilocybin, the hallucinogenic drug in magic mushrooms, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers recommend that "psilocybin sho...
05:54 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Brazilian electoral upset possible as fascist loses ground to surging leftist
Jair Bolsonaro -- Brazil's authoritarian, "sexist, racist and homophobic" presidential candidate -- was supposed to have the election sewn up, with the Brazilian left in retreat. But now, with the fir...
05:41 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Supreme Court tells "beach villain" Vinod Khosla to get lost
Good news from the U.S. Supreme Court! It decided not to weigh in on the fight over Martin's Beach in California. Vinod Khosla, a Silicon Valley billionaire, bought land surrounding the popular beach,...
05:34 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Chinese students, made to study Communism, are rising up for workers' rights
In 1989, the Chinese government slaughtered pro-democracy student activists whose commitment to justice swept the nation; now they're facing a new student uprising, one comprised of ardent Communist y...
05:33 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Why haven't we heard from any extraterrestrials yet?
In 1960, my friend Frank Drake launched Project Ozma, the first modern scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Frank used the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (image above) in ...
05:26 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Hitting a water balloon with a weed whacker is a slow-motion visual delight
I don't know why this water balloon doesn't get torn to shreds by this weed whacker, but the shapes it makes when the fast moving filaments hits it are spellbinding. Read the rest...
05:20 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing "Like Lord of the Flies": working at the TSA really sucks
A new report summarizing three years of from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the TSA calls out the agency for its "toxic leadership culture, misconduct, mismanagement, whistlebl...
05:19 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Watching these 2 megapreachers defend their private jets is a more effective emetic than syrup of ipecac
Do you need to void the contents of your stomach quickly? Watch this conversation between televangelists Kenneth Copeland (reported net worth $300 million) and Jesse Duplantis (reported net worth $50 ...
05:08 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders releases video that shows how similar Kavanaugh and Trump are when defending against sexual assault allegations
Senator Bernie Sanders released a video on Twitter today that shows how similar Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and pussy-grabbing Trump are when defending themselves against sexual assault alle...
05:07 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing HP making a leather laptop
The HP Spectre Folio is a laptop made of leather. As in: you cannot remove the leather, because the leather is part of the case.It's a premium ultraportable 2-in-1 with HP's Tilt Pen and 4G LTE. A 4K ...
05:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Why Silicon Valley doomsday preppers love New Zealand
The Lord of the Rings and Kim Dotcom put New Zealand on the map for wealthy tech moguls seeking a safe space to hole up when disaster strikes. The Trump presidency kicked the bolt-hole craze to levels...
04:51 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Brian Reedy's pop-culture, rice-paper linocuts
Miami artist Brian Reedy creates pop-culture block prints that he sells on Etsy; his store is full of amazing handmade linoblock rice-paper prints, at $20 each, like "A Trip To The Moon," "The USS Ent...
04:49 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Moog's new flagship polyphonic synthesizer
Moog is finally releasing a new polyphonic analog synthesizer, its first polyphonic model since production stopped on the Memorymoog in 1985, and a direct descendant of the iconic-yet-monophonic Minim...
04:43 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Travelers to New Zealand who refuse a digital strip search will be fined $5000
New Zealand's Customs and Excise Act 2018 went into effect today. That means travelers who refuse to give their phone or laptop password to customs officials will be fined NZ$5000. In addition, their ...
04:41 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing SNL tackles mid-forties Fortnite
While older players do frequently get confused, we've been having a lot of fun on the Fortnite Over Forty discord. Read the rest...
04:30 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Watch: Bucking race horse charges into a betting bar
People were enjoying drinks while watching horse races on a screen at a betting bar north of Paris when a real-life race horse charged into the bar. It galloped and bucked its way alongside the bar co...
04:27 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Large scale psych study identifies "homo economicus" as the source of all evil in the world
A German-Danish study of more than 2,500 people, published in the APA's Psychological Review, investigates the correlates of the "dark traits" in human personality ("egoism, Machiavellianism, narcissi...
04:03 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Justin Trudeau's NAFTA concessions include 20 year copyright extension
Donald Trump has wrung many concessions out of Justin Trudeau on the NAFTA renegotiation, but none is more nonsensical and potentially damaging than a 20 year copyright term extension that will bring ...
04:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing The documentary Dark Money exposes how corporations buy elections and lawmakers
PBS premieres Dark Money on Monday October 1. It's a sobering look at how the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FEC is trickling down to local politics. John S. Adams, a Montana-based rep...
03:56 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing First official trailer for "Rocketman," musical film about Elton John
No, this isn't a movie about North Korea's Kim Jung-un, but rather, "Rocketman" singer Elton John. The film, which stars Welsh actor Taron Egerton as Elton John, comes out next summer. Here is its fir...
03:56 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing What you've been waiting for: John Oliver destroys Brett Kavanaugh
Wouldn't it be great if John Oliver could question Brett Kavanaugh under oath? Even better, how about having Oliver on the Supreme Court? Oh well, at least we have 30 minutes of Oliver telling the tru...
03:46 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Documentary gives you a taste of the excitement and anxiety of being in the The International Science and Engineering Fair
Science Fair opened in theaters this weekend. The National Geographic documentary received Sundance's "Festival Favorite Award" and I can see why. It follows the lives of nine brilliant and dedicated ...
03:36 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing All levels of UK government have been paralysed by Brexit
The British government has been immobilised by Brexit preparations: hundreds of millions of pounds paid by insurers to the government to rebuild from flooding are sitting idle in savings accounts beca...
03:28 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Another classmate says Kavanaugh "belligerent and aggressive drunk" who threw beer in man's face
Another Brett Kavanaugh classmate from Yale, Charles Ludington, has described the judge as a "belligerent and aggressive" drunk. Ludington, a professor at North Carolina State University, will be spea...
03:14 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Celebrate Wolfenoot, the new wolf holiday
Somewhere in New Zealand, a seven-year-old boy had an idea to celebrate the spirit of the wolf. His mom shared it on Facebook. And over the course of just a few days, thousands of people, many despera...
03:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Welcome to Slab City, the "last free place"
Slab City is a curious community in the Sonoran Desert about 150 miles northeast of San Diego. Formerly a World War II Marine Corps base, it's now home to around 150 off-the-grid squatters and thousan...
03:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Dear young people, "Don't vote." Sincerely, old white people
These senior citizens have a message for the young folks in America: "Don't vote."This country belongs to whomever shows up. And do you know who shows up for every election? Old people. But only 46% o...
02:30 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Watch Moebius's "Starwatcher," a pioneering 3D computer animation from 1991
In 1991, Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (aka Moebius) and a team of animators created this gorgeous short pilot for a film called Starwatcher. According to this Wired feature that Mark wrote in 1994, "Starw...
02:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Scientists raising baby corals plan to plant over one million by 2021
Raising baby corals is a labor-intensive process that requires gathering the babies at the moment the corals spawn in the wild. Scientists compete with fish that feast on the babies, netting the gamet...
01:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Learn CAD and 3D printing from top Makers
When it comes to the relatively new world of 3D printing, the possibilities are limitless - so much so that it's hard to know where to begin. So here's a good start: The CAD & 3D Printing eBook Bu...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Jan Brady Funko Pop! sold with George Glass, her fictional boyfriend
Funko has introduced a new two-pack of Pop! figures, except that one doesn't exist. In a brilliant and hilarious move, Funko is selling a Pop! of Jan Brady (holding a rotary phone, no less) next to an...
12:00 pm PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Jan Brady Funko Pop! sold with George Glass, her imaginary boyfriend
Funko has introduced a new two-pack of Pop! figures, except that one doesn't exist. In a brilliant and hilarious move, Funko is selling a Pop! of Jan Brady (holding a rotary phone, no less) next to an...
11:59 am PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Idiots in cars
Idiots in Cars is my new favorite subreddit. It's more focused on a specific form of amusing (from the comfort of home) motoring nightmare than the usual grab-bag of dashcam tedium and rekt road horro...
11:30 am PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Willie Nelson debuts song at Beto rally: 'Vote'em Out'
The legendary Willie Nelson supported Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke Saturday night by playing at his rally. In a song, Nelson urged rally-goers to "Vote'em Out.""If you don't like who's in ther...
11:30 am PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Beach Week (2018), a film by the Coen Brothers
Beach WeekFrom Boing Boing, the free encyclopediaBeach Week is a 2018 black comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.[1] The film stars George Clooney, Frances McDorm...
11:12 am PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing Robin Williams gets 22-disc box set tribute
The deeply missed Robin Williams will have some of his best work commemorated in a massive 22-disc box set called Robin Williams: Comic Genius. Produced by Time-Life, the set includes all five of Will...
11:00 am PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing The Washington Times publishes retraction and apology to Aaron Rich, brother of Seth
The conservative Washington Times has issued a retraction and apology in today's edition to Aaron Rich, the brother of murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Aaron Rich sued the pap...
12:17 am PDT - Mon, October 1, 2018
BoingBoing California's Net Neutrality bill is now law
Ajit Pai called it "illegal." EFF called it "the strongest Net Neutrality measure in the country." The telcoms companies got their employees to demand that California Governor Jerry Brown veto it. Jer...
03:05 pm PDT - Sun, September 30, 2018
BoingBoing Sarah Palin's kid Track arrested for domestic violence, again
Police reported to the home of Track Palin, son of Sarah, due to new reports of domestic violence. This is not his first offense. Perhaps he refrained from calling the troopers names, this time.Via CN...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, September 30, 2018
BoingBoing Mailstrom declutters your inbox with smart sorting tools
Right up there with your Twitter feed and Mr. Coffee machine, our email inboxes are among the first things we check in the morning. And, no matter how diligent we are about managing them, there's alwa...
01:00 pm PDT - Sun, September 30, 2018
BoingBoing Curtains Up, a short film on movies and meditation featuring David Lynch
Stella McCartney profiles David Lynch in this moody piece on the joys of cinema and transcendental meditation. Via Nowness:Having both reflected and refracted the modern worldfrom the provincial eeri...
12:29 pm PDT - Sun, September 30, 2018
BoingBoing Matt Damon's eerily good Kavanaugh SNL sketch
Say what you will about the Trump era: it has ushered in a SNL renaissance. Between Baldwin's eerily good Trump and McKinnon's Sessions, Melissa McCarthy's Spicer and Bill Murray's Bannon, SNL is prov...
12:25 pm PDT - Sun, September 30, 2018
BoingBoing A Bad Lip Reading of Hillary Clinton's stories
These aren't the stories I'd expect to hear from Hillary Clinton... they're a bit more revealing than she's ever shared before. Read the rest...
12:24 pm PDT - Sun, September 30, 2018
BoingBoing Affinity Photo is an awesome low cost Photoshop alternative
I pay for a monthly subscription to Adobe's suite of photo editing apps. They streamline my workflow on my Mac, iPad and iPhone. What's more, they allow me to make my mediocre photos almost look like ...
12:02 pm PDT - Sun, September 30, 2018
BoingBoing $100 bills outnumber $1s, and they're stuffed in our mattresses
For the first time, the most common US bill in circulation is the $100: these benjamins aren't being used to transact our daily business -- they're the preferred form of savings after a long spell of ...
12:23 am PDT - Sun, September 30, 2018
BoingBoing Bill Cosby's new prison digs are known for racism, violence and systematic abuse
Bill Cosby has justly been whisked away to prison for the next three to ten years. Cosby--let's just go ahead and assume his prison name will be Puddin'--is being shipped off to the Phoenix State Corr...
12:13 am PDT - Sun, September 30, 2018
BoingBoing Bunny comes to the rescue of his kitty pal
Cats have a tendency to fit themselves into places that they have a hard time getting out of: behind refrigerators, the highest branches of a tree or, in this case, underneath a shed. Fortunately, for...