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10:44 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Fox hit with $179m (including $128m in punitive damages) judgment over shady bookkeeping on "Bones"
Fox has been ordered to pay $179m to profit participants on the longrunning TV show Bones; the judgment includes $128m in punitive damages because the aribitrator that heard the case found that Fox ha...
10:02 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Florida cops charged after one punched teen and another tried to destroy the evidence
After a raid in Miami, police Sgt. Manuel Regueiro approached and punched an 18-year-old cuffed suspect in the face. The victim warned the officers they were being filmed by the home security system. ...
09:44 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Oops: radioactive corpse cremated
A man who took radioactive medication in his final days was cremated in 2017, a mistake that released potentially dangerous Lutetium 177 into the environment.This alarming case, reported in a new rese...
09:32 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Apple layoffs hit nearly 200 employees in self-driving car division
The company says 190 employees in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, CA will lose their jobs....
09:26 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing China is rushing facial and voice recognition tech for pigs. Here's why.
In China, technology firms are working with the government to push voice and facial recognition to help pigs, many of which have been dying from a swine disease that's sweeping the country.African swi...
09:08 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Matt Gaetz investigated over threatening Michael Cohen tweets
Witness tampering conviction? Lose your bar license? Why not both!...
08:51 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Small number of Facebook Pages did 46% of top 10,000 posts for or against vaccines
About 20% of the total posts were found to have been generated by seven anti-vax Pages....
08:36 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing FTC fines app TikTok/Musical.ly $5.7 million for child data privacy violations
Today's FTC ruling impacts how the TikTok app works for users under the age of 13....
08:22 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing 100 knock-off magic erasers at a fraction of the normal price
I've written about melamine foam (sold as Magic Erasers) before. They're great for quickly removing mars, scuffs, and stains from almost any surface. I recommend buying 100 at a time.Latest use case: ...
07:56 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Watch firefighters rescue rat stuck in manhole cover
On Sunday in Bensheim, Germany, two children spotted a rat stuck in the vent of a manhole cover. Animal welfare organization Berufstierrettung Rhein-Neckar sent out two rescue workers who were unable ...
07:54 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Herbal company fined $12.8 million after paying for fake Amazon reviews
In the first ever case of its kind, the Federal Trade Commission just reached a settlement that includes a $12.8 million fine against an herbal supplement company that paid for fake five-star reviews ...
07:54 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing [UPDATE] Herbal company fined $12.8 million after paying for fake Amazon reviews
[Update 2/27/19 8:05pm: An Amazon spokesperson gave us the following statement:"We welcome the FTCs work in this area. Amazon invests significant resources to protect the integrity of reviews in our s...
07:22 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing The latest marble chain reaction video is the best so far
Blue Marble 3 is Kaplamino's latest marble chain reaction video. I like the way that many parts of the track are formed as needed by the energy of rubber bands, deflating balloons, magnets, and even a...
07:03 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing This website is a Hot-or-Not for fake people
Mike Solomon, creative director at Hearst Digital Media, created Judge Fake People. Here's what he wrote about it on his website, The Cleverest:Like many internet addicts, I was blown away by NVIDEOs ...
06:58 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing What makes a good computer RPG
Chester Bolingbroke on the three elements that must be well-balanced to make a good computer role-playing game: breadth, depth and immersion. Breadth refers primarily to the physical size of the game....
06:52 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing California's Lake Berryessa is spilling-over into its Glory Hole
Recent rains have put this 'Glory Hole' into use for the first time since 2017.California's Lake Berryessa has an awesome overflow spillway built to relive the Monticello Dam known as a 'Glory Hole' -...
06:36 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Man spaces out and accidentally leaves an original Picasso on a train. Now it's missing
A 76-year-old-man was carrying an original Picasso in a large shopping bag while traveling by train in Germany. He tucked it under his seat, but when he changed trains he forgot all about it, leaving ...
06:16 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Pay-by-the-ride scooters only last a month, according to Louisville public data
From the latest issue of Ali Griswold's Oversharing, a newsletter about the sharing economy: scooters have an average lifetime of a month or less, and the startups are losing money on every scooter th...
06:11 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Classic A New Hope LEGO: Tantive IV escape pod and a dewback
I can not wait to give this small LEGO Star Wars set to my daughter.The kit includes some great minifigs: R2, C3P0, and a really nice Stormtrooper, however I'm most excited about the escape pod.At 177...
05:56 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Lifelike model of Emperor Nero
Csares de Roma is a project to make hyperrealist sculptures of Roman emperors using existing portraits and sculptures as referencesThe latest creation is a silicone bust of Nern Claudio Csar Augusto G...
05:32 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Mother discovers, then destroys Chinese high school student's handwriting robot
A Chinese high schooler purchased a handwriting robot to draw Chinese characters for her homework. When her mother discovered the machine, she destroyed it. These devices are available online for abou...
05:22 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing When a small dog gets stuck in 80" of snow, his big buddy clears a path for him
After a winter dump that left an area of Durango, Colorado with 80" of snow, one small dog got stuck. No matter what he did (including high jumps) he couldn't move forward. But that's what buddies are...
04:46 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Vandals reportedly spray-painted apology for racist graffiti
Last week, residents of a Sammamish, Washington neighborhood woke up to racist graffiti, including swastikas and the n-word, on their homes and garages. (Video report below.) Now, it seems the perpetr...
04:31 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing View-Master movie in the works
MGM and Mattel are developing a live-action movie based on the iconic View-Master stereo viewer. This news comes on the heels of the two companies' announcement of an American Girl film based on the i...
03:51 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Someone decapitated an 800-year-old mummy and ran off with its head
Intruders crept into a crypt at Dublin, Ireland's St. Michan's Church, decapitated an 800-year-old mummy and ran off with the head. The Garda Sochna (Irish police) ask that anyone with information abo...
03:32 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Trailer for Star Wars: The Whole Damn Thing
Topher Grace, creator of the famed Star Wars: Episode III.5: The Editor Strikes Back that recut the prequels into a single film, has now released a trailer that combines material from all ten Star War...
02:39 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Cursed putters
On twitter, gravislizard takes us on a tour of the wild world of unorthodox golf putters marketed to a certain kind of player. Previously: Golf club hunts mystery man who keeps shitting in the holes R...
02:27 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Realistic paintings of Nintendo Smash Bros. characters
Raf Grassetti, the Sony Art Director behind God of War's look, is painting realistic portraits of characters from Smash Bros. Ultimate. Some are charming, such as Princess Peach. One the other hand, t...
02:22 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Decluttering gender with Marie Kondo
Sandy Allen on how Marie Kondo helped them shed feminine things.I donated it all. I hung and folded the items that remained: flannel shirts, baggy jeans, t-shirts. I had kept a few dresses and heels a...
02:03 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Goodwill is on track to be the world's largest provider of MOOCs
Goodwill Industries, purveyors of thrift-stores, are currently the second largest provider of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and on track to become the leader, through their GCF Global Online Po...
01:56 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing AOC grills Equifax CEO: the Congressional record now contains the obvious, infuriating truth that everyone else already knew
Virtually everyone who's ever had the credit-rating system explained to them immediately understood that this was a complete scam: these companies that most of us have never heard of nonconsensually i...
01:50 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Waterfall on a staircase
Blessed are the water main bursts, and the heavy rains. Reportedly taken at the Culinary Institute of Aerica in St Helena, California. [via] Read the rest...
01:39 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing A Very Peanuts Third Party Category: You're a Good Man, Howard Schultz
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH good ol' Howard Schultz gets called a blockhead...
01:25 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Bunnie Huang's tour-de-force explanation of how hardware implants and supply chain hacks work
Last October, Bloomberg published a blockbuster story claiming that some of the largest tech companies in the world, as well as sensitive US government and military systems, had been attacked through ...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing This piano learning technique gets you playing right away
If you gave up on playing the piano as a kid, don't despair. Things have come a long way since those drills that had you playing "Chopsticks" endlessly. Take Pianoforall, for instance. This innovative...
08:01 am PST - Wed, February 27, 2019
BoingBoing Europeans! Tell your MEPs that your vote depends on their rejection of Article13!
At the end of March, the European Parliament will sit down to vote on the new Copyright Directive, an unparalleled disaster in the history of internet regulation with the power to wipe out the EU's te...
10:05 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Cataloging the far right elements of the Yellow Vest movement
The Yellow Vest movement, like a lot of anti-establishment movements, is a complex phenomenon, filled with both right- and left-wing elements, changing character from place to place and even day to da...
09:54 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing A finance industry group is pushing an intentionally broken cryptography "standard" called ETS
ETS was originally called "Enterprise TLS," implying that it was an "enterprise-grade" version of TLS, the system used to secure internet sessions (if you visit a URL that starts with "https://", it's...
09:39 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Zachary Knoles imagines video games as pulp novel covers
Artist Zachary Knoles created a wonderful series of illustrations that pay tribute to video games by imagining them as pulp novel covers, with the game writers' names in the by-line slots (a very nice...
09:22 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing More promising news about phages, the parasites that prey on parasites
For many years, we've been following the research on phages, viruses that kill bacteria, once a staple of Soviet medicine and now touted as a possible answer to the worrying rise of antibiotic-resista...
09:13 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Dog not entirely sure how this magic thing works
Unmute this one! Dachshunds are the cutest.Behold, EXPLAIN THIS BLACK MAGIC BEFORE I SEND IT TO ITS MAKER. HUMAN!, uploaded by IMGURian MayMyEnemiesLiveLong.Sound up.EXPLAIN THIS BLACK MAGIC BEFORE I ...
09:10 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Trump made history: introducing tax cuts made him LESS popular
Politicians love introducing tax-cuts, because they're reliable vote-getters, even if they're structured to blow up later by giving massive breaks to the super-rich and more modest breaks to middle-cl...
08:55 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing GE dumps century-old railroad division on Wabtec, almost 2,000 factory workers strike
GE Transportation workers were told after merger their new employer wants to turn this into an Amazon warehouse, says labor union....
08:50 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Companies reveal mountains of sensitive commercial data in their APIs
Many companies use private APIs to manage their A/B tests of experimental products and approaches; by grabbing the calls that mobile apps make to these APIs, Jon Luca was able to figure out all kinds ...
08:39 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook to launch 'Patreon killer' that grabs 30% of fan money vs. Patreons 5%
Just when you thought Facebook couldn't get any sillier. Facebook reached out to offer Hard Drive early access to a "fan subscription" product. I asked my editors about it and the complete dis...
08:31 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Security researcher warns of power company customers' passwords being stored in the clear, software provider responds with lawyer-letter
SEDC is an Atlanta-based company that provides back-ends for utility companies; a security researcher discovered that the company stored his password in the clear. The company's products have more tha...
08:21 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing List of thousands of criminal cops accidentally released under public records laws, now CA AG threatens 2 reporters with legal action for having a copy
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told two Berkeley-based reporters that it is against the law to even possess a copy of this never-before-publicly-released list of convicted cops....
08:06 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing New Orleans reduced homelessness by 90% (and saved a fortune) by giving homeless people homes
Homelessness in New Orleans spiked after Hurricane Katrina, reaching 11,600 by 2007; today that number has been reduced by 90%, thanks to a "housing first" (previously) approach that starts by giving ...
07:56 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing This super cheap illuminated magnifier comes in handy
For a couple of bucks, this illuminated magnifier is a great deal. I use mine all the time, especially when reading values on tiny electronic components. Read the rest...
07:51 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing U.S. Cyber Command DDOS'd Russian troll factory's internet on 2018 midterms voting day: WaPo
The official cyberwarfare division of America's military successfully blocked off Internet access for the Russian government's notorious troll factory on the day of the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. Q...
07:45 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Youtube ignored repeated reports about explicit suicide instructions spliced into cartoons on Youtube Kids
[TW: Suicide]A griefer has been reportedly splicing video of himself giving explicit instructions for committing suicide into animated videos on Youtube Kids; he lets the video run for several minutes...
07:43 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Spray on wax cotton waterproofing saves the day
All the rain wore through the layer of wax on my favorite raincoat. Nikwax spray-on wax proofing is great for a quick fix.Every summer I lay my jackets out to heat up in the sun and give them a coat o...
07:28 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Spike Jonze commercial for weed retailer
Director Spike Jonze presents the history of the US's racist/classist war on marijuana in this commercial for MedMen, a cannabis retailer with shops in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Read the r...
07:20 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing The truck-eating bridge claims its latest victim
Here's some welcome news for people who enjoy watching videos of trucks getting their roof scraped off by the notorious 11 foot 8 Bridge (aka The Can Opener) in Durham, NC: the guy who runs the YouTub...
07:10 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing What the Japanese think of Marie Kondo
Asian Boss hit the streets of Tokyo to ask people what they think of Marie Kondo's tidying method. Interestingly, Kondo seems to be more known in the US than in Japan. Image: Asian Boss/YouTube Read t...
06:59 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Cold vaccine tests show promise
The bad news: there's no cure for the common cold, because there's no such thing as a common cold. Many different kinds of viruses cause colds, and to date no one has come up with a cure-all.The good ...
06:37 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing How to cook perfect hard-boiled eggs
Mental Floss collected 50 how-to videos from YouTube. They include how to make a bed, how to fight a shark, how to find a wick hidden under a layer of wax in a candle, and how to moonwalk. My favorite...
06:20 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Lucky Charms Beer is magically questionable
Smartmouth Beer, of Norfolk, Virginia will release their Lucky Charms themed beer on March 2nd.Remember how you used to sort through bowls of your favorite breakfast cereal to separate the marshmallow...
06:18 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Man stole a massive rare coin collection and dropped much of it into a Coinstar machine
A Palm Beach, Florida gentleman robbed his "friend" of a rare coin collection and dropped much of it into a Coinstar machine for just the face value in bills. According to the Palm Beach Post, Shane A...
05:57 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Junction City shares the best snow day announcement ever
Junction City, Oregon has some kickass school administrators.I might not have dropped out of High School if the staff had shown this much life.Oaklea middle school principal, Justin Corey (L) and Junc...
05:55 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Emma Thompson's letter to Skydance about John Lasseter
After Skydance hired Pixar sex pest John Lasseter, actress Emma Thompson quit a project there in protest. Here's her letter to the studio. The LA Times:When Skydance Media Chief Executive David Elliso...
05:52 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing The 1873 child abuse case that sparked a new era in child welfare
In 1873 a Methodist missionary in New York City heard rumors of a little girl who was kept locked in a tenement and regularly whipped. She uncovered a shocking case of neglect and abuse that made head...
05:38 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Animals made out of food
Instead of making food out of animals, visual artist Helga Stentzel makes animals out of food. See more of Stentzel's absolutely delightful work on her Instagram feed: made_by_helgal. (via PetaPixel) ...
05:34 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Mother hand feeds her 13-year-old son who plays video games at an Internet cafe for days at a time
There's too much screen time, and then there's too much screen time. This 13-year-old boy stays at an Internet cafe in the Philippines for days at a time, addicted to his favorite video game, Rules of...
05:29 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Japan's robot deity delivers Buddha's teaching
This is the Android Kannon, a robotic manifestation of the Buddhist bodhisattva associated with mercy. She delivered her first teachings on Saturday at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, Japan. From The Telegra...
03:49 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Cop suspended for playing Barry White while allowing arrested couple to make-out in his patrol car
In Fort Pierce, Florida, police officer Doug McNeal arrested Zachery Moellendick, 23, and Krista Leigh, 24, for shoplifting and put them in the back of his squad car. The couple started making out so ...
03:35 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Spike Jonze's short film about cannabis
Trailblazing filmmaker Spike Jonze made this short film, titled "The New Normal," about how America's relationship to cannabis has changed from the days when George Washington grew hemp. Read the res...
02:51 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Woman realizes her fish dinner can be squeezed like a wet towel
Whether it's fish or not, it's certainly not the fish she was sold. Seafood fraud is quite common, according to envronmental and consumer groups. On the other hand, I hear shamwow is delicious in wint...
02:34 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing How the payday loan industry laundered policy by paying academics to write papers that supported its positions
When Elizabeth Warren inaugurated the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, one of her prime targets was subprime/payday/predatory lenders; and the lenders' lobbyists went on an all-out blitz, eventua...
01:00 pm PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Get certified online in machine learning and data science
As big companies wrangle an ever-increasing amount of data, the applications for deep learning grow - and so do the job opportunities. If you've got a working knowledge of Python, all you need are the...
01:02 am PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Venezuela: Jorge Ramos and Univision crew detained in Maduro's Presidential Palace
Maduro didn't like the questions Ramos was asking, per reports....
01:02 am PST - Tue, February 26, 2019
BoingBoing Venezuela: Jorge Ramos & Univision crew freed after Maduro detained for 3 hours inside presidential palace
Maduro didn't like the questions Ramos was asking, per reports....
10:04 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Mark Hollis, lead singer of Talk Talk, RIP
Mark Hollis, lead singer of Talk Talk, has reportedly died. He was 64. While the UK "post-rock" band may be best known for their 1984 synthy single "It's My Life," Talk Talk's true masterpiece was the...
07:49 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Aukey 10000mAh portable charger back on sale
If you missed the promo code sale for the Aukey 10000mAh portable charger, it's back. Use code USIPNTS2 to this small (a bit larger than a deck of cards) dual-output charger at a very low price. Read ...
07:48 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Robert Kraft allegedly paid for sex act on morning of AFC Championship game between New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs
PHOTO: President Donald Trump and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Joshua Roberts/ReutersNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft today got a court date stemming from multiple prostitution char...
07:36 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing 'He has learned nothing,' Zuckerberg considers crowdsourcing news fact-checks for Facebook
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reveals the company may crowdsource fact-checking as a new model for Facebooks third-party factchecking partnerships, now that they've botched the deal they ha...
07:27 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Tourism brings the measles back to Costa Rica
No Costa Rican has contracted the measles since 2006. An unvaccinated tourist unknowingly traveled while contagious and is now in quarantine.The CDC lists 10 US states as reporting active measles infe...
07:27 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Study: 2.5 hours of free time a day is optimal
Authors of a research paper titled "The Effects of Being Time Poor and Time Rich on Life Satisfaction" found that 2.5 hours per day (for people who work) is optimal. Less than that and most people fee...
07:16 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook's content moderation a mess, employees outraged, contractors have PTSD: Reports
Why do we contract out work thats obviously vital to the health of this company and the products we build? wrote one Facebook worker....
07:02 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this guy turn trashed tools into treasures
It's fun to watch this guy take old, broken, beaten-up, rusted, and dented tools and restore them to pristine condition. He uses lots of toxic solvents and special tools to do his work.Via The Roden E...
06:43 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Dry highlighters are my favorite way to highlight text on paper
Rather than soak thru pages and make reading the flipside of whatever I just took notes on annoying to read, these dry highlighters are just great.Mostly, these days, I use highlighters when reviewing...
06:42 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing San Francisco marijuana crimes to be expunged by the thousands, with Code For America's help
A project to expunge marijuana-related convictions in San Francisco that took an entire year to pull together is nearly complete, San Francisco prosecutors said today, as they announced that 9,300 pot...
06:42 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing New York Times investigates Japan's lowrider culture
Walter Thompson-Hernndez grew up in southeast Los Angeles. He went to Japan to make a short film for the New York Times about Chicano fashion and Culture in Japan.What I found when I got there is that...
06:34 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Former Trump campaign staffer Alva Johnson sues Trump, says he kissed her without consent before 2016 Florida rally
Former Trump campaign staffer Alva Johnson alleges in a lawsuit that Donald Trump her forcibly kissed her without her consent before a Florida presidential campaign rally in 2016, the Washington Post ...
06:17 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing UK Labour party backs a second Brexit referendum
Jeremy Corbyn favors a public vote to prevent a damaging Tory Brexit....
05:53 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Pizza a healthier breakfast than sugary cereals
Not a surprise: cheese, tomato, flour, water, salt, olive oil and yeast do not really bake up a health risk. Boxes of sugar and corn on the other hand?Delish:Pizza for breakfast is an American classic...
05:52 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Couple makes $30k reselling Trader Joe's "Everything but the Bagel" spice on Amazon
Juston and Kristen Herbert have a good side hustle: they go to Trader Joe's and buy dozens of "Everything but the Bagel" spice bottles for $2 and then ship them to Amazon's warehouse. They sell the sp...
05:36 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Man claims it's cheaper to spend your old age in a Holiday Inn than a nursing home
In a now-viral Facebook post, Terry Robinson of Spring Texas (jokingly?) explains why when he and his wife get "old and too feeble," they will check into a Holiday Inn instead of spending their remain...
05:33 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing How to read 80 books a year
Shane Parrish runs the popular website, Farnam Street. Its mission is to help readers "develop an understanding of how the world really works, make better decisions, and live a better life." I recentl...
05:20 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing The making of It, Stephen King's 1990 miniseries
From the scary movie documentarians "You're So Cool Brewster: The Story of Fright Night" and "Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary" comes "Pennywise: The Story of It." Read the rest...
03:57 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Python smuggles itself out of Australia by hiding in a woman's shoe on an airplane
When Moira Boxall returned to Glasgow from Queensland, Australia, she unpacked her suitcase and was surprised to find a small python had accompanied her on the trip. The snake had made the 9,000 mile ...
03:43 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this food truck explode
In Eugene, Oregon yesterday, the Buck Buck Food Cart exploded in a spectacular fireball due to a malfunctioning gas line. Fortunately, nobody was injured. From the Register-Guard:A battalion chief sai...
03:00 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing A Hungarian cover of the Stones' "Honky Tonk Women"
"I met a gin soaked bar-room queen" in... Budapest?Australian personality Greg Grainger is backed up by the Graingerettes, a group of women all decked out in traditional Hungarian dress, in this rousi...
02:49 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Vietnam deports Kim Jong-Un impersonator
Ahead of a summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, authorities in Vietnam have kicked out Kim impersonator Howard X. Howard is on his way back to Hong Kong, reports the Beeb.H...
02:41 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing "Gravity-defying" beach sculptures made from raw materials there
Sam Bennett makes art out of stones, driftwood and other natural materials found on the beach. It's like Andy Goldsworthy, but fun instead of spooky.The tides may wash away his work but he says its ep...
02:00 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Gadget solves first-world peanut butter problems
Having difficulties using a butter knife or rubber spatula to get the last ounce of peanut butter out of the jar? Or maybe you're sick of having your too-soft bread being ripped apart by peanut butter...
01:39 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing The Google Maps "satellite" view was almost called "bird mode"
On Twitter, Bret Taylor recalls a meeting at Google which almost resulted in satellite maps being termed "Bird mode." [via Jason Kottke]There was a geeky holy war on the Maps team. When Lars checked i...
01:30 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Neighbors learn ASL together to communicate with a 2-year-old girl
Grab some tissues. Here's a heartwarming story of neighbors coming together for a young girl, as told by CBS Sunday Morning:On Islington Road in Newton, Mass., lives two-year-old Samantha Savitz, who ...
01:15 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing A te reo Mori cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?"William Waiirua got more help from Htea Kapa Haka than he bargained for when his car broke down..."NZ Herald:The harmonic voices of Htea Kapa Haka took to ...
01:15 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch
Welcome to the town with the longest name in Europe: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales. It was, originally, a name contrived to draw tourists. But that was 150 years...
01:11 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing AOC is the star of a new superhero comic
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force is a new one-off graphic novel anthology from Chicago's highly topical Devil's Due comics, featuring Josh Blaylock, Tim Seeley, Hoyt Silva, Marguerite D...
01:00 pm PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Listen to vinyl anywhere with this extremely portable record player
Anyone who really listens to vinyl knows the medium is far from dead. But convincing others of its appeal can be an uphill battle. For one thing, there's the gear: A quality record player takes up a l...
05:55 am PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Costa Rican measles outbreak traced to unvaccinated French tourists
Costa Rica had been measles-free for five years, until Feb 18, when visiting French tourists took their unvaccinated five-year-old son to a doctor to investigate a "rash" that turned out to be measles...
05:46 am PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing France fines UBS 3.7b for helping rich French residents launder more than 10b
Swiss banking giant UBS has been hit with the largest fine in French history: 3.7b, the result of a 7-year investigation of the bank's role in helping the wealthiest French citizens hide 10b from tax ...
05:15 am PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing German neofascists used Qanon to expand their reach
Germany's Alternative For Germany (AfD) party (previously) are an insurgent neofascist movement with ties to senior mainstream politicians and the country's super-wealthy would-be oligarchs; the party...
04:35 am PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Lime scooters have a software bug that causes them to hurl their riders to the ground
Lime scooters have been recalled in Switzerland and cleared off the streets of New Zealand following a string of injuries, including multiple broken bones, caused by a software bug that brings the sco...
04:10 am PST - Mon, February 25, 2019
BoingBoing Artists against Article 13: when Big Tech and Big Content make a meal of creators, it doesn't matter who gets the bigger piece
Article 13 is the on-again/off-again controversial proposal to make virtually every online community, service, and platform legally liable for any infringing material posted by their users, even very ...
10:30 pm PST - Sun, February 24, 2019
BoingBoing Honest Academy Awards movie posters for Oscars nominees
#OSCARS realness....
01:05 pm PST - Sun, February 24, 2019
BoingBoing Deposition of opioid profiteer Richard Sackler reveals his bizarre defense: definitional games and insistence that words mean their opposite
Richard Sackler is the only known member of the powerful opioid family (previoulsy) to have been deposed; the 2015 deposition was published last week by Propublica and it reveals Sackler's bizarre rat...
01:00 pm PST - Sun, February 24, 2019
BoingBoing Get certified in DevOps with this online training bundle
More and more, software companies are using DevOps methodology to better integrate their development and operations teams. Essentially, it's a system of tools and philosophies that get an entire staff...
12:44 pm PST - Sun, February 24, 2019
BoingBoing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will pay every staffer a living wage, ending the lonstanding practice of Congressional staffers taking second jobs
Congressional staffers are notoriously underpaid and the job is one of those high-pressure gigs for high-achieving 20-somethings that requires a second job to make ends meet, even as it demands 80-hou...
12:44 pm PST - Sun, February 24, 2019
BoingBoing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will pay every staffer a living wage, ending the longstanding practice of Congressional staffers taking second jobs
Congressional staffers are notoriously underpaid and the job is one of those high-pressure gigs for high-achieving 20-somethings that requires a second job to make ends meet, even as it demands 80-hou...
04:51 am PST - Sun, February 24, 2019
BoingBoing As expected, the EU has advanced the catastrophic Copyright Directive without fixing its terrible defects
The final text of the EU Copyright Directive has emerged from the "trilogue" committee (composed of reps from the EU Parliament, the national governments of EU member-states, and the EU presidency) an...
04:29 am PST - Sun, February 24, 2019
BoingBoing Make: high-end eyeball props, from humans to monsters to gore
Fourth Seal Studios has everything you could possibly want from high-end prop eyeballs, including $40 "camera-ready" eyes ("Gray cores darken the the 'white' of the eye and can add a more realistic se...
08:38 pm PST - Sat, February 23, 2019
BoingBoing Mobile apps built with Facebook's SDK secretly shovel mountains of personal information into the Zuckermouth
If you need to build an app quickly and easily, you might decide to use Facebook's SDK, which has lots of bells and whistles, including easy integration of Facebook ads in your app's UI.The quid pro q...
08:13 pm PST - Sat, February 23, 2019
BoingBoing Fast food executive complains that social media inflates young people's "self-importance," killing their willingness to work for free
Natalie Brennan is general manager of Muffin Break -- a multinational fast-food franchise business owned by Foodco -- and she's really angry that today's young people will not work for her for free.Ms...
01:00 pm PST - Sat, February 23, 2019
BoingBoing This all-in-one charger handles any device wireless or USB
Looking to de-clutter your kitchen counter? Start with those multiple, tangled charging cables for your multiple, power-hungry devices. There's a workhorse solution for all those power needs, and it's...
08:47 am PST - Sat, February 23, 2019
BoingBoing Small business in Wisconsin cancels its unusably bad internet service from Frontier; Frontier demands $4,300 cancellation fee
Wisconsin's Pardeeville Area Shopper is a one-person family business run by Candace Lestina, whose mother founded the weekly paper; like all businesses, the Shopper needs internet service, and like mo...
08:30 am PST - Sat, February 23, 2019
BoingBoing Insider sources say Apple is shutting its east Texas stores to escape the jurisdiction of America's worst patent court
The Eastern District of Texas is home to a crooked court that is in the pocket of patent trolls, handing down ludicrous rulings in favor of the trolls, whose "head offices" are tiny, unoccupied office...
10:45 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Ken Jeong answers medical questions posed on Twitter
TIL: Actor and comedian Ken Jeong is also a licensed physician. He put his career in medicine on hold to become an actor. Mind you, this isn't new news, I just hadn't gotten the memo until today. In 2...
09:25 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Kickstarter Challenge: make an RPG-themed zine!
Inspired by the success of Judges' Guild, Kickstarter has launched Zine Quest, a challenge to crowdfund an RPG-themed zine ("must either contain an RPG or feature RPG-related content like maps, advent...
09:18 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Visualization of global "brand rankings" changing over the last 15 years
Where once was Coca-Cola, now there is Apple. Where once was Nokia, now... no idea. Read the rest...
09:18 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Colonel Sanders is now also RoboCop
The new Colonel Sanders is RoboCop? I'm not even going to pretend to understand what is going on at KFC HQ but this is really happening. The campaign starts with a mockumentary video. Something about ...
09:17 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Blockbuster Gizmodo investigation reveals probable masterminds of the massive anti-Net Neutrality identity theft/astroturf campaign
US government agencies can't just make up rules: they're require to show that the rules they make reflect the best evidence, and part of that is a "notice and comment" period for major policy shifts w...
08:53 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Cloud floof pupper
So much fluff! Cloud floof puppies.From @siamthailanddog on Instagram. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@siamthailanddog) on Oct 29, 2018 at 8:06am PDT NOTE: Apparently this video of ...
08:50 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing This is bad: the UAE's favorite sleazeball cybermercenaries have applied for permission to break Mozilla's web encryption
Remember Darkmatter, the UAE-based cybermercenaries who worked with the beltway bandit firm Cyberpoint to recruit ex-NSA spies to infiltrate and expose dissidents, journalists, even children who oppos...
08:26 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Mueller's report will not be delivered next week, says senior DoJ official.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Trump will not be delivered next week as CNN and other news organizations previously reported, said a senior Justice Department official on Friday. Reports t...
08:19 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing NY Governor Cuomo orders 2 state agencies to probe report that Facebook gets more personal data from mobile users than known
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on Friday ordered two New York state agencies to investigate reports that Facebook could have access to a lot more of your personal data, if you're a smartphone user, than...
07:43 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing More reports emerge that Amy Klobuchar is awful to staff, especially when hangry
The tale of the salad and the comb....
07:28 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing How Roger Stone's backfired testimony proves Judge Amy Berman Jackson is a damn boss
In an epic blog post, writer and law expert @emptywheel (Marcy Wheeler) dissects Thursday's hearing in court for Trump ratfucker and reckless Instagrammer Roger Stone. Judge Amy Berman Jackson called ...
06:08 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing What's new in tabletop gaming (February 2019 edition)
Here are some recent game releases of note and some of what I've been up to in hobby gaming over the past month or so.Android: Shadow of the BeanstalkFantasy Flight Games, $60, Players, Ages: 12+I hav...
05:57 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Bully officer threatens to send kid reporter to juvy, but kid doesn't back down
A reporter for Pennsylvania's Orange Street News rode her bike near the Arizona-Mexico border on an assignment when a marshal in the town of Patagonia threatened to arrest her. He wanted her to stop w...
05:11 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing They could have stopped making rock videos after Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer'
This amusement never ends. Read the rest...
02:39 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Elizabeth Holmes' last months at Theranos: a "long, labored, highly visible, and heinous corporate death march"
Elizabeth Holmes, the "millennial Madoff" who built a $9 startup on a non-existent technology, gets her vanities tossed into a bonfire by Vanity Fair's Nick Bilton:Holmes had always enjoyed a certain ...
02:00 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing This wooden bike has blades instead of wheels so you can ride it down a snow covered mountain
The Velogemel is a wooden bike that was invented in Grindelwald, Switzerland in 1911. It looks like a lot of fun to ride on down a snowy mountain at a speed of 25 mph. No brakes, though. You have to u...
01:35 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Volante Augment: cyberpunk blazers and jackets
Volante Design (previously) has two new pieces: the Augment blazer and jacket, shipping on March 15 and available for pre-order today (Vest, $195: Men/Women; Blazer, $270: Men/Women), in men's sizes 3...
01:30 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Bored pilot graffitis two dicks and a message in flight path
On Tuesday morning, an Australian pilot took some artistic liberties with his flight path. ABC News:The Diamond Star plane, operated by Flight Training Adelaide, spent a little over three hours in the...
01:24 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Dog rescued from icy river turns out to be wolf
The BBC, citing Estonia's Postimees, reports that workers there "bundled a wild wolf into their car" thinking that it was a dog. In any case, the big fella was in big trouble out in the ice.Speaking t...
01:09 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Study tracking people who ate zombie deer meat found no ill-effects, so far
Zombie deer disease is a clicktastic term for chronic wasting disease, a spongiform ecephalopathy suffered by ungulates. Much like Mad Cow Disease, Scrapie in sheep, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob's disease in...
12:53 pm PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Meat-flavored breakfast cereals
Oh no, here's something we definitely didn't ask for: sweet-and-savory meat-flavored cereals. On March 7 (to sync with National Cereal Day), Post is releasing two new limited-edition Honey Brunches of...
05:52 am PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing "London Cries": the merchants' patter of 19th Century London
One genre of 19th Cen illustrated pamphlet was the "Cries of London" (previously), which celebrated the market traders' characteristic sales patter, which were catalogued as a kind of urban birdsong.A...
05:42 am PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Google ends forced arbitration contracts for workers after googler uprising
The waves of protests and walkouts that swept Google last year had many grievances and concerns, from the company's Pentagon contract to supply AI for drones to the secret creation of a censored sear...
04:56 am PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing A pull-out bed made of accordioning paper
Pro Idee's £369 Paper Bed is made of folds of rigid paper that collapse to a narrow sliver and then expand to 200cm length when needed; the materials are lightweight (total weight, 14.5k) and it ...
02:50 am PST - Fri, February 22, 2019
BoingBoing Madagascar measles epidemic kills 900 in six months
I am hoping this is medical and not government surveillance.NBC:The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.According to WHO figures, t...
08:55 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Judge Amy Berman Jackson imposes gag order on Roger Stone, can no longer speak publicly about the investigation or case
No, Mr. Stone, Im not giving you another chance, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said. "I have serious doubt whether you learned any lesson at all."...
08:45 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing AT&T becomes latest YouTube advertiser to pull ads over pedophile problem
"Until Google can protect our brand from offensive content of any kind, we are removing all advertising from YouTube," an AT&T spokesperson told CNBC....
08:03 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Roger Stone testifies in Judge Amy Berman Jackson's court over Instagram 'crosshairs' post
Stone says crosshairs are Celtic occult symbol. Judge asks what it means. Stone: "I don't know your honor, I'm not into the occult."...
07:36 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing 'Monkees' star Peter Tork dead at 77
Monkees star Peter Tork, who played bass and keyboard on hits like "Daydream Believer" and co-starred in the band's popular 1960s comedy TV show, has died at 77. The bassist and singer played with The...
07:15 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing China uses DNA tech to spy on people. Yale geneticist and a U.S. biotech helped.
The Chinese authorities turned to a Massachusetts company and a prominent Yale researcher as they built an enormous system of surveillance and control.This is a heck of a story about how genetic surve...
07:10 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Speakout Tech: a call for tech worker whistleblowers
Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "It seems like every day we learn more about the creepy things big tech companies are doing with our personal data. But so much is still shrouded in secrecy. Tha...
07:09 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Power outage coffee: using Stanley's camping French Press at home
During a recent power outage, deprived of espresso, I was lucky to have a Stanley French Press on hand.When the power went out at 3am and the various squeal of whatever the hell devices squeal when el...
06:57 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing A 46-year-old woman dies, 28 others become ill after eating at a Michelin star restaurant
A 46-year-old woman died after eating at a Michelin star restaurant, and 28 others became sick with food poisoning. Morel mushrooms might be the culprit.The diners had all eaten at RiFF, in Valencia S...
06:48 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Trump's former Moscow associate David Geovanis targeted in Senate Russia investigation
He's the guy with the half-nude woman in this photo....
06:00 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Breed super-creepy humanoids with the click of a button
As soon as you sign up for free Ganbreeder account you can start creating algorithmic monstrosities simply by clicking "Make Children." I feel just like Billy Mumy in the Twilight Zone episode, "It's ...
05:27 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing CRISPR twins who had their genes edited also had their brains altered to make them smarter, scientists believe
Scientists believe that the "CRISPR twins," who had their genes edited last year before birth, will now have an easier time learning and memorizing. Apparently, the gene alteration, which was meant to...
04:19 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Jussie Smollett charged with filing false police report
Actor Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of an attack by white men who poured chemicals on him and uttered racial and homophobic slurs. After weeks of rumors and leaks from the investigationand ...
04:06 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Illegal Lego builds
I'm fascinated by this PDF, by Bram Lambrecht, describing the difference (with examples) between legal and illegal Lego builds. [via MeFi]In it, Lambrecht describes "the model that forever changed LEG...
03:54 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing "Conch island" formed by fishermen discarding shells
Posted on YouTube without description, via Reddit, where commenter VikingMart identifies the location as Anegada in the British Virgin Islands.The local fishermen that dive conch throw away their shel...
03:46 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Porch thief breaks leg running off with packages
I shalln't call it instant justice but it does serve to remind us that criminality is best performed calmly, like you're supposed to be there, the way the rich do it. Justice was served the proper way...
03:00 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Hawaiian grocery store explains local culture on the side of its reusable bags
While vacationing in Kauai, my pal Otto von Stroheim spotted this informative primer on local Hawaiian culture, right on the side of a reusable Foodland supermarket bag.I dug around Ebay and discovere...
02:30 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Shirtless "hot Lincoln" statue from 1939 inspires jokes and fanfic
Presidents' Day was Monday and what better time for an 8-foot-tall statue of a shirtless Abraham Lincoln to be making the rounds. On Twitter, @MuseZack rediscovered this gem of a sculpture.Reminder th...
02:03 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Beyond "more copyright": how do we improve artists' lives and livelihoods through policy?
Last year while I was on tour in Australia with my novel Walkaway, I sat down for an interview with legal scholar Rebecca Giblin (previously), whose Authors' Interest project studies how we would craf...
02:00 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Have you got any of this 'Brady Bunch' memorabilia? HGTV needs your help
Are you a collector of groovy 70s decor? If so, you may have the missing pieces to the nearly-renovated Brady Bunch house. The home that served as the exterior shot for the Brady Bunch is currently b...
01:55 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Iowa's electricity monopolist Midamerican Energy has written a bill to let it "monopolize the sun"
Iowa State Representative Gary Carlson [R-91/[email protected]] introduced House Study Bill 185, co-drafted by lobbyists for Midamerican Energy, one of Iowa's regional energy monopolists, wi...
01:34 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Samsung's foldable phone is called the Fold and will cost $1980
After tax, you're clear of two grand. Behold the Galaxy Fold:Samsung is using a new 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display that allows the phone itself to have a tablet-sized screen that can be folded to fit ...
01:30 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing "Happy Furry Monsters" and other Sesame Street parody mashup songs
Sesame Street is turning 50 years in November. As part of the yearlong celebration, they've posted this fun compilation of well-known musicians parodying their own songs over the years. (I'm actually ...
01:00 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing This password manager maximizes security on every website
Use a single password for every website, and you're compromising your security. Use a different one each time, and you're bound to lose track of them. The solution? RoboForm Everywhere, a catch-all to...
01:00 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Amelia Foxtrot is an olde tyme-y DJ who spins on antique phonographs
There are old-school DJs and then there's DJ Amelia Foxtrot of Austin Phonograph Co. in Texas. Her turntables are antique hand-cranked phonographs and her records are scratchy-sounding 78s. Of course,...
12:56 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Tucker Carlson thought anti-elite historian would be an easy interview, but ended up telling him "go fuck yourself"
You may have seen the Dutch historian Rutger Bregman in a viral video last month, in which he appeared on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos and berated the attendees for their tax-evasion a...
12:51 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Baseball catcher Moe Berg became a spy during World War II
Moe Berg earned his reputation as the brainiest man in baseball -- he had two Ivy League degrees and studied at the Sorbonne. But when World War II broke out he found an unlikely second career, as a s...
12:43 pm PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing As sports company abandons support for "smart" basketball, Nike pushes a software update that bricks its self-tying shoes
Wilson X was the sports manufacturer's entry into the market for smart basketballs, but maintaining the app that made sense of the telemetry from your sensor-equipped roundball was expensive and stupi...
06:59 am PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing The TRUE Fees Act: legislative proposal to force cable/ISP companies to advertise the true cost of their services, inclusive of surcharges
The Truth-In-Billing, Remedies, and User Empowerment over Fees Act [TRUE Fees] has been introduced by Rep Anna Eshoo [D-CA] and Sen Ed Markey [D-MA]; if passed, it will force ISPs and cable operators ...
02:12 am PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Toxic Mooseculinity
The twitter account @TheScaryNature posted this image with the caption "these two Bull Moose died in battle and became frozen in ice", and the only thing I can think of is "Toxic mooseculinity."The ph...
12:37 am PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Like an Irish Spring
This soap commercial is more creepy than I remembered.This AM I was marveling at how I only use Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castille Soap and have for almost 20 years. Before Dr. Bronner's I was brand lo...
12:28 am PST - Thu, February 21, 2019
BoingBoing Trump and Bezos exiled, Royals riled, and Ted Bundys child, in this weeks dubious tabloids
Is the National Enquirer running scared? Theres not a mention of either Amazon chief Jeff Bezos or president Donald Trump in this weeks edition. Could it be that the threat of investigation and possib...
08:52 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing This door-frame chin-up bar has really improved my physique
Six months ago I could not do a single chin-up. I got this chin-up bar and went to work. Perseverance developed body strength, and my vanity has pumped up a notch!I read something that said an average...
07:46 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Hanna-Barbera's 'The Banana Splits' to return as a horror movie
Doesn't take a lot for me to imagine that creepy dancing Fleegle killing folks.Bloody Disgusting:In a bizarre move that was surely inspired by the success of Five Nights at Freddys, Warner Bros. Home ...
07:39 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Clever cat listens to instructions and unlocks a door so its owner can get back into the house
After Twitter user @gabbytropea is accidentally locked out of her house, her cat gets to work by removing a sliding door stick so that she can open the door. Yay for smart cats. My sister accidentally...
07:16 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Doggo caught in act
I don't suppose you've seen those two boiled eggs I left sitting on the kitchen sideboard by any chance? pic.twitter.com/dV2YSbZL6R— Stevie K (@1StevieKilner) February 17, 2019I love the...
07:15 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Supreme Court rules against "excessive" police seizures and sales of property
Philly.com: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the court's opinion in favor of Tyson Timbs, of Marion, Indiana. Police seized Timbs' $40,000 Land Rover when they arrested him for selling about $400 wor...
07:12 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Watch: Diver rescues a little fish trapped in a plastic bag and it's very satisfying
Over 100,000 marine animals die every year after getting trapped in plastic, but this little fish got lucky. A diver in Phuket, Thailand found the creature trapped in a plastic bag and, after a bit of...
06:35 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Company president calls a customer "Fatty McFat-Fat" when she gives them a bad review
The president of a company called Pooch Patch, which sells tiny patches of grass meant for dogs to do their business on, was not pleased when one of his customers, Vanessa, returned the product. Rathe...
06:07 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing My favorite cheap T-shirts are on sale today
Gildan crew T-shirts are very inexpensive and comfortable. Amazon just knocked the price down to what seems like an all-time low. With shirt this cheap I can slurp my curry with abandon -- if a shirt ...
05:57 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Tesla avoids accident
The auto-magic breaking feature on Teslas appears to work.I believe Elon Musk's face pops on the dashboard TV screen and says "told you so!" Read the rest...
05:40 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Why the online campaign to unfollow FuckJerry didn't work
Here's how Alexis Madrigal sets up his excellent Atlantic essay about why online protests usually flop:There is an Instagram account called FuckJerry, which grew by taking jokes and memes created by o...
05:19 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing This cat doesn't exist either
This Person Does Not Exist (previously) generated frighteningly convincing images of human faces. This Cat Does Not Exist, well, it generates frightening cats. Read the rest...
05:18 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Singapore Airlines says seatback cameras are "disabled"
While on a Singapore Airlines flight, Vitaly Kamluk, noticed a camera in the seatback media system. He took photos and posted them on Twitter:Just found this interesting sensor looking at me from the ...
04:10 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Cruising through thousands of cownose rays
That's a lot of sea flap-flaps right there....
04:04 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing This is what a very happy dog looks like
He's either very content, or high....
03:47 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing CNN hires former Jeff Sessions GOP operative as political editor
She has no experience in the news business, but plenty in Trump business....
03:37 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Venomous scorpions invade urban Brazil
Move over, Australia: in the internet pantheon of unpleasant wildlife, Brazil has one up on you: cities infested with swarms of venomous scorpions.So Paulo is a dense city, with scarce green space and...
03:25 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Supreme court curbs states' power to levy fines and seize property through civil forfeiture
The Supreme Court today unanimously rules for Tyson Timbs, a small-time drug offender whose $42,000 Land Rover was seized by the state of Indiana as a civil forfeiture.In its opinion, the Supreme Cour...
03:19 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing French TV cuts Facebook Live video from desecrated Jewish cemetery due to anti-Semitic troll swarm
On Wednesday, the TV network France 3 was forced to cut off a live Facebook broadcast from a desecrated Jewish cemetery in eastern France when trolls swarmed the feed and filled it with anti-Semitic h...
03:17 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Google admits Nest security product has a secret mic, insists it wasn't supposed to be a secret
Nest is the Internet of Shit company Google bought and steadily expanded from "smart" thermostats to the current home security product, "Nest Secure," which has an undisclosed microphone -- but don't ...
03:10 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Rapper Willie Bo shot 25 times in his car by 6 police after falling asleep in Taco Bell drive-thru
Overkill is an understatement, the familys lawyer said....
02:59 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Huawei president Ren Zhengfei: We won't spy on US even if Chinese law requires us to, what backdoors?
In his first U.S. TV interview, Ren Zhengfei describes Huawei as a tomato crushed between two superpowers....
02:29 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Yes, get a high-end vacuum cleaner
Angela Lashbrook has followed the online recommendations for vacuum cleaners and found them wanting. The high-end brands that never get consideration in roundups of vacs are much better at sucking you...
02:00 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow calls out Trump in 80s parody "Border Lies"
National emergency? Nah. Just some "Border Lies," according to Randy Rainbow's latest song parody. Gurl. Hit that Adderall. Then go get your border wall.Terrific, as always. Read the rest...
01:47 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Man demonstrates the importance of karate chopping pillow inserts
Never buy a new pillow insert without first delivering a solid, forceful karate chop. If you're in a rush, my favorite chop is at 2:20m, with others at 1:00m, 1:30m, 1:50m ("it's made to be karate cho...
01:31 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Vintage CGI
r/vintageCGI is my new favorite subreddit. Embedded above is a collection of the rendered scenes from 1983 laserdisc game Star Rider, reputed to have cost Williams $50m in development, production and ...
01:07 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Carvel's Cookie Puss is now beer
First, Carvel made ice cream. Then came ice cream cakes. Many years later, they created a stout based on one of their most celebrated ice cream cakes, Fudgie the Whale. A collaboration with craft micr...
01:07 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Gavin Smythe, of Chagrin Falls, USA, needs his iPhone battery replaced...
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Gavin Smythe, of Chagrin Falls, USA, needs his iPhone battery replaced...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing This mini-printer makes memos anywhere with zero ink refills
Just a reminder: Print isn't dead. And now that printers are becoming as portable as cell phones, it might be around for quite some time. Enter the MEMOBIRD Mobile Thermal Printer, a mini-printer that...
08:26 am PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Magic Lantern: a feature-rich replacement operating system for Canon EOS cameras
Magic Lantern is a replacement OS for your Canon EOS camera that you load via a SD card; in addition to a suite of video-recording tools, Magic Lantern allows fine-grained gain adjustments, selection ...
08:26 am PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Magic Lantern: feature-rich addons for Canon EOS cameras
Magic Lantern is a suite of feature-rich add-ons for your Canon EOS camera that you load via a SD card; in addition to a suite of video-recording tools, Magic Lantern allows fine-grained gain adjustme...
07:49 am PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing A malicious USB cable with its own wifi rig
MG has built a proof-of-concept malicious USB cable with a tiny wifi radio hidden inside of it, able to wirelessly exfilatrate stolen; he calls it the O. MG, and while the prototype cost him $4k and t...
06:54 am PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing FDA: infusing young people's blood will not improve your health
The FDA has issued a warning advising Americans not to engage in the practice of infusing plasma taken from young people's blood, a "treatment" promoted to treat "normal aging and memory loss... demen...
06:45 am PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Owner of civil war reenactment business sues school district that canceled field trips after his far-right social media came to light
Riley's Farm is a staple of Los Angeles overnight school trips (my daughter visited last year with her elementary school); it's an apple farm with a pick-your-own apples sideline that branched out int...
06:26 am PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Florida inmates sue prisons for digitally confiscating the music they were sold
Last August, Florida's prison system announced that it was switching digital music providers and would be wiping out the $11.2 million worth of music that it had sold inmates -- music they'd paid for ...
12:14 am PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Girl Scout puts shirtless 'Aquaman' hunk on cookie box and sales soar
With the help of her mom, a Girl Scout in Colorado has turned Samoas into "Momoas." Cookie sales have skyrocketed for fifth-grader (and "Top Cookie CEO") Charlotte Holmberg of Highlands Ranch since sh...
12:08 am PST - Wed, February 20, 2019
BoingBoing Grombre thoughts: Why many women are going grey
The social media-driven #grombre movement celebrates the natural phenomenon of grey hair (and silver, salt-and-pepper, white, and so on)....
11:52 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing How to become a spaceship pilot
How do you become a spaceship pilot?First, practice flapping your wings very hard.Or watch this Virgin Galactic video, and learn how these people became exactly that, and on what inspires our spaceshi...
11:17 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing JoinJuliana: Kids suing U.S. government over climate change need your help
'They said we could never win. And then we started winning.' Young people around the U.S. are taking legal action in the fight against climate change. #JoinJuliana...
10:58 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Here is a thing you can do to help eligible voters vote in 2020
Help a disadvantaged fellow American obtain an ID to get a job, a safe place to live, and so they can vote....
09:06 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing This multimeter is very inexpensive with discount code
I have a few multimeters, and this is the one I usually grab first because it's so dead simple to use. I've had it for a least a year and have had no problems with it. Use promo code M2UAA4EY to get i...
08:38 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Billy Wilder's 10 tips for screenwriting
Billy Wilder was the director of many excellent movies, including Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot,and Double Indemnity. Here are 10 tips about moviemaking that he shared in the late 1990s with Came...
08:17 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Vox lawyers censored YouTubers who criticized The Verge's PC build videos
Vox's lawyers convinced YouTube to issue dreaded copyright strikes against two reaction videos that made fun of bad advice given by The Verge (owned by Vox Media) on how to build gaming PCs. The resul...
07:50 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Learn the square root of i, Bob Ross style
Take a walk with me down a little garden path in a secluded place; youll delight in the discovery of a beautiful mathematical equation. TibeessTibees is a blissed out mathematician who likens her sty...
07:35 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Measles kills 130 in the Philippines, also now in 10 US States
Measles is a global epidemic.Nearly half of the 136 people who have died of measels in the Philippines are children under the age of 4.The Centers for Disease Control currently reports ten US states w...
07:25 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Best augmented reality app for shoe shopping online
Do you want to try on a pair of shoes... in cyberspace? Do what this guy did:This guy is living in 3019 pic.twitter.com/vxv433Xbcx— Memes (@memetiddies) February 15, 2019Image: Twitter Read th...
07:21 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Great set of budget Bluetooth bookshelf speakers
These Edifier R1700BT speakers are perfect for my home office and bedroom.I had been using Amazon Echo Dot's to play music and podcasts. The sound quality was less than exciting. A friend pointed me t...
06:50 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing RIP: LA consumer defender David Horowitz, 81
LA radio and tv host David Horowitz has passed away at the age of 81.Fight Back with David Horowitz taught me to question marketing and advertising. Working in advertising taught me to doubt everythin...
06:41 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing POGs: the Passionfruit-Orange-Guava juice origin of current-era "Poggers"
This 90s video on the milkcap fad is totally awesome. I was baffled that kids wanted to collect POGs but my younger brother was all about his cool slammers.Head right back to the decade that kicked of...
06:32 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Mother tries to shame daughter for using robot to do her homework, but public comes to the rescue
When a teenage girl in China was traveling over her Lunar New Year break, she shocked her mother. The resourceful student somehow managed to squeeze in a ton of homework, including the grueling work o...
06:32 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Kickstarter to digitally erase the rat from the end of The Departed
The Departed is a Martin Scorsese mob movie about a rat. It ends with a scene depicting an actual rat making its way across a precarious railing: a metaphor so breathtakingly hamfisted it ruins the en...
05:59 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Phonetically consistent English
English is a dragon of a language, dozing atop en enormous mountain of phonemes. What if they were all melted down and minted into something more consistent? And then we tried to speak it? The results...
02:15 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe offers scholarships to aspiring trade workers
Ever dreamed of escaping the desk job life and jumping into a more hands-on, labor-intensive career? Mike Rowe, the former host of the eight-season-long Dirty Jobs and outspoken advocate for skilled l...
01:45 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing The story of SNL's cue cards is fascinating. No, really.
This surprisingly interesting video goes behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live to show how crucial their cue cards are to the show. No teleprompters for them. A team of eight, led by SNL's cue card...
01:15 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is dead at 85, reports the BBC.The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry's most prolific figures, and worked up u...
01:15 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Death metal attracts sharks as it mimics "struggling fish"
TIL: Sharks are attracted to the sound of death metal. Apparently, the "dense tones" of it mimics the "low frequencies of struggling fish." (Damn.)In 2015, a Discovery Channel crew -- hoping to attrac...
12:45 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Autotuned cat and dog
There's finally a good use for autotuning; use it to enhance your pet's vocals.Animator Joaquin Baldwin (previously on BB) did just that. He autotuned his cat Elton using an app called Voloco. It's re...
12:15 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Stay Puft Marshmallow Man tiki mugs
Well, here's something you don't see every day, tiki mugs of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. Choose the form of the Destructor, and hopefully this jolly giant marshmallow man pops in ...
12:02 pm PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential campaign
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will challenge Donald Trump for president in 2020. Thanks to popular (rather than merely "populist") policies, and a strong primary run in 2016 against a Democratic part...
11:54 am PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing A neo-Baroque fugue based on Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance"
Italian composer and arranger Giovanni Dettori based his "Lady Gaga Fugue" on her 2009 hit "Bad Romance." In this video, his friend Vincenzo Culotta plays his neo-Baroque piece on the piano. Dettori w...
06:21 am PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Scientists finally explain why microwaved grapes emit glorious bursts of plasma
The mystery of the glorious fireball emitted by microwaved grapes (featured in my novel Little Brother) has been resolved, thanks to a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in w...
06:13 am PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing The worst possible version of the EU Copyright Directive has sparked a German uprising
Last week's publication of the final draft of the new EU Copyright Directive baffled and infuriated almost everyone, including the massive entertainment companies that lobbied for it in the first plac...
06:09 am PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing "We take your privacy and security seriously" is the "thoughts and prayers" of data-breaches
Writing on Techcrunch, Zack Whittaker (previously) calls out the timeworn phrase "we take your privacy and security seriously," pointing out that this phrase appears routinely in company responses to ...
06:03 am PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Study suggests that Flat Eartherism spread via Youtube
The rise in a belief that the Earth is flat is bizarre and somewhat frightening, a repudiation of one of the most basic elements of scientific consensus. Texas Tech University psych researcher Asheley...
05:43 am PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Publisher of Alabama newspaper calls for the Klan to ride on DC with "hemp ropes"
Goodloe Sutton is publisher of the Democrat-Reporter, a newspaper published in the small town of Linden, Alabama, and he is very upset about "Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats [who] are ...
05:35 am PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing Ontario parliamentarian calls for Right to Repair legislation
Michael Coteau, a member of the Ontario provincial parliament from the opposition Liberal party has announced for provincial Right to Repair legislation, which he will introduce in a private member's ...
05:20 am PST - Tue, February 19, 2019
BoingBoing EU Commission calls opponents of Copyright Directive a "mob," as thousands take to the streets for the Artikel13Demo
The EU Commission has been forced to retract a Medium post in which it patronised and dismissed opponents of the controversial Article 13 proposal that will force platforms to surveil and censor users...
08:29 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing What did we do to deserve dogs?
This is what happiness and best-friends-forever friendship looks like.[source]...? Read the rest...
08:18 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Alibaba developed Chinese Communist Party propaganda app that became China Apple Store hit: Report
The smash hit Chinese government propaganda app Xuexi Qiangguo, which translates to 'Study to make China strong', was developed by the technology firm Alibaba, reports Reuters today.Just last week, th...
07:47 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Are these Crosshairs in Roger Stone's Instagram post attacking Judge Amy Berman Jackson, federal judge in his case?
The judge imposed a limited gag order on Roger Stone last week....
07:08 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Billionaire superyacht owner's children pelt onboard Basquiat painting with cornflakes
Do you think your life is tough? Be grateful you aren't this guy, reported in The Guardian:Pandora Mather-Lees, an Oxford-educated art historian and conservator, started giving lessons after a billion...
06:44 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Google image search for "best toilet paper" returns images of Pakistan flag
Unknown persons gamed Google's algorithm so that search results for "best toilet paper"returned photos of the Pakistan flag.From BBC:The results are believed to be the work of protesters acting in res...
06:44 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing [UPDATED} Google image search for "best toilet paper" returns images of Pakistan flag
[UPDATE 2/18/2019, 3:37pm PT: Here's a statement from a Google spokesperson: While we continue to investigate the matter, we have not found any evidence that Google Images was ranking the Pakistani fl...
06:44 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing [UPDATED] Google image search for "best toilet paper" returns images of Pakistan flag
[UPDATE 2/18/2019, 3:37pm PT: Here's a statement from a Google spokesperson: While we continue to investigate the matter, we have not found any evidence that Google Images was ranking the Pakistani fl...
06:19 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Denmark is 0.07 seconds behind the world
Every country once ran on its own time. This wasn't much of a problem until the era of global telecommunications began. That's when Denmark decided to use the line that's 15 degrees east of Greenwich,...
02:00 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Learn MySQL painlessly with this online master class
What do Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google all have in common? Somewhere in their framework, they all use MySQL, that most versatile (and free!) of database management systems. And they're not alon...
01:26 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Death Generator: classic video game scenes with custom text
Foone Turing's Death Generator lets you create customizable "death" scenes from dozens of computer games. Foone painstakingly rips the media and fonts from old ROMs to create authentic recreations. Pu...
01:04 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing NASA's unbelievably sadistic coloring book
It's the last day of the Apollo 11's Command Module tour's stay at Pittsburgh's Heinz History Center, and I enjoyed taking a look at the capsule that splashed down 50 years ago, returning NASA's moon-...
01:00 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Dialect quiz tracks down where you grew up
I was easy to locate because the term "Had" for the game "Tag" puts my childhood very precisely in Worthing, England, right by Brighton in this map. But it also knows I spent two years in Essex. The N...
12:45 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Parrot wants to touch cat
Not like this parrot, though. Previously in Parrots. Read the rest...
12:30 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing You can get a 5-tier wedding cake made of cheese at Costco
Costco is giving new meaning to "cutting the cheese" by offering five-tiered artisan wedding "cakes" made of 24 pounds of fancy fromage. Each one is estimated to serve between 105-150 lactose-tolerant...
12:27 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Spectacular 21-car pileup at Daytona 500
You'd be surprised how often we cover NASCAR: "Well, that ruined everything." Read the rest...
12:18 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing This Hawaiian shirt depicts the zombie apocalypse in paradise
Look closer at this charming Hawaiian shirt, sold as the Apocaloha!exclamation point included. If zombies ripping apart Magnum, P.I. and other haoles in an apocalyptic scene appeals to you, this is th...
12:14 pm PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Two brothers deface worthless baseball cards for fun and profit
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, being juvenile can pay off. Two brothers have proven this. They've been humorously scribbling on baseball cards since they were kids and now it's landed them a boo...
08:17 am PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing : a wonderfully bizarre 19th century Japanese fanfic history of America
Japanese historian Nick Kapur unearthed "Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi" (), a wonderfully bizarre illustrated Japanese history of the USA from 1861, filled with fanciful depictions of allegedly great mome...
08:00 am PST - Mon, February 18, 2019
BoingBoing Public records requests reveal the elaborate shell-company secrecy that Google uses when seeking subsidies for data-centers
It's not just Amazon and Apple that expect massive taxpayer subsidies in exchange for locating physical plant in your town: when Google builds a new data-center, it does so on condition of multimillio...
10:20 pm PST - Sun, February 17, 2019
BoingBoing Ah, the sound of a dot matrix printer!
One of my first jobs, back in the late 80s, stuck me in a room with an IBM /36, a gigantic floppy drive, and a printer the size of a Volkswagen Scirocco. I think I woke up today still hearing this... ...
06:26 pm PST - Sun, February 17, 2019
BoingBoing Shoulder tattoo of wrong Mars rover
That was fast! pic.twitter.com/wZ1Bpf8VBh— Charles Finch (@CharlesFinch) February 16, 2019Someone took the awesome last words of Mars Opportunity and got a tattoo of Mars Curiosity. Twitter was ...
03:21 pm PST - Sun, February 17, 2019
BoingBoing Etsy sellers say their bank accounts were emptied in major billing snafu
Etsy hasn't said how many sellers are affected, but there are hundreds of complaints in their seller forums....
02:00 pm PST - Sun, February 17, 2019
BoingBoing Find your perfect side hustle with this freelancer's bible
There's a reason you're hearing about the gig economy in every other business story these days. More than ever, people are finding income from more than one source. And if you find the right one, a si...
03:52 pm PST - Sat, February 16, 2019
BoingBoing Signs that China's real-estate bubble will burst and take the economy with it
China's real-estate bubble is the largest in human history, and despite years of warning signs, it has grown and grown, spilling over into the rest of the world.It's hard to overstate just how crazy C...
02:00 pm PST - Sat, February 16, 2019
BoingBoing Shoot your movie now with this filmmaker's master class
High-def cameras are available to anyone and for much less than they were just a decade ago. Even the phones in our pockets can be used to shoot and edit short films. It's never been easier to be a fi...
04:07 am PST - Sat, February 16, 2019
BoingBoing AFL-CIO open letter to game devs: things won't get better until you unionize
In the wake of Blizzard/Activision's announcement of mass layoffs following record profits, Liz Shuler of the AFL-CIO has published an open letter on Kotaku addressed to workers in the notoriously abu...
03:52 am PST - Sat, February 16, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon's 2018 profits: $11.2 billion; Amazon's 2018 IRS bill: negative $129 million
Amazon doubled its profits in 2018, to $11.2 billion; the company will receive a $129 million tax rebate for the year.Though Trump denounced Amazon's tax return, Amazon actually has Trump's tax deal,...
10:26 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Anti-vaxxers use Facebook to target pregnant women with fear and lies
Anti-vaxxers know no shame, Facebook is willing to do anything for an ad dollar, water is wet.Science Alert:Facebook is aggressively being used by anti-vaccination advocates to target pregnant women w...
09:20 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Many hurt, including multiple officers, in Illinois mass shooting
A gunman has been apprehended after a "mass shooting" in Aurora, Ill., reports Chigaco's WGN9 News.Kane Countys SWAT team, the U.S. Marshals Task Force and other police are on the scene of an industri...
09:20 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing 5 dead and 5 police officers shot in Illinois mass shooting; gunman also dead
5 are dead and five more police officers shot after a gunman opened fire in Aurora, Ill. CBS:The suspect, identified as Gary Martin, opened fired at Henry Pratt Company Friday afternoon in Aurora and ...
09:03 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Vogue executive quits after "slave-themed photo" posted
Just the other day I remarked that the fashion industry picked the worst possible year to try and make racist imagery cool, even as it's obvious why such an insular and privileged culture would think ...
08:43 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing YouTube's algorithms demonitizes piano tutorial site for "Repetitious content"
When you're learning to play a musical instrument, you have to play the same songs and scales over and over again. YouTube's algorithm doesn't seem to know this, and so it demonetized a piano tutorial...
08:35 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing The 'Carlton Dance' is not eligible for registration, Fortnite boogies on
Alfonso Ribeiro sure can move, but the Copyright office doesn't see anything registerable about it. This ruling further imperils Ribeiro's claim that Epic Games 'Fortnite' has stolen from him.The Verg...
07:35 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Ja Rule has plans for to Fyre up another music festival. Seriously.
Ja Rule, who claims he hasn't watched either of the Fyre festival documentaries, is ready to rise like a phoenix from the, er, flames:"(Fyre is) the most iconiq festival that never was," he says. "So ...
07:16 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Watch a bus do a u-turn on a busy highway
According to Digg, this bus driver in China realized he wouldn't make it through a toll plaza so he pulled a u-ey. I think he actually wanted to grab a killer parking spot on the other side of the roa...
07:11 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Rescue pit bull pup performs perfectly for treat
I swear the secret ingredient is crack!The good boi in this wonderful clip is named Juggernaut, and his owner says: So my boy the Juggernaut is a rescue. Ill make you a deal if you make a donation to ...
06:57 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Funny postcards based on old paperbacks
Comfy Jr is selling a set of five Paperback Paradise postcards, including:Incel From Another PlanetHere They Come: The Bats That Kicked My AssWhose Cat is This?Secret Sex SkeletonEat Celestial Shit Re...
06:57 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Akita puppy has serious snow addiction
Maximus the Akita refusing to come inside yet again, or COCAINE'S A HELLUVA DRUG, you pick.I mean, party hard, but pace yourself, bruh.IMGURIAN fuqHALO1 sure has a cute dog.Maximus has a snow addictio...
06:55 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Trump admits his "National Emergency" isn't really an emergency
Trump admitted this morning that his "National Emergency" is not actually an emergency "I didn't need to do this," he said about it. But the National Emergency would allow him to build his wall "fast...
06:49 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Just a gushing waterfall, why? What?
The natural world is a beautiful place, so inviting, bit slippery but god i love gushing waterfalls. It took thousands of years for these rock formations to form, thousands, we should appreciate them ...
06:39 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Justin Bieber song slowed down 800% and pitch corrected
Need a song for the third act of your indy film? Here you go:Image:Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock Read the rest...
06:39 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Wyoming GOP Senator explains death-penalty vote by saying that being executed was good enough for Jesus, so it's good enough for criminals
A bill to repeal Wyoming's death penalty law has failed in the state senate, thanks, in part, to the vote of Sen. Lynn Hutchings [R-Cheyenne, contact details], who said, "The greatest man who ever liv...
06:09 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Despite public pledges, leading scientific journals still allow statistical misconduct and refuse to correct it
A leading form of statistical malpractice in scientific studies is to retroactively comb through the data for "interesting" patterns; while such patterns may provide useful leads for future investigat...
05:54 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing This AI is so good at writing fake news stories the developer doesn't want to release the code
The non-profit research organization, Open AI, developed a system called GPT-2, which "generates synthetic text samples in response to the model being primed with an arbitrary input. The model is cham...
05:45 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing To do on Sunday in NYC: launch party for the Rats of New York's new album
NYC punk band The New York Rats is launching their new album on Sunday: it's a heavy vinyl LP with amazing sleeve art by Andrea Sicco; the album itself is Ramones-y, Husker-Du-ish uptempo punk that I'...
05:35 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing She's back! RBG returns to the Supreme Court
Following several weeks of recovery from cancer treatment, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has physically attended a closed-door meeting of the Supreme Court. CNN:Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to t...
05:34 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Yacht dealers rely on Instagram "yacht influencers" to flip their wares
Alex Jiminez grew up poor in Puerto Rico, and is obsessed with yachts; by being one of the first people on Instagram to take a lot of pictures at yacht shows, he has become a sought-after "yacht influ...
05:28 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Trump says he's "most excited" about the death penalty for drug dealers
During Trump's address this morning where he declared a National Emergency in order to get funding for the wall that Mexico didn't pay for, he also mentioned how excited he was about the idea of a dea...
05:17 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing An "e-ink typewriter" that can only do one thing
Lucian's SPUDwriter (Single Purpose User Device) was designed to help him focus on creative writing after a long day of staring at a screen in his engineering job: it uses an e-ink screen and a keyboa...
04:57 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Trump declares "national emergency" to get his wall
The Boston Globe: " After teasing it for months, President Trump is officially declaring the US-Mexico border a national emergency, which will allow him to circumvent Congresss constitutional powers t...
04:50 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook's internal security goons track ex-employees and critics using Facebook's apps
If you're a disgruntled ex-Facebooker or someone who "made threatening statements" against the company, there's a chance its internal security force is tracking your location and activities, using Fac...
03:01 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing The 1908 Olympic marathon in London came to a thrilling finish
In 1908 a 22-year-old Italian baker's assistant arrived in London to take part in the Olympic marathon. He had no coach, he spoke no English, and he was not expected to challenge the elite runners at ...
02:52 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing This Person Does Not Exist
thispersondoesnotexist.com generates realistic human faces; refresh for a new one. Most are disturbingly convincing, a warning against trusting images and a whisper of just how gnostically paranoid ev...
02:44 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Microsoft Excel's Hall of Tortured Souls
A remarkable easter egg from the Windows 95 era, fully anticipating what became of the world's most beautiful operating system.The developers of Office 95 left an interesting little easteregg with a n...
02:04 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing The Internet of Dongs remains a security dumpster-fire
The Internet of Dongs is Brad Haines's term for the world of internet-connected, "teledildonic" sex toys, and Haines, along with Sarah Jamie Lewis, have exhaustively documented all the ways in which i...
02:04 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing The Internet of Dongs remains a security dumpster-fire -- UPDATED
The Internet of Dongs is Brad Haines's term for the world of internet-connected, "teledildonic" sex toys, and Haines, along with Sarah Jamie Lewis, have exhaustively documented all the ways in which i...
02:00 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing Bring your game idea to life and learn to design from home
Breaking into the indie video game market may be easier than you think. It all starts with an idea, and then it's a matter of finding the right development platform to bring it to life. No matter what...
01:46 pm PST - Fri, February 15, 2019
BoingBoing India's e-waste recycling "markets" are toxic nightmares filled with child laborers
Millions of tons of e-waste -- much of it from rich countries like Australia -- are recycled in India, in "markets" with terrible, dangerous working conditions and equally awful environmental controls...
10:47 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Who can forget those scenes in Count Zero where they all stand around eating soup?
Back in the 1980s, the giant German sf publisher Heyne tried out an experimental partnership with a soup company Maggi (they're still around), and it was bonkers.Under the terms of the deal, science f...
10:40 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing GOP wants to grab student loan payments right out of your paycheck
Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander has introduced a plan to completely upend the existing student loan payback system. How big is this plan? About 40 million borrowers big.Under Alexander's proposal, the...
10:34 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Bossfight: Allstate Insurance enters the Right to Repair fight, loans its lobbyists to fight Apple
The Right to Repair movement got state legislatures to consider more than a dozen Right to Repair bills last year, and have made great strides in the EU and elsewhere, but for every two steps forward ...
10:18 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Enamel lapel pin of a video game arcade
I bought this nifty little lapel pin of a video arcade machine for my daughter's birthday. It uses two pins to keep it upright. It looks cool! Read the rest...
10:17 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Installing a root certificate should be MUCH scarier
The news that Facebook had spent years paying teens to install a surveillance kit called "Facebook Research" had a key detail: as part of the program, Facebook had its users install a new "root certif...
10:06 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing A gorgeous, haunting story of technologically mediated love
After years of outstanding work as a cyberlawyer and science fiction/policy wonk, Kevin Bankston (previously) has published his debut science fiction story, Early Adopter, and it's a doozy.Bankston us...
10:05 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook and FTC negotiating multi-BILLION dollar fine over privacy violations
Facebook is expected to be slapped with the largest fine the FCC has ever imposed on a tech company, but the exact dollar amount is yet to be determined....
09:48 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Slovenia: Member of parliament resigns after stealing sandwich
"I must have stood some three minutes by the counter," the 54-year-old later said to a reporter....
09:25 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Israeli spyware firm NSO Group 're-acquired' by founders
The NSO Group is an Israeli firm that has long marketed itself as a "cyber warfare" company, selling mobile surveillance technology to governments that include notoriously corrupt human rights abusers...
09:01 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Ex-NSA whistleblower says she and other US ex-spooks targeted Americans on behalf of UAE
Lori Stroud is an ex-NSA spy who also contracted with the NSA through Booz Allen, who says that after she left the NSA, she was recruited to work on Project Raven, a secret, offensive surveillance and...
08:30 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Trump will sign funding bill and declare national emergency in attempt to fund border wall
The only national emergency in America is Trump....
08:22 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing India set to adopt China-style internet censorship
New rules limiting internet freedom could be imposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis government any time after Thursday night....
08:01 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. sold at auction for $100,150
Eric Bradly says:An unopened copy of Super Mario Bros., the classic video game released by Nintendo in 1985, set a world record for a graded game when it recently sold for $100,150.Beyond the artistic...
07:56 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing LA Times demands that reporters sign away rights to books, movies and other works they create while working at the paper
The LA Times Guild has been negotiating a new contract with the newspaper, but has hit a wall thanks to an unprecedented demand from the paper's owners: they want writers to sign away the rights to no...
07:14 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this Infowars caller flame Roger Stone
A man identifying himself as "Michael from Florida" called into Infowars when federal indictee Roger Stone was a guest on the show. Michael first told the host he was angry that Trump's tax cut has in...
06:57 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing People who used Marie Kondo's tidying method years ago are happy they did
Joe Pinsker, writing for The Atlantic, interviewed more than a dozen people who used the decluttering process described in Marie Kondo's best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. He fo...
06:42 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Experts think Equifax was hacked by Russia or China to recruit spies
In 2017 the private credit information of 143 millions Americans was stolen from Equifax. But the records have never been offered for sale on the black market, which is highly unusual. (The only perso...
06:40 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing How to deal with getting fired
Brilliant culture critic Rob Walker, author of the forthcoming book The Art of Noticing, just launched a new column at Lifehacker about "navigating the modern workplace," a continuation in some ways o...
06:33 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Even without explicit collusion, pricing algorithms converge on price-fixing strategies
Literally the only kind of monopolistic behavior that the US government is willing to prosecute is price fixing, and that's why it's so important to read Artificial intelligence, algorithmic pricing, ...
06:16 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Yet another disembodied foot in a shoe washed up on a British Columbia beach
Something odd is afoot. There have now been 15 disembodied feet inside shoes that have washed ashore in southwest British Columbia over the last 12 years. (Previously.) From CBC:Since 2007, 10 of the ...
06:06 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Kashmiri saffron is disappearing
Kashmiri saffron is the best in the world, selling for $1550 a pound. But as a result of "ongoing regional violence, droughts, and the still-unfolding effects of climate change on the land, Kashmiri s...
06:04 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Most adults are incapable of understanding most online terms of service
A new paper by a business professor and a contract law professor evaluated the terms and conditions of 500 leading websites and found that the 99% of them required at least 14 years of education to tr...
05:54 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing An edible "second skin" to preserve fruits and vegetables
Founded with a grant from the from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Apeel Sciences is a California-based startup that's developed a thin "second skin" for fruits and vegetables to preserve th...
05:39 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing How to make an origami winged heart
All you need is love, love / Love and paper is all you need Read the rest...
05:09 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon drops New York HQ2 plans after organized resistance
Amazon will instead focus on Northern Virginia and Nashville, after an organized effort by New Yorkers to hold the company and lawmakers accountable for sneaky dealmaking....
04:43 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Cop impersonator arrested after trying to pull over actual cop
Crimetip for cop impersonators! Police departments do not issue fully loaded 4Runners to officers. The Miami Herald:I thought, thats weird. Well, they must have better undercover cars than they did wh...
03:49 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing How Epson's patent trolling is killing the EU market for replacement ink
If you're thinking of buying an Epson printer, think again (if you were unlucky enough to buy one already, consider switching): in an industry marked by the dirtiest of tricks to force customers to sp...
03:45 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Celebrities posed with their younger selves
Ard Gelinck poses celebrities with their younger selves. Fantastic. More on Instagram at: photo_time_traveling(via Kottke) Read the rest...
02:38 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Corgi secretly rides pony at night
The original local news story seems to have vanished, so maybe all was not as it seems, but I prefer to believe that this corgi was caught secretly riding the neighbor's pony at night. Read the rest...
02:00 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Master Spanish with this intuitive language learning system
Learning a new language like Spanish doesn't have to be hard. Either you can buy a ticket to a Spanish-speaking country, immerse yourself in the culture and pick it up intuitively - or you can do it f...
01:31 pm PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Man enjoys unexpected slide down own icy path
The composition of the shot is perfect. You know it's going to happen. And when it does, it's delightful rather than horrible. I'd spend at least an hour sliding down again and again, and might even i...
04:30 am PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing How a cryptographer uses a key engraver
Legendary cryptographer and security researcher Matt Blaze (previously) somehow acquired a key engraver and now he's "using it to engrave entirely serious labels on my keys that are not in any way iro...
02:50 am PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing The Final Version of the EU's Copyright Directive Is the Worst One Yet
Despite ringing denunciations from small EU tech businesses, giant EU entertainment companies, artists' groups, technical experts, and human rights experts, and the largest body of concerned citizens ...
01:53 am PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Kids' YouTube star "Shat On His Nude Friend For A Meme Video"
People who are into computers and the internet and such often say that we are approaching a 'singularity', whereby machine 'intelligence' surpasses our own and inaugurates an inevitable yet unknowably...
01:11 am PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Beyond GIGO: how "predictive policing" launders racism, corruption and bias to make them seem empirical
"Predictive policing" is the idea that you can feed crime stats to a machine-learning system and it will produce a model that can predict crime. It is garbage.It's garbage for a lot of reasons. For on...
12:22 am PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Eyewitnesses say Pittsburgh-Post Gazette publisher John Robinson Block fired journalists while screaming drunk
Eyewitnesses say the publisher of the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette drunkenly stumbled through the newsroom screaming at journalists, firing them-- and demanded that a photo of him and his daughter be publi...
12:08 am PST - Thu, February 14, 2019
BoingBoing Was that huge 2017 Equifax data breach part of a nation-state spy scheme?
That massive Equifax data breach on September 7, 2017, shocked everyone, but a year and a half later, where the data of all those 143 million Equifax users ended up is still a mystery.CNBC reports tha...
11:50 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Judge says Paul Manafort broke plea deal by lying to Mueller
Manafort now faces the rest of his life in prison. Will he finally be motivated to tell the whole truth about Trump?...
11:44 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Reminder: Ryan Adams and Bryan Adams are not same guy
One letter different, but a world apart. So, Bryan Adams is the '80s MTV pop star your trusty Gen-Xer blogger grew up listening to and watching. He's this guy. Here's one video, here's another. He's g...
11:32 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Joshua Jay: Six Impossible Things is a different kind of magic show
There is a time in every artistic and scientific field when a precocious and promising young star appears. More often than not, as time goes by, the young star proves to be a meteor, blazing their eph...
09:52 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Thousands of migrant kids were shipped to this for-profit facility with no state oversight
They can't hug [their own siblings] goodbye. If they do, they're told they will be written up and it could affect their immigration case."...
09:42 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Stranger Things Dungeons and Dragons is a real thing
You can pre-order an official Dungeons and Dragons/Stranger Things RPG, packaged like a pre-distressed Red Box Basic D&D box, including a (barely) painted and unpainted demogorgon mini, character...
09:07 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Tracking down Dick Davy, a mysterious "lost" comedian who once championed civil rights and antiracism
Jason from the Comedy on Vinyl podcast writes, "I've spent the last eight years interviewing people from Rachel Bloom to Harry Shearer about their favorite vinyl comedy albums on my podcast, 'Comedy o...
09:03 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Chuck Schumer's general counsel, once a Goldman Sachs lobbyist, won't disclose the names of 95% of his former clients
Mark Patterson is Chuck Schumer's general counsel; he used to be a lobbyist for Goldman Sachs, and he had 20 important clients, 19 of whom he has declined to name on his financial disclosure statement...
08:49 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Burning Man purges one-percenter camp that charged up to $100K, littered like crazy, and ripped off its attendees
Burning Man has long struggled with the tension between its commitment to "radical decommodification" and grifters and their ultra-high-net-worth marks who organize "turnkey camps" where you can pay g...
08:27 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Wife of top Trump official cheers return of measles
'Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases.' Ugh....
08:24 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Weezer's video for "Take On Me" cover stars Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard and his band Calpurnia
The video for Weezer's cover of A-ha's "Take On Me" stars Calpurnia, the rather wonderful indie rock band fronted by Finn Wolfhard who plays Mike on Stranger Things. The song is included on Weezer's n...
08:05 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing The real Assman was denied his personalized license plate
In another example of life imitating Seinfeld, Melville, Saskatchewan citizen Dave Assman (pronounced Oss-men) applied for a personalized license plate of his last name but the Saskatchewan Government...
08:04 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Hulu reanimates 'Howard the Duck'
Hulu is bringing back Howard the Duck. People may laugh at this new master of Quack-Fu as Kevin Smith has signed up to write for him.Variety:Howard the Duck will be written and executive produced by K...
07:54 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing The urgent threat of hormone-disrupting chemicals to our health and future
The following essay was written byDr. Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, a renowned pediatrician, associate professor at NYU, and prominent leader in childrens environmental health. He's the author of a new ...
07:49 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Pacific Northwest measles outbreak spreads
In the Pacific Northwest 54 are confirmed infected with the once eradicated measles, as an outbreak also emerges in Texas.Think Progress:A large measles outbreak in Washington state shows no sign of a...
07:38 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Get this highly-rated cordless drill at a steep discount
I've bought a lot of Tacklifetools in recent years, and have always been happy with them. Sowhen learned Tacklifewas selling this feature-filled cordless drill at a great price (when you use promo cod...
07:27 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Wacko Jacko Perv proof, Queen shafts Prince Charles, and Angie anorexic (again) in this weeks fact-challenged tabloids
You cant argue with the facts, and the fact is, this weeks tabloids dont have many of them.Wacko Jacko Flunks Pedophile Lie Test! reports the National Enquirer. No, there isnt such a thing as a pedoph...
07:05 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Wild pig on a beach charges an Instagram model and bites her on the bum
"Fitness influencer" Michelle Lewin was romping around on Pig Beach in the Bahamas when a large wild pig couldn't help itself. It saw her butt cheek and bit it.Lewin posted the video which includes a...
06:59 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Record number of Americans are 90 days late with auto payments
More than 7 million Americans are over 3 months behind on their car loan payments, a new record since the metric began being tracked 19 years ago.From CNBC:That's more than 1 million higher than the p...
06:49 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Chair-tosser turns herself in to police
The Toronto woman who tossed a chair from a 45th-floor balcony into traffic last week turned herself into police today. Marcella Zoia, 19, is charged with mischief endangering life, mischief involving...
06:35 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Ios and Android app stores both host Saudi government app that lets men track their spouses' movements
Senator Ron Wyden has publicly denounced both Apple and Google for hosting mobile apps that connect to Absher, a Saudi government service designed to allow Saudi men to track their spouses and employe...
06:29 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing City demands $3,000 from mother who wants records after cops kill her son
In 2009, 35-year-oldCaesar Ray Cruz,a father of five, was on his way to pick up his kids from school whenfive Anaheim police officers shot and killed him. He was unarmed. The city of Anaheim paid his ...
06:25 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Bank robber gets away, until he slips and spills his cash right in front of a police officer
A gentleman robbed a bank and was about to make a clean getaway until he slipped on ice and spilled his stolen cash right in front of a police officer.Like a skit from a vaudeville show, the bank rob...
06:18 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Blizzard/Activision celebrates record revenues by laying off 800 employees
Blizzard/Activision posted $7.5b in net revenues for 2018, and announced that it would lay off 800 of the employees who made those revenues possible, but fear not! The last time the company did a mass...
06:17 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Disney's Frozen 2 teaser trailer
Get ready to sing "Let it go" a few thousand times. Read the rest...
06:12 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing New US dollar coin honors Native Americans' contributions to the space program
The latest addition to the US Mint's Native American $1 Coin series celebrates "American Indians in the Space Program." The heads-side of the coin still features Sacagawea. From Space.com:The reverse ...
06:01 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing On re-reading Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine
Lately, I've been re-reading some of the books that profoundly affected me the first time I read them (A few on my list: The Selfish Gene, Influence, You Can't Win, Sister Carrie, and The Treasure of ...
05:50 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Teen journalists profile each of the 1,200 US children killed by guns since Parkland
More than 200 teen journalists have come together to write Since Parkland, which profiles each of the more than 1,200 children killed by guns in the USA since the Parkland shooting (not including suic...
05:46 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing This is a real Black Panther and it's incredibly rare
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Will Burrard-Lucas | Wildlife (@willbl) on Feb 13, 2019 at 3:05am PST In central Kenya, biologists and wildlife photographer Will B...
05:46 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing This is a real African black panther and it's incredibly rare
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Will Burrard-Lucas | Wildlife (@willbl) on Feb 13, 2019 at 3:05am PST In central Kenya, biologists and wildlife photographer Will B...
05:33 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Leak: Apple is demanding 50% of the revenue from its "Netflix for news" product
Apple's been playing Lucy-and-the-football with the media industry for years now, exploiting the media's horrible Daddy Complex that has it forever searching for a tech company that will give it a sus...
05:08 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Six cops shoot and kill rapper Willie Bo who was sleeping in a car
Six police officers in Vallejo, CA shot and killed 20-year-old rapper Willie Bo while he was sleeping in his car at a Taco Bell.Police came to investigate Bo after an employee at Taco Bell called to r...
05:05 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing On Star Trek: TNG, those aren't Captain Picard's hands holding his flute
Sir Patrick Stewart doesn't play the Reskian flute, or any flute for that matter. The trick worked on me at least, because I hadn't noticed even after seeing this episode several times over the last 2...
04:24 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing British Prime Minister "scrapes mould off jam and eats what's underneath"
The Telegraph reports that Theresa May saves money by scraping mold off preserves and eating the untainted remains. The prime ministers admission emerged during cabinet meeting discussions on how to r...
02:35 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Phone scammer tried to con William Webster, the only person ever to serve as director of both the CIA and FBI: it did not go well
Keniel A Thomas is part of the wave of violent phone scam gangs that have led to chaos in cities across the island; he made the mistake of trying to con the 90-year-old William Webster out of $50,000 ...
01:26 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing How to win at Sumo wrestling
In the matter of Chiyonokuni vs Takanoyama on Day 7 of Hatsu Basho 2013, YouTube commenters note that the winning manoever, a Henka sidestep, is generally considered bad form, but in this case the lar...
12:47 pm PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing The Latin American Lucky Ducky: Pato Afortunado comes to America!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Pato Afortunado migrates to America and normalizing hilarity ensues!...
01:38 am PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Lyndon LaRouche, 1922-2019
The ultimate American politician and conspiracist is deadat least according to Twitter. It's hard to know where to begin, really. This video summarizes LaRouche's thoughts on Walter Mondale and is as ...
12:31 am PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Pretty great deal on the PlayStation Classic
I've been waiting for the PlayStation Classic to be cheap enough to impulse buy. $40 was my price point and today Amazon has it beat by a penny.The PS-Classic comes loaded with 20 games, several of wh...
12:21 am PST - Wed, February 13, 2019
BoingBoing Which prison will house 'El Chapo'? Probably this Colorado 'supermax'
Good luck escaping from this one....
11:57 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Donald Trump thanks MSNBC for exonerating him in Russia scandal
* MSNBC did not actually exonerate him....
11:25 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Apple to launch 'Netflix for News' service at March 25 event. Publishers already hate it.
The event will be Apple's first major announcement in 2019....
10:39 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Police lobbyist: cops will not be motivated to stop crime unless they are allowed to steal people's stuff
South Carolina cops love the state's civil asset forfeiture laws, which allow the police to seize any property they believe represents the proceeds of a crime and keep it, unless the property's former...
10:13 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Courthouse shut after sheriff notices bedbugs "falling out of" lawyer's clothes
The courthouse in Rogers County, Oklahoma was shut down last week when a sheriff noticed that a lawyer had bedbugs "bed bugs are crawling all over them certainly in abundance" -- the lawyer was also a...
09:57 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Thomas Piketty explains how Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax is American as apple pie
Last month, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren proposed an annual tax on the largest fortunes in America, with some of the cash generated by the tax being funneled into the IRS to catch ...
09:45 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing After promising health care execs that Medicare for All was dead, Pelosi's team plans toothless pharma deal
If there's one issue that the Democrats could win votes with, it's limits on pharmaceutical prices, because virtually every American agrees that we're being ripped off by Big Pharma (and that goes dou...
07:45 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Netherlands court strikes down Dutch grifter's patent claim over Ethiopia's ancient staple grain teff
Teff is one of the oldest grains to have been cultivated, a staple for so long that its original cultivation date is lost to history and can only be estimated at between 1000 and 4000 BCE; it is best ...
07:41 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Every Detail visits the New York Public Library
Libraries rule. Every Detail is a wonderful series. Read the rest...
07:25 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing This tiny bluetooth speaker is back
I posted about this tiny Bluetooth speaker last year, and shortly after that, it was no longer available on Amazon. It's back now at a great price. The sound quality is really good for such a small de...
07:10 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Bank lobbyists are scared to meet with AOC because she might humiliate them on Twitter later
A "lobbyist for a major bank" told Reuters that they're afraid to meet with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who now sits on Congress's Financial Services Committee, because "anything you do or say can be us...
07:07 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Drivers in Lynnwood contend with snow
KING 5 news up in Seattle compiled this selection of drivers in Lynnwood, a suburb south of town, who really should not be out in their pokey little front-wheel-drive compacts. [Thanks, Dean!] Read th...
07:01 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Barefoot Engineers: rural women from Malawi, trained as solar engineers, who are electrifying their remote villages
Malawi's "barefoot engineers" are a group of eight local women who received solar engineering training in the Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India and returned home to install solar systems for poor a...
06:58 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Even experts can be tricked by meaningless babble uttered by a slick BS artist
"An empty presentation delivered by a charismatic speaker can impress even an experienced audience," says Greg Ross of the Futility Closet, in his post about the "Dr. Fox Effect."This [Rockwell Retro ...
06:55 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Samuel L. Jackson portrays the legendary John Shaft
This cat Shaft is a bad mother. Read the rest...
06:43 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing When teen defies anti-vax parents and gets shots, his mom says it's a "slap in the face"
A teen's Reddit post went viral when he asked the public how he could get vaccinated. "My parents are kind of stupid and don't believe in vaccines. Now that I'm 18, where do I go to get vaccinated? Ca...
06:40 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Comparing a $50 knockoff drone with a $1400 Mavic 2 Pro
How does a $50 drone compare against a $1,400 Mavic 2 Pro? Well, I was hoping this test would reveal that the $50 knockoff was about half as good as the Mavic. But it turns out that the knockoff is so...
06:26 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Death Star waffle iron makes great looking Death Star waffles
Make awesome Death Star waffles.I have a set of silicone Star Wars pancake molds, while my sister has this Death Star waffle iron. Her IG photos of waffles look a hell of a lot better than my "Vader's...
06:24 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Incredible video of space station flying in front of the moon
On Sunday, UK-based backyard astrophotographer Szabolcs Nagy captured a series of images of the International Space Station transiting the moon and combined them in the captivating GIF above. Nagy's t...
06:22 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Fascinating 9-minute documentary of Shenzhen, the "Silicon Valley of China"
Just 40 years ago, Shenzhen was a fishing village next to Hong Kong. Today it's a high tech city of 13 million people and known as both the "factory to the world," and the"Silicon Valley of China." Af...
05:56 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Roswell UFO crash site sold to new owner
In 1947, an extraterrestrial spacecraft and its crew (or a weather balloon, or a nuclear test surveillance device) crashed on a ranch about 75 miles north of Roswell, New Mexico. That 78 acre property...
05:54 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Man follows porch package thieves, follows them, and gets them arrested
This guy has a lot of security cameras, and he put them to good use to make a mini-documentary about tracking down a porch pirate. First, we see a black-and-white security camera view of a young woman...
05:45 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Florida band sings awesome love song
Love was so much easier in the 80s.KC and The Sunshine Band will always and forever be a favorite. Read the rest...
05:32 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing EL CHAPO GUILTY: Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman CONVICTED in U.S. trial
Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman is convicted in Brooklyn, could put him behind bars for the rest of his life in a high-security prison....
05:22 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Paired pushbuttons notify partners about desire to have sex
Lovesyncis a pushbutton system for romantic partners. Each partner gets a button. When one of the partners wantssex, they push the button. Nothing happens unless/until the other partner pushes their ...
05:15 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing US Air Force proposal: pause the Earth's rotation so nukes would miss targets
In 1960, the US Air Force asked the RAND Corporation to evaluate the possibility of using stationary rockets to pause the Earth's rotation in the event of a nuclear attack. Called "Project Retro," the...
05:12 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Lufthansa sues a man because he missed his flight
When booking a flight, it's often cheaper to buy tickets for a connecting flight one in which your destination is the first leg of the flight. You then get off the plane and ignore the second leg. Th...
05:09 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Bill Gates debates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'tax the rich' policy
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates made some comments this week on the 'tax the rich' ideas making the rounds in America. Taxing the rich is fine, he said in an interview with The Verge, and "more progre...
04:00 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Katy Perry's blackface shoes pulled from sale
Fashion designers often make Derek Zoolander look like Albert Einstein, but in picking 2019 to be the year of smirking references to racist imagery, they really outdid themselves. The latest celebrity...
03:36 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing "Bohemian Rhapsody" cut together from single guitar notes plucked with chopsticks
Ralph Jay Triumfo's official title for this piece is "1% Guitar Skills 9% Chopsticks Skills 90% Editing Skills." Read the rest...
03:30 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon just bought mesh wifi company Eero. Oh, great.
We have an Eero system in our house; it does really good and reliable wifi distribution, including to my office in the garage. And it was nice to have a piece of home electronics that was neither from...
03:20 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Texas man wanders into abandoned home to smoke weed, finds large tiger
A fellow who walked into an abandoned home in Houston, Texas to smoke weed was surprised to see a caged tiger in the garage. Fortunately, he called police."We questioned them as to whether they were u...
02:20 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing New battery-powered portable monitor not terrible
The Taihe Gemini is a slim, battery-powered 15.6" touchscreen display that's raised more than $1m at Kickstarter. The Verge's Sam Byford took it for a spin.The pre-production version I tested has a ma...
01:57 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at Texas rally
The BBC reports that one of its journalists was attacked by a Trump supporter at his rally in El Paso, Texas, monday night. The footage from the victim's camera shows Trump delivering his speech befor...
01:43 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Trump "doesn't have time" to love a dog
Donald Trump is the first president since the Victorian era not to own a dog. Despite rest dominating his schedule, he "doesn't have time," he says.On Monday night, during his rally in El Paso, he fin...
01:28 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon sells own-brand mystery motor oil now, and this guy tested it
Amazon sells "Amazon Basics High Mileage Full Synthetic Motor Oil", perhaps the most alarming mystery meat yet to appear in the CHOAM warehouses. Project Farm decided to see how it stood up against na...
01:09 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing What happens when Walmart leaves town
Small towns had business districts. Then small towns had Walmarts. Then small towns had nothing. For nearly 20 years retailers in downtown Winnsboro, South Carolina struggled to compete with Walmart's...
12:56 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Porch thief caught
The person stealing this package struck me as very unlucky: the homeowner has his driveway, his porch, his living room and his truck all cammed up. Then he was also lucky enough to take a lucky turn o...
12:46 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Southern grocer tells shoppers "Hell has open borders"
There are 17 Mac's Fresh Markets throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana and this week, shoppers got a message about immigration in their sales flyer along with ads for discounted pork chops. ...
12:00 pm PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing On learning that one is not the next big thing
Mike Pace had a decent, signed journeyman band but, at 40, has realized that he'll never be the rock star he dreamed of becoming. Nonetheless, he's at a creative peak; a powerful change of perspective...
01:22 am PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Dan Mallory, bullshit artist
Dan Mallory is the latest in a long line of people otherwise middling in talent, white of skin and surburban of origin to make it big in publishing by fabricating their life's travails and tragedies...
12:44 am PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing VP Mike Pence to visit Auschwitz death camp on Europe trip
The vice president will essentially call out Iran for their actions. He will give a message to those groups that are there, that, you know, if you stand with us, well stand with you, a White House off...
12:29 am PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing National Enquirer parent company AMI asked Justice Dept. if it should register as foreign lobbyist
American Media asked the DoJ about having to register as foreign agent after publishing a glossy mag that hyped Saudi Arabia....
12:22 am PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing New York City's new rideshare regs put Big Brother in backseat, give GPS tracking a whole new meaning
Whether you love them or hate them, rideshares like Uber and Lyft have become a daily part of life for millions of New Yorkers. These app-based services make it easy to pay for your ride, but while th...
12:14 am PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing This guy made a custom hardwood and aluminum key fob for his car
What a great way to fancy up a broken car key fob. Here is how he did it.IMGURian Michicanery built an amazing custom hardwood and aluminum key fob for his car.Aside from a slight range reduction due ...
12:05 am PST - Tue, February 12, 2019
BoingBoing Cool cyberpunk face shield with how-to steps
IMGUrian Syn9 made this wonderful cyberpunk face shield helmet blinky thing. The creator's build post includes loads of information and video documenting each of the build steps.Can you see through it...
11:54 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Trump signs 'American AI Initiative' executive order to prioritize federal funding for artificial intelligence research
There aren't many details in Trump's American A.I. Initiative, but the point appears to be: send a message of technological dominance to China....
10:20 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca loses appeal for obstructing justice and lying to federal authorities
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, the corrupt law enforcement chief who was fond of giving himself awards, campaigning against marijuana legalization, encouraging prison rape, wrongfully imp...
10:19 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing A free excerpt from UNAUTHORIZED BREAD, my latest audiobook
Unauthorized Bread is the first installment of my next science fiction book for adults, Radicalized, which comes out in just over a month; the audiobook is available DRM-free on Google Play and direct...
09:56 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing A short list of "all the bad things" about Uber and Lyft
Angie Schmitt's list of "all the bad things" about Uber and Lyft only touches on transportation, leaving aside the companies' labor, taxation, regulatory and other issues, but it's still quite a damni...
09:46 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing The WPA's horseback librarians
During the 1930s, the WPA sponsored horseback librarians -- all women -- to visit rural Americans, bringing them books; the librarians were only allowed to make deliveries in counties that had existin...
09:34 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Fujitsu ScanSnap ix1500 -- best way to a paperless archive
[I wrote this review in 2010. I now have a newer model, the ix1500 and have edited the following to include the new features -- MF] I once left a box of important files out in the rain and wasted a lo...
09:30 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing The most censored Wechat topics: US-China trade war, Canadian arrest of Huawei CFO, ZTE sanctions, more
Wechatscope is a research project from the University of Hong Kong; they ingest every public status update on Wechat, the Chinese social network used by more than a billion people, then record which m...
09:04 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Ring a bell, get a treat: an experiment with a baby and a Shiba Inu
Baby Abram and Haru, his Shiba Inu sidekick, both want a piece of cheese. But in order to get it, they must first ring the bell. Can they learn this trick? The answer isn't too surprising, but what do...
08:43 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Cops are looking for this woman who threw a chair off a highrise balcony
Toronto police are asking the public to help them identify a woman who threw a chair from the balcony of a tall building, where it fell into traffic.From CBC News:Toronto police now say the incident t...
08:24 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing California police find street gang's underground lair
Police in Fontana, California were searching a suspected gang member's home when they found a manhole built into the floor. Down the ladder was a small secret underground hideout containing an arsenal...
07:41 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Make: a 3D printed replica of the shrine from Deities and Demigods, sized for D&D minis
Deities and Demigods is a storied resource book from the first edition of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: between being copyright trolled by false claims of infringement on the Lovecraft estate (and a ...
07:37 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Can there be a mile-high skyscraper?
In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed the Illinois Sky-City, a skyscraper taller than one mile (~1,600 meters). That's more than twice the height of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest structur...
07:13 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Freedom EV: free/open replacement firmware for your electric vehicle -- including a Tesla
Freedom EV is a free/open software stack intended to replace the software in your electric vehicle, it's been tested on a Tesla Model X and should work on a Model S, if you can get root.Electric vehic...
07:06 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Insects are going extinct eight times faster than other animals
Unless we change our ways of producing food, insects as a whole will go down the path of extinction in a few decades, says a study published in the journalBiological Conservation. The repercussions th...
06:55 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing The problem with all the mistakes in Jill Abramson's book on journalism is you'll never know who wrote them
Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, has a book out about journalism, ethics and truth. Unfortunately, many paragraphs turned out to be plagiarized from other writers. To ...
06:54 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing How to think about climate change and "cost-benefit analysis"
Some climate deniers go beyond arguing that climate change isn't real; rather, they argue that adapting to climate change is cheaper than preventing it, and it's a fool's errand to spend money on a Gr...
06:40 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing My niece's Tikkun Olam project supports keeping families together
To honor her impending bat mitzvah my niece Ilana has designed some t-shirts and is selling them on behalf of Immigrant Families Together.Please help Lana help the world!This is Lana O'Neal's Tikkun O...
06:32 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing University police warn students to be on the lookout for a helicopter mom
Police at Towson University in Maryland are warning students to be on the lookout: a helicopter mom is on the loose. Several students have already been harassed by said mom, in her 50s, with dark hair...
06:21 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Artist Nan Goldin leads protests at the Guggenheim and the Met over their reputation-laundering of the Sacklers' opioid epidemic fortunes
The Sackler family (previously) is one of the richest in the world, and if you've heard of them, it's probably because their family name adorns so many art galleries, museums, and academic institution...
06:14 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Prague's fake weed shops
Weed is not legal in Prague, but that doesn't stop grifters from ripping off naive tourists. In this episode of Honest Guide, you'll learn about these places (and also the fact that most absinthe sold...
06:13 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Battle Royale shooter 'Apex Legends' gains popularity
A new squad-based Battle Royale game, Apex Legends, is thrilling the gaming world.Available free for Xbox, PC and Playstation, Apex Legends moved to the top spot on Twitch in under a week. Teams of th...
05:34 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Brain-zapping implants that change mood and lift depression
Teams of researchers are developing sesame seed-size neuro-implants that detect brain activity that signals depression and then deliver targeted electrical zaps to elevate your mood. It's very early d...
05:33 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Matt Taibbi on Chris Christie's "agonizing" memoir: "an epic literary self-own"
Chris Christie's got a new memoir, "Let Me Finish," and Matt Taibbi (previously), Rolling Stone's most incandescent and relentless writer, has done us all the mercy of reading Christie so we don't hav...
03:48 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Watch a low flyover of Jupiter's moon Europa
Kevin Gill, a NASA software engineer who deals in data visualization and analysis, created this new, director's cut of his low flyover movie of Jupiter's moon Europa. Cut from recently processed image...
03:28 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Fantastic Super Mario Bros. stop-motion paper animation in a notebook
Kisaragi double 6 created this fantastic hand-drawn stop-motion animation of the Super Mario Bros (1985) World 1-1 level. pic.twitter.com/GeawVAkagb— 6 (@KisaragiHutae6) February 11, 2019 Rea...
03:04 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Addressing inequality is foreign policy, not domestic
The scholarship on inequality has been producing a wealth of empirical findings about how inequality is created, expanded and perpetuated, building on the work of Thomas Piketty in tracing capital flo...
02:31 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Little Sophia, an open-source robot companion
Hanson Robotics (previously, previously, previously, previously) is developing "Little Sophia", a young companion to its lineup of charming humanoids. [Thanks, Akimbo_NOT]Little Sophia is the little s...
02:13 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Realistic rubber feet
The two bullet points for the Belladonna Foot Soldiers [Amazon] makes clear all you need to know. First, it offers "astonishing details" in "realistic rubber," and second that there is one left foot, ...
02:00 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Writer's block? These literate apps have got it hacked
Storytelling can be a collaborative process, but here's one partner too few writers collaborate with: Their computer. And we're not just talking about a decent spell checker. Software has evolved to h...
12:58 pm PST - Mon, February 11, 2019
BoingBoing Raspberry Pi store "much cooler" than Apple's
Not a new online marketplace for apps, but a brick-and-mortar showroom for the inexpensive, do-anything computers. Romain Dillet checks out "the Pi Foundation's new shop.If you live in Cambridge in t...
05:43 pm PST - Sun, February 10, 2019
BoingBoing Vast majority of Americans and Europeans believe ad-targeting and feed customization are immoral
An RSA survey of 6,000 US and EU adults found that only a minority (48%) believes there is any ethical way to use personal data (that figure rises to 60% when considering US respondents alone); 57% be...
04:07 pm PST - Sun, February 10, 2019
BoingBoing Trump's properties routinely employed (and abused) undocumented Latinx workers, including dozens from a single Costa Rican town
The Washington Post tracked down workers from Santa Teresa de Cajon in Costa Rica, who say that they and their neighbors were part of a "pipeline" from Central America to Trump properties in New Jerse...
02:21 pm PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing Oakland's tech startups are reportedly being gentrified out of their spaces by deep-pocketed marijuana growers
Former Wired editor-in-chief and drone entrepreneur Chris Anderson tweets: "Hearing from tech startups getting priced out of Oakland warehouse space because of soaring demand for indoor hydroponic pot...
01:51 pm PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is preparing for New York's establishment Dems to eliminate her district
After the 2020 census, the nation's electoral districts will be redrawn and it's a widely accepted fact that New York City will lose a seat, despite its growth since the 2010 census.Ocasio-Cortez's di...
01:12 pm PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing Jason Voorhees, unmasked
Jason Voorhees, the handsome hockey-masked villain of slasher series Friday the 13th, gets plenty of unmasking scenesand new look each time. Read the rest...
01:00 pm PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing Get your site to the top of any search with this SEO tool
There's a lot of competition on the internet, no matter what your hustle. The important thing is that when people search for what you've got, they find you - and that means keeping everything from you...
12:50 pm PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing Tasteful suburban real estate listing has tasteful sex dungeon
Not what you expect, but what you hope for: a sex dungeon in tasteful suburban off-white with traditional colonial woodwork and easy-wipe faux-marble flooring.Since the time of posting, Redfin has rem...
06:39 am PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing A teenage science geek's quest to collect every element on the periodic table
In the 1960s, when Scientific American copy editor Michael J. Battaglia was 15, he had a chemical romance with the periodic table. In fact, Battaglia was so fascinated by the basic substances of our u...
06:14 am PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing Young engineer upgraded the LEGO bionic arm he built for himself
Bioengineer David Aguilar (aka "Hand Solo") continues to upgrade his DIY LEGO prosthetic arms that we posted about previously with this fantastic fourth generation model. From Reuters:All the versions...
06:00 am PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing Watch Lucille Ball demo a 1939 ancestor of the "talk box" famously used by Peter Frampton
In this 1939 newsreel, the great Lucille Ball demonstrates the Sonovox, a device that brings amplified sound effects from vinyl records into the throat where the tongue and lips modulate it. Here's th...
12:52 am PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing HP's ink DRM instructs your printer to ignore the ink in your cartridge when you cancel your subscription
Inkjet printer manufacturers continue to pioneer imaginative ways to create real-world, desktop dystopias that make Black Mirror look optimistic by comparison: one such nightmare is HP's "subscription...
12:41 am PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing Amy Klobuchar legendarily abusive to staff
Amy Klobuchar, touted as yet another Democrat 2020 presidential hopeful, sounds like the Gordon Ramsay of politics: notoriously short and abusive with congressional staff, sending allcaps emails in th...
12:33 am PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing Dieter Rams's "10 Principles of Good Design"
Legendary designer Dieter Rams lays out the ten principles underlying his approach to "good design."A scene from "Rams", Gary Hustwit's new documentary about legendary designer Dieter Rams, with origi...
12:28 am PST - Sat, February 9, 2019
BoingBoing Your locked phone could verify it's you by listening to your lips move
LipPass is a user verification system for mobile devices that verifies your identity by the unique way that you move your lips. Developed by researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the system do...
07:56 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Crowdfunding a suitcase that becomes a closet
Every year or two, I embark on a round of crazy book-tour travel where I change cities every day for weeks on end (35 cities in 45 days on two continents in 2017!), and I'm on a perennial quest for a ...
07:40 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Maybe Amazon HQ2 won't happen in New York after all?
Amazon's plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a NYC campus is under fire from locals, as more details are revealed of what was promised to Jeff Bezos' empire....
07:35 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Watch 10,000 maggots devour a pizza, if you dare
Scientists wanted to know how maggots devour food so quickly, so they conducted an experiment. They fed 10,000 maggots a cheese pizza, which disappeared in 2 hours (but only about 30 seconds in this s...
07:29 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing AOC's latest Congressional "lightning round game" is the best video CSPAN has ever aired
The Democrats have started hearings on HR1, a comprehensive anti-corruption and voting rights bill, and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets to partici...
07:16 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing My cat loves this cheap self-groomer
Last year I posted a video to Boing Boing of a young cow enjoying a rotating brush called the Happycow. I wrote, "I think my cats would go for a Happycat." It turns out there is something similar - th...
07:11 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Movie swordmaking is a big long orange-glowing lie
From Game of Thrones to Conan, from Lord of the Rings to, well, everything, the filmic representation of casting swords is "completely wrong, so wrong it's frankly difficult to know where to start. Ho...
07:07 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing 'Ghost Apples' of ice form after freezing rain in Michigan [PHOTOS]
Aren't they beautiful? Here's how 'ghost apples' formed on this apple tree in West Michigan.Ice forms on rotting apples, and as the apples decay, they slide down and out of the ice that is left behind...
06:44 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Bars and restaurants can charge you a "walkout fee" if you forget your credit card
If you accidentally leave your credit card at a bar or restaurant, they can charge you a hefty "walkout fee." The Street asked financial advisors at NerdWallet and WalletHub about this,and they said t...
06:42 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Could the National EnquirerBezos scandal end AMI's federal plea deal?
Prosecutors "are reviewing the National Enquirer's handling of their Jeff Bezos reporting to determine if the company may have violated a cooperation deal reached with prosecutors last year," per Evan...
06:19 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing 'Wind River' and Harvey Weinstein's broken promise to Native women and children in Indian Country
Promised royalties from the movie Wind River never made it to the National Indigenous Womens Resource Center....
06:11 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing People are willing to endanger human lives to protect robots, study finds
"Under what circumstances and to what extent would adults be willing to sacrifice robots to save human lives?" That was the question posed by researchers atRadboud University in Nijmegen in the Nether...
06:11 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing People are willing to endanger human lives to protect robots, according to study
"Under what circumstances and to what extent would adults be willing to sacrifice robots to save human lives?" That was the question posed by researchers atRadboud University in Nijmegen in the Nether...
05:58 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Two lateral thinking puzzles
Here are three lateral thinking puzzles that were new to me. They're from the book, Lateral Thinking Puzzles (1991), by Paul Sloane.Death in the FieldA man is lying dead in the field. Next to him is a...
05:57 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Study shows that countries that permit Facebook's beloved "zero rating" programs end up with more expensive wireless data
Facebook loves "zero rating," when an internet provider takes bribes from online services to exempt them from data charges on their networks: Facebook says that having a roster of (Facebook-approved) ...
05:42 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Kleptocracy in America: Russian-style corruption, driven by global oligarchs, enabled by US elites
As Naomi Klein documents in her classic and seminal book The Shock Doctrine, disasters and upheavals are the bread-and-butter of global looters, who use the collapse of civil society or the default of...
05:37 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Chrome extension offers a distraction-free YouTube experience
On the left is a screenshot of YouTube on Chrome. On the right is a screenshot of the same video with an extension called "Distraction Free for YouTube" activated. Below is a screenshot of the extensi...
02:57 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Time lapse video of an ice jam forming on the Ausable river
Cold is slow to worsen. Then it's fast.A large ice jam formed and released on the Ausable River at Au Sable Forks, NY on January 12, 2018. The ice jam was caused by a combination of rapid snow melt wi...
02:00 pm PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Tailor your Office skills to fit any workplace with this course
As the technology that drives them evolves, the tasks you can accomplish with Microsoft's suite of Office tools is growing every year. That's great news for the businesses who already rely on that sof...
04:45 am PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Jeff Bezos investigator suspects 'a government agency' intercepted Amazon CEO's text messages
A Washington Post reporter said Thursday night that an investigator working for Jeff Bezos believes 'a government agency' accessed the Amazon CEO's texts and intimate photos....
04:00 am PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing HE. COMES
[Source unknown?] Read the rest...
02:39 am PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing That German-French Deal to "Rescue" the EU Copyright Directive? Everyone Hates It. EVERYONE.
This week started with a terrifying bang, when German and French negotiators announced a deal to revive the worst parts of the new EU Copyright Directive though a compromise on "Article 13," which req...
01:30 am PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Walmart throw pillow features Hitler and swastika
Unless you are a Nazi, you probably don't want a pillow with Hitler's face and a swastika on it.From the Fresno Bee:When the Very Rev. Ryan Newman bought the pillow on walmart.com in November, he coul...
01:22 am PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Germany just deleted Facebook
Germany's Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt, the country's antitrust regulator) has ruled that Facebook can't combine user data aggregated from different sources (Facebook usage data, data from ...
12:33 am PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Dachshund tries to mlem birthday cake icing but keeps missing
Mlem, mlem, mlem.You're missing it, doxie!XDAnd below, another post of this same pupper doing a big frighten with his eyes.Ummm so this is how my dog was sleeping today. XD[XD by MatthewHolder123 on I...
12:12 am PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Floofs pounce on human making snow angels
First: The dog who bounced into the guy's foot is fine! Dog didn't get hurt, nor did human.Tried to make snow angels, says IMGURian Automatvapen. One of my dogs had a different kind of idea.Tried to m...
12:02 am PST - Fri, February 8, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon at times used Flex drivers' tips to cover promised base pay, investigation finds
Amazon sometimes dipped into tips earned by contracted delivery drivers for its 'Flex' service to cover the base pay they'd been promised, a Los Angeles Times review of emails and receipts shows.They'...
11:30 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Gay dating app Jack'd stored users' private images and data on unsecured AWS server
The gay dating app Jack'd, which has more than a million downloads in the Play store, stored images that users marked 'private' and posted in 1:1 chat sessions *on an unsecured AWS server.* The site i...
11:23 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of attempting to blackmail him over sexts and photos
In an extraordinary post on Medium, Jeff Bezos has revealed threatening emails he received from attorneys for TheNational Enquirer, after Bezos refused to call off an investigation into how the paper ...
10:09 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing THE BUREAU: Part Twelve, "Conclusion" with My Experience Giving Up Alcohol (and Kickstarter for a Print Copy)
The Bureau concludes! with a summoning of The President and a performance of "Ignore Him (The More You Say His Name)" by the Aloha Aryan Fellows....
08:33 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Luke Skywalker on how to write a cover letter
Of course don't forget to personalize it.(via r/StarWars) Read the rest...
07:32 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Syringe-pill injects you on the inside
Biomedical engineers prototyped a pill that integrates a syringe to inject insulin into the floor of the stomach. From Science News:The shape is designed to guide the device to rest, cap down, on the ...
07:26 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing All of the worlds money and markets in one visualization
This fascinating infographic compares the values of various assets (gold, silver, cryptocurrency, real estate, stocks, and so on) by presenting each asset as a number of $100 billion squares.All the g...
07:07 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Trump: "People of faith" led the "abolition of civil rights"
Trump, yesterday: "When I say something that you might think is a gaffe, its on purpose; its not a gaffe."Trump, today: "Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides from gaining ou...
07:03 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Searching for the best wire stripper
The other website I edit is called Cool Tools, which features reader-written reviews of tools they love. For the last couple of years, we've been posting video reviews of tools (subscribe to the chann...
07:03 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing White chocolate is technically not chocolate
Chocolate contains cocoa solids, except when it is white. Read the rest...
06:36 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Over 500,000 US families go bankrupt from medical bills every year
A study published in theAmerican Journal of Public Health found that 67 percent of people filing for bankruptcy were wiped out by medical bills. That amounts to530,000 families per year, a "figure tha...
06:26 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Cat frozen outside like a snowball was dethawed and is just fine
Fluffy the cat's human caretakers found her frozen and unresponsive last week in a Kalispell, Montana snowbank. From CNN:"She was essentially frozen," said Andrea Dutter, director of the Animal Clinic...
06:22 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing A book of experiments to astonish yourself
I came across Roger-Pol Droit'sAstonish Yourself at the Califonia Science Center museum shop about 10 years ago. I was attracted to its bright red and yellow cover. When I flipped through it, I was ev...
06:11 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Juul's strategy for success: target children, steadily ramp up nicotine levels
Juul -- now a subsidiary of the company that owns Marlboro -- attained its $12.8B valuation by growing faster than any other vaping company, thanks in large part to the children who bought its product...
06:08 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Does anyone remember Flo.Tv or this Superbowl ad?
This ad forces me to question the value of Superb Owl advertising.Where will you be? I think Qualcomm is still around, but not Flo.Tv.Catchy tune tho. Read the rest...
05:44 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing The paradox of The Bottle Imp
"The Bottle Imp" (1893) is a great horror story by Robert Louis Stevenson. (You might want to read it before continuing here, but it's not much of a spoiler if you do.)Futility Closet: An Idler's Misc...
05:40 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing That Capresso conical burr grinder Mark recommended is wonderful
Grind coffee espresso-fine for less than $100.A switch flipped in my head last summer and I started drinking espresso again, after a several year stint drinking tea. I had been back on the coffee kick...
05:40 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Fantastic Rube Goldberg-esque dog-petting machine
"Humans have massage chairs so why shouldnt our pets have petting machines. I gave it a Rube Goldberg style flare to make it interesting to watch." Read the rest...
05:06 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing China legalizes eating a pufferfish bred to be nonpoisonous
Chinese fish farms have successfully bred seven generations of Takifugu rubripes and ten generations of Takifugu obscurus that lack the gene that causes normal specimens of these pufferfish species to...
04:58 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing NYPD demands Google Waze stop telling us where the cops are
The New York Police Department does not want you to know where sobriety checkpoints, traffic cameras or police officers are at any given moment."Surprise" is evidently a key element of law enforcement...
04:53 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Swedes are entitled to six months' leave to start a business, look after a sick relative, or study
Sweden consistently ranks as one of Europe's most innovative and entrepreneurial nations, and one of the most obvious explanations for this is the country's generous leave policy, which entitles salar...
01:00 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Demystify cryptocurrency with this online boot camp
Cryptocurrency: Seemingly overnight, it's gone from a curious sidebar in the world of economics to the driving force behind the fortunes of entrepreneurs the world over. What's even more amazing is ho...
12:51 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing What do reverse cyborgs want? A review of David Marusek's Glassing the Orgachine
In First Contact, Book 1 of David Maruseks (previously) science fiction series Upon This Rock, an alien being crash lands in a remote corner of Alaska, not far from a family-cult of preppers for the ...
12:28 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Dashcam footage shows driver backing away from spot where accident happens moments later
How did this driver know that he should back up? Sometimes, you can just tell from the way vehicles sit at an intersection that bad things are very likely to happen. And then they do. Read the rest...
12:16 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing WATCH: single-celled zygote becomes a newt
In Jan van IJken's "Becoming", a single cell becomes a complete organism in "six pulsing minutes of timelapse." (More of IJken's work is featured at Aeon) Read the rest...
12:03 pm PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Gucci pulls $890 blackface sweater
Gucci has withdrawn an $890 roll-neck sweater designed to resemble a stereotypical black charicature when pulled over the face. It seems the company thought the red-lipped balaclava element would be e...
11:33 am PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting some personal data without consent
Regulators in Germany ruled that Facebook must cut the data it gathers about people who aren't using its app or website or get their consent. Facebook says it intends to appeal the ruling.The watchdog...
01:07 am PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Leak reveals that hundreds of bounty hunters have had access to super-fine-grained mobile location data for years
After a blockbuster report in Motherboard revealed that bounty hunters were able to buy realtime location data that originated with three of the four major cellular carriers (the exception is Verizon)...
12:28 am PST - Thu, February 7, 2019
BoingBoing Reflections on letterhead collecting, with accompanying (gorgeous) samples
Steven Heller calls himself a "letterhead" -- that is, someone who collects letterhead (compare with "Deadhead"); his brief reflections on his passion for Design Observer and interesting and well-obse...
11:35 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Queen in drunken brawl, Prince Harrys hell, and Meghan Markles secrets, in this weeks dubious Royal tabloids
The worlds longest-running soap opera, otherwise known as the British Royal Family, takes some shocking plot twists in this weeks dramatic though fact-challenged tabloids.Drunken Camillas Brawl With Q...
10:57 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing One of pharma's most notorious gougers is going bankrupt, but 2019 is a banner year for shkreli-grad pharmaceutical price-hikes
Back in September 2016, Novum Pharma made headlines when it raised the price of Aloquin, a barely-effective acne cream from $240/tube to $10,000/tube, after acquiring the exclusive right to manufactur...
10:57 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing One of pharma's most notorious gougers is going bankrupt, but 2019 is a banner year for shkreli-grade pharmaceutical price-hikes
Back in September 2016, Novum Pharma made headlines when it raised the price of Aloquin, a barely-effective acne cream from $240/tube to $10,000/tube, after acquiring the exclusive right to manufactur...
10:48 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Chasing down that list of potential Predpol customers reveals dozens of cities that have secretly experimented with "predictive policing"
Last October, I published a list of cities that appeared to have contracted with Predpol, a "predictive policing" company, based on research provided to me by an anonymous source who used clever metho...
10:33 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Amazon is using purchase data to sell targeted ads, which is creepy, but not because they've invented a mind-control ray
Amazon is building out its ad-targeting program to allow for ad-buys like "people near a physiotherapist's office who've bought a knee-brace," and reports that the ads are incredibly successful.What's...
08:39 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing The next Firefox will block all autoplayed audio, video
There are plugins and obscure settings that will get this behavior, but, as the saying goes, "defaults matter": Firefox 66 will not play any audio or video until "a web page has had user interaction t...
08:05 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Snap Filter 2019 State of The Union
Oh. My. God. Genius. It's original stuff, made & shared by IMGURian Iputbootsonsnakes.State of the union *snap filters* Read the rest...
07:54 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing NOAA says 2018 was 4th warmest year on record, in an undeniable global warming trend
2018 was the fourth warmest year ever recorded on planet Earth, NOAA reported today. Earths long-term warming trend continued in 2018 as persistent warmth across large swaths of land and ocean resulte...
07:25 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing At least 1,500 people were injured in e-scooter-related crashes in America since late 2017 Consumer Reports
Bottom line: If the new Consumer Reports study is accurate, far more people have been killed or seriously hurt by electric scooters from Bird, Lime, and other dockless scooter-share companies than any...
07:01 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing WHAT IF: Randall "XKCD" Munroe's forthcoming book of "absurd scientific advice"
Randall "XKCD" Munroe's next book has been announced: How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, a sequel of sorts to his 2014 book What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absur...
07:01 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing HOW TO: Randall "XKCD" Munroe's forthcoming book of "absurd scientific advice"
Randall "XKCD" Munroe's next book has been announced: How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, a sequel of sorts to his 2014 book What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absur...
06:34 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Free shower for public urinator
"Well, pisser fans, it's been a while. But we've got one for ya." Read the rest...
06:09 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing New York Times calls blackface "dark makeup," edits headline after being called out
Changing the headline after public outcry, The New York Times once again backflips as they excuse hate.hey @nytimes this is some racist bs. IT'S BLACKFACE. BLACKFACE. jesus christ, this is why we ...
06:00 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Ariana Grande will not perform 'Barbecue Finger' at the Grammys
After publicly displaying her '7 Rings' tattoo, and its botched repair job, singer Ariana Grande has been told she may not perform the song whose title she adorned her body with at the Grammy's.What i...
05:59 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing RIP, author Carol Emshwiller
Author Carol Emshwiller has died at the age of 97, after a long and distinguished career in science fiction, fantasy and other genres.Emshwiller has been publishing since 1955, and while she is best k...
05:47 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing After more than a year of inaction,one of those privacy-leaking kids' smart watches has been recalled in Europe
It's been a year and a half since the Norwegian Consumer Council commissioned a security audit of kids' "smart watches" that revealed that anyone on the internet could track the wearers, talk to them ...
05:38 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing A service to help airline passengers get compensated for lost bags, delays, cancellations and overbookings
Airhelp is a service that helps airline passengers in 30 countries file claims (for delays, lost bags, overbookings, and cancellations) structured to increase the likelihood of paying out; the bots ha...
05:36 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Colbert restates the State of the Union
Colbert's honest translations of Orange Julius' endless stream of misdirection and outright lies are easier to watch than the original speech. Read the rest...
05:27 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Washington State sheriff used courtroom camera to zoom in on defense attorney and juror's private notes
A San Juan county assault case has been thrown out after it was revealed that Sheriff Ron Krebs had used the courtroom's cameras to zoom in on the notes of the defense attorney and a juror.The San Jua...
05:10 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Lawsuit says that America's "break even" court records website shouldn't be making 98% profits
PACER (previoulsy) is the controversial US system for publishing court records; although the records themselves are in the public domain (US government documents are not copyrightable), you have to pa...
04:40 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Industrial I used to like now sounds like pop to me
Nine Inch Nail's Head Like A Hole no longer feels all that.Static-X's Push It also has lost a lot of its edge. The video cracks me up. On the other hand... Punk still has it. The Sex Pistols God Save...
04:32 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Fox News blames schools teaching "fairness" for support for a tax on the super-rich
Why are policies like a 70% tax on income over $10m and a 2% annual tax on personal wealth over $50m (with an additional 1% on wealth over $1b) so amazingly popular with Democrats and Republicans? Wel...
01:00 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Internet, meet things: This starter kit is perfect for makers
Spend any time at all around creative-minded techies, and you'll likely hear about Arduino. Whether you're making a simple motion sensor or a fully internet-controlled robot, Arduino is the platform o...
12:11 pm PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Chaos-Butterfly-Man, A Modest Proposal, Ltd., and MORE!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features: Prayers Answered; Percival Dunwoody, Idiot Time Traveler from 1909; etc. etc....
08:08 am PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing New documentary about Adnan Syed from the "Serial" podcast
This spring, HBO will air a new documentary about Adnan Syed, the subject of the first season of the Serial podcast. The four-part series is directed by Amy Berg ("Deliver Us from Evil"). From the Bal...
01:30 am PST - Wed, February 6, 2019
BoingBoing EFF is hiring an activist!
My colleague Elliot Harmon writes: " EFF is looking for a new addition to our activism team. This job is a big one: youll be joining EFFs efforts to end warrantless spying by the NSA and other federal...
10:46 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Colorado runner chokes 80-pound mountain lion to death
The runner wrestled with a juvenile lion estimated to weigh 80 pounds before suffocating it to death in a park west of Fort Collins....
10:27 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Watch this craft brewery canning machine can some beer
There it goes, making little cans of adorable fizzy beverages!'This morning was the first canning run at our little craft brewery,' says IMGURian fleadh, who made this wonderful video.You can watch th...
10:05 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing PayPal bans Laura Loomer, noted racist troll grifter
They want me to be homeless and die!,Loomer cries on Instagram as she asks fans to send her $40,000....
09:34 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing 'Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe,' by Roger McNamee [BOOKS]
The time has come to accept that in its current mode of operation, Facebooks flaws outweigh its considerable benefits. Roger McNamee in ZUCKED....
08:39 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing If the Anker charger was too expensive for you, here's a much cheaper alternative
Yesterday I recommended the Anker PowerCore 10,000 mAh portable charger, which was on sale but isn't anymore. If you want a great deal on a 10,000 mAh portable charger, consider this Aukey charger. An...
08:33 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing A college student thinks she hears a ghost, but it turns out to be a gentleman hiding in her closet
A college student in North Carolina heard rattling in her closet that sounded like a raccoon, but she thought it was a ghost. She'd had other strange things happen in her apartment, like finding stran...
08:18 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Facebook de-platforms 4 Myanmar armed groups. Military behind Rohingya abuse didn't like them either.
Is Facebook following government orders in Myanmar?...
08:06 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing How to make super shiny mud balls
Great Big Story shows how an expert dorodango maker makes beautiful shiny balls of mud. It requires starting with a mixture of a clay-based mud, straw, and water. "When you begin to polish them," she ...
08:00 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Valentine's Day Gift Guide
Gifts for lovers...
07:53 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Harvard Humanists troll the elites who fund the Harvard endowment by awarding Anand Giridharadas a prize
Anand Giridharadas (previously) is the Aspen Fellow/McKinsey consultant turned anticapitalist gadfly whose brilliant book Winners Take All exposes the "philanthrophy" of the ultra-rich as a form of re...
07:23 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Manhattan-sized hole opens up under Antarctic glacier
A massive cavity so large you could fit New York City inside of it has opened up under Thwaites glacier in Antarctica. Scientists say if it collapses, as it's likely to do within the next 50 to 100 ye...
07:19 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Democrat Tulsi Gabbard wins coveted David Duke endorsement
Congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has won the endorsement of former KKK leader David Duke. Wait, what?A "Tulsi Gabbard for President" banner features the banner tagline...
07:15 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing The time the Royal Academy accidentally accepted a empty pedestal as a worthy artpiece
In 2006, artist DavidHensel, a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, submitted a sculpture to theUK's Royal Academy. It was a laughing head made from resin, and he called it "One Day Close...
07:15 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing The time the Royal Academy accidentally accepted an empty pedestal as a worthy artpiece
In 2006, artist DavidHensel, a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, submitted a sculpture to theUK's Royal Academy. It was a laughing head made from resin, and he called it "One Day Close...
07:15 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Watch the Private Life of a Cat
Back in 1947, decades before cat memes became a way of life, experimental documentary filmmakers Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid gave us a lovely glimpse of the "Private Life of a Cat." From Archive.o...
06:56 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Study shows eye contact is not needed for enjoyable conversation
Researchers at Edith Cowan University, using eye-tracking technology, found that if you avoid eye contact while talking to another person and instead stare at their mouth or another part of their face...
06:17 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing The broken bracelet puzzle
One of my favorite puzzle books as a kid was Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers, by Martin Gardner. It had fun "real life" type problems (how can you drive an 11-foot-9 truck under a bridge wi...
06:00 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Creepy anatomical jewelry and housewares
Kyiv-based sculptor Polina Verbytska (AKA WeirdSculpture) is a prolific and grotesque maker whose jewelry and knickknacks are superb and grody, all the teeth especially: rings, necklaces, earplugs, et...
05:46 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Watch the magic of invisible forces when a magnet bounces on a trampoline
Remember that school-room lesson on invisible forces where the teacher sprinkles iron filings over a sheet of paper that is placed over a magnet? Here's a complete upgrade. Watch these magnetic field ...
05:44 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing How to make a decision when you are uncertain of what to do, Ben Franklin style
In September 1772 the English scientist Joseph Priestly had a difficult decision to make. Should he accept Lord Shelburne's offer to become his personal librarian, which paid well and would certainly ...
05:41 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing This robot plays Jenga to demonstrate the future of manufacturing
MIT researchers developed a robot that can play Jenga based on a novel approach to machine learning that synthesizes sight and touch. From MIT News: Alberto Rodriguez, the Walter Henry Gale Career Dev...
05:41 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Houseplant patent EULA: "Asexual reproduction using scions, buds or cutting is strictly prohibited"
Not much detail on this patented houseplant and its terrifying license "agreement": redditor GooberMcNutly posted it a few hours ago and hasn't said anything else about it. Plants are patentable, and ...
05:15 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing As the German Government Abandons Small Businesses, the Worst Parts of the EU Copyright Directive Come Roaring Back, Made Even Worse
Last month, it seemed like Europe had been saved from a dangerous attempt by corporate lobbyists to hijack copyright legislation in order to add a few points to their balance sheets, at the cost of a ...
05:12 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing This toilet seat checks your heart health
Smart toilets that analyze urine and poop in the bowl have been demonstrated for years, but now Rochester Institute of Technology engineers have integrated multiple kinds of biosensors into the toilet...
05:03 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Toronto cops can frequently get your public transit history without a warrant
Metrolinx, the provincial agency that supplies the Presto cards used to pay for public transit rides in Toronto, has continued to hand over riders' travel history to Toronto-area cops without asking f...
04:54 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Willie Nelson's new hemp coffee
Following on Willie Nelson's "Willie's Reserve" cannabis brand, the music icon and weed enthusiast has launched the new Willies Remedy line of CBD-infused health and wellness products, starting with c...
04:45 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Any sincere theory of property rights would bankrupt the energy sector
If you believe in the sanctity of property rights, you believe that the law should entitle you to compensation if someone damages your property; the energy sector has knowingly, willfully destroyed so...
04:35 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Friends: The One Where They Are ALL Nicolas Cage
Yes, as seen below, somehow Ross with Nicolas Cage's face makes him look even more like Ross. But now comes the discovery of this lost Friends episode above, "The One Where They Are ALL Nicolas Cage."...
03:51 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing During a secret meeting, a top Pelosi health aide told medical insurers that there was no need to worry about Medicare for All passing
Wendell Primus is one of Nancy Pelosi's top health aides. Leaked slides from a closed-door meeting with Blue Cross execs reveal that he has been quietly advising the health insurance industry that the...
03:23 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing If you work for a living, America taxes you at double the rate of wealthy investors with "unearned income"
Starting in the early 1990s with a Democratic Congress (and continued by other congresses, Republican and Democrat, since), the rate of tax on "passive, unearned income" has been in decline, but someo...
03:01 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Black Batman: an origin story for an alternate superhero
Jamelle Bouie (previously), has proposed an alternate Black Batman, with an accompanying background story that goes beyond race-switching Bruce Wayne and instead looks at the cultural and racial polit...
01:49 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing France and Germany just cut a deal to save the EU's #CopyrightDirective -- and made it much, much worse (PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!)
The EU's on-again/off-again Copyright Directive keeps sinking under its own weight: on the one side, you have German politicians who felt that it was politically impossible to force every online platf...
01:23 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Fastest-growing jobs in 2019: solar panel installer, stastistician, wind turbine techs
Yahoo News' Adriana Belmonte reports on the fastest-growing jobs in America.Construction and extraction jobs are in high demand in the U.S., along with installation, maintenance, and repair services. ...
01:14 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing How long you have to eat freshly-made McDonalds fries before they become inedible
The Takeout methodically calculated the amount of time fresh McDonalds fries last before they become "inedible." The answer is 18 minutes, but in science, the journey is the destination. [via MeFi] Re...
01:00 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing Celebrate Safer Internet Day with a deal on this top VPN
Happy Safer Internet Day! Not so much a holiday as a day to look over our shoulder and remember that more than ever, the anonymity and freedom the internet once took for granted is under attack. Wheth...
12:51 pm PST - Tue, February 5, 2019
BoingBoing In 1955 a team of psychologists secretly studied a UFO religion as it prepared for the end of the world
In 1955, aliens from the planet Clarion contacted a Chicago housewife to warn her that the end of the world was imminent. Psychologist Leon Festinger saw this as a unique opportunity to test a new the...
10:07 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Trump's White House schedule leak crisis has Donald extra edgy
This was premeditated murder. People inside are genuinely scared."...
09:44 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing This Anker PowerCore USB power charger is an Amazon deal of the day
Amazon is offering an unusually low price on the Anker's PowerCore II 10000 Ultra Slim Power Bank. I have a number of different Anker chargers and they have performed well for years. This one is 1000 ...
09:11 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Trump picks former oil lobbyist David Bernhardt to run U.S. Interior Department
They're just gonna drill everything they can while Trump's in power, aren't they.Donald Trump tweeted on Monday, David has done a fantastic job from the day he arrived, and we look forward to having h...
08:45 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing 21 Savage's lawyer says ICE committed "civil law violation to punish and intimidate
The attorney for detained performing artist 21 Savage blasts ICE in a statement the day after his client was arrested: "This is a civil law violation, and the continued detention of Mr. Abraham-Joseph...
08:33 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Keep scratching me, human.
Wolfdog is not ready for you to stop scratching.No human, keep scratching.[via] Read the rest...
08:28 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Instagram to blur self-harm images after Molly Russell's suicide
Molly Russell, 14, took her life in November 2017....
08:09 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Truck crashes at the 11foot8 bridge and then hits a car
I've written about the 11foot8 bridge (aka the Can-Opener) quite a few times here onBoing Boing. Located in Durham, North Carolina, it's a 79-year-old railroad bridge that has a lower clearance than t...
08:01 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Crypto CEO dies with the password to unlock $200 million of customers' Bitcoin
"After Gerrys death, Quadrigas inventory of cryptocurrency has become unavailable and some of it may be lost," said his widow....
07:52 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing An enlarged prostate could prevent tumors from growing
According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, prostate cancer is a leading cause of death for men in the US. Men who have benign prostatic hyperplasia, which causes their prostate to grow, often take m...
07:27 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Mark Zuckerberg's 15-year Facebook anniversary post dunks on journalism, omits Myanmar
On the 15th anniversary of Facebook's launch, Mark Zuckerberg says his company will spend more on safety and security in 2019 than the total amount of revenue his company had on hand at the date of it...
07:21 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing How to flip a coin in your head
I love the book Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level, by Ron and Marty Hale-Evans. One of the tips is how to generate pseudorandom numbers in your head. Say you w...
06:53 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing How to get better at solving puzzles
I've been reading a 1978 book called The Art of Problem Solving, by Russell L. Ackoff. (Used copies sell for $7 including shipping on Amazon). At the beginning of the book, Ackoff tells about the time...
06:23 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Father of Parkland victim responds to Louis CK's jokes with a "standup set" of his own
Louis CK is in disgrace in so many ways, and while comedians have often found humor in shocking and sorrowful current events, the combination of CK's lack of credibility and the extraordinary tasteles...
06:04 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Appeals court to Donald Trump's FCC: "Drop dead."
The federal appeals court in the DC circuit has overturned the FCC's decision to make it effectively impossible for people on tribal lands to make use of the federal "Lifeline} program that provides c...
05:36 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Laetitia Ky twists her hair into fantastically intricate, socially conscious art
African artist Laetitia Ky, 22, transforms her hair into fantastic sculptures as a hirsute form of socially-conscious art and, sometimes, just for fun. From CNN:In the Ivory Coast of her childhood, "t...
04:46 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Four reporters say their news organizations won't let them use the term "racist"
Huffington Post got four reporters on the record (albeit anonymously) to say their editors replace terms like "racist" and "racism" with euphemisms.I was at a media organization that wouldnt allow me ...
04:23 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Liam Neeson went hunting for "some black bastard" to murder after a woman he knew was raped
Many of us have anecdotes by which we recall shedding bigoted beliefs or otherwise evolving beyond the shortcomings of youthful unreason. Liam Neeson's is, to put it mildly, in-character."I asked, did...
03:48 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Smart hack to easily hang a picture using a fork
Genius! A serving fork would be useful for taller frames.(Creative Ideas via Kottke) Read the rest...
03:19 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Bug bombs useless for killing roaches: study
They don't kill roaches, but they do cover everything in your house with a film of poison. In a study, bug bombs did nothing useful, at least when it comes to roaches.Scientists set off four kinds of ...
02:00 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Bob Mould's catchy new music video about surveillance and paranoia
Punk legend and Boing Boing pal Bob Mould's new album Sunshine Rock is out this Friday, February 8. To tide you over, enjoy Bob's funny-'cause-it's-true music video for the track "Lost Faith.""There's...
01:45 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Tactical slippers
Having noted that you can get tactical pens, tactical cutlery and tactical pants, I wondered if I might also get a pair of tactical slippers and searched the term at Amazon. Behold the Teva Men's M Em...
01:32 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Amazing "extra virgin olive oil" labeling scam
MrConsumer specializes in spotting packaging tricks such as mouse print: small, low-contrast or otherwise obscured text designed to fool the consumer into thinking a product is something it ain't He s...
01:10 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Ascii World: minimalist pseudo-3D game in ASCII characters
Ascii World isn't a 3D shader, nor is it is a graphical toy. It's a complete "isometric"-style game, like Monument Valley, that uses basic ASCII characters to draw (and define) all its forms and geome...
12:56 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Glitching PNGs
PNG, the classiest just-works web image format, offers unique opportunities for glitch artall flowing from the fine details of its specification.PNG is a very simple format compared to JPEG or other n...
12:30 pm PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Fantastic gig posters for scientists' lectures
Bob Goldstein, a professor of cell biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is also a talented graphic designer who creates fantastic "Gig Posters for Scientists" who lecture at the...
08:08 am PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing A brief history of guitar distortion
Over at Riff Magazine, my old pal David Gill looks back at the birth of distortion and its position as "central to rock and roll as the sex and the drugs." From Riff:In March 1951, a 19-year-old Ike T...
01:46 am PST - Mon, February 4, 2019
BoingBoing Consultants will train the crew of your super-yacht to take care of your fine art collection
The difficult decision of whether or not to store your priceless art collection on your super-yacht just got easier: after a series of high-profile debacles in which multi-million-dollar paintings wer...
05:22 pm PST - Sun, February 3, 2019
BoingBoing Superb Owl 2019
Space owls. Read the rest...
02:01 pm PST - Sun, February 3, 2019
BoingBoing White House events "more dimly lit than in previous administrations" to hide conspicious orangeness of Trump's winter tan
At the New York Times, Katie Rogers reports on the "mystery" of Trump's January tan. Spoiler: he uses creams or sprays, not tanning beds or other ultraviolet gadgets. Hence the revolting orangeness.Th...
05:31 pm PST - Sat, February 2, 2019
BoingBoing After #MeToo, whole industries have been blacklisted by insurers for sexual harassment liability coverage
A new report from Betterley Risk Consultants, shared with The Intercept, reveals that many of the world's largest insureres will no longer conside whole industries for "employment practices liability ...
04:58 pm PST - Sat, February 2, 2019
BoingBoing An audacious design for a sysadmin-centered subnotebook computer where function is everything
Sukhe's plan for an "adminbook" is an audacious, well-developed plan for a laptop tailored to the needs of network administrators: small, intended for use in dark, cramped places, convertible into an ...
04:38 pm PST - Sat, February 2, 2019
BoingBoing Women weren't excluded from early science fiction: they were erased
Science fiction scholar Lisa Yaszek's recent book The Future Is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin, is a secret history of women in science fi...
04:29 pm PST - Sat, February 2, 2019
BoingBoing Delayed, not saved: Foxconn's Wisconsin "factory" announcement is a bid to help Trump save face
After announcing that, inevitably, it wasn't going to build an LCD factory in Wisconsin, and would instead use its $4.1 billion subsidy to build a modest R&D facility employing out-of-state skill...
04:16 pm PST - Sat, February 2, 2019
BoingBoing XKCD on the dishonesty implicit in the sharing options in social media
The latest XKCD strip, "Sharing Options/#2016" is a brilliant and trenchant surfacing of the hidden rhetoric of social media, where your options are "permanently share with billions of people, includi...
04:03 pm PST - Sat, February 2, 2019
BoingBoing The plane(t) has been hijacked by billionaires, and we're all passengers
Anand Giridharadas is the Aspen Institute Fellow and former McKinsey consultant whose book Winners Take All is a must-read indictment of the way that charitable activities are used to launder the repu...
03:43 pm PST - Sat, February 2, 2019
BoingBoing No Deal Brexit will lead to "putrefying stockpiles of rubbish" and "slurry"
If the UK does not secure a Brexit deal, it will lose its export license for "millions of tonnes of waste," meaning that the British Isles will have to find somewhere to stockpile all that waste, with...
12:13 am PST - Sat, February 2, 2019
BoingBoing Archival music collection from June Chikuma, composer of the "Bomberman" videogame soundtracks
June Chikuma is the Japanese composer behind the beloved soundtracks to Nintendos Bomberman series and countless other videogame, TV, and film scores. Now, Chikuma's 1986 album "Divertimento" has been...
10:59 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Which of these charming gents is Virginia governor Ralph Northam?
Gov. Ralph Northam (D)s medical school yearbook page has a striking photo on it. 1984.The page is labeled Ralph Shearer Northam, along with pictures of him in a jacket and tie, casual clothes and alon...
10:59 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing This tiny supercheap Gerber multitool comes with me on trips
The Gerber Shard is a TSA safe multitool that I've been grateful to have on a number of occasions while traveling. It's only 3 inches long and weighs 1/3 of an ounce, so you won't notice it until you ...
10:37 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Sign up form discriminates against people with short surnames
I sometimes have to accept that an organization knows me as "Mark Frauenfeld" because it won't allow surnames longer than 10 characters. But having a truncated name is not nearly as annoying as being ...
10:19 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing The six stages of a designer
Brandon Schaefer, creative director at Jump Cut, used six photos of Luke Skywalker at various stages of his life to illustrate the six stages of a designer. This could apply to a lot of occupations.De...
09:50 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing More FBI follies: civil rights groups are "terrorists" and their victims are the KKK
Following protests against a neo-Nazi rally, the FBI opened a terrorism investigation into By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), a civil rights group, conducting surveillance and citing the fact that a BAMN ...
08:33 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Apple apologizes for Group Facetime bug, promises software update to fix it next week
The Group FaceTime bug that set the internet on fire this week? Apple's sorry about that, and says they've figured out a fix that all iOS users can load next week. They also thanked the mom and 14 yea...
08:19 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Snopes ends their 'debunking false stuff' partnership with Facebook. Here's why.
Fact-checking site Snopes said in a statement Friday they're ending a partnership with Facebook that was intended to help Facebook cut down on the use of its platform to share disinformation and promo...
08:07 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Judge in Roger Stone case considering gag order
I believe its better for counsel and parties to do their talking in pleadings, not on courthouse steps, not on the talk show circuit."...
07:54 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing After Trump intervenes, Foxconn changes Wisconsin factory story yet again
Foxconn says the factory plan is back on after Trump personally reached out....
07:30 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing 9.5 tons of cocaine and 11 Russian sailors seized by cops in Cape Verde
Quite a bust. And not a great look for Russia. Nearly ten tons of cocaine hauled by 11 Russian nationals on a vessel registered in Panama. The sailors and their 9.5-ton coke stash were arrested in Cab...
07:27 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing 153 years of uninterrupted Sweethearts candies, interrupted
There will not be fresh Sweethearts candies this Valentine's Day.Known as "conversation starters," these candies have always tasted like a chewable antacid or gas relief pills. Never have they helped ...
06:53 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Of pasta and patents
According to the Encyclopedia of Pasta, there are hundreds of pasta shapes. At Smithsonian, Elizabeth Chu and D. Lawrence Tarazano of the US Patent Office look at relatively recent machinery to crank ...
06:36 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Profile of Singapore's most famous street artist
When I spent a week in Singapore I didn't see a single graffiti tag anywhere. I did see a lot of great street art on buildings. This video profiles Singapore's most famous street artist. known as Zero...
06:23 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing What it's like to work at a Japanese snow monkey park
Here's a guy who went to a monkey park in Takasaki-yama in Japan and donned a monkey park worker uniform for a day to see what it was like. One reason Japan has monkey parks is to get them used to eat...
06:14 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Trailer for new Moomins TV show
Coming to Finnish and British TV this springand hopefully soon to the U.S. too.MOOMINVALLEY [YouTube] is a brand new adaptation of the much-loved Moomin stories of Tove Jansson, a Finnish-Swedish writ...
06:09 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Impressive video of frozen flipped pants sticking the landing
Forget bottle flipping. Frozen pants flipping is the new hotness (coolness?).(via r/gifs) Read the rest...
05:43 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing This walking microrobot is smaller than an ant's head
The 3D-printed robot above weighs just one milligram and is only 2.5mm at its longest point. Designed by University of Maryland mechanical engineer Ryan St. Pierre and his colleagues, it is likely the...
05:33 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Inside Roald Dahl's backyard writing "hut"
"It may not be pretty or tidy, and it certainly hasn't been cleaned and the floor hasn't been swept for five years at least..."In this 1982 interview, Roald Dahl, author of James and the Giant Peach a...
04:30 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Detroit cop who posted racist video of woman he made walk home in freezing cold was once charged with torturing ex-girlfriend
Detroit cop Gary Steele pulled over a young black woman for expired plates, forced her to leave her car in -18f weather, took video of her walking off in the freezing cold, and taunted her with racist...
04:25 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Oops! Gentleman who fakes a fall to collect insurance money is caught on surveillance camera
A sly gentleman working as an independent contractor thought he'd pull a fast one by faking an accident to earn some big insurance bucks. 57-year-old Alexander Goldinsky from New Jersey was at a job w...
03:50 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Today, a DC appeals court hears arguments on whether Ajit Pai's act of neutricide will stand
An appeals court in the Federal Circuit is hearing arguments today from plaintiffs who say that Donald Trump's FCC Chairman -- and former telcoms exec -- Ajit Pai violated federal law when he overturn...
03:10 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing To do: attend a Youtube town hall and learn how to join the Right to Repair movement
With the Right to Repair movement surging around the world, now is the perfect moment to check out the Right to Repair Youtube town halls, which will help you get involved with your local policymakers...
02:51 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing RIP, Jeremy Hardy, one of the UK's funniest lefty comedians
I first encountered Jeremy Hardy as a panelist on Radio 4's News Quiz, where he frequently reduced me to tears of hysterical laughter; I went on to buy the full back-catalogue of his old Jeremy Hardy ...
02:28 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Blackwater founder to site mercenary training camps conveniently close to China's Uighur concentration camps
Hereditary millionaire war-criminal and brother of Betsy DeVos Erik Prince (previously) is full of good ideas: after founding the disgraced mercenary company Blackwater (and several subsequent reboots...
02:12 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Millionaire dilettantes' "education reform" have failed, but teacher-driven, evidence-supported education works miracles
Rich "education philanthropists" (Bill Gates, the Waltons, the DeVoses, the Sacklers) have had a lot of business-world ideas for "fixing education" over the years, centered on a system of carrots (bon...
01:54 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Satire: No charges for Iowa man arrested after he dressed up as Mr Freeze and shouted nonconsensual polar vortex puns in public
Satire site The Sioux Falls Headliner has a funny alternate-universe story in which an unnamed man was taken into custody after he dressed up as Arnold Schwarzenegger in his role as Mr Freeze in 1997'...
01:36 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Australia experiences hottest month in its history
Meanwhile, in the southern hemisphere,Australia recorded its hottest month ever in January, with average temperatures exceeding 30C (86F) for the first time. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, th...
01:33 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Local council seeks additional funds for Thatcher statue to pay for a tall anti-vandal plinth
Margaret Thatcher is one of history's great monsters, a kind of slow-motion Stalin whose ideological extremism plunged Britain into decades of decline and inequality, and whose sympathy for genocidal ...
01:22 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Epic roundup of store-bought mac 'n' cheese
Maura Judkis presents the Washington Post's roundup of 20 different store brands of mac 'n' cheese. Which is best and worst?We bought 12 frozen microwaveable mac and cheeses, and eight dry boxed brand...
01:04 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Sheep duel
Gentlemen, pick your weap oh, I guess you'll be using those big horns. From the mad_hippies instagram: Read the rest...
12:53 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Production company posts funny remix after rapper refuses to pay for music video
Sheck Wes, the "Mo Bamba" guy, didn't like a new music video and stiffed the production company, so they posted a funny remix. "Got a gun, but it's just a paint ball gun" approaches Weird Al-level goo...
12:41 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Cory Booker announces he's running for President
On Friday morning, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey announced he's running for President. The former mayor of Newark was elected to the Senate in 2013 in a special election to replace the late Senato...
12:34 pm PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Deaf couple say Delta agent "refused to communicate" with them, kicked them off flight
When Melissa Elmira Yingst and Socorro Garcia checked in for their flight at Detroit, they were told they'd get a seating assignment together. But at the departure gate, the request was deniedand they...
02:11 am PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing When you find out you are a very good egg
A dog-shaped egg, or an egg-shaped dog? Unimportant details. The smile's what matters. The groomer's name is Andrea. The floof's name is Pom Pom. They're both in Singapore. View this post on Instagr...
01:56 am PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Chonker cat floofs through deep snow
Warning, CHONKPEDO APPROACHING. Floof level 1,000.Chonker warning[via] Read the rest...
01:44 am PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Beatingser, bonuses will continue at Palantir until morale improves
Morale is so bad at Palantir, they're slashing their stock price. In addition to cheaper stock options, the data-mining company is also handing out more internal bonuses, after a succession of shareho...
01:39 am PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Stock art for a new Gilded Age
From Spitalfields Life, a scanned set of "elegant cartoons of Regency bankers from 1824 by Richard Dighton in the archive at the Bishopsgate Institute testify," in the public domain and perfect for co...
01:33 am PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Afrofuturist artist creates gorgeous portraits with Deep Dreaming
Wagner James Au sez, "AI algorithms, as AOC recently pointed out, often have a racial bias inherited by their creators, to the point where some can't even 'see' people of color. Afrofuturist Nettrice ...
01:32 am PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Don Jr.'s blocked phone calls before Russia meeting weren't to Trump. Who'd he call?
Don Jr.'s blocked phone calls right before that Russian adoptions meeting with Manafort and the sketchy Russians were not calls to his father Donald Trump, multiple reports today reveal. These phone c...
01:22 am PST - Fri, February 1, 2019
BoingBoing Mueller seized terabytes of data from Roger Stone
In a federal court filing making the rounds on Thursday, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says the evidence seized from Roger Stone's residences is "voluminous and complex," and includes c...
11:08 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Charter slashes network spending by $2B, but makes up for it by charging its customers more
When Trump FCC Chairman (and former telcoms executive) Ajit Pai murdered Net Neutrality, he told us the slaughter was necessary, otherwise the ISPs wouldn't invest in their networks.A year later, Char...
10:05 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
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...
08:43 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Billionaire "centrist" Howard Schultz tweets column calling Elizabeth Warren "Fauxcahontas"
Howard Schultz, the Starbucks billionaire and aspiring independent presidential candidate, tweeted a link to a column describing Democrat candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris as "fauxcahontas...
07:53 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing The FBI invented a fictitious "abortion extremist" movement, then warned local cops about potential acts of domestic terror from it
Anti-abortion extremists are among the most violent domestic terrorists in America, having murdered and attempted to murder dozens of people using firearms, firebombs and traditional explosives.Pro-ab...
07:18 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Warm up with unusual international warm drinks like cheesy coffee and honey-and-bacon brandy
The intrepid travelers of Atlas Obscura suggest nine traditional hot drinks from across the world that may seem weird to our narrow, boring palates but are quite popular in their regions. From Atlas O...
06:31 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing What makes Ringo a great drummer?
A German drummer named Sina has a popular YouTube channel about drumming. In this video she demonstrates why Ringo Starr was a great drummer.Interestingly, because Sina couldn't use The Beatles origin...
06:30 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Watch: Inebriated gentleman and 2 cops fight and tumble down arena seats during sports game
An obnoxious gentleman at a Miami Heat game Wednesday who was shouting at people around him didn't take kindly to a couple of police officers coming around to see what the commotion was about. Accordi...
06:28 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Mallwave: nostalgic synth music for imaginary and abandoned shopping centers
Mallwave is a microgenre of bedroom electronic music and smooth jazz meant to evoke nostalgia for the vibrant mall scenes of the 1980s and 1990s that many of the music's composers are too young to hav...
05:58 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing 50 examples of product packaging designed to deceive you
One lesson to be learned from this gallery of 50 evil packages is to peer through the transparent parts of the box at an angle to see what's hidden behind the opaque parts.Biggest letdown Ive had in a...
05:44 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing This was the first US mainstream television commercial featuring a gay couple
In 1994, Ikea ran this television commercial in major East Coast US markets. (Interestingly, the commercial's art director was Patrick O'Neill who went on to be Chief Creative Officer at everyone's fa...
05:44 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Ariana Grande's amended tattoo now reads "BBQ finger"
Ariana Grande got a kanji tattoo on her palm she thought meant "seven rings," but actually means "small charcoal grill." In an effort to correct the tattoo, she added the kanji character for "finger."...
05:39 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Drug trafficker alters fingerprints with skin implants and evades capture for 15 years
A drug trafficker was able to hide from authorities for 15 years by, incredibly, replacing the skin on his fingertips with micro-implants. The procedure took several years to complete, according to Th...
05:34 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing In 4 minutes, 100 people explain how they got their scars
"My child bit me." "I had a boyfriend who punched me in the face." "I tried to cut myself." "Broke my femur bone in a car accident." "Breast implants." These are quotes from five of the one hundred pe...
05:15 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Woman with wet hair walks outside in the midwest, hair freezes
Wattie Buchan no doubt envious of how easy it was for this woman to style her hair in subzero weather.leaving the house with wet hair in the midwest Read the rest...
05:13 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing See Black Panther on the big screen for free
Black Panther, on the heels of its SAG win and seven Oscar nominations including Best Picture, will play for free at 250 movie theaters for a week starting tomorrow (February 1). As part of the Black ...
05:08 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing As Macron and Merkel meet to rescue the #CopyrightDirective, the world's libraries call for its rejection
The EU's plan to censor the internet with algorithms that block anything that might be a copyright infringement has only days to go before it will be too late for a vote before the upcoming elections,...
04:49 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing 18 months on, kids' smart watches are STILL a privacy & security dumpster-fire, and a gift to stalkers everywhere
In late 2017, the Norwegian Consumer Council published its audit of kids' smart-watches, reporting that the leading brands allowed strangers to follow your kids around and listen in on their conversat...
04:44 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Great deals today on Logitech stuff at Amazon
Logitech stuff is sharply marked down at Amazon today, so I'm going to give you my recommendations and a couple of nopes too. The links here are all affiliate ones, so I'll get a cut.1. The G-series m...
04:19 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Glossary of Broken Dreams: now available to stream!
Johannes Grenzfurthner writes, "My film 'Glossary of Broken Dreams' (which is getting more and more relevant, given all the political turmoil currently around) (previously) is finally available on Vim...
03:58 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Bassoon Tracker: an Amiga-style music tracker on the web
For all the web's power, getting Javascript to time multitracked sample playback with the bare-metal precision of an Amiga-era tracking app is no mean feat. But Steffest's Bassoon Tracker pulls it off...
03:57 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Sinkhole turns out to be tunnel to bank
Public works employees called to the scene of a sinkhole just north of Miami, Florida quickly found an electrical cord in the ditch. Turns out the, sinkhole was actually an unfinished 150-foot-long tu...
03:42 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing What your name tastes like
Julie McDowall experiences synaesthesia, a cross-wiring of sensations where sights may have sounds, numbers may spark smells, or, in her case, words trigger tastes. What does your name taste like?Cath...
02:14 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Resident Evil 2 with the facial animation exaggerated 500%
Resident Evil 2 is a just-released remake of the Capcom classic, updated with ultra-realistic performance-captured animation. DPO23 hacked the game's configuration to exaggerate characters' facial mov...
01:57 pm PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Table saws are dangerous
Crappy little table saws are marketed as cheap gifts and impulse buys by hardware stores, right there alongside drills and shop vacs. But they are uniquely dangerous and I got rid of mine after an ala...
12:42 am PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Apples next iPhones and iPads: Triple camera, 3-D back camera for AR, new Face ID, iOS 13 Dark Mode, new cheap iPad
Rumor has it that Apple is testing a triple camera system for iPhones in 2019, plus other improvements including 'dark mode.' Less expensive iPads and an updated iPhone XR are also said to be in devel...
12:38 am PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Lawyers for Kentucky governor says Kim Davis must pay $225,000 in legal fees
When Kim Davis was the county clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky, she refused a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Her illegal shenanigans ended up costing the state a lot of...
12:38 am PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Lawyers for Kentucky governor says office of Kim Davis must pay $225,000 in legal fees
[UPDATE 1/30/2019: The headline and first paragraph of the Lexington Herald Leader say that lawyers for Governor Matt Bevin want Kim Davis to pay the state's legal bills, but a quote from one of the l...
12:24 am PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Trump's pastor to flock: Give me your January salary or God will punish you
Donald Trump's prosperity gospel spiritual advisor Paula White, a pastor who is reported to reside in an 8,000 square foot house and travel on a $2.6 million private jet, is commanding her congregatio...
12:07 am PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Another Apple engineer accused of stealing autonomous vehicle secrets for China
For the second time in 6 months, the FBI is accusing a Chinese national engineer who worked for Apple of stealing Apple trade secrets related to self-driving cars, to help a China-based competitor.Mic...
12:01 am PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Kickstarting a gorgeous slipcased edition of War & Peace, illustrated by Dave McKean
The next tranche of Beehive Books' Illuminated Editions are being crowdfunded now: three gorgeous, slipcased, deluxe illustrated hardcovers, including a new edition of War & Peace, illustrated by...
12:01 am PST - Thu, January 31, 2019
BoingBoing Kickstarting a gorgeous slipcased edition of Crime & Punishment, illustrated by Dave McKean
The next tranche of Beehive Books' Illuminated Editions are being crowdfunded now: three gorgeous, slipcased, deluxe illustrated hardcovers, including a new edition of Crime & Punishment, illustr...